October 2018 News

FHSD Communication Department holds MOSPRA awards
FHSD Communications Department Recognized for Excellence
Posted on 10/29/2018
The Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) Communications Awards Program annually provides members the opportunity to have their work evaluated by PR professionals and measured against industry standards. For the 2018 MOSPRA Communications Awards Program, FHSD was recognized with four different awards. This is additional confirmation that the District works diligently to provide the best possible communications for students, staff, parents, and the larger community.   Read more about FHSD Communications Department Recognized for Excellence
The Board of Education converses with the FHSD community
Brownies with the Board at FHC
Posted on 10/26/2018
By Whitney Klein, FHC senior - The Francis Howell Board of Education came together at the Howell Central Learning Commons to greet members of the community. The very first Brownies with the Board event brought the board together with Francis Howell faculty, families, and students as people who just wanted to hear what they had to say.  Read more about Brownies with the Board at FHC
Fifth Graders at Daniel Boone Make Global Connections
Fifth Graders at Daniel Boone Make Global Connections
Posted on 10/24/2018
It can be challenging for young students to think about a life that is different from their own. Refugees’ stories of loss, whether family, home, or possessions, are a difficult but important concept for elementary students. Daniel Boone Elementary shared these ideas with their students and helped them see the world through someone else’s eyes when they challenged them to think like a refugee.  Read more about Fifth Graders at Daniel Boone Make Global Connections
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Five FHSD Schools Recognized by Johns Hopkins for Community Engagement
Posted on 10/23/2018
The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University recognizes schools and their communities that team up to use a research-based approach to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement. This year, five different FHSD school programs have been recognized as “Promising Practices,” earning them a prestigious place in the NNPS annual publication.  Read more about Five FHSD Schools Recognized by Johns Hopkins for Community Engagement
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Safety First During National School Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/22/2018
The wheels on the bus go round and round – safely. During the week of Oct. 22-26, FHSD will be observing National School Bus Safety week, highlighting the importance of bus safety. The week is a reminder to students, parents, and motorists to be aware while children are getting on and off the bus.  Read more about Safety First During National School Bus Safety Week
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FHSD Developing Facilities Master Plan
Posted on 10/21/2018
FHSD is developing a long-term facilities master plan to help define the District’s facilities needs over the next decade. FHSD has 28 separate facilities, including three early childhood centers, ten elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, an administration building, and six other sites. Those 28 sites include over 2.7 million square feet of building space under roof, with miles of plumbing and wiring, and hundreds of mechanical systems. The average building in the District is 30 years old, and the oldest building is 55 years old.  Read more about FHSD Developing Facilities Master Plan
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
Developomental Screening
FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
Posted on 10/17/2018
Is your child entering kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year? If you have a child starting school in August 2019, it is time to schedule a developmental screening.  Read more about FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
FHN journalism staff on paper day
FHN Journalism Students Are Recognized for Work
Posted on 10/12/2018
The journalism students at FHN are talented. They are driven. They are also some of the most decorated high school journalists in Missouri. At the end of each school year, the staff members of fhntoday.com and the North Star newspaper send their publications off to be critiqued by national organizations. This past year, the students again received a variety of awards and recognitions, including the George H. Gallup Award from Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society for High School Journalists. In addition, they also earned All-American status from the National Scholastic Press Association, and were recently named a Gold Crown Award winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  Read more about FHN Journalism Students Are Recognized for Work
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
Board Action Report 10/11/18
Board Action Report 10/11/18
Posted on 10/11/2018
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.  Read more about Board Action Report 10/11/18
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FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/10/2018
To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, FHSD will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 15-19, 2018. The theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
FHSD to Host Third Annual Parent University Banner
FHSD to Host Third Annual Parent University
Posted on 10/10/2018
The most successful students often have parents who are very involved in their education. To assist our parents and help them build their knowledge and resources, the Francis Howell School District will host the third annual Parent University on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Saeger Middle School.  Read more about FHSD to Host Third Annual Parent University
Feedback Requested on the 2020-21 Proposed Calendar
Feedback Requested on the 2020-21 Proposed Calendar
Posted on 10/05/2018
The Francis Howell School District has created a DRAFT calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The draft is similar to the approved 2018-19 and 2019-20 calendars.  Read more about Feedback Requested on the 2020-21 Proposed Calendar
National Physical Theraphy 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
FHN students stand in front of newly painted wall.
New Look, New Feel at FHN
Posted on 10/02/2018
By Michael Willmann, FHN sophomore Walking into FHN, students and staff may have noticed some new changes that have gone on around the building. From new paint to patch jobs, FHN underwent a great deal of work over the summer.  Read more about New Look, New Feel at FHN
FHSD Celebrates Maintenance and Custodian Appreciation Week Oct. 1-5
FHSD Celebrates Maintenance and Custodian Appreciation Week Oct. 1-5
Posted on 10/01/2018
From spotless floors to roof repairs, the Francis Howell School District custodial and maintenance staff work hard every day to keep our facilities clean and safe. They roll up their sleeves and work diligently to make sure that FHSD is a great place to learn, teach, and work. During National Maintenance and Custodian Worker Appreciation Week, held this year during the week of Oct. 1-5, 2018, we celebrate and show our appreciation to these dedicated men and women.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Maintenance and Custodian Appreciation Week Oct. 1-5
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/01/2018
FHSD teachers Julie Eckhoff and Andrea Head join an elite group of St. Louis area educators selected to receive the 2018 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
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