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Construction begins at AGS middle school this summer

Construction begins at AGS middle school this summer

Natily Hall, Writer

February 13, 2020

The entrance to Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School (AGS)  will be moved to the front of the building facing Shiawassee avenue. The current plan is for construction to begin in the summer of 2020, finishing by fall of 2021. The idea was proposed by Joe Humpert, Operations Director of Fenton Public Schoo...

February Update on the Board of Education

February Update on the Board of Education

Taron Masi, Online Editor

February 10, 2020

The purpose of the Board of Education is to address the business of the School District. Every month they meet in a public setting at the Administration building to address citizens and ask for any feedback and concerns. Read below for a list of topics covered at the meeting on Feb. 03. This month's...

Elementary students are still learning cursive

Elementary students are still learning cursive

Emmy Johnson, Writer

February 7, 2020

Most high schoolers remember being taught cursive throughout elementary school, primarily in third grade. However, with curriculum changes in recent years, many wonder if elementary students are still learning cursive, which they are. A new program called BenchMark Advance paired with Handwriting W...

Student Council plans reformed Sadies dance

Student Council plans reformed Sadies dance

Bree Soule, Online Editor

January 21, 2020

As the winter season approaches, so does the annual Winter Dance held at Fenton High. While the dance has previously been cancelled because of poor attendance, Student Council brainstorms new ideas in hope that ticket sales will rise. “This year's dance is a Sadies dance,” Student Council Admin...

Some teachers at FHS give non-traditional exams

Some teachers at FHS give non-traditional exams

Cameron Carlson, Writer

January 17, 2020

As the semester ends, exam time begins. For the second year in a row, Fenton High brought back block scheduling for the week to provide the traditional ninety-minute review and exam time that has been used for years. That being said, not all of the exams given are the traditional multiple-choice tes...

English department implements new curriculum changes

English department implements new curriculum changes

Bree Soule, Online Editor

January 8, 2020

After over 20 years, Fenton High has implemented new literature resources into their english curriculums, hoping to increase productivity, learning, and SAT scores. With the new resources are the Springboard series, higher focus on rhetorical analysis and more current pieces of literature for studen...

Prom 2020 will be located on a boat

Prom 2020 will be located on a boat

Sydney Bommersbach, Assistant Online Editor in Chief

December 26, 2019

Planning for the Prom of 2020 began immediately after the successful ‘Night in Paris’ on May 23, 2019. While the venue switched multiple times from Genesys to I-59 West, it has finally been settled that this year’s Prom will be held on the Detroit Princess Riverboat on May 2, 2020.  “The ide...

Fenton Fire Hall cools down the dining experience

Fenton Fire Hall cools down the dining experience

Anna Weigle, Writer

December 16, 2019

As downtown Fenton comes into view, the winter lights shine and the big Christmas tree is hard to miss as the Millpond goes around the corner. Another notable aspect downtown is the Fire Hall restaurant’s igloos.  Fire Hall manager Max Fast, believes that the aesthetic of the igloos keeps peop...

ACT change will allow single section retakes

ACT change will allow single section retakes

Hannah Young, Online Editor

December 13, 2019

Students taking the ACT in 2020 will have a new option not previously offered: retake one of the five sections that is included in the ACT. Officials have stated that students can retake and improve their score in one area by retaking a single section at at time, rather than the entire test. Accord...

Lake Fenton Middle School students have screen-free “Throwback Thursday”

Lake Fenton Middle School students have screen-free “Throwback Thursday”

Angelina Vitarelli, Writer

December 12, 2019

On Nov. 21, Lake Fenton Middle School (LFMS) participated in a “Screen Free” day to reduce possible negative effects of too much screen time in the learning environment. The students left their school-provided chromebooks at home and stored their phones in their lockers for the day. The entire student...

School lunches change under the Trump administration

School lunches change under the Trump administration

Cameron Carlson, Writer

December 6, 2019

As of May, 2017, the Trump administration planned to relax the former Obama-era regulations on school lunches; the new ones were enacted that July. Since then, schools and communities have experienced the effects of the new regulations. These effects, however, have created controversy that is spreading a...

FHS Jazz Band becomes competitive

FHS Jazz Band becomes competitive

Riann Masi, Writer

December 3, 2019

Jazz band is becoming Fenton High’s newest edition to the list of competitive teams. New band director Patrick Conaton has worked to get the jazz band involved in competitions around the state. “When we were first introduced to the idea of being a competition band I was scared because I didn't ...