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The Falconer

The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

The Falconer

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

FHS Is Under Academic Review

Sophia Long, Journalist 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...

Fauquier Spirit Week Flyer

Homecoming 2022

Sophia Long, Journalist September 11, 2022

Homecoming week is right around the corner, from September 12-16. It will be a spirit week, with some new themes to spice this year up! The days are as follows: Monday: ‘Merica Monday (wear red,...

A sign posted outside the 3rd-floor girls bathroom.

Third Floor Girls’ Bathrooms are Back In Use

Sophia Long, Journalist September 3, 2022

Last school year, bathrooms were periodically closed due to the “devious licks'' trend. This year, FHS has had problems with faucet functionality. As many of you are aware, “the bathroom sinks don’t...

Blackboard is Out, Schoology is In

David Achter, Staff May 12, 2022

As student work shifted online during the coronavirus pandemic, schools had to find options to keep students learning over the internet. Although these digital learning tools existed before, they are now...

Marshall farm equipment sale takes place April 30th

Hudson Crites, Journalist April 27, 2022

If you are interested in purchasing or selling equipment for your farm, on Saturday, April 30th starting at 9 in the morning at 7404 John Marshall Highway, Marshall VA, there is an auction to sell off...

Fashion and Talent Show to take place on April 21st

Isabelle Breakiron, Staff April 20, 2022

Tomorrow, Thursday April 20th, starting 9:15 and carrying into 2nd block Fauquier's first ever talent/fashion show will commence. Students will alternate performing in the auditorium for staff and fellow...

Winning teachers stand for a picture alongside school board members and the superintendent during their award ceremony

Teachers from Across Fauquier Honored In Award Ceremony

David Achter, Staff April 7, 2022

Teachers from across the county were honored at the Teacher of the Year award ceremony tonight in the FHS cafeteria. A teacher was nominated from each school, and each had a kind testimonial read to the...

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