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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all of our Viking moms that help to make our programs and the success that takes place in them possible. We hope each Viking mom has a great day with family and friends today!

3 Golfers Reach Sectionals; Brewster Qualifies For State Championships

Howell was well represented at the State Sectional Golf Tournament last week as Kirk Brewster, Cole Prager, & Adam Reider took to the course for a chance to qualify for the State Championships this week. Kirk Brewster had a great outing and finished 11th on the day to advance to the State Championships. Congratulations to Kirk and good luck at the State Tournament!
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Track Program Brings Home Six District Championships

It was a great day for the boys and girls track teams at Battle High School as they competed in the District meet. The Vikings brought home six district championships on the day. Below you can find a list of all track student-athletes that have now advanced to the State Sectionals at MICDS next weekend. Good luck to these Vikings and congratulations on a great District meet!

District Champions (Qualify For Sectionals)

Girls 4x400 - Kalescia Thomas, Sydney Russell, Taylor Russell, Alex Brugere)

Girls 3200 - Sarah Russom

Girls 800 - Alexa Brugere

Boys 800 - Jackson Foster

Girls 1600 - Erin Gilbert

Girls 4x800 - Chloe Figgins, Alexa Brugere, Erin Gilbert, Maggie May

Sectional Qualifier

Girls 800 - Chloe Figgins (3rd)

Boys Javelin - Mason Brock (2nd)

Girls 1600 - Maggie May (4th)

Girls 100 Hurdles - Kalescia Thomas (2nd)

Girls Triple Jump - Rylee Jambois

Boys 4x800 - Jonah Bridges, Anthony Giacalone, Dylan Kossl, Jacob Boushelle

Girls High Jump - Kam Sullivan

Howell Programs Raise $37,219 & Serve 2,010 Hours In The Community

Howell activities, clubs & sports were actively involved in our community this school year. Over the course of the 2017-18 school year our Vikings served 2,010 hours & raised $37,219 for charities and causes in our community. In all over 50 organizations benefited from the efforts of our student-participants. Thank you to all that supported our efforts this season.
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Howell Named 14th Best High School In Missouri; Athletics Named 4th Best In Missouri

It has been a great year for Francis Howell High School and all Vikings. Last week Howell was named the 14th best high school in the state by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking was the highest of any school in St. Charles County. Earlier in the year Howell was named the 4th best high school for athletes in Missouri by Niche. Congratulations to all Howell staff, students and parents for all of their efforts to make the 2017-18 school year a success.

61 Seniors To Further Education & Sport/Activity At College Level

It has been a historic year for the Class of 2018. This year's senior class set a new school record for students going on to further their education and activity or sport at the college level. As of today, the senior class has 49 student-athletes and 11 student-participants involved in an activity that will further their education and activity or sport at the college level. The national average for seniors moving on to participate at the college level is 7.4% and our class of 2018 is currently at 36%. Not only has this group had great success in their activities and sports but they have also excelled in the classroom where they hold a 3.51 cumulative GPA over the course of their high school career. Thank you to our students, staff and parents for their efforts in helping to make these accomplishments possible. Good luck to our Class of 2018!

Breakdown by Collegiate Level






Name - Sport/Activity - College

Evan Ostermeyer - Baseball - Lewis & Clark Community College

Ryan Mathewson - Baseball - John Wood Community College

Zach Hunsicker - Baseball - University of Central Florida

Joe Faron - Baseball - John Wood Community College

Lexy Pellegrini - Basketball - Missouri Valley College

Tionne Taylor - Basketball - McKendree University

Mark Simmons - Basketball - Madison College

Katy Noland - Cheer - Truman State University

Paige Hultman - Cheer - University of Missouri

Kami Price - Cheer - Southwest Baptist University

Kirra Wilson-Fields - Choir - St. Charles Community College

Amber Stoutenborough - Choir & Band - Depaul University

Brianna Bradshaw - Choir & Theatre - St. Charles Community College

Grace Kuiper - Choir & Theatre - Trevecca Nazarene University

Lexi Comparato - Cross Country/Track - Avila University

Erin Gilbert - Cross Country/Track - University of Memphis

Anthony Giacalone - Cross Country/Track - Northwood University

Austin Joyce - Cross Country/Track - Fontbonne University

Cole Lucas - Cycling - Lindenwood University

Gabe Schneider - Football - Culver Stockton College

Jonny Krone - Football - University of Dayton

Andrew Funk - Football - Washburn University

Kyle Siebenshuh - Football - Illinois College

Tyler Sprouse - Football - Wheeling Jesuit University

Aaron Lewis - Football - Benedictine College

Tabitha Gossen - Lacrosse - Lindenwood University - Belleville

Ian Olenski - Lacrosse - Missouri Baptist University

Patrick Gallagher - Lacrosse - Missouri State University

Joel Niedringhaus - Lacrosse - Missouri State University

Derek Suiter - Lacrosse - Missouri State University

Jenna Rhoads - Lacrosse - Maryville University

Darcy Skillington - Marching Band - Missouri State University

Kevin Stitch - Marching Band - Missouri State University

Matt Bahan - Marching Band - University of Kansas

Alex Wall - Marching Band - Missouri State University

Phillip Smith - Marching Band - Missouri State University

James Daly - Music Theory - West Virginia University

Josie Volk - Row - Harvard University

Caden Castello - Soccer - Columbia College

Kalie Rosenberger - Soccer - United States Military Academy West Point

Morgan Ebert - Soccer - University of North Alabama

Alex Eyler - Soccer - University of Evansville

Will Clayton - Soccer - Truman State University

Natalie Jostes - Soccer - Southern Indiana University

Mia Ballos - Soccer - Missouri S & T

Kristen Epperly - Soccer - University of St. Thomas

Jake Totty - Soccer - Knox College

Hope Limoges - Soccer - Millikin University

Whitney Boschert - Softball - McKendree University

Marissa Guenther - Softball - Missouri Western State University

Emilee Rooney - Softball - Iowa Wesleyan University

Lexi Wallner - Softball - Westminster College

Emma Brabham - Swim - Truman State University

Madison Nguyen - Swim - Truman State University

Erin Zhang - Theatre - Northwestern University

Kalescia Thomas - Track - University of Missouri

Taylor Litteken - Volleyball - Southern Indiana University

Alexa Brugere - Volleyball - Tennessee Tech University

Makenzie Thoman - Volleyball - Henderson State University

Jack Flynn - Wrestling - University of Missouri

Hale Enos - Wrestling - McKendree University

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Flynn & Enos Named Wrestling USA All-Americans

Congratulations to seniors Jack Flynn and Peter Enos for being named Wrestling USA All-Americans. Both Jack and Peter won State Championships this season and will wrestle at the college level next year.

Strong Tennis Season Comes To A Close

Congratulations to the boys tennis program on a great season. The Vikings finished the year 11-3. They fell just short in the team and individual district tournament last week. Thank you to our seniors for another great tennis season.
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C Team Soccer Wins St. Joe's Tournament; Ends Season Undefeated

Congratulations to C Team Soccer on winning the St. Joe's Tournament with wins over Notre Dame, Nerinx Hall, and O'Fallon Township. The Lady Vikings ended the season 12-0 and outscored their opponents 76-2 over the course of their undefeated season.
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JV Soccer Ends Season Undefeated

Congratulations to our JV Girls Soccer program on finishing the season and undefeated 16-0-1. During the course of their undefeated run the Lady Vikings also won the Borgia Tournament. The future of the girls soccer program looks bright. The C Team and JV team went a combined 28-0-1 for the season.
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C Team Baseball Wins GAC South Tournament

C Team baseball finished up their season on a positive note as they brought home the championship in the GAC South Tournament with an 8-4 win over FZW. The Vikings had a great year finishing 10-3 on the season. Congratulations to these Vikings on a great season!
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Howell United Boys Lacrosse Players Named All-Conference

Several Howell United boys lacrosse players were named to the Gateway All Conference Team. Congratulations to the following players for being named to the all-conference team.

1st Team

Kurt Springli(Sr), Ian Olenski(Sr), Derek Suiter(Sr), Daniel Heinrich(Jr) and Chase Parker(Jr)

2nd Team

Patrick Gallagher(Sr), Isaac Dill(Fr) and Joel Niedringaus(Sr)

Choir Finishes A Great Year With Spring Concert

Thank you to Mrs. Fitzpatrick and the Howell Choirs for another great year of music! The choir finished up their year last week with their final spring concert. This year's talented group of singers took part in several concerts, were involved in the spring musical and also represented Howell as they performed in Chicago. Thank you seniors for a great four years!
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Girls Basketball Program Offers Free Clinics At John Weldon & Independence Elementary

The Howell Girls Basketball program has been spending time with over 100 future Vikings at both John Weldon and Independence Elementary schools. Our Lady Vikings have not only been working on basketball skills but have also worked with the girls on being leaders and displaying great character. Thank you to our girls basketball coaches and our girls players for giving back to our younger students.
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Howell Alum Sutton Smith Rated Top Returning D-Lineman In College Football

Congratulations to Howell alum Sutton Smith on being named to many pre-season watch lists for both the upcoming college season and the NFL. Many publications currently have Sutton as one of the top returning players in college football.
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Howell Alum Lauren Beauchamp Earns MVC Honors

Congratulations to Howell alum and current Northern Iowa freshman Lauren Beauchamp on placing third in the women's pole vault with a jump of 12'1.25" at the Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Championships.
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Find Howell Summer Camps Online

Are you interested in Howell Viking summer camps? You can visit to see a complete list of camps available for your current or future Viking. Dates and times for camps can be found online now. Beginning April 15th, you will be able to go online to sign up and pay for your camp.
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2018-19 Dead Period & Sports Season Start Dates Released

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods for the 2018-19 school year have been released. The MSHSAA 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 18-19 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 30-July 8, 2018

Fall Meet the Coaches - July 25, 2018 (6pm)

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - July 29-August 5, 2018

Fall Sports Begin August 6, 2018

Winter Meet the Coaches - October 10, 2018 (6pm)

Winter Sports Dead Period (Winter Sports - excluding girls swim) - October 21-28, 2018

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins October 29, 2018

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - October 28-November 4, 2018

Girls Swim Begins November 5, 2018

Spring Meet the Coaches - February 13, 2019 (6pm)

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 17-24, 2019

Spring Sports Begin February 25, 2019


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Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships