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  • Principal Raeann Huhn received the 2024 National Catholic Educational Association

    Principal Huhn Receives National Catholic Educational Association Leadership Award

    11 leaders in Catholic education were selected for nationwide honor
  •  Jaylen T. '26 at the IHSA State Wrestling Championship.

    Wrestler Jaylen T. '26 Takes 2nd at State

    Congratulations to Jaylen T. '26 for taking second at the Class 1A IHSA State Wrestling Championship in the 285-pound weight division on Saturday, February 17. Jaylen is also a two-time sectional champion in his sophomore year. Congratulations on all of your hard work to Jaylen and the entire Spartan wrestling team!
  • Principal Raeann Huhn was inducted into LaSalle-Peru High School's Hall of Honor on February 2.

    Principal Huhn Inducted Into Alma Mater's Hall of Fame

    Principal Raeann Huhn, who has served St. Francis High School for 38 years, was inducted into LaSalle-Peru High School's Hall of Honor the weekend of February 2.

    Ms. Huhn, Class of 1978 at the school, was recognized for being an instrumental leader who has shaped St. Francis High School into an academic and athletic powerhouse. Also under her tenure, SFHS received the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Matt Mucci ‘03 Visits Dr. Juliano's Engineering class in January.

    Matt Mucci ‘03 Visits Engineering Class

    Matt Mucci ‘03 visited Dr. Juliano's Engineering class this month to share about his career as an engineer - what he calls being "a professional problem-solver." He encouraged students to stay broad in their choice of what area of engineering to focus on and offered different examples of careers in engineering.
  • Effective February 20, 2024, SFHS is partnering with Quest Food Services as our new food vendor.

    Quest Food Services Partnership

    We are thrilled to announce that effective February 20, 2024, St. Francis High School is partnering with Quest Food Services as our new food vendor.
  • Joe Cibulka ’20, Avery Bonk ‘22, John Gerdeman ’21, and Katherine Lemke ’21  shared their insights at this year's Alumni Panel.

    Alumni Panel Shares College Wisdom With Current Spartans

    On January 8, our annual Alumni Panel event had current junior and senior Spartans gleaning college wisdom from recent SFHS grads about everything from the application process to how to get involved in campus life.
  • Congratulations on an outstanding fall 2023 season!

    Athletics Recap - Fall 2023

    The SFHS Spartans are yearly contenders for Conference and State titles. Our legendary coaches, gifted athletes, and loyal fans create a winning team. Our inclusive program consists of both cut and non-cut teams providing many opportunities to compete. Our coaches are committed to ensuring athletes rise to their potential.
     
    Congratulations to our teams on their outstanding athletic accomplishments during the fall 2023 season!
  • Congratulations on an outstanding fall 2023 season!

    PVA Recap - Fall 2023

    We embrace the arts at SFHS. Our curricular offerings are broad, with academic classes that range from Rock Band to Spartan Singers (a capella ensemble) and from Production Technology to AP Music Theory. Opportunities outside of class are limitless. Congratulations to our performers on their outstanding accomplishments during the fall 2023 season.
  • St. Francis High School was awarded the Illinois High School Association Sportsmanship Banner Award

    SFHS wins IHSA Sportsmanship Award

    St. Francis High School was awarded the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Do What's Right! Sportsmanship Award for positive sportsmanship shown by the team, the community at large, and the student body during the IHSA Class 3A Girls Volleyball State Tournament.
  • Noah M. ’25 and his Eagle Scout Project,  an “I Spy” bench for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Edward Elmhurst Hospital in Naperville.

    Noah M. ’25 Creates Bench for Pediatric Hospital

    Noah M. ’25 recently completed his Eagle Scout Project as a member of Troop 202 in Lombard, which was an “I Spy” bench for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Edward Elmhurst Hospital in Naperville.
  • Molly Doran ’16 and Mike Mayor ’16 at graduation (top left) and before and after their engagement at SFHS this summer.

    2016 Alums' Surprise Engagement at SFHS

    Molly Doran ’16 and Mike Mayor ’16 first met in Religion class at St. Francis High School during their sophomore year. This summer, they returned to the halls of the school for what Molly thought was an errand but turned out to be a day that would change their lives.

    Mike took her to the locker they shared their senior year, got down on one knee, and proposed. (She said yes!)
  • SFHS students Andrew M. '24 and Dolly S. '24 were named School Winners of the Heisman Scholarship

    Two Students Named School Winners of Heisman Scholarship

    Andrew M. '24 and Dolly S. '24 were named School Winners in the 2023 Heisman High School Scholarship, awarded by The Heisman Trophy Trust.
     
    Andrew and Molly were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide and are eligible to become State Winners, then one of 12 National Finalists, and ultimately one of two National Winners. College scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $1,000 for State Winners, $2,000 for National Finalists, and $10,000 for National Winners.
  • 48 St. Francis High School seniors have been designated as Illinois State Scholars.

    48 Students Named Illinois State Scholars

    St. Francis High School is pleased to announce that 48 students from the class of 2024 have been designated as Illinois State Scholars, a prestigious recognition of academic achievement presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. 
     
    This fantastic representation accounts for 29% of the senior class.
  • James Quaid and Nikki Kanzia (Diocese of Joliet Catholic Schools Superintendent and Associate Superintendent), Aba Kumi (Director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program), Principal Raeann Huhn, and President Phil Kerr at the ceremony in Washington D.C.

    SFHS Accepts Blue Ribbon Award in D.C.

    On Friday, November 17, St. Francis High School President Phil Kerr and Principal Raeann Huhn accepted the school's National Blue Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Nitsch ’91 with Dr. Tom Juliano’s Intro to Engineering class in early November.

    Tim Nitsch ’91 Visits Engineering Students

    Tim Nitsch ’91 visited Dr. Tom Juliano’s Intro to Engineering class in early November and shared his experience and advice with students.
  • Spartan Football Advances to 5A Semifinals

    Spartan Football continues its outstanding playoff run at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, at Nazareth Academy (1209 Ogden Avenue, LaGrange Park) against Nazareth. Let's show up to cheer on our team and support our Spartans!

    Only four teams remain...here we go!!
  • The St. Francis High School Girls Volleyball team after winning the 3A State Championship on Saturday, November 11.

    Girls Volleyball Wins 3A State Championship

    Spartan Girls Volleyball won the 3A State Championship on Saturday, November 11, against Lincoln High School! This is the team's second consecutive state title and the 14th state title in Spartan Girls Volleyball history.
     
  • Charlie C. '24 completes his Eagle Scout project.

    Charlie C. '24 Earns Eagle Scout

    Charlie C. ’24 completed the tremendous accomplishment of earning his Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop #849 this summer. His project, which was to create mosquito traps and tick drags for the DuPage County Forest Preserve, helped the organization test for West Nile Virus.
  • Elleson C. and Sofia H. are National Merit Semifinalists this year - congratulations!

    Two Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

    St. Francis High School is proud to announce two of its seniors are National Merit Semifinalists this year: congratulations to Elleson C. and Sofia H.! Fewer than 1 percent of high school seniors in the nation are selected as semifinalists in this program each year.
  • St. Francis High School was named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education!

    SFHS Named National Blue Ribbon School

    St. Francis High School was named a 2023 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education! The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Education at noon on Tuesday, September 19.
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