Clubs & Activities

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  • Anime Club

    Moderator - Ms. Mollie McDermott
  • Art Club

    In addition to the performing arts, our students are also very creative in the various areas of the graphic arts.
  • Campus Ministry

    During their high school years, our young men develop both the capacity and desire for a deeper relationship with Christ, expressed through prayer and ministry.

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  • Chess Club

    Moderator – Mrs. Amanda Spaugh
  • Computer Club

    Moderator - Mr. Mark Niedziela

    Computer Club is for everyone interested in computers.  We explore all aspects of computer hardware, software, and networking.  Activities include the exploration of alternative operating systems such as Linux and computer programming concepts using HTML, Java, C++, and Perl.

    Computer Club membership is a select group of individuals. New students may join by contacting the moderator.
     
  • Concert Band

    "Whereas one of the most important areas of learning is art in all its forms - for although we must strive to prevent self-annihilation, life is not worth living without the arts"

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  • Crusader (Yearbook)

    Moderator - Mrs. Toni Lambert

    The Crusader is an organization which publishes our school’s annual yearbook. The organization uses online publication and software to provide the Yearbook the Co-Editors help set deadlines and assignments.
  • Environmental Science Club

    Moderator - Mr. Brian Klute

    ESC encourages students interested in pursing a career in any science-related field. Those with interests in environmental science, animals or any other “ology” are urged to join this group. ESC provides recycling for the campus and club members learn to care for a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Students choose their particular area of interest and are not assigned to any required activity.
  • Franciscan Youth Ministry (FYM)

    Moderator: Mr. Rory Reichenberg

    Franciscan Youth Ministry (FYM) is a student organization that seeks to live out the Christian, Catholic, and Franciscan identity of St. Francis High School. FYM provides students an opportunity to get involved with off-campus activities that involve faith, service to others, fellowship, and (always) food.  We also participate in pro-life activities across the Diocese, in Albany, and in Washington D.C.  In a typical year over 100 students participate in at least one of our 20 off-campus trips.  All students at St. Francis High School are invited to participate in FYM. 
     


    
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

    Moderator: Mrs. Toni Lambert

    FBLA is a national student business organization set to prepare students in all aspects of becoming a successful business leader. Students compete in various competitions with a variety of competitive events.
  • Jazz Messengers

    Director: Craig Fattey
    The Jazz Messengers is our jazz ensemble that performs at all school concerts as well as doing "gigs" outside of the school.  We play music from a variety of styles; jazz, rock and pop with an emphasis on improvisation.
  • K-OS Percussion Ensemble

    Director: Marcia Fattey
    K-OS is our percussion ensemble that performs at all school concerts as well as off campus.  Much like the internationally known ensemble "STOMP", K-OS plays on traditional percussion instruments as well as unconventional "items".  K-OS is unique in the WNY percussion community.
     
  • Men's Choir

    Director: Mr. Chris DeVries
    Men's Choir is our all-volunteer vocal ensemble, providing music for our liturgies and our concerts. We sing music from all different styles; from Bach to Beach Boys, Palestrina to Pop and more!
  • Intramural Sports Program

  • Math Club


     
  • Mock Trial

    The Mock Trial team gives students the opportunity to experience the American judicial system first hand. Students analyze a fictitious case, authored by the New York State Bar Association, and take part in an actual re-enactment of the case as witnesses and attorneys. Joseph C. Lorigo and R.J. Friedman, two local lawyers and SFHS (1999) graduates, assist the students in preparing for their roles as witnesses and attorneys. After preparation and practice of their positions, the students compete locally in the New York State Mock Trial competition with local winners moving on to regional and statewide competition.
  • Model UN

    The Model United Nations gives students the opportunity to participate in discussions and perhaps solutions to world problems. The represent a member nation, write resolutions and then defend their resolutions through a debate forum. They also attend a General Assembly where all resolutions are voted on. Practices and meetings are held after school from January through March.
  • Mundi Eventus

    Moderator - Mr. Patrick Hannon
  • National Honor Society

  • Performing and Visual Arts Society (PAVAS)

    Fr. Mark David Skura, OFM Conv.

    Performing and Visual Arts Society (PAVAS) is a national organization dedicated to recognizing and honoring those juniors and seniors who make significant contributions to the performing and visual arts. Membership in PAVAS is by invitation which is generally based on length of service and quality of commitment to the various aspects of the arts program on our campus. Annual induction takes place at the Art Awards Banquet.
  • Pit Orchestra

  • Role Playing Club

    Moderator - Mr. Mark Niedziela
  • Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is a competitive team for students interested in various science topics. Throughout the year, members study and prepare materials to compete in different events at a regional tournament held in February. Events include engineering devices to perform specific tasks, performing experiments, identifying fossils, and learning about natural phenomena.
  • SFHSWriters@Work

    Moderator - Mr. Thomas O'Malley

    An online platform for student authors, SFHSWriters@Work is a combination school newspaper and literary magazine, updated monthly.
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  • Ski Club

     The ski club is open to skiers and snowboarders.
    Typically the students purchase the Ultimate Ski pass and collectively pay for a school bus for eight (8) Friday Nights from January to March at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville NY. The bus leaves St. Francis at 3:45pm and returns at 11:15pm where parents pickup their son. The bus is limited to 32 students. Only current St. Francis students are eligible to purchase a ski pass through St. Francis High School. Paperwork is available in the Main Office seasonally.
  • Spanish Club

    (El Circulo Espanol)
    Moderator - Miss Norma Hess

    The main objective of the Spanish Club is to bring students together with their classmates and moderators in order to learn more about Hispanic culture and customs.

    Students participate in a variety of events and activities which have included making crafts, a Spanish Mass, cooking and food tasting, visits to museums, dinner at local restaurants, playing games and watching films.

    Students also become familiar with different holidays like el dia de los Muertos and el Cinco de Mayo.

    The Spanish Club also participates in Homecoming Weekend, National Foreign Language Week and goes Christmas caroling at an area nursing home.

    Meetings are bi-weekly from September through May. There are some evening events. Membership is open to students who have studied or are currently studying Spanish.
  • St. Francis Players

    For over 40 years, St. Francis High School has produced full scale, Broadway style musicals. Coupled with an even longer history of presenting quality dramas has made the school's drama program a cornerstone of our Fine Arts program.

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  • St. Francis Players Technical Staff (Stage Crew)

    For over 40 years, St. Francis High School has produced full scale, Broadway style musicals. Coupled with an even longer history of presenting quality dramas has made the school's drama program a cornerstone of our Fine Arts program.

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  • Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)

    Moderator – Mrs. Cindy Krug
  • Student Council

    Moderators - Ms. Sarah Braunscheidel & Mrs. Katie Fattey
School spirit and involvement in school-sponsored activities are essential elements to a student’s success at St. Francis High School. Numerous clubs and activities are available to satisfy the interests of our diverse student body. It is through these clubs and activities that school spirit comes alive, truly making St. Francis a “home away from home”.
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