Back to School Night -- Tomorrow!

Join us at our Back to School Night tomorrow, beginning at 7pm. Registration will begin at 6:30pm in the Little Theatre lobby. 

Our new staff members will be introduced, an overview from our Parent Advisory Board will be presented, Student Leaders will speak, and most importantly, you will have a chance to meet your child's teachers for the year. Plus, we will have prize drawings: Athletic game passes, gift certificates to the Spirit Shop, Homecoming tickets, and Friends in the Courtyard tickets!

Let's Win it Again! CBUS Top Pick for 2017

Nominations for the "best of CBUS" program is going on now. The top 5 companies for each category will be listed on the official ballot in October. We won the CBUS Top Pick for 2016 in the "Best Private School" category, and we want to defend our title! 

Please nominate St. Francis DeSales High School for "Best Private School" by following the link below (click the Kids & Education category). DEADLINE IS 5 DAYS AWAY: SEPTEMBER 3. 

Family Handbook Compliance Form

A friendly reminder that the Family Handbook Compliance Form needs to be signed (electronically) by Thursday, August 31. Please visit to review the Family Handbook and sign the electronic Compliance Form. 

One Emergency Card should also be turned in to your child's Homeroom teacher. Sophomores, juniors and seniors received a blank emergency card on the first day of school; freshmen received a card in their Orientation packets this summer. 
FIND OUT MORE:    SFD Facebook | SFD Twitter  | 2017-2018 SFD Calendar
Stallions in the Spotlight

Representatives from St. Francis DeSales High School's Fall Sports teams gathered on August 18 to put together snack bags and toiletry care packages, which were then delivered to the children at the Run the Race Club in downtown Columbus.

DeSales' Run the Race Support Club's advisor Sarah Gantz thought this would be a great service project for the SFD student-athletes to participate in as they begin a new school year. Fellow teachers Jean Garrick and Jack Welsh worked with Mrs. Gantz and the Run the Race Club's founder, Rachel Muha, to identify needs of the children that attend the Run the Race Club. Rachel explained, "There is something we need all year round: snack bags filled with 3 or 4 small snacks that the children can take home to have on the weekend or to take to school if they are allowed. Our children are always hungry." She continued, "The other things our children need are toiletries: small bottles of shampoo, deodorant, lotion, and band aids."

With the support of coaches, athletes, and their families, the group assembled 300 snack packs, filling medium-size ziplock bags with a granola bar, fruit roll-up, and a drink box, and filled a moving box full of toiletries. Not only did this service initiative show the Run the Race Club kids that someone is thinking of them, it also taught the SFD student-athletes an important life lesson that with teamwork much can be achieved!

Athlete of the Week

Each week during the sports seasons, SFD coaches nominate players to be honored as the St. Francis DeSales Athlete of the Week.  Every  Tuesday we'll announce the recipients - athletes who have shined in recent games, whether it be hitting a game-winning shot or playing lock-down defense, piling up points or a record-setting performance. A special thanks to Sam '82 and Patrick Chapman '84 of the Farmers Insurance Group for sponsoring the SFDHS Athlete of the Week.

Congratulations to Bella D'Amico (Volleyball) and Rob Landis (Golf) who were named this week's Athletes of the Week! Click on their name (above) for a write up of their accomplishments!

Upcoming Events

Back to School Night 
When: August 30 beginning at 7pm
Parents will have the opportunity to learn what the expectations and goals are from the teachers and administration, and follow their child's class schedule.  Also, the SFD S pirit Shop will be open during Back To School Night!

Eucharistic Adoration
When: September 1

No Classes-Labor Day
When: September 4

Honor Roll Assembly
When: September 8 at 9am
Where: SFD Gymnasium

Code & Wellness Meeting for Freshmen and Transfer Parents
When: September 10
Where: SFD Gymnasium

Financial Aid Night hosted by the Guidance Department
When: September 12 at 7pm

Mothers Club Meeting
When: September 13 at 6:30pm

Information Meetings for 2018 France and England Trip
When: September 13th, 26th, and October 3rd at 6.30pm
Where: Room: 211
Students will travel to Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, St Malo, the Normandy Beaches and experience the EuroStar high speed train to London. Questions? Email Mr. Ulry or Mrs. Evans.

Freshmen Retreat
When: September 14

Protecting God's Children
When: September 14 at 6pm
Where: SFD Cafeteria

Save the Date!
On Wednesday, October 18, SFD will host the Notre Dame Club of Columbus' Hesburgh Lecture, entitled "Giving a Last Lecture." The lecture, which is modeled after Dr. Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" delivered at Carnegie Mellon in 2007, will be given by  Professor Edward Hums. More details to follow!
PARENTS OF SFD ALUMNI:    To view issues of our Alumni Weekly DeTales, click here.
Friends in the Courtyard
Friends in the Courtyard this Fall!

Join us on the evening of  Wednesday, September 27 for our annual Friends in the Courtyard fund raising event.  Ticket includes tasting of the finest wines from multiple wine distributors plus local breweries and an Italian feast catered by Carfagnas!   The wine being tasted throughout the evening will be available to purchase and take home at the event.  

While sampling premium wines and craft beers, you can participate in the silent and live auction plus the "Reverse Raffle" for a chance to $1,000 plus other interval drawings to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from this event provide financial support for SFDHS co-curricular programs including athletics, band drama, and over 30 scholastic and interest-based clubs.   

To eliminate multiple fund raisers needed for co-curricular programs, you are asked to participate in the two major event fund raisers.  In the fall, Friends in the Courtyard and in the spring, Casino Royale.   Co-curricular programs will receive 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the live or silent auction which were procured by that co-curricular program.    Each co-curricular program is asked to donate at least one silent or live auction item per 15-20 team or club members to Friends in the Courtyard.  Ask people you know best; friends, family, or businesses.  When soliciting to businesses, please use the approved  event letter and  donation form  (please find link below) provided by the Office of Institutional Advancement.  For businesses or individuals to receive a tax benefit from the donation, you will need to include the information on the donation form.  Contact Pat Murphy in the Advancement department for more information regarding items needed for the event at .

Turn in all items to the Institutional Advancement department located in the Franciscan Center. All items turned in need to have a donation form.  The following are the  3 incentive turn-in dates  for live or silent auction items: Wednesday, August 30Friday, September 8 and Friday, September 22.  For each basket/item turned in on or before the announced date, your program will be put in a drawing for a $250 grant.    For more information or questions about the event, email Michele Moriarty at .

SFD Kitchen Staff Position Available

Mass Appeal, our cafeteria service provider, is in search of a cafeteria worker for the kitchen at DeSales for prep work and line serving. Should have some food service experience. Please call Rhonda at 614-596-3038 if interested. 
Kroger Community Rewards

SFDHS is a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. The program is a very easy way to help earn financial rewards for the school. The Kroger Community Rewards program offers you the opportunity to support St. Francis DeSales High School every time you go shopping at Kroger, and there is no additional cost to you. By using a Kroger Plus card and designating St. Francis DeSales High School as the Kroger Rewards recipient, a percentage of what you spend will be credited to SFDHS's Community Rewards account and SFDHS will earn a quarterly cash rebate. 

To reenroll or enroll, go to

Existing Krogers Plus card users with established online account
* Sign into your account at
* Click the logo for Kroger Community Rewards program.
* You will be prompted to find our organization. Type in St. Francis DeSales High School or number is 80191 and click return. Click the circle by the school. You can select only one organization per card.
* After clicking on St. Francis DeSales High School, save your selection.

New Kroger Plus Card users or users wishing to register for the first time
* Get a Kroger Plus Card at the customer service desk of any Kroger.
* Register for the Kroger Community Rewards Program online at
* Click on Sign In/Register. Click on "Sign Up Today" in the "New Customer?" box.
* Have your Kroger Plus Card handy so you can edit your account information. You will be asked to enter your zip code, click on a favorite store, enter telephone number, enter your e-mail address, create a password and agree to the terms and conditions. (Note: Remember which telephone number you associate with your account because you can use it instead of the actual card at checkout.)
* You will then get a confirmation message in your email inbox. Click on the link within the body of the email to confirm your account.
* Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
* Click the logo for Kroger Community Rewards program.
* You will be prompted to find our organization. Type in St. Francis DeSales High School and click return. Click the circle by the school. After clicking on St. Francis DeSales High School, save your selection.
New Albany Bus Service

New Albany has provided a bus for our students living in their district UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5. We encourage all those families living in New Albany to utilize this transportation service. To register, please call 614-855-2033. 

If there is not enough interest, New Albany will discontinue this service. Rally together NA parents!
Daily Reflection 

Lord, when pain of body, mind, or spirit leave me feeling abandoned from Your care, please hold me close and let me feel Your love beyond compare. Amen.
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