The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

Administration shows appreciation for 20 years of service.

Thank you to Raymond Bumbrey

Sabrina Brooks, Features Editor November 19, 2021

Raymond Bumbrey left his custodial position on October 19 after 20 years of service. Every morning he stood at the end of the bus ramp and helped with traffic. He is now going to be working at Brumfield...

Senior Jenilyn and junior Finn participate in Wonderful Wednesday of Positivity with hand made thank you signs.

Dude. be nice is making a big difference

Sabrina Brooks, Features Editor November 19, 2021

Dude. be nice handed out Chick-fil-A sandwiches as a thank you to bus drivers on Wednesday, November 10, part of the Wonderful Wednesday of Positivity. Dude. be nice, sponsored by Philip Nobblitt and Nicole...

Virginia will continue advanced diplomas

Ali Patusky, Social Media Director November 19, 2021

Advanced Diplomas will continue to be offered in all Virginia Public Schools. An emailed announcement by school guidance counselor, Mark Bjorkman, was sent out to faculty and staff on November 10 to dispel...

Discharged on October 30, Josue (left) enjoys recovery time with his sisters Elizabet (center) and Jocelyn (right).

Family seeking support for student’s expenses

Catherine Smith, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2021

Almost two months after the accident and junior Josue Salamanca’s family is still seeking support for his recovery. The family is asking the community to donate to the GoFundMe at

Freedom Riders Visit FHS

Freedom Riders Visit FHS

Drew Kolb, Viewpoints Editor November 12, 2021

As the parking lot filled with motorcycles, ridden by veterans of the local American Legion, students gathered along the front of the building to thank veterans for their service. The veterans were welcomed...

This Friday is a School-Wide Costume Day

Lily Finkbeiner, Staff Journalist October 28, 2021

Students and staff can wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 29. All costumes must be school appropriate and follow the dress code. Costumes cannot cover the entire face or include weapons...

“Stuff the Bus” Comes to Fauquier County

Ali Patusky, Social Media Director October 28, 2021

The county-wide “Stuff the Bus” competition for the Fauquier Community Food Bank will run until Thursday, November 11. Students can donate instant mashed potatoes and canned green beans for Thanksgiving....

College Essay Help

Maddie Bayliff, journalist October 28, 2021

Seniors who need help writing or finalizing their college essays should visit room 318, the conference room in the main building. There will be a designated teacher in the conference room each morning...

Information Regarding the PSAT

Ali Patusky, Social Media Director October 25, 2021

Tomorrow sophomores will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Students must be at their assigned testing station or homeroom classroom by 7:25 a.m. Reminder for students, the chromebooks...

Class of 2022 Graduation Update

Tobiey Martinez, Photographer October 19, 2021

The Class of 2022’s last day of school is May 13. The Graduation ceremony is May 17 at six o’clock on the Falcon Football Field. No tickets need to be purchased and no social distancing guidelines...

Fourth graders were invited to attend the annual Food for America event to learn about agriculture.

Elementary Students Experience Food for America Event

Margaret McGee October 19, 2021

FFA and agriculture classes hosted the annual Food for America event on Thursday, October 14. Fourth graders were invited from Coleman, Claude Thompson and Brumfield Elementary to learn about the different...

Football Loses to Glen Allen

Emily Penatzer, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

The FHS Football team took a hard loss on Friday night at home against Glen Allen. The Falcons started off on the right foot, but the team's defense blundered as the night went on. The final score was...

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