School News & Announcements

Semester 1 High School Exam Schedule

posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:37 AM by Sarah Schildknecht


All exams begin at 8:15 am and will be written in the classroom indicated on the exam schedule.

Exams requiring accommodations will be written in room 161 or 150 as arranged by the resource staff.

In the event of bus cancellations, all exams will be "bumped" a day. This means that the exam that was cancelled is written the next day, and all other exams will move to the next day on the schedule.

Please see a Vice-Principal in the main office if there is an exam conflict.

A medical certificate is required if you are absent for an exam. 

Christmas Care Collection

posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:24 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 7:48 AM ]

What could you give up this week to help a family in need?
Average lunch combo price: $7-8
Medium latte: $3-5
General movie admission: $11.50

Your greatness is not what you HAVE - it's what you GIVE!

We’ve got some ground to cover in reaching our goal, but we are on our way … many thanks to all who contributed to our fund to help families in our school enjoy a better Christmas season. Remember our collection ends Friday, December 15 so please:


  • Encourage your child to bring in money to their homeroom class for the school-wide collection.

  • Consider using our school cash online at https://ocsb.schoolcashonline.com/ to donate to the fund directly on your family’s behalf.

  • Purchase a gift card yourself (preferably from Walmart) and send it into the school with your child.


Grad Photo Retakes - December 14

posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:08 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 7:25 AM ]

1. Visit bookmygrad.ca
2. Enter in three letter code: FXH
3. Select your sitting type, date, and time

There are Portrait Session Guides available to pick-up in Student Services.

Important: Student Passwords

posted Dec 1, 2017, 8:56 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

On December 15, all student passwords that have the form X (where X is a single digit) or Welcome2FL (F represents your first name initial and L represents your last name initial) will be automatically reset. Student passwords can be changed by students on their own using their own Password Change Tool in the Student Portal. Your new password must be at least six characters including at least one number.

Coyote Wellness Pack - Tip of the Week

posted Dec 1, 2017, 7:37 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.

New & Gently Used Winter Items

posted Dec 1, 2017, 7:32 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

Brrr!!!! It's getting cold outside.
Ms. MacKay's Grade 8 English Classes are collecting the following new and gently used items for homeless shelters in Ottawa:
                Mitts
                Scarves
                Hats
                Socks
                Blankets
Deadline: Friday, December 22
Please help out by dropping off items to Room 333. Thank you!

Parent Council Fundraiser

posted Nov 21, 2017, 6:01 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Looking for a fun, unique gift or stocking stuffer?

Between Friday, November 17 and Friday, December 1, you can place an online order and receive it before the Christmas break. 
All proceeds will be used by Parent Council towards various student and school initiatives.
Just click on this link http://fundsocks.com/shop/stfrancisxavier and choose St. Francis Xavier to place your order.
Only $10/pair!!!
Orders can be picked up by students from the tuck shop at lunch when they come in.
If you want them to be a surprise, parents can pick them up in the main office.

SFX Ski & Snowboard Club

posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:01 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 6:52 AM ]

The SFX Ski & Snowboard Club will be back again for Winter 2018. We will be hitting the slopes at Camp Fortune on the evenings of January 10 & 17 and February 7, 14 & 21 with a rain date of February 28. Prices are the same as last year.


Ski Club permission forms must be picked up from the coop office (Room 124).

Please download the information package here.


Ski Club fills up fast so students are encouraged to return forms to Mr Doyle (Room 124) or Mrs Comerford (Learning Commons) by November 30. If you have any questions, please call Mr Doyle at 613-822-8906.


No Access to Lockers After 4:10 pm

posted Nov 20, 2017, 7:47 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Students involved in extracurricular activities after school are reminded to ensure they have all their belongings with them as there will be no access to lockers in the new wing or the second and third floors after 4:10 pm.
Any questions or concerns, please contact your child's vice-principal.

Grade 9 Wellness Day

posted Nov 20, 2017, 6:18 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

On Wednesday November 22, we are having a Wellness Day for our Grade 9 students. 
This is tech-free morning. Students are encouraged to leave their devices at home or in their lockers for the morning.

During Period One, students will attend a presentation on High School Life: Ups and Downs, Challenges, Resilience, and Wellness.

During Period Two, students will be in a recreation session (which they previously selected as either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice). The students have chosen from the options listed below. They will be notified of their session by Tuesday. 


Reading
Spa (manicures)
Meditation
Basketball
Bro-Kitchen
Bullet Journalling
Nature Walk
Board Games
Mindfulness
Colouring
Card Games
Improv
Crafting
Yoga
Art Zone
Spinning
Ping Pong (table tennis)
Zumba
Simmer Down Girls - Cooking

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