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FAHS Journalism Looks a Little Different This Year

June 4, 2021

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“Getting to be in journalism, I get to see what is going on around me,” sophomore journalist Jessica Kopycienski said. Journalism has been a part of Fleetwood Area High School for a long time. Existing records show that next year will be its 30th year, but there is a strong possibility it has been going […]

Berks Catholic Senior Starts Running Club

June 4, 2021

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Recently, a Berks Catholic senior formed a running club for those looking to train with others.  The biggest reason for this group starting was that Cade McLaughlin, the senior who started the group, was looking for someone willing to make running during the pandemic less lonely. He had just lost his childhood best friend to […]

Senior Art Wall Displays FAHS Student Creations

May 29, 2021

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“For the seniors in senior art, it’s their way to show off what they’ve done throughout high school,” senior Abby Kile said. Every year for the art show, Fleetwood Area High school allows seniors in senior art to showcase all of their art. They each have a section of the art hallway to put any […]

Texas School District Creates a More Gender-Neutral Dress Code

May 29, 2021

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Trevor Wilkinson has been struggling with being himself in school. He tries doing so by getting a fresh manicure, but this also earned him a suspension.  Wilkinson, 18, an openly gay teen in Abilene, Texas–about 140 miles west of Fort Worth–had been suspended several times from Clyde High School for wearing nail polish because it […]

April Students of the Month Are Kylie Frain and Sacha Joseph

May 16, 2021

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FAHS faculty recently named Kylie Frain and Sacha Joseph students of the month for April. Frain is the daughter of Barry and Stacey Frain of Blandon. Her future plans include attending Kutztown University. Frain has been involved in the following clubs/activities at Fleetwood Area High School: Film Club (President), Interact Club, Future Business Leaders of […]

Fleetwood Track and Field Strong in Spite of COVID

May 7, 2021

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“It’s fun to hang out with people with the same interests as you, sports-wise,” senior Abby Kile said about her experiences on FAHS’s track and field team. This year, track and field is a little different due to COVID safety measures. Masks are mandatory most of the time, and concession stands seem to be a […]

FAHS FBLA Goes to States

May 2, 2021

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This April, the Future Business Leaders of America club competed in the state competition. Three different groups within Fleetwood successfully made it to states. These groups included a job interview with Sacha Joseph, in the “job interview” category; introduction  to social media strategy with Catherine Annabel, Abigail Koehle, and Evangeline Crossley; and the community service […]

Au, Deturk Named January Students-of-the-Month

May 2, 2021

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The Fleetwood Area High School students of the month for January 2021 were Kenneth Au and Hunter DeTurk.  Au is the son of Hon Chuen Au and Ly Lan Sul of Blandon. He aspires to attend college for computer science, focus on game science, and get married. Au has been involved in the following clubs […]

FAHS to Host Blood Drive

April 21, 2021

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“I do the blood drive because it is nice to be part of being bigger than myself, and it is nice to spend my time doing something that I know will benefit others, especially during this COVID time,” student Sacha Joseph said. Fleetwood Area High School has been working with Miller-Keystone for over fifteen years […]

SATs on the Horizon for Upperclassmen

April 17, 2021

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The SAT test is one that is often required by academic institutions in order to gain acceptance into colleges and universities. Juniors and upcoming seniors should start to consider when they might schedule their SATs so they can apply to desired colleges accordingly.  There are so many resources that are available to the student body […]

Fleetwood to Perform Stage Adaptation of “Clue”

April 17, 2021

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The Fleetwood Theatrical Society is performing the play Clue. This year’s play is based off of the board game Clue. Clue is a murder mystery about a murder at a mansion, including several participants, and, in the end, the audience decides who the killer was.  The actors, most of whom have been in multiple plays […]

Hope Dawns for Japanese LGBTQ Community

April 2, 2021

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A Japanese court ruled that the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. This is a landmark decision that could herald a new era for marriage equality in the country. It is the first step for same-sex marriage in Japan.  A Japanese court has ruled that not allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. It is the first time […]

Fleetwood Initiates Diversity Community to Guarantee Equality

April 2, 2021

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“I joined the diversity committee to bring change and stop any racism in the schools,” sophomore Max Hernandez, a member of the diversity committee, said. What is the diversity committee? It’s a group of people dedicated to help make Fleetwood a better school district by protecting students from racism and discrimination. Led by the assistant […]

Mental Health Another Side-Effect of COVID-19

March 28, 2021

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The pandemic has proven to spare no one from its grip. There is still so much uncertainty revolving around the virus. No matter where a person is, someone has been affected by the novel coronavirus. For some, the struggle has been more prominent than others. In these unpredictable times, it is important to reflect on […]

Fleetwood Swimming Goes to Districts

March 26, 2021

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The co-op Fleetwood and Muhlenburg swimming team went to Districts this year with eleven swimmers from Fleetwood participating. This is the third year for this co-op with Muhlenburg, and two seniors, Olivia Downs and Sarah Fisher, went to Districts Saturday, 6 March. Eleven swimmers from Fleetwood went to districts in total, and many are also […]

Fleetwood FBLA Team Returns Victorious

March 21, 2021

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Many Fleetwood students were winners at the FBLA event held in January and December. It was held virtually over a three-week period of time from mid-December to Early January. ¨There is a lot of recognition to be earned through FBLA,¨ adviser and business teacher Kelly Ackerman said. Winners were announced via a video recording created […]

Fleetwood Is Back (Almost) Full-Time!

March 21, 2021

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Fleetwood came back full force as of 8 March. Students understand the intentions of going back four days a week but are feeling shaky about following through with such changes. Students were finally acclimating themselves to the hybrid system just as this most recent school board decision created another complete shift.  Going back includes having […]

FBLA Teams with Ronald McDonald House for Annual Project

March 15, 2021

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The Fleetwood chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America recently launched a project with Ronald McDonald House of Charities. Every year, the club forms a project that benefits the community. Last year’s FBLA’s project was titled “Superheroes for Autism.” This year, they’re working with Ronald McDonald House of Charities. For this project, students will […]

Kids’ Health Is Too Often Overlooked During the Pandemic

March 4, 2021

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For almost a year, most children have been navigating the new, difficult normal: social isolation; deeply stressed parents; the effects of financial uncertainty; school from home or from WiFi equipped school buses if they don’t have Internet. Covid-19 has largely been sparing children´s physical health, but studies have shown it has taken a toll on […]

Fleetwood Mock Trial Team Completes Round 1 of Regionals

March 4, 2021

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“I know our team is very strong. But there’s always uncertainty when judges and jurors are evaluating us,” Mock Trial Advisor Mrs. Molly Sherman said. This year, Fleetwood’s Mock Trial team has been going through trials for the District competition. While it’s different because of Zoom, the team is doing well, so far winning all […]

Seaman and Baez Sign Letters of Intent

March 2, 2021

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Wesley Seamen and Alexis Baez kicked off their college careers by signing letters of intent. A letter of intent is a bonding agreement the school gives a student. Writing these letters is a big step in an athlete’s life, one that helps them to accomplish their dreams in sports.   These two Fleetwood athletes chose to […]

Teen Loses Life to Suicide because of the Pandemic

February 24, 2021

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“Check on them every morning, every night, no matter how old they are, if they’re at home,” Jay Smith said. “Always give them a hug and tell them how proud you are of them. I remember always telling Spencer that. I think I should have told him more.” Spencer Smith was an outgoing, sixteen-year-old high […]

Snow Days Look a Little Different This School Year

February 24, 2021

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“I think it would be cool to have a full spring break instead of snow days,” sophomore Casey Batz said. Winter came this year and it came with a vengeance compared to last year. The groundhog even saw his shadow, so winter’s going to be extended. Again. This year, due to the hybrid schedule of […]

FAHS Blood Drive Offers Chance for Giving, Involvement

February 13, 2021

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Science teacher Jennifer Neiman recently worked with students and Miller-Keystone Blood bank to prepare a blood drive. The goal of this drive was to help others in need of major surgeries. The blood drive is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and those who have participated four times in their high school careers may earn a […]