Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

October 19, 2016


  • Oct 21 - Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's
  • Oct 21 - Freshman Retreat @ UCF Catholic Center in Orlando
  • Oct 25 - Tailgate pre-orders due
  • Oct. 28 - Tailgate Party @ 5:30p, 7:00p Kickoff, & Senior Night @ half-time
  • Nov 1 - Mass (All Saints Day) Mass uniform
  • Nov 3 - SAT Registration Deadline for Dec 3rd test
  • Nov 3 - 1/2 Day Dismissal 12pm
  • Nov 4 - ACT Registration Deadline for Dec 10 test date
  • Nov 6 - Daylight Savings Ends - (FALL BACK)
  • Nov 6 - Hawks' Scramble Golf Tournament
  • Nov 11 - Veterans' Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Nov 14 - Midquarter
  • Nov 15 - Mass (Junior Blessing of Rings) Mass uniform
  • Nov 15 - A-Team Competition @ LCS
  • Nov 16 - Senior Group Picture @ Hollis Gardens (seniors leave at lunch and do not return)
  • Nov 17 - Senior Retreat @ UCF Catholic Center in Orlando
  • Nov 18 - Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's
  • Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Nov 29 - Mass (Advent Penance Service) Mass uniform



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The cut-off time for information going into the Hawk Weekly will be Tuesdays at 2:30pm. 


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Tag Day Monday

Please help the Interact Club spread awareness about polio. We will have a $2 tag day on Monday, October 24th. All proceeds will go to the "Polio Plus Fund." Did you know there are only three countries in the world today that have new polio cases? They are: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria


The Interact Club will also be selling donuts during break.


We are encouraging the students to spread awareness by using the #sfcendspolio and the student with the best post will receive a prize.  

Coach Saliba Receives Award!


Each year the Florida Diamond Club honors top coaches in the state and

in pro-ball. The 2016 Recipient for the Roland Casanova Distinguished Service Award who best exemplifies honesty, integrity, trust, respect, and passion for the game of baseball was awarded to David Saliba.  Congratulations Coach Saliba!!

Student Absent or Tardy

Parents, just a reminder that if your child is absent or going to be more than 15 minutes late to school, you need to contact the office. This helps eliminate the need for the school to contact the families and improve attendance tracking.      

Homecoming King and Queen


Due to rescheduling of the football game and uncertainty of

weather, the King and Queen were announced at the Homecoming Dance.  Congratulations to Asher Hendon and Blythe DeZayas, Santa Fe Catholic's 2016 King and Queen. 

Football Fundraiser (Bake Sale)
The football team will be having bake sales the next three Fridays at break time and lunch. We will have cookies, brownies, rice crispy treats, cupcakes, and other treats. Please support your Hawk football team!
November Lunch Order

Don't forget MONDAY, October 24th at 3:00pm is the deadline for November lunches. Click here for order form.

Opportunity for Service Hours
Parent and student volunteers are needed for the Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 6th. Please contact Channon Eickenberg at 863.665.4188, Ext. 255 or
The St. Joseph Carnival in Lakeland is looking for volunteers! Volunteers will serve 3-hour time slots on November 4 & 5. Sign up in our Front Office.
Parent volunteers are needed to assist with Bingo on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, your time can be applied towards your SFC parent volunteer hours. Contact Bill Cullen for more details: 863.409.4966.
Advancement News

Tailgate Party has been Rescheduled for Friday, October 28th

Join us for Tailgate, Food, Fun, and Football! We will still take BBQ pre-orders until Tues., October 25th.

FUTURE HAWKS - Middle school students receive a free meal, game admission, and SFC gift (must RSVP). BBQ is only $8 per person. Pre-order only for tailgate tickets. Order form here.

13th Annual Hawks' Scramble Golf Tournament
Dear Parents,
You should have received a letter last week regarding Class Baskets for the upcoming golf tournament. This year the themes for the baskets are as follows:
Seniors: "Golf" Basket
Juniors: "Movie Night" Basket
Sophomores: "For the Athlete" Basket
Freshmen: "For the Ladies" Basket
Please send your item or money in by October 31st, or sooner, with a note marked "Advancement Office" so that we can assemble the baskets before the tournament. Thank you for your continued support!

Yankee Candle Sales!
Online sales will remain open until January 11th for all of your holiday needs:
Elks Scholarship Timeline
  • Students received applications Tuesday, October 18th
  • Students turn in request for counselor recommendations by Wednesday,
    November 9, 2016
  • Please place the financial portion of the application in a sealed envelope and turn in all materials to Mrs. Regan by Wednesday, November 16. She will assist you with putting it all together and we will deliver to the Elks before the deadline of November 30, 2016.
Senior Yearbook Ads
As we begin to prepare for yearbook sales we first need our senior parents to complete the link below to let us know whether they will be purchasing a senior yearbook ad.  
  • It's time to buy senior ads. Even though they are priceless, the costs are listed below. Send completed ads, in pdf or jpeg form, to Mrs. Lopez at Let Mrs. Lopez know, as soon as possible, if you need help designing the ad or if you have any questions.
  • All ads need to be ordered by Monday, January 31st.
  • The cost of a yearbook is $65. This amount will be discounted if you purchase a senior ad.
  • Full Page Ad$175 ($225 for ad and yearbook)
  • 1/2 Page Ad$90 ($145 for ad and yearbook)
  • 1/4 Page Ad$50 ($110 for ad and yearbook)
Athletics News
Sports schedules are available on our website.
Girls' Basketball begins October 24th, time is yet TBA.
Boys' Basketball begins October 31st. 

Football:  Senior Night will be October 28th at 7:00pm vs. First Academy of Leesburg. Last football game of the season will be November 4th, 7:00pm at Out of Door Academy in Sarasota.

Cross Country:  Polk County Championships were held Saturday at Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake.  The girls team finished 10th and boys were 12th out of 21 high schools competing from all sizes and classifications in Polk County.  Maddy Werd was 5th overall girl in Polk County running another personal best for the 5k race of 20:24.  Luis Davila was our top boy finisher in 24th place 18:54.

Swim :
Coach Rae-Lynn Sheffield - 
Coach Kuppers -
Volleyball :
Coach Guth -
Cross Country :
Coach Crowley -
Football :          
Coach Shelby -
Cheer :
Coach Larson -
Crimsonettes :

Winter Sports
Varsity Boys' Basketball:
Coach Blicher -
JV Boys' Basketball:
Coach O'Toole -
Girls Basketball:
Coach Jones -
Boys' Soccer
Girls' Soccer:
Coach Langford -

Mandatory Forms Needed to Participate in Sports
All students participating in sports MUST have a sports physical dated after June 1st, 2016. 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.
Athletic Passes for the 2016-2017 School Year
Adult: $75 per pass, Student: $25 per pass
Good for all SFC home games except playoff games.
Click here for order form .
News from the Learning Commons
Thank you to all who participated in our MakerSpace pumpkin painting! We had a great turn out! Special thanks to these teachers who painted alongside our students: Ms. Davis, Mrs. Monteverde, and Mrs. Herrington. The winner of our pumpkin painting is Katelyn Eden. She painted a beautiful mermaid pumpkin! Check out this video!!
Dates to Remember:
The Book Club will meet on Monday, October 24th after school in the Learning Commons.
The MakerSpace Club will meet on Monday, October 31st after school in the Learning Commons.
Students who are interested in helping with the yearbook should see Mrs. Lopez.
Parent Help Needed:
Any parents interested in helping with Book Club, MakerSpace, or Yearbook Clubs please contact Mrs. Lopez at . This is a great way to earn volunteer hours!
The A-Team placed 3rd in their competition yesterday vs. ASA, McKeel, FMHS, MHS, and FHS. The leading scorers were Frank Vecchio, Connor Lovely, and Anabelle Torres. 
The next competition is on November 15th at LCS. 
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the team!  
Dr.  Eckart Attends Conference
Dr. Teresa Eckart attended the 17th Annual Conference in Case Study Teaching in Science
September 16-17, 2016
Amherst, NY 14226
Classroom interaction is a fundamental tool teachers use to try to engage students in active learning. However, it can be difficult to establish a class culture in which discussion is an integral part of learning. Fostering communication in technical courses where there is often only one "right" answer is especially challenging. Classroom interaction has great potential, but the results sometimes are disappointing. This conference explored the challenges teachers face in fostering effective classroom interaction and provided strategies to promote interactions through the use of case studies.
Businesses and law schools have a long tradition of using real or simulated stories, or cases, to teach students about their fields. Other disciplines such as medicine, psychology, and teacher education also have found the method effective in capturing the imagination and the attention of students. The formal use of case studies in the science classroom is still relatively new, however. Yet cases have great pedagogical potential, not only in teaching scientific methodology, ethics, and the relationship of scientists to society, but also for delivering content-rich courses. This conference helped to cover the many aspects of case studies, the different kinds, and the variety of ways to teach with them.

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