FHMS News

FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year
FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year
Posted on 06/25/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the fifth consecutive year. FHSD ranked in the Top Workplace large business category, which is comprised of similarly-sized organizations and featured four school districts.  more about FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year
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 have fun learning at FHSD Summer 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
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Posted on 05/10/2017
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!
Erin Thurston to Fill Administrative Intern Position at Francis Howell Middle
Erin Thurston to Fill Administrative Intern Position at Francis Howell Middle
Posted on 04/28/2017
With the yearlong military deployment of current Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) Assistant Principal Dr. Patti Lee, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) has announced that Erin Thurston will serve as the school’s administrative intern in 2017-18. Thurston has been the FHSD Secondary English Language Arts (ELA) Content Leader since 2012.  more about Erin Thurston to Fill Administrative Intern Position at Francis Howell Middle
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Posted on 04/28/2017
The annual U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and two high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) made the prestigious list of the best high schools in Missouri.  more about Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Posted on 04/18/2017
Music is a global language. As the saying goes, “When words fail, music speaks,” and music spoke at the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Middle School Honor Band and Choir Performance on March 30. The statement made was that nothing brings a community together like music.  more about Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Clash of the Bots – GM LEGO Challenge with FHSD Middle Schools
Clash of the Bots – GM LEGO Challenge with FHSD Middle Schools
Posted on 04/07/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) continues to spark innovation and creativity with a variety of programs for students. On Friday, March 3, students in the Robotics Clubs at Saeger, Barnwell, Bryan, and Francis Howell Middle Schools competed in the General Motors LEGO Challenge at St. Charles Community College.  more about Clash of the Bots – GM LEGO Challenge with FHSD Middle Schools
Dr. Kirsteen James Named SASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year
Dr. Kirsteen James Named SASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year
Posted on 04/05/2017
A good school administrator inspires people. They see greatness in others, opening a person’s eyes to what they can become, what they can offer the world. A great administrator builds upon students’ and teachers’ strengths, and helps them reach their fullest potential. A good administrator, as the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP), recently verified, is Dr. Kirsteen James, assistant principal at Francis Howell Middle (FHMS) School. Dr. James was just named the SASSP Assistant Middle School Principal of the Year for 2017.  more about Dr. Kirsteen James Named SASSP Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year
FHMS Final Exam Schedule
FHMS Final Exam Schedule
Posted on 12/19/2016
FHMS Final Exam Schedule  more about FHMS Final Exam Schedule
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When a Smile Says More than Words – FHMS Raises Funds to Support Student
Posted on 10/10/2016
We all want to help those around us, but when we see their smiling face every day, it motivates us to help a little more. Francis Howell Middle School (FHMS) raised nearly one thousand dollars to help support one of their own smiling faces, Sydney Layton, in her quest to acquire what could be a life-saving support dog.   more about When a Smile Says More than Words – FHMS Raises Funds to Support Student
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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 Schools Earn Recognition for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Posted on 09/23/2016
Barnwell and Francis Howell Middle Schools strive to be key cogs in our community, not only as places of learning, but also as centers of community engagement. Their efforts to join school and community together have earned them 2016 Partnership School Awards from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. Both schools were recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening and sustaining comprehensive programs of school, family, and community partnerships.   more about FHSD Schools Earn Recognition for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
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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
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 about New Immunization Requirement for Incoming Eighth Graders and Seniors
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