FHS Press

FASD news in brief

FASD news in brief

Brianna Frashure

December 22, 2015

BOARD MEMBERS RECEIVE SERVICE AWARD On Dec. 10, school board members and the community recognized Barbara J. Heyman for all her work for the Freedom Area School District. Dr. Jeffrey Fuller led a moment of silence. Lynn Foltz, from the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA), accepted a service...

DECA going for the gold

Jessica Palakovich

December 22, 2015

On Monday Dec. 14, Freedom’s DECA chapter arrived at the Sheraton Hotel in Moon Township to participate in the annual District Competition for the 2015-2016 season. Several of 21 of the 25 members The participants first began with a test that was different based on the category of their event. Each...

Push for community eligibility

Push for community eligibility

Hannah Shumsky

December 22, 2015

Due to the high number of students in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Freedom Elementary is eligible for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which may result in free breakfasts and lunches for all students as well as increased Title 1 funding. According to the United States Department of...

Playing through the holidays

December 15, 2015

Freedom’s band and chorus are celebrating the holiday season with a big bang by putting on a concert and a fundraiser for people in need. Under the guidance of Mr. Keith Kovalic, the band and chorus are preparing for their annual holiday concert. While this is going on, the band has also decided t...

Deer or deals?

Deer or deals?

Meghan Kiefer

December 15, 2015

To shop or to hunt, that is the conundrum that Pennsylvanians faced on Monday, Nov. 30.  Deer season opened at the same time as online deals across the World Wide Web.  People were torn between going out early to get a headstart on the hunting season and sitting bleary-eyed in their bed staring at the gla...

Seniors remember Goodrich

Brianna Frashure

December 1, 2015

Friends and family members of Abby Goodrich, a Freedom student who passed away at the age of 12 in 2010 after battling leukemia, gathered at the Flag Park in Rochester to honor her memory on Oct. 25. The memorial was organized by Goodrich’s aunt, Alicia Gini, with the help of Senior Mia Vogel. ...

November elections

Hannah Walden

November 24, 2015

When the thought of elections comes to mind, many people would think of the presidential elections. The question of who will be leading our country is a legitimate concern for many people. But what many people don’t know is that, in most cases, local elections have a larger effect on daily life than...

News in brief

Hannah Shumsky

November 24, 2015

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS As a result of the Nov. 3 elections, Mrs. Juliane Leindecker and Mr. Gerald Inman III were elected to Freedom’s Board of School Directors. Inman was previously a school board member from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s. Leindecker and Inman will take the positions...

The boy who lived (again)

Lara Pavlick

November 24, 2015

After 19 years, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is set to return in a play next fall at the Palace Theater in London’s West End. Yes, it’s true. Harry Potter has returned, and in a whole new medium. Long have fans awaited this joyous news, patiently badgering Rowling for the creation of a...

Paris attacks leave world shocked

Grace Hutchison and Marley Hoko

November 24, 2015

“There was quite a boom and the ground shook, and I thought there’s something very wrong here,“ Simon Kuper, who was one of the thousands of people in attendance at the France vs. Germany soccer game in the Stade de France on Nov. 14., said. A large explosion at 9:20 p.m. Central European Time...