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PowerSchool Parent Portal Access

PowerSchool allows parent and guardian access to their children's information over the internet. To access information, an access account must be created. Click on the link below for directions for creating a Single Sign On . . . read more

The Wisdom of Wooden

The Wisdom of Wooden The following is a reprint of lessons from legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. Reprinted from the Kansas State High School ACTIVITIES JOURNAL February 2017 • Volume 79, Number 7 Nine . . . read more

Playing Favorites

Reprinted with permission of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and the NIAAA Publications Committee (Reprinted from the 2016 December edition of the KSHSAA Activities Journal) A wise old coach once . . . read more

Defining Education-based Activity Programs

This article has been reproduced from the November 2016  issue of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Journal. The term “education-based athletics/activities” has been used frequently to describe . . . read more

District In Year Two of SchoolWay Notification

The St. Francis Schools are beginning their second year of using  SchoolWay , a leading developer of mobile applications for K-12 school systems and institutions. Sponsored by Jostens, the free mobile app is available for Apple . . . read more

Grade School Supply Lists

Items needed by students for school

As school time draws near, we often get questions about what school supplies are needed by the elementary students for their classes.  Below are links to supply lists for each grade school class as submitted by the elementary faculty. . . . read more

I Dare You!

Cliff Cushman - I Dare You Written by: Matt Berglund Editors' Note: Matt Berglund is an English teacher and the head wrestling coach at Grand Forks Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Berglund also is the . . . read more

Why Do We Play?

WHY DO WE PLAY? Guest Essay by Jody Redman, Associate Director Minnesota State High School League High school education-based athletics are a valued part of our culture. We value them because we know that the students who . . . read more

Schedule Star Calendar Added to Website

Welcome to Schedule Star Calendar Schedule Star Calendar is now on the School Website at www.usd297.org .  The link can be found under the "Quick Links" tab just to the right of this article.  The calendar . . . read more

What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent

--And What Makes a Great One

St. Francis school officials found the following article on the internet and thought it conveyed an important message.  This article is reproduced from a blog written by Steve Henson on February 15, 2012 for "The Post Game" on . . . read more

School Menu

Daily School Menu Breakfast--Juice, cereal assortment, and milk are offered every morning. Lunch--Jr.-Sr. High is offered salad bar daily.  Milk is offered in both buildings.   . . . read more

Guestbook Opportunity

Tell Us What You Think

We are interested in knowing who is using the school website and for what purposes.  Please let us know who you are, what other information would be useful to you, and any other comments you have about this website.  Also include . . . read more Feedback Icon (11) Comments


……..we wouldn’t ask if we didn’t want it

  You may have noticed these "talking heads" appear on some articles.  Do you know why they are there?  When you see them, it means you are invited to give feedback on that article.  We don't ask for . . . read more

Don't miss anything!

....get free reminders from the Activities Calendar

Check out the Activities Calendar on this site.  This easy-to-use tool: provides up-to-date school activities and events allows you to view and print a daily, weekly or monthly list of calendar events includes a . . . read more

Welcome to www.usd297.org

.....enjoy your visit

Welcome! As you can see, the St Francis Schools website is up and running! We have been working internally for the past few months to get the website designed and working. We will be making additions over the course of the next several . . . read more

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