April 2012 News
Celebration of Nations
Saeger Middle Hosts Celebration of Nations Event
Posted on 04/30/2012
More than 150 students, staff and community members gathered for 2012 Saeger Middle School’s (SMS) Celebration of Nations event on April 12. Held for the fifth year, the Celebration of Nations event celebrates the diversity at Saeger and in the community as well as encourages tolerance and appreciation of cultures and people from around the world.   more
High School Track Athletes Score Big at Kansas Relays
Posted on 04/26/2012
Track and field athletes from Francis Howell High School (FHHS) and Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School recently competed in the Kansas Relays April 18 – 21 at Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.   more
FHC Honors Students with Ultimate Spartan Awards
Posted on 04/26/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Activities Department recently announced the winter 2011-2012 recipients of the “Ultimate Spartan” award.  more
DNA Day
Barnwell Students Participate in National DNA Day
Posted on 04/25/2012
Seventh grade students in Nick Brinkman and Deb Biasi’s science classes at Barnwell Middle School participated in National DNA Day April 20, which commemorated the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the DNA’s double helix structure in April 1953.  more
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FHMS Student Named “Money Smart Kid”
Posted on 04/24/2012
Avery Iven, eighth grade student at Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) was announced as the winner of the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest, sponsored by Country Financial Friday, April 20 at the Money Smart Kick-Off. Country Financial awarded Iven a $1,500 scholarship.  more
FHC Varsity Baseball Team Named Team of the Week
Posted on 04/23/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Varsity baseball team was named as the KPLR Channel 11 and Papa John’s Team of the Week for the week of April 23.   more
Student Spotlight: Nicole Yuede
Posted on 04/23/2012
Nicole Yuede, senior at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, was recognized as the honorary student representative at the April 19 Board of Education meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Nicole was presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan.  more
District Salutes its Administrative Professionals
Posted on 04/22/2012
The important work of our administrative assistants, technology support and clerical personnel throughout the Francis Howell School District is recognized and celebrated during Administrative Professionals’ Week (April 22-28) and Administrative Professionals’ Day (Wednesday, April 25).  more
Dr. Patricia Lee Announced as New Assistant Principal at FHMS
Posted on 04/20/2012
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has announced Dr. Patricia Lee as the new assistant principal at Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS), effective July 1. Dr. Lee will replace former assistant principal Dr. Ted Huff, who currently holds a new position as principal at FHMS.   more
FHSD High School Students Honored at National Journalism Convention
Posted on 04/19/2012
Several student-led publications and journalism students at Francis Howell High School (FHHS) and Francis Howell North (FHN) High School recently received awards at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle, Washington April 15.  more
Board Action Report - 04/19/12
Posted on 04/19/2012
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.  more
Kelsey Bell
FHN Senior Named National Student Journalist of the Year
Posted on 04/18/2012
Kelsey Bell, senior at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, has been named the 2012 National High School Journalist of the Year by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Kelsey received the honor on April 15 at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle. She will receive a $5,000 Sister Rita Jeanne Abicht scholarship as part of her recognition from the JEA.  more
Responsibility is Blooming at Meadows Parkway Early Childhood Center
Posted on 04/18/2012
At Meadows Parkway Early Childhood Center, the fourth quarter Character Education focus is Responsibility.   more
FHSD Celebrates Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Posted on 04/15/2012
The week of April 15-21 has been designated as National Volunteer Week. The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers for dedicating countless hours to our students. Through your commitment you have helped to enhance educational learning experiences for our students.   more
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and Above GPA
Posted on 04/13/2012
The District honored 179 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 April 12h. The seniors achieved a grade point average, accumulating for seven semesters, to equal 4.0 or above on a 4.0 scale  more
Dr. Greiner
FHHS Principal Receives Administrator of the Year Award
Posted on 04/12/2012
Dr. Chris Greiner, Francis Howell High School (FHHS) principal was recently announced as the 2012 Administrator of the Year at the annual Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Journalism Day. Greiner received and accepted his award during the morning award ceremony held in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.   more
FHMS Spectra Students Place in Stock Market Competition
Posted on 04/11/2012
Seventh and eighth grade Spectra students from Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) participated in a Stock Market Competition and two teams received first and second place finishes in the final rounds against 45 teams in the region.   more
FHSD High School Publication Students Win Awards
Posted on 04/10/2012
Several Francis Howell School District (FHSD) publications programs and students from Francis Howell High School (FHHS), Francis Howell North (FHN) High School and Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School received awards at the annual Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Journalism Day April 4.   more
FHC Girls Basketball Player Receives High Honors
Posted on 04/10/2012
Sharese Jones, Francis Howell Central (FHC) senior girl’s basketball player has been named to the 2012 Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Class 5 All-State 2nd Team and was recently named as the Patch.com Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) player of the year.   more
High School Publications Advisors Receive Awards
Posted on 04/10/2012
Michele Dunaway, publications advisor at Francis Howell High School recently received the Missouri High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Award and Matt Schott, publications advisor at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School received the prestigious Knight Award at the annual Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Journalism Day. Dunaway and Schott accepted their awards during the morning award ceremony held in Jesse Hall on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo on April 4.  more
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Student Spotlight: Drew Nelson
Posted on 04/09/2012
Drew Nelson, senior at Francis Howell High School (FHHS), was recognized as the honorary student representative at the April 5 Board of Education meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Drew was presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan.  more
FHHS Student Receives All-State Recognition
Posted on 04/09/2012
Phil Koenig, senior student-athlete at Francis Howell High School was recently named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State basketball team.   more
National Library Week
FHSD Celebrates National Library Week April 8-14
Posted on 04/08/2012
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will join hundreds of libraries and librarians during the week of April 8-14 to celebrate National Library Week. National Library Week is not only a time to celebrate reading, but recognize the daily contributions of all library personnel nation-wide.   more
Dr. Chris Greiner Named as New Director of Student Learning for FHSD
Posted on 04/06/2012
Dr. Chris Greiner has been named as the new Director of Student Learning for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).  more
Board Action Report - 04/05/12
Posted on 04/05/2012
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more
Students Chosen as Finalists in Express the Music Contest
Posted on 04/05/2012
Margaret Borgmeyer, senior at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School; Lilly Apperson and Natalie Kayser, seventh grade students at Francis Howell Middle School; and Kathy Condon, eighth grade student at Hollenbeck Middle School have been chosen as finalists in the Express the Music 2012 contest presented by the St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association and sponsored by the Employee Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis.   more
Hodits and Seider Elected to FHSD Board of Education
Posted on 04/04/2012
Marty Hodits and Eric Seider won seats on the Francis Howell Board of Education in Tuesday’s election. This will be Hodit’s third three-year term on the Board and Seider’s first.  more
National Paraprofessional and Interpreter Appreciation Day
Posted on 04/02/2012
The Francis Howell School District joins others around the nation on April 6, 2012, to show our appreciation for the paraprofessionals and interpreters that help students in classrooms across the country each and every day.  more
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Remember to Vote for School Board on April 3
Posted on 04/02/2012
Four Francis Howell School District citizens will be vying for two seats on the Board of Education in the April 3, 2012 election.  more
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FHSD to Host Free Community Appliance and Electronics Recycling Event on April 28
Posted on 04/02/2012
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD), in partnership with the Midwest Recycling Center, will be hosting a free community-wide appliance and electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the FHSD Burbes Service Center located at 4606 Central School Road in St. Charles.  more
Students at Central Elementary Participate in Math Contest
Posted on 04/01/2012
On Saturday, March 10 five students from Central Elementary participated in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics 27th Annual Elementary Regional Contest at Rock Creek Elementary School on Mexico Road in O’Fallon.  more
Summer Connections Camp
Posted on 04/01/2012
The Francis Howell School District's Summer Connections Enrichment Camp Program will be offering a variety of engaging age appropriate camps this summer from June 4 - July 26 for Francis Howell School district families.   more