The Fluco Beat

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Fluco Power Team Lights Up Festival

Power Team photo courtesy of Steven Szarmach.

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 11, 2019

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

Mr. Pace's AP Government class watching a session of the VA Senate on their field trip to the State Capitol on Feb. 18. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Pace.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 8, 2019

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

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Octavio Bollinger, FCHS Journalist

March 1, 2019

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

Photo Courtesy of Fluco Journalism

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

March 1, 2019

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

Jane Ford and members of the SGA at the benefit dinner for Ford and her family on Feb, 4. Photo courtesy of David Small.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 28, 2019

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

Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

February 28, 2019

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...

Bringin’ it Back to Babies

Senior Syerra Milliman (left) sitting with her mother and sister in the family's living room. Photo courtesy of Syerra Milliman.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 22, 2019

Senior year is full of celebration, as friends and family witness the transition from childhood into adulthood. FCHS offers several ways for parents to reflect on their seniors’ growth and accomplishments, including purchasing a “baby ad” for the FCHS 2019 Yearbook..   The Yearbook team is curr...

TV Production Takes On NOCTI

Brandon Lytton and John Bossong in their NOCTI Ad. Photo courtesy of FCHS TV Production

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

February 14, 2019

This year, ten of David Small’s TV Production students entered the NOCTI Video Contest. According to their website, NOCTI is the “the largest provider of industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for career and technical education (CTE) programs across the nation.” The c...

QR Codes Guide the Way

Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 12, 2019

Want to see your school counselor but don’t want to wait for your teacher to finally get around to sending them an email? You’re in luck, because life just got easier. You may have noticed blue sheets of paper with QR codes posted outside of some classrooms. These codes allow students to make ...

Staff Member of the Month: Heath Bralley

Mrs. Bruce and Mr. Bralley posing for the Staff Member of the Month photo. Photo courtesy of FCHS Administration

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

February 8, 2019

FCHS’ Staff Member of the Month for February is Heath Bralley, a physical education teacher who has been teaching since he was 22 years old. Bralley grew up in Fort Chiswell, located in southwestern Virginia. He attended Fort Chiswell High School and went on to attend Emory and Henry College whe...

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