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    Announcement: 2014-12-03

    WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR DEC. 1-DEC. 5

    By Katie Jacobson,writer

    ELEMENTARY BAND SHOWCASE
    The Elementary band will be playing with the JH and HS Band today, Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. in the band room.

    CLOVIS CHILDREN’S ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS PARADE
    The Clovis Children’s Electric Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. This holiday tradition is hosted by the Old Town Clovis Kiwanis Club. There are decorated floats, marching bands, cars, equestrians and much more to see and enjoy! For more information, feel free to call (559) 917-9124.

    RED/GREEN DAY
    This Thursday, Dec. 4, be sure to wear your best red or green clothing items and get into the Christmas spirit!

    LEGO ROBOTICS
    Congratulations to the Lego Robotics team for winning first place at the 2014 FLL/Lego Robotics Qualifier ! The team has qualified for the Central Valley championships on Dec. 13th at Alta Sierra.

    YES WE CAN FOOD DRIVE
    The Yes We CAN food drive began Nov. 17 and ends Dec. 9. Students are encouraged to bring canned foods to help the many Fresno families with no food. HS Leadership will be holding a competition to see which class can collect the most food and to raise awareness. Be sure to use #FCGiveThanks.

    CHRISTMAS TREE LANE
    Students will be walking Van Ness Blvd., (which in December is called Christmas Tree Lane) on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. A free Starbucks will be awarded to the student with the ugliest Christmas sweater. Students will meet at the Starbucks in Fig Garden Village before the walk. For information on the 2013 Christmas walk, check out Community highlights holiday walk, tradition.

    For directions to Christmas Tree Lane, click here.

    CINDY LANE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
    Each year, the Wawona Ranch Estates community decorates their homes bright Christmas lights and decorations. Homeowners usually put up their decorations the day after Thanksgiving and take them down the day after Christmas. Cindy Lane is located in Clovis behind the Willow Station shopping center just East of Willow and Alluvial. For an article of last year’s Christmas at Cindy Lane, read Cindy Lane provides light art, decorations (VIDEO).

    For directions to Cindy Lane, click here.

    CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS
    Candlelight Christmas takes place every year on Huntington Boulevard and Sixth St. The tradition was given it’s name because lampposts are decorated like candles.

    For directions to Candlelight Christmas, click here.

    For an article about all the Christmas lights, check out Lanes light up Christmas spirit.

    CHRISTMAS MOVIE AND LUNCH
    On Dec. 11, be sure to bring a stuffed animal and get a free lunch! Your admission ticket to see “The Grinch” and receive a free lunch is a stuffed animal.

    CONSTITUTION TEST AND STATE DINNER
    Hallie Rojeski’s eighth grade class will take the 26th annual Constitution Test on Dec. 11. Their State Dinner will also be on Dec. 11 during lunch.

    Check out a photo from last year: Show what you know.

    SPORTS PICTURES
    Pictures for JH and HS sports will be on Thurs. Dec. 11 at 3:15 pm in the FC gym.

    HS cheer
    JH cheer
    HS boys basketball JV & var
    HS girls basketball var
    HS boys soccer var
    HS girls soccer var
    JH boys basketball 7th & 8th
    JH boys soccer
    JH girls soccer

    85TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN FRESNO CHRISTMAS PARADE
    The 85th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 13 beginning at 11 a.m. The theme this year is Candy Canes and Christmas Carols. Cash prizes are given to the best float entry, so make sure yours is based on your favorite holiday song! The parade first steps off at the Fulton Mall, travel South down the mall, past the ice rink, and finish off at Kern and “N” Street. For more information, click here.

    NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
    The National Christmas Tree Lighting will be on Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tom Hanks, Fifth Harmony, NE-YO, The Tenors, and more will be performing. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

    CSPA HONORS FEATHER WITH DIGITAL CROWN, Nov. 10
    For the 7th year in a row, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University in New York City, has honored The Feather Online with one of 14 Digital Media Crowns as the best examples of scholastic media in the United States. The campus paper is assured of at least a Silver Crown and will be awarded either that or a Gold Crown at CSPA’s 91st annual Spring Scholastic Convention, March 18-20, 2015. Over 1,400 digital newspapers were eligible for the award which honors the top papers in the country, regardless of size, division or state. More information will follow in the months to come.

    HS GIRLS SOFTBALL
    Any non-winter sport female athlete, including cheerleaders, wanting to play HS softball in the spring should come to the first fall workout Nov. 21 from 3:30-5 PM. Please bring all gear, and dress accordingly for the weather. Any questions, e-mail Coach Ragan at [email protected].

    SAT
    The registration deadline for the next SAT was Nov. 6. The test will be held on Dec. 6.

    ACT SCHEDULE
    The next ACT test will be Dec. 13. The registration deadline was Nov. 7. If students are looking for a test prep option, please contact Michelle Warkentin in the academic office or at [email protected] for more information.

    CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
    If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

    WRITING LAB
    If you have trouble writing essays or any other papers, there is a writing lab in room 624 every Tues. and Thurs. from 3-4:30 p.m. This opportunity is available until Dec. 11.

    DRAMA
    Drama will be performing The Gift of the Magi on Dec. 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Student Ministry Center. The HS Choir and band will be performing during the play and in between scenes. The story is about Jim and Della, who are very poor, but rich in love. Their efforts to buy each other a Christmas present will remind all of us of our true blessings.

    COLLEGE TRIP
    The annual college trip has been postponed until next semester on March 3-4, 2015. It is open to all CSF members and students (10th-12th grade) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

    SPORTS MEMBERSHIP PASSES
    The athletic deptartment will be selling FCS sports membership passes starting Sept. 2. Click here for more information. Individual passes: $125. Family passes (admits up to 4 people): $275. The passes are valid for FCS home football, basketball and volleyball games, excluding CIF foundation games and playoffs. Contact Jon Penberthy via email or phone at 559.299.1695, ext. 108, for more information.

    SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
    All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

    PHOTOJOURNALISM
    If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at [email protected].

    LUNCH MENU
    Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

    No bills over $20 are accepted.

    Monday – No lunch scheduled
    Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
    Wednesday – No lunch scheduled
    Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, Taco, churro and drink
    Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal Pizza and drink

    Monthly lunch calendar

    Click to submit lunch requests.

    STUFF MART
    Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost. Check it out today!

    FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
    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 on Instagram and on Facebook

    To follow on Twitter:

    The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
    Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
    Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
    Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
    Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
    Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

    THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
    Dec. 1 — JH boys soccer vs Bullard Talent MS 3 p.m. on FC north field.
    HS boys basketball vs Yosemite HS in FC Gym. JV 5:30 p.m. Varsity 7 p.m.
    This is a CIF Foundation Game. All regular entry fees apply. No free entry.
    Dec. 2 — JH boys basketball vs Bullard Talent MS 3 p.m. in FC Gym.
    JH girls soccer @ Bullard Talent MS 3 p.m.
    HS girls soccer @ Fresno HS 3 p.m.
    HS boys soccer vs CVC HS 3:30 p.m. on FC stadium field.
    Dec. 3 — JH boys soccer @ Hamilton MS 3 p.m.
    HS boys varsity basketball @ Madera South Tournament. Times TBA
    Dec. 4 — JH boys basketball @ Hamilton MS 3 p.m.
    JH girls soccer vs Hamilton MS 3 p.m. on FC north field.
    HS girls soccer vs Sunnyside HS 3:30 p.m. on FC stadium field.
    HS boys varsity basketball @ Madera South Tournament. Times TBA
    Dec. 5 — HS boys varsity basketball @ Madera South Tournament. Times TBA
    HS boys soccer @ Clovis HS tournament. Times TBA
    Dec. 6 — HS boys soccer @ Clovis HS tournament. Times TBA
    JH boys basketball tournament @ Fresno HS (varsity team only). Times TBA
    HS boys varsity basketball @ Madera South Tournament. Times TBA
    Elementary boys basketball @ San Joaquin Memorial HS. Times TBA
    Elementary girls basketball @ San Joaquin Memorial HS. Times TBA

    DATES TO REMEMBER

    December–
    Dec. 1 — Older “Brother and Sister” training during lunch
    Dec. 2 — First Christmas Tree Lane pedestrian walk
    Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister luncheons
    Superintendent Town Hall Meeting in SMC Main 6:30 p.m.
    Dec. 3 — Elementary Band Showcase 9 a.m.
    Dec. 5 — Elementary Drama in North Lobby Chapel 7 p.m.
    Dec. 6 — SAT Test
    Clovis Children’s Electric Christmas Parade
    Dec. 8 — Drama performance of Gift of the Magi, featuring HS choir in Student Ministry Center 7 p.m.
    Dec. 9 — Elementary Christmas Program in People’s Church Auditorium 7 p.m.
    De. 10 — Walk Christmas Tree Lane with campus students
    Dec. 11 — Annual Christmas movie and lunch
    JH and HS sports pictures
    HS Christmas Movie and lunch
    Dec. 12 — Half Day
    End of Yes We Can Food Drive
    Dec. 13 — Central Valley Championships @ Alta Sierra for Lego Robotics
    ACT Test
    85th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade 11 a.m.
    Dec. 14 — National Christmas Tree Lighting 2:30 p.m.
    Dec. 15 — Christmas break begins

    January–
    Jan. 5 — Return from Christmas break

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