Parents Across Cultures
The Parents Across Cultures organization provides leadership and support for creating an environment at St. Xavier High School which includes and values all cultures. We celebrate diversity and work towards unity. There are a number of parent, student, and family activities we organize throughout the year.
The Mission of PAC
Our mission is to create a school culture that:
- Strives to identify, enroll and retain more students of culturally diverse backgrounds;
- Supports multicultural student growth and development;
- Supports partnership among parents, faculty, staff and the St. Xavier administration;
- Challenges our students to achieve academic and spiritual growth; and
- Prepares all students to live and work effectively in a diverse society.
As PAC was initially established as a support network for the families of minority students, all of these families are automatically included on our distribution lists. There is no application process and no membership dues are required.
However, PAC also has as its mission outreach and impact in the broader St. Xavier community. Therefore we invite anyone supportive of the mission of PAC to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our distribution list and to engage in any PAC activities we organize throughout the year.
PAC Board Members
Dina Beluan Moore
Mothers' Club Liaison
Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
Parents Across Cultures (PAC) hosted a political panel event on February 4th in the our theater, “I Beg to Differ! Respectful Dialogue, Citizenship and Action When We Disagree.” The discussion was in response to the recent events and toxic rhetoric in our country when people have differing opinions. The event emceed by Teddy Ford '21 and moderated by Jack Nicley ’22 and Joe Feldkamp ’23. Panelists included Mayor John Cranley, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer, Judge Dwane Mallory, Former State Senator Eric Kearney, City Councilwomen Jan-Michele Kearney and Betsy Sundermann, Chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party Alex Triantafilou, and Prosecutor Joe Deters. The conversations centered around how to listen, work with those in opposing parties and state your views respectfully and more. Click here for video
The event was mentioned in the Cincinnati Enquirer and WCPO Channel 9 as well as an interview on 700 WLW with Enquirer Political Columnist Jason Williams.
Ice Cream Social
PAC hosted an annual Freshman Ice Cream Social to welcome freshmen and their parents to the school. All were able to enjoy various ice cream treats while getting to know each other.
Tailgate PAC/Cross Country/Basketball
Fall Dinner Theater
Paula Lampley, who is the mother of two St. X Bomber Alums, Trey and Hunter Lampley, was the featured speaker at our Fall Dinner Theater. Paula, who is the Women in Engineering Director in the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, spoke about St. X being a great place to land for minority students and their families' experiences that contributed to that belief.
Afterwards the prospective families were treated to the play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time presented by the St. X Theater department.
Taste of Diversity
Parents Across Cultures held its 11th Annual Taste of Diversity held on April 17, 2021, and it was an overwhelming success!
Once again, St. X Students did a remarkable job showcasing the diversity of cultures and countries from around the world utilizing a variety of displays and digital technology to provide insight and education on foods, cultures, conditions and so much more. While the pandemic would not allow the traditional food sampling to occur at each display, the decision to provide food trucks more than made up for it with three restaurants providing a variety of award-winning cuisines! Best Thing Smokin’, S.E.A. Foodtruck and Red Sesame complimented the Taste of Diversity superbly!
Parents Across Cultures also unveiled its new logo; the new more modern design reaffirms PAC's mission to enhance the culture of diversity and unity within the St. Xavier community, and to help develop international citizens growing up in a diverse world. The global image embodies PAC's commitment to equity and inclusion for all and the ribbon encircling the globe emphasizes the power of connection and unity.
We invite you to attend our events, volunteer, and encourage your sons to join us on this journey of creating diversity and unity within and beyond St. Xavier. There are multiple points of contact for you. Look for us in the Principal's Weekly and feel free to contact Jaleria Burt, our St. Xavier Diversity Coordinator at email@example.com. You can also find us on the homepage of the St. Xavier web site under Diversity.