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Join The Howell Family During Homecoming Week 2018

When you think of some of your best memories, is a Howell event on your list? As thousands of Viking fans and Howell alums can attest, it is truly a great time to be a Viking! Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to come back to Howell and to enjoy the many events taking place! Where else can you wear your blue and gold and celebrate the great legacy of excellence of Francis Howell? Whether you are a current student or Howell alum, come out and show your Viking pride this week!

On Wednesday join us for the Powder Puff football game and homecoming festival. Enjoy games, food, introduction of Homecoming Court, Cheer and GG & Company performances, a special Powder Puff Boys Cheer routine, and our Lady Vikings taking to the field for the Powder Puff football game. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the Powder Puff football game starting at 6.

On Friday night enjoy the homecoming football game as our Vikings take on FZW. Viking fans will also be treated to a special entrance to the field courtesy of the Jeff Ehrhardt State Farm Agency, performances by the band, cheer, and dance programs. At halftime the Homecoming Court will also be introduced. Friday night's game begins at 7:00 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Viking fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid long lines.

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Homecoming Festival Set To Take Place On Wednesday

The 2018 Homecoming Festival will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at the Howell Stadium. Doors open at 5:30pm and the Powder Puff game between the junior and senior classes will begin at 6pm. Join us for performances by the Howell Cheerleaders and GG's & Company, presentation of the 2018 Homecoming Court, face painters, a balloon twister and small carnival games. Kona Ice and the concession stand will have items available for purchase. Bring the entire family and enjoy the great activities going on this Wednesday as we celebrate and recognize our Howell family.

2018 Homecoming Court Announced

Congratulations to the following 2018 Homecoming Court nominees that were announced last week! Good luck to all of the representatives!

Freshman Homecoming Court representatives - Tyanna Hammon & TJ Houston

Sophomore Homecoming Court representatives - Ally Hoppe and Sam Maddox

Junior Homecoming Court representatives - Olivia Bunton & Harry Clayton

Senior Girl Homecoming Court representatives - Emma Armour, Katie Bradley, Paige Pinzke, & Kristy Smith

Senior Boy Homecoming Court representatives - Benjamin Hahs, Joey Montgomery, Ryan Olwig & Avram Stopke

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Girls Volleyball Wins Consolation Championship At 20 Team Gateway Matchup

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball program on their performance last week in the 20 team Gateway Matchup Tournament. The 20 team tournament hosts some of the top teams in the area over the course of three days. The Lady Vikings finished the tournament 5-2-1. Our Lady Vikings are currently sitting atop the GAC South standings and are ranked #1 in the rankings. Good luck to our Lady Vikings this week!
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Soccer Players Come To The Aid Of Driver Involved In Hit & Run Accident

At Howell we often talk about our R.I.S.E. core values and our expectations of those involved in our programs. It is great when we are able to see that those discussions, conversations and activities that are at the forefront of our programs turn into action. Last week five Howell soccer players witnessed a hit and run accident following a soccer game. Howell soccer players Devin Griffith, Tommy Naumann, Brady Glon, Matt Peters and Nick Maurer quickly went to the aid of the passengers involved. The Vikings went to check on the driver and passengers, called 911 and stayed with the passengers until the police and EMS arrived. The players were also able to provide valuable information to the police in the hit and run accident. Thank you to these five young men for being such great representatives of our programs and for truly living our R.I.S.E. core values not only at school but also in our community!

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Howell Softball Raises $1,185 At Purple Out Game

The softball program hoster their 5th Annual "Purple Out" game. The game served as a fundraiser for Friends of Kids With Cancer as well as the Trevor Joerling Scholarship which is given to a student each year at Francis Howell High School. The Howell Softball program, FHC Softball program and the Fury 07 Club Softball Team helped to raise $1,185 for the great cause. Thank you to all that participated in this truly great event!

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JV Golf Wins St. Joe Classic Tournament

Congratulations to the JV Golf team on winning the St. Joe Classic JV Invitational Tournament last Monday. The Lady Vikings brought home the championship with a team score of 208. The JV team had four ladies that earned medals. Congratulations to Alexis Betlach (T-4th), Stephanie Johnson (T-6th), Natalie Rottmann (T-6th) and Avery Simon (11th) for winning medals at the tournament.
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Mandatory Winter Meet The Coaches Set For October 10th

The winter season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for October 10th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on October 29th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on October 10th. To ensure participation on October 29th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than October 25th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2018-19 Eligibility Paperwork

Winter Impact Testing Dates Released

Freshman, Juniors and new students to Howell in the winter sports of basketball, wrestling and witnterguard that have not taken their Impact Testing yet to do so on the dates listed below. Please be aware that those that do not complete their impact testing may not participate in the first day of winter sports tryouts on October 29th.

Winter Sports Impact Testing Dates

October 3 @ 1:45pm (Learning Commons)

October 10 @ 1:45pm (Learning Commons)

October 10 @ 4:45pm (Learning Commons prior to Winter Meet the Coaches)

Boys Swim Finishes 3rd At FZW Relays

It was a great day for the Boys Swim program as they competed in the FZW Relays. The Vikings had strong performances in all events and finished 3rd on the day. You can find all of results in each event by clicking this link -

Congratulations to Boys Swim!

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Band Competes At Contest Of Champions

The Francis Howell Viking Marching Band kicked off their competition season this past weekend as they competed at the Lafayette High School Contest Of Champions. The Viking Band this year is nearly 120 members strong and is looking to have one of the most successful seasons in program history. All Viking fans can see them perform their 2018 show this coming Friday prior to the Homecoming Football game at 6:35 p.m. Good luck to our band as they compete this season!
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GG's & Company Support JDRF One Walk

Programs at Howell continue to be actively involved in the community and giving back to great organizations and causes. On Saturday, the Golden Girls and Company program took part in the JDRF One Walk. Over 100 within the Golden Girls and Company program along with family and friends participated in this great event. Thank you to our Golden Girls and Company for their support in our community. and for representing Howell in such a positive way!
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Limelight Theatre Student Officers Attend Thespian Leadership Conference

On September 8th, FHHS Limelight Theatre Student Officers, President Marissa Gibbons,

Treasurer, Kennedy Lindauer, Recruitment Kyleigh Holman and Officer Samantha Temper,

attended the Missouri State Thespian Leadership Conference in Jefferson City.During the one day Conference, the Officers attended multiple workshops on how to bring out the best in their school Thespian Troupes as well as learn leadership skills that they can take

forward with them.

Several workshops were available to the Drama Officers including team building activities,

“Fun” raising ideas and information on available scholarships.. There was even a

demonstration on using liquid plastic that Samantha Temper, a member of our Props Crew,

commented would be very useful for our coming Fall Production, The Crucible . The

Conference also included discussions on how best to prepare for the upcoming Missouri StateThespian Conference set for January. This was especially helpful to our Thespian Troupe, asthey are hoping to participate in several Individual Performance events as well as TechChallenges this Conference year.

Drama Club president, Marissa Gibbons, stated “ It was fun to connect to other Thespian

Troupes throughout Missouri. We got a lot of really good information to share with our Troupe

here at FHHS. I’m glad we were able to attend. “

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Football Sets State Record For Team Completion Percentage Friday Night

Not only did the football program earn a dominating 56-21 win over a very good Troy team on Friday night but the also set a new Missouri state record for team completion percentage. On Friday night the Vikings completed 21 of 21 passes for 449 yards. This amazing statistical night was paced by Aidan McDaniel's 18-18 performance for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns. Congratulations to the Coach Chojnacki and the football program on setting this new record!
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Cheer To Support Walk To End Alzheimers

The Francis Howell Cheerleaders are walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® on September 29th at the Saint Charles Community College campus - 9am to noon. We are committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.

Currently, more than 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. An estimated 5.3 million are 65 and older and approximately 200,000 are under age 65 and have younger-onset Alzheimer's. Basically one in 10 people ages 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's dementia. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.

We need your support to do our part and to reach our donation goal of $2000! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

Viking fans that would like to support this cause and donate to help our cheerleaders reach their goal can do so by clicking the link below:


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Jeff Ehrhardt State Farm Agency Makes Homecoming Entrance Possible

Howell events that take place on campus are truly community events and would not be possible without the efforts of our students, staff, parents, fans, community and local businesses. This coming Friday night as our Vikings take on FZW the Jeff Ehrhardt State Farm Agency will be sponsoring a special entrance to the football field for our Vikings! Be sure to be in your seats by 6:35 p.m. for when our Vikings take the field. Thank you to Jeff Ehrhardt for his support of Howell and the football program.
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