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FHHS Today

The Students News Site of Francis Howell High School

FHHS Today

The Students News Site of Francis Howell High School

FHHS Today

Oct. 21

Oct. 21

Hungry for something delicious?

Still need sandwiches for the football game?

You know you want to put your feet up and relax after shopping on Black Friday. Order up a Super Smokers Smoked Pork Shoulders and get ready to enjoy savory, pulled pork sandwiches. The 2015 Parent Club will be taking orders at the Holiday Boutique this Saturday. Or download our Pork Order Form and mail your order in today. Delivery is just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Break. Pre-order your slow-smoked pork shoulder and be ready for tasty eating over the holiday break. Questions contact:  [email protected]


Attention wrestlers- all athletes and parents- There is a mandatory meeting, Thursday Oct. 27th, at 6pm in the commons area, all paperwork will be given out and collected at that time.


Post-Secondary Transitions for Special Education Students

FHSD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) will share information on post-secondary education, career preparation, employment, and leisure opportunities for students with disabilities on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. This meeting will also include information on accessing adult service agencies and a question answer session. The meeting will be in the Board Room of the Administration building, located at 4545 Central School Road.


Financial Aid Night will be Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm in the High School Commons.  Parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the different types of financial aid available to assist their student’s funding for college.  A local expert will be here to explain the different types of aid available to Missouri Students


The Francis Howell Cheerleaders are hosting a Culvers’ Night at the Culvers on Highway K!  Please come out and support the cheer program!  Cheerleaders will be serving from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.  Hope to see you there! Thanks!


Butter Braids are Here Again – Just in time for the Holidays! The Class of 2012 will be the ONLY class selling Butter Braids and Cookie Dough. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to order these one of kind (often hard to find) tasty desserts.  Orders are welcome from any and everyone! We will be taking orders through November 7 and will be delivered before Thanksgiving! To place an order please contact the [email protected]


Sunday, October 30th from 3-5pm join Francis Howell DECA for this Family Oriented Halloween-themed event in honor of Trevor Joerling who is currently fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. All Proceeds will go to the Joerling Family! See the attached flyer and registration form or visit the FHHS website under the DECA link. Hope to see everyone there for this amazing cause!



The Francis Howell High School Band Boosters would like to invite you to our 2nd Annual Arts & Craft Fair.  Last year we hosted over 100 crafters and 20 home party vendors.  There is something for everyone!  This year we are going to surpass our numbers from last year, and we have a “Special” guest who will be joining us as well!  Santa Claus has booked our show for the day during his busiest season, and he is bringing along some of his helpers so that you can have your picture taken with him, cookies and some crafts for the kids! Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss this day! 
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2011

WHERE:  Francis Howell Middle School

All proceeds benefit the Francis Howell High School Band.

If you are a crafter and would like to join us that day, please contact Donna Reckis at 636-498-0487.

Raising Health Kids FREE Parent Event – Save the Date
The Francis Howell School District is holding Raising Healthy Kids, a free evening event for parents designed to share information on the challenges of raising healthy and responsible children and adolescents. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Saeger Middle School located at 5201 Highway N in Cottleville. Click here to read more.


The 2013 Parent Club and Blue & Gold Club of Francis Howell High School are pleased to announce their

First Annual Holiday Boutique (click to see flyer) TOMORROW, October 22, 2011  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Francis Howell High School – New “Commons” Area  7001 Hwy. 94 South, St Charles, MO 63304

This Shopping Extravaganza will feature approximately 30 vendors offering items such as: Unique, Handcrafted Belts, Headbands, Jewelry & Napkin Rings Embroidered Items Fragrances, Custom Cakes, Cookies & Cupcakes  Designer Replica Handbags & Accessories Hats & Scarves

Home Décor (Aly’s Interiors)  Kitchen Gourmet Items   Makeup  Monogrammed Items  Scented Candles   Skin & Body Care  Trendy, Casual Apparel   Unique Handbags  Whole Food Supplements Raffle Baskets / Attendance Prizes.   Concessions for Sale / Onsite Babysitting.


2012 senior ads are due today, Oct. 21. Remember your senior by submitting an ad in the yearbook. Forms can be found by going to and clicking on the senior ad button.

All seniors need to be photographed by Prestige Portraits in order to be in the yearbook. The yearbook sitting is complimentary. No other photos will be accepted and photos taken by Lifetouch at schedule pick up cannot be used. Prestige’s scheduling number is 314.963.1414. The deadline is Nov. 5.


A Princess and Prince Night to Remember The St. Peters Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 6180 Mid Rivers Mall Drive invites children from the community to attend a special night on November 8th from 5-8pm.  Boys and girls are welcome to dress up like princes and princesses. The guests of honor will be the newly crowned Miss Missouri and Miss Teen Missouri who will also sign autographs. The restaurant will be decorated with a prince and princess theme and will have special tents with various activities outside in the parking lot. Mary Kay cosmetics beauty consultant will provide makeup for princesses.  Nail and face painting will also be available. The St. Charles Community Council will collect new or gently used Prom dresses for the Cinderella Project for needy students. Come have fun with the kids and help raise money for the Cinderella Project which helps needy high school girls receive a free Prom dress


HELPING HANDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Any and all needy families are invited to attend the Helping Hands for the Holidays on Thursday, December 15th from 4-7pm. No identification or proof of need is required. All who attend will receive the following free assistance: Free Holiday Dinner Buffet, Food and Personal Care Packet Distribution, Health Care Screenings and Services, Winter Clothing, Entertainment from the St. Charles Street Carolers, Free photos with Santa for all children, Games and Activities for children, Transportation from various points in Saint Charles County. The event will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Joe Capitanelli at [email protected] or 636-669-3009


MSHSAA Eligibility Checklist Night

In order to minimize last minute issues, the activities/athletics department is implementing a new process to collect paperwork earlier than we have in the past.

We have targeted Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm in the large gymnasium to collect the following required documents from students participating in boys and girls basketball, girls swim, and wrestling:


·         Physical

·         Passed 6 classes (3 credits) spring, 2011 or freshman

·         Enrolled in 6 classes (3 credits) fall, 2011

·         Transfer documentation

·         FHSD 3 in 1 parent permission form

·         Athletic trainer emergency contact form

·         Drug testing

·         Activities Handbook Acknowledgement

·         Fines

Basketball and Wrestling are required to complete ImPact Concussion testing prior to starting practice.  Ruth and the coaching staff will be coordinating that process between now and the 27th.  The ImPact testing requires a parent consent form and completion of the on-line test.


The Varsity Golden Girls are collecting items through the 28th to benefit homeless students in the Francis Howell School District. Each student who donates an item will be entered into a drawing for a $5 gas card. Cash donations may be donated before the home football game on October 28th.  Thank you in advance for helping.


Viking Way would like to congratulate Melanie Bruce, Geordin Thomas, Greta Peterson, Ryan Wootton, Samantha Fleschner, Michael Carter, Meghann Black, and David Clouse for being chosen as students of the month for the month of September!  Way to go!

The 2011 Howelltonian yearbook and the 2010-2011 Spotlight newspaper each received Gold Medalist ratings from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. This is the first year the Spotlight newspaper has earned the coveted Gold Medalist rating. In addition, the Howelltonian yearbook scored 986 out of 1000 possible points, meaning the yearbook earned all three available All-Columbian honors.

All of Us Club activity on October 28, 2011, Football game-meet at the entrance gate to the stadium at 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. If you have questions see Mrs. Vinarsky in B101 or Mrs. Fingers in the Library.



Attention all Speech Team members!  Sign up sheets are now posted for all October and November competitions.  Come to the Drama Room A129 (in the old building) to sign up.  Not a member of the Speech Team?  It’s never too late to join.  Just drop by A129 and talk to Mr. Mueller.

Yearbook senior ads are due today, Forms are available by clicking the senior ad button at

Don’t forget to order your yearbook. The $62 price increases to $70 Dec. 31. Go to or call Balfour at 1-800-853-1337.