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Mandatory Fall Meet The Coaches Set For July 24th

The 2019 fall season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for July 24th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:15 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 August 12th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on July 24th. To ensure participation on August 12th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than August 8th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Fall Meet The Coaches - July 24th

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

New Student Physical Requirements For MSHSAA Sponsored Activities & Sports

MSHSAA recently changed their requirement for student physicals required for activity/athletic participation. In the past physicals were to be completed annually. However, effective immediately, physicals are now valid for 2 years (730 days) from the date of issue. Therefore, for the 2019-20 school year, physicals dated February 1, 2019 and later will be valid for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year **.

**Please note that if you are involved in a winter or spring sport, during the 2020-21 school year you could potentially need a physical in the middle or prior to the season to meet the 2 year requirement depending on the date of your physical.

If you have any further questions or need clarification please contact the Activities Department.

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates Released

The FHSD is committed to ensuring the safety of all of it's student-participants. As part of this committment the student-participants listed in the fall activities/sports below must have a current baseline Impact Test on file. Impact Testing is a scientifally validated computerized concussion evaluation system that is used at Howell. If you are an incoming freshman, new student-participant to Howell, or junior in the activities/sports listed below you must complete Impact Testing prior to tryouts on Aug 12th. The test takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. All testing takes place in the Learning Commons and will be facilitated by an athletic trainer.

Required Impact Testing For Fall Activities/Sports:
Color Guard

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates:
July 10th & 11th - 10am & 11am
July 15th & 16th - 10am & 11am
July 24th - 4:30pm
July 29th & 31st - 2:30pm
August 8th - 2:30pm

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!

Twitter- @FHVikings

Website & App –

Instagram - FHVikings

Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at

Youtube Channel -

Camp Website –

Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)

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Student & Parent Passes Go On Sale July 22nd

Are you wanting to avoid lines and save money? The Howell Activities Department will begin to sell student sport passes and adult punch passes on July 22nd. All students and fans are encouraged to purchase passes to not only save money but to also cut back on lines and wait times to get into our sporting events. Attendance at Howell events continues to increase and buying passes is an excellent way to ensure you don't have to wait in line to purchase your tickets. Student Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes will be on sale during schedule pick-up and on-line through the web store 7/22 – 7/30 and at Fall Meet the Coaches on July 24th.Below you can find more information regarding pass sales.

Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes

Student Sports Passes - $30.00 (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

Adult Punch Passes - $40.00 for 10 admissions (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

Message To Howell Family From Activities Director Sean Erwin

Howell Family,

I hope that all of you are having a great summer and have had or will have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. The memories that come from vacations, outings and family celebrations during the summer last a lifetime.

As we head into the 2019-20 school year, the Howell Activities Department is preparing for another successful year. We are currently preparing many new opportunities and efforts that will put a heavy emphasis on the "Howell Family." The students, parents, staff and fans of our Howell activities, clubs and sports make up our Howell Family and are at the forefront of creating great memories and experiences not only for Howell but also for our community. As we close in on the start of fall sports you will begin to see an increased emphasis on trust and our values (R.I.S.E. - Respect, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Excellence) within the Howell Family. A Howell Family environment where "family" means we support all programs and each other, celebrate accomplishments and have each others backs while representing Howell in a positive way is our main goal.

Over the course of the year we hope to continue to grow the reach of the "Howell Family" and hope to get more of our students, staff, families and community engaged with Howell. There has never been a better time to be a Viking and we look forward to continuing to grow and improve our programs and the experiences for those in our family. As we get closer to the start of school we hope to share more with you about our "Howell Family" efforts and look forward to having all of you involved in making Howell and our programs the best they can be for the 2019-20 school year!

Sean Erwin

Activities Director

Francis Howell High School

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Jimmy Johnson Competes At SkillsUSA National Competition

Football Teams Up With Missouri National Guard

The football program returned from the summer dead period and teamed up with the Missouri National Guard to continue to prepare for the 2019 season. The Missouri National Guard came in and put the football program through several workouts last week. Thank you to the National Guard for providing many challenging workouts and leadership opportunities for the football program last week!
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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


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