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Sept. 15, 2011


Daily announcements will now be available on at the following link:


These announcements will be available via text message. To get them via text those interested can do the following:

-Open a text message

-In the message field, type: Follow FHCtoday

-Send the message to the following number: 40404


Detention is now open and available for students to serve their detentions every morning at 6:30-7:15. You may also serve detentions everyday at 2:30 – you must report to the cafeteria on time. Or, you may serve detentions on Saturdays from 9:00 – Noon.

DATE CHANGE: ALL SENIORS the Senior Big/Panoramic Picture has been changed to Tuesday, September 27th during 2nd hour.

Youth In Government will hold a mandatory parent meeting at FHC in room 240 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. The meeting times will be 7 am and 7 pm. Parents must only attend one of the two meetings. Again this is a district mandatory meeting, so if a parent does not attend one or the other of the two meetings, your child will not be able to attend the convention in November. (9/21)


Secondly, Monday September 26 is the date all registration and materials are due from the YIG students. The registration is $200, paid by check only, to YMCA – Youth in Government. Please place your son or daughter’s name in the memo area so no confusion will be made. Please place your son or daughter’s name in the memo area so no confusion will be made. (9/21)


FCCLA will be selling Lee Denim Day t-shirts at lunch and out of room 157 on Oct. 3-5. FHC will then show support by wearing the shirts on Oct. 5. Shirts will be $10 dollars and all proceeds will benefit breast cancer research. More information will be coming soon! (10/5)


Attention all students interested in registering for the PSAT, the deadline for registering is Friday, September 16th. Please bring your $16 (cash only) to guidance by 2.00 pm on September 16th. (9/16)


Youth In Government members – please pick up your parent letter in room 240 ASAP. (9/16)


We will be having a National Honor Society meeting for all members on September 20th in room 205 at 6:55 a.m. and in the afternoon at 2:30 in room 203. (9/20)


Attention all senior AM Lewis and Clark students, your senior panoramic picture will be taken on Thursday, September 22nd at 8.15 am. If you plan on being part of the picture, please inform your teacher at tech that FHC will have our senior panoramic picture on this date. (9/22)



Grab your favorite hat and $1 on Friday, September 16. FBLA is sponsoring a fund raiser for Joplin Disaster Relief, specifically Joplin High School. FBLA members will be at all entrances to collect your dollars and give you a sticker for your hats. Let’s have some fun and support our fellow Missourians



Guest and Fine Forms are now available – remember that you cannot buy a ticket until you have a Fine Form completed! And no dates that are not students at FHC can attend the dance without a Guest Form completed. Pick those up at your Principal’s office.


Remember that you can vote for the students you want to see on the Homecoming Court during lunches on September 15th and 16th. Look for the table at lunch.


Also – pre-order your Homecoming T-Shirt this week so that you’re sure to get the size you want when you buy your tickets! Stop by the tables at lunch.


There will be a Speech/Debate meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 5:00 PM in Room 2.


St. Charles Community College will be hosting the 21’st Annual College Fair this Sunday, 9/18 form 1-3 PM. For more information call 636.922.8226 (9/16)


Congratulations to the FHC Students of the Month for September.

Students were chosen by the World Language Dept.

9th Breanna Gajewski

10th Courtney Jones

11th James Pugh

12th Elliot Russo


Attention Junior and Senior boys. Homecoming is approaching, and we need some dancers! If you are interested in becoming a Powder Puff Pommer, please sign up and get information from Ms. Haberstroh in room 002.



Interested in joining Principal’s Council? Pick up an application from Mrs. Heidenreich in the main office or see a current Principal’s Council Member. Let your voice be heard – meet with Dr. Arnel to discuss current school issues and ideas.

Deadline to turn in forms is September 14th.


Art Club will be meeting every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until the day of the parade. We will stay until 5p.m. most days. Come help if you like!


The 300 Pep Club will meet in room 109 to discuss Homecoming activities, Student Involvement, our first Pep Assembly, and tol design t-shirts for the upcoming school year. The meeting date will be Sept. 15 at 2:30p.m.


The FHC Book Club will have its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 during 7th hour. The first selection of the year is a Gateway nominee; Hold Still by Nina LaCour. Stop by the library and see Mrs. Head for more details.


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 7:00a.m. in room 106 with advisor, Ms. Neal. Join us for community service, social activities, leadership activities and business news. FBLA is also offering the opportunity to march in the homecoming parade Sept. 29. Help us make the banner and pass out candy to the spectators.


Science Club

Meets every other week in room 222. Our upcoming meetings are

Thursday, Sept. 29.


Volunteers are needed to help clean parks for National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 17.



Open Gym for girls basketball will begin soon. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until basketball season begins in November we will be having open gym. Come on out and hoop-it-up this fall, everyone is invited.


The Weight Room (room 008) is open for student use after school – Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:35-4:30p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35-4:00p.m.


College Visits Date Period

Drake University 9/15 1

University of Evansville 9/16 6

Maryville University 9/19 7

MIZZOU 9/19 6

Fontbonne 9/20 3

Drury University 9/20 6

Saint Louis University 9/20 7

Benedictine College 9/21 1

University of Alabama 9/21 6

Culver Stockton 9/21 7

Rockford College 9/22 6

Bradley University 9/27 6

Rockhurst University 9/27 7

SEMO 9/28 7

University of Tulsa 10/4 2

MacMurry College 10/5 3

Lindenwood University 10/5 7

Florida State University 10/18 2

College of Charleston-South Carolina 10/19 3

UMSL 10/19 6

Westminster College 10/20 3

William Jewell 10/20 7

McKendree University 10/21 3

SIU-E 10/24 6

University of Central Missouri 10/25 2

Harris Stowe 10/25 6

Hannibal LaGrange 10/26 3

Webster University 10/28 3

Millikin 11/1 6

Missouri Baptist University 11/2 1

Southwest Baptist University 11/7 3

Scholarships As Of September 1, 2011

Sponsor Scholarship Deadline Contact Info Brief Description of Criteria For

Danforth Scholars Program Full & Partial 10/15/2011 Dean Stahl @ 314-935-5040 Nominated for maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community Seniors

Earl Collins Foundation $750 11/18/2011 Ms. Breuer @ 636-851-4637 Must score at least 23 on the ACT Seniors

The Violet Richardson Award $1,000 12/1/2011 Judy Bick Young women 14-17 who volunteers in your community or school All




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