November 2016 News

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FHSD Youth in Government Students Take Office
Posted on 11/30/2016
The Youth in Government conference is an opportunity for more than 650 students from around the state of Missouri to learn about civic responsibility, all while participating in the democratic process at the state level. It’s a meeting of the state’s future leaders and decision-makers, and a large number of those students were from the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).  more about FHSD Youth in Government Students Take Office
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John Weldon Elementary Hosts First Turkey Luncheon
Posted on 11/22/2016
John Weldon Elementary, part of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD), hosted its first-ever Turkey Luncheon, inviting families from the school community to join them in feasting and fellowship. And the level of excitement over this event was only equaled by its attendance, as thousands of people poured in and out of the John Weldon cafeteria.  more about John Weldon Elementary Hosts First Turkey Luncheon
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Castlio and FHC Students Take Part in National Teacher Training Video
Posted on 11/21/2016
There has to be a better way – that’s what many teachers realize when dealing with challenging behavior from students. Trauma specialists have begun production on a nationally-distributed training video for teachers, recording potential solutions to these issues. Students at two Francis Howell School District (FHSD) schools are getting the opportunity to participate by performing roles in the video. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get some face-time in a video, and also help teachers reach better solutions.  more about Castlio and FHC Students Take Part in National Teacher Training Video
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FHSD Student Spotlight for November – Madison Clifton
Posted on 11/21/2016
Every month during the school year, the Francis Howell School District Board of Education honors the best and brightest that FHSD high schools have to offer by inviting one of them to serve as a student Board representative. For the month of November, Francis Howell North’s Madison Clifton was spotlighted. Her story is one of leadership and generosity.  more about FHSD Student Spotlight for November – Madison Clifton
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Thankful to Be Together – FHU’s Thanksgiving Luncheon
Posted on 11/21/2016
With the holidays approaching at an alarming speed, it reminds us all of the good things in life – such as family and fellowship. Francis Howell Union (FHU) High School takes the time every year to be thankful for what they have – especially for the fellowship they enjoy together as a school – by hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon.  more about Thankful to Be Together – FHU’s Thanksgiving Luncheon
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FHSD Journalism Students Continue to Make the Cover
Posted on 11/18/2016
Several Francis Howell School District (FHSD) students were among the many attendees from around the country at the Journalism Educators Association (JEA)/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 10-13. Awards were taken home by students, further validating the outstanding publication departments at all three high schools in FHSD.  more about FHSD Journalism Students Continue to Make the Cover
Board Action Report 11/17/16
Board Action Report 11/17/16
Posted on 11/17/2016
Stay informed about the recent Board of Education actions.   more about Board Action Report 11/17/16
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Francis Howell Earns Meritorious Budget Award
Posted on 11/14/2016
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded the Francis Howell School District the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation for the 2016–2017 budget year. This is the eleventh consecutive year that the District has been recognized with the MBA.   more about Francis Howell Earns Meritorious Budget Award
FHSD Celebrates American Education Week Nov. 13-19
FHSD Celebrates American Education Week Nov. 13-19
Posted on 11/14/2016
In an effort to raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will celebrate the National Education Association's (NEA) 95th annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 13–19, 2016. FHSD will join millions of Americans and hundreds of school districts nationwide in the American Education Week celebration by spreading the word about the important role of public schools in the lives of students.  more about FHSD Celebrates American Education Week Nov. 13-19
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FHC Cheerleading Squad Wins State Championship
Posted on 11/11/2016
The Francis Howell Central High School (FHC) Varsity cheerleading squad made history on Saturday, Nov. 5, as they won the 2016 Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association State Championship in the “small-coed” division. This was the first championship in program history, after finishing in the “final four” in two previous seasons.  more about FHC Cheerleading Squad Wins State Championship
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FHN’s Peter Lucido Wins State Diving Championship and MO Diver of the Year
Posted on 11/10/2016
Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes, and Francis Howell North (FHN) High School’s Peter Lucido is proof of that adage. His dedication to diving and his team just helped him make a splash in Missouri’s diving ranks, where he won the State Diving Championship, as well as Missouri Diver of the Year honors.  more about FHN’s Peter Lucido Wins State Diving Championship and MO Diver of the Year
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Warren Elementary Hosts Family Night
Posted on 11/10/2016
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) prides itself on bringing our community together, bridging the gap between school and home. Parents love to see what their kids are learning, and there’s no better way to give them a glimpse into the classroom than to host a family night.  more about Warren Elementary Hosts Family Night
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Francis Howell Voters Fail to Approve Proposition Howell
Posted on 11/09/2016
On Election Day, November 8, 2016, voters in the Francis Howell School District failed to approve Proposition Howell, a 60-cent operating levy. The increased funding would have allowed the District to maintain high student academic achievement by reducing class sizes, improving safety, increasing technology, restoring tutoring, attracting and retaining high quality teachers, maintaining District facilities and maintaining existing bus transportation. The last time that District voters approved a tax increase was in 2004.  more about Francis Howell Voters Fail to Approve Proposition Howell
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CJ Vogt Measures Up for Howell – 40-year Volunteer Seen at Every Home Game
Posted on 11/07/2016
Volunteers make a tremendous impact on the Francis Howell School District, serving in numerous capacities. These selfless community members enhance the overall educational experience for students, as well as supporting teachers and staff. They help volunteer in the classroom and help with the “Great by 8” program. But they also help on the field, as one volunteer, CJ Vogt, has done for the last 40 years.  more about CJ Vogt Measures Up for Howell – 40-year Volunteer Seen at Every Home Game
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Francis Howell Scores 99.3% on Annual Missouri Report Card
Posted on 11/07/2016
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) today released the Annual Performance Report (APR) data for school districts around the state. The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) scored 99.3% on the APR, part of the Missouri School Improvement Plan (MSIP 5). Now in its fourth year, MSIP 5 is a more rigorous evaluation tool for rating the performance of Missouri school districts. The FHSD score on the APR has improved every year under the new system, and is one of the highest in Missouri.  more about Francis Howell Scores 99.3% on Annual Missouri Report Card
Kids Voting in FHSD
Kids Voting in FHSD
Posted on 11/06/2016
It's perhaps the most important lesson students in the United States of America can learn - how to be an informed voter. Kids Voting Missouri gives kids a chance to have their voice heard, and to give them a taste of what it's like to be a part of the democratic process. See how students at Saeger Middle School prepare to become educated voters.   more about Kids Voting in FHSD
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FHSD Schools Celebrate Veterans Day
Posted on 11/01/2016
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will join the rest of the nation to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, in honor of those who served in the United States Armed Forces. In the week leading up to Veterans Day, FHSD schools will honor America’s Veterans with special tributes, activities, and community events. A list of all activities across the District can be found here.  more about FHSD Schools Celebrate Veterans Day
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