2016 - 17 News

What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer?
What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer?
Posted on 06/14/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is a busy place year-round, and not just during the school year. There are more than 2,000 employees in the District, and almost 20 percent of them work a 12-month schedule. “The District does not shut down over the summer,” said FHSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris, “quite the contrary. Educating 18,000 students is a year-round, full-time job. In addition to preparing the high quality education our students deserve for 2017-18, we have also started working on our next five-year strategic plan, and our community will have the opportunity to be part of that process this fall.”   more about What Happens in FHSD Over the Summer?
Storm Damage Yields New Roofs
Storm Damage Yields New Roofs
Posted on 06/12/2017
On May 11, 2016, a severe thunderstorm with large hail caused significant damage throughout the Francis Howell School District. The roofs of 15 different District buildings suffered damage, and in many cases the entire roof structure is in need of repair.  more about Storm Damage Yields New Roofs
Students having fun learning at FHSD STEM and STEAM Camps
FHSD Summer STEM and STEAM Camps
Posted on 06/12/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is committed to providing engaging and enriching camp opportunities to students over the summer months. Two of the most popular are the elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and middle school STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) camps. Summer school and all camps are fully funded by the state of Missouri, which makes it possible for the District to offer these programs for students at no cost.  more about FHSD Summer STEM and STEAM Camps
A group shot of students in the "Racoons Giving Back" (RGB) program, faculty, and Thomas with his family.
Students at Daniel Boone Work Together to “Make-A-Wish” Come True
Posted on 05/22/2017
What better way to end a semester than making a child’s most fervent wish come true? Students, staff, and the community at Daniel Boone Elementary raised money throughout the school year for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to fulfill a wish for a child named Thomas. What’s his wish? The same as many other children; to go to Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse! On Wednesday, May 17, students, staff, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation gathered in the gymnasium to present Thomas and his family with a check for $5,000, which will cover all of their expenses for the trip to Disney World. The students and the community stepped up to make this wish a reality for Thomas.  more about Students at Daniel Boone Work Together to “Make-A-Wish” Come True
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Posted on 05/12/2017
The Francis Howell School District is proud to announce that for the second time in the past decade, Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) has been selected as a National School of Character. Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development programs and a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and their communities.  more about Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Map Testing Begins
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.  more about MAP Testing Begins
Daniel Boone Kicks Off the Fourth Quarter Strong – And Mr. Armour Kisses a pig!
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.   more about Daniel Boone Kicks Off the Fourth Quarter Strong – And Mr. Armour Kisses a pig!
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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.  more about Daniel Boone Ability Awareness Week
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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.  more about A Night of Spaghetti and Art – Daniel Boone Spaghetti Dinner and Art Gala
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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.  more about FHSD Schools Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week
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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.  more about New FHSD Safety Measures Include Unannounced Intruder Drills
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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.   more about FHSD Recognized for Bus Safety
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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!  more about Open House Invitation
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