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Students give thanks for families

Families and friends alike attended the “Thankful for Families” event at John Weldon Elementary. [FHSD photo] John Weldon Elementary hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon called “Thankful for Families” to bring the school community together. Families were invited to join their students in the lunchroom and share a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  “It’s great for our kids to be able to invite families, grandparents and everyone in,” said Lauren Lickenbrock, a fourth-grade teacher and organizer of the event. “But I think it’s also great for our kids who don’t have families or don’t get to do Thanksgiving so much.  “When they come in ...

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Law poses changes for school schedules, summer tourism in 2020

Formerly known as House Bill 161 [HB 161], the newly passed legislation states that the first day of classes for local school districts can be scheduled no earlier than 14 days before the first Monday in September. This means, for the 2020-2021 school year, traditional school districts would be barred from starting before Aug. 24.

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Francis Howell chefs compete

The Francis Howell School District Iron Chef/Culinary Throw-Down is an annual event that gives students the opportunity to practice their cooking skills in a real-world setting.

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Francis Howell students learn vehicle maintenance

A group of Francis Howell High students recently took part in a Real World Wednesday event that set out to inform students about the fundamentals of vehicle maintenance. Employees from Len’s Auto Repair were invited to the school to teach the students a variety of skills, including how to check tire pressure, change a spare tire and jump-start a car.

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Francis Howell teachers awarded for excellence

Francis Howell School District

Francis Howell School District teachers and department chairs Kim Linneman and Teresa Swaringim have been selected to receive the 2019 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes teachers for teaching, impact on student learning, knowledge and creativity in the classroom.

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