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e-News April 30th 2015
Principal's e-Newsletter
April 30, 2015
In This Issue

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Upcoming Events
Choral Concert; 3:00 pm

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

Student Govenment Elections - P.M. Assembly Schedule; Seniors Dismissed at 1:11 pm
Music Ensemble Concert; 7:00 pm


Senior Parent Social

5/11/15  » 5/13/15

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

Academic Honors Night (Kuhn Cultural Arts Center)

Alumni Association Meeting - 6:30 pm (Rosmonowski Room)


Graduation Practice; Noon - Attendance Mandatory

Senior/Faculty Dinner

Graduation; 3:00 pm

Spirit & Pride Golf Outing

5/19/2015 » 5/22/2015
Semester Exams

Memorial Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Note from the Principal
Congratulations to junior Martin Stubben who was recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Technology Center of DuPage on Wednesday, April 29th in the Automotive Technology program.


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School
Choral Concert
Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm
Kuhn Cultural Arts Center
Admission is Free
Please bring non-perishable items
to donate to the DuPage Walk-in Ministry

design by Jenna Dama '15

Become a part of St. Francis High School history! Commemorate your years at St. Francis, or honor a special student, teacher, coach or event. This is also a great way to memorialize a loved one, celebrate a birthday, wedding, birth of a child, or an anniversary with a lasting gift. 


The construction of the new Lacy Family Gateway Building brings the opportunity for the purchase of brick pavers that will be installed in 2015 to coincide with the completion of the new building. The bricks will be placed in the walkway leading to the entrance. 

Please Click Here For More Information
From the Business Office
There are still some individuals with remaining balances due for the 2014-2015 school year. All student fees and tuition must be current each year.  Invoices have previously been sent out. 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. If you have any questions, or need an additional invoice, please contact Chris Konchel in the Business Office at extension 1135.
Seniors: Cap & Gown Exchanges
Seniors that need to exchange your graduation gown for a different size, should stop in the main office anytime between now and Monday 5/4/15. You must bring the previously issued graduation gown with you for the exchange.

Notes from the Nurse

College Bound Seniors and their Parents:

  • Seniors will be notified the week of May 4th to pick up their files in the Main Office. Included in this packet will be a complete record of their immunizations along with any other health records that we may have for them. Most likely you will need a complete record of their vaccines for college entrance. All files will be distributed. Please ask your student for these files for your records.
  • Plan on sending your college freshman off with a first aid kit to manage minor illnesses and injuries. Click here for a list of items to pack in your college bound first aid kit.
Library News

Recycle Your Used Paperbacks

The library is asking that you considered recycling old and no longer needed copies of the required student novels. These books will then be available in the library for next year's students at the minimal charge of .50.  It's a great way to keep these unwanted books out of the landfill and a way to help keep costs down for our students. Books can be dropped off in a box located in the main office from now until the end of the summer. 

Overdue Materials and Fines

All students must take care of returning all materials to, and settling all fines with the library before the start of final exams. Students who have lost or damaged library materials, will be assessed the replacement cost for the item. Students have received notices from the library which indicate the overdue item and/or the amount of their fine. Please remind students to take care of these obligations as soon as possible. Letters will be mailed to the homes of those students who fail to take care of these matters.

Free Audiobooks Through SYNC

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads - a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title - each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer. Young Adult focused titles are partnered with classics, required reading titles, and other thematically appropriate Young Adult tiles to encourage literacy and listening in young people across the country SYNC will give away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week this summer - 28 titles over 14 weeks starting May 7. Don't miss a single great title. Click here for list of free audiobooks through SYNC

Times and Dates of AP Testing
Click on this link to view a complete list of times and dates of AP Testing
Donate your Unwanted Clothes
Spring is finally here! And that means time to clean out those closets. Hesed House is desperately in need of clothes this time of year; especially  for homeless high schoolers and middle schoolers out there. A box will be in the atrium for you to drop off any unwanted clothes or shoes in good condition, no holes or stains. Please wash all clothes before donating. You can also go to to see a list of other items you can donate. Thank you so much for helping.

Samantha Grabacki '15

Your tee time is at Noon...

The Spirit & Pride Golf Outing is fast approaching... are you registered?

The 6th Annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing to benefit Spyglass Athletic Center Upgrades is coming up on Monday, May 18th. This is one golf outing you don't want to miss - be sure to register soon! Today is the last day to get the discounted rate. 

We're teeing off at noon at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, a private Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Club. The day includes 18 holes of golf, a buffet lunch, on-course food and beverages, happy hour, buffet dinner, raffles and prizes.

Schedule of Events 

10:00-Noon - Registration, Lunch and practice time 

Noon - Shotgun start
3:30pm - NEW THIS YEAR - Chip & Sip 

5:00pm - Cocktail hour and Silent Auction 

6:00pm - Dinner, Raffles and Prizes 

For more information and to register visit the golf webpage

If you are not able to attend but would like to participate in this event, we still need Hole Sponsors. This is a nice way to advertise your business or show your family support. A Hole Sponsorship is $300. All proceeds from this event will benefit Spyglass Upgrades including a new basketball net system, score table, championship banner signage and a volleyball net system.

Senior Faculty Dinner 

The annual senior faculty dinner will be held Thursday, May 14 at Naperville Country Club (25W570 Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540). This is an opportunity for the seniors and the faculty to share an evening of food and memories, as faculty members (and the senior class president) share their memories of the class of 2015. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The evening will conclude at about 9:00 p.m. Seniors should return their rsvp form with a $45 check payable to St. Francis to Ms. Pratscher by May 6. Link to rsvp form

Summer Service Opportunity

Upendo Village is looking for a summer volunteers. Upendo Village is located next door to SFHS on the campus of the Wheaton Franciscans.


Upendo Village is a project designed by Kenyans to respond at the local level to the needs of Kenyans living with HIV / AIDS. Clients are surrounded with loving care, and are given resources and access to programs that improve health, restore self-respect, and give hope.  Visit for further information.


Interested? Contact Guy Vacarro at

International Student Hosting
Still Needed
Help Still Needed: A handful of male international students currently attending St. Francis High School are still in need of a home for next school year. These are bright, hardworking, and polite kids. If your family is interested in changing a student's life by hosting for a 10 month stay and receiving a generous stipend of $1,000 a month please contact Matt Abernathy -
Summer Camp Registration Open

Summer Camp registration is now open. Please logon to and click on "Browse Camps at St. Francis High School." If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen

Free PSAT Practice Test

The Fall 2015 PSAT Test test will mirror the new, redesigned SAT test, which will start in March of 2016. Rising juniors in the Class of 2017 are strongly advised to become familiar with the new PSAT and SAT-especially those striving for National Merit Scholarship recognition and admission to highly selective colleges. Kaplan is offering a free PSAT practice test on Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM, at the College of DuPage, Elmhurst College, North Central College, or online. To register, go to: 

Practice Tests Available
Nurturing Wisdom in Hinsdale will provide weekly practice tests for the PSAT, SAT and ACT during May and June at 8:45 AM on Sundays. The cost is $35 and includes a detailed item analysis and customized tutoring plan. In June they will have a practice test for the redesigned SAT.

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