December 2018 News

FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
Posted on 12/13/2018
Lower rates in the bond market have provided an opportunity for the Francis Howell School District to save on interest costs for a portion of its outstanding debt. In November, FHSD refinanced $6 million of its eligible 2009 general obligation bonds, saving the District and taxpayers more than $100,000 in interest payments over the next two years.  Read more about FHSD Refinances Bonds, Passing Savings on to Taxpayers
National Board Certified Teacher
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 12/10/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that six teachers in the District have earned or renewed their National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. FHSD now has 59 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  Read more about FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Harlem Globetrotters' Ambassador speaks with Harvest Ridge students
Harlem Globetrotters’ Ambassador Teams Up with Harvest Ridge to Prevent Bullying
Posted on 12/04/2018
The Harlem Globetrotters are known for their teamwork on the basketball court, but during their visit to Harvest Ridge Elementary, they shared a positive message about teaming up to prevent bullying. On Nov. 30, 2018, Globetrotter Briana “Hoops” Green talked with students during a school assembly about bullying prevention.   Read more about Harlem Globetrotters’ Ambassador Teams Up with Harvest Ridge to Prevent Bullying
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD strives to communicate effectively with all members of the community. To ensure that the District and all school and program websites are accessible to everyone, FHSD has implemented a new accessibility monitoring system. Monsido is an online scanner that tracks website accessibility compliance as outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The tool highlights occurrences in the website that are non-compliant with these industry standards and provides guidelines on how to rectify them.  Read more about FHSD Implements New Website Accessibility Monitoring System
FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
Posted on 12/03/2018
If you have a teenager starting to drive soon, you have a chance to learn about how to help overcome the risks teen drivers face. FHSD’s Parent Speaker Series will host First Impact: Preparing Drivers for the Road Ahead on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the FHSD Administration Building located at 4545 Central School Road in St. Charles.  Read more about FHSD to Host First Impact Safe Driving Presentation
FHSD high school students on Raven Robotics Team 1288
FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
Posted on 12/03/2018
FHSD high school students on Raven Robotics Team 1288 work together to build robots to compete in an annual challenge, but one of the biggest challenges every year is securing the necessary funding. Enter the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, which recently awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to Raven Robotics to support their FIRST Robotics activities. FIRST enables teams of students to compete with others in building, designing and programming their own robots to perform preassigned tasks, giving young students a chance to get involved with real-world engineering.  Read more about FHSD Raven Robotics Team Receives $5,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund
Board of Education Candidate Filing Baner
FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 11
Posted on 12/01/2018
Candidate filing for the April 2, 2019, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018, and continues until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The three-year terms of current Board members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2019.  Read more about FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 11
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