Class of 2017 Homepage

Relive the 54th Commencement of St. Francis DeSales High School and view the impressive listing of the colleges/universities the Class of 2017 will be attending in the fall, the scholarships they were awarded, and recognition of other academic and athletic honors by clicking here!  

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Schedule a Stallion for a Day Visit

Stallion For A Day

An opportunity for rising 8th grade students to experience a day in the life of a Saint Francis DeSales Stallion!

  • Observe and participate in classes

  • Meet our award winning faculty and staff

  • Tour the school with a DeSales student guide

Stallion for a Day visits are held every Wednesday and Friday.  The day starts at 7:30 AM, includes a complimentary lunch, and concludes at 1:30 PM. 

To schedule a Stallion for a Day visit, contact Tim Jewett, Admissions Counselor at Jewett@DeSales.co.

If you are interested in being a Stallion for a Day, please take a moment to RESERVE A SPOT TODAY!

2017 Alumni Award Winners Announced

Join us for the 12th annual St. Francis DeSales High School Alumni Awards of Distinction dinner on Friday, May 19, 2017 as we honor the 2017 recipients.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm in the DeSales cafeteria.  Tickets are $25 each.  

RSVP to Arius Cook at 614-267-7808, ext. 117 or via email to cook@desales.co by May 15, 2017. 


Sr. Sharon Goodburn Award
This award is given to alumni who have actively shown their dedication to St. Francis DeSales High School after graduation by volunteering their time and efforts to their alma mater. 

2017 Recipient:  Dr. Frank Beickelman, 1984


Msgr. James Berendt/Patrick Rossetti Award
This award is given to two alumni who have excelled in their professional careers and exemplify the DeSales mission to live a positive, productive life. The recipients of this award are examples of how the lessons learned at St. Francis DeSales High School promote continued excellence after graduation.

2017 Recipient: Joe Moreno, 1965 and Tim Bezbatchenko, 2000


Forest "Treeze" Sharrock Award
This award is given to alumni who have brought honor to St. Francis DeSales High School through their dedication to serving the community which they live through special projects and volunteer work, and by setting an example for others in their community.

2017 Recipient:  Fr. David Young, 1996


Young Alumni Award
This award is given to two recent graduates of St. Francis DeSales High School, 10 years out or fewer, who have taken the values learned during their high school career to serve his/her community and share their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their daily life.

2017 Recipient:  Nicole Ciminello, 2008 and Patrick Omameh, 2008


Barbara O'Riordan Award
This award is given to an individual who did not graduate from DeSales but has given his/her continued dedication and support to DeSales in a variety of ways.

2017 Recipient:  Mike Murray and Bill Steller


2016 Alumni Awards of Distinction Recipients

Pictured, from L to R: Christine Julian '85, Jennifer Myers '86, Fr. Stash Dailey '00, Mary Callaghan (posthumously - Jerry Callaghan), Mike Duffy '88, Dominic Tiberi '77, Mary and Ed Miller (posthumously - Ryan Miller '03), Patrick Chapman '84

Pictured, from L to R: Christine Julian '85, Jennifer Myers '86, Fr. Stash Dailey '00, Mary Callaghan (posthumously - Jerry Callaghan), Mike Duffy '88, Dominic Tiberi '77, Mary and Ed Miller (posthumously - Ryan Miller '03), Patrick Chapman '84

Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, May 5

Friday, May, 5 we will celebrate Eucharistic Adoration at the school. The day will begin with Mass at 7 a.m. in the chapel followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the entire school day. Eucharistic Adoration will close with Benediction at approximately 2:45 p.m . We would like to invite parents to sign up for a holy hour during the day to come and pray for the students, faculty, and staff. If you care to just drop in and make a visit to the chapel during the day, you may do that as well. 

Sign up here! Online Sign Up Form

Contact Bill or Mary Beth Hinger at bill.hinger@gmail.com or call 614-560-1555 with any questions. 

The intention of the upcoming Eucharistic Adoration is to pray for the members of our senior class as they discern their final post-secondary education plans, and in light of growing divisiveness in our world may our Church serve as a sanctuary for those who are fleeing political or religious persecution.

Parent Volunteers Still Needed for Urban Plunge

Parent Volunteers Still Needed for Urban Plunge

We need Virtus Certified adult volunteers to Chaperone the Urban Plunge on March 6, 7, and 9. Volunteers will need to arrive at the school at 8 a.m. and meet in the Chapel. Adults will then accompany students to the various service sites. You will return to school by 2 p.m. for a closing ceremony which will go until 3:00 p.m.

Email Nichole Fox at fox@desales.co or sign up here!

Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast, February 25

All women associated with St. Francis DeSales are welcome to join us for mass, followed by a complimentary breakfast on February 25 at 9:00 AM.  Jeanne Lennon, owner of Lennonheads Salon, will be the keynote speaker.  This is a wonderful (free!) event and a great way to start your Saturday morning.

Click here to register for the event!

CFTK Dodgeball Tournament - February 20

The Corral For The Kids Dodgeball Tournament is coming up on February 20th, and registration is due February 15 (next Wednesday). The cost is $5 per player ($50 per team).  Registration forms and fees should be turned in to the office - there is a turn in bin on the counter.

Get a team together to help us in the fight against childhood cancer!

Junior Parent Guidance Presentation, March 7

Join the Guidance department for an informative evening concerning the college application process. A panel of professionals from a small and big university, parents with students in college, and two alumni currently attending college will speak on their experiences. 

When:  March 7 at 7:00 p.m. 
Where:  SFD Cafeteria

St. Matthew 8th Grade Spaghetti Dinner - February 11th

Come and support the 8th graders of St Matthew School at this year's Spaghetti Dinner.  The event is being held Saturday, February 11th from 4:30-8:00pm at St Matthew School in Gahanna. Menu includes: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for kids (12 and under) or $30 per family (immediate members only please). The proceeds benefit the class Legacy Gift and Scholarships. To add to the fun a raffle and 50/50 will be held.

Buon Appetito!

2018 England and France Trip

St Francis DeSales is excited about our 3rd trip combining two of Europe's great countries and capitals, France (Paris) and England (London).  On this trip we strive to create a packed, educational, and safe tour to ensure the greatest enjoyment of cultural, historic, and even culinary experiences. We will visit several northern French cities and France's busy and beautiful capital, Paris, the city of lights.  We will also visit the Normandy beaches of WWII including the American cemetery.  You will walk through amazing, charming, and picturesque port cities.  Then take a high speed train, the Eurostar, under the Channel and into the city of cool, London.  

Stallions stop for a photo in Prague during the 2016 International Trip

Stallions stop for a photo in Prague during the 2016 International Trip

  • Day 1 - depart from the US to our destination, Paris!
  • Day 2 - Tour the great city and visit some of the cities most memorable sites.
  • Day 3 - visit one of the world's greatest museums, the Louvre, and see the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and other masterpieces of art.  Night boat ride on the Seine river and a view of Paris at night atop the Eiffel Tower.
  • Day 4 - Travel to Normandy and the ancient city of Rouen, where St Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.
  • Day 5 - visit the beautiful and picturesque port towns of Etretat and Honfleur.
  • Day 6 - We will visit the D Day beaches, site of one of world history's most important battles, where the allied invasion of Europe during WWII took place.  Then visit the medieval walled city of St Malo.
  • Day 7 - Mont St Michel visit
  • Day 8 - Chartres and back to Paris  
  • Day 9 - We will take the Eurostar high speed rail to London.  We will travel under the Channel through one of man's greatest engineering feats.  We will then have a walking tour of London and hang out in the artistic, fast-paced Covent Garden section of London.
  • Day 10 - More of London and for those of you interested everything from Fish 'n Chips to a play in London's theater district.
  • Day 11 - We must return to the US, and this is the day we do it.

What the tour includes: round trip flights, ground transportation, breakfast and dinner, hotels, Eurostar, entrance into all sites on the tour, several other smaller items

What the tour does not include: lunch, personal spending, tips (which will be collected before we leave)

For questions, please contact either Mr S Ulry at ulry@desales.co or Mrs H Evans and evans@desales.co.

Feast Day Mass, January 24, 2017

We will celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint next Tuesday, January 24. All alumni and friends of St. Francis DeSales High School are welcome to attend mass at 9:45 a.m. Bishop Frederick Campbell will preside at the mass. We hope you can join us!

Sign up for the Mother-Son Dance on January 22 at Villa Milano!

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Sign up for the annual St. Francis DeSales Mother-Son Dance, which will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Villa Milano.  

Tickets are $50 per couple and include dinner and dancing.  

Click here to register.  

ALL moms who are planning to attend the Mother-Son dance are asked to email Erin Velazquez at erinv1113@gmail.com pictures of your son to be displayed at the Mother-Son dance. Please email 3 photos (any ages) of your son by Thursday, January 19. Or have your son drop off photos to Mrs. Peggy Griffith in Room 112 by Thursday, January 19.  

Register your Feeder School/Parish Student ID Card


Our Catholic Community


As a member of our Feeder Schools and Parishes, we are providing you with a Student ID Card.  You will receive:

  • FREE admission to several SFD athletic and school event

  • Eligibility for a monthly raffle

  • Electronic newsletters specifically designed for elementary and middle school students

  • Discounts at the Stallion Spirit Shop and much more!

 

Class of 2021 Application Deadline, January 17, 2017

The application deadline for the St. Francis DeSales Class of 2021 is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  


There are 17 First Year Scholarship Awards available for students entering the ninth grade.  SFDHS applicants must complete a First Year Scholarship Application and obtain a teacher/advisor recommendation.  The deadline for first year scholarships is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  


All 8th grade students applying to St. Francis DeSales High School are required to take the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 8:30-11:30 AM. Students that submit an application by January 17, 2017 will be automatically registered for the exam.

Father - Daughter Dance, November 13

Sponsored by the St. Francis DeSales Mothers Club 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
VILLA MILANO, 1630 SCHROCK RD., COLUMBUS, OH

$50 PER COUPLE (1 daughter & 1 father/father figure)
$25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON

ALL young ladies of St. Francis DeSales High School, along with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles (or other special father figure), are invited to dine at the "USS" Villa Milano and enjoy cruising into a tropical paradise!  

Dress up formally as if attending a "Captain's Dinner or wear your Hawaiian-best, like it's a "Luau"!  Either way, it's an evening of fun with good food, friends, and dancing!  

There will also be a short "dance-off" competition!

REGISTER TODAY!