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Boys Basketball Collects For Toys For Tots, Move To 3-1 On Season

The Boys Basketball program held it's annual "Toys For Tots Game" to benefit the Marines Toys For Tots program. Fans that brought in a new toy received a free Howell Basketball t-shirt and were also entered in a drawing to win one of three QT gift cards. Thank you to everyone that donated a new toy and that helped to make the holidays much better for a less fortunate child.

The night was capped off with a 67-58 win by the Vikings. The varsity boys program moved to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in GAC South play. Next up for the Vikings is a road game at Lafayette on Tuesday.

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STUCO Donates To Deputy Toy Drive

Thank you to STUCO for their outreach and efforts in donating to the St. Charles County Shop with a Deputy Toy Drive! A special thank you to all of those who bought Howelliday grams that helped make it possible.
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Wrestling Off To Strong Start

Congratulations to the varsity wrestling team on their 7-2 start in duals in the young season. The Vikings earns a 66-9 win over FHN this week and recently won the Parkway South Tournament. You can catch them in action this week as they take on Timberland at home on Wednesday.
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JV Wrestling Finishes Strong At The Howell North Tournament

Congratulations to the following JV wrestlers for their strong finishes at the FHN JV Tournament on Saturday. It was another great performance by the JV program. The future looks bright for our Vikings!

Lucas Lovellette - 1st

Cole Litteken - 2nd

Nathan Muser - 2nd

Aidan Denny - 2nd

J.T. Roberts - 3rd

Chase Goodrich - 2nd

Matthew Johnson - 3rd

Kentrell Simmons - 3rd

Make A Wish Club To Host "Swishes For Wishes" Night On January 19th

The Howell Make-A-Wish Club announced it's partnership with the girls and boys basketball program to host the 1st Annual Swishes For Wishes Night on January 19th as the Vikings take on FHN. The night will serve as an event to help raise funds for Luca, an 8-year-old boy who is currently battling leukemia. You can learn more about this amazing young boy below.

The Howell Make A Wish Club is a student run club at Howell that strives to help grant wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year this group raised over $11,000 to grant the wishes of two children. Thank you to the Make-A-Wish Club for their efforts to help brighten the lives of others.

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Viking Activities, Clubs & Sports Have High Expectations In Classroom

During the month of November, activities, clubs and sports at Howell continued to strive for excellence in the classroom. During November the attendance rate of those involved in activities, clubs and sports was 96.2%. This percentage was over 2% higher than those not involved in an activity, club or sport. At Howell a strong emphasis is put on getting involved and becoming attached to the building because of the many benefits that come along with participation in activities, clubs and sports.

During the month of November 52 of 56 activities, clubs or sports had an attendance rate over 95% Additionally, an amazing 11 programs had attendance rates over 98%. You can view these programs below. Congratulations to all of our programs and their student-participants for their efforts in the classroom!

Over 98% Attendance During November

Varsity Boys Basketball - 98.82%

Freshman Boys Basketball - 98.57%

Freshman Softball - 98.47%

Freshman Girls Volleyball - 98.44%

Freshman Girls Basketball - 98.28%

Freshman Wrestling - 98.27%

JV Boys Basketball - 98.20%

Robotics - 98.11%

JV Boys Soccer - 98.10%

Varsity Wrestling - 98.05%

Art Club - 98.02%

Girls Basketball Volunteers With Salvation Army

If you thought you may have seen some familiar faces outside of Shop-N-Save on Saturday night you were correct! Our Lady Vikings Basketball program volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Thank you to the coaches and student-athletes within the program that braved the cold to help others in our community! The effort of the girl's basketball program is an extension of the efforts of all activities, clubs, and sports at Howell to get involved and to help others in our community.
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Howell Lady Viking Swimmers Commit To Truman State University

Congratulations to Madison Nguyen and Emma Brabham on their recent commitments to further their education and swim careers at Truman State University. Viking fans look forward to following their careers!
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Students Learn About & Create Lollipop Moments In Viking Leadership Academy

This past week the Viking Leadership Academy met during "Howell Time" on Wednesday. The continued focus within VLA was on the theme "Inspire Other Vikings." The students in VLA learned about "Lollipop Moments" and the effect that they can have on others and not even know it. Students had the opportunity to recognize a staff member that has created a lollipop moment for them by having a card and lollipop delivered to them. In addition to recognizing staff, the Howell staff on Thursday during the monthly staff meeting also learned about "Lollipop Moments" and had the opportunity to recognize a student that has created a lollipop moment for them. The activities were meant to help others see that we do not need a title to be a leader. We are all leaders and do great things for people daily, we just fail to recognize or thank others for what they do. Below you can find a quick video that explains the lollipop moments. We hope all of our staff, students and parents continue to lead within our Howell community and recognize and acknowledge the efforts of those around us that create such a positive culture within our programs and community.

Staff Spotlight - Jessica Aebischer

Each week we will spotlight the great staff we have at Howell that make our activities, clubs and sports possible. These Vikings put in a great deal of time to represent Howell in positive ways and add so much to our Howell family. Being attached to the Howell building and our community is important for not just students but also staff. This week we highlight our Viking Way sponsor Jessica Aebischer.

Name: Jessica Aebischer

Activity Sponsored: Viking Way

Years Sponsoring At Howell: 6

Why do you choose to be a sponsor? I enjoy being able to get to know my students outside of the classroom, and Viking Way is a fun way to get more involved in the school community. I like sponsoring Viking Way because we offer many celebrations for both staff and students, such as the potato bar, Teacher of the Year, GPA celebrations, and Mr. Viking.

What do you enjoy most about Howell? The sense of family we have here at school and in the community. I often receive compliments about our school when people hear that I work at FHHS or see me out and about in a Howell shirt.

In my spare time I like to …... run 5k races (I have run at least 1 per month for the last 2 ½ years), make crafts and scrapbooks, cook, and go on adventures with my son

DECA Hosts Dodgeball Tournament

Thank you to all students and staff that participated in the Howell DECA Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday. A special congratulations to the "Dodge Fathers" for winning the tournament.
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Complete Your Holiday Shopping & Support Girls Laxrosse

Girls Lacrosse is inviting you to help raise money for their program through Flipgive! Flipgive is an easy website that lets you shop or buy gift cards. Part of the proceeds goes to the Howell Girls Lacrosse program! What a better way to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Just simply click on the link

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242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

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