Earthquakes could hit home

George Yu

April 9, 2010

The 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile killed more than 300 people. A few hours later, a 7.0 earthquake hit Japan. Another 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti; 230,000 have been confirmed dead, as reported by CNN. The recent series of earthquakes has brought aid and attention to the affected countries. Two years ago...

Color guard and drumline place in state competition

George Yu

April 1, 2010

This past weekend, both the winter color guard and drumline scored high at a competition in Springfield, Missouri. Guard took first in the state while, drumline placed fifth. There were 13 other schools in guard's division, and many more performed throughout the entire day. Senior guard Heather Hight felt...

Students react to passed health care bill

Jesse Patch

April 1, 2010

On Sunday, March 21, history was made when health care reform was passed in the House of Representatives. Many students at Francis Howell Central celebrate this bill and all it means for them. "This is something this country has neeeded for too long," said senior Emily Vivio. "It's going to help so many peopl...

School gets on board with recycling program

Damiana McGraw

April 1, 2010

Students have taken a lot more notice of recycling in the past week. This is a direct result of the work of environmental studies classes. Mrs. Pettig and her students organized two big promotions of the new recycling program last week. On Tuesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 25, the environmental studies k...

Conferences met with varying attitudes

Allie Corrier

March 30, 2010

Parent-teacher conferences were held Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. Parents filed into the school to follow their children's schedules and talk to all of their teachers about their performance in school. Some teachers, like Foreign Language teacher Dr. Jennifer Miller, have fun during their conf...

Vocalist qualifies for MOFAA

George Yu

February 25, 2010

Sophomore Margaret Borgmeyer will attend the Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MOFAA) as a vocalist this summer. "There are 150 students going, probably 30 or so for vocals," said Borgmeyer. "To apply, I had to video-record myself singing an Italian aria and a Broadway tune." MOFAA recommends that vocalist nominees...

Toyota recalls faulty car models

Jesse Patch

February 22, 2010

Toyota Motor Corp. issued its second car recall on Jan. 21 of this year after already recalling 4.3 million vehicles late last year. The first recall is for "Floor Mat Entrapment," an issue where there is "the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat to interfere with the accel...

Harris named new activities/athletics director

Brendan Kinnison

February 19, 2010

As current Activities/Athletics Director Terry Kasper bids his farewells, he leaves behind large shoes to fill, a legacy that Scott Harris will be trying to live up to as he takes over the position next year. The Board of Education approved Mr. Harris as the high school's new athletic director yesterday....

Snow days cause lackluster start to spirit week

Cory Schmitt

February 16, 2010

Following two unexpected snow days, the first day of the 2010 winter wonderland spirit week was Ugly Sweater Day on Wednesday Feb. 10. However, participation in the spirit day was low. With only a few dozen students participating. Students claim the snow days prevented them from getting into spirit. ...

Blue and silver day completes lethargic week

George Yu

February 16, 2010

Participation was sparse. Blue and silver day was the final day of the winter spirit week; students are supposed to wear clothes promoting the school and its various clubs, organizations and sports. There were no more than three participants in many classes. Two of the five spirit days were canceled ...

Board of Education approves new superintendent

FHCtoday.com Staff

February 12, 2010

Offical Press Release of Francis Howell School District St. Charles, Mo. – Feb. 12, 2010 – The Francis Howell School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Dr. Pam Sloan as superintendent of the district beginning July 1, 2010.  The Board will vote to approve Dr. Sloan’s three...

Stoplight day highlights lack of school spirit

Brendan Kinnison

February 12, 2010

Some of you may have noticed other students wearing red, yellow or green on Wednesday, Feb. 11. These students were taking in part in the Student Council's Spirit Week. Along with the other days of the week, the students found it difficult to get the word out about the themes. With snow days and mo...

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