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e-News January 30th 2014


St. Francis High School

January 30, 2014

In This Issue
Registration and Course Selection Information available on our website
Attention Sophomore Parents
Auction Update
Watch SFHS Sports Online Live and On-Demand
Pastoral Ministry Updates




1-31 Spartan Olympics (PM Assembly Schedule)

Special Dress
The shirt must be class colors with out of uniform bottoms.
Freshmen- Yellow
Sophomores - red
Juniors - green
Seniors -blue 


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


2-10, 11, 12, 13 International Week

2-11 Jostens Sophomore Ring Service Day - Lunch Periods

2-11 Foreign Language National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

2-12 Advance Registration Payment Due for Next Year -Class of 2015

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




Quick Links
Registration and Course Selection Information available on our website


The power point for tonight's program on Registration and Course Selection has been posted on the St. Francis Student Services website in the left column under Parent Programs.  

Link to a pdf of the program





Attention Sophomore Parents:


You will soon be receiving a letter detailing "Intensive English:  Preparing for the College Boards," a six week summer course offered at both St. Francis and Benedictine University.    Taught by Mr. Kolodziej, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Pratscher and Ms. Lipskis, this course prepares students for their junior year SATs/ACTs and gives them a head start on their challenging English and math courses.   During the course, students may also take their summer book tests.  "Intensive English and Math" has been offered here for 35 years. 

After you receive the letter, please note that March 15 is the application deadline for any student who needs a specific time slot (morning, afternoon, or evening).  Also, if you have any questions, feel free to call Mr. Kolodziej (the Class Coordinator) at 708-651-4356.   


Note from the Principal


Congratulations to Serena Harnack who finished 4th out of 100 violinists at the IMEA State Competition.


Congratulations to Bailey Zydek and Chelsea DiValerio on being
named All-Conference cheerleaders.


Congratulations and Good Luck to the Dance team who qualified for the IHSA State competition this weekend at ISU!

Good Luck to the Cheerleaders as they compete at the IHSA sectional competition on February 1st at Rolling Meadows. The girls perform at 11:43!


Congratulation to Coach Rich Janor on being named the Class 3A Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year!



Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School   



Auction Update 


LAST CALL (but if you are a wee bit late we will still accept them) for auction donations, advertisements and sponsorships! For planning purposes, January 31st is the deadline so if you have anything to donate, now is the time to let us know. Pledge your donation on the auction website, it can be delivered to school through the end of February.


By now you should have received your Emerald Evening invitations. Respond early to receive the early bird discount. Ask friends and family to join in what promises to be a great night! 


Thank you for your support!




Questions? Contact


St. Francis school site on the NFHS Network/PlayOn Sports 

The St. Francis High School student broadcasting crew of Dan Mochel, Pat Mochel, Andy Oleniczak, Joe Wood and Joey Zhou are busy working behind the scenes (and behind the camera, laptop, and headsets) to bring you the Winter Spartan athletic sports programs Live and On Demand. Logon to to access the St. Francis school site on the NFHS Network/PlayOn Sports. Live/Upcoming events will display at the top of the page; On Demand events are available if you scroll down on the page. The tentative schedule for the rest of the Winter sports season is as follows:

  • Thursday, 1/30 Boys Wrestling vs. ICCP at 5:00pm (Senior Night) 
  • Friday, 1/31 Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Aurora Christian at 7:30pm 
  • Tuesday, 2/04 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Chicago Christian at 7:30pm 
  • Friday, 2/07 Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Chicago Christian at 7:30pm (Senior Night) 
  • Friday, 2/14 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Aurora Central at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 2/15 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Glenbard South at 7:30pm 
  • Week of 2/17 to 2/21 Girls Class 3A Regional (more information to follow) 
  • Saturday, 2/22 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Lakes Community HS at 7:30pm (Senior Night)
    Note: we will also be recognizing senior Band, Cheerleading, and Dance members 
  • Monday, 2/24 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Joliet Catholic at 7:30pm 
  • Wednesday, 2/26 Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Wheaton Academy at 7:30pm 

We have also included links to the St. Francis/PlayOn Sports school site on the St. Francis home page (in the left margin as well as the Links in the middle of the page). We hope you enjoy watching our St. Francis Spartan student-athletes!


Pastoral Ministry Updates:



On Wednesday, February 5, all sophomores will be attending the Sophomore Retreat at Riverwoods in St. Charles. Students will report to homeroom for attendance, and then they will be bussed to the retreat.  Students will be brought back to SFHS by 2:30 p.m.

Students must hand in a permission form to the religion teacher. Forms will be distributed in class on Monday, February 3, or may be downloaded here**

Students need to bring a bag lunch, and they will be out of uniform (school Outta Uniform dress codes still apply)

The retreat will be run by the Student Ministry Team and facilitator, John Donahue Grossman.



Come and join other adults in the SFHS community for a showing of Fr. Robert Barron's acclaimed series 'Catholicism'!  We will begin at 6:30 pm with a viewing of an episode, followed by faith sharing, ending by 8 pm.  Refreshments will be served! No need to register!  Come for one or come for all. Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 4.



Boys who interested in going on Kairos February 18-21 must hand in their forms to the Pastoral Ministry Office by next week.  See Mrs. Mercadante or Mr. Page with any questions.



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