March 2019 News

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
Bryan Middle Science Fair Winners
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
Students participating in science class
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 2018-2019. The three FHSD high schools are among only 12 high schools in Missouri to receive this Distinction for 2018-2019, 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
Parent helps students at Kids Against Hunger event
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
FHN E-Sports team
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
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