2018-19 News Archive

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A Dog’s Purpose Author W. Bruce Cameron Visits Henderson Elementary School
Posted on 04/29/2019
Author visits can be a meaningful experience for students. Not only do they give students the opportunity to ask questions and hear from their favorite author, but they also help them realize that most writers are just like them. This is what W. Bruce Cameron hoped the fourth and fifth graders understood during his recent visit to Henderson Elementary. Cameron, a New York Times bestselling author, is best known for his novel A Dog’s Purpose, which was made into a 2017 film that grossed over $200 million worldwide.  Read more about A Dog’s Purpose Author W. Bruce Cameron Visits Henderson Elementary School
FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
Posted on 04/25/2019
Students from FHHS, FHC, and FHN recently competed in the HOSA - Future Health Professionals State Competition. According to HOSA’s website, their mission is two-fold; “promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.”  Read more about FHSD Sends 30 Students to International HOSA Competition
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Global Flavors Make Their Way to the FHN Lunch Line
Posted on 04/23/2019
Students at Francis Howell North can now experience the flavors of Taste4. Introduced to FHN on April 23, Sodexo is bringing new meal options that feature global flavors, shakeable seasonings, specialty sauces, and a variety of healthier options.  Read more about Global Flavors Make Their Way to the FHN Lunch Line
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Guest Clinicians Visit with FHSD Middle School Bands and Choirs
Posted on 04/23/2019
This spring, middle school music students and teachers in FHSD had the opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of decorated guest clinicians. These talented visitors traveled the District working with students and directors in their own schools on fundamental skills and music they were preparing for concerts.  Read more about Guest Clinicians Visit with FHSD Middle School Bands and Choirs
FHSD Sends 20 Students to International DECA Competition
FHSD Students Participate in International DECA Competition
Posted on 04/23/2019
DECA students from FHSD competed at the state level on March 24-26 in Kansas City, Missouri. Over 1,800 high school students from across the state came together this year for the state competition. These events help prepare students for a future in marketing, management, and merchandising. DECA teaches students to assume responsibility for self-improvement and discipline and set a realistic self-concept through a variety of activities. DECA competitions help students become more knowledgeable about today’s economy and acquiring skills that advance their studies.   Read more about FHSD Students Participate in International DECA Competition
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FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals’ Week
Posted on 04/22/2019
Every organization has people behind the scenes keeping things running smoothly. In the Francis Howell School District, it is the important work of our administrative professionals throughout the District that provide that support. During the week of April 22-26, 2019, FHSD will celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Week, our support staff members who work throughout the year to support student and classroom success.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Administrative Professionals’ Week
Public School Volunteer Week April 22-26, 2019
FHSD Celebrates Volunteers during Public School Volunteer Week April 22-26
Posted on 04/22/2019
The Francis Howell School District values our dedicated volunteers and honors their contributions to our schools during Public School Volunteer Week, April 22-26, 2019. From donating time to assisting with classroom and school activities, volunteers play an important role in our schools.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Volunteers during Public School Volunteer Week April 22-26
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Daniel Harmon Selected as New Administrative Intern at Hollenbeck
Posted on 04/21/2019
The Francis Howell School District has announced the hiring of Daniel Harmon as the new administrative intern at Hollenbeck Middle School, effective July 1, 2019. “Joining Hollenbeck Middle School provides me the opportunity to partner with a learning community that is truly committed to supporting the growth of all its members,” said Harmon. “I am impressed with the commitment that Hollenbeck staff bring to serving their students and can't wait to work alongside such talented educators. I am thrilled to join the Hollenbeck family and look forward to getting to know our students, staff, and community members.”  Read more about Daniel Harmon Selected as New Administrative Intern at Hollenbeck
Austin Winkle Team win third place in HVAC Sheet Metal competition
Three FHSD Students to Compete at SkillsUSA National Competition
Posted on 04/18/2019
Ten FHSD students representing the Lewis & Clark Career Center medaled in their respective competitions at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference. Jimmy Johnson (FHHS), Mason Aguilar (FHC), and Amanda Hasenbeck (FHN) earned the right to represent Missouri at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June after earning first-place gold medals in the HVAC Sheet Metal, Power Equipment Technology, and Medical Terminology competitions. This will be Aguilar’s second trip to Nationals, he won the state competition last year as a junior. Dalton Schmidt (FHHS) won first place in HVAC Tech Info and Logan Bowers (FHN) captured gold in the Brick/Masonry Tech written exam, but the written test is not offered at Nationals.  Read more about Three FHSD Students to Compete at SkillsUSA National Competition
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FHSD Acquiring St. Charles River Church
Posted on 04/18/2019
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education approved a sales contract for the purchase of the former St. Charles River Church building at 810 Westwood Industrial Park Drive. The District is now conducting its due diligence including a survey, environmental study, and an appraisal. The purchase is contingent on the results of inspections and is scheduled to close on June 4.  Read more about FHSD Acquiring St. Charles River Church
Dominic Griffero works on a machine during his Precision Machining Manufacturing class
FHN Senior Dominic Griffero Contributes to the Manufacturing World
Posted on 04/16/2019
FHN senior Dominic Griffero may seem like your typical student. He spends his mornings at FHN and his afternoons taking a manufacturing class at Lewis and Clark Career Center. Last fall, he played varsity football. Now, instead of going to football practice after school, when classes are over Griffero heads straight to his job at John J. Steuby Co., a manufacturing company located in Hazelwood, Missouri.  Read more about FHN Senior Dominic Griffero Contributes to the Manufacturing World
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2019 Community Relations Survey
Posted on 04/16/2019
The Francis Howell School District is seeking feedback from our stakeholders on the annual Community Relations Survey. This is an opportunity for community members to provide input on the efforts of the District to involve citizens in decision-making, report plans and progress, and respond to the concerns of citizens. The survey only has seven questions, and can be completed in just a few minutes.  Read more about 2019 Community Relations Survey
Tegan Milford
Tegan Milford Selected as New Castlio Assistant Principal
Posted on 04/12/2019
The Francis Howell School District has announced that Tegan Milford has been selected as the new assistant principal at Castlio Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019. Milford is currently the administrative intern/reading specialist at John Weldon Elementary. She joins Principal Tim Scholle, who had served as assistant principal at Castlio before his promotion.  Read more about Tegan Milford Selected as New Castlio Assistant Principal
Christina Pliske
Christina Pliske Selected as New Becky-David Assistant Principal
Posted on 04/12/2019
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has approved the hiring of Christina Pliske as a new assistant principal at Becky-David Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019. Pliske is currently an instructional coach at Harvest Ridge Elementary. She replaces Jill Oetting, who has been selected as the Becky-David Principal for the 2019-20 school year.  Read more about Christina Pliske Selected as New Becky-David Assistant Principal
Four students from FHSD who competed in the Braille Challenge
FHSD Students Excel in Regional Braille Challenge
Posted on 04/12/2019
Four students from FHSD who are blind or visually impaired were recently honored for their performance in the Braille Challenge regional competition. Tyler Groves, a sixth grader at Saeger Middle and Luke McKeon, a fourth grader at Warren Elementary, both captured a first-place finish. FHC sophomore Claire Wright and Warren fourth grader Olivia Wright both received Honorable Mention.  Read more about FHSD Students Excel in Regional Braille Challenge
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Posted on 04/11/2019
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FHMS students deliver quilts to Delmar Gardens community
FHMS Students Warm the Hearts of Delmar Gardens Residents
Posted on 04/09/2019
The eighth graders at Francis Howell Middle School learned the importance of recycling and giving back to the community through a recent project, Quilts 4 Comfort. The students in Ms. Justis’s sewing and child development classes used recycled fabric to make lap quilts for the residents at Delmar Gardens retirement community.  Read more about FHMS Students Warm the Hearts of Delmar Gardens Residents
FHSD elementary students participate in Battle of the Books
Elementary Students Compete in Battle of the Books
Posted on 04/09/2019
On Friday, April 5, fourth and fifth grade students across the ten elementary schools in FHSD huddled around their team tables as they battled one another in a friendly but intense game of trivia. The event, which was hosted by Independence Elementary, gathered some of the top readers from each school to participate in this year’s “Battle of the Books.”  Read more about Elementary Students Compete in Battle of the Books
Matthew Schott Wins Inspirational Teacher Award
FHC Publications Adviser Matthew Schott Wins Inspirational Teacher Award
Posted on 04/08/2019
Throughout a child’s life, many notable figures can be found that impact the adults they become. Parents, family, and friends often come to mind. But for those who had a challenging childhood or didn’t experience a strong family bond, teachers can play an influential role. For Lindsay Schallon, a former Francis Howell Central student, publications adviser Matthew Schott was just that.  Read more about FHC Publications Adviser Matthew Schott Wins Inspirational Teacher Award
Principal Dr. Nathan Hostetler and FHN students at luncheon
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
Posted on 04/08/2019
The Francis Howell School District honored 275 graduating seniors from Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, and Francis Howell North high schools at a special luncheon held in their honor at Old Hickory Golf Club on Friday, April 5, 2019. This group of FHSD seniors achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.  Read more about FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
Posted on 04/08/2019
Gone are the days of hushed studying and mountains of books meant only for research. The traditional concept of a school library has long since gone by the wayside. The libraries of old have been transformed into forward-thinking Learning Commons (LC). Students do more than check out books and find a quiet space away from class. They come for makerspace, coding activities, real-world life lessons, and STEAM/STEM lessons.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Library Week
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MAP Test Preparation
Posted on 04/04/2019
All parents want their children to do their best, no matter the challenge – or test – at hand. And with a little advice from some FHSD students, parents can help their kids do just that. Parents can watch a fun, short MAP Test Preparation Video, hosted by FHSD students. This video will give parents the knowledge they need to help their kids succeed on the MAP Test, and just about any other test. Watch MAP Test Preparation Video online.   Read more about MAP Test Preparation
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Election Results – Walker and Hoehn Re-Elected to Board
Posted on 04/03/2019
Michelle Walker and Mike Hoehn were re-elected to the FHSD Board of Education in the April 2 election. This is Walker’s second term and Hoehn’s fourth term.  Read more about Election Results – Walker and Hoehn Re-Elected to Board
Howell of Fame Winners Announced
2019 Howell of Fame Winners Announced
Posted on 04/03/2019
The Francis Howell School District is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Howell of Fame Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteers and staff. This year’s 14 recipients will be honored at the annual Howell of Fame Awards ceremony on Monday, May 6, along with 2019 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.  Read more about 2019 Howell of Fame Winners Announced
Occupational Therapists Making the Impossible, Possible
FHSD Recognizes Occupational Therapists for Making the Impossible, Possible
Posted on 04/01/2019
April is Occupational Therapy month, and the Francis Howell School District is taking this opportunity to say thank you to all of the occupational therapists (OT) employed by the District. Not only do they support students, but parents, teachers, and administrators in making the impossible, possible.  Read more about FHSD Recognizes Occupational Therapists for Making the Impossible, Possible
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FHSD to Host Free Shred-it Day for District Residents
Posted on 04/01/2019
Just in time for spring cleaning, the Francis Howell School District is offering a community "Shred-it Day." FHSD residents are invited to bring personal and confidential paper documents (such as old tax documents, bank records, and credit card statements) to be securely shredded and recycled. The event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM* at the Burbes Service Center, located at 4606 Central School Road in St. Charles.  Read more about FHSD to Host Free Shred-it Day for District Residents
Aaron Pearson, National Life Group representatives, and Bryan Middle School Principal Dr. Suzanne Leake
Bryan Teacher Aaron Pearson Wins National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Posted on 03/28/2019
Bryan Middle School teacher Aaron Pearson has been named a 2018-19 LifeChanger Award winner by the National Life Group. A Spectra teacher who works with students in the District’s gifted program, Pearson was presented with the award at a surprise school-wide assembly. “This award means a lot to me,” said Pearson, an FHC alumni. “It was great having my students, former students, and family all here. Hearing how I’ve impacted them just makes it all worthwhile, it’s why I do what I do. I love my job and my students, it just brings a big smile to my face.” The award includes a $1,500 individual cash award and a $1,500 donation to the school from National Life Group.  Read more about Bryan Teacher Aaron Pearson Wins National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Top readers at Saeger are recognized for their participation in the Word UP Challenge
Saeger Middle School Wins Word UP Challenge MVP Award
Posted on 03/28/2019
The students at Saeger Middle School have spent the past six months adventuring through stories, hurdling over difficult words, and reading their way to the back covers of many, many books. As part of the school’s reading goal and the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s (HMH) Reading Counts! Word UP Challenge, the students were encouraged to read four books each quarter, a total of sixteen books for the year. The challenge tracked the number of words read by the students from early September to mid-February. The more words, the more points they earned for their school. This year, the Saeger students read a total of 9,799,356 words earning them the MVP Award – the second place prize for the Word UP Challenge!  Read more about Saeger Middle School Wins Word UP Challenge MVP Award
Happy Interpreter and Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
FHSD Thanks Interpreters and Paraprofessionals
Posted on 03/25/2019
The Francis Howell School District celebrates our paraprofessionals and interpreters who provide support to our students and staff on a daily basis. To say thank you to these dedicated individuals, FHSD celebrates Paraprofessional and Interpreter Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 2.  Read more about FHSD Thanks Interpreters and Paraprofessionals
Daniel Boone fifth graders participate in cup stacking challenge
Daniel Boone Elementary Hosts “Dream Big STEAM Challenge Day”
Posted on 03/20/2019
“One more cup! We can do one more cup!” Those words echoed across the fifth grade classroom at Daniel Boone Elementary as students worked on a cup stacking challenge during Dream Big STEAM Challenge Day. The students worked together in teams to build the tallest tower they could out of solo cups. The exciting competition between students was just one of many Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities planned for the day.  Read more about Daniel Boone Elementary Hosts “Dream Big STEAM Challenge Day”
Students participate in an activity during Abilities Awareness Week
Different Abilities Highlighted During Abilities Awareness Week
Posted on 03/19/2019
Throughout FHSD, educators are helping share the mindset that different abilities aren’t disabilities. Students learn that just because someone may do something differently or at a different pace than you do, doesn’t mean that they can’t do it at all. To help further facilitate this mindset, Independence Elementary School hosted Abilities Awareness Week.  Read more about Different Abilities Highlighted During Abilities Awareness Week
Jason Kuhn with the FHSD Board of Education
Student Spotlight – Saeger Middle School’s Jason Kuhn Represents Students at the March Board Meeting
Posted on 03/15/2019
The FHSD Board of Education welcomed Saeger Middle School student Jason Kuhn as the student representative for the March Board Meeting. Kuhn, an eighth grader at Saeger, has only been in the Francis Howell School District since the beginning of the school year, but this outstanding student has already made quite the impact.  Read more about Student Spotlight – Saeger Middle School’s Jason Kuhn Represents Students at the March Board Meeting
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Board Action Report 03/14/19
Posted on 03/14/2019
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.  Read more about Board Action Report 03/14/19
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Twenty FHSD Students Place in MO Tri-County Science Fair
Posted on 03/13/2019
FHSD students recently had the opportunity to participate in the Missouri Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair and compete against other schools from St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren counties. After choosing and researching their topics, students analyzed their data, formulated a hypothesis, and created displays to share during the science fair.   Read more about Twenty FHSD Students Place in MO Tri-County Science Fair
FHSD students competed in District level SkillsUSA competition
Francis Howell Students Excel in SkillsUSA District Competition
Posted on 03/12/2019
Twenty-five FHSD students from the Lewis & Clark Career Center have earned the right to compete at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in April. Competing recently at the District level, students from FHHS, FHC, and FHN earned a total of nine gold medals. The students were competing in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral categories that relate directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.  Read more about Francis Howell Students Excel in SkillsUSA District Competition
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FHSD High Schools Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished Schools” for 2018-19
Posted on 03/07/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and Francis Howell North High School have all been named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for 2018-19. The three FHSD high schools are among only 12 high schools in Missouri to receive this Distinction for 2018-19, and among only 50 high schools in the nation to be recognized for two consecutive years.   Read more about FHSD High Schools Recognized as “PLTW Distinguished Schools” for 2018-19
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Kids Fight Hunger at Fairmount Elementary
Posted on 03/06/2019
Many people around the globe face hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 795 million people around the world suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016. That’s approximately one in nine people.  Read more about Kids Fight Hunger at Fairmount Elementary
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FHSD Students “Start Their Engines” with School Breakfast
Posted on 03/04/2019
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. In an effort to increase awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents, FHSD celebrates National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8, 2019.  Read more about FHSD Students “Start Their Engines” with School Breakfast
FHC Principal Sonny Arnel talks with Meet FHSD attendee
Meet FHSD 2019
Posted on 03/04/2019
On Saturday, March 2, principals, administrative staff, and more gathered behind their respective tables lined with spirited décor, information pamphlets, and candy, as they welcomed potential candidates to this year’s Meet FHSD event. The annual event provides candidates with an opportunity to get to know more about the District and our staff.  Read more about Meet FHSD 2019
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E-Sports Team Debuts at FHN
Posted on 03/01/2019
By FHN Senior Ethan Winchester - E-sports (competitive video gaming) has exploded in popularity worldwide. Today, the sport brings in millions annually from merchandise and ticket sales. Colleges and universities have taken notice of the massive popularity and revenue the sport has generated, and have started offering scholarships for E-sports players.  Read more about E-Sports Team Debuts at FHN
Castlio students use an iPad to work with a robot
Castlio STEM Day
Posted on 03/01/2019
STEM night at Castlio Elementary was a great annual tradition – until this year. It didn’t go away, it just shed its nocturnal cloak and stepped into the light of day. “Traditionally in years past we did a STEM night,” said Principal Tim Scholle. “But this year we put a new spin on it because we wanted to give every K-5 student that opportunity to have the experience of those hands-on activities.” And every student did, at stations that ranged from coding Sphero robots to creating simple circuit boards.  Read more about Castlio STEM Day
Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Howell of Fame Nominations Due March 15
Posted on 03/01/2019
The Howell of Fame Award recognizes excellence of character, performance and service of those who serve the Francis Howell School District as employees, volunteers and patrons.  Read more about Howell of Fame Nominations Due March 15
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FHC Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 03/01/2019
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School student journalism program, FHC Publications, will be hosting a Board of Education Candidate Forum. The event will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the FHC Auditorium, located at 5199 Highway N in Cottleville. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Read more about FHC Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Mentors4College Guides Students Through College Application Process
Mentors4College Guides Students Through College Application Process
Posted on 02/27/2019
FHSD will be partnering with Mentors4College, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to high school students during their college search. This new partnership aligns with Goal One: Life College, Career, and Success of the District’s new strategic plan. Mentors4College is a no-cost program that will be offered to any high school student in the District  Read more about Mentors4College Guides Students Through College Application Process
Rachael Wilcox stands with Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris and Principal Emily Pavia
Independence Teacher Rachael Wilcox Named 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Posted on 02/26/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Rachael Wilcox, a first grade teacher at Independence Elementary School, has been selected as the 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year. Her goal, simply stated, is to inspire students both personally and academically. Wilcox feels her most important contribution is building relationships with her students.  Read more about Independence Teacher Rachael Wilcox Named 2019 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Lisha Ewing stands with Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris, Mark Delaney, and FHU community members
Francis Howell Union ESC Lisha Ewing Selected as 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year
Posted on 02/26/2019
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Lisha Ewing, Educational Support Counselor at Francis Howell Union, has been selected as the 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year. Ewing has distinguished herself as a dedicated employee by continually going above and beyond to support her school community.  Read more about Francis Howell Union ESC Lisha Ewing Selected as 2019 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year
Erin Thurston
Erin Thurston Selected as New Barnwell Assistant Principal
Posted on 02/26/2019
The Francis Howell School District has announced that Erin Thurston has been selected as a new assistant principal at Barnwell Middle School, effective July 1, 2019. Thurston is currently the District’s secondary ELA/social studies content leader. She replaces Karan Eschweiler, who has announced her retirement after the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year.  Read more about Erin Thurston Selected as New Barnwell Assistant Principal
Tim Scholle
Tim Scholle Selected as Principal of Castlio Elementary
Posted on 02/25/2019
The Francis Howell School District has selected Tim Scholle to serve as the principal of Castlio Elementary School. Scholle has been serving as the interim principal at Castlio during the 2018-19 school year after the retirement of the previous principal, Dr. Bridgett Niedringhaus.  Read more about Tim Scholle Selected as Principal of Castlio Elementary
Arianna Chaves from FHN, Stephanie Monson from FHC, and David Yang from FHHS
Three FHSD Seniors Named Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Posted on 02/25/2019
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that FHSD seniors Arianna Chaves from FHN, Stephanie Monson from FHC, and David Yang from FHHS have been named candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The 4,500 candidates from across the country were selected out of nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.  Read more about Three FHSD Seniors Named Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
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Jill Oetting Selected as New Principal of Becky-David Elementary
Posted on 02/22/2019
The Francis Howell School District has announced that Jill Oetting has been selected as the new principal at Becky-David Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019. Oetting has served as an assistant principal at Becky-David for the past four years. She will succeed current principal Sherri Brown, who is retiring at the end of the 2018-19 school year.  Read more about Jill Oetting Selected as New Principal of Becky-David Elementary
Ava Mollica with the FHSD Board of Education
Student Spotlight – Bryan Middle School’s Ava Mollica Represents Students at the February Board Meeting
Posted on 02/22/2019
The FHSD Board of Education welcomed former Independence Elementary student and current Bryan Middle School sixth grader Ava Mollica as the student representative for the February Board Meeting. Mollica is well-known in both schools for her kindness, bright smile, and vibrant personality.  Read more about Student Spotlight – Bryan Middle School’s Ava Mollica Represents Students at the February Board Meeting
Board Action Report 02/21/19
Board Action Report 02/21/19
Posted on 02/22/2019
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FHHS Junior Wrestler Ryan Skillington Wins State Title
Posted on 02/19/2019
Congratulations to FHHS junior Ryan Skillington, he is the latest State Champion to come out of the Viking wrestling program! Ryan became the first Howell heavyweight in the history of the storied program to win a State Championship. The FHHS wrestling program has now crowned a State Champion in four consecutive years and had a wrestler in the State Finals for six straight years. The boys program finished 8th as a team for their fifth straight "Top 10" State finish.  Read more about FHHS Junior Wrestler Ryan Skillington Wins State Title
FHC DECA students at the annual District career development conference
FHSD DECA State Qualifiers
Posted on 02/14/2019
Students from the FHHS, FHC, and FHN Chapters of Missouri DECA: An Association of Marketing Students joined over 750 other high school marketing students at the annual District career development conference held February 6, 2019, at South County Center.  Read more about FHSD DECA State Qualifiers
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Dr. Kandy Worley Named MoASSP Middle School Principal of the Year
Posted on 02/13/2019
Behind every great school is a caring principal. A principal who not only supports the school’s success, but also fosters good character, builds relationships, encourages collaboration, and instills a love of learning. Recognizing the outstanding work and example Dr. Kandy Worley sets for others, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP) selected her as the 2019 Middle School Principal of the Year.  Read more about Dr. Kandy Worley Named MoASSP Middle School Principal of the Year
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Inspiring Teacher Award
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Inspiring Teacher Award
Posted on 02/11/2019
Inspiring students to achieve their full potential and pursuing their next big step in life is something that all teachers want to achieve. The mission of the Challenger Learning Center St. Louis is to inspire the future generation of innovators with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Combining the best of both, two FHSD teachers were recently honored with the Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis 2019 Inspiring Teacher award.  Read more about Two FHSD Teachers Receive Inspiring Teacher Award
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FHSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week
Posted on 02/09/2019
The Francis Howell School District will honor the dedicated service of our Board of Education members during the statewide School Board Recognition Week observed Feb. 10 – 16, 2019. This special week is dedicated to recognizing the important contributions school boards play in the education of our children.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week
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Meet FHSD Event 2019
Posted on 02/07/2019
The FHSD Human Resources Department is excited to host the second annual Meet FHSD event! The District would like to invite teaching applicants from all certification areas to visit with us on March 2, 2019. This event will be very informal and will provide potential candidates the opportunity to learn about Francis Howell as a potential employer. This is not a job fair, but an opportunity in an informal setting for candidates to get to know our District and our staff. We are hopeful that after this event potential employees will consider applying for our open certified positions. The details are in the MEET FHSD flyer, please share with anyone who may be interested in attending!  Read more about Meet FHSD Event 2019
FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Teachers of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Teachers of the Year
Posted on 02/07/2019
Francis Howell School District proudly announces the recipients of the distinguished honor of Teacher of the Year. This year’s winners will be recognized at the annual Howell of Fame awards ceremony on May 6, 2019.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Teachers of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Support Staff Employees of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Support Staff Employees of the Year
Posted on 02/07/2019
Francis Howell School District proudly announces the recipients of the distinguished honor of Support Staff Employee of the Year. The winners will be recognized at the annual Howell of Fame awards ceremony on May 6, 2019.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates the 2019 Support Staff Employees of the Year
FHN student-athletes on National Signing Day
National Signing Day in FHSD
Posted on 02/07/2019
National Signing Day is a proud moment each year for many student-athletes in FHSD. It is a day to celebrate their successes and hard work throughout high school. It is a day to thank their parents, coaches, and all those who have supported them along the way. Most importantly, it is a day where these students are able to sign a commitment to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. FHN senior Kamryn Bell was one of 23 students that signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 6. “I’m really excited. This is a big step forward,” said Bell. “I’m very thankful that I had the opportunity to play a sport at FHN. It got me to where I am now and it really gave me the full experience.” Like Bell, each of these students has an exciting future ahead of them. FHSD is looking forward to what they will all accomplish.  Read more about National Signing Day in FHSD
Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
Posted on 02/05/2019
In February, students at FHHS were treated to an updated lunch room and brand new meal options as Sodexo rolled out Taste4. Taste4 brings global tastes into the spotlight, along with shakable flavors and specialty sauces. Students can select meal options from monitors displaying that day’s menu and are given a variety of healthier options.  Read more about Taste4 Brings Global Flavors to FHHS Cafeteria
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FHSD Celebrates Coding During “We Love to Code Month”
Posted on 02/04/2019
During the month of February, students across the District will be provided opportunities to participate in various coding activities as part of “We Love to Code” month. This is the fourth year FHSD has hosted a District-wide event focused on coding, but the first time the event has spanned an entire month.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Coding During “We Love to Code Month”
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FHNtoday.com Named SNO Distinguished Site
Posted on 02/01/2019
The Francis Howell North student news website FHNtoday.com has been designated a “Distinguished Site” by Student Newspapers Online (SNO). SNO awards honor excellence in all aspects of online journalism, from relevant and timely coverage to high-quality website design. FHNtoday.com was the only website in Missouri to receive this honor.  Read more about FHNtoday.com Named SNO Distinguished Site
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FHSD Celebrates Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2019
FHSD celebrates Black History Month during the month of February. Students are participating in a variety of activities, lesson plans, research projects, and more to learn about the influence of African American figures and events in our country’s history.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Black History Month
FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/01/2019
The Francis Howell School District will join schools across the country to celebrate school counselors during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4 - 8, 2019. This special week is dedicated to highlighting the contributions school counselors make to the educational process assisting students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
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FHC Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 02/01/2019
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School student journalism program, FHC Publications, will be hosting a Board of Education Candidate Forum. The event will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the FHC Auditorium, located at 5199 Highway N in Cottleville. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Read more about FHC Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
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DESE Releases 2018 Annual Performance Report Scores
Posted on 02/01/2019
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the 2018 Annual Performance Report (APR) data for school districts around the state. This year FHSD received a score of 100 percent on the “school district report card,” after receiving a 99.3 percent for the past two years. The Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP 5) is the state’s school accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts in Missouri and is used to calculate APR scores.   Read more about DESE Releases 2018 Annual Performance Report Scores
FHSD Community Resource Fair
FHSD Resource Fair
Posted on 01/29/2019
The Francis Howell School District’s Alternative Learning Department is excited to sponsor and host the annual Community Resource Fair. The Community Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Francis Howell Central High School (5199 State Highway N, St Charles, MO 63304) in the cafeteria from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Read more about FHSD Resource Fair
Supporting FHSD Families during the Federal Government Shutdown
Supporting FHSD Families during the Federal Government Shutdown
Posted on 01/24/2019
Due to the continuing shutdown of the federal government, some FHSD families may be facing unanticipated hardships. The District is committed to supporting families affected by the government shutdown. There is nothing more important to us than the continued welfare of our students, so we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the different ways in which FHSD can help.   Read more about Supporting FHSD Families during the Federal Government Shutdown
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FHSD Launches District Mobile App
Posted on 01/22/2019
FHSD is proud to announce the launch of the District’s new mobile app. The app is designed to enable parents, staff, students, and the larger community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information, and activities happening in our schools. The free app displays the FHSD logo and content, and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and Google Play, just search for “Francis Howell.”  Read more about FHSD Launches District Mobile App
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Student Spotlight – FHU’s Sophia Westhues Represents Students at the January Board Meeting
Posted on 01/18/2019
Francis Howell Union junior Sophia Westhues was chosen to represent her school and classmates at the January Board of Education meeting. Sophia has attended FHSD throughout her entire school career, from Fairmount Elementary to Saeger Middle School and then on to FHC before attending FHU.  Read more about Student Spotlight – FHU’s Sophia Westhues Represents Students at the January Board Meeting
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Board Action Report 01/17/19
Posted on 01/17/2019
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 01/17/19
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Three Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
Posted on 01/16/2019
Three Francis Howell School District citizens will be vying for two seats on the Board of Education in the April 2, 2019, election. The three-year terms of current Board members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2019.  Read more about Three Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
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Swimming in Socks: FHHS Boys’ Swim Team Collect 750 Pairs of Socks for those in Need
Posted on 01/11/2019
The FHHS Boys’ Swim Team organized a drive to collect socks for those in need during their fall season. They collected approximately 750 pairs of socks. They donated the socks to FHSD Student Services Department to benefit those in need in the FHSD Community. Socks were collected at all home meets.  Read more about Swimming in Socks: FHHS Boys’ Swim Team Collect 750 Pairs of Socks for those in Need
Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
2018 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Posted on 01/07/2019
The Howell of Fame Award recognizes excellence of character, performance and service of those who serve the Francis Howell School District as employees, volunteers and patrons.  Read more about 2018 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Online Registration for Secondary Students
Online Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 15-24
Posted on 01/07/2019
The Francis Howell School District will hold online registration for the 2019-20 school year for secondary students beginning Jan. 15, at 8:00 AM. Registration will close on Jan. 24, at 5:00 PM.  Read more about Online Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 15-24
Preschool Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year Opens
Preschool Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year Opens
Posted on 01/04/2019
The Francis Howell School District is set to begin preschool registration for the 2018-19 school year. Francis Howell has a quality preschool program that provides excellent social and pre-academic experiences for your children. This programming is located in each of three Early Childhood Family Education Centers and two of our elementary sites.  Read more about Preschool Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year Opens
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Feedback Requested: FHSD Communications Survey
Posted on 01/04/2019
Effective communication is a vital component of the relationship between our District, our schools, our parents, and our community. As part of the continuous community engagement efforts of FHSD, the Communications Department is conducting the annual FHSD Communications Survey and asking our stakeholders to provide input on both District and building-level communication efforts.  Read more about Feedback Requested: FHSD Communications Survey
FHSD Begins Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 School Year
FHSD Begins Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 School Year
Posted on 01/04/2019
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) offers rewarding kindergarten programs for children beginning at age five. FHSD Kindergarten emphasizes meeting the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of young children. Readiness skills in language arts, reading, math, music, visual arts, social studies, science, physical education, and health are introduced and taught in a child-centered environment. Children learn to interact and cooperate with one another, and gain self-confidence to be successful learners.  Read more about FHSD Begins Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 School Year
Cold Kiddo
Bundle Up Your Kiddos in Cold Weather
Posted on 01/02/2019
The safety of our students is one of Francis Howell School District’s top priorities. The District has adopted procedures to be used when unfavorable weather conditions could make it unsafe to reasonably expect students to go out for recess or travel to school.  Read more about Bundle Up Your Kiddos in Cold Weather
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Francis Howell School District Voted Best of St. Charles County
Posted on 01/01/2019
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has announced the Francis Howell School District as the best public school district in St. Charles County for 2018. Winners were selected by readers’ choice for the “Best of St. Charles County” publication.  Read more about Francis Howell School District Voted Best of St. Charles County
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Jennifer Simpson Hired as Director of Transportation
Posted on 12/21/2018
The FHSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Jennifer Simpson as the new Director of Transportation, effective Jan. 7, 2019. Simpson comes to FHSD from the Pattonville School District, where she has served as the Director of Transportation since 2014. Prior to that, she was the Director of Transportation for the Wentzville School District for more than a decade. Simpson currently serves on the Wentzville Board of Education and is also a past President of the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation.  Read more about Jennifer Simpson Hired as Director of Transportation
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Student Spotlight – FHN’s Essence Green Represents Students at the December Board Meeting
Posted on 12/20/2018
The Board of Education welcomed FHN senior Essence Green as the student representative for the December Board Meeting. The District was honored to shine the spotlight on this well-loved and well-traveled student.  Read more about Student Spotlight – FHN’s Essence Green Represents Students at the December Board Meeting
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Board Action Report 12/20/18
Posted on 12/20/2018
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions. ­  Read more about Board Action Report 12/20/18
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FHN and the Nahed Chapman New American Academy: Bringing a World Apart Closer Together
Posted on 12/17/2018
Two years ago, FHN senior Sarah Zimmerman and five other journalism students visited the Nahed Chapman New American Academy (NCNAA) to write a story about the school. They didn’t know it at the time, but that day would spark a relationship between the schools that will last for years. In December, more than 50 NCNAA students visited FHN to spend another day creating memorable friendships.   Read more about FHN and the Nahed Chapman New American Academy: Bringing a World Apart Closer Together
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FHSD Named to Ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted on 12/14/2018
FHSD has been honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. FHSD is one of only five school districts in Missouri, and one of only 363 in North America, to achieve this distinction. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, the District had to increase the number of students participating in AP while also maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. Reaching these goals indicates that FHSD is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for Advanced Placement. This is the fifth time that FHSD has been named to the prestigious list.  Read more about FHSD Named to Ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll
FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
Posted on 12/13/2018
Lower rates in the bond market have provided an opportunity for the Francis Howell School District to save on interest costs for a portion of its outstanding debt. In November, FHSD refinanced $6 million of its eligible 2009 general obligation bonds, saving the District and taxpayers more than $100,000 in interest payments over the next two years.  Read more about FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
Signing Santa Visits Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class at Becky-David
Signing Santa Visits Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class at Becky-David
Posted on 12/13/2018
The Holiday season is a special time of year for many families, full of wonderful sounds. Christmas music floods the radio, the sounds of joy and laughter fill the air, and the crinkle of wrapping paper as it’s being ripped off of gifts. While these joyful noises can signify Christmas for many, there are a few who aren’t able to hear these sounds of the season.  Read more about Signing Santa Visits Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class at Becky-David
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FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 12/10/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that six teachers in the District have earned or renewed their National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. FHSD now has 59 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  Read more about FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
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Harlem Globetrotters’ Ambassador Teams Up with Harvest Ridge to Prevent Bullying
Posted on 12/04/2018
The Harlem Globetrotters are known for their teamwork on the basketball court, but during their visit to Harvest Ridge Elementary, they shared a positive message about teaming up to prevent bullying. On Nov. 30, 2018, Globetrotter Briana “Hoops” Green talked with students during a school assembly about bullying prevention.   Read more about Harlem Globetrotters’ Ambassador Teams Up with Harvest Ridge to Prevent Bullying
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD strives to communicate effectively with all members of the community. To ensure that the District and all school and program websites are accessible to everyone, FHSD has implemented a new accessibility monitoring system. Monsido is an online scanner that tracks website accessibility compliance as outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The tool highlights occurrences in the website that are non-compliant with these industry standards and provides guidelines on how to rectify them.  Read more about FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
Posted on 12/03/2018
If you have a teenager starting to drive soon, you have a chance to learn about how to help overcome the risks teen drivers face. FHSD’s Parent Speaker Series will host First Impact: Preparing Drivers for the Road Ahead on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the auditorium at Francis Howell North High School located at 2549 Hackmann Road.  Read more about FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
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FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD high school students on Raven Robotics Team 1288 work together to build robots to compete in an annual challenge, but one of the biggest challenges every year is securing the necessary funding. Enter the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, which recently awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to Raven Robotics to support their FIRST Robotics activities. FIRST enables teams of students to compete with others in building, designing and programming their own robots to perform preassigned tasks, giving young students a chance to get involved with real-world engineering.  Read more about FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
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FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 11
Posted on 12/01/2018
Candidate filing for the April 2, 2019, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018, and continues until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The three-year terms of current Board members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2019.  Read more about FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 11
DisABILITIES Awareness at Henderson Embraces Different Abilities
DisABILITIES Awareness at Henderson Embraces Different Abilities
Posted on 11/28/2018
Students at Henderson Elementary learned that different abilities aren’t disabilities at their annual DisABILITIES Awareness Week. FHSD Occupational Therapist Martha Hefner coordinated a variety of activities and speakers to help students understand that just because someone has different abilities, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve friendship, kindness, and compassion.  Read more about DisABILITIES Awareness at Henderson Embraces Different Abilities
FHHS students on Early Signing Day
FHSD Early Signing Day
Posted on 11/20/2018
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, more than two dozen high school student-athletes from across the District signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) as part of the NCAA early signing period. Each of these students signed a commitment to continue their educational and athletic careers in college. However, it was also an opportunity for the students to be recognized for their success and hard work in high school. Families, fellow teammates, and coaches were present for the signings to celebrate and support these talented and deserving students.  Read more about FHSD Early Signing Day
Meritorious Budget Award
FHSD Receives Meritorious Budget Award for Thirteenth Consecutive Year
Posted on 11/19/2018
For the thirteenth consecutive year, FHSD has won the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) 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 FHSD Receives Meritorious Budget Award for Thirteenth Consecutive Year
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FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
Posted on 11/16/2018
School bus transportation is typically the second biggest expenditure for school districts after salary and benefits. FHSD has used First Student (and its predecessor Laidlaw) to provide student transportation services for the District since 1999. The 2018-19 school year is the final year of the most recent two-year contract extension.  Read more about FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
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Board Action Report 11/16/18
Posted on 11/16/2018
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 11/16/18
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FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
Posted on 11/15/2018
By FHN junior Joel Boenitz, photo by FHN senior Paige Westermann - On Thursday, Nov. 8, FHN freshman Logan Schelfaut joined an elite group of athletes when he won the state championship for diving at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He becomes the second FHN diver in the past three years to win the state championship, with alumnus Peter Lucido earning that honor back in 2016. Schelfaut becomes the youngest state champion in FHN history.  Read more about FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
FHN Knightpride Marching Band stand in The Dome for the "Bands of America Super Regional Championships"
FHN Knightpride
Posted on 11/13/2018
The FHN Knightpride Marching Band recently wrapped up a very successful fall season. The band participated in prestigious competitions across the region, and proudly returned to The Dome for the “Bands of America Super Regional Championships.”   Read more about FHN Knightpride
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Firefighters Deliver Coats to FHSD Students in Need
Posted on 11/13/2018
More than 400 children in the Francis Howell School District will be warm this winter thanks to the efforts of the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach. Students at elementary schools across the District recently received brand-new coats as part of Operation Warm, a nonprofit focused on ensuring kids have a winter coat, helping to improve school attendance and overall wellness.  Read more about Firefighters Deliver Coats to FHSD Students in Need
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Fairmount Hosts Book Character Dress Up Day
Posted on 11/12/2018
Fairmount Elementary celebrated the magic of imagination and brought reading to life this Halloween. Instead of the typical Halloween costumes you might see each year, the students at Fairmount hopped off the bus and headed to class dressed as their favorite book characters.  Read more about Fairmount Hosts Book Character Dress Up Day
FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
Posted on 11/12/2018
The Thanksgiving Luncheon at Francis Howell Union High School is different from any other Thanksgiving celebration in FHSD. The annual event brings together students, staff, administrators, and Board members to enjoy a meal as one giant family.  Read more about FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
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CAPS Program Information Meetings
Posted on 11/09/2018
Attention juniors and seniors! Are you interested in learning real-world skills in the business, healthcare, or technology fields? Then check out the CAPS Program, a real-world business immersion program that provides invaluable hands-on experience and insights to guide your future studies and careers!  Read more about CAPS Program Information Meetings
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FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
Posted on 11/09/2018
Student journalists in FHSD do some amazing work, and not surprisingly, earn plenty of well-deserved awards and recognition. Most recently representatives from all three Francis Howell high schools traveled to Chicago in November for the National High School Journalism Convention. This gathering of high school journalists and their advisers is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. With more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention is the largest gathering of student journalists in the country.  Read more about FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
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FHSD Celebrates National Parents as Teacher Day Nov. 8
Posted on 11/07/2018
FHSD joins Missouri school districts and programs across the country to celebrate National Parents as Teachers (PAT) Day on Nov. 8, 2018. The date is observed annually on founder Mildred Winter’s birthday. This year, she is 98 years young!  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Parents as Teacher Day Nov. 8
FHSD Veterans Day Events
FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Posted on 11/05/2018
In honor of Veterans Day and in appreciation for the men and women who have served our country, FHSD schools will participate in a variety of events to recognize our heroes. A list of the activities occurring throughout the District can be found below:  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Posted on 11/02/2018
Providing easy access to your student’s information is a top priority for FHSD. Class schedules, assignments, attendance, course registration, report cards, and transcripts are all accessed through Infinite Campus, the District’s student information system. Infinite Campus is undergoing some upgrades to improve communication and enhance the user experience for parents and students.  Read more about Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
Posted on 11/01/2018
No one likes going hungry, but it’s a harsh reality that some students live with on a regular basis. Not knowing where your next meal is coming from can put additional stress on any student. Programs like FHSD’s Lunch Heroes, Free and Reduced Meals, and Backpack programs can assist parents who need extra support, but sometimes that isn’t enough.  Read more about Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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FHSD Board Sets Tax Rate
Posted on 09/28/2018
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education approved the 2018-19 tax rate of $4.8575 by a 7-0 vote at the September Board meeting. The 2018-19 tax rate is relatively unchanged compared to the 2017-18 tax rate. Fiscal year 2018-19 is a non-reassessment year and is not subject to the tax rollback associated with the Hancock Amendment.  Read more about FHSD Board Sets Tax Rate
FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 09/28/2018
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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Student Spotlight – FHC’s Rishith Mishra Represents Students at the September Board Meeting
Posted on 09/25/2018
To say FHC senior Rishith Mishra is exceptional might be an understatement. Principal Dr. Sonny Arnel better describes him as a “renaissance man” for his wide range of knowledge and skills. The Board of Education was honored to welcome Mishra as the student representative at the September Board Meeting.   Read more about Student Spotlight – FHC’s Rishith Mishra Represents Students at the September Board Meeting
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Summer Service – Madeline DeGraw Spends Summer at Naval Academy
Posted on 09/25/2018
Summer break is a time all students look forward to. But while many students are sleeping in, jumping into the swimming pool, or heading out on vacation, Francis Howell North junior Madeline DeGraw did something a little more challenging. She spent a week testing her physical and mental boundaries at the Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS).  Read more about Summer Service – Madeline DeGraw Spends Summer at Naval Academy
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Barnwell Nurse Springs into Action During Emergency
Posted on 09/20/2018
When Barnwell Middle School Nurse Christy Hilner showed up for work on August 23, 2018, she expected it to be business as usual. Little did she know that her life-saving skills would soon be put to the test.  Read more about Barnwell Nurse Springs into Action During Emergency
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Castlio Student Raises Money for Backpack Program
Posted on 09/20/2018
While it’s not unusual to see a summer lemonade stand on the tree-lined streets of St. Charles, it is unusual for all of the proceeds to be donated to help other children. That’s exactly what Castlio fifth grader Caroline Woodland did after she saw a need in her own school. “I raised money from lemonade stands and bake sales for the backpack program, and we also used a GoFundMe account,” said the 10-year-old entrepreneur. “My friend, she had to use the backpack program, they get food that’s easy to make and eat and it made me feel good to help her.”  Read more about Castlio Student Raises Money for Backpack Program
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Board Action Report 09/20/18
Posted on 09/20/2018
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#CourageousCarter – Carter Hinkle Receives Support from FHHS and FHMS
Posted on 09/18/2018
The daily life of a new high school freshman can be challenging. Balancing homework and extra-curricular activities on top of a personal and family life can be difficult for anyone. But for Carter Hinkle, a freshman at Francis Howell High School, there is all of that and a much bigger challenge - fighting a battle against cancer.  Read more about #CourageousCarter – Carter Hinkle Receives Support from FHHS and FHMS
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FHSD Offers Free Athletic Passes to Senior Citizens
Posted on 09/17/2018
The Francis Howell School District offers an athletics pass to District residents age 60 and older. The Golden Athletics Pass provides free admission to home athletic events in FHSD. Passes cannot be used for state playoff competitions or district tournaments.  Read more about FHSD Offers Free Athletic Passes to Senior Citizens
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A Surprise Gift for a New Teacher
Posted on 09/13/2018
Kelsey Niemeier is a new third grade teacher at Central Elementary, and the first year as a teacher can be challenging. A new job, new students, new coworkers, and a new classroom that might not have all of the materials needed. This month KSDK Channel 5 has been visiting area schools, and providing teachers with additional classroom supplies to help them be successful. Recently they visited Ms. Niemeier’s class to present her with a document camera, here is that video from Today in St. Louis.  Read more about A Surprise Gift for a New Teacher
Principal Dr. Jennette Barker with students at Henderson Book Tasting
Henderson Hosts Student Book Tasting
Posted on 09/11/2018
The line to get into the new hot spot stretched out the door and down the hallway. “Hello sir, how many are in your party? Six? Wonderful, you’re in for a treat,” said the cheerful hostess. As the party of Henderson fifth graders made their way to a table in the Learning Commons, plates of tasty books were being carried out and set in front of the eager students. “This week our fifth graders are getting a taste of new books,” said one of the servers, Principal Dr. Jennette Barker. “There was a long wait, and they were hungry. One student told me she was starving for a good book!”  Read more about Henderson Hosts Student Book Tasting
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Change to Board of Education Meeting Times
Posted on 09/10/2018
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education meets each month to conduct business meetings. New for this school year, the times and sequence of FHSD Board meetings have been changed to allow Board members to discuss work session items prior to the regular meeting.  Read more about Change to Board of Education Meeting Times
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Francis Howell Alumni and Education Foundation to Host Trivia Night on Oct. 5
Posted on 09/05/2018
On Friday, October 5, 2018, join the Francis Howell School District Alumni Association and Education Foundation for the “Howell of a Good Time” Trivia Night. Bring your thinking cap, wear school spirit wear or jersey, and enjoy a great time while you help raise money for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit Early Childhood Education scholarships and the Foundation.  Read more about Francis Howell Alumni and Education Foundation to Host Trivia Night on Oct. 5
Aaron Pearson from Bryan Middle School Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Aaron Pearson from Bryan Middle School Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
Posted on 09/04/2018
Aaron Pearson, a teacher at Bryan Middle School, has been nominated for the 2018-19 LifeChanger of the Year award. A Spectra teacher who works with students in the District’s gifted program, Pearson was nominated by students for his continuing support and for creating a comfortable and stimulating classroom environment. “Before I came to his class, I was shy in public and didn’t feel needed,” one of his nominators said. “He showed us that it’s okay to be ourselves and that we are perfect just the way we are.”  Read more about Aaron Pearson from Bryan Middle School Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
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FHSD to Host Community Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event on Oct. 6
Posted on 09/01/2018
The Francis Howell School District, in partnership with Nilo-Tech E-Cycling, will be hosting a community-wide appliance and electronics recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the FHSD Burbes Service Center located at 4606 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304.  Read more about FHSD to Host Community Appliance & Electronics Recycling Event on Oct. 6
FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/28/2018
Shelly Parks, an English teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been named the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). She becomes the 50th Missouri Teacher of the Year since the program’s inception, and the second to come from Francis Howell. Parks was previously honored as the 2018 Francis Howell School District Teacher of the Year.  Read more about FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
Warren Student Collects Donations to Help First Responders in Guatemala
Warren Student Collects Donations to Help First Responders in Guatemala
Posted on 08/23/2018
When a natural disaster strikes close to home, it’s hard to sit back and not take action. Watching news coverage of the aftermath of the Volcano of Fire eruption in Guatemala, Dominic Rodriguez, a third grader at Warren Elementary, felt the need to do something to help. Dominic has dual citizenship in both the United States and Guatemala, and has family members that live nearby and were affected by the eruption.  Read more about Warren Student Collects Donations to Help First Responders in Guatemala
Cody Elmendorf with his aunt, Mary Beth Stegall.
FHHS Trainer Cody Elmendorf Donates Kidney to Aunt
Posted on 08/22/2018
FHHS athletic trainer Cody Elmendorf is more than just a hero to student-athletes on the field, he’s also a hero to his family, as well. He recently performed a great act of selflessness when he donated one of his kidneys to an aunt in need. In 2009, Cody lost one of his aunts to a hereditary condition called polycystic renal disease, in which cysts grow on the kidneys and lead to the deterioration of the organ. This tragic experience led his other aunt, Mary Beth Stegall, to go in for her own examination, where she discovered that she also had the disease. As a result, Stegall had to have both of her kidneys removed, and was required to undergo dialysis three times a week for four hours each day.   Read more about FHHS Trainer Cody Elmendorf Donates Kidney to Aunt
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Bryan Middle School Celebrates 20 Years
Posted on 08/20/2018
This year, Bryan Middle School is celebrating 20 years since they first opened their doors to students on Aug. 24, 1998. To celebrate the anniversary, the school displayed a “throwback” sign to welcome students on the first day of school, the same banner that was used in 1998 as the first class of Patriots took their initial steps into middle school. The banner has special significance because it has the signatures of all of the staff and students from that first year.  Read more about Bryan Middle School Celebrates 20 Years
FHSD Transportation Audit
FHSD Transportation Audit
Posted on 08/16/2018
School bus transportation for students in the Francis Howell School District has been provided by First Student since 1985. While this partnership has served the transportation needs of FHSD well for more than 30 years, the District recently commissioned an analysis to proactively examine the efficiency of the operation and to verify current service levels and to determine if there are any opportunities for improvement.  Read more about FHSD Transportation Audit
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Board Action Report 08/16/18
Posted on 08/16/2018
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Niche Ranks FHSD as one of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Niche Ranks Francis Howell as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Posted on 08/06/2018
Francis Howell is ranked as the #13 best school district in Missouri according to the 2019 Best Schools in America list released by Niche. That ranking is three spots higher than last year, and with more than 500 public school districts in the state, puts FHSD in the top 3 percent in Missouri. FHSD high schools were all in the top 50 high schools in Missouri, and FHSD had four of the top five middle schools and the top seven elementary schools in St. Charles County according to the latest Niche rankings.  Read more about Niche Ranks Francis Howell as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Larry Anders of Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Larry Anders of FHHS Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/06/2018
FHHS marketing teacher and DECA advisor Larry Anders has been named the 2018 Marketing Educator of the Year by the Missouri Marketing & Cooperative Education Association (MCEA). The honor recognizes his significant contributions to quality programming that has resulted in high student achievement in marketing and cooperative education.   Read more about Larry Anders of FHHS Named Missouri Marketing Teacher of the Year
Student STARS Shine at FHHS
Student STARS Shine at FHSD
Posted on 08/06/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that three young scientists, Rishith Mishra from Francis Howell Central, David Yang from Francis Howell High, and Shikha Annem from Francis Howell North, have successfully completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program (STARS) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Read more about Student STARS Shine at FHSD
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Student Password Reset
Posted on 08/03/2018
On July 26, all student FHSD account passwords were reset to a default password.  Read more about Student Password Reset
FHSD Celebrates 266 AP Scholars
AP Scholars 2018
Posted on 08/02/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that 266 students, the most in District history, have been named Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for 2017-18. The AP program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the prestigious AP Scholar Awards.   Read more about AP Scholars 2018
What's New for the 2018-19 School Year?
What's New for the 2018-19 School Year?
Posted on 07/31/2018
The 2018-19 school year will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. As students stream back into classrooms, they will encounter some new programs and initiatives. Here’s what’s new in FHSD:  Read more about What's New for the 2018-19 School Year?
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FHSD Seeks Volunteers for New Strategic Planning Committees
Posted on 07/31/2018
Last fall, more than 2,000 District stakeholders provided input on the District’s strategic planning efforts, either in person at nine different community meetings, or online in three different surveys. The Board of Education approved the new strategic plan in February, and implementation begins during the 2018-19 school year.  Read more about FHSD Seeks Volunteers for New Strategic Planning Committees
No Transition Day Transportation
No Transition Day Transportation
Posted on 07/30/2018
“Transition Day” in the Francis Howell School District is an opportunity for incoming sixth and ninth graders to familiarize themselves with their new school. This year, Transition Day will be held at all FHSD middle and high schools on Wednesday, Aug. 8.  Read more about No Transition Day Transportation
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FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
Posted on 07/27/2018
FHSD has a few new faces this school year. Beginning July 1, several new administrators joined the FHSD family or assumed a new role as an administrator.  Read more about FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
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FHSD Partners with Sodexo to Launch Food Truck
Posted on 07/26/2018
It's a food truck. It's a classroom. It’s a learning opportunity! The Francis Howell School District has partnered with Sodexo, our food service provider, to launch a food truck that will be an extension of the District’s culinary arts curriculum. The truck was purchased with funds provided by Sodexo. As part of the District’s contract with Sodexo, the company makes certain capital investments in FHSD’s food service program, such as the food truck.  Read more about FHSD Partners with Sodexo to Launch Food Truck
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FHN Teacher Shelly Parks Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year
Posted on 07/24/2018
Shelly Parks, an English Language Arts teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). She was selected as one of ten recipients in the St. Louis Region and one of 32 from across the state who are now eligible for consideration as the Missouri Teacher of the Year. Parks was previously honored as the 2018 Francis Howell School District Teacher of the Year.  Read more about FHN Teacher Shelly Parks Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year
Make Payments in the FHSD Web Store
Make Payments in the FHSD Web Store
Posted on 07/23/2018
The Francis Howell School District offers a secure online payment method for parents/guardians to make payments for student meals and all school-related fees, including the activity fees. Payments can be made online at any time through the FHSD Web Store.  Read more about Make Payments in the FHSD Web Store
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Board Action Report 07/19/18
Posted on 07/19/2018
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Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Posted on 07/18/2018
The start of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner! Parents and guardians planning for the new school year need to make sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations.  Read more about Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Posted on 07/16/2018
Francis Howell School District continuously looks for ways to save taxpayer dollars and still improve convenience for parents and students. Both goals are achieved with the Peachjar flyer distribution system. FHSD delivers school information and approved flyers from community organizations electronically through Peachjar. These eflyers are emailed directly to you, and can also be viewed by clicking the Peachjar button on the home page of your school’s website.  Read more about Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Posted on 07/13/2018
FHSD and all schools in the District use a variety of communication channels to share important school information with parents/guardians. FHSD uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents about emergencies, weather related closures, attendance, and other messages that are closely related to the mission of our schools.  Read more about Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
Posted on 07/12/2018
Francis Howell North senior Alayia Autoomp really wants to work with her hands after high school, but it was her speech about SkillsUSA that made her a National Champion. Autoomp was one of six Lewis & Clark Career Center students to travel to Louisville, Kentucky from June 25-30, for the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The event is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades and skill competitions, and after several grueling days of competition, Autoomp placed first in the Prepared Speech competition. Mason Aguliar from Francis Howell Central finished 11th in Power Equipment Technology, and Luke Davis from Francis Howell North finished 16th in the nation in Medical Terminology.  Read more about FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
Save on School Supplies during the Sales Tax Holiday
Save on School Supplies during the Sales Tax Holiday
Posted on 07/09/2018
Before you know it summer will be over and everyone will be heading back to school, which means back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. Missouri residents can take advantage of the sales tax holiday, August 3 - 5, 2018. This holiday has been created by the Missouri Department of Revenue specifically for back-to-school purchases such as clothing, backpacks, and school supplies.  Read more about Save on School Supplies during the Sales Tax Holiday
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