By Katie Jacobson, writer

Congratulations to our choirs and band! JH and HS choirs won the silver award and HS jazz band and ladies ensemble won the gold award. Ladies ensemble was also given an invitation to the Heritage Festival at Carnegie Hall during the 2016 festival season. We were also given the Sweepstakes Award for having a high scoring group represented in each category. Senior Andrew Guthrie was nominated by Susan Ainley and Lesley Bannister for the “When You Wish” award for outstanding music performance and contribution to the school community. He also was awarded the Maestro award along with Ivette Ibarra for their solos during the performance.

The Career Fair is on March 11 following a half day bell schedule. This event is considered part of the normal school day and will end at 3 p.m. Sign-ups for speakers will take place during advisory on March 10. Seniors are not allowed to go off campus during lunch on the day of the Career Fair.

The 32nd annual FC Auction will be held March 14 in the FC gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please continue donating! There is a competition between grades 7-12 on which class can bring in the most items. Prizes include donuts, longer lunches, and an afternoon off with activities.

This year Night of the Stars will be held at Wolf Lakes on March 28 from 5-11 p.m. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased in the HS office or during lunch in the quad. Pictures will begin at 5:30 p.m., order forms are available in the HS office.

If you enjoy writing, the Creative Writing Club meets in room 603 every Monday during lunch. This club is available to JH and HS.

All school students must be in dress code at all school sports events, both on campus and at away games. Students who are out of dress code will be asked to change clothes and may be required to leave the event if they are unable to comply.

If anyone is interested in photography and has a free 3rd period, please talk to Kori Friesen about joining Photojournalism. She can be contacted at kfriesen@fresnochristan.com.

Lunches may now be selected online. Go to the Fresno Christian website, select Campus News, and scroll down until the lunch menu is visible. Under the menu the option “Submit your lunch request” will appear. You may then select what you want for lunch!

No bills over $20 are accepted.

Monday – No lunch scheduled
Tuesday – No lunch scheduled
Wednesday – No lunch scheduled
Thursday – JH Leadership; Teriyaki Don, teriyaki chicken over rice, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

Stuff Mart, the student store, is open every day during the 10 minute break. It is located at the south end of the top floor in building six. Snacks and some school supplies are available for a nominal cost.

The Feather Online continues to tweet each school day up-to-date news and happenings. All students, parents and community supporters need to do is sign up for an account and follow @thefeather on Twitter on Instagram and on Facebook

To follow on Twitter:

The Feather (www.thefeather.com) – @theFeather
Fresno Christian School – @FresnoChristian
Fresno Christian Sports – @FCEaglesSports
Fresno Christian Music Department – @FCSMusicdept
Fresno Christian Athletic Department – @FCSportsAD
Fresno Christian PE – @FCEaglesPE

FCS Dinner Auction, March 14. Contact the FC central office to make donations and purchase tickets.

FC Athletics Golf Tournament Fundraiser April 27. Net proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the FCS Athletic Department and FCS Athletics Booster Club. For sponsorship or donation opportunities, please call (559) 575-1769 or email jpenberthy@fresnochristian.com.

Monday — JH boys baseball vs Ft Miller MS 2:45 p.m. on west field.
JH girls basketball vs Hamilton MS 3 p.m. in PC gym.

Tuesday — HS golf vs Yosemite HS @ Riverside GC 3 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Dos Palos HS 4 p.m.

Wednesday —
JH boys baseball vs Tehipite MS 2:45 p.m. on west field.
JH girls basketball vs Tehipite MS 3 p.m. in PC gym.
HS softball @ Sierra HS 3:30 p.m. Dismiss at lunch to change and depart.

Thursday –JH boys baseball @ Tehipite MS 2:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Fowler HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS softball @ Kings Christian HS 3:30 p.m.
HS baseball @ Kings Christian HS 3:30 p.m. Dismiss at lunch to change and depart.
HS track @ Coalinga HS 2 p.m.

Saturday — Elementary track in PAL meet @ Washington Union HS John Ventura Stadium. Events start 9 a.m. Athletes arrive 8:30 a.m.
FCS Dinner Auction 5:30 p.m.
HS Spring Sports teams doing clean up following the auction (9:30 p.m.)

March 9-13 — Kindergarten Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 11 — Career fair
March 13 — ACT registration deadline for April 18 test
Winterguard show #5
Winterguard group photo, 3:30 p.m.
End of Third Quarter
March 14 — 32nd FC Auction
SAT Test

March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 17 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
Brother to Brother Training
March 18 — Econ Fair
March 18-20 — JH Sugar Babies

March 23-27 — SAT 10 Testing
March 24 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
March 27 — ACT late registration deadline for April 18 test
Cal Poly Festival for 5th-12th grade choirs
March 28 — Night Of the Stars (NOTS)

March 30 — Easter Break begins

April 7 — Return from Easter Break
Jostens Grad Delivery
April 9 — JH/HS Spring Sport Pictures

April 13 — AP US History Study Session
April 14 — Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Training
April 18 — ACT Test

April 21 — Brother to Brother Off Campus Lunch
April 21-23 — Musical: Music Man
April 24 — Music Man Cast Party

April 28 — Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch
April 30 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 1 — 7th Grade Science Trip

May 4 — AP US History Study Session
Spring Concert (7th-12th grade)
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration
AP Calculus AB Test
Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister Luncheon
EL Fine Arts Open House
May 7 — Yearend Convocation/Day of Prayer
May 8 — AP US History Test

May 11 — Spring Sports Awards Banquet
May 13 — AP English Lang. and Comp.
AP Statistics
May 14-16 — Senior Trip
May 15 — EL Drama The Girl With the Golden Locks, 7-8 p.m.

May 18 — BMX Show
May 19 — Kindergarten Promotion