Monday, March 12th, 2012
Events and Reminders for March 12-19
March 12: Collaboration Morning Liturgy, 7:45 a.m., St. Joseph Chapel
March 12: Parent Education Night, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center
March 14: A3 Day FOL Staff Meeting
March 15-16: No Classes
Saint Francis High School is pleased to welcome our Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)/Western Catholic Educational Asssociation (WCEA) visiting committee to campus this week. Dr. Dorothy McCrea, the Principal of Mercy High school in San Francisco, is leading this very talented group that includes Catholic school educators and a representative from WASC. The committee's objective during the visit is to affirm the findings of the school's self-study report. We will send a visit summary to parents and students Wednesday evening. WASC/WCEA
Join us for an evening of discussion on “Raising an Ethical Teen” led by Fr. Tony Mancuso and Steve Johnson. Mr. Johnson is Director of Character Education at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, where he teaches in the Department of Education. He has also been an elementary and high school teacher and principal in the Catholic schools. Fr. Tony Mancuso serves as pastor of Saint John Vianney in East San Jose and continues to be chaplain of Saint Francis High School. He also teaches at SCU in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and Education.
No RSVP required. More Info
Saint Francis High School is partnering with Apple to place 1800 iPads in the hands of students and teachers beginning next fall. This bold, school-wide one-to-one iPad program is the culmination our comprehensive initiative to improve learning and transform the student experience at Saint Francis.
A Message for Parents:
In each short format weekly parent email, the school will provide tips about connecting with your student in ways that reflect the school's Holy Cross mission and philosophy. This week's tip comes from the Academic and Counseling offices.
Take a look at Family Connect and encourage your student to take the career tests. This can help your student determine his/her academic and professional passions.