2016-17 News

FHSD Named a Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year
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.  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.”   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.  more about Storm Damage Yields New Roofs
Students have fun learning at FHSD Summer STEM and STEAM Camps
FHSD Summer STEM and STEAM Camps
Posted on 06/12/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is committed to providing engaging and enriching camp opportunities to students over the summer months. Two of the most popular are the elementary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and middle school STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) camps. Summer school and all camps are fully funded by the state of Missouri, which makes it possible for the District to offer these programs for students at no cost.  more about FHSD Summer STEM and STEAM Camps
Students practicing for the "Heart & Sole" 5K Run"
Students practicing for the "Heart & Sole" 5K Run"
Posted on 05/17/2017
Girls on the Run has empowered strong, motivated, and healthy girls across the country and in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD). Girls on the Run is a 10-week program recognized by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) as one of the nation’s “Most Influential in Health and Wellness” programs available to young girls in third through eighth grade. Girls on the Run is the only program in St. Louis with this recognition. Not only does it focus on training for a 5K run at the end of the program, it also helps girls develop their strength of character, confidence, compassion toward others, encourages creating positive connections with peers, and many other life skills necessary for growth and maturity. This year, six FHSD schools participated in the 10-week program, and will participate in the 5K run in downtown St. Louis, on Saturday, May 13. The FHSD is thrilled to have 144 girls participating with 44 coaches this season.  more about Students practicing for the "Heart & Sole" 5K Run"
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New York Times’ Best-Selling Author April Henry visits Hollenbeck
Posted on 05/15/2017
She is known for her bestselling young-adult mystery books, but she is no mystery to the students at Hollenbeck Middle School. On Friday, May 5, New York Times Best-Selling Author April Henry visited Hollenbeck to share her journey as a writer with students, and promote her new book “Count All Her Bones,” which is the second book in the “Girl Stolen” series. Students and faculty packed the gymnasium to hear her nuggets of wisdom, and about her inspiring life. Students had the chance to ask her a few questions about her journey, and even got their favorite books signed by her as well.   more about New York Times’ Best-Selling Author April Henry visits Hollenbeck
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.  more about Francis Howell Middle School Named a National School of Character – Again!
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Posted on 04/28/2017
The annual U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and two high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) made the prestigious list of the best high schools in Missouri.  more about Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
Posted on 04/18/2017
Music is a global language. As the saying goes, “When words fail, music speaks,” and music spoke at the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Middle School Honor Band and Choir Performance on March 30. The statement made was that nothing brings a community together like music.  more about Music for All – FHSD Honor Band and Choir Performance
MAP Testing Schedule
MAP Testing Schedule
Posted on 04/18/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in the Francis Howell School District will take place during the month of April. MAP tests are mandated by the state, and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.  more about MAP Testing Schedule
Students and Staff Raise Money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Students and Staff Raise Money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Posted on 04/17/2017
On March 16, students and staff at Hollenbeck Middle School went head-to-head in a basketball game for a great cause. The result? Fun and fundraising, as the students beat the staff by 20 points! The game was a victory for students and for charity. Students and staff came together to help a fellow student in need at Francis Howell High School through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and they raised a total of $365. The funds were collected from food sales, St. Patrick’s Day beads sales, and admission.  more about Students and Staff Raise Money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
National Junior Honor Society's Annual Food Drive - Operation Backpack
National Junior Honor Society's Second Annual Food Drive - Operation Backpack
Posted on 03/20/2017
Through the months of February and March, students at Hollenbeck Middle School participated in the National Junior Honor Society’s second-annual food drive, Operation Backpack. In collaboration with Operation Food Search and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, students and staff came together to fill backpacks with food for needy children. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society of international women educators.   more about National Junior Honor Society's Second Annual Food Drive - Operation Backpack
Hollenbeck Final Exam Schedule
Hollenbeck Final Exam Schedule
Posted on 12/19/2016
Hollenbeck will continue with its half day schedules. Students will take finals with corresponding periods and will be allowed additional time for completion if necessary.  more about Hollenbeck Final Exam Schedule
Hollenbeck Middle students make Christmas brighter for their community
An Army of Do-Gooders – Hollenbeck’s Toy Drive for Salvation Army Is a Success
Posted on 12/18/2016
Hollenbeck Middle School’s annual toy drive for the Salvation Army was an overwhelming success this year. During the holiday season it’s easy to take for granted all the people and things in our lives, but Hollenbeck Middle students not only appreciate their blessings, they want to share them with those who are less fortunate. As a result, students and staff filled four barrels with toys, which will be distributed to families in need in the St. Charles area.  more about An Army of Do-Gooders – Hollenbeck’s Toy Drive for Salvation Army Is a Success
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Please carry on the Tradition - Dine out at DQ!
Posted on 12/09/2016
Did you know it is a Hollenbeck tradition to go to Dairy Queen after band concerts? Don't know when this tradition started, but the PTO wants to help continue it! The fundraiser will be Dec. 13, 5-9 PM, at the DQ at the intersection of St. Peters Howell Rd. and Mid Rivers Mall Dr, with portions of all sales going to the Hollenbeck PTO.  more about Please carry on the Tradition - Dine out at DQ!
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Upcoming Band and Choir Concerts
Posted on 12/09/2016
Hollenbeck invites all students, parents, and Hollenbeck community members to the upcoming Band and Choir Concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 PM - Beginning Band Concert at Hollenbeck Gym; Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 PM - Choir Concert at Francis Howell Central Auditorium; and Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 PM - Intermediate/Advanced Band Concert at Hollenbeck Gym.   more about Upcoming Band and Choir Concerts
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Beck Technology Committee Invites to 21st Century Learners & Dine Out on Dec. 12
Posted on 11/28/2016
Please support our "21st Century Learners and Dine Out" event at Freddy's on Jungermann on Monday, Dec. 12, from 3 - 10 PM. Freddy's will donate a portion of their sales to the Hollenbeck Technology Committee. These funds will be used to purchase new technology to promote the teaching and integration of 21st Century skills.   more about Beck Technology Committee Invites to 21st Century Learners & Dine Out on Dec. 12
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Hollenbeck PTO Invites to Dine Out at Freddy's
Posted on 11/14/2016
Please support our PTO and Dine Out at Freddy's on Jungermann on Monday, November 21 from 3 - 10 PM. Freddy's will donate a portion of their sales to the Hollenbeck PTO. Please bring in the flyer, show the flyer on your mobile device or just mention Hollenbeck so we get credit for your purchase.   more about Hollenbeck PTO Invites to Dine Out at Freddy's
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Hollenbeck Invites to 12th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly
Posted on 10/28/2016
Parents, Grandparents, or other Family Members of Hollenbeck Students who have served or are serving in our nation’s military, you are cordially invited to Hollenbeck Middle School’s 12th Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly, on Friday, Nov. 11. The assembly will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Hollenbeck Gymnasium. Please consider joining us for this special time of honoring those who have served our nation.   more about Hollenbeck Invites to 12th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly
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Join Hollenbeck for their Annual Turkey Trot
Posted on 10/28/2016
It’s time for Hollenbeck’s Annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 22, to get us in shape for the holidays. This is a 1 mile run around our school campus and any student or teacher can participate in the trot. Click "Read More" for additional information.  more about Join Hollenbeck for their Annual Turkey Trot
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PTO Panda Express Dining Out Night
Posted on 10/24/2016
Come support the Hollenbeck PTO at our first dining out night of the school year this Wednesday, October 26th from 4-9 pm at the Panda Express on Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The Hollenbeck PTO strives to accomplish big tasks on a small budget...and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  more about PTO Panda Express Dining Out Night
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Hollenbeck Celebrates Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28
Posted on 10/21/2016
Don't miss out on a week full of fun-themed events and spirit days to raise awareness for drug and violence prevention. Click "Read More" for the daily schedule of events.  more about Hollenbeck Celebrates Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-28
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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.   more about New FHSD Safety Measures Include Unannounced Intruder Drills
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Bestselling Author Jessica Brody Visits Hollenbeck With Message of Encouragement
Posted on 09/29/2016
When bestselling author Jessica Brody visited Hollenbeck Middle school on Sept. 14, it was more than just another speaker event. To the students, it was an inspiring and uplifting experience because Brody, with her funny jokes and relatable charm, knows the emotions every young person growing up is going through. The message she sent was crucial for them to hear: it’s okay to take a bit longer to find yourself, and it’s okay to keep changing paths until you do.  more about Bestselling Author Jessica Brody Visits Hollenbeck With Message of Encouragement
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Student-Led Conferences
Posted on 09/16/2016
They will be held on Tuesday, Sept 27 and Thursday, Sept 29 from 3:30 – 7:00. Please plan on attending with your child on either night to look at their portfolio and see what they are doing in school. Teachers will be available to answer any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there!  more about Student-Led Conferences
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Picture Retake Day is Friday, Sept. 23
Posted on 09/16/2016
If your child was not at Hollenbeck when pictures were taken in August please have them come to picture retake day. Click "Read More" for more information  more about Picture Retake Day is Friday, Sept. 23
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Open House Invitation
Posted on 08/24/2016
Don't miss our Open House today, Aug. 25, 2016 at 6 p.m.! Visit your student's classrooms and meet the teachers. Download the student schedule here.  more about Open House Invitation
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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.   more about FHSD Recognized for Bus Safety
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Back to School Information
Posted on 07/26/2016
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. Please note these important dates for a smooth start of the year!  more about Back to School Information
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New Immunization Requirement for Incoming Eighth Graders and Seniors
Posted on 07/01/2016
Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, all eighth grade students and incoming high school seniors will be required to have the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine. These immunizations are required by the State of Missouri prior to the start of school.  more about New Immunization Requirement for Incoming Eighth Graders and Seniors
Important Beginning of the Year Dates
Posted on 06/02/2016
Mark your calendar for these important dates for the 2016-17 school year.  more about Important Beginning of the Year Dates
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