FHSD outperforms many area school districts

In December, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the results of the 2020-2021 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), and the Francis Howell School District has much to celebrate. While school districts across the state saw a decrease in performance during the pandemic, FHSD students scored higher in many areas than other top-performing school districts in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. 
Updated COVID Resources
The number of positive COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in our region. As always, our goal here at FHSD is to protect the health of students, staff members and the community while continuing to provide a great education.

While we adjust to the evolving situation, please know that we have several updated documents on our website including an FAQ page that addresses positive cases, masking and exposures. Bookmark this page to view the latest guidance. Thank you for your grace, your flexibility and continued understanding.
Snow Day Reminder
Typically the majority of snow in our area falls during January and February. This year, the first three snow days will be made up at the end of the year. Snow days 4, 5 and 6 will be forgiven. Snow days 7-10 (if used) will be made up. The last possible day of school (assuming 10 snow days) is June 8, 2022.
FHHS Grad Drafted
Patrick Schulte, a Francis Howell High School grad, is one of the top college soccer goaltenders in the country. Schulte was selected in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
COVID-19 Vaccine
St. Charles County residents, students and FHSD staff who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to register on the county health department website.
Work for FHSD
We're hiring for a variety of roles throughout the District.
Francis Howell North High School Principal Named
Mr. Jeffrey Fletcher will serve as the next principal at Francis Howell North High School for the 2022-2023 school year.


Preschool registration for the 2022-23 school year opens this month.

NOW - Pre-enrollment is available for current tuition families that wish to enroll a sibling, and for FHSD employees who are new to the District’s preschool programming.

  • Jan. 24, 10 a.m. - Registration opens for currently enrolled families and FHSD employees.

  • Jan. 31, 10 a.m. - Registration opens for new FHSD families.

  • Feb. 28, 10 a.m. - Registration opens for families outside of the FHSD community.

If you have questions, please contact your preschool office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
FHSD 7th grader competes in national competition 

Nicole Knop, a 7th grader at Barnwell Middle School, traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the National American Miss Preteen Competition. Knop says the most fulfilling part of pageantry is giving back.
The student academic calendar has been updated to reflect the Feb. 18 and April 18 staff days off. The Board voted to add two PTO days to show support and appreciation for staff during this difficult school year.
Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program by allocating $14 billion to help connect eligible families and households with discounted internet services and a one-time discount on internet-ready devices. Click here to find out who is eligible and how to enroll.
It’s time for 2022-23 Course Registration! Visit the District Course Registration page to access the enrollment guides and instructions.
Can you believe it? We are just days away from the halfway point of the school year. The second semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 18. 
DESE was charged with developing a website for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative. For more information about the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative, families can refer to the MO Model for Trauma Informed Schools-Parent and Caregiver Resource Guide, which provides links to external resources and key points that are essential for all parents and caregivers to know.
Did you know that all FHSD students can access nearly all of the St. Charles City-County Library resources from home for free? All of the online databases, e-books, music, movies and e-media are available at no cost. Learn more.

Howell of Fame Nominations are Open!

Don't forget to nominate somebody special
The Howell of Fame awards recognize members of the Francis Howell community who have made significant contributions to the District. The award is one of the District’s highest and most prestigious honors and is designed to recognize volunteers who go above and beyond in service to our schools and/or facilities. FHSD employees are also eligible if they have contributed to their school or the District above and beyond their regular job responsibilities. Nominations will be accepted through March 10. 

Temperatures are dropping!
During the winter months, students should come to school with mittens, hats and warm coats. The decision to hold outdoor recess is based on weather-related factors. The District follows these cold-weather guidelines:

  • If the temperature or wind chill is under 15 degrees, all activities must be held indoors.

  •  If the temperature or wind chill is 15-20 degrees, outdoor activity is limited to 10 minutes.

  • If the temperature is 20 -32 degrees, outdoor activity is limited to 20 minutes.

  • If the temperature is above 32 degrees, activities can be held without restrictions.

The Henderson Elementary Student Council hosted "12 Days of Giving!" This group of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders collected hundreds of food items for the backpack program. The program provides meals to students over extended weekends and holidays.
The Women's Heritage Club at Francis Howell High sold hundreds of brownies. They were able to raise nearly $400 for the Almost Home STL charity. We love to see our students helping others and giving back to the community!
We are so proud of all of our Francis Howell schools for stepping up this holiday season to support dozens of charitable missions.
Lauren Risley, host of a new HGTV show, said her days at Central Elementary, Saeger Middle and FHC helped her realize the passion she has for learning. Read more.
Allison Hoefle and Alex Done represented Francis Howell Central High School band by marching in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.
A job well done! The Hollenbeck Middle School National Junior Honor Society food drive was a success with over 1,100 items donated to Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service. All of our schools have been busy helping others!
In the News
'I just try to help': 16-year-old spearheading efforts to help Defiance tornado victims
Francis Howell High alumnus picked in first round of MLS SuperDraft
JAN. 17
No School
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
JAN. 26
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools

FEB. 9
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
JAN. 20 | 6:30 PM
Board of Education Meeting
Westwood Trail Academy

FEB. 2
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
FEB. 18
No School
All schools and District offices closed
SAVE THE DATE: No school on April 18. Make sure your calendar is updated!