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Help Promote & Support Our Howell Family & Programs
The Vikings have gotten off to a strong start this fall across all programs and the support for our programs and attendance at events and games has reached new heights. The focus within all Howell programs extends well beyond the sport or activity involved in. All participants, coaches, parents and fans at Howell are held to high standards that revolve around the Activities Department R.I.S.E. core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence. These core values help to guide our programs and experiences for those that participate and attend Howell activities, events and games. The goal is to not only have successful programs but to represent Howell in the best way possible. Below you can find several excellent ways that you can continue to promote and grow our Howell programs as we strive to become the best high school activities department in the State. The promotion and support of our programs by our Howell Family will help us achieve these goals. Thank you to all Vikings and fans for their continued support of Howell and our programs!
Positively promote the program with words, actions and social media posts
Applaud and recognize all Howell student-athletes, staff, and parents
Greet opposing players, fans and officials like they were our own
Honor the culture present within Howell programs
Honor the values promoted within Howell programs
Honor the processes in place within Howell programs
Be kind to officials, media and game day personnel
Promote sportsmanship in the stands
Recognize sportsmanship with your student and within program
Support the effort, commitment and involvement of the program and Activities Department
Find ways to serve the program, Activities Department and community
Encourage others to support Howell programs and the Activities Department
First Responders Night Raises $2000 For Backstoppers
Last week 12th Man Booster Club president Jenn Heismeyer presented the Cottleville Fire Department with a check for $2000 to be donated to the Backstoppers. The money was raised through the First Responders Night football game. Over the course of the past five years over $10,000 has been donated to the Backstoppers through the First Responders Night game. Thank you to the many great people and organizations that help to make this yearly event possible and such a positive event to recognize the many great people that make our community and country safe. Planning is already underway for next years event and we cannot wait to celebrate this special night with our community in 2020!
Soccer Falls To #4 Ranked Team In Country 1-0
Not only has the program had success on the field but they have also focused their efforts on recognizing local soccer programs and allowing them to be part of soccer games. Last week two local programs took to the field and were recognized prior to the game. Thank you to the soccer program for continuing to engage our community and welcome fans to Howell events!
Boys Swim Picks Up Two Early Season Wins
Football Ranked #8, Moves To 2-1 With 51-3 Win Over Granite City
The Freshman and JV teams are also off to strong starts and are currently both 2-0. The Freshman will take on Granite City at 5pm on Monday while the JV will face off with Lafayette at 7pm on Monday. Both games are at home.
It Takes A Family - Howell Football Managers
This week we highlight three amazing young men that have dedicated a large amount of time to ensure that the football program is prepared for all practices and games. Patrick, Jarrett and Cade are the three football managers this season. Their dedication and support of the program has been recognized by not only our own program and parents but also visiting programs as well. Thank you to these three great Vikings for making Howell and our football program great!
Limelight Theatre Attends Leadership Conference
On September 7, 2019, FHHS Limelight Theatre Student Officers, Santino Bono (President), Kennedy Linhauer (Vice President), Lily Moore (Secretary), Sophie Greuner (Recruitment Officer), Allie Thornton (Fundraising Officer), Katie Thuet & Isabella Bartner (Web Masters), and Sam Temper (Junior Representative), attended the Missouri State Thespian Leadership Conference in Jefferson City, Missouri.
During this one-day conference, our officers obtained vital leadership skills that they can take forward with them throughout the year, as well as participated in multiple workshops that will assist them in bringing out the best in FHHS’ Thespian Troupe. Officers participated in many informative workshops such as an Improv Intensive, Creating Props with Liquid Plastic, Scholarships, Tech Challenge and Tech Design, Recruiting the Mob, Droppin' the Droppers, Troupe Performance Opportunities, Looking at College Programs, Page To Stage / MusicWorks Events, and Awards and Grants. The conference also provided for important discussions on how to prepare for the upcoming Missouri State Thespian Conference which will be held January 9-11, 2020.
After attending the Leadership Conference, Fundraising Officer Allie Thornton stated that she is looking forward to “putting myself out there by performing in IEs and Scholarship Auditions, but the All-State Closing Number was particularly interesting to me. I love to sing, dance, and act, and the fact that the theme this year is the ‘20s makes the possibility of performing in the Closing Number super exciting!" Drama Club president, Santino Bono, stated that “the Leadership conference overall helped us a lot in both connecting with other troupes and with our own branch of officers. We can’t wait to share some new ideas that we learned and better our troupe as a whole." All told it sounds like the Leadership Conference has provided the FHHS Limelight Theatre Officers with a solid foundation for a fabulous theatre year!!
JV Golf Finishes 2nd & 3rd At St. Joe Tournament
St. Joe JV Tournament Medalists
Tatum Kaup (9 hole)
Ada Pipkins (9 hole)
Caitlyn Goodrich (9 hole)
Natalie Rottman (18 hole)
Golf Finishes 4th In Field Of 17 At Helias, Hormuth Finishes 1st
Homecoming Tickets Go On Sale This Week
Homecoming tickets go on sale this week! Please make sure your fines are paid or you will not able able to purchase tickets. Tickets will be on sale during all lunches and new this year is the ability to use a credit card to purchase your tickets. Below are the dates and cost of tickets for Homecoming.
Ticket Sales During All Lunches
September 19 & 20 - $15
September 23 - 26 - $20
Homecoming T-Shirts On Sale During Lunches For Just $15
Howell Alum Cordia Having Early Success At SLU
Howell alum Kennedy Cordia became just the eighth Billiken to record 7 service aces in a match last week. The former Viking was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic! With 139 assists and 7 aces, Kennedy helped lead the Billikens to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2008! Congratulations to Kennedy on such a strong start to her season.
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!
Website & App – www.howellvikings.com
Instagram - FHVikings
Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/vikinginsider
Youtube Channel - https://tinyurl.com/VikingTube
Camp Website – www.fhvikingscamps.com
Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)
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
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