October 2017 News

FHSD to host Heroin and Opioid Prescription Community Awareness Night, Nov. 9
FHSD to host Heroin and Opioid Prescription Community Awareness Night, Nov. 9
Posted on 10/17/2017
The Francis Howell School District will host a Heroin and Opioid Prescription Community Awareness Night, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, on Nov. 9, 2017, in the gym of Hollenbeck Middle School, 4555 Central School Road in St. Charles. This free community event is an opportunity for parents and residents to learn more about the heroin and opioid prescription crisis in St. Charles County.  Read more about FHSD to host Heroin and Opioid Prescription Community Awareness Night, Nov. 9
Francis Howell Receives Meritorious Budget Award for Twelfth Consecutive Year
Francis Howell Receives Meritorious Budget Award for Twelfth Consecutive Year
Posted on 10/16/2017
For the twelfth consecutive year, the Francis Howell School District has won the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International. The award is conferred only to school districts whose budgets are found to meet or exceed the program’s stringent criteria after a rigorous review by independent evaluators.  Read more about Francis Howell Receives Meritorious Budget Award for Twelfth Consecutive Year
Real World Wednesdays at FHC
Real World Wednesdays at FHC
Posted on 10/13/2017
The students at Francis Howell Central High School excel at academics, and the proof is in their grades and test scores. And while classes like chemistry and calculus help to prepare students for college, what about practical hands-on skills? “Real World Wednesday is our opportunity at FHC to make sure that when our kids leave here they are ready,” said Dr. Sonny Arnel, Principal. “That includes academics, but also real-world skills to be a well-rounded person. We want them to have an opportunity to learn how to change a tire or jump-start a car. We’re trying to give them the skills and knowledge to take care of themselves and to be successful.”  Read more about Real World Wednesdays at FHC
Board Action Report 10/12/17
Board Action Report 10/12/17
Posted on 10/12/2017
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 10/12/17
Connor Bequette poses with his proclamation from St. Peters and the letter from the gracious parent
A Good Turn – Francis Howell Union Student Saves Baby from Accident
Posted on 10/11/2017
Just do what is right – that’s what Francis Howell Union student Connor Bequette tries to do every day. Bequette was recently honored by the city of St. Peters for saving his neighbor’s life. From one extreme on the spectrum of kindness, such as bringing coffee for school staff, to the other extreme, saving a child’s life, Bequette just wants to do a good turn daily.   Read more about A Good Turn – Francis Howell Union Student Saves Baby from Accident
FHSD's Communications team poses with awards
FHSD Communications Department Wins Seven MOSPRA Awards
Posted on 10/10/2017
Each year, the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) Communications Awards Program provides members the opportunity to have their work evaluated by PR professionals and measured against industry standards. For the 2017 MOSPRA Communications Awards Program, the Francis Howell School District was recognized with seven different awards. This is further proof that FHSD works diligently to provide the best possible communications with students, staff, parents, and the larger community.   Read more about FHSD Communications Department Wins Seven MOSPRA Awards
Abilities Awareness Week Proves Different Abilities are not Disabilities
Abilities Awareness Week Proves Different Abilities are not Disabilities
Posted on 10/06/2017
Becky-David Elementary hosted their 11th annual “Abilities Awareness Week” in September. With guest speakers, reading sessions with principals, and hands-on activities, students were able to further their sensitivity towards fellow classmates that have different abilities than their own.  Read more about Abilities Awareness Week Proves Different Abilities are not Disabilities
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FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/05/2017
More than 20,000 meals are served to Francis Howell School District students every day.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/05/2017
Francis Howell School District teachers Gail Anderson and Karey Fitzpatrick join a select group of St. Louis area educators chosen to receive the Emerson 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.   Read more about Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Strategic Planning SWOT Analysis Survey
Strategic Planning SWOT Analysis Survey
Posted on 10/05/2017
Thanks to the hundreds of FHSD students, staff, parents, and community members who took time to attend one of the strategic planning community engagement meetings and provide feedback. If you were unable to attend, it’s not too late to share your opinions! The Strategic Planning SWOT Analysis Survey provides the same District background data as the meetings and allows stakeholders to provide input on the District’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT). Please review the data presentation for more information and context before taking the survey.  Read more about Strategic Planning SWOT Analysis Survey
Issy Schwartz with donation boxes intended for hurricane victims
After the Storm – FHC Student Inspires School and Community to Help Hurricane Victims
Posted on 10/03/2017
In the wake of tragedy, when the waves subside, what is revealed is often inspiring. Tragedies like the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico can reveal the good in communities as they work to recover. People rally together for a common goal, to help those in need. All it takes is someone to step up and lead. Isabel “Issy” Schwartz was the most recent FHSD student to inspire others in her community to help those victims. And when she took her donations to the post office, she found out just how great this community really is.  Read more about After the Storm – FHC Student Inspires School and Community to Help Hurricane Victims
Take the 2019-20 Calendar Survey
Input Requested on the 2019-20 Proposed Calendar
Posted on 10/03/2017
The Francis Howell School District has created a DRAFT calendar for the 2019-20 school year. The draft calendar is similar to the 2017-18 calendar, with the exceptions listed below.   Read more about Input Requested on the 2019-20 Proposed Calendar
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