St. Francis Xavier

Jennifer and Graham Give Back Through Arrupe Project

Each year, the seventh and eighth grade students at St. Francis Xavier School participate in the Arrupe Project. Faculty members of St. Francis Xavier School developed the project five years ago. The goal of the Arrupe project is to empower students to become men and women for others through faith, service, and justice as they demonstrate their school’s Student Learning Expectations of Being Committed …

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St. Francis Xavier Students Take The Great Kindness Challenge During Catholic Schools Week

St. Francis Xavier students participated in the Great Kindness Challenge during Catholic Schools Week, January 26– 30. The Great Kindness Challenge is part of a national campaign, that stresses performing kind acts – child to child, teacher to child, teacher to teacher. Ms. Kim Cavner, St. Francis Xavier principal, said, “The Great Kindness Challenge was a perfect compliment to our school motto of being …

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Hard Work Pays Off for Paul with TaeKwonDo

Paul Cassidy is an excellent student and along with his commitment to TaeKwonDo, he spends a a great deal of time in his other passion of acting. I have been doing TaeKwonDo for three years at JSK TaeKwonDo dojang (school). After 11 previous belt advancements, I will be receiving my first degree black belt in April. For my advancement, I have to do …

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Phoenix is a New Experience For Parker

This competitive eighth grader from St. Francis Xavier definitely knows how to manage his time wisely. From swimming to basketball to homework, his schedule is pretty full. We think he is doing an excellent job and see great things in store for Parker. Tell us where you moved from and what has it been like adjusting to life in Phoenix? My family …

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Jessica Loves to Sing at School Events

You are a singer, tell us about that? How long have you been singing? I have been singing since I was 2 years old.  I would make up my own songs and sing and dance to them. What types of events have you been asked to sing for at your school, Saint Francis Xavier? I sing at some of the school …

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A Family Affair at Saint Francis Xavier

For the month of October we wanted to highlight a true Zona Leader.  Patricia Hasset has been a teacher for over 20 years and she gets to share her days with mulitiple grandchildren at Saint Francis Xavier.  Here is what she had to say: How long have you been at SFX? This is my 28th year teaching second grade at …

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Level Ten Gymnast, Gracie Reeves

Tell our readers about you as a gymnast I started a tot class at Arizona Sunrays gymnastics when I was 3.  My first leotard covered my pull ups perfectly!  My mom put me in gymnastics to build my coordination skills, not knowing 10 yrs later, I would be Level 10.  The time I spent working on the technique and constant …

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Noah Nuez Makes The Ping Interclub State Championship Golf Finals

Noah is currently a 6th grader at St. Francis Xavier School; he was one of two of the youngest to compete in the championship. Noah finished in 3rd place in the North Arizona region and his team finished 1st in their division.  Noah earned the most points for his team. How does it feel to make Ping Interclub state championship golf finals? I felt proud …

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St. Francis Xavier Students Start The Blanket Club For a Good Cause

Leina and Juliana are both 5th graders at St. Francis Xavier.  These amazing BFFs are co-founders of The Blanket Club, which provides handmade blankets to hospitalized children in the valley. Here is what they had to say about their experiences:  Juliana:  Why did you want to start “The Blanket Club”? I wanted to help start the Blanket Club because my friend …

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St. Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team Wins 1st Place

The St. Francis Xavier Elementary School Varsity Softball team captured 1st place in the large school Catholic Youth Athletic Association (CYAA) Tournament the end of January.  The girls were coached by Walter Funes and Troy Kochis, and the Girls Athletic Director, Erin Chapman. The championship game was SFX vs. OLPH Scottsdale, and they were tied at the top of the …

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