May 2018 News

Independence Elementary Named National School of Character
Independence Elementary Named National School of Character
Posted on 05/22/2018
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that – for the second time in five years – Independence Elementary has been selected as a National School of Character by Character.org. Only 73 schools and five districts from across the country received the 2018 National Schools and Districts of Character designation. The mission of Character.org is to provide leadership and advocacy for character worldwide. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people everywhere become educated, inspired, and empowered to be ethical and compassionate citizens.  Read more about Independence Elementary Named National School of Character
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Five FHSD Students Named Missouri Scholars 100
Posted on 05/21/2018
Five high school seniors from the Francis Howell School District have been selected for recognition as part of the 2018 Missouri Scholars 100, a program that honors 100 of Missouri’s highest achieving students. Jennifer Ferry from Francis Howell Central, Claire Frank and Erin Zhang from Francis Howell High, and Noah Slaughter and Caitlind Walker from Francis Howell North were among the elite students selected this year. Zach Miller from Francis Howell Central is an honorable mention scholar.   Read more about Five FHSD Students Named Missouri Scholars 100
Dr. Nathan Hostetler Selected as New FHN Principal
Dr. Nathan Hostetler Selected as New FHN Principal
Posted on 05/18/2018
The Francis Howell School District has announced the hiring of Dr. Nathan Hostetler as the new principal of Francis Howell North High School, effective July 1, 2018. As a building leader, Dr. Hostetler has a strong record of improving academic performance, implementing innovative programs, and creating a strong sense of school community.  Read more about Dr. Nathan Hostetler Selected as New FHN Principal
Tim Scholle Announced as Interim Principal of Castlio Elementary for 2018-19
Tim Scholle Announced as Interim Principal of Castlio Elementary for 2018-19
Posted on 05/18/2018
The FHSD Board of Education has appointed Tim Scholle as the interim principal of Castlio Elementary for 2018-19. Scholle has been an assistant principal at Castlio since 2013 and plans to continue the school’s tradition of serving as the lighthouse of the community.  Read more about Tim Scholle Announced as Interim Principal of Castlio Elementary for 2018-19
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Board Action Report 05/17/18
Posted on 05/17/2018
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.  Read more about Board Action Report 05/17/18
Telling Stories and Making Memories – Deaf Storyteller Acts as Role Model for FHSD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Telling Stories and Making Memories – Deaf Storyteller Acts as Role Model for FHSD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Posted on 05/16/2018
FHSD strives to provide equal learning opportunities for all students. Every student learns differently and it’s important to recognize that different abilities are not disabilities. By creating an even playing field for students and providing positive role models, it is possible to fortify strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and kindle lasting friendships.  Read more about Telling Stories and Making Memories – Deaf Storyteller Acts as Role Model for FHSD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Two More FHSD Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores
Two More FHSD Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores
Posted on 05/15/2018
FHSD takes pride in student achievements, knowing that they are stepping-stones to even greater accomplishments. Students set themselves apart in many ways and in many classes, but one indicator that measures a large scope of a student’s learning is the ACT test. This year, two more FHSD students – Riley Lawson of Francis Howell North and Michael Yu of Francis Howell Central – not only achieved success but actually reached perfection.  Read more about Two More FHSD Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores
FHN Photo Voice Project
FHN Photo Voice Project
Posted on 05/14/2018
The First Annual FHN Photo Voice Project was held on May 11 to provide students with a platform for presenting their ideas on a variety of different topics. Students shared photographs that represented the things they like about their school, as well as the things they don’t like. The intent of Photo Voice was to celebrate student and school success and to offer ideas on how to positively impact areas that may need improvement.   Read more about FHN Photo Voice Project
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FHSD High Schools Among the Best in Missouri
Posted on 05/11/2018
The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and all three traditional high schools in the Francis Howell School District were named to the prestigious list of the Best High Schools in Missouri. The rankings evaluate more than 500 public high schools in Missouri and more than 20,000 nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.  Read more about FHSD High Schools Among the Best in Missouri
Francis Howell School District Announces New Facility Usage Fee Structure
Francis Howell School District Announces New Facility Usage Fee Structure
Posted on 05/09/2018
The Francis Howell School District will implement a new facility usage fee structure for the 2018-19 school year. The facilities usage program will cover rental of all District facilities, including gyms, playing fields, theaters, classrooms, and commons areas.  Read more about Francis Howell School District Announces New Facility Usage Fee Structure
The First Annual FHSD PLTW Showcase
The First Annual FHSD PLTW Showcase
Posted on 05/07/2018
On Thursday, May 3, more than 80 high school students from all three FHSD high schools presented their Project Lead The Way (PLTW) capstone projects for review at Schneider Electric in O’Fallon, MO. PLTW provides a real-world, hands-on learning experience for elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states. The program empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. This year, Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and Francis Howell North High School were all named PLTW Distinguished Schools, only eight other high schools in Missouri received this distinction for 2017-18.   Read more about The First Annual FHSD PLTW Showcase
Celebrate FHSD Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week
Celebrate FHSD Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week
Posted on 05/06/2018
Role model, mentor, coach, facilitator, friend—these are just a few of the descriptors of a great teacher. FHSD celebrates our great teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, for the important role they play in making sure every FHSD student receives a quality education.  Read more about Celebrate FHSD Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week
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Celebrate FHSD Nurses on National School Nurse Day
Posted on 05/06/2018
Healthy children learn better, and school nurses are an important part of the school health team. In honor of the contribution school nurses make every day to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students, FHSD celebrates National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.   Read more about Celebrate FHSD Nurses on National School Nurse Day
Independence Named Champions for Character Winner
Independence Named Champions for Character Winner
Posted on 05/04/2018
Independence Elementary has been honored as the winner of the 2018 Champions for Character Service Recognition Award. The award was developed through a partnership between CharacterPlus and The Cardinals Care Program. Independence was honored for their excellence in service learning, combining community service with learning objectives, the only school selected to receive this award this year.  Read more about Independence Named Champions for Character Winner
FHSD Workplace Clinics
FHSD Workplace Clinics
Posted on 05/03/2018
Francis Howell, Parkway, and Pattonville school districts are partnering with CareATC to provide near-site clinics for employees who participate in their insurance plans. The CareATC workplace clinics will provide access to comprehensive medical care, including primary care, medications, and lab tests.  Read more about FHSD Workplace Clinics
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FHSD Celebrates School Principals’ Day
Posted on 05/01/2018
The Francis Howell School District will join school districts across Missouri on May 1, 2018, to celebrate School Principals’ Day. This special day is designated to recognize all school principals for their leadership and devotion to providing the best education for our students.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Principals’ Day
A Healthier Future – FHSD Holds White Coat Ceremony for Biomedical Students
A Healthier Future – FHSD Holds White Coat Ceremony for Biomedical Students
Posted on 05/01/2018
Because of our aging population, new technology, and advances in medical practices, health care occupations are in high demand … a demand that will continue to rise as people live longer and healthier lives. And like any service, those who need health care want the most skilled practitioner available. FHSD’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences courses strive to develop those skills in future practitioners. As a way of recognizing the most dedicated health care students, the District recently held its second annual White Coat Ceremony.  Read more about A Healthier Future – FHSD Holds White Coat Ceremony for Biomedical Students
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FHSD Celebrates School Nutrition Employee Week
Posted on 04/30/2018
Between preparing healthy meals for students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition employees have a lot on their plate. During the School Nutrition Employee Week, April 30 – May 4, FHSD celebrates our school nutrition employees, who make a difference for every child that comes through the cafeteria.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates School Nutrition Employee Week
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