DECA goes to state competition, two advance

Senior Sean Earl works in Mr. Cross' marketing class, which is closely affiliated with the DECA program.

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor

March 25, 2014

On March 16 - 18, 32 state qualifiers from FHC took part in the DECA state competition. Among them, seniors Abbey Schneider and Sean Earl qualified for the International Current Development Conference (ICDC). According to Mr. Steve Cross, who will be joining Schneider and Earl in Atlanta, more students wer...

DECA supports MDA with shamrock project

DECA supports MDA with shamrock project

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor

March 3, 2014

Until this Friday, DECA will be asking for donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Those who donate a dollar or more will receive a shamrock with their name on it, which will be hung on a banner showing all of the school’s donors. The communications director, senior Jessica Reid, expl...

Looking back, moving forward

Junior forward Shane Quinn shoots at the team's game against Howell North on Jan. 25. Central won 3-1 and will move on to their postseason.

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor

January 30, 2014

On Jan. 25, the hockey team closed its regular season with a 3-1 win against Howell North. Reflecting on the season, junior Matt Dickens sees a combination of teamwork and talent to be the cause for its overall success.     “[This season, we’ve had] chemistry between players and confidence too...

Hockey team unites, works cohesively

The Spartans face off for the puck at the beginning of the game. The Hockey team won their game against Holt 13-2.

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor

January 26, 2014

For the hockey team, a huge factor in the outcome of each game is the cooperation of the team and how well they work together. Because of the frequency of players missing games due to being out of town or otherwise unable to play, the team has had to learn to adapt to a shortage of players. On Jan. 17, at thei...

High stakes tests take over

Students take a test in Mrs. Dennigman's AP Psychology class. Testing takes up much of their classtime and often times forces the lessons to be shortened.

Erin Schroeder, Print Executive Editor

December 17, 2013

High stakes tests, standardized tests that will result in important rewards or repercussions for the test taker, have been rapidly growing in prevalence in schools around the nation. The weight and importance that is placed on these tests by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top h...

Normandy School Board withholds money to pay transfer bill

Erin Schroeder

October 26, 2013

On Oct. 24, the Normandy School District Board of Education met to discuss upcoming bills associated with students who transferred to higher performing schools at the beginning of the year. A 3-2 vote solidified the decision to go against state law, and instead pursue a plan that will cut $3 million fr...

Mrs. Hessel

Erin Schroeder

May 6, 2013

In the midst of pressures, the constant barrage of homework, and stress, to find yourself in a classroom that encourages questions is seen as a haven. Knowing that your teacher will do everything in her power to help you succeed simply can’t be beat. Along with her insistence that her students, ra...

The HiLite

February 19, 2013

Dear HiLite staff, My name is Erin Schroeder. I’m an editor for Central Focus newspaper in Cottleville, Missouri. I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your publication--specifically, your website. Your website embodies everything that makes a publication’s website great. It is acc...

Supporting Spencer

January 23, 2013

Straying from its usual audience, January 17’s district board meeting was chock full of protesters. Holding signs proclaiming, “Equal treatment for all teachers” and “Hall of fame Spencer, hall of shame FHSD,” they spoke in front of the FHSD board for 30 minutes. This time was spent relaying gr...

Teacher of the Year 2012-2013

Erin Schroeder

January 22, 2013

Every year, one teacher out of FHC’s staff is named teacher of the year. This award recognizes teachers that are seen as going above and beyond by both students and teachers. This year’s recipient is French teacher Mrs. April Burton. As a result of how few of these awards are given out, it is bo...

Christmas with (or without) Scotty McCreery

Erin Schroeder

December 13, 2012

Scotty McCreery’s new album, “Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” is comparable to a really bad meal, where the only thing that keeps you truckin’ is the dessert that comes at the end. The great majority of the first two-thirds of the album was made up of Christmas classics, starting off with th...

Bringing college to the forefront

Erin Schroeder

December 7, 2012

“We’re hoping... that you go away, and have fun,“ said Janet Pelletier, Amanda’s mom, with a laugh. Going into her senior year, Amanda Pelletier’s family hoped for her to be able to have the full experience that every teenager desires. However, in the past seven months, her social life ...

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