Update: Gov. Mike Parsons extends school closures through end of year, FHSD adapts online learning schedule

Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor April 9, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Mike Parson released a statement prompted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stating that "all Missouri public and charter schools {will} remain closed through the remainder of...

Update: Number of Missouri COVID-19 cases spikes by 300 in one day

Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor March 31, 2020

Today, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that since yesterday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased by 300 people, leaving the state with a total of 1,327...

A Plethora of Responsibilities: Taking part in many extracurriculars and multiple advanced classes can be enjoyable for many students. However, being so involved can also cause a lot of stress and anxiety, specifically for students who are determined to perform perfectly in all aspects of their involvement.

The Burden of Success

Perfectionism and overachieving combined with anxiety causes undue stress and suffering.
Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor March 3, 2020

It’s not difficult for people to pinpoint me as an overachiever. If you’ve never met me and you asked me something along the lines of, “what do you do in your spare time,” or “what are your hobbies,”...

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Take Me Back to the Little House

Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor December 26, 2019

When I was very young, I remember my mother reading me the “Little House on the Prairie” books as a bedtime story, a series detailing the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, a young pioneer girl who lived...

Mrs. Morrow's first hour class holds the banner they signed after winning the Penny Wars. Mrs. Fetsch will take the banner with her to the Light the Night event which also raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society each year.

Competing For a Cause

How cancer survivor Mrs. Roxanne Fetsch started a penny wars fundraiser to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while creating friendly competition among teachers' classes in the math department.
Rachel Vrazel, Social media editor November 11, 2019

On a crisp September afternoon, siblings Payton Matz and Lucas Matz walk into their seventh hour Pre-Calculus class and take their seats, anxiously waiting for the bell to ring so their teacher, Mrs. Trisha...

Principal Sonny Arnel speaks with a student about a concern on Friday, Sept. 13 outside his office. Dr. Arnel's Principal's Council is a group of students from all grades he uses to learn about the concerns and opinions of the student body.

Giving Students a Voice

How Principal's Council allows all students to impact their school
Rachel Vrazel, Social Media Editor October 7, 2019

It’s a Tuesday in August, and a handful of students are slowly making their way into conference room C at the beginning of 4th hour. They walk in, laughing and joking with each other while grabbing water...

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