Teacher of the Year nominations due Friday

Victoria Walker

December 9, 2010

This year, students may submit nomination forms for Teacher of the Year. Nominations require the nomination form, a teacher signature from that department and one from a different department. They can be turned in in the Arete TOY box in the faculty mailing room. These teachers will undergo an interviewing...

Record total raised for Adopt-A-Family

Destiny Pipkin

December 6, 2010

Adopt-A-Family is an annual fundraiser the Foreign Language Department participates in around the holiday season. “I’ve been here for five years, and we’ve done it every year since I’ve been here,” said Mrs. Ashley Wager, Spanish teacher. Every year, the foreign language classes get info...

Website, staff receive national recognition

FHCtoday.com Staff

November 15, 2010

On Saturday, November 13, the National Scholastic Press Association ranked FHCtoday.com fifth out of hundreds of online student journalism publications nationwide in its Best of Show. Staff members also competed in write-off competitions at the convention. Senior Executive Editors Cory Schmitt and Ted N...

School locks down as a precaution

Alli Keisker

November 10, 2010

View UMB Bank Robbery in a larger map At 11:25 a.m., Principal Sonny Arnel came on the intercom ordering for the school to go into lockdown. This was the first time the school has ever gone into lockdown. Dr. Arnel received an e-mail from Central Office just a few minutes prior to making his announ...

‘This is not a drill’

Ellen Hinze

November 10, 2010

During emergency drills there are often jokes running through the classrooms and students seldom take them seriously. Today’s lock down had a different tone. “I was shaking the entire time. I kept expecting something bad to happen,” said freshman Evan Richard. Students were not the only ones the lockdo...

International Club celebrates Day of the Dead

FHCtoday.com Staff

November 3, 2010

Yesterday, Spanish teacher Mrs. Katie Lozano hosted a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Dia De Los Muertos, celebrated in Latin American countries such as Mexico, is a holiday where the dead are honored and recognized. It is a very traditional part of Hispanic culture. It took place in Mr...

Clifford’s active road to recovery

Anna Gingrich

October 28, 2010

Breast cancer is a disease which has affected more than just the women portrayed in the “Race for the Cure” commercials. It is a real, tangible illness that has the ability to create voids in families due to the loss of a loved one. It has the ability to cause pain in the hearts of friends as a ...

Ivy League goes local

Victoria Walker

October 26, 2010

There are a lot of schools way up there, said councilors Mr. Tim Holmes and Dr. Joyce Gang, that aren’t considered “Ivy” League. Some schools that are not considered Ivy League are still at the same academic standards as Ivy League schools, but the way people perceive them because they do not ca...

Funeral arrangements set for alumnus

Ted Noelker

October 19, 2010

Since the school learned of the death of alumnus Phillip Vinnedge last week, several steps have been taken to honor his death. The flag was lowered to half-mast, a moment of silence was observed at Friday's football game and a poem written by senior Josh Flandreau was read in his honor. This eveni...

Costa Rica trip immerses students in culture

Claire Henderson

October 18, 2010

At 5:30 a.m on Oct. 2, 39 Spanish students and six chaperones boarded a plane to Costa Rica. Over the course of the next week, the group experienced the culture of what seemed like another world. They visited the capital city, San Jose; snorkeled off the coast; and zip-lined through the rainforest. Se...

Alumnus killed in service of country

Cory Schmitt

October 15, 2010

2009 graduate Phillip Vinnedge was killed yesterday while fighting for his country in Afghanistan. The truck Vinnedge was in was hit by a roadside bomb, according to information Principal Sonny Arnel received from people close to the family. Dr. Arnel was informed of the death last night. “I got a ...

StuCo donates Homecoming ticket sales

Cory Schmitt

October 1, 2010

With the environmental disaster created by the explosion of Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, the Gulf Coast has been in need of money and support to clean up the damage that the oil has caused to the wildlife and coastal environment. This fall, Student Council (StuCo) decided to...

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