Our TNT Fireworks Fundraiser located on our secondary campus from June 30 - July 4 was able to raise $5,000 for Faith Christian Athletics! Each day an FCHS varsity coach coordinated volunteers to work in the booth and help raise funds to be used by their team and the program.
FCS Athletic Director, Rob Rerucha, extends a huge "THANK YOU" to every coach, parent, friend, family member and also everyone who came and purchased fireworks! This fundraiser is definitely a team effort and we appreciate everyone who was involved. Your time, dedication and donations have helped our school purchase new uniforms and equipment!
Please join us in applauding the following teams and coaches:
On June 1, 2017, our last day of school, awards were presented to our elementary students in a special presentation during the day and also at our elementary year end program that evening.
Students were recognized individually for Christian character, citizenship, Bible memorization, honor roll, perfect attendance, most improvement, penmanship and spelling.
Perfect Attendance: Elise, Ella H., Ewan, Drew, Hannah, Corbin, Kiana, Makinzee, Alexis, Brody and JIn
Most improved: Rylee, Brett, Blake M., Avaline, Miranda, Kaylee W., Ashley C., Nolyn and Joshua K.
Top Notch Awards: 5th grade - David C., Chance, Emma E., Naomi, Sophia, Alec, Alexis; 6th grade - Ethan, Joshua K., Brooklynn, Jin, Morgan, Maximus, Jack, Grace, Mavis
To earn this award, 4th - 6th grade student must maintain a 4.0 GPA for the entire school year. The first year a student achieves this honor they receive a bronze medal, the second year, a sliver medal and the third year, a gold medal.
Congratulations to these medal recipients: Bronze: Emily, Torrance; Silver: Alec, Allison, Mia, Sophia; Gold: Brody, Jin, Brooke, Tessa, Isabella, Grace
President’s Education Award
To earn this award, students must have made the “A” Honor Roll for the last 3 years (3.5 GPA or higher) and must be in the 85% or higher (national average) on Achievement Testing in either math or reading.
Congratulations Brody, Tessa, Isabella, Jin, Desirae and Grace!
California State Honor Awards
4th - 6th Grade students who have maintained a “B” average for the entire year received a certificate of recognition for academic excellence from California Assemblyman James Gallagher. Students with an “A” average for the entire year received a certificate of recognition from California Senator Jim Nielson.
As our school year came to an end, we honored our faculty and staff for their faithful service and commitment to the ministry of Faith Christian School with the following Distinguished Service Awards:
5 year recognition: Floyd Crist, Jennifer Payne
15 year recognition: Lonny Gorton, Dan Wickline
30 year recognition: Joy Elliott
40 year recognition: Bill Hannold
66 years of combined service: Steve and Paula Finlay
Steve and Paula Finlay are retiring after 66 combined years of service to Faith Christian School. We honored their wishes of not having a retirement party but many of you joined us in thanking them for their ministry to our school family by sending notes of appreciation. The School Board publicly acknowledged their years of service at the FCHS Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 2 where we had the privilege of Paula and Steve both delivering the commencement address.
In their honor, the main hallway of of the secondary campus has been named "Finlay Hall". FCS Board Member, Matt Davis, presented the sign that will be placed in the building as Superintendent, Bill Hannold, made the surprise announcement.
To all of the words of appreciation the Finlays wrote this response:
Dear Faith Christian Family;We want to thank you so very much for the many expressions of love and congratulations concerning our retirement. Words cannot express the wonderful way you have all made us feel. We look forward to Faith Christian going to new heights in the coming years, and we will always be Lions at heart.God bless you all!Steve & Paula Finlay