Varsity Basketball Tournament Information

This week Saint Francis is privileged to be hosting the first three rounds of the Boys Basketball Region 6 Tournament as well as the Region 6 Boys and Girls Semi-Final and Final games. Our boys play on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:30 here at Saint Francis. The Lady Knights play in the Quarterfinal Round at the Walker School on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:30. We hope to see both teams back here in the Semi-Final and Final Round games on Friday and Saturday.

Please be aware that due to GHSA regulations all spectators, including students, must pay to receive admission to the Region Tournament games. The price of admission is $7.00 (fans age 5 and under are free). Saint Francis Booster Club passes cannot be accepted at these games. We will keep you updated on our teams’ progress. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night!

Go Knights!

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2018

The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.(PRNewsFoto/Scholastic Inc.) (PRNewsfoto/Alliance for Young Artists)

Each year students in our high school art department compete in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

Their work is first judged at the regional level and exceptional work wins gold or silver keys and honorable mentions. Several of our students won awards this year. Their work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as some of the most outstanding works submitted among their peers.

All students honored with Gold and Silver Key awards are invited to have their work featured in an exhibition at SCAD’s Poetter Hall in Savannah from Feb. 26-March 10. The exhibition will conclude with an awards reception on Saturday, March 10, 2-4 p.m., at Poetter Hall. Gold Key artwork will be on display in its original form and Silver Key work will be on view digitally at the exhibition.

Our winning students are:

1. Senior Caleb Covert 2 Gold Keys and one Honorable mention for individual ceramics and glass pieces, and a Silver Key for his ceramics portfolio.
2. Senior Michelle Crim – One gold key, one silver key and three honorable mentions for her Digital Art.
3. Senior Matt Cross, one Gold key for his ceramic piece.
4. Senior Garrett Dickerson, one honorable mention for his ceramic piece.
5. Senior Sarah Gibeaut, one Silver Key for her Ceramic piece.
6. Junior WIll Jackson, One  Gold Key for his ceramic piece.
7. Senior Ben Jones, one Silver key for his film
8. Junior Adam Peters, one Silver key and two honorable mentions for his photography.


Congratulations to all our talented artists!

Winter Varsity Sports Update





Posted January 18, 2018



Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Basketball team currently ranked #1 for Class A-Private Schools.  The boys have an overall record of 16-2 and 7-0 in region play. The Varsity Boys have seven region games left before the Region Tournament that will take place at Saint Francis High School.



Our Varsity Girls Basketball team is currently ranked #3 in Class A-Private Schools and has an overall record of 13-2 and 7-0 in region play.

The Varsity Girls played in a National Tournament in Myrtle Beach over Winter Break and earned runner-up. The Varsity Girls have seven region and two non-region games left before the Region Tournament that will take place at Saint Francis High School.


The Knights Varsity Swim and Dive Team has two home regular season meets left before they host the 1A Championship at West Gwinnett Aquatic Center on Saturday, January 27th.



The Knights Varsity Wrestling team is preparing for the Area Tournament that will take place in Commerce on Saturday, January 27th.


Elementary School – Warm Mittens Drive

Cold weather is here!

Search your closets for clean, gently worn or new gloves, hats, scarves,
and mittens for babies, children, and adults.

We will be accepting donations at our school
January 9th – January 31st

Please look for donation boxes outside the elementary office.

All items will be donated to the North Fulton Community charities.

                               Help Spread Some Warmth!!                             


College Signings for our Lady Knights

CONGRATULATIONS to our recent college signees:
Kate Hadley, Rowing – Clemson
Alexis Ratliff, Girls Volleyball – San Diego State
Arynn Eady, Girls Basketball – College of Charleston
Liv Swanston, Girls Basketball – Augusta State University.
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Kate Hadley signs with Clemson for Rowing. Pictured here with her family, Saint Francis AD, Brandon Bates, Principal, Colette Staak, and Atlanta Rowing Club Coaches.

Alexis Ratliff signs with San Diego State for Girls Volleyball. Pictured here with her family.

Arynn Eady signs with College of Charleston for Basketball. Pictured here with her parents and Saint Francis AD, Brandon Bates and Principal, Colette Staak.

Liv Swanston signs with Augusta State University for Girls Basketball. Pictured here with her parents, Saint Francis AD, Brandon Bates and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Aisha Kennedy.

12 Days of Caring

November 27th – December 12th
Saint Francis Middle School is once again collaborating with Children’s Restoration Network to collect Holiday toys and gifts for homeless children right here in metro Atlanta.

To contribute please drop your toys or gifts to your school office.

Saint Francis Varsity Football Victorious on Senior Night

The Knights closed out their 2017 football season with a 46-26 victory over Gordon Lee on Senior Night.  This was also a historic night for Sean Paradise with 375 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns.

Congratulations Knights and Good Luck to our 2017 Seniors!

L-R, Tim Mathis, Coach, #14 Caleb Snyder
# 49 Tate Gebhart, #11 Nick Kreitner, #27 Chris Ouellette

Books for Kate

4th and 5th Graders Experience Canoemobile

Saint Francis 4th and 5th graders traveled to the Chattahoochee Nature Center to experience the Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile on the Chattahoochee River and to study its watershed.  The Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile is a roving fleet of six 24-foot, 10-passenger Voyageur canoes that travel the country on a mission to get as many youths as possible out paddling on their local urban waterways.  Each canoe held up to nine students/chaperones and one highly trained boat captain, allowing our students who have never been on the water to have their first paddling experience.


Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile is a well-established organization that has been doing this work nationally and internationally for 35+ years.  Our experience was provided by our own Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Our students came away with an awesome understanding and had a terrific day on the river.

High School Team Building – 2017

Check out our 2017 Team Building…

9th Grade Team Building Trip

Sky Zone in Roswell played host to our 9th-grade students for their annual team building trip. The 9th-grade students were enthusiastic about the opportunity to fly through the air while bouncing on trampolines all day.  The day began with trampoline warm-ups followed by a friendly dodgeball competition composed of 5 students per team. Students were then able to participate in basketball, the foam pit, and Jacob’s Ladder, as well as jousting and the half-pipe. They spent the morning cheering for each other, encouraging one another, and building relationships. Many students who were afraid of heights conquered their fears because of their team members’ encouragement. We hope all of the 9th-grade students enjoyed the day at Sky Zone!

10th Grade TB Trip

Treetop Quest provided the perfect backdrop for the Sophomore Team Building Trip this year. The weather was beautiful and the sophomores jumped right into their team activities. The students were divided into several groups. Some groups headed straight to the high ropes and zip line activities, while others worked on the ground to develop their communication skills.

The groups on the ground had to maneuver themselves into certain orders while blindfolded, work together to make it through obstacles, and strategize on how to transport objects across the complex. All of these activities required communication, leadership, and teamwork. As each group worked their way through the activities, they gained confidence and leaders emerged. The high ropes activities allowed for some free time, as well as an opportunity to overcome some hesitations about heights.

The students had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their day at Treetop Quest. Overall, it was a perfect day and the Class of 2020 showed great teamwork, positive attitudes, and immense enthusiasm!

11th Grade Team Building Trip

This year, the 11th-grade students traveled to Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia for their Team Building trip. Juniors were split into groups and worked together to learn and review the lake map. Groups headed to their boats and captains to begin their scavenger hunt around the lake. The teams were expected to locate as many answers to their clues using the map of the lake. Some students managed the compass, while others instructed the boat captain which direction to head. Many students helped map out their next clue.

Half way through their scavenger hunt, students made their way to the beach where they had lunch and got a quick break. Then, they headed back out onto the waters to finish out their quest. Students were faced with new challenges and had to work together to understand their map and maneuver across the lake. It was a beautiful day and overall the juniors enjoyed a great day outdoors with their classmates!

Senior TB Trip

On Thursday, August 17th the seniors traveled to Tennessee to ride the waves of the Oconee River.  It was a perfect day for rafting as 12 rafts set out down the river.  A few riders took some unexpected dives out of their boats, but all made it to the end of the river safe and sound!  This yearly trip is one that is always a favorite of our seniors and they look forward to the adventure every year.