Art Students Win State Awards

The 2019 Georgia High School Ceramic Art Awards and Symposium was held on Saturday, March 9 and Saint Francis students went home with some pretty big awards!

Awards were given for the best pieces in the show, honorable mentions, and a new award funded by Valdosta State University called the Jurors Choice Award. Awards were selected from over 1000 entries.

Congratulations to sophomore, Tyler McComb, for winning the Jurors Choice Award!

Senior, Sam Henn won an honorable mention for his piece.

Sophomore, Reese Doolittle, and seniors Riley Larkworthy, Bret Madden, Emma Motter, Seanthy Serfontein, Harrison Warner, and Griffin Weaver were also selected.

Every spring Savannah College of Art and Design holds a scholarship competition called the SCAD Challenge Open to Juniors and Seniors. Congratulations to senior, Annie Ingham, she won the top renewable scholarship awarded for her Photography piece named “David”.


CONGRATS to Saint Francis High School boys basketball team on defeating ELCA (73-69) and bringing the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP trophy home to Alpharetta! We are SO proud of all your hard work. 

Senior accepted into the award-winning Art Exhibit at the Dogwood Festival

Congratulations to senior Riley Larkworthy for having her ceramic piece Autumn Pathways accepted into the award-winning Atlanta High School Art Exhibit at the Dogwood Festival on April 12-14. 850 entries were submitted, and 149 pieces selected for the exhibit. Riley’s piece will also compete this weekend to be in a special exhibit of pieces to be chosen from the 149 for an exhibit at the Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery.

Upcoming IDA Conference

We are excited to announce we will be a part of the 2019 International Dyslexia Association’s Dimensions of Dyslexia Annual Conference in Marietta, GA.

The Conference will focus on ‘Illuminating Literacy: Solutions for ALL’.

The conference will take place on March 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Wheeler High School.

Julie A. Washington, Ph.D. will speak on “The Role of Dialect in Reading Acquisition.”

Online registration  is open NOW and closes 3/13/2019.

Click here to learn more about the conference and read more about the speakers.

We invite Educators, Researchers, Physicians, Psychologists, Tutors, Speech-language Pathologists, Administrators, Parents, Persons with Dyslexia, and Advocates to joins us.

Private School Premiere

Atlanta’s most prestigious independent schools gathered at the Atlanta History Center Tuesday night for The Atlantan’s Private School Premiere. Saint Francis Schools were among the 15 plus schools participating from all over the metro Atlanta area. The Knights were well represented as Marc Weiss and Brandon Bryan spoke to potential parents about the mission of Saint Francis.







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.