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    Announcement: 2008-01-11

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7-11, 2008

    FRIDAY – Chapel schedule
    Awards chapel – GLJ Chapel, 11:05 A.M.
    Spanish Club meeting – rm. 603, 11:50 A.M.
    Baseball team meeting – rm. 604, 11:50 A.M.
    Boys’ soccer at Liberty, 3:45 P.M.
    Boys’ (JV/V) basketball vs. Dos Palos (H), 4:30 P.M.
    Girls’ (JV/V) basketball vs. Dos Palos (H), 4:30 P.M.
    Girls’ soccer at Liberty, 5:30 P.M.
    J.H. drama production, “Much Ado Out West”- GZ, 7 P.M.

    SATURDAY
    J.H. drama production, “Much Ado Out West”, GZ, 7 P.M.

    FEATHER CLEAN SWEEP–
    With the 2007 fall semester completed, 20 different Feather reporters and 35 articles have appeared on the National Edition in 14 consecutive issues.

    So far this school year, Fresno Christian High School students have been represented in every issue of the National Edition. The Feather placed three out of 30 articles chosen in the latest issue dated Dec. 17.

    PARKING PASSES–
    Second semester parking passes are now available from Molly Sargent in room 621. Seniors have first priority and may submit the $10 fee during the week. Juniors who want a pass for second semester, whether they have one now or not, will have their names put into a lottery to determine who will receive the remaining spaces. See Molly Sargent for more details or questions.

    CSF APPLICATIONS–
    Membership applications for second semester membership in CSF are now available. The enrollment period starts Jan. 9 and continues until Jan. 23; no late applications will be accepted. The $5 membership dues must be submitted to Molly Sargent with the completed application and a copy of first semester grades. All grades, freshmen through seniors, may apply. Applications are available in room 621.

    PUBLICATIONS HOSTS GUEST SPEAKER–
    The publications class will host a guest speaker during fourth period on Jan 11. Sacramento TV producer, Chyresse Lowther, will share her story and field questions on her journey.

    BOYS’ BASEBALL TEAM–
    All boys interested in playing baseball must report to a lunch meeting in room 604 on Jan. 11. Lunch will be provided.

    FCA LUNCH–
    Fellowship of Christain Athletes hosts another lunch huddle in honor of the boys’ basketball team. The event will be held in room 602 on Jan. 11. For those who want to buy a lunch, food will be provided for $3.

    SPANISH CLUB MEMBERS–
    There will be a Spanish Club meeting for all members and interested students during lunch in room 603 on Jan. 11.

    REGISTRATION FOR ALL MALES AGE 18–
    All men must register with Selective Service when they turn 18. Those who fail to register may be denied many important opportunities such as student loans, government jobs, a driver’s license in most states, and citizenship for male immigrants. Go online to register: www.sss.gov.

    FEATHER STAFF TAKES CHRISTMAS HIATUS–
    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.

    THREE MORE STUDENTS APPEAR IN NATIONAL EDITION–
    With the 2007 fall semester completed, 20 different Feather reporters and 35 articles have appeared on the National Edition in 14 consecutive issues. So far this school year, Fresno Christian High School students have been represented in every issue of the National Edition. The Feather placed 3 out of 30 articles chosen in the latest issue dated, Dec. 17.

    Brittany Shaffer’s article, “Eating disorder addiction forms fad,”, Alyssa Boss’, article, “Campus pastor hosts Asian club,” and Madison Dooley’s “Music program makes television debut,” were all featured in the Dec. 17 National Edition.

    Currently 629 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 that were featured on Dec. 17 or in The Feather Online.

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

    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.

    GOLF OR BOYS’ TENNIS–
    Students interested in participating in golf or boys’ tennis sign up sheets are 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–

    JANUARY–

    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
    February 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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