Knight Notes

September 6, 2016


Good Morning--

I hope you had a fantastic three-day weekend. I know I did. It was fantastic to spend some time with family and friend and to enjoy some nice weather. I hope you had an opportunity to do the same.

There are just four work days this week. I know you will make the most of them!

Thank you for all that you do to make FHN a great place to work and learn! Enjoy your week!



  • Our attendance is currently over 90%
  • Great Parent Coffee last Tuesday. I love the feedback our parents have for us. They are appreciative and honest...what a good combination.
  • September is Attendance Awareness Month.


PD Committee Meeting on Thursday September 8th in the Learning Commons starting at 2:30. If you are able to help plan for upcoming PD, your input is greatly appreciated. Please see Katie Greer if you have any questions.


KNIGHTS @ 90: FHN currently has 91.25% of students attending 90% of the time.

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Checkout this link for teacher resources regarding attendance:

Our next Fun Friday event is scheduled for Friday, September 23.


Climate Committee Update

Discussion Points:

  • Check in on the year so far
  • Fall Staff Event on 9/16

Action Items:

  • Finalized 5 questions for the upcoming quarterly Climate Surveys

Staff Chats will take place on September 13 and will be in the Learning Commons during lunches and after school. We hope to see you there.

September 16th will be Staff Night at the Football game. Pre-game begins at 6:30 and the game begins at 7. Bring your friends and family to fill up the reserved staff section as the Knights take on the Vikings.


At this point in the school year, we have seen a 13% decrease in the percentage of infractions from our students who are free/reduced lunch. This is a new and significant component of our school improvement plan.


Introducing FHSD Innovation Time:

Each month, FHSD is inviting all staff to drop in for a monthly Tech - PD opportunity on the second Thursday of the month. This time can be used to ask questions about a tech tool that teachers are interested in, or for assistance with a tech program that teachers or administrators have started to use.

This month’s meeting will be held at the District Learning Center. Doors open for Innovation Time at 2:45 PM, and staff are welcome to drop in at any time until 5:30 PM Short 20-minute presentations will occur at 3:00 PM, 3:40 PM, and 4:45 PM around this month’s topic: Building Your Professional Learning Network.

Everyone is welcome to continue the discussion on tech tools that help in connecting with other educators, or to discuss other tech integration ideas. Click here for more information. Please click here to register

And lastly, below are the dates for the “workshops” Mr. Riffee will be hosting in the learning commons at 2:30 – approx. 4:30:

· August 30th

· September 20th

· October 24th

· November 16th

· No Date in December

· 2nd semester TBD


2016-2017 Staff Commitments to the Learning Environment

In order to improve the climate/environment at FHN, the staff commits to:

1. building positive relationships with students and staff members.

2. listening to the concerns of others and by helping to problem solve those issues.

3. helping students to see the relationship between effort and success.

4. being open-minded to new ideas.

5. addressing any inappropriate behavior immediately to help set an expectation of appropriate hallway and classroom behavior.

6. giving clear and consistent expectations for device use and by enforcing them.

7. counting tardies consistently.

Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 2:30-3:30pm

Main Office Conference Room

All are welcome!

ACT for Sophomores

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 7:30pm


We will begin the day with a short homeroom.

PD Committee Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 2:30-3:30pm

Learning Commons

Staff Lunch Chats

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 10am-12:30pm

Learning Commons

Staff After-School Chats

Tuesday, Sep. 13th, 2:30-3pm

Learning Commons

Parent Teacher Conference

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 4-7:30pm


21C Fest

Friday, Sep. 16th, 8am-12pm

5199 State Highway N

Saint Charles, MO

You should have received your schedule for the day in your mailbox last week.

Staff Night at Football Game

Friday, Sep. 16th, 6:30-10pm

FHN Stadium


Friday, Sep. 23rd, 7pm