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What’s New in the Student Handbook?

What’s New in the Student Handbook?

By Timothy Zimmerman The new school year brings new adjustments to the student handbook. In the past, rules banning phones, hoods, hats, carrying around backpacks, etc. have faced criticism from Federal Hocking students. Each of these rules have had adjustments made to them in the new handbook. Cellphones A huge rule that has been controversial ever since it was introduced, was the banning of students to use cell phones during the school day. This year, it has been changed so that high school students are now allowed to use their phones during their free period, and in class if permitted…
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Mandatory Parent Meeting for Freshman Trip

Mandatory Parent Meeting for Freshman Trip

There will be an opportunity for an overnight 9th grade trip in the spring.  If your teenager is interested in attending, a parent or guardian must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the FH auditorium.  We will cover information about the trip itinerary,  when the deposit is due to secure a spot, costs, fundraising opportunities, the required steps for students who take prescription medicines, and answer any questions you have. This meeting should not last more than 30 minutes, but is an important part of planning this opportunity for our Lancer freshmen.
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Music for Everyone!

Music for Everyone!

By Sydney Knisley The Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart, Ohio is a beautiful building where people can hold gatherings and learn the arts, history, education, and other activities. It's a great place for kids and families to attend, but I would like to focus on the music aspect of this building. When you first walk into one of the first rooms on the left, they have a music library. And it is a blessing in disguise. The music library gives out free lessons for whatever interests you, and if you don't have an instrument? Well, you can ‘rent’  one…
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Community Supports Ukraine

Community Supports Ukraine

By Michael Nelson While we sit safe in our homes, Ukrainians have been displaced or forced from theirs’. The majority of survivors have chosen to seek refuge in surrounding countries. This mass exodus is a result of the Russian military’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Since the start of the war, in February 2022, early estimates report that more than 4.6 million refugees have left Ukraine. As of April 6, 2022, 6.5 million citizens have been displaced from their own homes to seek refuge in other parts of Ukraine-also being forced to leave their homes. The people leaving the country have…
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A Splendid Spectaculathon

A Splendid Spectaculathon

By Jozlyn Bew Theater is back in season!  Bouncing off of the success of December’s A Christmas Carol, the FH drama club and class are in full swing. Two productions are slated for this spring; from Ms. Cell’s drama class, we have The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, and the drama club has been working on the long awaited Clue!  The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon entices the audience with classic fairy tales (and some not so classic ones), two narrators at war, and troubles galore! The cast includes Ellery D. and Jozlyn B. as the polar opposite narrators, Sheri B. as Cinderella (who…
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The Return of Community Service Day

The Return of Community Service Day

By Joey Sampson What is Community Service day? Community Service day is, well, pretty self explanatory. The whole school goes around the community of Athens County and we give back to the community. Some of you might not know what community service day is because our school hasn't done it in almost 3 years because of Covid, and now we are finally going out to serve our community once again. Community service day might sound really boring or like a chore, but it's not as boring as it might sound. You might just think you would go around and pick…
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Feeding A School

Feeding A School

By Adam McKnight While many believe that feeding a school is a typically easy job, there is a lot that actually goes into it. From supply chain issues to meeting dietary and Department of Education guidelines, it is not as easy as it is cracked up to be. At Federal Hocking High School and Middle School, Amanda McKnight, Tausha Adams, and Mike Bellar work everyday to make sure that the students get the food they need. As they come into the school, Mike and Tausha start by preheating all of the ovens. Followed by checking the temperature on the walk-in…
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Lancer Performs in Sister Act

Lancer Performs in Sister Act

By Jozlyn Bew Calling all thespians, theater-goers, and fans of the arts! This is the event for you. Beginning the weekend of March 18th, Stuart’s Opera House will be performing the long awaited show Sister Act. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Sister Act tells the story of a confident young woman (Deloris), who after witnessing a felony, must go into the witness protection program in order to escape from her criminal boyfriend and his crew. Deloris ends up joining a convent to disguise herself as a nun, and teaches her new friends how to find their voices, and rediscovers…
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3DI Part 1: The Beginning

3DI Part 1: The Beginning

By: Alex Jenkins Before COVID hit, students were allowed to freely play games on the desktop computers in tech teacher Sonja Coble’s classroom. Here is how it worked: A student (usually junior/senior HS student) would host the game server on their computer. Then that student would shout out the server’s ip address for the other students to connect to that server and play. (And sometimes Coble would join in as well!) The games normally played were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, and very rarely Counter-Strike: Source. “I was glad we started these clubs as they give students another place…
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