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May 2, 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.


Hey Students: FHC will be providing a bus this year for transportation to and from Prom on Saturday, MAY 5TH.

The Prom Bus will depart from FHC @ 5:00 PM and Pick Up at 11:30 at the St. Charles Convention Center.

No need to sign up –just meet at FHC by 4:45 for a 5 pm departure to St. Charles Convention Center. (5/4)


ATTENTION SCHOLAR QUIZ BOWL MEMBERS: Please stop by Ms. King’s room (#96) today during your lunch. Mrs. King has important information to give to you regarding group pictures. (5/3)


We had three vocal students compete in the State Solo and Small Ensemble festival on Saturday and all three received a Superior 1 Rating:

Congratulations to Melissa Mossinghoff, Claire Henderson and Mikelle McClintock. GREAT job ladies!! (5/3)


Central Vibe, pictures after school Thursday, May 3rd in the small gym–wear your uniforms! (5/3)


We had 20 of our band students compete in the State Solo and Small Ensemble festival on Saturday. This is the most students we have had participating in this event. All 20 students medaled at this event which is a first as well. 11 of our students received the Excellent 2 rating and 9 of our students received the Superior 1 rating. The students who received a Superior 1 rating are: Jazmyn Burnitt-Erp, Sara Orlet, Becca Vadalebene, Gordon Wade, Emily Lager, Jason Vogel, Hailey Winters, Charlie Hall, and Dominic Bianchi. Congrats to all of our participants for how well they represented FHC! (5/2)


If you love poetry, you need to check out The Perihelion, the school’s literary magazine. It’s back! Pick up your copy for $5. You walk into room 139 and hand Mr. Schott five bucks, he’ll hand you 32 pages of amazing student writing and design. Check out the amazing work of the magazine’s three editors and the featured work of 20 poets from our school, including:


Steven Longhoffer

Kelci Davis

Josh Pretz

Gilbert Lujan

Brett Davis

Tim Ringling

Nic Deckard

Nick Lehde

Caitlan Good

Kellie Grezinger

Marc Kelley

Jarrett Cruise

Dylan Kuehner

Sara Orlet

Nick Russell

Rachel O’Gorman

Daulton Daies

Madeline Barrow

Josh Wade (5/2)


Final Examination Exemption forms are available in the guidance office. Students eligible for exemptions must score proficient or advanced in an EOC test given to them while a student at FHC, or score at least a 26 on the ACT. Attendance, behavior and academic qualifications are also required. Students may only claim 3 exemptions while a student at FHC. If you think you qualify, obtain forms from the guidance office. Your counselor will verify the EOC or ACT qualifications and explain the remainder of the process to you. (4/16)


Are you looking for your 1st job as an EMT or Paramedic? There will be an Open House with tours and career information at the EMS Academy May 12th from 10-4 and May 13th from 11-5. Free digital fingerprint and photo safety program also available. (4/11)


Qualifying students for the Straight A Cardinal Tickets may pick up their vouchers in the Guidance Office anytime before May 11th. To see if you qualify, go to the FHC school website. (4/10)


FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 7:00

AM 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.



Cyber Cave Academy, a five day residential technology summer camp held at Murray State University is accepting applications. The program focuses on hands on interactive activities including building a data network, installing and configuring workstations, servers, routers, and wireless technology. Several scholarships are available to help with costs. For more information and applications go to


The Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference is a three day FREE summer experience held at Mizzou from July 19-21, 2012 which offers training in leadership skills, a team challenge course and positive group interaction. Students entering their junior or senior year next fall may apply. Applications are considered on a first come first served basis with a final deadline of May 4. Space is limited so apply early. Applications are available in the guidance office.


The Third Annual Youth and Family Volunteer Fair will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of community organizations to find out about volunteer experiences available this summer. The program will be at the Magic House from 1-3:30 pm.(4/15)


Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art and Design is offering an 8 day Design Discovery workshop that provides insight and hands on experience in the fields of design and architecture. Students must be 16. Financial aid is available for minority students. For more information and an application go to


Boston University is running four different summer programs for high school students. The Research Internship in Science and Engineering for current 11th graders is a competitive program that places students in the science and engineering fields in a lab working with a faculty member on research. The Honors program permits students to enroll in two undergraduate courses of their choice, the Summer Challenge Program for 10-12 graders offers students an opportunity to explore two classes (non-credit) through lectures and hands on experiences, and for 9th graders the Summer Preview Program lets students spend one week in intensive investigation of a specific topic at the college level. For more information go to


Missouri University of Science and Technology offers a variety of summer programs that focus on designing and building models of EcoCARS, working with explosives, developing “green” environments, Introduction to engineering, nuclear engineering, leadership and communication, materials, robotics and machine intelligence and specific programs for girls in engineering and science fields. Seniors may also work with experts and conduct research in a chosen field. Go to for information and to register.

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