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e-News May 22nd 2014


St. Francis High School

May 22, 2014

In This Issue
Thank you Market Day Chairperson, Kathy Riendeau
Host Families Needed
ACT Boot Camp
Used Uniform Collection Time
Deactivation of the Parent-Student Portal
ESCO Textbook Buy Back
LRC News
Ss. Peter & Paul-Frank Glowaty's Retirement Celebration
Free Audiobooks



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


5-23 Textbook BuybackSpyglass 7:00am - 12:00pm


5-26 Memorial Day - School Closed  


Summer Book Tests 
12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 17 
Tuesday, July 15

Freshman study guides will be available on the SF website in the beginning on June.


Uniform Resale at the 1st Book Test


Suessical the Musical
Summer Theater 

Dates: July 24th, and 25th Time: 7:30 pm

Date: July 26th Time: 1:30 pm
and 7:30 pm 

Date: July 27th Time: 1:30 pm

8-11 Registration Soph, Jr, Sr

8-12 Registration Soph, Jr, Sr

8-15 Freshman Orientation


8-18 First Day of School - Inservice Day, 12:05 pm dismissal



Quick Links

Thank you Market Day Chairperson, Kathy Riendeau

This year's Market Day fundraiser raised a total of $4,886.03. These fundraising proceeds would not have been possible without the tireless work of Parent Org representative and Market Day Chairperson, Kathy Riendeau.  Thank you, Kathy, for your work this year to provide our programs with much needed additional funding.


Those of you that make purchases from Market Day, thank you for supporting this worthy fundraising initiative. Next year's dates will be published this summer.


Host Families Needed

Our International Program is in great need of host parents for the 2014-2015 school year.  We urge you and your family to consider housing a student for a 10 month stay. Our International Student Program has become a vital piece of our student's education here at St. Francis High School and we rely on supportive families just like yours. We have some very kind and talented students arriving for the upcoming school year who are still in need of a home.


Participating host families may be offered compensation of up to $1,000 per month to help cover the costs of room and board. St. Francis High School will also provide you with a dedicated support staff, host family training, regular meetings, and group activities for you and the student to connect with other participating families.


If you or someone you know may be interested in this unique experience, please contact the International Student Program Director, Matt Abernathy at or  630-668-5800 x1140.


ACT Boot Camp

For students who plan to do ACT prep this summer, BenchPrep is offering their online ACT Boot Camp free to Illinois students.  

For details contact and to sign up go to


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


Deactivation of the Parent-Student Portal 

In order for teachers to finalize their final semester averages, the Parent-Student Portal was 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


Note from the Principal

Serena Harnack will be featured on WFMT 98.7 June 21, in a live broadcast from Evanston as part of the Make Music Chicago celebration. She will fiddle Orange Blossom Special. Congratulations to Serena once again.


Come out and support our spring sports student-athletes!
View the post season schedule for more information. 

Enjoy a fun-filled and safe summer! 


Blessings to you and yours,


Raeann Huhn 



St. Francis High School   



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


Thank you to Volunteers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those mothers and fathers who took time from their families and busy schedules to help in the LRC during the 2013-14 school year. These moms and dads made sure that the library was able to remain open for our students until 5:00, Monday through Thursday, all year long.

Your time made the SFHS LRC a welcoming and attractive space for our students, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


I would like the entire St. Francis community to help in thanking:


Mary AudyDebbie GoraCindy Robinson
Kathy BlechaKirsten KaltenmarkDaina Siliunas
Anita BreenFran MascariLisa Storto
Michelle BuckLisa O'ConnellBrenda Thomas
Julie CalcagnoRozanne PorterSandy Wagner
Carol CutroneJulie RayburnMichelle Zygmunt

These ladies have processed, inventoried and shelved books and magazines, created displays, prepared refreshments for TOFR, completed data entry, decorated the library for holidays, and much more.

Julie Berkowitz  - Our master gardener who keeps our gardens healthy and beautiful.

Scott ButlerMarie Gianos  Dierdre Piggott     
Rhonda Butler  Gina Johnson   Nora Smith
Bonnie DauerAlice Moran   John Wood
Sharon Garvey 
Paula Paollela 


Thank you to everyone and we hope to see many of your back again next year.


Judi Rath

Director of the Learning Resource Cener



Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Julie Berkowitz is hoping that someone might be able to share gardening duties, in the LRC, over the summer.  If you think you might be able to help us out, please get in touch with Judi Rath,, or 630-668-5800, x1111.

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. 


Free Audiobooks


This summer, teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics. This opportunity is sponsored by SYNC, which is the audiobook publishers' and AudioFile Magazine's commitment to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience.

SYNC will give away 2 FREE audiobook downloads each week for 13 weeks this summer, from May 15 - August 13, 2014. For more information, go to Sync's URL,                     


The books included in this free offer are:




May 15 - May 21
WARP: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer, Narrated by Maxwell Caulfield (Listening Library)
THE TIME MACHINE by H.G. Wells, Narrated by Derek Jacobi (Listening Library)

May 22 - May 28
CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden (Harper Audio)
OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles, Performed by Michael Sheen and a full cast (Naxos AudioBooks)

May 29 - June 4
CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio)
THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie, Narrated by Richard E. Grant (Harper Audio)

June 5 - June 11
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill, Narrated by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor Audio)
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Stacy Keach, Kelsey Grammer, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

June 12 - June 18
CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda Audio)
THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne (christianaudio)

June 19 - June 25
I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter, Narrated by Renée Raudman (Brilliance Audio)
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery, Narrated by Colleen Winton (Post Hypnotic Press)

June 26 - July 2
FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick, Narrated by Noah Galvin (Hachette Audio)
OCTOBER MOURNING: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister (Brilliance Audio)

July 3 - July 9
TORN FROM TROY by Patrick Bowman, Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Post Hypnotic Press)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Narrated by Jim Dale (Brilliance Audio)

July 10 - July 16
CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose, Narrated by Channie Waites (Brilliance Audio)
WHILE THE WORLD WATCHED by Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George, Narrated by Felicia Bullock (Oasis Audio)

July 17 - July 23
THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE by Nancy Springer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Recorded Books)
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES II by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by David Timson (Naxos AudioBooks)

July 24 - July 30
HEADSTRONG by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A. Theatre Works)
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

July 31 - August 6
DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio)
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

August 7 - August 13
LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing)
THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audi



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