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Feb 10, 2012


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.


BreakdownFHC will be meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:45 and 2:30 in room 109. Please join us if you want to help plan t-shirts sales, our next homeroom and other fun activities throughout the year. (2/13)


Anyone interested in playing ULTIMATE FRISBEE this year should attend a mandatory informational meeting on Tuesday, February 14th after school in coach Becker’s room, #121. Spring is coming . . . are you ready to PLAY? (2/14)


Congratulations to the February students of the month chosen by the English dept.

9th Jacob Venker

10th Jaylah Johnson

11th Dan Boruff

12th Rafael Robertson (2/9)


Art Club members and anyone else interested in ordering Leap Year T-shirts stop by room 243 to place your order. I will be ordering the t-shirts Friday of this week. (2/10)


Reminder that pre-season Track and Field conditioning practices are taking place after school. Meet in the activities hallway at 2:50 pm to get in shape for the up coming season. (2/10)





Confused about how to complete the FAFSA form?

FHC would like to invite all students and their parents to an evening dedicated to filling out the FAFSA form. Mr. Hal Deuser, current Bursar for Webster University and former Saint Louis University Scholarship/Financial Aid Director for twenty five years, will be on hand to:

* Go question by question

* Show how to file electronically

* Tell you what to expect after filing

THURSDAY – February 9, 2012

FHC Auditorium

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.


Golf informational meeting on February 13th in room 3 from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Try-out information and forms will be distributed. Please attend if you are interested in participating in the 2011-2012 Boys Golf season. (2/13)


Junior Boys interested in government and politics are welcome to apply to Missouri Boys’ State, a free one week program run by the American Legion that is a leadership training program run as a simulation of government in action. The program will take place from June 16-23, 2012 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Participants are eligible for additional scholarships to certain four year universities. Additional information is available at Students may complete the application online but all applications must be printed out and handed into Dr. Gang in the guidance office. Our school is permitted a certain number of applicants to the program who will be chosen from the applications received in guidance. See Dr. Gang in guidance if you have additional questions. (2/3)


Golf informational meeting on February 13th in room 3 from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Try-out information and forms will be distributed. Please attend if you are interested in participating in the 2011-2012 Boys Golf season. (2/13)


Please help support our WWII veterans by buying a “Cupcake for a Cause.”

Spartaneers & Student Ambassadors along with Student Council will be selling cupcakes for $1.00 after school on early release Wednesday’s in the Cafeteria.

Your money will help WWII veterans go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. to see their WWII memorial. (1/31)


Join us for Science club this spring semester! Meetings are in room 222 after school every other Tuesday. All are welcome, even if you didn’t participate in the fall. (2/28)

Next meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 16 (so we are not meeting on Valentine’s Day!)

Tuesday, Feb. 28


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 7:00AM in room 106. Join us for community service, social activities, leadership activities and business news. Ms. Neal, Advisor


The Weight Room (room 008) is open for student use after school – Hours: MWF 2:35 – 4:30 T TH 2:35 – 4:00.



Mini medical school – Mizzou is running a one week mini medical school for students interested in anatomy, microbiology and other medical clinical skills. Students will be introduced to MU’s problem based learning curriculum. Entrance criteria include GPA, ACT scores, student response to an essay question and a recommendation from a science teacher. For more information and application go to http://medicine.missouri.ed/admissions/minimed.html. Application deadline is March 1.


Interested in Art? The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has summer classes as part of their early college program summer institute for high school students. Go to for more information.


The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance is offering a variety of pre college classes in their summer performing arts institutes. Go to for more information.


Washington University is offering several different types of summer experiences including a five week Summer Scholars program as well as a writing institute, a pre-medical institute, and a photojournalism institute which last three weeks. Students who meet the requirements are also eligible to enroll in summer or fall classes. For more information go to


Lindenwood University is offering a three day Summer Youth Leadership Project to help students learn leadership skills and understand their role in social change and provide an opportunity to act in service to others. Go to, click on academics and then Youth Programs and scroll to Lion’s Pride.


College Visits


Missouri Western 2/9/6

Paul Mitchell The School 2/14/2

University of Central Missouri 2/15/3

UMSL 2/15/6

Lindenwood University 2/21/3

SIU-Carbondale 2/22/1

Harris Stowe State 2/28/2

MIZZOU 2/28/6

MO University of Science and Technology 2/29/2

UMKC 3/5/6

Truman State 3/8/2

SEMO 3/8/3

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