Learning Commons

Welcome to the
Francis Howell Central High School
 Learning Commons 

The Learning Commons is open on school days
from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This site is available 24/7 with resources for students, staff and parents!


Learning Commons Mission, Vision, Values

The Learning Commons is a flexible, learner-centered space where collaboration, inquiry, imagination, and creation expand and deepen learning.


Our mission is to guide students and staff to be effective and ethical researchers and users of ideas and information. Our program promotes the love of reading and develops 21st century skills.


We envision a physical and virtual space where all learners discover, create, inquire, and think critically to produce and communicate new knowledge both independently and collaboratively.


Provide quality assistance to students and staff in order to
integrate knowledge with resources

Provide curriculum-based print and on-line resources
that are up-to-date and easily accessible

Develop learning strategies and assessments when appropriate
to continuously improve learning

Create innovative programs to encourage reading and learning


Learning Commons Book Collection Guidelines

FHSD Learning Commons have a broad selection of books, in print and online, available for checkout. You may see what we have to offer by clicking on the ‘Learning Commons’ tab on your school’s web page and then select ‘Find a Book’. Destiny, our library management system, will allow you to search the collection by entering specific book titles, authors, or subjects. Log in with your student’s login credentials: (Login: firstinitiallastnamelast3digitsofID# and password: student created) to checkout eTitles, reserve books, etc.

We hope you will find that Francis Howell Central’s collection offers engaging choices that will foster a love of reading in your child. If you have questions or concerns regarding specific items in the collection, feel free to contact Tonishia LaMartina at tonishia.lamartina@fhsdschools.org or Andrea Head at andrea.head@fhsdschools.org .

Reference Desk


 Email Mrs. Head

Email Mrs. LaMartin

 Contact the FHC Library Circulation Desk at 636-851-5674
Mrs. Grantham
@ help desk


 Suggestion Box

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