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    Announcement: 2008-02-03


    Written by: Claire Kister, Features editor

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 28- FEBRUARY 2, 2008

    FRIDAY
    Acadec @ Molly Sargent’s – all day
    Girls’/boys’ soccer @ Caruthers, 3:45/5:30 P.M. – dismissed at 1:10 P.M.
    Boys’/girls’ (JV/V) basketball vs. Mendota (H) – 4:30/6/7:30 P.M.

    SATURDAY
    Acadec Super Quiz/ award ceremony – CSUF, all day
    Girls’ softball dinner auction – GZ, 5 P.M.

    ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM WINS DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP
    The campus Academic Decathlon team scored 34,401 points to capture the Division II championship in the 2008 Fresno County event, Feb. 2. Eight of the nine FC members won medals! Over 20 Fresno County teams competed in the competition. Firebaugh High finished 2nd with 33,971 points with Selma High taking 3rd with 32, 696 points. Edison High won Division I with 44, 472 points to win its 12th straight championship. Check back during the week for an article outlining FC’s winning day.

    KNEEFEL NOMINATED FOR AWARD
    Academic Decathlon member and Editor-in-chief of The Feather Online, Mary Kneefel, was nominated for the Jerry Dotson Award, named after a long-time decathlon judge. Three other students were also nominated. According to The Fresno Bee, Dotson nominees are decathlon students who demonstrate dedication, teamwork, humor and honesty.

    Other nominees are Edison High senior Luis Hernandez, Kevin Chen of University High and Jordan Short of Hallmark Charter. Read the Bee’s Feb. 2 article, “Academic contests to feature best, brightest” for more information.

    Hernandez was awarded the Dotson award and received a $500 savings bond and a plaque. Kneefel is an alternate at the Academic Decathlon competition at Fresno State, Feb. 2. She gave up her guaranteed spot to another member whose practice scores were higher than hers. The Super Quiz, the final competition, will be held in the South Gym beginning at 3:30 P.M.

    FCA LUNCH–
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes lunch huddles occur on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The club plans to honor both the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams in room 608, Feb. 1. Sub sandwiches will be provided for a cost of $3.

    BOYS’/GIRLS’ BASKETBALL–
    Students are encouraged to attend both the boys’ and girls’ basketball games. JV girls will be playing in the PC gym at 4:30 P.M. and the varsity girls in the FC gym at 6 P.M. The boys’ JV basketball team will play in FC gym at 4:30 P.M. and the varsity at 7:30 P.M.

    During half time of the boys’ varsity game, the campus winter guard team will perform, “Don’t Wake Me Up.”

    Coaches and players encourage all FC fans to wear a white top to the games to show support.

    WSL TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS–
    Student leadership hosts the 2008 annual West Sierra League talent show auditions during lunch in Ground Zero on Jan. 29, 31, and Feb. 1. The class encourages all students to try out or watch. All acts must be appropriate and follow school rules. Those auditioning need to provide their own equipment. Any song with lyrics needs to have a written copy for review.

    SENIOR TEST COMMUNITY COLLEGES–
    The English Placement Test for all local community colleges (Fresno City College, Willow International, Madera Center, Clovis Center, etc.) will be administered in the J.J. Room at 9:45 A.M., Feb. 6. All interested seniors need to sign up in the high school office. The test is free of charge.

    INTRAMURALS–
    Double badminton intramurals will commence on Feb. 5. The matches take place during lunch in the PC gym. Sign up in room 608.

    ANAHEIM JOURNALISM CONVENTION–
    The Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association hosts the Spring National High School Journalism Convention at the Anaheim Marriott. The convention offers more than 200 learning sessions, workshops, and seminars in regards to journalism from April 17-20. Deadlines for early action registration is March 27. Contact Greg Stobbe at [email protected] for more information about this event.

    BOOK OR WALKING BUDDIES–
    Those interested in helping the students at Pinedale Elementary School may sign up for Book or Walking Buddies in front of the office. This program offers assistance to students who need help with reading or fitness health. Students who choose to participate must commit their time and effort every Tuesday afternoon during chapel and lunch.

    NEW ONLINE EDITION–
    After a nine month rewrite, The Feather Online is pleased to announce an updated version of the high school newspaper, Jan. 23. While small glitches may still appear throughout the first week, Andrew Rurik, Webmaster, believes the switch over will be seamless.

    NATIONAL EDITION, FRESHMAN WEEK–
    Two freshman articles were selected to the National Edition this week. Cassidy Hutchins’ Jan. 25 article, Lefties face right-hand world, and Nigel Alcorn’s Jan. 17 article, Feel-good myth contradicts truth, both appeared in the National Edition for the week of Jan. 28. This is the third time this semester a Feather article was chosen.

    With the 2007 fall semester completed, 21 different Feather reporters and 40 articles appeared on the National Edition.

    Currently 646 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 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).

    DESSERT THEATRE–
    The High School drama class hosts Dessert Theatre night in Ground Zero on Monday, Feb. 4. The evening includes a variety of scenes the class has prepared during the course of the year. Tickets are not on sale and only available on a VIP basis. Each drama student will be inviting seven people to sit at their own table. If you would like to attend please talk to a drama student or contact Tom McEntee at [email protected].

    FENTON’S MATH LAB–
    Michael Fenton, math teacher, now offers assistance to students in room 606 Tuesday through Friday during lunch and after school.

    ATTENTION STUDENTS–
    A list of all students who have not bought a yearbook are posted on the office window. Those whose names are crossed out have purchased yearbooks and those whose names still remain have not purchased one. If anyone is still interested in purchasing the yearbook, make a check payable to FCS for $80 and turn it into Molly Sargent in room 621 or the office.

    PSAT SCORES–
    PSAT scores are now available to all students who took the exam in October. Parents must come by the office to receive the scores or may send a note granting the student permission to pick them up. For questions concerning the PSAT, contact Jon Endicott, associate principal.

    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: Selective Service System.

    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:
    February – Rock climbing
    March – Scuba diving intro class
    April – Windsurfing
    May – Rafting

    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–

    FEBRUARY–

    February 2 – AcaDec Super Quiz
    – Softball dinner/auction
    February 4- Dessert Theatre, Ground Zero
    February 5- Badminton intramurals
    February 11 – No school, Lincoln’s birthday
    February 14- Valentine’s Day
    February 18 – No school, Presidents’ Day
    February 27 – Half day schedule, teachers’ in-service

    MARCH–

    March 1- SAT Test
    March 8 – FCS Auction
    March 14 – End of third quarter
    March 15-24- No school, Easter vacation
    March 29- Night of the Stars

    APRIL–

    April 1- *SAT registration deadline for May 3 test

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

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