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Josh Kyle Wins National Championship

On Saturday Josh Kyle became the fifth Viking wrestler in the history of Francis Howell to win a National Championship. Josh competed this weekend in the Flo Nationals/UWW Junior Freestyle's in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Josh won the national tournament that attracts the top wrestlers from across the country. Josh now joins an elite group of Viking Wrestlers that have won National Championships. This list of wrestlers includes Howell alums Connor Flynn , Jack Flynn, Sammie Henson, & Tim Kephart! Congratulations to Josh Kyle on this great accomplishment!

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2019 Signing Class Continues To Grow, 33 Recognized During Signing Day Ceremony

This past Wednesday the Activities Department celebrated it's student-participants that have made the decision to further their education and activity/sport at the college level. Over the course of the past four years Howell has had over 250 students go on to further their education and sport at the college level. Francis Howell High School ranks among the nations best in regards to students going on to further their education and activity/sport at the college level. The group fo 33 recognized on Wednesday have also excelled in the classroom where they have held a cumulative GPA of 3.45 over the course of their high school career.

You can view an article about our current signees by clicking the link below and may also have the name and destination of all of our current 33 signees. Congratulations to these young men and women on a great accomplishment!

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Student-Athlete - Sport - College/University - Level

Brandon Ulm - Baseball - St. Louis Community College - JUCO

Daniel Fick - Baseball - St. Charles Community College - JUCO

Antwoine Patton - Baseball - Lindenwood University - Belleville - NAIA

Evan Howse - Baseball - University of Central Missouri - NCAA DII

Chris Dansberry - Baseball - Lindenwood University - NCAA DII

Johnathan Coles - Baseball - Drury University - NCAA DII

Levi Masloski - Baseball - Greenville University - NCAA DIII

Micah Huwe - Basketball - Illinois College - NCAA DIII

Chloe Figgins - Cross Country/Track - University of Memphis - NCAA DI

Jacob Boushelle - Cross Country/Track - Maryville University - NCAA DII

Matthew Simmons - Football - Washburn University - NCAA DII

Doug Becker - Football - Greenville University - NCAA DIII

Beta Vondera - Golf - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Danielle Robinson - Lacrosse - Quincy University - NCAA DII

Chase Parker - Lacrosse - Transylvania University - NCAA DIII

Jo Cruz - Soccer - St. Charles Community College - JUCO

Matt Peters - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Jared Cessac - Soccer Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Patrick Schulte - Soccer - St. Louis University - NCAA DI

Devin Griffith - Soccer - William Jewell College - NCAA DII

Tommy Naumann - Soccer - University of Missouri - St. Louis - NCAA DII

Brady Glon - Soccer - University of Missouri - St. Louis - NCAA DII

Jonah Bridges - Soccer - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Ryan Olwig - Soccer - University of Southern Indiana - NCAA DII

Caleb Saldaña - Soccer - Illinois College - NCAA DIII

Natalie Jackson - Soccer - Southeast Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Lexi Porchia - Soccer - Quincy University - NCAA DII

Kristen Graser - Soccer - Columbia College - NAIA

Emily Eberwine - Softball - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Callie Unrein - Softball - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Kennidy Shirey - Tennis - Truman State University - NCAA DII

Lauren Holsclaw - Volleyball - St. Louis Community College - JUCO

Gail Nichols - Volleyball - Drury University - NCAA DII

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Boys Golf Raises $3,170 For Siteman Cancer Center

The Francis Howell Boy's Golf program hosted a golf charity match this past week. The charity match raised $3,170 for the Siteman Cancer Center. Through the support of the Howell Family and local businesses a raffle basket worth over $2000 was created for the event and raffled off following the match. Thank you to those that helped to support this great cause and to our golf program for helping to raise $3,170 for a great cause!

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Girls Lacrosse Extends Winning Streak To Four Games

The Girls Lacrosse program continues to make great strides in Howell's fourth season offering the sport. Our Lady Vikings are currently 7-4 and have now won four straight after a thrilling 9-8 win over FHC on Thursday night. This season the program has advanced to the second tier where they are playing well established programs and the program is holding its own. Howell senior Danielle Robinson is currently in the Top 10 in the area in points with 39 goals and 6 assists. You can view an article on the FHC game by clicking the link below. Congratulations to Coach Ginn and the Girls Lacrosse program on a great season so far.

Wrestling Program Earns Three All-Americans

The storied Howell Wrestling program has had a historic year. Not only did Howell bring home its first ever heavyweight State Champion at the state tournament but now it has added three All-Americans to its resume as well as a National Champion. Howell Wrestlers Hayden Trezek, Ryan Skillington and National Champion Josh Kyle have all earned All-American status over the course of the past few weeks wrestling at national tournaments. These Vikings have done an excellent job of representing Howell at the national level against the top wrestlers in the country. All three wrestlers will return to the program next season. The 2019-20 wrestling season looks bright! Congratulations to these three Vikings on these nationally recognized accomplishments!
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Senior Golfers Have Last Home Match Of Season

The Howell Boys Golf Program has grown to one of the largest in school history. The level of talent and play continues to grow within the program. This past week the golf program recognized its six seniors at their last home match of the season. Congratulations to Trey Ackerman, Kirk Brewster, Chase Campbell, Blake Derleth, Elliott Graham, Cole Prager, and Craig Williams for representing Howell and the golf program so well. Good luck to these young men at the GAC Tournament and beyond as they close out the season.
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Intensified Theatre Program To Present A Night Of One Acts

The Francis Howell High School Intensified Theatre Program proudly presents:

A Night of One Acts

The Trial by Franz Kafka is a dramatic comedy set in a dystopian future. Joseph K has been arrested but he has no idea for what? Can you figure out what his crime is in this fascinating story.

The Audition by Don Zolidis. Auditions for My Fair Lady are occurring. Come see the sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious events that come with auditioning for a play where everyone is trying to land that perfect part.

10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis. Step One: Sacrifice the Weak. It’s the end of the world and Zombies are everywhere. Follow this handy and crazy guide to help you survive the next Zombie Apocalypse.

Please join us on Friday, April 26th at 7 p.m. for 3 exciting shows. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Come join in the fun!

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FBLA Advances Five To Nationals

Congrats to our FBLA members that represented Howell well at the State level this past week. We had several Vikings that finished in the Top 10 that you can view below. Congratulations to Sierra Bice, Isabella Reed, Emily Scott, Mallory Tesreau, & Gwyn Worobec for advancing to FBLA Nationals this summer!

Cheer Tryout Meeting & Dates Announced

Cheer tryouts for the 2019-20 season will take place this week for those interested in being part of the program. You can view

4/23-4/26 - Cheer Tryouts - Cheer tryouts for the 2019-20 season will take place April 23, 24, 25 and 26. Cheerleaders that are unable to make one or more of these dates due to competing at Cheer Worlds will have an additional tryout opportunity. All cheerleaders trying out must have a completes eligibility packet on file in the Activities Office prior to April 23rd. This eligibility packet includes having a physical dated after February 1st 2018. All eligibility paperwork can be found at this link - Those that do not have this paperwork turned and complete with all signatures by April 23rd will not be able to tryout until this paperwork is complete. Students can begin to turn all completed eligibility paperwork into the Activities Office now. The locations and times of tryouts can be found below.

4/23 – Aux Gym 5pm-9pm

4/23 - (Impact Testing Offered @ 3:45pm & 4:15pm in Learning Commons)

4/24 – Main Gym 5pm-9pm
4/25 – Aux Gym 5pm-9pm
4/26 – Main Gym 5pm-9pm
TBA – Cheer Parent Meeting & Fitting For Camp

VLA Starts "Saturday Celebration" Initiative

Howell is a very special place filled with very special people that help to make our programs and experiences great for all. This past Saturday the Viking Leadership Academy kicked off a new initiative to help celebrate and recognize the great contributions and efforts of those at Howell. Each Saturday Howell students, staff, parents, fans are encouraged to take a brief moment to thank or recognize someone using #SaturdayCelebration on social media. The goal is to flood social media with appreciation and recognition for the many people that make Howell and our programs great. We hope that the entire Howell Family joins in this new initiative to highlight the many great people at Howell!
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Howell Alum Flynn Wins Coaches Award From University Of Missouri

Congratulations to Howell alum and current Mizzou wrestler Connor Flynn on being awarded the Hap Whitney Coaches Award winner this past week. The former Viking had another standout season for the University of Missouri and continues to represent Mizzou and Howell well!
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Howell Alum Signs To Play With Womens Premier Soccer League

Congratulations to Howell alum Brittany Steiger for signing to play for the St. Louis Lions of the WPSL. The Women’s Premier Soccer League is a developmental opportunity for amateur players in the United States. Entering its 22nd season, the WPSL has grown to more than 100 clubs and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Team rosters consist of highly skilled players from collegiate, post-collegiate, international and standout prep athletes. Congratulations to Brittany and good luck this season!
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Howell Summer Camps Available Online, Registration Begins May 1st

Are you interested in Howell Viking summer camps? You can visit to see a complete list of camps available for your current or future Viking. Dates and times for camps can be found online now. Beginning May 1st, you will be able to go online to sign up and pay for all of your camps in one location. The online format helps to streamline the process and allows you to sign up for multiple camps at one time while only filling out your information once!

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New Nike Apparel Has Arrived, 20% While Quantities Last

The Activities Office has received a new shipment of Nike Howell apparel. The new apparel includes t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, hoodies and polo's! All this week the Activities Department will be offering 20% off the retail price for those wanting to add to their spring wardrobe. You can view pictures of some of the new apparel below. Please drop by the Activities Office to purchase your new Howell merchandise this week!

2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced 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

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

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Camp Website –

Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)


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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships