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The News Digest: Introduction to the Blog, FHSD School Board Campaigns Underway and More

The News Digest: Introduction to the Blog, FHSD School Board Campaigns Underway and More

By Chase Meyer and Kyle Dearing
March 6
Filed under Showcase, The News Digest

As readers navigate their way through the (not-so-new) year, they become more saturated than ever with news hitting their mobile devices. With the touch of a screen, users have access to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. With so much information running across audience’s scr...

Francis Howell School District on Lockdown After Local Shooting

Francis Howell School District on Lockdown After Local Shooting

By Chase Meyer, Online Co-Editor in Chief
November 16
Filed under News, Showcase

Updated Nov. 16 at 3:11 p.m.: The FHSD released a statement via email at 1:22 p.m. updating the public about the shooting situation. The St. Charles County Police Department has stated that the suspects in the shooting are not in custody. FHSD schools will release as normal at the end of the school ...

More Funds For More Opportunities [EDITORIAL]

More Funds For More Opportunities [EDITORIAL]

By On Behalf of the Editorial Board
October 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

On the Nov. 8 ballot, St. Charles County voters have the decision whether to support the new tax levy named Proposition Howell or not. FHSD first brought up the idea of the new tax levy after the previous proposition for a tax levy known as Prop Y failed back in August 2015. This time, FHSD has been trying to g...

Graduation for FHN on June 4

Graduation for FHN on June 4

By Emily Wilson
March 24
Filed under Showcase

With less than two months of school left, seniors are bracing for they day they’ve been counting down to since the beginning of high school: graduation. Over the past few weeks, senior delegates have been planning several events for the senior class to prepare for graduation and enjoy their last fe...

A Week is All We Need

A Week is All We Need

By Chase Meyer, Webmaster
March 16
Filed under Opinions

A short spring break, despite backlash from many students, is one of the most beneficial decisions this school board has ever made. The typical second week of break was seemingly unnecessary and only served the purpose of cutting into our school year and shortening the amount of summer vacation days...

We Want a Longer Spring Break

We Want a Longer Spring Break

By McKayla Bogda, North Star Staffer
March 16
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

Spring break is a much needed time off where students and faculty go on vacations, catch up on work or just hang out with friends and family, but now it has been cut short. The second week was important because it is when students and faculty can do these things, plus it was a better time to make up sn...

FHSD Chief Academic Officer to Assume Superintendent Position Upon Sloan’s Retirement

FHSD Chief Academic Officer to Assume Superintendent Position Upon Sloan’s Retirement

By Chase Meyer, Webmaster
February 4
Filed under News

Updated: Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:51 a.m. It’s 5:45 p.m. The district administration office--usually quiet and dim by this time of night--is bustling and bright on this early-February evening. Doors are open, and Superintendent Pam Sloan stands in the lobby of the building to greet visitors including ...

Flooding in St. Charles Affects FHN Students and Faculty

Flooding in St. Charles Affects FHN Students and Faculty

By Claire Boenitz
January 8
Filed under News, Showcase

An unusually warm winter has brought abnormal amounts of rain to the St. Louis area, which, at the end of December, led to flooding in many areas. The Missouri River swelled to just five feet lower than its record height on Dec. 27; however, the more devastating floods were beyond FHSD’s borders. O...

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...

FHSD Celebrates 100 Years

FHSD Celebrates 100 Years

By Zoe Lawson
February 11
Filed under News, Newspaper

Not many can say they have celebrated their 100th birthday, but during the 2014-15 school year FHSD is doing just that. FHSD plans on having a wide range of celebrations throughout the year to ensure that it is one to remember, from the sale of T-shirts, to a school district centennial book. The Dis...

FHSD Projects Budget Deficit

By Priscilla Joel
January 21
Filed under North Star, Paper Day

For the upcoming fiscal school year, FHSD is planning to make several cuts to the budget in order to save money since the district is projected to be in at least a $22 million deficit for next year. “We began the conversation with the Board of Education (BOE) when we did our retreat in June and the...

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