• Student Announcements

    November 10, 2023


    FHS is hosting a Veterans Day assembly in the gym today at 10:00 am. The library will be closed afterwards for a small reception.


    Meet the Falcon Boys Team & scrimmage will be on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 in the FHS gym. Admission is nonperishable goods to be donated to the local food pantry.


    Congratulations to the following choir members that made All-District Choir: Bryleigh Dodson, Christopher Flaspohler, Mekenzie Jones, Joanne Kee, Isaiah Monckton, and Justin Nation


    Congratulations to the following band students that made All-District Band and All-District Honorable Mention Band:

    All-District Band

    Ethan Bean (1st Chair Bari Sax)*, Zane Spaeder (1st Chair Timpani)*, Mackenzie Jones (3rd Chair Bass Clarinet)*, Joanne Kee (7th Chair Percussion)*


    All-District Honorable Mention Band

    Bryce Callahan (1st Chair Tuba), Evan Coats (2nd Chair Trumpet & 2nd Alternate for District Band)*, Gavin Callahan (2nd Chair Percussion & 2nd Alternate for District Band)*, Patricia Blake (3rd Chair Horn), Bryleigh Dodson (4th Chair Horn), Clara Gose (4th Chair Clarinet), Ruari Wells (7th Chair Flute)


    Students marked with * are eligible to audition for All-State Band in December.


    StuCo will be hosting a hat & gloves/toy drive this month, so be on the lookout for more information. Toys will be donated to the local Holiday House Program.

    If you love to read, please make a list of books that you would like for the library. I will be ordering books really soon.

    Dress Code: Many students are not abiding by the school dress code. Make sure that you have extra clothing available to change or we can provide something for you. Continuous dress code violations or defiance when asked to change will result in being sent to Mr. Dobson with a discipline referral. Mr. Dobson shared the dress code policy on the 1st day of school, so all students were informed.


    Jostens graduation orders should now be done online at www.thegraduationcenter.com Extra packets and order forms are located at the office and the library.


    Students interested in purchasing an FHS letterman jacket, forms are located at the office and in the library.


    Addison Powell has a letterman jacket for sale for $200.00. Please see her for details.


    Seniors: Please do not park in the four parking places nearest the building next to the football field or the parking place adjacent to the disabled spaces. These are reserved for the Parents as Teachers Play Center.


    Students who have loaner Chromebooks from the Library need to return them ASAP. We will not be able to checkout loaners if they are not returned at the end of the hour/day of which you are using the computer. If you have already received your one-to-one personal Chromebook, make sure you bring those to school every day. The loaners are needed for students that have yet to receive their personal Chromebook. When you return your loaner Chromebooks, please make sure you place them back on the chargers. 


    THERE SHOULD BE NO LIVESTREAMING DURING SCHOOL. Cell phones are only to be used by teacher's permission. Violations of this rule will result in a discipline referral.




    11/10 Veterans Day Assembly - 10:00 am

    11/11 VGB @ Meadville Preseason Jamboree - TBA

    11/11 District Band Performance@ Truman - Kirksville

    11/13 Truman Honor Band - Kirksville

    11/14 Conference Choir @ Marceline High School - 6:00 pm

    11/16 Meet the Falcon Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ FHS - 6:00 pm.

    11/19 11/20 NCMBA Band @ Chillicothe

    Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Shepard


    2023-2024 ACT Dates

    Test Dates

    Regular Registration Deadline

    Late Registration Deadline

    Photo Upload and Standby Deadline

    December 9, 2023

    November 3, 2023

    November 17, 2023

    December 1, 2023

    February 10, 2024

    January 5, 2024

    January 19, 2024

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    April 5, 2024

    June 8, 2023

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    May 17, 2024

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    July 13, 2024

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    June 21, 2024

    July 5, 2024


    Project 21 2024 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Project 21 Scholarships will be awarded for 2024 as follows: One $2,500.00 First Prize, and Three $1,500.00 Second Prizes. Applications and guidelines for the scholarship were sent to your emails. Please see Mrs. Shepard if you need a copy or have any questions. The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2024.

    Good Shepherd Hospice is now accepting applications for student volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new career and add to your resume. Some of the programs include:

    • Social work

    • Human Services/Sociology

    • Theology

    • Gerontology/Family Studies

    • Office Administrative Programs

    • Future medical students

    • Future nursing students

    For more information you can contact Ashley Jeffries at 660-869-8752 or Ashley.Jefferies@goodshepherdhospice.com They have locations in: Independence, Marshall, Cameron, Butler, and Warrensburg.



    My name is Wendy Cox and I am the scholarship chairman for the MO JCI Senate Scholarship program. Graduating High School Seniors for the 2023-2024 school year have the opportunity to win a $500 state scholarship and be in the running for a $1000 National scholarship opportunity through the US JCI Senate. I have attached the link for the scholarship application and checklist which must be included. We also offer a scholarship for students not going to college but a trade school. Please see the link for that below.  They too must have a checklist included with their application.  All applications MUST be mailed no later than January 19, 2024 to me at 16509 Winter Leaf Drive, Wildwood, MO 63011. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


    Wendy Cox

    Scholarship Chairman

    MO JCI Senate








    State Tech is having a career exploration on November 9th for the following areas:

    Health Sciences Division

    Practical Nursing Technology/Nursing

    Medical Radiologic Technology

    Physical Therapist Assistant


    Construction Division

    Heavy Equipment Operations

    Electrical Technology

    Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

    Utilities/Line Worker Division


    Electrical Distribution Systems

    Utilities Technology

    Energy Technology


    There is a max of 25 students for each area so spots will fill up fast. Please fill out the Google Link if you'd be interested in going.


    State Tech Day Sign up: https://forms.gle/mD8wyXRd6EWHt98R9


    Below are deadlines for some of State Tech's programs and scholarship information.


    Application Deadlines and Scholarships

    ·        You can find a complete listing of State Tech’s high-quality programs at https://www.statetechmo.edu/programs/

    ·        Please feel free to email us for more details about the additional admission requirements.

    ·        Visit our Scholarships web page, https://www.statetechmo.edu/scholarships/,

    for a listing of scholarships offered by State Tech.


    State Tech Program


    Type of Deadline

    Civil Construction Technology

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration

    Electrical Distribution Systems

    December 5, 2023

    Final Deadline

    Dental Assisting Technology

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration

    Heavy Equipment Operations

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration

    Medical Radiologic Technology

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration


    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration

    Physical Therapist Assistant

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration

    Practical Nursing Technology

    December 5, 2023

    Priority Consideration