The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

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Happy New Year To Our Howell Family

Howell Family,

I hope that you all have had a great holiday season and have been able to spend time with family and friends. I'm excited to wish a Happy New Year to you and to all of your loved ones. 2018 has been a historic year for our Vikings and 2019 looks to be an exciting and success filled year in Howell activities, clubs and sports.

I appreciate the continued support of those that read our weekly Viking Insider and help us to share "our story" in our many Howell extra-curricular activities. The intent of the Viking Insider is to highlight our activities, clubs and sports and to promote the success of our student-participants so that our Howell family feels a better connection to Howell. I encourage you to continue to share the Viking Insider as we celeberate and promote the great young men and women we have in our programs as well as our dedicated staff that works hard to ensure program success.

During 2018 our student-participants made their mark in the classroom, in their sport/activity, and in our community. Their performance in all three of these areas speaks volumes about the commitment to excellence we have at Howell. Howell has so much to be excited about as we begin 2019 and I cannot wait to "R.I.S.E. As One" with each of you as we continue the standard of excellence we have set.

We also have plenty of work to do as we continue to improve our programs and the overall experience and outcomes for those involved in our activities, clubs and sports. I encourage all Howell family members to become actively involved in 2019 and to continue to help support our programs as we all work to lead positive change and progress in all we do. 2019 will be filled with hard work as our programs remain committed to giving our student-participants and those in the Howell family the best possible Howell Viking experience. We will need you now more than ever to support us as we look to build on one of the top activities departments in the State to become THE best activities department in the entire State. This is our goal and we are closer than we have ever been before. Our supporters are the heart and soul of the Howell family and we recognize that your investment in our programs is a strong statement of the active and meaningful role you play when determining the success of our programs. I am more than grateful to be able to continue this journey with each of you as we enter a new year.

I look forward to continued success in 2019 and cannot wait to see what the new year has in store for our Vikings and fans. Thank you for all you have done to support our programs this year and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing each of you in 2019!

Sean Erwin

Activities Director

Boys Basketball Takes Second In Competitive MICDS Tournament

The Boys Basketball program competed in the very competitive MICDS Tournament this past week. Our Vikings went 3-1 in the tournament to take 2nd place in the 16 team tournament. We earned wins over Clayton, Parkway South and Parkway Central before falling to an undefeated Trinity team in the tournament championship. Our boys program is now 9-2 on the season with their two losses coming to teams with a combined record of 20-1. Congratulations to our Vikings on a great tournament.
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Drake Heismeyer Earns 3rd Team All-Metro Honors

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch released their All-Metro Football Team this week and our very own junior Drake Heismeyer was represented on the list. Drake earned 3rd Team All-Metro honors for his efforts this season. The All-Metro team is comprised of the top football players in the St. Louis and Metro East area across all classes of football. Drake is the third Howell All-Metro student-athlete from the 2018 fall sports season to be recognized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. You can view the entire football All-Metro team by clicking the link below. Congratulations to Drake for such a great honor!

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Russell & Lashley Earn Viz Tournament Honors

Our Girls Basketball program competed in the Visitation Tournament this past week. Two of our very own Lady Vikings were recognized for their efforts over the course of the four game tournament. Congratulations to Taylor Russell on being named to the 2nd Team All-Tournament Team. Congratulations to Olivia Lashley as well for earning the "100% Award." Thank you to these two great young ladies for representing Howell and the basketball program in such a positive way this past week.
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Dalton & Schark Named To MICDS All-Tournament Team

Our Boys Basketball program had several standout performances over the course of the four game MICDS Tournament. On Saturday night senior Daylan Dalton and junior Matt Schark were recognzied for their strong performances in the tournament and were named to the MICDS All-Tournament Team. Congratulations to these young men for representing Howell in such a positve way this past week.
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Mandatory Spring Sports Eligibility Parent Meeting Set For February 13th

The spring season sports eligibility parent meeting has been set for February 13th. All students planning on participating in a spring sport must attend this meeting with a parent. 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 fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on February 25th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the sports eligibility event on February 13th. To ensure participation on February 25th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than Thursday, February 21st at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

2018-19 Eligibility Paperwork

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!

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Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)


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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships