Curriculum Night 6:30 p.m
9-3 Labor Day - No School
9-4 & 5 Junior Retreat
9-4,5,6,7 Girl's Kairos
9-5 Time Out for Reading Day (See Bell Schedule)
9-5 NY Trip
Meeting 7:00p.m.- CAC
Board Meeting - Rosmonowski Room 6:30 p.m.
Planning Information Program presented by Trudy Rigney 6:30 p.m.
August 30,is our first OUTTA UNIFORM Friday. For a donation of
$3.00, students are allowed to dress casually in accordance with
the Outta Uniform Dress Code found on p. 133 in the Student-Parent
Handbook. As we did last year, students have the opportunity to
make a one-time $30.00 donation, $27.00 for seniors, which covers
all Outta Uniform days of the 2012-13 school year.
parents need to know that any student, who is Outta Uniform, and
fails to pay his/her $3.00 fee, will not be allowed to participate
in any type of out of uniform day (i.e. Spirit & Pride, Red
Ribbon or Homecoming
Week, etc.) until the $3. 00, plus a $3.00 fine is paid.
Failure to comply will result in detention and/or other
is our only student fundraiser, which is done in lieu of selling
chances, candy bars, etc. This activity funds student groups and
activities, supplements school projects, causes, and relevant
community and social service projects. In the past, Outta Uniform
has funded the following items and activities:
- A performance of Macbeth by a
professional acting troupe
- J Kyle Braid Conference Tabernacle &
Candle Pedestal for the Chapel
- 2 Video Cameras for student use
- Net book
- LCD Projector
- Poetry Program
- Casual seating area in the new Learning
- Drying oven in the new Science Suite
- A new sound and lighting system for the
Kuhn Cultural Arts Center
- Noise deadening coasters for the chairs
in the Student Commons (café)
& Crafts Club is back in action for a new year of
creativity & fun! The club meets every other
Monday from 2.35 to 3.15 pm.Any student interested in joining,
please contact Mrs. Rupp at firstname.lastname@example.org
or see her in the Guidance Department.
Projects for Semester 1:
meeting: Tue 9/4 (Tuesday due to Labor Day):Decorate Candles &
Flower Power Candle Holders
Decorate your own pottery piece & Make your own mosaic pots
Get Ready for Fall: Halloween & Fall Crafts
Extravaganza: cards,paper jewelry,origami & flag
Making with Jewelry Artist , Mrs. Konchel
your own Fleece Blanket
Holiday Sparkle: Crafts for the Holidays & Calendar Making
Adventure Club and Evergreen sponsored Canoe Trip
Adventure Club and Evergreen will be going canoeing after
school on Wednesday, September 5th. The cost is $5 and a
permission form should be filled out and returned prior to the
5th. See Ms. Fairhead in room 1110 for the form or if you
have questions. Transportation to and from school will be
provided and we'll return by dinner time.
Revolution Prep ACT
course offered at SFHS
St. Francis has teamed up with Revolution Prep to
offer an ACT prep course on our campus at St. Francis this fall.
The course starts on Tuesday, September 18, and ends on Thursday,
October 25, shortly before the October 27 exam. The course meets on
Tuesdays from 3 PM to 7 PM and on Thursdays from 3 PM until 6 PM.
The cost of the course is $599, but financial assistance may be
available for qualified students by calling Revolution Prep prior
to registration (this must be completed approximately one week
before the start of the class). If you wish to register, call
Revolution Prep at 1-877-738-7737 or go to www.revolutionprep.com.
In addition, Revolution Prep offers tutorials and online classes
for students with very busy schedules.
The fall course is an opportunity for seniors to
improve their test scores from last spring or for juniors to get
ready for testing this year. Revolution Prep is also offering a free
Mock ACT exam at St. Francis on Saturday, October 13. To sign up,
go to www.revolutionprep.com
and go to ACT/SAT classes and then follow the link to Practice
Exams. When asked what school the student attends, enter St.
Francis as the keyword.
St. Francis will also be hosting winter and spring
The 2012-2013 Glenbard
2012-2013 Glenbard Parent Series brings
top experts from around the country to speak about topics of
significant importance as we actively pursue the job of parenting
our children. Please join us in navigating the path to strengthen
home and community partnerships in pursuit of our mutual
goals. Everyone is welcome to attend as we explore ways to
help our Glenbard-area students learn responsible decision-making
and maturity throughout the teenage years. GPS has
been generously funded in partnership with CASE (Cooperation
Association for Special Education) and by grants from the Cebrin
Goodman Center (an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman
Foundation) and other valued community partners.
Link to flyer with further details about the
Attention all those interested in SADD: We will have
our first meeting next week! Please only come to one of the two
meetings. Your choices are: Tuesday, September 4th after school in
the Spartan Theatre or Thursday, September 6th before achool at
7:10 in the Spartan theatre. All are welcome! Come and join us for
the Haunted House 2012 and many other activities. Questions? See
Mrs. Boden or Ms. Ladley.
Souls gets help from the Cross Country and the St. Francis High
The Cross Country
is inviting all member of the St. Francis community as they sponsor
a Shoe Drive for Soles 4 Souls. S4S is a global organization
that ships and distributes donated shoes to people that
are in great need of footwear. Please put your
gently used athletic and dress shoes, boots and sandals in the box
located in the Atrium. The drive will start on September 10th
and runs through September 28th. Our SFHS teams will
coordinate the shoe drive and get the shoes to the Souls 4 Soles
warehouse. If you have questions please see Michael Deaton,
student sponsor, or Mrs. Mercadante.
from the Principal
PARENT AND STUDENT PORTAL INFORMATION
through seniors received their portal usernames and passwords on
Wed., Aug. 29th. Freshmen and parents will receive theirs on Thurs.,
Please use the
URL/web address included with your portal information (or click on
the A+ icon located in the upper left hand corner of the home page)
to access the portal.
Once you have
accessed the portal website, use the temporary username and password
(please note the capital "P" in 2012Portal) provided for
your initial logon.
initial logon the system will immediately require that you change
your password - simply retype 2012Portal as the 'Old Password' and
type a new password (including a 2nd time to confirm). Please note:
your new password must comply with the system's security requirements
(at least 8 characters, include both upper and lower case letters,
and include both letters and numbers).
note of both your username and what you change the password to, and
save this information for future reference. If you have any problems
or questions, please email email@example.com.
you and yours,
Francis High School
Reminders for All Drivers
use caution when driving on campus the speed limit is 10MPH,
most accidents can be avoided if we slow down.
Handicap spots are only for vehicles with a handicap placard,
your vehicle may be ticketed if you park or pull into a Handicap
addition, the reserved SF spots are for the families designated
on the sign, please respect their space.
has a primary law (the officer can pull you over specially for
this reason) banning the use of hand-held cell phones:
drivers in school speed zones (Parents and Teachers included).
younger than 19 and learner's permit holders younger than 19.
ban for all drivers.
your student has a parking spot on campus please place the
sticker in the rear window.
your student parks at Target, please remind them to cross with
the police or at the corner light.
Add the SFHS Calendar to
your own Outlook Calendar
For your convenience, we have included a link to a .csv file (SFHS 2012-13 Master Calendar as of
08-27-2012.csv) that you can import into your Microsoft
Outlook Calendar that contains the Master Calendar of events for the
2012-13 school year as of 08-27-2012. Please note that these events
are subject to change, and that any changes to the calendar are
communicated via the school website and weekly e-News.
2012 AP Scholar Awards
Congratulations to the following current and former St. Francis
students who were recently designated to receive AP Awards for their
performance on Advanced Placements exams in spring of 2012. Forty
students received AP Awards for 2012 testing.
These students have received grades of at least 3 or better on three
or more AP Exams.
Seniors: Alex Alcantara, Robert Dwyer, Zachary Lochmueller, Megan Moffitt, Sam
Niemiec, Peter Quirk, and Casey Salandra
Class of 2012
Graduates: Nicholas Gitchell, Megan Griffith, Eric Maurer, Kathleen
McCarthy, Joshua Penas, Jonathan Schram, Christopher Shearer, and
AP Scholar with
Honor: These students have received an average grade of at least 3.25
on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more
Seniors: Hannah Gannon, Cody Jensen, John Lyons, Megan Parisi
Class of 2012
Graduates: Griffin Hardy, Charles (Drew) Mascari, Margaret Muldoon,
Stephanie Oliveros, Anna Spatz, and Zachary Thompson
AP Scholar with
Distinction: These students have received an average grade of 3.5 on
all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Seniors: Annalyse Kohley
Class of 2012
Graduates: Alexander Belovsky, Robert Bennett, Lauren Callahan,
Robert Caron, Annmarie Coman, James Dunlea, Katy Hagerty, Joyce
Khoury, Holden King, Ann Kolker, Katherine McDonnell, Connor O'Brien,
Mary Kate Olofson, and Timothy Olp.
.SFHS 2nd Biennial New York City Theatre Tour!
Come to an
informational meeting Wednesday evening, Sept. 5 at 7pm in the
Kuhn Cultural Arts Center to learn about this fantastic 2013
President's Day Weekend where students see three Broadway shows,
participate in a workshop with a Broadway director and a post-show
talk back with one of the casts, attend the 9/11 new memorial,
explore the sights, sounds and flavors of the vast NY neighborhoods,
have the chance to look up ancestors at Ellis Island and see the
Statue of Liberty up close, and ice skate at Rockefeller Center
after touring NBC studios. These are only some of the wonderful
experiences that will last a lifetime on this trip where airfare,
most meals and gratuities are included. Contact Ms. Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mr. Wall at email@example.com
with any questions. A student and parent should try to attend the
Notes from the Nurse
cases are increasing. The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services sent this bulletin to
cough is making a comeback. The highly contagious bacterial disease
can be prevented by vaccination. But the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention say we may be on track for the worst whooping cough
year in five decades. CDC's Sarah Meyer: "Rates of
whooping cough, or pertussis, have continued to increase since
reaching historic lows in the 1970s. By mid-July 2012, nearly 18,000
cases have been reported in the U.S."
getting children vaccinated, CDC recommends adolescents and adults -
especially pregnant women - get a booster dose since they may no
longer be immune. This can protect themselves and the infants they
care for. Whooping cough can be serious for people of all ages, but
it is especially dangerous, even sometimes fatal, for infants.
All incoming freshman were required to show proof of having received
a Tdap vaccine.
vaccine was licensed in 2005. It is the first vaccine for
adolescents and adults that protects against pertussis as well as
tetanus and diphtheria.
Source: HHS and CDC
Class of 2013 Senior Portrait Deadline
The deadline to have a senior portrait taken by Root
Studio is September 30. This is necessary in order for the yearbook
staff to present the senior portrait pages to the publisher by the
deadline. If you do not already have an appointment set to
meet this deadline, please call the Naperville studio (630-416-0552)
as soon as possible.
As a reminder,
ladies, modesty reigns (as well as no spaghetti straps or bare
shoulders) and gentlemen, no earrings or faciial hair
is allowed and please wear both a suit and tie. No facial
rings or studs are allowed on anyone for the portrait.
Thank you from
Mrs. Thornton, Yearbook Moderator
Getting Ready for
with Homecoming Week, Student Government is holding a school supply
drive to be donated to the Humanitarian Service Project in Carol
Stream. Collection boxes will be placed in each Homeroom and in
the Main Office starting September 4th and the collection concludes
at the end of Homecoming Week on September 28th. Take advantage
of the Back-to-School sales now to do a good deed later!
If you are
heading out to shop for your daughter's Homecoming dress in the next
few weeks, remember to check whether she can sit, walk, and dance in
the dress. The dress should be an appropriate length and
cut. The dance is a lot more fun when the dress fits
Freshmen parents, just in case your son or daughter has not
informed you, the Freshmen class color is yellow. During Homecoming
Week (and several other days during the year) there will be a class
color day, in which each student needs to wear a shirt that is their
class color if they want to be out of uniform. As you are out
shopping, keep an eye out for a yellow shirt that your son or
daughter would like to wear on these class color days.
Junior Retreat assignments were distributed in
homeroom. Please note that students who submitted their preference
form on-time received their first or second preference. Any late or
incomplete forms were assigned to vacant spaces as needed. Attendance
on each retreat is limited.
is the responsibility of any student interested in trying to switch
their retreat assignment to find a student from another retreat to
switch with them (same gender only).
All official changes
MUST be approved by the Pastoral Ministry Office. Both parties
must present themselves and agree. Contact Pastoral Ministry with
Thirty-seven student leaders and five adults spent last weekend at
Cultivation Ministries Peer Ministry Retreat in East Troy, Wisconsin.
St. Francis joined three hundred teens from the Midwest to grow
in their faith, build community, and develop practical skills for
ministry. The theme this year was "Marked" and it
challenged participants to consider how they are have been influenced
for Christ and how they can influence others for Christ in their
lives. We experienced great worship and liturgy with Fr. Jim
Murphy and attended workshops on leading prayer, creating a welcoming
climate, facilitating small group discussions and building spiritual
depth in our life by incorporating the classic spiritual disciplines.
We had a wonderful time of team-building and we are ready to bring it
back to SF!
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