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, crinkling paper, and clearing throats. Class is about to begin. “SO GOOD!” The teacher booms as ...

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, I run the Central Focus, our newsmagazine - and also am involved with our website, FHCtoday.com. I thumbed through ...

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 thought, and that it had herniated into the third ventricle of the brain, which may explain the se...

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, marking the end of a busy season. Plans looming in horizon ran the gamut, but they certainly did not i...

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, she will be able to take them in — and then translate them into more languages than most of...

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). Two students each were selected from Francis Howell High School and Francis Howell Central. The program, ...

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 at a discounted rate. For $100, elementary through high school students and their parents will ha...

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 notification system. The system, called SchoolMessenger, was implemented this year to send automatic notifications to al...

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, LEAP intern.After district officials became aware of a bomb threat made against students around 7:...

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 54. In an update on its website on Aug. 26, the MSTA confirmed Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem...

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. Seated alongside board treasurer Mr. Mike Hoehn, in a specially designated position, Austin had the ...

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 more than 60 million views, and the New Boyz’ debut album, “Skinny Jeans and a Mic,” has produced...

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