The Fluco Beat

  • January 23Environment Club Will Meet On Jan. 27 In Room 3204
  • January 22Senior Scholarship Turn Ins Have Been Extended Until Jan. 31
  • January 13Blood Drive Donations Start On Feb.13th, Permission Slips In The Front Office, All Donors Must Be 16 Or Older
  • December 172020 Literary Magazine is accepting photo/writing submissions in Room 4501
  • December 172020 Yearbooks are $72 at jostensyearbooks.com - Price goes up Feb. 1
  • November 13ID badge clips/holders and lanyards are being sold by FCLA for $1 during lunches or in room 3415.

Western Productions

Western Productions

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

Athletes at the Next Level

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

Back to High School

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

Staff Member of the Month: Jennifer Herner

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

Three Steps for Minimizing Senior Stress

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

Student Tackles Jiu-Jitsu

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

Staff Member of the Month: Elizabeth Pellicane

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...

Teachers Talk Teaching

Teachers Talk Teaching

Jenna Goodson

September 20, 2019

There are many different reasons why teachers are so passionate about what they do. One new teacher at FCHS, Zane Hurst, found his love for teaching history 15 years ago when he was asked to teach a few classes in college. Kayla Pace, the new Health and Medical teacher, has been teaching for three yea...

Shaibani Brings Love to a New Game

Shaibani Brings Love to a New Game

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

September 11, 2019

While the sport of field hockey is brand new to Fluvanna, the school certainly didn’t have to look far to find a coach with years of experience in the sport. Coming from London, England, Dr. Saami Shaibani has a fresh, new perspective on the game that he hopes to share with his players on the varsity...

Pin it to Win it

Pin it to Win it

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

September 7, 2019

Are wrestlers adrenaline junkies? Does it give them a rush that they can’t feel with any other sport? One student who would agree with these thoughts is junior and FCHS athlete Shawn Metcalf, who enjoys wrestling and the adrenaline that comes with it.  Metcalf went into wrestling when he was in se...

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