2017-2018 School Year

Welcome to the 2017 2018 school YEAR!

This year our school theme is superheroes in Christ. This theme ties in nicely with our mission: With Christ, In excellence, Through community forever. 

Let’s break down our school mission. With Christ: we are a Catholic school. We ask that our students behave with Christ always in mind. This is a great challenge for us as adults, the families of our students, and our Parish as a whole. We want to bring Christ to the forefront and raise a generation of students who will change this world setting it on fire for the better.

In excellence: last year our entire eighth grade class scored to be placed in honors science for their freshman year at their respected high schools. This is excellent! But what is even more excellent, is that this years eight graders have set their sights on achieving the same goal. Another way we have shown excellence is our last year’s standard test scores. You will notice these scores are posted as you enter the school outside the office. Third through eighth grade took the Iowa basics standardized test in late September. Nearly every grade scored above grade level in all subjects and in their cumulative total for the test scores. Way to go students, way to go teachers! The scores definitely set a goal to surpass for this year’s test.

Through community forever: it is extremely important to myself, the staff of St. Pius X, and this Parish that we are a community. You choose to send your kids to Saint Pius X. We respect that choice. Intern the goal is that the families and the Parish respect the teachers and staff. By having a mutual respect we will raise children who will create a better future.

In closing I would just like the teachers in attendance to stand up. Let’s take a moment and recognize these teachers. They have worked tirelessly the last few months to prepare a wonderful school year for your child with Christ, in excellence, through community forever. Together let’s be superheroes in Christ. 

Fees for the 2017-2018 School Year

Fees for Next Year: Before your child will be able to enroll for the 2017-2018 school year, this year’s bills must be paid in full and you will need to come to registration ready to pay at least the registration amount listed below.

Parishioner-

1 child-$695.00 due at registration- $231.00

2 children- $799.00 due at registration- $266.00

3 children- $1016.00 due at registration- $338.00

4 children- $1152.00 due at registration- $384.00

 

Non Parishioner-

1 child-$3925.00 due at registration- $392.50

2 children- $6973 due at registration- $697.30

3 children- $9101 due at registration- $910.10

4 children- $10231 due at registration- $1023.00

 

5-8th grade students will also need to pay a $400.00 technology fee. This fee can be paid in one of two ways: $100.00 a year for the child’s middle school years, or $400.00 during the 5th grade year. This technology fee will support the upkeep of our one-to-one technology. We appreciate your support with this matter.

 

 

St. Pius X Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 29th through Friday, February 3rd

 

Sunday- Knights of Columbus and NJHS Country Ham Breakfast from 7:30-10:30 in the Undercroft

Monday- St. Pius X March for Life around Downtown. We will meet in the Deacon David Francis Ritter Memorial Gymnasium at 1pm and walk down town and around a loop back to school. All are welcome.

Tuesday-

Wednesday- Students will have Adoration all day

Charity Car Hop at Sonic from 5-8pm

Thursday- Math-A-Thon Day

Friday- Volleyball Tournament beginning at 1pm, Students can wear Black and Gold

SPX 5/6th Basketball Tournament

Monday, February 13th
5pm SPX Girls v Mary Immaculate
6pm Boys St. Joe v. Mary Immaculate
7pm BOYS SPX v Higbee
Tuesday, February 14th
5pm GIRLS St. Joe v. Higbee
6pm BOYS St. Joe v. Higbee
Wednesday, February 15th
5pm BOYS SPX v Mary Immaculate
6pm GIRLS St. Joe v Mary Immaculate
7pm GIRLS SPX v Higbee
Thursday, February 16th
5pm GIRLS Higbee v. Mary Immaculate
6pm BOYS Higbee v. Mary Immaculate
Friday, February 17th
5pm GIRLS SPX v. St. Joe
6pm BOYS SPX v St Joe

Testimonial for SPX-Charles Schumann

For us, it wasn’t really choosing.  We are called to be followers of Christ.  St. Pius X Catholic Church has been the foundation of my Christian life since birth, just as the Catholic church has been the foundation for all Christians throughout the world.  We wanted that same foundation for our kids.  In our society, especially in our schools, we find that every aspect of Christianity is buried by political correctness and evil forces. The whatever you want to do or think, whatever makes you feel good philosophy, has taken over.  It is the utmost importance for me to know that my kids can learn as much about Christ and his teachings while getting their education.  Yes, they could have received an education from other great schools, learning about the basic subjects,  but Christ would have been out of sight and out of mind, with the exception of a few brave individuals, who would dare to pray to our Lord in public.  At St. Pius X,  our kids were and are continually taught about Christ and his sacrifice for all of our souls along with tougher standards in the major subjects that will help in life.  Here, they have the opportunity to live out Christ’s sacrifice daily, without being criticized or even disciplined for it.  God gave all of us, Life.  What more important part of our education could there be, than to learn daily, that God sent his only Son, Jesus, to save us from all our sins.  It was Christ call to the Apostles to teach and pass on everything he had shown them and said to them.  So, as I said, it wasn’t really choosing.  It was following Christ’s command in our modern day society.   It may have felt easier to put our kids on a public school bus and show up to parent teacher conferences now and then, not that anyone does that, it’s just not what we are about at St. Pius X.  We know our kids have received a great education, but first and foremost have been taught where to turn when life goes wrong.  Christ Jesus!

Chuck Schumann