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Student Support - XHS Counseling Department

The Xavier School Counseling Department encourages each student to understand his/her unique abilities and tries to foster the growth of the individual. Growth - socially, educationally and personally - causes stress. The School Counseling Department assists the student in coping with the stresses of adolescence. We also encourage each student to formulate educational and career goals and help him/her make steps to reach those goals.  The Xavier School Counseling Department is based on the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model and the American School Counseling Association National Model, with specific implementation developed as a cohort of school counselors across the Diocese of Green Bay. 

Scroll down on this page for current news for students and parents. Use the menu to the right to find quick links to popular resources, as well as a variety of information prepared by this department.

If You Need Immediate Assistance

  • Calumet County Crisis Hotline - 1.833.620.2730 / After hours: 920.832.4646
  • Outagamie County Crisis Hotline - 920.832.4646
  • Winnebago County Crisis Hotline - 920.233.7707
  • Text "Hopeline" to 741741
  • Lifeline Chat
  • National Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline - call 988
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center (now joined with Harbor House) - Crisis Line 1.800.722.7797 or 920.733.8119
  • Disaster Distress Helpline - 1.800.985.5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746

News from the Counseling Department


Graduation Keepsakes & Announcements

Xavier partners with Brickhouse School Services for graduation products. Take a look at this flyer for information about what is available and how to order. Here is an order form to help you with the process. All questions can be directed to Mr. Sean Brick at 920.494.6111 or Mr. Brick will be available at Xavier on January 23rd between 11:15 AM and 1:30 PM if you'd like to place your order in person. The preferred deadline for placing orders is January 31st.

AP School Honor Roll Gold Badge

Congratulations, Xavier!

College Board announced that Xavier High School has been named to the AP School Honor Roll, earning GOLD distinction! The Honor Roll recognizes schools whose AP programs are delivering results for students while broadening access. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college-going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.

Youth Apprenticeship logo

Jumpstart Your Future with YA!

Discover the incredible opportunities that await you as a Youth Apprentice. There will be a virtual meeting on December 13th at 5:30 PM. You will be guided through the program details and application process, and there will be time for you to ask questions. View the event flyer for a registration QR code.

College Fair

Xavier's annual spring College Fair will be taking place on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visit our website for more details. This site will be updated regularly leading up to the event in March. Browse through our growing list of colleges and universities that will be joining us or search by keyword to find schools offering the major in which you're interested. It's going to be a fantastic event!

Junior Parent Night

All parents of juniors are invited to Junior Parent Night on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM in the XHS theater.  We will cover junior course selection, graduation requirements, college visits, creating the college application list, and extras like placement exams (ACT/SAT), faith exploration opportunities, and using Naviance to manage their college applications. Your students do not need to attend because they will receive this information in school over the course of second semester.  Counselors also discuss these topics individually with students during their junior visits.  We look forward to seeing you!

For Our Juniors

Welcome to your junior year!  Here are some do's and don'ts to remember throughout the year to help you stay on track for college.

Meet Lady, our therapy dog!

We are blessed to have Lady on the staff of Xavier High School. Her furry face makes our days so much brighter! And there are many benefits to having a therapy dog at school, including:

  • Physical benefits
    Interaction with therapy dogs has been shown to reduce blood pressure, provide physical stimulation, and assist with pain management.
  • Social benefits
    Therapy dogs help promote greater self-esteem and focused interaction with others.
  • Cognitive benefits
    It has been empirically proven that therapy dogs stimulate memory and problem-solving skills.
  • Emotional and mental health benefits
    Therapy dogs can lift moods, often provoking laughter. They offer friendship and a shoulder to lean on for students and staff alike.

(from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs website)

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