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Sharing our Faith – by Greg Stier, Dare 2 Share

D2S StierAs a former Christian school student I know that it can be easy to be so saturated with the message of the Bible that it becomes, well, let’s be honest, kind of old news. And when the Gospel goes from being “good news” to “old news” that’s bad news. That’s one of the reasons my son Jeremy and I decided to take a group of Faith Christian High Schoolers out to share the Gospel once a month. Because when you share the Gospel with people who have never heard it you realize how good the good news is!

 

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STEM Update by Jim Baldwin

robotics2016.2Our middle school STEM program kicked off the first quarter with a series on aeronautic engineering using paper airplane models. Everyone has created a paper airplane without thinking of math and science. But the STEM students had to create three models that exploit the four basic aerodynamic forces: lift, weight, thrust and drag. The students constructed three different models for distance, accuracy, and total flight time.

 

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Tailgate Party Launch... SUCCESS!!!

beachball volleyball09.2016.2Tutu’s, pink and purple hair, team names such as “Beach Babes” and “The Force” were prevalent on the high school campus the afternoon of September 30, as the middle school beach-ball volleyball tournament kicked off the festivities with 18 teams of throw-back fun. Teams competed to take home 1st Place (Too Legit to Quit) but also to win best dressed (Little Piggies). Spectators filled the steps outside to cheer their teams on. 

 

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High School Outreach Day 09.30.16

outreachday2016.1Each year on the Friday morning of homecoming week, the entire high school takes part in various outreach/service projects throughout our community.  The coordination of 450 students, teachers, and parent volunteers makes this annual event one of our more massive undertakings.  This year was no different as we had students at 28 different sites located in Arvada, the surrounding suburbs, downtown Denver, and as far as Aurora and Brighton.  Our volunteers were at a variety of locations including churches, inner-city ministries, farms, ministries to single moms, retirement communities, and elementary schools. 

 

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Lights! Camera! Action! By Tamara McCann

PBS 1Words that most 6th graders only hear on TV or in the movies, not personally said to them by a TV crew. In the spring before the school year came to a close, Mr. Cook was presented with a unique opportunity to have a handful of 6th graders on Rocky Mountain PBS’ Super School News. He thought that this would be a perfect opportunity for any 6th graders that would be taking Mrs. McCann’s Creative Writing elective in the Fall.

 

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Meet Madison Young

Maddie3Maddie Young has been battling Leukemia for over 2 1/2 years. Despite innumerable set-backs, illnesses, and injuries resulting from her compromised immune system, Maddie continually smiles and spreads joy…whether at the hospital, in school, or on the volleyball court. Maddie is the picture of hope, optimism and joy. She lives a life of character and love.

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From the Desk of Brian Wall

brainJust before going to the cross in the greatest act of unconditional love ever recorded in human history, Jesus prayed a profound prayer not only on behalf of his immediate disciples, but on behalf of all who would ultimately end up trusting Him for Salvation: “I in them and you in me-so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:23

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High School Students Excellence in Academics

AcademicExcellenceFaith Christian High School ACT scores are at an all-time high!  Five-year data from 2012-2016  shows that FCHS student average Composite ACT score, which averages scores from the English, Math, Reading and Science subtests,  is a 23.6 which includes all FCHS seniors, as each is required to take the ACT prior to graduation.  The five year average Composite ACT score for Colorado students was 20.6, a difference of 3 points. 

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FC High School to be a Movie Setting

MovielogoWhat if the Bible took place in high school?  That’s the premise of Kingdom Sight Studios new film “A High School Story” being shot on location at Faith this fall! Kingdom Sight Studios, which is owned by Faith alumnus Nathan Blair (class of ’98), has already produced two feature films, “A Perfect Chord” and “2nd Greatest.”

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Staff Spotlight - Nick Arter

NickArterNEW 2016-17 STAFF: High School Art Teacher

My wife, Tami, and I are both from Colorado and we have two boys: Noah is in 4th grade and Wyatt is in 1st grade at Faith Christian Elementary. I went college at CU Colorado Springs to be an electrical engineer, then changed my degree to Fine Arts to be a graphic designer. After three years of designing and printing I felt called to be a teacher. I started teaching math at Skyview Senior High in Thornton.

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Staff Spotlight - Leah Harmon

LeahHarmonNEW 2016-17 STAFF: High School Speech and Drama Teacher

I am a 2008 FCHS graduate. I was introduced to the theatre through Mrs. Gordon when she cast me as Mother Abbess in FCHS’s production of The Sound of Music. I knew then that I wanted to pursue my degree in Theatre/Music and attended Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

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Staff Spotlight - Sarah Elbing

SarahElbingNEW 2016-17 STAFF: Middle School PE and Technology Teacher

I’m so excited and beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching at Faith Christian Academy.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art.  Although I didn’t get a teaching degree at the time, I always had it in the back of my mind to become a teacher someday.  

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Staff Spotlight - C.L. Hubbard

CLHubbardNEW 2016-16 STAFF: Middle School Language Arts and PE Teacher

It is very interesting how God can move us full circle. In 1997, I began teaching at Faith Christian Academy—elementary PE and middle school girls volleyball, basketball, and track. I was an English teacher at heart and was soon moved to the high school to teach 9th grade English and coach C- team volleyball and basketball. It was in these two years that I met and married my soulmate, Blair Hubbard, a fellow teacher at Faith.

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Staff Spotlight - Denver Klaus

DenverKlausNEW 2016-17 STAFF: Middle School PE and Technology Teacher

I originally grew up just outside of Omaha, Nebraska. I went to school at the University of Nebraska-Kearney to play basketball and get my degree. After getting my degree, I was an assistant basketball coach at Colorado Christian University coaching the Men's basketball team. 

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Staff Spotlight - Emily Herrmann

EmilyHerrmannNEW 2016-17 STAFF: Elementary Teacher

I was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. I graduated from Taylor University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I moved to Colorado in 2011 and taught 1st grade at SkyView Academy. Three years later I moved back home to Indiana to be closer to family. After teaching 3rd grade for the last two years, I felt God calling me back to the beautiful state of Colorado!

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