Fannin County High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) collected school supplies during the month of October to send to those who were affected by Hurricane Michael. Many members of the community, along with students at FCHS, collected over 5,000 items to send to Bay County, Florida. Some of the items collected include over 200 backpacks, more than 800 pencils, 167 notebooks, and almost 200 packs of lined paper. We also sent crayons, glue, calculators, markers, index cards, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, and more!
Cady Finley, 10th-grade FCCLA Officer and leader of this initiative, stated that, “It’s amazing to see how our students and community are willing to come together and collect items to make a big difference in the lives of those who have lost everything.” Cady and her mother drove a U-haul trailer to Bay County, Florida the first week of November to deliver the school supplies. The FCHS FCCLA chapter would like to thank all of the community members who purchased items for donation.
Fannin County High will host 9 th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m. in
the cafeteria. Parents and students will rotate through three 20 minutes sessions. One session focuses
on Being Successful in High School, presented by Mr. Erik Cioffi, Principal. He will review the FLEX period,
expectations, grades, balancing school and social life, along with opportunities to become involved at
CTAE Director, Patti DuBois and 9 th Grade Counselor, Jennifer Walker will conduct a session on “College
and Career Academy-Pathways to Follow.” They will focus on Career Pathways and certifications offered
at Fannin County High School, along with preparing for post-secondary options during 9 th grade year.
The third session will be “Technology 101 for Parents” with Fannin County High School Academic Coach,
Amy Williams. This session will present information on the technology being utilized by students in all
classes with an emphasis on the math technology. Parents will have the opportunity to join a “Google
Classroom” and sign up for Infinite Campus. Also, information will be provided on math resources available
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide support to 9 th graders and their parents during this special
informative session,” stated Erik Cioffi. “The 9 th grade year lays a foundation for high school and we are
committed to providing information and support to all students in order to be successful” Mr. Cioffi added.
For additional information, please contact the school at 706-632-2081.
After the coin toss, Fannin County High School Rebels received the kick off. The Union County Panthers defense shut the Fannin Rebels offense down immediately and seemed to set the tone for the rest of the game. Rebels didn’t cross the 50-yard line into Panther territory before having to give possession back to the Panthers.
In the Panthers first possession, they made quick work of crossing the 50-yard line into Rebel territory. The Panthers were able to move the ball for a new first down. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to be up 14-0 over the Rebels in the first quarter.
Panthers defense was determined to hold their lead by not allowing the Rebels offense into Panther territory. No matter what moves the Rebels made, the Panthers defense was there to shut it down.
With only seconds remaining in the first half, the Rebels had possession deep in Panther territory. The Rebels had the Panthers end zone in sight. #12 Luke Holloway’s pass was intercepted and ran all the way back for a Panther touchdown, smashing whatever hopes the Rebels had of getting a touchdown.
At the end of the first half, the Panthers had found themselves in the Rebels paint, lighting up the scoreboard and leaving Rebels in the dust 35-0. The Rebels may have felt a little stunned by Panthers fast-paced offense and shut-down defense.
The Panthers opened on offense in the second half, nothing had changed as Panthers lit up the scoreboard when a Panther ran downfield into Rebels end zone as they lit up the scoreboard once again. Panther’s increased their lead 42-0.
Unfortunately, Rebels #47 Tate Heaton, was ejected from the game due to a personal foul for what seemed to be shoving a Panther’s player after the touchdown. According to GHSA rules, a player ejected from a game is not allowed to play the following game. So, it’s possible that Heaton will not be playing in Fridays game against Chestatee High School.
With a 42-0 lead in the third quarter, this gave Coach Allison a perfect opportunity to rotate players in the game. After the Panthers made substitutions, the Rebels offense was able to move the ball into Panther territory.
With each possession, the Rebels seemed to get closer to Panthers end zone. It was in the last few seconds of the 3rd quarter, that the Rebels set themselves up for a potential touchdown. The Rebels ended the 3rd quarter on Panthers 1-yard line.
The first play of the 4th quarter, the Rebels finally found the Panthers end zone and on the scoreboard with the extra point, changing the score 42-7. The Panthers answered the Rebels with a touchdown and the extra point making it 49-7.
A Rebel highlight, late in the game, Rebels #15, Chandler Kendall, got an interception and about a 15-yard gain, which gave the Rebels the ball. In the last 4 minutes of the game, both Panthers and Rebels opted to run a ground game. The game ended with the Panthers winning 49-7 on their home turf.
The Fannin Rebels will pick up next weeks game at 7:30 at home against Chestatee High School. Come out to support our Rebels as they play their 4th game of the season. Let’s go Rebels!
Fannin County High School Open House Information
Schools in Fannin County will open on Friday, August 3. Prior to this start date, Fannin County High School (FCHS) will hold two Open House Sessions. The Upperclassmen Open House for 10th – 12th graders will follow the usual format on Thursday, August 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be a special Open House for incoming 9th Graders on Wednesday evening, August 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. All 9th graders and parents are invited and encouraged to participate in this unique and customized opportunity.
For the Ninth Grade Open House on Wednesday, August 1, students and parents are asked to report to the FCHS PAC at 4:45 to receive their fall class schedules from their homeroom teachers. Students and parents will then participate in a “mock day” by attending each class for approximately 20 minutes. Teachers will provide students with a syllabus and expectations for their class.
This 9th Grade Open House will provide our freshmen and their parents the opportunity to learn their way around the school and meet teachers on a more personal basis. If a 9th grader is unable to attend on Wednesday evening, they, of course, can attend the Upperclassmen Open House on Thursday, August 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. However, students will not participate in a “mock day” schedule on Thursday.
For additional information, please contact the school.
“It is huge for any student to advance to Nationals. I am especially impressed with these young ladies as they are both freshman and they earned top honors their very first year of competing. I am looking forward to the success they will have during the next three years of high school. I am so proud!” -Adviser, Lauren Owenby
The Fannin County High school FFA recently attended the FFA State Convention. The event was held at Macon, Georgia on April 26-28, 2018.
Here students joined in on the celebration of several events, participated in competitions, heard from amazing motivational speakers, listened to the retiring state officers address, and heard from our state governor. In the evening, they were entertained by singing sensation, Frankie Ballard.
The following FFA members attended the conference: Jacob Abercrombie, Andrew Born, Dakota Burke, Hannah Cain, Kayden Couch, Brooke Crowder, Cody Dills, Kayla Dills, Zach Franklin, Kiaya Jones, Taylor Long, Asher Patterson, Shelby Postell, Andrew Seites, Sydney Tarpley, Taylor Tarpley, Aaron Walden, Grace Walden, and Bretton Williams.
While at the state convention, Sydney Tarpley competed and placed 8th in the Agriscience Fair with her project, “Which has a higher hatch rate chicken or quail”. Andrew Seites competed in the Agricultural Proficiency category and placed 3rd in the state. Tayelor Long was a state officer candidate and part of the courtesy corps.
The FFA has several degrees that a FFA member can acquire while in middle and high school. They are the discovery, greenhand, chapter, and state degree. All of these degrees require an FFA member to have an SAE, Supervised Agricultural Experience. The difference is determined by their community service, hours of SAE, money made from the SAE, and participation in their local FFA chapter. The following Fannin County FFA members received their state degree, which is the highest degree in high school, at the state convention: Asher Patterson, Zachary Franklin, Aaron Walden, Tayelor Long, Hailee Mealer, and Kelly Locke. The American degree is the final degree which can only be earned after a student has graduated high school and presented at our National Convention in October. Last year, Tyler Messer received this honor. This coming year, Seth Davis will be receiving his American Degree a the 2018 National Convention.
While at this convention, our state Governor Sunny Perdue, signed the house bill SB 330 with the state FFA officers. This bill that has passed the House and Senate will allow a pilot program of agriculture to be taught at the elementary level.
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Cherie White is the Fannin County High School FFA advisor. The State convention is sponsored by various corporations such as Kubota Manufacturing of America, Yancey Brothers Company, Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts, Walton EMC, and Georgia’s Ag Tag Sales.