January 2020 News

Security Vestibule Diagram
Proposition S Safety
Posted on 01/31/2020
The safety of students and staff is always a top priority of the Francis Howell School District. One of the most effective means of preventing intruders in the school environment is to control access at the main entrance of the building. This is the one point of access and egress where all students, staff, and visitors must pass through during the school day.  Read more about Proposition S Safety
FHN Master Plan
Phase I and Phase II Project Lists
Posted on 01/31/2020
The FHSD Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) identifies the necessary capital improvements of all District facilities over the next 20+ years. Proposition S is the no tax rate increase bond issue that will fund those capital projects. The Phase I and Phase II project lists indicate how those funds will be allocated across the District. Those lists are available on the Proposition S page of the District website.  Read more about Phase I and Phase II Project Lists
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy of Building Components
Posted on 01/31/2020
Major building components must be maintained in order to ensure all District facilities are clean, dry, safe, and secure. The average age of FHSD schools is 30 years, and the two oldest schools in the District, Becky-David and Daniel Boone, are now 58 years old.  Read more about Life Expectancy of Building Components
Henderson Master Plan
Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan
Posted on 01/31/2020
The FHSD Board of Education commissioned the development of a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) as a proactive approach to assessing the capital needs of the different campuses and facilities located across the District. The CFMP identified $300 million of capital improvements necessary to be made over the course of the next 20+ years.  Read more about Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan
National Board Certified Teacher
FHN Teacher Jani Wilkens Renews National Board Certification
Posted on 01/28/2020
FHSD congratulates Francis Howell North ELA teacher Jani Wilkens who has renewed her National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. FHSD has 59 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  Read more about FHN Teacher Jani Wilkens Renews National Board Certification
Election flag banner
Five Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
Posted on 01/27/2020
Five Francis Howell School District citizens will be vying for three seats on the Board of Education in the April 7, 2020, election. The three-year terms of current Board members Rene Cope, Patrick Lane, and Mary Lange will expire in April 2020.  Read more about Five Candidates File for Upcoming Board of Education Election
Developmental Screening
FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
Posted on 01/22/2020
Is your child entering kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year? If you have a child starting school in August 2020 and your child has not had a screening this school year, it is time to schedule a developmental screening.   Read more about FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
Youth Services Supervisor, Johnathan Shoff takes families on a tour of the library.
Fairmount Elementary Takes a Trip to the Library
Posted on 01/22/2020
Fairmount Elementary students learned about three important things when they visited the Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library: the building elevator, Mr. Johnathan, and a never-ending supply of books. As part of a new partnership between the library and Fairmount, the kindergarten and first grade Falcons, as well as their families, were invited to participate in a community reading night full of activities, learning, and more.  Read more about Fairmount Elementary Takes a Trip to the Library
Allen Butterfield with FHSD Board of Education
Student Spotlight – FHC’s Allen Butterfield Represents Students at the January Board Meeting
Posted on 01/17/2020
The Board of Education welcomed FHC senior, Allen Butterfield, as the student representative for the January Board meeting. Throughout his high school career, the ambitious Spartan has taken advantage of the many opportunities provided by FHC and the District.  Read more about Student Spotlight – FHC’s Allen Butterfield Represents Students at the January Board Meeting
Dr. Nathan Hoven
FHSD Board of Education Selects Dr. Nathan Hoven as New Superintendent
Posted on 01/16/2020
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education has announced that Dr. Nathan Hoven has been selected as the District’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020. Hoven has served as the District’s Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer for the past two years. He will succeed current superintendent, Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris, who has announced her retirement after the current school year.  Read more about FHSD Board of Education Selects Dr. Nathan Hoven as New Superintendent
FHC Wind Ensemble
FHC Wind Ensemble Performs at MMEA Conference
Posted on 01/16/2020
The FHC Wind Ensemble has been selected by the Missouri Music Educators Association to perform at the annual state conference in January. This is one of the highest honors a Missouri high school band program can receive, similar to winning a state title in a team sport. Out of nearly 100 audition tapes, the Wind Ensemble was selected as one of only five high school concert bands to be represented at the conference.  Read more about FHC Wind Ensemble Performs at MMEA Conference
Board Action Report 01/17/20
Board Action Report 01/17/20
Posted on 01/16/2020
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 01/17/20
Aria Pelikan shows her "Top Cookie Boss" outfit
Aria Pelikan, a Top Cookie Boss
Posted on 01/14/2020
Aria Pelikan, a student at John Weldon, has earned the title of “Top Cookie Boss.” The determined fifth grader has been the top Girl Scout cookie seller in the St. Louis region for the past two years, and this year, she has a goal of selling an impressive 4,100 boxes of cookies. With charts to track her progress and the networking skills to flourish her business, Aria is well on her way towards that goal.  Read more about Aria Pelikan, a Top Cookie Boss
2019-20 Annual Communications Survey
2019-20 FHSD Communications Survey
Posted on 01/13/2020
The FHSD Strategic Plan has identified effective two-way communications with parents and our larger community as a District priority. As part of the continuous community engagement efforts of FHSD, the Communications Department is conducting the annual Communications Survey and asking our stakeholders to provide input on both District and building-level communication efforts. Please click here to take part in this survey and provide your valuable feedback. Thank you for your participation!  Read more about 2019-20 FHSD Communications Survey
Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
2020 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Posted on 01/13/2020
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 2020 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Preschool Enrollment for the 2020-21 School Year Opens
Preschool Enrollment for the 2020-21 School Year Opens
Posted on 01/10/2020
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 2020-21 School Year Opens
Course Registration opens Jan. 14 - 23
Course Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 14-23
Posted on 01/08/2020
The Francis Howell School District will hold course registration for the 2020-21 school year for secondary students beginning Jan. 14, at 8:00 AM. Registration will close on Jan. 23.  Read more about Course Registration for Secondary Students to be held Jan. 14-23
STEAM event at Warren Elementary
Partnership Opportunities with the Francis Howell School District
Posted on 01/06/2020
FHSD is always looking for community and business partnerships that provide learning opportunities for our students – and our staff! One of the goals of the District’s strategic plan is to “Extend student learning opportunities through partnerships between school, home, and the community.” As the District works to educate the workforce of the 21st Century, the assistance of our local partners is critical to this mutually beneficial effort. The investment in time and resources for our community partners can be as little as one hour of the school day or as much as a year-long internship.  Read more about Partnership Opportunities with the Francis Howell School District
Mason Eggert stands with his project
FHC Students Learn the Value in Recycling
Posted on 01/06/2020
As human beings, we have a responsibility to take care of our Earth. As Americans and living in one of the highest waste-producing countries in the world, that responsibility is even greater. The students at FHC recently learned the importance of recycling and how it can positively impact our world. The students participated in a project in which they took items that might normally end up in a landfill and found new functions for them.  Read more about FHC Students Learn the Value in Recycling
FHSD Begins Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
FHSD Begins Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year
Posted on 01/03/2020
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 2020-21 School Year
FHSD Community Resource Fair
FHSD to Host Community Resource Fair
Posted on 01/01/2020
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, January 18, 2020, at Francis Howell Central High School (5199 State Highway N, St Charles, MO 63304) in the cafeteria from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.  Read more about FHSD to Host Community Resource Fair
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