The Falconer

FHS amps up safety with security changes

Kerian McDonald, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2013

Students may have noticed security changes in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Maybe it’s that the cafeteria doors are locked during non-lunch hours, or that teachers are standing in previously unmonitored areas, or perhaps...

Instructional period shifts to advisory

SaraRose Martin, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2013

The instructional period became a regular part of the school schedule last term. Designed to be a time to help students who struggle in an SOL class or who just need help, these periods were rotated between blocks. This term,...

Students attend band clinic

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2013

Over 400 students from high schools in Maryland through Texas take a trip every year to The University of South Carolina to participate in the college’s renowned Band Clinic. Band directors nominate 10th grade and older students who are eligible to participate, and they take the students on...

Trivia team places third

Josh Henry, Design Editor

February 15, 2013

The science trivia A team, consisting of seniors Sergio Ribeiro and Chenoa Payne, and sophomores Claire Burke and Rhiannon Begley, took third place at the annual Blue Crab Bowl on Feb. 9. An academic competition revolving around...

Seniors Colin Steves, Kevin Sanford, Casey Adamowicz and junior Brady Burr pose and prepare for DECA’s regional competition at the Apple Blossom Mall.

DECA goes to states

February 15, 2013

GALLERY: A peek into the new building

Sarah Thornton and Fiona McCarthy

February 1, 2013


"Richard III" to debut this weekend

Abby Seitz, Online Editor

January 31, 2013

Shakespeare Troupe's production of "Richard III" will be performed in the new cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Written in 1591 by William...

Retirement heralds end of era

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2013

As December closed and students began to prepare for winter break, principal Roger Sites revealed his own holiday surprise: after 45 years at FHS, as a marketing teacher, assistant principal, and, finally, principal, Sites will...

Volunteers coordinate relief efforts

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2013

Teenagers are always in transition, from this fad to that, from one exploration of personality to another. But teenagers are less often in transition physically—without a place that most people would call home. For the past...

Students see Newseum

Patrick Duggan, News Director

December 10, 2012

Journalism, photojournalism, and Voices and Visions staff attended a field trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C, on Nov. 20. More than 45 students participated, and the trip was chaperoned by English teachers Nicole Schi...

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