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e-News March 5th 2015
Principal's e-Newsletter
March 5, 2015
In This Issue

Quick Links
Upcoming Events
Third Quarter Ends

IHSA Solo Ensemble

Parents' Organization Ensuring Our Future Auction at St. Francis

School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm (Rosmonowski Room)

Alumni Association Meeting - 6:30 pm (Rosmonowski Room)

School Improvement - P.M. Assembly Schedule; Students Dismissed at 1:11 pm

3/12/2015 » 3/13/2015
Junior Retreat; 3/12-3/13

Time Out for Reading Day (See Bell Schedule)

3/13/2015 » 3/14/2015
Darst Retreat - All Student Levels; 3/13-3/14
Note from the Principal
Sign Up Now! The Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm in the Slant Dome.RSVP cards and payment can be returned to the main office this week.Extra RSVP cards are located in
the main office as well.The student government looks forward to hosting
a fun night.

Congratulations to the March Student of the Month Recipients!
Daniel Malek, Business & Technology; Kiara Westerberg, English; Andrea Vaughan, Mathematics; Harrison Lacy, Performing & Visual Arts; Spencer Stibbe, PE & Health; Victoria Martin, Religion; Allie Verbeke, Science; Amanda Imbrogno, Social Studies; Amanda Imbrogno,
World Languages.

Blessings to you and yours, 


Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School

Tuition Raffle Drawing on Saturday!

With only hours until the drawing, this is the LAST CHANCE to purchase a chance to WIN 2015-16 SFHS Tuition for one student, equivalent College Tuition or $10,000 CASH! 

Purchase your chance online at:


15 Ticket for $200, 6 Tickets for $100, 1 Ticket for $20


Drawing at the Auction on March 7th!


Thank you for your support of St Francis!

Report Cards and Student-Parent Portal Transcript

Report cards are scheduled to be mailed the week of March 9, 2015. Listed on your child's report card, are two GPAs: "Cumulative GPA", which reflects all semester grades earned and "Quarter 3 GPA", which reflects the grades earned for quarter 3. If you have any questions concerning your child's grade for a specific course, please contact that teacher.

Student Anxiety/Stress Reduction Presentation

Parents and students of St. Francis are invited to hear Dr. Patrick McGrath speak on the subject of anxiety, stress, and how to better respond in the Spartan Theatre on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM. As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to help students use positive coping mechanisms when it comes to stress and anxiety.  


Don't Try Harder, Try Different is a stress management approach that is based on the idea that trying harder at something that is not working is a waste of time. Sometimes we need to do something else, something different.


Join Dr. McGrath as he walks you through ways to deal with stress that involve both research and humor, and leave with techniques that you can start to use right away.


In his current role, Dr. McGrath is the Director of the Anxiety and OCD Program and the Co-Director of the School Anxiety and School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. He is the author of a stress management workbook called "Don't Try Harder, Try Different" and "The OCD Answer Book," available at bookstores across the country and on-line. Dr. McGrath has also been featured in many newspapers, journals, and magazines, and has been on numerous radio stations across the country, including The Sally Jesse Raphael show, The Steve Cochran Show on WGN, and National Public Radio. He also does numerous speaking engagements across the country, has an active research program, and presents at national conferences focusing on anxiety disorders.

Attention Sophomore Parents:

By now, you have received a letter and brochure detailing "Intensive English and Math: Preparing for the College Boards." Taught by Mr. Kolodziej, Mrs. Johnson, Ms Pratscher and Mrs. Abbott, this summer course has, for 35 years, prepared St. Francis students for all sections of the SAT and ACT.

A reminder that if your son/daughter wishes to enroll in a specific time slot, you should submit your application by March 15. And if you have any questions, please feel free to call Mr. Kolodziej here at St. Francis or on his cell; see the brochure for his phone number.

International Students
Celebrate Asian New Years
On February 20th our International Students along with our Chinese classes celebrated the Asian New Year at the Festival of Asia Celebration at Benedictine University in Lisle. Our International Students continue to be an integral part of our St. Francis High School family. To find out how you can support or host a hardworking student please contact Matt Abernathy at

Summer Camp Registration Open

Summer Camp registration is now open. Please logon to and click on "Browse Camps at St. Francis High School." If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen

Free Practice Tests
for ACT, SAT, PSAT or the new SAT

C2Education in Rice Lake Square in Wheaton is offering free practice tests for ACT, SAT, PSAT or the new SAT. Practice tests will take place from 1 PM to 4 PM on March 14, March 21, and March 28. Seating is limited so call 630-517-8292 to reserve a spot.   

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