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Chad Lange, board candidate

Chad Lange, board candidate

Amy Wilkerson, Yearbook Editor

March 14, 2018

If you are elected to be on the school board, what will your top priority be? If re-elected my top priority will stay the same from the day I originally decided to run for the BOE, and that is  Student Achievement. I am dedicated to working with other board members, district administration, and staf...

Janet Stiglich, board candidate

Janet Stiglich, board candidate

Amy Wilkerson, Yearbook Editor

March 14, 2018

If you are elected to be on the school board, what will your top priority be? Last week, I was at Francis Howell Central to register 18 year olds to vote. I was surprised to see the number of students in some of the classrooms. Earlier in the year, I saw a survey that stated more students felt a ...

The young voter’s guide

The young voter’s guide

Whitney Klein, Voice Editor

March 13, 2018

Welcome to the complete beginner’s guide to: school board politics and everything surrounding it. In this guide, you’ll learn about tax levies and candidate forums and how they affect schools. Let’s take this one small step at a time, starting with: tax levies. More specifically, the 48- cent tax ...

Board of education candidate forum, live at 7 p.m.

Board of education candidate forum, live at 7 p.m.

Amy Wilkerson, Yearbook editor

March 13, 2018

On April 3, voters in the Francis Howell School district will vote upon Proposition Learn, as well as for two members of the Board of Education. The four candidates — Janet Stiglich, Brian Higginbotham and incumbents Sandra Ferguson and Chad Lange - will meet this evening in the auditorium at Francis...

The family behind girls swimming

The family behind girls swimming

Grant Boehne, Staff Photographer

March 13, 2018

The girls swim team finished out the season on February 6-8 at GACs, and select swimmers qualified for MSHSAA State Championships on February 16-17. All throughout the season, the girls demonstrated hard work and determination. The girls have gotten very close and formed a kind of bond that only a fami...

Live stream of Mr. FHC

Zach Jones, Live Stream

March 9, 2018

Live stream of Mr. FHC tonight at 7

Comedy for a cure

Comedy for a cure

Gillian Pendel, Staff Photographer

March 8, 2018

The annual improv show took place on the night of February 22nd, this year raising money for Pheonix’s Fighters and Fetsch’s Fighters. Over $200 was raised for each family. While the show was a massive success, junior and Improv Central President Sage Russell realizes that to make next year even be...

The impact spreads

The impact spreads

Liz Baker, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018

Last Wednesday, 17 students lost their lives to another school shooting. While the event immediately affected the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students here felt the effect. Or rather, they knew they should feel affected. Students today have witnessed many shootings; so many, in fact, ...

A scheduling conflict

A scheduling conflict

Liz Baker, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018

This year, the second week of AP testing will fall onto the same week as the Francis Howell district high schools finals week. Since this scenario has never arisen before, the principals and assistant principals in the area had to find an all-new solution to the challenge. Administration involved AP ...

District funding updates

District funding updates

Carlin Bippen, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018

fFor the past several years, the Francis Howell School District has struggled with numerous debilitating budget cuts. As prices rise and funds decrease, numerous school activities, supplies, and staff have had to be cut or replaced. Multiple tax levies have been run over the past three years, wit...

Urban injustice

Urban injustice

Lanie Sanders, Feature Editor

February 8, 2018

159 murders, 151 firearms used, 62 closed cases so far this year according to the St. Louis Police Department. Murder rates in St. Louis are on the rise. 2016 was characterized by St. Louis being the most dangerous city in the nation, and USA Today believes this year is on the same path. This danger i...

Fighting with Fetsch; What you can do

Fighting with Fetsch; What you can do

Jennifer Ferry, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2018

This year FHC was touched with cancer when Mrs. Fetsch, a young teacher was unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia. The students immediately rallied and raised thousands of dollars to help not only Mrs. Fetsch, but also to advance research into stopping the disease. Next weekend, there is a great opportunity f...

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