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...

School Closes For Remainder of the Year

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

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.

“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...

In The Coming Weeks

The email sent from Dr. Hendricks-Harris concerning 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 that school will not be in session, the district is doing many things to help students, teachers, and...

Restaurants in the St. Louis Area Set to Close Dining Rooms

While restaurants are no longer able to offer eat-in dining, they can provide carry-out services. This allows businesses to still bring in some profit.

Kana Chung, Copy Editor

March 18, 2020

Tuesday, officially announced at a joint news conference of regional leaders, all restaurants and bars in the St. Louis area have been ordered to cease dine-in services by midnight on Thursday. Many establishments have already put these precautions into effect, but taking these actions is no longer opti...

COVID-19 Live Updates

COVID-19 Live Updates

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2020

With the recent outbreak gaining momentum, keeping up with COVID-19's trajectory can be helpful and informative. Updates will be coming regularly throughout the days in the coming weeks. 

FHSD Cancels School Amid COVID-19 Concerns

A banner across the FHSD website describes the suspension of school and activities across the district

Kayla Reyes and Kierigan McEvoy

March 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19 concerns, the Francis Howell School District has suspended all classes and activities for an extended two-week period after spring break. School is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6. This may come as a shock to students and their families, but Superintendent Mary Hendricks-Harris maintaine...

COVID-19 Concerning Cottleville

On Wednesday, March 11, Assistant Principal Dave Stofer takes a student's name as she provides him with information about her access to technology at home. The district surveyed the entire student population to see who would need help in staying connected to their school in case of school closings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief

March 15, 2020

A hack or a cough heard by any passerby can evoke a flinch. Hand sanitizer, surgical masks, and even toilet paper has flown off the shelves at supermarkets everywhere. Everyone is tense, waiting for the storm to hit. Waiting for the now-infamous coronavirus. As the chaos of the virus infects the rest o...

Impeachment 2019 – FHC Speaks

In this photo from December 2017, President Donald Trump speaks at the St. Charles Convention Center to a group of supporters. Just more than two years later, the U.S. House of Representatives would pass two articles of impeachment against President Trump accusing him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Megan Percy, Web Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2019

The House of Representatives made history on December 18th with their decision to impeach President Trump, making him only the third president in this nation’s history to be impeached. President Trump was charged with both articles of impeachment, with a vote of 230-197 for abuse of power and a vote o...

Impeachment Is The Focus of Social Studies Classes

Beckmann explains in his Contemporary Issues class what filling articles of impeachment means. Beckmann uses current day articles as a tool to teach his students the most updated information.

Kierigan McEvoy, Web assignments editor

October 2, 2019

The last week, history classes around school have been muddling over one word, a specific word: impeachment. This word has recently been made popular by current political events which now has forced actions to be taken and classrooms to address the complexity this word brings to the nation’s politics. AP Governmen...

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