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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 

General information can be found in the tabs above. 

Specific grade level information can be found below under your specific class year.

19-20 Daily Order & Dates

Daily Order Calendar

Parent Volunteers

St. Xavier High School
Parent Volunteers
**See below for details about training session**
Parent Volunteers serve the school by monitoring classes for teachers who are chaperoning student retreats, attending professional meetings, or out for some other professional reason. By performing these services in place of members of the faculty who would otherwise take these duties, parent volunteers free teachers to meet with students and prepare classes.
No teaching experience is necessary. Teachers prepare assignments for students to do on their own. The parent volunteers supervise the students as they do these assignments in their regular classrooms.
You decide how often you would like to serve. In addition to helping the school, you will have the opportunity to have an insider’s experience of the workings of the school.
If you would like to be a parent classroom prefect or would like more information, please contact our parent volunteer coordinator, Tracy Sandquist, at tsandquist4@gmail.com or call her at (513) 608-4522.
There will be a training session for Parent Volunteers on Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in room 1560. New and veteran volunteers are welcome at the meeting. We welcome your ideas and will answer any questions you may have! No need to RSVP. Just come to the meeting if you can. Call or email Leslie Bryson with questions @ 761-7815 ext. 177 or lbryson@stxavier.org. Even if you can’t attend the meeting, we welcome your services as a classroom prefect.

Schedules & Supplemental Books

Dear Students and Parents,

The 2019-20 Class Schedules will be available to view in PowerSchool https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public on Wednesday, July 24.  Please login to PowerSchool via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to view schedules, NOT the mobile app.  If your PowerSchool password has expired or you do not remember your password send an email to helpdesk@stxavier.org.

ACTION ITEMS

1.       LOGIN TO POWERSCHOOL

View the attached instructions to login to PowerSchool.

2.       ORDER SUPPLEMENTAL BOOKS

Beginning July 26, students will be able to order supplemental books online from the Follett Bookstore directly from their schedule in PowerSchool.  View the attached instructions on how to order books from the Follett Bookstore. ALL STUDENTS (including freshman) will have to purchase some supplemental books. Please note that English vocabulary books will NOT NEED to be purchased this year. Students will receive them from their teachers in class at no cost.   

3.       REQUEST SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT

There is a very limited schedule adjustment period.  The dates outlined below will be your only opportunity to submit an online request for an adjustment.  Please read the guidelines carefully and follow the process listed below to submit an adjustment request.  Walk-in and/or phone requests will NOT be considered.

TIMELINE

  • Seniors - Monday - July 29, 2019
  • Juniors and Sophomores - Tuesday - July 30, 2019
  • Freshmen - Not Applicable

GUIDELINES

·         Every attempt was made to schedule students into primary course requests; however, alternate requests were used when necessary.

·         Adjustments to schedules are limited to those courses in which a student has had the assigned teacher in a previous year or other changes that are   

           deemed academically valid by the Assistant Principal for Academics (Mrs. Jennifer Ziebol).

·         The majority of classes are at their maximum capacity so changes may not be possible.

·         As was communicated during the course registration process, AP courses may not be dropped.

·         Students may drop a non-required elective course and replace it with a free bell as long as it does not take them below the required 6 classes per semester.

          If a student has 6 classes on his schedule HE MAY NOT ADD AN ADDITIONAL CLASS AND HE MAY NOT DROP.

·         Requests will NOT be accepted to change courses due to a preference for a different teacher (other than previously having the assigned teacher) or to

          change a course time in order to gain a specific free bell.

PROCESS

•         On the designated day STUDENTS may send an email to courseadjustments@stxavier.org with their name and graduation year in the subject line.  The following information must be included in the body of the email:

  - course name and number

  - a compelling reason for requesting the adjustment (i.e. dropping a 7th class)

•         Multiple requests within one email are acceptable but only one email submission per student is permitted.

•         After each request is reviewed, a response will be emailed to the student's St. Xavier email address with the results of the request.

•         All adjustments are final.

Spirit Shop Hours

St. Xavier High School Spirit Shop

Shop for St. X Gear!

Visit our very own St. Xavier Spirit Shop at school for St. Xavier Branded Apparel, Accessories & Home Décor

Also available online at https://www.stxavier.org/student-life/spirit-shop

August/September

Spirit Shop Hours

Open Regular School Days

7:45am-3:30pm

Open at the Stadium (8/30 and 9/20)

1 hr prior to kick-off - halftime

Open 9/12 for Class Night

6:00pm-9:00pm

Closed   September 13th

Closed   September 27th

To purchase St. Xavier Sport/Cocurricular Branded Apparel and Accessories

Visit StXFangear at https://stxfangear.merchorders.com/

All Sports, TX, Music and Family (Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa) logos are available on the site, as well as items for certain clubs/organizations.

For student Athletes and their families - Managed through the Athletic Dept.

 St. X Athletics will work with Bumblebee (Adidas) to create a one-time Team Shop for all sports with required and optional team-specific items.  This will be available to student athletes and their families only for a specific time period at the beginning of their season.  After the shop “closes”, gear will be delivered to the Athletic Dept. and distributed to the athletes and their families.

FRESHMEN - 2023

Letter to the Class of 2023

July 2019
Dear St. Xavier Freshman Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to St. Xavier High School and the 2019-20 school year! The journey ahead of your son is both exciting and unknown, yet promises to be one supported by the wonderful community at St. X. As we move through the summer, a great deal of work has been done to plan for the start of school in August. From the improvement of the building to the professional development of the faculty, administration and staff, we continue to work toward animating the vision of Jesuit education at St. Xavier High School. We look forward to the opportunity to help your son develop into a man for others.
At St. Xavier, we are not just interested in the academic development of our students, but their growth as an entire person, including their spiritual, personal, physical and social development. The next four years will include a number of programs designed to support your son in this development, starting with his freshman orientation on August 13th and 14th. In addition, we will offer a number of educational programs for parents over the next four years. We look forward to collaborating with you in the growth of your son.
Schedules will be accessible via the PowerSchool Student Portal this Wednesday, July 24. Class schedules are available to view in the PowerSchool Student Portal https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public.
Please login to PowerSchool via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to view your schedule not the mobile app (room numbers are not available in the mobile app).
For further information on the mandatory Prep Week on August 8th and 9th or Orientation Days on August 13th and 14th, please go to www.stxavier.org.
Best wishes to you and your son as he enters the doors of St. Xavier. We look forward to spending the next four years with you and your son in his journey. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Terrence H. Tyrrell

Summer Reading Assignments

The summer reading books are available for purchase through Follett, our on-line bookstore.  To access the online bookstore, login to PowerSchool and click on the “Summer Reading” icon.

https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public

Click on the “Summer Reading” icon

Click here to download the summer reading information.

Ender’s Game                     

by Orson Scott Card       

ISBN 9780812550702

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths   

by Bernard Evslin 

ISBN 9780553259209

See Attached Assignment for Class of 2023 on Mythology Introduction

 

SOPHOMORES-2022

Letter to the Class of 2022

July 2019
Dear St. Xavier Students, Parents and/or Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! As we move through the summer, a great deal of work has been done to plan for the start of school in August. From the improvement of the building to the professional development of faculty, administration and staff, we continue to work toward animating the vision of Jesuit education at St. Xavier High School. We look forward to the opportunity to help your son continue his development into a man for others.
In June, I was privileged to attend the Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium in Chicago with ten of my colleagues from St. Xavier and over 500 educators from 94 Jesuit schools from around the world. Every three years Jesuit educators come together to take part in professional development inspired by Ignatian spirituality and what one priest called a “Jesuit pep rally.”

The theme for this year’s Colloquium was “Building Communities of Justice and Hope.” Through keynote talks and breakout sessions, the St. Xavier participants were inspired and informed on many issues, programs, and partnerships that we can bring back to Cincinnati. Especially within the political landscape of divisiveness that exists at the national level, we want to make sure our St. X community remains one that allows for respectful dialogue, love and care.
In this spirit of dialogue, we will continue to extend an invitation for our students and parents to collaborate with us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to let us know how we are doing with our goal of “being the best at getting better.” In addition, we are beginning a new strategic planning process this year that will involve our community. Stay tuned for additional information in the coming months about how you can participate in this process.

Schedules will be accessible via the PowerSchool Student Portal this Wednesday, July 24. Class schedules are available to view in the PowerSchool Student Portal https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public.
Please login to PowerSchool via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to view your schedule not the mobile app (room numbers are not available in the mobile app). If your PowerSchool password has expired or you do not remember your password, send an email to helpdesk@stxavier.org.
For further information on the mandatory Prep Week on August 8th and 9th or our Orientation Days on August 13th (freshmen and Bomber Pilots) and 14th (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) please go to www.stxavier.org.

I look forward to serving and helping to build community during the 2019-20 school year. I hope to see each of you over the coming months at orientations, Class Night, Parent-Teacher conferences, or one of the many activities our students participate in, including athletics, theater, music or clubs. Thank you for your continued support and for entrusting your son(s) to our care.

Sincerely,
Terrence H. Tyrrell
Principal

Summer Reading Assignments

The summer reading books are available for purchase through Follett, our on-line bookstore.  To access the online bookstore, login to PowerSchool and click on the “Summer Reading” icon.

https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public

Click on the “Summer Reading” icon

Click here to download the summer reading information.

Into the Wild 

by John Krakauer

ISBN 9780385486804

The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

ISBN 9780684801223

Alive                                                  by Paul Piers Read        ISBN9780380003211

See Attached Assignment for Class of 2022 on Alive                      

JUNIORS - 2021

Letter to the Class of 2021

July 2019
Dear St. Xavier Students, Parents and/or Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! As we move through the summer, a great deal of work has been done to plan for the start of school in August. From the improvement of the building to the professional development of faculty, administration and staff, we continue to work toward animating the vision of Jesuit education at St. Xavier High School. We look forward to the opportunity to help your son continue his development into a man for others.
In June, I was privileged to attend the Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium in Chicago with ten of my colleagues from St. Xavier and over 500 educators from 94 Jesuit schools from around the world. Every three years Jesuit educators come together to take part in professional development inspired by Ignatian spirituality and what one priest called a “Jesuit pep rally.”

The theme for this year’s Colloquium was “Building Communities of Justice and Hope.” Through keynote talks and breakout sessions, the St. Xavier participants were inspired and informed on many issues, programs, and partnerships that we can bring back to Cincinnati. Especially within the political landscape of divisiveness that exists at the national level, we want to make sure our St. X community remains one that allows for respectful dialogue, love and care.
In this spirit of dialogue, we will continue to extend an invitation for our students and parents to collaborate with us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to let us know how we are doing with our goal of “being the best at getting better.” In addition, we are beginning a new strategic planning process this year that will involve our community. Stay tuned for additional information in the coming months about how you can participate in this process.

Schedules will be accessible via the PowerSchool Student Portal this Wednesday, July 24. Class schedules are available to view in the PowerSchool Student Portal https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public.
Please login to PowerSchool via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to view your schedule not the mobile app (room numbers are not available in the mobile app). If your PowerSchool password has expired or you do not remember your password, send an email to helpdesk@stxavier.org.
For further information on the mandatory Prep Week on August 8th and 9th or our Orientation Days on August 13th (freshmen and Bomber Pilots) and 14th (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) please go to www.stxavier.org.

I look forward to serving and helping to build community during the 2019-20 school year. I hope to see each of you over the coming months at orientations, Class Night, Parent-Teacher conferences, or one of the many activities our students participate in, including athletics, theater, music or clubs. Thank you for your continued support and for entrusting your son(s) to our care.

Sincerely,

Terrence H. Tyrrell
Principal

Summer Reading Assignments

The summer reading books are available for purchase through Follett, our on-line bookstore.  To access the online bookstore, login to PowerSchool and click on the “Summer Reading” icon.

https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public

Click on the “Summer Reading” icon

Click here to download the summer reading information.

Picture of Dorian Gray       
by Oscar Wilde
ISBN 9781593080259 
        

Station Eleven
by Emily Mandel
ISBN 9780804172448

 

AP CLASSES ONLY

A.P. European History
The Measure of Reality
by Alfred Crosby
ISBN 9780521639903

A.P.  U.S. History 
Barracoon
by Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN 9780062748201

A.P. English Lit (class of 2021)
Odyssey
by Robert Fagles translation
ISBN 9789609012201

Station Eleven
by Emily Mandel
ISBN 9780804172448

SENIORS - 2020

Letter to the Class of 2020

July 2019
Dear St. Xavier Students, Parents and/or Guardians,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! As we move through the summer, a great deal of work has been done to plan for the start of school in August. From the improvement of the building to the professional development of faculty, administration and staff, we continue to work toward animating the vision of Jesuit education at St. Xavier High School. We look forward to the opportunity to help your son continue his development into a man for others.
In June, I was privileged to attend the Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium in Chicago with ten of my colleagues from St. Xavier and over 500 educators from 94 Jesuit schools from around the world. Every three years Jesuit educators come together to take part in professional development inspired by Ignatian spirituality and what one priest called a “Jesuit pep rally.”

The theme for this year’s Colloquium was “Building Communities of Justice and Hope.” Through keynote talks and breakout sessions, the St. Xavier participants were inspired and informed on many issues, programs, and partnerships that we can bring back to Cincinnati. Especially within the political landscape of divisiveness that exists at the national level, we want to make sure our St. X community remains one that allows for respectful dialogue, love and care.
In this spirit of dialogue, we will continue to extend an invitation for our students and parents to collaborate with us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to let us know how we are doing with our goal of “being the best at getting better.” In addition, we are beginning a new strategic planning process this year that will involve our community. Stay tuned for additional information in the coming months about how you can participate in this process.

Schedules will be accessible via the PowerSchool Student Portal this Wednesday, July 24. Class schedules are available to view in the PowerSchool Student Portal https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public.
Please login to PowerSchool via a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to view your schedule not the mobile app (room numbers are not available in the mobile app). If your PowerSchool password has expired or you do not remember your password, send an email to helpdesk@stxavier.org.
For further information on the mandatory Prep Week on August 8th and 9th or our Orientation Days on August 13th (freshmen and Bomber Pilots) and 14th (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) please go to www.stxavier.org.

I look forward to serving and helping to build community during the 2019-20 school year. I hope to see each of you over the coming months at orientations, Class Night, Parent-Teacher conferences, or one of the many activities our students participate in, including athletics, theater, music or clubs. Thank you for your continued support and for entrusting your son(s) to our care.

Sincerely,

Terrence H. Tyrrell
Principal

Summer Reading Assignments

The summer reading books are available for purchase through Follett, our on-line bookstore.  To access the online bookstore, login to PowerSchool and click on the “Summer Reading” icon.

https://stxavier.powerschool.com/public

Click on the “Summer Reading” icon

Click here to download the summer reading information.

All Religion Electives    

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl
ISBN 9780807014271
   

AP CLASSES ONLY

A.P. European History
The Measure of Reality
by Alfred Crosby
ISBN 9780521639903

A.P.  U.S. History 
Barracoon
by Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN 9780062748201