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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Passavant

By Liam Sheeley, Assistant Reporter

October 15, 2020

Mr. Mason Passavant graduated Xavier High School in 2012. He has joined the faculty as a full-time substitute teacher. The assistant crew coach of two years has spent much of his time so far this year helping Mr. McGrath, who is teaching virtually, run his classes. I recently had the chance to sit down with Mr. Passavant and hear more about him and his life outside of Xavier.

Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Peterson

Teacher Spotlight - Ms. Peterson

October 14, 2020

With Xavier back in session this 2020 academic year, a number of retirements left the faculty with some holes to fill. Of the retirements, Mr. Magner's hit especially close to home, as he had just instructed me in Driver's Ed only a year prior. Ms. Peterson arrived on the scene to fill Mr. Magner's vacancy,...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Griffen

By Andrei Abarientos, Assistant Reporter

October 8, 2020

Dr. Griffen, one of our new additions to the science department, is a talented and intelligent teacher of Accelerated Biology and Accelerated Algebra I. She also moderates the Envirothon club. Here is some information she shared with the Xavier Kestrel. Can you tell us a little bit about your early...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Walsh

By Justin Caulfield, Assistant Reporter

October 12, 2019

Xavier High School has a long history of great and extraordinary teachers, each one of which with a different story. Ms. Walsh, from Suffield, recently started her career at Xavier and shared some of her story with the Kestrel. What do you currently teach at Xavier? I teach ninth and tenth grade ...

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?

Sister Act: When, Where, and Why?

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

March 6, 2019

Sister Act is this years Xavier/Mercy Drama Club Musical. It is a Divine Musical Comedy based on the 1982 movie of the same name. It follows Deloris Van Cartier as she is placed in witness protection program at a convent after witnessing a murder by her mobster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson. Upon arriving...

Teacher Spotlight #2: Ms. Costa

By Dominick Delaney, Assistant Writer

February 28, 2019

With the Xavier-Mercy theater season underway, with Sister Act opening on March 9 and 10, many are wondering who is behind the production on the Xavier side. That would be Ms. Costa, who left some thoughts with the Kestrel. She is the second new teacher to be interviewed, and teaches Spanish I and II...

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

An Especially Deserving Ryken Award Winner

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

December 13, 2018

Every year during the mass of St. Francis Xavier, the Ryken Award winner is announced. This is the highest award any faculty or staff member can receive. This year, the faculty and staff chose to give it to an especially deserving candidate, Mr. Grasso. Mr. Grasso is a 2005 Xavier graduate who has be...

Teacher Spotlight #1: Ms. Lataille

Ms. Lataille, center. Coffee cup, bottom left.

By Dominick Delaney, Reporter

December 13, 2018

During the summer, most school buildings slumber, awaiting for new activity in September. However, this was not the case for Xavier High School. Xavier installed new solar panels, new spirit wear, and new teachers over the summer. The language department received two new teachers for Spanish and French....

How To Make Google Calendar Superior to Any Paper Planner

How To Make Google Calendar Superior to Any Paper Planner

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2018

Think different. Throw away that paper planner of yours and embrace your new digital planner: Google Calendar.

Learning More About the School’s Solar Initiative with Headmaster Eustis

Learning More About the School's Solar Initiative with Headmaster Eustis

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

May 9, 2018

By September this year, Xavier High School will have fully switched to solar energy, the first Catholic high school in Connecticut to do so. By switching to solar energy...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mr. McGrath

Five Things You Didn't Know About Mr. McGrath

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

February 27, 2018

Number five will surprise you.

XNN Merger

XNN Merger

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

September 26, 2017

The Kestrel is proud to announce its merger with Falcon Talk and XSN (Xavier Streaming Network). This collaboration will allow each club to retain a separate identity, but also allows for Xavier to have a news network that is the most full-featured. XNN (Xavier News Network) will broaden the user bas...

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