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    Announcement: 2013-01-24

    WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 24-25

    By Natalie Griffin, Writer

    Thursday-Chapel Schedule
    Chapel ~ 12:10 p.m.
    Lunch ~ 12:40 p.m.

    Friday
    Lunch ~ Burrito; provided by Spanish Club ~ 12:35 p.m.

    WINTER SPORTS RALLY
    Today students met in the FC Gym for a Winter Sports rally. Members of boys soccer, girls soccer, and boys basketball were introduced and then participated in games selected by student leadership. Boys and girls soccer played human foosball while the faculty participated in a teacher vs. varsity boys basketball game. Boys beat the girls in foosball and the teachers beat boys basketball.

    NOTS TICKETS AND OTHER INFO
    NOTS tickets are for sale for $50.

    NOTS will be held on Feb. 16 will be held downtown at, The Grand, on Saturday, February 16 from 5:30-11pm. Pictures start at 5:30 and are not included in the ticket price.

    If you are going to ask someone to NOTS, please let the Feather staff know so they can film it. If your ‘asking’ gets videotaped you can submit it to leadership for a chance to win 2 free tickets as the most creative.

    FCS’S STATE OF SCHOOL ADDRESS
    You’re invited to FCS’s State of School Address
    Monday, Jan. 28th at 7 p.m. in the Peoples Church Music Suite

    Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the fourth annual State of the School Address on Jan. 28th at 7 p.m. in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools. Along with reporting on the school program Mrs. Siebert will present information regarding the financial picture of our school. As we work together to strengthen Fresno Christian the more information we have about all aspects of the program the more effective our unified efforts will be.

    WILLOW HONORS PROGRAM INFO NIGHT
    The Willow International Community College Center is hosting a Honors Program Information Night, Jan. 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. in Academic Center 1 Room 150. (Lecture Hall). Parking is relaxed and free.

    The event is open to students and their families interested in applying and participating in the Willow International Honors program for Fall 2013. The application deadline for the Honors Program is Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. For more information, see Academic Adviser Michelle Warkentin.

    JOURNALISM FIELD TRIP
    The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association is hosting their national journalism convention in San Francisco April 24-28, 2013. The leadership of the NSPA/JEA has also asked The Feather Online to present a few sessions during the convention; they are encouraging us to share our expertise from our online experience in podcasting and our online system. The convention is a great way to improve your ability in journalism. The trip costs around $370. The editors of our newspaper are also invited to attend the 89th Annual Scholastic Convention held by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Feather Staff will be presenting sessions to greatly help the people of our organization and benefit the attendees of the convention. See Greg Stobbe for more details.

    SENIORS COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST
    If you’re planning on applying to a local community college, the placement test will be offered on Jan. 31 in room 627 from 9-11 a.m. Sign up for the test in the HS office.

    SENIORS AND PARENTS
    Michelle Warkentin will be leading a FAFSA Workshop for senior students and their parents, Feb. 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Rm. 624. This will be an informative meeting with instructions on how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Filling out the FAFSA is necessary in order to apply for Cal Grants and other financial aid/scholarships.

    BASKETBALL CLINIC
    The FCHS Boys Varsity Basketball players and coaching staff invite all students to attend the FC Basketball Skills Academy. The clinic, on Saturday, Feb. 9, is for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Clinic sessions for the different age groups are as follows:

    Kindergarten – 3rd grade 2:30-4:00 p.m.
    4th grade – 6th grade 4:15-6:15 p.m.
    7th grade – 8th grade 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    The clinic fee is $25 per student (sibling discount available). Each camper receives a camp t-shirt. This event is open to non-FC students as well. Call FCHS Head Coach Robert Hubbard at 559-708-5468 with any questions or to register. Registration on the day of the clinic will be accepted if space is available.

    FCS NEW SAFETY MEASURES
    As we welcome you back for the second semester we want to make you aware of additional safety measures on our campus. Teachers on both campuses will keep their classroom doors locked once class starts. A buzzer system has been installed at the Northeast campus, so that the gate will remain locked during the school day. Visitors will need to ring a buzzer, to be allowed on campus by office personnel.

    I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you that any person not currently employed by Fresno Christian Schools, must check in to a school office before reporting to a classroom or the playgrounds.

    Our goal, as always, is to provide the safest environment possible in which to educate your children. We look forward to a great second semester.

    -Letter from Todd Bennett

    SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK
    Sport Events The Week of January 22-25

    Tuesday

    Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Riverdale HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field
    Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Riverdale HS 7 p.m. in FC Gym

    Wednesday

    Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Riverdale HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field

    Friday

    Girls Varsity Soccer @ Parlier HS 3:30 p.m.
    Boys Varsity Soccer @ Parlier HS 5:30 p.m.
    Boys Varsity Basketball @ Parlier HS 7:30 p.m.

    KID’S DAY
    Every year, the Feather Staff and Student Leadership participate in selling newspapers for Children’s Hospital Central California called Kid’s Day. This year on March 5, Leadership will meet at 4:30am and Journalism will meet at 5:30am and will split their location between Cedar and Alluvial and Maple and Cedar. The Feather editors will be on Shaw and Blackstone is where the editors and Mr. Stobbe will sell newspapers.

    SAT TESTING AND REGISTRATION DATES
    SAT Date:
    January 26
    March 9
    May 4
    June 1

    Registration date:
    January 11 (late registration, by mail or online) for January 26
    February 8, 22 (late) for March 9
    April 5, 19 (late) for May 4
    May 2, 17 (late) for June 1

    For more information, click here

    DRAMA PRODUCTION
    Our Drama Department will be presenting “Meet Me in St. Louis” from April 25-28

    CSF REGIONAL CONFERENCES
    The Regional Conferences will be held in Visalia on Saturday, April 20, at Diamante High School from 7:30am-4:00pm. Transportation will not be provided.

    FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM
    The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter and our Instagram.

    CSF TUTORING
    Anyone in need of tutoring for any subject can come and be tutored for free, or if you are looking to get some community service hours you can also sign up to be a tutor. Tutoring will be held in Molly Sargent’s room, 621, Wednesday’s 3-4 p.m. by members of CSF.

    FULL LUNCH SCHEDULE
    To view a calender with all the lunch dates for the rest of this semester, click here.

    FIVE-MINUTE MILE CLUB
    P.E. teacher Michael Ogden is hosting a challenge to high school students. Run a mile under 6 minutes and join an elite group of athletes. Congrats to the first three members of the 5-minute mile club (5:59 or less). If you see the following three freshman students, congratulate these on their accomplishments.

    –Jon Anguiano: 5:45
    –Bailey Brogan: 5:46
    –Thomas Friesen: 5:58
    –Tyler Breedlove: 5:59
    –Damien Boyce: 5:50
    –Julian Castro: 5:43
    –Caleb Nale: 5:53
    –Nick Fontes: 5:56
    –Jacob Bynum: 5:57
    –Jordan Castro: 5:55

    Anyone who earns this distinction is given a commemorative T-shirt and other tokens of appreciation. For more information, contact Ogden.

    THE FEATHER NEEDS CAMPUS MEDIA
    The Feather needs videographers, photographers, and other media talents. Talk to Greg Stobbe, journalism adviser, if interested.

    MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEEDS TALENT
    Junior and Senior High School students are strongly encouraged to join choir, band, percussion, and colorguard. Musical adviser Michael Ogdon needs a pianist for jazz band also; see him in the Music Suite. Principal Todd Bennett and Academic adviser Michelle Warkentin can make schedule changes that can enable you to participate.

    FALL SPORT SIGNUPS
    Signups for fall sports in high school volleyball, football, cross country and track and junior high volleyball and cross country will be outside the athletic office. Football workouts for 8th-11th grade will begin May 15 and be held every Tues.-Fri. from 3:15-5:30 p.m.

    DRESS CODE
    In an effort to tighten up on dress code violations, the school

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