List of 18 news stories.

  • Congratulations Class of 2019

    On Thursday, May 9, 2019, seniors from the Class of 2019 were presented with the awards and honors they worked so hard to achieve.
  • Congratulations NHS Inductees

    On April 14, the St. Francis High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its new members for the 2019-2020 school year.  Graduating seniors were also recognized and gifted with a cord to wear during the graduation ceremony.  Congratulations to the inductees and the graduating seniors. 
  • TECH 2019 Student Technology Demonstration at Illinois State Capitol

    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. 
  • Senior Team

    Congratulations Math Team!

    Congratulations to the Math Team for their 10th Place finish at the ICTM State Math Contest (Saturday, May 4 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)!!! SFHS has now placed in the Top Ten at State for the 22nd time in the last 25 years!!
  • Congratulations Senior Athletes

    On Thursday, April 4, 20 St. Francis High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to Play at the collegiate level.  This group includes seven Division 3 athletes, three Division 2 athletes, and nine Division1 athletes. During their time at St. Francis High School they have combined for 11 regional championships, six sectional championships, two super-sectional championships, two state final appearances, one 4th Place finish at state, one 2nd Place finish at state, and one state championship.
  • Young Hearts for Life®

     (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 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.

  • Tax Credit Scholarship Program Applications Now Open

    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 ( is now operational and will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 7 p.m.

    Click here for more information.
  • St. Francis High School Announces New President

    Dear Members of the St. Francis High School Community,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Betsy Ackerson as St. Francis High School’s new president, effective July 23, 2018.
  • Manek Earns Perfect ACT Score!

    Congratulations to Suman Manek '19 who earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam!
  • Business Club Completes CapsimCore™ Simulation

    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. 
  • France Trip 2019–Save the Date

    Save the Date 
    May 28 - June 6, 2019
  • Congratulations to the Girls' Golf Team - 1st Place in Regionals

  • Florence

    Italy Beckons...

    On May 31, a group of 27 intrepid travelers departed for Italy in celebration of Saint Francis High School’s 60th Anniversary.
  • St. Francis High School Cheerleaders Spring into the New School Year

    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.
  • Jeff Gerdeman '87 Wins the CapsimCore™ Teacher Invitational

    The St. Francis High School community congratulates teacher and alum Jeff Gerdeman ’87 for recently winning the inaugural CapsimCoreTeacher Invitational Challenge.  This national challenge engaged 102 high-school level business educators as they competed in the CapsimCoreentry-level business simulation. 
  • 60 years of educating minds, 'capturing hearts'
  • Adam Ferguson '00, new principal at St. Michael School

  • Five Alumni Honored at 60th Anniversary

    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.
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