MAP Testing Begins
Posted on 04/13/2017
The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for students in the Francis Howell School District will take place during the month of April. MAP tests are mandated by the state, and are intended to help determine what a child knows and is able to do according to the expectations for his or her grade level. Scores on the MAP tests are also used to determine how schools are performing according to state and federal guidelines.
Fairmount’s Falcon Fun Run Raises over $25,000
Posted on 03/17/2017
On Friday, March 10, students, staff, families, and community members gathered on the fields of Fairmount Elementary, to celebrate what would soon become known as “the Greatest Fundraising Event Ever!” The Fairmount PTO teamed up with Boosterthon, a company that specializes in fun run events, to create the “Falcon Fun Run” and raise money for technology, new playground equipment, and other expenses for the school.
Dr. Cheri Oliver Named New Fairmount Principal for 2017-18 School Year
Posted on 03/14/2017
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) has announced the hiring of Dr. Cheri Oliver as the principal of Fairmount Elementary School, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Oliver will contribute to student learning, as well as staff and school improvement, using her knowledge and experience as a successful instructional leader.
Fairmount Students Jump High for the American Heart Association
Posted on 03/07/2017
At Francis Howell School District (FHSD), jumping is serious business, especially when it’s for a great cause! During the month of February, students at Fairmount Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA). With the combined efforts of students, families, and staff, the school not only met their $8,000 goal, they more than doubled it and raised over $16,000 for the AHA. The program was not just about raising money – it also helped students learn about how important exercise is, and what they can do to stay healthy.
The Force is Strong With Fairmount – School Hosted “Star Wars” Themed Tech Night
Posted on 02/21/2017
During Francis Howell School District’s (FHSD’s) We Love to Code! Week, administrators, teachers, and learning commons specialists encouraged students of all ages to participate in coding activities. Particularly for younger students, the trick is to find a way to get them to relate to this quickly emerging skill. At Fairmount Elementary, they found a way to make coding understandable for kids and parents alike – with a “Star Wars” theme.
Fairmount PTO Creates Memorial for Students Lost in Fire Last Summer
Posted on 02/08/2017
The loss of students in a school district can have a devastating effect on a community. However, it can also strengthen a community when people come together in times of distress. The Fairmount Elementary community is finding strength in sorrow, and is choosing to celebrate and remember the lives of those they have lost, lives lost in our own backyard.
FHSD Schools Celebrate National Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/24/2016
The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will be dipped in red the week of Oct. 24-28, as schools across the District and the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week, an event dedicated to raising awareness for alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence prevention. Many FHSD schools will educate students on drug prevention with special events, activities and fun-themed spirit days.
New FHSD Safety Measures Include Unannounced Intruder Drills
Posted on 10/05/2016
Student safety is always a top priority of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD). The District annually conducts a variety of safety drills including fire, tornado, earthquake and intruder drills. Participation in these safety drills is where most students get directly involved in their own safety. New this year, FHSD will conduct one unannounced intruder drill at each of our schools.
Fairmount Celebrates Back to School Bash and Honors Special Cause
Posted on 08/25/2016
Starting the new school year at Fairmount Elementary just doesn’t seem possible without the annual Back to School Bash. This year the event was held on Aug. 19, and drew a crowd of about 400 people from the Fairmount community, including former families and students.
FHSD Recognized for Bus Safety
Posted on 08/19/2016
The buses that safely transport students of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) every day will display a special new sticker starting in August, after earning the “Total Fleet Excellence” distinction for 2016. The stickers indicate excellence in the overall maintenance and reliability of the District’s bus fleet. The distinction is determined by the Missouri State Highway Patrol based on the results of the annual school bus inspection, a program conducted by the Patrol’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Division