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Schmidt still attends competitions as a guest but used to wear the traditional wig and blue dress for performances.

Students Connect with Cultures from ‘Around the World’ Through Dance

Published: September 30, 2019

The Homecoming theme for this year, ‘Knights Around the World’, brings the school together to explore other cultures. ...

Changes Made to Knight Time System to Improve Student Experience

Changes Made to Knight Time System to Improve Student Experience

Published: September 4, 2019

Last year FHN overhauled the homeroom system and introduced KnightTime. This mixed all different grade levels into one homeroom ...

Top 10 Stories of the 2018-2019 School Year

Top 10 Stories of the 2018-2019 School Year

Published: May 22, 2019

FHN, Here we are, our last day of school. This year has been a wild ride. Between a new principal, renovations and just so...

[Left] French teacher Dave Fritz speaks to a student, this picture is from sometime in the 1980's. [Right] In a recreation of the photo from the 80’s, Fritz poses with junior Phoebe Primeau. After teaching at Howell for one year, Fritz moved to North to teach for the next 32 years. “My fondest memory of French was taking one of our largest groups and traveling to France, Switerland and Italy,” Fritz said.

French Teacher David Fritz Reflects on His Teaching Career as His Final Year of Teaching Comes to a Close

Published: May 2, 2019

David Fritz taps his fingers on a classroom desk, a wistful look on his face as he remembers the early years of his teaching car...

FHN learning commons introduces new

Learning Commons Introduces “Stick Together” Art This Year

Published: April 24, 2019

Walking past the learning commons, every eye is automatically drawn to the unique and collaborative artwork at its entrance. Th...

Surrounded by cultural differences, freshman Pavan Kolluru shares his story of his Indian culture and the struggles and benefits of fluently speaking two languages. “The culture and the way of life is different, just by going through the streets you can see a big change,” Kolluru said.

Freshman Pavan Kolluru Speaks Both English and Telugu

Published: April 8, 2019

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of two different languages, he heard one from his family and another from his friends. Fres...

Alumni Robbie Daymond started out small within the Francis Howell School District, but has now grown to voice popular characters across many platforms.

FHSD Alumni Robbie Daymond is a Voice Actor

Published: April 5, 2019

To some, various TV stars and voices seem like some faraway collection of celebrities that they couldn’t possibly ever connect ...

[From left to right] Head Principal Nathan Hostetler poses with Howell of Fame Inductee Donna Malkmus. Two District representatives, Deanna Kruse and Adam Corbitt, presented Malkmus with the honor.

Chemistry Teacher Donna Malkmus Inducted to the Howell of Fame

Published: April 4, 2019

The 2019 school year marks Chemistry Teacher Donna Malkmus’ thirty-fourth year in the Francis Howell School District, her fir...

Teachers of the Castle – Brittany Morgan

Published: April 2, 2019

'Teachers of the Castle' is a series showcasing teachers in a different light than many students know them. Recently hired teacher,...

FHN Students Describe Themselves in One Word

Published: March 30, 2019

When asked FHN students to use one word to describe them. A mix of the higher grade levels were asked the questions.

Bilingual People Describe Their Experiences | Mylingual Episode 3

Published: March 28, 2019

In this episode of Mylingual, four students describe their different experiences with being able to speak multiple languages and...

E-Sports Team Begins Competing at FHN

Published: March 27, 2019

In January the esports team began meeting and practicing. They are now competing against other schools and are participating in a...