The online home of the Central Focus

The online home of the Central Focus

The online home of the Central Focus

Megan Percy

Megan Percy

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief May 14, 2020

Since quarantine has begun, many of the ways we used to entertain ourselves have lost their entertainment value, forcing us to find different methods of distraction. My mother, Melody, is seen here doing...

Harrmanns work table, littered with masks in the process of completion.

Pitching In Over Procrastination

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief May 14, 2020

While most students have spent this seemingly never-ending quarantine binge-watching and playing video games, others have spent it doing productive activities to benefit those on the front lines fighting...

Mr. Michael Bunton made workout videos for his students stuck at home. He is finding fun ways to incorporate his daughter in his routine to put a smile on his viewers faces.

Working Out While Staying In

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter May 11, 2020

    Quarantining in your own home is no easy task. The hours become days, the days weeks, and the weeks a month. And all the while, as time goes on, your motivation continues to deteriorate with...

Technique: AS Derenski attempts a boulder problem, he must think about specific moves he must to do in order to not fall off of the wall.

The Climb

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief April 26, 2020

Junior Stephen Derenski is splayed across a flat wall 35 feet in the air. Clinging to it, breathing heavily, he can feel his ligaments tighten. He’s so close. He shuts his eyes, takes a deep breath and...

Sarah Percy

Sarah Percy

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter April 25, 2020

April 11 is no different than the past few weeks for the employees at Walgreens Pharmacy who have been working non-stop during the pandemic. From cleaning every crevice to wearing a mask at all times,...

Update: Rapid Testing Devices Distributed

Sarah Percy, Staff Reporter April 23, 2020

According to KSDK, rapid testing devices are now distributed among the areas of Jefferson County, St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis. These tests are being primarily used in nursing care...

Francis Howell Central High School sits empty during the COVID-19 quarantine.

School Closes For Remainder of the Year

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief April 9, 2020
Francis Howell School District will be closing it’s doors for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic school year as part of an order handed down from Governor Mike Parsons closing all schools for this time period in the state of Missouri. Spring sports and activities in high schools have also been ordered to cease.

Update: 4.0 Luncheon Cancelled and U.S. Most Affected Country

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief April 6, 2020

 In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the 4.0 luncheon, a special event for seniors who have gone all four years with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, originally scheduled for April 3rd, was cancelled...

The email sent from Dr. Hendricks-Harris concerning the coming weeks.

In The Coming Weeks

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief March 22, 2020

As the predetermined spring break comes to an end for the Francis Howell School District, so begins the two-week hiatus from in-person attendance at schools across the state. While it has been mandated...

Update: All Mandatory Missouri State Tests Cancelled

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief March 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Missouri DESE has canceled all required statewide testing. Additionally, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, gatherings have now been limited to 10 people or...

Update: Missouri Has First Death Due To COVID-19

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief March 18, 2020

Missouri reported the first death from the coronavirus today, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The victim was in their late 60’s, recently traveled internationally and was a resident in Columbia....

Update: COVID-19 Has Reached All 50 States

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief March 18, 2020

According to Fox 9, all 50 states now reportedly have cases of the coronavirus as of yesterday, with West Virginia reporting it's first. The total in the U.S. has now been brought to 7,553 and the number...

Load More Stories
Donate to
Our Goal