The Viking Insider
Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine
Wrestling Hosts 62 Team Tournament, 500 Wrestlers Compete
On Friday and Saturday Francis Howell High School was host to one of the largest wrestling tournaments in the State. Sixty-two teams and five hundred wrestlers were on campus over the course of the two days to compete in the Kyle Thrasher Invitational. The event which took nearly one hundred workers and volunteers to put on was a huge success and had a record crowd for the two day tournament. Thank you to all of the workers and volunteers that made the event a success. You can view the medalists for our Vikings on both the boys and girls side below. Congratulations to these young men and women for medaling at the Kyle Thrasher Invitational!
Boys Wrestling Medalists
113 lbs - Eric Lovelace (22-2) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points.
120 lbs - Josh Kyle (27-1) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points.
132 lbs - Ben Wright (18-10) placed 6th and scored 11.0 team points.
285 lbs - Ryan Skillington (24-1) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points.
Girls Wrestling Top 6 Finishers
103 lbs - Kameron Sullivan (9-8) placed 2nd and scored 21.0 team points.
110 lbs - Beta Vondera (5-10) placed 6th and scored 5.0 team points.
116 lbs - Jersey Persons (7-14) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points.
121 lbs - Olivia Huntsicker (13-12) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points.
126 lbs - Emily Eberwine (23-5) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.
152 lbs - Danielle Lindsey (20-7) placed 5th and scored 13.0 team points.
235 lbs - Kymbrietta Turner (4-2) placed 5th and scored 11.0 team points.
Schark Scores 1,000th Point
Student-Participants Excel During First Semester
The benefits of being involved in an activity, club or sport at Francis Howell High School have never been more evident. During first semester the 1,232 students that were involved at Howell in an activity, club or sport outpaced their non-participant peers in the areas of academics, attendance and discipline. Howell continues to work to get students involved and attached in the building through the nearly 60 activities, clubs and sports offered. These opportunities include many district paid and supported activities as well as student formed and staff volunteered opportunities. Thank you to all of our students that continue to get involved outside of the normal school day. A special thank you also goes out to the many coaches and sponsors that help make these opportunities possible for our students.
First Semester Student-Participants By The Numbers:
Total Student Participants: 1,232
Student-Participants - 3.45 GPA
Non-Participants - 2.84
Student-Participants - 96.3%
Non-Participants - 93.4%
Student Participant Infractions - 0.11 per student
Non Participant Infractions- 0.28 per student
Students Involved In Activities, Clubs & Sports Earn High GPA's
The first semester was a very successful one for the 1,232 students that were involved in activities, clubs and sports at Howell. Howell programs set high standards in activity, sport, classroom and in the community. During the first semester students involved in an activity club or sport had a cumulative G.P.A of 3.49. all of our MSHSAA sponsored activities and sports. Our Vikings had success in their respective activities and sports as well as in the classroom. All MSHSAA sponsored activities and sports earned a program GPA of over 3.0. Below you can find our MSHSAA sponsored program GPA's. Congratulations to all of our students involved in an activity, club or sport for their success in the classroom.
MSHSAA Sponsored Program First Semester GPA's
Scholar Bowl - 4.47
Girls XC - 3.92
Girls Swim - 3.88
Speech & Debate - 3.86
Girls Tennis - 3.82
Girls Golf - 3.80
Softball - 3.76
Boys XC - 3.74
Girls Basketball - 3.74
Girls Volleyball - 3.70
Boys Swim - 3.50
Marching Band - 3.49
Dance - 3.44
Cheer - 3.43
Boys Basketball - 3.39
Boys Soccer - 3.25
Winterguard - 3.22
Football - 3.16
Girls Wrestling - 3.06
Boys Wrestling - 3.02
GG's & Company Compete At St. Charles
The Golden Girls & Company program traveled to St. Charles High School on Saturday to compete in their competition. The program had another strong showing at both the JV and Varsity level. You can view the results from Saturday below. Next up is UDA Nationals. Good luck to GG's & Co as they compete for a National Championship!
1st Place - Jazz
3rd Place - Hip Hop
Choreography Award - Jazz
1st Place - Hip Hop
3rd Place - Jazz
Howell Alum Adam Long Earns First Win On PGA Tour
Girls Basketball Volunteers With Sharing Meals Program
After a four day stretch that saw the girls basketball program play three games in four days, our Lady Vikings were out giving back in the community on Saturday. This past Saturday they volunteered at the Knights Templar where they worked with the Sharing Meals Program. Thank you to Coach Muench and the GIrls Basketball program for being actively involved in our community and for providing great opportunities for the young women in the program to grow as people.
Howell Artist Spotlight - Madisyn Johnson
Artist Name: Madisyn Johnson
Grade: 12th Senior
Favorite Howell Art Class: Digital Art and Design
Favorite Medium: My Favorite medium is Photography. I love being behind the camera and having to come up with creative ideas to for each photoshoot.
Sustained Theme: I mainly love doing Portrait Photography. I love getting to work with people to create the art I do.
Cast Named For Spring Production, Snow Angel
This past week the cast of the spring production, Snow Angel was announced. Congratulations to this very talented cast that entertain the packed crowds this spring. Below you can read a play description as well as a list of the cast members.
When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva's searching for -- and who she truly is -- becomes a mystery that baffles, divides, and energizes the teens of Deerpoint. Told through journal entries and interactions among the students over the course of a single snow day, Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery, and the power of believing.
Eva ……………….…….Carlie Schroeder *
Frida Jensen…………..Isadora Vaccaro
Jill……………...………..Allie Thornton *
Helen Spitzer……...…..Camille Lechner
Dan……………………...Tino Bono *
Vincent…………………..Dylan Enyart *
Arlo……………………… Jamie SaylorVoice of Radio Guy……..David Yang
Girls Swim Recognizes Seniors
Congratulations to Howell swimmers Mary Todd, Abbie Edgar and Lily Ramsay for representing Howell and the girls swim program over the course of their high school careers. On Tuesday night they were recognized prior to the last home meet of the season for the Lady Vikings. Congratulations and good luck as the season comes to an end!
Howell Track Alums Compete At Mizzou Open
Former Howell Swim Coach Recognized As 2017-18 Missouri Swim Coach Of The Year
Soon To Be A Star Drama Camp Set For February 2nd
Freshman Basketball Programs Near End Of Season
Stay Warm With New Nike Howell Apparel
Howell Alum Named MVP For Coe College Football
Howell Earns Award From DESE
• Demonstrate a commitment to PLC concepts.
• Implement those concepts for at least three years.
• Present clear evidence of improved student learning.
• Explain the culture, practices, and structures of the school or district, and submit it for consideration to the PLC Review Committee using our online submission process.
• Update school or district information on the site each year to show your data continues to meet the criteria of the PLC at Work process.
The state PLC school-improvement model focuses on increasing student achievement by building the capacity of school personnel to create and sustain the conditions that promote high levels of student and adult learning
Upcoming Spring Impact Testing Dates Released
This past week Impact Testing dates were released for the upcoming spring season. Impact testing is required for baseball, girls lax, girls soccer, boys volleyball, & track (jumpers & pole vault). Freshman and Juniors in those sports need to complete testing prior to the first day of spring sports if they have not completed it previously this year. Students new to Howell must also complete the testing.
Impact Testing for will take place on the following dates. Students must arrive on time so that all participants can begin testing at once. All testing dates and times below take place in Learning Commons.
Impact Testing Dates/Times
1/16 - 1:50pm
1/23 - 1:50pm
1/30 - 1:50pm
2/6 - 1:50pm
2/13 - 4:45pm
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.
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
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!
Website & App – www.howellvikings.com
Instagram - FHVikings
Viking Insider (Weekly E-Magazine) Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/vikinginsider
Youtube Channel - https://tinyurl.com/VikingTube
Camp Website – www.fhvikingscamps.com
Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)
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