We had Captain Eric England (Cruz’s uncle), firefighter Nick, and engineer Cameron come talk to our kindergarten class about fire safety.
They told us the very important number to call in case of an emergency...911...and the importance of knowing our address to help dispatch. They reminded us to place smoke detectors in our bedrooms, to sleep with our doors closed, and that if we hear the alarm or smell smoke to stay low and get out quickly. We should know two exits and where we are meeting our family once we are out. We also practiced how to stop, drop, and roll in case our clothes catch on fire.
Thank you Yuba City Fire Department for keeping our community safe and for coming to our classroom!
At Sixth Grade Science Camp, students were lead by Genesis Account teachers to increase their knowledge of the Creator and His handiwork through directly observing and exploring the outdoors at Diamond Arrow in Nevada City.
Natural Science and Environmental Education classes were taught from a stewardship perspective and were full of hands-on fun!
During rec time we got to enjoy our surroundings by swimming in the Yuba River, soaring on the zipline through the evergreens, hiking to gorgeous vistas and trying new skills like archery!
Parent and high school counselors assisted in our activities and times of Bible study and devotionals. We gathered for chapel each evening and learned how to become fully Rooted in Christ and help our Faith grow.
This year we brought in several new activities, as well as the traditional student favorites to make for a great time for all! Students enjoyed paint-ball team games, geocaching, working with horses, high-ropes and flashlight tag. In addition, we had smores around the campfire as we closed out our night of fun.
The spiritual aspect of the camp was focused on Romans, what the students are studying in Bible this year, Mrs. DeMeritt and Mrs. Ritchie used an interactive approach to each session as students learned and shared about becoming a “living sacrifice” to God and how to find our identity and uniqueness in Christ.
The food is always fabulous and the students enjoyed frozen goodies like smoothies and caffeine free Frappuccino’s from the bistro as they spent some free time between activities and sessions.
The last session before heading home gave each student the opportunity to make a proclamation on a banner, showing their commitment to work on their spiritual gifts and becoming spiritual sacrifices to the Lord.
On September 11-13 the high school students took time off from their regular schedule of classes and headed up to the mountains so they could begin the school year by getting to know each other a little better and to focus spiritually on what they hope to see God do this year in our midst.
This year’s theme is “20-20 Vision for Change.” The hope is that God will change us to be more like His son Jesus Christ. With that in mind we invited Bob Comarsh and Rob Murphy ('10 FCHS Alum) from River Valley Church in Yuba City to come up and speak on our first point of emphasis for the year, “Christianity is a Personal Relationship with God.” They did a great job of making each message very practical. In addition these two talented individuals enriched our worship experience by playing in our worship band at Sky Mountain.
This year’s Sky Mt competition was fierce. The students were placed on teams that were comprised of students from each grade. They competed in events such as balloon toss, balloon launch, clumps, skits and team flag designing. The winner of this year’s competition was “Code Black”, the team under the direction of Mrs. Ritchie and Mr. Sneed.
Some of the best times at the Sky Mt Retreat are the unstructured times where we played basketball in the gym, made s’mores around the campfire, laid out in the field and gazed up at the stars and got up early to watch the sunrise over the lake with our fellow classmates. All of these things we did at Sky Mt will be remembered for a lifetime as times that molded and make us into who we will be become.