Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

February 15, 2019
Important Dates
  • Feb. 18- No School
  • Feb. 20- ACT at Santa Fe
  • Feb. 23- Feb. 24 Santa Fe Sunday- St. Ann
  • Feb. 26- Mass 
  • Feb. 27- Freshman Placement Test
  • March 2-3- Santa Fe Sunday- Holy Redeemer
  • March 2- AP Spanish Language Practice Exam
  • March 6- Ash Wednesday Mass
  • March 7- Half Day
  • March 9- Renaissance
  • March 9- SAT Test (Off Campus)
  • March 12- End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 16-17- Santa Fe Sunday St. Joseph Lakeland
  • March 16- Spanish Placement Test Exam
  • March 19- Lenten Penance Service 
  • March 25-29- Spring Break
  • April 2- Mass
  • April 4- Half Day
  • April 5- Grad Bash
  • April 5- SAT Registration Deadline
  • April 6-7- Santa Fe Sunday Holy Spirit
  • April 8- Senior Service Hours Due
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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In Loving Memory of Bill Tenpenny 

Please join us in celebrating Bill's beautiful life at St. Joseph Catholic Church Lakeland on Monday, February 18th at 1:30pm.

With family and friends of Bill Tenpenny, we are collecting donations to create an annual scholarship in Bill Tenpenny's name. Click here to donate online or mail donation to:

Santa Fe Catholic High School
3110 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, FL 33801

Bill worked at Santa Fe Catholic for the last 15 years in Facilities and Maintenance. Prior to Santa Fe, he worked for several years at St. Joseph church and school in Lakeland. Truly one of the most wonderful people we have ever known, we will all miss him dearly. We were blessed to have him in our lives and blessed to share many, many years of friendship with him. Bill was a true friend to anyone and everyone.

March Lunch Order Form

Click here for lunch menu.

Lunch Orders Due February 21st by 3:00pm 
*Please email orders and questions about lunch to ONLY.
Advancement News  
Renaissance XXXVI
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Santa Fe Catholic Gymnasium

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities are Available at:

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to our 2019 Renaissance - All That Jazz Senior Ambassadors:

Ladies: Katelyn Eden, Ella Katenkamp, Haley Kromer, Clare Mense, Sarah Merritt, Hannah Shemansky, Nicole Delgado Velez

Gentlemen : John Eady, Tommy Esterline, Taylor Fedderly, Kallen Rand, Liam Warren

Ways You Can Help
Donate Auction Items - Do you have a vacation condo you can donate for a week? Can you donate a service by gift certificate? Do you have jewelry you don't wear? The list is infinite!
Attend the Event - A guaranteed great time!
Wall of Wine - Donate a bottle of wine for our wall. Please have an adult bring donation to front office.

Volunteers Needed
We need every families help to make this event prosperous for our students! If you can help out in any way please contact Theresa Rivera to let her know how you can help. 

Class Baskets/Service Hour Opportunity
Traditionally each class sponsors a basket for the silent auction. We know that everyone is very busy so we created an online registry at Amazon and Target for each class. Items will be mailed directly to the school.

Freshman Fix It Basket - tools, household "must haves"
Sophomore Go Outside and Play Basket -  outdoor games and fun
Junior Kitchen Krazy Basket - unique and must have kitchen gadgets
Senior Sports Spectator - all items needed to watch and enjoy sporting events

Links to Amazon Registry:

Links to Target Registry:

For every $10 spent you will receive one parent service hour!
2020 Italy Trip
Itinerary: Florence, Verona, Venice, Assisi, Orvieto, Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, and Capri. 
When: March 19 - 29, 2020
Price: $3348 good until February 28, 2019, includes a $150 voucher discount
Price includes: Air, hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tours.
Link: .
Service Hours Opportunities
  • Santa Fe Sunday at St. Ann Catholic Church- Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th
  • Santa Fe Sunday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church- Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd 
Parents and students can receive community service hours by simply attending Mass, greeting guests, and helping to hand out brochures. Please contact Heidy Aviles for more information.

Swim Team
The Swim Team is looking for timers for a meet at Gandy Pool: Riptide Aquatics Winter Classic 2/15/19 - 2/16/19 - 2/17/19  8:00am- 2:00pm. Please email Mayra Velez for more information.
Athletic News 
The Softball team is looking for anyone in the SFC community that might have a background as a pitching coach. We need someone to work with our pitchers through the season. Please contact Coach Dickerson if you or someone you know might be interested.

Athletic Passes
Click here to purchase a 2018-2019 Athletic Pass.

Click here for all athletic coaches contact information .  
Yearbook News
Yearbooks can be preordered by clicking here or go to and search "Santa Fe Catholic."
  • Cost - $70 
  • Delivery in May
  • Have student's name engraved on the cover of the yearbook for a small fee.
Only 150 copies of the yearbook will be ordered and 81 have been purchased. Shop online now to make sure you will have a copy in May.
Seniors -
1. All ads/yearbook tributes were due on 2/1. Some parents had a difficult time uploading as Balfour stopped allowing orders on 1/31. I have asked them to extend the deadline until Friday, 2/22. Please click this link to complete and pay for your senior's tribute/ad, parents can add photos and text while creating a tribute/ad for their senior. Parents can also upload a tribute/ad they have had professionally made.  
2. Please make sure to send in your senior's baby photo (birth - 5 years old) to Mrs. Lopez. This picture will be in the yearbook and will be used for a special presentation at the end of the school year.
Step Up for Students Information

New families can now apply through Step Up For Students for the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.

Please note that the priority processing deadline for Renewal families has passed meaning all applications are now processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received, regardless of family scholarship status. Please encourage your families to apply as soon as possible as funding is limited. Additionally, Florida Statute requires Step Up For Students to give priority to lower income families. If a new family's income is found to be greater than 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, their student(s) will be placed on a waiting list.

Helpful Information:
* All applicants must have an active e-mail address to create an online application. If an applicant created an account in the past, the same email address should be used to apply for the 2019-20 school year.
* Parents can upload documents immediately to their online application. They can also submit required documents via fax.
* Schools MAY NOT ask for, or require, a parent to provide their username or password in order to access the student's scholarship account.
Guidance News
SAT/ACT Prep Course
USF is offering SAT/ACT Test Prep sessions through the summer. Our students can get 10% the fee if they enter code USFSFC. Click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities
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.

Lakeland Electric S.T.E.A.M. Scholarship
The Lakeland Electric Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) Scholarship is open to high school seniors who demonstrate an interest in S.T.E.A.M. subjects and intend to major in S.T.E.A.M. disciplines in college. Eligible recipients must reside within the Lakeland Electric territory and be able to provide proof that a parent or guardian is a Lakeland Electric customer. To be considered, you must submit an essay on your Lakeland Electric Story: Share a true story of how you or someone you know was positively impacted by Lakeland Electric. (You must have subject give permission to share their story.) Click here for application.

Randy Roberts Foundation
Each scholar begins with a specific amount their freshman year that may increase annually over the course of their undergraduate study. This can occur IF they choose to engage with the Foundation regularly and commit to working in Florida after graduation. This may total more than $5,000 over the four years. If you are truly interested in becoming a part of our mission to cultivate Florida's future leaders,
please take time in submitting  this application.

Click   here   for more scholarship opportunities.
Sister Cities International 2019 Young Artist Showcase

Three schools, Santa Fe Catholic HS., Harrison School of the Arts and Rochelle School of the Arts were each represented at the Exhibit. The theme of the Showcase was Global Citizen: Resilient Communities, each school their students and Art teachers were recognized at the reception. The Exhibit will be on display at the Harrison School of the Arts Art gallery through the end of February so you can still enjoy seeing the entire Exhibit.

We are pleased to announce the following students artwork is on display in the annual Young Artist Showcase at the Harrison School of the Arts Art Gallery:
Katie Bruschi, Jaleinys Castro, Jennifer Lam, JoSy Mirandi, Nicole Delgado Velez, Katie Young, Tori Wright.

           Joey Mirandi- 12th Grade               Tori Wright- 10th Grade           Katie Young- 11th Grade

            Katie Bruschi- 11th Grade                                     Jennifer Lam- 12th Grade

                      Jaleinys Castro- 12th Grade                                   Nicole Delgado- Velez- 12th Grade
Community Events/ Volunteer Opportunities
Resurrection Catholic Church & School invites you to the Mardi Gras Community Carnival
February 21st - 24th
Professional Carnival Rides!  Live Professional Entertainment!  International Food Court!
Buy presale tickets at

Volunteers Needed for Resurrection's Mardi Gras Carnival
Earn double hours for late shifts!  (9-11pm)
Sign up at o r contact Alison Anderson at or (863) 398-1159.

100 Teens Who Care
Did you know that 100 Teens Who Care Lakeland has donated $2590 to local charities in its first three meetings? Find out how your $10 donation will benefit a local organization by attending the next quarterly meeting on Monday, February 25 from 6-7pm at the Family Fun Center. 

St. Joseph Catholic School 5k Run for Unity
Registration: 7:00 5K Run/Walk: 8:00
Race Location: St. Joseph Catholic School 535 Avenue M NW, Winter Haven. FL 33881
Awards: Top 3 male & female receive medal for: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30 -39, 40-49, 50 & over
Proceeds benefit: St Joseph Catholic School Athletics
Entry Cost (includes T-shirt): $25.00 adults / $20.00 students $30.00 after 2/21
Click here for entry form.

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