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.

Elementary Fundraiser – September 13, 2017

Varsity Football Kicks Off Season with a “W” and Volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Saint Francis Varsity Football and Cheerleaders pack over 10,000 lbs. of much needed food, toiletries, and baby products at Atlanta Community Foodbank.

Last Friday Saint Francis Varsity Football had a very busy weekend.  Not only did the Knights put up a 21-17 win in a scrimmage against Mt. Vernon exhibiting great teamwork and hard work, they also worked together as a team at the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Sunday, August 20th. Along with a few of our Saint Francis cheerleaders, this team packed over 10,000 pounds of much needed food, toiletries, baby products and miscellaneous items to families who are in need.

Head Coach, Tim Mathis, was also there to cheer his team on! The community service event was led by Tina Harper and Hammond Reynolds (team parents). GO KNIGHTS!

Shown in the picture:  Aiden Margow, Kevin Harper, Chris Ouellette, Jai Smith, Jesse Hudgens, Josh Gil, Cole Reynolds, Darron Willis, Sam Rissler, Peyton Newcomb, Josh Harps-Zhu, Hunter Jones, Emmanuel Beasley, Troy Beasley, Aaron Storzier, Alex Belin, Connor Brittin, Ayden Prigoff, Isaiah Wadsworth, Nick Kreitner, Trice Cannon, Ray Gosier, Andrew Whitesides, Tyler McComb, Conner Squire, Sam Hines, Caleb Snyder, Max Mitchell, Sam Smart, Foster Jones, Tate Gebhart, Jonathon Pittman, Jakwon Everson, Margo Kreitner, Samatha Stelling, and Maddie Ulmer.

Mia Pittman and Wallace Tucker Receive College Athletic Scholarships

Seated, from left to right: Tressa Tucker (mother), Wallace Tucker, Jr. and Wallace Tucker, Sr.  Standing: Coach Drew Catlett.

Wallace Tucker, Jr. from Saint Francis High School has committed to play basketball for Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  Colby is an NCAA DIII school that participates in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.  Wallace was a member of two State Championship Basketball teams at Saint Francis and during his time at the school the basketball program amassed 101 wins.







Seated, from left to right:  Ken Pittman (father), Mia Pittman and Misty Pittman (mother).  Standing, from left to right:  Coach Drew Catlett and Coach Sarah Petruchik.


Mia Pitttman from Saint Francis High School has committed to play tennis for Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Mount St. Mary’s an NCAA DI school that participates in the Northeastern Conference.  Mia played singles for the Lady Knights and helped lead the team to three consecutive State Playoff appearances.