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Staff Spotlight - Micah Connor

teacher micah connorI was practically born on the front pew of Faith Bible Chapel 42 years ago. My parents have been intricately involved in ministry as Pastors and Worship Leaders for almost 50 years! I had the privilege to attend Faith Christian High School and be part of the first freshmen class at the Ward Road Campus. The school was a little smaller back then, but the quality education and instruction I received was a solid foundation for college and my career path.

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Staff Spotlight - Sarah Lepke

teacher sarah lepkePrior to teaching at Faith, I taught English as a Second Language in Denver Public Schools. One day, in the midst of a very tumultuous school year, I received a text from a friend telling me that there was a position open to teach high school Spanish at Faith Christian High School.  Without ever having stepped foot on the campus, or knowing anything about Christian education (I was public school educated all through my life), I applied, interviewed, and was offered the job.  That was five years ago, and every day I thank God for the blessing of teaching at Faith.

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Staff Spotlight - Ralph Nance

teacher ralph dee nanceI came to Faith in 1993, along with my lovely wife Dee of 42 years and our two sons, Jonathan and Scott; both FCA grads in 1997 and 1999 respectively. We were seeking a school where our sons could flourish in all aspects of their schooling and Faith was the answer. We own Front Range Excavating, Inc. a commercial earthmoving company we started in 1988.

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From the Desk of Brian Wall

brianReflecting over 31 years of ministry here at Faith Christian Academy/Jesus Center School, memories too numerous to pen flood through my mind. It has been such an awesome experience to be a part of a vibrant and fruitful ministry to young people, seeing the Holy Spirit shape and transform the lives of thousands of students working through faithful teachers, coaches, administrators and staff members alike! I am humbled and privileged to have served with such a faithful and godly staff who passionately love Jesus and the students to whom they minister each day.

 

 

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SPEECH TEAM – by FCHS student Mikayla Martin

2017speech debate2Anxiety runs high at the state tournament for Speech and Debate. Heritage High School hosts the tournament, providing a labyrinth of hallways for “speechers” to navigate. Faith competitors left early on Friday, January 27, to enjoy Starbucks and Coldstone before driving down to compete. The majority of the team had been infected with a unique strain of sickness. Some of the symptoms included sniffling, hoarse voices, uncontrollable coughing, and perhaps the most odd…bloody noses, all conducive for public speaking. Despite runny noses and sore throats, the Faith speakers and debaters boldly entered rounds to do their very best.

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7th Grade Ski Trip

2017skitrip groupIn February, the 7th grade class headed up to Granby ranch for two full days on the slopes and one morning of tubing. Together they were able to laugh, play, relax, fall, and discover our identities in Christ! As always it was an amazing opportunity to build authentic community! It was an action-packed trip that was full of lots of laughs, fun adventures, and great memories!

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ACSI Competitions

acsi 5Nervous energy and anxious students abounded as they prepared to compete in three annual Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) events: the Math Olympics, the Spelling Bee and the Music Festival. Our FCES and FCMS students were well prepared and we are proud of their performances!

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FCMS Canned Food Drive

2016 17 fooddrive 5We are pleased to announce that 2,566 cans and food items were collected by our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders! It was a successful Canned Food Drive that will bless many local families. Thank you so much, students and parents, for your support of this project!  Also, a special thank you to those parents who came to check, count, move, and sort cans for us and to Rosi Rogers for heading up all the volunteer efforts.

On Wednesday, February 1, members of Mrs. Hicks’ first period Advanced Language Arts class (the homeroom class that collected the most cans per student) took the cans collected during the Canned Food Drive to the Arvada Food Bank (located at 8555 W 57th Avenue in Arvada). Congratulations to Mrs. Hick's first period Language Arts class!

 

READ-A-THON – by FCES teacher, Jessica Lewis

0127171034a resizedIn this day in age, building an excitement for reading among students can be a daunting task. The wonder that fills the pages of so many books and the simple joy of reading is a mystery for far too many children. For educators, developing a classroom environment where reading is a welcomed challenge, prioritized, and celebrated is hugely important! As a new teacher to Faith, getting to participate in this year’s Read-a-thon was such a joy. I had the privilege of observing for the first time the excitement that this fundraiser builds within the Faith Christian Elementary community.

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Gala Wrap Up

2017gala8Faith Christian Benefit Gala results are in…what a huge SUCCESS and what a testimony to GOD’S PROVISION!! Together, our Faith family raised $150,000 dollars for tuition assistance, the teacher award program and development.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated their time, talents, and finances to this year’s Faith Christian Benefit Gala! The evening was a wonderful success, thanks to your generosity! Those who attended the Denver Marriott enjoyed a festive, delightful evening with live music, fun and exciting silent and live auctions, delicious dinner and our fun comedienne, Leslie Norris Townsend.

 

On behalf of the Administration and Development Team here at Faith Christian, thank you for investing your resources to advance God’s kingdom at our school! We are excited about what He is doing in the lives of our faculty and students, and are expectant that the students graduating from Faith Christian Academy will continue to go out and be world changers. We are truly grateful for your partnership!

 

CLICK HERE for more photos from the Gala!

New Mock Trial Team Goes to State!

2017mocktrial1FCHS had its first Colorado Bar Association Mock Trial team this year.  Federal judge Michael Hegarty, who is on the FCA School Board, started the program at the high school in October. The Mock Trial competition involves the team working on an actual lawsuit and presenting the case at trial before a real judge, competing against other high school teams in Colorado.

 

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Mary Poppins

marypoppins posterMusical season has begun, or as Jared Long likes to call it, “the best time of the year.” The show dates for the spring musical of Mary Poppins are March 16, 17, and 18 at the Ward Road east campus.  The work  started early this semester to make it what music director Mr. Welsh each year calls “our best show ever.” Rehearsals began on Monday, December 5, with an all-cast read-through, and blocking and music rehearsals followed that week as everyone started getting into character and learning lines and music. Mark your calendars now to see senior McKenna Gubanich in the title role, as Mary Poppins and junior Jared Long as the unforgettable Bert. Other stars include Avery Leopold, Claire Goodwin, Ramya Sinha, Robbie Vigil, Gabby Bazz, Carmen Nocera, Katelin Miller, Josiah Piper, Gray Evans, Andre Roth, Cole Thomas, Landon Ford, and Trevor White. Don’t forget to buy tickets and go see the show in the spring, because you don’t want to miss out on this amazing performance.  

 

To order your tickets, CLICK HERE!

 

Performances will be held in the Elementary Auditorium, 6210 Ward Rd.

Thursday, March 16 at 7pm

Friday, March 17 at 7pm

Saturday, March 18 at 2pm 

Quest for Purity

amy mcleanThe students at Faith are blessed to have the opportunity of a spiritual emphasis week. On January 23rd-25th, alumni Amy McLean and Amber Havekost shared with the high school about sexual purity, relationships, and consequences of sexual sin. Worship was enjoyable, and trust in God was the focus. 

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MS Dodgeball Tournament and Flood Help

2016ms dodgeball tourneyAmidst flying dodgeballs and the middle school students having a ton of fun during their annual Dodgeball Tournament, students raised $1000! 
CLICK HERE for more pictures of the Dodgeball Tournament

These funds went to help Bethany Christian School (BCS) in Baton Rouge, LA. Some areas of Baton Rouge recieved 31 inches of rain within 15 hours.  The devastation was widespread and happened right before the 2016-17 school year was to begin. 

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Staff Spotlight - Amy Blahnik

staff amy blahnikGetting to Faith Christian was a faith adventure in and of itself. My family was going through a difficult time and needed to move to be safe spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  I enrolled my kids in FCMS and FCHS four years ago.  I did not have a job or a place to live.  By faith, God provided contacts and people to live with.  We spent a lot of time in the car in the beginning. 

 

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