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Diving into Decision Day

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

April 25, 2019

With April coming to a close and finals rapidly approaching, there are a few important senior activities left. One of those activities is celebrating National Decision Day on May 1. May 1 is deemed Decision Day because it is the deadline for most American universities to either accept or deny an ad...

Rustic Romance On The Horizon

Rustic Romance Prom photo courtesy of Mary Lizzie Hodges on Pinterest

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 18, 2019

Prom Season is quickly approaching the students of FCHS, with the date of April 27 on the near horizon. So if you're a junior or senior, here is all the information you’ll need for your night of fun and possible romance. Ticket sales will begin during school lunches on April 17 for $20 per ticket. Stude...

Fluco Beat Celebrates 1,000 Articles

The homepage of the Fluco Beat. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

April 15, 2019

Last month, the Fluco Beat, the student news site of FCHS, hit a significant milestone in the history of the FCHS Journalism program when the site published its 1,000th article. The achievement was met on March 14 with junior Maddy Eubank's "Teaching for the Long Haul" article, which highlights staff ...

Buy Now, Party Later

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Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

April 11, 2019

Students who buy a 2019 yearbook on or before April 18 will get an added bonus in addition to saving money: They’ll be invited to attend the April 23 Yearbook Signing Party in the Cafeteria from 3:15 - 3:45. Attendees will be allowed to get out of class early, visit with their friends, share signa...

SRO’s Make a Difference One Student at a Time

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Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

April 8, 2019

School resource officers are members of law enforcement that teach, protect, and counsel the school community. Two of the newest FCHS officers, Deputies Curtis Bandon and Kevin Taylor, have been at the school since January. Here is a little information to familiarize you with these officers and how the...

Music Mosaic: A Note-worthy Event

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Clio Schurtz and Emma Gresham

March 28, 2019

FCHS’s annual Music Mosaic event is an opportunity for anyone with musical talent to show it off. Band director Michael Strickler said that the name stems from the goal of “tying many different performances into one greater performance: a musical mosaic.” Strickler described it as “a concert op...

Prom Dinner Deal and Photo Op

Photo courtesy of Judy Fish of Lake Monticello

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

March 28, 2019

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

Mrs. Esch receiving her Staff Member of the Month from Mrs. Bruce

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

March 22, 2019

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

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Allyssa Hanson and Evie Benson

March 20, 2019

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

The local Blue 53 diner located at 265 Turkeysag Trail in Palmyra. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Brandon Lucas and Bayley Leyshon

March 15, 2019

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...

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