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Misa’s Fugue Celebrates Ten Years

January 14, 2022 by


Misa’s Fugue is celebrating ten years in 2022 and was commemorated at The Goggle Works with a screening and Q & A session this past November as a part of the Violins of Hope exhibit. Misa’s Fugue is a 2012 documentary about the life of Holocaust survivor Frank “Misa” Grunwald. The film was directed by […]

Violins of Hope Opens in Berks County

December 30, 2021 by


Through music and presentations, Violins of Hope tells us the story of renewed instruments that once were played during the Holocaust.  Violins of Hope recently opened in Berks County, informing citizens of the horrific acts of the Holocaust through instruments that were played by the victims themselves. “The Violins of Hope program came to Reading […]

FAHS Substitute Mr. Jeffrey Metz Recounts His History with Post-9/11 Anthrax Scare

November 5, 2020 by


Everyone remembers where he or she was on 11 September 2001.  But many have forgotten that our country faced a second attack only a week after the events of 9/11.  This was the delivery of envelopes of Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax bacterium) to members of the media and to some of the politicians in Washington, D.C.  […]

Students Take Trip to NYC to Learn about Berlin Wall

January 21, 2020 by


Fleetwood German teacher Ms. Christine Moll and her students went on a trip to the Consulate General of Germany in New York City. They went on 6 November, and the group learned about the history of the Berlin Wall. It was the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the night from […]

History Club Places Third and Heads to States

June 3, 2019 by


On 2 March 2019, Fleetwood Area High School’s National History Day Club won third place during regional competition at Kutztown University. The advisers are history teachers Becky Jarosynski and Todd Weiss. Their entry, which was a presentation of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, according to Weiss, explained what the sailors experienced when they sacrificed themselves to help […]

Fleetwood is First School In Berks County to Start a Rho Kappa Chapter

December 6, 2017 by


Fleetwood Area High School is the first school in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to join Rho Kappa, the Social Studies Honor Society. The induction ceremony will be held at the Reading Public Museum on 11 December 2017. “The Social Studies Honor Society recognizes juniors and seniors who excel in social studies,” economics teacher Dina Heffner said. […]

History Repeats Repeating Itself

November 3, 2017 by


History repeats itself. While it may not repeat itself down to names and  dates, there are some cases of history repeating itself over the course of time. One example of history repeating itself is Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941. After gaining control over the surrounding countries in […]

The Dead Sea Is Dying

January 25, 2017 by


When swimming in the Dead Sea, you will never sink. It is bordering Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, and it is 8-9 times saltier than all other oceans.  Accordingly, It is much more dense than all other oceans. Swimming in it feels more like a luxury than anything. With it’s rich minerals, the water seems more […]

Freshmen Take Historical Journey Gettysburg

November 2, 2016 by


The annual ninth grade field trip to Gettysburg for 2016 took place on 14 October. It’s roughly the fifth year they have been going on the trip.  This year, approximately 200 students traveled about two hours to their first stop, where they would tour the battlefields. On a two-hour guided tour, students were able to […]

Random Cheese: What Are Your Thoughts on Racism?

October 6, 2015 by


Physics teacher Damian King: “I think it’s bad.” Senior Brooke Schaeffer: “I do not agree with it, and I think everyone should be treated equally.” Senior Katie Lochman: “The color of your skin shouldn’t matter.” Senior Lacey Griess, “Everyone should be treated equally.” Senior Julia Pickar: “There wouldn’t have been racism in the first place if […]

9/11 Still Heartbreaking after Thirteen Years

October 8, 2014 by


September eleventh was one of the darkest days in our America’s history. This September marked the thirteenth anniversary of when the Twin Towers in New York were under a terrorist attack, followed by a third plane hitting the Pentagon outside of Washington D.C., and a fourth plane crashing in a field in Pennsylvania. This terrorist attack came […]