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Put to the test: the accuracy of ACT scores as a measure of intelligence

Put to the test: the accuracy of ACT scores as a measure of intelligence

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2014

Twenty-one. Based on the context in which it is placed, this number can have a variety of meanings. 21 is the name of a popular card game. 21 is the legal drinking age for adults in the United States. 21 is also the national average on the ACT. The ACT, an assessment intended to measure college readiness,...

Seniors prepare for final festivities before graduation

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2014

In less than two months, on the morning of June 7, the class of 2014 will walk across the stage at graduation and receive their high school diplomas. With the date of this occasion quickly approaching, several events have been scheduled for seniors to take part in. Some like graduation practice are mandatory...

Block scheduling set to provide more time, less stress

Block scheduling set to provide more time, less stress

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2014

The approaching EOCs not only signal upcoming testing, but also a time when schedules will be temporarily changing. Due to EOC testing, the next three weeks of April will consist of block scheduling. Instead of sitting through seven 50-minute classes all week, students will attend four block periods...

Seniors honored as MO Scholars

Senior Erica Swanson, one of the two students nominated by FHC, was chosen to be a part of the 2014 MO Scholars 100. She will be recognized for her achievements at an honorary luncheon in Columbia next month.

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2014

Every year, MO Scholars 100, a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP), invites schools across Missouri to nominate two candidates for statewide recognition. Each nominated student must meet a wide variety of academic criteria and also exemplify characteristics...

Senior earns STEM recognition

Senior earns STEM recognition

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2014

Every year, STEM recognizes a single student from each area high school to honor for his or her accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math. Senior Shashank Nedungadi was the student chosen from FHC to receive the honor this year. Nedungadi, along with 17 other local high school students...

Discussing our differences

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2014

Although today was not an early release, the day’s schedule was still a bit different than usual.  Second hour was extended by nearly forty minutes to accommodate a discussion with students about diversity. Classes during the remainder of the school day were consequently shortened as a result of ...

A celebration of the arts

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2014

Every winter, students receive the opportunity to showcase their artistic talent at the annual Fine Arts Festival. This year, the event, sponsored by the National Art Honor Society, is set to take place on Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The evening will be filled with a variety of exhibitions from talente...

New conference schedule promotes early involvement

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2014

While it may seem as if it has only been a matter of days since school resumed session, preparations for second semester parent-teacher conferences are already underway. This semester, conferences are scheduled to take place on two different dates; the first on Thursday, Feb. 18 and the second on Th...

Extended winter break impacts semester plans

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2014

On what was supposed to be the last day of winter break, most FHSD students went to bed knowing that they would not have to wake up to the sound of their alarms at 6 a.m. the following morning. With multiple inches of snow in the forecast and temperatures below zero expected, the district made the dec...

District receives AP recognition

District receives AP recognition

Simran Kooner, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2013

Every year, the College Board selects a number of school districts from across the United States and Canada to recognize with placement on the AP District Honor Roll. The annual award honors schools that are continuously expanding access to the AP curriculum while simultaneously maintaining or increasin...

Hunger-free holiday

Simran Kooner

November 13, 2013

For the last 23 years, the 11th Circuit Court of Missouri has hosted the "No Hunger Holiday" campaign in order to help provide Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families around the St. Charles community. The annual event aims to continue efforts to eradicate hunger by extending a hand to needy ...

Dare to be drug-free

Simran Kooner

October 30, 2013

Every year, schools across the country take part in National Red Ribbon Week in hopes of relaying to students the importance of remaining drug-free. By hosting motivational speakers and sharing inspirational stories throughout the week, administrators aim to reinforce the severity of substance abuse. ...

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