2018-19 News Archive

FHSD school bus
FHSD Bus Transportation Update
Posted on 08/01/2019
The FHSD Transportation Department wants to take this opportunity to remind our parents about some of the changes with our new Francis Howell buses. New routing software will assign pick up/drop off locations for students that comply with the state guidelines. This includes ensuring that bus stops are at least 500 ft. apart, the minimum recommended distance to activate warning lights. This year we are creating more neighborhood bus stops instead of specific house stops. This also means FHSD buses may not be traveling up and down every street in every neighborhood, especially for secondary students. In order to make our routes as efficient as possible, we are encouraging parents to inform their school office if they do not need school bus transportation.  Read more about FHSD Bus Transportation Update
Bryce Thornton, Class of 2019
FHHS Graduate Has a Bright Future in Engineering
Posted on 07/24/2019
This summer has been an exciting time for 2019 FHSD graduates as they celebrate their impressive achievements and anticipate a new chapter in their lives. For FHHS graduate Bryce Thornton, exciting opportunities are already coming his way.  Read more about FHHS Graduate Has a Bright Future in Engineering
FHN students in class with Shelly Parks
FHSD Early College Program
Posted on 07/19/2019
The Francis Howell School District has partnered with St. Charles Community College (SCC) to offer the Early College Program (ECP) to all FHSD high school students. ECP offers high school students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits at SCC while still enrolled in high school. When enrolled in ECP, students will take college coursework on the campus of SCC with textbooks and curriculum taught by SCC professors. Students can earn enough credits to complete part or all of an Associate’s Degree while concurrently earning a high school diploma. Students and their families will be required to pay for all tuition, books, and fees.   Read more about FHSD Early College Program
Rachel Quintana
Rachel Quintana Selected as Dean of Students at FHHS
Posted on 06/21/2019
The Francis Howell School District has announced the hiring of Rachel Quintana as the new Dean of Students at Francis Howell High School. Quintana joins FHSD after teaching mathematics for the past five years at Hazelwood East High School.  Read more about Rachel Quintana Selected as Dean of Students at FHHS
What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer?
What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer
Posted on 06/11/2019
This summer FHSD has a record 3,750 students participating in 14 different summer school programs in 16 different buildings, but that’s not all! In addition to the 375 staff members running the summer programs, other District employees are preparing for the 2019-20 school year. “It’s a common misconception that our District is closed during the summer months,” said FHSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris. “But in reality, it is a busy time for many of our staff, even those who are not at school year-round. We never stop working to ensure that our students receive a top-notch education during the school year.”  Read more about What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer
Students loading FHSD Bus
Bus Transportation Update
Posted on 06/10/2019
Over the summer, the District will be continuing its work of bringing bus transportation in-house for the 2019-20 school year. FHSD employees from several departments are collaborating with the new transportation department and working to get everything in place for the switch on July 8. This transition date will mean the last two weeks of summer school transportation will actually be provided using Francis Howell’s new buses. This will also give the District the opportunity to get the new fleet into service before the start of the regular school year on August 8.  Read more about Bus Transportation Update
College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners
College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners
Posted on 06/04/2019
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced that Arianna Chaves and Blake Peters from FHN and Sarah Ortbal and Michael Spencer from FHHS are winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by their respective colleges and universities.  Read more about College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners
Perfect ACT Scores - Laurel Ammond, Arianna Chaves, and Sara Stiens
FHSD Students Achieve Perfect ACT Scores
Posted on 05/23/2019
FHSD is proud to announce that during the 2018-19 school year, three FHSD students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test. Laurel Ammond from FHC, Arianna Chaves from FHN, and Sara Stiens from FHHS join a very select group. Only one-tenth of one percent of the almost two million students who take the ACT every year are able to achieve a perfect score.   Read more about FHSD Students Achieve Perfect ACT Scores
UMSL Bridge Program
FHSD High School Students Complete UMSL Bridge Program
Posted on 05/17/2019
Thirteen FHSD high school students recently completed the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) Bridge Program Saturday Academy. The program provides high school students with stimulating experiences, college planning, and social and professional competencies.  Read more about FHSD High School Students Complete UMSL Bridge Program
Clip from the promotional video shows students working on a building construction site
Lewis & Clark Promotional Video
Posted on 05/07/2019
As part of the CAPS internship program, FHHS seniors Devon Bowles and Courtney Templeton recently created a promotional video for the Lewis & Clark Career Center. The Lewis & Clark Career Center serves juniors and seniors from all St. Charles County high schools and provides a rigorous, supportive, and meaningful technical education program. Check out the video to see how L&C can help students explore their career interests while earning industry certifications, high school (and possibly) college credit as well as skills that will last a lifetime!  Read more about Lewis & Clark Promotional Video
FHSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
FHSD Celebrates Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
Posted on 05/06/2019
Teachers deliver so much to students—inspiration, knowledge, and motivation. They play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success. Join us in showing our thanks and appreciation to our dedicated educators during Teacher Appreciation week, May 6-10, 2019.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week
FHSD students receive Seal of Biliteracy
FHSD Seal of Biliteracy
Posted on 05/06/2019
During a recent awards ceremony at FHC, more than 70 FHSD students were presented with the Missouri “Seal of Biliteracy” that recognizes proficiency in two languages. The Seal promotes active participation in a global society and economy by recognizing and celebrating the acquisition of biliteracy skills and sociocultural awareness.  Read more about FHSD Seal of Biliteracy
From left to right: Sarah Reider, Arianna Chaves, Michael Yu, Stephanie Monson, David Yang
Five FHSD Students Named to Missouri Scholars 100
Posted on 05/01/2019
Five high school seniors from the Francis Howell School District have been selected for recognition as part of the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, a program that honors 100 of Missouri’s highest achieving students. Missouri Scholars 100 is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools are invited to nominate two candidates for recognition. Each student nominated has to first meet the criteria of an Academic Decathlon, which includes 10 events designed to test the academic strength of each student.  Read more about Five FHSD Students Named to Missouri Scholars 100
FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
Posted on 04/25/2019
Students from FHHS, FHC, and FHN recently competed in the HOSA - Future Health Professionals State Competition. According to HOSA’s website, their mission is two-fold; “promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.”  Read more about FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
FHSD Sends 20 Students to International DECA Competition
FHSD Sends 20 Students to International DECA Competition
Posted on 04/23/2019
DECA students from FHSD competed at the state level on March 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 1,800 high school students from across the state came together this year for the state competition. These events help prepare students for a future in marketing, management, and merchandising. DECA teaches students to assume responsibility for self-improvement and discipline and set a realistic self-concept through a variety of activities. DECA competitions help students become more knowledgeable about today’s economy and acquiring skills that advance their studies.  Read more about FHSD Sends 20 Students to International DECA Competition
Austin Winkle and team wins third place in HVAC Sheet Metal competition
Three FHSD Students to Compete at SkillsUSA National Competition
Posted on 04/18/2019
Ten FHSD students representing the Lewis & Clark Career Center medaled in their respective competitions at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference. Jimmy Johnson (FHHS), Mason Aguilar (FHC), and Amanda Hasenbeck (FHN) earned the right to represent Missouri at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June after earning first-place gold medals in the HVAC Sheet Metal, Power Equipment Technology, and Medical Terminology competitions. This will be Aguilar’s second trip to Nationals, he won the state competition last year as a junior. Dalton Schmidt (FHHS) won first place in HVAC Tech Info and Logan Bowers (FHN) captured gold in the Brick/Masonry Tech written exam, but the written test is not offered at Nationals.  Read more about Three FHSD Students to Compete at SkillsUSA National Competition
FHHS student-athletes at FHHS Signing Day Ceremony
33 Student-Athletes Honored at FHHS Annual Signing Day Ceremony
Posted on 04/18/2019
On April 17, Francis Howell High School celebrated 33 student-athletes who will continue their academic and athletic careers in college. This group of seniors excelled at their respective sports while at FHHS, but also were dedicated to their education and their community. These seniors earned a cumulative GPA of 3.45 and raised over $150,000 for charities and volunteered over 50,000 hours for 75 different organizations over the past four years.  Read more about 33 Student-Athletes Honored at FHHS Annual Signing Day Ceremony
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2019 Community Relations Survey
Posted on 04/16/2019
The Francis Howell School District is seeking feedback from our stakeholders on the annual Community Relations Survey. This is an opportunity for community members to provide input on the efforts of the District to involve citizens in decision-making, report plans and progress, and respond to the concerns of citizens. The survey only has seven questions, and can be completed in just a few minutes.   Read more about 2019 Community Relations Survey
Principal Dr. Nathan Hostetler and FHN students at luncheon
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
Posted on 04/08/2019
The Francis Howell School District honored 275 graduating seniors from Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, and Francis Howell North high schools at a special luncheon held in their honor at Old Hickory Golf Club on Friday, April 5, 2019. This group of FHSD seniors achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.  Read more about FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
Howell of Fame Recipients Announced
2019 Howell of Fame
Posted on 04/04/2019
The Francis Howell School District is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Howell of Fame Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteers and staff. This year’s 14 recipients will be honored at the annual Howell of Fame Awards ceremony on Monday, May 6, along with 2019 District Retirees, District Teacher of the Year, Teachers of the Year from each building, District Support Staff Employee of the Year, and Support Staff Employee of the Year from each building.  Read more about 2019 Howell of Fame
Occupational Therapists Making the Impossible, Possible
FHSD Recognizes Occupational Therapists for Making the Impossible, Possible
Posted on 04/01/2019
April is Occupational Therapy month, and the Francis Howell School District is taking this opportunity to say thank you to all of the occupational therapists (OT) employed by the District. Not only do they support students, but parents, teachers, and administrators in making the impossible, possible.  Read more about FHSD Recognizes Occupational Therapists for Making the Impossible, Possible
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
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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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