St. Francis Xavier

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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Kids For Others In Action

Diego P. Valencia, a fifth grade student at St. Francis Xavier School, lived out the school motto of “Kids for Others” by being a kid for others this summer as part of the Mini Vinnies, a new student and family group that supports the St. Francis Xavier Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul chapter. Diego joined the Mini Vinnies, and when …

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Meet Emme, Student Council President at St. Francis Xavier

Emme is the Student Council President, a member of National Junior Honor Society and plays golf. She is a great student and a great example for St. Francis Xavier. You are the Student Council President, what duties do you have as President? As president of the Saint Francis Student Council, my biggest job is reciting pledge and prayer every morning with the …

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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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