St. Pius X High School
Weekly Family Newsletter
For the week of October 31, 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/
Wednesday, November 2nd: Everyone starts at 7:50 am
Freshmen: PLAN testing - Dismiss around 11 am
Sophomore: ACT testing - Dismiss around 11 am
Juniors: PSAT Testing - Dismiss around 10:50 am
Seniors: No school
The seniors should consider a college visit or service hour opportunities.
Please join us for our monthly
Parents Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 2nd
at 6:00pm in the library
We are looking for more parents to join our organization. The PA assists St. Pius X with Teacher Grants, School wide Holiday lunch, Open House/ Back to School nights, sports equipment purchases, school renovations, donations to the Golf Tournament, annual contributions to the Endowment Fund and Contingency fund, etc. We need YOUR help to continue our support of St. Pius X. No huge time commitment required! No contracts to be signed! This is also a great way to meet other school parents and to GET involved and MAKE a difference at St. Pius X.
Call Michelle Chirpich ,Parents Association President at 807-8114 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how YOU can be an asset to your students' school.
Have Spirit! Be Involved!
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
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.