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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

Chromebooks made their mark in Fauquier county in 2020, but, time and time again students misuse them.

Chromebooks: Useful, but Distracting?

Jaden Cook, Staff February 21, 2024

Chromebooks started making their mark in 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced FCPS to switch to virtual learning and start the FCPS1to1 initiative, which supplied every student with a Chromebook computer...

Temperatures in the teens combined with snow and ice created a dangerous atmosphere for students in the cube.

The Cube Lacked Heat Despite Dangerous Temps

Tatum Walker, Staff January 31, 2024

On Thursday, Jan. 18 the heat in the Cube ceased working. Students and staff have had to temporarily move into the main building to escape the cold. This was a major problem because teachers couldn't teach...

New Assistant Principal Robert Glascock proudly poses for a photo during a class change.

Glascock Confirmed as New Assistant Principal

Ali Patusky, Editor-in-Chief December 30, 2023

Robert Glascock’s new role as assistant principal of FHS follows 40 years of experience with FCPS, during which he’s held more than three different positions and worked at every school he attended...

The rise of OpenAIs ChatGPT has prompted concerns from teachers.

FHS Responds to Rise of ChatGPT

David Achter, Editor-in-Chief December 27, 2023

Teachers at FHS have brand-new helpers this year, assisting them with organizing, lesson planning and rubric creation. But they’re not county employees: it’s ChatGPT. “I use ChatGPT all the time...

During the the renaming ceremony of Kelican Field at Fauquier High School, former assistant principal Jim Raines gifts Susan Kelican a plaque in memoriam.

FHS Renames Football Field After Kelican

Maddie Fox, Staff December 27, 2023

On Friday Nov. 3, Falcon Field was renamed for late Principal Kraig Kelican during the last football game of the season. Principal Kelican dedicated 37 years to Fauquier’s school system as a teacher,...

Cut trees define the landscape of a forest in Fauquier County.

Virginia Suffers Loss of Trees

Simona Suarez, Staff December 22, 2023

Fauquier County has over 200,000 acres of forested land, according to the Fauquier County Department of Agricultural Development. These forests are the heart of the beautiful scenery of the county, and...

The first-floor boys bathroom was temporarily closed because of vandalism.

Vandalism Closes an FHS Bathroom

Nathan Potes, Staff November 1, 2023

The first-floor boys restroom has been shut down for the first time this year due to bodily fluids and leaks inside of the school restroom. The restroom was shut down for three to four school days, leaving...

FCPS1 Suffers Cyberattack

Reese Brown, Sports Editor October 11, 2023

Over the past few weeks, teachers have had continuous issues logging onto online systems, such as Classlink and Infinite Campus. On Sept 13, superintendent Dr. Major Warner sent out an update to all Fauquier...

Officer Torelli lights up the room with his brilliant smile.

Staff, Students Mourn Officer “Sal” Torelli

Maggie Arnold, Staff October 5, 2023

On July 19, 2023, Fauquier lost a bright soul and an even brighter smile. Officer Salvatore “Sal” Torelli’s death devastated not only FHS, but anyone who was lucky enough to have met him. Throughout...

Virginia DOE: New Pronouns Need Parental Consent

Virginia DOE: New Pronouns Need Parental Consent

Ali Patusky, Managing Editor October 5, 2023

On July 19, 2023, the new “Model Policies on Ensuring Privacy, Dignity, and Respect For All Students and Parents in Virginia’s Public Schools,” published by the Virginia Department of Education went...

Students mourn the loss of principal Kraig Kelican at a candlelight vigil.

Charges Pending after Kelican’s Death

David Achter, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2023

This article is part of an ongoing series of articles on Principal Kraig Kelican. For the full list, see This article's headline and content has repeatedly changed as new information...

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