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Matthew Riffee Named District Teacher of the Year

Matthew Riffee Named District Teacher of the Year

By Chase Meyer and Michal Basford
March 1
Filed under News, Showcase

During fifth hour on March 1, Matthew Riffee was brought out into the hall with the expectation of speaking to a District IT representative about the network problems the school had been experiencing throughout the week. However, he was greeted by a group of students, staff and Superintendent Mar...

HOSA Members Attend Pre-Plunge Event

HOSA Members Attend Pre-Plunge Event

By Kylie Kirkpatrick, Yearbook Staffer
February 24
Filed under News, Showcase

On Feb. 22 members in HOSA went to a pre-plunge event at Creve Coeur Lake Park. This event was held to promote the actual Polar Plunge on Feb. 25. “We were invited to this event because we were the school who raised the most money for the Polar Plunge,” HOSA club sponsor Matthew Riffee said. ...

1-27 FHN Students Donate Blood [Photo Gallery]

1-27 FHN Students Donate Blood [Photo Gallery]

By Hannah Medlin, Yearbook Photo Editor
January 28
Filed under Features, Photos, Showcase

On Jan. 27, a blood drive was held in the big gym from 8 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. The blood drive was hosted by HOSA and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Students get passes from HOSA to leave their classes to donate blood. The blood drawing process can be long for some students. The first...

HOSA Hosts Largest High School Blood Drive in St. Louis

HOSA Hosts Largest High School Blood Drive in St. Louis

By Kylie Kirkpatrick, Yearbook Staffer
January 23
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s about time again for the annual FHN blood drive hosted by HOSA. This year the blood drive is on  Jan. 27 during school in the main gym. Students and staff can sign up during lunches or in HOSA sponsor, Matthew Riffee’s classroom until all 300 spots are filled. “To register to give blood,...

HOSA Participates in Adopt a Family

By Paige Mooney, Brandon Adams, Parker Brown
December 18
Filed under Intro Class Stories

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News Briefs 04.13.16 – Band at State/ HOSA Nationals

News Briefs 04.13.16 – Band at State/ HOSA Nationals

By Sammie Herr and Carolyn Gonzalez
March 23
Filed under News, Showcase

April 30 - Band at State On April 30, the FHN band will be at state at Mizzou. FHN band students performed on Saturday, March 5, at FZE, and now they’ve figured out who gets to go to state. “I’m pretty excited,” junior Sean Rhomberg said. “It’s something I’ve gone to before, but it’...

HOSA Competes at State Conference, Multiple Students Place in Competition

HOSA Competes at State Conference, Multiple Students Place in Competition

By Aly Doty
April 8
Filed under News, Showcase

On March 28-29, FHN attended the HOSA State Competition at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. FHN took 43 students to the competition. Out of those 43, ten students qualified for nationals. “I guess my favorite part was kids got to see that the stuff that learn i...

HOSA Plunges for a Cause

HOSA Plunges for a Cause

By Audrey Baker, Yearbook Staffer
March 2
Filed under Showcase

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that HOSA has been participating in for the past two years. This year, the plunge took place on Saturday, February 27 at Creve Coeur Lake. All participants had to raise a minimum of $75 by the event day in order to take part in jumping into the frigid water. The p...

Matthew Riffee Named Teacher of the Year

Matthew Riffee Named Teacher of the Year

By Laraya Griffith
February 2
Filed under Showcase, Videos

This year science teacher Matthew Riffee received the Teacher of the Year Award.  Both students and teachers around the school believe Riffee worked very hard for this honor.  Checkout this video to see what he has to say about his award....

The Riffee Feast

The Riffee Feast

By Kyle Cuppy
December 4
Filed under Videos

On November 24th, Matthew Riffee's students earned a feast for meeting a fundraiser goal. Riffee plans to continue doing the feast as long as he's a teacher.

HOSA Meets and Discusses Future Events

HOSA Meets and Discusses Future Events

By Kylie Moser
November 20
Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 19, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) met in the loft area in the commons at FHN. This was the third meeting of the general assembly. The club meets every two weeks and gives the members information and opportunities to volunteer and earn points, such as designing the club’s t-shirt ...

HOSA Elects New Officers This Year

HOSA Elects New Officers This Year

By Michal Basford
November 12
Filed under News, Showcase

Oct. 22, HOSA members gathered to elect this year’s officers. HOSA also had officers last year in its first year. Anna Livingstone was elected President, Mensur Koso as Vice President, Abby Day as Secretary, Rachel Elder as Chief of Staff, Zohaib Abro as Treasurer, Bailey Marek as Parliamentarian and Ma...

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