Blood drive for Emily Krieghoff

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Teacher Robert Foshee set up a blood drive for March 23 to support alumna Emily Krieghoff as she recovers from a car accident.

The blood drive last Friday was a success, over 30 pints of blood were given, March 23.

Parents, students and campus alumni all came out to support the blood drive that was held for Emily Krieghoff after she was released from the hospital.

For more photos, visit Sugar babies and Gold Crown.

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Intramural dodgeball

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Sophomore Jacob Bynum serves up in attack mode during Intramural dodgeball, March 20.

Sophomore Jacob Bynum winds up and prepares to go on the offensive, March 20.

FC leadership put on an Intramural dodgeball tournament during lunch for students to have a friendly competition between each other.

For more photos, visit Gold crown and Elementary track and field.

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Sugar Babies

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For years, Terry Richard’s junior high classes have learned how to care for young children and practice by using a 5-pound flour or sugar package and calling them their sugar babies.

Junior higher’s Emily Tally, left to right, Annabelle Messer and Seth Whigan pose with their Sugar Babies, March 23.

The junior high science class has to carry their Sugar Babies all week, March 23- 27. The “parents” will have to listen to the high school CPA officers, the CPA officers can write citations, they can be written up for murder, manslaughter, child abuse, child neglect, harassment and disturbing the peace. If the parent receives a citation, they will have to appear in baby court to decide their punishment.

For more photos, visit Elementary track and field and Gold crown.

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5th CSPA Gold crown

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Feather editors traveled to New York City in March and won a CSPA Digital Gold Crown at Columbia University.

The Feather was awarded a Digital Gold Crown at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) journalism convention at Columbia University in NYC!

This is The Feather Online’s 3rd Gold Crown in a row and 5th CSPA Gold Crown since 2008. The Feather also has earned two Silver Crowns.

Here is the link to the winners. We competed for a Digital Crown and only one other California school won the same award. Other California schools won Gold in the hybrid category.

For more photos, visit Rock and Worship Road Show and Elementary track and field.

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Junior NOTS movie: Saturday Night Live

FeatherLogoAs each class prepares their NOTS movies for debut on March 28, the junior class of 2016 believes they have what it takes to receive the overall “Best Movie” award.

Though the juniors originally planned on recreating the movie, High School Musical,” due to a lack of class participation they decided to recreate the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. So far, the class has filmed many short skits that can be regularly seen on the Tonight Show, such as “Mean Tweets.”

By recreating scenes people already know and love the class hopes to get students excited over their production.

Gillian Rea, ’16, is the co-director of the junior NOTS movie. She believes that the Jimmy Fallon show was a good choice, because it didn’t require a large number of students to be on screen at once. Rea hopes this often watched TV-series will increase the productions popularity.

“When we decided to film a recreation of the Jimmy Fallon show I was really excited,” Rea said. “I love watching his show each week, and I hope the rest of the student body is able to relate to this film and understand where the jokes are coming from. I have had an excellent group of students who are committed to this production, and their help has been invaluable. We hope all the parents and students appreciate our movie and all the work that went into creating it.”

One of the head actors of the junior NOTS film is Tyler Breedlove, ’16. Tyler has played a major role in the production of the film since it first started. He has made the effort to attend every meeting and help in any way he can. Breedlove believes his acting and natural sense of humor help the storyline flow naturally.

“When we originally started filming for High School Musical, I was cast to play the main character,” Breedlove said. “As things started changing I told the directors I still wanted to be involved and help any way I could. I was able to play a main role in many of our skits and help write them as well. I can’t wait to see our movie on the big screen at NOTS.”

Whether or not the junior class wins the award for best picture, students involved thoroughly enjoyed their experience, and look forward to making another movie next year.

All the high school movies will be on display the morning of March 28 for parents and public view, and also to vote for the awards, from 9-11 a.m. in the Green Room. For more information, contact [email protected]

For another features article, read Former campus teacher reflects on time spent at FC

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BREAKING: Feather earns CSPA Gold Crown

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Feather editors celebrate in Times Square after earning a CSPA Digital Gold Crown, March 20.

As the conclusion of the Feather editorial staff’s trip to New York City, staffers attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) crowning award ceremony at Columbia University, March 20. This event, which takes place on mid-afternoon Friday, reveals whether students have received a Silver or Gold Crown for their efforts.

After anxiously waiting for their paper to be called, staffers finally got the news that they earned a CSPA Gold Crown, the highest award given by the CSPA. This is the third consecutive and fifth time overall that The Feather has taken home this award along with two Silvers since 2008.

The Feather is honored to be recognized by such a nationally acclaimed source. Staffers hope to continue the tradition of taking home a Gold Crown. Next semester, The Feather will be moving in a new, more modern direction with a new website layout. The Feather will also work to implement more texture and media through new outlets.

2,691 students attended the convention, representing 299 schools within 34 states. Some schools even represented neighboring nations, such as Mexico and Canada.

Editor-in-Chief, Chloe Mueller, ’16, reports an attitude of elation towards this win, and motivation for the future.

“Of course, before you actually get the award, you are worried that you may not receive it,” Mueller said. “So when I heard that we won a Gold Crown, I was ecstatic. This experience has really motivated me to push on and come back stronger next year.”

Senior John Dooman, Reviews Editor, shares the highlight of the New York trip along and winning the Gold Crown award.

“This is the third Gold Crown that The Feather has won since I first joined,” Dooman said. “The anticipation that was built up around winning this last crown was crazy. Most of us editors are seniors and this was our last chance to help The Feather achieve excellence and I think I speak for all the senior editors when I say that this was a great way to end our high school journalism careers.”

Videographer Timothy Nyberg, ’16, explains his reaction to winning the CSPA Digital Gold Crown and looks forward to working for the gold next year.

“I was thrilled when I found out that we had won the CSPA Gold Crown. Each staff member has put in so much work this year and we are happy to receive a pay off,” Nyberg said. “I’m looking forward to going above and beyond next year.”

While The Feather Online did not qualify for a National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker for the second year in a row, the staff is excited to rebuild the website and be more forward thinking to include a more modern look and feel with an emphasis on media. Look for the changes by summer’s end.

Along with The Feather, the Foothill Dragon Press from Ventura, CA, was also awarded a Digital Gold Crown.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather and Instagram @thefeatheronline. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @_sarapeterson.

For more features, read the March 18 article, Alumna shares personal journey, life with professional athlete.

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FC hits NY: Day 5 (SLIDESHOW)

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Feather editors Ryan King, Chloe Mueller, Rees Roggenstein and Sara Peterson bask in the glow of a CSPA Digital Gold Crown while at Columbia University, March 20.

Since arriving in New York, the staff have awaited this moment with nausea. Hoping that they could once again grab the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Digital Gold Crown at the 91st annual convention and continue the winning streak. The team began the day with hope in their eyes.

Just like every other day, the team straggled into the lobby where the students met and then left to their various destination. Today their trip to Columbia University and find out their fate. Editors-in-Chiefs Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller led a class early in the morning, while the rest of team like previous days attended the other various lectures by prominent figures within the journalistic society.

After the first class, the team decided to rest and work on the ever needy Feather. Students took this opportunity to rest in the lounges around the college. Finally the moment arrived, the editors filed into the auditorium where their fate rested.

Because of the over 2,600 students and 299 schools in attendance, the names of the winners were rattled off in an alphabetical order. The team waited with faces tense and eyes glued to the screen, their time came and went, the Feather had not been called, all the editors turned in shock and confusion.

However, God has a since of humor known only to himself. The association misplaced The Feather in the line-up, and ten minutes later were called to the front of the auditorium.

The team headed outside to find snow piling upon itself, increasing the joy of their seven-month accomplishment. The entirely new team had pulled it off; they won a Gold Crown, proving that anybody with a heart can make it to the top. After taking numerous photos out in the snow of this terrific event for the school and the program, the team headed back for some rest.

After making it back to the hotel, students split off and took a rest in preparation for a celebratory dinner, all fees paid for. Joyful and excited, the team rested and headed off to dinner. The last day touring New York was over and their time to leave had come. For a final time, students will once again rise early, but this time to head back home.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @Josh_Carter.

For more news, read the March 19 article, FC hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW).

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Get to know: Trevor Beal

Basketball has been a strong passion for Trevor Beal, he began playing in fourth grade and joined the varsity team his freshman year. He has played every position over the years, but his favorite is shooting guard.

Jacobson: How long have you been attending Fresno Christian?

Beal: Since the fourth grade, I came to Fresno Christian from Clovis Christian and it was a big change. Fresno Christian, even though it is small, has many good aspects athletically and academically.

Jacobson: Do you play any sports other than basketball?

Beal: Even though basketball is my favorite sport by far, I also play golf. Golf is a very relaxing sport, but at the same time, very mentally challenging.

Jacobson: What is your favorite part about playing sports?

Beal: Winning games. My least favorite part is of course is losing games, losing is one of the biggest reasons I practice and put in extra work. Playing basketball and golfing have taught me to push myself so that I can win.

Jacobson: What is your favorite Bible verse?

Beal: Probably Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jacobson: What is your most cherished school memory?

Beal: My favorite memory from Fresno Christian is from my freshman year when our basketball team won the Valley Championship, and continued on to the second round of the State Basketball Playoffs.

Jacobson: What are your goals this year?

Beal: My goals for the rest of this year are to excel in academics and on the golf course and know that I had a good high school experience.

Jacobson: Now that you are a senior, what challenges have you been facing?

Beal: Getting acquainted with the real world. People talk about how it?s not that much different, but it is. There?s a lot more that goes into just living when you?re older.

Jacobson: Who inspires and motivates you?

Beal: I motivate myself. My dad also gives a lot of inspiration and coaches me.

Jacobson: Where will you be attending next fall and what do you want to major in?

Beal: I will be attending Fresno State and i plan to major in finance. After graduating from Fresno State, I plan on attaining my law degree from University of San Francisco.

This writer can be reached via Twitter @katiejacobson44. Follow the Feather on Twitter @thefeather.

For more features, read the March 2 article, Where are they now? David Lee.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-20

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The Feather daily publishes campus news. Be sure to return to this article every day for updated information.

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC Hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 2

FC Hits Ny: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian’s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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 – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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Elementary track and field

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Athletic director Mick Fuller is directing a group of elementary track and field athletes.

The junior high and elementary track and field season is here; Co. Director of Athletics, Mick Fuller is the coach for this year’s team. Their next meet is at Sunnyside HS, 1:30 p.m. on March 27. For more photos, visit Rock and Worship Road Show and Going to the beach.

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Rock and Worship Road Show

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The Rock and Worship Road Show is an annual event as will be at the Save Mart Center, March 20. Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the box office.

The Rock and Worship Roadshow 2015 is coming to the Save Mart Center start; doors open am 6 p.m., March 20.

The show features MercyMe, Crowder, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew, guest speaker Shaun Groves, and introducing I Am They and Jon Guerra. Make plans to come out to Christian music’s most entertaining tour with the whole family.

For more photos, visit Game Day and Going to the beach.

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Going to the beach

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Be sure to keep up with sophomore Julian Castro and the tennis boys via Twitter and Instagram as they are going to the beach and competing at Coast Union, March 21.

Julian Castro, ’17, rallies with his opponent during the California Tennis Classic.

The tennis and baseball team are headed to Cambria to play Coast Union, March 21. The baseball team has a doubleheader and the tennis team has a match. They will leave at 6:30 a.m. in the FC parking lot.

For more photos, visit Game Day and Feather on the east coast.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-19

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC Hits NY: Day 2

FC Hits Ny: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoffwas rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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 – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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By |2015-03-19T00:00:00+00:00March 19th, 2015|Announcements, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Softball game day

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Both softball and tennis are in action against Firebaugh this week. Come watch Gabriela Siqueiros, ’15, and the Lady Eagles play against Firebaugh, March 19.

It’s game day FC! Gabriela Siqueiros, ’15, and the Lady Eagles are gearing up to play this week against Firebaugh.

Softball has a home game at 3:30 p.m. Tennis also has a match in Firebaugh a 3:30 p.m. Go support your Eagles, March 19.

For more photos, visit Feather on the east coast and Parking lot safety.

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Feather on the east coast

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Feather editors gather in Times Square just before leaving to teach sessions at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 91st convention, March 19.

The Feather staff poses in New York City at Times Square, before they head off to Columbia University, March 19.

In the first session of classes, Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller taught their own class: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’. During the second session, Callista Fries, Media Specialist, taught another group about the ins-and-outs of podcasting. Feather editors are speaking at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association‘s (CSPA) convention.

Stay tuned for more articles and photos as The Feather on the east coast continues.

For more photos, visit Feeling forgiveness and Econ Fair.

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Feeling forgiveness

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Forgiveness is on the mind of P.E. teacher and coach, Jonathan Penberthy, as he shares his testimony in chapel, March 19.

P.E. teacher and coach, Jonathan Penberthy shares his testimony in chapel; and its significance to Jonah chapter 1, March 19. In Jonah chapter 1 God sends a big fish to swallow Jonah and he was in the belly for three days and three nights. During this time Jonah repents, he is forgiven and is spit out of the fish to then follow as God had asked him to do. Penberthy shares forgiveness with students that no matter how bad you mess up when God or someone else is there to forgive you they are the people who care for you the most and love you. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Unified Team.

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Parking lot safety

IMG_6124Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

All students are responsible for reading the online student handbook parking lot safety and Principal Amy Deffenbacher recently sent home an email memo.

Did you know that everyday over 500 cars come through our campus? Principal, Amy Deffenbacher has recently sent an email home explaining her concerns about parking lot safety. Please make sure you are abiding by the traffic patterns on campus and driving in a cautious and courteous manner. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Unified Team.

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FC hits NY: Day 4 (SLIDESHOW)

DSC_7293Ryan King, Photographer

With two days of touring behind them, Feather editors and adviser Greg Stobbe pose in from of the Freedom Tower in NYC before they visit the 9-11 Memorial Museum, March 19.

With two full days in New York under their belts, the editors prepared themselves for their third full day in the city. One more day and the team will spend the rest of the week at Columbia University for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 91st convention.

Warm clothes were strongly suggested and the group departed from the hotel at 9:30 a.m to take the subway as FC hits NY and visit the 9/11 Memorial.

The 9-11 Memorial has been in the stages of construction since 2007 and is still being added to. The highlight of the site was the museum dedicated to honoring those who lost their lives and their loved ones.

After the memorial, the editors made their way down Wall Street and popped in to the Trinity Church. Following the cathedral the group made their way to Battery Park where they watched street dancers perform and viewed the Statue of Liberty from afar.

From there, the girls made their way back to Times Square to shop freely and the boys took a trip to Grand Central Station before returning back to Times Square to shop.

The group met up at 7:45 p.m. to make their way to the 8 p.m. Broadway showing of An American in Paris and ate a late dinner at TGI Fridays.

First timer in New York City, Trevor Beal, shares his impressions of the city along with his favorite aspects of the trip.

“This is my first time ever being in NYC,” Beal said, “I have been to other big cities before but none compare to NYC, Grand Central Station and Wall Street have been my favorite parts of the trip so far, along with the Phantom of the Opera play and 911 Memorial Museum.”

Chloe Mueller, Editor-in-Chief, says she will enjoy giving a session at the 91st CSPA Journalism Convention at Columbia University.

“This year gave me a new look on the trip because we are teaching sessions at Columbia University,” Mueller said. “But the sightseeing is still fun. I loved the 9/11 Memorial.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @gaby_siqueros.

For more news, read the March 18 article, FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO).

COMMENTARY: Journalism helps improve writing skills

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The Feather gathered for their annual staff photo in October 2014 on the Peoples Church campus lawn.

This is my first year taking journalism and it has majorly affected my writing skills. Though it is not a walk in the park, it can be fun and also very helpful. I have to be committed and responsible to be in publications.

A journalist involves working outside of your comfort zone, which presents opportunities to gain self-confidence and self-esteem.

The Feather adviser, Greg Stobbe, has taught me many things about how to write and how not to write. The tools that journalism offers can be used in everyday life, not just in publications. You can also take photojournalism which focuses on take pictures and videos of events that are happening.

I was a little hesitant about joining this class but with Stobbe always telling me to join, and a friend?s persuasion, I joined. I had thought about how these writing skills can benefit me in the future, especially in college. It took me three weeks to write my first article. Day by day I try to increase the efficiency and speed of writing my articles.

The writing skills you acquire from this class sticks to you. It will help you when you write essays for your english class or in future articles you will write. Journalism is one of the few subjects that can fully train students for skills that are essential to the job field. It can also bring attention to some colleges and they may reach out to you.

I have experienced the positive and negative sides of journalism. Though this is my first year taking journalism; it gave me the opportunity to meet new people. While I did not start as the best writer, and I still am not the best, journalism is helping me get better. — Sophomore Natalie Torres

Many consider journalism an easy A elective when in reality it is one of the the harder classes you can take. Students need to write two to three new articles each month or their grades will drop significantly.

Stobbe has high expectations for the articles that go up on The Feather. The more you write, the more you learn. He can be funny and mess around sometimes but he can also be very serious and focused at other times. One of the first things he shows you is what not to do.

I have learned I should always introduce the person before the quote and do not use contractions and now know the importance of show don’t tell. I’m still working on not using helping verbs.

Throughout the year I have been improving in my writing skills an am contemplating signing up for publications class again next year. But I do know that journalism helps improves writing skills.

I have experienced the positive and negative sides of journalism. Though this is my first year taking journalism; it gave me the opportunity to meet new people. While I did not start as the best writer, and I still am not the best, journalism is helping me get better.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @nataliatorres1.

For more opinions, read the March 5 article, Community reflects on life of Molly Griffin.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-18

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoffwas rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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 – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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Econ Fair

IMG_5360rDawson Triplitt | The Feather Online Archive

During lunch, students sold and bought cookies at the Econ Fair, March 18.

During lunch, students sold and bought cookies at the Econ Fair, March 18.

Students who are in the Economy class, came up with creative ideas to sell at the Econ Fair.

At lunch, junior high and high school students went to the gym and looked through the Econ students’ booths. If something caught their eye, they were able to purchase the item. The money went go to the group who made the product.

For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Unified Team.

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Hotel Edison

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The Feather staff poses in their hotel lobby after the production King and I Tuesday at midnight, March 17.

The Feather staff poses in their hotel lobby after the production King and I Tuesday at midnight. After that the staff went to Applebees and then went back to the hotel to work on articles and presentations for the next day at Columbia University, March 17.

The staff is staying in the historic Hotel Edison on Times Square located in the heart of Manhattan.

For more photos, visit Econ fair today and Worship time.

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Unified tennis team

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FC tennis team celebrate their victory against Riverdale, March 17.

FC boys varsity tennis team won their match against Riverdale, 9-0, March 17. The Eagles prove to be a unified tennis team; being 4-0 overall. Their next match is in Firebaugh at 3:30 p.m., March 19. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Econ fair today. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather,  Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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Econ fair today

IMG_0065Dawson Triplitt | The Feather Online Archive

Economics classes test and sample their fellow classmates’ products for the upcoming Econ Fair, March 18.

The economics class has been working on creating their own mini business to show off at the Econ Fair in the FC gym, March 18. The whole point of the Econ Fair is to teach students about budgeting, promoting a new idea and following through on their plan. For more photos, visit Worship time and Dodgeball Tourney. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather,  Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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NOTS filming

Dawson Triplitt | The Feather Online Archive

Sophomore Roy Brown works with fellow classmate Matthew Tanaka as they edit their upcoming NOTS movie, March 28.

The sophomore class works on their interpretation of the movie Kicking and Screaming for NOTS. The different class movies will be shown at Night of the Stars, March 28. Tickets are still available for purchase in the office for $60. For more photos, visit Hotel Edison and Econ fair today. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline.

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FC Underground 2014-’15, No. 35 (VIDEO)

This is the 35th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the day of March 18, 2015. Senior Callista Fries is a third-year host and broadcasts the video news alone normally. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, the feather staff is in NY for the week and Trevor Beal will be filming and editing the video every day.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg continue the segments.

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Baseball sport shorts: Mendota

Kings-christian-BaseballMichael Fu, photographer

Coming off wins against Kings Christian and Mendota, FC will next take on Coast Union, March 21.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 7-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

FC pulls through to take the win, March 17

Coming off a victory against Kings Christian the Friday before, the Eagles of Fresno Christian looked to continue their hot streak and extend their winning streak. Sophomore Jorge Castro was set to take the ball for the Eagles and try to stop the Aztec offense.

The Eagles came out and fired early, scoring five runs in the top of the first and sent a message to the Aztec’s defense. Mendota came back with a force of their own, getting runners on early in the bottom of the inning and driving in three runs of their own.

After the first, both teams began to settle into their grove and slow down the offense. FC was able to score one more in the second before Mendota went to their bullpen and began to quiet the Eagles bats. Meanwhile, Castro was able to keep Mendota at check for the rest of the game, with the defense solid behind him.

Late in the game, the Eagles tacked on one more in the sixth, and another in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 5. Castro stayed in for the final inning to try to secure the win and a complete game. With only one out, the Aztecs were able to get a runner on second and put some pressure on the Eagle D. However, a great play in the outfield by Junior Tyler Breedlove led to a double play and secured the win for FC.

Junior Bailey Brogan said the game went well, and their execution showed the team they can compete with anyone.

“The game went well,” Brogan said, “We executed as a team and made the plays we needed to. Our hitting came through and once our defense settled down we were playing our best. The game showed we can play with the best in our division, and we can get hits off even the best pitchers teams have to offer. I look forward to many more games like this one.”

The Eagles are now 7-1 and play their next game Saturday, March 21 as the team takes a road trip to Cambria to play a double header against Coast Union.

For more sports, read the article Baseball sport shorts: Kings Christian.

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Emily Krieghoff blood drive, March 20

Student leadership is taking a more active role in promoting student involvement throughout this school year. Please return to read about how FC students are actively learning, serving and promoting teen events on and off campus in this weekly article series.

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After alumna Emily Krieghoff, ’09, was injured in an auto accident, student leadership is organizing a blood drive, March 20.

Night of the Stars (NOTS) is in two weeks, March 28, tickets are still on sale and will be sold up to the day of the event. Get your NOTS tickets soon to get a good table seat while you can!

Moving onto the next event put on by student leadership: Sadies. The event will be held on April 25 and the location is yet to be announced. The annual event is only three weeks after NOTS, so it is recommended that girls begin asking their dates out soon.

Student leadership has began talking about Sadies in class and is working on making event decisions. Although making big decisions for the event can be a stressful task, the students continue to keep the wants and needs of the entire student body in mind.

In planning activities, the goal of leadership is to include everyone in the school and consider everyone’s opinion. Even though not everyone will like the class decision, leadership still puts a lot of extra time and effort into the considerations of others.

On Friday, March 20, The California Blood Bank will be coming to FC from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. to get blood donations for Emily Krieghoff, ’09, a former FC student who was critically hurt in a car accident. Come out and show your support for the Emily Krieghoff blood drive, March 20.

Students who are 16 years of age must have parents’ permission to donate blood. However, students older than 16 years are able to come donate without parental permission. All students, regardless of age, must sign a waiver.

At the end of May, student leadership will be having ASB elections. Any student in the student body is able to run for an ASB position. It is not a requirement that students are members of leadership the year before running. Start thinking about running and your own personal goals for the school.

Look at future leadership articles to see what the ASB positions will do and require.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @sbbelmont98, Email: [email protected].

For more news, read the March 17 article, FC hits NY: Day 2.

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Alumna Heather Carr: life with professional athlete

carr 6Courtesy Heather (Neal) Carr

Campus alumna Heather (Neal, ’08) Carr) updates her story since graduating, including marriage to Derek Carr and new baby, Dallas. Carr updates her years since grad, wife of NFL quarterback

Carr updates her years since grad, wife of NFL quarterback

Many FC alumni move on to bigger and better things, taking what they have learned from their years in high school and applying them to life in the real world. Very seldom do we discover that some of those alumni end up being in the spotlight. Former FC alumna Heather Carr graduated with the class of 2008, and went on to marry current NFL Oakland Raiders quarterback and former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr.

During high school, Heather (Neal, ’08) Carr discovered her passion for cheerleading, hoping to pursue it in college. However at the time she attended Fresno State, the cheerleading program did not exist due to the absence of a cheer coach.

“Originally, I thought I would go to Azusa, they had a really good cheer squad, but then I think the whole dynamic of staying close to home really drew me in, and I wasn’t ready to leave, and God definitely knew I wasn’t ready to get out there and do things on my own, so I went to Fresno State,” Carr said. “Almost all of my cheer girls stayed in Fresno, and went to FPU, or Fresno State, and it was nice to know that they were there, so we could hang out and be with each other all the time. That really helped going to Fresno State.”

Carr majored in teaching, gaining her desire for teaching when she was in the fourth grade. Her inspiration for this was her mother, who was a fourth grade teacher, and who Carr would go watch intriguingly as she taught her students. Although she is still involved in spiritual mentoring, God led her on a different path from teaching when she met Derek.

Heather Carr worked at Hollister at the start of her freshman year at Fresno State and later went on to work at BJ’s, where she encountered the newly discovered football star.

“I met Derek my junior year, and I actually met him at my work,” Carr said. “It was his first year at Fresno State and after we met, we just started hanging out at school. He graduated high school early to come to Fresno State, so when I met him, he was on the team, but he didn’t start or anything he was just red shirting.”

After some time of dating and getting to know each other, Derek and Heather decided to take their relationship a step forward, marrying in 2012. Being married to a football player in college was a fun experience to Heather Carr.

“It was awesome to be married in college; I loved it. I think when you find that right person, it doesn’t matter how old you are,” Carr said. “Especially us, because we were both really mature for our age, and we were just ready to settle down. In college it was fun; we had class together. I think we made it that way, and so it made class really fun and interesting. But its always fun to have class with your spouse.”

In August of 2013, the Carr family added a new member: Dallas. Since Dallas was born at the beginning of football season, it made it difficult for Heather, being a married mom in college and Derek being away at practice, normally from 5-9 p.m.

“Derek knows exactly what he wants and what he needs to do, and he will get it done,” Heather said. “He took summer school before I even met him so that he could graduate, so he could just go play football. He had a plan, before he even got into college.

“Dallas was God’s plan, and according to Derek, he grew more chest hairs because with Dallas, he now had more responsibilities. So now he had a family, more responsibilities: Derek would even say in the games, ‘he would play harder knowing that he had to get into the NFL because he had a family, and he had to feed them.’ It does, it makes you work harder.”

All of the hard work and determination payed off in 2014, when Derek Carr was drafted to go play in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders. The lifestyle of Heather and Dallas Carr drastically changed with this new chapter in their lives.

You get to meet and interact with a lot of people. I am in a Bible study group with the other wives, and its awesome because you can share God’s love with people who don’t even have that. Because in the NFL, people have I guess, quote everything, so it’s awesome to be able to share what they don’t have, and that is Jesus. So that is definitely a pro of being a part of all this. It is just that you get to reach a lot of people with where you are at. –Heather (Neal) Carr, ’08, former FC cheerleader, wife of Derek Carr 

“It’s different in the NFL,” Heather said. “There is literally no phone conversation, no texting the whole day. He is gone from 4:30 a.m., to about 6 p.m., and we don’t hear from him all day. Then, he would come home at 6 p.m., we would eat dinner, an then he would study the playbook and watch film, so we really don’t get to see him all that much.

“It is very different being an NFL wife compared to a college wife,” Heather continued. “Especially since Dallas is at an age now where he knows when daddy is gone, so its hard. I get tired cause he’s moving around and crawling on everything, so when Derek is home, it is nice to get a little break.”

Although the football season is tiring for Carr with Derek’s absence, the off season is a much needed reward for the family of three.

“We get a break around December, and then they start back again in April,” Heather said. “I love that we get an off season, because with some jobs, a lot of people don’t get that, and we get to spend time together as a family. Our biggest thing we love to do when we get our family time is just staying home, going to the park, playing soccer, anything that we can do with Dallas, just because we don’t get to stay home a lot.”

Being a NFL wife, Carr loves the new experiences she gets to encounter. Born from a strong Christian family, Carr loves the opportunity to share with the other NFL wives the light of the Lord, something that is very important to her, and the family as well.

“You get to meet and interact with a lot of people. I am in a Bible study group with the other wives, and its awesome because you can share God’s love with people who don’t even have that,” Heather said. “Because in the NFL, people have I guess, quote everything, so it’s awesome to be able to share what they don’t have, and that is Jesus. So that is definitely a pro of being a part of all this. It is just that you get to reach a lot of people with where you are at.”

Although there are many benefits of being a family member of an NFL player, there are also some hardships.

“You really don’t have a lot of time with your family. I know it is Dallas and I alone a lot during the season,” Carr said. “My parents have a condo up by where we live, so they are there almost every week, and it is really nice to have my mom watch him sometimes so I can go run some errands, or stuff like that. Just connecting with the girls (the wives), we have playdates with the kids, and things like that is fun. But that is definitely a con is that you really don’t get a lot of time with your husband.”

The Carr family had a bit of a scare in August of 2013, when their son Dallas was born with intestinal malrotation, which is a blockage of the digestive tract due to the twisting of intestines, that prevents the proper passage of food. They found the problem approximately six hours after he was born, and they rushed him to Valley Children’s Hospital when they noticed he wouldn’t eat, and he kept throwing up. There, Dallas had his first of may surgeries at only ten hours old.

“We were actually really blessed, because he was born eight days early, and if he was born on time, he might have not made it. So, that was definitely God’s blessing on us,” Carr said. “Although the fist surgery went well, he still wasn’t getting better. After 21 days, we finally got to go home, even thought he was still throwing up, but they told us it would correct itself over time. We took him in again a week later, where they admitted him and he had his third surgery. That was the toughest, just because I remember thinking, is this ever going to end?”

Throughout this difficult time, Carr really relied on the Lord, and He did not disappoint.

At this time, Derek was gone, because he was in football, so his trainer would call him off of the field, straight from practice, to let him know when Dallas was having another surgery,” Carr said. “So, it was really hard for both me and Derek. It was really hard for him to focus on football when his son was having surgery in the hospital.

“Before Dallas’ surgery, Derek wasn’t here yet, but I was praying with Dallas, asking God to show me a sign that this is going to end. Yes, this was his plan, and he was making us stronger through this, and we are trusting in you, and praising you, but I would love a sign just to know. Dallas was asleep at this time, out completely, and he sits up, looks at me, and winks, and then instantly falls right back asleep. Right then, I knew, we were done with this. It was the best feeling ever.”

All of the obstacles they went through made them realize that they could handle anything, and that God was doing this for his glory. It was humbling to the Carr family that they got to share God’s love and light through Dallas’s story.

Heather hopes to continue her love of teaching and help share Jesus’s light with many young adults, and in the mean time, will continue to enjoy time spent with her family, and living the life of the Raiders quarterback’s biggest fan.

This writer can be reached via twitter: @ashhasthescoop.

For more features, read the March 17 article, Annual auction raises over 135,000 for campus
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FC hits NY: Day 3 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

Presentations1Ryan King, Photographer

Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson, left, and Chloe Mueller taught a session called: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’ at the 91st CSPA convention, March 19. This session highlighted the work routine of the Feather and how staffers manage online outlets such as social media.

After concluding their first full day in New York, The Feather editors began their Wednesday with an agenda. Deporting from their hotel at 8 a.m., students caught a subway ride and headed to Columbia University.

This journey to Columbia University is the central purpose for the New York trip. Here, the students attended – and even taught – educational, journalism-based sessions at the CSPA’s 91st annual Spring Scholastic Convention.

These sessions focus on many aspects of journalism and publications. In the first session, Editors-in-Chief Sara Peterson and Chloe Mueller taught their own class: ‘Thriving in Cyberspace’. This session highlighted the work routine of the Feather and how staffers manage online outlets such as social media.

Peterson, who presented for the first time, reports her initial feelings of anxiety were unnecessary, as the session went smoothly.

“I was a bit nervous before we presented, because I’ve never done it before,” Peterson said. “I just didn’t know what to expect. Things ended up going well and I think we connected with our audience.”

During the second session, Callista Fries, Media Specialist, taught another group about the ins-and-outs of podcasting. Meanwhile, other staffers visited other classrooms to expand their knowledge. These classes included sessions about advertisement, young adults in the work field and interviewing techniques.

After spending the morning at Columbia, the students grabbed a bite to eat as FC hits NY continues. Several students dined at Tom’s Restaurant (made famous by Seinfeld), while others stopped at a pizza parlor.

After a few more educational sessions, students headed out for the city. The group took a trip to Herald Square, the home of the world’s largest store (Macy’s) and many other shopping attractions.

Finally, staffers ended their night with a Broadway play. Students ended their shopping adventure and gathered together to watch Phantom of the Opera at 8 p.m. The dinner choice was left to students, who all bought food at various places.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @_chloemueller.

For more about the Feather in NY, read the March 17 article, FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW).

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-17

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

SISTER TO SISTER
Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch is tomorrow, March 17.

FEATHER IN NYC
Feather editors are currently in New York City for the 91st Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention. Keep checking back for articles, Tweets, and Instagram posts.

FC hits NY, Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn?t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Check out Skyler Lee’s article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery (VIDEO)

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
This year Night of the Stars (NOTS) 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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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 – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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Worship time

IMG_5218rJason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

The worship team continues to develop leaders, including Melissa Tostado at the piano.

Melissa Tostado uses her piano skills during chapel, March 17.

Chapel is a time cut out of student’s busy schedules to worship. The worship team provides new age music for everyone to sing and dance to during worship time.

For more photos, visit Dodgeball Tourney and St. Patricks Day.

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Accidental twinning

IMG_5198Jason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

Who knew these two would be twins when they woke up this morning. Twinning twins are Kylie Bell, ’16, and Hannah Nale, ’17.

Accidental twinning today: Kylie Bell, ’16, left, and Hannah Nale, ’17, accidentally showed up to school in almost identical outfits, March 16. With matching California love shirts, designer jeans, and sandals from the besides their hair you couldn’t tell them apart. For more photos, visit Worship time and Dodgeball tourney. Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather and Instagram @thefeatheronline.

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St. Patricks Day

IMG_5226Bree Castro

Show your school spirit during dress up days. This group got it together for St. Patricks Day, March 17.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

Most FC students came to school wearing green today simply because it’s St. Patricks Day; however others wore green so that they would not be pinched. The Feather enjoys seeing school wide participation and spirt we hope you do too.

For more photos, visit Trials of faith and 2015 Auction.

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Dodgeball Tourney

IMG_1758Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

Those interested in playing intramural dodgeball, should go to the gym to join teams at lunch, March 20.

A dodgeball tournament will be help in the Peoples Church gym during lunch, March 20.

No sign ups are needed, just come and play.

For more photos, visit St. Patrick’s Day and 2015 Auction.

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FC Underground 2014-’15, No. 34 (VIDEO)

FCUnderground34Jeremy Brown | The Feather Online Archive

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 34th episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the day of March 17, 2015. Senior Callista Fries is a third-year host and broadcasts the video news alone normally. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, the feather staff is in NY for the week and Trevor Beal will be filming and editing the video every day.

There will be no lunch on Tuesday.

Sports for Tuesday:
Baseball has a game in Mendota at 3:45 p.m.
Tennis has a home game starting at 3:30 p.m.

Sister to sister has an off campus lunch today, March 17.

Be sure to bring money for the Econ Fair on Wed. March 18, items will be sold at lunch.

The annual Night Of The Stars is on March 28, tickets are being sold at lunch and in the office for $60.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements at the Daily News on the right menu bar. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg continue the segments.

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FC hits NY: Day 2 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

GroupHotelDay2Greg Stobbe, adviser

While the group still needs to tighten up sessions for the CSPA convention, Feather editors gather in the lobby of Hotel Edison before they embark on a day of touring Manhattan, March 17.

The Feather editors started their first day of tourism in New York City on the holy day for the Irish: St. Patty’s Day, March 17. With a couple of days dedicated to checking out the Big Apple before attending and speaking at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) convention, today FC hits NY.

Attempting to avoid a sea of green chaos, adviser Greg Stobbe suggested the team spend most of their day in Little Italy and Soho, eating and shopping. The staff departed Hotel Edison at 8:15 a.m. and made their way to the nearest subway station before the parades and celebrators crowded Times Square.

Not eating before their departure, the staff insisted that the first thing they do in Little Italy was get breakfast before treading onward to shopping. Heading the cries of his people, Stobbe led his staff to Ferrara: an Italian bakery and cafe with a wide range of different kinds of food options. Though breakfast meats were available, many of the students opted for the pastries.

After finishing breakfast the female staffers abandoned their male counterparts to get an early start on their shopping, leaving the men behind in the cafe in favor of rushing to Soho and all its stores had to offer. Their shopping spree was short lived, however, as a couple of the girls fell ill and left Soho early to get back to the comfort of their hotel rooms.

Though the women were down for the count, the men endured through the elements and their check balances. Before impending bankruptcy set itself upon them, Stobbe intervened and called the men to Il Palazzo where they enjoyed an authentic Italian lunch. The boys left for the hotel at 2 p.m. and arrived at around 2:30 p.m.

Having about five hours of rest time before the first play of the New York trip, students took full advantage of this opportunity to get much needed shut eye. Many of the students stayed awake from Monday morning to Tuesday afternoon without sleep, easily achieving an “all-nighter.”

After the five-hour nap, the students woke from their dens and began preparing for the first play of many on their trip. Upon departing the hotel 7:10 p.m. everyone soon felt the nose numbing wind that New York had to offer. Racing from the subways and the streets the team eventually made their way to the first play, The King and I, which began 8 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m.

Once the play ended, hunger soon plagued the students again. They left the theatre and moved to the subways to get back to Times Square. Upon arriving, the team immediately spotted an Applebees and moved like predatory animals towards this beacon. Once they finished their food everyone departed for the hotel and arrived at 12:30 a.m.

Most of the Feather staff went to their rooms and prepared the next day for the journalism conference at Columbia University.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @RRoggenstein.

For more about The Feather in NY, read the March 16 article, FC hits NY: Day 1 (Slideshow, Video).

Authentic Italian food offers traditional dining options

DoomanFood1Ryan King, Photographer

Feather editors ate at Il Palazzo restaurant in Little Italy. Both the food and service were wonderful and worth a visit. Ask for server Marchello.

Little Italy serves up fabulous meals at Il Palazzo

This year marks my fourth time ever traveling to New York City. Among these random trips, I have eaten at at least 40 different restaurants.

Today I had the great pleasure of partaking in the most impressive meal I have eaten in the Big Apple. Il Palazzo, in Little Italy, has made a statement in the community, as one of the most authentic and traditional restaurants around.

When first entering Il Palazzo, it appears to have a similar aura to most of other the other nearby restaurants until you reach the main dining room. With a glass rooftop revealing the nearby high-rises, and brick walls with fountains and topiaries, this place was giving off a great vibe.

Feather adviser, Greg Stobbe, has made this restaurant a annual tradition for his staff members. Stobbe asked for his favorite waiter, Marchello, by name to service our table for the afternoon.

Right away, I was impressed with not only the expediency of the service, but also the personal and welcoming touch that Marchello offered. While waiting for our food to cook, Stobbe and the other staff members engaged in conversation with Marchello, learning the about how he began his career with Il Palazzo many years ago.

Within five minutes of being seated, we were given a huge basket of various types of Italian breads and toasts along with an absolutely delicious house dipping sauce consisting of olive oil, parsley, garlic, red chili flakes and Parmesan cheese.

Two thinly cut pieces of deep fried eggplant, topped with rich marinara and a large portion of mozzarella cheese and a small serving of spaghetti on the side. I believe it was pure freshness along with the fact that it was cooked to perfection that truly made this dish. — Senior Ryan King

Five minutes after the bread was brought out, our table was given yet another complimentary appetizer. Fried zucchini with marinara dipping sauce, a dish I have never before realized to be a part of authentic Italian cuisine, satisfied the stomachs of everyone at the table.

The main course soon followed the appetizers, proving these meal no easy task to finish. I ordered the Eggplant Parmesan with the Calamari Fritti. This was fabulous Italian food.

The Eggplant Parmesan was almost breathe taking. I have tried this same dish in many other restaurants back home and I can say without a doubt that none even compare.

Two thinly cut pieces of deep fried eggplant, topped with rich marinara and a large portion of mozzarella cheese and a small serving of spaghetti on the side. I believe it was pure freshness along with the fact that it was cooked to perfection that truly made this dish.

Though it was hard to turn my fork from the eggplant, I forced myself to stop and try the Calamari Fritti. The day before we flew out of San Francisco, I dined at the famous West Coast hot spot, Scoma’s, on the San Francisco wharf. It was here that I tried there signature Calamari Fritti.

I can honestly say that it was hard for me to decide which calamari I liked more. While Scoma’s was tender and cooked perfectly, the true and fresh calamari flavor was somewhat drowned out of the meat. The calamari at Il Palazzo was a little tougher, but the flavor was exquisite. I, personally, enjoy the tough texture of calamari and therefore hold Il Palazzo’s slightly higher.

While it is normally a custom to order dessert after such a meal at a place like this, we made an exception, because it was not dinner. Our meal was concluded with a plate of fresh fruit to cleanse the palate and sooth the stomach.

If there were one thing I could have changed, I would have perhaps left out the chili flakes in all of the dipping sauces. Although I love chili flakes and personally enjoyed them, not everyone has a taste for it. I would leave the flakes on the side to let the consumer decide whether or not they want the spice added.

All in all, these meal was almost perfect. The quiet, laid back nature of the building really calmed the group, allowing for a much needed hour of relaxation. The food was top notch, the service was top notch and the atmosphere was top notch.

If you ever find yourself in desperate need of a good meal in the middle of New York City, please hear my words and try out Il Palazzo. You will not be disappointed.

Follow The Feather via Twitter @thefeather, Instagram @thefeatheronline and Facebook @thefeatheronline. This writer can be reached via Twitter: @namoodnhoj.

For more reviews, read the March 10 article, Featured app: GameChanger.

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32nd Annual FCS Auction raises over $140,000

auctionFC file photo

The 32nd annual FC Auction raised over $140,000 for Fresno Christian, March 14.

The 32nd Annual FCS auction is a highly anticipated event in which the generosity and close knit community is exemplified. Each year, families and FC enthusiasts look forward to the opportunity for a fun way to give back to the school which has touched their lives.

At the auction March 14, attendees were given a unique auction number and were able to bid upon different items including desserts, gift cards and donated items. Once dinner was served participants enjoyed a quick trailer of the upcoming April musical, Music Man.

Over the course of dinner the silent tables began to close and a raffle took place where attendees could win a variety of different hundred dollar prizes.

The highlight of the night, the live auction, offered a wide array of prizes. Prizes included everything from front row seats at the 2014-’15 graduation ceremony to signed helmets from Oakland Raider QB Derek Carr.

Every table at the auction sold out within weeks. The auction brought in a record breaking $140,000+. The money is used in multiple ways but is focused on filling the funding gap between tuition and the amount needed to operate the school.

Dr. Sam Hinton, father to Max Hinton, shares his impressions of this years auction and remembers attending his first auction for FC.

“I started volunteering at the auction when I was a sophomore at Fresno Pacific because that’s where they used to hold the auction,” Hinton said. “The auction this year is very intimate and elegant, I love how the auction brings in money and helps the community get together and remind each other why we support the school and what a great place it is.”

I have co-chaired the auction with Pete DeGroot for at least 10 years now. My favorite memory is when my girls to attended FC and now I get to watch my grandchildren grow up here. The whole thing has been a blessing and now I can give back because my kids are grown. I expect to net over $100,000 for the good cause of this school and help all the young people who attend here. –Marvel French, grandmother to Maddie and Maicy Luginbill, and FC Board member

Former history teacher Ellen King comments on the decorations and reminisces on the numerous years she spent teaching.

“The auction is decorated beautifully, I love the tables, the centerpieces, Chinese lanterns it’s all just so beautiful,” King said. “I have attended almost every auction, I honestly cannot remember not attending one. Coming to the auction makes me really miss the kids and teaching.”

Marvel French, grandmother to Maddie and Maicy Luginbill, comments on her favorite FC memories and shares her expectations for the 32nd annual auction.

“I have co-chaired the auction with Pete DeGroot for at least 10 years now,” French said. “My favorite memory is when my girls to attended FC and now I get to watch my grandchildren grow up here. The whole thing has been a blessing and now I can give back because my kids are grown. I expect to net over $100,000 for the good cause of this school and help all the young people who attend here.”

Nancy Weis, long time auction attendee, shares her first impressions of the auction.

“I have attended the auction for about 20 years, my children graduated from here and now my grandchild attend. We want to support this school because we love it and what it stand for,” Weis said. “We have a lot of great memories here, we met a lot of great people here at FC and my children made great friends. Coming in the auction just looks beautiful and it just feels likes its going to be a great night.”

Senior FC student, Collin Winegarden, came out to the auction to perform with his drama class. The class sang and danced to a portion of the Music Man, which will be debuting in April.

“I’m here for drama because we performed a dance from our upcoming musical Music Man,” Winegarden said. “I think it went well but we still have a little room for improvement. It was a good practice run for us because now we know what we have to work on.”

Superintendent Jeremy Brown talks about his first year at the auction as Superintendent. This experience has given him a new perspective on the event.

“I love interacting with the different families, it’s amazing how many people come out here to support. Its a full house, its a great lively events and everyone is here to support Fresno Christian Schools,” Brown said. “I went last year and didn’t really know many people because I was just hired. But this year it’s great because I know the community a lot better.”

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @_sarapeterson.

For more features, read the March 16 article, Career Day: Professionals educate students, share experiences.

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-16

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 16 – MARCH 20

By Katie Jacobson, writer

SISTER TO SISTER
Older Sister training is March 16. Sister to Sister Off Campus Lunch is tomorrow, March 17.

BLOOD DRIVE
Recently, one of our Alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. We are so grateful to the Lord that she is recovering and getting stronger each day. At Fresno Christian we would like to support Emily as well as give back to the Central California Blood Center for their help in saving Emily.
On March 20th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be a blood drive on Fresno Christian?s campus in honor of Emily. While there, people can sign prayers and well wishes to Emily and take an opportunity to save lives with your donations. You can drop in during the above times or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

SAT/ACT HELP
The College Planning and Tutorial Center (located at Palm and Herndon) will be hosting a College Open House on March 25 at 6 p.m. Entry is free.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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 – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, CHEESY BREADSTICKS, drink $5
Thursday – JH Leadership; Taco Bell, tacos, dessert and drink $6
Friday – HS Leadership; Pacifica Pizza, Personal pepperoni pizza, drink $5

Monthly lunch calendar

Click to submit lunch requests.

STUFF MART
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

Monday — JH boys baseball in 1st round of playoffs @ Ahwahnee MS 2:45 p.m.
HS softball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday — HS baseball @ Mendota HS 3:45 p.m.
HS boys tennis vs Riverdale 4 p.m. on FC courts.

Wednesday — Possible JH baseball playoff game. Location & time TBD

Thursday — HS softball vs Orange Cove HS 3:30 p.m. on North Field.
HS boys tennis @ Firebaugh HS 4 p.m.

Friday — HS golf in CVC tournament @ River Island GC 10 a.m.

Saturday — HS baseball @ Coast Union HS (Double Header) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
HS boys tennis @ Coast Union HS 11 a.m.
HS track in Rafer Johnson Invitational meet @ Kingsburg HS 10 a.m.

March–
March 16-21 — Feather in NYC and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference
March 16 — Sister to Sister Training
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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2015 FCS Auction

IMG_1343Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

According to administration, the 32nd annual Fresno Christian Auction has raised over $135,00. More details to follow in the coming week.

The 2015 FCS auction was a success, March 14.

The auction was a evening full of activities, overall the school raised approximately $135,000 from all of the bidders. During the auction, there was also the release of the new Fresno Christian website.

For more photos, visit Trials of faith and New website launch.

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Trials of faith

IMG_5189Kylie Bell

Students role played trials of faith during Robert Foshee’s Christian Living class, March 16.

Dr. Phillip Hinton led Rob Foshee’s Christian Living class in a mock trial that battled for the soul of atheist, March 16.

Students had the oppurtunity to play roles like the Archangel Michael, Lucifer, and misled normal people in these trials of faith.

For more photos, visit Blood Drive and Coming soon.

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In the news: New website launch

IMG_1423Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

A new website launch happened during the 32nd annual FC Auction, March 14. Please take the time to visit www.fresnochristian.com today.

The 32nd annual FCS auction was held at 5:30 p.m., in the FC gym on March 14. This year the auction was sold out. There was hundreds of great items sold from trips, event tickets, class baskets and deserts.

This year there was also something new: the launch of the redesigned Fresno Christian website. Each of the 47 tables had ipads on them to showcase the beautiful website. Please check it out and share your positive thoughts http://www.fresnochristian.com.

A special thanks goes out to Director of Technology, Robert Hyatt, History and Photojournalist teacher, Kori Friesen and web Designer Justin Pierce of PC Pierce for putting the website together.

For more photos, visit Coming soon and Pamela Powell Memorial Garden.

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Blood drive

IMG_5192Alexis Kalugin | The Feather Online Archive

The Emily Krieghoff Blood Drive will be on March 20. Please consider gifting blood to help a campus alumna.

Recently, one of our alumni was in an horrific car accident. Emily Krieghoff, ’09, was rushed to Community Hospital where if it wasn’t for the grace of God, the surgeons hands, and pints of blood she would not have survived. The Emily Krieghoff Blood Drive will be held in the FC parking lot from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., March 20.

The blood will go to the Central California Blood Center, then will be distributed to hospitals around the Fresno area.

For more photos, visit Coming soon and Pamela Powell Memorial Garden.

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FC Underground 2014-’15, No. 33 (VIDEO)

Underground1Cally Fries

FC Underground is a weekly campus news Vlog post hosted by senior Callista Fries to keep Fresno Christian High students aware of upcoming events.

This is the 33rd episode of “FC Underground, 2014-15,” covering the day of March 16, 2015. Senior Callista Fries is a third-year host and broadcasts the video news alone normally. FC Underground is a weekly segment hosted by Fries, the feather staff is in NY for the week and Trevor Beal will be filming the announcement every day.

Lunch on Monday will be No Lunch

Softball has a game on Monday at Mendota HS at 3:30.

On Mon. March 16 there is Sister to sister older sister training, and on March 17 there will be off campus lunch.

Economics Fair is March 18, at lunch in the FC gym.

The annual Night of the Stars (NOTS) is on March 28, tickets are being sold at lunch and in the office for $60.

For these and other events, read The Feather Online announcements on The Feather announcements. The FC Underground segments consist of news, interviews, profiles and comments on campus life. Each episode is between two and three minutes in length.

“FC Underground” first ran in the fall of 1997 and continued until the spring of 2001. In the fall of 2009, editor-in-chief Suzanna Quiring , ’10, resumed the series, which was then produced by Paige Powell, ’10. After Quiring and Powell graduated, Brooke Stobbe and David Casuga took up the job until the end the 2011-’12 school year. Now, Fries and usually junior Tim Nyberg continue the segments.

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FC hits NY: Day 1 (SLIDESHOW, VIDEO)

IMG_6974Adviser Greg Stobbe

Nine Feather editors are traveling to NY to attend and speak at the 91st annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s convention. The staff arrives in Times Square ready for a night tour, March 16.

After arriving to San Francisco the night before, a total of nine journalists boarded the plane on Monday, heading to New York, March 16. Editors Rees Rogenstein, Josh Carter, Chloe Mueller, Gaby Siquiros, Ryan King, Callista Fries, Trevor Beal, John Dooman, Sara Peterson and chaperones Angie Fries and adviser Greg Stobbe arrive at the airport around 8 a.m. and will tour that evening as FC hits NY.

The Feather staff will be heading to Columbia University, for the 91st annual CSPA Spring Convention, March, 18-20. Along with being nominated for the Gold Crown by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), Fries, King, Peterson and Mueller will be presenting workshops during the convention. Throughout their stay, the editors will also spend two days touring Manhattan.

While at the CSPA Spring Convention, editors will be attending classes and workshops relating to journalism and school run newspapers. At the end of the Spring Convention, The Feather staff will attend the 2015 Online Digital Crown Awards ceremony, in which they will receive either a Silver or Gold crown.

After arriving in New York around, 7:30 p.m., the staff departed from the JFK airport and headed towards their home for the next week, the Hotel Edison.

Upon arrival students dropped off their luggage and headed to Juniors for a late dinner and then traveled to the subway to buy their metro passes for the week.

Students then took a quick tour of Times Square and headed back to their hotel, to work on articles, and to get some much needed rest.

EDITORS NOTE: Stay tuned for daily updates including slideshows and videos as FC hits NY.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @rynnking_.

For more news, read the March 13 article, Blood Drive honors FC alumna currently in recovery.

Baseball sport shorts: Kings Christian

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The Eagles traveled to Lemoore and defeated the Crusaders of Kings Christian, 9-3, March 13. Be sure to catch the Eagles in action against Mendota, March 17.

Boys Baseball Sport Shorts, 2015

For a preview to the Eagles baseball season and look at their scores so far, check out the score on Maxpreps, 2014-2015, for dates, times, and other winter sports.

Also check out the schedule for this year baseball season on Fresno Christian athletic website. The overall score for FC is currently 6-1. The first league game will be played on April 7.

Eagles win 9-3 over rival, March 13

Travelling to Lemoore Friday, the Fresno Christian baseball team was set to play the Crusaders of Kings Christian. The two schools had a bit of history between their football programs, being in the two previous 8-man championship football game, and much of that emotion was set to be shown on the diamond that afternoon.

Throwing their ace, the Crusaders were able to keep the eagles bats at check early in the game, leading to a scoreless top half of the inning. In the field, Senior Dillon Owens took the ball for the Eagles, and pitched a scoreless few innings. After scoring one run in the second, the Eagles’ offense exploded in the third for four runs during a two-out rally, and quickly jumped out to a five run lead. Kings was able to close the margin, bringing in one in the bottom of the inning, but struggled to bring in runs for the remainder of the game.

The Eagles picked up one more in the fourth, and three more in the top of fifth, increasing their lead. Meanwhile, Kings was able to bring in one more in the bottom of the sixth, which would be the last time they would see Owens. In the seventh Taylor Howard came in to relive Owens and struggled early on. Freshman Roman Endicott came in with one out and the bases loaded to try to put the game away. After striking out the first batter and forcing a ground ball for the next, the Eagles got out of the jam and came away with the 9-3 victory.

Tyler Sellers, ’16, was very excited about the outcome of the game and was really encouraged by how everyone played.

“The game was great,” Sellers said. “It showed us we were able to compete with and beat one of the better teams in our division. The guys played well and played hard until the end. we faced a good picture and proved to ourselves we cam hit off the best teams have to offer. Overall I’m very excited for what the rest of the season holds.”

The Eagles are now 6-1 and are currently on a five game winning streak. The Eagles next game will be on Tuesday, March 17 as the team travels to Mendota High School.

For most sport, read the article Baseball sport short: Stone Ridge Christian

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This writer can be reached via Twitter: @dewolf14.

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Featured App: Productivity toolkit

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The Feather staff continues its review section with apps that students might consider to help them organize their time. Check out these productivity toolkit aids.

In the middle of the semester, students and staff can easily lose concentration and efficiency while finishing their work. So this week, the Feather staff present to you a collection of mobile and computer apps that help to increase your productivity. These are productivity toolkit aids:

Coffitivity: background noise generator

Although well designed tools can evidently raise people’s productivity, the most basic and vital factor of increasing productivity is improving an individual’s own concentration. Because no tools can function without the presence of a skilled worker.

It may sounds bizarre, but Coffitivity is actually an app that generates noise. In fact, it is scientifically proven that an ambient background noise actually improve an individual?s concentration and creativity. Coffitivity covers up all the distracting sounds around you with a rather ambient and peaceful “noise” that does not contain any “meaningful” sound that drags users? attention.

Coffitivity is available on web, iOS and Android platforms.

Workflow: An app that makes apps

Workflow is a powerful automation tool that allows you to combine a series of tasks into one action. It?s an app designed for users to build their own “mini apps”. The developers adopted the idea of “action blocks” to simplify the process of creating such “mini apps”.

Workflow provides around 150 action for users to string together. You can let it text your parents about your location, make a GIF out of the pictures in your photo gallery and post it on Instagram, get the lyrics of the song your are playing and more. When finished creating, you can even post a shortcut on your home screen to make it even more convenient.

In addition, the app allows users to share their productions with each other on the “Gallery”, so they don?t need to build the commonly used “workflows” over and over again. Since Workflow is a highly flexible app, there are no designated ways to use it. It is on each of you to explore your own ways to take advantage of it.

Sunrise: gorgeous and versatile calendar

Sunrise is a calendar combined with a “to-do” list, a weather forecast application, a reminder and GPS. Users can sync it with their Google, Facebook, email, iCloud and LinkedIn account to gather information and important events, from your teacher?s birthday to a foreign friend?s traditional holiday. At the same time, Sunrise also syncs flawlessly between various devices and platforms, including iOS, Android, Mac OS and PC. which allows users to switch from device to device without losing any information.

Timeful: Calendar app helps changing your habit.

Timeful is a rather intelligent calendar app that adjusts itself in order to change users? habits. When you tell Timeful the good habit you wants to have, it’s algorithm, according to the developer of this app, “will make suggestions when to schedule them. As you use Timeful, it gets to know you and builds a better schedule”

Hopefully these app will be helpful to all the readers. However, there is one important idea we all have to keep in mind: apps help us to work more efficiently; prerequisite is, we have the determination to work.

This writer can be reached via Twitter: @TobyPan.

For more features, read the March 12 article, Students travel to Southern California, explore university options.

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Career Fair: Professionals educate students

IMG_1146Jason Swain | The Feather Online Archive

Over 10 different speakers gave presentations on career choices and how to begin preparations for them in the 4th annual Career Fair, March 11.

In hopes of better educating campus students on different career paths, FC hosted the 4th annual career fair, March 11. Students attended three sessions throughout the afternoon followed by a meet and greet in the court yard.

The session included a variety of different speakers such as ABC 30 reporter Amanda Venegas, ultrasound technician Robyn Hill, superintendent Jeremy Brown, Engineering student Danielle St. Marie, NASA project manager Suzy Dodd, nurse Laura Sherfield, speech pathologist Christie Edmondson, Detective David Fries, CEO of High Tech Homes Jay Cobb, veterinarian Todd Conlan, occupational therapist Dorothy Siqueiros, and senior gas estimator Scott Belmont.

Aspiring engineer Breanna Jennings, ’15, says that she learned about the educational requirements and qualities an engineer should possess.

“I definitely went to the engineer session, they hardly ever have an engineer come and speak so I was really excited to learn about what it takes to be in that profession,” Jennings said. “It was awesome that she [/fusion_builder_column]

[Danielle St. Marie] is an alumni and was willing to come back and give us really helpful information.”

Venegas gave a session and Claire Kollenkark, ’16, looks forward to career day every year.

“Amanda’s session was really fun,” Kollenkark said. “She is like a local celebrity and she took time out of her day to teach us a thing or two about what she does. Now that I’m a junior, I realized how soon I’m going to be picking a career and it’s great that the school cares enough to put something like this on with so many different people to chose from.”

My favorite presentation was probably the veterinarian,” Counts said. “He was very friendly and not intimidating. He just laid all the information out and told us that this is what you choose to get into if you pursue this career. He helped me because I’ve been looking down the veterinarian path.  — Freshman Celeste Counts

Occupational Therapist Dorothy Siqueiros urges students to get a jump start on their career and connect with other people for the best educational and financial options available.

“I know that college has gotten really expensive over the years and I really hope kids out there know that there are people to talk to that have gone or are going through the whole process of earning their degrees,” Siqueiros said. “Talk to people and find out what process is going to work best for you. And I tell people all the time to go observe the job they wish to pursue while they’re still in high school, you can either rule it out or keep looking into it.”

Laura Sherfield, a nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital gives her advice to teens and insight on how her passion for nursing began.

“I first decided to pursue a career in nursing when I was really young,” Sherfield said. “My mom was a nurse also so I grew up around it and fell in love with it from the beginning. I tend to have more of a compassionate personality. I would advise you high school kids to get involved early in a hospital, job shadow, become an intern, and get a job as soon as possible to gain as much experience as possible.”

CEO of Forward Advantage Chris Roggenstein is happy with the diversity and serving opportunities the annual career day holds.

“I liked the diversity of the student service projects,” Roggenstein said. “It let students serve in a manner that they were gifted and hopefully with an attitude of serving God while serving their fellow man.”

Senior PG&E gas estimator Scott Belmont comments on the success that hard work and dedication could potentially bring to your career.

“I am a gas transition design engineer,” Belmont said. “I started working for PG&E 30 years ago on the end of a shovel and gradually worked my way up and took a lot of different positions and here I am now. When Michelle Warkentin called me to speak, I agreed because it’s great that people come in and give students a variety of different careers to look in to.”

Freshman Celeste Counts shared that she was drawn to the veterinarian in particular, due to her own interests in the trade.

“My favorite presentation was probably the veterinarian,” Counts said. “He was very friendly and not intimidating. He just laid all the information out and told us that this is what you choose to get into if you pursue this career. He helped me because I’ve been looking down the veterinarian path.”

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This writer can be reached via Twitter: @gaby_siqueiros.

For another news article read Campus families gather to support 32nd FC Auction

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Campus announcements: 2015-03-13

WEEKLY CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 9 – MARCH 14

By Katie Jacobson, writer

CONGRATULATIONS
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.

FC AUCTION, MARCH 14
The 32nd annual FC Auction will be held March 14 in the FC gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please continue donating! Donations are due by March 13. 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.

NIGHT OF THE STARS, MARCH 28
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.

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

SPORT EVENTS DRESSCODE
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
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 [email protected]

LUNCH MENU
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
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.

FOLLOW THE FEATHER ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK
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

THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
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 [email protected]

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–
March 9-13 — Kindergarten Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 13 — ACT registration deadline for April 18 test
Winterguard show No. 5 @ Clovis East HS, 6:42 p.m.
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 16 — Sister to Sister Training
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–
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–
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
7th grade- John’s Incredible Pizza
8th grade — Promotion Rehearsal, 1:15 p.m.
8th grade — Promotion, 7 p.m.

May 20 — HS Grad Rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
Senior Awards Assembly, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 1-4 p.m.

May 21 — Half Day
JH Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.
HS Yearbook Signing, 10 a.m.
Awards Assembly for grades 5-6, 10:30 a.m.
HS Graduation, 7 p.m.

May 22 — Last Day of School!
Half Day
HS Worship and Awards Assembly (grades 9-11), 8 p.m.
JH Worship and Awards Assembly, 8 a.m.

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