March 2020 News

FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Information
FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction
Posted on 03/30/2020
The FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) web page is located on the District website. From this page, parents and students are able to access instructional resources to use during the current school closure. After delivering 3/4 of the school year in a traditional setting, content experts and teachers have been hard at work preparing instructional materials that are relevant and meaningful for students to continue their learning.   Read more about FHSD Alternative Methods of Instruction
Closed playground
FHSD Playgrounds and Outdoor Facilities Closed
Posted on 03/30/2020
FHSD has closed all outdoor school facilities during the extended school closure. This means all playgrounds, tracks, fields, and basketball and tennis courts are off-limits. This decision was made in accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and public health officials.  Read more about FHSD Playgrounds and Outdoor Facilities Closed
Meal Assistance volunteers
FHSD Offers Meal Assistance during COVID-19 Closure
Posted on 03/29/2020
All FHSD schools are closed through April 24, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This extended closure makes it hard when many households rely on school meals provided to feed their children throughout the day. That is why FHSD is working in collaboration with Sodexo and the community to ensure all families in need have food during this unprecedented time.  Read more about FHSD Offers Meal Assistance during COVID-19 Closure
FHSD Schools Now Closed Through April 24
All FHSD Schools Now Closed Through April 24
Posted on 03/25/2020
In collaboration with the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, Francis Howell and all St. Charles County school districts made the decision to continue our school closure through Friday, April 24, to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The superintendents will remain in close contact with health officials and will reconvene before that date to reassess the situation. This extended closure includes all FHSD schools, preschool, and Vacation Station. During the closure, all athletic and activity events are canceled. FHSD facilities will also be unavailable for community use.  Read more about All FHSD Schools Now Closed Through April 24
April 7 Election Postponed
Proposition S Election Postponed Until June 2
Posted on 03/24/2020
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Mike Parson has signed Executive Order 20-03, ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled on April 7 to be postponed until June 2. In compliance with the Executive Order, Proposition S will now appear on the June 2, 2020, ballot.  Read more about Proposition S Election Postponed Until June 2
All FHSD Schools Closed Through April 3
All FHSD Schools Closed Through April 3
Posted on 03/15/2020
We have been working in collaboration with the St. Charles County Health Department and St. Charles County Government regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). After a meeting this evening, we have decided to close all FHSD schools, preschool, and Vacation Station through April 3, 2020, with classes set to resume April 6. The closure is effective starting March 16. All extracurricular activities and outside organization events are also canceled until further notice.   Read more about All FHSD Schools Closed Through April 3
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FHSD High School Students Attend Construction Industry Trades Expo
Posted on 03/14/2020
On Feb. 28, high school students from across the District recently attended the annual Construction Industry Trades Expo hosted by The Larry Elms Carpenters Training Center and sponsored by the Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Program. The goal of the expo is to provide high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity to learn more about the various trade industries and how they can pursue a career in construction.  Read more about FHSD High School Students Attend Construction Industry Trades Expo
Belcher Scholarship Nominees
FHSD Belcher Scholarship Nominees
Posted on 03/13/2020
The Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) celebrates the successes of our public schools and recognizes the achievements of both students and school leaders. The school board of each MSBA member district is eligible to nominate one outstanding high school senior to apply for the John T. Belcher Scholarship. The local board of education selects an applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities.  Read more about FHSD Belcher Scholarship Nominees
Payden Estes and the Board of Education
Student Spotlight – FHU’s Payden Estes Represents Students at the March Board Meeting
Posted on 03/13/2020
The Board of Education welcomed FHU student, Payden Estes, as the student representative for the March Board meeting. Estes has been a part of the FHSD community since fifth grade at Henderson Elementary. Now, as a senior, Estes begins each day at FHU by greeting all of the staff members with a smile.  Read more about Student Spotlight – FHU’s Payden Estes Represents Students at the March Board Meeting
Chrissy Pagnotti
Saeger Administrative Assistant Chrissy Pagnotti Selected as District Support Staff Employee of the Year
Posted on 03/12/2020
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Chrissy Pagnotti, an administrative assistant at Saeger Middle School, has been selected as the 2020 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year. Pagnotti has distinguished herself as a caring individual who has an excellent rapport with students, parents, and coworkers. She is a dedicated employee who welcomes a challenge and hard work.  Read more about Saeger Administrative Assistant Chrissy Pagnotti Selected as District Support Staff Employee of the Year
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Board Action Report 03/12/20
Posted on 03/12/2020
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 03/12/20
FHN Grad Dominic Griffero pursued a trade career
Local School Districts to Host Trade Careers Expo
Posted on 03/10/2020
Francis Howell School District, in partnership with school districts from Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles Counties, will host the Tri-County Trades Expo on April 9, 2020, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM at Saeger Middle School. The Expo is an informational event that encourages sixth- through twelfth-grade students and their parents to learn more about opportunities and careers in the trades.  Read more about Local School Districts to Host Trade Careers Expo
Prop S
School District Bond Issues
Posted on 03/09/2020
When school districts in Missouri and around the country need to make large capital expenditures like building new facilities or making major repairs, they have to borrow money. Bonds are the way that school districts, fire districts, ambulance districts, etc. borrow that money. When voters approve a bond issue, the district obtains bids and sells bonds to the purchaser who offers the lowest interest rate (and current rates are very low). The funds are then used to complete capital projects, and the debt is paid back over time.  Read more about School District Bond Issues
Reagan Cathcart and Joanna Dohrman
FHSD Seniors Joanna Dohrman and Reagan Cathcart Win State Swimming Championship Titles
Posted on 03/09/2020
Some student-athletes find their athletic passion on the basketball court or the football field. For FHSD students Joanna Dohrman and Reagan Cathcart, their calling is in the swimming pool. Both seniors made FHSD proud and captured state championship titles at the MSHSAA State Swim meet in February.  Read more about FHSD Seniors Joanna Dohrman and Reagan Cathcart Win State Swimming Championship Titles
Dione Anderson receives award
Harvest Ridge Teacher Dione Anderson Selected as District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/05/2020
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that Dione Anderson, a reading teacher at Harvest Ridge Elementary School, has been selected as the 2020 FHSD Teacher of the Year. She is a product of the District and says her desire to become a teacher dates back to her days in Mrs. Miller’s second grade class at Becky-David Elementary. “I felt loved and accepted in her class, and my love of reading flourished,” says Anderson. “I remember thinking that I wanted to be in school for the rest of my life. Many inspiring teachers followed her, strengthening my resolve to teach.”  Read more about Harvest Ridge Teacher Dione Anderson Selected as District Teacher of the Year
Emily Hood and FHN students
FHN Senior Named the 2020 JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri
Posted on 03/05/2020
As a freshman at FHN, Emily Hood was very shy and timid but had an eager interest in learning anything and everything she could. That passion for education led her to a passion for journalism. Now, four years later, Hood is a confident and well-spoken executive producer of FHNtoday’s video team. This February, she was named the 2020 Journalism Education Association (JEA) Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri.  Read more about FHN Senior Named the 2020 JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri
Janet Stiglich
Janet Stiglich Achieves Advanced Board Certification
Posted on 03/03/2020
FHSD Board of Education Director Janet Stiglich has been recognized for achieving Advanced Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association Certified Board Member program. She joins Mary Lange, who received her Advanced Certification in April 2019, and Chad Lange, who received his Advanced Certification in November 2016 and Master Certification in April 2019.  Read more about Janet Stiglich Achieves Advanced Board Certification
National School Social Work Week, March 2-6, 2020
FHSD Celebrates ESC’s During National School Social Worker Week
Posted on 03/03/2020
During the week of March 2-6, 2020, the Francis Howell School District will celebrate our Educational Support Counselors (ESCs) in recognition of National School Social Work Week. This week highlights the tremendous impact school social workers, such as our ESC’s can have in helping students achieve school success.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates ESC’s During National School Social Worker Week
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FHN Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 03/02/2020
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Francis Howell North High School student journalism program, FHN Publications, will be hosting a Board of Education Candidate Forum. The event will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the FHN Auditorium, located at 2549 Hackmann Road in St. Charles. Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Read more about FHN Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
FHN Master Plan
Proposition S – New Francis Howell North High School
Posted on 03/02/2020
The Francis Howell Board of Education has voted to put Proposition S, a no tax rate increase bond issue, on the April ballot. The largest single project funded by the passage of Proposition S would be a new Francis Howell North High School, at a cost of approximately $86 million.  Read more about Proposition S – New Francis Howell North High School
FHSD students attend the Regional Braille Challenge
FHSD Students Excel in Regional Braille Challenge
Posted on 03/02/2020
On Feb. 12, five FHSD students who are blind or visually impaired recently put their skills to the test and earned some impressive awards at the Missouri Regional Braille Challenge hosted by the Missouri School for the Blind.  Read more about FHSD Students Excel in Regional Braille Challenge
National School Breakfast Week with space theme
FHSD Students Bolster their Brainpower with School Breakfast
Posted on 03/01/2020
A healthy school breakfast sets students up for a day of learning and academic success. However, according to the Food Research and Action Council, only half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast. In an effort to increase awareness of the School Breakfast Program, FHSD is celebrating National School Breakfast Week, March 2-6, 2020.  Read more about FHSD Students Bolster their Brainpower with School Breakfast
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