Alumni eNews - December 2023

Dear SFHS Alumni,

Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful holiday and ring in a happy new year with your loved ones. Thank you for staying connected with us in 2023...if you have any updates (jobs, weddings, babies, or addresses!) please send them by email to Becky Feltes '97 Fischesser at [email protected].

Christmas Concert

We would love to see you at our annual Christmas Concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, at St. Francis High School, 2130 W. Roosevelt Road, in the Slant Dome.


Enjoy performances by the SFHS bands, choirs, and orchestra - plus, the Spartan Spirit Store is having a holiday pop-up sale from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the atrium for any last-minute Christmas shopping. Come check out all the new items and make it a Spartan Christmas!

Admission to the concert is free but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Neighborhood Food Pantries.

Becky Feltes '97 Fischesser, Director of Alumni Relations 


(630) 668-5800 x1202

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Annual Auction: Sponsorships & Raffle

Save the Date for Saturday, March 2, and join us in the Spyglass Athletic Center for our annual Ensuring Our Future Auction, "Spartans in Paradise."

Raffle Tickets: You have THREE chances win, and the grand prize is $7,500! Get your tickets today and support SFHS: need not be present to win.

Alumni Mentorships: Are you an alum with a career our students would be interested in? Could you host a student to shadow you at work for a day? If so, we need you! Email Becky at [email protected] with your name and career information.

Also, sponsorships are now available - don't miss your opportunity to show your support to our entire school community!

Alumni Basketball Nights

Calling all Boys Basketball alums and fans!

Join us for Pizza & Pop in the atrium during halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, vs. Montini. ALL alumni are encouraged to attend!

We'll gather for a group photo - don't miss being in the picture!

SAVE THE DATE: Girls Basketball Alumni Night is scheduled for January 11, 2024!

Alumni Spotlight: Tim Nitsch '91

Tim Nitsch ’91 visited Dr. Tom Juliano’s Intro to Engineering class in early November and shared his experience and advice with students.

Tim has a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and has completed impressive projects such as automating the entire John G. Shedd Aquarium, including the water quality systems and the lighting systems. Also at the aquarium, he was able to regulate the temperature in the penguin exhibit, which previously fluctuated 10 degrees and caused the penguins to become sickly. Because of his automated equipment, he was able to regulate the temperature within .2 of a degree. The penguins became healthier and started producing eggs, which were then sold for $1 million each!


After almost 10 years as a mechanical engineer, Tim went back to school and earned his law degree. Tim is now a patent lawyer, one of only 1,500. He is the named inventor on six patents and owns his own law firm, KCO Legal.


Tim served as a wealth of knowledge to the students and answered questions about his work experiences and what to study. He stressed how engineers look at the world differently and an engineering degree can open many doors, which included law school for him. Tim made quite an impression on the class and left them with an inspiring message: “Engineers can do anything.” Thank you, Tim!

SFHS Rock Band at Sturdy Shelter

The SFHS Rock Band is performing at Sturdy Shelter Brewing in Batavia from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20.

Enjoy performances by this awesome group of musicians and catch up with fellow alumni! We had a great turnout last year and hope to see many more familiar faces this year.

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