February 2018 News

Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 02/16/2018
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 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.  Read more about Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 02/16/2018
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that four teachers have earned or renewed their National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. The District now has 60 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  Read more about FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Board Action Report 02/15/18
Board Action Report 02/15/18
Posted on 02/15/2018
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.  Read more about Board Action Report 02/15/18
Barnwell Custodian Discovers Passion for Reading at School
Barnwell Custodian Discovers Passion for Reading at School
Posted on 02/13/2018
Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions. As students develop and grow, so does the teacher. While many days are sunshine, daisies, and rainbows, not all school days are good days. Some are rough and filled with rain clouds, sick kids, and forgotten homework. It just so happened to be one of those days when a coworker stopped Barnwell teacher Jessica Ferri. “I have a confession to make,” said custodian Alisa Hot. “I’ve been reading your books.”  Read more about Barnwell Custodian Discovers Passion for Reading at School
National Signing Day in FHSD
National Signing Day in FHSD
Posted on 02/09/2018
National Signing Day is one of the most exciting days in the lives of many student-athletes, when they commit to continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Not only does it validate all the hard work put in by students and their families, but it’s also a chance to continue to play a sport they love, and earn a degree.  Read more about National Signing Day in FHSD
FHSD Students Create Website for USA Women’s Sled Hockey
FHSD Students Create Website for USA Women’s Sled Hockey
Posted on 02/08/2018
As the Winter Olympics open in PyeongChang, TV screens will be flooded with images of world-class athletes from around the globe competing on the ice and snow. While Olympians like Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White grab most of the headlines, other Olympic athletes have the same dreams of gold, if not the same media coverage. In March, the 2018 Paralympics will also be held in PyeongChang, showcasing the talents of athletes who train just as hard and overcome even more adversity than their able-bodied counterparts. A great example are the Paralympians who make up the USA Women’s Sled Hockey team.  Read more about FHSD Students Create Website for USA Women’s Sled Hockey
FHHS Make-A-Wish Club Grants Child’s Wish
FHHS Make-A-Wish Club Grants Child’s Wish
Posted on 02/06/2018
Every Friday night at Francis Howell High School is a special one. The energetic and positive atmosphere at Viking games is no secret; everyone knows how much fun they can be. But not everyone knows how fulfilling these games can be. In January, FHHS hosted its first annual Swishes for Wishes Night to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and one special guest had his wish granted thanks to the charitable efforts of some local future leaders and the community who supports them.  Read more about FHHS Make-A-Wish Club Grants Child’s Wish
Playing Your Cards Right - Tech Company Qadre Founder Speaks to FHHS students
Playing Your Cards Right - Tech Company Qadre Founder Speaks to FHHS students
Posted on 02/05/2018
It happens all the time – kids are sitting around their living room playing video games, looking for ways to improve their score. Then they start one of the fastest growing startup tech companies in the world. OK, maybe that doesn’t happen all the time, but Nick Williamson did just that. The co-founder of Qadre, Williamson recently stopped by Francis Howell High School to inspire more than a hundred eager listeners that they can build the next great technology or tech company – if they play their cards right.   Read more about Playing Your Cards Right - Tech Company Qadre Founder Speaks to FHHS students
Lunch Heroes Logo
FHSD Establishes Lunch Heroes Program
Posted on 02/02/2018
The Francis Howell School District recently established a Lunch Heroes program to help support students and families who are struggling to provide the funds for purchasing a nutritious school lunch. The Lunch Heroes program is a way for individuals to make donations to support students when they no longer have sufficient funds in their accounts to pay for meals. Thanks to generous donations from our community, more than $6,000 has been raised since the program started in December.  Read more about FHSD Establishes Lunch Heroes Program
Coltyn’s Pajama Party Donates Over 100 Pajamas to Children’s Hospital
Coltyn’s Pajama Party Donates Over 100 Pajamas to Children’s Hospital
Posted on 02/02/2018
Central School Road Early Childhood Center spent the month of January collecting more than 100 sets of pajamas to donate to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The fundraiser was dubbed Coltyn’s Pajama Party, and students and staff were encouraged to wear pajamas to school on Jan. 25 and 26.  Read more about Coltyn’s Pajama Party Donates Over 100 Pajamas to Children’s Hospital
 In Francis Howell We Love to Code
In Francis Howell We Love to Code
Posted on 02/01/2018
During the week of Feb. 5-9, 2018, the Francis Howell School District is hosting its third annual “We Love to Code” event. Knowing that the future workforce will include an increasing number of jobs in the areas of programming and computer science, the District has established this week as an opportunity for students of all ages to learn to code. Buildings will have organized activities to provide students opportunities to learn about computer science, as well as to learn to write lines of code.   Read more about In Francis Howell We Love to Code
FHN Counselor Mary Kerr-Grant with student
FHSD Celebrates School Counselors During National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/01/2018
The Francis Howell School District will join schools nationwide to celebrate school counselors during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9, 2018. The week highlights the unique contribution to the academic success and personal well-being of our students that district counselors make each and every day.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Counselors During National School Counseling Week
FHSD Celebrates Black History Month
FHSD Celebrates Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2018
During the month of February, students and staff at FHSD will be honoring Black History Month. Throughout the month, students will explore a variety of topics, research various leaders and influencers, and explore cultural and demographic changes.   Read more about FHSD Celebrates Black History Month
FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Teachers of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Teachers of the Year
Posted on 02/01/2018
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 7, 2018.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Teachers of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Support Staff Employees of the Year
FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Support Staff Employees of the Year
Posted on 02/01/2018
Francis Howell School District proudly announces the recipients of the distinguished honor of Support Staff Employees of the Year. The winners will be recognized at the annual Howell of Fame awards ceremony on May 7, 2018  Read more about FHSD Celebrates the 2018 Support Staff Employees of the Year
2017 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
2018 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Posted on 02/01/2018
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
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