Senior Spotlight
RJ McGaw
This week our Senior Spotlight features RJ McGaw who is completing his senior year at St. Francis High School in Wheaton. This is the seventh profile in our series and follows his classmates Grace Bordignon (North), Claire Dause (Benet), Duncan Fox (Neuqua Valley), Patch England (St. Francis), Nick Hoeppel (Benet), and Tim Dalton (North).
To learn even more about our graduates, check out our posts on our Alumni Facebook page or our Instagram posts and stay in touch with their continued success.
Extra-curricular involvement:
  • Football- I've played all four years
  • Wrestling- Junior Varsity at 160lb weight and 170lb weight on Varsity this year
  • Track- Four years on the Varsity in the 100m, 200m, 4x100, 4x200, & Pole Vault
  • Rock Band - audition based activity. Was a drummer in my Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years
  • Jazz & Marching Band- Drummer
  • Performance in One-Acts - lead roles
Community Service:
  • Play with School Bands at various charitable functions
  • Assist with Band summer camps
Academic Success:
  • Honor Roll 
  • Drummer for New Age Americans rock band (St. Francis Alums).
  • Recently opened for LovelyTheBand, an indie group from Los Angeles
  • Caddy at Cantigny Golf Course
  • Extensive immersion travel to England, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Greece
  • Student of the Month 
College Plans:
  • I have been accepted at Marquette, Butler, Belmont, and Texas Christian and am still weighing my options. I plan on being a business major.
How my Catholic faith resonates with me as a teenager:
  • My parents' example formed me and continues to have a strong influence in my life.  SSPP further deepened my faith through weekly Masses, visiting the Adoration Chapel, and learning Latin hymns which I can now sing along with my grandparents.
Things I learned at SSPP that helped me the most in high school:
  • Peter and Paul's focus on grammar, vocabulary and Religion really helped prepare me for the expectations of my high school teachers. I was far ahead of most other students in knowing these areas inside and out.
Teachers at SSPP who had he most influence on me:
  • Mr. Puc had a style of teaching, and level of enthusiasm, which kept us engaged as students. I felt that he cared about my learning and gave me personal attention. He believed in me and channeled my energy into a positive direction.
Favorite Peter and Paul Experience that I still cherish:
  • Without question, it was visiting our nation's capital in 8th grade with my classmates. Being at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Changing of the Guard was a truly moving experience.
  • Receiving the Blue & Gold award for football from Coach Dalton was also very special!
Advice for current students at SSPP:
  • Be kind to all of your classmates. It costs nothing! Second, don't sweat the small stuff. Prioritize! Finally, the world is a big place, go out and explore!!!

    Volume 6, No. 24
   February 26, 2019


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Our first drawing will take place this Saturday, March 2, 
at 4:00 p.m.

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Your support of our Annual Fund Drive is appreciated.
We currently have received $14,000 in gifts from school parents towards the budget goal of $55,000.


Throw back Saturday??

Our 26th annual school auction, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, will be held in our gym and Zuker Hall as it was on January 29, 1994 when this event was first held. 

This year's dinner dance will be held at Cress Creek on  Friday,  May 3.


Spring is less than a month away and that means golf season will soon be here.

The 31st annual SSPP Golf Outing will tee off at Cress Creek on Thursday,  September 12.



When our school was founded in 1853....

 .... students couldn't use legal pads to take notes as it wasn't until 1888 when Thomas W. Holley of Holyoke, MA, innovated the idea to collect various sort of substandard paper scraps from various factories, and stitch them together in order to sell them as pads at an affordable and fair price.