FHU News

The 10th Annual Iron Chef Culinary Throw Down
The 10th Annual Iron Chef Culinary Throw Down
Posted on 11/20/2017
Every year, culinary teams from the FHSD high schools come together to compete in the annual Sodexo Culinary Celebrations Iron Chef Competition. Sodexo, the District’s food service provider, generously donates all of the food for the event. The only competition more fierce than the culinary throw down is the competition to see who gets to be one of the judges!  Read more about The 10th Annual Iron Chef Culinary Throw Down
FHSD Seeks to Increase Equity and Cultural Proficiency
FHSD Seeks to Increase Equity and Cultural Proficiency
Posted on 11/17/2017
The student population of FHSD continues to become more diverse, and the percentage of minority students in the District has doubled over the past decade to almost 20 percent. As the demographics of the student population continue to change, so does the professional learning for FHSD employees.  Read more about FHSD Seeks to Increase Equity and Cultural Proficiency
Connor Bequette with a proclamation from St. Peters and letter of thanks from family of saved child
A Good Turn – Francis Howell Union Student Saves Baby from Accident
Posted on 10/10/2017
Just do what is right – that’s what Francis Howell Union student Connor Bequette tries to do every day. Bequette was recently honored by the city of St. Peters for saving his neighbor’s life. From one extreme on the spectrum of kindness, such as bringing coffee for school staff, to the other extreme, saving a child’s life, Bequette just wants to do a good turn daily.   Read more about A Good Turn – Francis Howell Union Student Saves Baby from Accident
Peachjar Electronic Flyers Example
Peachjar Electronic Flyers
Posted on 08/17/2017
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
Niche Ranks FHSD as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Niche Ranks FHSD as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Posted on 08/09/2017
Niche has just released its 2018 list of best Schools in America, and has ranked the Francis Howell School District No. 16 in Missouri. That is the highest ranking of any district in St. Charles County, and with more than 500 public school districts in the state, this ranking puts FHSD in the top 3 percent in Missouri.  Read more about Niche Ranks FHSD as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri
Senior Immunization Requirements
Senior Immunization Requirements
Posted on 07/24/2017
This is a reminder that all incoming seniors in the Francis Howell School District are required by Missouri law to have TWO meningococcal immunizations by the first day of their senior year, unless the first dose was administered after the age of 16 years old, in which case only one dose is required.  Read more about Senior Immunization Requirements
What’s New for the 2017-18 School Year
What’s New for the 2017-18 School Year
Posted on 07/21/2017
The 2017-18 school year will kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. As students stream back into classrooms, they will encounter some new programs and initiatives. Here’s what’s new in FHSD.  Read more about What’s New for the 2017-18 School Year
New Activity Fees and Changes to High School Activity Transportation
New Activity Fees and Changes to High School Activity Transportation
Posted on 07/20/2017
The FHSD Board of Education has approved the recommendation of the Extracurricular Task Force to establish an activity fee structure for the 2017-18 school year. Students participating in a sport, activity, or club - in which a sponsor or coach is paid a stipend - will be required to pay a yearly activity fee. Students will be assessed one fee regardless of how many sports/activities/clubs they participate in during the school year. An application for financial assistance/waiver will be available for students, as needed.  Read more about New Activity Fees and Changes to High School Activity Transportation
Transition Day Transportation
Transition Day Transportation
Posted on 07/18/2017
“Transition Day” in the Francis Howell School District is an opportunity for incoming sixth and ninth graders to familiarize themselves with their new school. This year, Transition Day will be held at all FHSD middle and high schools on Friday, Aug. 4.   Read more about Transition Day Transportation
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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.  Read 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.”   Read 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.  Read more about Storm Damage Yields New Roofs
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Posted on 05/15/2017
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.  Read more about Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
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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. 32 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.  Read more about FHSD’s Inaugural Job Fair for Students is Well-Attended
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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.  Read more about An Open Door – FHSD’s Inaugural Job Fair for Students
Student Spotlight – Marquez Rice of FHU
Student Spotlight – Marquez Rice of FHU
Posted on 12/16/2016
Every month during the school year, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Board of Education welcomes one of the District’s best and brightest to represent the student body on the dais during their meeting. In December, Francis Howell Union (FHU) High School sent senior Marquez Riceto be the honorary Board member for the evening. Rice is an example of the dedication put forth by students in the District, his hard work will take him to Ranken Technical College to study Information Technologies, and beyond.  Read more about Student Spotlight – Marquez Rice of FHU
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FHU Students Unite with “Kids Against Hunger” to Feed Hungry Children in Haiti
Posted on 12/02/2016
The Holidays are here, and it’s the time of year to be thankful. The students at Francis Howell Union (FHU) are dedicating their time to giving back, in addition to giving thanks. Together with the organization “Kids Against Hunger,” FHU students participated in a food packing event on Tuesday, Nov. 22. After only two hours, the students had put together 10,800 food packages, which is enough to feed 30 people every day for one year, according to FHU business teacher John Omoresemi.  Read more about FHU Students Unite with “Kids Against Hunger” to Feed Hungry Children in Haiti
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Graduation 2017 Information
Posted on 11/30/2016
Click "Read More" to find out about important dates and events to get ready for graduation.  Read more about Graduation 2017 Information
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Thankful to Be Together – FHU’s Thanksgiving Luncheon
Posted on 11/21/2016
With the holidays approaching at an alarming speed, it reminds us all of the good things in life – such as family and fellowship. Francis Howell Union (FHU) High School takes the time every year to be thankful for what they have – especially for the fellowship they enjoy together as a school – by hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon.  Read more about Thankful to Be Together – FHU’s Thanksgiving Luncheon
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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.  Read more about New FHSD Safety Measures Include Unannounced Intruder Drills
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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.   Read more about FHSD Recognized for Bus Safety
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