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Pre-Season Jamboree & Scrimmage Dates Released
Your favorite fall Viking and Lady Viking programs will soon take to the field or court to compete. Several of our Howell programs host preseason scrimmages prior to their first game. Below you can find all of the information you need to know about these preseason events. We hope to see all Viking fans out supporting our programs this fall.
Date: August 17th
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Teams: Lindbergh, Lafayette, Union
Date: August 17th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Teams: CBC, Ladue, McCluer North
Admission: $1 or Canned Good to benefit Oasis Food Pantry
Date: August 20th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Teams: Marquette, Summit
Date: August 21st
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Teams: Kirkwood, Ladue St. Dominic
Admission: $1 or Canned Good to benefit Oasis Food Pantry
FHSD Band Preview
Date: August 30th
Teams: Howell Central, Howell North
Fall Programs Put Emphasis On Leadership Development
As our fall activities and sports begin, so does the efforts to not only have success in those programs but to also develop better leaders and Vikings. This school year all sponsors and coaches will be putting an emphasis on leadership development and growing leadership capacity in all of our student-participants. Beginning this coming week all fall activities and sports will begin to focus on the five themes of the Viking Leadership Academy in an effort to develop better leaders within their programs. Programs will kick off this five week leadership development approach by focusing on our R.I.S.E. core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence as well as how they must model these values in order to lead. You can follow @FHVikings on Twitter this week to see some of the many activities and conversations our coaches are having with the young men and women in our programs. Over the course of the next five weeks we hope to give you a behind the scenes look at some of the many leadership development activities that are taking place within our programs.
Week of 8/13 – Model It (R.I.S.E.)
Week of 8/20 – Inspire Other Vikings
Week of 8/27 – Challenge Other Vikings
Week of 9/3 – Involve All Vikings
Week of 9/10 – Celebrate Viking Accomplishments
Band, Cheer & Dance Kick Off School Year At Pep Assembly
FCCLA Has Strong Showing At Nationals
Francis Howell FCCLA students joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisors at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA June 28-July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
Five FHHS Juniors represented Francis Howell High School in STAR Event Competitions.
Mackenzie Rash, Meghan Donahue, Danielle Robinson competed in National Programs in Action with a focus of School Safety. These girls took a safety concern in the building and made it their project. They created and made window coverings for each classroom door for the entire school building as a safety layer for intruder drills and lock down procedures. These girls took Silver at the National level for their competition.
Sarah Reider and Lily Ramsay placed Gold for Environmental Ambassador category. This is a category where the team address environmental issues that adversely affect human health and well- being and who actively empower others to get involved. They researched and investigated areas where they could make a difference in our school. Sarah and Lily researched methods of creating environmentally friendly, sustainable energy. Their solution was a combination of geothermal, solar, and hydroelectric power, focusing on solar power in homes and geothermal and hydroelectric power from water pipes on a larger scale.
The conference provided FHHS students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “inspired by FCCLA”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA and communities.
Boys Soccer & Tommy Naumann Featured In STL Today Article
Howell Coaches & Sponsors Work To Ensure Student Safety
At Howell the safety of our students is our number one priority. In order to ensure the safety of Howell student-participants during this warm time of year all Howell fall coaches will be following both a “16 Day Acclimatization Period” as well as “Heat Index Procedures” for all students involved in activities during the fall. Information regarding the 16 Day Acclimatization Period and the Heat Index Procedures can be found below. Please have conversations with your student-participant regarding this information as well as proper hydration so that they are prepared for the weather. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Francis Howell Activities Director Sean Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heat Index Procedures
1.)When the heat index reaches 95-104 all Howell coaches who are conducting practice outside will alter their practices. The altering of practice will include more water breaks, shortening of drills, larger breaks between drills, and allowing athletes to get a drink at any time. It may also include the shortening of practice. (These measures outlined meet all guidelines set forth by MSHSAA)
2.)When the heat index reaches 105 or above practices will not take place outdoors until the heat index drops below the 105 mark. Practices may be moved indoor in the event that the heat index is above 105. (This is in compliance with MSHSAA guidelines)
3.)Howell Student-Athletes are encouraged to hydrate prior to coming to practice and bring water with them. Water will be available for student-athletes at all practices.
16‐DAY ACCLIMATIZATION PERIOD
1. Days 1 through 5 of the acclimatization period consist of the first 5 days of formal practice. During this time, athletes are not allowed to participate in more than 1 practice per day.
2. If a practice is interrupted by inclement weather or heat restrictions, the practice may recommence once conditions are deemed safe. Total practice time should not exceed 3 hours in any 1 day.
3. A 1-hour maximum walk-through is permitted during days 1–5 of the acclimatization period. A 1-hour recovery period is required between the practice and walk-through (or vice versa).
4. During days 1–2 of the acclimatization period, in sports requiring helmets or shoulder pads, a helmet is the only protective equipment permitted (goalies, as in the case of field hockey and related sports, may not wear full protective gear or perform activities that would require protective equipment).
A. Football only: On days 3–5, contact with blocking sleds and tackling dummies may be initiated.
B. Full-contact sports: 100% live contact drills may begin no earlier than day 6.
Beginning on day 6, all protective equipment may be worn and full contact may begin.
1. Beginning no earlier than day 6 and continuing through day 14, double-practice days must be followed by a single-practice day. On single-practice days, 1 walk-through is permitted, separated from the practice by at least 1 hour of continuous rest. When a double practice day is followed by a rest day, another double practice day is permitted after the rest day.
2. On a double-practice day neither practice may exceed 3 hours in duration nor may student-athletes participate in more than 5 total hours of practice. Warm-up, stretching, cool-down, walk-through, conditioning, and weight-room activities must be included as part of the total practice time. The 2 practices must be separated by at least 3 continuous hours in a cool environment.
3. Because the risk of exertional heat illnesses during the preseason heat-acclimatization period is high, it is recommended that an athletic trainer be on site before, during, and after all practices, but it is not required.
Glon & Naumann Commit To UMSL To Play Soccer
Girls Volleyball Puts Strong Emphasis On Teamwork & Leadership
The Howell girls volleyball program has firmly established themselves as one of the top programs in the State over the course of the past several years but the emphasis within the program goes well beyond volleyball. On Friday, every varsity volleyball player presented to their teammates what it means to get their jersey, represent Howell, what being part of the program means to them, how they will represent Howell and how they plan to impact the team in a positive way. During the first week of practice the girls program has devoted time daily to building leadership skills that will not only develop better young ladies but also a better program. Thank you to Coach Wilson for her efforts to continue to grow our Lady Vikings as people and volleyball players.
Howell Baseball Golf Tournament Set For Saturday
Concession Stand Gets A New Look
Help Us Grow The Howell Legacy
First Responder's Night T-Shirts Go On Sale Soon
2018-19 Dead Period & Sports Season Start Dates
The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods for the 2018-19 school year have been released. The MSHSAA 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 18-19 school year.
Fall Sports Begin August 6, 2018
Winter Meet the Coaches - October 10, 2018 (6pm)
Winter Sports Dead Period (Winter Sports - excluding girls swim) - October 21-28, 2018
Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins October 29, 2018
Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - October 28-November 4, 2018
Girls Swim Begins November 5, 2018
Spring Meet the Coaches - February 13, 2019 (6pm)
Spring Sports Dead Period - February 17-24, 2019
Spring Sports Begin February 25, 2019
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