November 2018 News

Students load a school bus
FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
Posted on 11/16/2018
School bus transportation is typically the second biggest expenditure for school districts after salary and benefits. FHSD has used First Student (and its predecessor Laidlaw) to provide student transportation services for the District since 1999. The 2018-19 school year is the final year of the most recent two-year contract extension.  Read more about FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
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Board Action Report 11/16/18
Posted on 11/16/2018
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 11/16/18
Logan Schelfaut dives off board
FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
Posted on 11/15/2018
By FHN junior Joel Boenitz, photo by FHN senior Paige Westermann - On Thursday, Nov. 8, FHN freshman Logan Schelfaut joined an elite group of athletes when he won the state championship for diving at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He becomes the second FHN diver in the past three years to win the state championship, with alumnus Peter Lucido earning that honor back in 2016. Schelfaut becomes the youngest state champion in FHN history.  Read more about FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
FHN Knightpride Marching Band stand in The Dome for the "Bands of America Super Regional Championships"
FHN Knightpride
Posted on 11/13/2018
The FHN Knightpride Marching Band recently wrapped up a very successful fall season. The band participated in prestigious competitions across the region, and proudly returned to The Dome for the “Bands of America Super Regional Championships.”   Read more about FHN Knightpride
Harvest Ridge students stand firefighters
Firefighters Deliver Coats to FHSD Students in Need
Posted on 11/13/2018
More than 400 children in the Francis Howell School District will be warm this winter thanks to the efforts of the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach. Students at elementary schools across the District recently received brand-new coats as part of Operation Warm, a nonprofit focused on ensuring kids have a winter coat, helping to improve school attendance and overall wellness.  Read more about Firefighters Deliver Coats to FHSD Students in Need
Fairmount students reading on Book Character Dress Up Day
Fairmount Hosts Book Character Dress Up Day
Posted on 11/12/2018
Fairmount Elementary celebrated the magic of imagination and brought reading to life this Halloween. Instead of the typical Halloween costumes you might see each year, the students at Fairmount hopped off the bus and headed to class dressed as their favorite book characters.  Read more about Fairmount Hosts Book Character Dress Up Day
FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
Posted on 11/12/2018
The Thanksgiving Luncheon at Francis Howell Union High School is different from any other Thanksgiving celebration in FHSD. The annual event brings together students, staff, administrators, and Board members to enjoy a meal as one giant family.  Read more about FHU Celebrates Thanksgiving Like Family
CAPS Students Learning About Tech
CAPS Program Information Meetings
Posted on 11/09/2018
Attention juniors and seniors! Are you interested in learning real-world skills in the business, healthcare, or technology fields? Then check out the CAPS Program, a real-world business immersion program that provides invaluable hands-on experience and insights to guide your future studies and careers!  Read more about CAPS Program Information Meetings
FHN students hold awards at the National High School Journalism Convention
FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
Posted on 11/09/2018
Student journalists in FHSD do some amazing work, and not surprisingly, earn plenty of well-deserved awards and recognition. Most recently representatives from all three Francis Howell high schools traveled to Chicago in November for the National High School Journalism Convention. This gathering of high school journalists and their advisers is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. With more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention is the largest gathering of student journalists in the country.  Read more about FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
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FHSD Celebrates National Parents as Teacher Day Nov. 8
Posted on 11/07/2018
FHSD joins Missouri school districts and programs across the country to celebrate National Parents as Teachers (PAT) Day on Nov. 8, 2018. The date is observed annually on founder Mildred Winter’s birthday. This year, she is 98 years young!  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Parents as Teacher Day Nov. 8
FHSD Veterans Day Events
FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Posted on 11/05/2018
In honor of Veterans Day and in appreciation for the men and women who have served our country, FHSD schools will participate in a variety of events to recognize our heroes. A list of the activities occurring throughout the District can be found below:  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Posted on 11/02/2018
Providing easy access to your student’s information is a top priority for FHSD. Class schedules, assignments, attendance, course registration, report cards, and transcripts are all accessed through Infinite Campus, the District’s student information system. Infinite Campus is undergoing some upgrades to improve communication and enhance the user experience for parents and students.  Read more about Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
Posted on 11/01/2018
No one likes going hungry, but it’s a harsh reality that some students live with on a regular basis. Not knowing where your next meal is coming from can put additional stress on any student. Programs like FHSD’s Lunch Heroes, Free and Reduced Meals, and Backpack programs can assist parents who need extra support, but sometimes that isn’t enough.  Read more about Hunt for Hunger Strives to Help Local Community
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