• The girls basketball team will have a tryout meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Coach Leake's room. Anyone wanting to be on the team should attend.

  • This week's Real World Wednesday will focus on car maintenance. Come to the library on Oct. 11 during Seminar.

  • Arete pillar forms are due on Friday, Oct. 13. Forms can be found just inside the entrance and should be submitted to Room 2.

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A throwback to powderpuff

A throwback to powderpuff

Brynlee Hendricks, Staff photographer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Galleries

  As we begin fall break we would like to reflect on a good time spent here at Francis Howell Central during our homecoming week. Thursday the 28th, following the parade four groups of Spartan girls, faced off in an epic duel against one another. With their boys cheering them on from the sideline...

Life lessons

Life lessons

Juliet Fuhrmann, Move Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover

The Learning Commons hosted its second Real World Wednesday during seminar, dedicating 50 minutes to the basics of your car: how to change the oil, how to change a flat tire, and how to jump your car as well. Librarians Ms. Andrea Head and Mrs. Tonishia LaMartina started this whole thing and they feel...

Insight on powderpuff

Insight on powderpuff

Zach Jones, Livestream editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Activities, Feature, Move, Video

Powderpuff dnacers discuss the importance of Homecoming week. Juniors discuss how they believe homecoming and powderpuff set up the rest of the school year.  

JV barely scrapes out a win

JV barely scrapes out a win

Connor Crites, Video Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Fall Sports, Galleries, Girls Volleyball, Move

For our JV girls volleyball team, it was a tough match-up against Troy. Early in the game, Spartans were at a loss by almost ten points. Both matches ending in the Spartan's favor, with Troy trailing by just a few points. Earlier in the year, the JV girls faced off against Troy and ended up destroying...

Different perspectives within Student Council

Different perspectives within Student Council

Catherine Analla and Carlin Reed-Bippen

October 9, 2017


Filed under Clubs

Students came, partied, left the dance, went to restaurants or friend’s houses, but what about those who committed hours to the setup of Homecoming? Student Council has many roles within it; president, vice president, social media rep, as well as members. How did the stress affect them? “Hom...

Working to perfect

Working to perfect

Whitney Klein and Jessica Fults

October 6, 2017


Filed under Activities, Fall Sports, Showcase

Working and improving through hard work and practice even during breaks is how the Spartan Regiment makes sure their routines are always the best they can be. During a three week break between competitions, the band has been working to perfect their routine and keep up high spirits for their compe...

A great start to the Homecoming weekend

A great start to the Homecoming weekend

Connor Crites, Video Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Events, Galleries

Following tradition, Central opened up the homecoming weekend with the annual homecoming parade. Although there weren't as many floats as years prior, the excitement was bigger than ever. With most every club and sport participating, there was no lack of candy or school spirit. An occurring theme...

Marching forward

Marching forward

Jessica Fults and Whitney Klein

September 29, 2017


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Events, Showcase

The Spartan Regiment’s competition last Saturday, September 23rd, against several schools including Howell High, Oakville, Rock Ridge, and Fort Zumwalt at Lafayette High School, left the band with high hopes for future competitions. The Spartan Regiment came in fourth place, and although it’s not the...

Homecoming – behind the scenes

Homecoming – behind the scenes

Catherine Analla and Carlin Reed-Bippen

September 26, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Discover, Uncategorized

Homecoming; the “ultimate high school experience." Practically everyone in high school knows about homecoming, right? But do they know how much hard work goes into the planning and details? “The prep for homecoming is extremely time consuming… the students make decisions on the basic theme its...

A confusing turn of events

A confusing turn of events

Whitney Klein and Jessica Fults

September 25, 2017


Filed under Activities, Clubs, Fall Sports, Move

This past Saturday, September 16th, the Spartan faced off against multiple B.O.A. bands or Bands of America in Edwardsville, IL. Expecting a normal competition, the band set out around 3:45 to get there in time, but upon reaching the competition, they realized that they didn’t have their trailer co...

Flying Colors

Flying Colors

Jessica Fults and Whitney Klein

September 15, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Fall, Move

This past Saturday, September 9th, the Spartan Regiment participated in their first competition at O’Fallon Township High School. Although the competition was steep, the band as a whole persevered and placed among the top three bands. Their performance “colorFall” is something new compared to ...

Students for a change

Students for a change

Gillian Pendel, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Discover

Unless you have actually been living under a rock since August, you have probably seen or at least heard of Central International. What started out as a French Club, quickly grew into one of the most popular and widely recognized clubs here at school. Julie Nelgner, senior co-founder of Central International, expla...

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