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FHSD schools deal with repair costs that can be solved with bonds

Published: March 25, 2020

For several years, FHSD schools have been dealing with building concerns. Those concerns consist of leaks, cracks and heating i...

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What to Expect if Proposition S Passes

Published: March 25, 2020

The biggest issues FHN currently faces are a constantly breaking HVAC system, a roof that leaks with every rainfall and drainage ...

A student checks no on a piece of paper they recieved from a class mate. The school board is going sworn in new members in April. The board only has three available spots.

Meet the Candidates for the April Board Member Election

Published: February 21, 2020

FHSD has some changes coming to the Board of Education, as three board members’ terms come to a close. On April 7, the candid...

A hand reaches for a plate of brownies. The Board of Education will host an event called Brownies with the Board. The event will be held at the FHSD Admin building on Jan. 23. (Photo by Addy Bradbury)

FHSD Board of Education Hosts Meeting with Brownies

Published: January 22, 2020

On Jan. 23, the FHSD school board will be hosting a public event where students, staff and parents can ask questions, give suggesti...

A car drives by FHN at the end of the school day. FHSD proposes an opportunity to save money on interest costs late last year. The Board of Education holds monthly meetings where they discuss issues involving money and other matters in the district. Recently they have decided on a ‘No Tax Increase Bond’ which they will discuss at the Jan. meeting. (Photo by Anna Hollinger)

Proposition S is Going on the April Ballot

Published: January 15, 2020

In late December, the FHSD Board of Education voted unanimously in a 7- 0 vote to put a ‘No Tax Rate Increase’ bond on the A...

A flag waves next to FHN, which was founded in 1983. In the past couple years rumors have been going around about a new school that is going to be built. The school board acknowledged the possibility that they are going to build a new school close to the soccer field, tearing down the one standing.  (Photo by Sarah Williams)

FHSD Polls Support for New ‘No Tax Increase Bond’ Issue

Published: November 20, 2019

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) has previously asked the community for more money by putting a tax levy proposition o...

After school junior Brandon Bridgeman walks to his bus to go home. Starting in the 2020-21 school year, school will not be able to start until two weeks before the first Monday in September. “There’s so many things to consider in the calendar,” Lisa Simpkins, co-chair of the Calendar Committee, said. “There’s so many different perspectives and different ways to manipulate the calendar [that] affect different people in different ways.” (Photo by Sam Watkins)

New Missouri Law Forces Calendar Committee to Restructure 2020-2021 School Calendar

Published: October 2, 2019

Eliminating fall break, taking finals after Christmas break and continuing school beyond Memorial Day were changes to the FHSD C...

A sign sits outside the Family Arena to show voters where to vote. This type of election happens on odd years and is used to determine which candidates would be chosen. Many locals came to the Family Arena and casted their votes on April 2.

Michelle Walker and Mike Hoehn Re-Elected to Board of Education

Published: May 1, 2019

Current directors on the FHSD Board of Education, Michelle Walker and Mike Hoehn, were both re-elected as their active three year term expires this year. The two were running against Sandra L. Ferguson. W...

Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats in FHSD Board of Education Election

Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats in FHSD Board of Education Election

Published: March 27, 2019

Walker Wants to Give Parents a Voice Michelle Walker is finishing her first three-year term on the board. She oversees FHN, ...

Janet Stiglich and Chad Lange are the School Board’s Newest Members

Janet Stiglich and Chad Lange are the School Board’s Newest Members

Published: May 3, 2018

Janet Stiglich After 24 years working as a nurse in the school district, Janet Stiglich became the newest FHSD board member. ...

FHSD board members talk at the board meeting on Nov. 18. The board discussed many topics, including new classes being brought to the school district next year, strategic planning and fiscal responsibility. They also touched on budget cuts and addressed parent concerns.

Board of Education and FHSD Strategic Planning Committee Look Over Core Visions and Values

Published: December 13, 2017

Strategic planning is making new goals for the district by reviewing past goals and plans. This year, the Board of Education ...

The craft committee sits down to discuss the upcoming meeting for their annual craft fair. The committee is in charge of planning the fair every year.

The Board of Education Works to Bring in More Funds

Published: November 10, 2017

With a balanced budget finally in their hands but two tax levy failures still behind them, the District has turned to alternativ...