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St. Francis Catholic High School Proudly Announces its New Assistant Principal

Julie Van Houten

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – May 29, 2024 – St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce Julie Van Houten as its new Assistant Principal. Van Houten, who holds a Master of Arts in Education, is a member of the Executive Staff and has been serving as the social studies department chair for the past two years. She will assume her new role effective July 1, 2024.

News Cynthia Cost

Safety Scam Targeting SFHS Accounts

We received a report that recently a SFHS student was targeted for money on her Instagram account.  It was a very well done scam, and clearly preyed upon our students’ trust. This scam was perfectly targeted — trusting, helpful students and the illusion of the person being known by trusted people. The student didn’t flinch at giving them access to her picture (“…because they were ‘friends’ with people I knew,” and “because I thought I was helping them out.”) While your student might say this wouldn’t happen to me, believe me it could and it does.

News Cynthia Cost

Senior Painted Parking Spaces

One of our favorite traditions is Seniors Painted parking spaces to benefit our scholarship programs. Students may personalize their parking spot by creating a design that reflects their interests and/or shows school spirit. Designs must be pre-approved by the Administration prior to painting and cannot violate the tenants of the St. Francis Catholic High School. All template designs must be turned in no later than July 10th (absolutely no late templates will be accepted). Cost is $300 for the reserved painted space.


St. Francis Catholic High School Proudly Announces the Promotion of its Social Studies Department Chair to Assistant Principal

St. Francis Catholic High School is proud to announce Julie Van Houten as its new Assistant Principal. Van Houten, who holds a Master of Arts in Education, is a member of the Executive Staff and has been serving as the social studies department chair for the past two years.  She will assume her new role effective July 1, 2024.


Important Dates for 2024-2025

Mark your calendars with the important dates for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • First Day of Classes: Monday, August 12, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 25, 2024 through Friday, November 29, 2024
  • Christmas Break: Monday, December 23, 2024 through January 6, 2025
  • Start of Spring classes: Tuesday, January 7, 2025
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2025
  • Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 17, 2025
  • No Classes: Tuesday, February 18, 2025
News MaryAnne Kelly

Feels Good 2 Give Back!

Donate Your Vehicle

Giving the gift of a used vehicle is a great way to show you care. You can support St. Francis and our Troubies by donating a used car, truck, or boat you no longer need! These donations have the potential to bring hundreds and even thousands of dollars in support of our programs and services.


AP Exams – May 6-24, 2024

AP Exams begin on Monday, May 6 and will run through Friday, May 24. If your daughter signed up to take an AP Exam, please encourage her to check the schedule so she knows the date, time, and location of her exams. Your daughter is also encouraged to check her Troubie mail daily for exam details and any changes that may occur.  AP scores are generally available in July, and your daughter has been given the steps needed in order to access her scores on- line. If you have any questions regarding AP Testing, please call Ms.

News Debbie Austin

Final Call for Counseling Department’s Summer Courses

Want a head start on the college process? The SFHS College Advisors, Ms. Austin and Ms. Lee, are offering two different week-long summer courses. College Roadmap for the McQueens is for rising sophomores and the College Application Workshop is for rising seniors. Additionally, SFHS is offering a College Essay Writing Workshop for rising seniors, which will be taught by Mrs. Ferrara, an English teacher at SFHS. Students can sign up for these courses here.

News Kristie (Figone) Ishoo '05

That’s a Wrap on Career Day 2024!
Presented by Reed Family Companies

Career Day 2024

We welcomed nearly 60 Troubie Alumnae and community members back to campus today to allow your daughters to learn about their career and begin building their professional network. We had 24 career options represented and students got to participate in two sessions. All students who completed the registration survey were assigned to one of their top five selections. You can read about the alumnae and speakers who participated and ask your daughter what she learned in her sessions.

News MaryAnne Kelly

Funding Premier STEM Opportunities for Girls!


Introduced at the Auction, this year’s Fund-A-Vision will outfit the St. Francis Auxiliary Gym (aka Armory building) to include a state-of-the-art STEM Zone. Approximately 4,000 square feet (four class rooms) will be converted to include an enhanced Robotics Lab, a Science Olympiad room, a Collaboration Room and a Makerspace. These spaces will be available to all SFHS students providing hands-on STEM exploration, and supporting the many co-curricular and extra-curricular academic teams and student clubs.

No one makes the case for enhancing this space better than our students. Watch them here.

2024 Career Day
Presented by Reed Family Companies

More than 50 alumnae and presenters will be coming to campus on Friday, March 15th to provide your daughters with an opportunity to learn about their careers and begin building their professional network. In addition to our amazing alumnae network, we are grateful to have some dynamic women leaders from our community supporting the day including: Kimberly Menzel, RN and CEO Kaiser Roseville;

News Sunny Rivera

Course Registration for 2024-2025

To complete the course registration process for the next academic year, students must bring a signed Course Registration form, signed by a parent, to the Counseling and College Center on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of next week.

News Michael Gallo

Registration for the 2024 – 2025 School Year

Invitations to register your daughter for the 2024–2025 school year were emailed through FACTS on Monday, March 4, 2024. The invitation went to the FACTS account holder on file. The non-refundable registration fee of $800 will be due by March 15th, along with the graduation fee of $350 for Seniors. If you did not receive your invitation to register, please contact Michael Gallo.

News Ryan Chisolm

Soccer Captures CIF Regional Championship!

On Saturday March 2nd our Troubie Soccer team captured the CIF Regional Championship defeating Granite Bay 1-0. This is their first CIF Regional Championship since 2019 and the highest honor a team can currently attain in high school soccer. Congratulations to our Troubie Soccer team on a historical playoff run!