St. Pius X High School
Weekly Family Newsletter
For the week of October 24, 2016
2016-2017 School Year Theme
"Live Like Jesus"
St. Pius X Announces Capital Campaign
St. Pius X High School stands on a tradition of excellence and builds on a future of great hope. As we enter the 60th Anniversary of our great school, we are excited to announce a three-year $7 million campaign for capital improvements.
The Warrior Pride Campaign will further transform our campus by renovating the former convent to house practical and fine art classrooms and begin building an athletic complex on 45 acres of nearby land.
To view our exciting plan visit www.stpiusxhs-kc.com/
Through fundraising and advocacy, FIRE lights the way for children with special needs to share in the opportunities that Catholic schools provide. Without funding from FIRE, most students with special learning needs would not be able to attend Catholic schools. By fostering a culture of acceptance and compassion, ALL students benefit from inclusion as they grow together in faith, knowledge and friendship. FIRE’s model of funding and advocacy has become a national model for inclusive Catholic education.
We are grateful to announce the opportunity to raffle off the cash prize of $1996 (the year FIRE was founded) for this year’s FIRE Ball challenge! Ticket sales will end October 31st. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit FIRE’s mission, To provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education in their home parish schools. Tickets are $10. The drawing for the $1996 cash prize will be held during the FIRE Ball auction. Please contact Krista Daniels (Inclusive Education Coordinator) if you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets.
(816) 453-3450 ext. 126
FIRE Ball 2016 will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 6 pm at The Midland Theatre. Tickets are $125. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To sponsor the event, purchase tickets or for more info go to firefoundation.org. Donatio
A Presentation for SPX Parents
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
in the SPX Commons
from 6:30pm to 8pm
Please RSVP to Kerri OMalley, 816-453-3450
Everything You Need To Know About A Teenager, But Were Afraid To Ask
The teenage brain undergoes the one most dramatic change in any period of human development. The transition from child to adult is the foundation for future adjustments and endeavors in life. The teenage transition years can be challenging for all involved including family, educators and friends. This seminar will discuss what motivates a teenager, why they do the things they do and how we can help guide them to their goals and into adulthood. The content that will be delivered to selected classes at St. Pius X will be presented.
Presenter: Al Babich
Al has been an educator for over 36 years. His career has included experiences as an elementary counselor, psychological examiner, special needs counselor, educational evaluator and high school counselor. He has conducted seminars about the brain for over 20 years nationally, statewide and locally. Some of his clients have been the North Carolina Education Department, the Pinellas County School District, Tri-County Mental Health, various Career and Technical Organizations and Leavenworth Federal Prison.
Al has been awarded National Special Needs Teacher of the Year, Missouri Special Need Teacher of the Year, Kansas City Missouri School District Secondary Counselor of the Year and other awards throughout his career. He has published numerous articles at the state and national level in professional journals.
Al has an Educational Specialist degree in Counseling and Guidance and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He is retired and mentors at Leavenworth Prison along with volunteering in the community and ministering at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Al graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1966.
This year we again ask you to join us in remembrance and prayer as we observe Cemetery Sunday. The Catholic Cemeteries of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Diocese invites you to a Day of Faith, Remembrance, Prayer and Visitation at each of our four cemeteries. The Prayer Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at each of our four Catholic Cemeteries.
In Kansas City
Mt. Olivet - 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd
Resurrection – 5001 NE Cookingham Drive
St. Mary’s – 2201 Cleveland Avenue
In St Joseph
Mt. Olivet – 26th & Lovers Lane
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
November 10th, 11th 12th at 7pm
Saturday Matinee at 2pm
$5 General Admission Tickets
"What's normal for the spider, is a calamity for the fly."
St. Pius X Annual Veterans Day Celebration
If you have a Veteran in your family please invite them to our Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11, 2016. We will celebrate an All School Mass at St. Patrick Church and have lunch at SPX. Students will be able to sit at Mass and lunch with their Veteran. Please RSVP by November 9th to Missy Petit at 816-453-3450 x116 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPX Veterans Day Celebration
All School Mass - 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Church
Lunch - 11:30 a.m. St. Pius X High School
This celebration is open to all Veterans.
T.A.K.E. Defense Training
St. Pius X High School
December 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Open to females 12 and up
$12 Donation to the TAKE FOUNDATION Recommended
Space is limited, please RSVP: http://www.takedefense.
Order your 2017/2018 Yearbook Now!!!
It is time to order your Yearbook and Sr. Ads. Please follow the link (below) to purchase your son/daughter's memories for the 2016-2017 school year. This year has already been record breaking for fun and excitement!!!! Don't miss out - supplies are limited and the cut off date to purchase is December 31st!
SPX PARENTS ANNUAL CONCESSION OBLIGATION
St. Pius X requires each family to work one concession shift per school year. Each family is assigned one shift (either on the Fall or Winter schedule) no matter if your student plays a sport or not. Only one parent is required to attend (or another adult in the family, grandparent, aunt, uncle,etc).
Your student is NOT elgible to take your shift.
The Fall schedule is available on the SPX website under the Parent's Association tab.
The Winter Schedule is set in early November.
Please contact Jenny Vutich, Parents Association Concession Scheduler, if you have any questions regarding your concession obligation at 935-6923 or email@example.com
Many times we are in need of photos of students playing sports, participating in extra-curricular activities, service projects or other school activities throughout the school year. Since many parents take photos of their kids at these activities, we often come to you to seek extra photos when we need them for publications. To make this process easier, we have created a photo sharing site: spxkc.smugmug.com
We encourage parents who take photos at games to upload them onto this site for sharing. Please email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an upload link if you are willing to share your photos.
In addition, smugmug allows photo ordering, so any parent can view the site and order photos they may want that others took. Our hope is that this will make photo sharing easy for our community.
Track and Field
Calendar at a Glance
26 Parent Meeting: The Teenage Brain 6:30 - 8:30pm
28 High Mass Schedule
1 Special Wednesday Block Schedule w/Mass
2 All School Testing
2 Parent Association Meeting 6pm
4 End of the 2nd 6 Weeks
5 Fire Ball
8 Pep Rally Schedule
10 Open House 3:30pm - 6:30pm
10 Fall Production 7pm
11 Fall Production 7pm
11 High Mass Schedule
12 Fall Production 7pm
15 Vincit Christus Schedule
17 Principal Appreciation Day
18 High Mass Schedule
18 NHS Inductions
19-20 KC Youth Conference
23 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
24 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
25 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
30 Penance Service 1:20 - 2:36
The school calendar is available and kept current on the website at www.stpiusxhs-kc.com. The dates listed in this and later newsletters are subject to change.