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North Star Take: A New Approach to the Web

Published: April 11, 2012

Once upon a time there was a high school where students were allowed to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even educational websites....

Meet the Candidates Nights [Photo Gallery]

Meet the Candidates Nights [Photo Gallery]

Published: April 2, 2012

On March 29, FHN hosted the annual Meet the Candidates night. Candidates for FHSD school board all attended to answer questions and respond to current, pressing issues from the audience. The elec...

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

FHSD Censors Just as Much Online as China

Published: February 22, 2012

For example, the filters blatantly contradict their mission statement of building a “collaborative culture that values students...a...

Four fight for two spots on Board of Education

Four fight for two spots on Board of Education

Published: February 22, 2012

Board of Education elections are held on April 3 this year and elected candidates’ participation in Board decisions and discussions are immedi...

North Star Take: Announcements

North Star Take: Announcements

Published: January 18, 2012

Today’s youth demands information like never before. They want it fast, accessible and, above all, they want it easy. With thi...

District Approves a New Tax Rate

District Approves a New Tax Rate

Published: November 16, 2011

The Board of Education (BOE) held a special meeting to correct an error they felt they made that would have given the Distric...

New System in Action

New System in Action

Published: November 16, 2011

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) Board of Education (BOE) recently approved a new communication system called SchoolMessen...

District Installs Wireless Internet Connection

District Installs Wireless Internet Connection

Published: November 15, 2011

Many people have mistaken the new lights and cameras on the ceiling smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. However, they are used for wireless...

Raising Healthy Kids

Raising Healthy Kids

Published: November 7, 2011

Hey Parents, Join FHSD in a new event :  RAISING HEALTHY KIDS, a free informational event for parents focusing on the challenges...

Bomb Threat at Hollenbeck

Bomb Threat at Hollenbeck

Published: October 24, 2011

  This Monday around 7 a.m. officials at Hollenbeck Middle School received an anonymous call making a bomb threat. Because...

The deal with drug tests

Published: September 21, 2011

The classroom phone rings. After a few seconds on the phone, Erin Powelson’s teacher writes her a pass to the Activities Office. While walking down, Erin suspects that she’s simply being called down for sports. Upon arriving there, she's asked to put her purse and books on the counter. Erin is then told that she has to complete a drug test. NOT...

Francis Howell status update on necessary improvement on standardized tests

Published: September 21, 2011

For the sixth year in a row, FHSD has failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on standardized tests. This is in accordance to state standards under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). “It’s hard to put all that energy and effort into something,” Chief Academic Officer Mary Hendricks-Harris said. “Then to have to send a letter out to say we ...