February 2017 News

Students in a class watching videos their classmates created on climate change
Solving The World’s Problems - One Video at a Time
Posted on 02/23/2017
If a solution is going to be found for climate change, it will likely stem from conversations like those occurring in Sam Berendzen’s Environmental Science class at Francis Howell High School (FHHS). For their latest unit, students are making one-minute videos with proposed solutions on how to combat our changing climate and how to accommodate our growing population. It’s project-based learning at its finest, and may just include the answer to one of the world’s biggest problems.  more about Solving The World’s Problems - One Video at a Time
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
Posted on 02/17/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that seven teachers recently earned or renewed their National Board Certification, which is the highest credential in the teaching profession. The District now has 106 teachers who have achieved this distinction.  more about FHSD Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
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Student Spotlight – Spencer Rodecap of Saeger Middle Reps Peers at February BOE Meeting
Posted on 02/17/2017
Throughout the school year, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Board of Education invites a student to represent their peers at the monthly meeting. This month the Board entertained a special guest, the first middle school student to represent the student body at an FHSD Board meeting. Spencer Rodecap, the son of David and Heather Rodecap, and an eighth grader from Saeger Middle School, whom teachers and administrators describe as the ideal Saeger Spartan.  more about Student Spotlight – Spencer Rodecap of Saeger Middle Reps Peers at February BOE Meeting
Board Action Report 02/16/17
Board Action Report 02/16/17
Posted on 02/16/2017
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more about Board Action Report 02/16/17
2017 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
2017 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
Posted on 02/07/2017
The Howell of Fame Award recognizes excellence of character, performance and service of those who serve the Francis Howell School District as employees, volunteers and patrons.  more about 2017 Howell of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
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FHN’s Uma Upamaka Heads to State Competition for American Legion Oratorical Contest
Posted on 02/06/2017
To have success in the American Legion Oratorical (ALO) Contest, a student must not only understand many of the concepts of the United States Constitution, but also have the wisdom to communicate those concepts. Francis Howell North (FHN) High School’s Uma Upamaka, only a freshman, already has the wisdom and understanding to take the ALO Contest by storm.  more about FHN’s Uma Upamaka Heads to State Competition for American Legion Oratorical Contest
2017 Quill and Scroll Winners
2017 Quill and Scroll Winners
Posted on 02/06/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) and its supportive community is proud to have such outstanding publication departments at all three high schools. Receiving recognition on a national level helps give us an idea of what great work these students are producing. Recently, two FHSD high schools participated in the Quill and Scroll National Awards, and several students were honored for their excellence. In addition, the Francis Howell High School (FHHS) yearbook was recognized in the A Division of the Quill and Scroll National Yearbook Excellence Contest.  more about 2017 Quill and Scroll Winners
FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/02/2017
During the week of Feb. 6-10, 2017, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will celebrate all the school counselors who help shape students’ lives during National School Counseling Week. This special week highlights the unique contribution of professional school counselors within school districts and the impact they have helping students achieve success.  more about FHSD Celebrates National School Counseling Week
In Francis Howell We Love to Code!
In Francis Howell We Love to Code!
Posted on 02/02/2017
During the week of February 6-10, 2017, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is participating in We Love to Code!, a weeklong event encouraging students of all ages to participate in coding activities. As a follow-up to the national Hour of Code in October, sponsored by Code.org, FHSD has continued the effort to provide coding opportunities for students across the District.   more about In Francis Howell We Love to Code!
FHSD National Signing Day
FHSD National Signing Day
Posted on 02/02/2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, is National Signing Day, the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play NCAA football. In the Francis Howell School District (FHSD), it is a day to honor the student-athletes in all sports as they prepare for the next step in their academic and athletic careers. Signing a NLI is all about commitment – the future commitment to play a sport at the collegiate level, as well as the past commitment that has provided this opportunity for high school students.  more about FHSD National Signing Day
FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
Posted on 02/01/2017
The Francis Howell School District provides a free developmental screening for 3-5 year-olds. It is recommended that all children are screened yearly, beginning at age 3 and prior to entering kindergarten. The DIAL 4 Developmental Screening is intended to help parents determine the areas of experience that would best prepare their child, to provide an opportunity to have intervention where indicated in the screening, and to provide the District with valuable information on the best possible education for your child.  more about FHSD Developmental Screening for 3-5 Year Olds
Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
Posted on 02/01/2017
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.  more about Francis Howell Central Publications to Host Board Candidate Forum
FHSD Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
FHSD Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
Posted on 02/01/2017
Elementary students around Francis Howell School District are 100 days smarter as they celebrated reaching the 100th day of the 2016-17 school year this week. They marked the special day with a variety of activities that emphasized the number 100.  more about FHSD Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
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