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Mr. Schneider

Maddie Wilson May 6, 2013

“It is—” There’s a slight pause as every student in the room settles into their respective seats at the sound of the teacher’s voice. The air hums with the quiet symphony of creaking chairs,...

The Roar

February 19, 2013

Hi to the staff of The Roar! I came across your website through my advisor, Mr. Matthew Schott. We’re in St. Charles, Missouri, at Francis Howell Central High School. Along with my fellow editors,...

UPDATE: Amanda after operation

Maddie Wilson December 21, 2012

According to her parents, senior Amanda Pelletier is awake and doing well after a successful surgery to remove a cyst from her brain. Amanda's doctors said that her cyst was larger than they previously...

StuCo winter formal eyes comeback

Maddie Wilson October 3, 2012

Clearly, Homecoming was a hit. After homecoming week came to a close at the end of September, Student Council tore down wall hangings, folded up tables and stashed dozens of decorations in the closet,...

Lauren Barth

Maddie Wilson May 7, 2012

In the midst of struggling to find the perfect words to open my reflection on the merits of a certain teacher, I found myself arriving at a single conclusion again and again: no matter what words I choose,...

Two seniors named to Missouri Scholars 100 list

Maddie Wilson March 28, 2012

Four students from the Francis Howell School District have been announced as members of the Missouri Scholars 100 program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)....

Rosetta Stone partnership offers new languages to students

Maddie Wilson February 7, 2012

The Francis Howell School District has recently agreed to a deal with award-winning language software maker Rosetta Stone that will allow district families to access online language education subscriptions...

Snow day marks debut of SchoolMessenger system

Maddie Wilson January 20, 2012

Thursday, Jan. 12, was a day of firsts for the district. Not only was that day the first snow day of the 2011-2012 school year, but it also marked the successful debut of the district’s brand-new mass...

Bomb threat made at Hollenbeck Middle School

Maddie Wilson October 21, 2011

At approximately 8:40 this morning, more than 600 students from Hollenbeck Middle School arrived at FHC after being evacuated from their campus in the wake of a bomb threat, according to Mr. Don Lober,...

MSTA wins injunction on Senate Bill 54

Maddie Wilson August 28, 2011

A circuit court hearing in Cole County, Missouri, has awarded the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) a preliminary injunction in its legal case against the recently passed Missouri Senate Bill...

Spartan brings spirit to board meeting

Maddie Wilson August 22, 2011

At the first school board meeting of the school year on Thursday, Aug. 19, junior Danielle Austin joined Board of Education members at the head of the room as the meeting’s honorary student representative....

Review: ‘Tough Kids’

Maddie Wilson May 17, 2011

Hip-hop’s latest power duo, New Boyz, has been working overtime since the release of their chart-topping single “You’re a Jerk” in 2009. Since then, the YouTube video for the song has received...

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