In Case You Missed It: FHSD Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven announces retirement; Dr. Kenneth Roumpos named Interim Superintendent
Francis Howell School District Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven announced plans to retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, citing plans to pursue a professional opportunity outside of education. 

At a special closed session Board of Education meeting, the Board unanimously approved Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as the District’s interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Roumpos currently serves as the District’s deputy superintendent, a role he has held since July 2020. 

Drs. Hoven and Roumpos will be working closely together over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition, with Dr. Roumpos assuming an increasingly prominent and visible leadership role.
Francis Howell Sparks cheerleaders shine at Special Olympics
A very spirited special needs cheer squad recently made its big debut on St. Louis-area TV screens!
Francis Howell School District to partner with local veterans museum
Student volunteers will help interview local veterans to share their service experiences and sacrifices.
Erica Bowen Named 2021-22 MO CEC Paraprofessional of the Year
Erica Bowen, a paraprofessional at Hollenbeck Middle School, was named Paraprofessional of the Year by the 2021-22 Missouri Council for Exceptional Children. 
When the school year ends in 2022,
so do free meals for every student

While free meals for all students have been a welcome relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, these benefits will end at the completion of the current school year. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the federal government funded a program that allowed all students—even those who were not previously eligible—to receive free meals. However, recently they have declined to continue funding this program. Learn more.
St. Charles County held its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 5. Six candidates were on the ballot for two open seats on the FHSD Board of Education. Unofficial election results show that Adam Bertrand (pictured top) and Randy Cook Jr. were elected to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education. Bertrand and Cook will both serve their first terms on the board.
New Board members will be sworn in at the Board Reorganization Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. This meeting will be held at the Administration Building and is open to the public. Patron comments will not be heard at the Reorganization meeting; members of the public can address the Board at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 21.
Updated Academic Calendar: Last Day of School Now June 2
The District has experienced 6 snow days this school year. Please see below for an update on how snow days and the District's cancellation of school on April 18th have impacted the student academic calendar for the remainder of the school year.

Bookmark the Student Academic Calendar to make sure you have the latest copy.
Golden Athletics Pass

The Golden Athletics Pass is a "thank you" that the Francis Howell School District extends to all residents age 55 and older. It's our way of showing you we appreciate the support you give us and recognize the role you have played in our development into a quality school district.

The Golden Athletics Pass provides free admission to home athletic contests in the Francis Howell School District. Please note that these passes may not be used for any GAC Conferences (state playoff competitions) or district tournaments. It is always best to check with the school to ensure the passes will be accepted for a specific event.

If you live within District boundaries and meet the age requirement, you are automatically eligible for a Golden Athletics Pass. As a courtesy, your spouse is also entitled to a pass. Please note that the Golden Athletics Pass is not transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the designated owner.
We're hiring for a variety of roles throughout the District. To see all of the different positions available or apply today click here.
Completing the Free and Reduced Meal Application helps in many areas beyond just free or reduced-priced meals Learn more.
Did you know FHSD has its very own college and career readiness website?
2022-23 kindergarten families, don't forget to register by May 1.
An interactive, hands-on trades exhibition is coming to the St. Charles Family Arena on April 20. Educators, community organizations, government agencies and industry professionals have teamed together to host Build My Future STL. The indoor and outdoor event will showcase the District's opportunities to thousands of students. 

Wednesday, May 25 will be a new Collaboration Wednesday – Early Release Day. The District experienced a snow day on February 2. This day was scheduled as a Collaboration Wednesday. Professional collaboration time is important to our teachers and to the success of our students, so we have added a new date to the calendar.
Dr. Suzanne Leake has been named Interim Principal at Francis Howell Central (FHC) for the 2022-2023 school year. FHC’s current principal, Dr. Sonny Arnel, announced his retirement earlier this year. Read more.

Mr. Jeff Gruener has been named Interim Principal at Bryan Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year. Gruener has served the District for 18 years. Read more.
The Francis Howell School District welcomes Elisabeth Baird as the new administrative intern at Hollenbeck Middle School for the 2022-23 school year, effective July 1, 2022. Read more.
It is the perfect time of year for outdoor learning! These 2nd graders enjoyed reading in the sunshine at the Henderson Elementary outdoor classroom.
Spring is in the air! Flowering trees are in full bloom at Becky-David Elementary and every school around the District.
April is Autism Acceptance Month. There is much to celebrate as our amazing staff members continue to work closely with families, communities, and our students!
Prop S work continues. The Facilities and Operations Department took advantage of Spring Break and installed new playground equipment at Becky-David Elementary.
Some of the District's youngest baseball fans celebrated opening day at Central School Road Early Childhood.
Congratulations to the Francis Howell High students who earned individual state-level awards at the MIPA-MJEA Journalism Day, held at Mizzou. FHHS Publications students placed in all categories entered but one.
Fifth graders at John Weldon Elementary School had an eggs-tra exciting class recently! The students participated in an egg drop competition to see which devices would protect an egg from a fall.
A Castlio Elementary School first-grader will participate in the Lego League World Festival Competition next month. Vihaan Devendrakumar's team, the Golden Falcons (GF), was one of 60 teams invited. The GF competed with 24,000 other teams from more than 100 countries.
Jacquelyn Roberts, a 2nd grader at Castlio Elementary School, put on a special Irish performance for her classmates as they arrived to school on St. Patrick's Day. Watch her dance.
Nearly 100 musicians performed at Saeger Middle School to celebrate "Music in our Schools Month." The Spartan Community Band includes students, FHSD alumni, staff, parents and community members. View photos.
In the News
Francis Howell Sparks cheerleaders shine at Special Olympics state basketball games
FHSD Celebrates 2022 Teachers and Support Staff of the Year
FHSD partners with St. Charles County Veterans Museum
Upcoming Dates
(view the updated academic calendar here)
APR. 13
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
APR. 18 (new date!)
No School
All K-12 Schools and District offices closed
APR. 20
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
APR. 15
Spring Holiday - No School
All K-12 Schools
APR. 19| 6:30 PM
Board of Education Reorganization Meeting
Administration Building Board Room
APR. 21| 6:30 PM
Board of Education Meeting
Administration Building Board Room