National Blue Ribbon Award
For Excellence 2001 | 2015


The 6th grade students have been learning about Ancient Greece, mythology, and engineering! As a STEM project the students read the Greek myths of the Trojan Horse and the Minotaur's labyrinth. They then designed their own Trojan Horses or maze and participated in competitions that judged their projects speed and design.

Our school had a great time celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday! We enjoyed dressing as our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, eating green eggs and ham, and wearing mismatched socks and shoes! The 2nd grade was surprised with "Camp Read-A-Lot!" Their classrooms were transformed into the outdoors and they spent the day "camping out," reading their favorite books!

Elizabeth Smith - 1st place storytelling

Jessy Zimmer – 2nd place art for drawing

Wyatt Sunday - 3rd place science

Addy Woeste - 3rd place oratory

Maddie Payne - 4th place Social Studies

Gold Key: Kirsten Gallagher, Abby Hardin

Silver Key: Sydney Allen, Jenna Barlge, Paige Donnelly, Leah Kokocinski, Ava Middendorf, Mia Sommerkamp

Honorable Mention: Emma Brauch, Mitchell Davey, Gabrielle Joyce, Anna Kremer, Elissa Romer, Mia Sommerkamp, Adalyn Woeste, Ella Wright

A special congratulations to Kirsten Gallagher who has been recognized as a National Winner for her science fiction writing!

We would like to congratulate the following students who competed in the Regional Science Fair at Northern Kentucky University on February 24, 2018: Elizabeth Smith, Ellie Greenwell, Kira Kent, Riley Maddox, Alexus Nicholson, Katrina Hillebrand, Jake Dickman, Brent Young, Wyatt Sunday, Mitchell Davey, Zach Busch, Ella Wright, Tori Danneman, and Zoe Doerger. All those that placed 1st or 2nd in their category are eligible for the state fair! Great job, 7th graders!

Congratulations to the St. Pius X Academic Team for their success at this year’s Governor’s Cup! There were many individual awards, as well as a second place in Quick Recall and first place in the overall standings! Way to go team!!

Mathematics: 2nd: Spencer Doerger, 4th: Simon Schubert, 5th: Dominic Gates

Language Arts: 1st: Anna Kremer, 2nd: Jenna Barlage, 4th: Jessy Zimmer

Science: 2nd: Zoe Doerger , 3rd: Simon Schubert , 5th: Jessy Zimmer

Social Studies: 2nd: Spencer Doerger, 3rd: Jenna Barlage

Arts and Humanities: 1st: Kierstin Gallagher, 3rd: Zoe Doerger

Composition: 1st: Katie Crail, 5th: Maddie Payne

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Xavier Musketeers Reading Program!! We had 196 students participate. Congratulations to the following students who read over 25 books and are in the Musketeer Hall of Fame!

Ashlinn Dwyer, Jason Fedor, Tommy Johnson, Sam Johnson, Drew Marshall, Jack Dwyer, Kennedy Sturgeon, Richard Tapke, Ben Daley, Kirtley Hanna, Seth Kent, Ben Nordmeyer, Teddy Tapke, Marisa Kent, Ben Bramlage, Liela Brown, Maura Dwyer, Andrew Browning, Andrew Wagner, Kira Kent, Skylar Dudderar.

Awesome Job!

Local author and illustrator, Jason Bessler, visited the first and second grades and read them his new book The Witch's Mess.