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...

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...

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

A Closer Look at the Recent Open Houses

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

December 5, 2017

After suffering lackluster enrollment last year, Xavier has placed an elevated importance on open houses and other ways to bring prospective students to the school. The turnout at the open houses was strong, especially at the November open house which historically had garnered little interest from prospective...

A Look Into the Ad Campaign

By Dominick Delaney and Alexander Pralea

October 5, 2017

Throughout the spooky month of October, Xavier High School will begin its annual Ad Campaign.  In it, Xavier students are asked to take on the responsibilities of an Ad Salesman, exploring their surrounding towns in search of adds for the school. This annual event was announced last Thursday at an assembly...

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...

The First Ever Pink Basketball Game

By Alexander Pralea and Laurenz Mosquito

February 14, 2017

Basketball is the latest Xavier sport to be used in raising awareness for breast cancer.

Mr. Giglio – Xavier’s New Teacher

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter

January 18, 2017

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Giglio, Xavier’s new world history and economics teacher to discover who he is. Though Mr. Marinan’s boots were tough to fill, Mr. Giglio has the credentials and experience for the position. Mr. Giglio of Wallingford is a Xavier alumnus,...

Successors of Sean Marinan: Coach Andy Guyon

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter

January 10, 2017

Andy Guyon is the new head coach of the football team for Xavier High School.

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