Student Activities

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Student Activities
Something for Everyone

SFHS encourages its students to reach out – to explore new horizons, to get involved in global concerns, and to help shape ideas and technologies of the future.  Organizations and clubs are plentiful, providing something for everyone. Learn more about St. Francis Clubs here.

Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities allow students to develop leadership skills, pursue individual interests, and just have fun! Nearly all St. Francis students participate in some form of student activities. Student government plays an important role in shaping the school calendar and channeling the efforts of classes. The school year is rich in activities, ranging from dances and concerts to major traditions such as the St. Francis Day Celebration and Homecoming Week (unrivaled anywhere!).

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Student Leadership

Leadership course is a required class if you have been elected as a Student Body Officer or Class Officer. Students in this class will develop an understanding of leadership theory, personal development, communication, organization, community building, and ethics in leadership. The purpose of this class is to organize, manage, and evaluate school-wide activities and events, increase school spirit, participate in community activities and events, facilitate communication within St. Francis, and support the St.

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Freshman Student Leadership

Class of 2022, 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, please complete the 2018 Freshman Student Council Application and return it to Cassy McGreevy, Director of Student Activities, by May 30, 2018. All instructions and details are provided in the application.

Timeline for Freshman Student Council selection 2017-2018:

  • May 30, 2018:  All Freshman Student Council Applications, Google Slide presentations, and recommendations are due no later than 4:00 pm. Recommendations and Google Slide presentations may be emailed to cmcgreevy@stfrancishs.org.
  • Wednesday, June 13th, 1:30 to 4:30 pm or Wednesday, June 20th, 1:30 to 4:30 pm: Interviews for Freshman Class Council candidates will be held. You will be contacted to schedule your appointment day.
  • August 9, 2018:  There will be an all day, mandatory retreat for all Student Council members.
     

 

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St. Francis Clubs

2017 – 2018 Clubs

For more information on the current clubs and how to get involved, see Mrs. McGreevy or ask any Leadership Officer. Be sure to check out all of the booths at Club Rush in the Fall. 

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Club FAQs

Why does SF have clubs?

St. Francis High School encourages the education of the whole person, and clubs provide opportunities for students to work towards our Integral Student Outcomes (ISOs). Organizations and clubs are plentiful, providing something for everyone: school and community service, academic competitions, cultural interests, spirit building, publications, and the development of special talents. 

Why would an SF student want to be in a club?

Extra-curricular activities allow students to develop leadership skills, pursue individual interests, and just have fun!

How do students know what clubs are active on campus?

Active clubs are listed above and in the Campus Life Center. This list is updated every quarter. The list provides the club’s name, president, moderator, contact information, and a few details about the club’s activities.

What do students need to know to start a club?

Active clubs are listed above and in the Campus Life Center. This list is updated every quarter. The list provides the club’s name, president, moderator, contact information, and a few details about the club’s activities. 

Students must be a junior or senior to start a club.  Applications are emailed in the Spring and should be returned to the Director of Student Activities, Laura Hanusek, in the Student Government Office or emailed to lhanusek@stfrancishs.org

What do moderators need to know for a new club?

New moderators will receive a Club Moderator Handbook, which outlines the duties of a club moderator. Each club moderator must turn in a moderator duties form that highlights the duties of the moderator for his/her particular club. This form is due within one quarter of the club’s acceptance.

What does a club have to do to stay official?

It is the goal of the Activities Office that clubs provide opportunities for students to develop their talents and interests within the scope of the St. Francis community. Clubs must continue to remain active throughout the school year in order to fulfill the purpose of the club and its constitution.

What could cause a club to be placed on probation or to be revoked?

A club may be placed on probation for one semester if members violate the club’s constitution, or if the club is inactive for an unreasonable amount of time. A club may be revoked if its members violate school rules. The Principal’s Council will determine whether a club is placed on probation or revoked. A club is not official if it does not have a faculty or staff moderator.

How can clubs promote themselves?

Clubs may promote themselves in a variety of ways. An officially recognized club may set up a table on Clubs Day in September. Clubs may also post flyers around campus, advertise in homeroom announcements, and use the Haiku internet resource to create a group website. At the discretion of the Director of Activities, clubs may also have the opportunity to give presentations in assemblies.

What does a moderator have to do to stay a moderator?

A moderator must fulfill all the duties outlined in the Club Moderator Handbook. This includes ensuring that the actions of the club supports the school’s philosophy, mission statement, and Integral Student Outcomes (ISOs). Moderators are responsible for the safety of students, maintaining a roster of student members, attending all club events (including official meeting, off-campus events, practices, conferences, and competitions), ensuring fiscal matters are handled properly, and communicating with the Director of Student Activities as requested (including attendance at meetings and timely return of documents).

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The Mirror
St. Francis High School's Online Literary & Art Magazine

The Mirror is St. Francis Catholic High School’s award-winning Student Produced Online Art & Literary Magazine. 

The Mirror 9th Edition received a rank of Excellent in the 2017 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Congratulations to the 9th Editions Co-Editors in Chief Eliana Kontokanis ‘17 and Kate Fernandez ‘18. 

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Ambassador Program

The SFHS Ambassadors are the face of St. Francis High School to the wider Sacramento community.  Comprised of more than 190 students, the SFHS Ambassadors represent a wide spectrum of campus life and involvement and share a common love for St. Francis.  Our Ambassadors actively engage with prospective students and families at many events during the Admissions season.  Below is a list of some of the many ways that our Ambassadors demonstrate what it means to be an SF Troubadour throughout the greater Sacramento area:

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Graduation Information

Class of 2019, see the information regarding graduation in the tabs below, if you have questions please email the Assistant Principal. 

Graduation 2019 Announcements

SFHS uses Jostens for Announcements and Cap/Gown. Senior Grad Packet Pickup TBD

Graduation Gowns

Orders for caps & gowns will be taken during lunches in October 2018.