DECA competitions begin

Kamrie Reed

February 23, 2011

On Feb. 9, 40 students were chosen through a multiple choice test to compete in the DECA districts. Among these students, 20 were able to place and move on to the state competitions. Some students who placed were competing for the first time, but for others this would be their last districts competition. Mary-Beth Daugherty, a seni...

Band’s Jazz Festival makes a splash

Lizzi Holland

February 21, 2011

The Jazz Festival, a highly anticipated event, came and went Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Jazz Ensemble, which consists of Band Director Nathan Griffin’s sixth hour class, went to Fort Zumwalt North for this event. Both the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combo were featured. At a Jazz Festival, band memb...

New for business department

Jolie Denton

February 17, 2011

With technology advancing so fast these days the business department tries to keep up with the technology to help show the students and let them get a taste of what just came out, according to Schaeffer. “Each year, I write a grant to get the newest technology for student to investigate and see i...

NHS project dates for second semester

Sean Carroll

February 16, 2011

This week, National Honor Society invitations went out to 131 students in the school. The applications will be due on Thursday, March 10. In the coming weeks, NHS members can part take in many events for their volunteer hours.This Saturday, ten members can volunteer at the Oasis Food Pantry starting ar...

DECA competes at districts

Kamrie Reed

February 9, 2011

DECA competitions are on the horizon. Today, 40 students from Francis Howell Central will be traveling to the St. Louis Mills Mall for district competitions. Students have spent many long class periods studying for the upcoming test all participants take on district day. Students have lost some time...

Despite a letdown, concert choir holds heads high

Alli Keisker

February 9, 2011

A new semester brings joy for some, but sorrow for concert choir. Due to the numerous snow days this semester, it will not longer be competing at its spring competition. “We were supposed to be getting ready for a competition this spring, but we aren’t doing it anymore,” said junior Tiffany H...

‘Seussical’ rehearsals finally begin

Claire Henderson

February 8, 2011

After being postponed for two weeks due to snow days, the theatre department finally had callback auditions for “Seussical the Musical” last Friday, and the cast list was posted that night on the Spotlight Players’ website. The Broadway musical is an adaptation of many Dr. Seuss stories and ve...

Quiz Bowl’s snow problems

Patrick Hurley

February 8, 2011

With the craze of snow days hitting the Francis Howell School District, many clubs are left scrambling to reschedule events and competitions. Scholar Quiz Bowl is no exception; however, sponsor Ms. Sharon King has kept the boat afloat. “This weather has most definitely thrown us for a loop,” s...

Band achieves victory, now preparing for more competitions

Lizzi Holland

February 8, 2011

In Eureka on Jan. 29, the winter drumline and winter guard arrived at their competition. It is here where the drumline placed third in its section and the winter guard placed second. This served as a kick-off for both of their seasons. The winter drumline and guard will be having practice, alternati...

New make-up days to take away holidays, parent-teacher conferences

Ted Noelker

February 5, 2011

Secondary Make-Up Day Schedule Day Date Missed Make-Up Date 1 Dec. 16 May 25 2 Jan. 11 May 26 3 Jan. 20 May 27 4 Jan. 21 May 31 5 Jan. 24 June 1 6 Feb. 1 April 25 7 Feb. 2 March 11 8 Feb. 3 March 25 9 - June 2 10 - March 1...

Teacher of the year announced

Anna Gingrich

January 28, 2011

The Teacher of the Year induction has once again come to pass. Announced last Wednesday, the teacher of the 2010-2011 school year is Mr. Scott Thorpe. The three finalists were Mr. Thorpe, Mr. David Range and Mrs. Erin Thurston. The way the process works is as follows: a teacher decides that one of his or...

DECA’s teams practice for districts

Kamrie Reed

January 27, 2011

DECA students study hard for their upcoming district competitions Feb. 9. These competitions are considered the focal point of DECA as students continue to prepare for their events. DECA is continuing to partake in something similar to a dress rehearsal; these “rehearsals” are called roll play. Th...

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