The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Boys Swim & Dive Well Represented At State Finals

The Boys Swim program finished an impressive season on Thursday and Friday at the MSHSAA State Championships. Our Vikings qualified 12 swimmers for the State Championships and 5 advanced to the Finals. Congratulations to diver Josh Smith on medaling Thursday. Josh finished 3rd in the dive Finals. You can view all of the results from the Finals on Friday below. Congratulations to all of our State Qualifiers and State Finalists on a successful season in the pool, classroom and our community.

State Swim Finals

Dive - Josh Smith - 3rd Place

200 Medley Relay - Kaden Patterson, David Yang, Kaleb Clark, Jacobb Dearing - 15th

100 Free - Kaden Patterson - 16th Place

50 Free - Kaden Patterson - 14th Place

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Cheer Turns In Strong Performances At MCCA St. Louis Regional

Congratulations to the Cheer program on a great day at the MCCA St. Louis Regional on Saturday. The JV and Varsity programs turned in strong performances at Borgia to advance to the Missouri Cheerleading Championships on December 1st and 2nd. The Varsity program brought home third place while the JV program finished second. You can view their performances from the Regional by clicking the links below. Congratulations to these young ladies and the cheer staff for a great Regional.

Varsity MCCA St. Louis Regional Performance

JV MCCA St. Louis Regional Performance

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Howell Choir Members Perform With STL Metro 8 District Honor Choir

On Saturday several of our choir students represented Howell in the St. Louis Metro 8 District Honor Choir at The Principia School. Congratulations to Claire Whittington, Sierra Bice, Kaden Liddell, Juliana Reihms, Elise Martinez and Marissa Gibbons for earning this great honor and for performing with some of the most talented high school singers in the area.
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Historic Fall Sports Season Comes To An End

It was a historic season for the fall sports programs at Howell. Our Vikings won a school and GAC South record 8 of a possible 9 conference championships during the fall sports season. The success did not end at the conference level. Our fall programs won 4 District Championships, earned two State Quarterfinal appearances and state finishes of 7th place by Girls Golf, 14th place by our Girls Cross Country program, and a 20th place finish by the Boys Swim program. A school record 31 Vikings were also State Qualifiers this fall with 3 medaling. The fall season also saw many of our programs ranked at the local, state and national level. Congratulations to our student-athletes, staff and parents for the work ethic, support and sacrifices that it takes to make these accomplishments possible.

In upcoming editions of the Viking Insider we will also celebrate our fall all-conference, all-district, all-metro and all-state student-athletes. We look forward to seeing our winter programs build on this success!

GAC South Conference Championships

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Boys Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball


Boys Soccer

Boys Swim

District Championships

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

State Ranked Programs

Boys Soccer

Girls Volleyball


Girls Cross Country

Top 50 Nationally Ranked Programs

Boys Soccer

State Quarterfinal Appearances

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

State Qualifiers

31 Total State Qualifiers

State Medalists


State Team Finish

Girls Golf - 7th

Girls Cross Country - 14th

Boys Swim - 20th

Fall Student Participants Excel In Classroom During First Quarter

At Francis Howell, students are strongly encouraged to get involved early in their high school career and become attached through an activity, club or sport. Howell offers over 60 different opportunities to become involved and attached outside of the school day. Year after year all Howell data confirms that if you are involved outside of the normal school day that you will have more positive outcomes as a Viking.

This fall our student-participants not only excelled in their activities and sports but they also had success in the classroom as well. Below you can find the very impressive statistics from our fall student-participants during the first quarter. Congratulations to these young men and women and thank you to our coaches and sponsors for being such great leaders in and out of the classroom.

First Quarter In The Classrom - By The Numbers

  • 97.58% of all participants had 1 or less discipline referral
  • 97.38% attendance rate

  • 95.30% of all classes enrolled in earned a grade of "C" or higher

STUCO Canned Food Drive Begins This Week

Howell programs continue to do great things to support our program and this week STUCO will lead a school wide opportunity to help those in need. Beginning this week students in their second hour classes will compete to bring in canned goods to benefit the Oasis Food Pantry. Thank you to STUCO for leading another great opportunity to support our community.

What: Competition between 2nd hour classes

When: November 12th - 16th

Benefits: OASIS Food Pantry

Hosted by: Student Council

Prizes: Bread Company Breakfast - 1st and 2nd place classes PLUS 1 winner pulled at random (for every 25 cans a class brings in they get a chance to win the free breakfast)

Yearbook Brings Home Awards From JEA/NSPA National Conference

The Howelltonian Yearbook was recently recognized for their efforts at the JEA/NSPA National Conference. Congratulations to the Howelltonian Yearbook students and staff for earning the following awards:

NSPA Best of Show - 6th (Yearbook 289-336 pages)
JEA Write off Awards - Placed 86 percent (6 out of 7):

Superior Awards (highest)
Sophia Jacobson, Yearbook Copy/Caption Clubs
Sydney Taylor, Yearbook Copy/Caption Student Life

Excellent Awards
Jenna Pardieck, Feature Writing
Kirstyn Corbett, Yearbook Copy/Caption Academics

Honorable Mention
Vanina Dimitrova, Sports Action Photography
Emily Scott, Review Writing

Students, Staff & Parents Encouraged To Take Part In #VikingThanks

November is finally here! Even though Thanksgiving is not until the end of the month we would like to fill the entire month full of #VIKINGTHANKS at Howell. Over the course of the next 30 days we invite everyone in our Howell community to take the time to thank at least one person each day that makes Howell such a great place to be. It can be a student, staff member, parent, volunteer, community member or business. We would love to see and share these #VIKINGTHANKS through social media as well. On Twitter you can use #VIKINGTHANKS each day to share the many people you are thankful for. Each day the @FHVikings Twitter account will also be posting a video from one of our Student Leadership Council members thanking someone in our Howell family. We encourage others to create a short video or take a selfie with those in our Howell family that you are thankful for and share it using #VIKINGTHANKS. Each Friday during the month of November we will draw a winner from Twitter that has used the #VIKINGTHANKS hashtag. We hope you will join us and encourage others during the month of November to thank and recognize the many great people who make Howell a great place to be!

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DECA Game Night A Hit With Members

One of the many great DECA opportunities available to student members at Howell are the DECA socials. Last week students took part in the DECA Game Night. The well attended event is just another way for students to develop relationships and network with fellow Vikings. Thank you to all of our DECA sponsors and students for another great event!
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Howell Alum Farrah Named SLIAC Player Of The Year

Congratulations to Howell alum and former Lady Viking Volleyball player, Kristen Farrah on being named the SLIAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Kristen currently attends Webster University and is a member of the volleyball program. It is always great to see the amazing things our Howell alums are accomplishing at the college level!

Singer's Choice Dessert Concert Dates Released

On November 16th and 17th the very talented choir will be hosting their annual Singer's Choice concert. Travel back in time...while these very talented singers offer an evening of eclectic music from some of your favorite decades while enjoying delicious desserts! Details for this great event can be found below. Please consider supporting this amazing group of Howell students.

Singer's Choice Desert Concert

Date: November 16th and 17th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Howell High School Theatre

Admission: Children - $5 & Adults $10 (Tickets Sold At Door Only)

  • Raffle items and silent auction will be available each night of the show
  • Water and soda available for additional purchase.

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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships