The Faith Christian School Water Refill Station project is supported by a grant from Raley’s Extra Credit program.
A seed that was planted in our freshman health class last fall took root and bloomed this summer into a wonderful addition to our school facilities!
As part of the health curriculum, Mrs. DeMeritt instructed our students on the importance of hydration and also the effect that single use plastic water bottles have on the environment. Taking the step from awareness to action, the freshman class brainstormed ideas of how to increase healthy water consumption while caring for God's creation: the idea of installing water bottle refill stations was germinating!
The FCS Office of Advancement learned of the student assignment and found a source of potential funding whose values aligned with our goal - healthy students and a healthy community. Raley’s Extra Credit grants promote nutrition education, wellness and food literacy while creating the next generation of healthy eaters. The Water Refill Station project was sprouting!
For 80 years, Raley’s has been contributing to the communities in which they serve. Through their community giving programs, Raley’s gives more than $10 million each year to various organizations throughout the Northern California and Western Nevada regions.
In the Spring of 2019 we received a $10,000 grant from Raley's Extra Credit program! During the summer break we have been able to purchase and install 5 water refill station units (2 elementary and 3 for secondary) and replacement filters.
As the 2019-20 school year begins, students, staff and our community will have convenient access to cool, healthy water courtesy of Raley's and the inspiration of our Class of 2022!
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We are excited that Mr. Lance Haliday has joined the Faith Christian family as our secondary campus administrator. He has 36 years of teaching and administrative experience in Christian school education.
Lance most recently served as the Middle School / High School Principal of Heritage Christian School in Northridge, CA. The school is the result of a merge and was formed when Hillcrest Christian School acquired Los Angeles Baptist Middle / High School. Click to learn more about Mr. Haliday.
Mr. Haliday is looking forward to meeting all students and parents at each of the upcoming Back to School Night events.
Secondary Back to School Night: Monday, Aug. 12 at 6:30pm in the FCHS Gym
Elementary Back to School Night: Tuesday, Aug. 13 7:00pm in the Calvary Christian Center Sanctuary (New families will meet before at 6:30pm in the Elementary Chapel)
2019 Senior Project Presentations
The senior project has been a fixture at Faith for over twenty years. Up until this year, the process of completing the project had been incorporated into the English curriculum. However, upon recognizing the need for more in-depth guidance, the project was made the entire curriculum for the second semester of the new senior seminar course—a class which endeavors to assist seniors in their transition from high school to post-secondary life.
The main purpose of the senior project is to challenge students to think critically about a controversial topic and the true issue behind it, its impact on society from a local level to a global level, the secular and Christian perspectives, and how to proceed as Christians in the wake of this issue. The demands of this project also prepare students for the expectations that will be set for them should they continue on to college. Students are required to gather research from reliable sources, outline, draft, edit, and revise an 8-12 page essay. Then, they take their research and create a 12-15 minute presentation, complete with a PowerPoint, and an informational handout for their audience to take with them. The top three presentations are selected by a panel of faculty judges to advance to a finals round where they compete for scholarship money.
This year’s project topics were wide ranging—from technology, to mental health, to social issues—and the quality of the projects as a whole was exceptional. The top three presentations this year consisted of the following (see recordings below):
Luke Poppinga on “The Effects of Excessive Screen Time”
Maxine Serrano on “Effective Parenting in the United States: A Demanding yet Achievable Task”
Jennie Nguyen on “Designer Babies”
This truly was a phenomenal year for senior projects as the students rose to the challenge placed before them. Well done, seniors!
Pictured: Secondary Principal, Mr. Shannon Smith, with members of the Accreditation Visitation Team
Faith Christian High School just received confirmation of another 6-year term of Accreditation. A team of educators from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International spent a week on campus verifying the school’s self-study by observation and meeting with faculty, staff, students, parents and school board. They then made commendations and recommendations as part of their accreditation report. The Regional Accreditation Commissions for each association reviewed and confirmed the visiting team’s report. As in previous accreditation cycles, Faith Christian has again received the maximum 6-year term of accreditation, valid from 2019-2025.
Faith Christian started in 1975 with grades K-4, while using the facilities of the First Christian Church in Marysville. Former Yuba City High School Principal and District Superintendent, Clarence Summy was instrumental in starting the school with the goal of adding a grade a year until a junior high and high school was available. The school moved to use the facilities of Calvary Christian Center, where the elementary campus is today. The junior high/high school campus opened in 1983 on land donated to the school by the First United Methodist Church. The first graduating class from Faith Christian High School was in 1982. This year’s Senior Commencement will be Friday, May 31, 7PM at the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City. The community is welcome to attend and celebrate with our graduates.