October 2012 News
FHSD Band Members Selected for District Honors Band
Posted on 10/31/2012
Several students from Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high schools have been selected to participate in the District Honors Band and District Honors Jazz Ensemble.   more
Character Dress Up Day at Harvest Ridge
Posted on 10/31/2012
Students and teachers at Harvest Ridge Elementary participated in Character Dress Up Day on October 26.  more
FHHS Golfer Receives All-State Recognition
Posted on 10/30/2012
Tess McCorkle, sophomore member of the Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Golf Team, recently received All-State recognition in the Class 2 golf state championship sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16. The state competition took place in Cape Girardeau, MO at the Dalhousie Golf Club.  more
FHHS Volleyball Player Named Athlete of the Game
Posted on 10/29/2012
Javoni Faucette, volleyball player at Francis Howell High School (FHHS), was recognized by Prepcasts and Lion’s Choice as the Lion’s Choice 212° Athlete of the Game for her performance against Kirkwood High School on October 1, 2012. Faucette had seven kills and two service aces for the Vikings in keying the win over the Pioneers.  more
FHC Spotlight Players Presents “The Boys Next Door”
Posted on 10/29/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Spotlight Players will perform the comedy, The Boys Next Door at 7:00 p.m., beginning November 8 through November 10, at the FHC Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  more
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FHN Tennis Player Wins State Championship
Posted on 10/26/2012
Risa Takenaka, sophomore at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, recently won the Missouri State High School Activities Association individual tennis state championship Class 4 Singles in Springfield, MO.  more
FHN Student Council to Host Trick-or-Treat Street
Posted on 10/26/2012
The Francis Howell North (FHN) High School Student Council, in conjunction with other school organizations and clubs, will sponsor Trick-or-Treat Street, a community event open to all children through fifth grade on October 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Children and families should arrive at the front entrance of FHN.  more
The Comedy of Errors
FHHS Presents “The Comedy of Errors”
Posted on 10/25/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Limelight Theatre will present their first production of the 2012-2013 season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on November 1, 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 and all productions will take place at the Francis Howell High School Auditorium.  more
Two FHSD Educators Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/25/2012
Sandra Hendricks, Library Media Specialist at Fairmount Elementary, and John Kozlowski, teacher at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School, are recipients of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes teachers for their passion for teaching, their impact on student learning, and their knowledge and creativity.  more
Raise Awareness During National Bullying Prevention Month
Posted on 10/24/2012
Whether your child is a bystander, bully, or the child being bullied, the negative school climate created by bullying can interfere with their learning. Choose to take a stand against bullying during Bullying Prevention Month, which is acknowledged throughout the entire month of October.   more
FHSD Students Honored by National Scholarship Merit Corporation
Posted on 10/23/2012
Matthew Bries, Nicholas Cole, Chad Conaty, and Smitha Milli, seniors at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, as well as Brendan Strauser, senior at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School, have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Bries, Cole, Conaty and Strauser were presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan at the October 18 Francis Howell School District Board of Education meeting.  more
FHN Student Achieves Top ACT Score
Posted on 10/23/2012
Matthew Bries, son of Bill and Carissa Bries and senior at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test.  more
October is National Principals’ Month
Posted on 10/22/2012
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) joins with the National Association of Elementary Principals (NASSP) and the National Association of Secondary Principals (NAESP) to celebrate National Principals’ Month, which was designed to recognize the essential role that principals play in preparing today's students for the challenges of tomorrow.   more
Castlio Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Honors New Additions at Castlio Elementary
Posted on 10/22/2012
A milestone was set at Castlio Elementary on Saturday, October 20, as individuals from the Francis Howell community gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the building’s new and expanded library, additional classrooms and new multi-purpose area.   more
Student Spotlight: Smitha Milli
Posted on 10/22/2012
Smitha Milli, senior at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, was recognized as the honorary student representative at the October 18 Board of Education meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Smitha was presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan.  more
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Red Ribbon Week Celebrations Promote Drug Abuse Prevention
Posted on 10/19/2012
Students in the Francis Howell School District will join their peers across the country to “Say No to Drugs” during Red Ribbon Week, October 22-31. Activities range from special dress days to prevention assemblies and skits.  more
Board Action Report - 10/18/2012
Posted on 10/18/2012
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more
Castlio Elementary to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted on 10/15/2012
Castlio Elementary and the Francis Howell School District will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the building’s new and expanded library, additional classrooms and new multi-purpose room, Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Castlio Elementary, 1020 Dingledine Rd. St. Charles, MO 63304.  more
FHSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week
Posted on 10/15/2012
More than 31 million children eat lunch at public schools every day. It’s time to pay tribute to the wonderful workers who help make this possible. The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) recognized National School Lunch Week (NSLW) October 15-19, 2012  more
Safety First During National School Bus Safety Week
Posted on 10/15/2012
Each year, Francis Howell School District joins districts across the country to educate the public, students and parents about the importance of school bus safety during National School Bus Safety week, which was observed October 15-19, 2012. This year students celebrated with the theme “"I See the Driver. The Driver Sees Me!"  more
FHHS to Host 32nd Annual Marching Band Invitational
Posted on 10/12/2012
The 32nd Annual Francis Howell Marching Band Invitational will be held Sat., Oct. 27th at Francis Howell High School, in St. Charles. The first performance will begin at 11:00 AM in Viking stadium.  more
GAC
FHC Hosts 2012 GAC Sport Education Seminar
Posted on 10/10/2012
Sixteen area high schools gathered at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School for the 2012 Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) Sport Education Seminar on Tuesday, October 9. Ten students and two coaches from each of the sixteen high schools participated in various team-building activities and group discussions.   more
FHC Student Publication Receives George H. Gallup Award
Posted on 10/09/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High Schoolstudent-led newspaper, Central Focus,has received the highest ranking given by the Quill and Scroll InternationalHonorary Society for High School Journalists, the George H. Gallup Award.   more
A Day Made Better
“A Day Made Better” with a Surprise to Two FHSD Teachers
Posted on 10/08/2012
Two Francis Howell School District teachers, Adam Corbitt, a fifth grade teacher at Warren Elementary, and Terri Hastings, a kindergarten teacher at Becky-David Elementary, were recently surprised by Adopt-A-Classroom and OfficeMax with a package of $1,000 worth of classroom resources and supplies on behalf of the nationwide event titled “A Day Made Better.”   more
Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad
Francis Howell School District Joins Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2012
Posted on 10/05/2012
Francis Howell School District’s (FHSD) Early Childhood and Vacation Station programs celebrated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a national campaign designed to bring attention to the importance of early education and literacy, on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Each year, the campaign sets a world record for the largest shared reading experience, with the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day.  more
FHSD Schools Recognized for Promising Practices
Posted on 10/05/2012
Seven schools in the Francis Howell School District have established promising practices and will be featured in the 2012 Promising Practices Edition of the Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS).  more
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FHSD Leaders Attend MSBA/MASA Conference
Posted on 10/05/2012
Several Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Board of Education members attended the 2012 Annual Conference sponsored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). The event was held September 27-30 at the Lake of the Ozarks and is the largest gathering of education leaders each year in Missouri.  more
FHSD to Hold Transition and Community Resource Fair for SPED Families
Posted on 10/04/2012
The Francis Howell School District is hosting a Transition and Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Francis Howell Central High School in Cottleville, Missouri. The event is designed to help students with disabilities and their families make connections with various resources in the St. Charles/St. Louis area.  more
FHHS Yearbook Receives All American Rating
Posted on 10/03/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Howelltonian Yearbook recently received an All American rating in the National Scholastic Press Association’s’ (NSPA) critique service. This award recognition marks the fifth All American rating the publication has received and the fourth award in four consecutive years.   more
Eagle Safety Patrol in Action at Independence
Posted on 10/02/2012
Independence Elementary started the school year with a new and exciting group of fifth grade students dedicated to school safety, the Eagle Safety Patrol, who are prepared to promote a safe school environment.   more
FHSD Board Sets Tax Rate
Posted on 10/01/2012
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education approved the 2012-13 tax rate of $5.1829, an increase from last year’s rate of $5.1352, by a 6-1 vote at the September 20 Board meeting.  more
Vanderpool Receives State Special Education New Administrator Award
Posted on 10/01/2012
Dr. William Vanderpool, Director of Alternative Learning for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD), received the State Special Education New Administrator Award on Friday, September 12 at the 36th Annual Special Education Administrators' Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake Ozark, MO.  more