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Mock-Trial Team Makes Semi-Finals

May 25, 2022 by

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From 24 April to 2 March, Fleetwood Area High School´s Mock Trial team competed in their semi-finals. This year’s Mock Trial team includes Natalie Slusser, Sam Mitten, Kaitlyn Geist, Cassandra Batz, Andrew Haas, Brady Whalen, Noah Stern, Maddie Ammon, and Maddie Fick. Mock Trial is a club offered at Fleetwood. Every November, the Pennsylvania Bar […]

FAHS German Club Has Double Dessert

May 11, 2022 by

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Frau Christine Moll and the FAHS German Club are creating two desserts, one for April and one for May. The dessert in April was Black Forest Cake, and the dessert in May is going to be Spaghettieis. The Black Forest Cake is a chocolate cake filled with cherries and has whipped cream and cherries on […]

FAHS Spanish Students Make Presentations on Spanish-Themed Films

April 28, 2022 by

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Mrs. Anita Lewis’s Spanish I class recently gave presentations on the movies Coco and Encanto.  The classes were able to do anything they wanted as long as it had to do with the topic of conversation and was class-appropriate.  Some examples of the presentations were board games, food, drawings, and some very interesting sculptures.  “This […]

Fleetwood Students Attend Live Virtual Auschwitz Tour

April 28, 2022 by

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On Thursday, 31 March, media teacher Mr. Sean Gaston screened a live virtual tour of Auschwitz for a group of his students in his Intro to the Holocaust class. The tour was led by an expert guide who answered questions afterward. The tour, held by the Center for Holocaust Education of the East Valley Jewish […]

Science Olympiad Takes on the Regional Competition

April 27, 2022 by

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Fleetwood Area High School students involved in the Science Olympiad team competed on Thursday, March 17, at the Regional competition. With thirteen students competing, Fleetwood placed eighth overall.  The Regional competition has twenty-three events in total, where students compete in pairs or a group of three. There are testing events, project events, or hybrid events […]

FAHS Science Classroom Raises Trout

April 23, 2022 by

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Chemistry teacher Ms. Jennifer Neiman is raising trout in her classroom through the Trout in the Classroom program, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The trout are raised from eggs over the next few weeks and will be released in the spring. Through this […]

FAHS Students to See Romeo & Juliet in Philly this April

April 10, 2022 by

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Fleetwood Area High School students are getting the chance to see a live performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the first time since the start of the pandemic. This year, 85 students will be attending. The cost of the trip is 40 dollars, and it includes breakfast beforehand as well as lunch on the […]

April Fools: FAHS Finals to Be Worth 50% of Yearlong Grade

April 1, 2022 by

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A policy is being adopted this school year in which final exams are now worth 50% of the students’ final grades for the year. The decision was reached after 70% of teachers approved the change.  With this new system, each quarter is now only worth 12.5% of a student’s final grade.  “I think that finals […]

April Fools: FAHS Faculty Approves “Teacher Skip Day”

April 1, 2022 by

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Following the long tradition of “senior skip day”, the teachers of Fleetwood Area High School have planned a “teacher skip day” in retaliation. The faculty has pre-approved this event, and the date is set to occur on May 4th. In preparation for this day, the school has called in several substitute teachers to fill in. […]

German Club Dines at Deitsch Eck

March 30, 2022 by

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, German teacher Christine Moll and the German Club will be hosting a culinary field trip to Deitsch Eck. Everyone is welcome for a taste of German cuisine!  The FAHS German Club is sponsoring this trip to Lenhartsville. Deitsch Eck is an authentic German restaurant in Pennsylvania. The food students will […]

Teachers, Students React to Flexible Instruction Days

March 30, 2022 by

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The Fleetwood Area Schoold District has used four out of the five available Flexible Instruction Days this year, but are they actually effective? FID days are called when the weather is too threatening to come into school; however, instead of getting the day off, there are zoom calls set up from each teacher. It is […]

FBLA Regional Competition Names Local Winners

March 22, 2022 by

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FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. The program allows students to make friends, communicate with experienced individuals in the workforce, and learn various talents, ranging from public speaking to leadership to technical skills. Business teacher Mrs. Kelly Ackerman, head of FBLA,  has introduced the business mindset to her students by bringing in guest […]

German Club Hosts Birthday-Themed Meeting

March 20, 2022 by

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On 25 January 2022, a Tuesday afternoon, the German Club held its annual meeting about celebrating birthdays in Germany. The members played vocab bingo, ate cupcakes, and won prizes, which were coins from the Goethe-Institut. ¨We decided on this topic because my sister’s and father’s birthdays are in that week, so when we found out […]

Gaston’s Crazy Conspiracy Collage Nearly Complete

January 27, 2022 by

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Communications teacher Mr. Sean Gaston of Fleetwood Area High School has been putting together a huge bulletin board of conspiracy theories for his classroom. The board coincides with the curriculum for his class, Conspiracy Theories, which he has been teaching for around six years now. Gaston has been working on the idea for around four […]

FBLA Students Organize Newest Community Service Project

November 27, 2021 by

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Members of Fleetwood Area High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club have started this year’s community service project. Eager to help out their community, three members of the FBLA are helping to bring awareness to the Purple Heart Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project.  This year’s representatives are Rachel Wagner, Sarah Reitenaur, and Erin […]

FAHS Math Club Arises from Student Demand

November 11, 2021 by

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As of 18 October, the Fleetwood Area High School now has a math club, and all students are welcome to join. “Don’t be discouraged. All levels are welcome. The more you hear about math and see it in action, the more you will pick up on things, and you might be surprised what you already […]

FAHS Journalism Looks a Little Different This Year

June 4, 2021 by

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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 […]

FAHS FBLA Goes to States

May 2, 2021 by

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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 […]

SATs on the Horizon for Upperclassmen

April 17, 2021 by

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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 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 […]

FBLA Teams with Ronald McDonald House for Annual Project

March 15, 2021 by

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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 […]

Fleetwood Mock Trial Team Completes Round 1 of Regionals

March 4, 2021 by

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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 […]

FASD Transitions to SSO Authentication on Zoom

January 21, 2021 by

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As zoom progresses, so do SSO zoom calls. Fleetwood has been in a hybrid system with two days online per student per week. Online days will change with this update. SSO is based on a trust relationship set up between an application, known as the service provider, and an identity provider. This trust relationship is […]

Will Fleetwood Go Virtual or Remain Hybrid?

January 4, 2021 by

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Will Fleetwood ever go fully virtual? Fleetwood started virtual last year, but by the end of summer, the hybrid system began. As the months have gone by, students have begun to prefer the hybrid system over the virtual one. Some virtual students believe they can’t work at their fullest potential. But, if cases keep rising, […]