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Geethika Cherukuru Advances To Tennis State Championships

Congratulations to Girls Tennis player Geethika Cherukuru on advancing to the MSHSAA State Tennis Championships! Geethika earned the trip to the individual State Championships on Tuesday with a win over the #1 seed in the State Sectional round. You can click on the link below to read an article on Geethika from STL Today. She will now compete October 25th and 26th at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Missouri for a shot at winning a State Championship. Good luck to Geethika this week!

Girls Golf Team Advances To MSHSAA State Championships

For the second straight year the Howell Girls Golf program is headed to the MSHSAA State Championships as a team! The Lady Vikings earned a trip to the State Championships on Monday in Columbia as they finished second in the State Sectional. They will now travel to Bolivar, Missouri to compete for a State Championship on Monday and Tuesday. Good luck to our Lady Vikings and coaches at the MSHSAA State Championships!
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21 Choir Students Named To Metro 8 District Honor Choir

Choir members from twenty-five school districts across the area recently auditioned for the Metro 8 Honor Choir. Our very own Howell Choir led the way with 21 members named to the Metro 8 District Honor Choir. Six of our Howell members were also selected to be eligible for the All-State Choir. You can find the list of students below. Congratulations to these young men and women for representing our Howell Choir so well at both the local and State level!

Metro 8 District Honor Choir

Kaylah Janssen - All State Choir Eligible

Kaden Liddell - All State Choir Eligible

Elliott Burchett

Shannon Callanan - All State Choir Eligible

Elise Martinez

Kayla Elmore

Juliana Reihms - All State Choir Eligible

Paige Draney

Ethan Cargill - All State Choir Eligible

Riley Kem - All State Choir Eligible

Annie Reader

Kyleigh Holman

Sydney Koehler

Claire Whittingington

Imani Dallah

Rachel Kreith

Chloee Rudolph

Andi Petersen

Courtney Crow

Samantha Rogers

Hannah Inchiostro

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Football Wins Back To Back Conference Championships

On Friday night the Football program earned a 55-14 win over a 6-1 Holt team that was ranked to clinch the conference championship. The win made it back to back conference championships for Coach Chojnacki in his second season as head coach. The Vikings were ranked #6 in the state last week and with the win will most likely make a jump into the top 5 this coming week in the state rankings. Currently the offense is averaging 40 points per game while the defense is only giving up 15 a game. Our Vikings will travel to Rock Bridge this Friday to take on the Bruins at 7 p.m. Good luck to the football program as they look to close out the regular season with a win and earn a first round home playoff game.
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Football To Host Playoff Game November 1st

The Vikings will host their first round district game on Friday, November 1st at Howell at 7:00 p.m. Whether the Vikings would host a home game in week 11and beyond would be determined following this Friday's game at Rock Bridge. A win on Friday night would most likely ensure the Vikings would host on November 1st and November 8th. The post-season ticket prices for the remainder of the year have been included below. Please remember that with the start of the football post-season on November 1st, these are MSHSAA sponsored events so punch passes, student passes and senior passes cannot be used. Tickets will go on sale before school, after school and during lunches the week of October 28th. Good luck to our football program as they look to make a strong post-season run!

Football Post-Season Admission Prices:

November 1st - 1st Round District - $5 Adult & $2 Student

November 8th - 2nd Round District - $7 Adult/Student

Novmeber 15th - District Championship - $7 Adult/Student

November 22nd - State Semifinals - $7 Adult/Student

November 30th - State Championship - $10 Adult/Student

(These are MSHSAA sponsored events so punch passes, student passes and senior passes cannot be used)

Boys Soccer Clinches 3rd Straight Conference Championship

On Saturday night the Boys Soccer program earned a 3-1 win over FHC to clinch as least a share of the GAC South Conference Championship. This is the third straight conference championship for our Vikings and the seventh in the last nine years. Over the course of the last nine seasons our Vikings have amassed a 166-49-6 record, won 7 of 9 conference championships, won four district championships and also brought home the soccer programs first ever State Championship. Congratulations to Coach Enright and the Boys Soccer program on their continued success and good luck as they prepare for the post-season.

By The Numbers - (2011 - 2019)

Record - 166-49-6

Conference Championships - 7

District Championships - 4

State Championships - 1

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Softball Falls In District Championship

The softball program made a strong post-season run this past week as FZE hosted the District Tournament. Our Lady Vikings earned an extra innings win on Wednesday over FZS 6-3 in eight innings. They then came back on Thursday to beat FZE 2-0 to advance to the District Championship game on Friday. The softball program came up short in the District Championship game and lost 8-1. Congratulations to softball on a great District Tournament and thank you to our seniors.
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Band Takes 4th At Champion Of Champions Competition At Mizzou

It was a busy past few days for our Band as they competed at the Bands of America competition at the Dome and also traveled to Mizzou to compete in the Champion of Champions competition. Our Viking Band did not disappoint as they competed against some of the top bands in the Midwest in best competitions. On Saturday they brought home a fourth place finish in the Champion of Champions competition at Mizzou while also earning caption awards in Visual (3rd) and Visual General Effect (3rd). Congratulations to Mr. Miller and the Band for another strong showing at two highly competitive competitions. A big thank you also goes out to the many parents that made the past few days possible through helping to move trailers, equipment and the many other working pieces for a band of over 100 members.


Overall - 4th Place
Visual - 3rd Place

Visual General Effect - 3rd Place

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Boys Soccer Raises Nearly $2000 During Annual Pink Out Game

Thank you to our Boys Soccer program and to the many friends and family that made the annual Pink Out games a success. This year all three levels of the soccer program raised $1,910.52 through donations & t-shirt sales. The soccer program made the decision this season to further support the "Howell Family" theme and will be donating all proceeds to a Howell family currently battling cancer. Thank you again to the soccer program for all of their work in helping to support such a great cause and assisting a current Howell family member in need.

Mandatory Winter Meet The Coaches Set For October 23rd

The 2019 winter season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for October 23rd. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 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 winter MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day of winter sports on November 4th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on October 23rd. To ensure participation on November 4th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than October 31st at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Winter Meet The Coaches - October 23rd

Winter Sports Dead Period - October 26 - November 3, 2019

Winter Sports Begin November 4, 2019 (Basketball & Wrestling)

Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019

Howell To Host Mizzou vs. Illinois Wrestling Dual

The tradition and passion for Howell Wrestling dates back to its inception. Howell has had a strong history of wrestling that includes state champions, national champions, world champions, and olympic medalists. The Howell Wrestling program has sent many wrestlers on to compete at the college level and the University of Missouri has been the home for seven Howell alums to wrestle. Howell currently has three alums in the Mizzou Wrestling program. On November 14th, Howell will be hosting the Mizzou vs. Illinois Wrestling dual at Howell. This is a special opportunity for Howell and the Wrestling program to host such a major event. Tickets are now on sale through the University of Missouri and can be purchased by clicking the link below. This event will sell out quickly and Howell fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now. It is highly likely that you will not be able to purchase tickets at the door.

Click Here To Order Mizzou vs. Illinois Wrestling Dual Tickets

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University of Missouri Football Offerees Heismeyer & Norfleet Visit Mizzou

Howell Senior and University of Missouri Football commit Drake Heismeyer visited Mizzou last weekend on Homecoming. Drake committed to Mizzou this summer after receiving an offer in the spring. Howell Freshman Brett Norfleet also visited Mizzou for Homecoming. Brett was recently offered by the University of Missouri Football program. Congratulations to these two young men for representing Howell in such a positive way both on and off the field.
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Student-Participants Attend GAC Sports Education Summit

On Tuesday several Howell student-participants and coaches attended the GAC Sports Education Summit. Our Howell students had the opportunity to interact with over 170 other students from across the Gateway Athletic Conference. Students attended sessions that included discussions on the college recruiting process, leadership, building a positive team culture and sports medicine. Thank you to our Howell representatives. We look forward to seeing many of the discussions brought back into our programs here at Howell.
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Girls Volleyball Volunteers At Renaud Center Rec Or Treat

A trademark of Howell activiites, clubs and sports is involvement in the community and outreach to benefit great causes and organizations. Recently the Girls Volleyball program volunteered at the Renaud Center Rec or Treat. Thank you to the Girls Volleyball program for giving back and for being such a valuable contributor to our community.
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Choir Collects 2,525 Pairs Of Shoes To Be Donated To Haiti

The Howell Choir has been actively working to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes to be donated to Haiti. This past week the choir reached their goal by collecting 2,525 pairs of shoes! Thank you to our choir for their service and outreach on this project and thank you to everyone that donated shoes for this great cause. It is impressive to see our programs continue to do great things in our community and beyond!

Niboh Named Elite Football Offensive Player Of The Week

Congratulations to Gideon Niboh for being named the Elite Football Week 7 Offensive Player of the Week. During a win over FHN Gideon had 12 rushes for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Viking is currently among area leaders in rushing yards, yards per carry and touchdowns.
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Freshman Volleyball Remains Undefeated

Congratulations to the Freshman Volleyball team as they continued their winning ways this past week and remained undefeated for the season. Good luck to our Lady Vikings as they finish out the regular season and compete in the GAC South Conference Tournament!
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Clayton & Enright Share History With Truman State Soccer Program

Congratulations to Howell alum Will Clayton on being named only the 2nd sophomore in Truman State University soccer history to be named a captain of the men's soccer program. Clayton now shares this honor with our very own head boys soccer coach Mike Enright who also was named a captain as a sophomore and starred at Truman State University. Congraulations to these two great Vikings!

Howell Alum Makenzie Thoman Named Player Of The Week

Congratulations to Howell alum Makenzie Thoman on being named the GAC Defensive Player of the Week. Makenzie is currently attending Henderson State University where she is a standout volleyball player for the Reddies.
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Howell Alum Patrick Schulte Earns National Honors

Howell alum Patrick Schulte had a great week for the Saint Louis University Men's Soccer team. Patrick was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week as well as being named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. Patrick is currently the starting goalie for SLU and has recorded 4 straight shutouts and 7 on the season. Good luck to Patrick the remainder of the season.

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Howell Alum Kennedy Cordia Named Atlantic 10 Player Of The Week

Congratulations to Howell alum Kennedy Cordia for being named the Atlantic 10 Co-Offensive Player of the Week! Kennedy is a standout volleyball player for the Saint Louis University Women's Volleyball program. Good luck to Kennedy the remainder of the season!

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Howell Alums Colton & Quentin White Shine At Coe College

Congratulations to Howell alums Colton and Quentin White for their continued success at Coe College as members of the football team. You can read an article by clicking a link below that features the twins. Good luck to Colton and Quentin the remainder of the season!

Howell Alum Hardy Starring At Nationally Ranked University of Chicago

Congratulations to Howell alum Mikayla Hardy for her strong season she is currently having at the University of Chicago. Mikayla is a junior outside hitter for the University of Chicago and recently posted 10 kills and 9 digs as the Maroons knocked off a nationally ranked opponent. Her University of Chicago program is currently ranked #3 in the country and sits atop of their conference standings. Congratulations to Mikayla and good luck the remainder of the season!
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Limelight Theatre To Host Trunk-or-Treat

Francis Howell Limelight Theatre will participate in the International Thespian Society’s annual Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat food drive by hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. The event will take place in Francis Howell High School’s front parking lot located at 7001 S Missouri 94, St Charles, MO 63304.

Prizes will be awarded for Best “Pre-Carved” Pumpkin, Best Decorated Trunk, and Best Individual and Group Costumes. Try your luck with the 50/50 raffle and by guessing the weight of the GIANT bucket of candy!!! You can also buy tickets for a chance to “Pie the Drama Club President”!

Troupe 1917 will be donating ALL proceeds from this event to the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. This pantry serves the residents of Saint Charles County. They offer a variety of fresh, frozen and canned foodstuffs, as well as basic hygiene items to qualified recipients.

How can you donate? Purchase a ticket for the Trunk or Treat event and bring non-perishable food donations or basic hygiene items to the event. Tickets are $5.00 per person. To register for “Trunk Parking”, please use the following link

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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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2019-20 Start Dates & Dead Periods 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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A Legacy of Excellence

261 GAC Championships

163 District Championships

79 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships