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Elementary School Recognizes 60 Students Who SOAR

Faith's students are SOARing these days, as part of a new positive behavior program at the elementary school.

soar1S tay safe and care for others

O bey and respect God, our parents, our school staff, and our school property

A cademically achieve to the best of our abilities

R espond responsibly for our own actions.

So far this year over 60 students are enjoying their rewards for positive behavior.

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FCES Pillow Project Outreach by Tammy Pritchard

 

2017espillowsOne of the highlights of my time working in the elementary school the last two years was creating and facilitating A.C.T.S. (Acquiring Character Through Service) Service Projects each month of the school year.  A student from each class is nominated for exhibiting the character trait of the month, they are recognized in Chapel and then all of them come together for the service project during the school day. 

 

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Fun Stuff on the Campuses!

 

2017springcelebration12There were so fun many activities that wrapped up our 2016-2017 school year!  The “practically perfect” Mary Poppins musical delighted audiences with three sold-out shows. In April, the three campuses joined together for another incredible Spring Celebration. We were treated to a program featuring America’s Got Talent Crevier Family Spin-Tacular Basketball Show.  To the audience’s amusement, our own principal, Michael Cook, was called up to the stage to show off his basketball skills.

 

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Moving Forward in 2017!

 

moving forwardLooking ahead to 2017 allows us the opportunity to cast the vision of some pretty important changes at Faith Christian Academy this year.  In March, Brian Wall, transitioned from Superintendent at Faith Christian to Colorado Christian University as their new Athletic Director.  We are excited to watch how God is going to use him in this new chapter in his life.

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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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Staff Spotlight - Jessica Lewis

JessicaLewisNEW 2016-17 STAFF: Elementary Teacher

I started going to Faith when I was in 2nd grade. I loved my time at all three campuses. I, along with all three of my brothers, grew up at Faith and graduated from here. In many ways this school is just a large extension of my family. When I graduated from FCHS in 2011, I decided to venture out of Colorado and go to college in Chicago, Illinois.

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Staff Spotlight - Leah Fyffe (aka Roche)

LeahRocheNEW 2016-17 STAFF: Elementary Aide

I have joined Faith Christian Academy as a 4th grade aide and I am so excited to work alongside a group of staff who also love Jesus. Not only am I a new staff member at Faith, but I am also relatively new to the United States. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and received my Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in English Literature from Ulster University.

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ES Staff Spotlight - Laurie Finch

LaurieFinchBorn in Texas and raised in the Air Force, I’ve lived in Texas, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona.  Then seven years ago, we moved to Colorado. I taught school for 10 years after I graduated from college, then stayed home with my kids for 17 years. Two years ago, I came to FCES as a 4th grade teacher.

 

 

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