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    Announcement: 2010-04-29

    by Austin Ward,
    Senior editor

    SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 30-MAY 3, 2010

    FRIDAY
    Choir/Band Heritage Tour ? San Francisco
    Lunch ? GZ Quad ? 12:35 p.m.
    Track meet at Reedley Kiwanis Invitational ? Reedley High School ? 3:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity baseball at Riverdale High School ? Riverdale ? 4 p.m.

    SATURDAY
    Choir Heritage Tour ? Santa Clara

    MONDAY | May 3
    Club Asia meeting ? Room 626 ? 12:35 p.m.
    Lunch ? GZ Quad ? 12:35 p.m.
    Worship team auditions ? Room M-1 ? 12:35 p.m.
    Worship team auditions ? Room M-1 ? 3 p.m.
    HS football meeting ? Room 601/603 ? 6 p.m.

    LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS
    For students interested in being in next year’s student leadership class, there will be applications available starting today in Room 608. There will be four representatives for each class who will be appointed through interviews.

    There will also be four members who represent the entire student body as Associated Student Body leaders. These students have to be rising juniors or seniors. These students go through an interview process as well an election by the student body.

    Applications are due by Friday, April 30.

    FRESNO BEE GIVES FEATHER THUMBS UP, APRIL 24
    The Fresno Bee honored The Feather Online with a Thumbs Up as part of its Saturday, April 24, editorial.

    For those who missed it or do not have a print copy, Thumbs Up can be read here. Also be sure to read the comments at the bottom of the page. Comments are a good way to show The Bee that viewers have read the article.

    ATTN: SENIORS
    The student leadership class is creating a slideshow to be presented at the reception following graduation, May 27. Leaders request that seniors submit four photos to be included in the presentation.

    These four should consist of one baby picture and three photos of the graduate’s high school activities. The class prefers to have photos of high school memories, not students’ portraits.

    Scanned or digital pictures are preferred, and may be e-mailed to [email protected]. For hard copies, deliver them in a sealed envelope to Room 608. All photos must be submitted by May 19.

    CONGRATS TO MATH DEPT.
    Congratulations to the junior high and high school math departments. At the Fresno State Math Field Day on Saturday, Fresno Christian walked away with multiple awards:

    SCHOOL AWARDS:
    Fresno Christian Junior High ? 1st Place Overall
    Fresno Christian Junior High ? 1st Place Small School Division
    Fresno Christian High School ? 1st Place Small School Division
    Fresno Christian Schools ? Largest number of participating students

    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AWARDS:
    Abel Carreon ? 3rd Place, 9-12 Game Tournament

    JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT AWARDS:
    J.D. Freitas and Caleb Kennedy ? 1st Place, 6-8 Leap Frog
    Tyler Laird and Daniel Moore ? 2nd Place, 6-8 Leap Frog
    Annalise Rosik ? 2nd Place, 6-8 Game Tournament

    Congratulations to all for a job well done!

    FEATHER WINS PACEMAKER
    The Feather Online won its third Online Pacemaker award at the journalism conference sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Educators Association in Portland, OR, April 15-17.

    The Pacemaker award is comparable to the Pulitzer Prize in high school journalism. Fresno Christian’s The Feather Online was the only online newspaper in California to receive this award. There were 132 school newspapers from across the country who made the finals.

    Congratulations to the editors, Suzanna Quiring and Austin Ward; to webmaster, David Casuga; sports editor, Spencer Lee; features editor, Sydney Ray; and all the other staff members. And to adviser Greg Stobbe.

    This comes on the heels of The Feather Online winning Columbia University’s top journalism award: the Gold Crown in March.

    COSTS FOR COPIES
    Please be advised that any student making copies in any one of the offices must pay 10 cents per copy or 25 cents for a color copy. There is no exception. If a teacher is asking a student to make one or more copies, please be sure and get a note from the teacher. Otherwise, the office will charge the student for copies made.

    Also, if a teacher comes in to make copies while students are using the copier for personal use, the students are expected to let the teacher make his or her copies first. Again, no exception.

    LOCKS OF LOVE CHARITY
    Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. If interested in committing to growing your hair and donating to Locks of Love, see Mrs. Nakashian in Room 601. The goal for hair cutting is at the end of the school year (May 2010) or the beginning of the new school year (August 2010).

    The criteria for hair donation are as follows:
    1. Donated hair must be 10 inches or longer.
    2. Hair that is permed or colored is acceptable but the hair may not be bleached, chemically damaged or overprocessed.
    3. Hair must be in the form of a clean, dry ponytail or braid. Dreadlocks are not accepted.

    ATTN: ALL STUDENTS
    Please note that NO FOOD OR DRINKS are to be delivered to students in class. If food/drinks are delivered, the teachers are to have the student delivering the food bring the item(s) down to the high school office. The student delivering the food will receive discipline from the principal and the food/drinks will be kept to be picked up during the morning break, lunch or after school. This policy applies to Periods 1 through 8.

    LOST AND FOUND
    Three days into the new semester and the lost and found table is already full. There are about a dozen sweat jackets, a blanket, a backpack, girl’s knit sweaters and cap, and some textbooks and binders. If any student has misplaced anything, check the lost and found table in Building 6, across from the restrooms.

    Also note that, this year, the lost and found table will be cleared on a weekly basis.

    GYM REFINISHED
    The FCS gym floor has been refinished. Please note that the gym doors to the foyer and into the gymnasium will now be locked, except for events taking place in the gym.

    All music students are required to enter and exit the music suite from the door on the east side of the building, not through the foyer.

    All P.E. and strength and conditioning students are to use the locker room doors and enter the locker rooms from the rear access doors. Students are ONLY to use the rear locker room doors when they are leaving and returning to Building 6; they are NOT to walk through the gym and leave by the front door.

    This new procedure will be enforced immediately.

    COMMENTS ON THE FEATHER
    The Feather Online (www.thefeather.com) 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 ON RAINY DAYS
    Lunch will be eaten in Rooms 602 and 604 instead of in the GZ Quad on days when it rains.

    CSF TUTORING PROGRAM
    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.

    GROUND ZERO ACCESS
    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.

    DATES TO REMEMBER?

    MAY
    May 5 ? AP Calculus AB test
    May 6 ? AP English Lit. & Comp. test
    May 7 ? AP US History test
    May 10 ? AP Biology test
    May 12 ? AP English Language & Comp. test
    May 12 ? Half-day schedule
    May 17, 18, 19 ? Senior finals
    May 20-22 ? Senior trip to SoCal
    May 27 ? FCHS graduation & reception
    May 28 ? Last day of school

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