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Central Office announces new hires for 2016-2017
Chief Human Resources Officer
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Lisa Simpkins as Chief Human Resources Officer. Lisa joined the Francis Howell School District in 2013, as Director of Human Resources, and has served in that role since that time. Prior to coming to Francis Howell, Lisa was Director of Support Personnel in the Ft. Zumwalt School District for twelve years. Before working in an education setting, Lisa worked in an HR role in a business setting. Please join me in welcoming Lisa to her new role.
Mrs. Simpkins is replacing Dr. Griggs who will be retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Chief Academic Officer
We are pleased to announce the hiring of Nicole Whitesell as Chief Academic Officer. Nicole has served for the past five years as Executive Director of Secondary Education in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Prior to that, Nicole’s roles included building administrator and teacher. Please join me in welcoming Nicole to the Francis Howell School District.
Mrs. Whitesell will be replacing Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris who will assume the role of District Superintendent beginning July 1st.
St. Louis Cardinals Day
For the St.Louis Cardinals home opener on Monday, April 11th, it will be an official "Cardinals Day" here at Francis Howell Middle School. Wear jeans and Cardinal attire (hats included) to help kick off the home opener game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
3rd Quarter Climate Survey Results
Here are the results from our 3rd Quarter District Climate Survey:
Question1. I take pride in working at my school
Qtr1: 98.15% Qtr2: 100% Qtr3: 100%
Question 2. Our staff holds high expectations for student learning
Qtr1: 100% Qtr2:100% Qtr3: 100%
Question 3. There are open channels of communication at our school
Qtr1: 88.46% Qtr2: 100% Qtr3: 95.83%
Question 4. There are opportunities for shared decision making
Qtr1: 78.85% Qtr2: 94.55% Qtr3: 93.75%
Question 5. Our school has clear direction on how to improve student learning
Qtr1: 88.46% Qtr2: 89.09% Qtr3: 91.67%
For Your Information...
Here is the District Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
In need of 21C Fest Proposals
We are still in need of proposals for next year's 21C Fest. If you are interested, please complete the information (see link below) as soon as possible.
Content Leaders are setting PD dates for Success PD and Training.
MAP testing will be the week of May 2-6.
April 11: B.I.G. Meeting Room 171 7:30 a.m.
April 12: 5th Grade Parent Preview 7:00 p.m. Gym
April 19: Student Digital Showcase 6:00 p.m. Learning Commons
April 18: Coffee Talk 7:45 a.m. Learning Commons
April 20: MAP Training - All certified staff 2:45p.m. Learning Commons
April 21: Tech Cafe (4A/4C/5B) in the Cabana
APril 21: Board of Education meeting 7:00 p.m. BOE Room
April 23: 5th Annual Family Fun Run