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Vikings Kick Off School Year With Assembly
Viking students and fans are excited about the start of the fall sports season and school year. The Activities Department has seen record sales and a 50% increase in student and punch pass sales for Howell events as well as several fall programs reaching record numbers as we kick off the fall sports season on Monday. This past Friday Howell had a short assembly to welcome students back for another amazing year. Students heard a message from Dr. Wedlock and our Band, Cheer and Dance programs performed for the entire student body. Below you can view the performances from the Friday pep assembly. We hope to see all Howell Family members at one of the many great Howell events soon!
Sights & Sounds From the Pep Assembly
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Softball & Football Jamboree's Kick Off Howell Home Events
The highly anticipated fall sports season will kick off at Howell with two scrimmages on August 23rd as our softball and football programs host top programs from across the area. The football jamboree will feature two defending State Champions in CBC and Ladue. Make plans now to get out and support your Howell Family as they begin their 2019 seasons. Below you will find the times and matchups for the softball and football jamboree's. Good luck to our softball and football programs.
Howell Softball Jamboree - 8/23 @ 4:30pm @ Howell
(1st Rotation): Field 1 Howell v. Lafayette & Field 2- Union v. Lindbergh
(2nd Rotation): Field 1- Howell v. Union & Field 2 – Lindbergh v. Lafayette
(3rd Rotation): Field 1- Howell v. Lindbergh & Field 2 – Union v. Lafayette
Howell Football Jamboree 8/23 @ 7:00 PM @ Howell
(1st Rotation): Howell v. McCluer North & CBC v. Ladue
(2nd Rotation): Howell v. CBC & Ladue v. McCluer North
(3rd Rotation): Howell v. Ladue & McCluer North v. CBC
Volleyball To Host Jamboree On August 27th
Viking fans will get their first opportunity to see first year head coach Danielle Rygelski and her Lady Vikings on August 27th at 5:00 p.m. as they host a four team jamboree at Howell in preperation for the 2019 season. We hope Viking fans take this opportunity to come out and support the volleyball program which is coming off of a strong State Quarterfinal run last season. Below you can find the matchups for the jamboree. Good luck to Coach Rygelski and the Girls Volleyball program this season!
Howell VB Jamboree - August 27th - 5pm
(1st Rotation): COURT 1- Howell v. Ladue and COURT 2 St. Dominic v. Kirkwood
(2nd Rotation): COURT 1- Howell v. St. Dominic and COURT 2 – Ladue v. Kirkwood
(3rd Rotation): COURT 1- Howell v. Kirkwood and COURT 2 – St. Dominic v. Ladue
Tryout Times & Locations For Fall Sports
Below you can find the tryout times and locations for our fall activities and sports. Please remember that all eligibility paperwork must be turned in so that you are cleared for the first day of fall sports on August 12th. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility paperwork please contact the Activities Office. Good luck to all Vikings trying out on August 12th!
8/12 - 3 to 5:30
8/13 - 3 to 5:30
8/14 - 3 to 5:30
Meet at courts near Tennis shed each day
Boys & Girls Cross Country
8/12 - 2:40-5:00PM - Track
8/13 - 2:40-5:00PM (subject to change due to heat, would move to 5:45-7AM) - Track
8/14 - 2:40-5:00PM - Track
8/12 - 5:00-9:00PM - Weight Room/Football Field
8/13 - 5:00-9:00PM - Weight Room/Football Field
8/14 - 5:00-9:00PM - Weight Room/Football Field
8/12 - 4:30-6:30PM - Main Gym
8/13 - 4:30-6:30PM - Main Gym
8/14 - 4:30-6:30PM - Main Gym
8/12 - SoftBall Complex - 2:45PM to 5:00PM.
8/13 - SoftBall Complex - 2:45PM to 4:30PM.
8/14 - SoftBall Complex - 1:55PM to 4:30PM. (First Cut).
8/15 - SoftBall Complex - 2:45PM to 5:00PM. (Second Cut)
8/12 - 6:00 - 8:00PM - Rec Plex
8/13 - 6:00 - 8:00PM - Rec Plex
8/14 - 6:00 - 8:00PM - Rec Plex
8/12 - 2:45-5:45 PM at stadium
8/13 - 2:45-5:45 PM at stadium (1st cut at the end of practice)
8/14 - 2:45-5:45 PM at stadium (2nd cuts at the end of practice)
8/15 - 2:45-5:45 PM at stadium (3rd cuts if needed at the end of practice)
8/16 - 245-5 PM at the lower grass and annex fields
(If excessive heat warnings exist; C/JV team pool would go to small gym from 245-415; V pool would go from 415-545 - if it happens on day 1, 8/12, 9th-10th graders would go from 245-415; 11th-12th graders would go from 415-545)
8/12 - 2:45 in room B116 (Coach Wayne’s room)
8/13 - 2:45 @ Pheasant Run
8/14 - 2:45 @ Whitmoor
Activities, Clubs & Sports Showcased At Transition Day
This past week some of our nearly 60 activities, clubs and sports were represented at Freshman Transition Day to allow our newest Vikings the opportunity to see how they can get involved at Howell. Students spent time walking around and talking with students, sponsors and coaches from the respective clubs. If you would like to learn more about the many opportunities offered at Howell please visit www.howellvikings.com or click this link - https://howellvikings.com/page/3030 We hope to see even more students involved and attached to Howell this school year!
Howell Coaches & Sponsors Work To Ensure Student Safety
At Howell the safety of our students is our number one priority. In order to ensure the safety of Howell student-participants during this warm time of year all Howell fall coaches will be following both a “16 Day Acclimatization Period” as well as “Heat Index Procedures” for all students involved in activities during the fall. Information regarding the 16 Day Acclimatization Period and the Heat Index Procedures can be found below. Please have conversations with your student-participant regarding this information as well as proper hydration so that they are prepared for the weather. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Francis Howell Activities Director Sean Erwin at email@example.com
Heat Index Procedures
1.)When the heat index reaches 95-104 all Howell coaches who are conducting practice outside will alter their practices. The altering of practice will include more water breaks, shortening of drills, larger breaks between drills, and allowing athletes to get a drink at any time. It may also include the shortening of practice. (These measures outlined meet all guidelines set forth by MSHSAA)
2.)When the heat index reaches 105 or above practices will not take place outdoors until the heat index drops below the 105 mark. Practices may be moved indoor in the event that the heat index is above 105. (This is in compliance with MSHSAA guidelines)
3.)Howell Student-Athletes are encouraged to hydrate prior to coming to practice and bring water with them. Water will be available for student-athletes at all practices.
16‐DAY ACCLIMATIZATION PERIOD
1. Days 1 through 5 of the acclimatization period consist of the first 5 days of formal practice. During this time, athletes are not allowed to participate in more than 1 practice per day.
2. If a practice is interrupted by inclement weather or heat restrictions, the practice may recommence once conditions are deemed safe. Total practice time should not exceed 3 hours in any 1 day.
3. A 1-hour maximum walk-through is permitted during days 1–5 of the acclimatization period. A 1-hour recovery period is required between the practice and walk-through (or vice versa).
4. During days 1–2 of the acclimatization period, in sports requiring helmets or shoulder pads, a helmet is the only protective equipment permitted (goalies, as in the case of field hockey and related sports, may not wear full protective gear or perform activities that would require protective equipment).
A. Football only: On days 3–5, contact with blocking sleds and tackling dummies may be initiated.
B. Full-contact sports: 100% live contact drills may begin no earlier than day 6.
Beginning on day 6, all protective equipment may be worn and full contact may begin.
1. Beginning no earlier than day 6 and continuing through day 14, double-practice days must be followed by a single-practice day. On single-practice days, 1 walk-through is permitted, separated from the practice by at least 1 hour of continuous rest. When a double practice day is followed by a rest day, another double practice day is permitted after the rest day.
2. On a double-practice day neither practice may exceed 3 hours in duration nor may student-athletes participate in more than 5 total hours of practice. Warm-up, stretching, cool-down, walk-through, conditioning, and weight-room activities must be included as part of the total practice time. The 2 practices must be separated by at least 3 continuous hours in a cool environment.
3. Because the risk of exertional heat illnesses during the preseason heat-acclimatization period is high, it is recommended that an athletic trainer be on site before, during, and after all practices, but it is not required.
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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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