Calling All Golfers

The annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 19 at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. All proceeds from this event will support the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center improvements!
Golf begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. The golf package includes a buffet lunch and dinner, on-course beverages and hole events. Discounted registration pricing is available before 6/1/17.
Not a golfer? Consider a golf sponsorship. Advertise your business or be a Spartan well-wisher. These sponsorship opportunities are still available:

Dinner Buffet Sponsor - $3500
Exclusive Sponsorship

One foursome included

4 additional dinner tickets

Sponsor banner at registration

Tee sign on one hole on course

Putting Green Sponsor - $375
Exclusive Sponsorship

Sponsor recognition on putting hole

Hole Sponsor - $300 - 21 available

Tee sign on one hole on course

Gift Bag Sponsor - $1500
Exclusive Sponsorship

Golf for one included

1 additional dinner included

Company/Family logo on gift bags and tees

Tee sign on one hole on course

Sponsor a Teacher - $210

Give the gift of golf to a favorite St. Francis High School teacher!

Golf Program recognition

Are your Mondays busy days? Come after work and join us for dinner. The dinner only package includes a one-hour open bar and buffet dinner.  There'll be plenty of raffle prizes for your enjoyment.
Visit for more information and opportunities. Please direct all questions to Larry Rutkowski at or Dan Donati at
Five Alumni Honored at 60th Anniversary Celebration
Photo courtesy of WCS Photography: (Standing) John Cullerton '66, Teri Franklin '67 Kuhn, Ron Kuhn '65; (Sitting) Sr. Barbara Nelson '62, IBVM, Fr. Herb Essig '64
On Saturday, April 29, the St. Francis High School community welcomed alumni, parents, faculty and friends as they celebrated 60 years of educating students, while honoring five outstanding alumni for their achievements.
Guests and honorees enjoyed dinner and cocktails while the school's jazz band highlighted their talents and provided entertainment.  Following dinner, Kevin Flood, member of the St. Francis High School Board of Directors, presented three inaugural awards to the alumni.
Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton, from the Class of 1966 accepted the Pace e Bene Award  for his more than 30 years of service in the Illinois General Assembly, working to pass laws and advocating for the people of Illinois.  Cullerton thanked St. Francis High School for his formative years and said he hoped to continue his service to the people.
Sr. Barbara Nelson IBVM '62 and Fr. Herb Essig '64 both received the San Damiano Award for their continued service to the Church.  Nelson's resume includes teaching junior high and high school students, working as a high school administrator, and serving as the Regional Superior of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and said it was her honor attend and teach at St. Francis High School.  Essig, whose career as a priest has spanned more than 40 years, encouraged others to be peacemakers, looking to St. Francis and Pope Francis as examples.
Ron '65 and Teri Franklin '67 Kuhn were recognized with the La Verna Award for their generous philanthropy to St. Francis High School, which has enabled the school to improve their programming and provide space for the safety and comfort for their students and visitors.  Their message for the guests was to remind them to give back when they can and to do it for the students.
Ray Reid '61, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and member of the first four-year graduating class in the school's history, concluded the evening by thanking guests and sponsors, congratulating the honored alumni and reminding everyone to support the school's endowment fund to help sustain the future of St. Francis High School for many years. 
This event helped raise approximately $120,000 for the school's endowment fund, which will ensure that a St. Francis High School education is not only as relevant and as stimulating in future years as it is today, but also accessible for all Catholic families.
Click here to view and/or purchase photos from the event.

Once Teammates, Now Rivals...
Always Spartans
Natalie Murison '14, University of Alabama, and Lisa Mordell '15, Tulane, posed for a picture together when their volleyball teams met in competition this spring.

Don't miss our Spartan Softball team in post season play.  Their sectional final game is on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis High School.

Also, make sure you read about all the accomplishments of this year's students and graduates.  Click here for a list of their awards and achievements. 
18 Legacy Students Among Graduates
This year's classes included 58 legacy students (children/grandchildren of alumni), including the 18 who graduated on May 21.  We are expecting 16 legacy students to join the St. Francis High School family in the Class of 2021.  To date, the Alumni Association has awarded $176,000 in scholarships, from the proceeds of the Annual Alumni Golf Outing, to legacy students.  This year, 12 students were the recipients of these awards.  Please continue to support the Alumni Association and their efforts to provide these opportunities to the children and grandchildren of alumni.
Photo courtesy of WCS Photography:  (Top Row)  Drew Harper '17, Julie Keller '84 Harper, Ethan Caesar '17, Nancy Cosgrove '78 Caesar, Nikki Kozak '90 McCall, Jessica McCall '17, Shalene Klotz '88 England, Morgan England '17, Scott England '89; (Middle Row)  Bobby Magnier '17, Joe Beck'77, Kate Beck '17, Joey Spatz '17, David Russon '78, Nick Russo '17, Colleen Moran '17, Terry Moran '83, Bailey Drendel '17, Brad Drendel '90; (Bottom Row)  Tim Magnier '83, Tom Ciombor '82, Emily Ciombor '17, Jennifer Jeransky '84 Ciombor, Mary Cronin '81 Spatz, Kristen Philiotis '17, Lynn Mirabella '80, Raul Brizuela '85, Raul Brizuela '17, Ally Verbeke '17, Amy Cleveland '89 Verbeke; (Not Pictured - John Brundage '17, Ann Dixon '86 Brundage, Isabel Bettag '17, Eric Bettag '87, John Kliebhan '17, Ted Kliebhan '87)


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Upcoming Events
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May 29
Memorial Day
School Closed

June 19
Spirit & Pride
Golf Outing
Summer Camps
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April 6

70th Birthday Party
October 14, 2017
50th Reunion
25th Reunion


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