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MLK Had a Dream

January 19, 2015 by


Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up as a child, Martin was the middle child of all the children. He was a very intelligent boy, graduating at the age of fifteen. He went to Morehouse College, where he received a B.A. He married a woman named Coretta […]

Frau Moll Introduces Students to German Christmastime

January 9, 2015 by


Modern languages have five domains: listening, reading, writing, speaking, and culture. “All of those things are important, but culture is definitely the most fun!” German teacher Frau Christine Moll said. The German students went on two different in-district field trips. They went to the Fleetwood Area Middle School to do a presentation and make crafts […]

Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving With Great Food, Football, and Family

November 24, 2014 by


Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a holiday that many Americans celebrate. A lot of people really enjoy Thanksgiving and this time of year. “Football is definitely my favorite thing about this time of year. I love watching football with my dad! We are both big Steelers fans, so we […]

Dress Up, Save Some Lives

November 19, 2014 by


Relay for Life raises money to help the American Cancer Society. Thanks to the American Cancer Society, there have been fourteen million cancer survivors. The Relay team here in Fleetwood is a group of students and teachers trying to help out and raise money for the foundation. Safe Trick-or-Treat night is an event where parents […]

Halloween: A Worldwide Night Of Scares

October 29, 2014 by


Halloween is a worldwide holiday. Not all countries celebrate Halloween at the same time or in the same way. Depending on where you live, it’s not really called Halloween either. However, the concept is the same overall. Halloween was first popular in Ireland. That’s where both Canada and the United States acquired their traditions. In the […]

Fleetwood’s Annual Oktoberfest Offers Cultural Experience

October 20, 2014 by


The 181st Oktoberfest began on 20 September 2014. Oktoberfest is a globally popular event that lasts for sixteen days, ending on 5 October. In that time period, six million people every year visit Germany and consume one and a half million gallons of beer. This is one of Munich’s largest and most profitable tourist attractions. This […]

Field of Screams Offers New Attractions for 2014

October 9, 2014 by


Halloween is just around the corner, and there is no better way to spend your weekend than to take a trip to Field of Screams. It is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Field of Screams is open from 12 September until 9 November. This year, Field of Screams has many new additions. They do their best […]

German Classes Celebrate the Holidays

January 8, 2014 by


The Fleetwood German classes have been engaging in Christmas/Advent activities in the past month. The classes had a guest speaker from Germany, made ginger bread houses, and made paper bells to decorate the classroom. Also, they may made Christmas cards. “The guest speaker’s name was Ingrid Gorda, and she is from Germany. I asked her […]

Thanksgiving Games are an American Tradition

November 27, 2013 by


The Thanksgiving Day game has been a tradition for the NFL and America. The first Thanksgiving Day game was played back in 1934 between the Lions and Bears. The Bears won the game 19-16. The Thanksgiving Day game tradition started in Detroit, and the city has played in every Thanksgiving Day game, except for 1939- […]

Thanksgiving a Cornucopia of Tradition

November 26, 2013 by


It is that time of the year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is lowering, and the smell of fresh-cooked home meals wisps through the air. Thanksgiving is now approaching, and the signs are all here as both natures’ changes and human decorum begin to reflect the approaching holidays. The time for giving is […]

Harvest Festivals Celebrated Around the World

November 22, 2013 by


Thanksgiving is almost here again, and it is a beautiful, loving, happy time of year filled with food, family, and quality time. Thanksgiving can also be a stressful time for the person cooking . Helping someone out on that day can keep the day happy and stress free. Many families may have traditions or family […]

Oktoberfest Returns to FAHS

November 7, 2013 by


Has anyone ever heard of Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world. Six million people around the world come to this festival every year. Originating in Munich, Oktoberfest is 16 days of nothing but eating, singing, and dancing. It all started in 1810, and every year since has been better. The festival used […]

Random Cheese: What is Your Favorite Thing About Fall?

October 28, 2013 by


1) Tracy Reich, Study Hall Monitor– “The leaves, air, acorns–everything!  I love fall!” 2) Bri Bailey, 12th grade– “I Love the coldness.” 3) Aubree Kilp, 9th grade– “Thanksgiving, bonfires, and hot chocolate.” 4) Casey Santos, 12th grade– “Halloween and haunted houses.” 5) Andrew Tissera, 9th grade– “The crunching sound of leaves under my feet.” 6) […]

Safe Trick-or-Treat Back for Another Year

October 25, 2013 by


The Fleetwood Area High School Relay for Life team will be holding their annual Safe Trick-or-Treat on 30 October. The entrance is at the office doorway on the side of the high school. Kids in costumes walk down the English hallway trick-or-treating at the doorways. Math teacher Cynthia Steele is hoping to have plenty of […]

Field of Screams is back for a haunting

October 16, 2013 by


On Friday, 13 September, Field of Screams opened for their twentieth year, but they will open with four attractions this season. Not only will Field of Screams open with the three creepy attractions they have had in previous years, but they have also added new dimensions to create more even more fear. Field of Screams is […]

Easter Celebrations Vary around the World

March 25, 2013 by


The smell of chocolate is in the air. That’s right, Easter is near. Here in America, most people associate chocolate and giant bunnies with Easter, but, in other countries, there are different activities happening. In Germany, Easter starts on Good Friday with a feast of fish. Also, part of the lunch feast is a lamb-shaped […]

A Review of the Gifts of Christmas Past

March 12, 2013 by


Each and every year, new toys and other gadgets come out for people to purchase. As always, there is a at least one particularly popular gift that many people buy. There are many gift categories from which people of different age groups pick. Technology, such as phones, tablets, and televisions, are among the most popular. […]

German Gingerbread Creations Yummy for Every Sense

February 7, 2013 by


You may have seen them on display in the library, and chances are, if you saw them, you had the sudden urge to consume them. I’m not talking about books, of course–I’m talking about gingerbread houses! They were made by the German classes on 18 December and were briefly displayed in the library before the […]

What Makes Martin Luther King Day?

January 18, 2013 by


Martin Luther King Day is held annually on the third Monday in January. This federal holiday celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaigns to end racism. A peaceful man, King tried to create a nonviolent world  for everyone. Unfortunately, his controversial speeches led to his assassination. The Stone of Hope was erected in West Potomac Park, […]

This Halloween Black Cats Abounded

January 2, 2013 by


Halloween is a night of fun, free candy, and kids of all ages walking around dressed up in scary, funny, or strange costumes. But some love the holiday more than others. This Halloween, dressing up as a cat seemed to be a very popular choice with the girls. “I was a cat because all my […]

Beardvember a Glorious Time for Guys

November 1, 2012 by


Beardvember is a time of glorious facial hair bonding amongst men. One can ask any male friend, and someone will most likely know or have participated in Beardvember. Also known as “No Shave November,” this activity is fun for all who embrace it. The idea behind this occasion is pretty simple. Guys get to enjoy a […]

FAHS Oktoberfest Celebrates 200-Year Tradition

October 25, 2012 by


Oktoberfest is one of the biggest festivals on the face of the planet. The 16-day celebration in Munich, Germany, draws six million people yearly, 18% of whom are foreigners. A similar celebration commenced in FAHS German classes on Friday, 28 September. While obviously not as big as the real deal, the festivities still offered students an […]

Safe Trick or Treat Night Scheduled for Wednesday

October 23, 2012 by


Have you ever attended the Fleetwood Safe Trick or Treat night at the high school? Then why not? Every year for the past seven years, while math teacher Cynthia Steele has been advising the Relay for Life Club, which hosts the  trick or treat night for Fleetwood students and members of the community. “I first decided to be […]

Party City is the Place to be This Halloween

October 16, 2012 by


Halloween is just around the corner, and people are going crazy for costumes. Party City is one of the biggest stores around for costumes and party supplies. Hundreds of people walk in and out of that store every day. “We are going to have a better income this year because we have such a wide […]