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April Fools: Prom Venue Changed to Aux Gym

April 1, 2019


On 1 March 2019, it was decided that prom would be held in the high school instead of the planned venue at Bear Creek. Due to a lack of funds, prom will have to be held at the high school. Since there will be school on Friday, there will not be enough time to decorate […]

April Fools: FAMS Science Teacher Confirms Flat-Earth Theory

April 1, 2019


FAMS science teacher Mr. Kyle Bollendorf went on a science expedition to put an end to the Flat versus Round Earth debate. What he discovered may be a shock. “I’ve heard rumors of the ridiculous ice walls situated at the edge of the ‘disc,’ so I decided to check it out,” Bollendorf said. His journey […]

New NHS Members Inducted

January 23, 2019


National Honors Society is a group that people with outstanding grades, community service, and leadership qualities can get join. This February, Fleetwood’s seniors will be inducting the new NHS members. But, how much school dedication goes into becoming an NHS member? “You really have to take pride into your school work,” Junior Andrew Slusser said. […]

Obamas Sign Exclusive Deal with Netflix

June 7, 2018


Netflix has recently attempted to secure big names for exclusive deals with them.  Earlier this year, they announced a deal with actor Seth Rogan and now have announced a production deal with the Obamas. The deal has the Obamas set to produce movies and TV for the streaming service, anything from scripted TVto a documentaries. […]

9 FBLA Members Make Nationals, 6 Inducted into NBHS

June 4, 2018


Nine members of the FAHS FBLA are attending nationals this year. The nine members competing will be Jenna Masenheimer in Computer Applications; Caitlin Bower, Brooke Gorman, and Faith Readinger in Community Service Project; Sarah Crissman, Maddy Burt, and Leah DeWald in American Enterprise Project; and Sebastian Kukielka and Laura Kaskey in Public Service Announcement. According […]

Santa Fe Shooting Felt in Fleetwood

June 1, 2018


On Friday, 18 May 2018, seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis walked into Santa Fe High School with a .38 revolver and a shotgun, killing 10 people and injuring 10 others, according to The New York Times. The victims were Kimberly Vaughan, Cynthia Tisdale, Sabika Sheikh, Chris Stone, Jared Black, Shana Fisher, Glenda Anne Perkins, Angelique Ramirez, Christian […]

FAHS German Club Celebrates Oktoberfest

November 6, 2017


When Prince Ludwig married Princess Theresa, it started a 200-year tradition. The celebration started 22 September 1810 and ended 7 October. The reason it is called Oktoberfest is that it originally started in October but has changed to September due to weather. There are many traditions for Oktoberfest that people do. Some traditional food are […]

Trump Policies Eliminate Environmental Protections

June 9, 2017


One of the biggest issues surrounding Donald Trump as he ascended to the presidency was how he planned to deal with climate change and environmental regulation. Over the first few months of his term, Trump has already proposed budget cuts and legislation that will have adverse effects on the environment–and science in general. For example, […]

Prom at Bear Creek Deemed a Success

June 8, 2017


This year’s prom was considered a big success by most students. For seniors, it was a good way to end their high school careers, and, for others, it was a good first prom overall. The location of prom this year was at Bear Creek. Many people enjoyed the idea of having it there because it […]

Spring Concert Earns High Praise

June 6, 2017


On Friday, 12 May, The Choral and Jazz spring concert took place, and students were very eager to share their experience. Nicole Powers had a lot to say about the weather that night. “It was awarm, but not so warm, only so warm as to almost wear a jacket but not quite cold enough to […]

Few Dispute Value of Technology in Education

June 5, 2017


Society is based off of technology now. Schools could easily function without paperback books if they really wanted too. Most schools have Internet access available to students and faculty as well as laptops or even tablets, depending on the district. As children grow up with technology, it seems nearly impossible to get them away from […]

Pope Face Trending as Pontiff Meets World Leaders

June 2, 2017


In recent weeks, Pope Francis has been getting a large amount of media attention. This attention, shockingly, is not for his religious teachings. Pope Francis has been photographed with world leaders twice in the month of May. These photographs were taken with United States President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Fleetwood students […]

Random Cheese: What Is Your Biggest Fear?

March 30, 2017


“Student loans,” Shawn Bessey said. “Spiders,” Seth Wagner said. “Unglazed donuts,” Nick Carlin said. “Snakes,” physical education teacher Eric Jonassen said. Mrs. Castiglioni- “Thousand leggers,” Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Nancy Castiglioni said. “Something bad happening to my children,” office secretary Stacey Maurek said. “Failing in life,” Broderick Allen said. “Kool-Aid Man,” Tristan Spannuth said. […]

Brady Brings the Win to New England in Super Bowl

March 29, 2017


On 5 February, the New England Patriots went head-to-head with, and defeated, the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. The final score was 34-28 in overtime. The Patriots went 17-2 on the season, all thanks to Tom Brady’s heroics. The New England Patriots won in dramatic fashion after being down by as many as 25 […]

Pasta, Presto Served in Fleetwood

March 27, 2017


On March 4 2017, hundreds of students from grades 3-12 in the Fleetwood Area School District took part in the annual Fleetwood Amera Music Association Pasta and Presto Fundraiser. Families and community members were welcomed to the school to enjoy performances from ensembles all across the district and eat a pasta dinner to benefit FAMA. […]

Reed Got Talent

March 24, 2017


On January 19 2016, Fleetwood Sophomore Taylor Reed competed in Berks Kids Got Talent. Berks Kids Got Talent is a competition that doubles as a fundraiser to benefit the Dyslexia Center in Reading. Reed competed against kids all across the county who performed a variety of different acts. Taylor showed off her skills by performing […]

Fleetwood StuCo Attends 80th PASC

December 5, 2016


Every year, a Pennsylvania high school hosts the State Conference for Student Councils across the state. For the past several years, Fleetwood’s Council has been fortunate enough to attend. This year’s state conference was hosted by Deer Lakes High School.  Deer Lakes’ students spent nearly two years working in preparation to host over 1,000 students. […]

Farnes Feasts on American Clubs

December 2, 2016


Farnes Silveria Rodriguez is a sixteen-year-old foreign exchange student attending Fleetwood Area High School for the 2016-17 school year. Farnes will be joining the Fleetwood class of 2018 for her eleventh grade year through Rotary Exchange. Farnes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, though she has lived in Barcelona, Spain, for the past fourteen years of […]

September Students of the Month Reviewed

December 1, 2016


The position of student of the month is something many upperclassmen seek during their high school careers. Not only do these students have their photos posted in the front of the building, but these students also receive a parking spot in the front of the lot for the month. Samantha Evans is a senior at […]

German Club Hosts a Range of Traditional Festivities

November 21, 2016


The German Club at Fleetwood focuses primarily on the culture of German-speaking countries and has a wide variety of activities planned for the 2016-2017 school year. Many of the students involved are high school students, but German teacher Mrs. Christine Moll was generous enough to expand this opportunity to her middle school students. There are […]

FAHS Hosts Safe Trick-or-Treat Again

November 18, 2016


The Safe Trick-or-Treat was held on 26 October from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the High School. Parents could bring their children for $5.00 per trick-or-treater; the money was donated to The American Cancer Society. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to host the Safe Trick or Treat this year for The American Cancer Society,” Jonathan […]

Gun Control Controversy Increases Sales

November 17, 2016


One of the primary issues facing presidential candidates today is their stance on the Second Amendment in relation to the rising threat of gun violence in the United States.   The Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear […]

Rudderow, Keirstead Named Students-of-the-Month

November 14, 2016


The Students-of-the-Month for October are Christina Rudderow and Kyle Keirstead. Christina Rudderow has five siblings and is the daughter of Claudia and Joe Rudderow. Rudderow’s future plans include going to hygiene school and then to dental school.  She is involved in Relay for Life, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Health Occupations Students […]

Reading Considers Decriminalizing Marijuana

October 25, 2016


America approaches a climax of fear, fueled by shooting deaths of unarmed men, heroin overdoses, and an opioid crisis. The people look for changes but are afraid to embrace them.  The legalization of Marijuana is one of these changes that the American populace has considered. Still, this idea shocked people when it was abruptly proposed […]