Three Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Have Affected Around 70 Students

This photo illustration portrays how different in person learning is from online.  The COVID-19 cases in our building have cause roughly 70 students to make a temporary transition to online learning.

Natalie Walsh, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Francis Howell Central received notification of its second COVID-19 case followed closely by a third case on Sept. 22. According to Dr. Andrew Downs, approximately 70 students have been quarantined over all three of these cases. Action was taken immediately by the building to ...

Girls Volleyball Team Takes on Howell High

Senior Emma Hultz goes to celebrate a point with her teammates. The team makes sure to keep a positive attitude after each point to encourage perseverance despite tough competition.

Natalie Walsh and Essy Ingram

September 23, 2020

On Sept. 15, the girls volleyball team lost to Howell High in their fifth set of the game. As of this year, teams now play best of five sets instead of three. This new rule provides a more accurate result of which team outplayed the other, but has been rather extraneous on the players. Senior Gwendoly...

The Bright Side to eLearning

Online learning can be done in any setting at any time.

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

May 21, 2020

Students and teachers alike have had to make major adjustments to their classroom setting. Transitioning from seeing each other during class and in the halls to virtual zooms and email communication hasn’t been easy. Any transition takes time to adjust to. After seven weeks of online learning, facul...

College Board Adjusts to COVID-19 Outbreak

College Board has provided students with several resources to be successful

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

April 29, 2020

Junior Natalie White walked into her third year of high school enrolled in four AP courses and signed up to take four AP exams. She studied, along with her classmates, since day one for tests that would cover a year's worth of content to get college credit.  “[AP classes are] a lot more str...

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Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

April 27, 2020

These past few weeks at home have been consumed mostly by my dog. Daily walks around the block, playing fetch in our backyard (although I would hardly call throwing the ball and never getting it back fetch), and people-watching in my room. Bailey likes to watch our neighbors on their trampoline and bark oc...

Update: Prom is Canceled for FHSD High Schools

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

April 17, 2020

On April 17, the Principals of the FHSD high schools released a statement that officially cancelled 2020 proms for the district.  The message claimed: “This decision was not made lightly, but it is essential to protect the safety and health of our entire community.” Junior Natalie White,...

Update: FHSD is no Longer Considering a Power Lunch For the 2020 School Year

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

April 17, 2020

Central office decided to hold off on contemplating the transition of the district to a power lunch schedule until further notice. Earlier this school year, the idea of a power lunch was brought to the table by Principal Dr. Sonny Arnel to help alleviate stress from day to day schoolwork. Amid the current ...

Considering Power Lunch

Students at Olathe East High School, located just outside Kansas City, Mo., congregate during their expanded lunch time. Students, teachers and administrators visited Olathe East in late February to observe and ask questions of people there about the power lunch they have instituted the last couple years.

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

April 13, 2020

Rushing into the school parking lot and running through the doors to beat the bell for first hour is common amongst students in the Francis Howell School District. Getting to class with a minute to spare, students are greeted with lectures, notes and rigorous homework due the next day. From bell to ...

Taking on the Triathlon

Anasofia Carrillo and I gloat over our fake medallions after our real triathlon. The triathlon took us around 1.25 hours to complete.

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

March 31, 2020

Triathlons have always been something that I thought of as interesting, but were too scary to try. Until last Sunday.  On March 8, I decided to celebrate National Women's Day by taking on a triathlon with a friend of mine. Because this was our first triathlon, we decided on the short course, w...

Update: President Trump signs $2 trillion spending bill

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

March 27, 2020

According to The Washington Post, the House of Representatives passed an emergency spending bill in hopes of helping the coronavirus pandemic which has been signed into law by President Trump. This bill entails direct cash payments of $1,200 or $2,400 based off of one’s income and provides $500 fo...

Wonder Woman Wrestling in Columbia

Senior Sophia Tran placed fourth at the tournament on Jan. 3 and 4. She earned a plaque for her sucsesses.

Natalie Walsh and Kana Chung

January 15, 2020

The girls wrestling team traveled for the first time to Columbia Missouri to compete in the Wonder Woman Wrestling Tournament. On Jan. 3 and 4, the girls competed and won awards. One of these awards was won by senior Sophia Tran who placed fourth in the tournament. “I got fourth place… I have...

Welcome to the Mat

Coach Kurt Kruse directs junior Rhyen Standridge on how to properly execute a half-nelson on Mary Kate Neal. Practicing challenges at practice improve their performance at meets.

Natalie Walsh, Print Assignments Editor

January 4, 2020

Eye to eye. Silence settles over the gymnasium as the referee places his arm between the two opponents. Hearts are racing as anticipation and anxiety settles in for the match. Knees bent, arms in position, waiting for the referee to let hell break loose; cut the strings holding them back and let what ...

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