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e-News March 26th 2015
Principal's e-Newsletter
March 26, 2015
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Upcoming Events
3/27/2014 3/27- NCAA March Madness college shirt/sweatshirt or Chicago team day: Hawks, Bulls, Cubs, Sox, Fire, Bears, or Sky.

Spring Break Begins
at 2:30 pm

School Resumes/End of Spring Break

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

Class of 2019 Spartan Welcome

NHS Induction

Market Day Pick-Up; 5:00-6:00 (Door #19) 

Variety Show

Parents' Organization Meeting; 6:30 pm (Rosmonowski Room)

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


Jazz Showcase and Swing Night; 7:00 pm

ACT Test at St. Francis High School and Area Schools; 8:00 am

Note from the Principal

Congratulations to Carolyn Brady-Riley, Director, and the entire Cast and Crew of Kiss Me Kate on six wonderful and high energy performances.


Have a safe and fun-filled Spring Break.


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School
Notes from the Nurse

While many welcome the change from winter to spring, there are others who are less enthusiastic. Probably 20% of us have seasonal allergies. Spring is coming and now is the time of the year to be proactive. If your student gets symptoms at the same time every year, talk with his or her healthcare provider. Some people can prevent symptoms by starting their medicine a week or two before that time of the year.


Allergies begin when trees, flowering plants, grasses and weeds release pollen. Molds which grow in soil, vegetation and rotting wood can cause allergic symptoms when they become airborne.


Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, cough, sinus pressure, watery eyes, as well as itchy eyes, nose and throat. These are the primary symptoms. Additionally people with severe allergies can experience other systemic complaints such as fatigue, irritability, and inability to think clearly. For those with asthma these allergens can trigger typical asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and cough.


FYI--you can now buy Nasacort (nasal steroid spray) over-the-counter. Click here to read about this.


Let's get ready.

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Book Brackets Tournament

Friday, March 20, the LRC launched a "Book Brackets Tournament" to coincide with the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. Students and staff can participate by voting online for their favorite book. Go to the Book Brackets Link on either the "Students" tab or the "Library Home Page" on the St. Francis High School website. Participating students and teachers are entered into a prize drawing after each round.


There are eight categories of books: Non-Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Classic, Historical Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, and Romance.


Voting rounds are as follows:

Round 1                         Friday, March 20-Monday, March 23

Round 2                         Wednesday, March 25-Friday, March 27

Semi-Final Round          Wednesday, April 8-Friday, April 10

Championship Round    Tuesday, April 14-Thursday, April 16

Mentoring Edge
For a high school student, selecting a career path is not easy. Mentoring Edge connects students with mentors at top companies that help students figure out what they want to do and then develop a plan to get there.  Handpicked mentors build "career confidence" in students so they can hit the ground running when they enter college. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 50% of 22 to 27 year olds are either unemployed or have jobs that don't use their college degrees.  Contact Mentoring Edge at 630- 301-8707 or to help ensure your student makes the most of their college investment. Information is also available at or Twitter @MentoringEdge

Free PSAT, SAT an ACT Practice Tests

C2Education at Rice Lake Square in Wheaton is offering free practice tests for PSAT, SAT, and ACT on Saturday, April 4, from 10 AM to 1 PM.  To reserve a seat, register online at  or call 630-517-8292.  

Senior Celebration

If you still need to turn in your paperwork please do so by Friday March 27! If you need to turn anything in late please contact Sandy Keilman---- We are in need of raffle prizes or donations. If you would like to donate to Senior Celebration it would be greatly appreciated by the senior class! Please contact me with donation ideas or any questions. Thank you!

Congratulations to James Butler '14
Congratulations James Butler '14 for being named to the Fall 2014 Academic All-Mountain West Team.

Click on the link below for more
Spirit & Pride Golf Outing
May 18th


The 6th Annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 18th at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville.



Spend an hour practicing your driving, chipping and putting skills with a White Eagle Golf Pro. After the lesson, enjoy wine on the patio.


Watch your mail and enews for further details on how to sponsor, register and volunteer for this event.

Logging Service Hours
Service Hours are due on April 15. Religion classes will go to the computer lab the week of March 23 to go over how to log service hours via Naviance.
To do this from home:
  • Log on to Naviance
  • Click 'about me' tab
  • Click the Service Hours Survey for 2014-15 on the upper left hand corner.
  • You can save for later or submit when finished.
Questions? Please see KRas in Rm 1207.
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

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