Principal's e-Newsletter
September 29, 2016
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Upcoming Events
Free Practice ACT; 8:30 a.m. (North Wing)

All-School Liturgy - Feast of St. Francis 8 a.m.

27th Annual Alumni Golf Outing (Prairie Landing Golf Club) 9:00 a.m.

Columbus Day - No School

Choral Concert; 7 p.m. (Kuhn CAC)

Fathers' Club Spirit Rally (after the football game)

Alumni Association All-School Reunion - Oktoberfest

Seniors - College Day; Juniors and Sophomores - Testing; Freshmen - Retreat

Open House; 11:00am

10/24/2016 » 10/28/2016
Red Ribbon Week; October 24-28

Haunted House

All-School Liturgy - All Saints Day; 8:00am
Note from the Principal
Dear St. Francis Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of the planning, time and creativity that went into our successful Homecoming Celebration last week. There are many moving parts to this effort, and without the cooperation of students, teachers, parents and alumni; it would not be the same. Special thanks to the student government and its moderators as they are the driving force behind the tone of the event.  The Tropical Theme was a hit, and the activities and events were unique and entirely enjoyable for the students and community. Hopefully it was a memorable event for everyone as it was a great example of the result of hard work, dedication and participation. 
Deepest Gratitude,
Kate Kowalski
Co-Activities Director

Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Photo Retake Day
Tuesday, OCTOBER 11
All students that need to schedule retakes OR if you missed picture day, please g
o to this link to schedule your time slot.

Please bring your original photo packets to your retake appointment.
If possible, sign up for an appointment during your study hall.

Freshman Retreat Information
The mandatory St. Francis High School Freshmen Service Retreat is Wednesday, October 19. It will take place at the Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg or Aurora.
  • Students should report to Spyglass by 7:40 a.m. for attendance.
  • Dress is Spirit and Pride-regular Outta Uniform rules apply and WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES.
  • Freshmen will be transported by bus to the facility, and will return by 12:30 p.m. 
  • Students should eat a good breakfast! There will not be an opportunity to eat until they return.
  • Several teachers, staff, parent volunteers, and seniors will be serving with them. 


The Freshman Retreat is a required part of the Religion Curriculum, and it is a requirement for graduation. A student who misses the retreat will need to make arrangements to attend another retreat on their own.
Learning Resource Center Volunteer Opportunity
The St. Francis High School Learning Resource Center is looking for a few good men and/or women. As you may or may not know, the LRC has extended hours beyond the actual school day which last until 5:00 p.m.

This greatly helps our students who have late practices or need to wait for a ride. However, in order to do this, we are in need of some adult volunteers to help staff the LRC. Volunteer hours extend from 2:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  The LRC will continue to close on Fridays at 3:15 p.m.

At this time, we are in real need of additional volunteers, especially for Tuesday afternoons. If you can share one day a month or one day a week or anything in between, please know it would be very much appreciated and welcomed. If you are interested, have questions, or know of an adult who might be interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Mrs. Judi Rath at 630-668-5800, 1111 or
Father's Club Service Project at Northern Illinois Food Bank
Need Service Hours? Please join us on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00AM until Noon at the Northern Illinois Food Bank for our first serve of school year. A core value we have at St. Francis is to live out the gospel and serve those that are the "least of these" as Jesus calls us to do. The NIFB serves over 70,000 people each week and over 590,000 people per year! In Northern Illinois, 1 out of 5 children face hunger and need assistance. NIFB has a major need to fill volunteer slots and we are committing to provide 50 volunteers. Hope to see you there!
To sign up, contact Mark Petersen at
In the Footsteps of
Saint Francis of Assisi
Celebrate St. Francis High School's 60th Anniversary
We are hosting a trip to ITALY
May 31- June 9, 2017

3 nights in Rome, 1 night in Assisi, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice
  • Rome tour with guide
  • Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Colosseum & Forum with Guide
  • Mass in the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Private tour from a Franciscan expert
  • Tour of Florence
  • Tuscan cooking class
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • The Accademia with Michelangelo's David
  • Hidden Venice Tour
  • Gondola ride
  • Venice Murano glass blowin

Informational Meeting

October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Rosmonowski Room
Enter Door 1
Sue Harsa 815 577-9965 or 815 954-0549
Diane Mercadante 630 668-5800 x1148

For more Information, please contact  
Service Opportunity 
KRas is looking for student volunteers to assist at the walk for the National Eating Disorders Association on Saturday, October 22. Transportation is provided, and it only costs $15 to register. Permission slips are at the Pastoral Ministry Office and should be returned to KRas. Space is limited!
Adventure Club
Adventure Club invites students to rock climb after school at Vertical Endeavors on Tuesday, October 4. We will leave school around 3:00 p.m. and return around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. For more information, please see Ms. Fairhead in room 1110. As a reminder, all students are always welcome to join us -- there is no formal club roster.
Boys' Kairos
Registration and information for the upcoming Boys' Kairos, November 1-4, 2016 is now open at Please register by Wednesday, October 19. Please encourage your senior boys to attend!
Upcoming College Fairs 
October 1
NACAC Chicago National College Fair at McCormick Place 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
October 3
College Fair at Waubonsee Community College 6:00-8:00 PM
October 4
College Fair at Elgin Community College 6:00-8:00 PM
October 18
College Fair at College of DuPage, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wendy's Scholarship
This year, Wendy's® is giving away 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000.

Since 1994, Wendy's High School Heisman has been supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes. We've awarded nearly $2 million to support education across the country, and we've recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation's most esteemed high school seniors, including students from YOUR SCHOOL.

The deadline to apply is October 3, 2016.

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2130 W. Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, Illinois 60187