2016-2017 School Year Theme
"Live Like Jesus"
Congratulations to the SPX Sartons, Chorus members, and Mrs. Nelson for their successful competition at the Solo and Small Ensemble District Competition that took place at Liberty High School. Overall they entered 15 events. Seven of those events took 1 ratings, five events took 2 ratings, and three events took 3 ratings. The scale is from 1-5 with 1 being the best. Both 1's and 2's are difficult to obtain, and 1 ratings go on to state at MU in April. The following events received 1 ratings:
Cherian Sextet :
Sara Bryant, Rosemary Cherian, Sydney Gardner, Arcadia Mejia, Sarah Niblock, and Sara Watson
Gardner Double Quartet:
Sara Bryant, Rosemary Cherian, Sydney Gardner, Sarah Koster, Arcadia Mejia, Madeleine Quinn, Caroline Ramsey, and Sara Watson
Koster Misc. 5:
Sean Bryant, Sarah Koster, Caroline Ramsey, Joe Ross, and John Ryan
Congratulations to the SPX Mission Team! Mrs. Donice Mahan and Mr. Joe Wilson, from the Kansas City Rotary Club, presented $3,000 to the SPX Guatemala Mission team. Leadership kids: Juniors
Katie Rainey, Gabby Mendoza, Kate Pluenneke, Josh Revnew
lead a presentation to the club in January. The SPX Mission group focuses on clean water, clean air, educational advantages and sustainable food for the people of San Andres and Panamaquin, Guatemala.
Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of
and Theatre Coach
"The SPX spring show this year was the play,
. It is an emotional drama filled with difficult decisions, complex characters, and important life lessons. It tells the story of a young man, down on his luck, who stumbles into a small Kansas town. His appearance becomes the talk of the town, working as a catalyst for events that will change the course of each character's life. This show was very different from what most of the theatre students had acted in previously, as shows in recent years have been primarily comedies. This drama allowed the students to really grow as actors and taught them to delve deeper into the true meaning of a play." - Madeleine Quinn
Hal Carter -
Madge Owens -
Millie Owens -
Flo Owens -
Rosemary Sydney -
Helen Potts -
Alan Seymour -
Howard Bevans -
Christine Schoenwalder -
Irma Kronkite -
Bomber Gutzel -
Congratulations to our Academic Letter Winners for Semester 1 2016-2017.
Please click here to see the list!
she has been selected to represent Missouri in the
MO/KS All-Star Girls Basketball Game.
Congratulation to the SPX Girl's Basketball Team and
- they are going to State!
State Girl's Basketball is at the Mizzou Arena, University of Missouri at Columbia
Thursday, March 16th at 6:50pm vs. Dexter
Saturday, March 18th (For the Championship) vs. TBD at 4:30pm.
Manager, Erin Bollinger
Congratulations to the Junior Class and Ms. Smith!
The Junior Class Spaghetti Dinner was a huge success! A special thanks goes out to faculty members
David Lamble, James Thornburg, Kathy Bonadonna, Jamie Gumina, Patti Pearson, Lisa Hipp, Krista Daniels, and John Coakley who worked all day with our students and parents to help things run efficiently. Another HUGE thank you to
Lisa Hipp and Michelle Chirpich for co-chairing the event. Michelle was also in charge of the kitchen, without a doubt the most important and stressful job of the day. The junior Student Council parents all chaired their own committee, but each volunteered time and labor to other committees when needed. Our corporate sponsors included A & M Printing, Bears Printing, C&C Produce, Cascone's Italian Restaurant, Roma Bakery, and Scimeca's Sausage Company. All of these companies donated most, if not all, of their products to the Spaghetti Dinner. Due to all of this hard work and these donations, the juniors were able to raise $22,000 for their Prom and After Prom expenses. This has been one of the most successful Dinners in recent history, and we are all so grateful for the help and support of the SPX community.
SPX Parents Association Board Position Vacancy
The Parents Association has an opening on the board for the 2017-2018 school year: the position of Vice President. This position will include attending our meetings once a month, volunteering with the Special Events committee throughout the year and assisting the President when needed. If you are interested or would like further information please contact Michelle Chirpich, SPX Parents Association President at
This is a great way to get involved at SPX, meet other parents and to have FUN! Our next monthly meeting is Wednesday April 5 at 6:00pm in the school library. Please join us!!! Everyone is welcome.
Have Spirit. Be Involved.
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
Service Hour Reminder
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!
20 Special Long Lunch M/T/F Schedule
21 Vincit Christus Schedule
22 Wednesday Block Schedule
22 Cheer Parent Meeting - Commons 6pm
23 Thursday Block Schedule
24 High Mass Schedule
27 M/T/F Schedule
28 M/T/F Schedule
28 Senior Retreat
29 Wednesday Block Schedule
29 SPX Debate Tourney 3pm to 8pm
30 Thursday Block Schedule
31 End of the 5th 6 Weeks
31 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.