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e-News May 15th 2014


St. Francis High School

May 15, 2014

In This Issue
Feed The Need Volleyball Classic May 16, 5:00 pm
Webinars Available to Parents
Deactivation of the Parent-Student Portal
Spain Trip 2015
ESCO Textbook Buy Back
LRC News
Ss. Peter & Paul-Frank Glowaty's Retirement Celebration



5-15 Academic Honors Night - (Kuhn CAC)


5-16 Wear future class colors.
In 2014-2015, if you will be a:

Sophomore: wear RED 
Junior: wear GREEN  
Senior: wear BLUE


5-16 Feed the Need Volleyball Classic 5:00pm


5-18 Graduation - 3:00 pm


5-19 Spirit & Pride Golf Outing


5-20 Semester Exams - Periods 1 & 2 - Special Schedule

5-21 Semester Exams - Periods 3 & 4 - Special Schedule

5-22 Semester Exams - Periods 5 & 6Special Schedule

5-23 Semester Exams - Periods 7
& 8Special Schedule

5-26 Memorial Day - School Closed



Quick Links
Feed The Need Volleyball Classic 
May 16, 5:00 pm
Imagine that at every meal, considering what you might need to save for later. Imagine parents not eating so that their children may have the available food. Imagine waking up each day, trying to figure out how and when you can eat for the next 24 hours. Imagine this scenario, not just for one day, but for every day.

Did you know: 
  • 9.1% of DuPage County residents (nearly 100,000 people) are food insecure (meaning they are not assured of three daily meals).
  • 16.4% of children in DuPage County are food insecure.
  • The annual income needed by a one-parent family with a preschooler and school-age child to maintain self-sufficiency in 2011 was $65,321.
  • A minimum wage earner would need to work 95 hours per week to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in DuPage County.

2012 Report on Illinois Poverty, Social Impact Research Center at Heartland Alliance.

What can you do?
Come support the Spartan volleyball program and cheer with the St. Francis Pep Band. Feed the Need Volleyball Classic helps support the Wheaton People's Resource Center and the Glen Ellyn food pantries. Bring a can of food and get $1 off of entrance. Bring 5 items and get in free. Monetary donations are accepted, checks should be made out to Wheaton Peoples Resource Center and sent to the school office to the attention Feed the Need. 



Webinars Available to Parents


Revolution Prep is offering some webinars for parents on Making the High School Transition (from Middle School to High School) and Demystifying College Admission Testing (what parents need to know about ACT and SAT).  Parents can  register for the webinars and find out more information at
. Any family that registers will receive a recording of the webinar, so it's a great resource, even if families cannot watch the presentation live. 


Deactivation of the Parent-Student Portal 

In order for teachers to finalize their final semester averages, the Parent-Student Portal will be deactivated on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00 am.  On Wednesday, May 28 at 8:00 am, the Parent-Student Portal will be reactivated. Students are encouraged to check the portal Wednesday, May 28 and contact their teachers immediately if there is a grade discrepancy.  Once grades are verified, report cards will be printed and mailed. We estimate report cards will be mailed the week of June 2, 2014


Clean out your closets to benefit the St. Francis Scholarship fund!

It is time togather all of those outgrown or gently used (or barely worn) uniforms and donate them to the Uniform Resale.  Collection bins are located around school (Main Office, Atrium and Spyglass). We will accept clean, gently used uniforms until June 12.  The uniform resale will be held during the book test on June 17.  


For questions or to volunteer at the resale, please contact Tami Martin, 630-307-0722 or


Note from the Principal

Sophomore Shea Mahoney recently competed in the Junior Olympic National Championships for gymnastics. She won bronze medals on both the floor, with a score of 9.75, and beam, with a score of 9.675, and she received a sixth place medal for her vault, with a score of 9.775.  These scores contributed to her Region 5 team score for which they won the National Championship, as well as the super team Championship.  

Shea's combined Regional and National competition scores have earned her a spot on the Region 5 All-Star team.  The team includes the top 12 gymnasts from the five-state region (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky).  In July, this All-Star team will represent
USA Gymnastics on a good will trip to the 
Dominican Republic. Shea was also on this team last year and she traveled to London and Belgium.

Congratulations to Shea Mahoney for her hard work and recent medals!


Vox Quartet pictured from left to right: Mira Williams-Viola, Serena Harnack-Violin, Hansuh Rhee-Violin, Mathias Tacke-Coach, Nathan Mo-Cello   
Sophomore Serena Harnack and her chamber group, Vox Quartet, recently performed in The Fischoff Competition atthe University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  This is the world's largest chamber music competition.

Representing 25 countries, 131 chamber groups competed in the first round through their submission of a professionally recorded DVD.  From this group, 24 were selected to compete live in the quarterfinals at the University of Notre Dame.  Serena's group, Vox Quartet, won the first two rounds and advanced to the semifinals along with 11 other groups.  They were one of three teams selected to advance to and perform in the final rounds and they won the silver medal.

Congratulations to Serena and Vox Quartet for their hard work and recent win!


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School   



Spain Trip 2015 - Spanish Vistas 


From June 16th to June 24th of 2015, 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 ( 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, art, dance, and pastimes in Spain as well as getting to know the cities of Granada, Córdoba, Barcelona, Montserrat, Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia.


It is highly recommended that the students interested in the trip have two years of Spanish classes at St. Francis.

With any questions, please contact Profe Brand at

Registration Due on May 19th



ESCO Textbook Buy Back 

Sell Your Books back to ESCO

On-Campus Buyback located in
the Spyglass Gym

Friday: May 23rd from 7:00am - 12:00pm

Click on the following LINKS for Buyback Instructions and 2014-15 Book List


2014-2015 Booklist


Book Buyback Instructions


ESCO Book Buyback Flyer 


Link to ESCO Website -->




If you have any questions about the program, please contact Larry Baker at or (630) 668-5800x1103



LRC News


All materials that have been checked out from the LRC are due by Monday, May 19.  Fines will be assessed for late materials and patrons will be billed for the cost of replacing any materials not returned.


Also, as a service to our patrons, the LRC will allow summer checkout of materials.  This can be done during Final Exam week.  All summer checkouts can be returned on either of the summer test days, June 17 or July15, but all checked out items will be due back on the first day of school. It is important to be aware that fines and replacement costs will be assessed for late or non-returned items.


Students can also choose to purchase recycled summer titles from the library for $ .50, which do not need to be returned.


Recycle Used Paperbacks

Please consider recycling old and no longer needed copies of required student novels.  These books will be made available in the LRC for next year's students at the minimal charge of $ .50.  It's a great way to keep these unwanted books out of the landfill and to help keep costs down for our students. Books can be dropped off in a box located in the Main Office throughout the summer, or in the LRC until May 23.


Time Out for Reading

Time Out for Reading is held once a quarter. For the first TOFR discussion, two books have been selected from the Summer Reading List:


# 1 - I Am Malala  by Malala Yousafzai



When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, ...  Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, ... She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Barnes & Noble)


# 2 - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury's ... masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Guy Montag is a fireman... where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most ... the printed book...

Montag never questions the destruction and ... But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear, and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. (Barnes & Noble) 



Saints Peter and Paul Parish and School - Frank Glowaty's Retirement Celebration

You are invited to honor Frank Glowaty for his 39 years of service as Principal at Saints Peter and Paul School and Church on Sunday, June 1st. The festivities will start with mass at 12:30 pm followed by a parish picnic from 1:30-3:30 pm. Please click on the link below for more information. We hope you can join us in celebrating Mr. Glowaty's dedication to our school and parish. 


Your tee time is at Noon...

The Spirit & Pride Golf Outing is fast approaching... 

are you registered?


The 5th Annual Spirit & Pride Golf Outing to benefit SFHS Audio & Visual Technology Upgrades is coming up on Monday, May 19th. This is one golf outing you don't want to miss - be sure to register soon! 

We're teeing off at noon at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, the premier full service private country club in the Chicagoland area. In addition to 18 outstanding holes of golf, we'll enjoy lunch and dinner, a cocktail hour, prizes, auctions and much more.     


Schedule of Events
10:30-Noon - Registration, Lunch and practice time
Noon - Shotgun start
5 p.m. - Cocktail hour and Silent Auction
6 p.m. - Dinner, Raffles and Prizes
$200 per person/$800 foursome
Registration is limited to 144 golfers - reserve a place LINK for yourself or your foursome today!

Interested in sponsoring?

This popular event is underwritten by local businesses and individuals. If you would like to join that list, view the sponsorship opportunities on the golf website.


Click here to view the golf website  

or contact Dan Donati at

630-330-5142 or


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