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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

Nov. 10

Nov. 10

~Technology Training Tutorials…Not Just for Your Kids The Francis Howell School District has taken a big step in integrating technology into our classrooms. Atomic Learning is a key partner in our dedication to providing the highest quality technology training resources available.
In addition to being a resource for our staff and students, our subscription to Atomic Learning’s online technology training is also available to students’ families.
Simply go to and enter the username and password below to begin building your own tech skills on over 205 applications.
Username: francishsd
Password: francishowell
Need Help? Please send your questions to [email protected].

~The Francis Howell Football boosters will be selling “District Champion” t-shirts during lunch on Nov. 10 and 11. Look for their table in the commons area. Shirt prices range from $10 – $13. Cash or checks will be accepted. GO VIKINGS!

~UPDATE: NEW Weekly Jr Viking Wrestling Practice Schedule (revised 11-4-011)
All Practices At Howell MIDDLE School!
Monday (K-2) & other beginners (Possible Purler)
Tues & Wed (Split Practices)
6pm to 7:15pm Group 1= (K-5)
7pm to 8:15pm Group 2= (6-8)
*Fitness testing & goal setting with: Group 1 on Tues and Group 2 on Wed at 7pm
*5 minute Parent Meeting in the gym at 7pm Every Wednesday for organization purposes
For more Info: Coach Drew Lilledahl 314-229-0271 Or [email protected]

~FHSD to Host Raising Healthy Kids – A Free Educational Parent Event on 11/10/11
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.
Plan to attend this FREE event filled with speakers discussing current issues facing today’s parents and youth from pre-school through high school. No registration necessary. Click here for more information and session details.

~The Francis Howell Band Boosters are sponsoring a Trivia Night on Saturday, November 12, 2011.It will be held at the Trigg Banquet Center in O’Fallon 300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon, MO 63366 The doors open at 6:30pm. Tables cost $160.00 for eight people. If you would like to test your trivia knowledge, come on out and join us. If you have any questions, or would like to get a table, contact Tammy Smith at: [email protected] or 636.398-5363

~The FHHS Guidance Department would like to invite freshmen and sophomore students and parents to Early College Awareness Night on Tuesday, November 15that 7pm in the FHHS Auditorium. Come find out what you can do now to get ready for your college education!

~To better communicate with students and parents, the Guidance Office now has a Facebook page. Find us at: Click ‘Like’ at the top of the page to receive updates.

Francis Howell vs. Zumwalt West
MSHSAA Quarter Final Football Championship
Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm
The Activities Office in the old C office is pre-selling tickets before and after school for the remainder of the week. This is a MSHSAA game and we are not able to accept any student passes, family passes, etc. Admission is $6.00. Exact change is appreciated.
This game is a potential sell out and only those spectators with a ticket are guaranteed admission. Please plan on using the free shuttle service from the two commuter lots that will run continuously from 5:30 pm until all commuters are returned. Also please consider car pooling.
Howell is the class of the GAC; on the fields and in the stands!

~Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Francis Howell HS Choirs will be holding their highly acclaimed Madrigal Dinner Theater on Dec. 9 & 10, 2011 in the FHHS Commons. Admission for the 3-course dinner and show is $20 for Adults and $15 for Students. Forms are available at Reservations are due by Nov. 30 by mail to: 2415 Federalist Place, O’Fallon, MO 63368.

~Students, Parents, Family and Friends… Please join us on November 15th from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Culver’s located at 4351 Hwy K and support the Graduating Class of 2014. Be sure to mention Parent Club of 2014 and 15% of your purchase will be donated to support our Graduating Class of 2014.

~The Francis Howell High School Cheerleaders would like to invite you to participate in our Fundraising event at the California Pizza Kitchen at Chesterfield Mall! Please visit our website to download a copy of the flyer to take with you to restaurant!
WHEN: Sunday, November 27, 2011
WHERE: California Pizza Kitchen
Chesterfield Mall
TIME: 11:30AM – 8:00PM
All proceeds will benefit the Francis Howell High School Cheerleading program.

~Parents, remember you can save $8 by buying the 2012 Howelltonian yearbook now! Go to or call 1-800-853-1337. The price of the book increases to $70 on January 1, so order now and ensure the $62 price. You can even split your payments in half.

~The Parent Club of 2014 will hold their next meeting on Monday, November 14that FHHS in the
Library (location changed)at 6:00 p.m. Just to let you know the front doors of the school will be locked. The tan doors to the left of the front entrance will be open to get into the hallway to the Parent Club room.

~Come out & have some laughs by attending the FHHS Limelight Theatre Production “Distracted” on November 10, 11 & 12 @ 7:00 pm –

~TICK TICK TICK…Time is running out…
This is the final week to place your order for a Super Smokers Smoked Pork Shoulder! Delicious, savory, pulled pork sandwiches are perfect for your after Thanksgiving festivities. The 2015 Parent Club will be taking orders through November 11. Download our Pork Order Form and mail your order in today. Pick-Up delivery is Monday, November 21st. Pre-order your slow-smoked pork shoulder and be ready for tasty eating over the holiday break.Questions contact: [email protected]

The Francis Howell High School Band Boosters would like to invite you to our Second Annual Arts & Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9 AM to 4 PM at Francis Howell Middle School (located at 825 O’Fallon Road in Weldon Spring).

~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. 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

~SENIORS – Have you ordered your cap and gown? Jostens will be on campus for the last time on November 15 during all lunches to collect your order for graduation items. Late charges apply if you order late. Jostens order forms are available in the main office.

~Don’t forget the annual canned food drive competition! All first hour classes -bring in canned food items all this week! All items collected will be donated to the OASIS Food Pantry. The top two classes will receive a Bread Company breakfast!

~Thank you for the enthusiastic response to the “Quote Contest” in the Library!! There have been many creative and worthy entries so far! We will accept your entries until Thanksgiving break- November 22nd! Remember the quote must be about reading, education or learning.

~Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Francis Howell HS Choirs will be holding their highly acclaimed Madrigal Dinner Theater on Dec. 9 & 10, 2011 in the FHHS Commons. Admission for the 3-course dinner and show is $20 for Adults and $15 for Students. Forms are available at Reservations are due by Nov. 30 by mail to: 2415 Federalist Place, O’Fallon, MO 63368.

~Don’t miss the Fall Play, Distracted, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 and the play begins at 7:00. Francis Howell’s Limelight theater encourages you attend the play Thursday or Saturday night so that you can support our football Vikings when they take on Fort Zumwalt West this Friday. It will be a great weekend to be a Viking and watch a great victory and a great play.

~FHHS will nominate 1 sophomore to attens the Mo Leadership Seminar, June 8-June 10. If you are interested in being considered for this experience, please stop by the guidance office for more information.

~Seniors wishing to be considered for the DAR Good Citizen Award and competing for a $250.00 scholarship should stop by guidance for more information.
~November is Accounting Career Month in C103. We are excited to host a panel of CPA speakers this month that will help you learn more about the exciting career possibilities of accounting. If you would like to learn more, or hear from our talented speakers, contact your guidance counselor or stop by C103 and see Mrs. Caldwell for details.

~Save the Date on your Calendar! A+ Training will be held on Thursday November 17th from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the auditorium. Any questions contact Mrs. Lowrey

~The Belcher Award allows one student to represent the district in the state-wide scholarship competition. Students could be awarded $750-$1500 if selected. Any questions please see Mrs. Potts in the guidance office.