St. Francis Xavier

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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Patrick Schramm, 8th Grader Receives Christian Service Award

Tell our readers what your Arrupe Project is about? The Arrupe Project is named after Pedro Arrupe, S.J who was considered the “Second Founder” of a group of Catholics known as the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. In 1975, Father Arrupe was instrumental in establishing one of the major teachings of the Jesuits; that a Jesuit education should be designed …

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Local Schools To Show Support For Canalscape Initiative

Written by:Rana Roudi, Phoenix Country Day School Junior Dirt roads stretching on for miles. Greenish-blue water slowly rolling by. The hot Arizona sun beaming down on the open path and the occasional biker or pedestrian cruising by. Arizona’s canals have been cast in a negative light. Treated like ditches or alleyways, they are often overlooked. But the metropolitan area of …

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St. Francis Xavier 8th Graders win Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award

St. Francis Xavier School is pleased to announce the 2014 Christian Service Award Recipients Phoenix, AZ –  St. Francis Xavier School congratulates eighth grade students Alex Fessler, Allison Scardello, Maddie Reinhart, Patrick Schramm and Tatiana Rosales for being awarded the Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award.  The CCF Christian Service Awards recognize practicing Catholic 8th Grade Students who demonstrate Christ-centered behavior …

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