School Notes week of March 16th

  • The final round of Math Olympiad on the Goshen Campus occurred and offered just the right amount of challenge.  It’s been a fun competition throughout the year, and listed below are the top three scores for each grade level.  A pizza party will be offered in a few weeks to reward the students.  There was a total of five points on each of the five tests given once a month over the past few months.  5th and 6th grade students competed in one division, while the 7th and 8th graders competed in a different division.
    5th Grade:  1)  Lily Gilbert, Poppy Kuhn, 8 points  2)  Kathryn Denham, Katie Hammond, and Anna Hardwick-Jones, 6 points  3)  Nicolette Bert, 5 points
    6th Grade:   1)  Sophie Johnson, 18 points  2)  Audrey McClain, Jimmy Lancaster, 13 points  3)  Caleb Hennessy, Emma King, and Stuart Middleton, 11 points
    7th Grade: 1)  Lorenzo Mahoney, 17 points  2) Connor Gorman, Georges Ghali, 14 points   3)  Eli Jaffe, 13 points
    8th Grade:  1) Chloe Church,15 points  2) Jennifer Johnson, 13 points  3)  Lucy Biberman, 11 points
  • The Owsley Brown II portable planetarium from the University of Louisville, along with members of the Planetarium_2planetarium staff, recently paid St. Francis a visit. Last Monday, March 9th, they stopped by to teach a variety of earth and space science topics. The students rotated through stations, learning about the relationship between the earth-moon-sun, patterns in the sky, and seasons. They made rockets and recorded data, and even participated in a scale walk of the solar system. The crowd favorite was definitely the planetarium where 1st through 4th grades experienced the night sky firsthand. They had a great time and wore smiles on their faces as they traveled to each station.  This was a great experience for our students and hopefully they have a deeper appreciation for our planet and a greater understanding of the vastness of space.
  • Summer camp brochures will be coming home in backpacks today! This year we are offering a 5% discount for early registration through May 9th. Use the code EARLYBIRD. Click here to register. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Erika Schneider for JK-8th grade camps or Renee Hennessy for Preschool camps.
  • Goshen Derby Camp registration is up and running! Derby Camp is for students in 5th through 8th grade looking for a fun way to spend Derby weekend. Activities include Lazer Blaze, Bluegrass Indoor Karting, a movie, a pizza party, and a trip to Kings Island. Only 36 spots (total) available! Click here to register or contact Walter Denham for more information.
  • Savannah Cornett ’15 was honored with a Regional Award (Silver Key) in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, personal essay/memoir category.
  • When the Supreme Court hears on April 28th oral arguments regarding the Kentucky court decision (along with those in three other states) on marriage equality, they will have already read an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief featuring SFS students Jillian Morrison ’17 and Teagan Morrison ’21 and their sister Kinsey Morrison ‘14.  (Because they are minors, Jillian and Teagan are noted in the brief only by initials – J.M. and T.M.)  If you’re interested, the brief is here.
  • Congratulations to Michelle Jones ’15 for placing 8th in math at the State Governor’s Cup Tournament!
  • 2nd graders Emmy Sower and Zara Jaffe recently wrote a letter to Princess Kate Middleton, inviting her to visit St. Francis to see the Goshen Campus tulip installation. The Duchess of Cambridge won’t be able to make an appearance, but she did send the girls a letter.
  • Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale, and Oliver! is just such a show. Based on the Dickens novel Oliver Twist, centered on the misplaced orphan Oliver, the story is captivating with its pathos and drama, while also delighting everyone with its outstanding musical numbers: Food, Glorious Food, I’d Do Anything, Where is Love?, Consider Yourself, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Will Buy and Reviewing the Situation are musical theater classics. Dickens’ characters are brought to life — perhaps larger than life — with all their facets glowing in this classic production. The National Youth Arts award-winning SFS Drama Project’s spring play opens Friday, March 27th at 6:30 at the Goshen Campus. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for students. You can purchase your tickets hereWe look forward to seeing you there!
  • Lunchroom Volunteers