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    Announcement: 2007-12-10

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10- 14, 2007–
    MONDAY
    Spanish Club meeting, room 603, 11:30 A.M.
    CSF off-campus, 11:30 A.M.
    Christmas Concert, Riverpark Bible Church, 7 P.M.

    TUESDAY – CHAPEL SCHEDULE
    Chapel, 11:05 A.M.
    Book/Walking Buddies, Pinedale, 11:30 A.M.
    Boys’ soccer, Firebaugh, 3:30 P.M.
    Girls’ soccer, Firebaugh, 3:30 P.M.
    (V) boys’ basketball vs. Clovis Christian (H), 7:30 P.M.

    WEDNESDAY
    Girls’ soccer vs. Mendota (H), 3:30 P.M.
    (V) girls’ basketball, CVC Tourn. in Visalia vs. Lindsay, 7:30 P.M.

    THURSDAY
    CSF Fundraiser Italian lunch, 11:35 A.M.
    “Just For Girls” Bible study, Michelle Wright, room 604, 11:35 A.M.
    (JV) girls’ basketball, Kings Christian Tourn. 4:30, 6 P.M.
    Boys’ soccer vs. Mendota (H), 3:30 P.M.
    (V) girls’ basketball, CVC Tourn. in Visalia vs. Garces, 6 P.M.

    FRIDAY – HALF DAY SCHEDULE
    Last day of first semester
    (JV) girls’ basketball, Kings Christian Tourn. , times TBA
    (V) girls’ basketball, CVC tourn. in Visalia, times TBA
    (JV) boys’ basketball, FCHS JV Inv. (H), times TBA
    Boys’ soccer at Garces Festival, Liberty Park, 2:30, 5:30 P.M.
    Girls’ soccer at Garces Festival, Kern County Soccer Park, 11 A.M., 2 P.M.

    SATURDAY
    (JV) boys’ basketball, FCHS JV Inv. (H), times TBA
    (V) girls’ basketball, CVC Tourn in Visalia, times TBA
    Girls’ soccer at Garces Festival Kern County Soccer Park, 8 A.M., 12:30 P.M.
    Boys’ soccer at Garces Festival Liberty Park, 8 A.M., time TBA.

    ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT–
    The annual Christmas Concert will be held at Riverpark Bible Church at 7 P.M. on Monday, Dec. 10. Join the bands and choirs as they celebrate the joy of Christmas. The concert is free and all faculty, staff, parents and students are encouraged to attend. The doors open at 6:30 P.M.

    ATTENTION SPANISH CLUB MEMBERS–
    The Spanish Club meeting has been postponed until Dec. 10. All members must bring their constitution, by-laws and some Christmas decorations to decorate the classroom.

    CSF OFF CAMPUS LUNCH–
    CSF members receive an off-campus lunch pass for monday, Dec. 10 if students return permission slips to adviser Molly Sargent by Dec. 7. Permission forms are available from Sargent in room 621 and require a parent signature. CSF students without an off-campus pass will not be permitted to leave during lunch on Dec. 10

    COMMUNITY FOOD BANK NEED–
    After their request was published in The Fresno Bee a couple of weeks ago, the publications staff of Fresno Christian High School is organizing a drive to raise money for the Community Food Bank of Fresno. Parents and students who want to donate should make checks payable to Community Food Bank. Adviser Greg Stobbe is collecting the checks or they may be deposited in his office box by Monday, Dec. 10.

    FEATHER ONLINE BREAKS FOR CHRISTMAS–
    The Feather Online (www.thefeather.com) staff will complete the 2007 fall semester on Dec. 17. Staff writers and editors will have written nearly 250 articles. All articles are still available either in the archive section or are currently running online. The Feather strives to highlight all student groups at least once per semester. Many students and parents have yet to read articles or view photographs about student life, news, sports and issues online. The Feather Online has been publishing since Oct. 2001 and has an extensive archive since then.

    Publication for the 2008 spring semester will begin Jan. 9.

    FEATHER PLACES 5/29 ARTICLES IN NATIONAL EDITION–
    Feather writers were added to the 13th week of the National Edition online student newspaper and placed five out of 29 articles chosen.

    Abigail Schoettler’s article, “Viruses spread common cold,” Michelle Rose’s articles, “Soduku puzzles brain, sharpens mind,” and “9-foot burrito a foot short,”,” Nigel Alcorn’s, “Theocracy: a control issue,” and Hannah Joseph’s “Golden Compass sparks religious debate,” were featured in the Dec. 10 National Edition. Currently 19 different Feather reporters have appeared since September.

    Currently 628 high schools across the United States, regardless of size, participate in online newspaper production and are eligible for this honor. While The Feather Online posts new articles each day on its home site (www.thefeather.com), reporters continue to be chosen to represent the National Edition online high school newspaper.

    Readers can check out the article in the features, entertainment, opinions and student life sections of the National Edition (www.my.highschooljournalism.org/nationaledition/) or The Feather Online (www.thefeather.com). ). The Feather has placed articles in the first 13 issues of the National Edition. Currently 19 different Feather reporters have appeared since September and 32 articles have appeared in the weekly online newspaper.

    The National Edition began publication in September 2003 and is sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (www.asne.org).

    FRESNO BEE HONORS FEATHER, NOV. 24–
    While the Feather Online (www.thefeather.com) staff continue to pursue their task of reporting campus news, sports, profiles and issues on a daily basis, The Fresno Bee acknowledged their efforts on Saturday. The Bee editorial staff led by Jim Boren gave Editor-in-chief Mary Kneefel and The Feather staff a Thumbs Up on the Opinions page, Nov. 24.

    The Bee specifically noted how, for more than two months, Feather articles appeared on the National Edition (www.my.highschooljournalism.org/nationaledition).

    Mary, and editors Jennifer Sherfield, Coleton Hutchins, Claire Kister, Ben Dang, Taylor Torrence, Chelsea Joy, Brittany Stobbe and Ryan Martens continue to lead the Feather staff in its mission to be a forum of student expression at Fresno Christian High School.

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED–
    Many organizations need special volunteers during the Christmas season. For a complete list, checkout the bulletin board.

    1. Central California SPCA. Help with the gift wrapping event at Borders bookstore.
    2. Community Food Bank. Sort food for Christmas, 8 A.M. – Noon, Dec. 15.
    3. Fresno Art Museum. Help on Dec. 14 and 15.
    4. Fresno Philharmonic. Hand out programs, take tickets and greet patrons, Dec. 1.

    FEATHER INTRODUCES PODCAST–
    The Feather Online initiated podcasting in October and currently features five different stories, including Claire’s (Kister, ’08) Corner. The latest episode, “Christmas break: boredom or relaxation,” reveals students’ opinion about the three week vacation. Podcasts regarding sports and music topics will appear in the future. The podcast team aims to create a new issue every 7-10 days. Claire’s Corner may be found on the online site or may be downloaded from iTunes. Use the search engine and type ‘thefeather.com’ to find Claire’s podcast.

    ROCK THESE WALLS SUCCESS STORY–
    While administration is not in the concert business, they successfully hosted Christian contemporary musicians at the first Rock These Walls concert on Nov. 14. Over 1,028 attendees listened to Aaron Shust and Building 429 at Peoples Church. The concert series is meant to raise community awareness and funds for the new high school building. The second concert scheduled for spring will be announced at Christmas. Visit Rock These Walls for more information.

    GOLF OR BOYS’ TENNIS–
    Students interested in participating in golf or boys’ tennis sign up sheets are in front of the office.

    ADOPT A SOCCER PLAYER–
    Soccer players may be adopted for $25 or the entire team for $150. The package offers an adoption certificate and a personalized t-shirt. For an additional $10, a hooded sweatshirt will be included. Forms are available in front of the office.

    ADVENTURE P.E. OFFERED–
    Once a month the physical education department will organize excursions not normally associated with PE classes on campus. The small class returned from a one day biking trip to Yosemite earlier in October. For more information e-mail Callisch at [email protected] as soon as possible for the spelunking activity.

    The next adventure PE offerings are:
    January 25-Spelunking
    February – Rock climbing
    March – Scuba diving intro class
    April – Windsurfing
    May – Rafting

    JANUARY ADVENTURE P.E.–
    The Adventure P.E. class is gearing up for its next adventure, spelunking, on Jan. 25. Students who choose to participate will learn how to cave dive and explore. The participants will do a 165 ft. rappel into the cave, explore the dark recesses of the inner earth, and surface. The cost will be $41 . There is an opportunity for a 1500 foot zip line adventure for an added cost. Sign-ups are in front of the office.

    USED CELL PHONES–
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is gathering used cell phones to raise funds for their activities. They need at least 30 phones before they can receive credit. Please donate unused cell phones in the designated bin outside the office.

    TUTORS NEEDED–
    High school students interested in tutoring see George Freeman in the junior high office as soon as possible. This is a paid position.

    MOM’S IN TOUCH–
    Please join Mom’s In Touch prayer group every Friday from 8-9 A.M. in Room 204 in the Peoples Church building. If you have any questions, call MaryAnn Fujihara, (559) 298-7953.

    DATES TO REMEMBER–

    DECEMBER–

    December 10- Christmas music concert, Riverpark Bible Church, 7 P.M.
    December 14 – Half day schedule, end of first semester
    December 15 – January 6 – Christmas vacation
    December 26- *SAT registration deadline for Jan. 26 test

    January 7 – First day of second semester
    January 21 – No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    January 26 – AcaDec Interview/Speech/Essay Competition, SAT and Subject Tests
    January 29- *SAT registration deadline for March 1 test
    January 30 – Half day schedule, teachers’ inservice

    February 2 – AcaDec Super Quiz
    Febryary 2 – Softball dinner/auction
    February 8/9 – JH/HS drama production
    February 11 – No school, Lincoln’s birthday
    February 18 – No school, Presidents’ Day
    February 27 – Half day schedule, teachers’ inservice

    March 1- SAT Test
    March 8 – FCS Auction
    March 14 – End of third quarter

    * SAT deadlines: U.S. deadlines apply, late fees enforced

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