Friday, June 1, 2018

And the award goes to...

Today we celebrated our underclassmen and their academic accomplishments. So many students recognized for their achievements - making it a proud day to be a Cardinal, indeed!

2018 PFHS Book Award Recipients

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Senior Interns Making Their Mark!

Our senior interns are making their mark - Check us out!

Click the link below to see them in action!

Sophia Wong at UMASS Dept of GeoSciences

Chiarina Sarno White St School Springfield

Emily Gilbert at Premier Physical Therapy in Belchertown

Colin McCarthy at Real Living Realtors

Evan Gardner at Springfield Science Museum

Brian Campbell at Westfield Bank

Tiffany Richard Mater Dolorosa School grade 5

Michelle Tran Holyoke Gas and Electric

Vince Bussolari at Pop's Biscotti and Chocolates

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Seniors Hit the Road

This week finds our seniors taking their skills into the community! 
Our Senior Internship Program provides students in their final semester at Pope Francis High School with an opportunity to explore a profession, vocation or social justice program. Each student must source out their own internship opportunity and is advised by a site mentor. The program culminates with a formal presentation
 to a faculty panel. 

Arian Taveras at Gus Coelho Auto Repair, Ludlow

 Ethan Pilon at the Dept.of Children and Family, Springfield

Hy Huynh at Fortuna Auto, Springfield

Anna Cichon at Pioneer Valley Cardiology, Springfield
Patrick Vu at Pretty Nail Salon

Friday, May 18, 2018

Our Sights Are On the Future

Although we are immersed in a flurry of year-end activities, we just couldn't help but pause and reflect on what the future holds for Pope Francis High when we saw this drone photo courtesy of Western Mass News' Bob Hastings!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Our Pride is Not Only for Our Students

So many accomplishments to celebrate this time of year at Pope Francis High School! This Saturday, David Estabrook, a member of our social studies department faculty, will receive his Masters in Education. At last night's hooding ceremony, he was entered into Delta Epsilon Sigma, an honors society established in 1939 for Catholic Universities.

 Congratulations, Mr. Estabrook! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Striking a Pose

Two days of rehearsals left before Opening Night! Can you guess who's striking fear Into the Woods?? Find out on Friday night, 5/11 at 7p.m. at Central High School. 

Can't make Friday night?
Come to one of these shows:
Saturday May 12 @ 7pm 
Sunday May 13 @ 2pm
Central High School, Springfield MA
$15 Adult $10 Children & Seniors Citizens- 
$7 PFHS Students

Monday, May 7, 2018

Three Days Before the Rise of a Blue Moon

... and 4 days until the premiere of the Pope Francis Players production of "Into the Woods"!  The student actors wrapped up their final day of rehearsal prep this weekend before moving over to the big stage at Central High School this afternoon. 

 As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty. Find out what those ingredients are on opening night, Friday, May 11th!

You won't want to miss this production! 
Friday May 11@ 7pm
Saturday May 12 @ 7pm 
Sunday May 13 @ 2pm
Central High School, Springfield MA
$15 Adult $10 Children & Seniors Citizens- 
$7 PFHS Students

Friday, May 4, 2018

Wrapping Up the Week

Welcome to the Weekend!

Religious Studies teacher, Mr.Hollwedel playing a friendly
game of chess with freshman Tayzhon James after a busy week.

This Reminds Me When ...

Today students in Senora Thomas' Spanish 2 class had "Show and Tell" with a twist! The project was based on the student's favorite childhood object. They were learning the imperfect tense and the preterite tense in Spanish and were instructed to use those tenses throughout their presentation and essay. 
A fun and personal way to practice the Spanish language!



No Coasting For Our Students...

The heat is on with a ton of academic year end activity - and it hit 90 degrees this week! Our students are bringing their best right to the end by representing Pope Francis Prep at our New Family Orientation and Social last night. You guys are the best!