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    Announcement: 2008-04-23


    Written by: Claire Kister, Features editor

    SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 21-26, 2008

    WEDNESDAY – HALF DAY SCHEDULE
    School dismissed at 12 noon – teachers’ meeing
    Track team – League Championship track meet @ Fowler, time TBA

    THURSDAY
    HS lunch – eat at JH picnic benches
    Boys’ tennis vs. Liberty (H), T-Sport, 3:30 P.M.
    Softball vs. Liberty (H), 4 P.M.

    FRIDAY
    JV/V baseball vs. Liberty (H), 4 P.M.

    SATURDAY/SUNDAY
    Band trip to So. California

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS–
    The annual Battle of the Bands concert will occur at 7 P.M. in Ground Zero, May 2. The tickets cost $5 and may be purchased from student leadership. Any bands wanting to perform need to talk to sophomore, Jennifer Boudreau.

    BOYS’ TENNIS RESULTS–
    Fresno Christian beat Dos Palos, 5-4, in their match, April 22.

    TRACK RESULTS–
    Two school records were set at the 51st Sanger Metric Classic. After having a poor jump in Lemoore, senior Kedric Anderson came back with a school record of 11′ 6 breaking his previous record of 11′ 3.

    In the Frosh/Soph 3200 race, sophomore Doug Daniel took off another 5 seconds from his previous record by running 11:12. Also in the Frosh/Soph division, Josiah Ford placed 3rd in the Triple jump (38′ 6).

    The League Championships will be hosted at Fowler at 4 P.M., April 23.

    SENIOR NITE PARENT MEETING–
    The next Grad Nite meeting for the class of 2008 will be held in room 608 from 7-8:30 P.M., April 29. The committee invites all senior parents to attend and plan the event for the graduates.

    LAUNCH A NEW DECADE–
    Catch the vision and don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Fresno Christian Schools’ launch of its new administration and future plans.

    The purpose of the gathering is for Superintendent Debbie Siebert to share Fresno Christian Schools’ vision for the next decade, introduce the leadership team and reveal future plans.

    Members of the Foundation and School Boards will also be available for one-on-one dialogue after the presentation.

    SADIE HAWKINS–
    The thene for this years Sadie Hawkins is Dynamic Duos and ticket sales begin April 21. Girls need to ask the guys if they plan on attending the event on May 3. The prices and details for the evening will be divulged soon.

    NOTS MOVIE SALE–
    NOTS movie orders will be taken at lunch for the DVD copies. The cost is $10 for one DVD or $25 for all four. Bring the money to place an order at the student leadership table during lunch.

    APRIL ADVENTURE P>E>–
    The next Adventure P.E. will introduce Geo-Cachin, a high-tech treasure hunt, April 25. The event is free. Sign up in front of the office. For more info, see Scott Callisch.

    CONGRATULATIONS FEATHER–
    The Feather Online was named the best online newspaper in the United States along with four other high school newspapers for the second time in three years. Over 4,500 student from across the country attended the convention in Anaheim. The Pacemaker award is considered the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.

    All high schools in the U.S., regardless of size or division, are eligible for this competition.

    CONGRATULATIONS DESTINATION IMAGINATION–
    Destination Imagination representatives Janae Keys-Bramlett, Tonia Keys-Bramlett, Anthony Johnson, Cody King, David Sholes, and Scott Thao, competed for the State event in Sacramento, April 5. The team placed first and received the Renaissance Award for their use of materials during the improv challenge. The group will now represent California at the World Competition in Tennessee in May. Congratulations to all team members for their success.

    Concert Band Receives Superior–
    When the Fresno Christian Concert Band attended the California Music Educator’s Association Instrumental Music Festival at Bullard High School, April 1, they reveived a unanimous superior rating from the festival adjudicators. While most bands struggle with sight-reading, the group scored high at the event. Congratulations to James Loomis and all the Concert Band Members on this achievement.

    Intramurals–
    The 3 on 3 basketball intramurals will begin during lunch on Wednesday, April 9. All interested students must sign up with their team in Josh Tosland’s room, April 2. The rules for forming a team states only one basketball player is allowed per team, no teacher is allowed to be a part of any team. All participants need to meet on the black top or in the PC gym on game days.

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL–
    All girls interested in playing basketball are invited to attend open gym every Wednesday from 6-8 P.M.

    NATIONAL EDITION HONORS CONTINUE–
    While The Feather staff and FCHS students were on spring break, four reporters were still represented on the National Edition, March 16-22. Madison Dooley’s feature on varsity cheer, Partnership determines squad success is her third this year. Sydney Ray placed her second article, Dairy demands divergent responsibilities.

    Ryan Swain placed a movie review, his second article, 10,000 B.C. ignores history. And finally, Sean O’Neal placed his first article, a CD review, Radiohead gamble pays off.

    Currently, 29 out of 32 Feather reporters and 55 articles have appeared on the National Edition since August 2007.

    Over 665 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).

    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:
    April – Windsurfing
    May – Rafting

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER–

    APRIL–

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

    MAY–

    May 3- Sadie Hawkins
    – SAT test
    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

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