ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Thousands of students in the St. Louis area will be wrapping up their first week back at school on Friday including those at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles County.

The school’s first-year principal Jeffrey Fletcher talked about his excitement for his first year at the helm.

Varsity football captain Jackson Cutlan said, “I’m just super excited to get the season started, super excited to get on the field again.”

Knightline dance team junior Claire Laurentius said, “Every week we’re learning new routines and sideline stuff just so we can support our school and have fun during the football games.”

Shelly Parks is a former teacher of the year and is now the assistant principal. She and her daughter Elise said the first week of school is off to a good start. Elise is a freshman on the softball team. They also have a game today.

Francis Howell School District Superintendent Ken Roumpos had details on the construction of the new Francis Howell North High School.