Knight Notes

FHN Happenings, November 17, 2014

Happy Monday!

As we progress through what will indubitably be another wonderful week at Francis Howell North High School, let us take time to celebrate the great lessons and discoveries that take place in the classroom, hallway, laboratory, gymnasium, cafeteria, and on the fields and digital highways of our school. This is a week to truly celebrate education and to acknowledge the great work that all of you do to help our students grow and learn.

We work in a building where our students continue to achieve at higher levels, to improve their behaviors, and to grow socially. This does not happen by accident. Instead, it happens because of the connections that you make with them, the knowledge that impart upon them, and the inspirational words that you leave with them. You make a difference every day, whether you know it or not.

I cannot tell you how grateful I am to work with such outstanding staff members. Thank you for all you do to make FHN a great place to be!

Have a wonderful American Education Week!



  • Thank you to Mr. Janes for providing a way for our students and staff to honor our veterans. Thank you to Ms. Smith and the choir for singing the National Anthem.
  • Thank you to Mr. Travis and the Scholar Bowl team for sponsoring a hat day to raise money for veterans. They raised nearly $500.
  • Thank you to Students4FHN for leading out Hats on for Anthony. Our school raised nearly $500 for a student at Harvest Ridge who needed our support.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Manfull, Ms. Klackner and the journalism students for being a CSPA Digital Crown finalist.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Moorman, Mr. Ahlmeyer and the band students for putting on a great jazz concert. they were fantastic!
  • Over 50 people attended the Lunch and Learn on Friday. They were given great information on Schoology. Thank you, Gina Harmon for presenting.
  • The Library Media Specialists have organized fiction into the following genres: Mystery, Adventure, Sports, Realistic, Dystopia, Horror, Unearthly,Sci-Fi, Historical, Humor, Romance, and Fantasy. The students love it!

Instructional Information

  • When giving feedback, remember to acknowledge what the student is doing correctly, not just what he or she needs to fix.
  • Your teacher website is a great place to communicate objectives to parents. Remind101 and Twitter are also great options.

5 Quick Facts about a Colleague

Chris Dalton-Science Department

1.Married to a special education teacher and have 8 year old twins, one boy and one girl.

2. Served in the US Army Reserve achieving the rank of Captain, deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010.

3. Huge supporter of the Chelsea football club and have traveled to London to attend a home match.

4. In High School I was part of the wrestling team and wrestled in the 103 and under weight class, finally moving up to 112 my senior year. After High School I attended the University of Mississippi, earning a B.S. in Biology

5. Take my twins to Disney World every fall break, with plans to retire to Central Florida.

Next Up is JOE BREEN


1. Just a friendly reminder from the district for this winter: When school is called off for the day and class is cancelled, the buildings are completely shut down. No Practices, workouts, etc. should take place. During ½ snow days and early release due to snow, this applies as well. Thanks for working with the district on this so that we can get the lots cleared and the sidewalks ready for the first available day to return during bad weather.

2. As it is getting colder and students are wearing more head gear, I am going to provide a reminder for our students to remember to take off any hats, bandanas, and hoodies and store them in book bags or lockers at the beginning of the school day. I would appreciate your continued efforts to encourage students to follow these guidelines in your class and in the hallways. Thank you!

Maintenance Update

Here are some notes from Tim and Adam about what has been completed in the building:

Tim and Adam replaced about 450 filters that are located throughout our building.

I greatly appreciate their efforts to improve the condition and appearance of our building.

Technology Update

Check out the technology blog for the latest and greatest information on FHN tech.

Upcoming Events/Information

FBLA Food Drive

Monday, Nov. 17th, 2:30pm to Friday, Nov. 21st, 2:30pm

2549 Hackmann Rd

St Charles, MO

Please have your first hour class bring food or money.

Iron Chef Competition

Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 5pm

7001 Missouri 94

St Charles, MO

Come see our kids take on the Spartans and VIkings in a culinary battle.

Early Release Wednesday

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 7:30am

2549 Hackmann Rd

St Charles, MO

The Bad Seed

Thursday, Nov. 20th, 7pm to Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 7pm

2549 Hackmann Rd

St Charles, MO

Come watch our theater students in The Bad Seed. I am sure it will be awesome!

Knightline Sports Aparrel Sale

Friday, Nov. 21st, 3:30pm to Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 10am