Class of 2023

Overview

Welcome Class of 2023!

Welcome new Troubies! We are so excited to have you join us. It’s going to be a fun and rewarding four years together.

Auditions for Performing Arts Courses and Clubs

If you are interested in acting, choir, dance, orchestra, hula, or show choir, be sure to check out the  SFHS Class of 2023 Audition Schedule for important dates. Auditions begin as early as February 25th for Dance and go as late as May 3rd for Hula.

Dance Auditions 2019: Please complete this form

Challenge Tests

St. Francis offers incoming freshmen optional challenge tests in Math and Foreign and Classical Languages. Freshmen wishing to take Integrated Math 1 or a first-year Language class do NOT need to take a challenge test. 

Here are the guidelines for the challenge tests:

MATH
  • If you wish to take Integrated Math 1 as a freshman, no math testing is necessary. Nearly half of the 2023 class will take Integrated Math 1 in their freshman year.
     
  • If you are currently taking Algebra and would like to take Geometry as a freshman, you will need to take the Geometry challenge test. The Geometry challenge test is sixty minutes long and calculators are not permitted. Geometry Challenge Test List of Topics
     
  • If you are currently taking Integrated Math 1, you will need to take the Integrated Math 2 challenge test. The Integrated Math 2 challenge test is sixty minutes long and calculators are not permitted. Integrated Math 2 Challenge Test List of Topics
     
  • If you are currently taking Geometry or Integrated Math 2 and would like to take Integrated Math 3 as a freshman, you will need to take the Integrated Math 3 challenge test. The Integrated Math 3 challenge test is ninety minutes long and calculators are permitted.  
    Integrated Math 3 Challenge Test List of Topics
     
  • If you are currently taking Integrated Math 3 and would like to take Honors Pre-Calculus as a freshman, you will need to take the Pre-Calculus challenge test. The Pre-Calculus challenge test is ninety minutes long and calculators are permitted. Pre-Calculus Challenge Test List of Topics
MODERN & CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

If you would like to place into a second-year language program, you will need to take the optional foreign language challenge test. Challenge tests are available for French, Italian, and Spanish. If you are an advanced Latin student who would like to place into second-year Latin, please contact us at admissions@stfrancishs.org.

Challenge Test Dates:  Saturday, March 2, 2019  9:00 am – 12:00 pm and Tuesday, March 5, 2019  3:30 – 5:30 pm

To sign up for a Class of 2023 Challenge test, please complete this short form.

Freshman Registration Night:  March 13, 2019

Registration Night for the St. Francis High School Class of 2023 will be held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. 

What happens at Registration Night?  FUN! You will meet your fellow Class of 2023 Troubie sisters and get to know each other a bit. You’ll also pick up your registration packet and complete the Freshman Scheduling Worksheet to request the foreign language, PE, and electives you would like to take. If you have taken Math or Foreign Language challenge tests or auditioned for an arts elective, your placement will be recorded on your worksheet.
Class of 2023 Freshman Scheduling Worksheet

Who will be at Registration Night?  Staff members from the following departments will be on hand to answer your questions:

  •     Guidance and Academic Support
  •     Modern & Classical Languages (French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish)
  •     Electives (Ministry Leadership, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Health)
  •     Math and Science Department faculty
  •     P.E.
  •     Athletics
  •     Academic Teams
  •     Student Activities (leadership and clubs)

What about uniforms? We have a special night for new Troubies to purchase their uniform items.  Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm we will have uniform sales and blazer orders. We will also be hosting a used uniform sale later in the spring.

What if I can’t make Registration Night? If you cannot make it to Registration Night please contact the Admissions department at admissions@stfrancishs.org and we will make arrangements to complete the Freshman Scheduling Worksheet after March 13th.

What about Freshman Parents? Of course we want all Class of 2023 parents to join us! You’ll hear important information about scheduling classes, meet with teachers and coaches, and meet fellow new Troubie parents.

We will also have Livescan fingerprinting services available in case you’d like to complete your fingerprinting to be eligible to volunteer at St. Francis. Already been fingerprinted through the Diocese? Complete the Request for Fingerprinting & Safe Haven records  to have your fingerprints shared with SFHS.

Freshman Student Leadership

Class of 2023, join the Freshman Student Council! Selection is based on interviews and group team building activities held with a panel of St. Francis staff and students representing the Associated Student Body at SFHS. Positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Coordinator, Historian, and Ministry Coordinator.

The St. Francis Student Council, comprised of Student Body Officers and Class Officers, works to promote unity among students and provide a variety of activities that enhance the development of St. Francis students and are consistent with the school’s philosophy. Student council members act as representatives of their classmates in all student issues.

If you are interested in interviewing for a Freshman Student Council position, check back on March 1, 2019 to access the online leadership application and timeline.

Freshman Overnight Retreat & Orientation

Freshman Overnight Retreat:  August 9, 2019

Please join us the evening of Friday, August 9th for our Freshman Family Mass and Overnight Retreat. All incoming freshmen and their families are invited to celebrate Mass, meet fellow classmates and Big Sisters, and kick off our retreat. Following Mass, families will say their goodbyes as the Class of 2023 gathers for dinner and a fun-filled evening of games, music, and information sessions on what it means to be a Troubie.  Students will also be selecting their class mascot and getting to know their Big Sisters.  The retreat concludes Saturday morning, August 10th with prayer and a grab and go breakfast.  

Freshman Orientation:  August 13, 2019

All Class of 2023 Troubies are invited to an information-filled morning that will provide all of the basics to help students navigate their first day of school. Meet your Homeroom teacher, tour campus, see your new locker, and get all of your questions answered during this half-day orientation that is sure to prepare you for your first day of school.  All freshmen will be taking their ID photos, so please wear your school skirt with the red  St. Francis uniform polo shirt.  Additional details will be coming in July.  We are looking forward to this exciting morning on campus to kick-off the upcoming start of the new school year!

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Interested in Carpooling Next Year?

Are you interested in possibly joining a carpool for the 2019-20 academic year? Fill out the carpool interest form! All families who complete the form will receive a spreadsheet of all participating families, sorted by zip code. Whether you want to join a carpool or you anticipate having room for additional students in your current carpool, this is a great way to make connections with other St. Francis families in your area.