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Welcome to Hackmann Road EC

Mendi Hopper - Principal

Welcome to Hackmann Early Childhood! We are honored to have you and your child join us on this magical journey through preschool. Building a strong Duckling Community is a priority to our staff as we recognize that you are your child’s first teacher.

Happening Now

    EC-Hackmann Testimonial 2

    Hackmann Early Childhood Center is a warm and wonderful environment that sparks a joy for learning, growing, and connecting. I greatly value that my children are fostering a love of learning within a diverse peer group. The teachers and staff are dedicated, seasoned, and highly trained, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. The principal is committed to creating a strong community among families and is always looking for new ways to connect and improve the school-family relationship. Overall a great school community and a great first step in a child's academic journey with the Francis Howell School District!

    Nancy Z.

    EC-Hackmann Testimonial

    Hackmann was the answer to my childcare and preschool needs.  As a first time parent I wanted to ensure my child was in a safe place with well trained educators who were there to nourish his mind, body and soul.  We found all of that and more in our six years with two children attending preschool part-time at Hackmann.  It became like home.  Our children still speak fondly of their experience.  We could not have asked for kinder or more dedicated staff.  They treated us like family and will forever be in our hearts.

    Mindy D.

    News & Events

    FHSD names Dr. Kenneth Roumpos as Superintendent
    • District Updates
    • Superintendent

    The Francis Howell School District announced today that Dr. Kenneth Roumpos will serve as its next Superintendent of Schools. Roumpos has served as the District’s interim superintendent since July 1, 2022 and as deputy superintendent for two years prior. In a special meeting last week, the Board voted unanimously to offer Roumpos a three-year superintendent contract, which will officially begin July 1, 2023 when his current contract expires. 

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    FHSD provides new way for parents/guardians to monitor student book selections

    FHSD Learning Commons (school libraries) have a broad selection of books, in print and online, available for students to check out. See what our school libraries have to offer by clicking on the ‘Learning Commons’ tab on your school’s web page and then selecting ‘Find a Book’. Destiny Discover, our library management system, allows users to search the collection by entering specific book titles, authors or subjects.

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