Under a hastily decorated tree stood an assortment of packages. A large, generic brown box peaked curiosity to its contents. My turn came, and I moved over to the tree to collect the prize. On first glance I failed to understand the markings on the outside of the boxes inside.
Work continues as each class prepares for Friday night. This is the third year classes have raised money for charities in the broad theme of Homecoming for Humanity. The challenge of raising money gives a new problem to overcome as each class scrambles to find items to sell.
Immersed in class bonding activities and wilderness trails for a week, the class of 2024 returns from Calvin Crest with an expanded knowledge of God and of the natural world. From Crazy Hair Night to Loggers Jamboree, students participated in activities and challenges that spurred class unity. FC eighth grade students have been venturing up to Calvin Crest for over 30 years. Under the leadership of teachers Hallie Rojeski and Terry Richards, the annual camp traditions and stories have endured. With Richards out of school due to illness and Rojeski retiring at the end of the school year, the program looks to a new generation of teachers to continue the legacy left by both instructors.
Behind a hill in Lompoc, CA, propellant pumped to 1,000 psi surged through nine Merlin 1D rocket engines. At 10:54 a.m., Jan 14, 2017, Falcon 9’s hold-down clamps released and 614 tons floated on fire and smoke.
Men of Iron written by Howard Pyle develops the story of a young boy and his path to knighthood. Myles Falworth, a young squire under the service of the house of Beaumont learns. Under the watch of Sir James an old knight in the castle Myles learns how to fight in the way of knights and how to conduct himself in the age old life of knights. z
In an effort to explore how truth and what impacts society as truth, The Feather and this author will explore what students today believe and what shapes their perspective in an upcoming occasional series.
Each elective reaches a climax of performance during the school year and for the FC Drama program that is their spring performance of the Tempest. A play originally written by William Shakespeare the drama group decided to take on this beast and perform. The cast will consist of 15 people acting in different roles. The story of the tempest is about a group of people “stranded” on an island and being manipulated by a certain man.
After months of practice, spring brings the competition season for Fresno Christian's music departments. Choir and band put months of practice together in order to compete with other music departments. This is the last festival competition for choir and band. On March 22, 62 high school choir members, one third of high schoolers at FCS, traveled to the Cal Poly Central Coast Spring Choral Festival in San Luis Obispo. Director Susan Ainley and accompanist Ben Certain lead Fresno Christian's elementary, junior high, high school choirs, to perform in the 30th choral festival at Cal Poly.
The annual Econ Fair hosted by Robert Foshee's civic and economics class provides seniors the opportunity to exercise their ideas by creating a small product and then selling it. Students get into small groups of two or three, then use their own money to make the product. This allows them to create a marketplace for supply and demand.
Even before the change of the century Artie Padilla looked for ways to serve the community. Before the rise of ENP the local nonprofit partnering volunteers with opportunities Padilla traveled with his truck. Co founder and Executive director Artie Padilla works on staff with ENP. Along with connecting churches with serve opportunities, Padilla along with ENP work with schools in assisting them with literacy and reading.