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.
The Knights have advanced to the 2nd Round of the State Tournament! We are excited to be hosting both the Girls’ and Boys’ teams tonight, Thursday 2/22. The Girls’ team will play Galloway with a 5:00 tip off. The Boys’ team will play Walker with a 6:30 tip off. Come help us cheer our Lady Knights and Knights on to victory!
Please be aware that due to GHSA regulations all spectators, including students, must pay to receive admission to the State Tournament games. The price of admission is $10.00 for this double-header (fans age 5 and under are free). Saint Francis Booster Club passes cannot be accepted at these games, as this is a GHSA rule. We will keep you updated on our teams’ progress. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night!
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
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.
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.
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.
The Knights of the Round Table Award is given to the person that best exemplifies the spirit of our school and athletics. They exemplify the four ideals of our students: Honor, Perseverance, Aspiration and Service. They are a positive influence on team mates; they honor the sport and the team.
We are pleased to present our 2017 Knights of the Round Table recipients…
Our Saint Francis 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders went on a fabulous field trip March 2nd to the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. Students in grades 1 – 2 experimented with materials that attract and repel magnets. Third graders investigated different soil samples to discover what soil holds the most water, and observed different kinds of rocks, geodes, and petrified wood, in addition to panning for gems in the sand.
Congratulations to our varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams. Both have advanced to the Quarterfinals of the State Playoffs.
The girls will host Pinecrest on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30. Tickets for this game will be $7.00
The boys will travel to Aquinas (Augusta, GA) on Wednesday, March 1st and tip-off at 7:30.
GOOD LUCK and GO KNIGHTS!!