School News & Announcements

7&8 Play: The Lion King Jr.

posted Dec 6, 2019, 6:47 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Please save the date for our Grade 7&8 Play: The Lion King Jr.

It will be performed for the community on December 12th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available through School Cash Online.

Operation Christmas Care

posted Nov 29, 2019, 7:18 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Can you help us in this Advent/Christmas season? 

As in the past, we hope to provide Christmas gift cards to any of our families who are in need at this time of year! To do this, each homeroom is being invited to bring in money for the Christmas Care Fund, from which the gift cards will be purchased. As a parent or guardian, there are three different ways for you to help us make this a success.

Here’s how:

1. Encourage your child to bring in money to their homeroom classroom for the school-wide collection from December 2 - 13

2. Consider using our school cash online at to donate to the fund directly on your family’s behalf (This account will be available from November 30 - December 15)

3. Purchase a gift card yourself (preferably from Walmart - where both food and clothing can be purchased) and send it into the school with your child.

Let’s ensure that all in our community have the means for a bright and joyful Christmas season this year. If the fund proves to be highly successful, and all the needs of our community are met, we will help our elementary schools in the area with any excess funds.

Reverse Advent Calendar

posted Nov 29, 2019, 7:00 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Our Grade 7&8 Religion classes are participating in a “Reverse Advent Calendar” initiative. They are collecting a wide variety of non-perishable food items as well as some personal hygiene items to give back to our local community. We will be delivering packages to our local parishes as well as the Ottawa Food Bank to help families in need before the Holidays.

Canoe Building

posted Nov 29, 2019, 6:54 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. Francis Xavier CHS is excited to share that we have arranged for Chuck Commanda, an Algonquin master canoe builder to work with students to build a birch bark canoe in our atrium during the month of December. This is a partnership that will allow students in our technology department to participate in the building, while other classes can join in to watch the project unfold. We are looking forward to this initiative and will share the project in real time on social media.

2020 Band Trips Fundraiser

posted Nov 22, 2019, 7:15 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Blues Showcase with Mike and Corky at Irene's Pub with guest co-host John Yamensky.  Mar 13, 2008.

On December 5 at 7 pm on the St. FX Stage, two professional bands, The Grey Jazz Big Band and The Hurricanes (Mr. Yemensky's professional band from the 1990's reunited) are performing. Earlier this week, parents received online payment information about this event. 100% of ticket sales will support the April 22-25, 2020 Boston Band Trip (grades 9-12) and the Intermediate Band's Toronto Band Trip (grades 7-8, date TBA). Tickets are $4 for students and $10 for adults.

For additional details, click on the following link: December 5 Band Fundraising Concert

Click on the following link to see a video from 1993 of Mr. Yemensky's Band: The Hurricanes!

Annual Reindeer Hunt

posted Nov 22, 2019, 7:08 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Attention High School Students, the SFX annual Reindeer Hunt starts Monday! Round 1 will be taking place from Monday, November 25th - Wednesday, November 27th and Round 2 will begin on Friday, November 29th. More information will be provided in homerooms on Monday.
Good luck!

OCSB Connect

posted Nov 22, 2019, 7:02 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

For more information, please visit

Annual Cake Auction

posted Nov 22, 2019, 6:55 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Nov 22, 2019, 7:25 AM ]

On the morning of Wednesday November 20th, we participated in our 10th annual cake auction. The event was a success due to all the cake donations, help from the custodians, the audio crew, students and staff who brought in money and to all others who contributed their time to the event. This year we raised $7,682 which is the most we have raised since we first started 10 years ago. The money raised will go to a variety of charities chosen by the social justice club as well as the religion classes. A big thank you to Mr.Baars, Ms.Baine, students from Gr. 11 and Gr. 12 Religion classes, and members of the Social Justice Club who ran the event. An enormous thank you to all the teachers and students who took time out of their day to set up and help out at the event. Also, a big thank you to those who brought cakes to the auction as we had enough for every homeroom to have a cake or two! We look forward to next year's cake auction. Great job Coyotes!

(Sandra Assaf Gr. 12 Religion student)

Grade 7-12 Spirit Week

posted Nov 8, 2019, 8:45 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Monday, November 18 - Plaid Day
Tuesday, November 19 - Twin Day
Wednesday, November 20 - Battle of the Grades
  • Grade 7: Purple
  • Grade 8: Green
  • Grade 9: Blue
  • Grade 10: Black
  • Grade 11: White
  • Grade 12: Red
  • Staff: Grey
Thursday, November 21 - Jersey Day
   Friday, November 22: Sweats and Hoodies

Grade 7&8 Parent-Teacher Interviews

posted Nov 8, 2019, 8:28 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 12:00 PM ]

Parent Instructions: You Can Book Me 
Electronic Sign Up for Grade 7&8 Parent-Teacher Interviews 

Thursday, November 14, 2019 
2:40 – 4:30 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm 

We are providing an opportunity for parents to book interviews electronically. Upon submission of booking you will receive an email confirmation (with directions to cancel appointment if necessary).

In order to secure an interview time, click on the teacher’s name. The link will take you to the booking calendar for that teacher. Please realize that there is limited availability. Out of courtesy to other parents, you may only book one time slot per teacher. If you have any questions on procedure, please contact the main office. If your network server at work is blocking you access from booking an appointment, please try booking an interview from home. We appreciate your continued support.

The teacher links will only be made available as of Friday, November 8 at 3:00 pm. 
NEW - The teacher links will close on Thursday, November 14 at 10:00 am. 

Bailey, Sheri-Lynn

Crozier, Michael

Parisien, Patrice

Banks, Matthew

Daley, Christopher

Postin, Benjamin

Beaulac, Nancy

Eagen, Carrie-Lynn

Price, Kristy

Bujaki, Marika

Gravel, Robyn

Shea, Tom

Campbell, Debbie

Johnstone, Kourtney

Silenu, Judy

Castro, Jennifer

Malloy, Stephanie

Volkmer, William

Cavan, Andrew

McSwiggan, Sheila

Wadel, Michael

Connolly, Jodi

Milosek, Jacquelynne

Walsh, John

Cousineau, Joseph

Mott, Rebecca

Wilson, Marlies


Natoli, Carmelo



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