Join us on the St. Francis path
 "There is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching." 
St. Francis of Assisi
Welcome

At St. Francis High School, Lent began with Ash Wednesday and Fr. Ed Shea, a Franciscan Friar who regularly celebrates our monthly All-School Liturgies. Students call him "The Singing Priest" because that's what he does. Unbelievably, Fr. Ed engages a gym full of high schoolers using personal stories and song. 

It's an astounding experience, for the students, staff, and parents who attend. Fr. Ed believes that "as a true follower of St. Francis, it is my mission in life to find reasons to rejoice in the goodness of God's presence in the world." Ash Wednesday at St. Francis was an exceptional beginning to Lent.
 
If your child would like to shadow on an All-School Liturgy day, we can arrange that schedule.  Mass day is a highlight at St. Francis. Call me to discuss the details of your child's full or partial Shadow Day at (630) 668-5800 x1120. I also welcome parents of incoming freshmen, transfer students, and middle school students for coffee and a tour of St. Francis High School. Tuesday Tours are 9:00-10:00 a.m. or any convenient time. 
 
Lenten Blessings, 

   
-Maureen Isphording, Director of Admissions

 
"I Am St. Francis"
The Competitive Perspective: Meet New Head Football Coach, Bob McMillen

Bob McMillen is ready to build St. Francis Football. Topping a pool of 70 applicants, McMillen brings an interesting mix of arena football and youth football experience. McMillen played professional Arena-League football for 13 years in Arizona, San Jose, and Chicago. He received the Arena Football League Hall of Fame "Ironman" fullback-linebacker with the Chicago Rush and served as Assistant and Head Coach in the Arena League for Chicago Rush and Los Angeles Kiss.  In addition, McMillen has coached the 12U Naperville Patriot Youth Football Program, bringing home seven national championships during his ten years as coach and board member. A Naperville resident, Bob is married to Joanie Serio '90 McMillen, a St. Francis alumna. He earned All-American Football Athlete at College of DuPage and Benedictine College.

1.  What is your coaching philosophy?

"I want to build a tough, physical team, to compete for 48 minutes, to give us the best opportunity to win. As long as kids play their hardest, we will be a better football team."
 

2.   What do you like most about coaching football?

"I love the game; love being able to watch kids grow and develop; love giving kids the opportunity to play after high school, hopefully get a scholarship to play in college."
 

3.  How would you describe your coaching style?

"Hard-nosed, old-school type.  I try to get every ounce of athletic ability out of every kid so that ability can transfer out to the field and then out into life."
 

4.  What attracted you to St. Francis?

"Opportunity to continue to give back to kids. I love helping to develop kids; I coached in the youth program, and now I want to teach older kids. I used to play St. Francis, and they were always a tough team." (Note: McMillen played against St. Francis when he was a high school student at ICCP in Elmhurst.)
 

5.  Thoughts on safety in football?

"It's extremely important.  A lot of parents worry about safety.  Football has contact and is physical, but if you teach the game the correct way, you will begin to take injuries out of the picture."
 

6.  St. Francis recently joined the Metro Suburban Conference.  What are your thoughts on this move from the Chicago Catholic League?

"We will play the teams on the schedule and work to be successful.  We will play to the best of our ability and hopefully make it to playoffs. And eventually, the goal is to win another championship."
 

7.  What is your favorite football team?

"Bears."
 

8.  "I AM ... DRIVEN."

 

 

 

Only at St. Francis High School
St. Francis High School Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

Hapless guy. Awkward girl. Grumpy boss. Sounds like a typical day ... oh, except for the man-eating plant. "Little Shop of Horrors" and Audrey II come alive at SFHS's Spring Musical Thursday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19. The funny and slightly dark musical will showcase talented SFHS students who may even be from your grade school.
 
Here's the plot: Nerdy Seymour Krelborn, a flower shop clerk (Nicholas Buranicz, St. Walter/ Garret Fritz, St. Walter) buys an exotic plant he names Audrey II (Maria Carani, Wredling Middle School /Jack Nalon, St. Petronille) after his co-worker and crush, Audrey (Jenny Coman, St. Michael/Abbi Momot, St. John the Baptist).  While Seymour's boss, Gravis Mushnick (Ronny Baker, St. Walter/Anthony Clare, St. John the Baptist), struggles to keep the shop open, Seymour discovers Audrey II attracts business. The problem? The plant also begins to crave human blood to survive, and Seymour must decide how to defeat it.
 
Mark show times on your calendar. Performances run; 
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. 

"Little Shop of Horrors" is directed by Mr. Anthony Berg, and ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students/seniors. 

 


 


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SFHS Joins Metro Suburban Conference
We are pleased to announce that St. Francis High School will be joining the Metro Suburban Conference in the 2018-2019 school year, along with Aurora Christian, Bishop McNamara and Rosary High Schools.  We will continue to compete in the GCAC and CCL for the 2017-2018 school year in accordance with the conference by-laws. 
 
Membership in the Metro Suburban Conference will provide greater parity in a two-division model for all sports to ensure the best conference competition.  The new conference provides more local competition that will reduce travel times and make it easier for our teams and fans to travel to away games.
 
The following co-curricular activities and events are offered in the Metro Suburban Conference:
 
ACTIVITIES
BOYS ATHLETICS
GIRLS ATHLETICS
Art Show & Wksp.
Baseball
Basketball
Band Festival
Basketball
Cheer
Choral Festival
Cross Country 
Cross Country
Mathletes
Football
Dance
Scholastic Bowl  
Golf
Golf

Soccer
Soccer

Tennis
Softball

Track
Tennis

Volleyball
Track

Wrestling 
Volleyball

                   
Note: The following sports will compete outside of the Metro Suburban Conference: Girls Lacrosse and Boys Lacrosse.  Girls and Boys Swim will continue to compete in the Metro Catholic Aquatic Conference.


 
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Upcoming Events
 
Every Tuesday
Tuesday Tours for prospective parents 
9:00-10:00 a.m.

March 10
Music Ensemble Acoustic Concert, 7:00 p.m.

March 11
"A Night at the Races" School Auction, Mass 5:00 p.m. in SFHS Slant Dome, Auction 6:00 p.m. in Spyglass Gymnasium

March 16-19
"Little Shop of Horrors," Spring Musical

 
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Feast of St. Francis
We hope you enjoy our talented choir singing the prayer of St. Francis




Thanks for reading 

 
Maureen
Isphording

Director of Admissions
Contact me at misphording@ sfhscollegeprep.org or (630) 668 5800x1120
 
St. Francis High School Fast Facts

COLLEGE PREPARATORY: 
Enrollment: 750
CLASS OF 2016-
100% of graduates were accepted to colleges or universities
Earned $33 million in college scholarships

ACADEMIC
79% of faculty have advanced degrees
Class of 2016 average ACT score = 27
Top 50% = 31
117 Full year and semester course offerings
34 Honors courses
15 Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses (81% of last year's students scored 3 or better)

CO-CURRICULAR: ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
98% student participation in at least one activity
24 sports programs: 12 boy and 12 girl
9th Place Division 2A State Math Team
63% of students participate in the performing arts
65% of students participate in athletic programs 

PASTORAL MINISTRY
Provides opportunity for prayer and worship, retreats, justice and service, ministry leadership formation, pastoral care, and community building
 
SFHS Bus Service This Fall
 
St. Francis High School will offer a transportation option to students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.  The school will provide two-way bus service in the northern, western and southern suburbs, with students arriving to St. Francis High School by 7:25 a.m. and departing school after the Activity Period at 3:15 p.m.   
 
For more information, fees, route schedules or questions, please contact Bob Gorski at (630) 668-5800 x1138 or at 


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