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FHN Alumnus Continues to Rap as a Hobby

FHN Alumnus Continues to Rap as a Hobby

By Keegan Schuster
March 20
Filed under Features, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

After making waves in the school community with his vocal skills, alumnus Rana “Sohail” Jchaj continues to pursue rapping as an outlet to showcase his creativity. Known for starting classroom rap battles and freestyling throughout the halls of FHN, Jchaj now spreads his music through the campus of UMSL. ...

Arlene Kearns Receives 2017 Support Staff of the Year

Arlene Kearns Receives 2017 Support Staff of the Year

By Christian Witte, Newspaper Staffer
February 24
Filed under News, Showcase

Administrative Assistant for the Activities Office Arlene Kearns was nominated and honored with the award of being the Support Staff of the Year after 16 years of being at FHN: scheduling, paying bills and making sure everything is ready to go for every game or event North has. “She has been a breath ...

Spanish Club

Spanish Club

August 9
Filed under Features, Showcase

1.)Who is the sponsor? A: Brian Santos. 2.) Where do they meet? A: Santos’ room, 227 3.) When do they meet? A: Every other Monday. 4.) What events are being hosted there? A: Cinco de Mayo, attended oktoberfest for German club, movie night, restaurant night 5.) What are the costs/...

Santos’s Spanish Classes Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

By Myah Blocker, Kamryn Bell, and Michaela Mihova
May 12
Filed under Intro Class Stories

Cinco De Mayo is a day celebrated by the Mexican Culture to commemorate the country’s freedom. Brian Santos, also referred to as Sr. Santos by the students, is a Spanish teacher here at FHN. To celebrate this holiday and show appreciation to the culture, Santos threw a party for all his classes. ...

Santos Named FHSD Teacher of the Year

Santos Named FHSD Teacher of the Year

By Chase Meyer
March 5
Filed under Features, Showcase

This morning in second hour, Spanish Teacher Brian Santos received the FHSD Teacher of the Year award. Santos was greeted in the upper-level hallway by all second hour World Language Classes, along with Superintendent Pam Sloan and other district and building administrators. “This is a reall...

Santos makes theatrical debut in Muny’s production of “Les Misérables”

Santos makes theatrical debut in Muny’s production of “Les Misérables”

By Brittany Steck
July 23
Filed under Features, Showcase

7:30 p.m. 94 degrees Spectators are spread all around the theater grounds- a small family is dining on a picnic dinner, a group of friends purchase T-shirts at the souvenir shop, the Big Muddy Dance Company provides pre-show entertainment at the Lichtenstein Plaza. The hot summer sun blares down on t...

Santos Named Teacher of the Year

Santos Named Teacher of the Year

By Nick Ponche
January 31
Filed under News

FHN teacher Brian Santos was today given the Teacher of the Year award. Santos teaches Spanish 1, 3, and 4 classes. The two previous Teacher of the Year award winners are Math teachers Patty Bartell and  Steve Willott. UPDATE: On Thursday January 31, Brian Santos had been announced as FHN tea...

Deadline approaching for $100 Rosetta Stone

Deadline approaching for $100 Rosetta Stone

By Aurora Blanchard
January 15
Filed under News

The deadline to register for a one-year Rosetta Stone license for $100  is Jan. 25. Like last year, students and parents have the opportunity to choose from 25 different languages through the Francis Howell School District. “For students, it is a great way to independently learn a language,” Administrative Assi...

KOE Shows Teacher Appreciation Through American Education Week

KOE Shows Teacher Appreciation Through American Education Week

November 5
Filed under News, Newspaper, Paper Day

The theme for this year’s American Education Week is Back to the Future. Teachers, faculty and staff will get the opportunity to dress up in costumes and apparel associated with the chosen theme throughout the week. “It’s fun to have a whole week of craziness that just focuses on teachers,”...

Teacher alter Egos

November 16
Filed under Features

Brocksmith Guitar Guru  Joe Brocksmith teaches science and is the sponsor for Ecology Club. Outside of school, Brocksmith is the lead guitarist and back-up vocalist in a ‘90s rock cover band, “That’s What She Said.” “I always enjoyed playing music, and I’ve been playing music since I...

Secret scholar

February 23
Filed under News

Students and teachers from the Secret Scholar program celebrated Valentines Day by exchanging gifts and letters to one another. This was yet another opportunity for both Secret Scholar students and teachers to get to know one another. Throughout the year, Secret Scholar participants have been exchanging ...

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