2016-17 FHN News
FHN’s Jacob Lintner Named JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri (FHNGameday Photo/Brayton Larson)
FHN’s Jacob Lintner Named JEA Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri
Posted on 04/18/2017
In Francis Howell School District (FHSD), we know where to find the news – from our outstanding journalism students. Francis Howell North (FHN) High School’s Jacob Lintner recently returned from the program’s latest conference with a special honor. Lintner was named the Journalism Education Association (JEA) Student Journalist of the Year for Missouri, and also finished as a runner-up in the national competition. It’s the culmination of an extraordinary high school career, as well as the continuation of an inspired legacy.  more
FHSD Receives Recertification for Project Lead The Way Engineering Program
FHSD Receives Recertification for Project Lead The Way Engineering Program
Posted on 04/17/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high schools have received national recertification for the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering program, which has been offered in the District since 2010. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for students and teachers.  more
Forty Students to Represent FHSD at the DECA International Competition
Forty Students to Represent FHSD at the DECA International Competition
Posted on 04/11/2017
Forty students from the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high schools will represent the District in the International DECA Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California, from April 26-29, 2017. This includes 23 students from Francis Howell High School (FHHS), 10 students from Francis Howell North (FHN), and 7 students from Francis Howell Central (FHC). DECA’s programs and activities develop skills for careers in marketing, hospitality, finance, and management for students in high schools and colleges worldwide.  more
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
FHSD Honors Seniors with a 4.0 and above Grade Point Average at Annual Luncheon
Posted on 04/10/2017
The Francis Howell School District honored 231 graduating seniors from Francis Howell High (FHHS), Francis Howell Central (FHC), and Francis Howell North (FHN) high schools at a special luncheon held in their honor at Old Hickory Golf Club on Friday, April 7. This group of FHSD seniors achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or above.  more
Senior PALS at Francis Howell North High School
Senior PALS at Francis Howell North High School
Posted on 04/07/2017
Wednesday, April 5, was the fifth and final Senior PALS (Patrons Assisting and Lending Support) event of the 2016-17 school year. More than two dozen senior residents of the Francis Howell School District attended, who were treated to a 1950s-themed diner dinner and the Francis Howell North (FHN) theater production of “Grease.”  more
FHN's Jacob Lintner (seated left) and Brayton Larson (right) interviewed by LUTV for "Millennial Media"
FHSD High School Publications Star in New TV Show
Posted on 03/28/2017
Media and journalism students in Francis Howell School District (FHSD) always seem to be making headlines. Students at all three high schools, as well as the programs they make so great, have been winning national awards and earning country-wide recognition for their work. Community members in FHSD know how great these students are, but now, thanks to Lindenwood University (LU) and their television department, a larger audience will know what FHSD media and fine arts students and programs have to offer. LU’s professional-caliber television station, LUTV, has a new show called “Millennial Media,” which highlights the work of FHSD media and journalism students.  more
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Gateway2Change Student Summit on Race
Posted on 03/13/2017
On March 10, student leaders from FHSD’s high schools took part in the final Gateway2Change Student Summit on Race of the school year at St. Louis University. When Gateway2Change met last November, prominent local businesses and organizations outlined the challenges they face in the areas of social and cultural diversity and equity. During the summit, student leaders presented their ideas and solutions to these real-world problems.  more
FHN’s Matt Riffee Named 2017 FHSD Teacher of the Year
FHN’s Matt Riffee Named 2017 FHSD Teacher of the Year
Posted on 03/01/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that Matthew Riffee, science teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been selected as the 2017 FHSD Teacher of the Year. Today’s students are learning differently than ever before, and Mr. Riffee is always working to make sure students are mastering learning, not just mastering “school.”   more
Students performing in front of a crowd at the Annual Coffeehouse
FHN Students Brew Up Fun at Annual Coffeehouse
Posted on 02/22/2017
It’s a tradition that Francis Howell North (FHN) High School students look forward to every February - the North Street Coffeehouse. Now in its thirteenth year, the Coffeehouse is an opportunity for FHN students to highlight their talent in music, poetry, and art.  more
A collage of students at the FBLA conference
Future Business Leaders of America District Competition
Posted on 02/16/2017
A bright future is just over the horizon for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students at Francis Howell North (FHN). On Friday, Jan. 27, the FBLA District Competition was held at Chesterfield Mall. The Missouri FBLA District competitions draw more than 11,000 of the greatest minds in high school business from across the state.   more
A group photo of the Knightline Dance Team
A Great Season for the Knightline Dance Team
Posted on 02/14/2017
Dedication is a word often used to describe the Francis Howell North (FHN) Knightline dance team. The team has been working hard since May to help ensure a successful season. In January the Knightline girls displayed their talent at the Chicagoland Dance Competition, where the team brought home some big wins.  more
Jordyn Kiel of FHN Wins National Recognition - JEA Rising Star Award
Jordyn Kiel of FHN Wins National Recognition - JEA Rising Star Award
Posted on 02/08/2017
The Francis Howell North (FHN) High School Publications team is no stranger to awards. Visit their newsroom on the FHN campus, and you’ll see each wall covered in plaques, certificates of achievement, and trophies. But there is a different type of trophy among all that hardware – Excalibur Yearbook Adviser Jordyn Kiel.   more
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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. She has won a couple competitions already, qualifying her for the state finals.  more
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National Signing Day at Francis Howell North
Posted on 02/02/2017
Wednesday, Feb. 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.   more
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FHSD’s Inaugural Job Fair for Students is Well-Attended
Posted on 01/27/2017
On Jan. 11, 2017, Francis Howell School District (FHSD) hosted its inaugural Job Fair for high school students, and the evening was a tremendous success. Thirty-two businesses and 357 students participated in an event that was the ideal introduction for students to the workforce. From practicing their interview and resume-writing skills to just learning how to dress to impress a potential employer, both students and area businesses got a return on their investment. Better-prepared students mean better employees, which means better business and better communities. It was more than practice; it was a practice in success.  more
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An Open Door – FHSD’s Inaugural Job Fair for Students
Posted on 01/05/2017
On Jan. 11, FHSD high school business departments will be hosting the first annual Job Fair for students at Francis Howell North High School, from 6-8 PM. Employers - and potential employees – are welcome.  more
FHN Final Exam Schedule
FHN Final Exam Schedule
Posted on 12/19/2016
FHN's first semester exam schedule will be altered due to the snow day on Dec. 19.  more
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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
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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
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FHN Senior Awarded Scholarship for Engineering by Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Posted on 11/17/2016
Francis Howell North senior, Peyton Rives, received a silver award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation. He was one of 21 award recipients at the Chicago regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards ceremony on November 3. As the silver medalist in the engineering category, sponsored by ExxonMobil, Rives was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support his plans to pursue a degree in Biological Engineering at University of Michigan.  more
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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
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FHSD Hosts Activities Leadership Summit
Posted on 11/01/2016
During fall break in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD), most students took a breather from their hectic schedules of homework, testing, and other school activities to recharge their proverbial batteries for the rest of the semester. But one group took special advantage of their days off, with 20 members from each high school getting together at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School to become better leaders in their communities. They listened to guest speakers and took part in activities to learn more about what it takes to improve their teams or clubs, schools, and community.  more
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Nineteen FHSD Students Named National Merit Commended Scholars and Semifinalists
Posted on 10/27/2016
A total of 19 Francis Howell School District (FHSD) students have been recognized for their academic achievement by being named National Merit Commended Scholars and National Merit Semi-Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). NMSC announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists during their annual event in September, and these high achievers now have the opportunity to move on in the competition for a chance to receive one of 7,500 scholarships, totaling more than $33 million, which will be offered to the winners next spring.  more
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Two FHSD Students Named to Missouri DECA Leadership Team
Posted on 10/24/2016
Fifteen public high school students were recently named state officers for the Missouri Association of DECA, the international association of students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management. And two of those, Shaneerah Woodruff and Kevin Welch, are from the Francis Howell School District (FHSD).   more
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Two FHSD Teachers Named Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
Posted on 10/20/2016
Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that teachers Brittany Hoelscher and Shelly Parks have both received the 2016 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. The FHSD community now has further proof that our teachers are the best in their field, because they promote both professional excellence, and also excellence in their students and the staff around them. These two great teachers embody the culture of learning in FHSD as they work to educate and inspire the next generation of our community.   more
All Knighter Meeting Tonight
Posted on 10/20/2016
Don't miss our meeting tonight, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m., in the Commons.  more
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FHN’s James Dohrman Earns Perfect ACT Score
Posted on 10/07/2016
We all make mistakes from time to time, but some of us come a little closer to perfection. Francis Howell North (FHN) High School has so many bright students learning within its walls. James Dohrman, however, stood out among his peers by becoming one of the few in the country who earned a perfect score on his American College Testing (ACT) exam.   more
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FHN Hosts Special Olympics Softball Tournament
Posted on 10/06/2016
All we need is an opportunity to succeed. Athletes play the game for the thrill of victory, but not everyone gets that chance. The Francis Howell Special Olympics (FHSO) wants to make sure that no one gets left in the crowd, no matter their ability or experience with sports. And on Oct. 1, groups of thrilled athletes came to Francis Howell North (FHN) High School fields for a Special Olympics softball tournament.   more
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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
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Parent/Teacher Conferences Coming Up on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 4-7:30 PM
Posted on 09/28/2016
You are invited to attend our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences. All teachers will be in the large gym, all counselours will be in the guidance office. Click "Read More" for additional information.  more
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When Teachers Write and Writers Teach – Best-Selling Author Jennifer Mathieu Visits FHN Students
Posted on 09/26/2016
Teachers inspire students to reach for the stars, to never limit themselves in what they can achieve. Best-selling young adult author Jennifer Mathieu came to Francis Howell North (FHN) High School to do just that. Mathieu isn’t just an author, however. She’s also a teacher. Though she came to talk about her books, it was the author’s story that became a lesson in the writing process.   more
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Two FHN Class of 2016 Graduates Among National Merit Scholarship Winners
Posted on 09/16/2016
Graduating high school becomes an even more exciting life event when students not only receive their diploma, but also the news of winning a prestigious scholarship. Two Francis Howell North (FHN) graduating seniors, Caleb Black and Alex Warhover, had the opportunity to celebrate twice, as they were among 800 students from across the country to win scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  more
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FHN’s Lorraine Smith named MCDA 2016 Outstanding District Director for St. Louis Metro
Posted on 09/13/2016
It’s a beautiful sound to hear that you’ve been recognized for your efforts, but sometimes it’s even more beautiful to hear the sounds that earned your recognition. Lorraine Smith, Choir Director at Francis Howell North (FHN) High School, was named the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA) 2016 Outstanding District Director for the entire St. Louis Metro area over the summer.  more
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Shooting for the STARS – Two Francis Howell North Seniors graduate from 2016 STARS program
Posted on 08/26/2016
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that two budding scientists from Francis Howell North High School (FHN), James Dohrman and Lavanya Kolluru, have successfully completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program (STARS) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  more
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FHSD Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars Announced by The College Board
Posted on 08/24/2016
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the “AP Scholar Awards.” The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) had 233 juniors and seniors that earned this prestigious award for 2015-16.  more
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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
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FHSD Fosters Leadership Through Sports – FHSD High School’s named MSHSAA Leadership Schools
Posted on 08/19/2016
All three Francis Howell School District (FHSD) high school athletic programs were recently named “Leadership Schools” by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), the governing body of high school sports in the state. It’s an award created to honor sportsmanship and leadership in school. And if it’s something that FHSD sports has been known to exhibit, it is sportsmanship.  more
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Transition Day welcomes sixth and ninth-graders to new school year
Posted on 08/08/2016
The new school year marks the beginning of another chapter for students, especially for sixth and ninth-graders, as they will walk down unknown hallways on their first day of middle and high school. For FHSD students, however, getting used to the new environment is made a little easier during Transition Day. This year students had the chance to get a first look at their new school buildings during FHSD Transition Day on Aug. 4, 2016.  more
Francis Howell North Open House
Posted on 08/08/2016
Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM for our Open House! Francis Howell North staff wants to invite all parents to participate in our Open House. This is a great opportunity for all parents to meet the outstanding faculty, gather information about course curriculum and class expectations, familiarize parents with student’s schedule along with the building, getting involved in the Booster Club and/or P.T.O., while have a chance to ask questions. We, the staff, encourage parents to participate and look forward to meeting you at Open House.   more
SchoolMessenger Notifications Update
Posted on 08/04/2016
FHSD now needs your permission to use our automated call system to contact you with non-emergency information.  more
New Immunization Requirement for Incoming Eighth Graders and Seniors
New Immunization Requirement for Incoming Eighth Graders and Seniors
Posted on 07/07/2016
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, all eighth grade students and incoming high school seniors will be required to have the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine  more
Schedule Pick-up Information
Posted on 06/28/2016
2016-17 Schedule Pick-up Information  more