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206 members total

Uryga (Senger), Julie ('78) 0570823
Canas, Manuel ('49) 0570776
Kicklighter, Alison ('04) 0570721
Conway, Leeann (Parent) 0520243
Mitchell, Austin ('16) 0520238
Patel, Deep ('16) 0520237
Beerman, Anna Grace ('16) 0520233
Turpin, Sydney ('16) 0520230
Carlson, Emily ('16) 0520227
Thompson, Florence ('16) 0520226
Owens, George ('83) 0515076
Higginbotham, Scott ('71) 0513973
Boyd, Susan (Parent) 0509633
Cashion, Matthew ('82) 0490929
Cox (Wilems), Joan ('72) 0483070
Williams, Sonya (bubbles) ('15) 0469038
Thompson, Stephen ('15) 0469029
Boyd, Savannah ('15) 0469027
Smith, Will ('15) 0469025
McHugh, Ryan ('15) 0469024
Soler, Lucas ('15) 0469023
Goeldner, Tripp ('15) 0469022
Wiggins, Christopher ('15) 0469020
Haley, John ('15) 0469019
Rector, Lori (Parent) 0469018

Capital Campaign Underway!

Big news at SFXCS! Guided by the Holy Spirit, this spring the SFX Parish Council, the SFX school board, and our pastor, Father Tim McKeown, have undertaken a 2 million dollar capital campaign ("Forward with Faith") to raise funds for renovating and upgrading our school. After 60 years of regular use (that's right - built in 1957-58), parts of our school facility are deteriorating and outdated. Projects to be covered by this campaign are: a new roof (the original has been leaking for years and repairs continue to fail), new windows to replace the deteriorating and inefficient originals, complete rewiring to get the school in line with 21st century technology, a new heating and air system to improve air flow and energy efficiency, creation of internal hallways to connect the annex buildings to the main school building for easier accessibility and improved security, construction of a welcoming reception and administrative area, elevating the hallways to eliminate the step-ups into rooms, enlarging the bathrooms and making them handicapped accessible, and remodeling of classrooms. This major capital project is being combined with an effort to raise 1 million dollars to create an addition connecting the Church to Xavier Hall which will provide gathering space for the parish, room for families with small children at Mass, and large men's and women's restrooms that will be handicapped accessible. St. Francis parishioners are stepping up to financially support this campaign. Each parish family is being asked to consider a $5,000 pledge over 3 years - some will not be able to do this; some will be able to do more. Please consider making a donation to maintain the viability of Catholic education in Southeast Georgia. Donations can be sent to the Church (405 Howe St., Brunswick, Ga. 31520) or school (1121 Union St., Brunswick, Ga., 31520) office. The donations should be labeled as going to the Forward with Faith campaign and directed to go the school only (unless you have a connection to the Church and want part of your contribution to go the church project).  Spread word of our campaign to your SFXCS contacts and encourage their support. Finally, please pray for the success of our campaign!

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Our newest Alumni - the Class of 2016!

1960 SFXCS Basketball team - County Champions!

First graduating class of the newly named SFXCS!

Here they are again!


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Another Alumna teaching at SFXCS!

Someone new is teaching at SFXCS! It is none other than our own alumna, Claire Andrews Fairchild (SFXCS Class of 1981). When an opening arose toward the end of first semester, Claire graciously agreed to assume the duty of teaching middle school math at SFXCS. After a career in the U.S. Army, Claire's husband, John, retired in Columbus, Ga. after his final assignment at Fort Benning. Claire taught at St. Ann Catholic School in Columbus for 13 years. In her spare time, Claire enjoys playing tennis, and she is appreciating the opportumity to spend more time with her parents who still live locally. Claire and John have one daughter, Emily, 21, who is studying Chemistry at Columbus State University. Welcome back to SFXCS, Claire!

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SFXCS Alumna married last summer

2007 SFXCS graduate, Danyelle Sullivan, and Ryan Schwertner were united by the Sacrament of Marriage on July 23 at St. William Church on SSI. The ceremony was officiated by Monsignor John Keneally. Four members of the SFXCS Class of 2007, Allison Bennett, Kari Butler, Eric O'Donnell, and Nick Brown - were members of the wedding party. A reception was held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The couple honeymooned in Rome, Italy after which they took up residence in Augusta, Georgia where Ryan began his second year in medical school in August. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!

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Alumna engaged!

Gloria Sasser, SFXCS Class of 2004, is engaged to marry Skyler Nettles according to her parents, Dr. Glenn and Esperanza Sasser. Gloria graduated from Brunswick High in 2008 and then from Georgia Southern in 2012 with a B.S. in Biology. In 2016, she earned a a B.S. in dental hygiene from Augusta University. Gloria is employed as a hygienist in Darien at her father's dental practice. Skyler was a classmate of Gloria at Brunswick High as well as at Georgia Southern where he obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He works for the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks South DUI Task Force. Gloria and Skyler plan to wed on April 22.

Hurricane Hero!

Andy Jones, SFXCS Class of 1981, received plenty of well deserved praise last Fall for his assistance with recovery from Hurricane Matthew. Andy, a lifelong resident and 4th generation native St. Simons Islander, and the Jones Maintenance Company are tree maintenance contractors for Glynn County. The Category 2 hurricane came close to hitting Glynn County on October 6th, and though our area was spared devestating consequences, it caused huge amount of tree damage and power outage making SSI not accessible for 5 days. Andy rode out the storm at home, and on the morning after the storm, he began clearing roads of trees with a chainsaw and backhoe. His work was critical in providing access to the island for Ga. Power, law enforcement, and emergency personnel. Thanks for all of your hard work, Andy!

Killer, Dude!

SFXCS Alum had another great year on gridiron!

Running scholarship for SFXCS alumnus

SFXCS Alumnus wins High School Science Fair

SFXCS Graduate off to college on scholarship

GRACE Scholars

The state of Georgia has developed a program that allows one to redirect part of one's state tax liability to a private school of one's choice. The Bishops of Georgia have developed a program called GRACE Scholars which organizes these contributions for the Catholic schools within our state. The money goes to families needing help to pay tuition. An individual can redirect up to $1,000, married couples $2,500, and S-corporations up to $10,000 per year. This is money that would normally go to Atlanta to be spent as seen fit by the politicians there. Instead, this money would go to your private school of choice to be used for tuition assistance for financially qualifying students. Please consider signing up for this program through GRACE Scholars and request the deferred money be sent to SFXCS. You help deserving children at SFXCS, no additional money comes out of your pocket, and you can include this amount of money in your tax deductible charitable contributions on your Federal tax return. Learn more about this at gracescholars.org.

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Site AdminSteve Thompson, Class of '81, Vice-President of SFXCS Advisory Board 

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New NJHS members

March 23, 2017 saw the induction of a new set of NJHS members. This honor recognizes academic achievement, and the group does service projects for the school. The above picture shows the 6th grade inductees in the front row: Ryan Walsh, Hayley Turpin, Sam Norris, Alex Mitchell (son of Jesse Mitchell - Class of 1994), Rley Mansfield, Alessandra Dichkus, Anna Beck,, and Ivan Barr. The back row includes the current NJHS members: Sydney Ritola, Ares Ellis, Will Bristol (son of Stacey Kempton Bristol - Class of 1977), Kate Beerman, Dylan McHugh(President), Maria Barr, Montana Webb, Kelsey Ann Cabiness, Shyama Patel, Sally Brock (Vice President), and Elaine Busby (not pictured: Anna Vrolijk).

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2016-17 SFXCS Tennis Team

The above photo shows this year's tennis team at SFXCS. The team improved throughout the year and achieved some nice victories. The Crusaders made it to the finals of the regional tournament but lost to the Frederica Knights, 2-3, in the Championship round. Pictured are, seated: Sebastian Lund, Danny McHugh, Alejandro Santini, and David Thompson; middle row: Riley Lawrey, Joseph Lombardi, Anna Vrolijk, Henry Thompson, and Katie Ann Walsh; back row: Coach Steve Thompson (Class of '81), Kyle Strasser (son of Jean Joines Strasser - Class of '82), Mark Kirk, Dylan McHugh, Will Bristol (son of Stacey Kempton Bristol - Class of '77), and Ryan Walsh.

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Alumna married recently

Josie Parker, SFXCS Class of 2005, married Max Gupton on November 12th at SFX Church in a ceremony officiated by Father Tim Mckeown. The bride is the daughter of Joe Parker, SFXCS Class of 1976, and the late Gina Davis Parker. Meagan Parker, SFXCS Class of 1999, was her sister's Maid of Honor. A reception was held at Pine Marsh Farm, the home of Josie's Aunt, Ginger Parker Boswell, SFXCS Class of 1959. After a honeymoon trip to the Dominican Republic, Josie and Max will be living in Charlotte, N.C where Josie is a client services manager for Bayada Home Health Care and Max is an accountant with CohnReznick.

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Alumna is SFXCS Teacher of the Year

The 2016-17 SFXCS Teacher of the Year is our own SFXCS alumna, Katie Jarocki. Katie is a member of the SFXCS Class of 2002, and she has been teaching third grade at St. Francis since 2013. After finishing eigth grade at SFXCS, Katie went to Brunswick High School ("a Pirate for life!"). She subsequently graduated from the College of Coastal Georgia in 2011. Katie is the SFXCS faculty superviser for the yearbook, cheerleading, and the Student Council. To the right is the notification sign (a gift from the Class of 1993) in front of the school and a recent photo of Ms. Jarocki. Congratulations, Katie, and thanks for being an integral part of SFXCS!

Alumna wins Horseriding Championship

Alumnae receive Diocesan award


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    Brief history of SFXCS

    Our school was started in 1900 by the Sisters of St. Joseph and has been in continuous operation since then. It was started as St. Joseph's Catholic School and was operated out of a single wooden building on Howe street. In the mid-1950's, with the support of St. Francis Xavier Parish, the current school facility was built along with the nearby convent. In appreciation of the parish support, the Sisters renamed the school St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. In the 1960's, the annex building was constructed, and other buildings along Reynolds Street to Howe Street were later added. The late 1980's brought the construction of Xavier Hall which the school uses for athletic events, lunch, PE classes, morning assembly, and meeting space. The Sisters of St. Joseph had an official presence at the school until the retirement of Sister Anna in 2005.


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