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Varsity Wrestling Wins Parkway South Patriot Classic

The Varsity Wrestling program had a dominant performance in their first tournament of the season by taking home the championship of the Parkway South Patriot Classic. You can view the results from the tournament below. The Vikings are currently 5-1 in duals on the season.


Results From Patriot Classic

106 - JT Roberts (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 27.00 team points.
120 - Josh Kyle (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 29.00 team points.
126 - Ben Wright (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.
132 - Moses Powell (4-2) placed 5th and scored 16.00 team points.
138 - Robert Saunders (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 30.00 team points.
145 - Garrett Woods (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 21.00 team points.
152 - Peter Enos (6-0) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.
160 - Geoffrey Seebeck (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 21.00 team points.
170 - Gunnar Mohrmann (2-3) placed 8th and scored 12.00 team points.
182 - Dylan Fridrich (4-2) placed 5th and scored 18.00 team points.
195 - Jack Flynn (6-0) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.
220 - Nathan Odonohue (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 28.00 team points.

285 - Ryan Skillington (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 30.00 team points.

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JV Wrestling Wins Parkway South Patriot Classic

Congratulations to the JV Wrestling team on their first place finish in the Parkway South Patriot Classic! You can view the results from the great two days of wrestling below. We are looking forward to a great JV season with many talented wrestlers filling out the lineup!


Results From JV Patriot Classic

113 - Owen Parker (4-2) placed 4th and scored 21.00 team points.
120 - Nathan Muser (6-0) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.
126 - Evan Kreith (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 24.00 team points.
132 - Lucas Lovellette (6-0) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.
138 - Aiden Denny (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 24.00 team points.
145 - Ben Gremminger (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 30.00 team points.

160 - Matthew Johnson (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 21.00 team points.
170 - Jackson Meyer (4-2) placed 5th and scored 15.00 team points.

182 - Kentrell Simmons (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 25.00 team points.
195 - Cole Litteken (5-1) placed 2nd and scored 27.00 team points.
220 - Levi Maslovski (6-0) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.

Boschert, Wallner & Davis Earn Softball All-Metro Honors

It was a great season for our softball program that saw our Vikings advance to the Final Four for only the third time in program history. The postseason awards continue to come in for this very talented group of players. On Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Team was announced and the Vikings were well represented. Whitney Boschert was named to the 1st Team while Lexi Wallner made the 2nd Team and Sophia Davis earned 3rd Team honors. The All-Metro Team recognizes the top softball players in the St. Louis metro area across all classifications. Congratulations again to these young ladies that not only represented Howell well on the softball field but also in the classroom and in our community.

Viking Leadership Academy Supports Lutheran Senior Services

This past week the Viking Leadership Academy came together for a great cause. VLA held a drive to support local seniors in need through Lutheran Senior Services. The drive helped to support senior citizens in our area with an annual income under $12,000. Students donated toiletries, soaps, and other health care items . Thank you to all students that attended VLA on Wednesday and that supported this great cause.

Scholar Bowl Takes Second At Washington Tournament

Congratulations to the Scholar Bowl on their second place finish in the Washington High School Tournament. Our Vikings are coming off back to back District Championships the past two seasons and are looking to add to the streak. Mr. Wheeler and our Scholar Bowl Vikings are off to another successful start to the season!
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Varsity Golden Girls Compete At Lindbergh Competition

The Varsity Golden Girls competed in their first competition of the season as they traveled to Lindbergh. Our defending State Champion GG's finished 3rd in hip-hop and 2nd in Jazz a the competition. You can view their impressive hip-hop performance by clicking the link below. We look forward to a great season ahead from our Golden Girls.


Golden Girls Hip-Hop Performance

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JV Golden Girls Have Great Finish At Lindbergh Competition

The JV Golden Girls competed in the first competition of the year at Lindbergh High School on Saturday. Our GG's finished 1st in hip-hop and 2nd in Jazz. The JV also brought home the "Most Memorable" award from the competition. Congratulations ladies on a great start to your competition season!
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Limelight Theatre Prepares For Upcoming Performance

The Francis Howell High’s Award Winning Limelight Theatre proudly presents Check Please! by Jonathan Rand. This is a one night presentation on Dec 8th, 2017, at Francis Howell High Auditorium 7001 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Doors open at 6:30 and

the curtain rises at 7:00p.m.


Jonathan Rand’s is an American play write who’s plays are ranked among the most produced in North American high schools and have been performed in all 50 states. Check Please! is a one act play about blind dating and the crazy turn of events that can and do happen. People are unique and you never know what you’re going to get especially on a blind date. A raging kleptomaniac who likes your watch, your grandmother's bridge partner who just loves to talk, or a mime that won’t sit down just might be the person walking up to your table. Could these dates get any worse? Yes, yes they can! Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door.


A silent auction will be held with the proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. New toys will be collected for Toys for Tots


For more information, please contact Edward Cole, Theatre Director at Edward.cole@fhsdschools.org

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Howell Swimmer Brabham Named "Swimmer To Watch" By STL Today

Congratulations to Howell standout senior senior Emma Brabham on being named as one of the top pre-season swimmers to watch during the 2017-18 girls swim season. You can view the highlight on Emma here - Girls Swimmers To Watch Congratulations to Emma and good luck to our girls swim program as they begin their season.

Jack Flynn Ranked #19 Nationally

Congratulations to Howell senior Jack Flynn. Jack is currently ranked #19 in the country in his weight class. In addition to being ranked nationally, Jack has also recently signed to further his education and wrestling career at the University of Missouri. Good luck to Jack in his senior season.

Choir Hosts Annual Singers Choice Concert

The talented Howell Choir students recently hosted their annual Singers Choice concert. The night included great performances by choir students, food, and plenty of fun for all that attended. The event showcased the singing talents of FHHS students and also served as a fundraiser for FHHS Choirs. A big thank you to Mrs. Fitzpatrick, students, staff, parents, and volunteers that made the night possible. If you have not had the opportunity to see our very talented choir we encourage you to attend one of their great next events! Congratulations to our Howell Choir on a great evening of performances!

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Girls Swim Wins First Meet Of Season

Congratulations to our Girls Swim program on picking up their first set of wins in their first meet. The Lady Vikings traveled to Pattonville to pick up wins over Pattonville and FHN. t After a strong State finish in the 2016-17 season the Lady Vikings are looking to build on the success.


Results: Howell 131, Pattonville 106, FHN 91.

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Boys Basketball To Host "Toys For Tots" Night On Friday

This Friday (12/8), the Boys Basketball program will host a Toys For Tots night at the first home basketball game of the season. Fans that bring in a new toy to be donated will have a chance to receive a free Howell t-shirt and will also be entered to win one of three QT gift cards. This event is a great way to support the basketball program and the Toys For Tots program. We hope to have a great crowd on Friday supporting our Vikings and this great cause.
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Staff Spotlight - Chris Miller

Each week we will spotlight the great staff we have at Howell that make our activities, clubs and sports possible. These Vikings put in a great deal of time to represent Howell in positive ways and add so much to our Howell family. Being attached to the Howell building and our community is important for not just students but also staff. This week we highlight our director of bands Chris Miller


Name: Chris Miller

Sport/Activity Coached: Marching Band, I also oversee the Winter Drumline and Winter Guard

Years Coaching At Howell: 15

College Playing/Coaching Experience: Played at Missouri State for 5 years undergrad, performing in the marching band, jazz band, Wind Ensemble, Dance Band, Brass N Sass, and any other group they needed. I also did two years of Grad School where I performed in all the same groups, except the marching band. I taught marching at the grad level.

Why did you decide to enter the coaching profession? I love music. I love teaching music. Where else can you do what you love to do, all day every day and on the weekends?

What do you enjoy most about Howell? The community, the coaching staff, the people. It's my home and now my kid goes here and my second one will in two more years.

In my spare time I like to …... play gigs around St. Louis, travel, deer and turkey hunting

Howell Alum Sutton Smith Earning National Recognition

Congratulations to Howell alum Sutton Smith on earning several post-season honors this week. He was recently named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-MAC, and has also been named a Ted Hendricks finalist, which recognizes the best defensive end in the country. Sutton has had a dominant sophomore season for Northern Illinois. He currently leads the nation in total quarterback hurries, tackles for loss and sacks. You can view Sutton's highlights from the season by clicking on the youtube video below. Congratulations to Sutton Smith on a great season and for representing Howell so well at the college level.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=eGUxT_Yv-XM

Howell Choir Hosts Middle School Choirs

On Friday the Howell choir hosted it's 6th annual FHSD Vocal Clinic. Students from Bryan Middle School and Howell Middle School joined the high school students for a morning of singing and fun. Thank you to Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Howell choir students for putting on this great opportunity for our future Vikings!
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Complete Your Holiday Shopping & Support Girls Laxrosse

Girls Lacrosse is inviting you to help raise money for their program through Flipgive! Flipgive is an easy website that lets you shop or buy gift cards. Part of the proceeds goes to the Howell Girls Lacrosse program! What a better way to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Just simply click on the link https://www.flipgive.com/c/93458

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242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

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