Jennifer Kopp-Parks, Saint Francis School’s Wilson Reading Coordinator, and Wilson Credentialed Trainer, attended the Annual Wilson Language Trainer Meeting on July 9 – 10 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel. Over the course of two days, she participated in breakout sessions in order to enhance our knowledge of Wilson’s new 4th edition and how to best train teachers. Many of the sessions were conducted by Barbara Wilson herself. The picture shows Barbara Wilson signing Jennifer’s Wilson Instructor Manual. Jennifer has been working with our Wilson Reading teachers during pre-planning to prepare them for the new edition as well.
2018 Best EMBAs: Matthew Conard, North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)
UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA graduate Matthew Conard shares his experiences in the school’s EMBA program and offers advice to prospective MBA students. https://poetsandquantsforexecs.com/2018/06/20/2018-best-embas-matthew-conard-north-carolina-kenan-flagler/
We are proud to announce that we had two students, Jack Gerber and Chase Ellis, representing Saint Francis at the HOBY State Leadership Seminar last week!
HOBY provides students, who have been selected by their schools, the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others. Through engaging and interactive speakers, workshops, fun activities, and discussions, HOBY’s dynamic leadership training explores leadership from three perspectives: personal, group, and societal.
Congratulations, Jack and Chase!
Congratulations, Mark Szilagyi!
Mark’s video won 1st prize and a check for $500 in the Atlanta Water Company video essay contest. His video was selected based on his creativity and the amount of information he was able to include in such a short video PSA. Check it out! https://youtu.be/-7OrObjhTeI
Mark’s video will be shared with the water utilities across the 15 county Metro Water District region to be used on their websites and on local access television stations. The Metro Water District will also be sharing the video on its website and on social media.
Way to go, Mark!
Congratulations to Nick Kreitner!
Nick will be attending Birmingham Southern College this fall to play football as a slot receiver. Go Panthers!
Nick was part of the Saint Francis football program for six (6) years playing multiple positions including quarter back, linebacker and slot receiver. As a senior Nick was team Captain, received the team leadership award and was selected to the 2nd team All Region as a linebacker.
Good Luck Nick!!
Congratulations to our Saint Francis Varsity Baseball team who advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the official GHSA baseball state tournament! IThe Knights used multiple big innings late in each game of their double header to win 12-5 and 10-5, respectively, against Aquinas of Augusta in the first round of the Class A Private baseball playoffs.
The Knights travel to Athens on Thursday, May 3rd, to play round two in state playoffs against the Prince Avenue Christian. Games start at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Knights entered Friday’s contest sitting 28th in the Class-A Private power rankings. The top-24 teams in the standings earn playoff berths and beating Class 6A’s Alpharetta should bolster the Knights in the next week’s updating ratings.
“With power rankings, every game matters,” said St. Francis head coach Brandon Bates. “[Alpharetta is] a 10-win team, so this is 15 points in the power ratings for our guys.”
“They both did well,” Bates said. “They were putting the ball in the zone and getting ground balls. Early on this season we were struggling to throw strikes, but lately we have come on. We have put together a rotation, our guys have been throwing strikes and we’re hoping that carries over the next few weeks.”
The Knights took a 2-0 lead with two extra-base hits in the top of the fifth. Short stop Brian Orkin hit an RBI triple with two outs and then scored on a double from Will Clark.
St. Francis scored another run with two outs in the sixth on a single from Kyle Bork.
Griffin Weaver went 2-3 and Bret Madren hit two singles to go 2-4 with a run scored.
The Knights racked up their nine hits against seven Alpharetta pitchers.
With nothing at stake for its playoff hopes, the Raiders used the non-region game to give much of its pitching staff time on the mound. Each of the Raiders’ seven pitchers went one complete inning.
The Raiders struggled to drive in runs in the game, stranding nine runners in scoring position.
“You don’t get those guys in and you’re going to have a hard time winning games,” Lassiat said.
Alpharetta finally broke through in the bottom of the fifth, scoring a run off three straight singles from Justin Kirby, Drew Beiger and Ben Browning. Kirby and Ryan Schipf each went 2-3.
Both teams enter their final stretch on the playoff bubble and hope to secure postseason berths in their upcoming eight games.
Sitting just beyond the final playoff spot in Class A-Private, St. Francis will keep its focus on the short-term.
“We’re taking it one at a time and hopefully we can get hot down the backstretch and make some noise,” Bates said.
Our Middle School Atlanta Union Mission toy and clothing drive was such a success! Together with our Peer Leaders, our student filled nearly three large donation bins. The Atlanta Union Mission was blown away by our generosity.
A huge shout out to 8th grader, Drew Robinson, for spearheading this event and helping our school make a difference in our community.
GHSA Class A Boy’s Basketball – All Region 6B
Congratulations to our Saint Francis Knight players making the Boys All Region Basketball team:
Player of the Year: Dwon Odom – St. Francis
Chase Ellis – St. Francis
Sam Hines – St. Francis
CJ Riley – St. Francis
Caleb Snyder – St. Francis
Sean Paradise – St. Francis