The Viking Insider
Helping You Stay Connected To Your Howell Family
Homecoming Week 2019 Is Here
When you think of some of your best memories, is a Howell Vikings or Howell event on your list? As thousands of Viking fans and Howell alums can attest, it is truly a great time to be a Viking! Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to come back to Howell and to enjoy the many events taking place! Where else can you wear your blue and gold and celebrate the great tradition of excellence at Francis Howell? Whether you are a current student or Howell alum, come out and show your Viking Pride this week and celeberate with your Howell Family!
This week many great events will be taking place over the course of the week and many spirit themed days will be the focus of our dress during the week. This week will also mark the return of the "Homecoming Festival" for students during the afternoon on Thursday and will offer many great activites for all Vikings to help celebrate Homecoming week. You can view the many activities we have going on this week below.
On Friday night enjoy the homecoming football game as our Vikings take on Troy. Viking fans will also be treated to performances by the band, cheer, and dance programs. At halftime the Homecoming Court will also be introduced. Friday night's game begins at 7:00 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to arrive early so you can see the Band performance at 6:35 p.m. prior to the game.
Limited Number Of Homecoming Shirts Remain
Homecoming Tickets On Sale This Week
Homecoming tickets are on sale again this week! Please make sure your fines are paid or you will not able able to purchase tickets. Tickets will be on sale during all lunches and new this year is the ability to use a credit card to purchase your tickets. Below are the dates and cost of tickets for Homecoming.
Ticket Sales During All Lunches
September 23 - 26 - $20
Band Wins Award For Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Music & Outstanding Visual Performance While Finishing 2nd At Edwardsville Competition
Cheer Has Large Turnout For Future Viking Clinic
Help Promote & Support Our Howell Family & Programs
The Vikings have gotten off to a strong start this fall across all programs and the support for our programs and attendance at events and games has reached new heights. The focus within all Howell programs extends well beyond the sport or activity involved in. All participants, coaches, parents and fans at Howell are held to high standards that revolve around the Activities Department R.I.S.E. core values of respect, integrity, sportsmanship and excellence. These core values help to guide our programs and experiences for those that participate and attend Howell activities, events and games. The goal is to not only have successful programs but to represent Howell in the best way possible. Below you can find several excellent ways that you can continue to promote and grow our Howell programs as we strive to become the best high school activities department in the State. The promotion and support of our programs by our Howell Family will help us achieve these goals. Thank you to all Vikings and fans for their continued support of Howell and our programs!
Positively promote the program with words, actions and social media posts
Applaud and recognize all Howell student-athletes, staff, and parents
Greet opposing players, fans and officials like they were our own
Honor the culture present within Howell programs
Honor the values promoted within Howell programs
Honor the processes in place within Howell programs
Be kind to officials, media and game day personnel
Promote sportsmanship in the stands
Recognize sportsmanship with your student and within program
Support the effort, commitment and involvement of the program and Activities Department
Find ways to serve the program, Activities Department and community
Encourage others to support Howell programs and the Activities Department
Football Ranked #8 In State Rankings
The football program moved to 3-1 on Friday night after a 45-12 win over FHC. Our Vikings are currently ranked #8 in the State and look to move up the rankings this week. This is the first time since 2017 that the Vikings have been inside the top 10. The Vikings are also well represesented in several other local and statewide polls. The lower level programs are also off to strong starts with the JV at 2-1 and the freshman at 3-0. You can catch our Vikings in action this Friday at 7:00 p.m. for the Homecoming game versus Troy. Good luck to Coach Chojnacki and the football program as they try to make a strong post-season run in 2019.
Class 6 State Football Rankings
4. Liberty North
6. Lee's Summit North
7. Blue Springs
8. Francis Howell
9. Park Hill
10. Lee's Summit West
Baseball Program Does Cleanup With Adopt-A-Highway
JV Cheer & GG's Add To Game Day Atmosphere
JV Golf Takes 2nd In Holt Tournament
DECA Attends Career Day At Busch Stadium
Howell Alums & MLB Players Graves & Orf Return To Speak With Students
Mike Hebert Agency To Sponsor Entrance To Field
Howell Vikings In The News
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)
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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