• UPDATE: Former principal Kraig Kelican did not survive his injuries from a vehicle accident two weeks ago.

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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

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The Student News Site of Fauquier High School

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Acting principal Jim Raines confirmed in an assembly Thursday morning that Kelican did not survive his injuries.

BREAKING: Kelican Passed Away from Injuries

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

Acting principal Jim Raines confirmed to students in an assembly Thursday morning that former principal Kraig Kelican passed away from his injuries sustained during a severe motor vehicle accident on I-66...

Dual Enrollment Numbers at a High Last Term

Angel Alvarado, Staff May 4, 2023

Dual enrollment is becoming an increasingly popular option for high school students who want to get a head start on college credits. FHS has seen a significant increase in dual enrollment numbers during...

Previous Graduates wait on Falcon Field for their diplomas

Updated Graduation Information

Sophia Long, News Editor May 4, 2023

Save the dates! The combined Senior Celebration and Senior Picnic for the class of 2023 will take place on May 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the baseball complex and is free to all seniors. Principal Kraig...

Students have different views on the acceptability of phones in class.

The Age of Technological Distraction

Lacey Hackett, Staff May 4, 2023

Technology has evolved tremendously over a few decades. From pagers to today’s current smartphones, people now hold a wealth of knowledge in the palm of their hands. Even so, the question of whether...

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...

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