The Viking Insider
Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine
Howell Programs Raise $1837 At Basketball Game For Cystic Fibrosis
So far this school year, Howell programs have raised nearly $25,000 for charities and performed nearly 1,500 hours of service in our community. Thank you to our coaches, students, parents and Viking fans for continuing to support these great opportunities for our programs to give back to our community. These opportunities are a major component of our programs and are the foundation of preparing our student-participants to be more successful in life after high school.
Girls Wrestling Brings Home 5 Medalists From McCluer Tournament
Olivia Hunsicker (2nd)
Emily Eberwine (2nd)
Dani Lindsey (2nd)
Alyssa Miller (3rd)
Kymbrietta Turner (2nd)
Offseason Conditioning Across All Sports Seeing Record Numbers
34 Drama Students Attend Thescon in Kansas City
Last weekend 34 students from our very own Limelight Theatre Drama Club participated the 2019 Thespian Conference in Kansas City. Students got multiple chances to learn from industry leaders about all aspects of the theatre such as costuming, acting, mime work, weapons, makeup, costume design and more. Four members participated in the Individual Evaluations event to get more one-on-one time to improve their skills; Senior Jacob Abernathy - short film, Senior Marissa Gibbons - Musical Solo, Junior Katelyn Traluch & Sophomore Jale Evans - musical duo. Congratulations to these Vikings!
You can support our great theater program next by attending the spring production, Snow Angel. Stay tuned to @FHVikings and the Viking Insider for more information on this production in the months ahead!
Custodial & Maintenance Staff Works Hard To Make Practices & Games Possible
"R.I.S.E. As One" To Support And Engage With Howell Programs
For the past five years the culture of the Howell Activities Department has been defined by the core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence. These values help to guide our efforts and the direction of our programs. Our student-participants, coaches, parents and fans are asked to represent Howell in a positive way through displaying these values in our programs.
As we look to continue to grow our programs and increase the engagement and participation within our programs, Howell family members and fans are encouraged to support and get further involved in our programs. How can our Howell family greater support our programs? Below you can find many great ways to support our programs through our R.I.S.E. core values. As we continue to work together as one Howell family, we can truly "R.I.S.E. As One" to grow our programs and continue to set a higher standard of excellence within them. As always, thank you to the many students, staff, parents and fans that make our programs great!
Positively promote the program with words, actions and social media posts
Applaud and recognize all Howell student-athletes, staff, and parents
Greet opposing players, fans and officials like they were our own
Honor the culture present within Howell programs
Honor the values promoted within Howell programs
Honor the processes in place within Howell programs
Be kind to officials, media and game day personnel
Promote sportsmanship in the stands
Recognize sportsmanship with your student and within program
Support the effort, commitment and involvement of the program and Activities Department
Find ways to serve the program, Activities Department and community
Encourage others to support Howell programs and the Activities Department
Provide feedback during the end of the season survey
Stay Warm With New Nike Howell Apparel
Upcoming Spring Impact Testing Dates Released
This past week Impact Testing dates were released for the upcoming spring season. Impact testing is required for baseball, girls lax, girls soccer, boys volleyball, & track (jumpers & pole vault). Freshman and Juniors in those sports need to complete testing prior to the first day of spring sports if they have not completed it previously this year. Students new to Howell must also complete the testing.
Impact Testing for will take place on the following dates. Students must arrive on time so that all participants can begin testing at once. All testing dates and times below take place in Learning Commons.
Impact Testing Dates/Times
1/16 - 1:50pm
1/23 - 1:50pm
1/30 - 1:50pm
2/6 - 1:50pm
2/13 - 4:45pm
Mandatory Spring Sports Eligibility Parent Meeting Set For February 13th
The spring season sports eligibility parent meeting has been set for February 13th. All students planning on participating in a spring sport must attend this meeting with a parent. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on February 25th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the sports eligibility event on February 13th. To ensure participation on February 25th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than Thursday, February 21st at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.
2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced For MSHSAA Activities & Sports
The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods and starting dates for MSHSAA sponsored activities has been released for the 2019-20 school year. These dates can be found below. We hope that this information helps all Vikings and their families coordinate and prepare for the summer and sports seasons ahead during the 2019-20 school year.
Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 29 - July 7, 2019
Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019
Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019
Winter Sports Dead Period (excluding girls swim) - October 27 - November 3, 2019
Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins November 4, 2019
Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - November 3 - November 10, 2019
Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019
Spring Sports Dead Period - February 23 - March 1, 2020
Spring Sports Begin March 2, 2020
Incoming Freshman Encouraged To Request Activity & Sport Information
At Francis Howell High School over 72% of the student body is involved in an activity, club, or sport. These activities, clubs, and sports are an extension of the classroom and provide valuable lessons for those involved. Those involved in an activity, club or sport at FHHS have higher attendance rates, higher GPA’s and less incidents of student discipline because of their involvement. Incoming Francis Howell High School freshman for the 2019-20 school year have the opportunity to request additional information from the sponsors and coaches by filling out the form below. The form will remain open from January 15, 2019 - January 21, 2019. All coaches and sponsors from the activities, clubs, and sports you are interested in will make initial contact with you via email the following week to introduce themselves and provide any information that may be beneficial to you at this point. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Howell activities, clubs, and sports. The form to request information can be found at https://tinyurl.com/fhhsgetinvolved
Stay Connected With The Activities Department
There are many ways for Viking fans to stay informed and aware of everything going on at Howell. Below you can find several platforms to find information specific to the Howell Activities Department. Finding information and content on our activities, clubs and sports has never been easier!
Website & App – www.howellvikings.com
Instagram - FHVikings
Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/vikinginsider
Youtube Channel - https://tinyurl.com/VikingTube
Camp Website – www.fhvikingscamps.com
Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)
Click the link above to find upcoming Howell games and events for Viking activities and sports.
Click the link above to view our new Activities Department website!
View flyers that pertain to FHHS and our community bly clicking the link above.