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Track Begins Season At Festus Invitational

The track program kicked off their season on Saturday by traveling to the always tough Festus Invitational. The meet attracts some of the top programs from both Missouri and Illinois each year. The meet is a great indicator for where programs currently are at in the young season. If Saturday is any indicator, our Vikings are going to be fun to follow this spring. Below is a recap of some of the highlights from the Festus Invitational. Good luck to our track program this season.

Recap & Highlights

Girls 4x400m (Schultz, S. Russell, T. Russell, May) takes second.

Sarah Russom wins the 3200m.

Zora Williams takes third in the 200m.

Taylor Russell wins the 800m.

Maggie May takes third in the 800m.

Mason Brock wins the Javelin.

Drake Heismeyer wins the Discus.

Boys 4x100m (Banton, Elliott, Meriweather, Weber) takes third.

CJ Banton wins the 100m here at Festus!

Boys 4x800 (Boushelle, Panagos, Cimmarusti, Bridges) takes third.

Girls 4x800 (S. Russell, Hope, Russom, Ferreira) takes second.

Howell Golfer Sammi Rogers Featured In Adidas Golf Ad

Congratulations to our very own Sammi Rogers for being featured in the Adidas Golf video for International Women's Day. You can view the ad below. Thank you to Sammi for representing Howell and our girls golf program in such a positive way!

Boys Volleyball Reaches Quarterfinals Of FHC Tournament

The Boys Volleyball program started their season and week off by going 1-1 and earning their first win over a talented FZN team. On Saturday, they traveled to FHC to compete in the FHC Invitational. The Vikings kicked off the day by winning three straight matches over Parkway Central, FZN and Parkway South before falling to FHC in the quarterfinals. Next up for the Vikings is a match with FZW on Thursday.
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JV Soccer Wins Duane Haddox Memorial Tournament

Congratulations to our JV Girls Soccer team on starting the season 3-0 and winning the Duane Haddox Memorial Tournament. The JV Lady Vikings had a dominant tournament. They scored 25 goals and didn’t let in a single goal. The future looks bright for the girls soccer program!
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JV Golf Takes Third At FZS Prospects Tournament

The JV Golf program got their season start this past week by competing in the FZS Prospects Tournament. Freshman Max Cottle had a strong day by finishing 5th in the tournament. Our Vikings finished 3rd as a team. All five Howell golfers earned some great experience and golfed in their first every high school match. Congratulations to these Vikings! The future of the golf program looks bright!
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Meet & Greet With New Head Girls Volleyball Coach Danielle Rygelski This Tuesday

Students, staff, parents and fans will have the opportunity to meet Coach Rygelski on Tuesday, March 26th at 6pm in the Learning Commons. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to hear Coach Rygelski speak as well as meet with her following the event. Initial information regarding summer open gyms and camp will be shared during this time as well.

Rygelski had a storied career at Francis Howell High School where she was a two-time All-State selection and Under Armour All-American while also setting the school record in kills. She went on to star at St. Louis University where she was an AVCA and Under Armour All-American and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. While at SLU she broke the NCAA record for kills in a season, became the second NCAA player to ever average 6 kills per set and also became the 11th player in NCAA history to to reach 2,000 kills. She also made her mark on the SLU program by finishing 2nd all-time in kills and 2nd all-time in aces. Rygelski currently coaches with the U18 Rockwood Thunder. You can read her full bio by clicking this link

FCCLA Recognized At State Leadership Conference

The Howell FCCLA chapter traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for the state FCCLA Leadership Conference. Our Vikings brought home 6 gold medals and 4 silver medals during the course of the conference. Check next week's Viking Insider as we highlight these great group of Vikings on their recent accomplishments.
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Boys Tennis Extends Spirit & Cancer Awareness Sock Sale

The Boys Tennis program is extending their Spirit & Cancer Awareness Socks sale through March 29th! You can view the order form below to order several great options of custom socks.

Prom Tickets Go On Sale March 25th

Prom ticket sales start on Monday March 25th. Ticket sales will run from March 25th through Friday March 29th. No tickets will be sold after Friday March 29th. Tickets will be sold in room C103 all week before school from 6:45-7:15 and after school from 2:20-2:45. Tickets will be sold during all lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. As always, tickets are limited and interested students should buy them as soon as they are available.

Students will need their school ID to purchase a ticket. Tickets will not be sold to any students having fines. Students inviting guests from other schools must have the completed guest form signed by the guest's principal to purchase a ticket for their guest. The guest form can be found by clicking this link -

Ticket Prices - Monday and Tuesday Early Bird Special - $55 and Wednesday through Friday - $60. Students may use a debit or credit card to purchase tickets. A processing fee is charged for each transaction. Students purchasing tickets on Monday and Tuesday with a debit or credit card will be charged $57.00($2.00 processing fee) and students purchasing tickets from Wednesday through Friday with a debit or credit card will be charged $62.17($2.17 processing fee).

New Nike Apparel Has Arrived, 20% Off This Week Only

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

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