School Notes for Week of August 29 – September 2

Lower School Student Council elections on the Goshen Campus. Students interested in running for Lower School Student Council need to get a teacher recommendation form and information sheet from either Salema Jenkins or Sarah Dewberry by Thursday, September 8th. Speeches and elections will take place on Friday, September 16th at 8:40 a.m. during lead time.

High School Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. on the Downtown Campus. All High School parents are encouraged to attend to hear more about the upcoming year.

High School Picture Days! Picture Days for the High School are September 6th for Freshman and September 7th for Sophomores and Juniors. Senior pictures will be taken on September 8th and 9th with sessions lasting roughly 15 minutes each. Click here for more information. 

Front desk volunteers needed. Our amazing Office Managers are sometimes in need of coverage for their respective desks. If you would like to add your name to the email distribution list, please email Natalie (Goshen Campus) or Danielle (Downtown Campus) and indicate your Campus preference. If you have questions before you commit to volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact Natalie or Danielle.

Dragon Boat Race team members needed! For the third straight year, a St. Francis School Dragon Boat team will vie for a prize on Saturday, September 10th at Waterfront Park in Louisville. We need 20 paddlers, a drummer, and up to four alternates for our team to take to the water. We have filled a few slots and hope that more students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of St. Francis will participate in this really fun event! Our boat, the River City Wyverns, did well last year.

This is a great event for beginners or seasoned paddlers!  Team members must be 12 or older.  Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. All registration fees are paid for. Please let Team Manager Bob Jones know as soon as possible if you are interested in participating. Individuals can sign up for other practice days and times through the organizer’s website at

The Dragon Boat Festival at Waterfront Park will also be the venue of much Asian cultural activity, with plenty of hands-on things to do, food trucks, and booths from the Confucius Institutes at UK and WKU, Crane House, and other organizations. Even if you can’t be on the team, come to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 10th to cheer the River City Wyverns on!