Guidance News 10/4/2017

The deadline for changing levels in a class is Fri. Oct. 6th>
The of end of the first quarter is Fri. Oct. 20th.

PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at Xavier on Wed., Oct. 11th from 7:45 am – 11:30 am. This test is designed for JUNIORS to gain eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This is a test that showcases the skills and knowledge you are earning in class that are essential for college. Every junior is eligible to take this exam. Students with a 3.5 gpa or better are encouraged to take the test. Sophomores will get a chance to take the same test in the spring.

Parents need to sign up online through the 8to18 Parent Portal and pay the $22.00 fee no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6th. After paying for the test, students can pick up a PSAT/NMSQT prep booklet in the Guidance Office. If you have already registered, make sure your student stops by the Guidance Office to receive their booklet. Contact Mr. Schemmel if you have any questions.

GirlsCode++ will be held at Newbo 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 (Note this is a different location than published last week) on Wed. Nov.18th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Girls will learn HTML & CSS to build their own website while learning about careers in computers. Girls register on their own at The cost is $50 but scholarships are available. Girls must bring a laptop (not just an iPad), and may check one out from Mrs. Miltner or Hannah Konzen if they don’t have their own. Xavier will not be providing transportation.

St. Raphael’s group – Student Services and Campus Ministry have formed a student support group for those to have lost a loved one or have a loved one with a significant illness. The group will meet once a month in campus ministry. Our first meeting for the year will be held during XCEL on Wednesday, October 11th. Contact Mrs. Jody Esker or Mrs. Danie Clancy if interested.