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FCHS Substitute Amanda Fisher

Multilingual Sub Fills in for French

Nathaniel Bourgeois, Reporter January 30, 2023

Could you imagine teaching a semester-long class as a substitute when you're not officially trained to teach the subject? Amanda Fisher can. A substitute teacher since 2019, she is filling in as the teacher...

What Does Houghton Like to Do? Just “Axe”

What Does Houghton Like to Do? Just “Axe”

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist January 18, 2023

Reading, theater, and axe-throwing. What do these things have in common? They are all things which English teacher James Houghton counts as hobbies. Houghton has been teaching for three years, one as...

Digging Deep into Marshall’s Past

Digging Deep into Marshall’s Past

Stevie Brown, Journalist January 10, 2023

Have you ever wondered how your teachers grew up and how they came to be who they are? Some people envision that their teachers are all Fluvanna natives who live boring and basic lives. But by digging...

Mrs. Harlow-Burner in her classroom.

A New Take on History

Somer Sweitzer, Journalist December 7, 2022

History can seem like a really dry, boring subject, but Social Studies teacher Christy Harlow-Burner gives students a new way of looking at everyday subjects. Harlow-Burner had always been a history...

Kevin Rinald holding his copy of, They Called Us Enemy, in his classroom.

From Least Favorite Subject to Passion

Erika Schmack, Senior Editor December 1, 2022

Considering the fact that his least favorite subject in high school was English, it may seem ironic that teaching it is what teacher Kevin Rinald now does five days a week. Rinald grew up in Albemarle...

Christy White oversees all the CTE classes at FCHS.

The Eyes Over CTE

Molly Pace, Senior editor November 28, 2022

While many students may have encountered staff member Christy White in the halls around the school, few may have any real idea of what she does at FCHS. That is because she wears many hats, with her official...

Scott Morris is FCHSs Athletic Director

The Man Behind the Sports

Molly Pace, Senior editor November 22, 2022

Forget eight-hour workdays. Overseeing an athletic program often calls for long hours, according to FCHS Athletic Director (AD) Scott Morris. “Game day usually lasts about 12-14 hours, depending upon...

Amanda Clements in front of her photography mural.

Looking at Life Through a Different Lens

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist November 8, 2022

If you’ve ever wanted to look at life through a different lens, you might want to consider getting to know FCHS teacher Amanda Clements. Clements grew up in Charlottesville with her mother, father,...

FCHSs new virtual lab teacher, Penny Loughry.

Redefining “Normal” in Class

Molly Pace, Senior editor October 21, 2022

Picture a “normal” classroom and you probably envision a bunch of chairs and desks with a teacher in the front of the room teaching the course material. However, Virtual Lab instructor Penny Loughry...

FCHSs new school resource officer, Officer Henley.

The New Law at FCHS

Molly Pace, Senior editor October 10, 2022

Fluvanna County High School has a new school resource officer (SRO), Carter Henley. If you are interested in law enforcement, she is someone you can definitely talk to. Henley was an eighth grade English...

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