With the continuing outbreak of the corona virus, schools around the world shut down to keep students and faculty safe. Many schools, including Fresno Christian, continue education on various online platforms. Utilizing Schoology, FCS teachers continue assigning and grading work.
In response to California Governor Gain Newsom's California school closures and subsequent announcement by FCS Superintendent Jeremy Brown to a campus transition to alternative learning model due to COVID-19, the upcoming choir trip to Nashville, TN, to participate in the WorldStrides Festival of Gold is canceled, March 16.
With over 300 middle school and high school students participating in the seventh annual FC serve day, Feb. 27, many students departed campus to volunteer at various organizations. High school students traveled to eight different locations around Fresno to serve the community.
Over 200 high school students will split up and travel off-campus to eight different locations around the Fresno area to serve others for the seventh year in a row, Feb. 27.
For the past 20 years, middle school teacher and director of the CJSF team Hallie Rojeski has been selling candy grams as a fundraiser to raise funds for community groups. This year, proceeds will fund the purchase of books and school supplies for students at Pinedale Elementary School. Candy gram purchases can be made at lunch for $1. CJSF members occupy a table in the PC gym with order forms to fill out with a handwritten note. The slips can be turned in to the high school office, Rojeski or middle school students collecting forms at lunch.
As the winter guard team prepares for their February performances, they advance their skills by building upon the past semester. Performing in the 73rd annual Pismo Clam Festival, Fresno Veterans Day Parade, Clovis Children’s Electric Lights Parade and many of the campus football games, the guard now focuses on fine-tuning their performance for their first show, Feb. 1. Five-year winter guard coach Michelle Rodriguez guides the team as they clean up their routine for the first presentation. She walks through each element of the dance until the students memorize the steps.
Elementary students, parents and staff gear up to participate in the annual Apex Fun Run, Jan. 16. Taking place in the FC gym, students receive a special shirt to put on which marks the number of laps they have completed. Over 150 students will run the race and acquire money for the school. The race is split into four different times; kindergarten at 8:45 a.m., 1st-2nd grade at 9:30 a.m., 3rd grade at 10:15 a.m. and 4th-5th grade at 11:00 a.m.
Every year on N. Van Ness Boulevard, street residents wrap their houses in Christmas lights, inflatable seasonal characters and holiday decorations, causing the neighborhood to fill with light.
As Thanksgiving approaches, students look forward to relaxing and spending time with loved ones. Students and staff share favorite aspects of Thanksgiving. The majority of families celebrate the holiday with a feast including foods like turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Depending on the culture, different foods may be served on the dinner table.
Founded by the World Kindness Movement in 1998, World Kindness Day focuses on the positive power and good deeds to promote community awareness, Nov. 13. According to OperationWarm, kindness sparks hope and creates joy which improves community lifestyles. World Kindness Day is all about celebrating kindness, improving relationships and acts as an avenue of service to boost moral, respect and good will. For those who serve others on moral or ethical grounds, the writers of the New Testament in 1 Peter 4:10 and Galatians 5:13 implore them to use their gifts to serve others.