School Notes from Week of 4/24

  • The annual Student Art Show and Senior Project Showcase will be held Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Campus. Student paintings, photographs, sculptures, and films will be on display, and student musicians will perform. Seniors will set up and discuss their Senior Projects. All are invited – please join us!
  • Get Your Tickets Now! St. Francis School is hosting our annual Pegasus Parade event at the Downtown Campus. We’ve got front row seats or bleacher seating, parking, face painting, a bouncy house and private restrooms! Come join us for a great family outing! For more information and to sign up, click here.
  • GOOD LUCK to the High School Science Olympiad team as they compete at State this weekend!
  • 9th Grade Registration at the High School is Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 p.m.!
  • Before Spring Break, the 6th grade math classes combined forces to make hexaflexagons! We had much fun, and here is a link to learn more.
  • 6th grade and 8th grade Spanish students had the opportunity to visit the nearby La Minga farming co-op to LaMinga-1learn about rice cultivation! Given the importance of rice as a human food staple and the students’ study of Asian cultures this year, this was a wonderful hands-on learning opportunity. The majority of the lecture was given in Spanish while students and Spanish teacher Angela Ponzio served as interpreters when needed. It was an excellent cross-curricular language immersion experience. Students asked questions in Spanish and shared the farmers’ responses with the non-Spanish speakers present. A big thank you to Christine Brinkmann and Nelson Escobar (co-op organizer, pictured left) for helping to make this happen!
  • Middle School Parents, don’t forget the 7th/8th grade formal is Thursday, April 30th. Click here for more details.
  • Congratulations to Goshen graduate and SFS Drama Project alum Annie Stone G ’11, who had her 10-minute play selected by Actors Theater of Louisville’s New Voices Festival for the second year in a row! Annie’s play, Don’t Leave Me Here, Okay?, will be performed Monday, April 27th and Tuesday, April 28th and tickets are FREE (reservations required). Go, Annie!
  • If Goshen’s Head of Maintenance Jim Denicola looks proud these days, he has a good reason! His son, Neil, tied the Kentucky state record this week by hitting home runs in five consecutive games!
  • Congratulations to St. Francis Goshen graduate Paige Didier G’12, who recently found out she has been accepted into the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer! This comes as no surprise to those of us who worked with Paige! In addition to this honor, she has also been named Academic All-State in track and field and has been in both of our SFS Alumni drama productions since graduating. Go, Paige!
  • Get ready for the Summer Reading Book Fest May 4th-8th! Can you believe that it is almost time to pick up your summer reading books?? This year, the library has teamed up with Carmichael’s Books for a book fair starting on Monday, May 4th! This book fair will have copies of all the books on your student’s summer reading list, as well as exciting new titles handpicked by St. Francis faculty and the Carmichael’s staff! Proceeds will go towards the library’s Reading Room renovation project!
  • Avoid the summer slump! Summer Break is just around the corner! If you are looking for a way to keep your children academically engaged over the summer months, please consider purchasing Summer Solutions Workbooks. Each practice book contains 30 lessons along with Help Pages and an answer key for self-checking. The books can provide the necessary review and practice that allow students to retain important math and language arts skills. You can find more information, including sample lessons, help pages, and list of skills here. It is recommended that the students complete a lesson three times per week over Summer Break. There are a variety of workbooks to choose from. If you would like to place an order, click here. If you order by May 10th, the workbooks will come right to school and then into your child’s backpack! The books are reasonably priced at $12 per book and shipping is free when books are ordered through St. Francis School. Please contact Ann Mundt if you have any questions.
  • The Learning Resource Center is excited to provide the following support services this summer:
  1. Math tutoring for review of this year’s concepts to be ready to move forward next school year
  2. Academic support with Ann Mundt in reading, writing, and mathOrganizational workshop for middle school students and parents in August to start the new year off well-organized
  3. Emily Boyle will be available at the The Learning Center-Downtown Campus to provide the academic support services for any interested students as well.
    If you are interested in knowing more about any of these services, please contact Claudia McCrocklin.
  • Congratulations to Clay Foye ’18 who is one of 20 students in North America selected to participate in an intensive two-week Startalk Chinese Language program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.