SFS Peer Leaders help the homeless

The Saint Francis Middle School once again collaborated with The Children’s Restoration Network to collect Holiday toys and gifts for homeless children in metro Atlanta. Here are some pictures of our Middle School Peer Leaders helping load a U-Haul packed full of toys, shoes, clothes, and gifts all donated by our awesome Saint Francis students and families.

Beta Club Inductions – Congratulations!

Newly Inducted: Maddie Arail, Lilli Benefield, Trice Cannon, Annalise Cefaratti, Chandler Davis, Lily Davis, Chase Ellis, Megan Fezza, Megan, Nicole Fleming, Jack Gerber, Josh gil, Lilah Groomns, Julianna hardie, Maggie Hayes, Jillian Holcomb, Jordan Isaacs, Andrea Jones, Hunter Jones, Michael Keehn, Annabel Keever, Rachel Marsh, Jessica Meyer, Allison Midendorf, Lauren Middendorf, Calum Ogle-Tyrell, Taylor Pace, Kennedi Philson, Chris Raj, Grey Schiwtz, Jai Smith, Samantha Stelling, Maddie Ulmer, Mackenzie Weatherford, Maggie Wehr, Maggie Wehr, Darron Willis, Rachel Wolchock.  Returning Members:  Chris Antonucci.

National Art Honor Society Induction – Congratulations!

National Art Honor Society Inductions

Newly Inducted: Jack Gruskin, Bret Madren, Emma Motter, Kayla Mulvey, Taylor Pace, Shelby Pincheon, Zach Shapiro, Grace Shelton, Garrett Smith, Maddie Ulmer, Chase Vineyard, Rachel Wolchok.  Returning Members:  Ali Arsin, Sam Henn, Graycen Horne, Riley Larkworht, Haley Marshall, Sophioe McCartbey, Seanthy Serfontein, Griffin Weaver.

National Honor Society Inductees – Congratulations!

National Honor Society New Inductees

Newly Inducted: Annalise Cefarattie, Chase Ellis, Jack Gerber, Andrea Jones, Hunter Jones, Annabel Keever, Jessica Meyer, Allison Middendorf, Sean Paradises, Kennedi Philson, Grey Schiwitz, Samantha Stelling, Maddie Ulmer.  Returning Members: Ali, Arasin, Will Clark, Grace Grider, Lindsey Kessler, Riley Larkworthy, Sophie McCartney, Grace Shelton, Josh Silverman.

Jennifer Kopp-Parks, Wilson Reading Coordinator attends Wilson Workshop presented by Barbara Wilson

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.

Matthew Conard, Class of 2005 Names 2018 Best EMBAs

Matthew Conard – Class of 2005

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/

Jack Gerber and Chase Ellis Selected for HOBY State Leadership Seminar

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!

L-R, Jack Gerber and Chase Ellis

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!

Student Athletes Sign with Colleges

Congratulations to the following Class of 2018 student athletes to sign with colleges to play at the next level:

Kori McDaniel with her parents, Shelly and Maurice. Kori signed with Austin Peay for track.  Kori also won 1st Place in Shot Put and 2nd  Place in Discus at the recent State Track and Field Meet.

Graham Owenby (L) and Caleb Snyder (R) with their families. Graham Owenby signed with Ithaca College for basketball and Caleb Snyder signed with Centre College for basketball.



Will Smith and his parents, David and Melissa. Will Smith signed with Montreat College for cross country.



Mark Szilagyi, Sr., Wins Video Contest

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!

Nick Kreitner Signs with Birmingham Southern

Congratulations to Nick Kreitner!

Nick Kreitner at signing with his parents, Robin and Matt Kreitner, and sister, Margo 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!!