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Preparation with purpose

Preparation with purpose

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

February 19, 2019


Filed under Activities, Discover, Events, Features, Uncategorized

Preparing for competitions, especially later ones in which judges become more critical in performances for the successful implementation to exceed the judges expectations it takes hard work, life-draining intensity and enormous amounts of emotional, mental and physical involvement. After experiencing...

Rehearsing in the Big Apple

Rehearsing in the Big Apple

Liz Baker, Central Focus Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Feature, Showcase

This four day weekend will see the Chamber and Chorale choirs traveling to New York City to work with other choirs from around the world and composer Ola Gjeilo. Much of their days will be filled with hours of long practices and sightseeing. Junior Catherine Analla is excited for the trip and the opportun...

Let the show begin

Let the show begin

February 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Theatre

On the evening of Fri., Feb. 1, the cast list for the FHC Spotlight Players’ spring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” was released. With 13 principal roles and 18 ensemble members, the large cast began their first rehearsals this week with a read-through of the script on Monday and rehearsal ...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Marcus Falcomata, Staff Reporter At-Large

February 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs, Ice hockey, Ice Hockey, Move, Move, Winter Sports

The Spartan Hockey season has come to a close, and the team has finished with a 13-6-1 record, their best season since the Challenge Cup Final run in 2016. To round off an excellent season, on Saturday, January 26th, they were triumphant against Howell North, seven goals to one. Sophomore Owe...

The mighty eight show how “Tomorrow Starts Now”

The mighty eight show how “Tomorrow Starts Now”

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

February 1, 2019


Filed under Activities, Features, Move, Winter Sports

  At six thirty in the morning on Saturday the 26th the FHC Winter Guard arrived at the school to leave for Mascoutah High School in Illinois for their first competition. They are only chaperoned by one of their three coaches, Nami Rutherford, who has a performance with Avidity Independent winter guar...

All-State, all success

All-State, all success

Gaby Buchholz, Copy editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Activities, Band, Showcase, Uncategorized

This past weekend, students from Francis Howell Central travelled to Osage Beach, Missouri for the Missouri All-State Orchestra and Choir. To make it to this point, these students have been rehearsing and auditioning for several weeks. “The process starts at the school level,” Said senior Sage R...

Jaguars outpace spartans

Jaguars outpace spartans

Doug West, Staff Photographer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Activities, Galleries

On Tuesday January 22 the spartans looked eager to host the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars. Expecting a competive game from jump ball to buzzer. From the start the game was physical as both teams drove hard to the net in each possession. Early on West was up early, but the spartans kept at it and eventually...

The Last Ride

Jacob Edwards, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Clubs, Ice hockey, Ice Hockey, Move, Move, Winter, Winter Sports

The end of the season can bring lots of emotions for a team. Happiness. Sadness. Excitement. Disappointment. Crushing defeats and big victories can influence many of these emotions, and for the seniors, the leaders of the team, these emotions are amplified, because this will be their last season of hi...

Success at state

Success at state

Gabby Buchholz, Copy editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Discover, Showcase

Every year, the Missouri State Thespians hold the Missouri State Thespian Conference in January. Every two years the location switches; in 2018 it was held in St. Louis, and this year and next year it will be held in Kansas City. FHC’s Thespian Troupe--Troupe #5743--attended the annual conference as they ...

2019-20 FHC Publications application

2019-20 FHC Publications application

Lanie Sanders, FHCtoday.com editor-in-chief

January 8, 2019


Filed under Discover

FHC Publications is looking for hard-working, creative, smart students who want to be a part of some of the best publications in the country! If you are someone who loves a student-centered classroom experience and wants to have your voice be heard, come join our publications! The Central Focus, the...

My Favorite photo: Zoë Lentz

My Favorite photo: Zoë Lentz

Zoe Lentz, Staff Photographer

January 3, 2019


Filed under Discover, Showcase

For the first pep assembly of the year, the school changed it up a bit. Halfway through they decided to turn the lights off in the gym which means I had to change the settings instantly. It really gave perspective on what it would be like if I were a news photographer, you don’t know what’s going...

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