Knight Notes

FHN Happenings, December 1, 2014

Happy Monday!

December is here! Wow, I cannot believe how quickly this semester is going.

Last week was a short one! I hope you had a wonderful break and were able to spend time with your family and friends.

Have a great week!


An Update

FHN will be conducting interviews for an assistant principal position (this is the position that was vacated by Nancy Wade at the end of the school year and is currently being filled by Kelly Longo on an interim basis). Building-level interviews will occur on December 11, 2014, from 7:30-3;30. If you are interested in being a part of the interview committee and WILL NOT be at the faculty meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, please email Marilyn. We will draw for the committee members at the faculty meeting. In addition, we will collect input regarding what you are looking for in an AP. If you have any questions, please let me know.


  • Thanksgiving Break! I hope you enjoyed it!
  • We had over 80% participation on the staff climate survey. Great job! Thank you to the climate committee. We will be sharing results soon.

Instructional Information

It was great to see cooperative learning strategies like Sage and Scribe and Quiz, Quiz, Trade in action. Students were highly engaged, and the teacher was able to formitively assess students while they worked.

5 Quick Facts about a Colleague

Tony Roungon-Science Department

  1. I have a BSEE from U of M – Rolla and a MAT from Lindenwood, certified to teach physics and mathematics.
  2. Worked as an engineer for 12 years and have been teaching for 11. Often asked which career do I like more? Money was better in engineering, more time off to enjoy life as a teacher, and helping students is generally more rewarding than helping the company make more profit. So, my answer is teaching.
  3. Married for 18 years . . . to the same person (Mary Ellen), 15 year old daughter (Anna) and 13 year old daughter (Rebecca).
  4. Own a RV (26’ travel trailer) and try to take a month long trip each summer; my wife is also a teacher. Summer 2015 road trip is planned for Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons via South Dakota and returning through Colorado.
  5. Enjoy free time with family and friends, traveling to National Parks, have gone to the Indy 500 21 consecutive years and counting, playing golf, and pretty much any time I can spend outdoors grilling, having a beer, and watching the grass grow.

The person I would like to hear more about is: Linda Lott


1. Just a friendly reminder from the district for this winter: When school is called off for the day and class is cancelled, the buildings are completely shut down. No Practices, workouts, etc. should take place. During ½ snow days and early release due to snow, this applies as well. Thanks for working with the district on this so that we can get the lots cleared and the sidewalks ready for the first available day to return during bad weather.

2. As it is getting colder and students are wearing more head gear, I am going to provide a reminder for our students to remember to take off any hats, bandanas, and hoodies and store them in book bags or lockers at the beginning of the school day. I would appreciate your continued efforts to encourage students to follow these guidelines in your class and in the hallways. Thank you!

FHN Curriculum Night

Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm


Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2:30-3:30pm


Technology Update

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