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From Letter-Carrying to Teaching

From Letter-Carrying to Teaching

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

February 7, 2020

Ever since his early college days, FCHS English teacher Christopher Zema knew that teaching was his end goal.  Although he was not sure what subject he wanted to teach, or in what capacity, he was sure that teaching was for him.   Zema grew up in Stephentown, a small rural town in upstate New Y...

New Year, Different Country

Chittenden holding a child she met in Cooperstown, Liberia.

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

February 4, 2020

While most people spent their New Year surrounded by family and friends in the comfort of their own home, senior MaryAnn Chittenden spent hers in a small town in Liberia named Monrovia.  Chittenden was there with a group of four people from Beautiful Gate Baptist Church as well as six people from E...

The Surprising Side of Andrew Sheridan

Geometry teacher Andrew Sheridan

Nicolai Stephens

February 1, 2020

The 9th through 11th grade geometry teacher Andrew Sheridan is known for taking the basics of geometry and making it fun and challenging for his students. While he said that being a geometry teacher can be challenging, “It is very rewarding to see the students succeed.” Yet he has another role of which students mi...

Western Productions

Seniors Jules Shephard and Sasha Federico sitting for lunch.

MacKenzie Tillman, FCHS Journalist

November 20, 2019

Visiting somewhere new can either be very exciting or a bit terrifying. For seniors Jules Shepherd and Sasha Federico, a recent trip to California with Television Production teacher David Small and English teacher Lauren Struzik ended up being both. They spent a week in Southern California as part of ...

Athletes at the Next Level

(L to R) Andrew Ward, Walter Stribling, and Cameron Shields pictured together.

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

November 7, 2019

College athletics is not mandatory for most high school students, but for some it is a dream. For Cameron Shields, Andrew Ward, and Walter Stribling, that dream is coming true. These athletes have decided to continue their education and their athletics at the schools that suit them best. With hard work,...

Back to High School

Ashleigh Goode helping a student

Jenna Goodson

October 29, 2019

Proving that it can be hard to leave "the Flu," former FCHS student Ashleigh Goode has stepped back into high school as a teacher instead of as a student. Goode is now living out her dreams as a teacher and softball coach at FCHS. Since graduating from Fluvanna seven years ago, her life has changed signi...

Staff Member of the Month: Jennifer Herner

Jennifer Herner (first row, third from left) pictured with other

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

October 15, 2019

Jennifer Herner of the Foreign Language department has been elected the Staff Member of the Month for October. Herner grew up and went to school in California, then later moved to Arizona, she eventually ended up in Fluvanna for her high school years, where she found a lot of her influences for cho...

Three Steps for Minimizing Senior Stress

Senior Autumn Chambers looks for information on colleges in the College & Career Office.

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

October 4, 2019

Being a senior can be a pretty stressful time for any student, especially if you plan on attending college. There's so much to do: SAT preparation, applications, scholarships, grades to maintain, and of course, touring colleges. So if you find yourself getting lost in all the tests and deadlines thi...

Student Tackles Jiu-Jitsu

Nora Wells pictured in her jui-jitsu gi

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

October 3, 2019

When people think of the words “martial arts,” they often think of karate. Less well-known is jiu-jitsu, a difficult sport which takes years to master. It's also something sophomore Nora Wells has become increasingly fond of after joining the Aegis jiu-jitsu team in Charlottesville. There are m...

Staff Member of the Month: Elizabeth Pellicane

Teacher Elizabeth Pellicane pictured with her husband, Paul, in Califormia

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

September 27, 2019

Elizabeth Pellicane was nominated Staff Member of the Month for September for her hard work in coordinating the student and staff photos and her dedication to her students. Asked how she felt about being nominated, she said, “It’s always nice to be recognized for what you do.” Originally from C...

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