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  • April 9Four members of the debate team qualified for States at their Super Regional tournament on April 6. States will occur April 26 and 27 at JMU.
  • April 9Prom guest forms are available in the front office. Guests who do not attend FCHS must be approved by Mrs. Bruce. Tickets go on sale next week.
  • April 8Culinary will be selling Cake in a Cup, sweet tea, and lemonade during April. Cakes are $3 while sweet tea and lemonade are $1 each.
  • April 8SOL retests will take place April 24 at 8:40 am in room 3110. Contact Ms. Blevins ([email protected]) to sign up.
  • March 26The FCHS Speech team won the State Championship on March 23 at Dominion High School. Five students placed first, two placed second, and one placed third.
The Student News Site of Fluvanna County High School

The Fluco Beat

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The Fluco Beat

Madison Lewis 24 with Logan Russell Inskeep 24 gardening in the greenhouse. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism.

FCHS’s Greenhouse Opens April 15

Madelyn Treadway, Journalist April 12, 2024

The FCHS Agriculture program is having a soft opening on April 15. The greenhouse will stay open through mid-May or until it sells out. The plants are grown by FCHS Agriculture students, as well as members...

Fluvanna Track Club at Adidas Track Nationals on March 17. From left to right: seniors Elias Morris, George Diver Davis, and Ryder Petrylak, sophomore Jack Jeffries, junior Anna Amato, sophomore Ruby Fraizer, seniors Syndey Chipperfield and Sophie Farley, junior Kameren Green, seniors Cole Weisenburger and Jesse Woolstenhulme, and junior Jackson Fields. Photo courtesy of Arlene Rodriguez.

Flucos Fly Through the Finish Line

Jamie Rodriguez, Journalist April 9, 2024

High school athletics are many times seen as just a hobby, a way to kill time after school, or a short chapter in students’ lives, but for those teens who find themselves swept up in their athletic careers,...

AP Art History students mug for the camera after participating in a toga fashion show. Photo courtesy of Michelle Coleman.

Togas, Triptychs, and Field Trips: FCHS’s AP Art History Course

Kessler Potter, Editor March 28, 2024

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are challenging, no matter the subject. But one AP test is more notorious than others: the AP Art History exam. With 80 multiple choice questions and six essays, it’s no...

Members of the 2019 Speech team pose with Cheer team members after receiving their State Champion rings. Photo courtesy of

The Argument for Speech

Erika Schmack, Senior Editor February 12, 2021

Have you ever wanted to be able to be in a class where you can argue about different topics and try different types of debating? If so, you may want to consider Fluvanna’s Speech and Debate team. Also...

Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

Grace Farist, FCHS Journalist February 5, 2021

Special Education teacher Nick Ward is committed to bringing an inclusive spirit to FCHS. He has worked to do this through the Special Olympics program which has proven to be very successful in track and...

AP Seminar teacher Chris Zema believes research is a crucial skill for students to learn.

Passion For Research? Zema Has You Covered

Molly Pace, Senior Editor January 22, 2021

What is the most challenging, exciting, and useful, real world class that you have taken? For some students at FCHS, the answer to that question is Christopher Zema’s AP Seminar class, a class which...

Making Music During a Pandemic

Making Music During a Pandemic

Tyler Harris, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021

Teaching in a Covid environment is difficult, but being new can come with a whole new plate of challenges. For new Band Director Burton Hable, the difficulty lies in a teaching subject which also prevents...

Why Are So Many Students Failing?

Molly Pace, Senior Editor January 7, 2021

Has Covid made an impact on your grades for the worse? If so, you are not alone. It seems that a lot of students are not doing as well as they might in a normal school year. In some classes at FCHS,...

How to Navigate Sharing a Virtual Workspace

Molly Pace, Senior Editor January 6, 2021

Sharing a virtual workspace is tricky. Whether it’s with siblings, friends, or your entire family, it can be very hard to do your best in trying circumstances. With Fluvanna switching to a hybrid...

The football team huddles at the home game on 9/13/2019

How to Watch Fluco Athletics All Year Long

Tyler Harris, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2020

With state restrictions on crowds this year, for the winter season of Fluco athletics, no spectators will be admitted to events. Although this pandemic still holds massive influence over social events,...

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