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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Gay/Straight Alliance

GSA is a student group that not only supports our LGBTQ community, but all students who my struggle with different types of bullying. This group sponsors a number of Anti-Bullying events and Campaigns throughout the year, with the hopes of maintaining the feeling of safety and belonging for all students at St. Francis High School


Trimester 2: Tuesdays after school in room A117

Trimester 3: Saints Time - Fridays during Saints Time in room A117

GSA Sponsored Events:

Use Another Word Campaign-

  • "Use Another Word" is a student‐led initiative to decrease the use of disrespectful language

Ally Week

  • Ally Week is an opportunity for students to engage in a national conversation about the meaning of allyship. Ally Week is for everyone: youth are encouraged to learn about what actions they can take to support their peers that may be victims of bullying.
  • An ally is a person who takes demonstrable action supporting members of a marginalized group with which they do not identify.

No Name Calling Week –

  • A week to Celebrate Kindness!
  • We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias.

Day of Silence

  • Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

Advisor /Contact

Jill Salo -

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