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Congratulations 8th Graders!

Spirit of Service Award – Peter Craft  
8th Grade Scholar Athlete Award– Lola Vanore 
Patriot Award – Nick Romanyszyn 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton-Saint Vincent de Paul Award – Mary Ray 
Christian Scholar Award– Claire Deskevich

Excellent Achievement in ... 

Algebra: Drew Freeman 
Language Arts: Ainsley Bode 
Math: River Morsello 
Religion: Peter Craft 
Science: Mary Parker 
Social Studies: Jenna O’Day 
Spanish: Madeline Goldin 
Technology: Andrew Novak 
Physical Education: Brody Martin 
Art: River Morsello & Madeline Goldin 

Excellent Honor Roll for the 2022-2023 School Year (GPA of 4.0) 

Luke Ansari 
Ansley Bode 
Peter Craft 
Claire Deskevich 
Evan Edwards 
Drew Freeman 
Madeline Goldin 
Parker Lasley 
Lila Logan 
Andrew Novak 
Mary Parker 
Carter Smith

Honor Roll for the 2022-2023 School Year (GPA of 3.6-3.9) 

Ellie Anderson 
Kennedy Coley 
London Coley 
Liam Comer 
Gabe Cuda 
Ashling Flanagan 
Ximena Grados 
Mason Grainger 
Nancy Hall 
Abby Kiser 
Austin Lemnios 
Brody Martin 
Olivia Miller 
River Morsello 
Jackson Netherton 
Jenna O’Day 
Mary Ray 
James Reed 
Eddie Ross 
Carter Sanford 
Sal Strafaci 
Vanessa Tovar-Landin 
Izzy Trindel 
Lola Vanore 
Fitz Worth 
Used uniforms: 
Please bring any used uniforms to the office! 
Summer Tutoring: 
If you are interested in your student receiving tutoring over the summer, click for a list of our teachers who are available, along with their contact information.
Extended Care Program for 2023-2024 
Registration is now open for our Extended Care Program (Before and After School Care) for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration and payment of the registration fee are completely online this year. Click here to be taken to the online registration form. An information sheet will be sent home in next week's Thursday folders.
Congratulations to Aveanna Woelfel  – the winner of Katelyn Mitchell Student Athlete Scholarship Award this year. 
SPX Fine Arts Booster CLUB!
SPX Sports Booster CLUB!
A huge THANK YOU to our favorite lunch lady, 
Lorraine Maccia! 
You are amazing and we love you!
EOY Cookout for Guitar, Chorus, and Band
The first Friday of each month is a Spirit Wear for Stewardship day. 
Each month, student-raised funds are donated to a special cause.

June's charity is The Seminarian Education Fund.

The number of men studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Charlotte has tripled in the past seven years, creating a greater need for funding to support our 49 seminarians.  The Seminarian Education Fund is the primary way we can support seminarians and foster vocations to help meet the growing need for priests to serve in our diocese.  Currently, 21 men are enrolled at St. Joseph College Seminary in Mount Holly and 28 men are enrolled in major seminary at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary.

Thank you to everyone who attended our parent webinar on Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

Here is the video link to the recorded session and a link to the slide show.  Please feel free to contact April Parker or Lisa Suliivan with questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

 Video link   
 Slide Show Link 
 News from the Media Center 
We have a few items on our Amazon Wish List for the end of the year. 
Take a look and help out if you can. Thanks!
Interested in Battle of the Books? 
We are currently accepting registrations for 2023-24 Elementary BOB and Middle School BOB teams. 
Please email Media Specialist, Holly Christensen, at for more information.

How to volunteer?  

Give the gift of camps throughout the year.  
Camp GIFT CARDS now available! 
Volunteer Opportunities for our 7th and 8th grade students.  

To inquire about financial assistance for camps,please contact Ms. Angeron at 

Follow SPXCamps on Facebook and Instagram to see all the fun!
8th grade graduation and reception

To Parents, Students, Faculty & Staff of St. Pius X School, 
As the school year comes to a close, we would like to thank all of you for allowing us to care for our beloved students in the health room.  We love our job as the SPX School Nurses and enjoy caring for the great students of St. Pius X.  We wish you all a wonderful summer!  Best of luck to our 8th graders in high school.   

God Bless, 
Debbie Gregory, RN 
Kelly Jones, RN 

Dear Parents of Rising Kindergarten, Rising 6th graders & Rising 7th graders, 

This is a friendly reminder that your student(s) are required to have new health information on file.  These are required by NC state law and the dates for physicals must be within a year of the first day of school (August 16, 2023).  Letters were sent home in students’ folders who did not have the required information on file but if you are unsure if your student is up to date, please contact the health room. 

Here is what is needed: 

Rising Kindergarten–Current physical & immunizations 

Rising 6th graders–Current physical  

Rising 7th graders–7th grade immunizations on file (Menigococcal conjugate & Tdap booster) 

Thank you for partnering with us to maintain the health of our students. 

Kelly Jones, RN 

Debbie Gregory, RN

  • Administration of any medication, including non-perscription, requires the Diocese form to be signed by a physician.
  • Water bottles are needed in the health room, please donate, if possible!
Summer is here, and so are youth group activities! Watch for updates on our social media about upcoming events for teens to participate in over the summer!  
Congratulations to our recently Confirmed, 
who received the sacrament of Confirmationon Saturday, June 3 at St. Pius X.  
Read Weekly Parish Bulletin 
(This does not change week-to-week – it will link to the current week’s bulletin.)
View  the most recent weekly church bulletins and monthly parish newsletters.

REALM is St. Pius X's Directory, Communication Tool, and Parish Database. 
To create your REALM account, please follow the instructions here. 

“To Serve is to Love” is the theme of the 2023 Diocesan Support Appeal.  We are called to follow Christ’s example to serve one another with love and compassion.  Your contribution to the DSA helps fund the social service, educational, multicultural and vocational ministries of the diocese. 
 When we make our annual contribution to the Diocesan Support Appeal, we join with all our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the diocese to do the Lord’s work, works of love and service that no one individual or parish can do alone.  Please visit our website at to watch the 2023 DSA video that highlights some of the wonderful work done by DSA funded ministries and to donate online.  St. Pius the Tenth’s 2023 DSA campaign assessment is $212,000.  We will need the support of all parish families in order to meet this goal.  Please give prayerful consideration to how you will respond to this request and complete and return your DSA pledge this week. 

Thousands of people across the diocese benefit because of the DSA-funded ministries.  Among those served are: 
42,070 Children and Adults enrolled in Faith Formation Programs 
6,896 Students in Catholic Schools 
1,250 Teenagers through Youth Ministry programs 
1,760 Catholic college students through Campus Ministry programs at 21 colleges/universities 
18,762 Clients of Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, with regional offices in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem 
136 Permanent deacons through the Permanent Diaconate program 
49 Seminarians currently discerning or in formation for the diocese 

“You could call this 50th anniversary year a ‘Year of Faith.’ We are proclaiming along with St. Peter in today’s Gospel: ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God’ (Mt 16: 16).” 

“Faith More Precious than Gold” (1 Peter 1:7) 

The Diocese of Charlotte celebrates its golden anniversary in 2022 – 
a year to be hallmarked by a renewal of our Catholic faith. Celebrations include a diocese-wide Marian Pilgrimage, the 2022 Eucharistic Congress, family-friendly events, 50 Acts of Charity, and historical highlights of the Church in western North Carolina from missionary times to today’s diverse and growing diocese. 

Throughout this anniversary year, let us recall the past with gratitude, celebrate the present with joy, and look to the future with hope that we might glorify God and strengthen our diocesan family – above all, affirming our faith which is “more precious than gold.” 

Help protect all of God’s children 
Everyone has a role to play in protecting children. North Carolina law requires all adults to immediately report suspected child abuse by anyone to law enforcement agencies. If you know or suspect that a minor (person under 18) has been abused, please call 9-1-1 or contact local law enforcement. 
Also, if you have information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, report concerns securely and anonymously 24/7 over the phone or online: 1-888-630-5929 or 
Safe Environment training 
Did you know that every Church worker must go through abuse prevention and education training? Find more information about the Diocese of Charlotte’s Safe Environment program, sign up for Protecting God’s Children training and more: 
For more information or questions, please contact the diocese’s Human Resources Office at or 704-370-6299. 
Ayuda a proteger a todos los niños de Dios 
Todo el mundo tiene un papel que desempeñar en la protección de los niños. La ley de Carolina del Norte requiere que todos los adultos informen inmediatamente a las autoridades correspondientes si sospechan abuso infantil por parte de cualquier persona. Si sabe o sospecha que un menor (persona menor de 18 años) ha sido abusado,  por favor comuníquese con el 9-1-1 o con la policía local. 
Además, si tiene información sobre un posible abuso sexual o mala conducta por parte de cualquier miembro del clero, empleado o voluntario de la Diócesis de Charlotte, por favor reportar sus inquietudes de forma segura y anónima las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana por teléfono o en línea: 1-888-630-5929 o 
Entrenamiento de medioambiente seguro 
¿Sabe usted que todos los trabajadores de la Iglesia deben de tomar el entrenamiento de prevención de abuso y ser capacitados en este tema? Encuentre más información sobre el programa de medioambiente seguro de la Diócesis de Charlotte, regístrese en el programa Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios y más en 
Para más información y preguntas, por favor contacte a la oficina de Recursos Humanos de la diócesis en o 704-370-6299. 

Olivia Henn received the Kisses4Kate outstanding community service award for 2023 at the Bishop McGuiness award ceremony last week. Olivia was a volunteer throughout Covid. She and her grandmother Marsha made close to 100 bears for our program for children with cancer. We are very proud of this St Pius Alumni. Congratulations, Olivia.

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! 
Nearly 12 million in scholarships earned by the class of 2023 

List of Accepted Colleges 

Class of 2023 Salutatorian is Charley Chapel. 
Charley won over one million in academic scholarships to Wake Forest, Duke and UNC at Chapel Hill to name a few universities. Charley has chosen to attend Wake Forest University with the intent to study Bio-Chemistry and Pre-Medicine.  

Congratulations to Arrington Culbertson who was awarded Athletic Scholar of the year and Rio O'Hale as Athlete of the Year. Arrington will be attending Wake Forest University and Rio will be attending NC State University. 


Congrats to SPX Alumni, Samantha Jones, Ella Suire, Grace Lopez, Grace Kohl and Madelyn Edwards who are all members of the Lady Villains Lacrosse Team. 

A huge shoutout to the Lady Villains lacrosse team for being the State Runner-Up Team for 1A/2A/3A Women's Lacrosse. They had a successful season and have so much to be proud of! For the first time ever the Villains were ranked #1 seed in the playoffs, were regional Finalists, The Lady Villains were also Conference Champions and made it to the State Championship. 

Boys State 2023 

Congratulations to Saint Pius X alumni, Gus Mentina who will be representing Bishop at the Tar Heels Boys State Conference June 18-24, 2023 at Catawba College. Gus will be attending with two other Bishop students, Keenan Griffey and Tyler Pesavento.


Tar Heel Boys' State is a leadership program of ACTION where participants learn today to lead tomorrow. The program is highly intense in nature and teaches in a practical way the principles of good government at the city, county and state levels. The program will offer the outstanding young men of North Carolina who are to become citizens of Boys' State a wonderful and challenging experience.

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St. Pius X Catholic School is now a member of Amazon Smile. This means Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of any eligible purchases made on the website to our school.
You can support our school in two ways:   

1. Use and bookmark this link to go directly to the Amazon Smile page dedicated to  St. Pius X Catholic School. Your Amazon shopping experience will be exactly the  same – but 0.5% of all eligible purchases will be donated to the school.

Here is the link:   

2. Visit and choose St. Pius X Catholic School (Greensboro) from the Charity Menu on the right. Click “Select and Start Shopping.” While the site will look like the Amazon site you are used to, you will now automatically be using Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate part of the profits to our school. Remember to add a bookmark for to make it easier to return and shop at Amazon Smile.

(You must use in lieu of the site for purchases to qualify. The shopping experience is exactly the same and Prime Membership applies to the Smile site as well.)

“AmazonSmile has donated $89 million dollars to more than 1 million nonprofit organizations since its inception. The AmazonSmile Foundation continues to be committed to helping nonprofits achieve their missions with a donation equaling 0.5 percent of the price of any eligible purchases.” - Amazon


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