The search for the next CFO/COO
The District is looking for its next Chief Financial/Operating Officer. Current COO Kevin Supple announced his retirement last month. 

The CFO/COO serves as part of the Executive Cabinet leadership team and provides strategic vision and direction for the business and data processing functions of the District. The selected candidate will work with the Board of Education and administration to improve fiscal responsibility and accountability, ensuring the District remains good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. 
Given the importance of this role to the financial success of the District, we have developed a multi-step hiring process with opportunities for staff, parents and taxpayers to be involved. We hope you will consider sharing the job posting, providing input on key traits and/or volunteering to serve on an interview committee. 

Click here to learn more about how you can help.

COVID-19 update: Masks now optional on buses
As of today, there are fewer than five known COVID-19 positive cases among nearly 20,000 students and staff. 
Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks became optional on FHSD buses on Tuesday, March 1. This includes transportation to and from school, and all other school-sponsored activities and events.
Updated Calendar
The District has experienced 6 snow days this school year. This has impacted the student academic calendar for the remainder of the school year. Access or print the updated calendar here
Governor Parson celebrates FHMS being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson visited Francis Howell Middle School to celebrate with students and staff.
2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year Shelly Parks named new FHN assistant principal
Ms. Shelly Parks will serve as the assistant principal at FHN for the 2022-2023 school year.
FHSD celebrates its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year
Find out who each building selected as their Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year.
2021-2022 Fast Facts
There are so many things that make the District great. How much do you know about FHSD? Check out the 2021-2022 Fast Facts!

The election for the FHSD Board of Education is set for Tuesday, April 5. Learn more about the candidates here. Students with the Francis Howell Central High School publications team are holding a Board of Education Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 29 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the FHC auditorium. The event will be live-streamed for the community on
Kristen Johnson, English Language Arts teacher at Francis Howell North High School, was selected as the 2021-22 District Teacher of the Year.
Alicia Arter, an occupational therapist at John Weldon Elementary School, was selected as the 2021-22 Support Staff Employee of the Year.

The Francis Howell School District offers summer camps for interested students. These enrichment camps provide an opportunity for students to experience hands-on learning. Summer camps are free to attend, and transportation is the responsibility of the parents. Enrollment will open March 14, and is based on selection by lottery after April 2. Learn more about camp dates, times and how to sign-up here.
We're hiring for a variety of roles throughout the District. Apply today!
Because of recent snow days, the 3rd quarter will now end on Monday, April 4.
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 Collaboration date to the calendar.
The USDA and Biden Administration are currently working on new nutritional standards for school meals for 2024-25 and beyond. These standards will be based on nutrition science and public input. In the interim, the USDA has set new rules starting next year for Milk, Whole Grains and Sodium. We are looking for your input.
The last day of school for grades K – 11 is now scheduled for Thursday, June 2. The last day of school for Seniors will be Wednesday, June 1. Any additional snow days experienced this school year will be made up in June. Access or print the updated calendar here. 

This information is current as of March 10.

Hollenbeck Middle School celebrated a successful fundraiser by having staff members dress up in inflatable costumes. The school raised $15,170 and more importantly, completed 1,435 Acts of Kindness!
Every March we have the opportunity to celebrate the impact women have made throughout history all over the world. The Women's Heritage Club at Francis Howell High School celebrated International Women's Day.
Bryan Middle School sixth-grader Lucas White had quite the surprise during his lunch period. The St. Charles County police, Cottleville Fire Department and St. Louis Blues mascot, Louie, attended a special pep rally for White, who just had open-heart surgery. All of us at FHSD are thinking of you, Lucas! 💙
Read Across America Week is a time to celebrate the joys of reading. It brings awareness to the importance of reading and helps motivate kids to read more. Students at Henderson Elementary celebrated Read Across America Week by making bookmarks, hats and reading some of their favorite books.
The Francis Howell Central Spartan Cheer team wore special red, white and blue bows as part of the USA Theme. All in honor of the Olympics!
Fairmount Elementary staff and students celebrated all things TWO on 2-22-22! Teachers wore tutus and dressed as twins.
Lincoln Quast, a second-grader at Fairmount Elementary, had his artwork chosen to be hung in the Missouri State Capitol's Senate Student Gallery for the next year. What an incredible honor for this FHSD student and the Fairmount Elementary School Art Program.
Construction on the new Francis Howell North High project is moving along. Footings, grade beams and foundation work is scheduled to continue on the main level and storm shelter this month. See more Prop S progress.
Superintendent Dr. Nathan Hoven snapped a selfie with Missouri Governor Mike Parson, First Lady Teresa Parson and Principal Dr. Kirsteen James at a special celebration held this month at Francis Howell Middle School. The Governor made a stop at the school to celebrate staff and student success. The U.S. Department of Education named FHMS a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School. Learn more.

You are invited to a concert to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month 2022. The Spartan Community Band band is made up of students from Saeger Middle School, Bryan Middle School, Hollenbeck Middle School, Francis Howell Central High School, Spartan Bands alumni, parents and family members, and faculty members. Please join us for the concert on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Saeger Middle School Gymnasium.
In the News
St. Charles County middle schooler gets big surprise during lunch as he prepares for heart surgery
Gov. Parson visits St. Louis region to celebrate education
12-year-old student gets big surprise from St. Louis Blue's Mascot Louie
MAR. 11
Early Release Day
Early Childhood / Elementary

MAR. 21 - 25
Spring Break - No School
All K-12 Schools
APR. 5
Election Day - No School
Teacher PD Day
All K-12 Schools
APR. 15
Spring Holiday - No School
All schools and District offices closed
MAR. 16
Collaboration Wednesday
Early Release
All K-12 Schools
MAR. 30
Collaboration Wednesday
Early Release
All K-12 Schools
APR. 13
Collaboration Wednesday
Early Release
All K-12 Schools

APR. 18
No School (New!)
All schools and District offices closed