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    Announcement: 2009-03-03

    By: Austin Ward, News editor

    SCHEDULE FOR March 3-7, 2008

    Lunch ? Togo’s subs
    Varsity girls’ basketball playoff vs. CVC ? FC gym, 7 p.m.

    Lunch ? Pick Up Stix
    Golf at Dos Palos (Madera Municipal) ? 2 p.m. tee-off

    JH/HS Chapel ? GZ, 12:10 p.m.
    Lunch ? Rosalinda’s burritos
    Golf vs. Yosemite at Sierra Meadows ? 2 p.m. tee-off
    Varsity baseball at Farmersville Baseball Classic vs. Exeter ? Exeter HS, 6:30 p.m.

    Lunch ? HS baseball fundraiser
    HS boys’ Bible study ? Room 623, 12:35 p.m.

    Varsity baseball at Farmersville Baseball Classic vs. Strathmore ? Farmersville HS varsity baseball field, 8 a.m.
    Varsity baseball at Farmersville Baseball Classic vs. Kern Valley ? Farmersville HS varsity baseball field, 12 p.m.
    Sadie Hawkins

    Amanda Lee of Tabor College will provide a college presentation for all juniors in Room 621 during Period 7, March 25. Molly Sargent would like all juniors to attend the presentation to receive college preparatory information as they begin to apply to colleges in the fall.

    In what has become a city-wide tradition, students, parents and community volunteers take to the streets on Tuesday morning to sell special $1 editions of The Fresno Bee. Over 4,000 “street vendors” are projected to hawk the special Kids Day edition to raise money for Children’s Hospital Central California.

    Campus student leadership students claimed the corners of Cedar/Alluvial and Maple/Alluvial by 5 a.m., March 3, in order to sell close to Fresno Christian. The Kids Day edition features stories about patients the hospital serves. This is the 22nd year The Bee has teamed up with the Madera County hospital and ABC30 and has raised more than $3.25 milion.

    Those families who have already expressed an interest in traveling to Ireland in mid June are encouraged to attend a planning meeting with Greg Stobbe, English teacher at FCHS, March 2, from 7-8:15 p.m. in room 625. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested.

    Stobbe has taken nearly 300 people to Europe over the last 14 years on 12 different trips and is planning a 14-16 day educational Ireland trip that may be taken for high school or university credit. A detailed itinerary and cost break down will be provided. For immediate information, Stobbe can be reached at [email protected] or call him at 801.2460.

    For the first time in campus history, The Feather Online has won the top award given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) sponsored by Columbia University in New York City, Feb. 26. Online high school newspapers from across the United States who produced a 2008 fall semester edition were eligible for judging in the 2009 Crown Awards Program.

    A CSPA Crown is the recognition given to high school and collegiate newspapers published in America. Seven high school newspapers are finalists in this year’s online competition and will win either a Gold or Silver Crown. All high schools in the United States, regardless of size or division, are elibigble to compete for a Crown.

    Scholastic Crown Award finalists will be presented with either a Gold or Silver Crown Award during CSPA’s 85th Annual Convention, held from March 18-20, 2009, at Columbia University. The Feather editors are Chelsea Joy, Suzanna Quiring, Austin Ward, Spencer Lee, Brittany Stobbe, Andrew Rurik and Elizabeth Grossman.

    The Feather Online has won many awards from CSPA over the last decade but never been nominated for their top award. Greg Stobbe has advised The Feather for 12 years and is scheduled to be one of the speakers at the conference in March.

    The Feather Online is also currently in a second national newspaper competition. The National Scholastic Press Association is judging The Feather Online along with newspapers across America. The Feather has won an Online Pacemaker two of the last three years in this event, being a finalist in 2007. A Pacemaker is the high school equivalent of a Pultizer Prize. The Pacemaker finalists will be announced in early March.

    The girls’ basketball team went undefeated throughout the season and won the West Sequoia League with a record of 8-0. The team has a bye in the playoffs this week and will next host either Kings Christian or Central Valley Christian at 7 p.m., March 3.

    The administration needs volunteers from the junior high and high school to help pass out auction brochures at Peoples Church on Sunday, Feb. 22. Volunteers will distribute the brochures for 30 minutes for the 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. services. Please sign up in the high school office for one of the three services.

    All 17- and 18-year-old guys should remember to register with the Selective Service System. Federal law requires all men living in the U.S. to register within a month of their 18th birthday. Registering keeps students eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs and driver’s license renewal in most states. Pick up a Selective Service registration card at a local post office or register online at

    Congratulations to boys’ basketball coach Chris Schultz and track and field coach Ericlee Gilmore for their new babies!

    Schultz’s wife, Jen, gave birth on Valentine’s Day to Samantha Quinn Schultz, weighing 7 lbs. and 7 oz. and 20 inches long. A picture of Sammie is posted on the high school office window.

    Gilmore’s wife Dorina gave birth to Giada Esther Gilmore on Feb. 16, weighing 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and 21 inches long. Giada means “Jade” in Italian.

    The Night of the Stars DVDs will go on sale in the high school office around Feb. 11. The DVD will cost $10 and include the freshman, junior and senior movies.

    Cell phones are not to be seen in any of the buildings on campus between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., regardless of any reason. They will be taken away and kept by an administrator until after 3 p.m. However, students may use cell phones outside the building or in the high school office, with permission, during school hours.

    Every Friday at lunch there is a Bible study for high schools boys in Room 623. Coach Sorenson will be there to lead the discussion. For more information, contact Sorenson.

    A reminder to the students: the copier machines in the offices are not for student use. If students wish to make copies, they are 10 cents each.


    March 7 ? Sadie Hawkins
    March 12 ? CMEA HS Band Festival at Reedley High School
    March 14 ? SAT testing date
    March 19-22 ? Choir & Band Spring Tour in San Diego
    March 20 ? End of third quarter
    March 23 ? Beginning of fourth quarter
    March 25 ? Half-day schedule: Teachers’ in-Service
    March 31 ? Registration deadline for May 2 SAT

    April 3 ? Friends of the Band “Festival Concert”
    April 6-13 ? Easter Break
    April 14 ? School resumes
    April 22 ? Half-day schedule: Teachers’ in-service

    May 2 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date
    May 5 ? Registration deadline for June 6 SAT
    May 25 ? No school: Memorial Day observed
    May 28-29 ? Half-day schedule
    May 29 ? End of second semester/fourth quarter
    May 29 ? High school graduation

    June 6 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date

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