FHHS News

FHSD students participate in District level SkillsUSA competition
Francis Howell Students Excel in SkillsUSA District Competition
Posted on 03/12/2019
Twenty-five FHSD students from the Lewis & Clark Career Center have earned the right to compete at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in April. Competing recently at the District level, students from FHHS, FHC, and FHN earned a total of nine gold medals. The students were competing in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral categories that relate directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.  Read more about Francis Howell Students Excel in SkillsUSA District Competition
Students participate in science class
FHSD High Schools Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished Schools” for 2018-19
Posted on 03/07/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and Francis Howell North High School have all been named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019. The three FHSD high schools are among only 12 high schools in Missouri to receive this Distinction for 2018-2019, and among only 50 high schools in the nation to be recognized for two consecutive years.  Read more about FHSD High Schools Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished Schools” for 2018-19
Rachael Wilcox stands with Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris and Principal Emily Pavia
Independence Teacher Rachael Wilcox Named 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Posted on 02/27/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Rachael Wilcox, a first grade teacher at Independence Elementary School, has been selected as the 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year. Her goal, simply stated, is to inspire students both personally and academically. Wilcox feels her most important contribution is building relationships with her students.  Read more about Independence Teacher Rachael Wilcox Named 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Lisha Ewing stands with Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris, Mark Delaney, and FHU community members
Francis Howell Union ESC Lisha Ewing Selected as 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year
Posted on 02/26/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Lisha Ewing, Educational Support Counselor at Francis Howell Union, has been selected as the 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year. Ewing has distinguished herself as a dedicated employee by continually going above and beyond to support her school community.  Read more about Francis Howell Union ESC Lisha Ewing Selected as 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year
Arianna Chaves from FHN, Stephanie Monson from FHC, and David Yang from FHHS
Three FHSD Seniors Named Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Posted on 02/22/2019
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that FHSD seniors Arianna Chaves from FHN, Stephanie Monson from FHC, and David Yang from FHHS have been named candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The 4,500 candidates from across the country were selected out of nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.  Read more about Three FHSD Seniors Named Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Wrestler Ryan Skillington
FHHS Junior Wrestler Ryan Skillington Wins State Title
Posted on 02/19/2019
Congratulations to FHHS junior Ryan Skillington, he is the latest State Champion to come out of the Viking wrestling program! Ryan became the first Howell heavyweight in the history of the storied program to win a State Championship. The FHHS wrestling program has now crowned a State Champion in four consecutive years and had a wrestler in the State Finals for six straight years. The boys program finished 8th as a team for their fifth straight "Top 10" State finish.  Read more about FHHS Junior Wrestler Ryan Skillington Wins State Title
FHHS DECA attends the annual District career development conference
FHHS DECA State Qualifiers
Posted on 02/15/2019
Students from the FHHS Chapters of Missouri DECA: An Association of Marketing Students joined over 750 other high school marketing students at the annual District career development conference held February 6, 2019 at South County Center.  Read more about FHHS DECA State Qualifiers
FHHS students on National Signing Day
National Signing Day in FHSD
Posted on 02/07/2019
National Signing Day is a proud moment each year for many student-athletes in FHSD. It is a day to celebrate their successes and hard work throughout high school. It is a day to thank their parents, coaches, and all those who have supported them along the way. Most importantly, it is a day where these students are able to sign a commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. FHN senior Kamryn Bell was one of 23 students that signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 6. “I’m really excited. This is a big step forward,” said Bell. “I’m very thankful that I had the opportunity to play a sport at FHN. It got me to where I am now and it really gave me the full experience.” Like Bell, each of these students has an exciting future ahead of them. FHSD is looking forward to what they will all accomplish.  Read more about National Signing Day in FHSD
Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
Posted on 02/05/2019
In February, students at FHHS were treated to an updated lunch room and brand new meal options as Sodexo rolled out Taste4. Taste4 brings global tastes into the spotlight, along with shakable flavors and specialty sauces. Students can select meal options from monitors displaying that day’s menu and are given a variety of healthier options.  Read more about Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
Students work with a robot
FHSD Celebrates Coding During “We Love to Code Month”
Posted on 02/04/2019
During the month of February, students across the District will be provided opportunities to participate in various coding activities as part of “We Love to Code” month. This is the fourth year FHSD has hosted a District-wide event focused on coding, but the first time the event has spanned an entire month.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Coding During “We Love to Code Month”
FHHS teachers discussing in a group
Francis Howell High School and Henderson Elementary Recognized as Model PLC Schools
Posted on 01/23/2019
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Quality Schools has recognized Francis Howell High School and Henderson Elementary as 2018 Missouri Model Professional Learning Community Schools.  Read more about Francis Howell High School and Henderson Elementary Recognized as Model PLC Schools
Online Registration Open Jan. 15 - 24
Online Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 15-24
Posted on 01/10/2019
The Francis Howell School District will hold online registration for the 2019-20 school year for secondary students beginning Jan. 15, at 8:00 AM. Registration will close on Jan. 24, at 5:00 PM.  Read more about Online Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 15-24
FHHS students working in science lab
FHSD Named to Ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/14/2018
FHSD has been honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. FHSD is one of only five school districts in Missouri, and one of only 363 in North America, to achieve this distinction. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, the District had to increase the number of students participating in AP while also maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. Reaching these goals indicates that FHSD is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for Advanced Placement. This is the fifth time that FHSD has been named to the prestigious list.  Read more about FHSD Named to Ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll
National Board Certified Teacher
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 12/10/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that six teachers in the District have earned or renewed their National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. FHSD now has 59 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  Read more about FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD strives to communicate effectively with all members of the community. To ensure that the District and all school and program websites are accessible to everyone, FHSD has implemented a new accessibility monitoring system. Monsido is an online scanner that tracks website accessibility compliance as outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The tool highlights occurrences in the website that are non-compliant with these industry standards and provides guidelines on how to rectify them.  Read more about FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD high school students on Raven Robotics Team 1288
FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD high school students on Raven Robotics Team 1288 work together to build robots to compete in an annual challenge, but one of the biggest challenges every year is securing the necessary funding. Enter the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, which recently awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to Raven Robotics to support their FIRST Robotics activities. FIRST enables teams of students to compete with others in building, designing and programming their own robots to perform preassigned tasks, giving young students a chance to get involved with real-world engineering.  Read more about FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
First Impact: Preparing Drivers for the Road Ahead
FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
Posted on 12/03/2018
If you have a teenager starting to drive soon, you have a chance to learn about how to help overcome the risks teen drivers face. FHSD’s Parent Speaker Series will host First Impact: Preparing Drivers for the Road Ahead on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the FHSD Administration Building located at 4545 Central School Road in St. Charles.  Read more about FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
Athlete on the FHHS girls wrestling team competes in a match
FHHS Girls Wrestling
Posted on 11/29/2018
The FHHS boys wrestling team has won four Missouri State Championships and boasts 31 individual State Champions, a veritable Viking wrestling dynasty. In 2018-19 the FHHS girls wrestling team steps into the spotlight for the first time, and they look forward to continuing that great wrestling tradition. KSDK Channel 5 was at the first ever FHHS girls wrestling meet. View the video here.  Read more about FHHS Girls Wrestling
FHHS students on Early Signing Day
FHSD Early Signing Day
Posted on 11/20/2018
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, more than two dozen high school student-athletes from across the District signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) as part of the NCAA early signing period. Each of these students signed a commitment to continue their educational and athletic careers in college. However, it was also an opportunity for the students to be recognized for their success and hard work in high school. Families, fellow teammates, and coaches were present for the signings to celebrate and support these talented and deserving students.  Read more about FHSD Early Signing Day
FHHS students attend the Lewis State Conference
FHHS Students Attend Youth and Government State Conference
Posted on 11/19/2018
FHHS Youth and Government students recently spent three days in Jefferson City for the Lewis State Conference. The delegation consisted of 54 students, and more than 600 students from around Missouri attended the conference. The following students served in leadership roles this year:  Read more about FHHS Students Attend Youth and Government State Conference
Students load a school bus
FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
Posted on 11/16/2018
School bus transportation is typically the second biggest expenditure for school districts after salary and benefits. FHSD has used First Student (and its predecessor Laidlaw) to provide student transportation services for the District since 1999. The 2018-19 school year is the final year of the most recent two-year contract extension.  Read more about FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
FHN students hold their awards at the National High School Journalism Convention
FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
Posted on 11/09/2018
Student journalists in FHSD do some amazing work, and not surprisingly, earn plenty of well-deserved awards and recognition. Most recently representatives from all three Francis Howell high schools traveled to Chicago in November for the National High School Journalism Convention. This gathering of high school journalists and their advisers is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. With more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention is the largest gathering of student journalists in the country.  Read more about FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
CAPS Program Information Meetings
CAPS Program Information Meetings
Posted on 11/09/2018
Attention juniors and seniors! Are you interested in learning real-world skills in the business, healthcare, or technology fields? Then check out the CAPS Program, a real-world business immersion program that provides invaluable hands-on experience and insights to guide your future studies and careers!  Read more about CAPS Program Information Meetings
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Posted on 11/05/2018
Providing easy access to your student’s information is a top priority for FHSD. Class schedules, assignments, attendance, course registration, report cards, and transcripts are all accessed through Infinite Campus, the District’s student information system. Infinite Campus is undergoing some upgrades to improve communication and enhance the user experience for parents and students.  Read more about Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
FHSD Veterans Day Events
FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Posted on 11/05/2018
In honor of Veterans Day and in appreciation for the men and women who have served our country, FHSD schools will participate in a variety of events to recognize our heroes. A list of the activities occurring throughout the District can be found below:  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
First responders stand on the FHHS football field
4th Annual First Responder’s Night
Posted on 10/26/2018
By Sophia Jacobson, FHHS senior - On Oct. 12, the Francis Howell community came together for the 4th annual First Responder’s Night football game. Viking fans, friends, and family joined together to recognize first responders and military personnel. The event is a joint effort between Activities Director Sean Erwin and the 12th Man Football Boosters.  Read more about 4th Annual First Responder’s Night
FHHS senior David Yang with the Board of Education
Student Spotlight – FHHS’s David Yang Represents Students at the October Board Meeting
Posted on 10/19/2018
Talented. Courageous. Gregarious. These are just a few of the adjectives that Principal David Wedlock used to describe FHHS senior David Yang at the October Board Meeting. The Board of Education was honored to welcome Yang as the student representative for this month.  Read more about Student Spotlight – FHHS’s David Yang Represents Students at the October Board Meeting
National Merit Semi-Finalists 2019
Eleven FHSD Seniors Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Posted on 10/11/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that eleven students have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors are among 16,000 Semifinalists chosen as part of the annual academic competition. The Semifinalists, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $30 million, to be awarded in the spring. The FHSD Semifinalists are:  Read more about Eleven FHSD Seniors Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
National Physical Therapy Month
FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October
Posted on 10/03/2018
School-based physical therapy involves dynamic collaboration with students, staff, and parents to ensure that every student is able to successfully navigate the school environment and effectively learn, socialize, and play. At FHSD, this includes assessing all areas where a student might interact during the school day – bus, classroom, hallways, playgrounds, gymnasiums, and lunch rooms – to ensure that the student can be as independent as possible in their functional mobility.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October
FHHS football players visit Carter in the hospital during his treatment.
#CourageousCarter – Carter Hinkle Receives Support from FHHS and FHMS
Posted on 09/18/2018
The daily life of a new high school freshman can be challenging. Balancing homework and extra-curricular activities on top of a personal and family life can be difficult for anyone. But for Carter Hinkle, a freshman at Francis Howell High School, there is all of that and a much bigger challenge - fighting a battle against cancer.  Read more about #CourageousCarter – Carter Hinkle Receives Support from FHHS and FHMS
Game Update! Graphic
Friday Night Football Game Moved; First Responders Night Festivities Postponed
Posted on 09/05/2018
One of the most anticipated and attended events in the Howell community is the “First Responders Night” football game that recognizes our First Responders and military personnel while raising money for the Backstoppers. Each year, over 5,000 fans attend the game to celebrate our First Responders, military, and Howell community.   Read more about Friday Night Football Game Moved; First Responders Night Festivities Postponed
FHHS students attend FCCLA National Leadership Conference
FHHS Students Attend FCCLA Nationals
Posted on 08/24/2018
Over the summer five FHHS students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference and compete in STAR event competitions. The theme of this year’s conference was “inspired by FCCLA,” which challenged attendees to commit themselves to making a positive impact on their families, schools, and communities.  Read more about FHHS Students Attend FCCLA Nationals
Cody Elmendorf with his aunt, Mary Beth Stegall
FHHS Trainer Cody Elmendorf Donates Kidney to Aunt
Posted on 08/22/2018
FHHS athletic trainer Cody Elmendorf is more than just a hero to student-athletes on the field, he’s also a hero to his family, as well. He recently performed a great act of selflessness when he donated one of his kidneys to an aunt in need. In 2009, Cody lost one of his aunts to a hereditary condition called polycystic renal disease, in which cysts grow on the kidneys and lead to the deterioration of the organ. This tragic experience led his other aunt, Mary Beth Stegall, to go in for her own examination, where she discovered that she also had the disease. As a result, Stegall had to have both of her kidneys removed, and was required to undergo dialysis three times a week for four hours each day.   Read more about FHHS Trainer Cody Elmendorf Donates Kidney to Aunt
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FHSD Transportation Audit
Posted on 08/16/2018
School bus transportation for students in the Francis Howell School District has been provided by First Student since 1985. While this partnership has served the transportation needs of FHSD well for more than 30 years, the District recently commissioned an analysis to proactively examine the efficiency of the operation and to verify current service levels to determine if there are any opportunities for improvement.  Read more about FHSD Transportation Audit
Student STARS Shine at FHHS
Student STARS Shine at FHSD
Posted on 08/15/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that three young scientists, Rishith Mishra from Francis Howell Central, David Yang from Francis Howell High, and Shikha Annem from Francis Howell North, have successfully completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program (STARS) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Read more about Student STARS Shine at FHSD
Larry Anders Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Larry Anders of FHHS Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/06/2018
FHHS marketing teacher and DECA advisor Larry Anders has been named the 2018 Marketing Educator of the Year by the Missouri Marketing & Cooperative Education Association (MCEA). The honor recognizes his significant contributions to quality programming that has resulted in high student achievement in marketing and cooperative education.  Read more about Larry Anders of FHHS Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Francis Howell School District Welcomes New Administrators
FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
Posted on 08/01/2018
FHSD has a few new faces this school year. Beginning July 1, several new administrators joined the FHSD family or assumed a new role as an administrator.  Read more about FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
What's New in 2018-19?
What's New for the 2018-19 School year
Posted on 08/01/2018
The start of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner! Parents and guardians planning for the new school year need to make sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations.  Read more about What's New for the 2018-19 School year
Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Posted on 07/19/2018
The start of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner! Parents and guardians planning for the new school year need to make sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations.  Read more about Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Posted on 07/19/2018
Francis Howell School District is always looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars and still improve convenience for parents and students. Both goals are achieved with the Peachjar flyer distribution system. FHSD delivers school information and approved flyers from community organizations electronically through Peachjar. These eflyers are emailed directly to you, and can also be viewed by clicking the Peachjar button on the home page of your school’s website.  Read more about Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Posted on 07/19/2018
FHSD and all schools in the District use a variety of communication channels to share important school information with parents/guardians. FHSD uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents about emergencies, weather related closures, attendance, and other messages that are closely related to the mission of our schools.  Read more about Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
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