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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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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Michael, Gets His Poem Published

St. Francis Xavier seventh grader, Michael Fischer, has been selected by Creative Kids Magazine to have his poem published in an upcoming publication. As part of a writing assignment for his Language Arts Class he wrote the poem, “Shadows”. Michael’s language arts teacher, Mrs. Sanford, had her students read different poetry styles and instructed them to create one of their …

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Second Grade Brownie Troop Earns Their First Aid Badge

  Brownie Girl Scout Troop 532 from St. Francis Elementary School just earned their First Aid badge. To celebrate their new badge, the 20 2nd graders used money they raised selling Girl Scout cookies to buy and donate a First Aid Kit to their school. They made their donation in front of the entire school earlier this year. To earn …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student Juliana Talks Art

Juliana is an extraordinary artist who creates books for scientific topics that are clever, engaging and filled with her graphics. She also hand crafted journals for her Arrupe Project at school, “Just My Words” and her project benefited Catholic Charities. Q: You are quite the artist tell us about that? A: I started finding an interest and passion for art …

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Saint Francis Xavier’s’ Alli Chester Accepted to Summer Program at Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Alli Chester is a ballerina with Ballet Arizona and has just received admittance to a select dance program in Seattle. She is sweet, humble and adorable with an incredible work ethic. Q. You are a ballet dancer, tell us about that. A. I practice classical ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. I dance six days a week for a …

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Jason Attends FARE Teen Summit as Arizona Representative

Jason went to Washington, D.C. to represent Arizona at the FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) Teen Summit Q. Tell us what you like best about your school. A. I like that almost every kid in my school is nice and I like my science and technology classes. I’d like to be an astrophysicist when I grow up, so those …

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Siblings, Karen and Angel, Talk Mexican Folkloric Dancing

Karen and Angel are brother and sister and they dance folklorico for Tradiciones Dance Company. Both children share a natural determination to perform well. They are great at what they do and have a lot to be proud of. Q. How long have you been dancing and what type of dances do you perform? A. Angel: I have been dancing for four …

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St. Francis Xavier School Fifth Grade Students Participate In Junior Achievements BizTown

St. Francis Xavier School fifth grade students participated in Junior Achievements BizTown, which is a learning experience that teaches students economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a student-­sized town built just for them. Mrs. Katy Regester, fifth grade SFX teacher, incorporates BizTown into her social studies curriculum. During the in class lessons, the students explore career options, interview for jobs, …

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Kaitlin and Macy Talk Competitive Dancing

Kaitlin and Macy have been dancing, competitively as a team, for a few years. They have performed so well together, as a team, they have been moved up a level. They competed this summer in Las Vegas. Kaitlin Kailtin is an everyday example of how hard work can and does pay off. She practices daily an ability to balance her school work, …

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