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    Announcement: 2009-12-07

    by Austin Ward,
    Senior editor

    SCHEDULE FOR DEC. 7-14, 2009

    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:35 p.m.
    Girls’ Bible study ? Room 601, 12:35 p.m.
    Asian Club meeting ? Room 623, 12:35 p.m.
    Music Dept. rehearsal ? GZ main, 2:15 – 9 p.m.
    AcaDec workshop & reception ? CSUF Peters Bus. Ctr., 5 p.m.

    TUESDAY ? Chapel Schedule A
    JH/HS combined chapel ? GZ Main, 9:35 a.m.
    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:45 p.m.
    CSF meeting ? Room 621, 12:45 p.m.
    Spanish Club officers’ meeting ? Room 603, 12:45 p.m.
    Girls’ basketball at Kerman Tournament, 5 p.m.
    Girls’ soccer vs. Minarets H.S. ? North Field, 3 p.m.
    Golf meeting at Coach Hopper’s house, 7 p.m.

    Boys’ basketball at Immanuel High School Tournament, T.B.A.
    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:35 p.m.
    PTF Dominion Pizza Fundraiser ? all locations, 4-10 p.m.
    Music department rehearsal ? M-1, 6 p.m.
    Winter Guard tryouts ? M-1, 6-9 p.m.
    Girls’ basketball at Kerman Tournament, 6:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY ? Chapel Schedule B
    Varsity girls’ basketball at Kerman Tournament
    JV girls’ basketball at Mendota Tournament
    JV boys’ basketball vs. Hardwood Championship ? FC Gym, TBA
    Book Buddies ? Pinedale Elementary, 11:55 a.m.
    HS Christmas social ? GZ Main, 12:10 – 1:20 p.m.
    JH Chapel ? GZ Cafe , 12:10 p.m.
    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:45 p.m.
    Color guard tryouts ? M-1, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Girls’ soccer at Orange Cove H.S. ? Orange Cove, 4:30 p.m.
    Boys’ soccer at Orange Cove H.S. ? Orange Cove, 6 p.m.

    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:35 p.m.
    Spanish Club churros & hot chocolate sale ? GZ Quad, 12:45 p.m.
    Jostens senior graduation orders ? GZ Quad, 12:35 p.m.
    Boys’ soccer at Coast Union High School ? Cambria, 6 p.m.
    Winter guard tryouts ? M-1, 6-9 p.m.
    Varsity girls’ basketball at Mendota Tournament
    JV boys’ basketball vs. Hardwood Championship, TBA
    Varsity boys’ basketball at Immanuel High School Tournament, TBA

    JV girls’ basketball at Mendota Tournament ? Mendota High School, TBA
    Cheer competition, GSSA Nor. Cal. Classic ? Sacramento, TBA
    JV boys’ basketball vs. Hardwood championship ? FC, TBA

    MONDAY ? Dec. 14
    Lunch ? GZ Quad, 12:35 p.m.
    Girls’ Bible study ? Room 601, 12:35 p.m.
    H.S. Christmas Concert ? Riverpark Bible Church, 7:30 p.m.

    The FCHS student leadership class will be selling candy canes for $1 each from Dec. 8-11 to purchase pajamas for the Craycroft Center. For each additional $.50, another candy cane can be purchased. Students will be able to pick up the order forms from outside the Elem., J.H. and H.S. offices and turn in the money and the forms to the office. The candy canes will be distributed on Dec. 16.

    There will be tryouts for winter guard on Dec. 9-11 from 6-8 p.m. in FCS music suite.

    For students who took the PSAT in October, the score reports and test booklets may be picked up from Mrs. Sargent. Students must have a signed note from their parents stating that they may pick up their own scoresheet. Parents are welcome to come by the high school office to pick up their student’s scoresheet, as well.

    Kristen Rosenthal and Stefani Peck are spearheading the formation of an Asian Club on campus. There will be a meeting for all interested students during lunch in Room 626 on Monday, Dec. 7.

    Photo slideshows are beginning on The Feather Online. Current slideshows include all sports articles. To watch the slideshow, click on the “View slideshow” link above the media section on the right side of the article. The Feather Online staff is committed to added as many photos as possible to articles. Be sure to check each article for added slideshows even after an article first appears.

    The volleyball team won its first ever CIF SoCal Regional, Division V State playoff match, Nov. 24. The No. 4 Lady Eagles beat No.5 Fairmont Prep School from Anaheim, in a 5-set thriller, 3-2. Read more of the win and every match this season in the Volleyball sport shorts, 2009. Go to the Sports section of The Feather Online and be sure to watch the slideshow for each match as well.

    The volleyball team will continue playoff action against the No. 1 seed, Tri-City Christian of Vista, CA, Nov. 28. All attendees must pay at all CIF playoff games: general admission is $9; high school students, children (5+ years) and senior citizens (60+) are $5. All students must show their student ID cards to qualify for student entry fee. No free passes will be accepted.

    Jostens representatives will be on campus Nov. 30 to present information for seniors about graduation announcements, as well as their caps and gowns. All seniors are to report to room 621 at the beginning of lunch on Nov. 30. The presentation will continue through the lunch period, so there will be no off campus lunch that day.

    Jostens will return on Dec. 11 to receive orders for graduation items. All seniors will need to turn in their orders on this day during lunchtime in the quad area outside of Ground Zero. There will be no off campus lunch that day either. For more information, see Mrs. Sargent.

    Congratulations to coach Bonner Cunnings for being voted Coach of the Year by his peers. The other football coaches in the West Sequoia League are impressed with what Coach Cunnings has done with the FC team, as well as the Christian characters that the coaches and athletes display.

    The Feather Online ( staff would appreciate those who read their articles, view pictures or watch slideshows to send feedback to the staff in the comment section at the end of the article or photo. These comments help the staff focus and improve their journalism skills.

    Lunch will be eaten in Rooms 602 and 604 instead of in the GZ Quad on days when it rains.

    CSF is sponsoring a free tutoring program for high school, junior high and elementary students. CSF members will be offering one free tutoring session per week during free time: lunch, after school or a study hall. Mat and English, of all levels, are available for tutoring. If interested, sign up in front of the high school office or contact CSF adviser Molly Sargent or Suzanna Quiring for more information.

    Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, Coach Jennifer Tatum will be facilitating a Bible study for the junior and senior girls during lunch in room 601. It’s going to be a very exciting time of growth in the Lord. Students should bring their lunches and come as quickly as possible.

    Principal Bennet has initiated a new rule for dress code. Boys are not allowed to wear baseball hats in the building at all; they may wear them outside the building only.

    Reminder: Fresno Christian students are not allowed in the Ground Zero building at any time without permission or for planned campus activities. Please especially note that the GZ cafe is not a shortcut to GZ main for Tuesday chapel. On Tuesday morning the GZ cafe is being used by another organization for their activity. Off limits applies also to the GZ bathroom facilities.

    Videos will now will be embedded into articles on The Feather. To view the videos, scroll to the bottom of an article. Current articles with video include New director pursues excellence and Quarterback refines mental game. However, due to server restrictions, they cannot be viewed on campus. The volleyball sport shorts also has a video on Jessika Searles at the bottom.

    Moms In Touch, a prayer group comprised of JH and HS moms, meets from 8 – 9 a.m. on Friday mornings in Room 204 to pray on the behalf of students. All JH and HS parents are invited to join Moms In Touch every Friday. If a couple dads show up, a Dads In Touch group will be formed.

    Room 204 is near the PC library. If anyone is unable to locate the room, come by the HS office to find out more. For further questions, please contact Gina Wathen at 322-9116.

    PSN needs a secretary and treasurer, as well as members for the board. No freshman, sophomore or junior mothers have volunteered. Please contact Pam Powell at [email protected] or at 977-5779.


    Dec. 5 ? SAT & Subject Tests date
    Dec. 10 ? All-school Christmas party
    Dec. 15 ? Registration deadline for Jan. 23 SAT
    Dec. 18 ? End of first semester
    Dec. 19-Jan. 10 ? Christmas break

    Jan. 11, 2010 ? First day of second semester
    Jan. 18 ? No school: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
    Jan. 23 ? SAT & Subject Tests date
    Jan. 25-29 ? WSL Talent Show tryouts
    Jan. 27 ? Half-day schedule
    Jan. 30 – AcaDec competition: subjectives

    Feb. 6 ? AcaDec competition: objectives & Super Quiz
    Feb. 8 ? No school: Lincoln’s Birthday observed
    Feb. 13 ? Night of the Stars formal
    Feb. 15 ? No school: Presidents’ Day observed
    Feb. 24 ? Half-day schedule
    Feb. 25 ? WSL Talent Show at FCHS

    March 17 ? Half-day schedule
    March 27-April 5 ? Easter vacation

    April 6 ? School resumes after Easter break
    April 21 – Half-day schedule

    May 12 ? Half-day schedule
    May 27 ? FCHS graduation & reception

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