Key Dates:

Class of 2022 Admission Application and Shaodw Day Sign Ups Open 
September 18, 2017

Open House 2017
October 8, 2017 - Noon-3pm

Class of 2022 Financial Aid Application (TADS) Opens

October 09, 2017

Shadow Days 
October 2017 - February 2018

Parent Shadow Days

November 7 & November 9, 2017

Deadline to Submit Financial Aid (TADS) Application
December 18, 2017

Class of 2022 Applications Due
January 11, 2018

High School Placement Test 
January 13, 2018

Deadline to submit additional application documents
January 19, 2018

Make-up Placement Test 
January 20, 2018

Class of 2022 Student/Parent Interviews
January 23, 24, 25, & 27, 2018

Admissions Letters Mailed
February 12, 2018

Placement Auditions - Choir, Dance, Orchestra & Show Choir
February 20-23, 2018

Optional Challenge Tests 
March 3, 2018

Class of 2022 Registration Night
March 14, 2018


List of 31 news stories.

  • Athletic News (8/18/17)

    All Fall Sports Parent Meeting 
    Every St. Francis fall student athlete needs to have at least one parent attend this meeting.  The meeting will begin in the gym at 6:00 on Monday, August 21 with breakout meetings for each sport/level to follow.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.
    Mother/Daughter Ceremonies
    The Fall SportsLeader  "Jersey (or sport variant) Ceremony" will be conducted by our Troubie Mothers/Mother-Figures.  Returning parents will recognize that these roles have been flipped from last year.  Here are our Mother/Daughter Ceremony dates per sport:
    • Cross Country "Jersey Ceremony", Monday August 21, following the team parent meeting (approximately 6:45)
    • Golf "Bag Ceremony", Monday August 21, following the team parent meeting (approximately 6:45)
    • Volleyball "Jersey Ceremony", Monday August 21, following the team parent meeting (approximately 6:45)
    • Water Polo "Cap Ceremony", Monday August 21, following the team parent meeting (approximately 6:45)
    • The Tennis Hat Ceremony has been moved to Monday (8/21) to avoid the conflict with Back-to-School Night on Thursday (8/24).  That puts all of our fall sports on the same night, after their team meeting here on campus.
    Fall Adidas Gear

    The 2017 Fall Sports Adidas student-athlete and parent gear order availability for each fall sport is listed on the website. Click HERE for the Fall Sports Adidas Order Form.

    Family and Individual Sports Passes are Available

    The 2017-18 Sports Pass is good for admission to all regular season home volleyball and basketball games. The Sports Pass is not good for Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation/Playoff games, CIF Playoff games and Holy Court/Holy Hoops games. Lifetime Booster passes and 4-Year Booster Club Memberships will be honored at the door and members will be issued new Sports Pass cards. The cost of the Sports Pass is $50 for an individual and $100 for a Family Pass good for up to four admissions. Click HERE for Sports Pass.
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  • Costa Rica Trip Information Meeting for Parents (8/30/17)

    Wednesday, August 30th, 5:15 pm in Room 312

    Come find out about the spring 2018 Tico Trek, the annual Spanish Immersion/Biology Trip during Spring Break 2018.  View Trip Flyer Here

    For more information contact Señora Losada (
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  • Help Troubies Help Homeless Students!

    The offertory collection at next week's Welcome Mass (8/23/17) will benefit homeless children at Next Move. Donations will be collected during Mass. Cash or checks are accepted. Donations will be used to help purchase supplies for students using the Children's Service Room. Reflecting on her Next Move volunteer experience, Senior Christian Service Leader, Marisa Yamada,wrote: 
    Serving at Next Move is a great way to make a big impact on homeless children. Volunteers work hands on with children, teaching them how to read and write and helping them on their school homework. In addition to homework, volunteers help and participate in arts and crafts activities, playing dolls or Legos, and even video games. It is in the Children's Service room where the kids of the shelter gather, learn, and play with one another, while their parents are taking classes how to get back on their feet. The most meaningful experience that I have had at Next Move came from a little boy I was helping learn how to read. After a few weeks of sounding out letters and words in books, he was able to successfully identify and sound out many words. This moment is very important to me because it truly showed me how much impact and help I can provide to a growing child. My Next Move experience has inspired and motivated me to continue serving at the shelter. Next Move is a great, comfortable, and welcoming environment, which makes it both easy and fun to serve there.
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  • Non-SF Sport Team Waivers

    Students wishing to receive a P.E. waiver for a sport that is not a S.F. contract P.E. offering at St. Francis High School, must submit a P.E. Waiver form.  Click HERE for P.E. Waiver form.  

    All P.E. Waivers must be submitted within the first two weeks of the school year, no later than August 28, 2017. All crew waivers must be submitted no later than September 29, 2017. No late waivers will be considered per Student Handbook information. Please submit to Ms. Bueno.
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  • Principal's Message (8/18/17)

    Dear Families,
    We had a fantastic start to the new academic year! I enjoyed seeing all of our new and returning Troubies walk onto campus on Tuesday morning. Our young women filled Serra Court and our corridors with such positive energy. I know we are going to have a fantastic year.
    Additionally, as you may have noticed, the academic year began on the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15th). It is an important date on the liturgical calendar, as it commemorates the death of the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life.
    As we begin this new academic year, I pray the Virgin Mary keep our St. Francis community safe, and to enlighten us with hope and compassion.

    St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
    Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

    Elias Mendoza
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  • Retreats for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

    If you have a sophomore, junior, or senior daughter, please take time to ask them which retreat fits best into their schedule. The retreat dates for each grade level are below. Follow the direct link below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Schrock at Please be aware there is a fee of $50 to change or cancel your retreat date once you have registered. If you cancel less than two weeks away from your retreat date, you forfeit the entire fee. Link for retreat registration HERE

    • August 31-September 1, 2017
    • October 5-6, 2017
    • January 9-10, 2018
    • March 8-9, 2018
    • September 6-8, 2017
    • October 11-13, 2017
    • January 10-12, 2018
    • February 14-16, 2018
    • September 19-22, 2017
    • November 14-17, 2017
    • January 16-19, 2018
    • March 20-23, 2018
    • April 24-27, 2018
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  • Summer Trip to Southern Italy in June of 2018

    The Modern and Classical Language Department is sponsoring a Summer Trip to Southern Italy in  June of 2018.
    This educational trip  will  provide  travelers with a cultural, artistic, and linguistic immersion when visiting  Rome. Travel throughout Sicily with overnights stays in the cities of Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, and Palermo. The travel route includes visiting sites and monuments of Classical Rome, a day visit to  Vatican City, which will include a Papal Audience. In Sicily, we will enjoy spending time in the Greek Amphitheater near Taormina and ascending to Mount Etna. Other highlights of this trip include visits to  the cathedral of Piazza Armerina, the Valley of the Temples, the Palatine Chapel of the Norman Palace in Palermo. Also, visits to monuments and sites in Selinunte, Monreale, Cefalu, Segesta, Erice and more.
    If you have questions, please contact:
    You can access  the brochure by following this link: Rome e Sicilia
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  • Watching The Solar Eclipse Safely

    Watching The Solar Eclipse Safely

    As you have probably heard, there will be a full solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st, with
    prime viewing time during our community lunch break. 

    While watching a solar eclipse can be awe-inspiring, it can also be harmful to your sight. Here
    are some guidelines that NASA has shared to keep your eyes healthy and safe while viewing the

    Never attempt to observe any eclipse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration
    may result in permanent eye damage or blindness! Sunglasses cannot be used in place of solar
    viewing glasses.

    When viewing an eclipse, you must keep your eyes protected at all times. One method is to use
    eclipse glasses or hand held solar viewers. These are made with special purpose solar filters. To
    use, you need to stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before
    looking up at the bright sun. You should only glance at the sun. Never look for prolonged periods
    of time. Then look away and remove your glasses. Never take your special filters off when still looking at the eclipse!

    An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially eclipsed sun is pinhole projection. Cross
    the outstretched, slightly open fingers of one hand over the outstretched, slightly open fingers of
    the other. With your back to the sun, look at hour hands' shadow on the ground. The little spaces
    between your fingers will project a grid of small images on the ground, showing the sun as a crescent during the partial phases of the eclipse.

    A solar eclipse is one of nature's grandest spectacles. By following the rules put out by NASA
    you can safely view and have memories for a lifetime!

    Information adapted from Dr. Anacleto Nick Gutierrez & Associates
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  • Welcome Mass (8/23/17)

    Our Welcome Mass is on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10:10 a.m. The collection for the day will benefit the tutoring program at Next Move, which is a site where our students volunteer.  All are welcomed to attend the Mass. Please sign in at the front office before joining us in the Gym.  Students are required to be in formal uniform for Mass.
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  • Father/Daughter Spirit Day (9/29/17)

    Father/Daughter Spirit Day is Friday, September 29th (it is a no class day) at the Sac State Aquatics Center from 10am-1pm.  This event is a great way for fathers and daughters to spend time together, have some fun, and meet other great families of the SF community.  Registration will be available online next week.  Please watch your Troubiemail for more information.  Cost is $80 a pair, and there are limited number of spots.
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  • Keep in Prayer

    If you have any special intention(s) you would like the St. Francis community to lift up in prayer, please email  As a faith community, we ask you to keep in prayer the following:
    •     For the healing of Kimberly Flaata's (math teacher) mother-in-law, Debby.
    •     For the Ruano family as they grieve the loss of a family member.
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  • Senior Parking Fundraiser 2017

    New this year, St. Francis Catholic High School introduced our Parking Space Fundraiser benefiting the St. Francis Fund.  Senior students reserved and painted a parking space, which is their space for the entire school year. At the end of the school year, the spaces will be painted over black.. ready for the next student. This year the seniors spaces raised nearly $13,500 for the St. Francis Fund, which provides much-needed tuition assistance and important curricular, spiritual, artistic, and athletic offerings.

    Check out the Drone footage from the painting days filmed by Class of 2018 Parent Philip Roina >>

    We look forward to continuing this senior tradition for years to come! 
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  • SFHS Dad's Club Meeting (8/31/17)

    All SFHS Dads are invited to learn more about the Dad's Club at the first meeting of the new school year.  We'll be gathering in the Dining Hall on Thursday, August 31st from 6:30  - 8:30 p.m. 

    The Dad’s Club is committed to developing positive, engaging, and lifelong Father-Daughter relationships.  It's an easy and fun way for Dads to become more involved in their daughter’s high school activities, while also supporting the mission and advancement of the school. Don't forget that all dads are members!  It's a great way to meet other dads and complete parent volunteer hours!
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  • Sophomore Lizzie Allison Creates Non-Profit Team Celebrate

    Meet SFHS sophomore Lizzie Allison. Lizzie has always been interested in serving others, especially foster youth in our community. She quickly discovered many roadblocks in volunteering with youth, including being too young for potential opportunities. Determined to make a difference, Lizzie figured out a way for all ages to get involved.
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  • St. Francis Booster Club

    Every parent of a St. Francis Troubadour is a member of the St. Francis Booster Club, and all are invited to attend this year’s kick-off Booster Club Meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 5:45 PM in the Old Faculty Lounge.  The Booster Club is the best way to support our teams, earn service hours, meet other parents, and have fun doing it.  Boosters support events such as Crab Feed, Sports Physical Night, and Booster Q’s.  If you’re unable to attend our meetings but would like to participate, see us at our Booth at Back to School Night or email us at  
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  • Athletic News 8/11/17

    Athletic News

    Volleyball Sophomore Edwards Featured on SportStars cover

    Sophomore, Alexa Edwards, is featured on the cover of the SportStars volleyball preview issue, and it is available online. It is the fourth time a St. Francis student-athlete has been featured on the cover of the magazine dating back to 2012. Former standout, Gabi Palmeri, was featured two times including the volleyball preview issue in 2012 with Loni Kreun ‘12, Ali Wegener ’12, and Hannah Liserra ’12.  Aluma, Lauren LaRocco ’14, was on the cover in 2013.

    Fall Tryout Information
    St. Francis varsity water polo tryouts start on Monday, Aug. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Jesuit High School and continue Aug. 15-18. The team will be named on Friday, Aug. 18. The Junior Varsity (no-cut) water polo team will have a team meeting on Monday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis (Room 303) and start practice Aug. 15-18 from 5:30-7:15 a.m. at Rio Americano High School. JV Participants must be able to swim 8 laps of freestyle without stopping. Cross Country (no-cut) practice will start Tuesday after school. Students should meet at 3:15 in the Fitness Center. Golf tryouts start Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Haggin Oaks, while tennis tryouts start on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Rio del Oro Racquet Club. All sports require a physical form on file with the Athletic Department prior to participation. Please see the Athletic Department staff in the gym if you have any questions.

    Want to Sing the National Anthem at game?
    Interested in singing the National Anthem at a volleyball or basketball game? Contact Mr. Shaff in Athletics or see Tina Harris for approval.

    Family and Individual Sports Passes are Available
    The 2017-18 Sports Pass is good for admission to all regular season home volleyball and basketball games. The Sports Pass is not good for Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation/Playoff games, CIF Playoff games and Holy Court/Holy Hoops games. Lifetime Booster passes and 4-Year Booster Club Memberships will be honored at the door and members will be issued new Sports Pass cards. The cost of the Sports Pass is $50 for an individual and $100 for a Family Pass good for up to four admissions.

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  • Principal's Message

    Dear Families,
    I can’t believe summer break is over, and we are only days away from the start of the 2017-18 academic year! I am excited to welcome you all and look forward to the fun-filled events we’ll be hosting in the upcoming months.
    This evening I will officially welcome the Class of 2021 along with their parents to our Freshman Family Mass, followed by our annual tradition of the Freshman Overnight Retreat. It is an evocative evening when our community comes together to celebrate the commitment our new families are making to St. Francis Catholic High School.
    As we embark on this new academic year, I wish all of our new and returning students the best and I look forward to their arrival next week.
    St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us as we begin this wonderful new journey.
    Pax et Bonum,
    Elias Mendoza
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  • Revelry Sign-Up Parties Available

    Our fabulous fall sign-up parties are now re-open for registration! We have two wonderful events planned for you this fall and you don’t want to miss out!
    Back to School Brunch
    Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM
    Location: Home of Elsbeth & Andrew Cloninger
    Price: $50
    Register Here!
    Spend a Night in Old Havana
    Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
    Location: Home of Julie & Dave Ranker
    Price: $100
    Register Here!
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  • Special Schedule for Tuesday (8/15/17)

    Homeroom: 8-8:20
    A - 8:25-8:55
    B - 9:00-9:30
    C - 9:35- 10:05
    D - 10:10-10:40
    Class meetings and Assembly- 10:45-11:55
    Lunch - 11:55-12:40
    E - 12:45-1:15
    F - 1:20-1:50 
    G - 1:55-2:25
    H - 2:30-3:00
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  • Summer Reading & Summer Assignments

    This is a reminder that students need to complete their summer reading and summer assignments prior to the first day of classes.  There may be additional work for some honors, AP, and specialty classes.  Your daughter's teachers for next year should have already shared information with them prior to summer break.  For a list of reading and course assignments, please visit the SFHS website
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  • Wine Donation Drop-Off at Back to School Night

    Want to get an early start on donating to Revelry, get a chance to win two tickets to the Havana Nights party, and meet the SF Advancement Team? Bring your wine donations to the Advancement table in Serra Court at Back to School Night on Thursday, August 24! We need wine donations for our silent auction at Revelry Gala & Auction. Bottles should have a value of at least $25. Bring a bottle of wine and receive a raffle ticket for two complimentary tickets to the Havana Nights party on Friday, October 6!
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  • Tenth Annual Troubie College Day (Saturday, 8/19/17)

    Students and parents of all grade levels are welcome to join us on Saturday, August 19th from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm for our Tenth Annual Troubie College Day. Choose from nine workshops and meet with representatives from 30 colleges and universities from throughout the United States.

    Learn More About Troubie College Day -
    View the Event Flyer Here
    Download the Workshop Descriptions PDF
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  • Donations Still Needed For Emergency Kits

    Parents, Here is a great and easy way to get started on your parent hours for the year. Please donate to the re-stocking of the classroom Emergency kits. Items may be dropped off in the SFHS main office on August 3, 4, 8, 9, or 11th, 8:00am to 2:30pm (8/7 & 8/10 school is closed). If you have any questions, please contact or
    Due to various medical and allergy issues, only items on the list below will be accepted, all other items will be returned without earning service hour credit.
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  • Parking & Drop-off/ Pick-up has Changed

    We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the new pick up procedures. It is very important for everyone to read, study the maps and follow the new procedures.  Thank you for all of your assistance, Dean Cost
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  • Retreats Announcement From Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry has been working hard this summer to help streamline retreat registration for all grade levels. All retreat registrations including parent retreats will be completed online. You may register your student here for all retreats: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Kairos. Please take a moment to look at the dates for the upcoming school year and chose retreat(s) that fit best in your schedule.
    Freshman Overnight, August 11-12 
    Sophomore #1 August 31 - Sept 1
    Sophomore #2 October 5 - 6
    Sophomore #3 January 9-10
    Sophomore #4 March 8 -9
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  • Arts: Auditions for "The Boy Friend" & Patrons of the Arts Meeting


    Auditions for the Fall Musical, "The Boy Friend," - a 1920's comedy, will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 22 and on August 23 in the Choir Room. Call backs will be at 3:15 p.m. on August 25. This is an after-school program, so everyone can audition. Invite all theatre guys to come to the auditions, we need boys who can sing and dance!

    Those interested should attend the Fall Musical Workshop on August 17 at 3:15pm in the Choir Room. 
    Patrons of the Arts Meeting

    Want to do FUN parent hours? Come to the stage for apps/wine/beer and meet the Arts' Teachers and the Patrons of the Arts Parent Board to learn how you can help out the Arts Dept while checking off those parent hours. Ushering, building, sewing, hanging art and more. Tuesday, Sep 5, on the theatre stage. 
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  • Senior Portraits Due by Nov 18th

    Our official senior portrait photographer for the Class of 2018 is Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch.  Each senior is required to be in a black drape for her senior portrait that is placed in the yearbook.  The picture used for the senior portrait will also be used for the graduation ceremony.  Portrait sessions must take place by November 18th
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  • Back to School Information

    You should have received a Summer Mailing the first week of July with "Back to School information". View Back to School Mailing 2017-2018 Information Online Here.
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  • Pax et Bonum Spring 2017

    Have you received your copy of the Pax? If not, we may need to update your information here. View & download the Pax online here.
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  • St. Francis Catholic High School Announces Principal

    Dear St. Francis Catholic High School Community,

    It is my pleasure to announce that Mr. Elias Mendoza has accepted our invitation to serve as Principal of St. Francis Catholic High School. Mr. Mendoza has a comprehensive record of professional experience and teacher leadership, and we warmly welcome him to our community.
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  • Fifteen Students Recognized for Collegiate Commitment to the Arts

    Sacramento, Calif. – May 10, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fifteen outstanding students will be recognized at a St. Francis event on Friday, May 12 at 8:00am in the St. Francis Theatre on campus to honor those graduating seniors who have made the choice to major in an Art discipline. Students represent a breadth of Art fields such as music, television and film, acting, musical and technical theatre, art history, and architecture. They will be attending fifteen different programs at some of the country’s top schools.
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