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e-News February 13th 2014



St. Francis High School

February 13, 2014


In This Issue


Chris Herren to speak on Feb 18th

ACT Prep Course

Auction Update

Registration Materials for 2014-2015

Blood Drive February 25, 2014

Host Family Opportunity





2-13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Choral, Band & Theatre Disney Trip 


2-14 President's Day Break - NO SCHOOL

2-17 President's Day Break - NO SCHOOL


2-19 Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2016


2-19 Auction Meeting - Rosmonowski Room - 7:00 p.m.


2-20 Full Day of School
no early dismissal


2-18, 19, 20, 21 Boy's Kairos


2-25 Blood Drive - more info






Quick Links


Chris Herren to speak on Feb 18th


Naperville North High School Presents Chris Herren

The St. Francis High School community is invited to Naperville North on February 18 at 7:00 pm to listen to Chris Herren speak about his journey through the NBA and the devastating effects drugs have had on his life. His story will have a dramatic impact on students and parents alike. Chris is the author of Basketball Junkie and was featured in ESPN's Unguarded (available on Netflix and iTunes). Chris has created a foundation, Project Purple, which is dedicated to helping people battle addictions.


Naperville North is expecting a very large turnout, so please arrive early.  This promises to be worth every minute of your time!  

Link to Herren Flyer


ACT Prep Course

Revolution Prep will offer an ACT prep course on the St. Francis High School campus this spring. The course begins on Tuesday, February 25, and ends on Thursday, April 10, leading up to the April 12 ACT test. It meets on Tuesdays from 3:15 PM to 7:15 PM and on Thursdays from 3:15 PM until 6:15 PM. The cost of the course is $599. If you wish to register, call Revolution Prep at 1-877-738-7737 or go to



Note from the Principal

Congratulations to the February Student of the Month recipients! Jacob Los, Business & Technology; Mike Riley, English; Tim Sullivan, Mathematics; Nick Morello, Performing & Visual Arts; Connor Reinke, PE & Health; Kevin Killian, Religion; Kate Rathgeber, Science; Sofia Melgoza, Social Studies; Marirose Rueth, World Languages.


Enjoy Presidents Weekend!


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School   




Auction Update 


Failte St. Francis Families,

It is now 3 weeks and 3 days until A Wee Bit O'Fun!

Our Auction committee is working overtime creating a night to remember. 

Bear Down with the Ultimate Tailgate Package or would you like to "Turn Back Time" with our great Cher tickets? Kissed the Blarney Stone yet? Bid on a dream trip to the Emerald Isle. Want to be Sherlock Holmes for the night? Sign up for the Murder-mystery party! 


Attend!  Grab a family member or friend and plan to go on March 8th.

Check out the auction website for additional information about this event. Link to Website


May the Luck of the Irish be with you!




Registration Materials
for 2014-2015


During the month of February, the Guidance Department will be collecting registration materials for the 2014-2015 school-year. The registration and collection of materials will take place during the school day as follows:

  • Class of 2016 - February 19
  • Class of 2017 - February 26

The following material is due on the day of registration:

  • Signed Course Selection Sheet,
  • Signed Goldenrod Tuition Payment Form, and
  • $500.00 Advanced Tuition

Students who do not hand in the required paperwork on the day of their registration will be placed on HOLD until the paperwork is completed. Students placed on HOLD will jeopardize their placement into elective courses for the 2014-2015 school-year.



Blood Drive
February 25, 2014

Our annual All-school Blood Drive will be Tuesday, February 25. Giving blood is a contribution to the entire community; it's the right thing to do!  At this time of year, donations are typically down due to the cold and flu season. Therefore, we are asking parents and friends of St. Francis High School to please consider donating. Your donation could save a life. Contact Mike Lynch or 630-668-5800 ext.1193 if you wish to schedule an appointment; drop-ins welcome too.


Parents, please consider encouraging your child to donate.

A few facts:

  • 1 unit of blood can help 3 people
  • Only 5% of eligible people donate
  • Every 3 seconds someone needs blood

If your child will be donating they need to:

  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Have a permission slip signed in black ink by a parent.
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Eat a big breakfast the morning of the drive.
  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Sign up with Mr. Lynch in Room 1107.

Please contact me at if you have any questions or click here for a link to the Heartland Blood Bank center.

Donna Hoscheit BSN RN




Host Family Opportunity: Open your home and your heart!


The St. Francis High School is once again looking for families interested in hosting an international student in their home for a 10 month home stay beginning in August of the upcoming 2014 -2015 school year. This is a great opportunity for your family to connect with hardworking students and to help them achieve their dreams of a top tier education here at St. Francis High School.


Host families are expected to provide a warm, secure and healthy home environment as well as a bedroom for the student. Host families should be enthusiastic about cultural diversity, willing to welcome international guests with an open mind and support their student in academic and co-curricular activities. Host families may be eligible to receive up to a $1,000/month stipend to help cover the costs of room and board.


If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity, please contact Matt Abernathy, Director of the International Student Program, at



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