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Student-Athletes At Howell Are Four Times As Likely To Further Education & Sport At College Level

The national average for high school seniors going on to be student-athletes at the college level is 7.4%. Currently our Class of 2018 has 43% of it's student-athletes moving on to compete at the college level. Over the course of the past four years, 26% of Howell student-athletes have gone on to further their education and sport at the college level. Not only are Howell student-athletes competing at the college level but they are competing at the highest levels in college athletics. Currently, the Class of 2018 has 15% of it's student-athletes that will attend NCAA DI institutions. The national average is just 1.9%. Thank you to our coaches, parents, and student-athletes for setting high expectations and helping our student-athletes to achieve their goals.
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Wrestling Finishes Regular Season 13-2

Congratulations to the wrestling program on finishing the season 13-2 while earn the GAC South Conference Championship as well as the GAC Tournament Championship! You can catch our VIkings in action this Friday and Saturday at home as they host the district wrestling tournament. Good luck Vikings!
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Basketball Programs Seeing Success

The Howell boys and girls basketball programs are having successful season and are playing great basketball at the right time of the season. Both programs finishing up their regular seasons over the course of the next two weeks. Below you can see the records for all six levels of Howell Basketball. Good luck to all programs as they put a close on the 2017-18 season.

Records As Of February 4th

Boys Varsity - 19-3

Boys JV - 15-3

Boys 9th - 9-2

GIrls Varsity 14-7

Girls JV - 10-2

Girls 9th - 9-2

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Flynn & Enos Earn Thrasher Invitational Championships

Congratulations to both Jack Flynn and Peter Enos on earning championships in the 36 team Kyle Thrasher Memorial Tournament held at Francis Howell.

Three Howell Students Chosen For Missouri Girls State

Shayna Crosby, Elise Diesfeld, and Gwyneth Worobec were selected to attend Missouri Girls State during the summer and are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary St Charles Unit 312. Girls State is held on the campus of University of Central Missouri June 24-30. These three Lady Vikings were selected based on their interest in government and current events, demonstrating high moral character, strong leadership abilities, and scholastic achievement. Congratulations to all these women who represented Howell.

During the week-long workshop, student delegates will be divided into cities and elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. The participants also elect state officials, such as governor, lieutenant governor, and other state-level officials mirroring their actual State. The legislature meets to organize, elect leaders, and to pass bills, in a way that is similar to how their actual State Legislature operates. Some programs tend to have a more traditional education focus, providing speakers and training throughout the week and then concluding with mock political functions. Using a hands-on approach by running the mock government activities all week, the women learn and live the roles of elected officials.

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FCCLA Has Eleven Students Qualify For State

Congratulations to the following FCCLA members that qualifed for the State Competition.. They are:

Sports Nutrition —Kayla Thompson, Colleen Faucher. Environmental Ambassador- Sarah Reider, Lily Ramsay.

Focus of Children — Kimmie Browne, Kahliesh Habeebullah.

National Programs in Action (Stop the Violence) — Mackenzie Rash, Meghan Donoghue, Danielle Robinson.

Interior Design- Haley Akihiro, Jessica Litschgi. Go Vikings!

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Golden Girls Reach Finals At UDA Nationals

The Golden Girls traveled to Orlando, Florida over the weekend to compete in the UDA Nationals. Both the JV and Varsity programs competed in the Finals in both the hip-hop and jazz categories. The two programs firmly solidified themselves as one of the top programs in the country with their finals finishes. Congratulations to our JV and Varsity GG's for representing Howell in such a positive way on the national stage. You can view the final results from UDA Nationals below.

Varsity Golden Girls

4th - Hip Hop

11th - Jazz

JV Golden Girls

3rd - Hip-Hop

3rd - Jazz

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Teacher & Support Staff Of The Year Recognized

Congratulations to Howell Teacher of the Year, head boys golf coach, and football assistant Carl Wayne and Support Staff Person of the Year Yvonne Martin! These two Vikings are not only great representatives of Howell but are also great people! Thank you for all you have done to make Howell great!
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JV Golden Girls Take First At St. Charles Competition

The Golden Girls recently traveled to St. Charles High School to compete in their annual competition. Our GG's finished first in both jazz and hip-hop routines. Good luck to our JV GG's as they compete at UDA Nationals in Florida!
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Girls Basketball Finishes 3rd In Lindbergh Tournament; Lady Vikings Have Won 10 Of Last 12

Last week our Lady Vikings traveled to Lindbergh High School to compete in the Lindbergh Invitational. They finished the tournament 2-1 to take third place. The Lady Vikings are now 14-7 on the season and are riding a streak where they have won 10 of their last 12 games. Good luck the remainder of the season!
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Girl Basketball Continues To Give Back In Community

The girls basketball program not only is having great success on the court but they are also winning in our community. Recently the girls program volunteered to serve food to the homeless. Their efforts are part of the continued efforts of the Howell Activities Department to give back and serve our community. Thank you to our girls basketball staff and players for their service and outreach!
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Tionne Talor & Lexi Pellegrini Earn All Tournament Honors

Congratulations to Howell seniors Tionne Taylor and Lexy Pellegrini on earning All-Tournament honors at the Lindbergh Tournament last week.

Swim Finishes Season 9-0; Extend Four Year Record To 30-2

Good luck to the girls swim program as they look to defend their GAC Swim Championship this coming week at the Rec-Plex. The Lady Vikings finished their regular season 9-0. Over the course of the past four years the girls swim program has amassed a 30-2 record. Viking fans look forward to another strong GAC performance and post season run!
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JV Wrestling Finishes 4th At GAC Tournament

The JV Wrestling program finished their season on Saturday as they competed in the JV GAC Tournament. The future definitely looks bright for the Vikings as they finished 4th out of 17 schools. The Vikings were led by championships from Nathan Muser and Lucas Lovellette, Congratulations to the JV team on a strong season!

Top 6 Placers At JV GAC Tournament

113 - Owen Parker (14-7) placed 3rd and scored 18.50 team points.

120 - Nathan Muser (21-2) placed 1st and scored 27.50 team points.

132 - Lucas Lovellette (27-10) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.

138 - Aiden Denny (17-6) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.

145 - Ben Gremminger (16-10) placed 5th and scored 11.00 team points.

152 - Chase Goodrich (14-6) placed 4th and scored 14.00 team points.

195 - Cole Litteken (23-6) placed 3rd and scored 17.00 team points.

220 - Owen Heslin (15-3) placed 3rd and scored 14.50 team points.

285 - Levi Maslovski (7-6) placed 6th and scored 3.00 team points.

STUCO Supports Viking Snack Program

Thank you to STUCO sponsors Mrs. Bange, Mrs. Altman and all of our STUCO students for their support of the Viking Snack Pack program! Being actively involved and giving back in our community is a major component of all Howell activities, clubs and sports. Thank you again to all that supported this great cause.
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Girls Volleyball Program Helps To Raise $35,662 For Dig Pink

This fall the Howell Girls Volleyball program hosted the 2nd Annual Dig Pink Challenge in connection with the Side Out Foundation and All Volleyball. The Saturday featured 6 area high school coming together to raise money and awareness for stage four breast cancer. The event raised $35,662. Thank you to all that participated and contributed to this great day.
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Staff Spotlight - Kurt Jacob

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 Kurt Jacob, the head boys basketball coach.

Name: Kurt Jacob

Sport/Activity Coached: Boys Basketball

Years Coaching At Howell: 4

College Playing/Coaching Experience: Played basketball at UMSL, 1981-84; Head Basketball Coach at McCluer HS, 1995-2003

Why did you decide to enter the coaching profession? Coaching is a great platform in which to positively impact student-athletes. Basketball has always been a huge part of my life so coaching basketball became a passion of mine at an early age.

What do you enjoy most about Howell? Great kids & families at Howell, strong support from the community and fantastic facilities.

In my spare time I like to …, play golf, watch sports & support the many restaurants in the area

Spring Meet the Coaches Set For February 15th

The spring season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for February 15th. 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 spring MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on February 26th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on February 15th. To ensure participation on February 26th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than February 23rd at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

Meet The Coaches - February 15th

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 or winter Meet the Coaches need to attend this portion)

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

2017-18 Eligibility Paperwork

Howell of Fame Nominations Now Open

It takes many great people to make the programs successful at Howell. The efforts of our staff, parents and community are truly amazing and help to make Howell and the experiences in our programs the best they can be. You now have the opportunity to recognize some of these amazing people we have working to make the Viking experience such a positive one. Nominate someone deserving for the 2018 Howell of Fame! The Howell of Fame Award recognizes the excellence of character, performance, and effort of those who serve FHSD as employees, volunteers, and patrons. You can learearn more or submit a nomination online here:
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Apply Now For The Trevor Joerling Scholarship

Howell drama students can now apply for the Trevor Joerling Scholarship. Students interested in this scholarship can click the following link - …

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

Fall Sports Begin August 6, 2018

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 Sports Dead Period - February 17-24, 2019

Spring Sports Begin February 25, 2019

Why Does the District Need Proposition Learn?

District revenue growth has not kept pace with increases in our expenditures. To address this issue, the District made significant reductions in budget allocations over several years. Read more here:
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Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships