The Viking Insider

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Girls Volleyball Volunteers At St. Louis Life

On Saturday, our Lady Vikings volleyball program visited St. Louis Life, a community based, residential program for young adults with developmental disabilities located in Winghaven. Residents at St. Louis Life work and live in the community and make decisions that affect all aspects of their lives. The girls volleyball program helped residents make a trail mix snack, showed residents how to play volleyball, and also challenged residents to pool, shuffleboard and other activities in their game room. Both the residents and the girls volleyball program had a great day together. Our Lady Vikings were invited to their Family Night and in return the girls have invited them to attend a home volleyball game. Thank you to the girls volleyball staff and our girls volleyball players for their efforts in our community and their work to represent Howell in such a positive way.
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"Courageous Carter" & Football Program Highlighted On Fox 2

The Howell football program continues to do great things both on and off the field. On Friday night, Fox 2 featured freshman football player "Courageous Carter" and the football program for their support of Carter while he battles cancer. You can view the article and entire video segment by clicking the link below. Thank you to Coach Chojnacki, football staff and players for their support of a fellow Viking.

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Football & Softball Jamborees Attract Record Crowds

If the Howell football and softball jamborees are any indication of the support our programs will see this year, it is going to be an exciting year. Both the softball and football programs kicked off the fall with scrimmages on Friday night at Howell. Thank you for all of those that supported the two events. We hope to see all Viking fans out at our many events this fall. To find the schedules of all fall events please visit Click the link below to see a video of the amazing student section and school spirit our Vikings showed on Friday night. It was truly a great night to be a Viking!

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Football Jamboree Raises Nearly $1,000 & 500 Canned Goods For Oasis Food Pantry

Thank you to all Viking fans for supporting the canned food drive at Friday night's football jamboree. The event helped to raised nearly $1,000 and 500 canned goods to be donated to the Oasis Food Pantry which supports our community for those in need. A special thank you to Kohl's Cares for coming out to support the event and to provide volunteers. The Howell community is clearly stronger because of the support of so many great people and businesses.
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Cross Country Program Kicks Off "Play It Forward" Activities

The Cross Country program kicked off the fall "Play It Forward" program by recognizing the softball program for their efforts and contributions to Howell and our community. Cross Country members, coaches and parents came out to the softball jamboree to show support for the program. Cross Country team members presented the softball players with a Gatorade and a note prior to the game. This activity was developed last year by the cross country program and promotes the power of being positive and encouraging others around us. The softball program will now "Play It Forward" to another fall program at Howell. Thank you to the Cross Country program for helping to create a great family atmosphere within our programs.
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Howell Alumni Reaching Professional Ranks

Several Howell alums have recently made their marks in the professional ranks of their respective sports. Prior to this year Francis Howell High School had never had a student-athlete make a major league roster. This year, four Howell alums made major league rosters. Congratulations to the following young men who are now representing Howell at the professional ranks.

Howell Alum Professional Athletes:

NFL - Calvin Munson - New York Giants

MLB - Nate Orf - Milwaukee Brewers

MLB - Brett Graves - Miami Marlins

PGA - Adam Long

Nine Howell Wrestlers To Compete At College Level In 18-19

The Howell wrestling program has a storied history that includes state champions, all-americans, olympians and even world champions. This fall as students head back to college the Howell wrestling program will have nine former wrestlers that will be furthering their education and wrestling at the college level. Congratulations to the following wrestlers and good luck this school year!

Connor Flynn - University of Missouri

Jack Flynn - University of Missouri

Nick McGhee - Maryville University

Tyler Kreith - Maryville University

Dylan Komperda - Drury University

Hale Enos - McKendree University

Tony Jenkins - Lindenwood University

Geoffrey Seebeck - Harper College

Cory Flemming - Missouri Baptist University

Golden Girls & Company Have Nearly 150 Attend Clinic

The Golden Girls & Company hosted their annual dance clinic on Saturday. Nearly 150 young dancers attended the event. The day was filled with great leadership activities and dancing. You can view a video from the day by clicking the link below. Thank you to Golden Girls & Company for providing such a great opportunity to our community.

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Howell Alums Orf & Graves Featured In Sporting News

The Sporting News recently featured Howell alums Nate Orf and Brett Graves on their journey from Howell, to the college level, to know being in the Major Leagues. The article highlights many great Howell moments and references to the baseball program. You can read the article that was featured nationally be clicking the link below.

Sporting News Article Link

Metro Air Support Helicopter Ride To Benefit Backstoppers

4th Annual Francis Howell First Responders Night Football Game

Metro Air Support Helicopter Ride Raffle

Here’s your opportunity to experience a helicopter ride with the Metro Air Support unit while also supporting the Backstoppers.

Prize: Winner receives a certificate which entitles them to one ride in a Metro Air Support helicopter. Date and time to be coordinated and approved by the Commander of the Metro Air Support Unit. (All passengers must be 16 years of age or older)

Ticket Sales: August 13th through September 6th at 11:59 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased at

Ticket Cost: $10 per ticket or 6 tickets for $50

Drawing: Will take place on September 7th. The winner will be announced at halftime of the football game. Winner does not need to be present.

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Backstoppers.

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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.

Boys Soccer

Date: August 20th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Howell

Teams: Marquette, Summit

Admission: Free

Girls Volleyball

Date: August 21st

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Howell

Teams: Kirkwood, Ladue St. Dominic

Admission: $1 or Canned Good to benefit Oasis Food Pantry

FHSD Band Preview

Date: August 30th

Time:7:00 p.m.

Location: Howell

Teams: Howell Central, Howell North

Admission: Free

Baseball Program Hosts Golf Tournament; Inducts Two Into Hall of Fame

The Howell baseball program held its annual golf tournament on Saturday. As part of the yearly fundraiser the program also recognizes the annual Hall of Fame Class. This year Calvin Munson and Zac Perkins were inducted. Thank you to everyone that came out to support the golf tournament and to honor the newest Hall of Fame inductees.

Howell Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Calvin Munson

Zac Perkins

Activities, Clubs & Sports At Howell Benefit Students In Many Ways

There is no better way to ensure student success at Howell than by getting involved in an activity, club or sport. Students at Howell that are involved in an activity, club or sport have a higher GPA, higher attendance, and less discipline infrations than their counterparts that are not involved. If you are looking for a great resource to find the many opportunities we offer you can clink on the link below to find out more! We encourage all students to be part of the Howell family outside of the school day!

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Band Hosts First Annual Golf Tournament

The Howell Band held it's First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday at Woods Fort Golf Course in Troy. Thank you to everyone that came out to support this great event. A special thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make the event possible.
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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

Howell Activities Department Unveils New Website

You can now find all of our favorite Howell activities, clubs and sports in one location! The Howell Activities Department recently unveiled it's new website at The website contains links to programs, schedules, calendars and other important information for those wanting to learn more about the many opportunities offered at Howell. You can also download the free app by searching "rschool app" for your iPhone or Android device! The new website and app continues to add more information and features and we hope that this new resource will be helpful to all Vikings and fans.

Howell Hats For Sale In Activities Office

Are you looking for a Howell hat? You can now purchase them in three different colors in the Activities Office. The hats are just $15 while supplies last. All proceeds go to support our programs at Howell.
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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships