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    Announcement: 2009-05-07

    By: Austin Ward, News editor

    SCHEDULE FOR MAY 7 – 8, 2009

    THURSDAY ? CHAPEL SCHEDULE
    HS chapel ? GZ Main, 12:10 p.m.
    Spirit Week dress up: Super Heroes
    Advance Art to The Met, 10 a.m.
    AP English Lit & Comp test ? Room 501, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
    Lunch ? Rosalinda’s burritos
    Track team dismissed at 1:45 to help set up JH track meet
    Varsity boys’ tennis at Caruthers, 4 p.m.

    FRIDAY – Spirit Week Special Schedule
    Spirit Week dress up: FC spirit wear
    AP US History test ? Room 501, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
    Lunch ? grad night fundraiser
    JV/Varsity baseball at Caruthers, 4 p.m. (Dismissed 1:45)

    PRAYER CHAPEL
    There will be a chapel today for the National Day of Prayer. The student leadership and worship band will play a few songs and then allow students to break into small groups for prayer. Chapel will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Ground Zero.

    AP TEST SCHEDULE
    The following is the schedule for the remaining Advanced Placement tests given at FCHS: AP U.S. History, Room 501, May 8; and AP English Language and Composition, P.C. Gym, May 13. All tests are given from 8 – 11:30 a.m. on the day of the test.

    SUMMER SCHOOL 2009
    The campus is planning a traditional summer school this year. The program will begin June 8 and end July 17, running from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday each week. The offered courses include: Spanish I, World History, U.S. History, Civics/Economics, Math I, Pre-Algebra and Geometry.

    All classes will be taught by current FCHS faculty. Only one course may be taken. The fee for each course is $400 per student and must be paid by May 27. Upon completion, 10 credits will be awarded for each six-week course, the equivalent of one year’s worth of academic work. Since Civics and Econ are semester courses and are taken separately, students will receive five credits for each.

    Sign-up forms are in front of the high school office and they must be signed and returned to the office by Friday, May 8. As course offerings are based on enrollment, an official listing of class offerings will be available on May 12.

    LIBRARY MATERIALS DUE
    Students must return any checked-out items from the Library Media Center before they can take their finals. The deadline for seniors is Friday, May 25. For all other grades, the deadline is Friday, May 22. As a remember, there is a $30 fee for each item that is not returned; fees are due before finals.

    ATTENTION UC STUDENTS
    Seniors who are planning on attending a University of California school must see Molly Sargent ASAP for some important information about this system.

    FCS FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP
    Every year at graduation, a senior is awarded the FCS Faculty Scholarship. All graduating seniors who meet the following criteria will be considered:

    ?Must be a graduating senior at FCHS
    ?Must have been enrolled at FCHS for a minimum of three years
    ?Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    ?Must be involved in a local church
    ?Must demonstrate Christian character

    In addition to completing the application, the senior must compose a personal statement and have a faculty member complete the recommendation page.

    In order to be considered for this award, students must see Molly Sargent for an application, which is due May 15. A committee composed of FCS faculty K-12 will consider the applicants, determine the recipient and award the scholarship at graduation. Please see Sargent for more information.

    PHOENIX CONVENTION RESULTS
    Nine members of The Feather staff attended the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Phoenix, AZ, where the newspaper was recognized as one of 15 Online Pacemaker finalists. In addition, junior Spencer Lee, sports editor, competed in an on-site sports writing contest against more than 80 other students and placed third with an “Excellent” rating.

    FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED
    The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at California State University, Fresno, is offering its Balanced Man Scholarship for graduating seniors. Applicants should be incoming freshmen who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills and commit to health and well-being. The deadline for submission is May 6. Please see Molly Sargent for details and an application.

    ATTENTION SENIORS
    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.

    FEATHER SLIDESHOWS
    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.

    NSPA HONORS ‘THE TEEN AGE’
    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.”

    SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION
    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 www.sss.gov.

    CELL PHONE POLICY REMINDER
    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.

    HS BOYS’ BIBLE STUDY
    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.

    USE OF COPIER IN THE OFFICES
    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER?

    MAY
    May 8 ? Spirit Week Carnival: West field, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
    May 14 ? JH/HS Spring Band Concert, Riverpark Church, 7 p.m.
    May 16 ? Year-End Choir Concert, G.Z. Main, 7 p.m.

    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 23 ? H.S. Drama Production, G.Z. Main, 7 p.m.
    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
    June 6 ? SAT & Subject Tests testing date

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