5th Grade Sea Animal Assembly

5th Graders were able to show off their research skills at the Sea Animal Assembly at the Roswell Campus. Each student researched their specific sea animal and gave interesting facts to the audience. After the presentation, the audience was able to see each student’s project. Students were able to answer any questions about their sea animal, as they are now experts on them!

6th Grade Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a time of celebration. The sixth grade steps into history and celebrates the Renaissance time period. They perform skits for King Henry VIII. The Renaissance Festival is an amazing and memorable day as history comes to life on the Roswell Campus.

Congratulations to Cater Berquist & Dominic Briggs!

At Saint Francis High School, we are just as proud of our students’ accomplishments outside the classroom as their success on campus.  Two of our young men received incredible honors during the Young Men’s Service League  banquet this past weekend.

Dominic Briggs (Grade 10) was recognized for exceeding the number of service hours required by YMSL.  Additionally, he was bestowed the Heart of YMSL Award, which is “given to the young man that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the YSML Mission to assist, serve and support those in need in our community develop leadership skills among our membership and promote mother-son relationships.”

Cater Berquist (Grade 10) was also recognized for exceeding his service hours goal.  So much so, he earned both the Top Dog Award and the Superior Service Award for achieving a whopping 108.75 service hours for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

We are beyond proud to know that our Saint Francis students are dedicated to serving their communities in such an amazing and steadfast manner.  Please be sure to extend some well-earned KUDOS to these two young men when you see them in the hallways – or better yet, out in the community.

Congratulations, Cater and Dominic!  

3rd Grade Wax Museum

The Third Grade participated in a living wax museum on Wednesday. The living wax museum came to life after reading a biography, taking notes, and writing a research paper about each students’ famous person. There was a collection of visual displays where our students, dressed as famous scientists, entertainers, or historians shared their favorite facts about their individual. Parent and special guests toured the wax museum and learned so much from our Third Graders! Take a look at the photos below!
      

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”.

BOYS WIN STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 

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.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to our award-winning art students, each year students compete in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Students compete first by state or region and then nationally for awards.

This year’s results for our regional competition are in and we are SO very proud of our students.

Our SFHS Senior Class had a wide variety of awards.

Jack Gruskin won an honorable mention and silver key for his sculpture and ceramics.

Sam Henn won an honorable mention for his ceramics.

Annie Ingham won a gold key, four silver keys and an honorable mention for her digital art.

Riley Larkworthy won a gold key and a silver key for her sculpture and ceramics.

Adam Peters won an honorable mention for his photography.

Seanthy Serfontein won an honorable mention for her ceramics.

Zachary Shapiro won a silver key for his ceramics.

Griffin Weaver won an honorable mention for his ceramics.

Junior, Rachel Wolchock, won an honorable mention for her ceramics and an honorable mention for her sculpture.

Annie and Riley’s gold key pieces are competing at the national level and the results will be announced March 13th.

All students honored with Gold and Silver Key awards are invited to have their work featured in an exhibition at SCAD’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah, Georgia, from March 2-9. The exhibition will conclude with an awards reception on Saturday, March 9.

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.