We're rounding the turn and the finishing line is in sight.
Won't you join us on this last stretch for A Night at the Races ?
This is St. Francis High School's major fundraising event and the funds raised on this night are essential to close the "gap" between the cost to educate a student and the charge of tuition.
This year's goal is $275,000.

Attendance is not the only way to support the auction. Consider participating in the Best of LIVE auction raffle. This is your opportunity to win one of the LIVE auction packages without even being in the room! Take a chance - $100 per ticket or 3 tickets for $200.  Visit www.sfhscollegeprep.org/auction for package details and to purchase tickets.
LIVE auction packages include:
Arlington Racetrack Exclusive
July 3rd exclusive box seating for 6 on the
finish line with fireworks!
Tom Petty at Wrigley
Four tickets on the Field with round-trip limo service on 6/29/17
Lollapalooza 2017
Four 4-day passes ( Need we say more?)
Nashville Unplugged
Experience the heart & soul of Nashville
including roundtrip airfare and 3 night stay for 2
Lady Gaga "Joanne" Tour
2 tickets at Wrigley Field on Friday 8/25/17
Zamboni & the Blackhawks
4 tickets for 4/2/17 Hawks vs. Bruins
One lucky guest gets a ride on the Zamboni!
Chicago Golf
Three guests join Steve Armbrust '78 for golf
at the oldest 18-hole course in North America
Hamilton Chicago
Don't throw away your shot to see Hamilton on 9/16/17
4 front row mezzanine tickets
Ultimate Sports Fan
Four tickets to one home game for
the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs & Sox!
Palm Springs Spa Villa
Pure luxury for one week at LaQuinta Resort & Spa
(includes car rental)
Go Cubs Go
Wrigley Rooftop for 6-8. Pick your rooftop, pick your game. All-inclusive menu and round-trip limo service.
Can't decide? Take the cash - $2500 cash!

Watch your email in the upcoming days for a message from the St. Francis High School auction committee with a link to our mobile bidding page. You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction on March 11, from your own device! www.sfhscollegeprep.org/auction

Any alumni attending the auction?
Join the Alumni Association for a reception
in the Spyglass Mezzanine 
6:00-6:30 p.m. (after Mass)
Spring Musical  
Save the dates for St. Francis High School's production of Little Shop of Horrors , directed by Anthony Berg.
Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, ( Nicholas Buranicz/ Garret Fritz) who works and lives in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss, Gravis Mushnick,( Ronny Baker/ Anthony Clare) struggles to keep the shop open, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop--and himself--fame and fortune. He purchases an exotic plant from an oriental street vendor, naming the plant Audrey II, (Maria Carani/ Jack Nalon), after Audrey, ( Jenny Coman/ Abbi Momot) the girl he loves. The plant proves good for business, attracting more customers to the store, but gradually Seymour learns to his horror that Audrey II craves blood and flesh, and Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. In the end, Seymour must confront the plant to secure a future of happiness with Audrey and to save all of mankind.
Thursday, March 16; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18; 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 19; 1:30 p.m.
$10 - adults
The remaining cast members are Tim McGowan, Tanner Hughes, Elyse Chapski, Jenna Jameson, Cat Stockley, Megan Lavish, Kristine Graczyk,  Emma Stone, Grace Carragher, Emily Clare, Marissa Pellicane, and Mr. Bernstein- Nick Jurich.

The ensemble is comprised of Kathleen Muelli, Anna Crowell, Maggie Mascari, Haley Hughes, Emily Dziengel, Eden Marie Dilinila, Meghan Frost, Anna Carragher, Lauren Fritz, Megan Kruse, Olivia Callahan, Gretta Gfesser, Claire McGaw, Joey Stella, Dominic Pellicane, Henry Plamondon, Matthew Gauger Nick Jurich.

The crew for the production, led by Gabi Napoli consists of Dance Captains Courtney Keilman and Cecelia Whelton, Libby Prosh, Gabriella Johnson, Marijanna Pilling, Ellie Jensen, Bailey Clark Natalie Kuchler, Megan Moran, Erin Kenealy, Charlie Clark, Theresa Cox, Kieran Schoaf and Sean Garvey.
60th Anniversary Dinner


Becky Van Eekeren '82 Metzler
Memorial Endowment

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Al Van Eekern for establishing the Becky Van Eekeren '82 Metzler Memorial Endowment which will benefit Alumni Association Scholarships and the Kairos Retreat Program.
Alumni News
Athletics Announcements
We are pleased to announce that St. Francis High School will be joining the Metro Suburban Conference in the
2018-2019 school year along with Aurora Christian, Bishop McNamara and Rosary High Schools.   We will continue to compete in the GCAC and CCL for the 2017-2018 school year in accordance with the conference by-laws.

We are also pleased to announce the hiring of Bob McMillen as Head Football Coach.   Bob was a 1988 graduate of Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep and was an All-American football athlete  at College of DuPage and Benedictine College.  He then played professional Arena-League football for 13 years in Arizona, San Jose and Chicago.
Bob served as an assistant coach and five years as a head coach in the Arena League for the Chicago Rush and the Los Angeles Kiss.  He currently resides in Naperville and has coached for the 12U Naperville Patriot Youth Football program for which he has been a part of seven national championships. Bob's wife, Joanie Serio '90 McMillen is an alumna of St. Francis High School.

Thank You for Your Service
Following the Catholic Schools Week liturgy, faculty and staff were awarded for their years of service:  Jeff Gerdeman '87 - 20 years; Sarah Anderson (not pictured), Angelika Rupp and Bob Bonvallet - 15 years; Greg Purnell, Michelle Garesché and Kristina Abbott - 10 years; Shuilan Wen, Angie Orzel, Melissa Barabasz and Sada Boden - 5 years.

Do You Remember...
Dennis Lord '83?  He stopped in a couple of weeks ago to take a tour of the building.  Currently, he lives in Colorado but was home visiting his mom.  We love to see our alumni returning for visits. If you would like a tour of the facilities and want to see what's new around your alma mater, please feel free to contact Becky Feltes '97 Fischesser ( bfischesser@sfhscollegeprep.org) and she will help to make that happen.
Host an International Student 
The St. Francis High School community proudly welcomes students from all over the world and we are always looking for caring host families to provide homes for them.
The International Student Program consists of a network of people who communicate regularly to ensure the experience continues to enrich the lives of everyone in the home.   Participating families might be offered compensation of up to $1,000 per month for 10 months to help cover the costs of room and board.
We are currently accepting applications for host families. Contact Beth Erazmus '89 Wiborg at  bwiborg@sfhscollegeprep.org or call 630-668-5800 x1140 for more information. 

Blood Drive
This year's blood drive yielded a record 167 pints of blood.  Thank you to all of our donors and to the Heartland Blood Center for helping to make this year's event a great success! 

Student Busing
St. Francis High School will offer a transportation option to  students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.  Two-way bus service will be provided in the northern, western and southern suburbs with students arriving to St. Francis High School by 7:25 a.m. and departing school after the activity period at 3:15 p.m.   For more information, fees, route schedules or questions,  please contact Bob Gorski at (630) 668-5800 x1138 or at bgorski@sfhscollegeprep.org.

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**NEW: Please find the link to Condolences on our website under the Alumni and Parents sections

Upcoming Events
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March 1
All-School Liturgy
8:30 a.m.
March 4
Daddy Daughter Dance

March 5
Mother Son Brunch

March 10
Music Ensemble
Acoustic Concert
7:00 p.m. (Kuhn CAC)
March 11

March 16-19
Spring Musical

March 27-31
Spring Break

April 6
Class of 2021
Spartan Family Welcome

April 14
Good Friday
No School

April 17
Easter Monday
No School

April 20
Art Show

April 26
Band Concert

April 29
60th Anniversary Dinner

April 30
Choral Concert
April 6

70th Birthday Party
October 7, 2017


St. Francis High School, 2130 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone (630)668-5800 | Fax (630) 668-5893 | www.sfhscollegeprep.org