Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

October 5, 2016


  • Oct 6-7 -  NO SCHOOL Due to Impending Dangerous Weather
  • Oct 7 - SAT Registration Deadline for Nov 5th Test Date
  • Oct 8 - 12:00pm
    Homecoming Football Game
  • Oct 8 - Chess Tournament (Bartow Civic Center)
  • Oct 8 - Homecoming Dance @ 8:00pm
  • Oct 19 - PSAT (10th & 11th grades)
  • Oct 21 - Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's
  • Oct 21 - Freshman Retreat @ UCF Catholic Center in Orlando 



 7:45am - 2:30pm



7:00am - 3:30pm



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School Closing Update
Due to the impending dangerous tropical weather, Santa Fe Catholic High School will be closed Thursday and Friday, October 6 -7.
Santa Fe Catholic High School will follow the same procedures as Polk County Public Schools unless otherwise specifically indicated. When school is closed, students and parents are not to come to the school buildings for any reason.
The home volleyball match scheduled for Thursday is postponed. The football game scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Saturday at noon. The Tailgate Party will be rescheduled for a later date. The Homecoming Dance on Saturday evening has not changed. The Homecoming Court presentation and the announcement of king and queen will take place at the dance. Tickets for the dance will be available at the door.
November Lunch Order

Lunch orders are due by October 24 at 3:00pm. 

Click here for order form.

Learning Commons
Pumpkin Painting Contest
The Learning Commons will host a pumpkin painting contest on Tuesday, October 11th after school. Students and staff are invited to bring a pumpkin to paint. Our teachers will decide the student winner and students will decide the SFC staff winner. The Learning Commons will provide acrylic paint and brushes. Students are encouraged to bring an old T-shirt to wear while painting.
Makey Makey Challenge
Anyone interested in our Makey Makey challenge should contact Mrs. Lopez next week. 
3D Printing
At our last MakerSpace meeting we discussed using the 3D printer. Students are encouraged to visit and complete lessons in the "Learn," section. After that, students should share their practice lessons with Mrs. Lopez and may then print on the 3D printer.
Microsoft 365
SFC students can download and install Microsoft Office on up to five devices (this includes laptops, mobile devices, and desktop computers).  All students have been given login information to do this. Students login at: . Please email Mrs. Lopez at  with any questions.
Advancement News
Tailgate Party to be Rescheduled Due to school closing for impending dangerous tropical weather, the Tailgate Party will be rescheduled to the next home football game - date TBA. 
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
Proceeds raised through our golf tournament are used to support the most immediate needs of the school, award scholarships, and sustains programs and activities not covered by tuition. We need every family's help to make this event prosperous for the students of Santa Fe Catholic.

How Can You Help? 
Don't miss the Early Bird Special. Register before October 17 and save $25 per golfer!

Yankee Candle Sales!
Online sales will remain open until January 11 for all of your holiday needs:
ACT Prep Course:  Princeton Review

We still have seats available. Register TODAY!

This course will be held on campus. Please contact Kofi Bempah at 1.800.273.8439, ext. 5617 or  Click here to download flyer.

Course Dates:

Test 1 - Saturday, Oct. 22 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Class - Wednesday, Oct 26 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Class - Wednesday, Nov 2 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Test 2 - Saturday, Nov 5 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Class - Monday, Nov 7 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Class - Wednesday, Nov 9 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Test 3 - Saturday, Nov 12 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Class - Wednesday, Nov 30 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Test 4 - Saturday, Dec 3 - 9:00am-1:00pm

Class - Wednesday, Dec 7 - 3:00pm-5:30pm

Freshman Food Drive
As part of the Serving For Christ mentoring program the freshman class conducted a food drive for one week. The five freshmen mentor groups competed against each other to raise awareness and collect the most food; congratulations to Mrs. Becker's mentor group for the largest collection! On Tuesday, October 4th the freshman class presented their collection to the school at the end of Mass and they did an amazing job!
All of the food that was collected by the freshman class was donated to VISTE. SFC alum and program direction for VISTE, Nancy Moses, is coordinating the effort at VISTE to get the food out to  seniors prior to Hurricane Matthew potentially impacting our area.
Athletics News
Sports schedules are available on our website.
Girls' Soccer tryouts are Monday, October 10th at 5:30pm.  Students must have their EL2 & EL3 forms completed and turned into the Front Office prior to tryouts. 
Boys' Soccer begins Monday, October 17th, Girls' Basketball begins October 24th, and Boys' Basketball begins October 31st.  Watch for tryout times.
Swim :
Coach Rae-Lynn Sheffield - 
Golf :
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 .
Spring Break 2017 Europe Trip
Santa Fe is coordinating a trip to Italy from March 16-26, 2017. The 11-day itinerary includes Rome, Assisi, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa, and Cinque Terre. The cost per student is $3,468. This price includes airfare, hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, a tour director, admissions to attractions on the itinerary, tips for the tour director and bus driver. The price for the trip is increasing on October 1. Anyone who signs up before that date and puts down a deposit will lock in the current price. Adult family members are welcome as well; there is a $445 supplement cost for adults. For more information, contact Ms. Skalski at and/or go to where the Tour Center Code is Skalski-6311. (On the website, the Pisa tour is listed as optional, but we have included it in the above price.) Currently we have ten students signed up to go on the trip!!

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