Knight Notes

Weekly Staff Newsletter for Francis Howell North High School


Good morning—

I hope you had an awesome weekend!

Have an awesome week!



  • Congratulations to the drama program on an awesome spring play!
  • Online Pacemaker snag for the @FHNtoday crew in San Francisco.
  • Two recent @MizzouAlumni - Jon Doty (@JondotyTv) and Michael Cali (@cali_photo) - win Hearst Awards (often called the Pulitzer Prize for college journalism). Jon Doty is an FHN grad.
  • FHN Director of Student Media, Aaron Manfull, and two students, Emily Hood and Taylor Sheridan, were guests on “Millennial Media,” a @LUTVOnline show that highlights the outstanding media and fine arts work being done in schools. (link:
  • Earlier this month, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded 211 scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States, with Luke Guerdan named amongst this group of Scholars. Luke is a recent FHN graduate.



NEE Student Data Monitoring Forms are due to your supervising Administrator by April 30th.

PD Committee Meeting that was schedule for Monday 4/16 @ 2:30 in the Learning Commons.

Please remember to communicate with parents if you have students who are failing your class. If you need support or have concerns about students, please also make sure you are communicating with guidance and administrators.


FHN currently has 84.2% of students attending 90% of the time. This is exciting as we are seeing increases at a time in the year that we normally see our attendance numbers go the other way. I am very thankful for all that you do to encourage our students to be here! #schooleveryday


The Behavior Team met last week.:

Discussion Items:
We discussed and analyzed the feedback from the 4/4 faculty meeting.

Action Steps:
We will begin drafting an expectation matrix. Our goal is to generate more feedback on the draft and have something in place for the 18-19 school year.


Thank you to those who attended the last staff chat of the year. We had lots of discussion about the escort policy and EOC scheduling. That information will be shared going with the team at our next meeting. Please join us on Wednesday morning for donuts!

Staff Donuts in LC - April 18th, 6:45 am



The Technology Committee will be meeting on 4/18 after school in Room 105. This will be an information gathering meeting where we will discuss ways technology is being used at FHN.


The Homeroom Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 2:30 in the College/Career Room. We will be analyzing the feedback from the PD day regarding next steps for homeroom.


Please note the following upcoming and mandatory training dates for EOC and ACT testing.

ACT Accommodations Training will be on 4/16 at 2:30pm in Room 229 or 4/17 at 6:45am in Room 229. Individual emails will be sent this week to those who need training and participants will only need to choose one training session.