Sartan Roar

SPX Mission statement
Dear Pius Parents,
We had our Veteran’s Mass today and honored members of our community who have served in our armed forces in times of war and peace. Fr. John Trambley gave an insightful homily about sacrifice and reminded the students that Jesus' sacrifice of Himself and the sacrifices made by others for us, should keep us in a state of gratitude. In that spirit, please make sure your child comes to school on Monday or Tuesday with at least one of the items below to support our food drive. At our Thanksgiving/Native American Mass we gather all of the items and then distribute them to the worthy organizations listed. If you bring your food items before the Mass you are welcome to bring the food to the Library.
Canned Vegetables
Salad Dressing
Canned fruit
Single serving snacks (healthy ideal)
Canned soup, ramen noodles, stews
Fruit Juices and Drink Mix
Ground Coffee
Cereal (cold breakfast cereal)
Creamer Powder
Regular Tea Bags
Canned tuna
Sweet & Low
Canned meats
Cake mix, Bisquick, dessert mixes
Flour/Sugar/Sugar Packets
Pie Filling
Instant Rice
Peanut butter & Jelly
Cooking oil
Taco/Gravy packets
Alfredo sauce
Spaghetti sauce
Dried pasta
Non-stick cooking spray
Organizations that will benefit from our good drive are:
St. Bernadette Food Pantry
Our Lady of Sorrows (Bernalillo) Food Pantry
Holy Family (Alb) Food Pantry
St. John XXIII (Alb) Food Pantry
St. Felix Pantry (Rio Rancho, NM)
Barrett House Shelter
Feed Families of our Little Patients and students of North Campus. Health Science Center (HSC)
Food Pantry
Middle School
At noon on November 15th, the admissions portal opens for grades sixth and seventh. However, we will not be presenting information regarding the middle school program until after Thanksgiving. We will hold parent information nights in Stage 2 of the St. Cecilia Fine Arts Center from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on November 28th, 29th, and 30th.
Annual Fund
You may have noticed that the number on our fundraising board at the front of the school has exceeded our initial goal of $500,000. In just two months, our community has come together to raise $735,000 for our programs, tuition assistance, and general support! Given the excitement that’s building around our growth and vitality, we have substantially raised our goal to $2.5 million, which will address the following needs:
Alumni Courtyard: Landscape and shade features will be installed in the dirt section between the Dining Hall and Stage 2. ($250,000)
Chapel: Renovate the library to serve as a permanent chapel. The library will be moved to a different building on campus. ($200,000)
Dining Hall: Refresh the cafeteria with paint, digital monitors, tables and chairs.
Grades 6/7 Building Upgrades: Prepare St. Basil building and the surrounding outside areas for incoming 6th and 7th grade students. ($250,000)
Main Gym: Install a new HVAC system in St. Sebastian Gymnasium. ($600,000)
Locker Rooms: Renovate the boys and girls athletic locker rooms.
Safety and Security: Replace an aging fire alarm system and install perimeter fencing along the east side of campus, making St. Pius X a fully closed campus. ($350,000)
Student Technology: Replace student Chromebooks with Apple MacBook laptops. ($500,000)
Fine Arts Buildings: Upgrade and add lighting features, paint and soundboards on Stage 1 and Stage 2. ($50,000)
Due to our success, we have also adjusted our Annual Fund parent participation goal to 50%. Currently, 23% of parents across all grades have supported our fundraising efforts this year. Tuition alone does not fully cover the cost of your child's education, tuition assistance requests, or the operation of the school. Strong parent participation in the Annual Fund helps strengthen the school's ability to attract other donors. 
Once we achieve 50% parent participation, students will be rewarded with a day off in January. No gift is too small. Please make a gift today in support of your child's school experience here at St. Pius X.
Mail a check to: St. Pius X Advancement Office, 5301 St. Josephs Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Final Exams
In order to help families plan ahead, we want to remind everyone about semester finals. The first semester finals are scheduled for Monday, December 18th through Friday, December 22nd.
  • Students only need to be on campus when they have a scheduled final.
  • Per SPX policy, no finals will be administered early.
  • Students who miss a final for any reason should contact Mrs. Ducaj at [email protected] as soon as possible to arrange for a time to make up the final.
  • The makeup final will be scheduled during finals whenever possible.
  • Any final(s) that cannot be made up during the scheduled finals will be administered on the following Saturdays: January 13th, 20th and 27th.
  • A $50 fee will be charged for each missed final unless the student missed the final due to illness (doctor’s note is required) or a death in the family (documentation required).
  • PLEASE NOTE: If an athlete in a winter sport misses a final exam and makes it up in January 2024, that athlete will be ineligible to participate in his/her winter sport until all final exams are made up and the student's eligibility is determined.
Congratulations to our Boy’s Soccer Team who is advancing to the state championship tomorrow at UNM’s Soccer Complex, 12:30 p.m. Support the Sartans as they take on Hope for the program's first state championship since 2008! No cash sales, tickets available online at Live stream link available at UNM is charging a $7 parking fee, credit card only.
Clue is our fall production and the cast performs tonight and tomorrow at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Come out and enjoy this wonderful production from our amazing cast and crew. Tickets are $5.
A student receives a tardy regardless of whether they are excused or unexcused. Parents do need to call in their students tardy, but this does not remove the tardy for the record. Also, students with excessive absences or tardiness will receive disciplinary action after a specific amount is reached.
Michael A. Deely
Michael A. Deely
Head of School