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Field of Screams Open for 2021 Season

October 26, 2021 by


With new terrifyingly haunting attractions, Field of Screams is back in action for the new season.  Field of Screams, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is returning for the 2021 season. With new and returning attractions, Field of Screams has something for all ages! After opening Field of Screams in 1993, Gene and Jim Schopf have found great […]

Relay-for-Life Hosts Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat

November 27, 2019 by


Fleetwood’s Relay-for-Life hosted a Safe Trick-or-Treat for children of all ages. On Tuesday, 22 October, Relay-for-Life held a Safe Trick-or-Treat at The Fleetwood Area High School. Relay-for-Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and other cancer-related institutions. Every year, over 5,000 Relay-for-Life events take place in over twenty countries. Events are usually […]

Field of Screams 2019 Scares Again

October 17, 2019 by


The Field of Screams owner Jim Schopf invites student press out for an all-expense paid evening to his attractions. Attendees received four VIP passes, access to an open-air VIP lounge, a buffet, and the ability to skip all lines. Fleetwood students senior Kyler Tregear, senior Jamin Valick, and his younger brother Jaiden Valick attended this […]

German Club Participates in Making Gingerbread Houses

January 17, 2019 by


Fleetwood’s German club will be etched into the school’s history for spreading German culture. In late December, the club met for a Christmas celebration of Gingerbread house creation. On Thursday, 20 December, the Fleetwood Area School District German Club met to continue their long-standing holiday custom. Again this year, they created fanciful gingerbread houses in […]

FAHS Relay-for-Life Plans Upcoming Safe Trick-or-Treat

October 5, 2018 by


Relay for Life is a non-profit organization that hosts a variety of fundraisers to raise money towards the fight against cancer. Fleetwood Area High School will be hosting one of these events on 23 October 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Safe Trick-or-Treat is an event that has been running for about seven years now, and it […]

Field of Screams Scares for Twenty-Five Years

October 3, 2018 by


Field of Screams kicked off its twenty-fifth anniversary with a new attraction. Brothers Jim and Gene Schopf brought FOS to life in 1993, using their family farm as the site of the attraction. As kids, their mom would try to scare them by playing a vinyl record of Disney Haunted Mansion, and they also owned […]

Royal Wedding Not a Bank Holiday

March 22, 2018 by


Mark your calendars for 19 May 2018. The British Royal Family will be celebrating the union of Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle. She will be the first women of color and the first American to be married to a living heir to the British throne. After meeting on a blind date two years […]

Christmas Traditions Clarified

December 4, 2017 by


Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth was a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of Christianity. Popular customs of Christmas include exchanging gifts, decorating a Christmas tree, attending church, sharing meals, and waiting for Santa to arrive with ample gifts. Many students in […]

Safe Trick-or-Treat a Family Hit

November 17, 2017 by


Do you want your kids to have a fun and secure experience when trick-or-treating? If your answer is yes, then your kids should attend next year’s Safe Trick-or-Treat event at the Fleetwood Area High School. Every year, the Relay for Life team conducts major activities like the haunted house, trick-or-treating, cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and […]

Field of Screams Begins 2017 Scare Season

October 10, 2017 by


Do you like to have your pants scared off? If so, Field of Screams may be right for you! Initially founded by brothers Gene and Jim Schopf in 1993, Field of Screams features four separate haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, The Frightmare Asylum Haunted House, The Den of Darkness Horror Barn, and The Nocturnal Wasteland […]

Dye Eggs the Natural Way

April 10, 2017 by


Before egg dye and food coloring existed, people would paint their eggs naturally. They would use materials such as onion skins or peelings from beets and apples. Doing this naturally gives the eggs a more exotic and natural look, rather than dipping them in color or painting them with cotton swabs. Susan Shelly wrote an […]

German Club Makes Gingerbread Houses

March 14, 2017 by


The German club took part in Gingerbread house making for the recent holiday season.  This event took place on 21 December 2016. One may not be aware of the history of gingerbread houses. The edible mock houses one  sees today originated in Germany due to the popular tale, Hansel and Gretel. However, gingerbread being shaped […]

FAHS Hosts Safe Trick-or-Treat Again

November 18, 2016 by


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 […]

Dorney Park Haunt Terrifies

October 31, 2016 by


On 23 September, Dorney Park Haunt opened up for the first time this season. At Dorney Park, there are many new attractions that were added for the Haunt season. The biggest difference between The Haunt and Dorney Park during the summer is the actors walking around. There are clowns, vampires, and sliders. Sliders are the […]

Field of Screams Returns for 2016

October 17, 2016 by


Field of Screams is a haunted attraction that’s been around for twenty-six years that was created by brothers Gene and Jim Schopf. It includes a haunted hayride, two haunted houses, and a haunted trail. They have four heart-pounding attractions.  There’s the Nocturnal Wasteland, which is their newest and most terrifying attraction. It’s a trail in […]

Holiday Honors Service To Country

May 27, 2016 by


Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. Memorial Day will be celebrated on the thirtieth of May this year, the last Monday of the month. This day is considered a federal holiday in the United States. Memorial Day used to be recognized as “Decoration Day,” which was first […]

Easter’s History is Egg-cellent

March 18, 2016 by


Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it does not fall on a set date every year. Christian churches in the West all celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. […]

German Classes Celebrate Traditional Christmas

January 11, 2016 by


German teacher Frau Christine Moll celebrated Christmas with her German classes and German Club. On 11 December, Moll’s classes made salzteig, which is a flour and salt combination that is molded into decorative shapes around Christmastime. Saltzeig is a traditional German method of decorating for the holidays at a low cost. Decorations, such as Christmas […]

Christmas Traditions Full of Diversity

December 23, 2015 by


Early Christmas traditions involved hanging a tree upside-down to represent an early symbol of the Holy Trinity. It is believed to have started in thirteenth Century Germania. In Norway, there is cleaning done on Christmas Eve. It is believed that if all brooms are safely hidden away, evil witches and spirits will come, and they will […]

Halloween Traditions Revealed

October 30, 2015 by


Halloween is a time for putting on costumes and going door-to-door for candy, as well as a time of witches, ghosts, and goblins. Some conservative Christians debate whether or not we should celebrate it because many think people are celebrating evil things. How did Halloween traditions start? Why do we dress up and knock on random peoples’ […]

German Club Celebrates Oktoberfest

October 22, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s German club celebrated Oktoberfest on 30 September 2015.  Frau Moll held the celebration during school. The event was open to German classes as well as club members. Oktoberfest is a festival in Germany that originated when the German Prince, Ludwig, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Despite the name, Oktoberfest is held […]

Field of Screams Scares

October 8, 2015 by


Field of Screams is a famous horror attraction located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The amount of blood, screams, and occasional chainsaws is jaw dropping. It is America’s number one Haunted Attraction. Field of Screams is fully operated by volunteers. Each night they have a host talk to the guests. Alexander Diaz was the host one of […]

Memorial Day Revisited

May 21, 2015 by


Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It originated in the years following of the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe […]

St. Paddy’s Day Evolves Beyond Christian Roots

March 13, 2015 by


St. Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, 17 March, this year. It occurs on the death date of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. He is known for converting Gaelic Irish, mostly Pagans, to Christianity. It was made an official Christian feast day in the seventeenth century. “St. Paddy’s day is always […]