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    Announcement: 2013-11-05

    WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR NOVEMBER 5-8

    By Emily Ladd, Writer.

    HOMECOMING COURT TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL]
    The newly elected homecoming court is connecting with Children’s Hospital on Thursday Nov. 7 from 2-4 p.m. The students will be in their homecoming attire and visiting with the patients in the rec room, handing out tiaras and crowns and coloring with the children.

    THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
    FC drama’s thirty drama students will be presenting their production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Nov. 15-17 in the Student Ministries Center (Ground Zero). The showing on Saturday will being at 7 p.m. and the Sunday showing at 4 p.m. Regular admission will cost $5. Students pay $3, and teachers may attend free. Seniors Natalie Ruiz, Tynin Fries, Kyle Hudecek, Robbie Hill, and Aliciana Quintana will give one of their last drama performances. The play will present the classic Christmas story from the Bible, but with a unique twist.

    SENIOR MEETING
    There will be a senior meeting on Tuesday, Nov 5 at lunch in Rm. 608 to go over and discuss the senior shirt design and senior trip. Seniors who want a say in the shirt’s design should attend this meeting.

    HONOR FLIGHT FILM
    Junior high and high school students will be watching a special documentary film on Honor Flight, honoring World War II Veterans. The film will be shown 5-8 period in the GL Johnson Chapel. Classes will not be in session during this time. To follow up on the film, Rudy Giannoni will be a guest speaker Thursday, sharing his experience with the Honor Flight, being a bomber and POW and his faith through this time. Thursday’s bell schedule will be run on a Tuesday bell schedule.

    BASKETBALL TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED
    The FC boys Basketball program is looking for two team managers for the upcoming season. These individuals would be responsible for keeping stats and filming for the varsity team. A third person would be helpful for the JV team as well. Managers will receive team gear, travel with the team and be with them during their playoff run. If interested, please give your name to the HS office.

    BOOK BUDDIES
    Book Buddies meet starting Oct. 31 and will continue to meet every other Thursday. Please meet by Robert Foshee’s room to eat lunch before leaving. Book Buddies take a bus to Pinedale to read to the younger students. You can read last year’s article on Book Buddies here.

    PLAN TEST
    FC will be hosting the PLAN test (practice for the ACT) on Wed Dec. 4. This test is for sophomores and juniors who are interested in taking the ACT their junior or senior year. Please sign up with $13 to Vickey Belmont by Nov. 8 if you are interested.

    POMEGRANATE JELLY Sharon Scharf’s Home Economics classes are making jelly next week, Nov. 4-8, so there will be a limited number of jars for sale in the HS office. First come first serve, they will be $10.00 a jar.

    GRADUATION PRODUCTS
    Seniors, it’s time to plan for graduation! Friday, Nov. 1, there will be a mandatory meeting for all seniors. A representative from Jostens will be on campus to show you what is available to order.

    DESSERT CONCERT
    FC high school is hosting a Dessert Concert on Nov. 4 at 7:00pm in the Student Ministry Center. The Percussion Ensemble, Adoration Ensemble, Kingsmen Quartet and FCS Jazz Band will preform. All proceeds from the dessert auction will benefit the Music Department’s travel fund.

    HOMECOMING COURT
    FC’s 2013 Homecoming court was decided Oct. 25, during the homecoming game. The court is as follows:

    HOMECOMING KING: Kyle Hudecek

    HOMECOMING QUEEN: Hannah Avila

    HOMECOMING PRINCESSES:
    Senior: Annalise Rosik

    Junior: Elise Winegarden

    Sophomore: Ali Breedlove

    Freshman: Sydney Belmont

    FC won the game, 56-6. The senior class’s float placed first, with sophomores coming in second. About 100 alumni came to chat with alumni director Gary Schultz in the library.

    FCHS STUDENT ART SHOWING
    Fresno Christian Student art is being exhibited Nov. 4-10 at the Clovis Memorial Building. Elora Hargis, Julianna Rosik and Shannon Martens will all be representing Fresno Christian with their art in the Clovis Art Guild Fall Open Show. Martens also has two pieces of artwork on display until Christmas at Allard’s Art Supplies on Blackstone next to Trader Joe’s.For more information, visit the Clovis Art Guild website here.

    OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
    Each year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of shoebox gifts to children in desperate circumstances around the world. In addition to bringing happiness to boys and girls who otherwise wouldn’t receive any presents, Samaritan’s Purse also opens doors for presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ. Through children’s literature and evangelistic programs, many lives are changed for eternity.

    FC would like to invite you to join us this year as we reach out to boys and girls in the name of Jesus Christ. The goal is to collect 250 shoeboxes at FC by Nov. 7 for children who face a daily struggle against war, persecution, disease, natural disaster, poverty, illness, or neglect. Please pray that God will meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

    This year the high school classes will compete to see which class donates the most boxes. The winning class are awarded with a pizza party!
    If you have any questions contact Maddie Luginbill, Allison Breedlove or Robert Foshee. They will give you any information or boxes that you need! FC would like to beat last year’s number of 75 boxes. Good luck!

    VETERAN’S DAY PARADE
    Want to represent FC in the biggest parade west of the Mississippi?
    One practice qualifies students to march with the FC percussion line and color guard flag team Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. by the gym.
    The Veteran’s Day Parade parade steps off in downtown Fresno on Nov. 11. Buses will transport all FC participants and adult sponsors. Students must sign up by Nov. 1.

    DEBATE TEAM
    FC is excited to announce the formation of a debate team. Forensic Debate Teams offer students the opportunity to carefully research both sides of a topic and argue either side effectively. Earn your FC Letter! All interested students should attend an information/sign up meeting at lunch, Oct. 23, in Rm 628.

    LUNCH MENU
    Lunches are always provided for the cost of $6.
    Monday -No lunch scheduled
    Tuesday – JH Lunch: Taco Bell, drink and dessert
    Wednesday – Farmer Boys; Breakfast Burritos,Fruit cup, OJ or water
    Thursday – No lunch scheduled
    Friday – Wahoo’s; Grilled Chicken Burrito,chips & salsa dessert, drink

    CHAPEL SPEAKERS NEEDED
    Want to tell your story of how God is working in your life? The leadership chapel group is looking for someone to be in the next chapel video. The video will be shown during a Thursday or Tuesday chapel. Contact Robert Foshee or Annalise Rosik for more information. Foshee can be reached at [email protected]

    COLLEGE TRIP
    Michelle Warkentin will be heading up a college trip to LA. Warkentin will be traveling to UCLA, UC Irvine, Vanguard, and one other Christian college (depending on the interest of those signed up). The fourth college will be either Azusa Pacific, Biola, or Cal Baptist. Please sign up with Vickey Belmont by Wed, October 2 if you are interested in attending. In order to qualify you must be in grades 9-12 and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. When you sign up let her know which 4th college (of the options given) you would like to visit. Final details and cost information will be determined by the end of next week. Parents interested in driving can contact Warkentin at [email protected]. The trip will be Nov. 5-6.

    THE VAULT, POWERSCHOOL
    To access the vault, students use their first and last name, with a space in between as the username. The password is each student’s ID number. If a student does not know their ID number, see Vickey Belmont in the high school office.

    To access PowerSchool, student use the same login, but without a space between their first and last name in the username.

    WANNA TRAVEL TO PARIS IN JUNE, 2014?
    Journalism adviser Greg Stobbe is leading a 10-day educational tour to Paris, France, next summer. If you want to visit Europe next summer, he has an itinerary published, outlining each day’s activities. Stobbe has room for a few more students and parents on the custom trip scheduled to leave in June 2014. He already has 13 travelers signed up. For more information, talk to Mr. Stobbe or email him at [email protected].

    PUBLICATIONS CLASSES NEED YOUR HELP
    After a successful past eight years of covering campus events, The Feather Online, in need of more staff to cover video, photos, slideshows and other multimedia events. Please contact editor-in-chief Tynin Fries or adviser Greg Stobbe for more information. Join one of the top online daily newspapers in the United States.

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    International students that would like help with English can receive help from senior Jason Kim on Thursdays during lunch in room 627.

    PRINTING IN OFFICE
    If students need to have papers printed from the high school office, they need to leave their flashdrive in the tray on Vickey Belmont’s desk. The paper will be printed when there is time for the office staff or aides.

    MUSICIANS NEEDED
    Percussion needs more players – Percussion Ensemble meets 4th period. It counts either as a music elective or as PE credit. See Music Director Michael Ogdon for more information.
    Men’s Ensemble is auditioning for some more singers – The Kingsmen meet 3rd period. See Music Director Michael Ogdon for more information.
    Are you interested in learning how to play and sing in a worship band? Worship 101 is a class that will help you grow in technology and music leadership. This is a 1st period class. See Music Director Michael Ogdon for more information. Colorguard Flag Team needs more members – Colorguard meets 1st period. It counts as a PE credit. See Music Director Michael Ogdon for more information.

    ATTENTION: CLUBS AND ATHLETIC COACHES
    If you would like to raise funds for your clubs or teams by selling lunch at school, contact Vickey Belmont in the high school office at 559-299-1695.

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    DATES TO REMEMBER
    Nov. 2 — SAT testing
    Nov. 5-6 — College trip to SoCal
    Nov. 8 — Deadline for registering for SAT Dec. 7
    Nov. 15-17 — “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
    Nov. 27-28 — Thanksgiving Break
    Dec. 7 — SAT testing
    Dec. 13-Jan. 6 — Christmas break
    Dec. 20-21 — Garces Soccer Tournament

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