Spending Big Bucks On AP Exams

Jack Tessier, Features Editor

February 28, 2018

Fauquier County shelled out $167,000 on AP tests last year. However, only 46 percent of AP students received a passing score. Since the county started paying for the tests back in 2003-2004, there has never been more than a...

Kettle Run Alumna Announces Run for Mayor

Sarah North, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018

Warrenton needs a new mayor, and a 2017 Kettle Run grad believes she is the right woman for the job. Grace Rigby, currently a freshman at Lord Fairfax Community College, said her love for Warrenton inspired her to run for the...

History Teacher Nominated for Agnes Meyer

Sarah North, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018

History teacher David Kuzma is Kettle Run’s nominee for The Washington Post Agnes Meyer award. Kuzma was presented with the news at the January faculty meeting. “I had never expected to earn this recognition from my colleagues,”...

School Shooting Sparks Activism

Erin Hogge and Carly Herbert

February 28, 2018

All three Fauquier County high schools are organizing protests in response to the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. The protests, both part of a national movement, are planned for March 14 and A...

Virginia Test Standards Change

Jack Tessier, Features Editor

February 9, 2018

If you think you are taking too many SOL tests, you’re not alone. The Virginia Standards of Learning, or SOLs, set forth learning and achievement expectations for core subjects for grades K-12 in Virginia’s Public Schools. The...

Defining Sexual Harassment

Carly Herbert, Co-Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

“One in 7 girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually harassed by their eighteenth birthday,” Judge Rosemarie Aqulinia said at the sentencing of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the US gymnastics team doctor who sexually abused over...

Trouble on Grapewood Drive

Madison Slevin, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018

Kettle Run traffic has become a major issue for students in the past years leading to countless attendance issues. But this year, students have also been getting into legal trouble prior to the bell. Students are getting...

Lockers Finally Put to Use

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

February 9, 2018

A new year and new rules; a few of Kettle Run’s teachers have come together to implement a new rule banning backpacks and cell phones from their classrooms. Students are being required to put their backpacks and personal...

Vaping Clouds Students’ Focus

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

February 9, 2018

Juuls. Phixes. iCares. These products, largely unknown to parents and adults, are taking the teenage population of Fauquier County by storm. With two vape stores in the Warrenton area, more and more teenagers are getting their hands on these ni...

Lack of Substitutes Puts Schools in a Bind

Madison Slevin, Features Editor

December 12, 2017

Thinking of taking a sick day? Unlike you, teachers have a built in system which allows the county to employ a back up teacher. The availability of substitute teachers allows for classroom education to continue and keep the daily...

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