Since 1977, the FCS community has gained numerous faculty members that have influenced the school. Eunie McEntee is a staff member who went above and beyond to accomplish this. Her legacy at the school impacted students and teachers and shaped many of them into the people they are today.
Four years ago 13 year old Cate Vander Kooi entered the Peoples Church auditorium, hands shaking, stomach in knots. Her fear weighed heavy on her shoulders as she walked in and took a seat in the freshman section, looking around with wide eyes. Thoughts raced through her mind as she watched upperclassmen greet each other and teachers corral kindergarteners into seats.
Longtime campus teacher Robert Foshee has served FCS since 2000, with 18 years as an advisor, teacher and coach. His consistent participation in school events have shaped the school, helping provide stability as it completes its 41st year.
Phantom of the Opera recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary, making it the longest running show on Broadway ever. The show is based on the horror novel by French author Gaston Leroux, and has then since been adapted into several films.
Part of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders included imposing additional tariffs on steel and aluminum from China. As a result, China retaliated by imposing similar tariffs on a variety of agricultural products imported from California. Almonds, pistachios, grapes, and oranges are among some of the crops affected by the tariff. According to the Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno County raises over 350 crops, with these being among the top 10 exported to China.
A voice on the loud speaker resonates throughout classrooms, announcing various activities occurring throughout the day. Whether a student needs to be pulled out of class for an appointment, a sports game was cancelled or there is a daily campus update, secretary Michelle Logan takes control announcing events.
The State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara performed the classic ballet of Romeo and Juliet, March 3. The performance took place inside William Saroyan Theatre, home to many events around the valley. William Shakespeare’s 1597 play, Romeo and Juliet, serves as inspiration for the ballet. The familiar story has been adapted many times into various books, musicals, plays, and more. It originally became a complete ballet in 1938 after music was created by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.
Varsity girls basketball hosted the CIF Central Section Division V playoff game in the FC Gym, Feb. 21. The Eagles battled Central Valley Christian, losing the game 57-42. Although their season is over, the team made significant improvements throughout the year. Underclassman Kayla Vanderlinden, ‘20, says goodbye to her senior teammates. Despite the loss, she enjoyed the season with her team.
Being part of a team means working together in every aspect, cooperating in order to advance the team. New players must pick up this skill quickly, looking to long term players for guidance. Seniors Roman Endicott and Tyler Villines take this role in stride, using their friendship to connect on the field.