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Modern Connections

Senior MacKenzie Morris using the new student hub

Natalie Branch, FCHS Journalist

September 25, 2019

Over the years, Flucos’ ways of staying “connected” have changed, sometimes expanding and sometimes contracting.  Starting this year, FCHS has established a new way for parents and students to connect to the school. It’s called a resource hub. Students and parents have been given two separa...

Making Money with the Census

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Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

September 13, 2019

If you are looking for a quick way to make some money while still in school, the US Census Bureau is looking for US citizens to help them out with the 2020 census.  The census happens every ten years and the bureau is responsible for collecting data about the American people. This includes populatio...

Lending a Helping Hand in Guatemala

MaryAnn posing with some of the Guatemalan children

Allyssa Hanson, FCHS Journalist

September 7, 2019

While many Flucos stayed close to home this past summer, senior Maryann Chittenden and junior Amelie Shifflett traveled thousands of miles away on a mission trip with their church, Beautiful Gate. They traveled to Tiquisate, Guatemala, where they were able to teach and cheer up a small community in need....

Larios Leads A New Team

Photo of Coach Larios

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

September 7, 2019

With the arrival of new head cheer coach, Special Education teacher Kenny Larios, the cheer team has seen some changes, but none of them more significant than the addition of boys to the team.  Larios said that the idea behind allowing boys to be on the team was the fact that it enables the team ...

Stewart the Shakespearean

Stewart the Shakespearean

Natalie Branch, FCHS Journalist

September 3, 2019

If new FCHS English teacher Sarah Stewart starts talking about Shakespeare, you can rest assured it’s a subject near and dear to her heart. However, Stewart’s path to becoming a bit of a Shakespeare scholar was not a direct one.  Stewart lived in Kissimmee, Florida, until she was 10 when she a...

Do As The Romans Do

Do As The Romans Do

Mia Smith, FCHS Journalist

August 27, 2019

Many students may spend their summer vacations sleeping in, going to the local beaches, and having sleepovers with friends. But a lucky group of twenty-three FCHS Advanced Placement students got the opportunity to travel to the birthplace of Ancient Rome: Italy.  Four thousand dollars and two airplanes late...

Seniors Take a Walk Down Memory Lane

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Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

May 16, 2019

On May 20, the time finally came for 2019 Fluvanna County High School seniors to revisit past experiences and show off their caps and gowns to those who helped pave their paths to graduation. The Senior Walk, a relatively new tradition from the last five years, is an event where members of the graduating ...

FCHS Announces 2019 Teacher of the Year

Testing Coordinator Angie Blevins.
 Photo by Darnell Johnson

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

May 8, 2019

This year’s Teacher of the Year gave up classroom teaching a few years ago to oversee something that most students fear: testing. For the past 23 years, Angie Blevins has been working in the Fluvanna County school system, spending 18 of those years as a math teacher. But she gave it all up to take ...

Staff Member of the Month: Mitchell Pace

Mr. Pace receiving his Staff Member of the Month from Mrs. Bruce

Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

May 8, 2019

Employee of the Month Mitchell Pace is a native born and raised Fluvannian who graduated from FCHS in 1996.  “A true Fluco from the start. If you cut me, I bleed blue and gold,” said Pace. After graduating from FCHS, Pace attended UVA and majored in Education. Pace currently teaches History,...

Prom Hits the Old Town Road

The archway leading into the cafeteria made by the Prom Committee for the Rustic Romance theme. Photo courtesy of McKenzie Moore.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

May 7, 2019

Although Prom has already passed, it left behind memories students will cherish for years to come. Overall, 296 tickets were sold and roughly 260 students attended the event on April 26. This year’s “Rustic Romance” theme was pulled through with striking, yet simple decorations placed throug...

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