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Spring service projects warm up

Sean Carroll

March 1, 2011

In the upcoming months, National Honor Society members will have a variety of options to participate in for their service hours. “We have a lot going on this semester that it gives a chance for students to pick the service project they really want to invest in,” NHS sponsor Dena Rulo said. The u...

Cast and crew of ‘Seussical’ start moving

Claire Henderson

February 28, 2011

Rehearsals for “Seussical: the Musical” are in full swing and cast and crew are working hard. A decision to change the production date was finally made by Ms. Michelle Moll and her group of production staff and sponsors. “Because the snow days put us so far behind, we made a major decision a...

Tutoring offered by math department

Destiny Pipkin

February 28, 2011

For students who are not happy with their grades in their math classes, math tutoring is offered from the math department at the following times: Mornings: 6:15 - 7:15 a.m.Tuesdays and Fridays with Mr. MillerWednesdays and Thursdays with Mr. Stumpf Afternoons: 2:25 - 3:25 p.m.Mondays and Tuesday...

District makes cuts to the budget

Brendan Kinnison

February 24, 2011

Recently, the district voted to spend on a reduced budget next year. As such, the district will also be reducing its spending in the next fiscal year. The changes include teacher, employee and program cuts district-wide. Currently, the district’s budget for this year (2011) is $171,895,626, according to...

Progress reports distributed, college visits under way

Brendan Kinnison

February 24, 2011

On Monday, Feb. 14, progress reports were released to students in the district. Students without a first hour could pick theirs up in the guidance office. The progress reports were released late in the district because of the snow days. Juniors can now start to use their college visits, along with seni...

Board elections approaching

Brendan Kinnison

February 24, 2011

On April 5, the Board of Education will have three open seats. A vote shall be cast in order to fill the opening seats. Incumbents Mike Hoehn, Mike Sommer and Mark Lafata could possibly be vacating their seats; all three are up for reelection, along with new runners such as Ronnie Johnson, Eric Seider, Er...

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 17, 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...

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