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Francis Howell North

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Francis Howell North

Sportsmanship-Honesty-integrity-excellence-leadership-determination

FHN Clubs & Activities


 

BASEBALL

        Varsity..................... Bob Dunahue  robertdunahue@yahoo.com

        Assistant…….......... Mike Freedline

        Sophomore…........... Jesse Stewart   jstewart@charter.net

        Freshman……......... Jeremy Opfer  jayniner@hotmail.com

BASKETBALL (Boys)

        Varsity………......... Darrell Davis  dbld101355@yahoo.com

        Assistant…….......... Mark Wright

        Sophomore…........... Eric Eubank

        Freshman……......... Mike Bevill    ambush52@gmail.com

BASKETBALL (Girls)

        Varsity………......... Jamal Thompson  jamal_t_2000@yahoo.com

        Assistant…….......... Dawn Hahn

        Jr. Varsity…............ Ashley Wiedner   alwiedner@gmail.com

        Freshman…............. Arty Johnson   artyj21@gmail.com

CROSS COUNTRY

        Head Coach….......... Kim Martin

        Assistants….…........ Sean Fowler, Joe Brocksmith

FOOTBALL

        Head Coach….......... Brett Bevill    brett.bevill@fhsdschools.org

        Assistants……......... Arty Johnson, Charles Lott, Sam Davis,

                  ....................... Ryan Darks, Kurt Kruse, Mike Bevill, Mike Castro

GOLF (Boys)……........... Mark Wright

GOLF (Girls)……........... Chris Witthaus

        Asst…..…................ OPEN            

LACROSSE (Girls)......... Ryan Darks

        Assistant.................. Danielle Budde  dannibud@gmail.com

        Assistant.................. Breanna O’Brien            

SOCCER (Boys)

        Varsity………......... Larry Scheller

        Assistant…….......... Zach Fettig

        Jr. Varsity…............ Mark Olwig

        Freshman……......... Randy Roy  

SOCCER (Girls)

        Varsity…..…........... Mark Olwig

        Assistant….............. Larry Scheller

        Jr Varsity…............. Zach Fettig

        Freshman…............. Randy Roy

SOFTBALL

        Varsity……............. Bob Dunahue   robertdunahue@yahoo.com

        Assistant….............. Mike Freedline

        Jr Varsity…............. Jeremy Opfer   jayniner@hotmail.com

        Freshman…............. Jesse Stewart   jstewart@charter.net

SWIM (Boys)….............. OPEN

        Asst.......................... OPEN

        Diving……….......... Chris Pape

SWIM (Girls)….............. Joshua Galati  joshuascottgalati@gmail.com

        Asst.......................... OPEN

        Diving……….......... Chris Pape

TENNIS (Girls/Boys)….. Beth Jameson  FHNtennis@att.net

        Assistant.................. Jean Varker

TRACK (Boys/Girls)….. Kim Martin

    Assistants:  ..................  Jamal Thompson, Mike Castro,

        .................................  Reed Lunsford, William Scherff

VOLLEYBALL (Boys)

        Varsity………......... Robin Yuede

        Assistant…….......... Michelle Oppenborn

        Jr. Varsity…............ Hannah Snyder

        Freshman……......... Kent Stover

VOLLEYBALL (Girls)

        Varsity………......... Kent Stover    

        Assistant…….......... Jacob Fletcher

        Jr. Varsity……........ Hannah Snyder

        Freshman……......... Robin Yuede

WRESTLING

        Varsity………......... Chris Brown

        Assistant…….......... Sean Fowler

        Jr. Varsity…............ Kurt Kruse

        Freshman……......... Matt Howard

 

CHEERLEADERS................................ Tracy Wuertenberg

     Assistant…………............................. Julianna Hayes

     Jr. Varsity……………....................... Katie Emerson  emersonk80@yahoo.com

DANCE………………........................... Tammy Rokita    tdawn83@hotmail.com

    Assistant………................................. Elizabeth Telge   telge7229@gmail.com

    Jr Varsity…….................................... Alicia Pavia    

BAND (Marching/Jazz/Winter/Guard).…. Rob Stegeman

   Assistant ........................................... Mark Ishman

   Assistant ........................................... Joe Sparks

   Colorguard/Winterguard...................... John Miller  jmiller@turnkeytec.com      

   Gateway Drumline.............................. Derek Kelly

CHOIR/Vocal Music…………................ Jennifer Crane

 

African American Leaders...................... Mary Kerr-Grant, Lisa Woodrum

Anime Manga Fan Club.......................... Greg Brown

Art Club……………….......................... OPEN

Class Officers:

  Senior Class Rep……..…...................... Kristen Jobgen

  Junior Class Rep………….................... Marissa Cohen

  Sophomore Class Rep…….................... N/A

  Freshman Class Rep……….................. N/A

Computer Science Club.......................... Mike Freedline

Cultural Awareness…............................ OPEN

 DECA-An Association of...................... Lori Moore, Melissa Hanrahan,

     Marketing Students                                 Mike Freedline                                          

Drama…………………......................... Kim Sulzner

    Assistant ........................................... Erica Flowers Roberts

Ecology Club………….......................... Joe Brocksmith

Fashion Club......................................... Marissa Cohen

FBLA - Future Business Leaders

       of America  .................................... Mim Eaton

FCCLA -Family, Career,

  Community Leaders of America ............ Rebecca Just

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)… Dawn Hahn, Sarah White

French Club ........................................... Dave Fritz

Future Problem Solving.......................... Jon Travis

Garden Club.......................................... Yvonne Kehoe

Gay-Straight Alliance…......................... Amy Field

German Club......................................... Anne McPartland

HOSA (Future Health Professionals)........ Matt Riffee/Dawn Hahn

Journalism……………........................... Aaron Manfull

      Asst……………............................... Jordyn Kiel

Knight Life…………….......................... Aaron Manfull

Knights of Excellence…......................... Lindsey Scheller/ Kristen Johnson

Knowledge Master…….......................... Jon Travis

Mentors………………........................... Kristen Johnson/Ryan Johnson

Mock Trials........................................... Randy Pierce  randebate@aol.com

Mu Alpha Theta……….......................... Patty Bartell

National Honor Society

     Junior…….…..…………................... Angie Mason

     Senior/Soph……….…....................... Donna Malkmus

Newspaper…………….......................... Aaron Manfull

Pep Club (Norm the Knight)…................ Jani Wilkens, Shelly Parks

Recycling Club...................................... Yvonne Kehoe

Robotics…………….............................. Dane Williamson

Scholar Quiz…………........................... Chris Witthaus

Science Club…………........................... Donna Malkmus

Sign Language………............................ Tom Skinner

Spanish Club......................................... Brian Santos

Speech & Debate……............................ Randy Pierce  randebate@aol.com

     Asst …….......................................... Brian Dufrenne

Sports Management Team…. ................. OPEN

Student Council……..……..................... Jani Wilkens/Shelly Parks

Teens Advocating Smart

     Choices (T.A.S.C.).…........................ OPEN

Technology Student Assoc (T.S.A)……... Michael Green

Vegetarian Club..................................... Yvonne Kehoe

Volunteer Knights……........................... OPEN

We Are All Knights................................ Lisa Pentecost

Yearbook……………............................ Jordyn Kiel

Young Democrats.................................. Kim Coil

Young Republicans................................ Chip Crow

 

 

EMAILS: first.last@fhsdschools.org  unless otherwise noted

 

 

 

 

African American Leaders….Mary Kerr-Grant, Lisa Woodrum

This group is a leadership group that represents the needs of African American students in the building to our building principal. Also students provide leadership, mentoring and college planning assistance for younger African American students.  Underclassmen who participate will meet at 7:00am monthly.  Seniors will meet on a rotating schedule during the school day on a monthly basis.

 

Anime Manga Club….Greg Brown
Club members discuss aspects of individual stylized Japanese animation they enjoy, then vote on which anime to watch at future meetings. Students bring their manga to share with other members. The club also focuses on Japanese culture, specifically language, popular culture, art, food, and music. Meetings are once every two weeks. No student costs nor class enrollment are necessary.

 

Art Club……OPEN

To promote an Art/Cultural Awareness at school, throughout the community, and, personally, through activities related to art.  Art related field trips to museums, colleges and galleries are planned.  Members also have the opportunity to use the art facilities and sponsor’s knowledge to work on and create personal artistic pieces.  Members do not have to be students of the art department to join.  Meetings are once every 2 weeks.

 

Class Officers…Senior - Kristen Jobgen, Junior - Marissa Cohen,

The four class officers (president, vice president, secretary and treasurer) assisted by delegates and all the members of their class, plan, organize, and execute the activities for their class.  Officers for all returning classes are elected in the spring of the previous year so they can attend summer meetings.  Officers meet on a weekly basis with their sponsor and on an as needed basis with delegates.  All of the classes design and sell class T-shirts.  Seniors offer additional clothing items as well.  The first major responsibility of the school year is organizing the class hallway theme decorations for Homecoming .  During the remainder of the year responsibilities vary by grade level - juniors plan Prom and seniors help plan senior activities ranging from designing the graduation announcement to Senior Week.

 

D.E.C.A….. Lori Moore, Melissa Hanrahan, Mike Freedline

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA members participate in academic competitions, professional leadership conferences, and community projects to develop skills necessary for success in today's global industry. Members must be enrolled in a marketing class.

 

Drama Club……Kim Sulzner

All students who participate in our two school plays are automatically considered Drama Club Members and begin their apprenticeship to eventually become a Masque Player.  Fifteen points must be accumulated.  JV, Varsity Letters and bars can be attained through participation in Drama Club.  There is an award banquet near the end of each school year.  Meetings consist of rehearsals and performances, so they vary.  Contact Mrs. Sulzner in Room 57 for additional  info. 

 

Ecology Club……Joe Brocksmith

Ecology Club is open to any student interested in doing something to learn about, study and improve their environment.  Although many activities are extensions of the Environmental Studies class, all students are welcome.  Students will participate in the Mo. Stream Team program and Storm Drain stenciling.  Stream monitoring takes place one Sun. each month during the school year.  Meetings are held in room 120 to plan and train students in the techniques they will be using in the field. 

 

Fashion Club…..Marissa Cohen

Fashion Club will meet once a month and participate in creative activities, share ideas, learn new things and explore interests in the Fashion Industry.  Any student enrolled in Fashion courses, or interested in fashion should join.

 

FBLA……Angie Mason

Future Business Leaders of America develops business leadership and an understanding of American Business Enterprise.  FBLA helps members establish career goals, encourages scholarship, and develops character and self-confidence.  FBLA also promotes efficient financial management.  Our goals are accomplished through business field trips, management of fundraisers, academic business contests (competitions), professional dress, professional meetings, business projects, charitable projects, and many other activities.  Members must currently be in a business class.  Meetings are held in room 19 every 2 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCA…….Dawn Hahn/Sarah White

Fellowship of Christian Athletes:  The purpose of our group is to bring together athletes and activities participants to talk about their concerns, doubts, and faith.  Teammates share a commitment to seeking answers about their faith around the common bond of athletes.

 

FCCLA…..Becky Just 

“Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America” will be participating in activities such as visiting childrens’ hospitals, the Humane Society and elderly care homes.  In addition they will be exploring careers related to family and community life, how to integrate family with the community.  We will also be involved in various fundraising activities, community service projects and school projects focused on topics related to the FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences).  We will have a general meeting on Tues. once a month in Rm 02.  Each member will be expected to serve on a team within the group to help plan special activities.  Projects and activities are up to the members.  This is your chance to make a difference and have your ideas heard.

 

Future Problem Solving…..Jon Travis

Involves analyzing problems and designing possible solutions for these problems.  Club members meet frequently before school and some additional evening meetings are necessary  No student costs are necessary for this club.

 

GSA….OPEN

Gay Straight Alliance is a forum to share ideas with Gay and Straight students.  GSA is a club to promote understanding and acceptance of all students, including those who are LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender).  The students fundraise,  work on an annual assembly, and run the Day of Silence every year.  Meetings are every other Thursday at 2:30pm.

 

International Global Awareness …..OPEN

We will meet and learn about each other’s cultures including but not limited to: language, food, music, movies, customs, celebrations, and holidays. We will also talk about current events happening in different countries and service projects. All students are welcome. Listen to announcements for meeting date.

 

Knight Life….Aaron Manfull

Knight Life is the student produced video program at Francis Howell North, often referred to as FHNtoday TV.  Students help to produce and edit the podcast as well as videos for FHNtoday.com and work in conjunction with the newspaper and yearbook.  The show can be found on Youtube at http:///www.youtube.com/fhntoday and all videos can be found on

FHNtoday. com.

 

Knights of Excellence…. Lindsey Scheller, Kristen Johnson

The Knights of Excellence Renaissance Program recognizes and rewards students for their academic achievement  with many activities throughout the year.  These activities include the Student of the Week program, Senior 4.0 luncheon, Knights of the Round Table induction ceremony, Gold Notes program, and the spring honors picnic.  KOE also recognizes teachers for National Education Week, teacher of the year and faculty birthdays.  Members help in the planning and implementation of these events.

 

Knight Mentoring Program…..Kristen Johnson, Ryan Johnson

Students who are going to be juniors or seniors can apply for this year long program.  The main component of this program involves your mentor group meeting with 9th grade students during their homeroom time approximately once per month.  Throughout the year you will lead them in fun group activities that are designed to make them more successful at transitioning into high school and act as an upper classman they can trust to ask questions they might have about FHN and high school in general.  We are also involved with the Freshmen Transition Day and Freshmen Schedule Pick-up before school in August. Monthly meetings are held during homeroom time to prepare for the upcoming homeroom sessions. As a member of this program you are given privileges such as preferred parking, free admission to on campus sporting events, and admittance to Knights of Excellence picnic. Every member receives a free t-shirt and a medallion that can be worn at graduation.  If you are interested in giving back to your school, helping other students, and building your college resume, this is the program for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mock Trials…..Randy Pierce

The mock trial team offers students a chance to experience our legal system 'up close and personal'. Using materials supplied by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and being coached by practicing attorneys, team members learn to portray witnesses and lawyers while trying a civil or criminal case in actual courtrooms.  Any student who enjoys acting, public speaking, or debate will appreciate the chance for intellectual competition with other area high school mock trial teams.  Practices (one or two evenings a week in the Learning Commons) start in October, with trials being held in January and February.  For more information, contact coach Randy Pierce at randebate@aol.com." 

 

Mu Alpha Theta….Patty Bartell

Mu Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized math honors society.  Membership signifies above average completion of college preparatory mathematics.  To be eligible, you must have concluded 5 semesters of Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 or higher, have a GPA of 3.0 in your math classes (including Algebra 1 even if taken in 8th grade), and pay the induction fee. To qualify for a math department chord to be worn at graduation, you must be a member of Mu Alpha Theta and have a GPA of 3.5 in your math classes, which signifies college preparatory mathematics was completed with distinction.  Eligibility will be determined at the end of semester 1 with chords presented during senior awards night in May.

 

National Honor Society …..Donna Malkmus, Angie Mason

Membership is based on character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Members are elected into NHS by a faculty council and must maintain a cumulative 3.75 GPA. Members perform various community and school service hours to earn enough service points to be awarded honor cords worn at graduation. Members who fall below a 3.75 cumulative GPA are given one semester to raise their GPA or face dismissal from the organization. Suspensions from school and other behaviors deemed contrary to the principles of NHS will also lead to dismissal. Demonstration of leadership qualities and sound character are expected of all NHS members. Scholarships may be available. Meetings are held on Fridays before school. Members pay $20 dues each school year.

 

Newspaper….. Aaron Manfull

Newspaper is a co-curricular class that is in charge of producing FHN’s award winning newspaper, the North Star.  Students meet daily as a class and often spend time before and after school working on the newspaper.  The publication is entirely comprised of student work from the advertising and writing to the photography and design.  Staff members attend the national high school journalism convention each year.  For more information see Mr. Manfull.  Website: http://FHNtoday.com   You can see copies of the North Star at FHNtoday.com and at http://issuu.com/fhnpublications.

 

Scholar Quiz……Chris Witthaus

Scholar Quiz is a fast pace sport similar to Jeopardy.  Like Jeopardy, we have new high-tech equipment.  In competitions against other schools, we answer questions about random bits of trivia.  People join because we make rivals with other schools and it is a fun way to challenge your mid.  Students can receive a letter or pin for being an active member.  Practices are held on Monday and Wednesday after school until 3:30.  Competitions are on Tuesday, Thursday and occasionally Saturdays.  Come join our team!

 

Recycling Club….Yvonne Kehoe

We only have ONE planet, and it is our duty to take care of it.  Just like manners, recycling starts at home [FHN that is].  Come join students to help reduce FHN's carbon footprint and be responsible stewards of the Earth.

 

Robotics-…..OPEN

The Robotic Assisted Vehicle Engineered @ North, or team R.A.V.E.N., meets once a week 1st semester and is open to all students in the district.  The club competes with an organization called “FIRST” (Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology).  The FIRST program delivers 85 lbs of gears, pumps, sensors, controls, motors, pistons, computers, remote controls, batteries and wheels to the high school teams in early January, along with the rules for a game that has been secret until then.  The team must analyze the game, design and build a robot to play it.  The robot must fit in a small box to start the game, and weigh less than 130 lbs.  It must be completed in 6 wks.  There are programmed and remote controlled portions to the game.  The robot is then shipped to the regional competition venue.  In addition to the technology of the game, a spirit of gracious professionalism is a key component of the program.  Competing as a member of a three team coalition in the final tournament also builds a culture of working together and learning from each other.

 

 

 

Science Club…..Donna Malkmus

The purpose is to promote scholarship in, enjoyment and competition in the fields of science.  Our members take trips to the Science Center, help sponsor campus clean ups, organize mole day, have ice cream socials and promote various competitions such as Science Olympiad and the SEMO Chemistry Bowl Competition.

 

Sign Language…..Tom Skinner

This is a group who meets bi-monthly to learn sign language and about Deaf culture. We promote the use of sign language to communicate through different activities and socialization between students that can hear and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

 

Speech and Debate Team……Randy Pierce

The speech team competes in public speaking, acting and debate throughout the St Louis area from October through March  State and Nationals follow the regular season.  Interested students may join at any time by seeing Mrs. Sanders-Horner in room 171.  The team generally practices after school on Tues. and Thu.  Meets are on Fridays and Saturdays. 

 

Student Council……Jani Wilkens, Shelly Parks

Stuco is FHN’s true representative voice of the student body.  This organization is completely student run.  Representatives are chosen out of homerooms as well as by application.  Students attend monthly whole council meetings that take place in the auditorium as well as committee meetings tht take place before and after school. You will have the chance to keep your homeroom informed about school events and policies. We are in charge of running events like Homecoming, Snowcoming (winter dance), pep assemblies, Mock Rock, Mr. FHN, and many others! If you want the chance to be a leader in the school, to develop school spirit, and to make FHN an awesome place to be, Stuco is for you.  Each year, we also offer active graduating seniors scholarships for college.  Have a voice in your school: join Stuco!

 

T.A.S.C…….OPEN

“Teens Advocating Smart Choices is an organization that focuses on informing teens of the consequences of their actions and how to be more responsible when it comes to making decisions.  Our focus is on seatbelt use, safe driving habits, alcohol and drug use, etc.  We will be having an informational meeting the second or third week of school for any new members who may want to join.

 

Vegetarian Club…..Yvonne Kehoe

Feel like you are the only Herbivore at FHN?  Well, you're not.  Join other students as they discuss and explore a healthy, dietary cuisine without meat.  Topics range from how to get sufficient protein to sharing new and delicious recipes with each other.

 

Volunteer Knights……..OPEN

This organization encourages student volunteering and community involvement as it serves individuals, institutions, and agencies in need of assistance.  Members must attend 4 meetings a year, perform 4 hours of individual volunteer service, and participate in one group project a year.  Dues are $4.  Meetings are held the 3rd Tues. of the month at 7am in the auditorium.

 

We Are All Knights………..Lisa Pentecost

This is a club that promotes awareness of persons with disabilities and their participation in the school setting.  It is an opportunity to create friendships with students with and without disabilities through meetings and activities both in school and in the community.

 

World Language Clubs… French- Dave Fritz, German – Anne McPartland, Spanish – Brian Santos

These three groups work to encourage students to explore and celebrate the cultural aspects of the languages taught at North as well as support the understanding and sharing of all the cultures represented by members of our community.  The three groups work together to in sponsoring various social events of the entire school community as well as small gatherings with guest speakers and opportunities for exchanging experiences and opinions.  We also celebrate holidays unique to each language such as Cid=co de mayo, Mardi Gras and Saint Nikolaus Day.   All three groups sponsor scholarships for outstanding seniors in each language.   Members must attend 3 activities throughout the year and must pay $3 dues.  Activities include but are not limited to an Ice Cream Social, holiday shopping at the Galleria, eating out at a Hispanic restaurant, and the end of the year picnic at Laurel Park.  German Club supports an exchange program with our partner school in Ludwigsburg, Germany which is the sister city of St. Charles.  Every other year, North hosts a group of German Exchange Students in October and the hosting students visit Germany the following summer.  See Ms. McPartland for more information about the German Exchange program.

 

 

Yearbook……Jordyn Kiel

Yearbook is a co-curricular class that is in charge of producing FHN’s award-winning yearbook, the Excalibur.  Students meet daily as a class and often times spend time before and after school working on the publication.  The publication is entirely comprised of student work from the advertising and writing to the photography and design.  Members attend the Nat’l High School Journalism Convention each year.  For more information, check out the FHN Student Publication web site at:  http://FHNtoday.com

 

Young Democrats…… Kim Coil

Young Republicans…. Chip Crow

Club for students who enjoy discussing party politics, candidates, and political participation. 




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