Our kindergarten class enjoyed a week-long celebration of Dr. Seuss and his memorable books with a lot of fun-filled activities.
We used straws to blow paint hair on Thing 1 and Thing 2, sorted and graphed colored goldfish, stacked the Cat in the Hat's cups to make the tallest tower, fished for sight words, added numbers in Cat in the Hat Bingo, and created our own striped hat reading logs to chart the books students read with their families.
We finished the week with a visit from The Cat in the Hat who brought the ingredients for green eggs and ham. The students enjoyed cooking this special dish and were surprised at how delicious it tasted - to most of us! Finally, we shared Hop on Pop-corn with our sixth grade buddy readers as students from both classes took turns reading to each other on Read Across America Day. It was a great way to conclude our celebration of this special author's birthday.
Our Faith Christian High School Varsity Boys Basketball began the post-season in the "Elite 8" position in the "2018 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Boys Championship Playoff Brackets - Division VI." This gave them a bye in round one, automatically advancing them to round two.
FCHS won Wednesday's neutral playoff game against Vacaville Christian in overtime by a score of 79-69 to advance to the semifinals.
Games stats as seen in the Appeal Democrat:
"Zach Rodriguez dropped in a team-high 24 points as Faith Christian battled from an eight-point deficit at halftime to take the lead in the fourth. Vacaville Christian eventually tied it up with a putback in the final seconds, but the Lions regrouped to outscore the visitors 12-2 in the four-minute overtime period to come away with the victory.
Justin Meyer and Ben George also came up big scoring 19 points each for the Lions (21-6), who will travel to play No. 2 Ripon Christian (18-9) on Friday night in the semifinals."
2018 Playoff Bracket:
The elementary campus has finished their annual World’s Finest Chocolate Sale and if you didn’t get any…it’s too late! The super-selling students sold all the candy we had and we had to order a little extra just to make it through the sale. Thanks to everyone’s efforts we are anticipating a final total profit of $20,000! That is $4,000 over our projected income for this fundraiser. Way to go elementary families!!
Our top sellers included Drew (42 cases), Ella (39 cases), Hannah and Kaylee (15 cases each) and Kingston (14 cases). An extra big “THANK YOU” to these who went “above and beyond!”
During our Homecoming event on January 26, we continued a Faith Christian High School tradition by inducting two alumni into our sports hall of fame. The purpose of the hall of fame is to build a tradition of excellence, to help current students, staff, and parents to be aware of FCHS sports history, and to inspire our current athletes and coaches to be of hall of fame caliber.
Our first inductee was Annie Reimers. Annie is a member of the FCHS class of 2012. She was an outstanding athlete who earned 7 varsity letters while competing in soccer, volleyball, and basketball. She was team MVP for both soccer and volleyball and had several all-league honors. Annie was named the FCHS Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.
Since graduating from Faith Christian, Annie attended Generational Leadership in Washington completing a year of training and a year-long internship. She graduated from Yuba College in May and her future education plans include training to become a Dental Hygienist. She presently works at Sunflower Natural Foods in Yuba City.
Our second 2018 inductee was Blake Lavin. Blake is also a member of the FCHS class of 2012. Blake was also an outstanding athlete who earned 6 varsity letters in basketball, baseball and soccer. In basketball he was the team MVP for two years, and Baseball MVP his senior year. He earned numerous other all-league and team honors in all three sports. He was the FCHS Male Athlete of the Year in both 2011 and 2012.
Since graduating from FCHS Blake has continued to play basketball and was a member of the Semi-Pro Yuba-Sutter Gold Miners Basketball team for one season. He still lives locally and is working toward completing a degree in Agricultural Business.
Congratulations to both of you!