St. Pius X High School
Weekly Family Newsletter
For the week of September 19, 2016
2016-2017 School Year Theme
"Live Like Jesus"
Student Council Welcomes You Into The Wonderful World of Disney
During This Homecoming Week
Monday – Sept. 19 – Monsters University: Start Homecoming week off representing your college of choice! Dress head to toe in university colors or rock your favorite college gear, anything to show off your Mike Wazowski-level of enthusiasm for the school of your choice.
Tuesday – Sept. 20 – Ohana Day: Show your pride in being part of the Warrior ohana! Dress like your favorite Lilo and Stitch character or like you are on a Hawaiian family vacation!
Wednesday –Sept. 21 – Disney Day: Grab your date and/or your friends and dress up as your favorite Disney characters! The hallways will be filled with famous Disney couples and entire casts of movies.
Thursday – Sept. 22 – We will continue our Homecoming week in thanksgiving for being a Warrior as we celebrate Mass during seminar.
Friday – Sept. 23 - We will have the traditional Homecoming Assembly, the Awarding of Academic Letters, and the Powder Puff Games. Dress in Blue and Gold to show your Warrior Pride or wear your class Powder Puff shirts. Schedule for the day: Check in with your first hour at 8:30am then report to the gym for academic letters and the announcement of court. After the assembly, head outside for the Powderpuff Games! There will be four, thirty minute games played. Once the games are finished, check back in with your first hour teacher for dismissal at 10:30.
Friday – Sept. 23 – Following the Powder Puff Games, freshmen and StuCo will decorate the field(10:30-11:30) for the Homecoming football game against Warrensburg. The game kicks off at 7 pm.
Saturday – Sept. 24 – Be our guest at the Homecoming Dance in the Student Activity Center from 8 – 11:30pm. Frosh Mixer at St. Patrick’s from 7:30 -9:30 pm.
Sunday – Sept. 25 – Sophomores and StuCo will clean up after the dance at 8 am.
St. Pius X 60th Anniversary Mass
Sunday, September 25, 2016
St. Patrick’s Church
1357 NE 42nd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64116
(Change of location)
Reception following the Mass
St. Pius X High School
Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
Click here to see the Flier!
Celebrate the Year of Mercy! Plan on attending the Missouri Catholic Conference’s 2016 Annual Assembly on Saturday, October 8, at the Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City. This free event is sponsored by the Missouri bishops and everyone is invited. The keynote speaker will be the new bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward Rice. Workshops will be offered on a number of issues, including how virtue meets a culture of violence and how Catholics can approach decisions for the 2016 election. Lunch is provided and the day will end with a Mass concelebrated by the bishops. Please pre-register for the event by going to MOCatholic.org or calling 1-800-456-1679. See you on October 8!
A Presentation for SPX Parents
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
in the SPX Commons
from 6:30pm to 8pm
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.
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
19 - 23 Homecoming Week
20 Low Mass Schedule (SIT) (no Mass - seminar during Mass time)
21 Picture Retakes 7:30am
22 Thursday Block Schedule w/Mass during Seminar
23 Early Dismissal Schedule
23 End of the 1st 6 weeks
23 Homecoming Game
24 Homecoming Dance for sophomores, juniors, and seniors
24 Freshman Mixer
25 60th Anniversary Mass
30 Low Mass Schedule
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.