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Three Francis Howell Schools Honored as Missouri Gold Star Schools

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has recognized three Francis Howell elementary schools, Becky-David, Daniel Boone, and Warren, as 2019 Missouri Gold Star Schools. All three FHSD schools have also been nominated by the U.S. Department of Education for recognition as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Only five other schools in Missouri were recognized this year as Gold Star Schools.

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Star Gazing Event June 22


The Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers will be holding a free public stargazing event at East Central College Observatory on the ECC campus Saturday evening June 22nd, 2019 beginning at dusk. Club members will be available with their telescopes to assist attendees to observe planets, and deep sky objects such as galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. 

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St. Charles Riverfest Moved to August, July 4th Parade Still On


After much discussion, the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the Riverfest Celebration will be moved to to August 30 and 31 -  which will (hopefully) allow Frontier Park to dry out and recover from the Missouri’s onslaught. The St. Charles Jaycee’s Fourth of July Parade will still take place on July 4th at 10:00AM – same route (Bales Park to North Second Street, to Clark St., to Historic Main Street to Boone's Lick Road.

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Enjoying Family Night at the New Melle Festival - 2019

Thursday, June 14, 2019 was Family Night at the New Melle Festival. This family-friendly event features lots of opportunities to learn and explore, including demonstrations and vehicle tours by numerous first responders, including the St. Charles County Canine Unit, Bomb Squad, Tactical Support, Forensics truck, and a Police Helicopter, plus a St. Charles County Ambulance,  Air Evac Helicopter; New Melle fire department vehicles and more.

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Francis Howell Senior Wins Mike Rowe Scholarship


Francis Howell High School senior Jimmy Johnson is receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to be used for travel expenses incurred to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the week of June 24 – 28. Johnson was nominated by his Lewis & Clark Career Center HVAC instructor Cliff Hesskamp and SkillsUSA advisor Kristin Brent and is one of two mikeroweWORKS scholarship recipients from Lewis & Clark.

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