Head principal Nathanael Hostetler works at his computer.
News at FHN: Summer School, Vaccines and Blended Learning
The school year is winding down, so students and staff are looking toward this summer and next year. Here’s some of FHN’s news right now, as seen in the May Edition of the North Star.
Blended Learning For The 2021-2022 School Year
Schools have been lecturing students with similar processes for hundreds of years. District wide, the schools will be offering blended learning for many math and science classes, as a new way of teaching. The class may meet at certain times of the week, but it’s more about an independent study.
“If students are in a blended learning classroom, it means that they could do some thing...
Virtual School Going Forward
Next year virtual school will be continuing. The plan is too have have as few teachers teaching virtually as possible. Administrators hope that there will be no virtual FHSD teachers but with some of the larger courses that everyone takes, it is possible there may be few. There has been a program in Missouri since 2019 called MOCAP, Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, that ...
Varsity Smash Team Goes To State
On April 24 the FHN Varsity Smash Brothers E-Sports team went to state, made it to finals, and ended up placing second.
“I think our team performed really well, I think the way it was set up playing in crews actually held the team back,” says team member, senior Jaxson Midgett.
“If we would have played more standard one on one gameplay I do believe we could have placed fi...
Vaccines Are Now Available For Teens
Some people 16 years and older have been able to get the Pfizer vaccine since April 9. More recently, 12 to 15 year-olds have been approved to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I got the vaccine because my mom, my dad, and my sister got the vaccine because they are all 18 years and older. My mom wanted me to get the vaccine to be safe,” FHN junior Chloe Averbeck said.
Students could also get it...
Plans in Place For Summer School
Since COVID-19 has been around, many things have changed in education. There have been alternate ways of learning for both regular and summer school. FHSD and MOSI (Missouri Online Summer Institute) both offer summer school credit recovery and credit advancement in this area. FHSD provides students access with both online class and in school class, and online summer school with it students usually...