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Winter Meet The Coachs Scheduled For 10/21

On Wednesday, October 21st the winter "Meet the Coaches" night will be held in the FHHS commons. All winter student-athletes and parents are required to attend this meeting. Student-athletes should turn in all eligibility paperwork during this time. All completed paperwork must be turned in by October 30th at noon to ensure participation on November 2nd when winter sports begin. You can find all eligibility paperwork by clicking this link - . All freshman, juniors, and new students to FHSD in basketball, wrestling, and winterguard must have an updated Impact test completed to participate. Impact testing dates can be found below as well as the schedule for the Meet the Coaches night:

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates:

TBA @ Meet The Coaches

Meet The Coaches - October 21st.

5:30-6:00 pm - Eligibility Paperwork Turn In

6:00-6:20 pm - Presentation By Activities Director Sean Erwin (Only those that did not attend the fall Meet the Coaches need to attend this portion)

6:20-6:45 pm - Team Breakout Sessions (All winter student-athletes must attend)

FHHS Choir Well Represented on Metro 8 Honors Choir

Congratulations to Rachel Anthonis, Emma Witter, Jenny Moreno, Lindsi Wilfing, and Matthew Kiewiet for making the Metro 8 Honors Choir. A special congratulations to FHHS choir members Alex Janssen, Sarah Mason, Madi Jackson, Elise Kaminski and Rebekah Anthonis that are also now eligible for All-State Choir. You can check out our very talented FHHS Choir on Thursday, October 29th at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church as they host their annual fall concert.

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JV Volleyball Wins GAC Championship

Congratulations to the JV Volleyball team on their GAC Tournament Championship on Saturday. The Lady Vikings finished the year an impressive 29-1. The future looks bright for the volleyball program!
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Volleyball Program Finishes Impressive Regular Season

Congratulations to the Lady Vikings Volleyball program on a great regular season. The program won GAC Championships at all three levels. This is the 5th straight year the volleyball program has won GAC Championships at all levels. The varsity program begins the district tournament on Tuesday at FZS versus an opponent to be determined. Good luck to our ladies in the post-season!

Program Recap

Varsity - 30-4 (GAC Champions) #2 State Ranking & #77 National Ranking

Junior Varsity - 29-1 (GAC Champions)

Freshman - 25-4 (GAC Champions)

Football Program Finishes Regular Season Undefeated

Congratulations to the football program on going undefeated during the regular season at all levels as well as winning GAC South Championships at all three levels. The varsity program continues their season in district play as they host Hickman on Friday at 7pm. You can find the District Tournament bracket by clicking here -

Good luck to our Vikings in the post-season.

Program Recap

Varsity 8-0 (GAC Champs) #2 State Ranking

JV 6-0 (GAC Champs)

Freshman 8-0 (GAC Champs)

Softball Ends Season In State Sectionals

After a great run through a tough district tournament the Lady Vikings softball program lost in the State Sectionals to FHN on Wednesday 4-3. Congratulations to the entire Lady Vikings softball program on a great season.

Program Recap

Varsity 16-10 (District Champions & State Sectionals)

JV 17-3 (GAC Champs)

Soccer Wins Share Of GAC Championship

Congratulations to the Varsity Soccer program for securing a share of the GAC Championship with their 5-2 win over Timberland on Friday night. This is the third straight year the soccer program has won or shared the GAC Championship. The Vikings are currently 13-7-1 and will finish off the regular season this week. Soccer will face off with FHC in the District Semi's on October 27th at 6:15 p.m. at home. Good luck to the Vikings as they finish up the regular season this week and prepare for post season play next week.
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Football Playoff Tickets Go On Sale This Week

This Friday begins the state playoffs for football. In order to better serve Viking fans we are offering several opportunities to purchase tickets/wristbands prior to the game to avoid long lines. Beginning this week all football games are MSHSAA events and are no longer FHHS events which means that passes can no longer be accepted. This includes student activity passes, punch passes, employee passes, and free senior citizen admission. Admission for all fans for this Friday's game versus Hickman is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Winter Meet the Coaches Night on 10/21 from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and during lunches on Thursday and Friday. Below you can find the schedule of games for the playoffs as well as admission prices.

MSHSAA Football Playoff Admission Prices

10/23 (District 1st Rd. - Home vs. Hickman 7pm) Admission: $4 Adult & $2 Student (No Passes)

10/30 (District Semis- Home 7pm) Admission $5 (No Passes)

11/6 (District Championship- Home 7pm) Admission $6 (No Passes)

11/13 (State Semis- TBA) Admission $6 (No Passes)

11/28 (State Championship- Edward Jones Dome- 5:30pm) Admission $11 (No Passes)

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What Are Others Saying About FHHS?

As an Activities Department we often get feedback from students, parents, fans, officials, and staff members regarding our programs. This feedback is often shared within our programs and its participants. During the 2015-16 school year, the Activities Department goal is to carry out the motto for the year of "Together We Can, Together We Will." As we work alongside each other to improve the experiences and opportunities within our programs we would like to share some of the feedback we have received from those outside of our programs. The increased support from our students, staff, parents, and community has been overwhelming and has not gone unnoticed. Without this support and culture of working together we would not be able to represent FHHS, our district, and community in such a positive way. Below you can see what others have said about our programs the past two weeks.

Email From Official:

"Coach Jenn Beckmann, staff, and players set a great example of sportsmanship this 2015 season."

Email From FHSD Leader:

"Great night to be in VIKING land tonight. Good ideas are only become great w/ execution of the plan. I don’t think tonight could have been any better for the students, staff, and COMMUNITY. Thanks to the parents, too, who helped get it all together. Great high school memories were created tonight. Great day to be a VIKING for sure! "

Email From Official

I would like to personally comment on my positive experience I had last night in what I refer to as VIKING NATION.....!!

I'm a 30 year veteran of law enforcement, been involved in schools, ie.. as a SRO (School Resource Officer) and in coaching/reffing football for just about 15 yrs now...with all of that in mind...I felt the need to share with you my experience I had in Viking Nation.

The minute I arrived on campus, I was greeted by you and escorted to our locker room. Your facilities provided were one of the best in the St. Charles County area.

Once I arrived on the field, I saw what you, and your administration/coaching staff should all take great Pride in....

The positive experiences surrounding student /parent support of your football activities is one like I've never seen.

I was on the FH side line this evening and the coaching staff, Brian and the ALL of the others are among some of the best I been around...In football there's a term of "coaching athletes up." Well let me tell you, theres not a minute that goes during the game where the athletes are not being coached up to reach the fullest potential and being held accountable for either good or bad things that may have happened.

This type of environment is not only good for the structure of a student/athlete but will help them to cope in the "real world" as becoming a positive productive person in society...Just being held accountable for your actions and being held to a higher standard is personally how I feel you get further in life...

The entire experience last night was very enlightening for me and I love working for the FH staff and look forward to working again at the facility...

Please pass along to the coaching staff my thoughts and if I had a student/athlete in high school today, I would love to know I was sending them off to this type of environment on a daily basis.

Good Luck with the rest of your season...and I truly understand the phrase, " ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE A VIKING."

FHHS Student-Athletes Attend GAC Sports Education Summit

On Wednesday student-athletes and coaches from across the GAC attended the GAC Sports Education Summit (SES). The summit is designed to foster great leadership, sportsmanship, and inform attendees on current trends in high school athletics. Thank you to Coach Jahnke, Morgan Wilborn, Rachel Fick, Kelli Fischer, Jake Totty, Zack Eyler, and Justin Perkins for attending and representing FHHS.
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Activities Department To Unveil New Mobile App On November 15th

On November 15th following the Vikings will go mobile! Beginning 10/15 you will be able to get closer to the action with access to scores & standings, schedules, photos, and news – all on a beautiful, easy to use, and FREE mobile app. Look for the app for iOS and Android on November 15th. Below are just a few of the great options that the app will offer. We hope that Viking fans enjoy following their programs and being even more up to date with all events through this new mobile app that is linked directly to our website!


SCORES & STANDINGS - Game results let you know how our Vikings are doing across all sports and levels.

SCHEDULES - Players and parents can use the app to find upcoming game times and locations

PHOTOS - Upload game photos and browse pictures posted by other parents and students. NEWS - Check out relevant news stories on your favorite Viking teams.

Viking Choirs To Hold Fall Concert October 29th

The FHHS Viking choirs will be holding their annual fall concert on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Zion Lutheran church in St Charles. This is a great opportunity to get out and see our very talented FHHS choir.

FHHS Fall Choir Concert

October 29, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

3866 S Old Highway 94, St Charles, MO 63304.

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MSHSAA Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Report Released

MSHSAA has released its annual Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Report regarding the impact of student athlete concussions and head injuries and the efforts that have been made to minimize damages from school sports injuries on the MSHSAA website. The report can be found by clicking this link -
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Howell Activities & Events This Week

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Francis Howell High School Activities Department

Tradition Lives Here

206 GAC Championships

138 District Championships

60 Final Four Appearances

23 State Championships