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.
A Day With Bret Hammond - Abilities Awareness Week
Posted on 03/21/2017
Students who focus more on the similarities they share, rather than their differences, create stronger relationships. That was one of the many things that Abilities Awareness Week taught the students at John Weldon Elementary. From March 6 – 10, students not only learned to embrace the similarities they share with others who face challenges with disabilities, but were also educated on the causes of those barriers, and how those affected overcome it.
Building the Leaders of Tomorrow – Leadership Day at John Weldon
Posted on 02/03/2017
On Dec. 21, 2016, John Weldon Elementary hosted their first Leadership Day, which was an opportunity for students to display their leadership skills and demonstrate how they incorporate the Seven Habits of Leadership into their daily lives.
John Weldon Students Raise Money for Kids in Need
Posted on 12/19/2016
On the eightieth day of the school year, John Weldon Elementary utilized the nostalgia connected with the 1980s for a good cause, hosting a spirit day fundraiser. Their 80s-themed spirit day cost students and staff $1 to wear clothing and/or accessories associated with one of the twenty-first century’s more colorful decades. A day that was full of fun and interesting scenery, the good times brought in over $300 for the Together We Rise organization, which provides “Sweet Cases” duffel bags that are given to area foster children.
John Weldon Elementary Hosts First Turkey Luncheon
Posted on 11/22/2016
John Weldon Elementary, part of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD), hosted its first-ever Turkey Luncheon, inviting families from the school community to join them in feasting and fellowship. And the level of excitement over this event was only equaled by its attendance, as thousands of people poured in and out of the John Weldon cafeteria.
John Weldon Fifth-Graders Take a Stand with Pumpkin Stand to Support Flood Victims
Posted on 11/07/2016
John Weldon Elementary has supported many worthwhile causes over the years, inspiring its school community. Recently that inspiration also ignited a spark to do good in three John Weldon fifth graders who came up with the idea to sell pumpkins and donate the proceeds to support the Louisiana flood victims.
FHN Hosts Special Olympics Softball Tournament
Posted on 10/06/2016
All we need is an opportunity to succeed. Athletes play the game for the thrill of victory, but not everyone gets that chance. The Francis Howell Special Olympics (FHSO) wants to make sure that no one gets left in the crowd, no matter their ability or experience with sports. And on Oct. 1, groups of thrilled athletes came to Francis Howell North (FHN) High School fields for a Special Olympics softball tournament.
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.
John Weldon Supports the American Heart Association by Raising Money and Saving Lives
Posted on 09/20/2016
Saving lives is a great tradition at John Weldon Elementary, and during the 2015-16 school year this tradition had an impressive outcome. John Weldon raised a total of $9,784.33 for the American Heart Association (AHA), an amount that potentially saved the lives of 196 people.
John Weldon Elementary Celebrates New School Year with Annual Back to School Picnic
Posted on 08/31/2016
John Weldon Elementary invited its community to celebrate the start of the new school year with the annual Back to School Picnic, a school tradition that was held on Aug. 19. More than 600 guests came out to enjoy bubble machines, live music, food trucks including Kona Ice, games, and the John Weldon playground.
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
Girls are on the Run to Success
Posted on 01/13/2016
It is the goal of every teacher in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) to inspire his or her students to be healthy and confident. But some teachers somehow can inspire students to go the extra mile – literally. FHSD had girls from three schools participate in the Girls on the Run Program this fall. They competed in a five-kilometer run in downtown St. Louis on Nov. 14, among five thousand other participants from around the region.
Colorful Community – John Weldon Color Dash
Posted on 04/10/2015
As springtime rolls around, many people start seeking ways to get in better shape. The most colorful way to do it was to join in the fun and fellowship of the John Weldon Elementary Color Dash 5K. Families and friends got together in the name of good health, and just as importantly, good fun.
Superheroes Swoop into John Weldon Elementary
Posted on 02/02/2015
Look in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Zero the Hero! At John Weldon Elementary, super things are happening every day. But on Jan. 27, the hundredth day of school in Francis Howell School District’s (FHSD) hundredth year, there were no zeroes, only heroes. John Weldon’s classrooms had three superheroes swoop in and help them learn to count from zero to one hundred.