The Falconer

Batson witnesses history

Batson witnesses history

September 19, 2013

Weight room beckons Bailey

Weight room beckons Bailey

September 19, 2013

Coming Holmes: Former Falcon baseball star returns to alma mater as activities director

Abby Seitz, Managing Editor

September 19, 2013

After serving as everything from star pitcher to Liberty golf coach to elementary school teacher, Mark Holmes landed his dream job as FHS activities director. Holmes applied for the position after Allen Creasy announced his retirement earlier this year. “When the opportunity arose, it seemed like the perf...

School meets new principal

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2013

Clarence “Tripp” Burton, who will join the FHS community as principal on July 1, spoke to the faculty and staff for the first time on April 22. His short presentation emphasized the importance of tradition, accessibility,...

Pell’s drive helps students thrive

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

After getting her bachelor’s degree in criminology, English resource teacher Jennifer Pell decided to switch her focus to special education. Pell has been a teacher at Fauquier for two years and has earned the reputation of...

Budding teachers bolster education

April 30, 2013

Students learn through experience every day in classrooms and labs, but experience educates teachers, too, especially those seeking to join the educational workforce. Student teachers Jana Patterson and alumna Brittany Franklin (2007) are tackling the active classroom under the guidance of men...

‘Jonesy’ helps athletes grow: Coach serves up education and inspiration for students

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

You might know coach Quentin Jones as the man always rushing through the hallways in cowboy boots on some unknown mission, or as your biology teacher or the track coach. You might be one of the few students to know him as coach...

Enigmatic teachers proffers wisdom

Abby Seitz, Online/Associate Editor

April 2, 2013

An oasis of creativity occupies the end of the 100s hallway. Cinderblock walls display an array of posters, featuring everything from Walt Whitman to The X Files. near a wooden desk, flooded with papers. A towering man sits at...

Raines brings care, compassion to work

SaraRose Martin, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

We all know his booming voice and his calm, patient demeanor. Assistant Principal Jim Raines has been at FHS for almost 30 years, and his family has created a legacy in the Fauquier County school district. Raines grew up in Arlington,...

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...

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