May 2020 News

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Prop S Becky-David
Posted on 05/26/2020
Becky-David Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2019, one of only eight in Missouri (Daniel Boone and Warren were as well). Opened during the Kennedy administration, Becky-David is also one of the oldest schools in the District. In the basement is an electrical system so fragile that only Ameren employees have access to the electrical sub-basement. FHSD has over 2.7 million square feet under roof, and this is the only area of the District that our highly-qualified maintenance employees are not allowed to enter.  Read more about Prop S Becky-David
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FHSD Chief Communications Officer Named MOSPRA Professional of the Year
Posted on 05/26/2020
Matt Deichmann, Chief Communications and Community Relations Officer for the Francis Howell School District, has been named the Missouri School Public Relations Association’s 2020 Professional of the Year. The Professional of the Year is MOSPRA’s most prestigious award and is given to a communications professional who has made a valuable contribution to public education. Among the attributes of the recipient are professionalism, strategic skills, organization, ability to develop and implement high-quality communication practices, and commitment to helping MOSPRA as an association.  Read more about FHSD Chief Communications Officer Named MOSPRA Professional of the Year
FHSD Welcomes New Administrators
Francis Howell Welcomes New Administrators
Posted on 05/22/2020
During the May Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the hiring of four new administrators effective July 1, 2020.  Read more about Francis Howell Welcomes New Administrators
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Dr. Jessie Altman Selected as Director of Adult Learning
Posted on 05/22/2020
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has approved the selection of Dr. Jessie Altman as the District’s new director of adult learning, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Altman currently serves as an assistant principal at Francis Howell High School and will replace Dr. Connie Buckman, who has been selected as the District’s new chief academic officer.  Read more about Dr. Jessie Altman Selected as Director of Adult Learning
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Board Action Report 05/21/20
Posted on 05/21/2020
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 05/21/20
Which Prop S project(s) are you looking forward to the most?
Which Proposition S project(s) are you looking forward to the most?
Posted on 05/19/2020
Proposition S is the FHSD no tax rate increase bond issue on the June 2 ballot. Passage of Prop S would fund more than 100 construction and renovation projects at all schools across the District. These projects would create jobs and put millions of dollars into the local economy. Which Prop S project(s) are you looking forward to the most?  Read more about Which Proposition S project(s) are you looking forward to the most?
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Deaf Storyteller Event Brings Students Together - Virtually
Posted on 05/19/2020
While learning from home has not been a struggle for some students, it’s been a brand new challenge for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Everyone can attest to the annoyance of an inconsistent internet signal. Without a good connection and clear picture, interpreting and lip-reading can be extremely difficult. “In a nutshell, it’s been frustrating!” said LaWanda Brewer, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing at Becky-David Elementary. “Our students rely on the visual and tactile cues, and any platform we use makes it difficult to provide those.”  Read more about Deaf Storyteller Event Brings Students Together - Virtually
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FHSD Students Honored as MO 100 Scholars
Posted on 05/19/2020
Six FHSD seniors have been recognized in the 2020 Missouri Scholars 100. This program, coordinated by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MOASSP), honors 100 of Missouri’s highest achieving high school students.  Read more about FHSD Students Honored as MO 100 Scholars
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Proposition S FAQ
Posted on 05/18/2020
The new Missouri municipal election date, June 2, is only two weeks away! Proposition S is the District’s no tax rate increase bond issue that will be on the June 2 ballot. Do you have any questions about Proposition S? If so, please check out our Proposition S Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If your question was not addressed, then please contact our Communications Department at Communications@fhsdschools.org or 636-851-4013. Read More…  Read more about Proposition S FAQ
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Five Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
Posted on 05/18/2020
Five Francis Howell School District citizens will be vying for three seats on the Board of Education in the April 7, 2020, election. The three-year terms of current Board members Rene Cope, Patrick Lane, and Mary Lange will expire in April 2020.  Read more about Five Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
FHSD Teachers Selected as AP Readers
FHSD High School Teachers Selected as AP Readers
Posted on 05/18/2020
Eleven FHSD high school teachers have been selected as AP Readers for this summer and will evaluate the written portion of the AP exam. The teachers applied for the paid opportunity and had to meet rigorous criteria, including at least three years of teaching experience in the specific course they will be reading.  Read more about FHSD High School Teachers Selected as AP Readers
FHSD students sign their National Letters of Intent
FHSD Virtual Signing Day 2020
Posted on 05/14/2020
Many High school students from across the District signed their National Letters of Intent on May 13, as they committed to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and their families were unable to celebrate in the usual manner. However, the schools honored the students virtually and made sure they were recognized for their great achievements. ”These students all have tremendous work ethic, and we are proud to honor and celebrate them on this significant milestone,” shared FHC Activities Director Scott Harris.  Read more about FHSD Virtual Signing Day 2020
FHSD Celebrates School Nurse Day
FHSD Celebrates School Nurse Day
Posted on 05/13/2020
As our world faces a global pandemic, we rely on and appreciate those working in the medical field more than ever. Whether in a hospital or school setting, medical professionals have continuously protected and cared for our communities and loved ones. In honor of School Nurse Day, FHSD would like to recognize our wonderful school nurses for their dedication to our students’ health and wellness.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Nurse Day
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Proposition S, New Construction, and Performance Contracting
Posted on 05/11/2020
Proposition S is the Francis Howell School District’s no tax rate increase bond issue that will be on the June 2 ballot. Voter approval of Proposition S would allow the District to borrow money now and in the future to address pressing facility needs at all Francis Howell schools. The multiple construction projects that would result from the passage of the bond issue will also help drive economic recovery in our community. In addition to the low-interest rate bonds issued through Proposition S, FHSD would stretch its capital dollars even further by using performance contracting for specific Proposition S projects.  Read more about Proposition S, New Construction, and Performance Contracting
Journalism Awards 2020
FHSD High School Journalists Recognized for Work
Posted on 05/07/2020
Journalism has changed significantly over the years. As our world adapts to new forms of media, high school students in FHSD are rising to the challenge. Journalism students across the District have been awarded, named, and recognized for their great achievements this year by various journalism organizations, including the Missouri Journalism Education Association (MJEA), National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), and Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). Congratulations to these talented journalists!  Read more about FHSD High School Journalists Recognized for Work
Code of Student Conduct Feedback
Code of Student Conduct Feedback
Posted on 05/04/2020
The Francis Howell School District is seeking feedback on the Student Code of Conduct. The feedback you provide will be reviewed as revisions are considered for the 2020-21 Code of Student Conduct. Please take a few minutes tocomplete the survey by May 29.  Read more about Code of Student Conduct Feedback
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4 - 8, 2020
FHSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
Posted on 05/04/2020
Students in FHSD will always remember the teachers they had the year the world stayed home. They were the teachers that served as familiar faces and voices in a not so familiar situation. They tackled the world of virtual learning in short order so that their students could continue their education. They adjusted their personal lives with their professional lives as they brought their computers and paperwork home. If there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it is a much greater public appreciation for our teachers and the work they do day in and day out for our students.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
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Proposition S – New Francis Howell North High School
Posted on 05/04/2020
Proposition S, the FHSD no tax rate increase bond issue, will be on the June 2 ballot. The largest single project funded by the passage of Proposition S would be a new Francis Howell North High School, at a cost of approximately $86 million dollars. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the District’s short-term operations, it has not changed the District’s critical long-term facility needs.  Read more about Proposition S – New Francis Howell North High School
School Nutrition Week
FHSD School Nutrition Employees Keep Bellies Full, Despite Empty Classrooms
Posted on 05/04/2020
School Nutrition employees play an active role in the school day for most District students. Preparing well-balanced meals that meet strict federal guidelines isn’t easy. But these individuals manage to do that every day, and sometimes twice a day! Francis Howell School District celebrates these food service workers during School Nutrition Employee Week May 4 - 8, 2020. FHSD thanks those who don an apron to make a difference in the cafeteria.  Read more about FHSD School Nutrition Employees Keep Bellies Full, Despite Empty Classrooms
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FHHS Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished School” for 2019-20
Posted on 05/01/2020
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Francis Howell High School has been named a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for 2019-20. FHHS is one of only two high schools in Missouri and one of only 34 in the nation to have earned the recognition for three consecutive years.  Read more about FHHS Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished School” for 2019-20
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