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  • November 29The Counseling department is holding a Lunch and Learn workshop Wed. Dec. 6 about managing anxiety. Email [email protected] for details.
  • November 29Blue Ridge Virginia Governor's School applications are due Fri. Dec. 8.
  • November 20Auditions for the spring play, Alice in Wonderland, start Dec. 4. See Mr. Edgerton or Ms. Coleman for more information.
  • November 20Seniors! Jostens will be at lunches on Tues. Dec. 5 as a make-up order day for graduation items.
  • November 20Allison Monfalcone received a "Best Actor" award and Kyle Landes received an Honorable Mention at the One Act Regionals Competition on Nov. 18.
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Sophomore Aims for Perfection

Sophia Branch, Journalist November 29, 2023

This past football season, Will Lambert held the distinction of being something you rarely see at Fluvanna County High School: a starting varsity football quarterback who is only a sophomore. However,...

FYSA U18 Girls Travel Seniors pose with Coaches Lexi Cook and Alex Valladares for their last club practice.

A Passion for Coaching

Reece Matula, Journalist November 17, 2023

Sports play such a huge role in high school life that it may seem like you’re either actively on a team or hearing other students talking about an upcoming game. This is true for Alexus Cook, Fluvanna’s...

College football referees discussing a call at the Texas Bowl in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2006. Photo courtesy of Keith JJ under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

The Life of a Football Referee

Jakob Trent, Journalist November 10, 2023

Have you ever thought about becoming a football official for high school? Are you familiar with what an official does during a football game? While you probably know that a referee is responsible for...

The JV football team after clinching the District Championship against Louisa, 21-0, on Nov. 4.

JV Football Beats Louisa for District Championship

Grace Harris, Journalist November 9, 2023

While many eyes have been on the Fluco varsity football team this season, their JV brothers have also been putting in the work, and seeing the rewards. On the morning of Nov. 4, the Fluco JV football...

The varsity Fluco football team gete ready to go on the field during a game in October.

Comeback Time for FCHS Football

Jakob Trent, Journalist October 16, 2023

When the Fluvanna varsity football team beat Western Albemarle on Oct. 6 at home, the Flucos' victory (their first Homecoming win in two years) was a reminder of how different this season has been from...

Barnett recording for his podcast, BeAnAthlete.

Be-An-Athlete With Barnett

Madison Owen, FCHS Journalist October 16, 2023

As of Sept. 2023, there are over 3 million podcasts worldwide. Joining them is a podcast by FCHS teacher and coach Jason Barnett. Called "BeAnAthlete," Barnett's podcast focuses on all things sport-related...

Running for Success

Running for Success

Robert Grant, Journalist October 5, 2023

No stranger to accomplishments, senior Ryder Petrylak stands out in all the sports in which he participates, including cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, and previously, soccer. Running a 4:13...

Fluco field hockey team playing Monticello

Sticking to the Field: Fluco Field Hockey is in Full Swing

Kessler Potter and Danielle Scott September 20, 2023

While most eyes seem to be on the football field, there's another field that has a season in full swing. FCHS field hockey is back with some changes for both varsity and JV. Both coaches and players hope...

The fall 2023 varsity football team. Assistant Coaches Jayvon Jackson and Brandon Townes are in the top row, third and second from the right, respectively.

Meet the Varsity Football Assistant Coaches

Jakob Trent, Journalist September 11, 2023

With two wins under their belts, the first two wins in two years, the coaching staff of the FCHS varsity football team is getting a closer look. While most are aware that the team is under the direction...

Coaches Kirsen Pillow and Holly Johnson going over the plan for practice.

Taking Cheer to the Next Level

Sophia Branch, Journalist September 8, 2023

If you have ever been to a high school football game or sports event, you have probably seen cheerleaders at work on the sidelines. However, few people see the behind-the-scenes training that goes into...

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