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Mandatory Fall Meet The Coaches Set For July 24th

The 2019 fall season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for July 24th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:15 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 fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on August 12th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on July 24th. To ensure participation on August 12th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than August 8th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Fall Meet The Coaches - July 24th

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates Released

The FHSD is committed to ensuring the safety of all of it's student-participants. As part of this committment the student-participants listed in the fall activities/sports below must have a current baseline Impact Test on file. Impact Testing is a scientifally validated computerized concussion evaluation system that is used at Howell. If you are an incoming freshman, new student-participant to Howell, or junior in the activities/sports listed below you must complete Impact Testing prior to tryouts on Aug 12th. The test takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. All testing takes place in the Learning Commons and will be facilitated by an athletic trainer.

Required Impact Testing For Fall Activities/Sports:
Color Guard

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates:
July 10th & 11th - 10am & 11am
July 15th & 16th - 10am & 11am
July 24th - 4:30pm
July 29th & 31st - 2:30pm
August 8th - 2:30pm

Student & Parent Passes Go On Sale July 22nd

Are you wanting to avoid lines and save money? The Howell Activities Department will begin to sell student sport passes and adult punch passes on July 22nd. All students and fans are encouraged to purchase passes to not only save money but to also cut back on lines and wait times to get into our sporting events. Attendance at Howell events continues to increase and buying passes is an excellent way to ensure you don't have to wait in line to purchase your tickets. Student Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes will be on sale during schedule pick-up and on-line through the web store 7/22 – 7/30 and at Fall Meet the Coaches on July 24th.Below you can find more information regarding pass sales.

Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes

Student Sports Passes - $30.00 (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

Adult Punch Passes - $40.00 for 10 admissions (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

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Message To Howell Family From Activities Director Sean Erwin

Howell Family,

I hope that all of you are having a great summer and have had or will have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. The memories that come from vacations, outings and family celebrations during the summer last a lifetime.

As we head into the 2019-20 school year, the Howell Activities Department is preparing for another successful year. We are currently preparing many new opportunities and efforts that will put a heavy emphasis on the "Howell Family." The students, parents, staff and fans of our Howell activities, clubs and sports make up our Howell Family and are at the forefront of creating great memories and experiences not only for Howell but also for our community. As we close in on the start of fall sports you will begin to see an increased emphasis on trust and our values (R.I.S.E. - Respect, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Excellence) within the Howell Family. A Howell Family environment where "family" means we support all programs and each other, celebrate accomplishments and have each others backs while representing Howell in a positive way is our main goal.

Over the course of the year we hope to continue to grow the reach of the "Howell Family" and hope to get more of our students, staff, families and community engaged with Howell. There has never been a better time to be a Viking and we look forward to continuing to grow and improve our programs and the experiences for those in our family. As we get closer to the start of school we hope to share more with you about our "Howell Family" efforts and look forward to having all of you involved in making Howell and our programs the best they can be for the 2019-20 school year!

Sean Erwin

Activities Director

Francis Howell High School

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New Student Physical Requirements For MSHSAA Sponsored Activities & Sports

MSHSAA recently changed their requirement for student physicals required for activity/athletic participation. In the past physicals were to be completed annually. However, effective immediately, physicals are now valid for 2 years (730 days) from the date of issue. Therefore, for the 2019-20 school year, physicals dated February 1, 2019 and later will be valid for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year **.

**Please note that if you are involved in a winter or spring sport, during the 2020-21 school year you could potentially need a physical in the middle or prior to the season to meet the 2 year requirement depending on the date of your physical.

If you have any further questions or need clarification please contact the Activities Department.

FCCLA Brings Home Gold From Nationals

Last week FCCLA traveled to Anaheim to compete at Nationals. Our Vikings were well represented and all participants brought home "Gold!" Below you can find the results from Nationals. Congratulations to Mrs. Rupp and all of National qualifiers!

FCCLA Nationals Final Results

Khalisah Habeebullah and Macheala Brock - GOLD Category: Advocacy Topic: Diversity in Education

Kimmie Browne - GOLD Category: Ilustrated Talk Topic: Escape the Vape!

Mackenzie Rash and Emma Sollors - GOLD Category: Entrepreneurship Topic: True Boutique and Alterations

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FBLA Has Strong Showing At Nationals

The FBLA traveled to Nationals last week and our Vikings had another great showing. Congratulations to the following students for placing at Nationals!

FBLA Nationals

Emily Scott - Journalism - 2nd

Isabella Reed - Economics - 3rd

Sierra Bice & Mallory Tesreau - Marketing - 5th

Hannah Peters - Accounting I - 7th

Gwyn Worobec - Political Science - 8th & Economics 10th

Ben Hahs - Political Science - 9th

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Howell HOSA Well Represented At Internationals

Congratulations to Noah Schultz, Harib Mian, Bryce Clemmons, Anna Johannesman, Pranavi, Gavandeep, Jhahnavi, & Nora & Sarah Stith who recently competed at the HOSA Internationals. Our Vikings competed against students from around the world during the last week of June. Congratulations again to these young men and women for representing Howell so well on the national stage!
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Three Members Of Baseball Earn All-State Honors

The Howell Vikings Baseball program was well represented on the All-State Team for the 2019 season that saw our Vikings reach the State Sectionals. Represented on the MSHSBCA All-State team were Matt Schark (1st Team), Dalton Grantham (1st Team) and Matt James (2nd Team). Congratulations to these young men for a great season on and off the field!

Matt Schark Named 2nd Team All-American By Collegiate Baseball Magazine

Congratulations to Matt Schark on earning a spot on the 2019 Collegiate Baseball Magazine High School All-American list. Matt earned 2nd Team All-American honors for his strong season for the Vikings! Not only did Matt excel on the diamond this season but he also lead the Final Four basketball team in points. Congratulations to Matt on a great junior season!
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Dalton Grantham Earns 2nd Team All-Metro Honors

Congratulations to Dalton Grantham for being named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Baseball 2nd Team. Dalton was a huge part of the success of the State Sectional Baseball team this past season.

Danielle Robinson Earns 2nd Team All-Metro Honors

Congratulations to Danielle Robinson on being named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2nd Team All-Metro Lacrosse Team for her efforts this season. Danielle led the Vikings in goals this past season and was amongst the top in the area. Congratulations again to Danielle!

GG's & Co Bring Home 1st In Home Routine From Camp

Congratulations to our Golden Girls and Company for another great camp. Our Vikings received all blue ribbons for evaluations, a superior trophy, a team full out award, 2 pin it forwards, 8 All Americans, 4 spirit sticks, a super spirit stick, and took home 1st place for their home routine. Congratulations to Golden Girls and Company for their strong start to the 2019-20 season!
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Girls Lacrosse Well Represented On All-Conference Team

Congratulations to the following Girls Lacrosse members for being named to the All-Conference team!

1st Team

Emily Eberwine

Danielle Robinson

Lilly Wuest

2nd Team Tatum Kaup

Olivia Simmons

Ally Wilson

Honorable Mention

Emma Armour

Faythe Price

Natalie Jackson Named To All-State Team

Congratulations to Natalie Jackson on being named to the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team. Natalie was an honorable mention selection. Congratulations to Natalie on a great season and good luck next year as she furthers her education and soccer career at Southeast Missouri State University.
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Francis Howell Lineman Poised For Big Season

Howell Alum Kostyshock Drafted In 8th Round of MLB Draft

Howell Alum Schulte Shines On Professional Stage

Howell Alum Kreith Named College All-American

Congratulations to Howell alum Tyler Kreith on being named an Academic All-American! Tyler currently wrestles at NCAA DII power Maryville University.

Sign Up Now For Your Howell Summer Camps

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. You can now 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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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!

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Youtube Channel -

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