Knight Notes

FHN Happenings, December 8, 2014

Happy Monday!

It is hard to believe that the first semester is coming to a close. However, as FHN had another great week, I cannot help but to be proud of and thankful for the many awesome things going on in the classrooms, hallways, and gymnasiums of our school. I am so very thankful to you for all that you do to give our students a sound education and to prepare them for the future. We are very fortunate to have a fantastic staff here at FHN

Enjoy your week!



  • There were over two hundred families at the Curriculum Night. Parents and students were able to find out information about courses, the advanced placement program, A+, and Career Cruising. Thank you to guidance for organizing this event. Thank you to the faculty members who came to promote and explain their programs.
  • Thank you to the various student groups who are supporting community members who are in need during the holiday season. Way to go, Knights!
  • Congratulations to the students who presented on fighting stereotypes. I appreciate thier hard work to foster a more inclusive environment at FHN.

Instructional Information

What is QFIC? Quality, Fidelity, Intensity and Consistency. You have heard people say that the objective needs to be QFIC. This means that all 4 recommendations are in place and being used with quality, fiedelity, intensity and consistency. You will be receiving an email today with the walkthrough document that is being used in our building and by District office.

5 Quick Facts about a Colleague

Linda Lott-Special Education Department

  1. I have been married for 27 years!
  2. I have been teaching special education in the Francis Howell School District since 1985-86.
  3. I have always had show & rescue Rottweilers. I enjoy training obedience and drafting (carting). We just put our last Rott down in August—my husband and I would like to travel since we are “dog free”.
  4. My son just got married in October. My husband and I would like to travel since we are “kid free”.
  5. Favorite past time in the summer is to lay in my pool, drink beer and read books.

I would like to nominate: Matt Watson.


1. Just a friendly reminder from the district for this winter: When school is called off for the day and class is cancelled, the buildings are completely shut down. No Practices, workouts, etc. should take place. During ½ snow days and early release due to snow, this applies as well. Thanks for working with the district on this so that we can get the lots cleared and the sidewalks ready for the first available day to return during bad weather.

2. As it is getting colder and students are wearing more head gear, I am going to provide a reminder for our students to remember to take off any hats, bandanas, and hoodies and store them in book bags or lockers at the beginning of the school day. I would appreciate your continued efforts to encourage students to follow these guidelines in your class and in the hallways. Thank you!

Faculty Chat

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 10am-2:30pm

FHN-Learning Commons

  • A faculty chat will occur in the learning commons during each lunch and also after school. There are multiple opportunities to come and talk.

CHANGE WARS--Diaper Drive

Monday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm to Friday, Dec. 12th, 2:30pm


Students For FHN is helping to raise money to benefit the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and the Greater STL area.
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Technology Update

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