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e-News May 19 2016
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Senior/Faculty Dinner 

Graduation Practice; Noon (Attendance is Mandatory)

Graduation; 3:00pm

Semester Exams: Periods 1 & 2

Semester Exams: Periods 3 & 4

Semester Exams: Periods 5 & 6

Semester Exams: Periods 7 & 8

Teacher Check-out Day

Memorial Day - School Closed

7/25/2016 » 7/26/2016
Uniform Resale (LRC)
Note from the Principal
A special heartfelt thank you to the following faculty and staff who are retiring at the end of this school year.

Donna Hoscheit, School Nurse, 10 years at St. Francis HS
Pete Ventrelli, Social Studies Teacher, 12 years at St. Francis HS
Roxana Thornton, Mathematics Teacher, 22 years at St. Francis HS
Sue Kolasinski, Mathematics Teacher, 33 years at St. Francis HS
Mark Kolodziej, English and Social Studies Teacher, 40 years at St. Francis HS

Your commitment to our community and Catholic Education is admirable. You have touched lives, enlightened minds, and inspired us all.

Pace e Bene! - Peace and All Good!
Raeann Huhn Principal
St. Francis High School
Math Team 9th in State Competition
The St. Francis High School Math Team competed in the state competition held at University of Illinois on Saturday, May 7 with multiple successes!  The freshmen Algebra I and sophomore Geometry teams finished 8th and 9th in state respectively. Additionally, one of the freshman/sophomore relay teams and the sophomore 2-person team placed 8th in state. The calculator team with members from all four levels finished 5th in state. The orals team of Katie Kubik and Lily Rodriguez were state champions with a 1st place finish! The St. Francis High School Math team placed 9th overall with over 60 teams competing in our division. Congratulations to all of our mathletes!
Spring Sports Post-Season Schedule
Good Luck at State Girls Track!
Congratulations to Amanda Peterson, Brianna French, Kate Howard, Haley Garvy, Taylor Gerard, and Nikki Quick who will be competing in the 4 x 200 Meter Relay IHSA 2A State Girls Track & Field competition this weekend at Eastern Illinois University, O'Brien Stadium. Good Luck Girls!
Can't be there? You can still catch all of the action LIVE on the NFHS Network starting Tomorrow at 11AM CDT. Events will also be available for viewing on demand.

Click here for a complete listing of the St. Francis 2016 Spring Sports Post-Season Schedule.
Senior Device Fair
Date: Wednesday, May 25th
Time: 4:00-8:00pm ("Open House" format; attend any time between 4-8pm)
Location: Student Union (Cafeteria); please enter Door 9/East Wing entrance

Join us at this unique opportunity for your graduating senior to find their perfect college laptop! Representatives from both the Naperville Main Place Apple Store ( and the Oak Brook Microsoft Store ( will be on hand with sample devices for your student to try "hands on" as well as discuss accessories, software, and warranty options. The Apple Store will be bringing their iPad Pro and Macbook lines to demonstrate; the Microsoft Store will be bringing a variety of Windows-based computers including Acer, Dell, and HP as well as their Microsoft Surface line (Surface, Surface Pro, and Surface Book). If you find the perfect computer, you can purchase it at the Device Fair or place an order for delivery - using your Graduation gift money! Educational discounts are available from both vendors. We highly recommend all senior families contact the college/university they plan on attending prior to this Device Fair to determine if there are any computer recommendations and/or requirements.

In order to plan this event accordingly, we are asking that parents/seniors who plan on attending the Device Fair take a moment to register via the following link:

Please contact Jeff Gerdeman at with any questions about this event.
Deactivation of the
Parent-Student Portal
In order for teachers to finalize their final semester averages, the Parent-Student Portal will be deactivated on Monday, May 23 at 8:00 am. On Tuesday, May 31 at 8:00 am, the Parent-Student Portal will be reactivated. Students are encouraged to check the portal Tuesday, May 31 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 6, 2016.
Summer Reminders from the Nurse
Incoming freshman (class of 2020):
  • Incoming freshman physical forms are due at the school no later than July, 28th.
  • To fulfill the ninth grade entry requirements only the Certificate of Child Health Examination form (11-15) that was included in your registration packet is acceptable (Click here for form). This form fulfills the IHSA sport physical requirement. Make your doctor appointment now and submit the form as soon as possible to the school. We are here during the summer. Should you have insurance restrictions that prevent you from submitting the physical form by the above date, you must contact the nurse immediately at ext.1146.
  • All students entering the ninth grade must now show proof of having received two doses of varicella vaccine. (Click here for Health Requirements).
  • The nurse webpage will have other forms that you may need (Food Allergy, Diabetic, and Asthma Action Plans). (Click here for webpage).
Class of 2017 rising seniors:
  • NEW Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement!If your student (class of 2017 only) has not had a meningococcal vaccine since age 16 or later they will need to show proof of having received a meningococcal vaccine upon return to school next August. If you student was in need of this vaccine you would have received a notification in the mail the first week in May.
All students:
  • Any student requiring medication at school must have an Authorization for Medication Administration form on file in the Wellness Office before any medication can be administered. Please review the policy that is attached to the form. (Click here for form and policy)
  • All students must submit a Student Health and Emergency Form. This form will be included in the July mailing.
  • Should your student have any health concerns arise over the summer that the Health Office should be aware of, please contact us during the summer. Do not wait until the first day of school.
  • If your child has special needs or a mental health concern please notify your child's guidance counselor.
  • We will need a note from your healthcare provider should your student have a health condition that may require them to carry a water bottle during school hours. That note needs to be updated annually.
  • Contact the Main Office with any changes in your address or phone numbers; particularly the work number.
  • Please see the nurse website for all forms (click here) and further information.
  • For questions about athletic requirements contact Mrs. Janet Thelen in the athletic office at ext.1145.
Spirit & Pride Golf Outing
Tee it Up for the Spyglass Scoreboard!
Monday May 23rd at White Eagle Golf Club 
Golf begins with a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. 
Please visit for details.
Library News
As you plan for your summer trips and recreation, you may want to take a good book along. Here is a list of suggested titles that you might enjoy whether you travel away from home or just relax in your own backyard.

Also, please remember to recycle your student's required reading paperbacks by placing them in the box provided in the Main Office.

Have a great summer.
Free Audiobook Downloads
Once again Audio File Magazine is offering SYNC, a summer of free audiobook downloads for teens. There will be 2 titles available for download each week for the next 15 weeks. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. The 2016 season will run from May 5th - August 17th 2016.
Library News/Summer Reading
Even though the school year has not yet ended, it's time to think about the Summer Reading List. The library has limited copies of most of the required titles for the  unheard of price of $.50 each. So have your student stop by the LRC and stock up on books for Summer Reading.

The Summer Reading list has also been sent to your local public libraries, so they will be aware of your needs.

Finally, now is the time to recycle those paperbacks and get them off your shelves. Just drop them in the box provided in the main office.
Summer Service Opportunities
Marianjoy needs teens to assist as altar servers at Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10:45am, and for drivers to bring patients to worship services on Sunday at 9:45am and 10:45am. Training required for both. Contact-Rev. Dr. Patricia A. Roberts (630) 909-7400;

St. John's Run for Life on Saturday, July 16.
Register -;

Carol Stream Public Library needs volunteers for the Summer Reading Table, Chess Club, Story Times, Movies/Programs, Special Projects, and 4th of July Parade. Contact - for the Summer Volunteer Application.
Summer Camp Registration Open
2016 Summer camp registration is now open. Please register online at If you have any questions, contact Janet Thelen at or call 630-668-5800 ext. 1145.

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