Last week, students in a week-long celebration of Red Ribbon Week here at St. Francis High School. Red Ribbon Week is a national movement, founded by National Family Partnership, to create drug awareness among teens and families, and also to provide drug prevention activities.
On Saturday, September 28, the St. Francis High School Alumni Association awarded two 2019 Distinguished Alumni. The award recipients are outstanding alumni who have maintained high standards of excellence. They were nominated by their peers and are graduates who have taken their St. Francis High School education and Christian values on paths to make significant contributions in their fields of endeavor and/or have achieved outstanding accomplishments, honors or recognition on behalf of their communities and country.
On Tuesday, May 7, the 29th annual TECH 2019 student technology showcase was held at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Mrs. Colleen Kaplan, Technology Integration Specialist, and students Cate D. ‘22, Ella D. ‘22 and John G. ‘21 attended and demonstrated the Microsoft MakeCode app which, when used to program the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express circuit boards, allows students to experience the power of physical computing and the excitement of building their own unique coding creations.
(YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program at St. Francis High School on March 21, 2019
St. Francis High School has partnered with the Young Hearts for Life® Cardiac Screen Program in order to provide an opportunity for our students to receive a free heart screening known as an electrocardiogram (ECG). Please read the letter below from Dr. Marek, Founder and Medical Director.
For further information, please read the Young Hearts for Life document which is listed below Dr. Marek's letter and visit their website at www.YH4L.org. We sincerely hope you will consider giving your child permission to participate in this screening and that you will consider volunteering (a medical background is not necessary) to help us make this event a great success.
The State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Catholic schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for the next school year at St. Francis High School.
The Empower Illinois Scholarship Granting Organization website (www.empowerillinois.org) is now operational and will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Recently, more than 30 junior and senior students in the Business Club, completed a business simulation competition led by the Business Department - Jeff Gerdeman ‘87, Mike Lynch ’77 and Joe Duffy - and Capsim, a company which offers experiential learning solutions to measure and develop the key skills needed to succeed in today’s business landscape.
The St. Francis High School cheerleading teams begin the new school year with an invitation to participate in an exclusive event with the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) and a bid to compete in NCA’s Senior High School National Championship in Dallas.Both opportunities present some exciting possibilities for the teams to work toward this year.
The St. Francis High School community congratulates teacher and alum Jeff Gerdeman ’87 for recently winning the inaugural CapsimCore™Teacher Invitational Challenge.This national challenge engaged 102 high-school level business educators as they competed in the CapsimCore™ entry-level business simulation.
On Saturday, April 29, the St. Francis High School community welcomed alumni, parents, faculty and friends as they celebrated 60 years of educating students, while honoring five outstanding alumni for their achievements.