2019-20 FHN News

Hannah Scharfenberg and her daughter hold bus safety competition awards
FHSD Bus Driver Hannah Scharfenberg - A Champion of Bus Safety
Posted on 08/08/2019
While the FHSD transportation Department is new this year, what’s not new is the dedication and skill of many of the bus drivers. For Hannah Scharfenberg, driving a bus is more than just a job. It’s a mission to keep students safe during the commute to school. Each year, she participates in safety bus competitions to continue her growth as a driver. In June she won the 2019 State School Bus Safety Competition hosted by the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation. As state champion, she earned the right to compete in the Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition hosted by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) where she placed fifth in the nation.  Read more about FHSD Bus Driver Hannah Scharfenberg - A Champion of Bus Safety
FHSD school bus
FHSD Bus Transportation Update
Posted on 08/01/2019
The FHSD Transportation Department wants to take this opportunity to remind our parents about some of the changes with our new Francis Howell buses. New routing software will assign pick up/drop off locations for students that comply with the state guidelines. This includes ensuring that bus stops are at least 500 ft. apart, the minimum recommended distance to activate warning lights. This year we are creating more neighborhood bus stops instead of specific house stops. This also means FHSD buses may not be traveling up and down every street in every neighborhood, especially for secondary students. In order to make our routes as efficient as possible, we are encouraging parents to inform their school office if they do not need school bus transportation.  Read more about FHSD Bus Transportation Update
FHN Grows the Next Generation of Teachers Through Educators Rising
FHN Grows the Next Generation of Teachers Through Educators Rising
Posted on 07/24/2019
Two 2019 FHN graduates competed in the National Educators Rising Competition in Dallas, Texas over the summer. Austin Shariff placed first in Lesson Planning and Delivery - Arts, and Abbey Seemes placed fifth in Lesson Planning and Delivery - Humanities. The pair competed together in a chapter event and won fourth place for an entry titled Inside Our Schools.  Read more about FHN Grows the Next Generation of Teachers Through Educators Rising
FHN’s Manfull Hosts Ninth Annual Media Now Conference
FHN’s Manfull Hosts Ninth Annual Media Now Conference
Posted on 07/24/2019
Media Now is a three-day journalism conference geared towards high school students and their advisers. The conference was hosted in two locations this year, Webster University in St. Louis in June and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, in July. The camp provides training for high school students that want to take their digital media skills to the next level. According to the Media Now website, students can “choose from a variety of critique sessions, leadership training, and best practices for storytelling.” There are over 100 different sessions held during the conference, and topics include writing, photography, video, design, social media, and storytelling. Students are hands-on during the learning process, taking photos and writing stories that are critiqued by instructors.  Read more about FHN’s Manfull Hosts Ninth Annual Media Now Conference
Cottleville Firefighters Outreach, St. Charles County Ambulance District, and FHN teacher Stephen Moorman
Neighborhood Heroes Donate Emergency Backpacks to FHN
Posted on 07/22/2019
When it comes to safety, FHN is willing to get creative to prepare students and staff for different emergency situations. The Safety Committee at FHN has brainstormed some additional opportunities to ensure safety in the school, including an idea to provide emergency backpacks in each classroom. With the generous support of Cottleville Firefighters Outreach (CFO) and St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD) Outreach, 150 backpacks were assembled for FHN to use in case of an emergency.  Read more about Neighborhood Heroes Donate Emergency Backpacks to FHN
FHN students in class with Shelly Parks
FHSD Early College Program
Posted on 07/19/2019
The Francis Howell School District has partnered with St. Charles Community College (SCC) to offer the Early College Program (ECP) to all FHSD high school students. ECP offers high school students the opportunity to earn transferable college credits at SCC while still enrolled in high school. When enrolled in ECP, students will take college coursework on the campus of SCC with textbooks and curriculum taught by SCC professors. Students can earn enough credits to complete part or all of an Associate’s Degree while concurrently earning a high school diploma. Students and their families will be required to pay for all tuition, books, and fees.   Read more about FHSD Early College Program
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