• 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...

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...

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...

Positivity in performance

Positivity in performance

Jessica Fults, Staff reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Activities, Events

This Saturday at O’Fallon township high school, the marching band has a competition showcasing their show ‘colorFALL,’ which they have recently performed at the Howell preview. Although this time they are going up against competition, senior and drum major Elizabeth Skelly, explains how the atmosphere of t...

Recognition at the Fall Festival

Recognition at the Fall Festival

Jessica Fults, Staff reporter

August 18, 2017


Filed under Activities, Fall Sports, Move, Showcase

As school resumes this year, fall sports and other activities start up again, creating a sense of excitement for the season to come. The fall festival is an entertaining way to start off the season with the faculty, students, and community coming together in one event. Scott Harris, the activities director, was ple...

The season of pep

The season of pep

Gracie Kruep, Staff Photographer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Discover, Events, Galleries

 During an extremely interactive Spartan spring pep assembly, the pep club had allowed many of the spring sports to showcase just exactly what people would need to be successful while playing. A couple sports even had their own little games they played; lacrosse showed the school just how difficult ...

Pay to play?

Pay to play?

Emily Mann, Print Executive Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Activities, Discover, Showcase

According to student athlete Makenzie Schierding, a junior involved in track and field, girls basketball and many clubs, and Activities Director Scott harris a new Activities Task Force is being formed, and has held one meeting and plans to meet again. The goal of the task force, is to make sure the di...

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