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    Announcement: 2008-02-21


    Written by: Claire Kister, Features editor

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-24, 2008

    THURSDAY
    Golf @ Fig Garden Golf Course vs. Fresno High, 2:30 P.M.

    FRIDAY
    Track @ Buchanan Distance Classic, TBA
    Girls’ (V) basketball playoffs vs. Strathmore (H), 7 P.M.

    SATURDAY
    JV/V cheer @ Magic Mt. state competition
    Baseball fundraiser dinner, GZ, 6 P.M.

    SUNDAY
    JV/V Cheer @ Magic Mt. state competition

    FIRST GOLF MATCH
    The golf team will participate in their first golf match of the season at Fig Garden Golf Course, Feb. 21. The team will compete against Fresno High at 2:30 P.M.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS
    Senior yearbook friends ads are due on Feb. 22. There is only a limited number of pages left. It is first come, first served. A full page ad costs $125 while a half page IS $75. Turn the photos and money into adviser Molly Sargent who will give further instructions.

    BASEBALL FUNDRAISER DINNER
    In effort to raise money for the team, coaches and players plan to host the second annual FCS Baseball Fundraiser Dinner at 6 P.M. in Ground Zero, Feb. 23. The new varsity coach, Rich Sorenson, will be introduced. Coach Bill McGowen and Sorenson will provide information on the upcoming season and ways to help support the team. Tickets cost $25 and are available in the office, at the door, or from any baseball player. For questions, call Cynthia Ward at 299-1695, ext. 123.

    FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
    Parent Support Network (PSN) will host an evening for seniors and parents to learn more about financial aid, Feb. 25. This is designed to assist students in the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA). The event will take place in room 603 at 7 P.M. All college bound seniors are encouraged to attend.

    GPA VERIFICATION:
    The high school will send in the GPA Verification Forms for each senior at FC. This information is needed for the Cal Grant.

    CAL BAPTIST ON CAMPUS
    Juniors and seniors interested in attending Cal Baptist University (CBU) need to sign up with associate principal, Jon Endicott. A CBU representative will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

    CSF ETHNIC FOOD LUNCH
    California Scholarship Federation (CSF) plans to serve Asian food on Friday, Feb. 29. There will be a choice of a chicken rice bowl, mixed vegetable rice bowl or chicken and vegetable rice bowl. The main dish will be accompanied by a cookie and lemonade for $5. Pre-orders will be taken next week.

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY
    Lt. Ahn plans to speak with interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors about the various opportunities provided at the Air Force Academy at 9:30 A.M., March 4. Students who want to attend the event must sign up in the office.

    FCA USED CELL PHONES
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) encourages students to donate used cell phones in effort to raise money for the club. Please turn in all old and used cell phones in the designated box outside the office. The money will be used for lunches, prizes, and scholarships for camp.

    SHOE DONATION
    Track coach Ericlee Gilmore and his wife, Dorina, plan to visit Haiti over the Easter break. Haiti is considered poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The Gilmores would appreciate your help in gathering as many used or new shoes as possible to take with them to Haiti for distribution. If interested, please place the donations in the designated garbage bin in front of the office.

    GIRLS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL
    FC 51 – Caruthers 38
    Emily Krieghoff, ’09, scored 12 points
    Candace Gandodlfo, ’09, and Tatiana Fontes, ’10, scored 11 points
    Larissa Hensley, ’09, made 10 rebounds, 11 assists

    The girls’ varsity basketball team went undefeated in league and won their first league title in 20 years. The girls host Strathmore in their first playoff game, Feb. 22. Fans are encouraged to wear the maroon “TEAM FC” shirts which are available for purchase from coach, Josh Tosland, for $10. Students need to bring $3 for game entrance fees because of CIF playoff regulations.

    BOYS’ VARSITY BASKETBALL ALL LEAGUE
    Congratulations to senior Ronnie Giannetta and junior Jordan Lowery as they were named Second team All-League for the West Sequoia League. Ronnie led the Eagles in scoring with a 17.4 average while Lowery was first in rebounds, assists, and steals and second in scoring with a 11.1 average.

    CHEER COMPETITION RESULTS
    FC cheer teams performed at the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders West Coast Competition at Azusa Pacific, Feb. 16. The varsity dance placed 2nd. JV placed 1st and received the Grand Champs title. The award means junior varsity won their division and were the best of all the divisions from the four western states.

    Individually and in doubles competition, Korey Thompson, ’11, placed 2nd in individual dance. Alyssa Powell, ’10, and Sarah Ingersoll, ’11, placed 1st in cheer duo. Seniors Sammie Krikorian and Renee Idsinga placed 2nd in dance duo. Taryn Brown, ’08, and Lizzy Bolduc, ’11, placed 4th in cheer duo.

    KIDS DAY
    In preparation for the upcoming Kids Day, Children’s Hospital Central California needs volunteers to sell newspapers, March 11. Student leadership plans to participate in the event. If interested, contact Kevin Damm, ’09.

    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 adviser Greg Stobbe at [email protected] for more information about this event.

    NATIONAL EDITION HONORS CONTINUE–
    This week (Feb. 19) two Feather reporters have articles in the Student Life section. Claire Kister’s news story , “Starbucks speaker serves suggestions” showcases 2003 alumna Tricia Hill. Sydney Ray’s feature, “Haircuts enhance personal style”, was also chosen. This is the first time these two reporters have been chosen for this honor and the sixth week in a row Feather articles have been chosen this semester.

    Currentley, 25 different Feather reporters and 46 articles have appeared on the National Edition since August 2007.

    Over 660 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).

    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.

    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.

    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:
    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 22- Girls’ (V) basketball playoff vs. Strathmore (H)
    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
    April 2- Half day schedule, Teacher’s In-service

    April 9-12- Choir trip to Seattle

    April 14-18- SAT10/Otis Lennon testing
    April 16-19- Publications to NSPA National Convention, Anaheim

    April 23- Half day schedule, Teacher’s In-service

    MAY–

    May 3- Sadie Hawkins
    May 5-6- Drama: The Man Behind the Mask
    May 9-10- Drama: The Man Behind the Mask

    May 21-23- Half day schedule
    May 23- End of second semester
    – FCHS graduation
    * SAT deadlines: U.S. deadlines apply, late fees enforced

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