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Preparation with purpose

Preparation with purpose

Ruthann Kimbrel and Holly Whaley

February 19, 2019


Filed under Activities, Discover, Events, Features, Uncategorized

Preparing for competitions, especially later ones in which judges become more critical in performances for the successful implementation to exceed the judges expectations it takes hard work, life-draining intensity and enormous amounts of emotional, mental and physical involvement. After experiencing...

Student Council hosts critical blood drive that saves lives

Student Council hosts critical blood drive that saves lives

Nicole Garthe and Kayden Zipoy

January 22, 2019


Filed under Discover, Galleries

Student Council hosted their annual blood drive on Jan 15 in association with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. This event helps the blood center bring in more blood to send out to hospitals in the area who are in need; it also encourages the students to donate selflessly in order to save liv...

Former Spartan athletic greats honored

Former Spartan athletic greats honored

Gracie Kruep, Photography Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019


Filed under Discover, Galleries

The girls varsity basketball game against Francis Howell North was long awaited for multiple people. Not only were the girls hyped to play a conference rival, two of Central's most decorated athletes would be honored for their time and commitment to the schools sports programs. Current junior varsity gi...

Spartan Sprint 9/29

Spartan Sprint 9/29

Abigail Tarleton, Staff photographer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Events, Events, Galleries, Showcase

On Saturday September 29, homecoming morning, FHC parent club hosted the inaugural Spartan Sprint. Around 50 racers came to attend the two mile race around Central and Saeger Middle School with the fastest time being just over 12 minutes. Organizers Anna Jones and Amy McEvoy considers the event a...

Devastating loss to conference rivals

Devastating loss to conference rivals

Gracie Kruep, Photo Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Discover, Fall Sports, Galleries, Move, Move

    In a devastating 4-0 loss to conference rivals, Francis Howell, the boys soccer team is still high in spirits and potential. Howell was the main aggressor the whole game, with a few exceptions of Spartan counter attacks, but the match was lopsided in Howell's favor. There were about 5 fouls every ...

Fall sports come together for Fall Festival

Fall sports come together for Fall Festival

Gracie Kruep, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2018


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Galleries

Every year, the Spartan Jamboree is an exciting event for the fall athletes and the student body. The Jamboree consists of a parade of athletes, performances by the Spartan Regiment, the Sensations, and the cheerleaders. Also, each sport hosts their own event, girls golf has a driving competition, soft...

Graduation in photos

Graduation in photos

Payton Amlong, Photo editor

June 3, 2018


Filed under Discover, Galleries, Showcase

More than 400 students participated in commencement exercises at the Family Arena in St. Charles on June 2, becoming the 19th class to graduate from FHC.

The young voter’s guide

The young voter’s guide

Whitney Klein, Voice Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Discover, Discover, Showcase

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 ...

Decoding a deferral

Decoding a deferral

Justin Hedrick, Staff reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Discover, Showcase

Applying to colleges is one of the most stressful things a student will do in their academic career. Hours are spent trying to figure everything out, from if the school is “right,” to how far away it is, to what admissions standards are, to who else is going there. Once the student finds the perf...

A throwback to powderpuff

A throwback to powderpuff

Brynlee Hendricks, Staff photographer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Galleries

  As we begin fall break we would like to reflect on a good time spent here at Francis Howell Central during our homecoming week. Thursday the 28th, following the parade four groups of Spartan girls, faced off in an epic duel against one another. With their boys cheering them on from the sideline...

A great start to the Homecoming weekend

A great start to the Homecoming weekend

Connor Crites, Video Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Events, Galleries

Following tradition, Central opened up the homecoming weekend with the annual homecoming parade. Although there weren't as many floats as years prior, the excitement was bigger than ever. With most every club and sport participating, there was no lack of candy or school spirit. An occurring theme...

‘A breathtaking spectacle’

‘A breathtaking spectacle’

Lanie Sanders, Staff reporter

August 30, 2017


Filed under Discover, Discover, Discover, Galleries, Showcase, Video

On Aug. 21, all of Francis Howell Central ventured down to Don Muench Memorial Stadium during sixth and seventh hours, armed with a pair of eclipse glasses provided by the school district, to watch the first total solar eclipse to pass over Missouri - and a large swath of the United States - since 19...

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