College-bound consider financial aid

College-bound consider financial aid

February 11, 2011

Strewn in haphazardly organized piles across senior Abby Sung’s kitchen counter are copies of her parents tax forms and the pages of the FAFSA form. Like most college-bound seniors, Sung is starting the process for applying for need-based financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student A...

Library collects peanut butter for Haiti

Library collects peanut butter for Haiti

February 9, 2011

The book club is currently asking for donations of peanut butter. It will be sent to House of Hope in Port au Prince, Haiti which is an orphanage for girls. The orphanage is currently at capacity, and they need donations now more than before because they also donate items to people in their community who ...

Swim team practices cut due to snow

Swim team practices cut due to snow

February 8, 2011

Competition moves ahead while the girls swim team anticipate another practice. While Ft. Zumwalt has been granted district approval to hold swim practice during snow days, Francis Howell does not have the okay from the superintendent to hold official group meetings when the roads are unfit to commute. With...

Choir looking to sing at Blues game

Choir looking to sing at Blues game

February 7, 2011

 Many kids dream of throwing the first pitch at a major league baseball game or flipping the coin at an NFL football game. But it’s Howell’s very own Chamber choir that has the opportunity few people ever get the chance to do. At half time of the Feb. 19 Blues Hockey game, Chamber choir will sing a sele...

Students question need for third snow day

Students question need for third snow day

January 24, 2011

Today, Jan. 24 is Francis Howell School District's third snow day in the last two weeks. Unlike past snow days, the district called school off without the accompaniment of other large school districts in the area like Wentzville, St. Charles, and Fort Zumwalt. At 3 a.m. this morning drivers went around...

Snow days cause stress for Dr. Sloan

Snow days cause stress for Dr. Sloan

January 19, 2011

It’s late at night, the snow just keeps falling, roads are covered and car accidents are being reported.  Will there be school tomorrow? The snow just keeps coming and several more inches are predicted.  The list of school closings at the bottom of the TV screen continues to grow.  Fox, Franklin Coun...

Venue change causes problems for drama club

Venue change causes problems for drama club

January 19, 2011

For four years, Limelight Theatre has not had to go far for the State Thespian Conference held in January. But with a new change of venue came a new experience for drama club’s veterans. Usually held at University of Missouri St. Louis, State Thespian Conference was held at Missouri State in Springfield, Jan. 6, 7 and 8. “I di...

Condolences given to Koch family

Condolences given to Koch family

January 14, 2011

Visitation for Brady Koch occurs Friday, Jan.14, from 4-8 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home located at Cave Springs and Hwy 70. Brady is the son of Coach Bryan Koch, PE teacher and football coach, and his wife Molly. The funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. at Baue. The staff at Baue Funeral Home...

New final exam schedule

December 17, 2010

Due to inclement weather on Thurs, Dec. 16, final schedule for Dec. 20, 21 have been altered. The new schedule is as follows: Friday, December 17th Final Hours 2nd, 3rd Monday, December 20th Final Hours 4th, 6th Tuesday, December 21st Final Hours 1st, 5th, 7th Final Examination Time ...