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Cheer Has Strong Showing At Camp; Limoges & Johnson Earn All-American

Last week the Cheer program traveled to Southeast Missouri State University for camp. Both the JV and Varsity programs had a very successful camp and brought home several individual and team awards. Both Katy Limoges and Emma Johnson earned All-American status for their performances at camp. You can view all of the awards earned below. Congratulations to the cheer program on a great start to the 2019-20 season!

Southeast Missouri State University Camp Awards


Best Overall Squad First Place Mini Routine Top Gun Jumps, Tumbling & Stunt

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All-Americans - Katy Limoges & Emma Johnson


Top Cheer

Spirit Stick

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Current & Former Golden Girls Come Together For A Great Cause

Several current Golden Girls and alumni participated in the Healing Harper fundraiser dance class for a young girl in our community that is currently battling neurofibromatosis. Their efforts helped to raise over $10,000 for the family that will help to cover the cost of expensive cancer treatments. Thank you to our current and former Golden Girls for their continued efforts to represent Howell in a positive way!
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Mandatory Fall Meet The Coaches Set For July 24th

The 2019 fall season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for July 24th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:15 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 August 12th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on July 24th. To ensure participation on August 12th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than August 8th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2019-2020 Eligibility Paperwork

Upcoming Important Dates

Fall Meet The Coaches - July 24th

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

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

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.

Upcoming Impact Testing Dates Released

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:
July 10th & 11th - 10am & 11am
July 15th & 16th - 10am & 11am
July 24th - 4:30pm
July 29th & 31st - 2:30pm
August 8th - 2:30pm

Howell Programs Work To Promote Safety During The Heat

At Howell the safety of our students is our number one priority. In order to ensure the safety of Howell student-participants during this warm time of year all Howell coaches and sponsors will be following our heat index procedures which can be found below. Please have conversations with your student-participant regarding this information as well as proper hydration prior to and during their outdoor activity or sport. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Francis Howell Activities Director Sean Erwin at

Heat Index Procedures

1.)When the heat index reaches 95-104 all Howell coaches who are conducting practice outside will alter their practices. The altering of practice will include more water breaks, shortening of drills, larger breaks between drills, and allowing athletes to get a drink at any time. It may also include the shortening of practice. (These measures outlined meet all guidelines set forth by MSHSAA)

2.)When the heat index reaches 105 or above practices will not take place outdoors until the heat index drops below the 105 mark. Practices may be moved indoor in the event that the heat index is above 105. (This is in compliance with MSHSAA guidelines)

3.)Howell Student-Athletes are encouraged to hydrate prior to coming to practice and bring water with them. Water will be available for student-athletes at all practices.

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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Student & Parent Passes Go On Sale July 22nd

Are you wanting to avoid lines and save money? The Howell Activities Department will begin to sell student sport passes and adult punch passes on July 22nd. All students and fans are encouraged to purchase passes to not only save money but to also cut back on lines and wait times to get into our sporting events. Attendance at Howell events continues to increase and buying passes is an excellent way to ensure you don't have to wait in line to purchase your tickets. Student Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes will be on sale during schedule pick-up and on-line through the web store 7/22 – 7/30 and at Fall Meet the Coaches on July 24th.Below you can find more information regarding pass sales.

Sports Passes and Adult Punch Passes

Student Sports Passes - $30.00 (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

Adult Punch Passes - $40.00 for 10 admissions (Good for entry into Howell, FHC & FHN games for 2019-20 School Year)

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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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