St. Pius X High School
Weekly Family Newsletter
For the week of April 10, 2017
2016-2017 School Year Theme
"Live Like Jesus"
Congrats to Abby Hipp - DiRenna Award Winner, Natalie Denzer - All Academic Team, &
Coach Fenzel for Coach of the Year from the GKCBCA.
Congratulations to Nolan McMichael who placed third in the annual Rotary Club 4 Way Speech Test competition. Nolan received a scholarship check for his finish from
Rotary Club Representative, Jacob Wilson.
Congratulations to the Sarton Singers and Mrs. Nelson for their successful competition at the District Large Group Festival that took place at Staley High School this past Saturday, April 1st. This is the first year SPX has participated in this event, and the singers received the highest possible rating (1)! At this event, choirs perform two songs for a panel of three judges who rate their performance on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the best. The choir then goes to a separate room where they are handed a new piece of music they have never seen before, and are expected to perform the music for a judge after only 4 minutes of preparation (where they are not allowed to sing or hum). The scores from all 4 judges are input to give a final rating - and Sartons received a 1 from every judge! This is a huge achievement for any choir, but especially for their first time at the festival. Congratulations, Sartons!
Easter Office Hours
Holy Thursday, 04/13, will be normal office hours 7am to 4pm.
Good Friday, 04/14, Closed
Monday, 04/17, through Wednesday, 04/19, office hours will be 8:00-2:00
SPX Parents Association
The SPX Parents Association would like to welcome our new board member, Kim Krueger. Kim will be taking over the Vice President position for the 2017-18 school year.
Welcome Kim!! We are so happy to have you join us.
The board members for the 2017-18 school year are:
President - Michelle Chirpich
Vice President - Kim Krueger
Treasurer - Anne Rudkin
Secretary - Candace Ott
Concession Scheduler - Toni Calcara
Concession Manager - Kim Revnew
Special Events - Laura Johannes
Banners/Billboards - Michelle Webb
Outreach/Hospitality - Joan Anderberg
Facilities - Todd Adams
Please join us for our next monthly meeting on August 2, 2017.
Our parent mixer will be held right after school starts in August so keep an eye out for that date.
All parents are more than welcome to join our fun group. Its a great way to meet other parents and get involved in the school. Please contact any board member for more information.
Have Spirit. Be Involved.
We recently began work at the site of our future Athletic Complex at 3700 NE Davidson Rd. We are expanding our athletic facilities on a 45 acre site about ½ mile south of our campus. These improvements are part of the Warrior Pride Capital Campaign, which also includes the renovation of a former convent on school property. The new site will create home facilities for softball, baseball, soccer, tennis and cross country.
Work will continue as the we raise funds for the project. The Campaign has reached nearly $5 million in donations. “This project has the potential to happen very quickly if we can meet our fundraising goal,” commented Principal Joe Monachino, Jr., “We are very grateful to all of the donors who have helped us get this far and are hoping more members of our community will donate as they see this exciting progress.”
For more information on the campaign or to make a donation, please visit:
www.stpiusxhs-kc.com/campaign or call Melanie Martin at 816-453-3450 x115.
Living Stations of the Cross at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph Missouri
All are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross with us as we commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Fr. Thomas Ludwig will lead in prayer as we walk the Stations within Mt. Olivet Cemetery. April 14, 2017, Good Friday @ 12:00 Noon, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 2600 Lovers Lane Blvd., St. Joseph, MO. Contact 816-279-5005 for more information, and please dress for the weather.
Knights Council #14266
HAM IT UP
Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council #14266 is embarking on this joint venture with Honey Baked Ham to raise funds to augment our charitable giving efforts. The funds of our council are used to support programs in the areas of Catholic Education, Community, Parish Support, Respect Life, Vocations and Youth. Each year, our council has more requests than can be fulfilled. Through this venture, we hope to raise additional funds so we can expand our charitable efforts and support either new, worthwhile causes or fund current causes to a greater degree.
What and when we are selling:
Honey Baked Ham Products Gift Cards, April 9
at the Knights Breakfast
. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery of your Gift card purchase.
How to purchase:
Online at our personalized fundraising page set up by Honey Baked Ham Co as follows.
Customer must have credit or debit card to purchase on line.
How to redeem for Honey Baked product
: At any of 400+ Honey Baked Ham locations nationwide. For $20 extra cost, Hams can be sent via Fed-Ex to any address. KC Loc
6005 NW Barry Rd Kansas City, MO 64154 and #2:
4528 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
Happy Easter and God Bless you and yours. Call 770-601-3776 for help. Ted.
Giuseppe Sarto Award
The Giuseppe Sarto Award is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding service to St. Pius X High School. In general, it is intended to show appreciation for significant and voluntary contribution to the advancement of the school. Nominations Forms are now available here:
Nominations forms are due by April 21, 2017. Past Giuseppe Sarto Recipients are: Greg Ringel, Savina Lee, Lana Carlson, Barb Witherow, Rick & Jan Gavin, Jim Schulenberg and many more.
Click here for the Giuseppe Sarto Nomination Form
- it's due on April 21st
Director of Planned Giving - Job Opening at the Diocese
The Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph is seeking a full-time Director of Planned Giving who will serve as the primary contact for donors, pastors, business managers, schools, and others to prioritize planned giving and motivate constituent engagement. This position is full-time based upon 40 hours per week, and is eligible for health and welfare benefits, paid time off, and participation in a defined benefit retirement plan.
Required qualifications include an undergraduate degree, with a minimum of 5 years in major/planned giving or 2 years in major/planned giving with 5 years in development. Knowledge of fundraising recordkeeping and software, and/or CFRE or CASE fundraising certification is preferred.
2017 SPX Summer Camps
For a listing of the 2017 SPX Summer Camps,
Tuition & Fees
2017-2018 tuition for one student is $8,900
The only form that is required for current student enrollment is the St. Pius X Tuition Contract (one per family). Once the form is completed, please return it to the Front Office with the appropriate Enrollment Fee.
2017-2018 Incoming Freshmen must complete additional Enrollment Forms. Once the forms are completed, please return them to the Front Office with the appropriate Enrollment Fee.
Enrollment fee* must be turned in with Enrollment paperwork.
- $325 enrollment fee for all students - * The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
The following discounts are available:
- Diocesan Employee Discount $1,000 per student
- Legacy (Child of Alumni) Discount $500 per student
- Multiple Student Discount $1,000 per second student
- Active Tithing Parishioner Discount $1,000 per student
- Large family tuition structure for families with 4 or more children
When completing the 2017-2018 Tuition Contract, please check all the applicable Discounts.
The 2017/2018 Calendar at a Glance
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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 Winter Schedule is now available on the SPX website under the Parent's Association tab.
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
Student Online Newspaper
Student Online Announcements
The Xfactor Daily Announcements
and click on the date you wish to view!
Service Hour Reminder
S ervice hour forms must be turned in within two weeks of the date of service during the school year. During the summer, service hour forms may be turned in the first week of school. Completed service hour forms may be turned into the front office . You may also put your service hour forms in the drop box outside the office door. Please click
for the service hour form. Please be sure the form is filled out in its entirety. Please be sure the location is an approved site for community hours. For a list of approved agencies for community hours please click
. No more than 20 hours from any location will be accepted to count towards graduation. Any parish hours must be completed at the family parish or church. Other parish or church time will go under SPX hours, as the student will be representing St. Pius X. For awards night and senior graduation requirements, all hours must be turned in by April 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. O’Malley at
Explore the following links to stay up-to-date regarding important school information!
For Business Office Information
For Year Book Information and information on Senior Ads for the yearbook
For StuCo Events
For Service Hours
SAFE Home List
Update on 20/20 SPX Community Strategic Plan
Ways to Help SPX
SPX Parent Association
Pius Armoury Please go to the Pius Armoury webpage for upcoming news and a schedule of days and hours open!
Sports Schedule & Results
Track and Field
Calendar at a Glance
10 M/T/F Schedule
11 M/T/F Schedule
12 Wednesday Block Schedule
13 Holy Thursday
13 Thursday Block Schedule - No Late Start, No Seminar, No Lunch
14 Good Friday
14 No School
16 Easter Sunday
17 Spring Break - No School
18 Spring Break - No School
19 Spring Break - No School
20 Classes Resume - M/T/F Schedule
21 M/T/F Schedule
24 M/T/F Schedule
25 Vincit Christus Schedule
26 Wednesday Block Schedule
27 Thursday Block Schedule
27 Fine Arts Festival
28 Low Mass w/Pep Rall Schedule
29 Mr. SPX
30 Choir Concert
1 M/T/F Schedule
2 Low Mass Schedule
3 Wednesday Block Schedule
3 AP English Literature and Composition Test
3 Academic Awards Night 6:30pm
4 Thursday Block Schedule
4 AP US Government and Politics Exam
5 Early Dismissal Schedule
5 Olympic Day
5 AP American History Exam
5 AP Studio Art Exam
8 M/T/F 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.