November 2012 News
FHC DECA Chapter Gathers Thanksgiving Dinners for District Families in Need
Posted on 11/30/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School DECA Chapter collected 35 turkey dinners for area families. All proceeds were delivered and donated to Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service in St. Charles, where local families in need received them just in time for Thanksgiving Day.  more
FHC Inducts Alumni into Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame
Posted on 11/29/2012
Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School is proud to announce the 2012 Inaugural Inductees, Mike Parson and Steve Dieckhaus, FHC alumni, into the Spartan Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013. FHC invites the Francis Howell community to attend the induction ceremonies to honor these amazing athletes who have continued to show Spartan Pride both during and after high school.  more
FHSD Teacher Receives John Oldani Scholarship
Posted on 11/28/2012
Stacey Kastner, Francis Howell School District (FHSD) English Language Learners (ELLs) Lead Teacher and Facilitator (ESOL), is the recipient of the John Oldani Scholarship given by the Cooperating School Districts (CSD) of Greater St. Louis.   more
FHC Winter Band to Host Charity Drive
Posted on 11/27/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Winter Band will be hosting a charity drive, “Building Towers to Help Families,” at their winter concerts on Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6 in the FHC auditorium.   more
FHHS Swim and Dive Team Sets Howell History
Posted on 11/21/2012
The Francis Howell High School Boys Swim and Dive Team recently competed in the Missouri State Swimming and Diving Championships, where they finished third overall in team standings. FHHS boosted their school and the Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) to the top of the charts with the best finish in school and conference history.  more
FHSD High School Journalism Publications and Students Receive Awards
Posted on 11/20/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) and Francis Howell North (FHN) High School journalism programs received several awards at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio, Texas, sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Journalism Education Association (JEA) on November 15 – 18.  more
FHMS Teacher Named Peabody Energy Leader in Education
Posted on 11/19/2012
Keely Abeln, instructional music teacher at Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS), was recently announced as the recipient of the Peabody Leaders in Education Award for the profound difference she has made in education.  more
FHC DECA Students Pack Snacks for Local Homeless Shelter
Posted on 11/16/2012
Thirty-five Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School DECA students recently participated in a community service initiative by packing and decorating 50 bags of snacks that were delivered to a local homeless shelter.   more
FHHS Gold Winners
FHHS Takes Home the Gold in FHSD Iron Chef Competition
Posted on 11/16/2012
Three dedicated student culinary teams from Francis Howell High School (FHHS), Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, and Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School competed in the Fifth Annual Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Sodexo, on November 13 at FHN. Student chefs from FHHS won the overall competition and were presented with the gold medal, while chefs from FHN received the silver medal and FHC chefs received the bronze medal.  more
Student Spotlight: Anna Killpack
Posted on 11/16/2012
Anna Killpack, senior at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High, was recognized as the honorary student representative at the November 15 Board of Education meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Anna was presented with the Superintendent’s Certificate from Dr. Pam Sloan.  more
FHHS Football Athletes Receive All-Conference Recognition
Posted on 11/16/2012
Nine Viking football players from Francis Howell High School (FHHS) have received Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) South All-Conference Recognition by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).  more
Board Action Report - 11/15/12
Posted on 11/15/2012
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.  more
Support the FHC Spartans at their Basketball FanFest
Posted on 11/15/2012
Join the Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Spartans for their Inaugural Basketball FanFest in conjunction with their “FHC Cares” event, which will raise money for the Purple Stride Pancreatic Cancer Foundation November 16.   more
Saeger Student Wins Statewide Art Competition
Posted on 11/14/2012
Saeger Middle School student, Mya Outlaw, won the eighth grade division in the Missouri’s Youth/Adult Alliance (MYAA) 2012 Red Ribbon Art Contest. The contest is held as part of national Red Ribbon Week, where various schools and communities participate in activities to promote a drug-free youth message.   more
FHSD Students Selected for Missouri All-State Choir
Posted on 11/14/2012
Matt Miller and Laura Schulze, students at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, and Cameron White, a student at Francis Howell High School, are three of sixteen students in the St. Louis Metro District who have been selected for the Missouri All-State Choir, which will take place in January 2013.  more
Viking Football Advances to MSHSAA Final Four
Posted on 11/13/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Viking Football team has advanced to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Final Four for the second consecutive season. Kickoff will begin the game at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16 against Lafayette High School at the Howell Stadium.   more
Central Elementary Participates in Service Project for Local Animal Shelter
Posted on 11/13/2012
Central Elementary collected $130 for a community service project on behalf of the Five Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles, MO.  more
American Education Week
FHSD Celebrates American Education Week Nov. 11-17
Posted on 11/11/2012
Francis Howell School District will be observing the National Education Association’s (NEA) “American Education Week,” Nov. 11-7. The week is designed to spotlight the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.   more
FHHS Swim Team Takes Home First Conference Title
Posted on 11/09/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) varsity swim team set Francis Howell history when the Vikings took home their first-ever Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) title.   more
FHSD Heroin Town Hall Educates Local Community
Posted on 11/08/2012
Approximately 80 students, parents and local community members within the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) gathered for the Heroin and Prescription Town Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School. The event was organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) and local law enforcement agencies.   more
FHC to Host MSHSAA Class 3 Boys Quarterfinal Soccer Game
Posted on 11/08/2012
Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School will host the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3 Boys Quarterfinal soccer game between the Sectional A champion, Chaminade College Preparatory School, and the Section B champion, FHC on Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m.   more
FHHS Viking Marching Band Receives Award
Posted on 11/06/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Viking Marching Band finished their season on Saturday, November 3 at the University of Missouri with a first place finish in the gold division and second place overall in the finals.  more
FHHS Viking Football Team Advances to District Championship
Posted on 11/06/2012
The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) Viking Football Team defeated Jefferson City (7-0) Friday, November 2. The Vikings will take on Columbia Hickman High School in the District Championship and Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) quarter final game Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the FHHS stadium.  more
Kids Voting
Kids Voting at FHSD Middle and High Schools
Posted on 11/05/2012
Francis Howell School District students joined over 230,000 students throughout Missouri in the recent 2012-2013 Kids Voting in Missouri Initiative, an affiliate of Kids Voting USA®, a national non-profit, nonpartisan program.  more
Central Elementary Students Trick-or-Treat for Donations
Posted on 11/02/2012
Fourth grade students at Central Elementary recently supported The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) with their annual Trick-or-Treat project. More than one hundred students participated in the fundraiser, collecting $862.34 to be donated to the organization.   more
Iron Chef
FHSD High School Students Take on the Iron Chef Challenge
Posted on 11/01/2012
Students from high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be vying for the gold medal in the fourth annual Iron Chef Challenge sponsored by Sodexo, FHSD food services provider. The event will be held in Francis Howell North High School’s cafeteria on Tuesday, November 13, 2013. Students will prepare their meals from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., with presentations and judging at 5:30 p.m.   more
Townhall
FHSD to Host Heroin and Prescription Drug Town Hall
Posted on 11/01/2012
In an effort to educate our community about the abuse of prescription drugs and growing use of heroin among youth in our area, the Francis Howell School District is hosting a town hall forum on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. The event is organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) and local law enforcement agencies.  more
Veterans Day
Francis Howell Salutes Veterans
Posted on 11/01/2012
Each year, Francis Howell School District joins the rest of the country to honor America’s military veterans. District schools plan to honor the national holiday with tributes and assemblies during the weeks of November 5 and November 12.  more
Join the Excitement at the 2012 GAC Suburban Basketball Challenge
Posted on 11/01/2012
Thirty-four area high school basketball teams, 17 teams representing the Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) vs. 17 Suburban and South West Conferences, will compete in a 17 game competition during the GAC Suburban Basketball Challenge December 13, 14, 15 at the St. Charles County Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303. Francis Howell North High School, Francis Howell Central High School and Francis Howell High School basketball teams will be competing in the challenge.   more
FHSD Bands Take Top Finishes in Marching Festival
Posted on 11/01/2012
The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Band Boosters hosted the 11th Annual Coliseum Classic Marching Festival October 20. The Francis Howell High School (FHHS) band placed second overall, while Francis Howell North (FHN) High School took home the win with a first place finish in the finals.   more
FHN Band Receives First Place at Marching Band Contest
Posted on 11/01/2012
The Knightpride Marching Band at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School received first place in the Mardi Gras Field Show and Parade Pinckneyville Marching Band Contest on Saturday, October 27.  more