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From the Desk of Brian Wall

brainSometimes it is those random acts of kindness that have the greatest impact in our lives. Over 2000 years ago when most people least expected it God, in His great mercy reached out to man, sending His Son Jesus into the world as an infant, to save us all from our sins.  Our Heavenly Father’s random (to man) act of kindness continues to inspire and transform the human race today and will continue to bring life for millions into eternity. I pray that each of you has a blessed Christmas celebration this season!

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Staff Spotlight - Tamara McCann

staff tamara mccannI am a native of Colorado. I was born and lived in Leadville until my family moved to Arvada when I was in 3rd grade. I was so excited to hear that my 4th grade year I would be attending Faith Christian Academy, just like my cousins who had been attending since it was the Jesus Center. With the influences of my friends and wonderful teachers, my relationship with Christ grew over the years giving me a great foundation of my faith when I graduated from FCHS.

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Staff Spotlight - Alicia Cespedes

staff alicia cespedesOf all the things in the world, I’ve always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I remember. I’ve been teaching 25 years and none of my teaching experiences have been as fulfilling and spiritually edifying until I came to Faith Christian Academy.  I graduated from Metro State College and achieved a Bachelor in Elementary Education with a minor in Bi-lingual Bi-cultural.  I went on to get my masters at Regis University in Reading and Curriculum.  By the grace of God and the gentle care of His provision He allowed me to accomplish my childhood dreams of becoming a teacher. 

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Staff Spotlight - Jeri Scheufele

staff jeri scheufeleMy family and I have been members of the FCA family since 2005. All three of my kids have graduated from Faith.  The foundation that attending FCA laid for them has had a huge impact on their lives today.  For that I am so blessed and thankful.  Today, each of my children has a personal relationship with Jesus and I am blessed to see the fruit of it daily.  This is the reason we sacrificed and invested in Christian education. 

 

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Staff Spotlight - Julie Foster

staff julie fosterI was born and raised in Minnesota. I had two brothers, one still lives in St. Paul, the other died in a helicopter crash in the Sea of Japan when I was a few days overdue with the birth of my first child. It was a very difficult time, but the outpouring of love really spoke to my parents who hadn’t yet given their lives to Jesus. I came to know the Lord while in high school, but really began serving Him after college.

 

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Staff Spotlight - Kathie Fisher

staff kathie fisherI started my college career at Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education. I attended Colorado State University and received a second bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. In early 2000 I pursued my teaching credentials through Colorado Christian University.

 

 

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Staff Spotlight - Christy Crary

staff christy craryI've been teaching at Faith for 10 years, primarily 8th grade math and advanced Saxon math.  I started teaching in 2001 when I lived in California.  I love teaching math because I remember how hard it was to learn, and I try to teach it to help students not be overwhelmed by it as I was. My husband and I have twin 12 year old boys, one has special needs - he has autism and doesn't talk.  His twin brother is in 7th grade at FCMS.  

 

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Staff Spotlight - Sally Lewis

staff sally lewisI am a teacher and a pastor's wife, so half of my life I spend at school loving on kids, and the other half of my life loving on people at church.  This last year we moved from my husband being the lead pastor at a church in Littleton to being part of a church plant in Arvada called Storyline Fellowship.

 

 

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Staff Spotlight - Becky Piper

staff becky piperI started at Faith Christian as a substitute teacher K-12, in 2007. Shortly thereafter, I was hired as a FCMS math and choir teacher. A year later, I became the FCES music teacher as well as teacher of the middle school choir and worship team. During this time I completed my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University.

 

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THANK YOU to ALL our volunteers

VolunteersI am humbled by the many volunteers who have graciously volunteered in a variety of capacities already this year.  I cannot express enough how grateful I am that so many individuals are giving of their time, efforts, talents and resources so that the experience of our students can be enriched and our appreciation of faculty and staff shown. Thank you for listening to God, to your heart and for giving when sometimes it feels as though you have nothing to give.  You have blessed the students, families, staff, and teachers.  You are appreciated and that I am overwhelmed by your generosity and cheerful giving.

Thank YOU for all that you do!

Kara Hoofnagle, PTP President

 

Fall Sports Wrap Up - FCHS and FCMS

xc coleFCHS: Cross Country had a tremendous year with the men's team accomplishing a Faith first.  The men's team was the first team in school history to win the regional meet, with 9th grader, Cole Sprout, finishing first overall.  Although the team did not reach the podium at the state level they are loaded with underclassmen and look poised for future greatness.  Additionally, Cole Sprout finished second individually at the state championship meet, losing to a senior runner.  The women's had a solid season and, again, are a very young team with a bright future ahead of them, Shannon King qualified for the state meet as a freshman.

 

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Pennies for Louisiana

2016 pennywars counting penniesThe FCES October 2016 Penny Wars were a HUGE SUCCESS!  Students raised almost two hundred dollars more than last year, for a grand total of $6,305.08!  The funds raised by our students went to help Bethany Christian School, a sister ACSI school, that was drastically affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

 

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High School Open House

2016 hs openhouseFaith Christian High School hosted an open house November 29, 2016.  It was the first event structured in this way and replaces the orientation which usually occurs in January.  The evening definitely showcased FCHS and all of its programs in ways that inspired the incoming freshmen who attended that night. 

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Staff Spotlight - Sharon Joplin

staff SharonRobinsChrist and Cat lover, and sojourner of my dream job!   After graduating from a Christian school in the Denver area, I obtained my B.S. in Elementary Education, and my M.A. in Curriculum.  Through the years I have worked a myriad of jobs: teaching hearing-impaired students, teaching in a one-room school, copy writing, IT project manager, and corporate trainer. 

 

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Staff Spotlight - Therese Bote

staff ThereseBoteI was born in Illinois and raised in California and Colorado. We moved to Colorado in 1973. I have lived in Longmont, Erie, and Thornton and now reside in beautiful Arvada.   I am the oldest of seven children; four brothers and two sisters. The Lord has surrounded me with children of all ages my whole life.  

 

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Staff Spotlight - Jill Fortney

staff JillFortneyMy husband Karl and I both grew up in the same small southern Illinois town of Centralia. We were married 29 years ago and came to Colorado for Karl’s job as a mechanical engineer with Lockheed Martin. I did my student teaching here and taught for a few years in public school until our kids were born.

 

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Staff Spotlight - Heather Hicks

staff HeatherHicksI was born and raised in Arvada, CO as one of six children, and I attended public school through my senior year of high school. The prospect of attending a Christian college had always appealed to me, mostly with inspiration from the foundation that attending a Bible college created for my parents. 

 

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