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Navigator: September 2018 Edition

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This month's edition of the Navigator, Xavier's official monthly newsletter, is filled with important information as we continue celebrating 20 years of God's grace! Here's what's covered in this issue: -President's Corner: Working on a Dream -Principal Update: New Beginnings -2018-2019 Xavier Board of Education/Dates to Note -2018 Parish Appeal -Honor Roll (2017-2018 Second Semester) -Campus Ministry Update -XCEED Wrap-Up -Counseling Update: Ten Reasons Teenagers are More Anxious Than Ever -Health Update: Sleep, It Does a Body Good! -Blood Drive Coming Soon -New Band Uniforms -Dancing with the Saints Preview -Booster Club Update -Homecoming Information -Campus Improvement Update -Students & Faculty of the Month -AND MORE!

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August/September 2018 | Volume 20 | Number 1The official monthly newsletter of Xavier High School
Inside
President’s Corner: 2 | Principal Update: 3 | 2018-2019 Board of
Education: 4 | Parish Appeal Update: 5 | Campus Ministry Update: 6 |
XCEED: 7 | Honor Roll: 8 | Counseling Update: 9 | Health Update: 10
| Blood Drive: 11 | New Band Uniforms: 12 | Dancing with the Saints:
13 | Campus Improvements: 14 | Booster Club: 15 | Homecoming: 16 |
Students & Faculty of the Month: 17
Xavier Saints:
Celebrating
20 Years
of God’s Grace!
2017-2018 Semester 2
Honor Roll
XCEED Update
New Band
Uniforms
And More!
“Working on
a Dream”
President’s
Corner:
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Working On A Dream...
As we enter our school’s third decade, I am honored and blessed to serve as Xavier’s first
president following fourteen years as principal. This exciting change in our leadership model
coincides with an important milestone, Xavier’s 20th anniversary. It is fitting that we cel-
ebrate all that has been accomplished in those first twenty years as well as look forward to
what the next twenty will bring.
In just twenty years, through the commitment of our pastors and parishes, the dedication
of an outstanding faculty and staff, the support of our families, friends, alumni and Catholic
community and the overwhelming generosity of our benefactors, Xavier has established itself
as a premier Catholic High School, committed to those we serve. Our spiritual programs are
deep and meaningful. Our academic programs challenge and prepare our students for what
lies ahead after high school. Our support programs ensure that all students can be success-
ful. Our activities programs provide opportunities for students to develop their talents and
year after year have proven to be some of the best in the state. Our service to the commu-
nity has impacted our world in a positive way.
While we are truly proud of what has transpired in our first two decades, we still adhere to
the approach that we, “either get better or worse; we never stay the same.” We will con-
tinue to find ways to provide our students with an exceptional Catholic school experience!
Twenty years ago the “dream” was to create in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area a Catholic
High School which could stand on the shoulders of Immaculate Conception High School, Mt.
Mercy Academy, St. Patrick’s (CR) High School, St. Patrick’s (Fairfax) High School, St. Wenc-
eslaus High School, LaSalle High School and Regis High School and continue the outstand-
ing tradition of Catholic secondary education in our community!
The mission of Xavier High School is to “develop the total person in a Catholic environ-
ment.” To that end, we work tirelessly to lead our students to an understanding of and
relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this relationship we challenge them to be the hands,
feet, eyes and heart of Christ in the world. Our “Saints” will leave Xavier and enter college,
careers, religious life or serve or country in the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue and
other service endeavors. Regardless of which direction they go, it will be the light they bring
to this world which will be the true measure of our success.
I look forward to working with all of you as we embark on this next exciting leg of Xavier’s
journey!
Sincerely,
Tom Keating, President
tom.keating@xaviersaints.org
@Phillyboy14
President’s Corner
TM
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What a great start we have had to the 2018-19 school year!
We began the year reflecting on the work and success since
Xavier’s beginning embracing our theme “Celebrating 20
years of God’s grace.” While this year we celebrate 20 years
of Xavier’s history, in many ways this year is full of new be-
ginnings. As I begin my role as Xavier’s new principal, I am
excited to be a part of the path we are paving as we head
into our next 20 years.
We have new beginnings in our faculty. We welcome Dr.
Bryan Appley in Theology, Mr. Patrick Flanagan in English,
Mr. Jason Rittmiller in Art, and Mr. Reggie Schulte in Math.
We also welcome Mr. Gerry Miller, our new Associate Prin-
cipal. When you see them, I invite you to introduce your-
selves to the newest members of our team!
We have new beginnings in our school. Teachers have in-
vested time and energy to find what is best for students and
helped to make impactful changes. From our first school-
wide Catholic Conference (XCEED) providing a meaningful
faith opportunity to block scheduling to daily Xcel Hour sup-
porting academics, the changes create a feeling of newness
in school this year.
We have new beginnings in our students. We welcome the
class of 2022 this year as freshmen and the class of 2019 as
leaders. Each and every Saint has been challenged to lead
in faith, in service, in the classroom, on the field and on the
stage as they define what it means to be a Xavier Saint and
proudly say #WeAreXavier.
Together, we are all part of a faith-filled and inspiring com-
munity who, when working together, are unstoppable. I am
excited to partner with you as we challenge and support our
Saints on their journey!
Sincerely,
Angela Olson, Principal
angela.olson@xaviersaints.org
@AngelaOlson19
New Beginnings.
Angela Olson
Xavier High School Principal
Ms. Angela Olson and Mr. Rich Miller hang the
east-facing 20-year banner on the main entrance.
Team Tone!
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is this Saturday at the McGrath Amphitheatre
here in Cedar Rapids. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony at 9:30 and
walk beginning at 10 a.m. A fee or donation is not required to walk, only a
registration. All are invited as we take steps, hand-in-hand, to a world without
Alzheimer’s. Head to ALZ.org to register for the walk today!
There will also be a “Team Tone” Alzheimer’s/Dementia Awareness Night this
Friday night (9/28) at our home football game. All are asked to participate in
our “Blue Out” and to wear blue “Team Tone” shirts if you ordered one. Please
join us as we raise awareness and fight these diseases a community of faith.
Team Tone shirts will be available for pick up later this week at Xavier.
Tony Moeder, father of Kyle (XHS senior), Mary Kate (XHS freshman), and
husband of Kathy (XHS Dancing with the Saints 2017) was diagnosed with
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) January 2017 at the age of 45. FTD affects
personality, behavior, communication, and physical abilities. The fast progres-
sion of the disease has taken away Tony’s ability to work and drive. Team Tone
shirts are a great way to show support for the Moeder family and all who are
facing this disease. Proceeds from the Team Tone shirt sales will be donated to
the Alzheimer’s Association in Tony’s name. Nearly 900 shirts were ordered!
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Dates To Note & Xavier Board of Education
Sept. 29/30		 Parish Appeal (Week 2)
September 28 	 Casual Dress Day
October 1-5 	 Homecoming Week
October 4 		 Level Change Deadline
October 8 		 In-Service (No Classes)
October 8-12	 Respect Life Week
October 10 		 PSAT/NMSQT
October 18-21	 Kairos 32
October 24 	 International Round Table
October 24-26	 Parent Teacher Conferences
2018-2019 Xavier High
School Board of Education
Rev. Philip E. Thompson St. Pius X/Pastoral Coordinator
Rev. David O’Connor – St. Joseph Pastor Representative
Rev. Mark Murphy – St. Jude Pastor Representative
Steve Kane – Board President
Tony Janney – Board Vice President
Shelly Zaugg – Board Secretary
Tom Keating – President
Angela Olson – Principal
Mary Harken – Development Director
Tom Drish – Controller
John Clarke – St. John XXIII Representative
Liz Deegan – St. Matthew Representative
Bonnie Beardsworth – St. Pius X Representative
Teri Rexroth – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Representative
Karen Pisney – Immaculate Conception Representative
Jen O’Brien – St. Joseph Representative
John Huiskamp – St. Jude Representative
Dave Skala – St. Wenceslaus Representative
Barb Miltner – Faculty Representative
Stu Ballinger – Faculty Representative
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PLEASE JOIN US!
2018 Parish Appeal
The Xavier Foundation 2018 Parish Appeal began this past
weekend in our supporting parishes. As we Celebrate God’s
grace during Xavier’s 20th year, this campaign provides a criti-
cal source of income to help with Xavier’s bond repayment pro-
gram and tuition assistance. Without this support, there would
simply be no Xavier. The campaign will continue this coming
weekend in our parishes.
We thank our 2018 Parish Appeal Chairs, Blaine & Marlana
Miller of St. Jude Parish and Richard & Kathy Curphey of St.
Matthew Parish, who will lead this community-wide effort to
raise $525,000 for Xavier High School! We also say thank you
to our individual parish leaders for their work to coordinate ef-
forts in their parishes:
All Saints PJ & Malora Cosgrove Jim & Carrie Eipert
Immaculate
Conception
Edward & Karen Pisney Steve & Carmen Welch
St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton
Mike & Sara Albert Dave & Suzanne Stoltenberg
St. John XXIII Wesley & Ann Howard John & Dianne Clark
St. Joseph John & Angela Pacha Jamie & Tammy McAllister
St. Jude Dave & Jenn Olson Jason & Kristin Frahm
St. Ludmila Scott & Renee Thompson
St. Matthew Tony & Ellen Alessio Adam & Kelly Spencer
St. Patrick Jason & Jeanie Klein Christopher & Dawn Martin
St. Pius X Chris & Angie Cummings James & Bonnie Beardsworth
St. Wenceslaus Dave Martin David & Julie Skala
Ways You Can Help
Us Achieve Our Goal:
PCOMPLETE & RETURN
YOUR COMMITMENT CARD
By picking up your commitment card at
mass (if you haven’t already) and return-
ing it, you are saving volunteers a phone
call later in the campaign. We thank you
for support through parish subsidies,
prayers, and parish appeal gifts!
PPRAY!
We ask for your continued prayers for
the success of this campaign and for the
continuing viability of vibrant Catholic
education options in our community!
PVOLUNTEER!
We are always looking for volunteers
to help us with this effort. Contact the
Xavier Foundation to learn how you can
help at 319-378-4571.
2018 Parish Appeal chairs, co-chairs and
parish leadership teams from the kickoff
event on September 19th.
PMAKE A GIFT ONLINE!
To make a gift online, head to
XavierFoundation.org/Donate.
THANK YOU
for your support!
<<< 2018 Parish Appeal
Chairs: Blaine & Marlana
Miller of St. Jude Parish
(left) and Richard & Kathy
Curphey of St. Matthew
Parish (right).
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6
Campus Ministry Update
Submitted by Jody Esker
XHS Campus Ministry
JOIN US FOR MASS!
Our department is committed each and everyday to reaching out in
the love of Christ to students and faculty. Please join us for Home-
coming Mass on Oct. 3rd at 9:50 a.m. as we welcome back XHS
alumnus, Fr. Jacob Rouse (X09) who will celebrate with us! We also
invite you to join us every Friday morning (unless otherwise posted)
for 7 a.m. Mass in the chapel followed by adoration.
Mass Date Celebrant
Back to School Mass Thurs Aug 23 (7:50 am) Archbishop
Jackels
Homecoming Wed Oct 3 Fr. Rouse
All Saints Thurs Nov 1 TBD
Thanksgiving/Memorial Wed Nov 14 Fr. Flaherty
Our Lady of Guadalupe Wed Dec 12 Fr. Podhajsky
Catholic Schools Week Tues Jan 29 Fr. Glaser
Vocations Mass Wed Feb 13 Fr. Conway
Ash Wednesday Wed March 6 Fr. Neinhaus
Grandparents Mass Fri April 26 (10:40am) Fr. Ressler
Baccalaureate Wed May 15 (7:00pm) TBD
2018-2019 ALL-SCHOOL MASS SCHEDULE
RESPECT LIFE WEEK: OCT. 9-12
This is a week set aside to pay special attention to is-
sues of life, from conception to natural death. Specif-
ic activities will be announced each day of the week.
KAIROS
Kairos is a four day retreat attended by juniors and
led by a team of seniors and adults. The retreat is
held at a retreat house and aims to create an envi-
ronment away, a moment in “God’s time,” in which
participants may be awakened to the ever-present
love of God. Students who attend Kairos will be
absent from school on Friday. Adults can serve as
leaders and are encouraged to write letters to the
team and the retreatants. We will send out a list
of retreatants and leaders prior to the retreat. We
also ask teachers to understand that students are
not able to do any homework while they are on
the retreat, so giving them a break in this area is
greatly appreciated.
K-32 Oct 18-21,2018
K­-33 Jan 10-13, 2019
K-34 Feb 21-24, 2019
K-35 March 28-31, 2019
TEC
TEC is a three day retreat attended by seniors
from Xavier and other private and public schools
throughout the diocese. The retreat begins on
Saturday and ends on Monday. The students who
attend a TEC will be absent from school on Mon-
day. We are always looking for adults to assist
with TEC and there are many ways that you can
participate, from being a table leader to being on
the wheat team (which is responsible for details
and set up for the retreat). We also encourage
you to write letters of encouragement, “wheat let-
ters,” to the candidates and leaders of the retreat.
We will send out a list of retreatants prior to the
retreat.
Visit this site for information and registration
for TEC...
XAVIER HOSTS FORUM
ON ABUSE CRISIS
A public forum on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis will be held on
Tuesday, Oct, 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Xavier High School theatre.
Panelists will be present to lead a discussion, with opportunities to
express your questions, concerns, and feelings in a respectful man-
ner. All are invited to attend.

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Navigator: September 2018 Edition

  • 1. August/September 2018 | Volume 20 | Number 1The official monthly newsletter of Xavier High School Inside President’s Corner: 2 | Principal Update: 3 | 2018-2019 Board of Education: 4 | Parish Appeal Update: 5 | Campus Ministry Update: 6 | XCEED: 7 | Honor Roll: 8 | Counseling Update: 9 | Health Update: 10 | Blood Drive: 11 | New Band Uniforms: 12 | Dancing with the Saints: 13 | Campus Improvements: 14 | Booster Club: 15 | Homecoming: 16 | Students & Faculty of the Month: 17 Xavier Saints: Celebrating 20 Years of God’s Grace! 2017-2018 Semester 2 Honor Roll XCEED Update New Band Uniforms And More! “Working on a Dream” President’s Corner:
  • 2. 2 Working On A Dream... As we enter our school’s third decade, I am honored and blessed to serve as Xavier’s first president following fourteen years as principal. This exciting change in our leadership model coincides with an important milestone, Xavier’s 20th anniversary. It is fitting that we cel- ebrate all that has been accomplished in those first twenty years as well as look forward to what the next twenty will bring. In just twenty years, through the commitment of our pastors and parishes, the dedication of an outstanding faculty and staff, the support of our families, friends, alumni and Catholic community and the overwhelming generosity of our benefactors, Xavier has established itself as a premier Catholic High School, committed to those we serve. Our spiritual programs are deep and meaningful. Our academic programs challenge and prepare our students for what lies ahead after high school. Our support programs ensure that all students can be success- ful. Our activities programs provide opportunities for students to develop their talents and year after year have proven to be some of the best in the state. Our service to the commu- nity has impacted our world in a positive way. While we are truly proud of what has transpired in our first two decades, we still adhere to the approach that we, “either get better or worse; we never stay the same.” We will con- tinue to find ways to provide our students with an exceptional Catholic school experience! Twenty years ago the “dream” was to create in the Cedar Rapids/Marion area a Catholic High School which could stand on the shoulders of Immaculate Conception High School, Mt. Mercy Academy, St. Patrick’s (CR) High School, St. Patrick’s (Fairfax) High School, St. Wenc- eslaus High School, LaSalle High School and Regis High School and continue the outstand- ing tradition of Catholic secondary education in our community! The mission of Xavier High School is to “develop the total person in a Catholic environ- ment.” To that end, we work tirelessly to lead our students to an understanding of and relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this relationship we challenge them to be the hands, feet, eyes and heart of Christ in the world. Our “Saints” will leave Xavier and enter college, careers, religious life or serve or country in the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue and other service endeavors. Regardless of which direction they go, it will be the light they bring to this world which will be the true measure of our success. I look forward to working with all of you as we embark on this next exciting leg of Xavier’s journey! Sincerely, Tom Keating, President tom.keating@xaviersaints.org @Phillyboy14 President’s Corner
  • 3. TM 3 What a great start we have had to the 2018-19 school year! We began the year reflecting on the work and success since Xavier’s beginning embracing our theme “Celebrating 20 years of God’s grace.” While this year we celebrate 20 years of Xavier’s history, in many ways this year is full of new be- ginnings. As I begin my role as Xavier’s new principal, I am excited to be a part of the path we are paving as we head into our next 20 years. We have new beginnings in our faculty. We welcome Dr. Bryan Appley in Theology, Mr. Patrick Flanagan in English, Mr. Jason Rittmiller in Art, and Mr. Reggie Schulte in Math. We also welcome Mr. Gerry Miller, our new Associate Prin- cipal. When you see them, I invite you to introduce your- selves to the newest members of our team! We have new beginnings in our school. Teachers have in- vested time and energy to find what is best for students and helped to make impactful changes. From our first school- wide Catholic Conference (XCEED) providing a meaningful faith opportunity to block scheduling to daily Xcel Hour sup- porting academics, the changes create a feeling of newness in school this year. We have new beginnings in our students. We welcome the class of 2022 this year as freshmen and the class of 2019 as leaders. Each and every Saint has been challenged to lead in faith, in service, in the classroom, on the field and on the stage as they define what it means to be a Xavier Saint and proudly say #WeAreXavier. Together, we are all part of a faith-filled and inspiring com- munity who, when working together, are unstoppable. I am excited to partner with you as we challenge and support our Saints on their journey! Sincerely, Angela Olson, Principal angela.olson@xaviersaints.org @AngelaOlson19 New Beginnings. Angela Olson Xavier High School Principal Ms. Angela Olson and Mr. Rich Miller hang the east-facing 20-year banner on the main entrance. Team Tone! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is this Saturday at the McGrath Amphitheatre here in Cedar Rapids. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony at 9:30 and walk beginning at 10 a.m. A fee or donation is not required to walk, only a registration. All are invited as we take steps, hand-in-hand, to a world without Alzheimer’s. Head to ALZ.org to register for the walk today! There will also be a “Team Tone” Alzheimer’s/Dementia Awareness Night this Friday night (9/28) at our home football game. All are asked to participate in our “Blue Out” and to wear blue “Team Tone” shirts if you ordered one. Please join us as we raise awareness and fight these diseases a community of faith. Team Tone shirts will be available for pick up later this week at Xavier. Tony Moeder, father of Kyle (XHS senior), Mary Kate (XHS freshman), and husband of Kathy (XHS Dancing with the Saints 2017) was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) January 2017 at the age of 45. FTD affects personality, behavior, communication, and physical abilities. The fast progres- sion of the disease has taken away Tony’s ability to work and drive. Team Tone shirts are a great way to show support for the Moeder family and all who are facing this disease. Proceeds from the Team Tone shirt sales will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association in Tony’s name. Nearly 900 shirts were ordered!
  • 4. 4 444 Dates To Note & Xavier Board of Education Sept. 29/30 Parish Appeal (Week 2) September 28 Casual Dress Day October 1-5 Homecoming Week October 4 Level Change Deadline October 8 In-Service (No Classes) October 8-12 Respect Life Week October 10 PSAT/NMSQT October 18-21 Kairos 32 October 24 International Round Table October 24-26 Parent Teacher Conferences 2018-2019 Xavier High School Board of Education Rev. Philip E. Thompson St. Pius X/Pastoral Coordinator Rev. David O’Connor – St. Joseph Pastor Representative Rev. Mark Murphy – St. Jude Pastor Representative Steve Kane – Board President Tony Janney – Board Vice President Shelly Zaugg – Board Secretary Tom Keating – President Angela Olson – Principal Mary Harken – Development Director Tom Drish – Controller John Clarke – St. John XXIII Representative Liz Deegan – St. Matthew Representative Bonnie Beardsworth – St. Pius X Representative Teri Rexroth – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Representative Karen Pisney – Immaculate Conception Representative Jen O’Brien – St. Joseph Representative John Huiskamp – St. Jude Representative Dave Skala – St. Wenceslaus Representative Barb Miltner – Faculty Representative Stu Ballinger – Faculty Representative 4 PLEASE JOIN US!
  • 5. 2018 Parish Appeal The Xavier Foundation 2018 Parish Appeal began this past weekend in our supporting parishes. As we Celebrate God’s grace during Xavier’s 20th year, this campaign provides a criti- cal source of income to help with Xavier’s bond repayment pro- gram and tuition assistance. Without this support, there would simply be no Xavier. The campaign will continue this coming weekend in our parishes. We thank our 2018 Parish Appeal Chairs, Blaine & Marlana Miller of St. Jude Parish and Richard & Kathy Curphey of St. Matthew Parish, who will lead this community-wide effort to raise $525,000 for Xavier High School! We also say thank you to our individual parish leaders for their work to coordinate ef- forts in their parishes: All Saints PJ & Malora Cosgrove Jim & Carrie Eipert Immaculate Conception Edward & Karen Pisney Steve & Carmen Welch St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mike & Sara Albert Dave & Suzanne Stoltenberg St. John XXIII Wesley & Ann Howard John & Dianne Clark St. Joseph John & Angela Pacha Jamie & Tammy McAllister St. Jude Dave & Jenn Olson Jason & Kristin Frahm St. Ludmila Scott & Renee Thompson St. Matthew Tony & Ellen Alessio Adam & Kelly Spencer St. Patrick Jason & Jeanie Klein Christopher & Dawn Martin St. Pius X Chris & Angie Cummings James & Bonnie Beardsworth St. Wenceslaus Dave Martin David & Julie Skala Ways You Can Help Us Achieve Our Goal: PCOMPLETE & RETURN YOUR COMMITMENT CARD By picking up your commitment card at mass (if you haven’t already) and return- ing it, you are saving volunteers a phone call later in the campaign. We thank you for support through parish subsidies, prayers, and parish appeal gifts! PPRAY! We ask for your continued prayers for the success of this campaign and for the continuing viability of vibrant Catholic education options in our community! PVOLUNTEER! We are always looking for volunteers to help us with this effort. Contact the Xavier Foundation to learn how you can help at 319-378-4571. 2018 Parish Appeal chairs, co-chairs and parish leadership teams from the kickoff event on September 19th. PMAKE A GIFT ONLINE! To make a gift online, head to XavierFoundation.org/Donate. THANK YOU for your support! <<< 2018 Parish Appeal Chairs: Blaine & Marlana Miller of St. Jude Parish (left) and Richard & Kathy Curphey of St. Matthew Parish (right). 5
  • 6. 6 Campus Ministry Update Submitted by Jody Esker XHS Campus Ministry JOIN US FOR MASS! Our department is committed each and everyday to reaching out in the love of Christ to students and faculty. Please join us for Home- coming Mass on Oct. 3rd at 9:50 a.m. as we welcome back XHS alumnus, Fr. Jacob Rouse (X09) who will celebrate with us! We also invite you to join us every Friday morning (unless otherwise posted) for 7 a.m. Mass in the chapel followed by adoration. Mass Date Celebrant Back to School Mass Thurs Aug 23 (7:50 am) Archbishop Jackels Homecoming Wed Oct 3 Fr. Rouse All Saints Thurs Nov 1 TBD Thanksgiving/Memorial Wed Nov 14 Fr. Flaherty Our Lady of Guadalupe Wed Dec 12 Fr. Podhajsky Catholic Schools Week Tues Jan 29 Fr. Glaser Vocations Mass Wed Feb 13 Fr. Conway Ash Wednesday Wed March 6 Fr. Neinhaus Grandparents Mass Fri April 26 (10:40am) Fr. Ressler Baccalaureate Wed May 15 (7:00pm) TBD 2018-2019 ALL-SCHOOL MASS SCHEDULE RESPECT LIFE WEEK: OCT. 9-12 This is a week set aside to pay special attention to is- sues of life, from conception to natural death. Specif- ic activities will be announced each day of the week. KAIROS Kairos is a four day retreat attended by juniors and led by a team of seniors and adults. The retreat is held at a retreat house and aims to create an envi- ronment away, a moment in “God’s time,” in which participants may be awakened to the ever-present love of God. Students who attend Kairos will be absent from school on Friday. Adults can serve as leaders and are encouraged to write letters to the team and the retreatants. We will send out a list of retreatants and leaders prior to the retreat. We also ask teachers to understand that students are not able to do any homework while they are on the retreat, so giving them a break in this area is greatly appreciated. K-32 Oct 18-21,2018 K­-33 Jan 10-13, 2019 K-34 Feb 21-24, 2019 K-35 March 28-31, 2019 TEC TEC is a three day retreat attended by seniors from Xavier and other private and public schools throughout the diocese. The retreat begins on Saturday and ends on Monday. The students who attend a TEC will be absent from school on Mon- day. We are always looking for adults to assist with TEC and there are many ways that you can participate, from being a table leader to being on the wheat team (which is responsible for details and set up for the retreat). We also encourage you to write letters of encouragement, “wheat let- ters,” to the candidates and leaders of the retreat. We will send out a list of retreatants prior to the retreat. Visit this site for information and registration for TEC... XAVIER HOSTS FORUM ON ABUSE CRISIS A public forum on the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis will be held on Tuesday, Oct, 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Xavier High School theatre. Panelists will be present to lead a discussion, with opportunities to express your questions, concerns, and feelings in a respectful man- ner. All are invited to attend.
  • 7. 7 XCEED is a new school-wide conference for Grades 9-12. The conference, held on September 26th, provided all Xavier students the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Matt Fradd, attend breakout “impact” sessions and end the day celebrating mass as a Xavier Community. This conference allowed students the opportunity to choose the topics related to the Catholic faith they would like to hear more about. XCEED also features parent sessions focusing on “parenting the high school Catholic student.” A special thank you to our guest speakers who joined us throughout the day: Fr. Thom Hennen (St. Ambrose University), Anne Scherrman (X15), Mitch Fick (X05), Zach Gignac (X09), Chris Mautino, Tony Lavorata, Charity Hansel, and Sue May. Additionally, we thank our faculty/staff presenters: Andy Umthun, Tracie Marshall (X02), Dr. Ja- son Reed, Kellie Wagner, Jess Budde, Jaclyn (and Mark) Richmond, Erica Ireland, Mike Goldsmith, Jenny (and Andy) Augustine (X11), and Tom Keating. Finally, we thank Fr. Vu and XHS Campus Ministry for their work to bring this event to life at Xavier! 7
  • 8. 8 Second Semester Honor Roll from 2017-2018 CLASS OF 2018 Peter Binder - Distinguished Honors Caleb Burken - Distinguished Honors Sophia Cataldo - Distinguished Honors Sylvia Clubb - Distinguished Honors Emily Cunningham - Distinguished Honors Eva Deegan - Distinguished Honors Ryan Hosch - Distinguished Honors William Karpick - Distinguished Honors Kathleen Kenney - Distinguished Honors Janessa Klein - Distinguished Honors Theresa Lampe - Distinguished Honors Kathryn Langholz - Distinguished Honors Curt Lengemann - Distinguished Honors Ethan Lowder - Distinguished Honors Gabriel Nielsen - Distinguished Honors John Pape - Distinguished Honors Anna Parr - Distinguished Honors Rachel Sodawasser - Distinguished Honors William Angstman - High Honors Aaron Bartels - High Honors Joseph Bioche - High Honors Sarah Bouska - High Honors Lily Bryant - High Honors James Burke - High Honors Brant Charipar - High Honors Gabriella Cummings - High Honors Paige Diebold - High Honors James Duggan - High Honors Alexandria Eipert - High Honors Tana Felton - High Honors Sarah Gannon - High Honors Sydney Garrett - High Honors Timothy Globokar - High Honors Erin Hassenstab - High Honors Nicole Hassenstab - High Honors Nicholas Hentges - High Honors Jacob Hines - High Honors Max Hoxie - High Honors Claire Iversen - High Honors Isabelle Kaiser - High Honors Bradley Karpick - High Honors Ryan Keating - High Honors Caitlin Kramer - High Honors Jonathan Lansing - High Honors Samara Lehner - High Honors Jackson Lemke - High Honors Gabriel Lux - High Honors Noah Lynch - High Honors Keaton Maier - High Honors Nina Marquardt - High Honors Ellie McDermott - High Honors Camryn McPherson - High Honors Grace Miller - High Honors Elena Minor - High Honors Tyler Nachman - High Honors Matthew Neumeyer - High Honors Alexa OShea - High Honors Tristen Perreault - High Honors Ambrose Poduska - High Honors Caroline Richardson - High Honors Logan Roling - High Honors Roman Schmit - High Honors Keegan Schultschik - High Honors Abby Scott - High Honors Sidney Scott - High Honors Brandon Serovy - High Honors Peter Serrot - High Honors Erin Smith - High Honors Trenton Smith - High Honors Mary Tallett - High Honors Meghan Tvedt - High Honors Rylee Wegmann - High Honors Peter Welch Zaricor - High Honors Ellen Welch - High Honors Brooke Welter - High Honors Chase Wertzberger - High Honors Curtis Wilkins - High Honors Hannah Williams - High Honors Joseph Alessio - Honors Riley Beck - Honors Hanna Bohrer - Honors Jared Brown - Honors Harrison Cater - Honors Elise Choate - Honors Cheyanne Crane - Honors Gabriella Daubitz - Honors John Draker - Honors Abigail Feltman - Honors Colby Flynn - Honors Calvin Ford - Honors Cody Freeberg - Honors Katelyn Gibbs - Honors Cole Goerdt - Honors William Grafton - Honors Charles Hart - Honors Cara Hassenstab - Honors Lauren Havertape - Honors Christopher Hazelton - Honors August Helgeson - Honors Jade Henderson - Honors Jaden Henley - Honors Elliot Hess - Honors Grace Hingst - Honors Britta Howard - Honors Amelia Ivester - Honors Nicholas Jakel - Honors Sarah King - Honors Molly Kinney - Honors Kiley McAleer - Honors Lauren Meyer - Honors Quinn Miller - Honors Andrew Millsap - Honors Lauryn Montuoro - Honors Olivia Mutasingwa - Honors Casey OConnell - Honors Michael Olberding - Honors Abigail Pisney - Honors Nolan Pithan - Honors Preston Rhines Parry - Honors Charlotte Richards - Honors Nathaniel Rokos - Honors Sarah Schirm - Honors Justin Schneider - Honors David Shema - Honors Erin Sherman - Honors Samuel Stark - Honors Maria Steffen - Honors Tyler Steffensmeier - Honors Kathleen Tursi - Honors Beau Van Berkum - Honors Gabrielle Waltermyer - Honors Peter Westlund - Honors Kyle Wilkins - Honors Jessica Winders - Honors Collin Yanga - Honors Kara Zittergruen - Honors CLASS OF 2019 Madelyn Andresen - Distinguished Honors Keera Ball - Distinguished Honors Benjamin Conrad - Distinguished Honors Cassidy Erner - Distinguished Honors Callie Fay - Distinguished Honors Anna Garbe - Distinguished Honors Nathaniel Hagarty - Distinguished Honors Maria Fernanda Hermosillo Arrieta - Distinguished Honors Jennifer Jengwa - Distinguished Honors Matthew Jordebrek - Distinguished Honors Camryn Kauffman - Distinguished Honors Chloe Kepros - Distinguished Honors Alexander Kilburg - Distinguished Honors Lauren Korbel - Distinguished Honors Elizabeth Kramer - Distinguished Honors Evan Lemker - Distinguished Honors Jackson Miller - Distinguished Honors Nicholas Recker - Distinguished Honors Quinn Schulte - Distinguished Honors Mackenzie Steffen - Distinguished Honors Melina Testin - Distinguished Honors Nhi Vo - Distinguished Honors Grayson Walther - Distinguished Honors Sydney Walther - Distinguished Honors Madeline Abu Nameh - High Honors Daniel Bailey - High Honors Bryson Bastian - High Honors Avery Campbell - High Honors Madalyn Cavanagh - High Honors Brady Christensen - High Honors Erin Clarke - High Honors Brooklyn Coate - High Honors Kathleen Cooper - High Honors Kathryn Cosgrove - High Honors Hannah Dake - High Honors Claire Delaney - High Honors Audrey Dempewolf - High Honors Ashley Driscoll - High Honors Gus Fuhrman - High Honors Michael Gundacker - High Honors Carter Hartman - High Honors Maxwell Henderson - High Honors Carson Hennings - High Honors Kristen Hovda - High Honors Emily Jasper - High Honors Emily Jennings - High Honors Wyatt Johnson - High Honors Linsey Jones - High Honors Julia Kamin - High Honors Anthony Karl - High Honors Peter Kennedy - High Honors Paul Keyes - High Honors Sara Kram - High Honors Aaron Larson - High Honors Macy Lembeck - High Honors Maximilian Lesnik - High Honors Marissa Lyon - High Honors Jenae Marshall - High Honors Alexa McLaughlin - High Honors Anna Mlodzik - High Honors Patterson Murray - High Honors Sara Noronha - High Honors Grace Parrish - High Honors Emily Richards - High Honors Garrett Ries - High Honors Ashley Riley - High Honors Madison Rollinger - High Honors Alene Scallon - High Honors Bridget Schmitt - High Honors Grant Schnoebelen - High Honors Kirsten Smith - High Honors Kaitlyn Steger - High Honors Michael Sweeney - High Honors Maxwell Terfler - High Honors Abigail Todd - High Honors Lauren Vondracek - High Honors Nicole Wagner - High Honors David Weaver - High Honors Abbi Westhoff - High Honors Mitchell Willey - High Honors Braden Albert - Honors Isaac Ball - Honors Carley Beck - Honors Rory Bostwick - Honors August Brown - Honors William Christianson - Honors Garrett Coester - Honors Michael Coester - Honors Kathleen Eganhouse - Honors Brendon Egli - Honors Zachary Frost - Honors Sydney Harris - Honors Jessica High - Honors Sydnee Hill - Honors Joseph Iversen - Honors Christian Klein - Honors Jaxson Konzen - Honors Kyle Krezek - Honors Kristen Leu - Honors Austin Marlin - Honors Brandon Mauss - Honors Patrick McGinn - Honors Kyle Meaney - Honors Ethan Nasution - Honors Hayden Ostwinkle - Honors Clara Pacha - Honors Olivia Richards - Honors Madeline Rump - Honors Emma Schima - Honors Nicholas Schmucker - Honors Ella Schrader - Honors Matthew Scieszinski - Honors Kristijan Smolcic - Honors Nathaniel Stoltenberg - Honors Morgan Tang - Honors Mackenzie Ties - Honors Lillian Waltermyer - Honors Laini Whitten - Honors Tanner Wright - Honors CLASS OF 2020 Maria Brown - Distinguished Honors Taylor Coester - Distinguished Honors Nicole Constant - Distinguished Honors Caitlynn Daniels - Distinguished Honors Sean Deegan - Distinguished Honors Lindsey Dunlay - Distinguished Honors Andrew Dupont - Distinguished Honors Noah Fischels - Distinguished Honors Penelope Gardner - Distinguished Honors Harrison Hartgrave - Distinguished Honors Christine Hilario - Distinguished Honors Brennan Lloyd - Distinguished Honors Carly McAllister - Distinguished Honors Madeline Murphy - Distinguished Honors Emma Reasner - Distinguished Honors Jack Renning - Distinguished Honors Braxton Rokos - Distinguished Honors Ella Schulte - Distinguished Honors Bryce Serovy - Distinguished Honors Julia Shoger - Distinguished Honors Katherine Skoumal - Distinguished Honors Emma Stadelmann - Distinguished Honors Elizabeth Tanko - Distinguished Honors Elisabeth Arnold - High Honors Nicholas Banowetz - High Honors Michele Barnum - High Honors Aidan Bostwick - High Honors Eleanor Braksiek - High Honors Addison Breitbach - High Honors Kesson Brown - High Honors Kieran Coe - High Honors Makayla Coutentos - High Honors Haley Cummings - High Honors Sarah Cunningham - High Honors Hannah Denman - High Honors Grace Frazier - High Honors Nathaniel Freesmeier - High Honors Kaitlyn Hamlett - High Honors Quinn Hanigan - High Honors Megan Havermann - High Honors Kate Hessman - High Honors Hannah Hinkel - High Honors Jessica Humphries - High Honors Ethan Hurkett - High Honors Seoyoun Im - High Honors Katelyn Jakel - High Honors Taylor Jeffery - High Honors Wesley Johnson - High Honors Juliana Karl - High Honors Lucy Kolaas - High Honors Rilee Lansing - High Honors Derek Lengemann - High Honors Paige Loney - High Honors Elizabeth Marovets - High Honors Owen McCarron - High Honors Logan McDermott - High Honors Elizabeth McGarvey - High Honors Megan Meyer - High Honors Zachary Noonan - High Honors Nathaniel Pisney - High Honors Madelyn Pithan - High Honors Genevieve Reed - High Honors Tyler Reid - High Honors Ryann Ridder - High Honors Grace Ries - High Honors Sophia Schmit - High Honors Peyton Shannon - High Honors Katherine Surur - High Honors Elizabeth Swiderski - High Honors Mitchell Talyat - High Honors Samantha Triplett - High Honors Catherine Tucker - High Honors Briana Wagner - High Honors Dale Weaver - High Honors Robert Weger - High Honors Sarah Abu Nameh - Honors Tessa Ahmann - Honors Sophia Alessio - Honors Ryan Barthelme - Honors Monica Bean - Honors Mercedes Burger - Honors Ryan Cook - Honors Mariah Cookson - Honors Jenaya Devereaux - Honors Alexandria Drish - Honors Tyler Dupont - Honors Mary Ferden - Honors Adam Fields - Honors Bryant Finley - Honors Nicholas Fischer - Honors Jakob Forslund - Honors Madison Gannon - Honors Michael Glavan - Honors Aleece Grafton - Honors Kylee Harrington - Honors Mitchel Helmkamp - Honors Megan Hentges - Honors Ashley Hinrichs - Honors Eli Hoffman - Honors Marin Irlbeck - Honors Aubrey Jones - Honors Jayden Junge - Honors Benjamin Kisting - Honors Kevin Nelson - Honors Ava OConnell - Honors Maxwell Rohret - Honors Taylor Scallon - Honors Cole Smith - Honors Camille Spencer - Honors Mia Streif - Honors Matthew Tvedt - Honors Lauren Ulveling - Honors Griffin Vogl - Honors Matthew Weih - Honors Brianna Yanga - Honors Tyler Zogg - Honors CLASS OF 2021 Rylee Beardsworth - Distinguished Honors Maggie Conrad - Distinguished Honors Isabella Eipert - Distinguished Honors Justin Korbel - Distinguished Honors Joanne Lee - Distinguished Honors Nicholas Mautino - Distinguished Honors Hope Schulte - Distinguished Honors Kaitlyn Steffen - Distinguished Honors Stephanie Allen - High Honors Colin Battien - High Honors Dominic Bouffard - High Honors Britt Bowersox - High Honors Jack Breitbach - High Honors Claire Brown - High Honors Kaitlyn Buenzow - High Honors Rachel Burke - High Honors Kathryn Burns - High Honors Briona Charipar - High Honors Miyako Coffey - High Honors Keely Cookson - High Honors Riley Cornelius - High Honors Samuel Cox - High Honors Hank Esker - High Honors Isabelle Jorgenson - High Honors Blake Kellison - High Honors William Kettelkamp - High Honors Jackson Kilburg - High Honors Thomas Klein - High Honors Ella Kluesner - High Honors Abigail Kohl - High Honors Nicholas Kramer - High Honors Nicholas Lemke - High Honors Kya Loffswold - High Honors Lucas Lowder - High Honors Carlie Mauss - High Honors Arnold Mutasingwa - High Honors Lincoln Oakley - High Honors Joseph Parker - High Honors Jaxon Rexroth - High Honors Samantha Robinson - High Honors Alexandra Rump - High Honors Virginia Russell - High Honors Anna Schenkel - High Honors Matthew Schmit - High Honors Elizabeth Schmitt - High Honors Samantha Semelroth - High Honors Abigail Sherman - High Honors Sean Steffen - High Honors Allison Talyat - High Honors Ivan Thomas - High Honors Nicholas Tobin - High Honors John Trotta - High Honors Ethan Tursi - High Honors Samuel Tvedt - High Honors Karly Weiss - High Honors Grace Zaugg - High Honors Daniel Zeck - High Honors Joshua Barish - Honors Ava Burke - Honors Myles Butkowski - Honors Edward Casey - Honors Will Corrigan - Honors Carter Diebold - Honors Charles Dougherty - Honors Caitlin Dvorak - Honors Deisy Flynn - Honors Hunter Frahm - Honors Katy Garrison - Honors Drew Goerdt - Honors Jack Goldsmith - Honors Bryor Hansel - Honors Isabella Hansen - Honors Alex Herting - Honors Kaitlin Hotchkiss - Honors Luke Huiskamp - Honors Kylie Jennings - Honors Kyle Kenney - Honors Lily Kisling - Honors Nick Lara - Honors Amber Latteyer - Honors Jack Lux - Honors Eve Magill - Honors Griffin Maloney - Honors Taylor Marlin - Honors Devin McLaughlin - Honors Mary Morrow - Honors Reese Ohde - Honors Gabriel Olson - Honors Hunter Ostwinkle - Honors Amanda Ross - Honors Ethan Shimak - Honors Nicole Stark - Honors Zoey Szyszka - Honors Liliya Ward - Honors Tyler Wilken - Honors Jazmine Yamilkoski - Honors Joshua Yilek - Honors Samantha Zearley - Honors Congratulations to the following students who made Honor Roll during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year! (Distinguished Honors: GPA > 4.25; High Honors: GPA between 3.75-4.24; Honors: GPA between 3.25-3.74) 8
  • 9. 10 Reasons American Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience. Originally Posted Nov 03, 2017 Written by Amy Morin and published originally in Psychology Today Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the bestselling author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. The New York Times recently published an article called, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” The author, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, chronicled several teens’ battle with anxiety over the course of a few years. The article questioned why we’re seeing such a rise in anxiety in today’s youth. As a psychotherapist, college lecturer, and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, I wholeheartedly agree that anxiety is a widespread issue among adolescents. It’s the most common reason people of all ages enter my therapy office. Some young people are overachieving perfec- tionists with a crippling fear of failure. Others worry so much about what their peers think of them that they’re unable to function. Some of them have endured rough circum- stances throughout their young lives. But oth- ers have stable families, supportive parents, and plenty of resources. I suspect the rise in anxiety reflects several societal changes and cultural shifts we’ve seen over the past couple of decades. Here are the top 10 reasons why American teenagers are more anxious than ever: 1. Electronics offer an unhealthy escape. Constant access to digital devices lets kids escape uncomfortable emotions like bore- dom, loneliness, or sadness by immersing themselves in video games when they were in the car or by chatting on social media when they were sent to their rooms. And now we’re seeing what happen when an entire generation spent their child- hoods avoiding discomfort. Their electronics replaced opportunities to develop mental strength and they didn’t gain the coping skills they need to handle everyday challenges. 2. Happiness is all the rage. Happiness is emphasized so much in our culture right now that some parents think it’s their job to make their kids happy all the time. When a child is sad, his parents cheer him up. Or when he’s angry, they calm him down. Kids grow up believing that if they don’t feel happy around the clock, something must be wrong. And that creates a lot of inner turmoil. They don’t understand that it’s normal and healthy to feel sad, frustrated, guilty, disap- pointed, and angry sometimes too. 3. Parents are giving unrealistic praise. Saying things like, “You’re the fastest runner on the team,” or “You’re the smartest kid in your grade,” doesn’t actually build self-es- teem. Instead, it puts pressure on kids to live up to their labels. That can lead to a crippling fear of failure or rejection. 4. Parents are getting caught up in the rat race. Many parents have become like personal assistants to their teenagers. They work hard to ensure their teens can compete—they hire tutors and private sports coaches and pay for expensive SAT prep courses. They make it their job to help their teens build transcripts that will impress an Ivy League school. And they send the message that their teen must excel at everything in order to land a coveted spot in a top college. 5. Kids aren’t learning emotional skills. We emphasize academic preparation for life and put little effort into teaching kids the emotional skills they need to succeed. In fact, a national survey of first-year college students revealed that 60 percent of them feel emo- tionally unprepared for college life. Knowing how to manage your time, combat stress, and take care of your feelings are key components to living a good life. Without healthy coping skills, it’s no wonder teens are feeling anxious over everyday hassles. 6. Parents view themselves as protectors, rather than guides. Somewhere along the line, many parents began believing their role is to help kids grow up with as few emotional and physical scars as possible. They became so overprotective that their kids never practiced dealing with chal- lenges on their own. Consequently, these kids grew up to believe they’re too fragile to cope with the realities of life. 7. Adults don’t know to help kids face their fears the right way. On one end of the spectrum, you’ll find par- ents who push their kids too hard. They force their children to do things that terrify them. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find parents who don’t push their kids at all. They let their kids opt out of anything that sounds anxiety-provoking. Exposure is the best way to conquer fear but only when it’s done incrementally. Without practice, gentle nudging, and guidance, kids never gain confidence that they can face their fears head-on. 8. Parents are parenting out of guilt & fear. Parenting stirs up uncomfortable emotions, like guilt and fear. But rather than let them- selves feel those emotions, many parents are changing their parenting habits. They don’t let their kids out of their sight be- cause it stirs up their anxiety. Or, they feel so guilty saying no to their kids that they back down and give in. Consequently, they taught their kids that uncomfortable emotions are intolerable. 9. Kids aren’t being given enough free time to play. While organized sports and clubs play an important role in kids’ lives, adults make and enforce the rules. Unstructured play teaches kids vital skills, like how to manage disagree- ments without an adult refereeing. And solitary play teaches kids how to be alone with their thoughts and how to be comfortable in their own skin. 10. Family hierarchies are out of whack. Although kids give off the impression they’d like to be in charge, deep down they know they aren’t capable of making good decisions. They want their parents to be leaders—even when there is dissension in the ranks. And when the hierarchy gets muddled—or even flipped upside down—kids’ anxiety skyrockets. How to Address the Anxiety Epidemic We’ve created an environment that fos- ters anxiety, rather than resilience in young people. And while you can’t prevent all anxiety disorders—there’s definitely a genetic component—we can do a better job of help- ing kids build the mental muscle they need to stay healthy. Submitted by Danie Clancy School Counselor 9
  • 10. 10 Health Update Submitted by Kris Naeve School Nurse SLEEP, IT DOES A BODY GOOD! Most adults in the U.S. get less sleep than needed and high school students run a particularly high risk of sleep depriva- tion due to erratic schedules. Our society is becoming more sleep deprived due to our lifestyle choices. From morning to night most Americans, including teens, feel pressured by time commitments, such as school or work, extra-curricular activities, family, friends and social obligations. Sleep is often shortened in order to make time for other activities. But sleep isn’t just a “time out” from daily life. It is an active state important for renewing our mental and physical health each day. Sleep deprivation can be the cause behind ex- treme moodiness, poor performance in school and even lead to lack of motivation and depression. Teens also have a high risk of having car accidents because of falling asleep behind the wheel. The National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoun- dation.org) suggests 8 tips for teens regarding sleep. 1. Sleep is food for the brain. Get enough of it, and get it when you need it. Even mild sleepiness can hurt your per- formance—from taking exams to playing sports or video games. Lack of sleep can make you look tired and feel depressed, irritable, and angry. 2. Keep consistency in mind: Establish a regular bedtime and wake time schedule, and maintain it during weekends (as much as possible) and school vacations. 3. Learn how much sleep you need to function at your best. You should awaken refreshed, not tired. Most ado- lescents need between 8.5 and 9.25 hours of sleep each night. Most teens get an average of 7.4 hours a night. 4. Get into bright light as soon as possible in the morn- ing, but avoid it in the evening. The light helps to signal the brain when it should wake up and when to prepare to sleep. 5. Understand your circadian rhythm. Then try to maxi- mize your schedule throughout the day according to your internal clock. For example, to compensate for your sleepy times participate in activities that are interactive and avoid lecture classes or potentially unsafe activities such as driving. Teenager’s natural circadian rhythm is to stay up late and then sleep in. 6. Avoid all products with caffeine after mid-afternoon. 7. Relax before going to bed. Avoid heavy reading, studying and computer games (i.e. Fortnite) within one hour of going to bed. Don’t fall asleep with the television on as the flickering light and stimulating content can in- hibit restful sleep. Shut off cell phones. 8. Say no to all-nighters. Staying up late can cause chaos to your sleep patterns and your ability to be alert the next day…and beyond. Remember, the best thing you can do to prepare for a test is to get plenty of sleep. All nighters or late-night study sessions might seem to give you more time to cram for your exam, but they are also likely to drain your brainpower.
  • 11. 11 Blood Drive: October 11 This October, we’re coming together to help save lives! We know we can count on donors like you to help patients in need. Make a difference in someone’s life this Fall. Remember, YOUR donation can have a HUGE impact - every one donation impacts the lives of 3-4 patients right here in our community! What: Xavier High School Blood Drive When: Thursday, October 11th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gym Balcony Don’t forget to eat a good meal and hydrate before donating! To sign up online, Click Here! Questions? Contact Kris Naeve at kris.naeve@xaviersaints.org. Who can donate blood? · Must be 17 years old or 16 years old with a parental consent form · Must weigh at least 110 lbs. and be feeling well and healthy What happens during a blood donation? · Registration and Questionnaire – we will check you in and ask you some medical/travel history questions · Screening – we will perform a mini physical testing blood pressure, temperature, hemoglobin, etc. to make sure it’s safe for you to give · Donation – your time in a donor bed is usually 10 minutes or less! · Refreshments – load up on as many cookies and snacks as you’d like What do I need to do? · Sign up for an appointment · Eat a good meal before donating and hydrate (the day of and day before)! · Bring a photo ID · Get ready to save some lives! VOTE FOR XAVIER! UnityPoint Health recently launched its “Imagine the Amazing” campaign, an ef- fort to enhance well-being of students, teachers and schools across our region. The school that garners the most votes between now and September 30th will win $25,000 with ten $1,000 runner-up prizes being awarded! VOTE for Xavier High School! Make sure to share with friends and family members too — any- one can vote and there is no limit to the amount of times you can vote. We thank you for your vote AND say “thank you” to UnityPoint Health for giving back to schools! Click here to vote... 11
  • 12. 12 Here’s a look at the new uniforms of the Xavier Marching Band. These new uniforms were purchased through funds raised by Dancing with the Saints: Season 3 and through allocations from the Xavier Booster Club. While the uniforms were ordered last spring, fulfillment times on marching band orders can be quite lengthy (up to 12 months). The new uniforms arrived in time for the Marching Saints’ first competitions of the season at the Linn-Mar and Marion Invitationals on September 22nd (the Saints placed second at Linn-Mar and third at Marion). The new uniforms feature a navy/gray jacket with a silver “sash” and embroidered halo cross logo on the left chest, white gauntlets with navy and silver trim, navy bib trousers (gray for drum majors), and flat top shako hat with tip dye French upright plumes (navy plume with triple silver fleck for drum majors). Each uniform comes with a hard case for the shako hat and garmet bag for the jacket/trousers. Don’t miss the Marching Saints as they present their 2018 show, “Ameri- cana: Music of the Melting Pot,” at halftime of our remaining home foot- ball games on 9/28 and 10/5; the Five Seasons Invitational at Kingston Stadium (9/29), the State Marching Band Festival at Kingston Stadium (10/6); and the Metro Marching Band Classic at Linn-Mar Stadium (10/8). New Uniforms for the Marching Saints!<<< New uniform modeled by XHS senior & alto sax player, Anna Garbe. ^^^2018 drum majors, Callie Fay & Sean Deegan pose with the band’s 2nd Place trophy from the Linn-Mar Invitational (left) and their 3rd Place trophy from Marion Invitational (right). 12
  • 13. Dancing with the Saints: Save the Date! 13 SEASON 4 Stay Tuned for More Voting/Ticket Information!
  • 14. Campus Improvement Update 1414 We thank our families, students, coaches/directors, and volunteers for bearing with us as we enter the home stretch of several very necessary and substantial campus improve- ment projects. Earlier this summer, a new main driveway was installed in addition to new concrete in much of the east parking lot. Crews have recently completed primary work on our roof as well. This project called for a complete tear off and instal- lation of a new roof over both the academic and athletic wings of the school as the original one was prone to leaking in a growing number of locations during even moderate rainfall. While we realize this project may have made for a few headaches and logistical challenges, a leak-free roof will indeed be a welcome repreive for everyone! We thank our maintenance director, Tom Wille, and activi- ties director, Andy Umthun, for coordinating work around activities and events so that any disruption was kept to a minimum. The remaining portion of the east lot that was not resur- faced will be done next summer. Work will be scheduled as best as possible to again keep traffic flow and parking disruption to a minimum. 14 LaSalle - Regis - Xavier ALUMNI HALL OF FAME Did you have a classmate who excelled in academics, athletics or fine arts? Do you know of a LaSalle, Regis or Xavier alum who has made an outstanding contribution through their career or service to their community? Did you have a coach or teacher who made a significant impact on you and your classmates? LaSalle/Regis/Xavier Alumni, Nominate Someone for the Alumni Hall of Fame! NOMINATE SOMEONE ONLINE TODAY AT XAVIERFOUNDATION.ORG/HOF To be considered for the 2019 awards, nominations must be received by November 9, 2018. Inductees will be announced via email, at XavierFoundation.org & on social media in December. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at halftime of the Xavier-Washington home boys basketball game on Friday, Feb., 8.
  • 15. Xavier Booster Club 15 Football $ 12,000.00 Volleyball $ 4,100.00 Boys Cross Country $ 300.00 Girls Cross Country $ 300.00 Boys Golf $ 1,200.00 Girls Golf $ 1,200.00 Wrestling $ 2,400.00 Boys Basketball $ 1,850.00 Girls Basketball $ 800.00 Bowling $ 200.00 Speech $ 400.00 Boys Soccer $ 1,000.00 Girls Soccer $ 800.00 Boys Track $ 750.00 Girls Track $ 750.00 Boys Tennis $ 600.00 Girls Tennis $ 600.00 Baseball $ 2,500.00 Softball $ 2,500.00 Trap Shooting $ 1,500.00 Athletic Department $ 1,500.00 Trainer $ 2,000.00 Choir $ 1,800.00 Band $ 12,200.00 Drama $ 3,000.00 Student Senate $ 200.00 Dance Team $ 1,200.00 Cheerleaders $ 800.00 Post Prom $ 1,000.00 Booster Bash $ 2,000.00 Business Professional Association $ 1,000.00 Custodian Appreciation $ 750.00 Maintenance $ 500.00 XTRA Stipend $ 500.00 30 Score Table Chairs $ 3,300.00 Wrestling Mats $ 5,000.00 Robotics $ 500.00 Total $ 73,000.00 2018-2019 XBC Allocations President: Jeff Hines Treasurer: Christine Lemke Secretary: Jake Fahnle Volunteers: Amy Ball Activities Program: Carol Vester Membership: Carol Vester Concessions: Molly Potter & Kristin Weih Xavier Golf Classic: Sherri & Bruce Kramer Xavier X Game: Carol Vester & Christine Lemke Buildings & Grounds: Mark Kramer Fine Arts: Julie Schnoebelen Since its inception, the Xavier Booster Club has donated more than $1,300,000 to support Saints fine arts, athletics, and other extra-curricular activities. Thank youto all Booster Club members for your hard work and support! 2018-2019 XBC Officers Anthony & Ellen Alessio Jeffrey & Valerie Angerer Bryan & Lori Armstrong Dustin & Tonya Arnold John & Suzanne Bailey Joe & Sara Baldus Douglas & Janelle Banowetz Jim & Peg Barish Jay & Lisa Barthelme Ryan & Tracy Bastian Matt & Teresa Baumann Jeff & Kathleen Bean James & Bonnie Beardsworth Jon & Ann Bell Gilles & Jenny Bioche Heidi Braksiek Dick Breitbach, Sr Richard & Jill Breitbach Jim & Mary Brown Jim & Dawn Burns Thomas & Corinne Butkowski David & Lindy Christensen William & Lisa Coester Joe & Lisha Coffey Joel & Kristan Conrad Loren & Susan Corrigan Patrick & Malora Cosgrove Bill & Britney Courter Jim & Lisa Cox Richard & Kathy Curphey Mark & Colleen Daniels Mike & Karen Delaney Rod & Anna Dempewolf Bill & Shannon Devereaux David & Laura Diebold Ann Dworzynski Mike & Joanie Engelbrecht Jake & Theresa Fahnle Matt & Ashlee Fandel Chris & Sarah Fischer Michele Freesmeier Kevin Frost Mike & Mollie Gannon Steve & Stacy Gearhart Mike & Pam Goldsmith Arthur & Kathi Grainger Tom & Cecelia Gustafson Gerald & Charity Hansel Tony & Carla Helmkamp Darryl & Amy High Jeff & Lorie Hines Todd & Lynn Holverson Kimberly Hotchkiss Edward & Janelle Hurkett Pete & Molly Iversen Glen & Kris Jasper Mark & Julie Johnson Justin & Jennifer Jordebrek Keith & Justine Kadlec Ray & Beth Kamin Tom & Jodi Keating Dan & Kelly Kellen Maureen Kenney Dick & Nikki Kettelkamp Pierre Kisting James & Barbara Klein Terry & Becky Kluesner Alan & Jenny Koechner Kimberly Kram Larry Kram Jeff & Lynn Kramer Kevin & Pamela Kramer Mark & Jeanne Kramer Kevin & Lori Krezek Larry & Brenda Lansing Jeff & Sheila Lara Jim & Christine Lemke Dan Lengemann Marty & Shona Lenss Ben & Kerri Leu Chris & Kim Loffswold Bruce & Christine Lyon Rob & Kristi Magill Kathy Marovets Chris & Dawn Martin Denny & Karen Mauss Craig & Kim McDermott Cory & Jill McGarvey Chris & Erin Meyer John & Jodi Morrow Dennis & Kim Mulherin Fr. Mark Murphy Jeremiah & Brenda Murphy Chris & Mary Neal Pamela Newberry Ann Oleson Matt & Shari O’Rourke Tom & Lara Osterhaus Mike & Mary Parrish Brett & Michelle Proskovec Nathan & Sara Reasner Doug & Heidi Recker Jason & Teri Rexroth Brian & Dione Ross Eric & Mali Rushton Shuji & Mary Kate Saito Nick & Annie Schaub Eric & Shelly Schmit Jason & Kelly Schmit John & Geralynn Schneider Michael & Jennifer Schultschik Brian & Jessica Shoger David & Julie Skala Chad & Robyn Sowers Rick & Diane Stanek Ted & Amy Steger David & Anne Tallett Joseph & Donna Terfler Scott & Renee Thompson Robert & Mary Tobin Russell & Laura Triplett Bryan & Carol Ann Vester Tom & Laurie Vondracek Gary & Geralyn Ward Doug & Kristin Weih Steven & Carmen Welch Dean & Kathy Welter Dennis & Tami Westhoff Sean & Wendy Williams Charles & Dawn Wood Claudia S. Zavala Scott & Mary Zogg 2018-2019 XBC Members You Can Join The Booster Club Too! Click Here to Download a Membership Form...
  • 16. Homecoming 2018 1616 WEAR YOUR GLOW-IN-THE-DARK ITEMS! Congratulations to members of our 2018 Homecoming Court!
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