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e-News April 24th 2014



St. Francis High School

April 24, 2014


In This Issue


Mid Quarter Progress Check

Raise Money for Your School

Adventure Club

Free SAT and ACT test available

SAT and ACT Prep

Free PSAT Practice Test May 3rd

Spring Choral Concert Sunday, May 4, 2014

Finding Kind Week...Bullying Prevention Week

SFHS Community Earns Sportsmanship Banner

5th Annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing - Monday, May 19th

Parents of Seniors




4-25 One Acts at 7:30pm CAC

4-26 One Acts at 2:00pm and 7:30pm CAC

4-29 Band Concert at 7:00pm CAC


4-30 Variety Show 7:00pm CAC

5-4 Choral Concert at 3pm CAC

5-5 AP Chemistry Exam - AM 

5-5 AP Psychology Exam - PM

5-5 School Board Meeting - 6:30pm (Rosmonowski Room)

5-6 AP Spanish Language Exam - AM

5-6  AP Computer Science Exam - AM

5-6 Market Day Pick-Up - 5:00 to 6:00pm (Door #19)


5-8 AP English Literature Exam - AM


5-9 AP Statistics Exam - PM

5-9 Student Government Elections

5-9 Music Ensemble Concert 7:00pm (Kuhn Cultural Arts Center)

5-10 Prom


5-10 Senior Parent Social 



Quick Links


Mid Quarter Progress Check

As we enter the final weeks of the 2013-2014 school-year, we encourage students and parents/guardians to continue to check their academic progress for each class by clicking on the STI Student-Parent Portal link found on the Parent or Student page of the school's website. Students are encouraged to contact their teacher if there is a question concerning a specific grade or activity. At the close of fourth quarter, Report Cards will be mailed to parents /guardians.



Raise Money for Your School!

St. Francis High School will receive $5 for every prom tuxedo purchased from Men's Warehouse. Stores are located in Wheaton, Aurora, Bloomingdale, Geneva and Lombard.



Adventure Club 

Adventure Club will be playing laser tag at Laser Quest in Downers Grove on Friday, May 2.  We will then go out to dinner at Portillo's afterwards.  Interested students should get the permission form from Ms. Fairhead in room 1110.  There are limited spots available for this very popular event, and they will be given to the first students who return the form & deposit.



Free SAT and ACT test available

Take a free Full-Length Diagnostic Test courtesy of BenchPrep.  Their full-length diagnostic tests for SAT and ACT will help you discover your strengths and weaknesses for each test.

BenchPrep offers online and mobile ACT and SAT prep courses. Use the codePRACTICETEST to take an ACT or SAT diagnostic test for free.



SAT and ACT Prep

The June SAT and ACT are approaching quickly, and Revolution Prep is offering $200 off tutoring or $50 off any course to help you prepare! Tutors and courses are filling up fast, so call Revolution Prep's Senior Academic Adviser Josh Tillipman at 424-214-2371 to reserve your spot today! 



Free PSAT Practice Test for freshmen and sophomores on May 3, 2014

Kaplan will host a Free PSAT Practice Test for freshmen and sophomores on May 3, 2014 at various locations across the western suburbs. To locate and sign up for an event today, please visit  



Note from the Principal


Congratulations to Deanne Capinpin for successfully passing the 2014 Illinois State Achievement in Music Examination (AIM) for piano.


The Illinois Achievement in Music Program covers twelve levels of testing. These examinations are conducted in two parts: Music Theory test followed by a Technique and Performance examination. Required repertoire covers music from different periods. Coordinated technique, theory, sight reading, ear training, and music history compose the balance of the examination. 


Over 3000 students participate each year in the state of Illinois. The Illinois AIM program has received national recognition from MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Deanne participated in the West Suburban Chapter which held its examination at Wheaton College.  The MTNA is the oldest music organization in the United States. It was established in 1876. It is the only national association that includes fields of applied music and related areas such as musicology, music theory, music therapy, opera, and composition.


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School   




Spring Choral Concert     
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm

Finding Kind Week

Bullying Prevention Week (April 28 to May 2), St Francis HS celebrates "FINDING KIND WEEK"

  As part of this year's Bullying Prevention week, St. Francis will offer several activities. This year's Prevention Week theme is "FINDING KIND".  By being kind to one another students cannot only stop bullying, but can also contribute to preventing it from happening in the first place.


Monday, 4/28-

  • Students will also be encouraged to sign a Kindness Pledge Poster in homeroom and commit to doing a specific act of kindness for another. 
  • In addition, they will write down a kindness that was done to them on a Kindness Card that will be displayed on the Kind Wall in the hallway.

Tuesday, 4/29-

  • SADD invites students to a "Breakfast Club" breakfast in the Student Union from 7:15-7:35 AM. Watch clips of the iconic movie and enjoy some breakfast treats! First come, first served!
  • During lunch time we will celebrate "Finding Kind at Lunch". Students will be encouraged to sit with someone new and reach out to others.

Wednesday, 4/30-

  • SADD invites everyone to come and play "Capture the Flag" after school.  Meet some new friends and feel like a kid again!

Thursday, 5/1-

  • Students are encouraged to do at least one random act of cyber-kindness when they log online before and after school as part of Cyberbully Awareness Day.
  • After school students are encouraged to take time out for themselves and join

Ms. Pratscher immediately after school for Yoga.

Friday, 5/2-

  • Wear Spirit and Pride St. Francis BLUE  to show your commitment to kindness!
  • Students are encouraged to participate in the "Pay It Forward Day" and take the "14 Day Kindness Challenge".


For more information on any of these activities, please contact Mrs. Rupp in the Guidance and Counseling Department at


SFHS Community Earns Sportsmanship Banner!

At this time the IHSA Board of Directors, the Sportsmanship Advisory Committee and the IHSA Staff would like to congratulate you, St. Francis High School, and your community for earning a Do What's Right! State Final Sportsmanship Banner at the 2013 Girls Volleyball State Finals.  Your school has set a high standard for other schools to follow during regular season and post season play.


Congratulations to the entire St. Francis Community for making this award possible.  We thank the the girls' volleyball team,  parents, the Blue Crew and the entire student body and the faculty and staff!   



5th Annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing - Monday, May 19th

Registration is OPEN! Don't miss the 5th annual Spirit & Pride golf outing on Monday, May 19th at the White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.  Shot gun starts at 12:00 pm. Bring a twosome, foursome, or single. We'd love to have you! Come enjoy a day with fellow Spartans and help us raise the funds to Upgrade SFHS Audio Visual Technology.


Sponsorship and Volunteer opportunities are available. 

For more information and to register Click here 

or contact Dan Donati at

630-330-5142 or




Parents of Seniors


Please note that we will survey all seniors on Tuesday, April 29, for information on their college acceptances, attendance and scholarship awards.  On Tuesday, April 29, all seniors should bring to school a list of all scholarships that he/she has been awarded, along with dollar amounts, even if the student is not attending that college or accepting the award.  On that same day, seniors will complete a form requesting the final transcript be sent to his/her chosen college.  






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