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The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

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The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

FCHS Science teacher Patrick Tubman in his science classroom. Photo courtesy of Kessler Potter.

Tubman’s Journey to Fluvanna

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist May 10, 2024

The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, right? Yes, but not in the way many think. In fact, the mitochondria is just one of many organelles that make up cells. These cells, which both plants and...

Walter Chaney pointing to the notes for his Oceanography class

Chaney’s Love for Teaching

Abigail Pappaconstantinou, Journalist April 29, 2024

Fluvanna County High School has a variety of opportunities for students interested in science. For those interested in Chemistry, there is the opportunity to take college-level chemistry lectures and complete...

Mrs Guthrie

Guthrie Aims to Help Those With Disabilities

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist April 15, 2024

When you’re only a teenager, spending 25 years doing anything seems like an eternity. It’s hard to imagine doing something for longer than you have been alive. However, English teacher Marci Guthrie...

Ann Jennings reading her favorite book Better than The Movies by Lynn Painter

Getting Comfortable With Jennings

Abigail Pappaconstantinou, Journalist March 20, 2024

Many students feel that the FCHS library has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and is a place where kids from every grade, 8-12, can check out books and do their work. However, a lot of students don’t...

FCHS, librarian Shannon Taylor, reads as she works at her desk in the library. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wyant.

When it Comes to Reading, Taylor is an Open Book

Jennifer Wyant, Journalist March 12, 2024

The FCHS library contains two stories of books, but it is so much more. It offers a quiet place to study or catch up on missing school work, multiple cozy nooks to curl up with a book, and a variety of...

Member of FCHSs lunch staff Holly Brown works during breakfast to check the students out of the lunch line. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wyant.

Behind The Scenes Of Serving Up Smiles

Jennifer Wyant, Journalist March 4, 2024

For some students, lunch is a time for them to catch up with friends and chill without any of the pressures of class. For others, it’s a time where they have to worry about navigating the challenges...

Natalie Hughes headshot.

Girls Lacrosse Coach Comes Back to Her Roots

Molly Cook, Journalist February 29, 2024

What if a team could completely change their atmosphere all in one season? Although it seems like the plot of a classic underdog sports movie, it is what Fluvanna County High School’s Girls Lacrosse...

FCHS Instructional Assistant Jesse Stover at work in the BEST Lab. Photo courtesy of Madelyn Treadway.

Stover’s Path to the BEST Lab

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist February 21, 2024

Sometimes, school can be just too much. When that happens, many students try to find a safe space to retreat to. For some, the best spot is the library. For others, it’s the gym. However, there’s a...

Picture of Mr. Davis

Catching Up With The Other Jason

Abigail Pappaconstantinou, Journalist February 5, 2024

If there's a faculty superlative in the yearbook for "Best Bromance," the two most likely to win it every year are the Jasons: Jason Davis and Jason Barnett. Both are math teachers, both are coaches, and...

Spanish Teacher Gladys Guzman

Embracing Change From Columbia to Fluvanna

Jack Stull, Journalist January 21, 2024

FCHS Spanish teacher Gladys Guzman has spent her life making the best of change, from coming to the United States as a teenager with little to nothing, to making a name for herself through education. Guzman,...

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