April 2017 News
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Posted on 04/28/2017
The annual U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and two high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) made the prestigious list of the best high schools in Missouri.  more
FHSD Students Compete at the Missouri SkillsUSA Conference
FHSD Students Compete at the Missouri SkillsUSA Conference `
Posted on 04/28/2017
Three Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high school students, representing Lewis & Clark Career Center at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, Missouri from April 6-8, medaled in their respective competitions. Allison Mayfield from Francis Howell Central (FHC), a student in the Health Occupations program at Lewis & Clark, will move on to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June after taking first place in the Basic Health Care competition. Gabe Freehill of Francis Howell North (FHN) earned a silver medal in the Construction Teamwork competition, and Kenysha Falls of FHN earned a bronze medal in the Medical Terminology competition.  more
Feedback Requested: Community Relations Survey
Feedback Requested: Community Relations Survey
Posted on 04/25/2017
The Francis Howell School District would like your opinion on how the district is performing with regards to communication with the community. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey.  more
FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals Week
FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals Week
Posted on 04/24/2017
Across the country, thousands of administrative assistants and clerical personnel invest their talents to keep school district offices running smoothly. During Administrative Professionals’ Week, celebrated from April 24-28, and Administrative Professionals’ Day, celebrated on April 26, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) recognizes its support staff members who work throughout the year to support classroom success.  more
Board Action Report 04 20 17
Board Action Report 04/20/17
Posted on 04/20/2017
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more
FHN’s Jacob Lintner Named JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri (FHN Gameday Photo/Brayton Larson)
FHN’s Jacob Lintner Named JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri
Posted on 04/18/2017
In Francis Howell School District (FHSD), we know where to find the news – from our outstanding journalism students. Francis Howell North (FHN) High School’s Jacob Lintner recently returned from the program’s latest conference with a special honor. Lintner was named the Journalism Education Association (JEA) Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri, and also finished as a runner-up in the national competition. It’s the culmination of an extraordinary high school career, as well as the continuation of an inspired legacy.  more
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Posted on 04/18/2017
Music is a global language. As the saying goes, “When words fail, music speaks,” and music spoke at the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Middle School Honor Band and Choir Performance on March 30. The statement made was that nothing brings a community together like music.  more
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A Show of Generosity – Warren Elementary PTO Donates Nearly $35,000 for Chromebook Carts
Posted on 04/18/2017
Most of us have experienced periods where we must tighten our belts in order to afford the essentials. When that isn’t possible, it’s great to have a generous benefactor. Warren Elementary’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently stepped up to save the day, donating close to $35,000 in order to purchase necessary technology for the school and its students. The money was raised during the school year through a variety of fundraisers, including dine-and-donate events (at several local businesses), a color run, rummage sales, etc. The PTO built up a reserve during the year, in anticipation of one large donation instead of several smaller ones.  more
FHSD Receives Recertification for Project Lead The Way Engineering Program
FHSD Receives Recertification for Project Lead The Way Engineering Program
Posted on 04/17/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high schools have received national recertification for the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering program, which has been offered in the District since 2010. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for students and teachers.  more
FHSD Celebrates Volunteers during Public School Volunteer Week April 17-21
FHSD Celebrates Volunteers during Public School Volunteer Week April 17-21
Posted on 04/17/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will celebrate volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 17-21. FHSD would like to thank all of our volunteers for dedicating thousands of hours to our students and schools. Through their continued commitment, they help make our schools a great place for students to learn and grow.   more
Forty Students to Represent FHSD at the DECA International Competition
Forty Students to Represent FHSD at the DECA International Competition
Posted on 04/11/2017
Forty students from the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high schools will represent the District in the International DECA Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California, from April 26-29, 2017. This includes 23 students from Francis Howell High School (FHHS), 10 students from Francis Howell North (FHN), and 7 students from Francis Howell Central (FHC). DECA’s programs and activities develop skills for careers in marketing, hospitality, finance, and management for students in high schools and colleges worldwide.  more
FHHS Senior Mikayla Hardy Named First Team Academic All-American
FHHS Senior Mikayla Hardy Named First Team Academic All-American
Posted on 04/10/2017
Senior Mikayla Hardy has achieved both academic and athletic success at Francis Howell High School (FHHS), the true definition of a “scholar-athlete.” As confirmation, she was just named a First Team Academic All-American by PrepVolleyball.com, and Honorable Mention All-American by Under Armour.  more
FHSD Celebrates Innovation during National Library Week
FHSD Celebrates Innovation during National Library Week
Posted on 04/10/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) celebrates National Library Week April 10 – 14, and library media specialists are celebrating by looking ahead, to see what innovations will benefit students in the future. The theme this year is “libraries transform,” and the District celebrates by recognizing how libraries have transformed over the years into Learning Commons (LC), to equip students with a more diverse set of skills in problem solving and technology.  more
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
Posted on 04/10/2017
The Francis Howell School District honored 231 graduating seniors from Francis Howell High (FHHS), Francis Howell Central (FHC), and Francis Howell North (FHN) high schools at a special luncheon held in their honor at Old Hickory Golf Club on Friday, April 7. This group of FHSD seniors achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above.  more
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MAP Testing Begins
Posted on 04/10/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in the Francis Howell School District will take place during the month of April. MAP tests are mandated by the state, and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.  more
2017 Howell of Fame Recipients Announced
2017 Howell of Fame Recipients Announced
Posted on 04/07/2017
The Francis Howell School District is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Howell of Fame Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteers and staff. This year’s 13 recipients will be honored at the annual Howell of Fame Awards ceremony on Monday, May 1, along with 2017 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.  more
FHSD Senior PALS Enjoy Spring Dinner and Play at FHN
FHSD Senior PALS Enjoy Spring Dinner and Play at FHN
Posted on 04/07/2017
Wednesday, April 5, was the fifth and final Senior PALS (Patrons Assisting and Lending Support) event of the 2016-17 school year. More than two dozen senior residents of the Francis Howell School District attended, who were treated to a 1950s-themed diner dinner and the Francis Howell North (FHN) theater production of “Grease.”  more
Clash of the Bots – GM LEGO Challenge with FHSD Middle Schools
Clash of the Bots – GM LEGO Challenge with FHSD Middle Schools
Posted on 04/06/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) continues to spark innovation and creativity with a variety of programs for students. On Friday, March 3, students in the Robotics Clubs at Saeger, Barnwell, Bryan, and Francis Howell Middle Schools competed in the General Motors LEGO Challenge at St. Charles Community College.  more
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Board Action Report 04/06/17
Posted on 04/06/2017
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more
Supporting Success – Paraprofessional and Interpreter Appreciation Day
Supporting Success – Paraprofessional and Interpreter Appreciation Day
Posted on 04/05/2017
Paraprofessionals and interpreters are imperative to the success of not only the student, but also the teacher. Without them, students and teachers wouldn’t receive the assistance they need to get the best out of each class. To honor our invaluable paraprofessionals and interpreters, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is joining others around the nation on April 5, 2017, to show our appreciation for the classroom professionals who help students and teachers in classrooms across the country every day.  more
Dr. Kirsteen James Named SASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year
Dr. Kirsteen James Named SASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year
Posted on 04/05/2017
A good school administrator inspires people. They see greatness in others, opening a person’s eyes to what they can become, what they can offer the world. A great administrator builds upon students’ and teachers’ strengths, and helps them reach their fullest potential. A good administrator, as the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP), recently verified, is Dr. Kirsteen James, assistant principal at Francis Howell Middle (FHMS) School. Dr. James was just named the SASSP Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year for 2017.  more
FHC Principal Dr. Sonny Arnel Named SASSP High School Principal of the Year
FHC Principal Dr. Sonny Arnel Named SASSP High School Principal of the Year
Posted on 04/05/2017
Among the nearly 1,900 students and 180 staff members, there’s one smile that is always brighter than the others – that of Dr. Sonny Arnel. The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School principal is known for his magnetic smile, but he’s also known for so much more – his compassion for students and staff, his attention to the improvement of his school, and his ability to motivate teachers and students to give their best. Because of these attributes, and perhaps also because of that smile, Dr. Arnel was recently named the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP) High School Principal of the Year.  more
Election Results
Lane, Cope, and Lange Elected to Board of Education
Posted on 04/04/2017
Patrick Lane, Rene Cope, and Mary Lange won seats on the Francis Howell Board of Education in the April 4 election. This will be Lane and Lange's first term on the Board and Cope's second term.  more
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FHSD to Host Community Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event on April 29
Posted on 04/03/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD), in partnership with the Midwest Recycling Center, will be hosting a community-wide appliance and electronics recycling event on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the FHSD Burbes Service Center located at 4606 Central School Road in St. Charles.  more