A Day in the Life of a Teacher
Posted on 03/29/2017
It’s a job that doesn’t begin when the bell rings, nor does it end when the kids go home. Although you won’t find any of them on the Fortune 500 list of wealthiest people, each one may feel like the richest person in the world because of the positive effect they have on so many. Teachers are some of a community’s greatest resources, often spending more time with kids than their parents. Teachers are shaping minds…and communities as a result.
FHSD High School Publications Star in New TV Show
Posted on 03/28/2017
Media and journalism students in Francis Howell School District (FHSD) always seem to be making headlines. Students at all three high schools, as well as the programs they make so great, have been winning national awards and earning country-wide recognition for their work. Community members in FHSD know how great these students are, but now, thanks to Lindenwood University (LU) and their television department, a larger audience will know what FHSD media and fine arts students and programs have to offer. LU’s professional-caliber television station, LUTV, has a new show called “Millennial Media,” which highlights the work of FHSD media and journalism students.
Warren Elementary’s Jordan Fruit Named Support Staff Employee of the Year
Posted on 03/20/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that Jordan Fruit, custodian at Warren Elementary, has been selected as the 2017 FHSD Support Staff Employee of the Year. Fruit has distinguished herself as a dedicated employee by continually going above and beyond to support her school community.
Student Spotlight – Justin Caringal of Barnwell Middle School
Posted on 03/17/2017
During the school year, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Board of Education invites an outstanding student to represent their peers at the monthly Board meeting. In March, the Board entertained a special guest, only the second middle school student to serve as the student Board representative. Mr. Justin Caringal, the son of Sennen and Faergals Caringal, is an eighth grader at Barnwell Middle School. Barnwell principal Mr. Dave Eckhoff says, “It has been a pleasure and an honor getting to know this fine young man, and I look forward to his continued success.”
FHHS Golden Girls Win Class 6 State Championship
Posted on 03/16/2017
Most teams dance together after winning a state championship – but for the Golden Girls of Francis Howell High School, dancing together as a team is what clinched the title for them. A season that started last April finally culminated in February, when the Golden Girls Dance Team won the Class 6 State Championship for the second time in the past three years.
Board Action Report 03/16/17
Posted on 03/16/2017
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.
Dr. Cheri Oliver Named New Fairmount Principal for 2017-18 School Year
Posted on 03/14/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) has announced the hiring of Dr. Cheri Oliver as the principal of Fairmount Elementary School, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Oliver will contribute to student learning, as well as staff and school improvement, using her knowledge and experience as a successful instructional leader.
Gateway2Change Student Summit on Race
Posted on 03/13/2017
On March 10, student leaders from FHSD’s high schools took part in the final Gateway2Change Student Summit on Race of the school year at St. Louis University. When Gateway2Change met last November, prominent local businesses and organizations outlined the challenges they face in the areas of social and cultural diversity and equity. During the summit, student leaders presented their ideas and solutions to these real-world problems.
Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 03/13/2017
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 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.
Fairmount Students Jump High for the American Heart Association
Posted on 03/07/2017
At Francis Howell School District (FHSD), jumping is serious business, especially when it’s for a great cause! During the month of February, students at Fairmount Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA). With the combined efforts of students, families, and staff, the school not only met their $8,000 goal, they more than doubled it and raised over $16,000 for the AHA. The program was not just about raising money – it also helped students learn about how important exercise is, and what they can do to stay healthy.
FHSD Students at Lewis & Clark Move on to State Competition
Posted on 03/03/2017
Fourteen Francis Howell School District students from Lewis & Clark Center have earned the right to compete at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, Missouri from April 6-8. The Lewis & Clark Career Center provides career and technical education for St. Charles County juniors and seniors from all five school districts in St. Charles County. Students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.
FHN’s Matt Riffee Named 2017 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/01/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that Matthew Riffee, science teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been selected as the 2017 FHSD Teacher of the Year. Today’s students are learning differently than ever before, and Mr. Riffee is always working to make sure students are mastering learning, not just mastering “school.”