The Fluco Beat

Flucos Celebrate Family Ties

Flucos Celebrate Family Ties

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under School/Community, Showcase

Students and staff at FCHS are frequently reminded that they are all part of a larger Fluco family. But many Flucos, "family" is a literal description, with siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, and more under the same roof at school. In recognition of this fact, the FCHS Yearbook has been highligh...

Greenwood Wins VCEE Award

Greenwood Wins VCEE Award

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

January 19, 2019


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FCHS Personal Finance teacher Gary Greenwood was recently named a winner of the Virginia Council on Economic Education 2018 Economic Educator Awards Program. Greenwood’s entry, "Setting Up Your Class as a Business," won First Place for the K-12 Lesson/Unit, and was awarded $1,000 at the Council...

TV Production Students Win VSBA Video Contest

TV Production Students Win VSBA Video Contest

Jenai McKee, FCHS Journalist

January 16, 2019


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The fall semester brought accolades for three FCHS TV Production students when they scored third place in the Virginia School Board Association’s Student Video Contest.  Seniors Katie Morris, Kevin Burruss, and Madison Kennedy brought home their award from the Board’s Annual Convention on Nov. 14. ...

Students Speak Out on Tardy Sweeps

Students Speak Out on Tardy Sweeps

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

December 14, 2018


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Those precious few minutes you have with your friends in between classes may be feeling a little shorter after school administrators recently announced a new policy: periodic tardy sweeps. Many students walk into class just as the last bell rings, while others take their time to get to class, som...

“Santa Baby” Competition

“Santa Baby” Competition

Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

December 6, 2018


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A little competition is being held in the FCHS Media Center. Pictures depicting younger versions of teachers and staff are on display in the window of the 3rd floor Media Center, and students are encouraged to identify which staff members they represent. This is not the first time the FCHS libraria...

Library “Books” FCHS’s Newest Club

Library “Books” FCHS’s Newest Club

Jenna Glowatch and Syerra Milliman

November 14, 2018


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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...

Staff Member of the Month: Mark Engel

Staff Member of the Month: Mark Engel

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 13, 2018


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The Staff Member of the Month for November is History teacher Mark Engel. He has been teaching for 13 years, five of them at FCHS. Engel received his business degree from UNC Wilmington and his Masters in Teaching from Trinity University in Washington, DC. His experience in training salespeople d...

Explore the Environment with FCHS Envirothon

Explore the Environment with FCHS Envirothon

Samantha Schultz, Mass Media Student

November 8, 2018


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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 ...

FCHS Welcomes Another SRO

FCHS Welcomes Another SRO

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 8, 2018


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The 2018-2019 school year opened with many changes, including new staff members and a new traffic pattern for parents and student drivers. A more recent change has come in the form of new staff member Mathias Varga, who has joined Officer Lacorie Steppe as an additional SRO (School Resource Officer) a...

Don’t Let a Library Book Keep You From Graduating

Don’t Let a Library Book Keep You From Graduating

Madison Fain, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 5, 2018


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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 ...

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