St. Francis High School
Knights in the News
March 23, 2012
St. Francis Academic Decathlon Team Crowned 
State Medium School Champion

This past weekend the St. Francis High School Academic Decathlon Team competed in the 33rd Annual California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento, California. The team earned a spot in this prestigious state competition by finishing first at the Southern California Private Schools Academic Decathlon (SCPAD) regional competition earlier in the year at Alemany High School. The California Academic Decathlon competition is a contest of academic strength and provides an environment that encourages, acknowledges and rewards academic excellence through teamwork among students of all achievement levels. 65 teams from high schools all across California participated in the state tournament.


Based on its total points, St. Francis High School was recognized as the top medium-sized school (enrollment between 651 and 1,300) in California. Therefore, the team now has the opportunity to go on to represent California in the United States Academic Decathlon 2012 Medium School Online National Competition scheduled for April 4 and April 27, 2012. In addition to an excellent team finish, three members of the team also received individual awards for their outstanding performance.

David Yoo: Silver Medal, Honors Division, Interview

Jeremy Koch: Gold Medal, Scholastic Division, Mathematics

Roylance Bird: Silver Medal, Honors Division, Speech

Roylance Bird was also recognized as the Highest Scoring Student among the members of the St. Francis High School team.

Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Available

Deadline: April 27, 2012


Applications for the Alumni Association Scholarship will be accepted up until the deadline of April 27, 2012. Scholarships are awarded to current St. Francis students who exemplify Franciscan values and live the code of the Golden Knight. These students work to their potential, actively participate in extracurricular activities, and are involved in their local communities...(access the Scholarship Application Packet HERE).


Got Socks? 

Give to Those in Need


We need your help providing socks for homeless and poor residents of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Please bring any new socks for donation to Campus Ministry before April 6th. This sock drive collection is supporting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in L.A. 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris, France in 1833 by a 20-year old student, Frederic Ozanam. Challenged by the poverty he saw on the streets, and by his contemporaries who believed the Church no longer demonstrated an active faith in works of charity, Frederic organized the first "Conference of Charity" to help the poor of all religions created by the industrial revolution, as well as create an avenue that assisted people to express their faith and grow spiritually through acts of charity. Students in the Conference began begging for money, food, fuel and other items that could be used to help the desperately poor families they found in the slums of Paris. These students also met weekly to take stock of their resources and plan their activities. 

The St. Francis High School

Spirit Shirt


Since its founding by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in 1946, our school has been committed to enriching the mind and heart, strengthening respect through service and humility, creating a family environment, and developing men of hope and peace. Today, 66 years later, St. Francis continues to positively impact our lives, the lives of our families and the local communities.


As we reflect back on our beginnings, we look forward to celebrating our heritage by strengthening the spirit of community and brotherhood throughout the entire St. Francis family. To support this effort, we are excited to announce the creation of our Spirit Shirt. The Spirit Shirt is designed to unite the community around the mission of St. Francis High School and celebrate our core Franciscan virtues. Each year a new Spirit Shirt will reaffirm our commitment to the spirit of the Golden Knight and the Capuchin Franciscan tradition.  


These shirts will be proudly worn throughout the coming school year - for "White Outs" at select sporting events, on t-shirt days, at rallies and on Brown & Gold Days. Don't be left out! Show your school spirit with this unique, limited-edition shirt and be a part of the excitement. Proceeds from the Spirit Shirt go to benefit St. Francis clubs and student activities.

Spirit Shirt Order Form


Alumni Association to Host Hold'em Knight 2012

Fundraiser for Scholarship

May 3, 2012


Join us for Hold'em Knight 2012! The St. Francis Alumni Association is hosting this fundraiser event on Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ Noor (260 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena) from 6 pm to 10 pm. The funds raised at this event will go to support alumni programs and the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Please see the linked flyer and sponsor/registry form for more information. Thank you for your support!
For tickets or information, please contact Tim Murphy by emailing or calling (818) 790-0325. Please note; a poker class will be provide for those who don't know how to play at 5:30 pm. If you buy tickets prior to April 2nd, 2012, you will receive an extra $500 in poker chips!
The Phantom of the Opera has Arrived!
St. Francis High School Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present The Phantom of the Opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and special permission from R & H Theatricals. The performance is scheduled to run from March 22-24, 29-31 @ 7:00 pm as well as March 25 and April 1 @ 2:00 pm. A special thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make this production a roaring success!



Community Rallies to Fulfill Bucket List

For El Monte 4-Year-Old

Pasadena Star News


Becoming an honorary football team captain, fulfilling Bucketlist #73, was courtesy of La Canada Flintridge's St. Francis High School. As honorary captain, he walked onto the field holding his fellow captains' hands to perform the coin toss before a CIF game in November.


The crowd was silent until Doryan, dressed in a St. Frances sweatshirt and beanie, emerged. That's when the spectators erupted in cheers, said one of the team captains, 18-year-old Austin De Los Santos...(read the full article HERE)



Watch Team BROBOT and Robot "SISTA"  in Action!

Last week Team BROBOT and its robot "SISTA" successfully competed in the Los Angeles Regional 2012 Season FIRST Robotics Competition, also known as "Rebound Rumble." The competition took place at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, from Thursday through Saturday, March 15th - 17th. The competition was an intense three-day competitive event showcasing robots developed and operated by dozens of high school teams from all over the world. This was Team BROBOT's first year competing in the robotics competition and the team performed well. Most importantly, the opportunity served as an excellent educational experience for all of the young men involved in the design and operation.

Track and Field Update


Against Alemany, James Knowles, the reigning All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete, took the 110 hurdles in 14.38 seconds before winning the 300 hurdles (39.19). The Golden Knights also received first-place finishes from JD Kiefer in the 1,600 in 4:53, Eric Knowles in the triple jump (40-5) and Kibby Gosnell in the pole vault (13-6).


St. Francis Sweeps Crespi - La Canada Valley Sun




Area Teams Dominate Burbank Tournament

Glendale News Press


Johnny Brandt of St. Francis won the B Flight competition with a 77, followed by teammate Nathan Han (79)...(read the full article HERE)


Youthful Golden Knights Beat Harvard Westlake - Glendale News Press



Singles Lead to Knight Victory

Glendale News Press


St. Francis High School tennis team nets a 13-5 Mission League home victory Thursday against Notre Dame...(read the full article HERE)


St. Francis Sweeps Crespi - La Canada Valley Sun



Golden Four Recognized

La Canada Valley Sun


The St. Francis High School soccer team lands Thomas Banks, Raphael Menendez, Matt Laterza and Luca Coppola on the All-Mission League honor roll. Laterza and Banks also earned All-CIF honors.


Golden Four Recognized - La Canada Valley Sun


Golden Knights Earn All-CIF Honors - Glendale News Press 


MiniPOSH 2012 Photos Online! 


St. Francis to Host Annual Sports Medicine

Competition and Seminar


In 2002, the St. Francis Sports Medicine Club implemented a new program, the Annual High School Sports Medicine Competition, hosted by St. Francis High School. This annual event has brought students from across California together to test their knowledge in the specialized field of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. This annual day of competition has created some wonderful friendships between students and long-lasting partnerships between sports medicine programs across the state.


This year the St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Program is looking forward to hosting the 11th Annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition on April 21st, 2012 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. The competition, which is endorsed by the California Athletic Trainers' Association, will take place at St. Francis High School and all high school students actively involved in a Sports Medicine program are invited to participate. The competition involves written, oral, & taping components and provides all participants the opportunity to learn more about Sports Medicine and Athletic Training.


In addition, Mr. Eli Hallak, the head Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at St. Francis High School, will be hosting the Annual High School Sports Medicine Seminar on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The seminar is scheduled from 12:30 pm to 5:15 pm and will be followed by the LA Clippers versus New Orleans Hornets basketball game. All high school students / teachers / athletic trainers are invited to participate in a fun day of hands on education and training.


Click HERE to read the full article. 


Sports Medicine Logo 


St. Francis Leadership Experience

Saturday, March 31, 2012


The St. Francis Student Council is inviting all 7th grade boys to the third annual leadership seminar at St. Francis High School. This is a great opportunity to develop as a leader in all facets of school and become better acquainted with St. Francis High School and the many programs it offers. Please see the flyer linked below for more information.


St. Francis Leadership Experience Flyer and Information





Franciscan Virtue of the 4th Quarter:
Franciscan Virtue of the 4th Quarter: Brotherhood
 Will you be The Thousandth Man?
Hold'em Knight 2012
Join us for Hold'em Knight 2012 on Thursday, May 3! The SFHS Alumni Association is hosting this fundraiser event on Thursday, May 3, 2012 @ Noor (260 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena) from 6 pm to 10 pm. The funds raised at this event will go to support alumni programs and the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your support!
St. Francis and Social Media
Join us as we bravely enter into the face-paced world of social media! In an effort to better reach our community, St. Francis is developing a social media presence. We invite you to "like" us on Facebook, "join" us on LinkedIn, "follow" us on Twitter, and "subscribe" to us through our new blog. In doing so, we hope you are able to connect to the many wonderful things happening here on campus and across the community.
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