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    Announcement: 2008-02-28


    Written by: Claire Kister, Features editor

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25-29, 2008

    THURSDAY – SPECIAL SCHEDULE
    Selected students @ honors choir in Anaheim
    CSF ethnic food court – GZ courtyard, 11:30 A.M.
    WSL talent show – GZ, 7/8 periods

    FRIDAY
    Selected students @ honors choir in Anaheim
    Girls’ softball vs. Laton (H), 3:30 P.M.
    Varsity girls’ basketball playoffs against Mission Prep – 2 P.M. at Selland Arena

    SATURDAY
    Track @ Fowler Redcat Relays, 9 A.M.
    Boys’ varsity baseball @ Farmersville Baseball Classic, 9 A.M.

    WSL TALENT SHOW
    The West Sierra League (WSL) talent show will be held in Ground Zero at 1:15 P.M., Feb 28. Representatives from all of the WSL schools will be on campus to compete and perform. Danny Ibarra and Jessie Todd will represent FC in the talent show.

    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.

    CONGRATULATIONS VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
    The varsity girls’ basketball team beat Bakersfield Christian in the semi-finals, 66-51, Feb. 27. The girls will now compete in the Valley Championship game against Mission College Prep at the Selland Arena at 2 P.M. Students who plan to leave school at 12:45 must have a note signed by their parent giving them permission to attend the game. Students must bring $8 for game entree fees and $6 for parking. A bus will be provided for the first 44 students who sign-up. If students failed to receive a paper with this information, visit the office.

    REMINDER CSF STUDENTS
    The fundraising committee wants to remind all California Scholarship Federation members to continue to sell vouchers for Sal’s Mexican Restaurant. All money and order forms must be turned in to Molly Sargent, March 14. The class which sells the most will receive a prize for their efforts.

    CHEER TRY-OUTS
    Cheer try outs for the 2008-09 school year will begin soon. If interested, packets with more information are available in the office.

    FEATHER AWARDED TOP 10 HONOR
    For the third year in a row, the campus publication, The Feather Online, has been named one of the best high school newspapers in the country. On Feb. 25, editor-in-chief, senior Mary Kneefel, and her staff have been named a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Finalist.

    Online editions from across the country were entered in the annual competition, which has recognized student journalism since 1927. Many refer to the coveted Pacemaker as the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.

    The 12-week competition began Jan. 28 and will conclude when the top three online newspapers in the United States are announced at the NSPA National Convention in Anaheim, CA, on April 19. For more information, the NSPA home page is www.studentpress.org/nspa/.

    Only 10 high school newspapers in the United States have been named finalists this year, up from seven in 2006 when The Feather Online won the competition. Of this year’s finalists, three are from California and two from Maryland. All high school newspapers in the United States, regardless of school size, are eligible to compete for this award.

    Those interested in viewing all 10 Pacemaker finalists should go online to the NSPA website.

    FEATHER WRITER RECOGNIZED
    The Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer selected sophomore Sydney Ray’s Jan. 17 article, “Upside to Down Syndrome,” to publish on the PBS website. The Feather congratulates Ray for this accomplishment.

    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.

    AUCTION HELP NEEDED
    The faculty needs students to help with the raffle tickets, silent auction, and clean-up for the annual FCS Auction, March 8. If interested, sign up with Yoko Kilbourne in the office.

    BUCHANAN DISTANT CLASSIC
    In spite of the rainy weather, 29 teams competed in the Buchanan Distant Classic, Feb. 22. Sophomore Doug Daniel, senior Whitney Chessum, senior Ellie Wilhelm, and junior Janae Ford competed in the event. Ford placed 19th out of 83 girls and Daniel set a new school record in beating James Brown’s by one second.

    CONGRATULATIONS CHEER
    Congratulations to both the FC junior varsity and junior high cheer squads for their performances at the Magic Mountain State Competition, Feb. 23-24.

    Junior varsity paced 1st in their division, going undefeated this year for the first time in competition.
    They received $500 for their squad, season passes to Magic Mountain and gift bags.

    CAUTION STUDENTS
    Students are not allowed to chew gum on campus unless they turn in a specific note from their doctor. This rule comes from Peoples Church and is in effect even after school. It costs the Peoples Church approximately $3,000 to clean up the mess created by gum.

    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.

    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 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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