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  • April 18Any senior that is planning to attend PVCC in the fall is invited to register for classes on April 23.

  • April 18Class officer applications are on the board by room 4505. Be sure to sign-up for a time to video tape your speech. Applications due by 4/25 to Mr. Small.

  • April 18The Senior walk will take place on Monday, May 20th at 9am. Sign up with Coach Pace or Coach Davis.

  • April 18The Yearbook team will be taking a senior class photo on Wed., April 24 at 3:20 in the main gym.

  • April 16Prom tickets will go on sale 4/17 for $20 each. Make sure you pay all outstanding fees so you will be eligible to attend.

Local Photographer Makes Seniors Look Good

Local Photographer Makes Seniors Look Good

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Featured Articles, News, School/Community, Showcase

If you’re a 2016 senior, chances are good you had your tux or drape photo taken by Ali Johnson Photography, a locally-owned business run by the titular Ali Johnson. While seniors can get senior yearbook photos taken for free by Life Touch, the photography company contracted with the school district to tak...

Can’t Get Enough of FCHS

Can’t Get Enough of FCHS

Renee Milligan, Assistant Fluco Beat Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Archive, Featured Articles, News, Showcase

Some of the most memorable and influential years of a person’s life come from time spent in high school, and even though the high school experience is different for everyone, there are some things that never change. But trends and ways of teaching do change as time goes by. Based on the testimonies...

College Advisor Garling gives tips on College prep

College Advisor Garling gives tips on College prep

Patrick Dieter, Fluco Beat Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under Featured Articles, School/Community

Who is ready for college? This question is one that haunts many Fluvanna County High School Students, either due to a dreading of the future or simple fear of the unknown. But this year, Fluvanna High’s new college advisor, Sabrey Garling, has made it her personal mission to prepare every single Fluvann...

Teacher of the Month: Jason Barnett

Teacher of the Month: Jason Barnett

Rachel Carothers, FCHS Journalist

September 4, 2015


Filed under Featured Articles

Most FCHS students know or have heard the name Barnett, or “Coach Barnett.” But who is he really? For a start, he’s the September Teacher of the Month. He’s also a math teacher who is looked up to by many -- and not just because he’s tall. Many students love his teaching methods. He’s th...

Fluco Football Brings New Beginnings

Fluco Football Brings New Beginnings

Collin Coleman, FCHS Journalist

May 4, 2015


Filed under Featured Articles, News, Sports

In sports, a new coach can bring a new dawn for a team. It’s been no secret that Fluvanna football has struggled over the years, so with the coaching resignation of Coach Jason Barnett, there was a hole left in the coaching staff that needed to be filled. Despite the struggles faced, Fluvanna and its...

Unsung Heroes: The FCHS Custodians

Unsung Heroes: The FCHS Custodians

Luke Norcross and Ben Sheridan

April 16, 2014


Filed under Featured Articles

Whoops… you dropped something. Who is going to pick it up? And that balled up paper that “missed” the trash can? Who do you think is going to see it gets in the trash can? While you walk through the school, it might not even cross your mind who actually keeps the school running. The first people who come to mind may be the administrators, but in many ways it is the custodians who keep the school running.  For example, custodians clean up the cafeteria after each lunch and spend countless hours cleaning classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms. “Our busiest time is between twelve and two in the afternoon, during lunches,” said Head Custodian Gerald Martin. Students should know that doing things like not pushing their chairs in after lunch makes the custodians’ jobs harder because then they not only have to clean up after the students but ...

The Nurse Will See You Now

The Nurse Will See You Now

Cassandra Hobbs, FCHS Journalist

April 8, 2014


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Working with students has a lot of rewards, as any teacher could tell you, but it also has drawbacks. For FCHS nurse Melissa Hopkins, the same statement holds true. Only for her, the cons have a little less to do with student attitude, inattention, and grading, and a little more to do with overestimation. “They think I can do a lot more than I actually can do… sometimes [I think] they think they are coming into a doctor’s office [and] I can tell them what is wrong. I can’t. I can’t look inside and do that,” said Hopkins. Diagnoses aren’t in a school nurse’s repertoire. All she can really do is provide basic first aid, give out pain relievers (meaning Tylenol), and call home. Despite that, Hopkins loves her job. “The vacation time is good; I have two small kids, so it works out. I’m home with them in the morning to see them off to school, and I’m home in the evenings when they get home from school,” she said. When asked her least favorite ...

Cloudy With a Chance of Meteorologists

Cloudy With a Chance of Meteorologists

Hannah Ciucias, FCHS Mass Media

December 16, 2013


Filed under Featured Articles

From a second grader telling his class the weather, to a professional meteorologist speaking to hundreds of people daily, Clayton Stiver has come a long way. He is currently one of the weathermen for NBC29 and has worked there for seven years. “I work with an awesome group of people,” Stiver told...

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