2021-22 News

Francis Howell North DECA members at DECA International Career Development Conference
Francis Howell DECA members earn recognition at International Competition
Posted on 05/17/2022
More than two dozen high school students from the Francis Howell School District competed at the annual International Career Development Conference held April 22-27, 2022 in Atlanta, Ga.   Read more about Francis Howell DECA members earn recognition at International Competition
Dr. Kim Hawk named as new Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Kim Hawk to join FHSD as CFO
Posted on 04/27/2022
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Kim Hawk as the District’s new Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2022. Hawk will replace long-time Chief Operating Officer Kevin Supple, who is retiring after 17 years of service to the District.   Read more about Dr. Kim Hawk to join FHSD as CFO
Julie Tiemeyer and Eric Eubank
Fairmount Elementary announces staffing changes
Posted on 04/22/2022
What do you do when you have two amazing educators who both desire something a little different? You make it possible for them to swap places!  Read more about Fairmount Elementary announces staffing changes
New Board members Adam Bertrand and Randy Cook, were sworn in for three-year terms that will end in the spring of 2025.
Francis Howell School District Board of Education Reorganization Meeting
Posted on 04/20/2022
The Francis Howell School District Board of Education held its reorganization meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  Read more about Francis Howell School District Board of Education Reorganization Meeting
While free meals for all students have been a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits will end at the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Federal funding ending, full-priced school lunches on the menu for 2022-23 school year
Posted on 04/08/2022
While free meals for all students have been a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits will end at the end of the 2021-22 school year.   Read more about Federal funding ending, full-priced school lunches on the menu for 2022-23 school year
Unofficial election results show that Adam Bertrand (pictured left) and Randy Cook Jr. (pictured right) were elected to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education.
Francis Howell School Board election results
Posted on 04/06/2022
Unofficial election results show that Adam Bertrand (pictured left) and Randy Cook Jr. (pictured right) were elected to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education.   Read more about Francis Howell School Board election results
St. Charles County Veterans Museum
Francis Howell School District to partner with local veterans museum
Posted on 04/01/2022
The Francis Howell School District announced today that it will partner with the St. Charles County Veterans Museum to bring the stories of local veterans to life.   Read more about Francis Howell School District to partner with local veterans museum
FHC students to host school board candidate forum
FHC students to host school board candidate forum
Posted on 03/28/2022
Students with the publications team at Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School are organizing, hosting, and moderating a Board Candidate Forum. The forum is an opportunity to hear from all six candidates for the FHSD Board of Education.  Read more about FHC students to host school board candidate forum
Elisabeth Baird named Hollenbeck Middle School admin intern
Elisabeth Baird named Hollenbeck Middle School admin intern
Posted on 03/21/2022
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) welcomes Elisabeth Baird as the new administrative intern at Hollenbeck Middle School (HMS) for the 2022-23 school year, effective July 1, 2022.  Read more about Elisabeth Baird named Hollenbeck Middle School admin intern
Dr. Suzanne Leake
Dr. Suzanne Leake named interim principal at Francis Howell Central
Posted on 03/18/2022
Dr. Suzanne Leake has been named as the Interim Principal at Francis Howell Central High School (FHC) for the 2022-2023 school year. FHC’s current principal, Dr. Sonny Arnel, announced his retirement earlier this year.  Read more about Dr. Suzanne Leake named interim principal at Francis Howell Central
Jeff Gruener
Jeff Gruener named interim principal at Bryan Middle School
Posted on 03/18/2022
Mr. Jeff Gruener has been named as the Interim Principal at Bryan Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year.   Read more about Jeff Gruener named interim principal at Bryan Middle School
Erica Bowen
Erica Bowen Named 2021-22 MO CEC Paraprofessional of the Year Award
Posted on 03/15/2022
Erica Bowen, a paraprofessional at Hollenbeck Middle School, was named Paraprofessional of the Year by the 2021-22 Missouri Council for Exceptional Children. The award recognizes paraprofessionals for their “exemplary practice of assisting students with disabilities.”  Read more about Erica Bowen Named 2021-22 MO CEC Paraprofessional of the Year Award
Dr. Nathan Hoven announces retirement
FHSD Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven announces retirement; Dr. Kenneth Roumpos named Interim Superintendent
Posted on 03/11/2022
Francis Howell School District Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year.  Read more about FHSD Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven announces retirement; Dr. Kenneth Roumpos named Interim Superintendent
Kristen Johnson, English Language Arts teacher at Francis Howell North High School, was selected as the 2021-22 District Teacher of the Year for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).
Kristen Johnson wins District Teacher of the Year Award
Posted on 03/07/2022
Kristen Johnson, English Language Arts teacher at Francis Howell North High School, was selected as the 2021-22 District Teacher of the Year for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).  Read more about Kristen Johnson wins District Teacher of the Year Award
Alicia Arter wins Support Staff of the Year Award
Alicia Arter wins Support Staff of the Year Award
Posted on 03/07/2022
Alicia Arter, an occupational therapist at John Weldon Elementary School, was selected as the 2021-22 Support Staff Employee of the Year for the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).  Read more about Alicia Arter wins Support Staff of the Year Award
Governor Parson
Gov. Parson and First Lady of Missouri celebrate FHMS for earning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Posted on 03/01/2022
Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson visited Francis Howell Middle School Tuesday to celebrate the school’s success. The U.S. Department of Education named FHMS as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.   Read more about Gov. Parson and First Lady of Missouri celebrate FHMS for earning National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Shelly Parks named Francis Howell North High School assistant principal
2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year Shelly Parks named new FHN assistant principal
Posted on 02/25/2022
The Francis Howell School District announced Ms. Shelly Parks as the next assistant principal at Francis Howell North High School (FHN) for the 2022-2023 school year.  Read more about 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year Shelly Parks named new FHN assistant principal
Sarah Sides hired as administrative intern at Henderson Elementary
Sarah Sides selected as new administrative intern at Henderson Elementary
Posted on 02/25/2022
The Francis Howell School District recently announced Ms. Sarah Sides as the new administrative intern at Henderson Elementary School.   Read more about Sarah Sides selected as new administrative intern at Henderson Elementary
Teacher and Support Staff of the Year
FHSD Celebrates 2022 Teachers and Support Staff of the Year
Posted on 02/17/2022
Francis Howell School District proudly announces the recipients of the distinguished honor of Teachers and Support Staff of the Year.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates 2022 Teachers and Support Staff of the Year
17 FHSD wrestlers advance to state tournament
17 FHSD wrestlers advance to state tournament
Posted on 02/17/2022
More than a dozen student-athletes will complete at the State Wrestling Tournament.   Read more about 17 FHSD wrestlers advance to state tournament
St. Charles Mayor's Youth Advisory Task Force
“I am impressed’: FHSD student behind St. Charles Mayor’s Youth Advisory Task Force
Posted on 02/16/2022
The St. Charles Mayor's Youth Advisory Task Force is a collaboration between area school districts and the City of St. Charles. The new program was founded by a senior at Francis Howell Central.  Read more about “I am impressed’: FHSD student behind St. Charles Mayor’s Youth Advisory Task Force
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Francis Howell School District earns top marks on financial audit
Posted on 02/01/2022
Francis Howell School District has again received a clean audit showing that the District has appropriately safeguarded public resources.   Read more about Francis Howell School District earns top marks on financial audit
Board Election Candidates 2022
Board Election Candidates 2022
Posted on 01/26/2022
Candidate filing for the April 5, 2022 election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education was open from Dec. 7 – Dec. 28, 2021. The terms of current Board members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2022.  Read more about Board Election Candidates 2022
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Two FHSD students named to Missouri All-State Children’s Choir
Posted on 01/25/2022
The Francis Howell School District is very proud to announce that two fifth-grade students have been selected to sing in the 2022 Missouri All-State Children’s Choir.  Read more about Two FHSD students named to Missouri All-State Children’s Choir
Daniel Harmon
Daniel Harmon named Hollenbeck Middle School assistant principal
Posted on 01/21/2022
The Francis Howell School District announced Mr. Daniel Harmon as the next assistant principal at Hollenbeck Middle School, for the 2022-2023 school year.  Read more about Daniel Harmon named Hollenbeck Middle School assistant principal
Kevin Supple
Long-time Francis Howell COO announces retirement
Posted on 01/21/2022
​Chief Operating Officer Kevin Supple has served the Francis Howell School District for 17 years. Today, he announced his plan to retire, effective July 15, 2022.  Read more about Long-time Francis Howell COO announces retirement
Francis Howell School District Compared to Missouri
FHSD outperforms many area school districts on state MAP tests
Posted on 01/14/2022
In December, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the results of the 2020-2021 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and the Francis Howell School District has much to celebrate.   Read more about FHSD outperforms many area school districts on state MAP tests
Parents as Teachers Gifts
Francis Howell Schools make holiday wishes come true
Posted on 12/22/2021
From clubs to athletic teams, classrooms and entire school buildings, the Francis Howell School District is stepping up this holiday season to support dozens of charitable missions.  Read more about Francis Howell Schools make holiday wishes come true
The Francis Howell School District announced Mr. Jeffrey Fletcher as the next principal at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), for the 2022-2023 school year. ​
Jeffrey Fletcher named Francis Howell North High School principal
Posted on 12/17/2021
The Francis Howell School District announced Mr. Jeffrey Fletcher as the next principal at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), for the 2022-2023 school year. ​  Read more about Jeffrey Fletcher named Francis Howell North High School principal
Donations collected for recent tornado victims
‘I had to help’: FHSD student collecting donations for tornado victims
Posted on 12/16/2021
When 16-year-old Donnie McCloud saw the devastation left behind by a recent tornado, he knew he had to help.  Read more about ‘I had to help’: FHSD student collecting donations for tornado victims
Lauren Risley HGTV
Francis Howell graduate hosts new HGTV show
Posted on 12/13/2021
Lauren Risley was selected as the host of the new HGTV show, Call the Closer.   Read more about Francis Howell graduate hosts new HGTV show
ESSER Funds Update
ESSER Funds Update
Posted on 12/10/2021
More than 5,000 community members responded to our survey regarding the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the federal government.  Read more about ESSER Funds Update
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Nearly 3,000 stakeholders participate in District’s first ThoughtExchange
Posted on 12/10/2021
The Francis Howell School District launched its first community-wide ThoughtExchange in mid-October.  Read more about Nearly 3,000 stakeholders participate in District’s first ThoughtExchange
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament 2018
FHSD to host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
Posted on 12/09/2021
The highly anticipated tournament is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 at Francis Howell Central High School.  Read more about FHSD to host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
Nicole Knop
‘Just go for it’: FHSD 7th grader competes in national competition as Miss Preteen Missouri
Posted on 12/08/2021
Barnwell Middle School student Nicole Knop wears crown and Miss Missouri sash  Read more about ‘Just go for it’: FHSD 7th grader competes in national competition as Miss Preteen Missouri
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Cottleville firefighters help keep FHSD students warm this winter
Posted on 11/29/2021
Firefighters are there for their communities during the toughest times. Cottleville Firefighters Outreach and Central County Fire and Rescue Outreach are giving back in a big way.  Read more about Cottleville firefighters help keep FHSD students warm this winter
FHSD Signing Day
25 Student-Athletes Sign to Play College Sports
Posted on 11/22/2021
Twenty-six student athletes in the Francis Howell School District recently signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college.  Read more about 25 Student-Athletes Sign to Play College Sports
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FHN student articles published in special version of the Post-Dispatch
Posted on 11/18/2021
For 65 years, hundreds of volunteers have given their time and talents to help with Old Newsboys Day. The event is held annually the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers stand on St. Louis-area street corners waving newspapers and collecting donations. This year’s helpers were up with the sun. They started just before 5 o’clock Thursday morning. Standing outside in the cold, collecting cash until all of the newspapers were gone.  Read more about FHN student articles published in special version of the Post-Dispatch
Changes to snow days for 2021-22
Changes to snow days for 2021-22
Posted on 11/03/2021
At its October meeting, the FHSD Board of Education approved a revised 2021-22 school year calendar that reflects changes to snow days for the current school year. The first three snow days will be made up (consistent with our past practice); the next four snow days will not have to be made up due to extra instructional time in the calendar. In the unlikely event that the District experiences more than seven snow days, snow days 8, 9, and 10 will be added to the end of the school year.  Read more about Changes to snow days for 2021-22
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Academic Advisory Committee selected
Posted on 11/03/2021
The District is excited about the creation of a new Academic Advisory committee that will gather stakeholder input and feedback on the work of the academic department, primarily related to curriculum development. This group of 37 individuals includes 3 staff members, 3 community members, 1 student, and 2 alternates for the North, Central, and South regions of our district. It also includes representation from FHEA and the Board of Education, and a member of the curriculum department.   Read more about Academic Advisory Committee selected
FHSD Schools Top Charts - U.S. News Rankings
FHSD schools top the charts in recent U.S. News Rankings
Posted on 11/02/2021
U.S. News released their 2022 list of school rankings in October. For the first time, they’ve also ranked elementary and middle schools.  Read more about FHSD schools top the charts in recent U.S. News Rankings
Independence Elementary administrators, staff members, and students at recent Board meeting
Independence Elementary recognized for student learning growth and character education
Posted on 11/02/2021
In October, Independence Elementary was named to Saint Louis University’s Student Growth Top 20 list, coming in at #8 in the state for student learning growth in English Language Arts. The list highlights elementary and middle schools that have been successful in demonstrating “outrageously high growth” in student learning (as opposed to other rankings which tend to focus solely on proficiency).  Read more about Independence Elementary recognized for student learning growth and character education
Jeanie Smith joins FHSD as Communications Manager
Jeanie Smith joins FHSD as Communications Manager
Posted on 11/02/2021
The FHSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Jeanie Smith as the District’s new communications manager, effective November 8, 2021.  Read more about Jeanie Smith joins FHSD as Communications Manager
LAMP Core Word Communication Board
Henderson Elementary creates more inclusive playground experience
Posted on 11/01/2021
Recess is usually the most anticipated time of the day for students. However, for those who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities, it can be a challenging time of the day. In order to provide a more inclusive playground experience for all students, Henderson Elementary recently partnered with their PTO to purchase a LAMP Core Word Communication Board for their outdoor space.  Read more about Henderson Elementary creates more inclusive playground experience
Two FHSD Teachers Earn PLTW Outstanding Teacher Awards
Two Francis Howell Teachers Earn PLTW Outstanding Teacher Awards
Posted on 10/13/2021
Francis Howell School District (FHSD)’s Michael Green of Francis Howell North (FHN) and Ricky Reeves of Francis Howell High School (FHHS) were among only 74 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers nationwide to earn the 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Teacher Award.  Read more about Two Francis Howell Teachers Earn PLTW Outstanding Teacher Awards
Brittany Rees (left) and Marissa Heyer (right)
Brittany Rees and Marissa Heyer Receive 2021 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 10/11/2021
Barnwell Middle School Math Teacher Brittany Rees and Francis Howell North High School FACS (Family and Consumer Science Education) Teacher Marissa Heyer received the 2021 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes teachers in the St. Louis metropolitan area who serve as examples of excellence in their field.  Read more about Brittany Rees and Marissa Heyer Receive 2021 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award
Kate Wenger wears crown and sash while holding a "Welcome to Mrs. Wenger's Reading Class" sign
Francis Howell’s Kate Wenger Named Mrs. Missouri America
Posted on 09/27/2021
Kate Wenger, a reading specialist at Bryan Middle School, is known to most as Mrs. Wenger. This title represents the many roles she has in life as a mother, a wife, and a teacher, but also symbolizes the countless reasons she earned the title of Mrs. Missouri America at the annual state-wide competition this year.  Read more about Francis Howell’s Kate Wenger Named Mrs. Missouri America
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FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 7, 2021
Posted on 09/23/2021
Candidate filing for the April 5, 2022, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and continues until 5:00 PM on December 28, 2021. The terms of current Board Members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2022.  Read more about FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 7, 2021
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FHSD named best in St. Charles County, 10th in Missouri on 2022 Best School Districts list
Posted on 09/22/2021
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) ranks highest in St. Charles County and tenth in the state according to Niche’s 2022 Best School Districts in Missouri list.   Read more about FHSD named best in St. Charles County, 10th in Missouri on 2022 Best School Districts list
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Francis Howell Middle School Earns National Blue Ribbon Accolade
Posted on 09/21/2021
Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education (USED). This is the District’s fifth school to earn this prestigious honor in the past three years.   Read more about Francis Howell Middle School Earns National Blue Ribbon Accolade
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Eleven from FHSD Named 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Posted on 09/15/2021
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that eleven students have been named 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!   Read more about Eleven from FHSD Named 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
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Francis Howell School District’s Communications Team Wins National Awards
Posted on 09/02/2021
The Francis Howell Communications Department was honored with two awards of excellence from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).   Read more about Francis Howell School District’s Communications Team Wins National Awards
Salome Cummins holds her certificate from the Superintendent
Salome Cummins Earns Two First Place Awards at National Braille Challenge
Posted on 08/20/2021
Salome Cummins, a fifth grader at Warren Elementary School, began summer break this year in the most fitting way - practicing her piano skills, building a robot named Charlie at Robotics camp, and plunging into the world of Harry Potter, her favorite book series. Amidst a busy summer, Salome also earned two first place awards at the National Braille Challenge.  Read more about Salome Cummins Earns Two First Place Awards at National Braille Challenge
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Back-to-School Message from Dr. Hoven
Posted on 08/20/2021
The first day of school is right around the corner. We are excited to welcome students back on campuses beginning Monday.   Read more about Back-to-School Message from Dr. Hoven
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Francis Howell Middle School Named Missouri Gold Star School
Posted on 08/12/2021
Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) was named a 2021 Missouri Gold Star School by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).   Read more about Francis Howell Middle School Named Missouri Gold Star School
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Francis Howell’s Barnwell Middle School Awarded $12,000+ Technology Engineering Grant
Posted on 07/29/2021
Barnwell Middle School in the Francis Howell School District will be awarded more than $12,000 in training and supplies as part of the 2022 Technology and Engineering Grant Award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).   Read more about Francis Howell’s Barnwell Middle School Awarded $12,000+ Technology Engineering Grant
July 15 Board of Education Meeting Follow-Up Fact Sheet
July 15 Board of Education Meeting Follow-Up Fact Sheet
Posted on 07/20/2021
Francis Howell School District would like to address inaccurate information circulating following the July 15 Board of Education meeting. While the District has no interest in a public back-and-forth, we would like to clear up the false claims being made by Senator Bob Onder and other local politicians on social media, via mass email distribution lists, and during a recent legislative committee hearing. Here are the facts.  Read more about July 15 Board of Education Meeting Follow-Up Fact Sheet
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Lucas Lammers Appointed as Francis Howell North Interim Principal
Posted on 07/16/2021
Francis Howell School District announced the appointment of Dr. Lucas Lammers as the Interim Principal at Francis Howell North for the 2021-22 school year.  Read more about Lucas Lammers Appointed as Francis Howell North Interim Principal
Dr. Suzy Zerr
Dr. Suzy Zerr Named Among St. Louis Region 2021 Teacher of the Year Honorees
Posted on 07/14/2021
Francis Howell School District’s Dr. Suzy Zerr, instructional coach at Harvest Ridge Elementary and District teacher of the year, was also named St. Louis Region 2021 Teacher of the Year by the St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and EducationPlus.  Read more about Dr. Suzy Zerr Named Among St. Louis Region 2021 Teacher of the Year Honorees
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