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e-News October 23rd 2014
Principal's e-NewsletterOctober 23, 2014 
In This Issue
Choir Concert 7:00pm Tonight
Good Citizen Awards
From the Business Office
Heroin Presentation - October 23rd
St. Francis' Fall Fashion Show
Boys' Kairos
Uniform Resale
ACT Prep Courses at St. Francis
Choose St. Francis at Target
Free SAT Practice Test
Father's Club Bears Tailgater-Sunday, October 26th

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What to Wear on Fridays
Upcoming Events
10/20/2014 » 10/24/2014
Red Ribbon Week
Mock ACT Exam Parent/Student Feedback Program; 7:00 pm (Rosmonowski Room)
Halloween Party w/Marian Park

SADD Haunted House
Father's Club Bears Tailgater

Mix It Up Lunch

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

All-School Liturgy - "Feast of All Saints Day"

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Note from the Principal  


Congratulations to the St. Francis High School Boys' Golf team for finishing 5th at the IHSA State Tournament!


Congratulations to Ava Kolman '15 for qualifying for the IHSA Girls' Tennis State Tournament to be held Thursday, October 23rd  through Saturday, October 25th at Buffalo Grove High School.  Good luck Ava!


Congratulations to the St. Francis High School Girls' Swim Team - Maine East Relays White Division Champions! 


Blessings to you and yours, 

Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School

Order Market Day Today!
This month's Market Day is sponsored by our Football program. Please place your on-line orders at by Friday, October 24 at 11 pm.  The pick-up date is Tuesday, October 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Door #19. 
For Parents of 8th Graders 

Rise Up is an opportunity for all current 8th graders to participate in a St. Francis High School, National Honor Society run day of leadership, teamwork, character building, and service to prepare for high school and beyond. 

When: Saturday November 15 , 2014
Check-in: 9:30-10:00a.m. at St. Francis
Pick-up: 2:30p.m. at St. Francis

Cost: $10 includes a Leader T-shirt and lunch, online registration is required to ensure we have a t-shirt and lunch for you.



Note from the Business Office
Attention Parents

The Business Office distributed statements for student fees on Thursday, October 2.  Included in these fees are costs associated with graduation, junior retreat, the fall play, and certain courses.  If you have received a statement and not already remitted your payment, please do so at your earliest convenience. 

Heroin Presentation - October 23rd
7:00pm at St. John the Baptist Church
St. John the Baptist Church in Winfield is sponsoring a speaker program on "Heroin, and how it destroys everything it touches." The program will take place on Thursday, October 23, at 7 PM. St. Francis students who attend this program may receive credit for two service hours. The featured speaker, Nick Gore, has appeared on Oprah Prime and spoken to over 30,000 kids in the Chicagoland area. Nick is a motivational speaker who shares his journey from drug abuse to heroin addiction to treatment and recovery. Learn how to protect those you care about and properly support those who find themselves impacted by this problem.


to St. Francis!

St. Francis' Fall Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Bobak's Signature Events in Woodridge. New this year- the Platinum Experience which includes admission, raffle tickets and a chance to win a VIP table for you and your friends.

Senior/Junior men and women - Friday, October 24 is the last day to sign up as a fashion show model. Registration forms and a $20 model fee must be turned into the school office - no late signups! Forms and tickets are available on the Fashionpalooza website:

Boys' Kairos

Just a reminder that there is still time to sign up for the November 11-14, Boys' Kairos, Tuesday through Friday evening, at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL. This three-day experience is an excellent opportunity for him to reflect on his relationship with God and how that relationship may continue to shape his life after he leaves St. Francis.  Participants come away with new friendships and appreciation for those around them.  The cost is $225 and scholarships are available.

Please have your son pick up an application in the Pastoral Ministry Department or from their Religion teacher. We encourage everyone to participate! Questions? Contact Diane Mercadante at

Due to the many requests that have been received, a Uniform Resale will be held on Wednesday, November 5th, from Noon-9PM. This is the first day of Parent/Teacher Conferences with a 12:10 dismissal. The sale will be held in the Atrium, cash or check only. This will be the last resale until the June book test. With the change of season, this is the perfect time to pick up pants or an extra shirt. We accept uniform donations throughout the year, but now is a good time to donate. WE ARE DESPERATE FOR GIRLS' UNIFORMS. If you have any uniforms to donate, please drop them off in the donation bin located in the Atrium. All proceeds go to a Scholarship Fund. Please stop by the Atrium on November 5th.
ACT Prep Courses at St. Francis

St. Francis is teaming with Kaplan Test Prep to provide ACT prep courses on the St. Francis campus this winter and spring. The winter course will start on December 4 and lead up to the February 7th exam. There will be no classes during final exam week or Christmas break.  The spring course starts on January 21 and leads up to the April ACT 18th test. St. Francis students receive a 10% discount on this course for a total cost of $629. If you cannot afford the course, contact Trudy Rigney to see if we can arrange for a course discount. Students can register by going to the following link which is just for St. Francis students. 

Register at:

Choose St. Francis at Target
Take Charge for Education is a program sponsored by Target in which holders of the Target REDcard can designate St. Francis as the recipient of 1% of their purchases. Card holders receive a 5% savings while St. Francis receives 1%. Every trip to Target can be a fundraiser. Simply visit or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate St. Francis as your school. Thank you for considering helping Target help St. Francis. Please spread the word to other members of our community, friends and relatives. Choose St. Francis at Target.
Free SAT Practice Test 

The Wheaton Public Library is offering a free SAT practice test on Saturday, November 8 from 12:30 to 4 PM. This practice test is designed for 9th and 10th graders by C2 Education as it will be formatted to follow the changes that SAT will implement in 2016. 


A free ACT practice test will be offered on Saturday, December 6, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. 


To register for either event, go to the Events link on the Wheaton Public Library website. Then go to the calendar and click on the event.

Father's Club Bears Tailgater
Sunday, October 26th

This Sunday, October 26th is the Bears Tailgater at the Old Towne Tap located at 28W247 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, IL.  Game time is noon and the Old Towne Tap is located on Warrenville Road just west of Winfield Road.  Come on out and try some great chili, brats and maybe even Polish sausage!

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