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Why Did Prop Howell Fail?

Why Did Prop Howell Fail?

By Aimee Clive
December 14
Filed under News, Showcase

Millions of Americans held their breath during the presidential election on Nov. 8, but teachers, students and parents in FHSD awaited another result as well. FHSD presented Prop Howell to the voters as a 60 cent operating levy increase, costing an owner of a $200,000 home approximately $19 per mon...

Failure of Proposition Howell Causes Negative Impacts on the District

Failure of Proposition Howell Causes Negative Impacts on the District

November 30
Filed under Features, Showcase, Videos

On Nov. 8 residents living within the Francis Howell School District borders were asked to approve Proposition Howell, a 60 cent tax increase that would better the district as a whole after numerous budget cuts. In the end, the proposition failed, and the district now faces even more cuts such as trans...

Five Things to Watch

Five Things to Watch

By Daniel Mulawa
November 16
Filed under Five Things to Watch, Showcase

District Band Performance: On Nov. 20, the Metro District 8 concert and jazz bands will be performing their concert at 1 p.m. at Chaminade Preparatory School. There are 11 kids from the FHN band program that made it into these bands. Anyone is able to go and watch. No School: Next week, sta...

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

The New Superintendent Faces the Same Budget Challenges

By Christopher St. Aubin
September 21
Filed under News, Newspaper, Paper Day, Showcase

This year, FHSD has a new superintendent, Mary Hendricks-Harris. She inherits this job at a time when the district has been running a deficit budget for the past year. With a new tax levy, Proposition Howell, on the ballot in November, FHSD is hopeful to make up for lost revenue in order to provide ess...

Step Team Hopes for More Funding

Step Team Hopes for More Funding

By Martin Groves
September 21
Filed under Features, Paper Day, Showcase

Composed of a group of 15 girls, the step team is geared up for its second season. “The girls have already started working so very hard,” sponsor Elizabeth White said. Usually practicing down in the lower atrium by Office 23, the beat created by their foot stomps and hand claps can be heard from th...

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