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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.
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All About Hands on Fluvanna 2024

FCHS will be hosting its annual schoolwide day of community service, Hands on Fluvanna, on March 29. This is a day of service that has the goal of encouraging high school students to interact with their community through engaging activities. In addition, Macho Man is held that afternoon, meaning FCHS will be on an activity bell schedule that day.

To get students involved, SGA has planned four different community service projects for classes to complete. There is a different activity planned for every period, so students will not repeat an activity. A video instructing students how to complete each activity will be sent out closer to March 29.

The activity for 1st block is creating a reusable grocery bag out of a T-shirt. Students and teachers who wish to participate should bring an old t-shirt (long or short sleeve) to school prior to or on March 29. Students will follow an instructional video detailing how to cut and tie the shirts to create a bag. Completed bags will be donated to the needy in Fluvanna and Charlottesville to reduce the need to purchase grocery bags.

The 2nd block activity will be to write letters for the United Service Organization (USO) or Westminster Nursing Home residents. Students will be encouraged to write a supportive message and can decorate the letters if desired. Letters will be collected and delivered by SGA.

The activity for 3rd block is making plastic bag mats. Teachers will show students a video detailing how to cut and tie the bags into plastic “yarn” which will then be crocheted into mats by SGA and other clubs on a later date. Teachers can find the available bags in the teacher mailroom.

The 4th block activity, which some students will remember from previous Hands On Fluvanna events, is Freerice, a game where students earn grains of rice by answering questions correctly in various categories such as math, English, or foreign languages. Private sponsors match the rice grain donations generated within Freerice, sending funds to the World Food Programme. This money goes to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to curb global food emergencies.

Each block teachers will need to add up the total number of points collected by students that block and email the results to [email protected]. The class with the highest total points will win a donut party after Spring Break.

A small group of students, including those participating in the Beta Club trip to Caring for Creatures, will leave campus that day, but only students participating in school-sponsored activities will be allowed to leave.

“While we have been able to allow some groups to leave campus such as we did in the past, it is still a smaller number than it used to be,” said SGA president Jamie Rodriguez.

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