FHSD Named Best District In St. Charles County
FHSD ranks highest in St. Charles County and tenth in the state according to Niche’s 2022 Best School Districts in Missouri list. With nearly 500 public schools districts ranked, FHSD falls in the top two percent in Missouri.
Francis Howell + Equity
Francis Howell is focused on equity for all students. Read what we are doing and check out this 1-pager about what the District is teaching in the new Black History and Black Literature elective courses.
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FHMS Earns National Blue Ribbon Accolade
Francis Howell Middle School now holds Missouri Gold Star and National Blue Ribbon status!


PROP S: Progress as Promised

As part of S.M. Wilson & Co’s SKILLED program, the 4th and 5th graders at Henderson Elementary recently visited the construction site of their future high school, Francis Howell North High School.

Students learned about the construction process and had a chance to see the blueprints and 3D drone footage of the new building. It was an energizing day that sparked the excitement of the future Knights and maybe even some future architects and builders!
Canvas Learning Management System – Secondary Level

Last school year, FHSD implemented the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) at our middle and high schools. Canvas is a platform for creating lessons, organizing and delivering content and courses, and assessing performance.

Middle and high school parents and guardians: Sign up for an account and access your student's online course activities in Canvas, such as assignments (due dates, missing assignments, and assignment grades), classroom announcements, and mobile app access.

Here are some helpful parent videos. Additional information and details regarding Canvas are posted on the FHSD website.
ICYMI: We sent out a communication on Sept. 28 regarding the recent guidance change from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. We will continue to follow the same quarantine protocols we've been using for now. Read the full email.
Candidate filing for the April 5, 2022, election to the FHSD Board of Education opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, and continues until 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2021. The terms of current Board Members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2022. Read more.
Know a great teacher? Nominate them for St. Louis Post-Dispatch's teacher appreciation contest. We all know teachers make a lasting impression on their students daily. Winners will get a $250 gift card and be featured on the news! Submit your nomination.
Thank you for helping us support teacher professional development on Friday, Sept. 24. Staff participated in a Professional Learning day and selected a topic of their choice such as increasing student achievement, curriculum, meeting students’ social and emotional needs and specialized services.
FHSD is hosting a free Appliance and Electronics Recycling Event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Burbes Service Center, 4606 Central School Road. Learn more.
Francis Howell PALS is hosting a Drive-Thru Spooktacular story and look-and-find experience from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Central Elementary School parking lot. Learn more and RSVP here.
The FCC offers an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to provide discounts on monthly internet service for qualifying households. To see if you qualify and for more information, click here.
Keep an eye out for a survey from the District regarding snow days and how you'd like them to be handled going forward. Your input is very important to us!
Kate Wenger, a reading specialist at Mary Emily Bryan Middle School in the Francis Howell School District, earned the title of Mrs. Missouri America at the annual state-wide competition this year! Read more.
Congratulations to our District’s National Merit Scholar Semifinalists! They have the highest-scoring PSAT/NMSQT® results in the state. Madeline Agee, FHHS; Anna Baranowski, FHC; James Barklage, FHN; Max Benenati, FHHS; Hannah Bernard, FHC; Kyle Button, FHN; Carly Gordon, FHN; Austin Frazier, FHHS; Aidyn Gleason, FHN; Chloe Kaplan, FHHS; Rylie Miller, FHN. Give them kudos.
Did you know you can control what books your child checks out from the school library?

School libraries strive to foster a love of reading in all students. To meet that goal, libraries are full of books that are as diverse as its students, with many different experiences, preferences, backgrounds, and dreams. Our library collections are curated to meet the needs of a wide variety of readers at various maturity levels. As a result, certain books may be embraced by some families, while causing concern for others.

Parents and guardians play a major role in guiding their student’s reading selections and library use. Each family has the right to determine which library resources are acceptable for their children. Parents and guardians can limit books their child can access at school by working directly with their school library media specialist (LMS). For more information, families are encouraged to visit the Learning Commons or library webpage on their school’s website and look for “Book Collection Guidelines.” Our dedicated LMS will be delighted to assist students in finding books that meet their specific needs and interests.
FHSD Honors America's Heroes
Ms. Nikodem's class at Warren Elementary focused on heroes in remembrance of 9/11. They focused on the first responders and many ordinary people who helped others when they saw a need.
Hackmann Early Childhood students painted American flags and practiced numbers by counting stars and stripes for Constitution Day.
Mrs. Kolb's Kindergarteners at John Weldon also talked about the everyday heroes of September 11. Students shared whom they wanted to thank.
Mrs. Ostermeyer's class at Bryan Middle School used Patriot Time to decorate their classroom door in honor of the 13 fallen soldiers.
Buildings across the District hung their American flags at half staff on Sept. 11 for Patriot Day in honor and remembrance of every life taken too soon.
To honor the 20th anniversary of September 11, the entire Fairmount Falcon Family joined together for the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.
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Upcoming Dates
OCT. 6
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
OCT. 9
FHSD Electronics Recycling Event
Burbes Service Center
OCT. 13
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
OCT. 15
Early Release Day
Early Childhood and Elementary Only
OCT. 20
Collaboration Wednesday - Early Release
All K-12 Schools
OCT. 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting
Westwood Trail Academy
OCT. 25 - Nov. 2
No School
Fall Break + Teacher PD Days