October 2020 News

Logan Schelfaut at dive meet
Logan Schelfaut Breaks School Record for the Six-Dive Meet
Posted on 10/28/2020
Logan Schelfaut, a swimmer and diver at FHN, has made quite the name for himself over the past two years. During his freshman year, he became the youngest state champion in FHN history for his diving performance. He replaced that title with “two time state champion” during his sophomore year. Now, as a junior in high school, Schelfaut has shattered the school record for the six-dive meet and, once again, has made history.  Read more about Logan Schelfaut Breaks School Record for the Six-Dive Meet
National Physical Therapy Month
FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month
Posted on 10/26/2020
School-based physical therapy involves dynamic collaboration with students, staff, and parents to ensure that every student can successfully navigate the school environment and effectively learn, socialize, and play. At Francis Howell School District, this includes assessing all areas where a student might interact during the school day to ensure that the student can be as independent as possible in their functional mobility. To recognize these individuals, FHSD celebrates National Physical Therapy Month during the last week in October.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month
Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/16/2020
FHSD teachers Lorri Richardson and Tonya Longmore join an elite group of St. Louis-area educators selected to receive the 2020 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes teachers for their passion for education, their impact on student learning, and their knowledge and creativity in the classroom. The recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the teaching profession and to the students they teach.  Read more about Two FHSD Teachers Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Board Action Report
Board Action Report 10/15/20
Posted on 10/16/2020
Stay informed about recent Board of Education actions.   Read more about Board Action Report 10/15/20
Don Johnston Apps Brings UD into the Classroom
Don Johnston Apps Brings Universal Design into the Classroom
Posted on 10/13/2020
Universal design (UD) plays a major role in school districts across the country. According to the National Disability Authority, UD is the “design and composition of an environment, so that it can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability.” With some planning and forethought, students, teachers, and community members who may have been excluded due to certain physical or other limitations are now able enjoy the same freedoms and flexibility that others can.  Read more about Don Johnston Apps Brings Universal Design into the Classroom
Student video chats with grandparent on Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day Goes Virtual at Central Elementary
Posted on 10/13/2020
In a typical year, grandparents of second graders would be invited into the building to view their grandchild’s classroom and visit the book fair. Together, they would complete some activities and share a special snack. Students would interview their grandparents and fill out a family tree. Second graders would close out the visit by singing some songs about grandparents.  Read more about Grandparents Day Goes Virtual at Central Elementary
FHSD to offer Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Kids
FHSD to offer Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Kids
Posted on 10/01/2020
Through the end of the calendar year, FHSD will offer free meals to all kids in the community, regardless of income or enrollment in the District. With new authority provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the USDA will allow FHSD to feed all children in the community under the age of 18 through as late as June 30, 2021.  Read more about FHSD to offer Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Kids
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