The Fluco Beat

Prom Dinner Deal and Photo Op

Prom Dinner Deal and Photo Op

Maddy Eubank, FCHS Journalist

March 28, 2019


Filed under School/Community, Showcase

If you're looking for the perfect place for you and your date or a whole group for Prom, here's one local place you might not have considered where you can combine dinner and your pre-Prom photo session all in one. The Lakeside Restaurant, located in Lake Monticello, is offering a three-course pro...

Staff Member of the Month: Sherry Esch

Staff Member of the Month: Sherry Esch

Tyler Harris, FCHS Journalist

March 22, 2019


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The Staff Member of the Month award for March was given to Sherry Esch, a literary arts teacher of 16 years and a FCHS staff member of 14 years. Esch came from Suffolk County which is southeast of Williamsburg, and went to high school at Suffolk High School. She later went on to attend Longwood an...

The Hands That Help Fluvanna

The Hands That Help Fluvanna

Allyssa Hanson and Evie Benson

March 20, 2019


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With Hands on Fluvanna 2019 just around the corner, have you ever wondered how the idea for this annual event came about? In 2016, some Fluvanna County students came together to form a day where students would be able to go out and help around the community. “It was all student-led. The students c...

Blue 53 is the Spot for Sports

Blue 53 is the Spot for Sports

Brandon Lucas and Bayley Leyshon

March 15, 2019


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If you’re going to local restaurant Blue 53 and you’re hoping for a quiet meal, you'd better make sure UVA basketball is not playing that night. Known for its delicious burgers and multiple game-friendly TVs, Blue 53 Bar & Sports Grill is a great place to watch sports while dining. In fact, t...

Fluco Power Team Lights Up Festival

Fluco Power Team Lights Up Festival

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 11, 2019


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The FCHS Power Team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Arnold Sports Festival on the weekend of March 1. This is the eighth year the Power Team has competed in this annual event, and it proved to be particularly successful.  The team won five out of nine first place trophies, with junior ...

Capitol Trip Exposes Students to More Than They Bargained For

Capitol Trip Exposes Students to More Than They Bargained For

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 8, 2019


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In an effort to learn more about state government, Mitchell Pace’s AP Government (also known as AP Gov) class took a field trip to Richmond to tour the State Capitol building on Feb. 18. The experience turned out to be a little more than the students had bargained for. The first stop on the trip was...

Posthumously Inspiring Creativity

Posthumously Inspiring Creativity

Octavio Bollinger, FCHS Journalist

March 1, 2019


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A teacher’s lessons may live on even after they’re gone. Dixie Harden is a great example of that. Born in 1943 in Iowa, Harden spent her free time traveling the country as a painting teacher, spreading joy around the country and inspiring creativity all around. Even after her recent passing, Harde...

National Breakfast Week comes to FCHS

National Breakfast Week comes to FCHS

Tyler Harris, FCHS Journalist

March 1, 2019


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The FCHS cafeteria is participating in National Breakfast Week. If a student buys lunch on Monday, March 4, they can redeem a free breakfast coupon for the rest of the week in the cafeteria. Students can even use this to try the new Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits served at breakfast in the cafeteria. ...

Flucos Fundraising for Ford

Flucos Fundraising for Ford

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 28, 2019


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Many in the Fluco community were shocked in January when the news spread that the house of long-time FCHS teacher Jane Ford had burned down. Ford has served the community and taught at Fluvanna for nearly 50 years, so many in the community thought it was high time to give back. The Student Government...

FCHS Unveils its New Breakfast Cart

FCHS Unveils its New Breakfast Cart

Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

February 28, 2019


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Skipping breakfast to make sure you get ready in time or bypassing the breakfast line to socialize with your friends is a bad idea. “I talk to my friends instead of getting breakfast,” said sophomore Pharaoh Harris. If you don’t eat breakfast, you aren’t getting enough calories and you won’t...

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