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208 members total

Bennett, Nicholas ('94) 0610012
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

Welcome our newest alumni!

The above picture shows the 2016-17 8th grade SFXCS class after receiving their alumni pen and pencil welcome gift at the reception in Xavier Hall after the traditional Mass and Candle ceremony on May 24th. The graduation Mass was celebrated by Father Tim McKeown and concelebrated by Monsignor John Kenneally and Father Chris Ortega at SFX Church on the evening of May 26th followed by a graduation dinner in Xavier Hall. This year's graduates are, standing L to R: Ryan Chambers, Dylan McHugh, Phillip Bulatao, Aidan Sturm, Mark Kirk, Katie Ann Walsh, Katie DeLage, Kyle Strasser, Nicholas Rogers(son of Dean Rogers, SFXCS Class of 1981), and Will Bristol(son of Stacey Kempton Bristol, SFXCS Class of 1977) and kneeling L to R: Sally Brock, Shyama Patel, Kelsey Ann Cabiness, Elaine Busby, Alexa Dominguez, Zachary Boyd, and Joseph Lombardi.

Capital Campaign Underway!

HELP NEEDED FOR SCHOOL RENOVATION

The Forward with Faith capital campaign to raise funds to renovate our school is still ongoing. Thus far SFX parish has been able to raise just over $1 million to upgrade our facilities. Other sources of revenue are being sought. School families, foundations, and businesses are being asked to sponsor this effort. Alumni are also being asked to step-up to support the campaign as well. The adjacent letter from Sister Anna will be sent to many alumni for whom we have addresses to ask for financial support of this effort. Renovations are planned for the summer of 2018. All who appreciate the benefit they received from SFXCS/SJCS and want to help continue the legacy of strong Catholic education in SE Georgia are asked to financially contribute to the campaign. The amount of money raised will determine how much work can be done at the school, so please be as generous as possible. More information on the campaign can be found in the posted article just above this one. Also, a full brochure on the plans can be found on the SFX parish website. Thank you for your generosity!

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1960 SFXCS Basketball team - County Champions!

First graduating class of the newly named SFXCS!

Here they are again!


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Mr. Silva remembered

Mr. John Silva, former teacher at SFXCS, died on July 11, 2017. Born in Gloucester, Mass., Mr. Silva served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years retiring in 1976. In addition to teaching for many years at SFXCS, Mr. Silva was also active in the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, International Seafarers Center, and Elks. He is especially remembered for coaching youth football and baseball for Glynn County as well as many years leading SFXCS basketball teams. Mr. Silva is survived by his wife and former SFXCS teacher, Rose, as well as their children and SFXCS alumni Cathy, Mary, John, Bill, Mickey, and Dobie. Please pray for the repose of Mr. Silva's soul and for Mrs. Silva and the Silva children and grandchildren.

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Welcome alumni, parents, faculty and friends!

Welcome to our new online community.  Membership is FREE and available exclusively to our alumni and friends!

This is SFXCS's private, online community created exclusively for SFXCS alumni.   It is a secure, password-protected environment established by St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

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Alumnus has strong golf season

Ryan McHugh, SFXCS Class of 2015, was an instrumental part of the Frederica 2017 golf team that won the state championship. Ryan was consistently one of the low scorers on the team, and he was the low medalist in the region tournament won by the Knights prior to the state championship round. Above is a picture of the state champion Frederica Knights with Ryan standing 3rd from the right. Great job, Ryan - and nice floppy hat!

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Killer, Dude!

Male Athlete of the Year

At the 2017 SFXCS sports banquet, Dylan McHugh was honored with the Stephen Carter Male Athlete of the Year Award. Dylan was the top player and MVP of the boys tennis team which finished second in the region. Dylan was also MVP of the boys' soccer team which showed flashes of brilliance but in general struggled through the season, missing the season ending playoffs. At right is a picture of Dylan with his award accompanied by last year's SFXCS male Athlete of the Year, Austin Mitchell, who plays football and baseball for Frederica Academy.

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Sally Brock dominates sports awards

The 2017 Luana Dickey Female Athlete of the Year Award winner was a no brainer - Sally Brock! Sally was the MVP of the championship volleyball team, the girl's basketball team, and the playoff girl's soccer team. The award was presented by last year's award co-winners, Florence Thompson (playing tennis at GA) and Savannah Serafini(playing volleyball at GA). Pictured from L to R are Florence, Sally, and Savannah.

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SFXCS alumni play GA tennis

The 2017 spring season saw 3 SFXCS alumni help the Glynn Academy tennis team to a strong season. The Terrors won their region and advanced to the quarterfinals in the state playoffs before falling to the eventual state champions, Northview High School out of Atlanta. The Lady Terrors also won their region and advanced to the state quarterfinals, losing to state runner-up Alpharetta. Pictured L to R are Stephen Thompson(SFXCS '15), Florence Thompson(SFXCS '16), and Matthew Hartnett(SFXCS '14). The GA girs lost a valuable member of the team when top player Huntyr Lake(SFXCS '14) moved to Maryland prior to the season starting.

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Soccer Crusaders finish high school career

Spring 2017 also saw 2 former St. Francis students finish their high school soccer careers. Pictured on Glynn Academy Senior Night at Glynn County Stadium in the front row are Katie Waters(far left), and Lizzy Bonds(far right).

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SFXCS Alumnus wins High School Science Fair

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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Locker room finished!

The final set of new SFXCS gold lockers was added to the locker room this summer. The gift from the Class of 2017 completes the project started by the Class of 2014. The adjacent picture reveals the all new locker set which will be enjoyed by SFXCS middle school students for many years to come.

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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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SFXCS has spelling champ again

Current SFXCS 8th grader, Ares Ellis, claimed the 2016-17 diocesan spelling bee title in dominating fashion for the second straight year. Ares, a strong all-around student, excels in Spelling and will be going for a third consecutive title in his final year at SFXCS this year. As a fifth grader, Ares finished second in the diocesan bee. Only a stellar effort by then 8th grader Richard Ebri prevented Ares from starting his dynastic run a year earlier.

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SFXCS student wins chess Grand Prix Championship

Current SFXCS 6th grader David Thompson was the local elementary school Grand Prix Chess Champion for the 2016-2017 school year. David, pictured at left with the Grand Prix trophy, narrowly edged out classmate, Jack Hunt, for the title. Jack had a tremendous season as well with his steady improvement all year culminating in a 5-0 undefeated year-end tournament. The boys led the SFXCS elementary team to the state tournament. Also on the state tournament team were another 6th grader, Alejandro Santini, along with current 5th graders Michael Rutledge and Wesley Stanfield.

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Alumna is SFXCS Teacher of the Year


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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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