School Notes for Week of March 2nd

  • The We Act Community Service groups at the Goshen and Downtown Campuses, involving students from 5th – 12th grades, are continuing their quest to raise enough money to build a school in Haiti.  They are sponsoring a Parents’ Night Out for Lower School students (JK – 4th grade) on Friday, March 20th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. There will be games, crafts, dinner, and more!  Cost is $40 per student and all proceeds will go toward the school in Haiti.  Please see the attached flyer  for details or to sign up, or email Shelly Jones with any questions.
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    Black History Luncheon at High School

    The St. Francis Black Student Association on the Downtown Campus held its first Black History Month Luncheon on February 25th, featuring local scholars and activists Mattie Jones, Julia Lewis, and Nancy Demartra.  Our presenters delivered insightful lessons on Black History, from the local history of race relations in Louisville to famous African American scientists to the Benin Kingdom in ancient Africa.  Those students and faculty who attended were treated to an engaging, scholarly set of presentations and lively discussion. Here’s to an auspicious start to what we hope to make an annual event.
  • This past Saturday, the Middle School and High School Jazz Combos performed at the 2015 University of Louisville Jazz Fest. This is an exciting event featuring some of the regions best high school and college jazz ensembles. Our ensembles gave their strongest performances yet, and were given many excellent comments from the guest artists and clinicians. In addition, three of our students were named as Outstanding Performers for the festival, as well. Those students are 8th grade Olivia Zimmerman for her piano solo on “Pentatonic Blues,” junior Lena Crum for her vocal solo on “Desafinado,” and senior Kendall Johnson for her vocal solo on “God Bless the Child”. Congratulations to all members of the SFS jazz program on their hard work!
    Jazz Fest participants – Jonathan Simpson, Jesse Lanier, Zoe Koss, Jack Tierney, Madison Ebel, Jay Swan, Lena Crum, Kendall Johnson, Parker Smith, Olivia Zimmerman, Natalie Stewart, Stuart Middleton, Audrey Brinkman-Piuma, and Noelle Dry
  • Spring is around the corner! Garden Coordinator Christine Brinkmann has a fun fundraiser for all of us garden fanatics: BUGS!!!! Beneficial bugs are an important addition to your garden, regardless of what you grow. Click here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Christine.
  • Summer camp registration opens next week! Keep an eye out for more information.
  • The High School Science Olympiad team competed at Regionals last weekend and qualified for State!  Team members are Michelle Jones, Nina Erbes, Jamie Anderson, Savannah Cornett, Thomas Hall, Lucy Lv, Sam Borden, Sam Edwards-Kuhn, Charley Drew-Wolak, Gaby Melendez, Jay Swan, Matthew Siciliano, and Charlie Owen.  Top individual finishers included Sam Borden, Matthew Siciliano and Jay Swan (3rd in Experimental Design), Sam Borden and Thomas Hall (3rd in Astronomy), and Savannah Cornett and Nina Erbes (2nd in Entomology).