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e-News February 18 2016
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Upcoming Events
Turnabout Dance

Incoming Freshmen Liturgy and Registration - Class of 2020

Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2018

Blood Drive

Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year - Class of 2017

Music Ensemble Acoustic Night at 7:00 PM

Junior Retreat


Junior Retreat

Band Solo Ensemble Concert - 7:00 p.m.

Darst Retreat - All Student Levels

Choral Solo Ensemble Concert - 7:00 p.m.

Darst Retreat - All Student Levels

DuPage County Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students
Note from the Principal 
St. Francis High School is pleased to announce that Karina Chan and Stephen Burns have been named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. To become a Finalist a student must score among the top 1% of the 1.5 million juniors who entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the fall 2014 PSAT exam. In addition, the student submits a detailed application and essay to the National Merit Competition to demonstrate school achievement. Karina and Stephen will be honored at our May Honors Night program.  
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Turn-About Dance
Turn-About Dance is THIS SATURDAY, February 20 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, students must arrive no later than 8:00 pm to enter and may not leave before 9:30 pm. Students should enter through Door #4 and bring their student ID.  Please be reminded of the dress guidelines when selecting a dress for the dance:

All dresses must be longer than the fingertips when (with shoulders relaxed) they are placed at their sides. The dress may not be skin tight and may not "ride up" when moving around. If your daughter has to pull down her dress to meet this guideline, please choose another dress.  Dresses should not be low cut and should cover midsections. Students not wearing a proper dress will be escorted to a classroom in order to call home and have proper clothing brought to them. They will wait in this classroom until proper clothing arrives or 9:30 p.m. (dance officially ends at 10 p.m., but students can leave at 9:30) whichever comes first. Additionally, shoes must be worn at all times during the dance. If needed, please bring a second pair of more comfortable shoes to change into after pictures.
Students wishing to bring a guest from outside of the St. Francis community must submit a Guest Request Form. Guests must also bring an ID and follow the dress guidelines.
Auction Update
Don't Delay for a Great Party and Savings

You won't want to miss out on saving $10 per ticket for the finest event of the year. Of course we're talking about ALL THAT JAZZ, the annual auction on March 5. The last date to receive the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT is this Friday, February 19. Send in your RSVP today or better yet, register online.

Along with a great celebration, we have some fabulous activities to bid on for your students.
  • Top Golf Teacher Tee-off: Your student and 7 of their friends will enjoy a two-hour Top Golf Naperville outing with Mrs. Kowalski, Mr. M, Schroeds and Coach Walsh
  • iFly Naperville: Get set to FLY with Coaches Kopec and Ston! Your student and two friends will get airborne in a safe and fun environment.
  • Yoga the Spartan Way: One hour yoga session for up to 15 students with Ms. Pratscher & Merc at SFHS.
  • Painting & Pop: Reveal your students inner artist for an afternoon of painting, pop and pizza with Mrs. Doane and Ms. Fairhead.
  • The Great Science Department Bowling Experiment, Take 2: Your student and 3 friends join their favorite Science Teacher to compete as a team against the other Science teachers for the coveted "Golden Pin Trophy 2016."

It is these kind of experiences that your students will long remember. Plan on attending the auction to bid on these items. Hope to see you March 5th!

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The Best Bet is on Tuition Raffle!
Have you purchased your tuition raffle tickets yet? With only 25% of the school families participating and $18,000 in sales, you have an excellent chance of winning a full year of free tuition. While the stock market may be slumping, you have great odds of making a great return on this investment. One chance for $20, 6 chances for $100 or the best deal, 15 chances for $200. Buy now and buy often as there is a bullish outlook on these chances!

Return your stubs with payment to the school office or purchase online at 
Service Hours
Service Hours Information
By April 15, 2016 students should submit their Service Hours (Time Log and Reflection Paper).Service Hours are recorded online. To submit service hours, students should log on to Naviance, click the 'about me' tab, and click the Service Hour Survey on the upper left hand corner.

As a reminder, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen who have not submitted their Service Hours will not receive their 2016-2017 course schedule and will not be permitted to start school in August 2016 until all service requirements are met.

Seniors who have not submitted their Service Hours will be required to attend school Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20 in order to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Please see your religion teacher if you have any questions.

Service Hours Opportunity
Connection of Friends
Connection of Friends is located at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1771 S. Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton and serves young adults with special needs.
There will be an after school Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 25 in the Rosmonowski Room from 2:45-3:10 pm!
Registration Collection Notification
During the month of February, the Guidance Department will begin the collection of registration materials for the 2016-2017 school-year. The registration and collection of materials will take place during the school day as follows:
  • Class of 2018 - February 23
  • Class of 2017 - February 26
The following paperwork is due on the day of registration:
  • Signed Course Selection Sheet (sent home with student February 2),
  • Signed Goldenrod Tuition Payment Form (mailed home week of January 25)
  • $500.00 Advanced Tuition check
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 2016-2017 school-year.
All School Blood Drive 2-24-16
Our annual all school blood drive will be Wednesday, February 24th. 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 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 student 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 student will be donating they need to:
  • Be 16 years or older.
  • Have a permission slip signed in 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 Heartland Blood Centers. (
Donna Hoscheit BSN RN
Spring SAT and ACT
For Juniors who would like extra help for the Spring SAT and ACT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free online Cram sessions for the New SAT and ACT. Sessions are starting Saturday, February 27th. Space is limited. To sign up, please visit
From the Business Office
Student Fees
As you are aware, registration for next year's classes is around the corner.  As a part of the policy regarding registration, all student fees and tuition must be current in order to register for the next school year. Invoices have previously been sent out. Please make the necessary payments in order to avoid setbacks with your registration. Unpaid fees or tuition will result in a financial hold on your registration and your classes will not be guaranteed.  If you have any questions, or need an additional invoice, please contact Chris Konchel in the Business Office at extension 1135.
Financial Aid Information
Any family interested in applying for financial aid for 2016-2017, should apply online at To better serve you, FACTS has updated the financial aid process to make it more user friendly. All upperclassmen wishing to receive financial aid must apply annually.Please contact the Business Office for further information at (630) 668-5800, Ext. 1135. 
Spring Sports Registration Now Open 
Spring Sports registration is now open online. If your student is interested in trying out for a spring sport, you must register online at Tryout information is located on our school and athletic websites. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Thelen at

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