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    Announcement: 2009-04-17

    By: Austin Ward, News editor

    SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 17 – 18, 2009

    HS Rally ? FC gym, 12:10 p.m.
    Lunch ? PSN pizza fundraiser
    Boys’ and girls’ track meet at Yosemite Invitational; Dismissed at 12:15 p.m.
    Spanish Club meeting ? Room 603, 12:45 p.m.
    JV/Varsity baseball vs. Tranquillity, 4 p.m.

    Math Field Day? CSUF, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Congregational Art Comp. Reception & Awards, 2 p.m.


    TUESDAY, APRIL 21 ? Students in grades nine through 12 will take the SAT-10 tests from 8 to 10:20 a.m. Seniors are excused from class that day until 10:25 a.m. when the first period begins. Room assignments and schedules are as follows:

    9th Grade: Rooms 606/608
    10th Grade: Rooms 601/603
    11th Grade: Rooms 602/604

    8:00 – 8:25 ? Test preparation, 25 minutes
    8:25 – 8:50 ? Reading vocabulary, 25 minutes
    8:50 – 8:55 ? Break, 5 minutes
    8:55 – 9:45 ? Reading comprehension, 50 minutes
    9:45 – 10:20 ? Science, 35 minutes
    10:20 – 10:25 ? Break, 5 minutes

    10:25 – 10:55 ? Period 1, 30 minutes
    1:00 – 11:30 ? Period 2, 30 minutes
    11:35 – 12:05 ? Period 3, 30 minutes
    12:10 – 12:40 ? Lunch, 30 minutes
    12:45 – 1:15 ? Period 4, 30 minutes
    1:20 – 1:50 ? Period 5, 30 minutes
    1:55 – 2:25 ? Period 7, 30 minutes
    2:30 – 3:00 ? Period 8, 30 minutes

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 ? Half-day schedule due to teachers’ in-service. The entire duration, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., will be spent for SAT-10 testing.

    Seniors in AP English will be reporting to Molly Sargent for an AP test-taking workshop in Room 621 (time TBA). Seniors in Brianne Vogt’s English classes are not required to attend school that day.

    8:00 – 8:15 ? Test preparation, 15 minutes
    8:15 – 9:00 ? Language, 45 minutes
    9:00 – 9:10 ? Break, 10 minutes
    9:10 – 9:40 ? Writing, 30 minutes
    9:40 – 9:45 ? Break, 5 minutes
    9:45 – 10:35 ? Math, 50 minutes
    10:35 – 10:45 ? Break, 10 minutes
    10:45 – 11:15 ? Spelling, 30 minutes
    11:15 – 12:00 ? Make up/complete all tests, 45 minutes

    Due to teacher Randy Hurley’s surgery, the woodshop classes will be canceled this week. Please check the announcements to see if the woodshop classes will be held beginning next Monday, April 20.

    The following seniors must come to the high school office to pick up their graduation orders: Matthew Andreatta, John Dinsdale, Jason Jonathan, Melissa Lichti, Megan Ortiz, Jenna Reed, Brittany Stobbe.

    The cheer tryouts for the 2009-10 school year will be held April 20-22 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the FC gym.

    The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, an organization whose goal “is to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and promote burn prevention,” posted Emily Schoettler’s Nov. 13, 2008, column, “Burn ordeal blesses teen,” on its WordPress blog. Last year, the Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer selected Sydney Ray’s Jan. 17, 2008, column, “Upside to Down Syndrome,” to be published on PBS’ Web site. The Feather would like to congratulate both of these staffers for their accomplishments in first-hand experience writing.

    The Feather Online now features slideshows on several articles, including the following: Track and field sport shorts, How to: Make a ribbon, Cheer to perform at USA Spirit Nationals, Girls’ basketball sport shorts, 2009, Autorama rallies motor fans, Golf sport shorts, 2009 and Badminton proffers intramural challenge. More slideshows will be available in the coming weeks.

    The Feather welcomes photographs from students, parents and other community members interested in Fresno Christian High activities. In the coming months, The Feather Online will also create a Media section to house all slideshows, videos and photographs.

    The Badminton Intramural Tournament was won by junior Aaron Hedrick and senior Mitchell Callisch, April 15. The twosome went undefeated for the tournament and closed with a 15-10 victory over junior Spencer Lee and PE instructor Scott Callisch.

    Junior Daniel Hopper was honored this week by the National Scholastic Press Association when his comic, “The Teen Age,” was placed on their Web site. The NSPA highlighted Daniel’s Feb. 26 comic on all of their Web pages, including the section which names The Feather Online as one NSPA’s 2009 Pacemaker finalists.

    Hopper has drawn a comic strip for The Feather Online since he debuted The Teen Age, October 25, 2008. The NSPA, based in Minneapolis, MN, has been judging student publications since 1921 and online newspapers since 2001.

    Those who have not kept up with the antics of the Teen Age’s main character, Jake, and his best friend Bradley, may want to read Jenn Boudreau and Hannah Joseph’s Oct. 29, 2008, article, “Illustrator debuts daily online comic strip.”

    Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga, both freshmen, released the first episode of their podcast series, “Where the Brooke flows.” The segment is available on The Feather’s podcasting page, accessed from the right menu bar button above Daily News. Select “Where the Brooke flows” from the “Campus life” drop-down menu in the upper-right corner to listen to the episode. The podcast will also be available on iTunes next week.

    The Feather print staff participated in the San Joaquin Valley Scholastic Press Association’s annual conference and competition at Fresno State, March 7. 14 staff members won individual awards ranging from honorable mention to Spencer Lee’s first place in On-the-Spot sports writing. The Feather also received a Superior rating for the 2008-2009 first semester newspapers. Nearly 200 students and 22 high schools from Lodi to Bakersfield participated in the one-day competition.

    For more information, read an upcoming article in The Feather Online in the days to come.

    The Feather Online was given a Thumbs Up by the editors of The Fresno Bee in the Opinions section, March 7. The Bee congratulated the editors of The Feather Online staff for their Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown award and for their nomination for a 4th straight Pacemaker honor from the National Scholastic Press Association. Visitors to this article can also leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Just login to The Bee and leave a message.

    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

    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.


    April 20 ? Grad Night meeting
    April 21-22 ? SAT-10 testing
    April 22 ? Half-day schedule: Teachers’ in-service

    May 2 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date
    May 5 ? Registration deadline for June 6 SAT
    May 5 ? Cinco de Mayo lunchand activities sponsored by CSF and Spanish Club
    May 18 ? Senior athletes awards night
    May 18-19 ? Senior finals
    May 19 ? CSF recognition banquet
    May 20-23 ? Senior trip to Southern California
    May 25 ? No school: Memorial Day observed
    May 26-27 ? Finals for grades 9 through 11
    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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