The Fluco Beat

  • March 17By order of Governor Northam, FCPS is closed for the rest of the school year

Fluvanna’s Other High School Closes Down

Like FCHS, FUMA was shut down by order of Governor Ralph Northam to fight the coronavirus.

Evie Benson

April 1, 2020

FCHS is not the only school which has found itself shut down for the rest of the school year. Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA) is around 25 minutes from FCHS. FUMA was established in 1898 and is a private, all-boys boarding military school. Many cadets attend FUMA from all across the world, from Chin...

A Fluvanna First

Fluvanna County students Kameron Goldsmith (left), Rob Holbrook (middle), and Mason Davis (right.)

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

March 11, 2020

For the first time in the history of Fluvanna County, seven students have successfully completed the Youth Law Enforcement Training Academy. These students are a part of the Explorers program set up by School Resource Officer Kevin Taylor one year ago. The program is for students who see themselves ent...

Coffee Coolers in the Cafeteria

Coffee Coolers in the Cafeteria

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

March 9, 2020

Spending serious amounts of money a week going to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or other coffee shops is a trend among many teens.  You constantly see students arriving to class with coffee and other iced beverages. However, few realize how much money they spend a week on coffee until their bank account...

Take the Fitch Challenge

Take the Fitch Challenge

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

March 3, 2020

Word of a new competition has been floating in the air, specifically, a Book Report Challenge inspired by teacher Clarence Fitch. He started off by making this a task for his students; however, it has since turned into a school-wide competition. Teachers are now asked to participate as well. It will...

Sweet, Sweet Tea

Sweet, Sweet Tea

Aiden Matula, FCHS Journalist

February 21, 2020

Sweet tea has become a kind of sensation at FCHS since the Culinary students have begun to prepare and sell it to students.  The tea has students flocking to the carts by the elevators where it is sold between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd block classes. The Culinary students prepare the tea and stock the cart duri...

JROTC Comes to Fluvanna

The S.T.A.R. Club meets Fridays in the Media Center during Fluco Focus.

Kristen Pace, FCHS Journalist

February 12, 2020

Last fall, Fluvanna County High School added another club to an already-long list of options, introducing the school’s first-ever Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) club. Called the STAR (Students Taking Active Roles), the club was set in motion by senior Mikaela Sullivan to be a ...

Graduation Consternation

Graduation Consternation

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

February 6, 2020

Some things in life seem fixed, like Tax Day, Christmas, and Halloween. FCHS Graduation Day seemed one of those standard dates as well, always falling on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Until now. For perhaps the first time in FCHS history, FCHS’ graduation will be held on a Friday-- specifical...

Out to Lunch

Sophomore Alexa Divers at lunch

Mia Martinez, FCHS Journalist

January 31, 2020

Students began the 2020 school year with welcome news--namely, that students would now have 30 minutes to eat lunch, broken up into three longer lunch periods, compared to four shorter lunches. Yet while the longer lunches may have been a hit with students, the enjoyment was not to last.  This seme...

Big Changes for the New Year

Big Changes for the New Year

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

January 15, 2020

After coming back from Christmas break, many students were surprised to hear that FCHS had made the decision to go back to an alternating Fluco Focus schedule. Prior to the change, students spent every Fluco Focus (a study hall block the last thirty minutes of the day) in their Homeroom. As of Jan. 6...

Riding Like the Wind

FCHS senior Madelyn Grubbs pictured with her pony, Piper, at the Hanover Heritage Summer show series.

Lauren Kreitzman, FCHS Journalist

December 9, 2019

Have you ever galloped along an empty beach? Nothing but the sound of horse hooves drumming on the sand and the waves crashing on the shore? Many equestrians will tell you it’s the most cherished feeling in the world. Riding gives horse lovers pure bliss, and there’s nothing they would rather do th...

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