FHN News

Students load a school bus
FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
Posted on 11/16/2018
School bus transportation is typically the second biggest expenditure for school districts after salary and benefits. FHSD has used First Student (and its predecessor Laidlaw) to provide student transportation services for the District since 1999. The 2018-19 school year is the final year of the most recent two-year contract extension.  Read more about FHSD to Bring School Bus Transportation In-House for 2019-20
Logan Schelfaut dives off board
FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
Posted on 11/16/2018
By FHN junior Joel Boenitz, photo by FHN senior Paige Westermann - On Thursday, Nov. 8, FHN freshman Logan Schelfaut joined an elite group of athletes when he won the state championship for diving at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He becomes the second FHN diver in the past three years to win the state championship, with alumnus Peter Lucido earning that honor back in 2016. Schelfaut becomes the youngest state champion in FHN history.  Read more about FHN Freshman Logan Schelfaut Wins State Diving Championship
FHN Knightpride Marching Band stand in The Dome for the "Bands of America Super Regional Championships"
FHN Knightpride
Posted on 11/13/2018
The FHN Knightpride Marching Band recently wrapped up a very successful fall season. The band participated in prestigious competitions across the region, and proudly returned to The Dome for the “Bands of America Super Regional Championships.”   Read more about FHN Knightpride
FHN students hold awards at the National High School Journalism Convention
FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
Posted on 11/09/2018
Student journalists in FHSD do some amazing work, and not surprisingly, earn plenty of well-deserved awards and recognition. Most recently representatives from all three Francis Howell high schools traveled to Chicago in November for the National High School Journalism Convention. This gathering of high school journalists and their advisers is sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. With more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention is the largest gathering of student journalists in the country.  Read more about FHSD Student Journalists Bring Home the Hardware
CAPS Program Information Meetings
CAPS Program Information Meetings
Posted on 11/09/2018
Attention juniors and seniors! Are you interested in learning real-world skills in the business, healthcare, or technology fields? Then check out the CAPS Program, a real-world business immersion program that provides invaluable hands-on experience and insights to guide your future studies and careers!  Read more about CAPS Program Information Meetings
FHSD Veterans Day Events
FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Posted on 11/06/2018
In honor of Veterans Day and in appreciation for the men and women who have served our country, FHSD schools will participate in a variety of events to recognize our heroes. A list of the activities occurring throughout the District can be found below:  Read more about FHSD Celebrates Veterans Day
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
Posted on 11/05/2018
Providing easy access to your student’s information is a top priority for FHSD. Class schedules, assignments, attendance, course registration, report cards, and transcripts are all accessed through Infinite Campus, the District’s student information system. Infinite Campus is undergoing some upgrades to improve communication and enhance the user experience for parents and students.  Read more about Infinite Campus Changing to Campus Parent and Campus Student
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Five FHSD Schools Recognized by Johns Hopkins for Community Engagement
Posted on 10/23/2018
The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University recognizes schools and their communities that team up to use a research-based approach to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement. This year, five different FHSD school programs have been recognized as “Promising Practices,” earning them a prestigious place in the NNPS annual publication.  Read more about Five FHSD Schools Recognized by Johns Hopkins for Community Engagement
FHN journalism staff on paper day
FHN Journalism Students Are Recognized for Work
Posted on 10/12/2018
The journalism students at FHN are talented. They are driven. They are also some of the most decorated high school journalists in Missouri. At the end of each school year, the staff members of fhntoday.com and the North Star newspaper send their publications off to be critiqued by national organizations. This past year, the students again received a variety of awards and recognitions, including the George H. Gallup Award from Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society for High School Journalists. In addition, they also earned All-American status from the National Scholastic Press Association, and were recently named a Gold Crown Award winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  Read more about FHN Journalism Students Are Recognized for Work
National Merit Semi-Finalists 2019
Eleven FHSD Seniors Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Posted on 10/11/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that eleven students have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors are among 16,000 Semifinalists chosen as part of the annual academic competition. The Semifinalists, who were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test, will compete for some 7,500 scholarships worth more than $30 million, to be awarded in the spring. The FHSD Semifinalists are:  Read more about Eleven FHSD Seniors Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
FHN Teachers participate in 5K
The Inaugural Knights Give Bear Necessities 5K
Posted on 10/10/2018
What’s better than one FHSD school helping our community? Two FHSD schools working together to help! In August, the FHN Football Team held their first “Knights Give Bear Necessities” 5K. The event benefited the efforts of Bear Necessities, a program at Henderson Elementary that provides food to students in need. The program currently feeds more than 60 students, and partners with Harvester Church of the Nazarene to feed these students over the weekend when they can’t get school lunches. FHN Football Coach Brett Bevill, an alum of Henderson and FHN, heard about the organization and saw an opportunity for the team to help their community.   Read more about The Inaugural Knights Give Bear Necessities 5K
FHN Students Highlighted in Mentor Me Exhibit
FHN Students Highlighted in Mentor Me Exhibit
Posted on 10/08/2018
Highlighting student accomplishments is an exciting way to recognize students for their triumphs. Athletic and academic achievements come with easy ways to track goals and share statistics. But some programs can be a little tricky and don’t present as many options to show off the growth and progress that students make. With fine arts, it can be difficult to show how much a student has progressed over the course of a semester and demonstrate how students have honed their skills.  Read more about FHN Students Highlighted in Mentor Me Exhibit
National Physical Therapy Month
FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October
Posted on 10/03/2018
School-based physical therapy involves dynamic collaboration with students, staff, and parents to ensure that every student is able to successfully navigate the school environment and effectively learn, socialize, and play. At FHSD, this includes assessing all areas where a student might interact during the school day – bus, classroom, hallways, playgrounds, gymnasiums, and lunch rooms – to ensure that the student can be as independent as possible in their functional mobility.  Read more about FHSD Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month in October
FHN students stand in front of newly painted wall
New Look, New Feel at FHN
Posted on 10/02/2018
By Michael Willmann, FHN sophomore - Walking into FHN, students and staff may have noticed some new changes that have gone on around the building. From new paint to patch jobs, FHN underwent a great deal of work over the summer.  Read more about New Look, New Feel at FHN
Madeline DeGraw with Squad Mates
Summer Service – Madeline DeGraw Spends Summer at Naval Academy
Posted on 09/25/2018
Summer break is a time all students look forward to. But while many students are sleeping in, jumping into the swimming pool, or heading out on vacation, Francis Howell North junior Madeline DeGraw did something a little more challenging. She spent a week testing her physical and mental boundaries at the Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS).  Read more about Summer Service – Madeline DeGraw Spends Summer at Naval Academy
FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/28/2018
Shelly Parks, an English teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been named the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). She becomes the 50th Missouri Teacher of the Year since the program’s inception, and the second to come from Francis Howell. Parks was previously honored as the 2018 Francis Howell School District Teacher of the Year.  Read more about FHN’s Shelly Parks Selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year
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FHSD Transportation Audit
Posted on 08/16/2018
School bus transportation for students in the Francis Howell School District has been provided by First Student since 1985. While this partnership has served the transportation needs of FHSD well for more than 30 years, the District recently commissioned an analysis to proactively examine the efficiency of the operation and to verify current service levels to determine if there are any opportunities for improvement.  Read more about FHSD Transportation Audit
Student STARS Shine at FHHS
Student STARS Shine at FHSD
Posted on 08/06/2018
FHSD is proud to announce that three young scientists, Rishith Mishra and David Yang, from Francis Howell Central, and Shikha Annem from Francis Howell North, have successfully completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program (STARS) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  Read more about Student STARS Shine at FHSD
Francis Howell School District Welcomes New Administrators
FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
Posted on 08/01/2018
FHSD has a few new faces this school year. Beginning July 1, several new administrators joined the FHSD family or assumed a new role as an administrator.  Read more about FHSD Welcomes New Administrators for 2018-19
What's New in 2018-19?
What's New for the 2018-19 School Year
Posted on 08/01/2018
The start of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner! Parents and guardians planning for the new school year need to make sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations.  Read more about What's New for the 2018-19 School Year
Shelly Parks
FHN Teacher Shelly Parks Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year
Posted on 07/24/2018
Shelly Parks, an English Language Arts teacher at Francis Howell North High School (FHN), has been named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). She was selected as one of ten recipients in the St. Louis Region and one of 32 from across the state who are now eligible for consideration as the Missouri Teacher of the Year. Parks was previously honored as the 2018 Francis Howell School District Teacher of the Year.  Read more about FHN Teacher Shelly Parks Selected as Regional Teacher of the Year
Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
Posted on 07/19/2018
The start of the 2018-19 school year is just around the corner! Parents and guardians planning for the new school year need to make sure children are up-to-date on their immunizations.  Read more about Add Immunizations to Your Back to School Checklist
FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
Posted on 07/17/2018
Francis Howell North senior Alayia Autoomp really wants to work with her hands after high school, but it was her speech about SkillsUSA that made her a National Champion. Autoomp was one of six Lewis & Clark Career Center students to travel to Louisville, Kentucky from June 25-30, for the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. The event is the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades and skill competitions, and after several grueling days of competition, Autoomp placed first in the Prepared Speech competition. Mason Aguliar from Francis Howell Central finished 11th in Power Equipment Technology, and Luke Davis from Francis Howell North finished 16th in the nation in Medical Terminology.  Read more about FHN’s Alayia Autoomp places First at National SkillsUSA Competition
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Posted on 07/16/2018
FHSD and all schools in the District use a variety of communication channels to share important school information with parents/guardians. FHSD uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents about emergencies, weather related closures, attendance, and other messages that are closely related to the mission of our schools.  Read more about Sign-up for SchoolMessenger Text Messages
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Posted on 07/16/2018
Francis Howell School District is always looking for ways to save taxpayer dollars and still improve convenience for parents and students. Both goals are achieved with the Peachjar flyer distribution system. FHSD delivers school information and approved flyers from community organizations electronically through Peachjar. These eflyers are emailed directly to you, and can also be viewed by clicking the Peachjar button on the home page of your school’s website.  Read more about Peachjar Electronic Flyers
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