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  • February 20FCHS will be offering the ASVAB test to interested sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For details, please email [email protected]
  • February 20The FCHS Music Department is hosting a "Night at the Movies" Concert at 6pm on Thurs. Feb. 22. Tickets are $5. See Ms. Harkrader in room 1517 for details.
  • February 19The FCHS Library will be hosting a Read-A-Thon on Thurs. March 7. It is $1 per 30 minute block or $10 for the entire day. Funds go to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
  • January 20Juniors and seniors taking the SAT in March should check their email for information and a calendar invite from Ms. Blevins. Email [email protected] with questions.
The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

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The Fluco Beat

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,...

Assistant Principal Chad White smiles at his reflection.

Still in Fashion After All These Years

Victoria Scotto Di Vetta and Katie Dunn January 12, 2024

Assistant Principal Chad White did not initially plan to become a school administrator. “It wasn’t something I set out to do,” he said, noting, “I always loved fashion.” White said he spent...

FCHS teacher and varsity basketball coach Heath Bralley. Photo courtesy of JostensPix.

The Teacher Behind the Tattoos

Kylie Philips, FCHS Journalist January 4, 2024

FCHS PE teacher Heath Bralley has many tattoos that might come as a surprise to students. One is of Heathcliff the cat, an old cartoon character Bralley said he chose because “my name is Heath” he...

SGA members pose for a photo on the new bridge in The Woodlands. Photo Courtesy of David Small

A Bridge Built By A Bridge

Reece Matula, Journalist December 12, 2023

Becoming an Eagle Scout is a difficult achievement to accomplish, but senior Hayden Bridge can claim that honor. In order to obtain this rank within Boy Scouts of America (BSA), you have to complete a...

From Camp Counselor to Math Teacher

From Camp Counselor to Math Teacher

Cadence Goodnight, Journalist December 7, 2023

Sometimes, the path from high school to one's career makes unusual turns. Born and raised in Manchester Township, New Jersey, FCHS Geometry and Algebra teacher Rachael Newsom had a few part-time jobs...

Photo of Kessler Potter. Photo courtesy of Morgan Drumheller.

Potter Makes Sure the Beat Goes On

Morgan Drumheller, Journalist November 29, 2023

As The Fluco Beat student news site has become increasingly more time-consuming to maintain, Fluco Beat Adviser Elizabeth Pellicane has relied on the work of student editors like senior Kessler Potter. Distinguishing...

Mr E

On the “Edge” of the Stage

Kylie Philips, FCHS Journalist November 20, 2023

Theatre teacher and Forensics Coach Craig Edgerton, or "Mr. E" as he is commonly known, has been teaching for 24 years, but he has been involved in theater for 40 years. Edgerton went to Malone University,...

Senior Abigail Ford, #7, during a field hockey match against Monticello on Sept. 7.  Photo courtesy of Fluvanna Sports Photography.

All-District Athlete Spans the Seasons

Robert Grant, Journalist November 13, 2023

Being an athlete while juggling a full load of classes is an ongoing challenge, but FCHS senior Abigail Ford is one student who manages to rise to that challenge all year-long. Ford has been named second-team...

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