MAP Testing Begins
Posted on 04/13/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in the Francis Howell School District will take place during the month of April. MAP tests are mandated by the state, and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.
Daniel Boone Kicks Off the Fourth Quarter Strong – And Mr. Armour Kisses a pig!
Posted on 03/29/2017
At Daniel Boone Elementary, the school gathers for an assembly at the beginning of each quarter to recognize student accomplishments. The spring assembly had a few additional elements, impressive milestones that would not have been attained without the generous help of students, their families, and the Daniel Boone PTO.
Daniel Boone Ability Awareness Week
Posted on 03/06/2017
During Ability Awareness Week at Daniel Boone Elementary, empathy (the ability to understand and share the feelings of another) is strongly encouraged! This is one of the themes taught by Jamie Peasel, a resource teacher at Daniel Boone, who organized events during Ability Awareness Week to educate students and staff. These lessons help teach that individuals should be defined by their strengths and abilities, not their disabilities.
A Night of Spaghetti and Art – Daniel Boone Spaghetti Dinner and Art Gala
Posted on 02/08/2017
Like peanut butter and jelly, art and pasta go together wonderfully! On Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, the students at Daniel Boone Elementary displayed their artwork at the spaghetti dinner and art gala. Each year, the PTO plans this event to raise money for a family in need. This year, all of the proceeds went to a Daniel Boone staff member who is battling cancer. The Daniel Boone Community raised over $4,300 during the gala, to help offset medical costs.
FHSD Schools Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/24/2016
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be dipped in red the week of Oct. 24-28, as schools across the District and the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week, an event dedicated to raising awareness for alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention. Many FHSD schools will educate students on drug prevention with special events, activities and fun-themed spirit days.
New FHSD Safety Measures Include Unannounced Intruder Drills
Posted on 10/05/2016
Student safety is always a top priority of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD). The District annually conducts a variety of safety drills including fire, tornado, earthquake and intruder drills. Participation in these safety drills is where most students get directly involved in their own safety. New this year, FHSD will conduct one unannounced intruder drill at each of our schools.
FHSD Recognized for Bus Safety
Posted on 08/19/2016
The buses that safely transport students of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) every day will display a special new sticker starting in August, after earning the “Total Fleet Excellence” distinction for 2016. The stickers indicate excellence in the overall maintenance and reliability of the District’s bus fleet. The distinction is determined by the Missouri State Highway Patrol based on the results of the annual school bus inspection, a program conducted by the Patrol’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Division.
Open House Invitation
Posted on 07/08/2016
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! OPEN HOUSE will be held August 4th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Parents and students will start the evening with a short introductory announcement from our principal, Kevin Armour, in the gym. Families will then have an opportunity to visit classrooms where they will meet their teacher and pick up packets of information regarding parent pick-up, free/reduced lunch, calendars and more! You can end the evening by attending the Ice Cream Social provided by our wonderful PTO in the school cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you August 4th!