FHS Press

NHS canned food drive is a success

Rachel DeCesaris

November 17, 2015

National Honor Society (NHS) jumpstarts the time of giving by hosting a food drive from Nov. 9 to Nov. 23. This time around, NHS has decided to change who will receive the donations.         “This year, we are having the food drive for actual families in our community which is completely dif...

NHS inducts 11

NHS inducts 11

Rachel DeCesaris and Leah Scheider

October 30, 2015

It’s that time of year where the National Honor Society (NHS) reconvenes to one place to celebrate the people involved and welcome the inductees. NHS is a group made up of students who are juniors and seniors who have shown scholarship, leadership, character and service. In order to be accepted...

FASD celebrates first Homecoming festival

FASD celebrates first Homecoming festival

Lara Pavlick and Hannah Shumsky

October 30, 2015

On Oct. 9 and 10, the Freedom area community celebrated Homecoming in a new way through various activities, including dances, booths and a parade, ending with Saturday night’s football game. The idea for a Homecoming Festival came from late FHS Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Anna Maria Folmar. “Mrs....

Cafeteria cuisine cruises into Freedom

Cafeteria cuisine cruises into Freedom

Devin Daley

October 30, 2015

As students have walked into Freedom High School this year they may have noticed the new food cart that sits in the lobby in the mornings, offering kids a mobile morning snack that they can eat while going about their days. The concept for the food cart is as simple as buying any meal in the cafeteria....

District, teachers reach contract agreement

Hannah Shumsky

October 30, 2015

On Oct. 20, the School Board voted to approve a five-year collective bargaining agreement between the Freedom Area School District and the Freedom Area Education Association (FAEA). The previous contract expired on Aug. 31, since the district and FAEA didn’t reach an agreement before the expiration...

‘Moo’ving on from Colteryahn

Lea Gualtieri

September 30, 2015

This new school year, the Freedom Area School District has been experiencing not only the usual change in classes this year or the new elementary school down the road, but a new drink brand and food service director. Our previous food service director, Dawn Fronius, who retired this year, is gone and...

Change of course(s)

Reilly Collins and Jessica Palakovich

September 30, 2015

Archives Freedom High School has undergone many changes, especially in student class offerings, in recent years. Within the course of four years, we’ve seen classes like Home Economics, Lit to Film, AP Chemistry and Academic Psychology all be cut as offered classes. The school has made these changes ...

FASD news in brief:

Grace Hutchison

September 30, 2015

HAZING INCIDENTS One of the first topics brought to the Board’s attention during the Sept. 16 meeting was concerns from parents about the hazing incidents that have taken place within the high school football team. The parents alleged that the upperclassmen have been targeting and tormenting freshmen,...

The times, they are a-changin’

Meghan Kiefer and Dereck Majors

September 30, 2015

As school has started, students may have seen old faces in different classrooms. Some teachers resigned, others retired and some have been newly appointed. As for retirements and teachers who resigned, Mr. Bert Pickard retired after about 38 years as the high school technical education teacher. One...