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New Football Head Coach Mitchell Pace

Pace Named New Football Coach

Mia Turley, Reporter January 31, 2023

On Jan. 26, the Fluvanna County School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Mitchell Pace as FCHS Varsity Football Coach. After opening up the position in December, FCPS pooled applicants and...

Students lining up for A lunch.

When it Comes to Lunch, Sometimes Less is More

Jamie Rodriguez, Reporter January 30, 2023

An average third period at FCHS starts with students piling into the Cafeteria at 12:03pm for “A lunch” and students flooding the hallways after “D lunch" at 2:01pm. But this wasn't always the case. For...

The FCHS Speech and Debate team after the win at the Tournament of Champions on Jan. 21.

Speech/Debate wins Tournament of Champions

Molly Pace, Senior editor January 24, 2023

After competing against 19 schools Jan. 21 at James Madison University, FCHS’s Speech and Debate team won the overall competition. “Over 35 students competed in 15 events in both Speech and Debate....

Dresses available at the Effort Churchs Glass Slipper Project.

Glass Slipper Project Makes Cinderella Dreams Come True

Molly Pace, Senior editor January 18, 2023

Mention the word "Prom" to many Flucos and you might be surprised how many students have already picked out their outfit months in advance. However, not all students have the funds to drop $200 or more...

FCHS senior, Evelyn Demers, creates the Virginia 5 Cs Essential Skills logo, specifically for the Flucos.

Creating future-ready graduates

Faith Shields, Journalist January 9, 2023

Fluvanna County High School (FCHS) has made club activities more of a focus for the 2022-2023 school year after having years in the past where clubs were not a priority. Clubs meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays...

Students who helped with the blood drive. Hailey Carter, Jay Lyons, Gracie Clifton, Sammie Ngov, Sharon Payne, and Makayla Gentry.

The Best Drive of All

Breelyn Boucher, Journalist November 29, 2022

How many people can say that they’ve actually saved a life? If you’re one of 36 Flucos who gave blood on Oct. 24, you can.  The first FCHS blood drive of the 2023 school year almost reached maximum...

The In The Know crew on set.

A Peek Behind the Screen

Brie Ashnafi, Journalist November 15, 2022

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of In The Know, FCHS’ student-run daily news program? Here’s your sneak peek. Started in 1997, In The Know (ITK) provides a way for FCHS students and...

Photo courtesy of Taymaz Valley and

Bloodshed, Rallies, and Riots: The Truth about Iran

Kessler Potter, Journalist November 1, 2022

Bloodshed, Rallies, and Riots: The Terrifying Truth About Women in Iran I cannot imagine a world where the government dictates what I, as a woman, can or cannot wear. My school has dress codes, of course,...

The neural pathways of the brain in an MRI.

Are Brain Breaks The New Wave?

Branden Jackson, Journalist October 19, 2022

School can easily drain a student's energy, and after a 90-minute class students can feel almost numb to everything going on around them. One thing that can help is for students to take regular brain breaks...

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8 Ways to De-Stress When You Feel a Mess

Morgan Drumheller, Journalist October 6, 2022

School can be a difficult time for teenagers with the constant loads of homework and an unbelievable amount of pressure from their peers. Oftentimes, teens may ignore their stress rather than develop ways...

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