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e-News January 23rd 2014

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St. Francis High School

January 23, 2014

 

In This Issue

Calendar

Registration for 2014-2015 to begin in February

Pot O' Gold CASH Raffle UPDATE

Lost and Not Yet Found

Free ACT Practice Test on January 26

Emerald Evening Auction News

Pastoral Ministry Updates

Catholic Schools' Week

The Girls Empowerment Group Is Back

New Men's Group at St. Francis



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Calendar

  

1-25 The Daddy Daughter Event has been cancelled for this year.


1-26 Mother/Son Brunch


Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 
Catholic School's Week


1-28 Registration Materials Distributed to Students for 2014 - 2015 School Year


1-30 All School Liturgy - Catholic School's Week/Teacher Recognition


1-30 Academic Information
Night for Parents of Students Grades 9 - 11 at 6:30 p.m. 
in the CAC


1-31 Spartan Olympics (PM Assembly Schedule)

 

2-3 & 4 Junior Retreat


2-4 Market Day Pick-Up - Door #19 - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


2-5 Sophomore Retreat and Ring Blessing at Riverwoods Christian Center


2-6 School Improvement: P.M. Assembly Schedule - Students Dismissed at 1:11 p.m.


2-8 Turnabout Dance
Link to Guest Request Form

 

  

 

Quick Links

 

Registration for 2014-2015 to begin in February


During February we will begin the process of registering students for courses for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents who wish to help their children in course selection should attend the parent information program scheduled for Thursday, January 30, at 6:30 PM, in the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center.  Parents of current students, freshmen through juniors, are encouraged to attend this program. This program is NOT for incoming freshmen. Topics will include: changes in the St. Francis curriculum, selecting the right courses for college preparation and admission, how to make a four year plan, and understanding course prerequisites.  

 

 

Pot O' Gold CASH Raffle UPDATE 

And the winner of two tickets for the Auction on March 8th is Michael & Maria Aguilar! Congratulations and thank you for supporting the CASH Raffle.

 

The grand prize winner of $10,000 will be drawn at the auction on Saturday, 3/8. The prize could be yours! Send in your ticket stubs or purchase your CASH Raffle tickets online at the auction website. Help us reach our $30,000 goal.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

 

 

 

Lost and Not Yet Found

The following items are currently in the lost and found in the Main Office. They were brought down by the P.E. department just before break from the locker rooms.  They do not have names on them and will be disposed of by January 27th if not claimed.  Please see Mrs. Taylor if you think they may be yours.

  • Black Track and Field Bag w/sweats, sweatshirt and t-shirt inside
  • Black US Open Bag w/tennis shoes, shorts, etc.
  • Blue St. Francis Bag w/dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes, etc.
  • Black Suede Tennis Shoes

 

Free ACT Practice Test on January 26

The Wheaton area Sylvan Learning Center at 300 E Roosevelt Rd. Suite 300, Wheaton, IL, is offering a free ACT practice test on Sunday, January 26, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM.  Reservations are required.  To reserve a seat email 3260@wheatonsylvan.com or call 630-665-3456.

 

Note from the Principal

 

Adam Camp was recently awarded the Eagle Scout rank by the Boy Scouts of America.  Adam's Eagle project was restoration and landscaping at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Winfield. Congratulations Adam!

 

The St. Francis Cheerleaders will performing in Conference Competition at Chicago Christion on January 25. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Varsity performs at 12:59 and Freshman at 11:40. Please come cheer on our teams!

 

For your planning purposes the link to the At-A-Glance 2014-2015 Calendar can be found on the calendar page of our website.

 

Blessings to you and yours,

 

 

Raeann Huhn 

 

Principal

St. Francis High School
630-668-5800 
 

 

 

 

Emerald Evening Auction News 

Spartan Families-We have 6 weeks until a 'wee bit o' fun. This year's Emerald Evening will provide an opportunity to support and help St. Francis sustain its' three core programs: academics, co-curricular and financial aid.

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP? OFFER YOUR TIME, TALENT OR TREASURE

  • DONATE AN ITEM BY JANUARY 31st
  • BECOME A COPORATE SPONSOR
  • PLACE A FAMILY or BUSINESS AD IN OUR PROGRAM
  • CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR PARISH GROUP PACKAGE
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES AVAILABLE
  • MOST IMPORTANT, ATTEND THIS WONDERFUL EVENT WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE 100 % INVOLVEMENT FROM OUR SCHOOL FAMILIES! FOR MORE INFORMATION LOOK ON OUR WEBSITE OR VISIT US ON FACEBOOK.  INVITATIONS ARE IN YOUR MAILBOX.

SEE YOU MARCH 8, 2014. 

 

Questions? Contact lisadoherty311@gmail.com

 

 

Pastoral Ministry Updates:

 

Spiritual Resolutions

Start off the new year right!  Join us for the following activities during the second semester--

Christian Meditation in the Chapel at 7:00 am on Tuesdays

Boys Bible Study in Rm 1205 at 6:30 am on Wednesdays

Girls Bible Study in Rm 1207 at 6:45 am on Wednesdays

Rosary in the Chapel at 7:00 am on Thursdays

 

Service Hours

This year, students will log their service hours online through Naviance.

 

Log on to Naviance

Click 'about me' tab

Click 'Service Hours' link on left

Fill in information:

include number of hours, site, and contact information

then fill in reflection questions.

 

You can save and finish later or save and submit.  Due April 15, 2014

 

Adult Faith Formation

All adults are welcome to join the a viewing and discussion of Fr. Robert Barron's acclaimed series 'Catholicism'.  We will watch one hour-long episode each week, refreshments provided.  No registration necessary!

Tuesdays, January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4
Starting at 6:30 pm in the Rosmonowski Room.

 

 

 

Catholic Schools' Week

 

St. Francis High School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with prayer and service. On Monday and Wednesday after school from 4:00 - 5:00, students can join the tutoring next door at Marian Park. On Tuesday after school in the chapel, everyone is welcome to join us for a prayer service to celebrate our mission and vision as a Catholic high school. On Wednesday in the Student Union after school, students can make blankets for Hospice. On Thursday, we will have a special liturgy with Bishop Conlon and recognize our anniversary teachers.

 

This year, we will be collecting diapers and wipes for mother's and babies in need. 

 

Parents and adults are invited to the Tuesday evening showing of the Fr. Baron series, "Catholicism" starting at 6:30 in the Rosmonowski room.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

The Girls Empowerment Group-ONLY a few spots left!

 

Messages from the media, often repeated by peers, can set the stage for the belief that teenage girls should be more concerned with appearance and ability to win male approval than with their own interests and aspirations. Studies show the toll extracted by these messages on girls' self-image and well-being: girls are 7-times more likely to be depressed and 3-times more likely to have a negative body image. However, by encouraging girls to have positive expectations for themselves, providing them with opportunities to develop competence and confidence in their abilities we can increase their power to make right decisions and avoid risky behaviors. And that is what the Girls Empowerment Group is all about. Through discussions and activities the group will aim to help girls make good life choices, feel good about themselves and become confident in their talents and abilities. 


Some of the topics the group will focus on are: assertiveness skills, self-esteem, peer pressure, self-image, girls' health issues, good decision making skills and stress management. In addition, the group will also address the impact of acculturation and media exposure on girls' body image and eating behaviors.


Enrollment Deadline is January 30th-however, only a few spots are left open.The group will meet once a week for 6 weeks. If you would like to find out more info on the Girls' Empowerment Group or any other groups, please contact Mrs. Rupp at ext. 1104. 

 

 

 

New Men's Group at St. Francis

 

The group will discuss many practical issues: such as organization of academic and personal life, surviving high school, preparing for college, and anything else that affects the lives of young men at St. Francis.

 

Group starts the Beginning of February.

 *Sign-Up Deadline is January 30*


We will meet once a week during alternating class periods for 6 weeks.


If you are interested in joining the group, come & see Mr. Lindley in the Guidance Dept.

 

Registration is required and group size is limited.

 

 

 

 


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