St. Francis Xavier

Seventh Grader, Thomas, Gets Accepted Into The University of Notre Dame Ignite Connection Program

Thomas is a seventh grade straight-A student at St. Francis Xavier. He was accepted into a new program by the University of Notre Dame. The program is called the University of Notre Dame Ignite Connection Program. He also is on an elite Lacrosse Travel team that took him across the country this summer playing Lacrosse. Q. Can you tell us …

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Saint Francis Xavier Eighth Grader Accumulates Over 200 Hours of Community Service

Katelyn Cowan is an eighth grade student at St. Francis Xavier. She devotes much of her time to volunteering and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research and awareness, a disease her grandfather passed away from. Since beginning her volunteer journey just two years ago, Katelyn has logged over 200 hours of service. Starting a mother/ daughter team, Katelyn and her mother Kim …

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Saint Francis Xavier Eighth Grader Talks Competitive Horseback Riding

Ella is a competitive horseback rider. She rides as part of the Scottsdale Equestrian Team for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and is looking forward to many more years of riding! Last year, Ella competed for the first time as a middle school student and made it all the way to Nationals with her teammates, which was quite a thrilling …

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Saint Franics Xavier Student, Gracie, Talks Competitive Swim

Gracie is an athletic child; she plays volleyball for St. Francis Xavier School and has a deep love of the camaraderie of team sports. She spends most of her free time flipping on her trampoline in the backyard. If she is not jumping on the trampoline she’s at the pool practicing or competing with Phoenix Swim Club. She has a …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Sean, Preps for The World Cubing Association

In Sean’s spare time, he has taught himself to solve the Rubik’s cube. His best time is 15.15 seconds. He has over 15 cubes in his collection, including the standard 3×3, a 5×5 and the Pyraminx. Q. You are a self-taught Rubik’s Cube enthusiast tell us more about that? A. Well, I started by seeing someone at my summer camp …

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St Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team Wins the CYAA Tournament

The St. Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team won the large school Catholic Youth Athletic Association Junior High Tournament held in January. In the championship game, St. Francis Xavier faced St. Thomas the Apostle.The two teams had faced off earlier in the season. When the teams played again in the CYAA tournament both teams played a close defensive game that ended …

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SFX Eighth Graders Receive Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award

St. Francis Xavier School congratulates eighth-grade students Noah Nuez, Katie Harris, Sophia Alameddin, Scott Ruoff and Jay Cruz for being awarded the Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award. Each year the Catholic Community Foundation recognizes outstanding eighth-grade students throughout the Diocese who display a love and understanding of their Catholic faith and articulate a commitment, not only to performing acts …

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William Talks Healthy Life Stars Program

Q. You are involved in a program called Healthy Life Stars, how did you get involved in this program? A. My older sisters started to do it, and I joined with them when I was old enough. I love to run and I love to run with my family. Coach Chapman, Coach Lauck and Coach C all coached me to …

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Saint Francis Xavier Seventh Grader, Kate, Talks Dance and Theatre

Q. Along with other extra curricular activities you are a dancer, what type of dance do you do? How long have you been dancing? A. Yes, over the years I have taken jazz, ballet, tap, musical theatre, and lyrical dance classes. I have been dancing for about three years now and although I enjoy it, I really only do it …

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We’ve Found A Home Here…

When searching for the right school to send your children, fewer words will give a parent more peace than these. When speaking with Jayne Cook, mother of a pre-school student at St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Elementary School, those words tumbled off her tongue as she enthusiastically described her experience as a St. Francis parent. As with any pre-school program, there …

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