Upon entering the holiday season, the players and achievements of fall sports teams were honored in the Peoples Church gym, Nov. 15. Athletes, coaches and families joined to honor the football team, JV and varsity volleyball, and girls tennis. A variety of awards were handed out including MVP and the Coaches Award. Coaches got the chance to share the team's records and accomplishments.
The annual FC alumni soccer game will be held once again on the soccer field. The event welcomes all FC soccer alumni back to participate in a soccer game to play against the current soccer team at 9 a.m., Nov. 24. Written by: John Monke.
Dancers practice as builders and painters prepare props for the upcoming Break the Barriers production, “A Nutcracker like no Other”, Nov. 17. The show is based on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". Dance and gym coach, Katie Hale appreciates the inclusivity of Break the Barriers performances and the detail placed into the productions. During her third Nutcracker production, she is responsible for on-stage props.
The 99th annual Veterans Day Parade was promoted as the biggest in the United States, Nov. 12. An F-15 from the 144th Fighter Wing performed a flyover while the grand marshal, retired Lt. Colonel Larry Duba, gave a speech. Over 200 different organizations marched along downtown Fresno. Speakers began in front of City Hall at 10:15 a.m., followed by the parade at 11 a.m.
Fresno Christian's north field facilitates sports games, carnivals and P.E. classes, but rarely functions as an airfield. However, as approximately 280 elementary students plus select high school classes gathered to watch a UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter touch down on the grass during 1st period, Nov. 9.
On Nov. 13 in room 508 in building 5 from 3rd to 5th period there will be a CSU application workshop for any seniors interested in applying for or getting assistance from a CSU rep about what college they want to attend. Students will be able to have assistants from admissions rep from the CSU system. They will help the seniors with making sure their applications are free of any errors and to answer any questions the seniors might have.
The joy of receiving gifts eludes children living in impoverished areas across the world. Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) intends to distribute gift boxes to these children, providing them with the joy of a physical and spiritual gift. According to their website, OCC intends to further the gospel of Jesus Christ through the distribution of the gift boxes. Ameristudent international advisor Brooke Stobbe encourages her students to support OCC through packing boxes. Of her 21 students, Stobbe took 14 international students to Dollar Tree filling 17 boxes that will be donated in support of OCC.
After a long summer of practice and games, the boys' varsity basketball team will try and make a deep playoff run. The Eagles finished last year with an overall record of 12-16 and 3-7 in league play. Written by John Monke.
From taking trips to the grocery store to speaking Spanish at Toledo's Mexican Restaurant, Spanish teacher Rachel Rodriguez prepares her Spanish III classes for life outside of high school. Not only does she limit her teachings to just Spanish, but Rodriguez incorporates Christ into her daily lessons. Spanish teacher Rachel Rodriguez expands activities and activities each year for her three levels of Spanish classes. Throughout the year, Rodriguez teaches her students different conjugations and new Spanish vocabulary. Students learn to apply Rodriguez's teachings to real life situations like ordering food from a Mexican-based restaurant. These opportunities give students to experience how Spanish can be applied to real life situations.
Roller coasters, rides, and thrills awaited the 168 students heading to Sadies 2018, Oct. 27. Charter buses and cars buzzing with anticipation left Fresno Christian at 8 a.m., making the three hour drive to California’s Great America. Dressed in occupation themed costumes, students spent the day enjoying rides and water slides with friends and peers.