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Berks Catholic Senior Starts Running Club

June 4, 2021 by

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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 […]

Texas School District Creates a More Gender-Neutral Dress Code

May 29, 2021 by

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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 by

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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 […]

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

May 2, 2021 by

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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 […]

Hope Dawns for Japanese LGBTQ Community

April 2, 2021 by

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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 FBLA Team Returns Victorious

March 21, 2021 by

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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 […]

Kids’ Health Is Too Often Overlooked During the Pandemic

March 4, 2021 by

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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 […]

Teen Loses Life to Suicide because of the Pandemic

February 24, 2021 by

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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 […]

Biden’s Covid-19 Task Force Enters the Scene with Apprehension

February 7, 2021 by

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Newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden’s Covid team is nervous about what the Trump team hasn’t told them.  Biden is inheriting a nation that is grieving over those who perished from the virus. Biden’s team is feeling frustrated and concerned about having a full understanding of the scope of the problems they will confront on […]

November Students-of-the-Month Named

January 30, 2021 by

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The students named Students-of-the-Month by the FAHS faculty for November were Julia Spanier and Sarah Davenport. Sarah is the daughter of Matt and Stephanie Davenport of Fleetwood. Her future plans include attending college as a biology major before continuing to medical school. Sarah has been involved in many clubs/activities at Fleetwood Area High School, including, […]

Berks County Police Chief Warns of a Phone Scam

January 16, 2021 by

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A Berks County police chief is sounding the alarm over the latest strain of a phone scam that has claimed at least two local victims by stirring panic that their identifications were used by drug smugglers. South Heidelberg Township Chief Leon J Grim said on Friday that two township residents were scammed out of $8,000 […]

Reading High School Sports and Extracurricular Activities are Reinstated by School Board

December 15, 2020 by

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The Reading School Board members have decided to reinstate district sports and extracurricular activities.  It took a long time and a lot of convincing for it to happen, but, after voting and discussing, the board members decided to come to an agreement to make it happen and test it out.  The Reading School Board voted […]

Downs, Leininger Sign Letters of Intent

December 14, 2020 by

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Fleetwood students Olivia Downs and Sarah Leininger have signed their National Letters of Intent.  Olivia will be attending Widener for swimming, and Sarah will be attending Millersville for Girls Volleyball.  The NCAA manages the daily operations of the NLI program while the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) provides governance oversight of the program. It started in […]

German Students Signing up for Friendship Connections

November 16, 2020 by

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German students are in the process of signing up for Friendship Connections.  If any students are interested in finding out more, he or she can approach Mrs. Christine Moll, German teacher, with any questions. It usually takes place between March and April.  Up until 2020, the Friendship Connection successfully arranged four-week ¨home-to-home¨ exchanges every year […]

FAHS Hosts Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

November 15, 2020 by

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Anyone interested in participating in and learning more about the FAHS blood drive should ask science teacher Mrs. Jennifer Neiman or visit Miller Keystone´s website giveapint.org.  There have been two student drives recently, one on 16 October and the one on 26 October. On 21 October, there was a drive held for the public. If […]

Reporter Bio: Carissa Blankenbiller

November 2, 2020 by

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Carissa Blankenbiller is a junior in high school. She has been attending Fleetwood for the last 5 years. After high school, she wants to attend college and hopefully work in a field with animals. Once college is over, she wants to start a family of her own. Carissa has two siblings, a younger half-sister who […]

Professors, Counselors Working to Lessen Stress in Berks Colleges

October 26, 2020 by

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Did you ever wonder what things are like as a college student attending a college or university in Berks County during a worldwide pandemic? Many teachers in Berks County are doing everything they can to lessen stress and anxiety for students. They have provided many different resources for them to adapt and get the help […]