Empowering Others

Seniors Emily Mundle and Olivia Green made sweet notes and delivered them to friends houses.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

May 22, 2020

Nothing is more empowering than when people come together in the darkest of times to support each other’s small successes because they are a big deal and they do matter. It is life giving and satisfying when we take time to grow with others, even in a time where growth seems to have stopped; where li...

Staying Connected: Screen-less

Nice day outside? Grab the chalk and head out to leave some encouraging and fun messages to loved ones and friends. No technology needed.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

May 7, 2020

In a time where technology is seemingly endless, it is easy for people and communities to stay connected through an unprecedented crisis. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has helped lead campaigns regarding the shut down it has caused in America and it has helped people stay toget...

Update: New Last Day of School

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

April 16, 2020

At the virtual board of education meeting tonight, April 16, the District announced that the official last day of the Francis Howell School District’s 2019-2020 school year will be Tuesday, May 19. After the several snow days this past winter, the school was extended to last another week, but due t...

Update: Information Regarding Senior Traditions and Events

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

April 16, 2020

A lot of expectations and traditions come with being a high school senior. The past few weeks teachers, counselors, and building administrators have been working hard so that these events can still take place in some form. For the FHC class of 2020, Senior Awards Night will be held virtually via Face...

Celebrating Our F.A.M.I.L.Y Quarantine Style

Mrs. Fetsch celebrates, with her FHC family, being cancer free! Even a pandemic could not stop teachers, students, and administrators from doing something a little special for a very special person.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

April 16, 2020

In a time of solitude and sorrow, there is still joy. There is still hope. There is still community. To honor math teacher Roxanne Fetsch, who has been battling leukemia throughout the past few years, teachers, administrators, and students got together to plan something big. Mrs. Fetsch recently found...

What Does COVID-19 Look Like?

Photos by Emily Wolfe, Hannah Bernard and Paige Fann demonstrate  different aspects of life under quarantine at their houses.

Megan Percy

April 16, 2020

With Gov. Mike Parson closing schools for the rest of the year on April 9, Spartans settled in for the rest of their school year to be conducted at home. This series of photos and short dispatches aims to show you what like is like for members of FHC Publications while staying at home as they hope for...

“Hold Harmless” Grading

Pencil and paper learning has become a thing of the past, now replaced by screens and keyboards. The concept of grading has also shifted in this abnormal time.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

April 6, 2020

For a while, the Francis Howell School District has been wrestling with the issue of how grading will work during online classes, and in an extremely unpredictable time of life. On Thursday, April 2, the district had reached a consensus and sent out a blast email to all teachers, students, and parents in the district to address the major concern with online learnin...

Missing School or Missing School?

Mr. Lober looks over class material smiling as he helps a student with her questions. Mr. Lober teaches AP European history; a course with a heavy memorization workload.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

March 20, 2020

No more waking up at, roughly, 5 a.m. No more lesson plans. No more grading homework. No more school; period. Well, at least not until Monday, April 6. You would think that some would jump for joy at the thought of not having to deal with annoying high school students for an extra two weeks, but mat...

Seeing the Colors

Seeing the Colors

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

March 4, 2020

Waking up to clouds gathering overhead. The snow is starting to fall, the cold rushing up against the window pane, leaking into the room through cracks in the walls built up to withstand more than just a little winter storm.  Just like that, one small breeze from Father Winter himself has sent...

Meet the Elite Girls Basketball Seniors

Meet the Elite Girls Basketball Seniors

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

February 26, 2020

Senior Night was hosted on Friday, Feb. 22 against Fort Zumwalt West for the girls basketball, boys basketball, Sensations, cheer team, and step team. Both the boys and girls basketball teams came out with victories over the Jaguars. The girls basketball team will be saying goodbye to seven seniors this y...

Girls Basketball Strikes Back

Junior Gracie Stugart passes the ball to sophomore Trinity Matthews in their game against the Holt Indians. The Spartans defeated the Indians and since have also taken down the Francis Howell Vikings.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web Assignments Editor

February 20, 2020

Winning at home is always an adrenaline rush full of screams and shouts of victory, but winning on the road is something else entirely, especially when it’s the team down Highway 94 that you beat.  On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Spartan girls basketball team took down the Howell Vikings on their ho...

Properly Productive Snow Day

What a real snow day should look like: abundantly covered in sparkling fluff.

Kierigan McEvoy, Wed Assignments Editor

February 7, 2020

Every kids dream: waking up to absolutely zero snow on the ground but somehow getting out of going to school for the day. It can’t get any better than that. Sleeping in until 10:00 a.m. (or later because, you know, high schoolers), moving your hibernation from your room to the couch (for those not coo...

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