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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...

FHN faculty and students eat in the lunchroom every day for lunch. Lunch tables were purchased last year as an improvement to the school. Superintendent Mary Hendricks-Harris and Principal Nathan Hostetler worked together to purchase new tables for the lunchroom. (Photo by Adam Hogan)

FHSD Plans to Upgrade District Facilities

Published: November 20, 2019

 FHSD’s superintendent Mary Hendricks-Harris will retire after the 2019-20 school year after working in the district for years. In...

On Oct. 7, FHSD Filed a Lawsuit Against the E-Cigarette Company Juul

On Oct. 7, FHSD Filed a Lawsuit Against the E-Cigarette Company Juul

Published: November 20, 2019

After seeing the effects vaping and Juuls have had on teens and paying for the damages FHSD has experienced because of this, FHSD...

AZ’s Analysis: Opioid Crisis

Published: October 22, 2019

This week AZ discusses the opioid crisis. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

The Hood Report: Francis Howell School District Sues Juul Labs

Published: October 9, 2019

On this week's episode of The Hood Report, anchor Emily Hood discusses an update on the St. Louis Cardinals Postseason, the lawsuit...

AZ’s Analysis: How Does Universal Healthcare Affect The People?

Published: October 8, 2019

AZ goes more in-depth on universal healthcare specifically the affect on people.

During the school day, music plays over the intercom for students walking through the halls. Songs can range from country to rap, as long as it’s school appropriate. “It’s a good idea and people being able to recommend songs is cool,” junior Brandon Bridgeman said. (Photo illustration by Addy Bradbury)

New Policy Allows Students to Play Songs Over the Intercom

Published: October 2, 2019

During the start of the 2019-2020 school year, a new procedure in the hallways was set. This new procedure makes it possible f...

FHSD Should Go Year-Round [Opinion]

FHSD Should Go Year-Round [Opinion]

Published: May 3, 2019

FHSD ran on a year round schedule as far back as 2010. Nine weeks of school would be followed by three weeks of break, regard...

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...

FHSD Creates a New District App

FHSD Creates a New District App

Published: April 4, 2019

As part of FHSD’s “Future Focused” strategic planning efforts, a new app was unveiled on Jan. 22 or use by students, ...

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, ...

Pushing Up School Start Times Must Account for Many Factors, But It Has Many Benefits to Student Achievement

Pushing Up School Start Times Must Account for Many Factors, But It Has Many Benefits to Student Achievement

Published: February 21, 2019

Within FHSD, the first school bells ring at 7:20 a.m. Currently, between early wake-up times and late bedtimes, many teens get either not enough or a borderline amount of sleep...