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Steven Blair, Adriana Kuhn, Carolie Owens and Sam Young will participate in the FHSD candidate forum in the auditorium on March 19 at 7 p.m.

Learn about the 2024 Board of Education candidates at our candidate forum this evening

March 19, 2024

A public candidate forum hosted by FHC Publications will take place on March 19, where all board candidates will be asked questions by the FHC Publications staff and will be allowed to answer 30 minutes...

Dancing through the Eras

Summer Suarez and Lillian Seithel February 1, 2024

The Sensations held their Taylor Swift Eras Tour dance camp for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Members of the dance team took different age groups and customized the dances to the specific songs...

Seeking Guidance

Ava Breuer, Shaun Matz January 5, 2024

The Guidance Department is one of the most important departments in the school, but isn’t necessarily as well known, especially in the eyes of the students. In a broad overview of the department and...

A Boom in Blending

Audrey Webb and Kendyl Lay January 3, 2024

With all three high schools in the district participating in Blended Learning class structures, FHC contains the most amount of these style classes. Students and staff have all greatly benefited from the...

Through Closed Curtains

Bella Smith and Meghan Baumann December 18, 2023

Francis Howell Central’s first semester play, "You Can’t Take it With You," starring the Spotlight Players, gave students a chance to work hands-on with the outcome of the school’s play. Students...

Preview Into Parenthood

Madison Scott and Caroline Kraft December 14, 2023

The child development course, taught by Kathryn McGuire, helps educate growing teens on the ups and downs of parenthood. The course attempts to teach them the basics of infancy, and allow each student...

Diving Into Dissection

Magi Temelkova and Rocco Muich April 28, 2023

Mr. Patrick Reed’s ZoBot class has had the opportunity for a hands-on experience dissecting the animals that they learn about during lecture. Students describe their recent starfish dissection lab, what...

The Aftermath

Aniya Sparrow and Ava Reyes January 17, 2023

Parents usually think thoroughly about their divorce decision before they file, the kids are most likely a key component in this decision. Some children feel as if they are the reason for the divorce and...

Completely Burnt

Raina Straughter and Andy Waliszewski January 11, 2023

While taking advanced placement and honors classes may look good on your college resume, these students explain the toll it has taken on their high school experience. They address the times they've missed...

Inspirational Educators

Makenzie Solis and Isabella Totra January 10, 2023

Navigating high school is difficult when coming from a smaller middle school. From freshman to senior year we've all had that one teacher that stuck with us and made an outstanding impact. These students...

Benefits of Benching

Magi Temelkova and Brock Slinkard January 9, 2023

Learn more about FHC’s weightlifting classes and the physical, mental and social benefits of weightlifting. A guide to anybody interested in taking the class or simply improving their wellness.

Credit Where It’s Due

Nathaniel Miller and Caroline Tarleton January 4, 2023

Students discuss their first hand experience with taking classes for an easy credit and how it affects the teacher’s classrooms and their learning/teaching experience. Discover how teachers and students...

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