Eucharistic Adoration, Friday (3/1)

On Friday, March 1, 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. 

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.

Purchase Your Tickets for Casino Royale (3/8)

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ABOUT

Casino Royale is one of the major event fund raisers for the school that supports our curricular programs while at the same time provides a fun social gathering for our community. The evening offers a live and silent auction, great food from Carfagna’s, casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette, and live music from the Street Players Band.

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities!

VOLUNTEER TO HELP

To help with the planning or on the day of the event, click here!

WHAT IS CASINO ROYALE?
It serves as one of the three event fundraisers for St. Francis DeSales High School co-curricular programs while at the same time provides a fun social gathering with friends. The evening offers a live and silent auction, great food, and casino games; plus live music from the Street Players Band!  Click here for more information.

CFTK Dodgeball Tournament (2/18)

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Join us for a dodgeball tournament to benefit pediatric cancer on Feb 18th (President’s Day-no school)! It will be held in the St. Francis DeSales Gymnasium beginning with check in starting at 11. All proceeds benefit the Oncology department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital! Teams consist of 10 players (mix of schools and grade levels), the cost is $50 dollars per team ($5 per person). Food will be provided.

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

Want to support the event but don’t want to play? Come watch for $5 -- no registration required.

Robert J. Brennan named 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus

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Bishop Campbell presiding over Saint Francis de Sales Feast Day Mass on January 24, 2019

Bishop Campbell presiding over Saint Francis de Sales Feast Day Mass on January 24, 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, New York, as the 12th Bishop of Columbus. He succeeds Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, whose resignation and retirement, has been accepted by the Holy Father.

Bishop-Designate Brennan will be installed as Bishop of Columbus during a Mass on Friday, March 29, 2019. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Campbell as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Columbus, and he will continue to lead the Diocese until the Mass of Installation.

Bishop-DesignateBrennan sends his special greetings to the people of our Diocese, and you can view it below:

 
 
 

“As we begin this new chapter in the history of the Church here in the Diocese of Columbus, I humbly request that you keep Bishop Brennan and Bishop Campbell in your prayers.  May they be abundantly blessed now and always as they serve and minister to the people of God’s Holy Church, especially here in the Diocese of Columbus.”

- Dan Garrick, Principal

 

2019 Mother - Son Winter Chalet Dinner & Dance (2/10)

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Join us for the Mother - Son 
Winter Chalet Dinner & Dance

Sunday, February 10
6pm-9pm at 
Villa Milano

Tickets are $25 per person. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Please email at least one (1) picture (maximum of three pictures) of mom and son for the event slideshow to Peggy Griffith at griffith@desales.co.

Register for the Class of 2023 Entrance Exam Workshop

 
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ENTRANCE EXAM WORKSHOP
JANUARY 12, 2019

All 8th grade students applying to St. Francis DeSales High School are required to take the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30-11:30 AM. Students that submit an application by January 16, 2019 will be automatically registered for the exam.

SFDHS administers the High School Placement, developed by Scholastic Testing Services.  This exam is designed to recognize a student’s potential to achieve success in a college preparatory curriculum.

Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and performance on the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam held on January 19, 2019.  St. Francis de Sales Merit Scholarships are $3,500 renewable scholarships and the Franciscan Sisters Scholarships are $1,500 renewable scholarships.  

Follow us on Social Media!

Stay up-to-date and connected with St. Francis DeSales High School. Join a social media group to follow what’s happening on campus.

TWITTER  @SFDStallions

Follow us on Twitter.  We'll tweet interesting happenings at St. Francis DeSales, along with important dates and events.

 

FACEBOOK  @SFDStallions

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INSTAGRAM  @SFDStallions

We're constantly sharing fun and interesting photos.   

Giving Tuesday / Holiday Give

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This campaign ended on November 28, 2018, but you can still make a gift to St. Francis DeSales High School!

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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 Brennan Schlabig, Admissions Counselor at Schlabig@DeSales.co.

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

Discovery Night - November 28, 2018

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St. Francis DeSales Discovery Night
November 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Parents and prospective students are invited to attend these information sessions to discover how St. Francis DeSales provides a unique educational experience for you. Meet our administrative staff, as well as faculty members, that can answer your questions regarding curriculum, athletics, clubs and activities, service opportunities and financial aid.

Held in the Saint Francis DeSales cafeteria from 7:00-8:30 PM, limited space is available.  RSVP here.  Contact the admissions office at (614) 265-3380 or barber@desales.co with questions.

SESSION 3 - November 28th: Tuition Assistance and Scholarships, College Preparation, Athletic Programs

Volunteers Needed

Throughout the year, St. Francis DeSales High School facilitates many school activities, events, and projects. These events could not happen successfully without the assistance of our DeSales family.

Click the link below to see how you can match your skills and talents with the many volunteer opportunities available.

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2018 Father Daughter Fall Ball - November 4

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4
Villa Milano
6 pm - 8 pm

Tickets are $25 per person
Doors open at 5:30 PM
RSVP Here

Columbus Suburban College Fair - October 7, 2018

The 2018 Columbus Suburban College Fair

Sunday, October 7
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Clements Center Otterbein University
Westerville, OH 43081

About:  Since 1980 a consortium of Columbus (Ohio) suburban high schools has sponsored a college fair each autumn to assist students and their parents explore college opportunities. Since that time, the fair has experienced tremendous growth in both size and stature. Each year more than 4,000 students and parents from the Columbus area and more than 200 colleges, universities and military representatives from across the United States have participated. Otterbein University has generously hosted the fair since 1985. The fair is presented in the spacious Clements Center. The impressive success of the Columbus Suburban College Fair has brought many accolades. In 1992, in recognition of its outstanding continuous service to students and parents, the fair was honored by the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling as the first program to be inducted into the Ohio College Fair Hall of Fame. This program has been registered with the OACAC College Day/Night Calendar Committee.

FOR STUDENTS – College Fair Preparation

  • Look over the list of colleges participating. Target a few you want to see. The college tables are arranged alphabetically. 

  • Introduce yourself to the college representative. Shake his/her hand. Make eye contact. He/She might ask you to fill out an interest card or sign your name to a list.

  • Ask questions that aren’t answered in books or literature such as, "How do you assign roommates in the dorms?" or "Is it hard to change majors at the college?"

  • Print Labels including your name, address, email, and high school prior to attending fair.  These labels can be placed on interest cards for the individual colleges in place of handwriting your information.  

Register for SFD Dance Camp!

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St. Francis DeSales Dance Team is proud to sponsor:

Dance Camp 2018

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 9AM - 12PM

Cost $30 (includes camp, t-shirt and admission to the Bishop Hartley game on Oct. 12)


ABOUT:  Arrival and check-in at the DeSales gymnasium begins at 8:45 a.m. Dance instruction (in small groups by age) will begin at 9:15 a.m. The Dancers will learn warm-up, stretching exercises and dance routines. Each group will perform their routines for parents beginning at noon. Parents are encouraged to come and watch the performances (don’t forget to bring your camera!). Camp will be dismissed once the performances have concluded. All Dancers are invited to perform with the DeSales Marching Band during pre-game at the DeSales vs. Bishop Hartley football game on 10/12.

Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing; bring a water bottle (with child’s name on it) and lots of enthusiasm! Small snack will be provided. Please note below any dietary restrictions.

Mail registration form (download below) and check made out to DeSales Band Boosters to: Megan Polk, 154 Helmbright Ct., Gahanna, OH 43230 by Sept. 21.

Registrants after this date may not receive t-shirts. If you have any questions, contact Dance Team coaches Nicole Rossetti at nicolerossetti1@gmail.com, Christy Muhoberac at christymuhoberac@hotmail.com or Megan Polk at megan.polk17@gmail.com.

Purchase Tickets for Friends in the Courtyard - 9/26/18

Wednesday, September 26

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Come and enjoy an evening with friends where you can sample the finest wines from around the world and participate in a live
and silent auction.

Multiple wine distributors and local micro breweries will be featured.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres catered by Carfagna's.

Proceeds from this event provide financial support for St. Francis DeSales High School co-curricular programs including athletics, 
band, drama, and over 30 scholastic
and interest-based clubs.  

While sampling the finest wines, you can participate in a "Reverse Raffle"  for your chance to win at least a $1,000 cash prize! You can purchase your raffle tickets when you register for the event.  

Tickets are $35 per person.

SFD and Catholic Schools in Session Tomorrow (9/5)

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Dear Parents;

As you may have heard Columbus Public Schools have made the decision to cancel classes for tomorrow due to the extreme heat.  Please note that Saint Francis DeSales High School will be in session.  In order to make our students a bit more comfortable during this heat wave we will allow our students to be out of uniform tomorrow. In order to ensure that students are in compliance with out of uniform parameters please consult the SFD Family Handbook regarding what is permitted when we are out of uniform.

In addition, students are encouraged to carry water bottles with them during this heat.  No soda, Gatorade or other sugary drinks are permitted in the classrooms as they draw bees and other insects.  It is important to note that during the course of a school day students do have access to Air-Conditioning; however, should a student begin to experience any heat related distress they should let a teacher or administrator know immediately so they can receive immediate attention.

In closing, for those students who are reliant on Columbus or Gahanna transportation we have been notified that buses will transport on their normal schedule. 

Peace and God’s Blessings,

Dan Garrick

Principal

Eucharistic Adoration, Friday, September 7

On Friday, September 7, 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. 

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.