The Fluco Beat

  • February 22Anyone interested in playing in the Jazz Band's Music Mosaic on 3/13 should stop by the band room for a sign-up form. Sign-ups to perform are due by 3/7.

  • February 22SENIORS! Don't forget about the scholarships that are available on the bulletin board outside the counseling office and on the counseling website.

  • February 22If you have a family member that goes to Fluvanna, you can be eligible to be in the yearbook for family ties, sign ups are outside the senior lounge in the cafeteria

  • February 22The FCHS Talent Show will be held on Friday 3/8 at 7:00 PM. Registration forms are now available from Mr. Scruggs

  • February 14Boys outdoor track will begin on 2/25. Athletes must have a sport physical on file. See coach Szarmach if you have any questions

Fallout 76 Goes From Disappointment to Disaster

Fallout 76 Goes From Disappointment to Disaster

John Bernat, FCHS Journalist

February 6, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Fallout 76 is not only a disappointment, but a slap to the face to fans of the gaming series.   When this game was released, the initial response was positive. Then the cracks started to appear. While this game was marketed as the most innovative, immersive, best-looking, and shareable Fallout game,...

7 Tips for Getting That First Job

7 Tips for Getting That First Job

Maddy Eubank, FCHS Journalist

February 1, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Application after application, rejection after rejection. If you’re anything like most teens, that seems to be how it goes when looking for your first job. You’re either too quiet, too inexperienced, or not qualified. But there are things you can do, even as a teen, to help you snag that first job...

“Red Dead Redemption” Returns to the Wild West

“Red Dead Redemption” Returns to the Wild West

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 takes players back in time a little over a century into the age of cowboys and outlaws. With the massive success of Rockstar’s previous title Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), they had the ability to return to an older, less popular franchise and revive it. Re...

6 Things to Know Before You Schedule Classes

6 Things to Know Before You Schedule Classes

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends, Showcase

Every year as school comes to an end, students are busy studying for finals and longing for summer break. The last thing on their minds’ is their schedule for the upcoming school year. Yet once scheduling forms are passed around--usually in February--many students are generally  confused about how ...

Iceland Will Surely Melt Your Heart

Iceland Will Surely Melt Your Heart

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Iceland is renowned for its beautiful scenery and legendary waterfalls, and of course, the Blue Lagoon. However, there are so many other surprises hidden in the little town of Reykjavik--the capital of Iceland--that people tend to miss out on. Being born there myself, I know just about every little ...

7 Songs You Should Consider Adding to Your Playlist

7 Songs You Should Consider Adding to Your Playlist

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud are packed with songs that sometimes go unheard, even some catchy Drake songs. Many people have heard “Fefe” by 6ix9ine, or “I Love it” by Kanye West and Lil Pump--no matter how notorious it is for its lyrics--and other songs that find a way to make us hi...

Is Your Health Going up in Smoke?

Is Your Health Going up in Smoke?

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

You’re at the doctor getting a check-up, only to hear bad news starts spilling from the doctor's mouth. He says you have “popcorn lung,” a form of lung cancer. Hidden deep in your lungs are heavy metals and particles, put there by something you thought was completely safe: a vape pen. Contrary ...

9 Senior Must Dos Before Graduation

9 Senior Must Dos Before Graduation

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

Every movie set in high school speaks to the glorious feeling of graduating high school and going off to college, but they don’t always show the path the characters took to get there. Senior year is packed with activities to prepare for graduation and getting accepted to college, and can be extremel...

Make Your Mark One Dot at a Time

Make Your Mark One Dot at a Time

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends, Showcase

If you thought you were seeing spots in front of your eyes the middle of September at school, you were right. Too bad the spots disappeared quickly. Students from the art classes of Michelle Coleman, Mike Morris, and Amanda Herring created art dots in support of International Dot Day on Sept. 15. Th...

5 Points to Parking Lot Etiquette

5 Points to Parking Lot Etiquette

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle and Trends

One of the most sought-after upperclassman privileges at FCHS is the ability to drive to school. Since all student drivers are new drivers, some newer than others, the traffic before and after school can be chaotic. To find possible solutions to this issue, Mitchell Pace’s 1B AP Government class held a t...

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