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e-News September 25th 2014
Principal's e-NewsletterSeptember 25, 2014 
In This Issue
2014 Wendy's High School Heisman Award Applications Due
Service Opportunities
College Financial Aid Program Tuesday, Oct 7
Admission Process Information Program
Notes from the Nurse
Tuition Raffle Early Bird Drawing!
Free ACT Practice Test at St. Francis
Upcoming College Fairs

Quick Links

What to Wear on Fridays
Upcoming Events
Outta Uniform Dress 

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)

College Financial Aid Information; 7:00 pm

Alumni Association Meeting - 6:30 pm (Rosmonowski Room)

Jostens Senior Cap, Gown & Announcement Assembly

Choral Concert; 7:00 pm

First Quarter Ends

Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL

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Note from the Principal  

The members of the Student Government would like to thank all the students and parents who brought in packages of large size diapers to benefit the People's Resource Center of DuPage County. PRC serves over 9,000 DuPage families a year. The homerooms collected several packages of diapers which equates to approximately 2200 diaper changes - that's a lot of diapers! The winning homeroom was Mrs. Abbott's Junior homeroom who will receive a special out-of-uniform day. Thank you for your generosity! 


We also thank Mrs. Rodriguez, Executive Board Moderator, Mrs. Barabasz, Assistant Executive Board Moderator, Executive Board Officers-Franco Naccarato, Matt Hart, Nathan Rourke, Kate LaMantia, and all Student Government Moderators and Officers for planning and organizing of a wonderful Homecoming Week!

Congratulations to the Homecoming Court-Mary Boken, Tom Brundage, Anne Marie Jagielo, Theo Lamperis, Carly Pasquale, Franco Naccarato, Hanna Szatkowski, Tommy Peplow and a special congratulations to our 2014 Homecoming King and Queen-Steven Fassnacht and Andrea Paolella.


Blessings to you and yours, 

Raeann Huhn 


St. Francis High School
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.


Service Opportunities


On Tuesday, October 7th, Elmhurst College is offering a lecture on human trafficking.  Earn service hours for advocacy by learning about this serious topic.  See KRas Rm1207 for a permission forms.



Our neighbors at Connection of Friends are looking for high school students to come by and spend time with special needs friends in a social and recreational setting.  Contact for information.



Did you know that you can log your service on Naviance now, even though they are not due until April?  Log on to Naviance and click 'about me'.  Look for the 'service hours survey' on the upper left hand corner and start keeping track of your service!


College Financial Aid Program 
Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 PM

St. Francis High School is sponsoring a parent information program on College Financial Aid on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 PM in the Kuhn Cultural Arts Center. Paul Cozzi of the College Planners will explain the myths and facts of college financial aid, tips on completing financial aid forms, and how families can obtain the maximum amount of financial aid for which they qualify.  This program is appropriate for parents of students of all grade levels.  Early planning is critical for college financial aid.


Admission Process
Information Program
A college information program on Who Gets In and Why: The Selective Admissions Process, will be held on Sunday, October 5, at 1:00 PM at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago North Shore Conference Center, 9599 Skokie Blvd, in Skokie, IL.  The program will cover how colleges evaluate a high school transcript, tips on successful essay writing, the role of recommendations and interviews, and how to highlight intangible factors.  The program is sponsored by Tufts University in Boston, but is appropriate for any student applying to a selective college. Please RSVP to
Notes from the Nurse
A student who becomes ill during the school day should obtain a pass from his/her teacher before going to the nurse, unless an emergency situation exists. If a student needs to contact a parent, they should report directly to the nurse. Students must adhere to the school policy regarding the use of cell phones. Students are not allowed to text message or call a parent via a personal cell phone during the school day to arrange dismissal. Use of a cell phone during the day will result in a demerit.
Tuition Raffle
Early Bird Drawing!

Have you purchased your raffle tickets yet? The Early Bird drawing is October 15th and one lucky winner will win $2500 and still be eligible to WIN 2015-16 SFHS TUITION for one student, equivalent college tuition or $10,000 Cash!


Will it be you? Purchase online from the SFHS website, or send in a check and related stubs to the school office for a chance to


15 Ticket for $200, 6 Tickets for $100, 1 Ticket for $20


The Grand Prize will be drawn at the annual auction on Saturday, March 7th. Winner need not be present to win. All raffle prizes are subject to state & federal taxes.

Please contact John Dauer - - with questions.

Click on the image to link to the auction site 

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 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

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