Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

December 7, 2017
Month at a Glance
  • Dec. 8, First Semester Service Hours Due
  • Dec. 8, Mass - Immaculate Conception
  • Dec. 8-9, Winter Drama Production, 7:30pm, MPC
  • Dec. 9, ACT Test
  • Dec. 15, End of 2nd Quarter
  • Dec. 18-20, 1st Semester Exams
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 2, Christmas Break
  • March 3, Renaissance XXXV
  • March 26-April 2, Spring Break
  • April 21, Prom
  • April 27, GradBash
  • May 15-17, Senior Exams
  • May 22-24, 2nd Semester Underclassmen Exams 
  • May 24, Last Day of School
  • May 25, Graduation 
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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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SFC Drama Club Presents:

Congratulations To Our 2018 Silver Garland Nominees:
Art- Catalina Saldierna                                         Mathematics- Robert McLaughlin  
Athletics- Kourtney Jones                                     Music-Bethanie Budlong
Citizenship- Francis Summerlin                            Performing Arts-Alejandro Gonzalez
Vocation/Technology-Benjamin Mirandi              Science-Madalyn Werd
Foreign Language- Zahira Karamat-Ali
English/Literature/Communications- Alyssa Harley

Lakeland Assemblies Cotillion Club Scholarship
Maddy Werd is the recipient of the first Lakeland Assemblies Cotillion Club Scholarship, presented at The Holly Ball on December 3rd at Lone Palm Golf  Club.  Maddy received the scholarship for her leadership and community involvement.

A-Team placed 1st in their competition at Winter Haven High School . Santa Fe Catholic 160, Mckeel 145, Lake Region High School 110, Winter Haven 105, Lake Gibson 80. F rank Vecchio led the team with 65 points.  
Senior Spotlights
We'd like to feature two seniors each week. If you would like to be included in the SFC Senior Spotlight, look for the form in your SFC email. Download and email the completed form to .
Click on the following links to see our Senior Spotlights for this week:
Seniors, be sure to check out the information on being a Renaissance Ambassador under Advancement News!
January Lunch Orders
Click  here  for order form. All lunch orders are due December 18th, by 3:00pm.
Campus Ministry News
Focus 11 Junior Retreat
The day went well and the students had fun as they reflected on their vocations.

Service Hours Opportunities:
  • Agape Food Bank volunteers needed for Holiday "Pack-A-Sack" Project on Friday, December 15th, 4:00-6:00pm and Saturday, December 16th, 8:00am-2:00pm at Resurrection Catholic Church. Here is the registration to volunteer for the event on December 16th. Also, please check Agape's Facebook for more information about the event, including photos and updates.
  • Mary Help of Christians Center, Tampa, is hosting "200 hands for Mary," a volunteer day taking place on December 9, 2017, from 8:00am-4:00pm. Lunch is provided. For more information visit
Proper Submission of Service Hours
In order for service hours to be accepted they need to be properly submitted at  with full details. Click  here  for submission examples. Remember, having full details is also important in obtaining scholarships.

Mentoring Shirts
At the beginning of the year each student received a Serving For Christ mentoring shirt that should be worn on mentoring days. The original shirt was provided to your student as part of the program at no cost to the student. If your student has lost or damaged the shirt and needs a replacement or you would like an additional shirt there will be a $10 fee. Please email Dr. Cari Murphy your student's name and size so a replacement can be ordered. We can only order when we need multiple shirts so orders are not placed constantly. The next order will be finalized on Monday, 12/11 so please email  to be included in this order.
Advancement News
Renaissance XXXV - Bayou Soirée

We are in search of a few handymen to assist with  construction of decorations  for  Renaissance XXXV, mostly woodwork. So if you're good with a hammer and a saw and are looking for a way to contribute we'd love to  have you! Contact Christine Jenkins at 863-660-1246 for more information.

Senior Renaissance Ambassadors

Greetings Senior Parents,

What a busy and exciting year you are sharing with your senior! One of the wonderful opportunities that Santa Fe Catholic offers seniors is the ability to give back to their school through giving of their time and talent as a Senior Ambassador at Renaissance, the annual dinner auction. As you will see in the attached letter, the contributions from Renaissance are used broadly to enhance the learning community at SFC.

The auction is only 12 weeks away and we are striving to make it the most fun and successful one yet! In order to get our Ambassadors ready, the first step is their completion and submission of the Renaissance Ambassador Application no later than Monday, December 18th to the Advancement Office. Having a senior last year, I saw firsthand what an honor and privilege it is for them to participate in this event. So I would encourage you to have them apply (I know they are likely tired of writing essays by this point). There are a limited number of spaces and we need to get right to ordering their outfits, so timeliness is of the essence.   

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Channon Eickenberg at if they have any questions.

Christine Jenkins
Co-Chair, Renaissance XXXV - Going Cray at the Bayou Soir ée.

Yankee Candle Sale
Online sales will remain open until January 11, 2018 for all of your holiday needs: Visit  and enter Group #990016170 in the "Start Shopping" box.  Thank you for your support!
Support SFC!
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ACT Prep Course
This is a 7-week course that will be held on campus from January 3, 2018 through February 21, 2018.  The course will be on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm. To register, please call Susan Larson at the Learning Resource Center at 863-688-9477 by Friday, December 8, 2017, as space is limited. Click here to download flyer. 
College Scholarships
AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievement  Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications are received. 

Click here for information regarding college scholarship opportunities.
Step Up for Students 2018-2019
The Step Up for Students Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open for renewal. Families currently in the program, please renew now at
Learning Commons News
The Learning Commons will close at 2:00pm during first semester exams (Monday, 12/18 - Wednesday, 12/20).

Order your yearbook  TODAY!  The price of a yearbook ordered before December 21st is $55, the price will then increase to $65. 

Go to -  and search "Santa Fe Catholic" to easily purchase yearbooks online. Personalization is also available online for a small fee. 

Make checks payable to Santa Fe Catholic High School, or cash may be sent in to Mrs. Lopez in an envelope labeled with student's name and amount enclosed.

Senior yearbook ads can now be purchased. The ads and payment are due no later than January 31, 2018.
Full Page 8.5x11 $175
½ Page 8.5x5.5 $90
¼ Page 4.25x5.5 $50
Please email Mrs. Lopez with any questions:
SFC Booster Association News
The Santa Fe Catholic Booster Association is a group of parents, grandparents, friends and other supporters of SFC Athletics who work to provide support and funding for the athletics program. Over the years the Boosters have provided support in ways, like the new stadium grandstands, the baseball batting cages, new scoreboards for baseball and softball, the Gil D. Kromer Memorial Pavilion, and many other camps and supplies. To do all of this it starts with YOU! Membership form  here.

Athletic Advertising Signage
D o you have a business that would be interested in supporting our Crimson Hawk athletes? Would your family like to send a special message to their favorite athlete? The Booster Association is still offering advertising signs on the football field and basketball court. The signs are displayed throughout the whole school year, so soccer, volleyball, football, AND basketball fans will all see your support of the Boosters! Please contact Colleen Esterline at  for pricing and options. Order form here .

Booster Association Polos and Hoodie
Polos may be worn on non-Mass days. Order form  here .  The new hoodie (gray with crimson & white lettering) is now available in the front office. The cost is $45.
Athletics News
Mandatory Forms Needed to Participate in Sports
All students participating in sports for the 2017-18 school year MUST have a sports physical dated after June 1, 2017. 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.

Sports Schedules
Click  here for all sports schedules.

Head Coaches for Fall Sports
Football Zach Shelby
Volleyball Bruce Guth
Golf Cory Kuppers
Swimming Stephanie Hoskins
Cross Country
Rod Crowley
Head Coaches for Winter Sports
Boys Basketball Mike Blicher
Girls Basketball Kim Jones
Boys Soccer Dan McGowan
Girls Soccer Allen Langford
Head Coaches for Spring Sports
Tennis Chris Collany
Baseball David Saliba
Softball Billy Dickerson
Track & Field Bruce Guth
Coaches for Year-Round Sports
Brittany Hammerberg
Dance Team Monica Hancock

Athletic Passes
Click  here  to purchase a 2017-2018 Athletic Pass.
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