Principal's Office

Principal - Mr. Thomas Braunscheidel
Bachelor Degree – State University of NY Fredonia
Master of Education – State University of NY at Buffalo
Career at St. Francis
Guidance Counselor 1993 – 2000
Assistant Principal 2000– 2006
Principal 2006 to present

List of 3 news stories.

  • Appreciating Diversity as Part of Brotherhood

    Recently I heard a statistic about Western New York.  Apparently, on a day to day basis, a resident of WNY has a 90% chance of going through their day without having a meaningful interaction with a person from a different culture or race.  This makes you wonder about what impact this has on our students.  In a world that is growing more interconnected through technology and commerce, I believe it is important that our young people be informed about other cultures and races, and fully appreciate the richness of diversity.
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  • January/February 2020

    As we approach the end of the second quarter, we find ourselves at the mid point of the academic year.  This is a great time for parents and students to sit down and take stock of what progress has been made thus far.  Brush off the plan that you made at the beginning of the year and ask yourself, "Is my plan working?"  If not, make changes.  Write the new plan down.  Hang it on the fridge or on the mirror in your son's bedroom.
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  • Helping Your Son Set Healthy Limits

    Sleep deprivation is a chronic problem amongst the general population, but it is particularly troublesome amongst high school aged students.  An alarming number of students are being identified as chronically sleep deprived.  This sleep deprivation first and foremost may be putting young people in danger when they get behind the wheel to drive.  Driving in a sleep deprived condition can be as bad as driving under the influence.  Adequate sleep is also required for maximum cognitive functioning.  So, a sleep deprived student is simply not capable of doing as well as he would when rested.  Please talk to your son about a reasonable time in which the computer, TV and text messaging stops so he can get the rest he needs.  Most teenagers require at least 8 hours of sleep or more.  Most teens will tell you they don't get it.  Don't let him waste your tuition dollars - make sure he gets the rest he needs.
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