Principal's e-Newsletter
April 20, 2017
In This Issue

Quick Links
Please check the OnCampus calendar on our website for the most current calendar information
Upcoming Events 
Art Show, 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center and Rosmonowski Room

One Acts 2017

Band Concert

Senior Institute

All-School Liturgy; 8:00 a.m.

60th Anniversary Dinner

Choral Concert

Prom, The Museum of Science and Industry, 7:00 p.m.-Midnight

Microsoft Device Night
2:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

5/15/2017 » 5/17/2017
Senior Exams

Senior Faculty Dinner, Naperville Country Club, 6:00 p.m.

Graduation Day

5/22/2017 » 5/25/2017
Second Semester Exams

Spirit & Pride Golf Outing
White Eagle Golf Club in
Note from the Principal
Please join us at the many activities planned in the coming week. The Art Show is tonight at 7:00 p.m., The One Acts are Friday at 7:00 p.m. and The Band Concert is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., The All School Liturgy - Transition Mass and Senior Institute Day is next Thursday, the 60th Anniversary Dinner is next Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and the Choral Concert is next Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Join the 60th Anniversary Celebration

It's not too late to join us! 
You are invited to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of St. Francis High School on Saturday, April 29. Come enjoy cocktails, dinner and a special awards presentation honoring:
Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton '66
Fr. Herb Essig '64
Ron '65 and Teri Franklin '67 Kuhn
Sr. Barb Nelson IBVM '62
Click here to read more about the awardees

The evening promises to be a wonderful event honoring our shared past, and looking forward to an even brighter future for all of St. Francis High School.

Please click here to register or for more information contact Beth Wiborg
2017 Art Showcase
Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center and Rosmonowski Room.

Come and see how the Spartan Artist grow through our program from Art One to Advanced Placement! The artwork will be juried by three artists from the community.
Mid Quarter Progress Checks
Friday, April 21, 2017 marks the end of the first four and one-half academic weeks of the fourth quarter. Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to check the academic progress for their child by clicking on the OnCampus link found on our Student and Parent page of the St. Francis High School website. Students are encouraged to contact their teacher if there is a question concerning a specific grade or activity. 
From the Business Office
There are still some families with remaining balances due for the 2016-2017 school year. These invoices have previously been sent. All student fees and tuition must be current each year. Please make the necessary payments in order to avoid setbacks at the start of the next school year. Unpaid fees or tuition will result in a financial hold on your registration and your classes will not be guaranteed. Graduating seniors must have all tuition and fees paid. Seniors failing to remit payment of tuition and fees will result in consequences per the St. Francis High School policy. This may include non-participation in graduation ceremony, withholding the issuance of transcripts or any other student records, or other consequences. If you have any questions, or need an additional invoice, please contact, in the Business Office, Bob Gorski, extension 1138 or Chris Konchel at extension 1135.
Mass for Mental Health and Send Silence Packing
On Friday, May 12, St. Elizabeth Seton in Naperville is sponsoring two events intended to foster awareness and healing for mental health, addiction, special needs, and suicide. St. Francis students and families are invited to these events. The first is Send Silence Packing, a traveling exhibit that will be on display at North Central College. The exhibit includes backpacks of information about college students who have died from suicide. The intent of that exhibit is to match resources to those in need, help eliminate the stigma of mental illness and prevent the crushing blow of suicide. The other event is the annual Mass for Mental Health that is held that night at 7:00pm at St. Elizabeth Seton in Naperville. The Mass is followed by a reception with speakers and mental health professionals. If you have questions about these events, contact: Deacon Gerard Erickson, St. Elizabeth Seton, c. 630-669-5653 or visit
Reserved Parking Spots
Please note that the reserved parking spots are for the families designated on the sign. These spots are reserved for all school activities at all times during the school year. Please respect their space. Your vehicle may be towed if you park in these spots, especially after school hours.
Mothers' Club Gratitude Coffee
Just a reminder that ALL Mothers have been invited via evite to a Gratitude Coffee sponsored by the Mothers' Club. Join us in the Student Commons after the Transition Mass for coffee and homemade baked goods. This morning coffee will provide you with the opportunity to connect with friends, new and old before the end of the school year.
For questions please contact Kathy Barthelt or
Field Trip to Potter Bajou
The Arts & Crafts Club is offering a great field trip next Friday, April 21, to "Pottery Bajou" in Naperville where students will paint their own ceramic piece. Students will choose from a variety of pre-made ceramic pieces including coffee mugs, plates, bowls to figurines and much more. The field trip is from 2.45 to 6:00 p.m. All students are invited to join for this fun event, but sign up is required by next Tuesday, April 18. Cost includes an $8 studio fee plus the cost of the pottery piece selected to paint.  This cost range is $5 to $30. For more information and to pick up a parent permission form, students need to see Mrs. Rupp in the Guidance Office.
2017 Senior Institute Day (4-27-17)
Thursday, April 27, is a very special day for our seniors. The day begins with the Transition Mass, followed by the Senior Institute Day. On Tuesday, April 18, all seniors will receive a brochure for the Senior Institute Workshops. It contains information about the different workshops offered during the day. To register, your child should follow the procedure outlined in the brochure.
Senior Institute Registration Information:
  • Online registration begins on Wednesday, April 19 and ends on Monday, April 24.
  • Institute Workshop and Session online registration links are accessible from the St. Francis High School home page.
  • All seniors must register for Workshop I: Safety On & Off Campus - Session 1, 2, 3, or 4.
    NOTE: seniors should register for Workshop I first, and then register for their other 3 workshops based on their remaining interest and availability in order to avoid "double-booking" multiple sessions in the same time slot. Each senior should register for one Session 1, one Session 2, one Session 3, and one Session 4 workshop accordingly.
  • All seniors must register for any three of the other six workshops for a total of four workshops. Note: Workshop 2: Expect the Unexpected, is for males only and limited to 20 students per session. Workshop 4: Women's Self-Defense, is for females only and limited to 20 students per session.
  • Make sure to register for one workshop in each of the available time slots (10:50-11:30 session, 11:35-12:15 session, 12:50-1:30 session, and 1:35-2:15 session) - do NOT register for two workshops that are conducted at the same time.
  • If a senior inadvertently makes a mistake in the registration process, please e-mail Mr. Gerdeman at Please make sure that the e-mail includes all the pertinent information in order to resolve the problem accordingly.
  • As workshops/sessions close, the St. Francis High School Senior Institute web page will be updated.
Microsoft Device Night 5/11
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please REGISTER your family by clicking here.

Click here
to view the Microsoft Device Fair Offerings for St Francis
Spring Recycling Opportunity
Clean out your closets, bookshelves and basements, and help the earth!

Until April 26th, the St. Francis High School environmental club, Evergreen, and the Learning Resource Center will sponsor a Spring Cleaning Book and Paper Recycling event. Bins will be available in the Atrium to collect the following items:
  • Paperback books
  • Hardback books
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone books
  • Paper and cardboard

Please bring your items already sorted into the above categories, so they may be deposited in the appropriate bins. Thank you for your participation!

Don't Miss the Jazz Band During the Month of April!
10th Annual Spring for a Cure Masquerade Ball
April 28, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, IL
This event is a fundraiser for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation

St. Francis High School's
60th Anniversary Celebration
April 29, 2017
Slant Dome
Spring College Night
Hinsdale District 86 Annual Spring College Night will be held at Hinsdale Central High School Field House, 55th and Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521 on Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m.. - 9:00 p.m. All St. Francis students and parents are invited. Over 200 colleges plan to attend. A complete list of colleges and universities participating will available at:

This year Hinsdale Central will also be partnering with Strive Scan to allow students to easily share their information with the colleges they meet with at the fair. Students can register ahead of time at, but will also be able to register on site if they are interested.
2017-2018 Parking Permit Applications
Parking permit applications will only be accepted through our new online form submission. 2017-2018 Parking Applications will be available online beginning Monday, April 3, 2017. To access the parking application, please log in to your OnCampus account and complete the following steps:
  1. On the top-right corner, click on your name.
  2. Select Files & Forms.
  3. Locate the Student Parking Information, select Review.
Summer Camps are Open!
Register today on 8to18 We have camps available for all age groups.

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Thelen