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Nov. 21, 2011


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

In addition, 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.

Detentions are 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 Saturday from 9:00 – noon.


Attention NHS members:


1) Remember that TJs will be delivered IMMEDIATELY after school in the activities hallway. You MUST be there to collect your items.


2) New members, your t-shirts are in! Please come by Mrs. Rulo’s room, room 203, to pick them up. (11/21)


The staffs of the newspaper and yearbook had amazing weekends in Minneapolis this weekend at the JEA/NSPA National Convention, doing its best in competitions ever.


In the Newsmagazine Best of Show competition, the Central Focus placed 8th, the first time it’s ever placed in this competition. In the Website Best of Show competition, the placed second, the highest it’s ever placed in this competition.


Individually, Kelci Davis won fifth place for her photograph of Terrel Wilbourn in the national Picture of the Year, Sports Reaction category. This was out of thousands of entries. This is the first time we’ve ever had an FHC student place in this competition.


In the Feature Writing on-site write-off competition, senior Margaret Borgmeyer received an Excellent award for the story she wrote while in Minneapolis. (11/22)


Please help local families in need by donating to the Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery provides emergency childcare services and supplies to families in crisis. Please help the Crisis Nursery prevent child abuse by donating to this great cause. We will be accepting donations until December 2nd. Boxes are located in the cafeteria and by the front doors. (11/22)

Talent Palooza auditions are November 30th and December 1st. Audition packets are available outside room 22 next to the auditorium. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place including a $100 grand prize! (11/29)


9th graders- are you looking to get involved or learn how to become a leader at FHC? Join the FRESHvoices club in order to learn how to succeed, and have some fun at the same time. We will be meeting in the guidance office room C @ 2:30 this Thursday, 11-10, as well as next Thursday. (11/17)


“Do you like to dance?! Do you like to challenge yourself by trying new things?! Come tryout for Howell centrals award winning winter guard. We are a competitive dance and flag team that competes all over Missouri. Clinics are the 15th and 17th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Try outs are the 22nd at 6pm. We will meet all three days in the band room. Hope to see you there. ” (11/15)


Book Club sign-ups for the 2nd quarter have already begun. This quarter’s selection is Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 30th during 6th hour. Stop by and sign-up and check out a copy of Shiver today! (11/30)


The nurses are collecting PINK Yoplait yogurt lids. Yoplait will donate 10 cents per lid collected to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We will be collecting the lids until Dec. 9th. Please help by supporting us in our effort to fight Breast Cancer. (12/9)


Attention any Junior or Senior interested in nursing with a cumulative 2.75 GPA can apply for a spot to shadow a nurse at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dates available are November 2, 2011, Jan 25, March 7, and May 2, 2012. See Mrs. Breuer in guidance for the application.



Science Club

Meets every other week in room 222 at 2:30. Our upcoming meetings are

Thursday, Nov. 17

Tuesday, Nov. 29



The Weight Room (room 008) is open for student use after school –

Hours: MWF 2:35 – 4:30 T TH 2:35 – 4:00.


College Visits

Central Methodist University 12/1/7

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