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Helping You Stay Connected To Your Howell Family

Large Numbers Turn Out For Fall Meet the Coaches

On Wednesday night, hundreds of fall student-athletes and their families attended the Fall Meet the Coaches meeting to turn in eligibility paperwork and to learn more about the Howell Activities Department and the upcoming fall tryouts from fall coaches. For those that were unable to attend, you can view the presentation by clicking the link below. The presentation has valuable information, links, and upcoming deadlines for fall student-athletes and parents.

Please remember that to ensure participation in fall sports on August 12th, all complete eligibility packets must be turned in no later than August 8th at noon to the Activities Department office. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found here - 2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Fall Sports Dead Period - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Eligibility Paperwork Deadline - August 8th - Noon

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

Purchase Sports Passes & Howell Apparel At Schedule Pickup

There is no better way to save money and avoid lines than by buying a 2019-20 sports pass. Sports passes are good when you attend Howell, FHC and FHN games during the 2019-20 school year. For just $30 students can purchase a pass to attend all Howell, FHC and FHN hosted games during the school year. Parents can also purchase a punch pass good for 10 admissions for just $40. Punch passes can be used by multiple fans to enter Howell, FHC and FHN games and are a savings of $10 over paying admission at the gate. Be sure to get your sports passes during schedule pickup on Monday and Tuesday. Howell apparel will also be for sale during schedule pickup for all members of our Howell Family.

Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes

Student Sports Passes - $30.00 (Unlimited Entry To Games)

Adult Punch Passes - $40.00 for 10 admissions ($50 Value)

Schedule Pickup Dates & Times

Monday, July 29th

7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30th

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates For Fall Student-Athletes

The FHSD is committed to ensuring the safety of all of it's student-participants. As part of this committment the student-participants listed in the fall activities/sports below must have a current baseline Impact Test on file. Impact Testing is a scientifally validated computerized concussion evaluation system that is used at Howell. If you are an incoming freshman, new student-participant to Howell, or junior in the activities/sports listed below you must complete Impact Testing prior to tryouts on Aug 12th. The test takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. All testing takes place in the Learning Commons and will be facilitated by an athletic trainer.

Required Impact Testing For Fall Activities/Sports:
Color Guard

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates:

Monday, July 29th

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30th

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 8th


** All Impact Testing takes place in the Learning Commons

New Student Physical Requirements For MSHSAA Sponsored Activities & Sports

MSHSAA recently changed their requirement for student physicals required for activity/athletic participation. In the past physicals were to be completed annually. However, effective immediately, physicals are now valid for 2 years (730 days) from the date of issue. Therefore, for the 2019-20 school year, physicals dated February 1, 2019 and later will be valid for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year **.

**Please note that if you are involved in a winter or spring sport, during the 2020-21 school year you could potentially need a physical in the middle or prior to the season to meet the 2 year requirement depending on the date of your physical.

If you have any further questions or need clarification please contact the Activities Department.

Help Us Reprsent Howell In A Positive Way

Howell activities, clubs and sports have a storied history of success and are a strong sense of pride for students, staff, parents and alumni. As we begin the 2019-20 school year we hope to continue to build on this success. Howell programs continue to set new records and garner both local, state and national attention. This school year we invite all students, staff, parents and community members to continue to support our programs and to help us represent Howell in a positive way. We encourage all fans to honor and display our R.I.S.E. core values of Respect, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Excellence at Howell events. The goal of the Howell Activities Department is to develop successful young men and women while providing an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all involved. As you attend Howell events and support our Howell Family this season we hope you help us continue to showcase Howell and provide a great environment for our Vikings and all visitors. You are our brand and we want you to be part of what makes the Howell Family so special. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Howell event.
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Football Schedule Posters Available

Each year the the 12th Man Football Booster Club develops a poster schedule for Viking fans that is made available on a limited basis. This year's poster is again made possible by the support of our friends at Peoples Savings Bank. A special thank you to Amanda Skidmore for the great design of the 2019 schedule. You can pick up a schedule while they last at the Viking Football store or the Activities Office.

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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!

Twitter- @FHVikings

Website & App –

Instagram - FHVikings

Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at

Youtube Channel -

Camp Website –

Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)

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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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