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Back-to-school night (BTSN) is an annual event held within the first few weeks of school, in order to welcome the start of the new school year, Aug. 18. Parents have the opportunity to reverse roles with their kids and spend some time in their classes.

BSN to inform parents of campus changes

Back-to-school night (BTSN) is an annual event held within the first few weeks of school, in order to welcome the start of the new school year, Aug. 18. Parents have the opportunity to reverse roles with their kids and spend some time in their classes. Teachers also get to chat with parents and share their goals for the year.

This year will be a special BTSN because there are many unfamiliar faces and a whole new academic plan. Parents will get to learn more about the technological changes undergoing at FC.

BTSN will be held on two different nights, junior high and high school will be held Monday, Aug 19. Seventh grade parents will meet in room 629 at 6:30 p.m. and eighth grade parents will meet in room 628 at the same time. to discuss upcoming class trips. Grades 9-12 parents will meet in the FCS gym at 7 p.m.

Elementary’s BTSN will be held on the following day, Tuesday, Aug 19. Parents should report to the GL Johnson Chapel at 7 p.m.

Jonathan Penberthy, first time FC teacher and Co-Athletic director, is looking forward to this Monday’s BTSN. Having prior experience as a teacher and a coach in the Bay Area, he is using his experience to prepare.

“I am looking forward to this year very much,” Penberthy says, “All of my students seem eager for the year, and I expect to see them thrive.”

Dean of Students, Amy Deffenbacher, switches gears from teacher to dean of students for upcoming BTSN.

“I have taught in elementary classes along as secondary classes outside of FC,” Deffenbacher said. “I would usually just make up my own agendas. Here at FC I was able to add in Jesus and could share my spiritual goals for the class. This year as Dean of Students I am in charge of making sure all of the teachers know the expectations, and this year its a bigger job because we have so many new staff members.”

Mick Fuller, Co-Athletic director and PE coach, looks forward to sharing his plans for his classes with parents.

“In the past i have made a bunch of copies of the syllabus and would go through the main points of those,” Fuller said. “However, with the beauty of Powerschool and Google drive, most of the parents have already seen those things. We’ll now just be talking about how the course will run and what the students will be doing, and the expectations I will have for them.”

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For more news, read the Aug. 14 article, Seniors prepare for retreat, look to grow closer.