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Howell Programs Begin Season Ranked
Stlhighschoolsports Pre-Season Rankings
Pre-Season #2 - Softball
Pre-Season #5 - Boys Soccer
Pre-Season #6 - Girls Volleyball
MO Milesplit Pre-Season State Rankings
Pre-Season #10 - Girls Cross Country
Howell Continues To R.I.S.E. Above It's Competition
The Francis Howell High School Activities Department believes that all Howell programs should promote high achievement in all activities, sports, in the classroom, and in the community. Preparing our student-participants is our top priority and being involved in a Howell activity enhances the overall high school experience of students and staff alike. We recognize our role in developing successful students who represent our programs, Francis Howell High School, the community, and their families in a positive way.
Francis Howell has developed a set of core values that are stressed in all programs and that are a focus of the Viking Leadership Academy. The core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship, and excellence are vital in the development of the young men and women in the Howell programs.
Respect - Student-participants, staff, parents and Viking fans respect and value others.
Integrity - Student-participants, staff, parents, and Viking fans demonstrate their integrity by being honest and trustworthy in their actions. The preparation of our students to become leaders, good citizens and contributors to the community is a commitment by all involved in Howell activities.
Sportsmanship - Student-participants, staff, parents and Viking fans practice the ideals of sportsmanship and are leaders within the framework of a competitive environment.
Excellence - Student-participants, staff, parents and Viking fans are in pursuit of excellence in sport, activity, in the classroom and in our community. Our focus on excellence remains constant as we strive to create positive and successful experiences for all involved.
As we begin our fall season we hope that all students, staff and fans represent Howell and our community in a positive way through displaying our R.I.S.E. core values. Howell and our programs are truly special and we want all involved to have a positive experience through participation and attending our many events.
Girls Volleyball Continues Outreach At St. Louis Life
Howell Athletic Trainer Cody Elmendorf Donates Kidney
Howell athletic trainer Cody Elmendorf is more than just a hero to student-athletes on the field, he’s also a hero to his family, as well. He recently performed a great act of selflessness when he donated one of his kidneys to an aunt in need. In 2009, Cody lost one of his aunts to a hereditary condition called polycystic renal disease, in which cysts grow on the kidneys and lead to the deterioration of the organ. This tragic experience led his other aunt, Mary Beth Stegall, to go in for her own examination, where she discovered that she also had the disease. As a result, Stegall had to have both of her kidneys removed, and was required to undergo dialysis three times a week for four hours each day.
After seeing how this disease had affected his family, Cody decided to test as a donor match for his aunt. Since his father is an adopted brother, there were no concerns that he might have the disease himself. After a vigorous testing process, the results showed that he was a compatible donor match for his aunt. On Aug. 8, the day before school started, he had the surgery to remove one of his kidneys. When asked about his inspiring act, Cody said, “I was healthy and I felt like it was the right thing to do. This was an opportunity to give her a better quality of life. Give her some longevity. To watch her children grow up.”
“I am in my tenth year of teaching at Howell, and I’ve never seen one person make the kind of caring impression Cody has in one year,” said tennis and cross country coach Tracy Carlson. “He is honestly and genuinely there to take care of, listen to, or check on not only our student-athletes but also our staff, in the exact moment you need him most. It doesn’t surprise me that he has sacrificed himself for his family.”
While Cody certainly had a positive impact on his aunt’s life, he has also had an incredible influence on the FHHS community. On Nov. 29, 2017, teacher Carl Wayne was shot by a passing stranger while jogging on a trail near the school. When he got back to the building, Cody was one of the first people to see him and immediately began to administer first aid. Both Cody and Golden Girls Coach Courtney Kassabaum treated Carl and kept him stable until paramedics arrived.
“Cody is a great representative of Howell and truly embodies what we strive to develop in the young men and women in our programs,” said Sean Erwin, activities director at FHHS. FHSD is fortunate to have such an inspiring individual working in our community. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Cody as he recovers over the next four to six weeks.
Win A Metro Air Support Helicopter Ride To Benefit The 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 www.fhvikingscamps.com
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.
Fourth Annual First Responder Night Set For September 7th
FHSD Band Preview Set For August 30th
On August 30th Viking fans can get their first climpse at the 2018 Howell Marching Band show as they perform at the annual FHSD Band Preview. This year the band preview will be held at Howell. The Howell Band staff and members have put in many hours this summer and fall preparing for the upcoming season. Good luck to our band as they get ready to begin their competition season!
FHSD Band Preview
Date: August 30th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Teams: Howell Central, Howell North
Softball Featured In Mid Rivers Newsmagazine
New Admission Prices Established For MSHSAA Athletic Events
The Francis Howell School District has established new rates for the 2018-2019 school year for attendance to MSHSAA athletic events.
Varsity level games - Adults $5, Students $2, Seniors 60 & over $2.
Freshman/C-Team/Jr Varsity level games - Adults $3, Students $1, Seniors 60 & over $1.
Children under 5 are free.
Senior citizens who reside in the district can acquire a Golden Athletic Pass at district office or at home events with proof of residency. A Golden Athletic Pass will allow free entry into games.
Adults can purchase an Adult Punch Pass which is good for 10 varsity games for the price of $30. These passes can be purchased at any game or in the Activities Office. Punch passes, student sports passes, Golden Athletic passes, and under age 5 free rules are not valid at tournaments, GAC’s, District, Sectional, and State level events. These funds will be used to support the activities budgets, which have been cut by 30 percent over the past eight years.
Over 150 Future Viking Cheerleaders Attend Youth Clinic
Howell & FZN Cheerleaders Perform Dash-For-Cash To Benefit Carter Hinkle
Students Recognized For R.I.S.E. Efforts
This school year Howell teachers, coaches, sponsors and staff have the opportunity to recognize students for their leadership efforts and for embodying the R.I.S.E. core values at Howell. Students that are recognized by staff members receive a "R.I.S.E. As One" t-shirt. Since the start of school twenty-five students have been recognized for their efforts to "R.I.S.E. As One." Congratulations to the following students:
JT Armstrong, Raye Armstrong, Grace Bayer, Cameron Beine, Jared Cessac, Brenna Cutrell, Kennedy Fortner, Marissa Gibbons, Emma King, Dylan Kloepper, Josh Kyle, Jon Lane, Olivia Lashley, Alec Medley, Jabir Mgambo, Taylor Montenero, Gail Nichols, Aaron Powell, Kennedy Stewart, Samanth Temper, Lizzy Tucker, Sophie Witter, Jack Pumphrey, Kameron Sullivan, Samantha Miller.
Fall Programs "Play It Forward" To Support Fellow Viking Programs
David Yang Earns 2018 Excellence In Research
Howell Softball Featured In STL Today Article
Eberwine Commits To Truman State To Play Softball
Activities, Clubs & Sports At Howell Benefit Students In Many Ways
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
Howell Nike Dri-Fit Tee's Just $20 In Activities Office
Howell Bucket Hats On Sale Now!
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