October 2011 News
FHHS Tennis Players Take Fourth in Class 2 Tournament
Posted on 10/31/2011
Sisters Allison and Erin Barker, students at Francis Howell High School, received fourth place in the Class 2 State Tennis Tournament October 22 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo.  more
Halloween Safety Starts at Home
Posted on 10/29/2011
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Put Halloween safety first with these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.  more
Red Ribbon Week Celebration Promotes Drug Abuse Prevention
Posted on 10/24/2011
Students in the Francis Howell School District will join their peers across the country to "Say No To Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28. Activities range from special dress days to prevention assemblies and skits.   more
Abby Krenning
Student Spotlight: Abby Krenning
Posted on 10/21/2011
Abby Krenning, student at Francis Howell Union (FHU) High School, was recognized as the honorary student representative at the October 20 Board of Education meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Abby was presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan.  more
Danny Junkel
FHHS Student Selected as Highlight of the Month
Posted on 10/21/2011
Danny Junkel, student at Francis Howell High School (FHHS) has been selected as the student of the month by Mozingo Music in their Student/Teacher Highlight of the Month recognition program.  more
Daniel Boone “Walks In Someone Else’s Shoes”
Posted on 10/21/2011
Walk in someone else’s shoes was the theme for Daniel Boone Elementary’s Ability Awareness Week which took place September 19 – 29. During the two weeks teachers taught lessons for each grade level highlighting five main impairment areas which included hearing, social emotional, physical/mobility, vision and learning disabilities.  more
Board Action Report: October 20, 2011
Posted on 10/20/2011
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.  more
Barnwell Students Create Quilt to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
Posted on 10/19/2011
During the 2010-2011 school year, Barnwell Middle School celebrated the 30th anniversary of the school’s opening in 1980.  more
Post-Secondary Transitions for Special Education Students
Posted on 10/19/2011
FHSD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will share information on post-secondary education, career preparation, employment, and leisure opportunities for students with disabilities on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. This meeting will also include information on accessing adult service agencies and a question answer session. The meeting will be in the Board Room of the Administration building, located at 4545 Central School Road.  more
Safety First During National School Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/19/2011
Each year, Francis Howell School District joins districts across the country to educate the public, students and parents about the importance of school bus safety during National School Bus Safety week, which will be observed October 17-21, 2011. During bus safety week and throughout the FHSD school year, kindergarten through fifth-grade students are taught to be mindful of bus safety with the Safety Bee.  more
­Two Francis Howell School District Teachers Receive Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/12/2011
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) teachers, Amy Howell and Laticia Garbarini join a select group of St. Louis area teachers chosen to receive the Emerson Electric Company Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes teachers for their passion for teaching, their impact on student learning, and their knowledge and creativity in the classroom. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the teaching profession and to the students they teach.   more
FHHS Science Teacher to be Featured in NSTA Publication
Posted on 10/10/2011
Sam Berendzen, science teacher at Francis Howell High School and his class are slated to be published in an upcoming book, Front Page News: Engaging Teens in Science Literacy by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in late November.  more
FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/10/2011
More than 31 million children eat lunch at public schools every day. It’s time to pay tribute to the wonderful workers who help make this possible. Join the Francis Howell School District in celebrating National School Lunch Week October 10-14, 2011.  more
Fifth Annual Bi-National Health Fair
Posted on 10/07/2011
In an effort to promote good health awareness and to encourage healthy lifestyles the Tri-County area of Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles counties will be hosting its Fifth Annual Bi-National Health Fair for the Hispanic Community Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at Harvester Christian Church located at 2950 Kings Crossing, St. Charles, Mo 63303.  more
Debbie DiCarlo with Office Max representatives and her class.
“A Day Made Better” with a Surprise for Two FHSD Teachers
Posted on 10/07/2011
On Tuesday, October 4, Debbie DiCarlo, a third grade teacher at Henderson Elementary, and Suzan Wilson, a communication arts teacher at Saeger Middle School, were surprised by Adopt-A-Classroom and OfficeMax with a package of $1,000 worth of classroom resources and supplies on behalf of the nationwide event titled “A Day Made Better.” Ms. DiCarlo and Ms. Wilson were surprised by a team of OfficeMax representatives and their principals, who delivered the supplies to their classrooms.   more
FHHS Fans
FHHS Fans Show Support for Girls Volleyball Team
Posted on 10/07/2011
Francis Howell High School (FHHS) fans have shown great school spirit and support for the FHHS girls volleyball team, which has helped lead the team to many victories throughout the season.  more
Francis Howell Receives Early Childhood Education Award
Posted on 10/07/2011
The Francis Howell R-III School District is the recipient of the Early Childhood Education Program of the Year award from FutureBuilders, the educational foundation of the Missouri School Boards’ Association. The award was presented at the 2011 MSBA Annual Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks on October 1.  more
Saeger Middle School Teacher Named as Top Ten Finalist in St. Louis Essay Contest
Posted on 10/07/2011
Matthew Van Horn, SEGA teacher at Saeger Middle School, was recently announced as a top ten finalist in the Fabulous Fox Theater of St. Louis essay contest in conjunction with The Addams Family Broadway Musical. As a finalist, Mr. Van Horn was invited to attend the opening night of the musical at the Fox Theater in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 28. The producers of the musical comedy, “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” have created the program “No Snap Judgments”, whose ultimate goal is to promote social awareness in our communities, our schools, and in our workplaces.  more
Fairmount Read for the Record
FHSD Joins Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2011
Posted on 10/06/2011
Francis Howell School District’s (FHSD) Early Childhood and Vacation Station programs celebrated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a national campaign designed to bring attention to the importance of early education and literacy, on Thursday, October 6, 2011. Each year, the campaign sets a world record for the largest shared reading experience, with the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day.  more
FHSD Board Approves Rapid Notification System
Posted on 10/05/2011
FHSD is pleased to announce that the Board of Education recently approved a rapid notification system for the District. We will be implementing the new communication system, called SchoolMessenger in late November. We are confident that this new tool will increase efficiency so that parents, staff and students are well informed and connected.  more