Friday, April 5, 2013
Bryan Spencer, a teacher with the Francis Howell School District for more than 20 years, was fired this week by the district's board of education. Spencer says the termination is politically-charged and is planning to sue.
Bryan Spencer, the Francis Howell North High School teacher turned Missouri state representative, was fired from his job in the Francis Howell School District, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The termination will undoubtedly fuel speculation that Spencer's recent troubles with the Francis Howell Board of Education are politically-charged and Spencer already plans to file a lawsuit against the district, the report says. Spencer was elected as a Republican to the 63rd District in the Missouri House of Representatives and sworn in Jan. 9. Just days before being sworn in, the school district's board denied Spencer an unpaid leave of absence. St. Charles County Republicans alleged politics were involved in this decision. St. Charles …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Knights' late rally falls short, season ends in championship round for second straight year.
Parkway North took an early lead and withstood a late rally in the Class 4 District 7 championship baseball game, beating Francis Howell North by a 7-5 margin Wednesday at De Smet. Backed by timely hitting and a servicable start from sophomore pitcher Joe Hope, Parkway North brought home its first district championship since 2003. The fourth-seeded Vikings dispatched No. 5 Pattonville 4-3 in the first round and No. 1 CBC 11-6 in the semifinals prior to Wednesday's win over the No. 2 Knights. Parkway North coach Fred Friedman said his team hadn't spoken about the game that ended its 2011 season, a 19-1 district loss to De Smet. But once the Vikings recorded the final out against Francis Howell North, Friedman finally felt comfortable …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Watch the St. Charles Patch YouTube Video of the Week which features one video pertaining to the community every week.
St. Charles Patch will be highlighting one video from YouTube every week. It will have something to do with the St. Charles community. This video shows the 2012 Francis Howell North winter drumline's performance at the 2012 WGI Indianapolis Regional Competition Feb. 18 and 19. The winter percussion team scored 80.2 placing fifth in the competition. The team is ranked fifth nationally in the Scholastic Marching A category. To watch the video CLICK the gallery to the right. If you'd like your video highlighted, please email Kalen.Ponche@patch.com.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Check out your team's standings for the week of Jan. 22.
Boys Basketball: Gateway Athletic Conference North Duchesne: Duchesne improved to 12-7 overall after a win against St. Charles West on Friday. Duchesne won 56-64. St. Charles: Pirates are 9-10 and are on a five game losing streak. The team lost to Howell Central on Friday, 48-59. Fort Zumwalt North: The team beat Hazelwood East on Tuesday but lost to Parkway North and Pattonville at Zumwalt North on Wednesday and Friday. The team is 9-9 on the season. Fort Zumwalt East: The Lions lost to Fort Zumwalt South on Sunday, 48-62. The team is 6-13 on the season. St. Charles West: The Warriors are 4-15 after a loss to Duchesne Friday, 56-64. Read a recap of the game on St. Charles Patch. Fort Zumwalt South: The Bulldogs are on a three game …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Shows range from "Our Town" to "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory."
Young thespians and their teachers at the five high schools in St. Charles are gearing up for the fall theater season. Orchard Farm High School will present Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12 in the school gym, 2165 Highway V. Based on the children's book by British author Roald Dahl, it tells the story of young Charlie Bucket, who has a bizarre adventure while visiting a chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. "It's a show we've not done before," said Kathy Bhat, music teacher and director. "It looked like we had the right group of kids, and there was a lot of interest in it. It's a fun show." The show features high school and middle school students. There are 19 in the cast along with 16 Oompa Loompas …
Friday, September 23, 2011
After falling behind, Knights take 35 of final 39 points to claim two sets to none win over Jaguars
FRANCIS HOWELL NORTH HIGH SCHOOL – Down 21-15 in the first set of Thursday night’s GAC South volleyball showdown against Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell North head coach Robin Yuede decided she’d seen enough. Yuede had spent the better part of the first set encouraging and urging her Knights to play better and smarter against their rivals from Zumwalt West. But as the opening set began to wind down, it was apparent Howell North wasn’t quite getting it. And that’s when Yuede decided it was time for some tough love. “Yeah, I kind of let them have it,” Yuede said. “We were kind of playing timid. And (Zumwalt West) is a very aggressive team. And when we’re playing timid, and they’re aggressive, it’s not working. We have to be aggressive on …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
New science wing provides teachers, students with more room for experiments.
After 22 years teaching science at Francis Howell North High School, chemistry teacher Donna Malkmus had grown accustomed to her classroom. "I was pretty entrenched," she said. Malkmus is one of a few science teachers who moved into a new wing of the school that officially opened Tuesday. The new wing has four new science lab rooms, two storage rooms, a classroom and student restrooms. When the school was built in 1986, it was a middle school and did not have proper lab space for high school science classes. Teachers made due, but the improvements paid for with part of the $78.5-million bond issue solve concerns about student safety. Malkmus said the new rooms now have the space needed for students to safely use Bunsen burners. Her new …