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
Mothers' Club Liaison
Community Survey Coordinator
Parent/Faculty Engagement Coordinator
Dina Beluan Moore
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 and Mother's Club 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
The 10th Annual Taste of Diversity, held on February 23, 2020, was a resounding success! Thirty booths housed country displays and edible samples, all prepared by St. Xavier students. Guests - some in colorful, eye-catching traditional garb - feasted on various ethnic dishes from a buffet spread, while a number of our very talented students provided almost an hour and a half of song, dance, and cultural explorations. This amazing event was a reminder that all cultures are connected by a desire to enrich each one of us in so many ways.