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Give Winter Guard a Whirl

Guard member Diana Naselska during practice. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna Photos.

Ellie Farmer, FCHS Journalist

January 10, 2019

Winter guard, the sport that sometimes isn’t just a sport, had me hooked from the first toss. It’s an art that not many people know about, let alone consider joining. But if, like me, you decide to give it a spin, it can be one of the best choices you’ve ever made.    To begin with, winter g...

Region Ten Helps At-Risk Students

Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselors  Jordan Divine and Alicia Patterson discussing treatment options. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Jenai McKee, FCHS Journalist

December 20, 2018

Region Ten, a community service board in Fluvanna, has a special role in the high school.  With 40 boards serving the cities and counties of Virginia, Region Ten operates under the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Known at FCHS as Therapeutic Day Treatment, or TDT, the prog...

Fluco Athletes Honored at Signing Day

Christina Walker after signing her letter of intent to play volleyball at George Mason University. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 29, 2018

Friends, families, and coaches all gathered in the cafeteria on Nov. 14 to celebrate two Fluco athletes signing their letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level. Volleyball player Christina Walker was one of the athletes honored and she became one of the few students ...

Library “Books” FCHS’s Newest Club

Students reading in the Fourth Floor Media Center. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Jenna Glowatch and Syerra Milliman

November 14, 2018

For students who hate to read, it may seem difficult to understand why others love books. So it must be even stranger to learn that there are actually students who love books so much that FCHS now has a Book Club. Founded by FCHS librarians Lisa Lucas and Shannon Taylor, the club meets Wednesdays of cl...

Explore the Environment with FCHS Envirothon

Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism

Samantha Schultz, Mass Media Student

November 8, 2018

Envirothon is an annual, environmentally- themed academic competition that allows high school students to be in competitions sponsored by the NCF (National Conservation Foundation.)  In 1979, the Pennsylvania Soil and Water Conservation Districts set up what’s called the Environmental Olympics. It ...

Don’t Let a Library Book Keep You From Graduating

Librarian Shannon Taylor checking out a book for senior Christina Walker. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Madison Fain, FCHS Journalist

November 5, 2018

Even in the digital age, a library is only as good as the books it contains. So what if the books are never returned? Late books can frustrate the best and worst of people. FCHS librarian Lisa Lucas, who has been a librarian since 1990, said she has more students than she wants to count who turn ...

Flucos Celebrate 9 Years of Breast Cancer Awareness

A refreshment table at the Breast Cancer Walk. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 1, 2018

The annual Breast Cancer Walk returned to FCHS for its 9th year on Oct. 25, introducing new additions to bring life to the event. Organized by the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) club under the direction of teachers Christine Kreitzman and Linda Harding, this year's walk included the main event...

Students’ Say on Sleep

Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Jenai McKee, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 30, 2018

Teens need eight to ten hours of sleep every night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.  However, most of them do not get that amount. The study concludes that only 15% of respondents get eight and a half hours on school nights. A recent poll asking FCHS students how many hours of sleep they ...

EMT Career Pathway Added at FCHS

The Lake Monticello rescue squad came to visit the EMT students on Oct. 29. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Corbin.

Caitlyn Broderick and Syerra Milliman

October 22, 2018

Students looking for classes that can directly put them on the pathway to a paid career have a new option this year at FCHS. The EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class is being taught by Stephanie Corbin, who has been an EMT instructor for the last nine years. Corbin’s passion for training and her lo...

Homecoming Festivities Fall Into Place

Homecoming King and Queen Taileek Ashton and Kyra Shelley at the Homecoming game on Oct. 13. Photo courtesy of Kenward.

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

October 16, 2018

Homecoming week is always an eventful experience for students and staff at FCHS. Spirit Week, the Pep Rally, and the Homecoming game and dance are some of the most anticipated festivities of the fall season. However, a strange confluence of holidays and Mother Nature conspired to make this Homeco...

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