FHS Press

COVID-19 vs. higher education

Colleges such as Penn State are uncertain on how COVID-19 is going to affect the upcoming fall semester.

Hallie Spielman, Webmaster

June 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the nation, colleges and universities have had to change their 2020-2021 academic year. Colleges like Clarion, Penn State, Kent State and more have had to start determining what they need to change in order to best prepare for next year. Since the virus has changed...

News-In-Brief

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

June 10, 2020

School board revises public comment policy At the May 7 board meeting, the school board voted to expand the requirements for people who want to speak at school meetings to “residents or taxpayers of this district or anyone representing a group in the community or school district; any representative...

High school hosts fourth annual science conference despite school closure

Throughout the duration of the conference, overall 100 people joined the virtual event to hear others talk or ask questions.

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor/Copy Editor

June 10, 2020

On May 7, students, teachers and alumni gathered on Google Meet for the fourth annual science conference from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Like previous years, students gathered to speak about the “long-terms” that they have completed. Long-terms are independent research projects that students develop...

Students start scheduling process for upcoming school year, despite school closure

Google forms students will fill out with their class schedule for the upcoming school year

Marissa Lammie, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

Although school may be out due to the shut down from COVID-19, the school year is starting to wind down. Around May, the freshmen, sophomores and juniors start to get ready for the summer, but they also start to plan for their next upcoming school year. This means getting prepared for the courses they...

Ambridge chief of police and Freedom community member dies from coronavirus, wife gets contracted

This photo of Mark, Sam, and Renae Romutis was taken at the Central Valley Hockey Senior night, the hockey team that Sam played for.

Mason Hedge, Managing Editor (Print)/Co-Distribution Director

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has massively infected millions of people all over the world in the past few months. With more and more people getting diagnosed with the virus, it’s only a matter of time until the virus reaches our community. Unfortunately, it already has. On March 20, Ambridge chief of police Mark R...

State, district continue through second month of lockdown

This map shows the amount of cases in each of the counties in Pennsylvania. The darker colored counties are where there are a larger number of cases, whereas the lighter colored counties have been less impacted.

Cade Skuse, Co Editor-in-Chief (Print)/ News Editor

April 30, 2020

On March 28, governor Tom Wolf placed Beaver County along with others on a stay-at-home order due to the high number of cases in these areas. This stay-at-home order was later extended to the entire state on April 1. On April 3, Wolf also made an announcement that face masks were highly recommended t...

Major school events cancelled, pushed back due to COVID-19

Marissa Lammie, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

  Due to the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf ordered the school  to shut down for the rest of the academic year. This caused students to have many questions and concerns about upcoming events for spring. Spring sports, prom, the musical, graduation projects, the graduation ceremony and Pro...

Coronavirus causes concern throughout state, results in closure of school district

Coronavirus causes concern throughout state, results in closure of school district

Cade Skuse, Co-Editor-in-Chief (Print)

April 1, 2020

On Dec. 31, the Chinese government reported a cluster of cases in the Hubei province where workers were getting sick with what seemed to be pneumonia. However, on Jan. 7, health officials said that this was a new virus, labeling it as COVID-19, now commonly known as “Coronavirus.” Since its first outbreak in Jan...

High school principal gives restructuring update

As part of the potential restructure, the Communications and Secondary Computer Applications courses will be eliminated and replaced with seminar courses for freshmen and sophomores.

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor

April 1, 2020

As a part of the March 5 meeting of school board directors, high school principal William Deal delivered a presentation regarding updates on the restructuring process that is ongoing in the high school.  To start the presentation, Deal began with a diagram that shows the process of restructuring, muc...

News-In-Brief

Cole Skuse, Business Manager/News Editor

April 1, 2020

Big Knob Elementary marked as “condemned” Big Knob elementary school is now considered a condemned property in New Sewickley Township.    Breakfast and lunch program adapts to students being out of school The school has made meal packages available for students who needed it via cur...