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Senior Family Reception 2020

We invite Class of 2020 parents to join us in kicking-off  graduation season with an evening of friendship and fun. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
*Attendance is limited to the graduate and two accompanying adults. RSVP HERE

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One Act Show and Dance Show this Thurs & Fri!

SFHS Presents: Streaming
”St. Francis Live: Girls Aren’t Funny”
A take-off on SNL skits full of sketches interspersed with commercials about Fake News, Mom’s Groups, and “Motivational Speakers.”   AND
”(DIS) • CONNECT • ED” Dance Companies focus on teens and their experiences with technology. How has technology impacted their social and emotional relationships with friends and family?

Only 2 performances: January 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m.​

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Tuition for a Year Drawing! Class Competition Underway!

Your daughter(s) is asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets for the “Tuition for a Year” drawing!  Each year, one lucky family breathes a big sigh of relief as their tuition bill goes away for the following year. Imagine what you could do with those savings!

Tickets are $10 each and are available in books of 10. The grand prize is tuition for a year or $10,000 cash, so anyone can win! The drawing will be held at Revelry on Saturday, March 7th, and the winner does not need to be present to win. 

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SFHS Christmas Tree Lane Models Wanted

Applications for this year’s Christmas Tree Lane are due August 28 and 29, during lunch in upper Serra Court. Completed apps will be numbered in the order received. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications may be found on the Jesuit website or via the link below.

Modeling questions, please contact Jen Peters (916) 996-6488, or email peterskj@winfirst.com

Application link HERE.  Christmas Tree Lane Flyer HERE.

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Join Science Olympiad!

Science Olympiad is an academic team of 15 that competes in 23 events. Each team member competes with a partner in 3 events. We spend our year preparing for our regional competition in March. Events include build events such as Gravity Vehicle where a car goes down a ramp and stops on a spot and  study events in topics such as circuits, forensics, earth mapping, and fossils. Students get to dive deeper into topics that they may have studied in classes and some topics that don’t get taught at the high school level. LEARN MORE

Meetings are on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:30pm. Students are expected to study and work on their build event in between meetings also independently. There is also one required Saturday meeting per semester. Informational meetings will be held on Tuesdays Aug 20 and 27 at lunch in Room 343. Our first official meeting is Friday Sept 6 after school. If you have questions, email Mrs.MacDonald at jmacdonald@stfrancishs.org. Parents, If you have engineering or medical expertise that you could share and can make the Friday meetings, we would love to have you!

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Parking & Drop-off Protocol
Parent & Student Drivers, Please Read:

We ask that you familiarize yourselves with the regular school year drop off and pick up procedures. It is very important for everyone to read, study the maps and follow the  procedures. Morning will be similar to summer, however, all students must be dropped off after the brick wall closer to the gym.  The afternoon is a completely different traffic pattern, please review below.  Thank you for all of your assistance, Dean Cost

Afternoon pick up procedures

Please refer to the map below when reviewing the following instructions: 

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Gerwigs’ latest film coming to theaters soon!

Coming soon to a theater near you: SFHS Alumna, Greta Gerwig ‘02, brings Little Women to life on the big screen as only she can do! Another well directed and cast film, Gerwig has Saoirse Ronan playing the heroine Jo March; Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Eliza Scanlen playing the sisters; Laura Dern is Marmee, and Meryl Streep plays their forbidding, rich Aunt March. Timothée Chalamet (another Lady Bird carryover) plays heartthrob Laurie, the literal boy next door who develops an intense friendship with Jo.

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Olivia Nice ‘10
Returned to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE

After almost a decade of performing around the world, SF Players alumna Olivia Nice (‘10) is returning to California to perform the lead in the musical ONCE, playing at the 42nd St Moon Gateway Theater from June 12-June 30th, 2019. She has been playing this role around the nation for over a year now, picking up a BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and a win for Best Female Performance of the Year from Ashland, OR Sneak Preview Magazine.

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UNPLANNED, the movie

“Unplanned” is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.

This is the true story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her journey to become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America today.

This movie is rated R and requires adult accompaniment for those under 17. For more information, go to https://www.unplannedfilm.com/.

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SFHS One Acts ‘girl’ take Gold!

This last weekend St. Francis was honored to participate in the 2019 Lenaea High School Theatre Festival! We are elated to share our students took home the Gold for our One-Act play “Girl” as well as Outstanding Original Script Award.

We also had students receive individual awards! Special shout-out to Aurora Giacobbe ‘20, who received Bronze for ‘Secret Service’ from ‘Mr. President’ and to Kelsi Towle ‘21, who received Silver for her role in ‘The Whispers Of Saints’.

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Senior Sequester 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (3:00-4:30 pm) 

Alumnae RSVP Here

The Pearls, Class of 2020 are graduating this year, and will join our vibrant Alumnae community.  As an SFHS Alumna you are invited to participate in Senior Sequester.

You don’t need to be related to anyone in the class to attend, all alumnae are welcome at this event to help welcome our newest members. RSVP is required, please click here to get your name on the list. 

This is a closed door event for Alumnae and the senior class only. It kicks off the start of a festive graduation season for our students and their families. Legacy Families (Alumnae Moms, Aunts, Grandmothers, Cousins and Sisters) of 2020 graduates are highly encouraged to attend this event. A Senior Family Reception will immediately follow (4:30-6:00 pm).

Alumnae please contact Becky Iverson with any questions.