Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

January 26, 2017

  • Jan 26-28 March for Life
  • Jan 27 Strawberry Orders DUE
  • Jan 28 Placement Test 9:00-1:00pm MPC
  • Jan 28-29 Santa Fe Sunday @ St. Ann
  • Jan 29-Feb 4 Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan 31 Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Jan 31 A-Team Competition; Semi-Finals
  • Feb 2 - 1/2 Day 12:00pm Dismissal
  • Feb 4 Chess Tournament Bartow Civic Center
  • Feb 4-5 Santa Fe Sunday @ St. Joseph, WH
  • Feb 6 Midquarter
  • Feb 10 SAT Registration Deadline for March 11 test date
  • Feb 11 ACT Test
  • Feb 17 Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's
  • Feb 20 Hurricane Make-Up Day (Full day of School)
  • Feb 21 Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Feb 28 8:00am ACT Testing for Juniors (optional for Seniors)
 7:45am - 2:30pm

7:00am - 3:30pm

 Bell and Rotation Schedule


Rotation Schedule (color)






The Hawk Weekly is an electronic newsletter that is emailed to parents that highlights important dates, events, and current news. 


The cut-off time for information going into the Hawk Weekly will be Tuesdays at 12:00pm. 


Publication will be  Thursday.  


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Catholic Schools Week
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29th - February 4th. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service." Catholic schools nationwide, like Santa Fe, typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities, and our nation. 
Click here for the week's schedule.
Campus Ministry News
Strawberry Fundraiser DUE this Friday, January 27th!
Support SFC Campus Ministry's fundraiser and buy quality, locally-grown Florida Strawberries. Campus Ministry receives 40% of each flat sold and all proceeds directly support Campus Ministry for class retreats, all-school retreats, campus-wide faith formation, guest speakers, community outreach and more.
Quantity: 4 Quarts
Weight: 6.5 Pounds
Price: $20
Click here to view flyer. Click here to download the order form. 
P lease make all checks payable to Santa Fe Catholic High School.  All orders and money must be received by Friday, January 27, 2017 to the school office. Strawberry pick-up date will vary according to the season. Questions? Contact Bethany McBride, Thank you in advance for your support!
AP Exam Fee is DUE
AP Exam Fees are due Tuesday, January 31st
Every student enrolled in an AP course is required to take the AP exam in May in order to earn AP quality points on their high school transcript.
Freshmen SGA Valentines Drive
We are collecting valentines for homeless elementary students in Polk County to give out in their classroom valentine exchanges. If you are able to help out, please bring in the valentines to your homeroom by Monday, January 30th.
Yearbook News!

Yearbooks will be on sale very soon! The cost will be $65.


Senior Parents - Please remember your senior's yearbook ad needs to be ordered by Monday, January 30th.

  • Full Page Ad: $175 ($225 for ad + yearbook)
  • 1/2 Page Ad: $90 ($145 for ad + yearbook)
  • 1/4 Page Ad: $50 ($110 for ad + yearbook)

Please submit order and payment to Mrs. Lopez. Cash or check (payable to "Santa Fe Catholic HS" with "Senior Ad" in the memo).

Let Mrs. Lopez know, as soon as possible, if you need help designing the ad or if you have any questions.

Congratulations to Nicole Delgado Velez who was the leading scorer in the A-Team's competition at LHS on January 17th. The A-Team will be competing in the semi-finals on Tuesday, January 31st at Polk Pre-Collegiate in Auburndale at 3:30pm.
Interact Club
It is not too late to sign up to become an Interact member this year! The cutoff date is February 18th Club dues are also due no later than February 18th ($10 for new members and $5 for returning members).

Volunteer opportunities for members of Interact Club: 

Clay Shoot 
February 4, 2017 - 7:30am - 1:00pm
Event Address: 5000 Firetower Rd, Haines City, FL 33844
Lunch provided
Rotary 5k 
February 10, 2017 - 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Event Address: Common Ground Park, 1000 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Engage Rotary Youth Day
February 11, 2017
Event Address: Rotary's Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Rd, Brandon, FL 33510
This is a great opportunity to meet other Interactors and Rotaractors. It is a really fun day. Rotarian, Nick Hall, will be there. He biked from California to Florida to bring attention to Rotary efforts to defeat Polio.
Helping Haiti 
Soccer Fundraiser For Underprivileged Children in Haiti
Student community service project. Click here for more information.
Cold Weather Attire
OUTERWEAR: Students may wear the following outerwear during the school day:
  • Uniform sweatshirt and jacket available through Risse Brothers
  • Hoodies sold by SFC Boosters
  • Current team, club jackets, and sweatshirts that have been pre-approved by the administration
  • Santa Fe letter jackets 
Students are not permitted to wear unapproved outerwear during colder weather in classrooms or during exchanges. No sweat pants or warm-up pants are to be worn. Sweatshirts and jackets may not be worn around the waist.
Undershirts: Undershirts worn under school shirts must be plain white, grey, or black. No logos (even SFC) are allowed on the undershirts.
Blankets are not allowed in classes.
There are no changes to this dress code unless an announcement is made during school hours and/or through social media.
Step Up for Students 2017 - 2018
The Step Up for Students Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open for renewal. Families currently in the program, please renew now -    
Advancement News
Renaissance XXXIV - Glitterati
Only 44 days until Renaissance XXXIV - Glitterati. Ways you can help:
  • Volunteer - Contact Connie Sidwell to let her know how you can help by texting to (863) 287-9426 or by email,
  • Auction items - Do you have a vacation condo you can donate for a week? Can you donate a service by gift certificate? Do you have jewelry you do not wear? Do you have any connections that you'd like us to contact? The possibilities are endless.
  • Attend the event - Guaranteed to have a great time! 
  • Wall of Wine - Donate a bottle of wine for our wall. Last year our wall raised over $1,000. Please have an adult bring this to the front office.
  • Bid on our online auction - Need not be present to bid on auction items. You can get a deal on theme parks, restaurants, etc.
  • Can you lend us any of the following for decorations?

* (2) Large vases or urns to flank the entryway.

* Bistro-style tables and chairs: silver, black, or bronze.  

   Items will be returned after Renaissance.

Class Baskets -
It has become a tradition that each class sponsors a basket for the silent auction at Renaissance. We hope that each family can contribute an item that goes along with the themed basket, or a monetary donation is always welcomed. This year the basket themes are:
  • Seniors: "For the Sophisticated Sportsman," hunting, fishing, coolers, tools, cocktail supplies, etc.
  • Juniors: "For the Glamorous Gal," spa and beauty products, gardening supplies, wine accessories, ladies lunch gift certificates, accessories, etc.
  • Sophomores: "Resort Rendez vous," beach towels, hats, suncare products, visors, sunglasses, totes, frozen drinks, beach items, etc.
  • Freshmen: "Debutantes and Dudes," games, ear buds, insulated bottles, gift cards: movies, gas, fast food, iTunes, Amazon, etc. 
If you'd prefer, we can do the shopping for you. Please send your item or money in by February 24th, or sooner, to the school office so that we can assemble the baskets and put them on our online event website
2017 SFC Athletic Booster Scholarship
The SFC Booster Association is proud to offer, for the first time, a $1,500 scholarship for an SFC graduating senior athlete who has attended SFC and has been involved in SFC athletics for at least three years, with a cummulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants need to submit a typed essay, 500 words minimum, on: HOW HAS BEING AN SFC ATHLETE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE?   
Please submit essays to the front office between Monday, February 13th and Thursday, March 16th by 2:30pm. Please have your name on the cover sheet only.  Winner will be announced during the Senior Awards.
Athletics News
Sports schedules are available on our website.

Cheer :
Coach Larson -
Crimsonettes :

Winter Sports
Varsity Boys' Basketball:
Coach Blicher -
JV Boys' Basketball:
Coach O'Toole -
Girls' Basketball:
Coach Jones -
Spring Sports
Coach Sidwell -
Track & Field:
Coach Lyons -
Coach Collany -

Mandatory Forms Needed to Participate in Sports
All students participating in sports MUST have a sports physical dated after June 1, 2016. Print the following highlighted links ( EL2 and EL3) and make sure you take the EL2 with you and have it signed by the doctor. Both completed forms must be turned in to the front office prior to participating in practice.
Athletic Passes for the 2016-2017 School Year
Adult: $75 per pass, Student: $25 per pass
Good for all SFC home games except playoff games.
Click here for order form .

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Phone - 863.665.4188   ~   Fax 863.665.4151