School Notes from Week of May 4th

  • High School Science Olympiad Team Places 10th at State! The High School Science Olympiad team made its HSScience_1way through the district and regional competitions to qualify for the State competition, held the last weekend in April. We came in 10th out of 24 teams (and were the smallest school in the top 10 and likely the smallest in the state competition). Top 10 individual finishes include the following:
    – 1st place Bungee Jump – Lucy Lv ‘16 and Sam Edwards-Kuhn ‘16
    – 2nd place Technical Problem Solving – Lucy Lv ‘16 and Michelle Jones ‘15
    – 4th place Entomology – Savannah Cornett ‘15 and Nina Erbes ‘15
    – 5th place Astronomy – Sam Borden ‘16 and Thomas Hall ‘15
    – 5th place Mission Possible – Lucy Lv ‘16 and Matthew Siciliano ‘17
    – 7th place Cell Biology – Charley Drew-Wolak ‘16 and Savannah Cornett ‘15
    – 7th place Scrambler – Charley Drew-Wolak ‘16 and Gaby Melendez ‘16
    Other team members included Madison Ebel ‘16, Nan Elpers ‘16, Jay Swan ‘16 and Charlie Owen ‘16. A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the science teachers and the team on this fabulous accomplishment!
  • Got dirt? Come one, come all to the SFS Goshen 8th grade car wash this Saturday! You will leave with a squeaky clean vehicle and feeling good knowing you contributed to the class gift for the wonderful Goshen Class of 2015! The car wash will be at Arby’s in Holiday Manor on Brownsboro Road from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and the weather looks perfect for it! Tell your friends, and we hope to see many of you Saturday!
  • On Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m in the Multi-Purpose Room, the 6th grade will present their conservation projects. Parents, staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend.
  • Sign ups in full swing for Goshen’s “Camp Curious” summer camp. Click here to find out more!
  • Sign ups for Camp Shakespeare are still open! Register for Kentucky Shakespeare summer camps held at the Downtown Campus June through July, available to ages 4-18. For details, see www.kyshakespeare.com.
  • Sign up now for St. Francis Day at Camp HiHo.  As it turns out, Thursday, May 28th was the only day available this year, which means Camp HiHo Day conflicts with the Goshen Campus Graduation. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes some families.
  • Caffe Classico presents a flamenco dinner show, featuring St. Francis School’s very own Spanish teacher AP_FlamencoAngela Ponzio, Sunday, May 17th! A Sunday dinner show with two seatings, where guests can experience the authenticity of flamenco, born from the cradle of flamenco itself, the impeccable pairing of cuisine and innovative musical scoring, and the passion of Andalucia, Spain. Reservations are now being taken for this not-to-be-missed experience. Tickets are $40 per person. Admission includes an Andalusian-themed, four-course dinner, and the flamenco performance.
    – 6:00 p.m. Show
    – 8:15 pm Show
    – Limited to 40 tickets for each show
    – Please call 502-895-0076 to reserve tickets
  • We are pleased to announce that we have hired our new Admissions Director for the Downtown Campus: Patricia Amirault. Patricia is a Louisville native who attended the Brown School, and as such is very familiar with St. Francis, particularly the Downtown Campus. She then attended Mercer University and received a BS in Education, particularly Holistic Child/Elementary & Special Education, and then an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership, also at Mercer. Patricia also began her career in Admissions right out of college in 2010 at Mercer, and was promoted twice, last year to Associate Director of Admissions. Her territory included Kentucky, and as such, she has visited the Downtown Campus many times to recruit our students, which caused her to grow even fonder of St. Francis. Her unique combination of a background in education, her understanding and love for Progressive education, her familiarity with St. Francis, her five years’ experience in admissions, and her unbridled enthusiasm make her the ideal candidate to move our high school admissions forward. She and her husband are very excited to be returning to Louisville and she is thrilled to begin her career at St. Francis. Her first day is May 18th, so please welcome her when you meet her.
  • Help your Goshen student 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 Center is excited to provide the following support services this summer:
    – Math tutoring at the Goshen Campus for review of this year’s concepts to be ready to move forward next school year
    – Academic support with Ann Mundt on the Goshen Campus in reading, writing, and math
    – Organizational workshop for Middle School students and parents in August to start the new year off well-organized
    – Academic support with Emily Boyle on the Downtown Campus
    – Sessions (details TBD) to assist High School students with their summer reading and writing assignment.
    – Preparation for Success, our longtime offering for incoming 9th graders that focuses on academic, organizational and study skills (to be held August 3rd – 7th).
    If you are interested in knowing more about any of these services, please contact Claudia McCrocklin.
  • High School Exam Schedule:
    Friday 5/22 – Science
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Biology and Physics
    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Chemistry
    Tuesday 5/26 – History
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Culture and Civilization Medieval
    12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Culture and Civilization Ancient and US History
    Wednesday 5/27 – English
    – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m English I and English II
    – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. English III
    Thursday 5/28 – Math/World Language
    – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Math
    – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. World Language