Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

December 13, 2018
Important Dates
  • Dec. 18- End of 2nd Quarter
  • Dec. 19-21- First Semester Exams
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 7- Christmas/New 
    Years Break
  • Jan. 8- Students Return
  • Jan. 12- Freshman Placement Testing
  • Jan. 15- Mass
  • Jan. 19- Santa Fe Sunday-St. Joseph Winter Haven 
  • Jan. 21-  MLK Day- No School
  • Jan. 26- Freshman Placement Test
  • Jan. 28- Feb. 1- Catholic Schools Week
  • Jan. 29- Mass
  • Jan. 31- Honor Roll Breakfast
  • Feb. 2- Santa Fe Sunday- Resurrection
7:00am - 3:30pm

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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Wednesday December 19
Period 1 exam    7:45 - 9:15
Period 2 exam    9:30 - 11:00
Period 3 exam    11:15 - 12:45
Thursday December 20
Period 4 exam    7:45 - 9:15 
Period 5 exam    9:30 - 11:00
Friday December 21
Period 6 exam    7:45 - 9:15
Period 7 exam    9:30 - 11:00
Students only have to be on campus when they have an exam. Students are not permitted to leave campus unless they are done for the day. If a student is on campus during an exam but does not have an exam, the student must report to the Learning Commons. Students will not be allowed to wander around campus or be in any classroom building between 7:45 and 11:00 (12:45 on Monday) unless they are taking an exam or are in the Learning Commons or it is during the 15 minute break between exams.
Exams are 90 minutes long. All students must remain in the exam room for the entire 90 minutes. No one will be allowed to go to their locker or to the restroom while exams are being given. Students must be in uniform for exams.
It is important to be on time for all exam. If you are tardy, you will forfeit the time on that exam.
Students should not be absent on an exam day unless they are seriously ill or an absence has been pre-approved by the administration. All medical excuses during exams must have a doctor's note dated for that day. Parents must call the school the morning of the exam to report the absence (preferably before 7:45).

Learning Commons will close at 2pm on exam days.
Advancement News  
Renaissance XXXVI
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Santa Fe Catholic Gymnasium
Invitations to Follow

Senior Parents
Renaissance Ambassadors have been a long-standing tradition. We are looking for seniors who are interested in continuing this tradition and participating, as Ambassadors, for Renaissance XXXVI - All That Jazz on March 9, 2019. Please find details and an application  here. Deadline for the signed application to be returned to Mrs. Rivera is January 11, 2019.

Baskets Needed  
If you are looking to clear out your closets and garages for the New Year we will gladly take any baskets, decorative containers and basket fillers/bubble wrap off your hands! Please drop off items in the Main Office.
Santa Fe Catholic's National Art Honor Society's Christmas Parade Float 

The National Art Honor Society presented the storybook" Madeline's Christmas" by Ludwig Bemelmans as their entry to the annual Lakeland Christmas Parade. The parade's theme was "A Storybook Christmas." 

George Karatzas, Josiah Valery and Cooper Widick carried Santa Fe Catholic H.S.'s banner to lead the Crimsonettes and our Christmas float throughout the streets of Lakeland.

It was an exciting evening for everyone. The streets on the parade route were filled with thousands of cheering people many of whom were children. They enthusiastically applauded our students.

Jaleinys Castro played the part of Madeline. Clara Byrne, Marina Copley, Nicole Delgado-Velez, Claire Mense. Veronica Polanco, and Nicole Targia, played the part of Madeline's roommates. Katelyn Eden portrayed the Nun in charge of the girls.


The set was the replica of the open Madeline book and a sparkling Eiffel Tower against a starry night.


The Crimsonettes, Katie Bruschi, Sophie Hopkins, Hailey Odom, Vanessa Satariano, Giselle Strong and Katie Young danced their Santa Fe Catholic routines. Joshua Young also walked with the music.


Thanks to Mrs. Monica Valery who drove her truck that pulled our float and to Mrs. Bruschi who organized and helped with the Crimsonettes and the float.



Presentation from SCAD Savannah College of the Arts 



Chloe Blake of SCAD Savannah College of the Arts presented the college and its programs to Mrs. Pfund's Art classes last Friday our students were impressed by the many courses the college offers. The school is in the heart of historic Savannah and some of its classrooms and studios are housed in renovated historic buildings. The presentation was met with interest by our students, some of whom requested more information about applying to the college.

January Lunch Order Form

Click here for the January lunch menu.

Lunch orders are due December 18th by 3:00pm

Click here to email your order or lunch questions. 
Step Up for Students 2019-2020
The Step Up for Students Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open for renewal. Families currently in the program, please renew now at
Universal Studios Grad Bash 
If you would like to attend Grad Bash '19 on Friday, April 5th, click here for more information and form.  F orm and payment are due by  January 31st to Mrs. Gaspary. 

Please contact Mrs. Gaspary for more information.
Campus Ministry News

Service Opportunity

2108 Holiday "Pack-A-Sack" Event, click here for more information.


For more information contact Mrs. Monteverde.
Guidance News
Scholarship Opportunities
Silver Garland 
The Silver Garland is an award for service. Nominees are among the most talented and gifted high school seniors in Polk County, Florida. Of much greater importance is how the nominee has used that talent and skill in service to school and community. Service is what makes a student a Silver Garland nominee.

The Silver Garland program is sponsored as a community service by The Ledger and Lakeland Automall. Polk County high schools are invited to select seniors with records of outstanding service as Silver Garland candidates.

For more information, click here .

Arts for life
Arts for Life! annually awards a one-time $1,000 scholarship to 25 graduating high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or the visual arts. For more information on this scholarship, click here

Bartow Ford- Drive for Excellence  
Drive for Excellence advocates the importance of education among young adults, and rewards them with a chance to win a new Ford vehicle. The program is meant to broaden the educational perception of teenagers and inspire them to reach for all achievements.

Deadline: April 13, 2019
Click here for more information.

Click   here   for more scholarship opportunities.
Yearbook News
It's time to order/reserve your copy of the 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbook orders will not be accepted at school at this time. Go to to order your yearbook or go to and search "Santa Fe Catholic."
  • Cost - $70
  • Delivery in May
  • Have your name engraved on the cover of the yearbook for a small fee.
Only 150 copies of the yearbook will be ordered. Shop online to make sure you will have a copy in May!!
Athletic News 
Athletic Passes
Click here to purchase a 2018-2019 Athletic Pass.

Click here for all athletic coaches contact information .  
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