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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


2023 AP School Honor Roll achievement

Direct Admit WI Now Available to Juniors

Parents of current juniors have been emailed information about the new Direct Admit Wisconsin admissions process that will begin with the class of 2025. Participating universities will proactively admit WI high school students who have opted in. Xavier High School, along with the other high schools in the Green Bay Diocese and over 200 public school districts across Wisconsin, have collaborated with this program to create a more seamless and accessible college admissions process.  Students opting into this program will not need to apply to the participating universities through the traditional admissions process. The opt in/opt out deadline for this program is June 3, 2024. For more information, please go to the Juniors tab on the Year By Year page of this website.

Women in Public Safety

Appleton Police Department is offering a public safety event for young women in the Fox Valley area. Women in Public Safety will take place on April 25, 2024 at Fox Valley Technical College's Public Safety Training Center. Learn more on our Career Exploration page.

Enhance Your Child's Future: By Connecting Career Experiences for Lifelong Success

As parents/guardians, you play a pivital role in shaping your child's future. As your child progresses through their academic journey, it is essential to complement their classroom learning with real-world experiences that can set the foundation for a successful and fulfilling career. Check out this webinar series and consider signing up today.

Bellin College Summer Camps

Bellin College is offering day camps to explore the fields of nursing or allied health professions this summer. Get hands-on experience in their simulation labs and at a local hospital. Camps include a camp t-shirt, lunch or dinner, and fun giveaways. Learn more here.

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Sophomore Parent Conferences

Sophomore parents and guardians should look for information via mail and email in late January about the meeting that will occur with you, your child, and your child’s counselor. In this conference, which is tailored to address the needs of students at the midpoint of high school, we will discuss your child’s talents, educational development, and career interests. We will also share information helpful in your planning for the rest of high school, including graduation requirements, standardized testing, course selection, and post-secondary options. The conferences generally last 45 to 60 minutes and occur during the school day. Your involvement is very important and we hope for 100% participation by the parents/guardians of our current sophomores.  

Please contact Beth Carpenter, our registrar, to set up a meeting sometime during the second semester.  We look forward to seeing you!

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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