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e-News February 25 2016
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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

IHSA Solo Ensemble

Ensuring Our Future Auction "All That Jazz"

Sophomore Parent Coffee with Counselors; 9:00am (Rosmonowski Room)

Third Quarter Ends

Daddy Daughter Dance; 7:30pm (Slant Dome)
Note from the Principal 
Congratulations to Coach Taylor and the Spartan Varsity Girls'
Basketball Team for their Regional Championship! Great Season!

Congratulations to Madison Barella who was recognized for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award on February 22, 2016. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

Congratulations to Gabriel Johnson '16 who was recently named to the Basketball All-Conference Selection for the Chicago Catholic League, and to Nick Cooney '16 who was an honorable mention.

Congratulations also to Antwainette Walker '18 who was named Daily Herald Basketball Player of the Week.

Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Do you know that support for the ENSURING OUR FUTURE auction benefits every student at St. Francis? This year's themed event, ALL THAT JAZZ, on March 5 is the school's only major fundraiser. All funds raised are essential to close this year's $2000 gap between the cost to educate your student and the charge of tuition. Our goal is 100% participation from every school family. Many of you have already donated, purchased tickets to attend, or volunteered. Here are a few ways to show your support:
  • Attend the Auction. It's not too late, RSVP today
  • Purchase Best of Live Raffle tickets, Tuition Raffle tickets or Sponsor a Teacher
  • Support this year's Fund-a-Cause: SAFE & SOUND - Security Enhancements. This year's goal of $45,000 will provide security enhancements throughout the school to protect our most important asset-your children
ALL THAT JAZZ is a night to celebrate together as members of the SFHS community. However, we are counting on you to also make sure we are truly ENSURING OUR FUTURE. Please commit today to helping St. Francis continue to provide an excellent education in a Catholic faith- filled environment. It takes the whole community to educate a student; can we count on your support? See you on March 5th.
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Calling all Volunteers!
Do you want a sneak preview of the auction? If you are available on Friday between 9am - 4pm for a couple hours, come to the Spyglass gym to help decorate for the auction OR Saturday morning from 8am - 11am to arrange the auction packages. Please contact Linda Griffith and let her know you can help. THANKS!
Fund-a-Cause: Safe & Sound
Security Enhancements
Protect our Assets: the most important being your children-our students!
  • Increase and Improve Security Cameras for Clarity and Coverage
  • Replace Door Handles for Classroom Safety, Lockdown Efficiency and ADA Compatibility
  • Re-Key Building Doors for Upgraded Security

Help us raise $45K to complete this project and keep our campus Safe & Sound. 

Thank You For Supporting the Community Wide Blood Drive
Thank you to the 157 students, faculty, staff and parents who signed up to donate blood yesterday. We had a record 117 pints collected! Thanks also to Donna Hoscheit and Mike Lynch for running this annual life-saving event.
World Language Honor Societies
2016 Inductees
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted on February 17 into our World Language Honor Societies.
National Chinese Honor Society French Honor Society
Julia Cesario Elizabeth Allgaier
Samuel Crowell Katelyn Kautz
Liam Kurland Irene Marchese
Nicholas Kurtyka Victoria Martin
Harrison Lacy Krista Mikalunas
Mia Mazza Lillian Rodriguez
Brandon O'Kasick Kira Savegnago
                Molly Tuskey
Alexandra Verbeke

Spanish Honor Society
Megan Abbott Grace Keating
Josie Brizuela Bridget Killian
Maggie Callahan John King
Sarah Chaffin Courtney Magsanoc
Annabella Console Donovan  Maloney
Sophia  DeCastro Abbi Momot
Katherine England Andrew Olson
Christine Fasana AJ  Panganiban
Matt Gabriel Avery Resuali
Thaia Garcia Alex Schmidt
Katherine Granbom Margaret Taylor
Francesco Greco Chloe Vruno
Noel Griffith Michael Young
Kelsey Hanson Zack  Zygmunt
Alayna Kavouris
Daddy Daughter Dance

The 2016 Daddy Daughter Dance is to be held on Saturday, March 12 from 7:30-9:30pm in the Slant Dome. 

After you submit the online form, you will be forwarded to the online store where you can purchase tickets for this event. You can also print the form and send to the main office along with payment. If you have any questions, please email Susan Fairhead. (
March Coffees with the Counselors for Sophomore and Junior Parents
A Coffee with the Counselors for Sophomore Parents will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 9 AM in the Rosmonowski Room. Please enter door # 4. Sophomore counselors, Mrs. Angelika Rupp and Ms. Jillian Pettenuzzo, will speak with parents on the challenges and tasks facing sophomore students and how to help your child progress during this important year of high school. Topics will include Achieving Academic Success, Dealing with Peer Pressure, Helping Your Child be a Responsbile Digital Citizen, Exploring Career Choices using Naviance, Planning for Junior and Senior Year, Taking Advantage of Summer Opportunities and time for question and answers.  Please RSVP for this event by contacting Mrs. Angelika Rupp at or call ext. 1104.

A Coffee with the Counselors for Junior Parents will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 9 AM in the Rosmonowski Room. Please enter door # 4. Junior counselors, Mr. Adam Lindley and Mrs. Trudy Rigney, will speak with parents on pre-college admission tasks such as ACT/ SAT Testing, Career Options, the College Search, College Visits, How to Use Naviance, and other junior year challenges.  Please RSVP for this event by contacting Michele LeBeau, Guidance Administrative Assistant, at or call ext. 1142.
Service Opportunity
Join us for a Secret Service Day on Friday, March 4! Students should arrive at SF by 8 am and will be taken to a mystery location in order to perform service for the local community. Students will be back by 1 pm. Permission slips are in Mrs. Mercadante's door; space is limited! See Caroline Makauskas or Kristen Ras with any questions.
Attention Sophomore Parents:
A reminder that March 15 is the registration deadline if your son/daughter wants a specific time and campus in our summer course, "Intensive English and Math: Preparing for the College Boards." After March 15, we open the course to students at other schools. Until the course begins in June, you may still enroll your son/daughter, but may find that some times on both campuses are closed. If you have any questions, feel free to call Mr. Kolodziej, the class coordinator, at 708-651-4356.
Summer Camp Registration Open
2016 Summer camp registration is now open. Please register online at If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at or call 630-668-5800 ext. 1145.
Hats For Hope
Hats For Hope will be collecting NEW socks and NEW OR GENTLY USED hats, gloves, and scarves. These items will be donated to local PADS shelters to be given to the homeless. The collection will run from February 29 until March 11. Please consider donating to help those who live in the cold this winter by putting your donations in the box in the atrium.
Glenbard Parent Series
Don't miss these upcoming free programs!
Learning Outside the Lines: the Tools for Academic Success
Thursday, March 3
7:00pm Glenbard West High School
670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn 60137
Speaker: Jonathan Mooney
Link to pdf of flyer
Don't Try Harder Try Different Managing Anxiety and Stress
Wednesday, March 16
Community Consolidated School District #93, Bloomingdale
Speaker: Patrick McGrath
Link to pdf of flyer
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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