April 2020 News

FHSD Meal Assistance
FHSD Offers Meal Assistance Extended Through May
Posted on 04/29/2020
All FHSD schools are closed through the end of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This extended closure makes it hard for households that rely on school meals to feed their children throughout the day. FHSD is working in collaboration with Sodexo and the community to ensure all families in need have food during this unprecedented time.  Read more about FHSD Offers Meal Assistance Extended Through May
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FHSD Celebrates School Bus Driver Day
Posted on 04/28/2020
In honor of School Bus Driver Day, FHSD would like to celebrate our valuable employees who safely transport our students to and from school each day. While our students are currently unable to greet our bus drivers each day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still give a shout out to our transportation staff and thank them for their service.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Bus Driver Day
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Voting in FHSD June 2 – COVID Considerations
Posted on 04/27/2020
In March, Governor Parson signed an Executive Order requiring all Missouri municipal elections scheduled for April 7 to be postponed until June 2, 2020. This order includes Proposition S, the Francis Howell no tax rate increase bond issue, and the FHSD Board of Education candidate election. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Charles County Election Authority is anticipating increased participation in absentee voting ahead of the June 2 election.  Read more about Voting in FHSD June 2 – COVID Considerations
Two FHSD Students Receive Perfect ACT Scores
Two FHSD Students Achieve Perfect ACT Scores
Posted on 04/27/2020
To many, the number 36 doesn’t carry any special significance. But for two high school students in FHSD, this number represents perfection. Junior Natalie Althof of Francis Howell High School and senior Eric Peasel of Francis Howell Central High School, have both achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.  Read more about Two FHSD Students Achieve Perfect ACT Scores
Best High Schools U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News Ranks FHSD High Schools among the Best in Missouri
Posted on 04/23/2020
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings include all three FHSD high schools on the prestigious list. The rankings evaluated almost 600 public high schools in Missouri and reviewed more than 24,000 nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.  Read more about U.S. News Ranks FHSD High Schools among the Best in Missouri
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FHN Senior Emily Hood Named the 2020 JEA National High School Student Journalist of the Year
Posted on 04/23/2020
On Feb. 24, FHN senior Emily Hood walked into her journalism classroom to find a room full of students, teachers, and Superintendent Dr. Hendricks-Harris, all gathered together to celebrate her big achievement. She had just been named the 2020 Journalism Education Association (JEA) Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri. Two months later, on Apr. 18, many of those same individuals gathered again (virtually) to witness their FHNtodayTV executive producer recognized across the country as the 2020 National High School Student Journalist of the Year on the JEA’s Facebook Live platform. The FHN journalist was also profiled in a story on KTVI-TV.  Read more about FHN Senior Emily Hood Named the 2020 JEA National High School Student Journalist of the Year
FHSD COVID-19 Closure Survey
FHSD Closure Survey
Posted on 04/21/2020
As a result of Governor Parson’s directive, Francis Howell and all Missouri school districts are closed for the remainder of the school year. During the closure, FHSD is providing Alternative Methods of Instruction, and distributing Chromebooks and meals to students in need. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and provide your feedback on the District’s efforts.   Read more about FHSD Closure Survey
FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
Posted on 04/20/2020
A Learning Commons is like an educational universe that introduces students to new worlds full of adventure and learning. As part of National Library Week, April 20 – 24, FHSD will celebrate and honor our wonderful Library Media Specialists (LMS), who share the keys to some of the most magical worlds.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
FHSD Celebrates Afterschool Professionals Week
FHSD Celebrates Afterschool Professionals Week 2020
Posted on 04/20/2020
As part of Afterschool Professionals Week, April 20 – 24, FHSD would like to celebrate the staff members who provide a safe and engaging place for students before and after school and on non-school days. While Vacation Station is closed for the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to recognize these afterschool leaders and all that they do for our students.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Afterschool Professionals Week 2020
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FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals’ Week
Posted on 04/20/2020
Administrative and office support personnel play an essential role in coordinating office operations to keep our schools and District offices running smoothly. During Administrative Professionals’ Week, celebrated from April 20-24, and Administrative Professionals’ Day, celebrated on April 22, the Francis Howell School District recognizes our support staff members who work throughout the year to support student success. While schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to celebrate these professionals for all that they do.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals’ Week
FHSD Welcomes New Administrators
Francis Howell Welcomes New Administrators
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of six new administrators effective July 1, 2020.  Read more about Francis Howell Welcomes New Administrators
Dr. Jessica Karll
Dr. Jessica Karll Selected as New Central Elementary Principal
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District has announced that Dr. Jessica Karll has been selected as the new principal at Central Elementary School, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Karll is currently the assistant principal at McKelvey Elementary School in the Parkway School District. She succeeds Principal Stacey King, who had announced her retirement after the current school year.  Read more about Dr. Jessica Karll Selected as New Central Elementary Principal
Lisa Bohrmann
Lisa Bohrmann Selected as Principal of Henderson Elementary
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District has selected Lisa Bohrmann to serve as the principal of Henderson Elementary School, effective July 1, 2020. Bohrmann has served as the assistant principal at Henderson since 2015 and will succeed current Principal Dr. Jennette Barker, who is retiring after the current school year.  Read more about Lisa Bohrmann Selected as Principal of Henderson Elementary
Jennifer Jolls
Jennifer Jolls Hired as Director of Communications and Community Relations
Posted on 04/17/2020
The FHSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Jennifer Jolls as the new director of communications and community relations, effective July 1, 2020. Jolls comes to Francis Howell from the Connor Group in Dayton, OH, where she served as the director of communications, marketing, and reputation enhancement. She succeeds Chief Communications and Community Relations officer Matt Deichmann, who has announced his retirement after the current school year.   Read more about Jennifer Jolls Hired as Director of Communications and Community Relations
Bart Denbow
Bart Denbow Selected as New Dean of Students at FHC
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District has announced the hiring of Dr. Bart Denbow as the new dean of students at Francis Howell Central High School, effective July 1, 2020. "I am honored to join the Francis Howell School District, and look forward to serving the staff, students, and community of Francis Howell Central. GO Spartans!"  Read more about Bart Denbow Selected as New Dean of Students at FHC
Kelly Longo
Kelly Longo Selected as FHMS Assistant Principal
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District has selected Kelly Longo as an assistant principal at Francis Howell Middle School, effective July 1, 2020. Longo is currently serving as the interim assistant principal at FHMS. Longo, who previou  Read more about Kelly Longo Selected as FHMS Assistant Principal
Eric Eubank
Eric Eubank Selected as New Administrative Intern at Fairmount
Posted on 04/17/2020
The Francis Howell School District has announced the hiring of Eric Eubank as the new administrative intern at Fairmount Elementary School, effective July 1, 2020. “This is an incredible opportunity. I started my career in FHSD ten years ago and couldn’t be happier to start my administration career at Fairmount,” said Eubank. “The support has been amazing and I look forward to working with the admin team, staff, students, and community for many years to come.”  Read more about Eric Eubank Selected as New Administrative Intern at Fairmount
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Early College Program
Posted on 04/16/2020
Are you planning to attend college after high school? Are you ready to start earning college credits now? Students from all three FHSD high schools have the ability to earn up to a full associates degree from Saint Charles Community College before high school graduation. Through the FHSD Early College Program, high school students pay a discounted rate of $50 per credit hour and take SCC classes that count for both high school and college credit.  Read more about Early College Program
Emma Smallen and Lauren Marino
Finding Harmony while in Isolation
Posted on 04/16/2020
As we all adjust to a new version of daily life, one thing remains constant and strong – our FHSD community. FHC seniors Emma Smallen and Lauren Marino started a fundraiser to support students in need who may have been additionally impacted by the pandemic. These musicians used their talents and organized a virtual charity concert to raise money for the FHSD Backpack Meal Assistance Program, which distributes meals to students and families.  Read more about Finding Harmony while in Isolation
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Board Action Report 04/16/20
Posted on 04/16/2020
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 04/16/20
FHSD Schools Now Closed Through the End of the School Year
FHSD Closure Extended Through the Remainder of the Year
Posted on 04/09/2020
As a result of Governor Parson’s directive, Francis Howell and all Missouri school districts will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Our health officials and superintendents agree this is necessary to protect the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This closure includes all FHSD schools, preschool, and Vacation Station. All athletic events and activities are canceled for the remainder of the school year, and facilities, fields, and playgrounds will not be available until further notice. We are not anticipating holding our traditional summer school and summer camps. Further communication will be provided about summer programming adjustments.  Read more about FHSD Closure Extended Through the Remainder of the Year
Election Postponed
April 7 – Not Election Day!
Posted on 04/07/2020
Today, April 7, was scheduled to be the April Municipal Election, and voters in Francis Howell would have had the opportunity to vote on Proposition S and three Directors for the FHSD Board of Education. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mike Parson ordered all Missouri municipal elections scheduled on April 7 to be postponed until June 2. As a result, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is extended to May 20. In-person absentee ballots may be cast in the Election Authority office until 5:00 PM on June 1. Absentee ballots sent by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 7:00 PM on June 2.  Read more about April 7 – Not Election Day!
Occupational Therapists - Making the Impossible, Possible
FHSD Celebrates Occupational Therapists
Posted on 04/06/2020
The month of April is Occupational Therapist Month. The Francis Howell School District has joined together to say thank you to all of the occupational therapists (OTs) employed in the District, by celebrating them during the week of April 6-10. Not only do these individuals support their students, but also parents, teachers, and administrators in making the impossible, possible.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Occupational Therapists
Dr. Kenneth Roumpos
FHSD Selects Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as New Deputy Superintendent
Posted on 04/03/2020
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has approved the selection of Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as the District’s new Deputy Superintendent, effective July 1, 2020. He succeeds current Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Nathan Hoven. Dr. Hoven begins his tenure as Superintendent on July 1, taking over for the retiring Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris.  Read more about FHSD Selects Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as New Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Connie Buckman
Dr. Connie Buckman Selected as New Chief Academic Officer
Posted on 04/03/2020
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has approved the selection of Dr. Connie Buckman as the District’s new Chief Academic Officer, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Buckman will replace Dr. Nathan Hoven, who currently serves as both Chief Academic Officer and Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Hoven begins his tenure as Superintendent on July 1, taking over for the retiring Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris.  Read more about Dr. Connie Buckman Selected as New Chief Academic Officer
Mike Green (FHN) holds up face masks
FHSD Industrial Technology Teachers Using 3D Printers to Make a Difference
Posted on 04/03/2020
Industrial technology teachers from across the District are using 3D printers to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Around the country, shortages of face masks, disposable gloves, and other medical supplies have been reported. To help provide for the healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic, Ricky Reeves (FHHS), Michael Green (FHN), and Don Barnes (FHC), are using the technology in their classrooms to make a difference.  Read more about FHSD Industrial Technology Teachers Using 3D Printers to Make a Difference
FHSD Playground
FHSD Playgrounds and Outdoor Facilities Closed
Posted on 04/01/2020
FHSD has closed all outdoor school facilities during the extended school closure. This means all playgrounds, tracks, fields, and basketball and tennis courts are off-limits. This decision was made in accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and public health officials.   Read more about FHSD Playgrounds and Outdoor Facilities Closed
FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Information
FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction
Posted on 04/01/2020
The FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) web page is located on the District website. From this page, parents and students are able to access instructional resources to use during the current school closure. After delivering 3/4 of the school year in a traditional setting, content experts and teachers have been hard at work preparing instructional materials that are relevant and meaningful for students to continue their learning.  Read more about FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction
Happy Interpreter and Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
FHSD Thanks Paraprofessionals and Interpreters
Posted on 04/01/2020
FHSD celebrates our paraprofessionals and interpreters who provide support to students and staff on a daily basis. Paraprofessionals and interpreters are an integral part of the school day and offer help to staff members of all kinds. To say thank you to these dedicated individuals, FHSD celebrates Paraprofessional and Interpreter Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 1.  Read more about FHSD Thanks Paraprofessionals and Interpreters
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