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How to Become a Better Writer

How to Become a Better Writer

By Max Noriega A lot of people don’t know where to start when they begin to write something, (story, article, essay, etc.) and a lot of kids just don’t want to write, but at some point in our lives we are going to have to so, here are some tips for when you’re writing something. Read good authors. It goes without saying, but it should still be said. If you don't read the script well, you won’t understand the story. Everyone begins to learn from the teacher, imitates the teacher, finds their voice through the teacher. Read as much as…
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Meet the New High School Principal

Meet the New High School Principal

By Gavin Y Meet our new high school principal, Mr. Amlin. I took some time to interview Mr. Amlin about his career here at Federal Hocking Local Schools. I learned that Mr. Amlin has been working here at Federal Hocking for seven years. This is his first year as a principal, before that he served as Assistant Superintendent. When asked if he enjoyed being principal of the high school, he said “I like it so far. I enjoy working with students and staff.” Mr. Amlin has 5 daughters in 6th through 12th grades. His daughters play Volleyball, Cross Country, and Golf.…
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Interns Prepare for Medical Field Placements

Interns Prepare for Medical Field Placements

While students had an off- day on October 5th because of staff PD, six students were busy getting a required CPR training as part of the Healthcare Pilot Preceptorship Grant program.  They are all placed in internships in the healthcare field.  We are very proud of their efforts and wish them all the best as they gain experience in the medical field. A special thanks to Hopewell Clinic for helping to provide this training!
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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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Remembering Coach Green: A Father, A Friend, and A Mentor to Many

Remembering Coach Green: A Father, A Friend, and A Mentor to Many

By Adam McKnight & Zach Baker Al Green was an accomplished coach and father to his greatest joys, Matt and Justin.  He taught at Federal Hocking High School for 15 years, and was the head football coach for 4 years. The many people that loved Al have said great things about him. Al had a passion for coaching as well as teaching. Students he taught look to the past and remember the great memories of field trips to his refurbished cabin or the Ellis Island recreation in the library of the school. Mr. Brad Kasler and other colleagues speak of…
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Our Furry Visitor

Our Furry Visitor

By Eden Haynes On December 16th, during the second block of Ms.Hadley’s art class, there was a very energetic visitor that surprised the class from the farm next door. The class enjoyed the short time with him and all think he is a very sweet boy!
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