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Junior Fisher Klein leaps with joy alongside teammates, including Aiden Lee after scoring the tying goal. Filled with ecstatic energy, Klein looked bewildered, surprised with how close the game ended up.

Neck to Neck

Amelia Raziq and Mallory Davie March 1, 2024

  The Spartans faced off against Northwest High School with the first game of the playoffs commencing. The teams fought neck and neck the entire game at Wentzville Ice Arena on Feb 3, ending...

Being guarded heavily by the player on Troy, guard Drew Wyss looks for a teammate to pass to. To get around the defenders arms, Wyss bounce-passed to an open member of the team.

Teamwork Against the Trojans

Summer Suarez and Sophia Allen February 29, 2024

Playing at their home court, the junior varsity boys basketball team took on Troy Buchanan high school on Feb 6. The boys fought hard together but lost to Troy with a score of 61 to 46. Sophomore Drew...

Sophomore Mily Moreno-Garcia paints a project in printmaking. She uses colored paints to complete her project.

Creative Spaces Make Creative Minds

Meghan Baumann, Staff Photographer February 15, 2024

Many students are involved in art classes throughout Francis Howell Central. From Digital Art to Ceramics, students are active in many arts. Mrs. Michelle McCune teaches three classes: Digital Art,...

Sophomore Samantha Painter sticks her arm out to guard the other team.

Taking Down the Knights

Amelia Raziq, Staff Photographer February 13, 2024

The girls JV basketball team took on the Francis Howell North Knights on Feb. 2 for their Gold Out game. Our girls came out on top with a few seconds left on the clock and were able to win 24-18. They...

Holding her flower and gift bag, senior Finley Brunner walks through the tunnel of swim boards held up by her teammates. Brunner was captain for her last year on the team.

Saying Goodbye to the Seniors

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer February 12, 2024

Before their meet against St. Charles High School, the varsity girls swim and dive team held its Senior Night ceremony on Jan 31. During this ceremony, Dr. Suzanne Leake presented each of the seniors...

On Jan. 29, sophomore Katie Wuertz freestyle strokes down the lane towards the finish. She is competing in the 400 freestyle relay at the FHSD Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North.

Pushing for a Personal Record

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer February 9, 2024

Throughout the girls’ swim and dive Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North, the girls swam and dove their hearts out during the short competition. Junior Alyssa Harrison said the community created by...

Senior Nate Rush prepares to dribble the ball around his Howell defender.

Vikings Sail by Spartans

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer February 7, 2024

The boys basketball team took on Francis Howell on Jan. 25. The boys fought hard throughout the whole game until they fell short at the very end. Although they went up against a hard team, they made...

On Feb. 5, Mrs. Emily Harris reviews a students mastery check with them. She then explains to them about the questions that they missed and why.

Learning Through Statistics

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer February 7, 2024

The math department of Francis Howell Central is held together by the amazing teachers that dedicate their time to teaching students. Mrs. Emily Harris is one of the great teachers that puts a lot of effort...

Moore can always be seen answering students questions and walking around to check for progress or queries. Always alert and ready to help.

A Fresh Face in Chemistry

Sophia Allen, Staff Photogrpher February 6, 2024

Ms. Brittany Moore, a new teacher to the district, teaches chemistry to both honors students and regular students. This class on Feb 2, she went around to answer numerous students questions including...

Kelley stands next to the projector explaining what they will have to draw during round one.

A Map through Urbanization

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer February 5, 2024

Jane Kelley and her World History students completed a simulation of the urbanization that occurred during the first industrial revolution. The simulation was done where everyone individually completed...

Student holds up a makeshift sign made of a notebook backing.

The Walk to Justice

Ava Reyes and Raina Straughter February 2, 2024

Amid Black History and Black Literature classes being cut throughout the school district, students of all backgrounds came together during a staged Walkout, ignoring the consequences. The students...

Mrs. Michelle McCune describes information regarding the Fine Arts Festival that NAHS organizes and participates in.

Drawing in New Faces

Meghan Baumann and Katherine Albertson February 2, 2024

The National Art Honors Society club (NAHS), sponsored by Mrs. Michelle McCune, attempts to make a warm and welcoming environment for all of its members, even those who are not gifted at art. Junior...

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