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e-News September 18th 2014
Principal's e-NewsletterSeptember 18, 2014 
In This Issue
Homecoming Dance Reminders from the Dean of Students
Senior Ian Hart Achieves Eagle Scout
Market Day
2014 Wendy's High School Heisman Award Applications Due
Emergency Drills
Record Your Volunteer Hours
Free ACT Practice Test at St. Francis
Upcoming College Fairs
PSAT Practice Test

Quick Links

What to Wear on Fridays
Upcoming Events
Powder Puff Game; 7:00 pm
Homecoming Pep Rally - Special Schedule; 2:30 pm Dismissal

25th Annual St. Francis High School Alumni, Friends & Family Golf Outing

Homecoming vs Brother Rice (Varsity - 7:15 pm)

Class of 1964 - Informal Gathering Pal Joey's (after the homecoming game)

Homecoming Dance

Class of 1964 - 50 Year Class of 1989 - 25 Year
Class of 1994 - 20 Year  

Alumni Homecoming Mass & Breakfast - 9:00 am (Slant Dome)

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

In-Service Day - Special Schedule; Students Dismissed at 12:10 pm

All-School Liturgy - "Memorial of St. Francis"

Practice/Mock ACT Exam; 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (North Wing)

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Note from the Principal  


May everyone enjoy a fun and safe Homecoming Weekend! Please review the Homecoming Dance Reminders from the Dean of Students below.


Blessings to you and yours, 

Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School

Homecoming Dance Reminders from the Dean of Students

Students not in school the day before a dance held on a weekend may not be admitted to that dance. With the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night, students need to be in school all day Friday September 19 and they must arrive before 8:30 am to be eligible to attend.

The Dancing:
St. Francis acknowledges there are popular dance and music styles; it is still the expectation that students' behavior at dances reflects the values of the school. Students must demonstrate appropriate behavior and respect for your peers relative to space and actions on and off the dance floor. Students must refrain from any physical contact that is sexually explicit in its nature and/or a flagrant display of affection. (i.e.- front to back dancing, grinding, roaming hands, etc...)

If any chaperone determines your behavior on/off the dance floor is inappropriate, they will remove you from the dance floor immediately. Once you are removed from the dance floor, your parents will be called and you will be sent home. If your parents cannot be reached, you will remain in the office until 9:30 p.m., at which time you will be asked to leave.

All students are expected to dress appropriately and cooperate with St. Francis High School rules and procedures. Modesty is always the best policy. 

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Senior Ian Hart Achieves Eagle Scout
Written by: Annette K. Corrigan
After more than a decade in scouts, St. Francis senior and St. Michael School alum,Ian Hart, reached the ultimate milestone in scouting.  On August 21, Ian became the most recent Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 34. 
All of the hard work leading up to achieving Eagle rank had been completed months, even years before.  Earning the required 21 merit badges since crossing over from cub scouts to boy scouts in 5th grade, Ian, like his other Eagle-driven brother scouts, worked year after year on subjects outside of school that included everything from archery and cooking to personal management (finance) and first aid.  In the past seven years, Ian also achieved each of the six required ranks - from Tenderfoot to Life Scout - and now Eagle, everyone of which has its own set of requirements to be fulfilled, service hours and leadership expectations to meet.
Troop 34 boy scouts have been meeting weekly for more than 90 years on the campus of St. Michael's.  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Council 2301, It is not only one of the oldest troops, it is the longest continuously chartered boy scout troop in the State of Illinois, originally receiving it's charter on May 1, 1921. 
Troop 34 emphasizes to families considering it for their sons that it is a "boy-run" troop.  The boys are responsible for running the troop with guidance from adult leaders.  Among other things, they decide where and when they will go on outings, which summer camp to attend, which rank requirements need to be covered to help advance younger scouts.  Troop 34 also promotes itself as a troop that is more flexible than some in that it keeps its doors open to those scouts who may be involved in other activities, like sports, and who may not be able to attend weekly meetings during a season.  "We recognize that kids have other interests whether that's football, soccer, band, chess club or debate team," says Scoutmaster Dr. Greg Kozeny.  "The expectation though is that when your season is over or the weekend is free, you attend and partake in the troop." 
This past week, Ian became the latest in a long line of Troop 34 Eagles.  Rest assured, he won't be the last.  In fact, in the next 12 months, 6 more of Ian's brother scouts are on target for achieving Eagle representing four Wheaton area high schools.  When asked if he saw achieving Eagle as the end to his scouting experiences," Ian replied, "No, not at all!  This is just another milestone for me with scouts.  Everything I have learned and done with scouts all these years I see myself using in my life.   It was in scouts I learned during a hiking outing that didn't go as we had planned that things can go wrong without warning and that when you're challenged you don't give up, you deal with it as best you can.  Scouts has definitely helped to prepare me for those times.  I think I'd like to be a junior assistant scoutmaster to help out other scouts like I was helped." 
Market Day
Online orders due by Tuesday 9/23/14

Have you placed your order with Market Day this month? MARKET DAY offers a unique selection of products for everyone on your list-and yourself! The best part: a portion of every purchase helps a group at St. Francis! Last year's total sales exceeded $4700! September sales will benefit the Girls' Volleyball team. Help them fund their program while helping yourself to quality food. Order online at: by Tuesday, 9/23. Pick-up at SFHS on Tuesday, 9/30 between 5:00 - 6:00pm.

For additional information contact Kathy Riendeau at


2014 Wendy's High School Heisman award application in progress
Wendy's is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement.  The 2014 Wendy's High School Heisman award application process is underway. Now through October 3, 2014, class of 2015 graduating seniors can apply at

To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a 'B' grade point average, participated in one of the 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrated active involvement in his or her community.


Emergency Drills
As you may or may not be aware, schools are required to conduct several emergency drills during each school year.  Practicing these drills helps the students, faculty/staff  and administration to be prepared, as much as possible, in the event of a real emergency.  To date, St. Francis has successfully completed two of three evacuation drills and a severe weather drill.  In the coming weeks, we will complete a practice lockdown, an evacuation observed by the Fire Department and a lockdown conducted with the Wheaton Police. 
Record Your Volunteer Hours
One of the objectives of the St. Francis Development Office is to identify creative ways to increase revenue for school improvements. Every year our office applies for grants to help fund these enhancements. However, many grants require that the applying institution match the donated dollar amount with actual dollars or gifts-in-kind. This is where we need your help! Your volunteer hours can be calculated and entered as a gift-in-kind. So, periodically throughout the school year, please take a moment to record your donated hours through the SFHS website.


Free ACT Practice Test at St. Francis

Kaplan Test Prep will offer a free ACT practice test at St. Francis on Saturday, October 4, at 9 AM. Students can sign up by going to the following link which is just for St. Francis students. Because our events are not open to the general public they are not posted on the regular Kaplan website. Please register at: If you have any problem registering via the link, call Kate at (407) 208-3599. 

Upcoming College Fairs 
Mark your calendars for upcoming college fairs to be held this fall in the Chicago Area. 
NACAC Performing Arts College Fair at DePaul University, September 21, 1-3 PM
NACAC College Fair at Navy Pier, September 27, 11 AM -3 PM
Waubonsee CC, October 6, 6-8 PM
Elgin CC, October 7, 6-8 PM
College of DuPage, October 21, 6-8 PM
PSAT Practice Test
Glen Ellyn C2 Education is hosting a number of practice test events throughout the month of September at no cost. Seating is limited. Please Contact the Glen Ellyn C2 Center to register. 630-474-0529

What:  PSAT Practice Test
When:  September 20, & 27 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm OR 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  AND
What:  Back to School ACT or SAT Practice Test
When: September 20 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where:  Glen Ellyn C2 Education
              705 Roosevelt Rd. 
              Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 

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