Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

October 25, 2018
Important Dates
  • Oct 27- ACT Test (Off Campus)
  • Nov 1- Picture Retake
  • Nov 1- Mass: Solemnity of All Saints
  • Nov 1- Half Day
  • Nov 2- SAT Registration Deadline
  • Nov 3- SAT Test- Off Campus
  • Nov 4- Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • Nov 11- Hawks' Scramble Golf Tournament
  • Nov 13- Mass: Ring Ceremony 
  • Nov 13- Senior Picture (Hollis Gardens)
  • Nov 19-23- Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 27- Mass
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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Annual Health Care Drive
Do not forget to participate in our health care drive! We are accepting toothbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrush covers, and body soap to donate to our brothers and sisters in the Dominican Republic! Please drop off items in the front office. The deadline is TODAY! Click here for more information.
Campus Ministry News
Mass will be on Thursday, Nov 1st next week for All Saint's Day. It is a holy day of obligation and you are invited to attend. Mass will take place at 8am. Please make sure your child is in the proper mass uniform for next Thursday. They will wear regular uniform on Tuesday.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • There will be a men's retreat on November 14th at San Pedro Camp in Winter Park. Students will leave from Santa Fe at 8am and return around 5 pm. The cost is $25.00 and transportation will be provided.  

  • Special Olympics needs volunteers this Saturday, October 27th  at Cypress lanes in Winter Haven. Please click here to sign up.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events mentioned above or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Monteverde.
15th Annual Hawks' Scramble Golf Tournament
Please send in Class Basket Items as soon as possible! In the past, each class has donated items to make awesome raffle baskets that have helped us raise funds at our golf tournament. Please help us do the same this year!! You can send in bottles of wine and/or liquor (must be delivered to the front office by a parent), golf related items such as golf balls, golf clothing and accessories, and Gift Cards. Not sure what to donate, make a monetary donation and we'll buy basket items. Any amount is appreciated. And remember-- for every $10 spent you will receive one parent service hour .

And don't forget:
Yearbook News
Picture Retakes
Picture Retakes are on Thursday, November 1st.
Please note, students can ONLY have retakes if:
1. They were absent on Picture Day.
2. They purchased photos and were not happy. They must return the purchased photos for retakes. *Students cannot have retakes because they do not like their id/yearbook picture.

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!!
Advancement News
Yankee Candle Sale                          
Online  Yankee Candle Sale!   Yankee Candles may still be ordered online at . Enter the group number  990016170 . Order by November 16th to receive your items before Christmas.

Save the Following Date:
  • March 9, 2019- Renaissance XXXVI- details to follow
Guidance News
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

Elks Scholarship
The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Deadline: November 15, 2018
Click here for timeline, further information is available at: 

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.
2019 Europe Trip
Itinerary: Madrid, Granada, Aranjuez, Seville, Cordoba, Barcelona
When:  March 22 - 31, 2019
Price: $3646. Good until December 2, 2018  
Price includes: Air, hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tours. 
Grading Policy
As per the Student/Parent Handbook under Assessment and Grading: 
Students with an NC at the end of a quarter will be ineligible for any extracurricular sport/activity/club until the  missing assignment(s) has been made up.  For more information on Assessment and Grading, please see pages 10 and 11 in the Student/Parent Handbook .
Uniform Policy
It has come to our attention that there are non-approved websites selling Santa Fe Catholic clothing.  These items are not allowed to be worn on campus. As per the SFC student handbook the only authorized place to order school uniforms (including sweatshirts) is Risse Brothers. The two exceptions to this would be the items the booster club sells or those that a specific team sells (which have to be approved by the administration). One of the most recent sites that we are aware of is We have contacted the sites we are aware of and asked that they take our school off of their website. We apologize to any families who have purchased from these websites. 
Lunch Drop-Off Policy
For safety and security reasons, any person coming on campus during the school day is required to sign in at the office. Students are not allowed in the parking lot during the school day. If a family member is bringing lunch to a student please bring it to the office and we will contact your student. Additionally, only parents, alumni and siblings are allowed to eat lunch on campus but must first check in at the front office with a photo ID to receive a pass.

Please click here for the Student/Parent Handbook for visitor's policy.
Athletic News 
Girls Basketball Tryouts
Girls basketball tryouts will begin Monday, October 29th from 3pm-5pm. For more information please contact Kim Jones at 863-559-1408 or email

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

Girls Soccer Team Announcements
The Girls Soccer team has begun pre-season conditioning  at the track from 5:00pm-6:30pm, 2 days per week until season opens. All girls interested in trying out for the team are encouraged to attend conditioning sessions with Coaches Allan and Ashley.  Please email  with any questions. Also we are looking for a GOALIE, any girls with goalie experience are encouraged to reach out to the coaches.

Fall Sports
Please contact the coach below if interested in playing the sport:

Cross Country: It is not too late to come out for cross country. We meet out by the track at 3:00pm every day. Get in shape for your winter sport or simply get in shape. Cross country will challenge you and it will also change you.

Football: Coach Joe Faiola-

Girls Volleyball:  Coach Bruce Guth-

Golf: Coach Cory Kuppers-

Soccer: Coach McGowan-
The Boys Soccer team will begin conditioning on  Monday, October 8th  at 3:30pm on the field next to the soccer field.  Tryouts for both Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer begins on Monday, October 22nd.  Please see Mr. McGowan for a training schedule, tryout schedule and the upcoming Soccer Season Schedule. 

Swim:  Coach   Hoskins-
Calling all returning and new recruit swimmers!  If  you are interested in joining the  swim team, email or call 863-259-9990.  Swi m practices are M-F 4:30pm-6:00pm. 

Click here for all athletic coaches contact information .  
Upcoming Community Events:
Adoption Fund 5k Run/Walk

Students, if you are interested in volunteering in this event, 15 students are needed to help before, during, and after the race. It is on November 3rd, from 7am -10 am. If you are interested in participating please see Mrs. Monteverde or email Mrs. Monteverde.

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