We are a Catholic college-preparatory high school community for young men. We promote the academic, spiritual, social and physical development of our students. We do this in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales who challenges us to "Be who we are and be that well."
John Booth, Mackenzie Mayo, and Shelton Evans sign to play sports in college
Congratulations to John Booth who committed to play water polo for Notre Dame College of Ohio, Mackenzie Mayo who committed to play baseball for Trine, and Shelton Evans who committed to wrestle for Baldwin Wallace today in the presence of family, friends and coaches.
The “Eco-Educator Award” for Secondary educators was presented recently to Mr. Scott Secrest by S.A.V.E. Inc. for his work on teaching about energy efficiency and wind and solar power as energy source alternatives.
Mr. Secrest graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Miami University and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona. He has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism at St. Francis de Sales High School since the fall of 2000, and has been chair of the science department since 2004.
The Honors Physics Class, under the instruction of Scott Secrest, held its catapult spam toss demonstration and competition today. This end of the year project gives the students a chance to combine everything they have learned this year regarding energy and motion into a hands-on design and work project. The longest throw today measured 73 meters.
"Les Miserables", set in the early 19th century, is the story of Jean Valjean a burly French peasant of abnormal strength and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister's child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him to, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.
The music is powerful and memorable including such songs as, “At the End of the Day”, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Lovely Ladies”, “Who am I”, “Master of the House”, “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many, many more.
Principal cast members include Derek Kastner as Jean Valjean, Robert Pamies as Javert, Erin Johns as Cossette, Alexis AbouAmaj as Eponine, Nick Dombi as Thenardier, Katie Shade as Madame Thenardie, Stephen Gullette as Marius, and April Varner as Fantine.
St. Francis de Sales student attorneys Hunter Mortemore, left, and Andy Rutkowski confer at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition in Toledo Municipal Court (Read the whole story courtesy TheToledo Blade, photo by Lori King)
The SFS mock trial team, under the guidance of Mr. Gary Miesle, SFS instructor of Criminal Justice, Business Law, American Government, and Sports History, took part in the Ohio Center For Law Related Education’s annual high school mock trial competition in February at the Toledo Municipal Court. Members of the team are Senior Max Pfeiffer; Juniors Ethan Ames, Kyle Bueter, Brian Devaney, Colin Kenney, Aaron Natyshak, and Andrew Rutkowski; Sophomores Javier Gomez, Lionel Brock; and Freshmen David Hart, Kyle McGibbeny, and Hunter Mortemore. Ames was selected as the outstanding attorney by the judges presiding over his trial.
The Honorable Jeffery B. Keller, Presiding Judge of the Oregon Municipal Court, recently addressed the students of Mr. Miesle’s Criminal Justice class. Judge Keller, a graduate of Oregon Clay high school, the University of Toledo, and the University of Toledo College of Law, has been the court’s presiding judge for the last seven years. He explained the operation of the Oregon Municipal Court, including its jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal matters. In addition, Judge Keller discussed the Court’s use of electronic monitoring technology to insure that offenders sentenced to community control comply with the conditions of their probation.
Congratulations to Kyle Lach for shattering the record that has stood for 27 years at St. Francis de Sales. He ran a 9:24.91 in the 3200 meter run on Saturday at the Comet Relays in Amherst. This performance established a new school record in the event, breaking the mark of 9:29.1 set by Brad Wotring in 1986.
George Seifried, Blake Griffey, Architect Scot Rossi, Kayla Adolph and Neera Martin
Sophomores, Blake Griffey and Patrick Monaghan, completed and entered their architecture design projects in the city-wide AIA High School Design Competition. The awards ceremony was held recently and Blake won two first place awards; The Young Architects Forum Divine Detail Competition and the Freshman/Sophomore Architectural Competition!
This is a very tough competition and quite an accomplishment as St. Francis is up against schools that actually compete as part of a class for credit, not an extra-curricular club like St. Francis. The architecture club is a joint club with students from St. Ursula Academy and its moderator is Mrs. Ellen Loeffler-Kalinoski. Congratulations!
St. Francis de Sales High School's yearbook, The Accolade 2012: Destination KnightNation has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11 celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and creation.
Pictured here are (standing) Alec Georgoff, Matt Cark, David Shelton, Kyle Kokotaylo, Dan O'Shea, Christian Pina, Griffin Richardson, and Joe Kanous.(Kneeling) Coach Mark Walton, Joe Granata, Trinidad Wyatt, Justin Park, Josh Copi, and Austin McDaniel. Not pictured: Adam Link, Rodney Blackman
On Sunday, April 7th, fifteen members of the St. Francis de Sales Chess Team finished three days of competition at the National Championships, which were held in Nashville, Tennessee.