Stallions in the Spotlight

Senior Kyle Moon was selected as the Student of the Month by the Westerville Rotary. He was honored at a luncheon last Thursday. 

Mary Kate Whalen, Emily Bateman, and Emma Whalen were interviewed by Katy Wyatt, host of "Raising Saints" on St. Gabriel Radio. They taped two shows: the first airs Thursday, October 19 at 12:30pm and is titled "Why do you find Holiness so attractive" and the second, to air Thursday, October 26 at 12:30pm is discussing "The Second Commandment." "Raising Saints" is a weekly radio program assembled by 820 St. Gabriel Radio and each week interviews teens regarding how they live out their faith every day.

Alex Foos is a recipient of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Gold Racquet Award, which is given to senior tennis players who maintain a 3.75 GPA or higher for 6 quarters and have earned 3 varsity tennis letters.  Juniors Isabella Arbona and Miranda Draminski received the Silver Racquet award for maintaining at least a 3.75 GPA for 4 quarters and earning 2 varsity letters.  

Hector Gomez was one of 38 national players chosen for the All-American All-Star soccer game to be played on December 2 in Orlando, FL.  What a great accomplishment for Hector, and great representation of St. Francis DeSales.

Congratulations to Andy Viola for winning the SFD Fishing Tournament this past weekend. Andy caught THREE TIMES as many catfish as any other angler competing at the tournament. 

Junior Trinatee Reeves received the Integrity Award from the Columbus Urban League for their Summer Youth Empowerment Program.
Homecoming Parent Volunteers

If you are able to serve water and pop from 9:30pm to 11pm to our students during the Homecoming Dance on Saturday (October 20), please sign up via this link
Fall ACT Prep Course

The Fall session of the ACT Prep course is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Registration was in the midterm envelopes. If you are still interested in registering, please contact Mrs. Jean Garrick via email at
Athletes of the Week

Due to the timing of the Weekly DeTales last week, we were unable to post photos of our Athletes of the Week for the week of October 9-13 in the e-newsletter. See below for last week's honored athletes! Last week also marked the end of our Fall Athletes of the Week. Stay turned in coming weeks for our Winter Athletes of the Week.

October 9-13: Congratulations to  Faith Corn (Golf) and  Chase Agin (Soccer) who were named last week's Athletes of the Week! Click on their name (above) for a write up of their accomplishments!

Upcoming Events

American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: October 18 from 7:30am to 1pm
Where: SFD Gymnasium
Parent walk-ins are welcome!

Business Club's Etiquette Module #1: First Impressions
When: October 18 from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Where: Franciscan Center

Mothers Club Meeting
When: October 18 at 6:30pm
Where: Franciscan Center

Notre Dame Professor to Speak on  Giving the "Last Lecture"
When: October 18 at 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: SFD Little Theatre
If you had one last time to address a group of students, or friends, what would you say? What would you want to be your legacy?  The Notre Dame Club of Columbus and Central Ohio has invited Professor Edward Hums to speak at Saint Francis DeSales High School on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm to give the lecture "Giving the Last Lecture." The program is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about this event. 

Traditions Mass and Breakfast
When: October 20 at 7am
Where: SFD Gymnasium

Homecoming Game
When: October 20 with kickoff at 7pm
Where: Alumni Stadium

Homecoming Dance
When: October 21 from 8pm to 11pm
Where: SFD Gymnasium

National Honor Society Inductions
When: October 22 at 6pm
Where: SFD Gymnasium

Ed Choice Scholarship Signing Dates
When: October 23 - October 27 anytime between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Main Office

Fall Show
When: October 28 at 7pm and October 29 at 3pm
Where: SFD Little Theatre
See below for details!

SFD Wellness Night for Parents
When: November 2 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Parents are invited to join us for an evening dedicated to wellness! Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with professionals in the fields of social, emotional and physical well-being, listen to a dynamic keynote speaker, and go to breakout sessions which will include discussions surrounding adolescent anxiety, stress management, social media, and the Opioid crisis. 

Mass of Inclusion for those with Special Needs
When: November 5 at 11am
Where: St. Catharine Parish
Join Us for the Fall Show Little Women

Step back in time as the St. Francis DeSales Drama Department presents the classic story "Little Women." The play chronicles the life-changing events of the March family during a turbulent period of American History. Their joys, sorrows, loves and losses are played against the backdrop of a divided country mourning the loss of an assassinated president and struggling to stay united. Through it all, the sisters endure with a healthy dose of faith and the March family's legendary sense of humor. All of the most familiar episodes from the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott are included in the play, along with some less familiar stories. Playing the part of the March sisters are sophomore Chloe Myers as Meg, senior Cella Minadeo as the tomboy and writer Jo, the role of Beth is being split this year by sophomores Frankie Bonte and Grace Brunton, and the youngest sister Amy is being shared by freshmen Mia Slonac and Mary Polemeni-McGovern. Marmee, the matriarch of the March family is played by sophomore Brianna Stokes, and the firm handed Aunt March is portrayed by senior Sydney Hord. The cast rounds out with juniors Isaac Steiger as Laurie and Jackson Moulder as Professor Bhaer, and sophomores Natalie Allton as Hannah, the Irish housekeeper, and Cristofer Tapia as John Booke. The show will take place Saturday, October 28 at 7pm and Sunday, October 29 at 3pm in the SFD Little Theater. Tickets (on sale now!) are $8 for reserved seating and are available at the school during all lunch periods, before and after school in the performing arts room, or at the door. All inquiries can be made by emailing the director Lori Arnett at
PARENTS OF SFD ALUMNI:    To view issues of our Alumni Weekly DeTales, click here.
Letter Jacket on Your Son/Daughter's Christmas List? 

Hoping to give a letter jacket as a Christmas gift this year?  In order to ensure the best possible chance of delivery before Christmas, letter jackets should be ordered before November 10th. Order forms can be obtained in the Spirit Shop during all lunch periods.  Please contact Lisa Stevens at, should you have any questions.
Part-time Sub in SFD Kitchen   

Bosc + Brie is currently looking for a part time sub for a fill-in position in the cafeteria. Any interested party, please contact Rhonda Selhorst at  614-596-3038  or email at .
Voting Closes This Sunday

As you know, SFDHS was voted Best Private School in the inaugural Columbus Dispatch CBUS Top Picks. Help us receive this distinction AGAIN by voting daily until the polls close...this Sunday, October 22: 
Daily Reflection 

Almighty God and Father, to You, I give thanks for Your mercy shown more readily than I sometimes forgive. Please help me to echo Your compassion, sharing with others Your love redemptive. Amen.
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