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e-News March 17 2016
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3/17/2016
Fathers' Club March
Madness Event

3/17/2016 » 3/20/2016
Spring Musical-Godspell

3/21/2016
Early Dismissal: 1:11pm
(students)

3/23/2016 » 4/3/2016
Easter/Spring Break Begins End of Day; 2:30pm

4/4/2016
School Resumes - End of
Easter/Spring Break

4/7/2016
Class of 2020 Spartan Family Welcome

4/9/2016
ACT Test at St. Francis High School and Area Schools - 8:00 a.m. - South Wing

4/10/2016
NHS Induction

4/13/2016
Variety Show

4/14/2016
School Improvement: P.M.
Assembly Schedule
Students Dismissed at 12:05 p.m.

4/15/2016
Jazz Showcase and Swing
Night - 7:00 p.m.

4/16/2016
Senior Celebration
Note from the Principal
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good luck to the cast and crew of "Godspell" at all this weekends' performances...break a leg! Tickets are available at the door at each performance.

Good luck to all the Spring Sport Athletes as they begin their seasons.

Blessings,
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Spring Musical "Godspell"
The St. Francis High School Performing and Visual Arts Department invites you to attend our production of the revised 2012 version of "Godspell." Performances will take place in the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center:
  • Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday March 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday March 19 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 pm
"Godspell" is a modern-day version of the gospels, which opens with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young adults from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime.

Tickets are available at the door at each performance. Pricing is as follows: students/seniors, $8.00 and adults, $10.00
Spring Musical "Godspell"
The St. Francis High School Performing and Visual Arts Department invites you to attend our production of the revised 2012 version of "Godspell." Performances will take place in the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center:
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
Friday March 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday March 19 at 1:30 pm
and 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 pm
"Godspell" is a modern-day version of the gospels, which opens with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young adults from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime.

Tickets are available at the door at each performance. Pricing is as follows: students/seniors, $8.00 and adults, $10.00
Save the Date
SAVE THE DATE to Tee Up for a new Spyglass SCOREBOARD!

The Spirit & Pride Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 23rd at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville. SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available now. Watch your mail and enews for further details on how to REGISTER and VOLUNTEER for this event.

Questions? Contact Dan Donati at ddonati@sterserv.com or Larry Rutkowski at rutkowski.larry@gmail.com
Spain Trip 2017
From June 12th to June 20th of 2017, a group of St. Francis students and faculty will be taking the trip of a lifetime to Spain. This structured program includes sightseeing trips, excursions, walking tours and many exciting local activities. A full-time, specially selected tour manager for ACIS (www.acis.com) will accompany us on all of our educational excursions and assist us in making the most of our free time. Some of the trip highlights are hands-on workshops involving the cultural aspects of food, dance, art, history and pastimes in Spain as well as getting to know the cities of Granada, Córdoba, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia. The online registration is due on April 1st and paper registration is due to Profe Brand by Wednesday, March 23rd. Don't delay in registering to secure your spot on the trip! With any questions, please contact Profe Brand.
Fair Trade Fair 
On Wednesday, March 23, the Religion Department is hosting a Fair Trade Fair. The store Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn will be here all day to talk to our students about fair trade, as well as give them an opportunity to purchase items. Students will be brought down to the Rosmonowski Room during Religion class. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted.
Service Hour Information
By April 15, 2016 students will submit their Service Hours (Time Log and Reflection Paper). Service Hours are recorded online.

Students should log on to Naviance, click the 'about me' tab, and click the Service Hour Survey on the upper left hand corner.

Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen who have not submitted their Service Hours will not receive a schedule of classes for the 2016-2017 school year 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.
IHSA Solo & Ensemble Awards
On Saturday, March 5, St. Francis vocal and instrumental students participated in the IHSA Solo & Ensemble contest at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, IL. Students prepared solos and small ensemble pieces and were judged and scored individually. Congratulations to the following students who received a superior rating "I" and excellent rating "II". They will receive a medal from the IHSA for their outstanding achievement.

Superior Rating I, Gold Medal - Megan Abbott (flute), Megan Abbott, Krystal Pold, Katie Schram & Emma Stone (Flute Ensemble), Jack Armbrust (Piano), Claire Bailie (Piano), Jack Armbrust & Claire Bailie (Piano Duet), Madison Barella (Voice), Abby Baus, Sean Garvy, Nick Jurich, Peter Labana & Cameron Lorenz (Percussion Ensemble), Marc Berkowicz (Soprano Saxophone), Jack Brannigan (Voice), Josie Brizuela (Voice), Josie Brizuela & Serena Harnack (Vocal Ensemble), Maria Carani, Jenny Coman, & Jenna Jamieson (Vocal Ensemble), Maria Carani & Marirose Rueth (Vocal Ensemble), Elyse Chapski, Kathleen Miulli, Nicole Platt & Maddy Wardynski (Vocal Ensemble), Samantha Cushing (Voice), Eden Dilinila, Jon Aquino & Ian Panganiban (Saxophone Ensemble), Kevin Duan & Jack Yang (Vocal Ensemble), Justin Fay (Piano), Emily Fritz (Voice), Garret Fritz (Voice), Noel Griffith & Justin Fay (Double Reed Ensemble), Matt Gauger, John Kliehban, & Jacob Pounders (Trumpet Ensemble), Trevor Jungles & Nick Rueth (Guitar Ensemble), Serena Harnack (Flute), Serena Harnack (Violin), Serena Harnack (Voice), Peter Hevrdejs (Tenor Saxophone), Katie Kleve & Stephen Yanan (Vocal Ensemble), Daniel Kopp (Trumpet), Jack Lacy (Tympani), Jenna Lambert (Voice), Hagan Maurer (Voice), Joseph McGehee (Alto Saxophone), Abbi Momot (Voice), Jack Nalon & Kira Savegnago (Vocal Ensemble), Julia Oakson (Clarinet), Jack O'Hare (Guitar), William Ong (Alto Saxophone), William Ong (Tenor Saxophone), A.J. Panganiban (Tenor Saxophone), Laura Payne (Voice), Krystal Pold (Flute), Conor Riggs (Snare Drum), Marirose Rueth (Voice), Nick Rueth (Guitar), Kira Savegnago (Voice), Colin Smith (Snare Drum), Colin Smith (Marimba), Joseph Stella (Voice), Emma Stone (Flute), Stephen Yanan (Voice), Laura Zelis (Cello) and The 2016 St. Francis Chamber Choir (Vocal Ensemble).

Excellent Rating II, Silver Medal - Megan Abbott (Alto Saxophone), Abby Baus, Sean Garvy, Nick Jurich, Peter Labana, Cameron Lorenz, Julia Rotondi & Colin Smith (Percussion Ensemble), Marc Berkowicz (Alto Saxophone), Marc Berkowicz, Nick Brouch, Peter Hevrdejs, A.J. Panganiban (Saxophone Ensemble), Henry Breyne & Coleman Lacy (Tuba Ensemble), Erin Brown (Voice), Erin Brown, Lauren Fritz, Irene Marchese & Marissa Pellicane (Vocal Ensemble), Elyse Chapski (Voice), Kevin Churney & Michael Young (Saxophone Ensemble), Charlie Clark (Voice), Meghan Frost (Voice), Kristine Graczyk, Olivia Kaszubski, Maria Sajan & Alex Schmidt (Vocal Ensemble), Olivia Heitz, Kieran Schoaf, Kevin Shannon, RJ McGaw, Josh Oliveros, Conor Riggs, Joseph Mustafa, John Kenny, Emily Jania, Suman Manek & Finn Kliebhan (Percussion Ensemble), Ellie Jensen, Joseph McGehee, Abbey Ramsey, & Jack Riendeau (Saxophone Ensemble), Sarah Jin (Voice), Cara Johnson & Julia Oakson (Clarinet Ensemble), Trevor Jungles (Guitar), Erin Kenealy & Betsy Pasker (Flute Ensemble), Ashley Kiser (Voice), Daniel Kopp & Sean Riggs (Trumpet Ensemble), Natalie Kuchler, Megan Lombardo, & Owen O'Hare (Clarinet Ensemble), Jack Lacy (Snare Drum), Harrison Lacy (String Bass), Harrison Lacy (Tuba), Margaret LaMantia & Megan Lavish (Vocal Ensemble), Jenna Lambert & Tatiana Lebeau (Vocal Ensemble), Megan Lavish (Voice), Joe Lombardo (Baritone), Irene Marchese (Voice), Claire McGaw (Voice), R.J. McGaw (Snare Drum), Donna Riendeau (Clarinet), Rebecca Riepe (Voice), Anna Rozner (Voice), Maria Sajan (Voice), Katie Schram (Flute), Cat Stockley (Voice), and Michael Young (Alto Saxophone).

Special recognition - Serena Harnack ('16) for achieving a 2016 IHSA "Best-In-Day" award for her performance on Violin.

Special thanks to the St. Francis student accompanists that helped many of these students achieve their medals: Jack Armbrust, Holly France, & Nick Rueth.
Report Cards and Student-Parent Portal Transcript
Report cards are scheduled to be mailed the week of March 14,2016. 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.
AdvancED Accreditation
Currently St. Francis High School is conducting the school accreditation process through AdvancED. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Through this process the faculty and staff have conducted the rigorous Internal Review of the learning community and will host a visit from an AdvancED External Review Team on April 18 and 19.  From this process, the school has collected data to inform and assist in its school improvement planning process. Thank you to all who completed the AdvancED Stakeholder Survey this past fall. Through the information gathered, the school has recognized its strengths in many areas such as Culture and Climate, Student Support Services and Technology.   Additionally, St. Francis will continue its progress on the areas of Data and Continuous Improvement through the creation of the upcoming Strategic Plan and School Improvement Plan.
Father's Club Service Project at Northern Illinois Food Bank
Need Service Hours? Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd from 6-8:30PM at the Northern Illinois Food Bank for our first serve of 2016. A core value we have at St. Francis is to live out the gospel and serve those that are the "least of these" as Jesus calls us to do. The NIFB serves over 70,000 people each week and over 590,000 people per year! In Northern Illinois, 1 out of 5 children face hunger and need assistance. NIFB has a major need to fill volunteer slots and we are committing to provide 50 volunteers. Hope to see you there!

To sign up, contact Mark Petersen at  markapetersen72@aol.com
Spring College Fairs
Several spring college fairs will be held in the months of March and April providing a great opportunity for juniors to get a start on their college search. A regional college fair will be held at North Central College in Naperville on Monday, March 21, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Nearly 200 educational, military and technical institutions will be represented at this fair.  A list of colleges attending the North Central College Fair can be obtained by going to http://www.northcentralcollege.edu/admission/illinois-regional-fair

In addition to the college fair at North Central College, DePaul University will host a fair on March 30, 5:00-7:00 PM and the College Fair at St. Charles North High School will be held on April 14, 6:30 -8:30 PM.
Summer Camp Registration Open
2016 Summer camp registration is now open. Please register online at https://sfhs.8to18.com. If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at jthelen@sfhscollegeprep.org or call 630-668-5800 ext. 1145.
New SFHS Mobile App
We're pleased to announce the release of the mobile app for St. Francis High School. The app features easy access to news announcements, event athletic calendars, information for parents, students and alumni, and online donations. The app also provides useful information for prospective students. And, of course, the app features the ability for the staff to send push notifications directly to the user's phone or tablet.

To download the app on your phone, search SFHS Wheaton.

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