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Boys Basketball Heads To Final Four For First Time In Program History
It was a historic day for the Howell Boys Basketball program as they punched their ticket to the Final Four in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a Howell basketball game. A completely full Hyland Arena crowd that was roughly 85% Howell fans saw the Vikings earn a 76-69 win over McCluer North to advance to the State Final Four for the first time in program history. The win moved the Vikings to 28-2 on the season. Patrick Schulte 22, Daylan Dalton 14, Matthew Simmons 13, Sam Thompson 13 and Matt Schark 11 all scored in double figures to help lead the Vikings to victory.
The Vikings have now advanced to the State Semifinals where they will take on CBC on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the JQ Hammons Arena on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. You can find further information regarding the Final Four in this edition of the Viking Insider.
Viking fans can click the links below to view video from the historic day and additional information regarding the Final Four. Congratulations again to Coach Jacob, staff and the Boys Basketball program on advancing to the State Final Four!
Video From the Historic Win
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Pep Busses To Be Offered To State Semifinal Game Friday
Below you will find information regarding the pep bus to the Boys Basketball State Semifinal basketball game this Friday at Missouri State University. If you have any further questions please contact the Activities Office. There are a limited number of seats available on the busses and all tickets sold will be first come first serve.
Permission Slip - All students must have a completed packet with all signatures. The packet can be found here - or in the Activities Office. You must turn in the packet and pay in full to reserve your spot. The packet can be found at http://tinyurl.com/final4pepbus
Cost - The cost is $15 and includes a Final Four t-shirt. This cost does not include your ticket to the game. The ticket to the game must be purchased at Missouri State University upon our arrival. Tickets are $9 for the State Semifinal game. You must turn in the permission packet and pay the $15 cost to ride the pep bus in full to reserve your spot. There are only 156 spots for the pep busses so it is important that students turn them in quickly to ensure a spot on the busses.
Deadline - We ask that your permission packet and money be turned in no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12th in the Activities Office. Please note that all spots on the bus are first come first serve and the bus may fill prior to this deadline.
Departure - Students will leave Friday at 9:45 a.m.. from the Commons. Students will be released from class at 9:10 a.m.
Arrival at Missouri State University - The anticipated arrival time Missouri State is 2:30 p.m. The bus will stop on the way to Missouri State University for students to eat lunch.
Departure from Missouri State University - The bus will depart from Missouri State University immediately following the game at roughly 5:30 p.m.
Arrival at Francis Howell - The anticipated arrival time at Francis Howell High School is 10:00 p.m. Students will be asked to call their ride roughly 30 minutes prior to arriving at Francis Howell High School. The bus will stop for dinner on the return trip.
Choir Has 21 Advance To State Contests
There were nearly 60 Howell singers involved in District Music Contests on Saturday at Fort Zumwalt East. The young men and women involved did an excellent job representing Howell and the Choir program. Below you can find the results from our very talented choir. Congratulations to all Vikings that participated and good luck to those that have now advanced to State!
Exemplary Ratings - (Headed to State Contests on April 25 at Mizzou)
Vocal Solos: Sarah Wilson, Sierra Bice, Ethan Cargill & Shannon Callanan
Violin Solo: Andrea Lin
Chamber Choir Ensemble-Sarah Wilson, Shannon Callanan, Juliana Reihms, Kaylah Janssen & Carlie Schroeder
Men’s Quartet-Santino Bono, Kaden Liddell, Blake Jenkins & Alex Fellows
Treble Sextet-Simran Kaur, Tyanna Hammond, Jael Masloski, Annie Reader, Rachel Kreith & Mady Lender
Treble Trio-Paige Draney, Sammi Rogers & Imani Dallah
Vocal Solos: Hannah Inchiostro, Courtney Crow, Chloee Rudolph, Kyleigh Holman, Claire Whittington, Marissa Gibbons, Kaden Liddell
Cantate Ensemble: Sydney Koehler, Ali Schultz, Courtney Crow, Marissa Gibbons, Zoey Price
Chamber Trio: Sierra Bice, Ashley Foster, Erin Jones
True Love Ensemble: Abbie Edgar, Lauren Buzzell, Jewell Clark
Chorus Ladies Ensemble: Elexa Stewart, Hannah Inchiostro, Anna Davis, Ella Chestnut, Sam Temper, Grace Fuhrman, Payton Willoughby
Men’s Sextet: Elliott Burchett, Alex Fellows, Jakob Ringwald, Michael Haley, Riley Kem, Noah Baxter
Men’s Trio: Lars Remund, Erik Kiewiet, Ethan Cargill
Firefly Ensemble: Jale Evans, Chloee Rudolph, Claire Whittington, Morgan Osman, Katelyn Traluch
Howell Choir State Large Ensemble's Bring Home "1's"
Earlier this week the Howell Choirs had an impressive showing at the State Large Ensemble Contest. This year the Howell Choirs debuted the Men's Choir which also competed for the first time at contest and earned a 1 (Exemplary Rating) in all categories. You can view the highlghts from the contest in the video below. Congratulations to these young men and women for representing Howell so well!
Women's Chamber Choir -1 (Exemplary Rating)
Combined Mixed Choir -1 (Exemplary Rating)Combined Wome's Choir - 1 (Exemplary Rating)
Band District Solo & Ensemble Advances 7 To State
Saturday was a great day for the Howell Band program as they competed at District Solo and Ensemble at Fort Zumwalt East. The Vikings advanced seven to State. Congratulations to all that competed on Saturday and made Howell proud! You can view a recap of the scores from Saturday below. Good luck to our Vikings that have advanced to State!
Exemplary Ratings - (Headed to State Contests at Mizzou)
Isabella Reed - violin solo
Marissa Gibbons - clarinet solo
Peter Huelsing - tuba solo
Christopher Mosher - trumpet solo
Spencer Hale - trumpet solo
Christopher Martin - trombone solo
Olivia Zhang - piano solo
Spencer Hale - piano solo
Brett Huff, Kayle Gosche, Drew Comparato, Christopher Martin - brass quartet
Sarah Krieger, Mary Todd, Amanda Lynch - flute trio
Alyssa Miller - clarinet solo
Marissa Gibbons, Clare Raftery, Isabella Reed - woodwind trio
Zane Showalter - clarinet solo
Drew Comparato - tuba solo
Aleah Worzel, Cyrus Hunter, Hudson Troyer, Kenny Johnson - brass quartet
Basketball Programs Well Represented On All-Conference Team
Matt Schark - 1st Team
Daylan Dalton - 1st Team
Patrick Schulte - 2nd Team
Matthew Simmons - 2nd Team
Ryan Olwig - Sportsmanship Award
Taylor Russell - 1st Team
Jane Thompson - 2nd Team
Five Basketball Players Earn Spot On All District Team
Class 5 District 7 All-District Team
Boys Program - Matt Schark, Daylan Dalton, Patrick Schulte
Girls Program - Taylor Russell, Jane Thompson
Environmental Science Film Festival Gets Two Thumbs Up
The Environmental Science classes held their 3rd annual Human Impact on the Environment Film Festival last Wednesday. The festival is a culmination of the research students have done into a human impact on the environment. 43 one minute films were screened that evening, with the top 10 films shown on the big screen in the FHHS auditorium. The crowd of about 150 enjoyed pizza, soda and popcorn while they judged and selected the top 4 films. You can view the top 4 films below.
Congratulations to the top four films!
4. Ashley Buechel - Poverty in St. Louis
3. Alyssa M Farber - Malnutrition
2. Hunter Tosoto - Dear Mr. Hitchcock, Please Save The Bees
1. Lilly Wuest - It Won’t Affect Me
Callee Rowell Earns Recognition At Talent On Parade Competition
Seven Howell Students To Compete At Skills USA
Seven Francis Howell High School students will join 50 others from Lewis & Clark Career Center who will compete at the Skills USA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, Missouri from April 4-6. During the month of February, 170 Lewis & Clark students (41% of student body) competed in 222 different district-level competitions, with 23 students earning a first place, gold-medal. Francis Howell students earned nine first-place, gold medals.
Students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions
that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.
“We are proud of our St. Charles County students as they once again turned in a
great performance at the district level SkillsUSA competitions, particularly against
schools twice the size of ours in St. Louis County.” said Dr. Andrew Stewart, director of
the Lewis & Clark Career Center. “We are proud of the work ethic and perseverance the
students showed. We see this everyday and these results reflect that.”
Students who place first or second are automatically eligible to compete at the
state competitions. In some competitions, third place also qualifies for state. More than
a dozen state competitors qualified to compete based on their performance on a
nationally-normed assessment in their area along with a strong recommendation from
their Lewis & Clark instructor. These “straight to state” competitors and all students who
medaled in the district competition and those competing at the state competition are
denoted in the table below.
SkillsUSA describes their organization as a “partnership of students, teachers
and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We provide
educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical
education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.” Specific information about each
competition area can be found at SkillsUSA.org.
Howell High School Students Competing At Skills USA
Sean Barker - Quiz Bowl B Team
Kyle Hanson - Auto Maintenance/Light Repair
Dalton Schmidt - HVAC Tech Info
Jacob Miller - HVAC Tech Info
Kenaz Barks - Quiz Bowl A Team
Brendan Voss - Electrical Construction Wiring
Austin Winkle - HVAC Tech Info & HVAC Sheet Metal
Howell Alum Tyler Kreith Becomes NCAA All-American
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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Camp Website – www.fhvikingscamps.com
Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)
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