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April Fools’: Senioritis Now Recognized by CDC

April 1, 2017 by


Confirming longheld beliefs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have finally and officially recognized Senioritis as a high risk mental disorder. “After years of clinical studies on at-risk demographics and research on potential biological causes and effects, we have confirmed that Senioritis is a legitimate health concern that we should monitor moving forward,” acting […]

Buddy Holly Lesson by Principal Herman

March 15, 2017 by


On 2 March, Principal Stephen Herman taught a lesson about musician Buddy Holly and his influence on music in the 1950’s. Buddy Holly was a rock and roll singer. He is known to  many as the person who started rock and roll. He inspired so many, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elton John, John Lennon, […]

NHS Welcomes New Inductees

February 27, 2017 by


On 23 February, the Fleetwood Area High School chapter of National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. Each year, juniors and seniors are honored with induction. Students with a 92% grade average are  invited to apply. They are accepted on criteria including academics, community, volunteering, sports, music, etc., according to the Fleetwood Area High […]

Spring Student Teachers Arrive at FAHS

February 24, 2017 by


Fleetwood Area School District is hosting several Kutztown University student teachers, and starting this academic year, the student teaching program started running for a full college semester. “Yes, I do enjoy coming to teach at Fleetwood because it has a very inviting environment,” Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson’s student teacher Miss Milione said.  “The students and staff […]

Are National Standardized Tests Better Than Local-Controlled Education?

January 27, 2017 by


There will always be a debate about whether national standardized tests help more for education than local control of Education, or vise versa. Both of these teaching methods work, but they can work in different ways. National standardized tests are done by all the schools in the U.S. and local control of Education is done […]

Fleetwood Science Olympiad Winning Streak Hits 10 Years in County Competition

January 20, 2017 by


The 2016 Berks County Science Olympiad competition, held 5 January at Kutztown University, pitted teams from across the county in a variety of events. Tests based on astronomy, ecology, geology, etc., and project events that test student’s building skills took place throughout the day. Science Olympiad is a popular competition; according to the Science Olympiad […]

Should Tests Remain the Primary Method of School Assessment?

January 11, 2017 by


Exams have always been a big part of most schools worldwide. Though a change is wanted by many, it seems unlikely to some that a big enough stink could be made to drag attention to this rising issue. “I would definitely want less exams. Tests are worth a lot of points, and if you fail […]