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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

Students arriving late to school receive a tardy slip, and possibly a detention

Students Upset by Attendance Policies

Shannon Seiler, Staff March 15, 2023

Third time’s a charm, but not when it comes to the attendance policy at FHS; instead, it equates to a detention warning. Principal Kraig Kelican said, “The policy that we’re [using] right now...

FHS Senior Runs for Board of Supervisors

Angel Alvarado, Staff March 13, 2023

Senior Raeid Ebrahim has recently announced his bid for the Center District seat on the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors. The Center District seat is currently held by Kevin Carter. Ebrahim has expressed...

Light snow in Northern Fauquier County on Feb. 1

Fauquier Sees Decline in Snow

Sophia Long, News Editor March 13, 2023

With yet another mild winter coming to an end, it’s becoming difficult to recollect the last time Fauquier County had a blizzard. According to NOVEC Virginia’s Historic Snowstorms, the last near-blizzard...

Nevill Wins Race for Mayor by 11 Votes

Catherine Arellano, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2022

Incumbent Mayor Carter Nevill beat Town Council Member Renard Carlos in the campaign for mayor of the town of Warrenton. The vote count was held at 2,050 for Nevill and 2,032 for Carlos for nearly a week...

Fauquier County Public Schools is struggling due to staffing shortages halfway tgrough the school year.

Fauquier is Still Grappling with a Teacher Shortage

Sophia Long, News Editor December 12, 2022

In more ways than one, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the school system. Even though President Joe Biden declared the pandemic in the United States officially over, students, teachers and schools are...

A woman, before the protest march begins, listens to the original Iranian national anthem in solidarity.

DC Protests Against the Bruality of Iranian Morality Police

Noah Elliston, Journalist December 9, 2022

On Nov. 12, a protest was held in Washington, DC for the current struggles facing Iranian citizens. Protesters marched through the streets of DC, stopping outside embassies singing “Azadi” written...

Students are busy working on assignments in Traci Mellors Academic Enrichment period.

FHS Is Under Academic Review

Sophia Long, News Editor October 18, 2022

Rumors about FHS not being accredited have been circulating around the school and community. In an effort to clear up the rumors and expose the truth, Principal Kraig Kelican was interviewed. Academic...

A mold swab from the celling of David Smiths room shows massive amounts of growth.

Lab Results Confirm Mold in School

Catherine Arellano and David Achter October 13, 2022

Mold has been confirmed on the first floor of the main building by a PRO-LAB test ordered by The Falconer. The report confirmed the presence of Cladosporium mold by an analysis through a microscope. Cladosporium...

Black and green spots have appeared around the vents in government teacher David Smiths classroom, room 210.

Black and Green Ceiling Spots: Mold Possibility at FHS

Catherine Arellano, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

The appearance of black and green spots on the ceiling has been seen by Falconer staff on all four floors of the main building, in the cube, and in the annex. In an interview with Principal Kraig Kelican,...

New NHS officers pose with faculty advisor Catherine Croft

Changes Come to NHS with New Leadership

Sophia Long, Journalist September 29, 2022

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a club for juniors and seniors who have a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher. The Induction Ceremony for new members will be on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Letters...

Transgender Rights Activists Walkout in Protest Against Gov. Youngkin (R)

Drew Kolb, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2022

On September 27 at around 1 p.m. students walked out of school in protest of the new proposed policies of transgender and non-binary students Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin, announced last Tuesday....

In a survey conducted by The Falconer, over 70 percent of respondents said that Switching to Schoology was the wrong decision

Adoption of Schoology Met With Praise and Controversy

David Achter, News Editor September 16, 2022

Last year, FCPS1 voted to adopt Schoology as the new Learning Management System (LMS), replacing Blackboard. The platform, which is half the cost of Blackboard, was hailed by county officials as a robust...

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