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This Week at Faith Academy:
 March 6-11, 2017

Spring is in the air!

Congratulations to our JH Boys' and Girls' basketball teams: Austin Christian Athletic Association District Champs! Also, great job to our elementary boys that put forth a valiant effort.

The fun continues with our Spring sports, so please make a point to come when you can to cheer on our boys and girls track tennis, golf, baseball and teams.

We have plenty going on in athletics as well in academics! In the past two weeks, we have hosted our primary and secondary academic showcases where we honored students for their academic competition in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to all of our students that participated in these competitions!

Registration is currently in process. Please remember that early registration will save you cost on fees. With just one week to go before Spring Break, excitement is building around Faith Academy!
 
In His Service and at yours,
 
Joe

Know. Grow. Go.

Announcements & Information: 
Campus Visitor Sign In Reminder: All visitors, including parents, must sign in and get a visitor's badge at the front office or athletic office before proceeding to any location on the campus during school hours. The only exception is for parents and guests attending athletic practices or games in the gym or on the football field.
 
Visiting Colleges: Concordia, Pensacola Christian, & FIDM (Fashion Insitute of Design and Merchandising) will be visiting campus during HS Lunch on Monday, March 6th. Students should stop by and talk with them about their school and what they have to offer!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 8th! The 3rd &9th Grade Families will CO-HOST this luncheon!  Click on SIGN UP GENIUS to see a list of supplies needed and volunteer opportunities available for the luncheon. It’s a super busy time so we thank you for your faithful servant hearts! For more information, please contact Dawn Madigan at dmadigan2356@gmail.com or 512-589-2474.
2017-2018 Registration Form Links: If you have already submitted registration, thank you!  The registration fee increases from $25 to $50 on March 11th. Please use the following links to access the online registration form.

Elementary (K-5th) Registration Form

Junior High (6-8th) Registration Form 

High School (9-12th) Registration Form

If you have any questions, would like more information after reading through the registration packet, or want to make changes to your schedule, please contact Lauren Fields, Academic Counselor & Registrar, at lfields@famf.org or 830.798.1333.
Diploma Plans are Due: Current 8th-11th students must have their diploma plan on file before registering. See Mrs. Fields to complete your plan.
The Khaki! March edition of the Faith Academy student newspaper is now available! This edition highlights a special teacher on campus, Mr. "Bear" Schwartz.  We have an opportunity as the Faith family to come alongside Bear and help alleviate his transplant medical expenses. Thank you for reading The Khaki!

ParentsWeb for Logging Parent & Student Service Hours:  Parents now have access to log service hours for themselves and their students! The hours need to be logged upon completion of the service. Here’s how to record your service hours in ParentsWeb:
  • Login to ParentsWeb account
  • Click on “Family Information” tab on the left
  • Click on the parent/student name
  • Click on “service hours” tab on the right side (next to contact info tab)
  • Click on “add service hours” for that parent/student (for “Verified by” list the person you did volunteer work for)
For more information on our Parent and Student Service Hours program, please visit our Faith Academy Student Handbook. If you have any questions or experience trouble with the logging process, please contact Amy Burcham at aburcham@famf.org or 830.798.1333.

Sibling Enrollment: Current families planning to enroll a sibling as a new student at Faith Academy for the Fall 2017 semester must first complete the sibling application in RenWeb. For application and enrollment details, please contact Kim Hansard at spiritual@famf.org or 830.798.1333.


New Student Information Meeting: Our next new student information meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00PM in the Student Center! If you know of anyone interested in learning about being part of the Faith family, please encourage them to attend this meeting!

Faith Academy Founders & Trustees Honored: At the 58th annual Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce/Lake LBJ Awards Banquet, Faith Academy founders and trustees, Stuart and Rebecca Nunnally, were presented the Lifetime Achievement Award! Thank you for your faithful and tireless service to Faith Academy and our community!


Chick-fil-A in the Faith Family: “I am excited and proud to announce that JD has joined the Chick-fil-A Marble Falls family! Mark your calendars for the tentatively projected grand opening April 27, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!” announced Kim Hansard, Faith Academy Admissions Coordinator.
Alumnus Testimonial: "In my seven years at Faith Academy, I received a great education because my teachers challenged me in my academic strengths and built me up in my weaknesses by very personal and careful instruction. Better than any academic education, the school's community provided a safe place for me to grow in the Lord and the love of Jesus. One of my favorite things about Faith Academy was praying at the beginning of every class because it brought academia and following Jesus together. My teachers really sought to exemplify that whatever they do, whether in word or deed, they were doing it in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17)."  Jordan Bland - Class of 2011 - Now attending Manhattan College in New York.
Want more day-to-day news about Faith families and friends? Check out our Facebook page!
This Week's Calendar at a Glance:
  • Tuesday, March 7th
    • 6:00PM - Stakeholders Meeting in the Student Center
  • Thursday, March 9th
    • 7th Grade SOST Trip to the Texas State Capitol
  • Friday, March 10th
    • Have a wonderful, blessed and safe Spring Break!
Athletics Calendar:

Congratulations, JH Boys' and Girls' Basketball Teams for
winning the 2017 ACAA District Championships!
  • Tuesday, March 7th
    • 3:00PM - Varsity Baseball vs. SMA at YMCA Burnet
    • 6:00PM - JV Baseball vs. Burnet League at YMCA Burnet
  • Thursday, March 9th
    • 3:30PM - Varsity Tennis vs. Llano at HSBay
    • 6:00PM - JV Baseball vs. Burnet League at YMCA Burnet
  • Friday, March 10th
    • All Day - JH Track Meet @ Lampasas
    • 4:00PM - Varsity Baseball @ Brentwood
  • Saturday, March 11th
    • All Day - Varsity Track Meet @ Mason

Elementary & Junior High News
Faith Academy Junior High Basketball Teams Capture District Championships! The Faith Academy junior high and elementary basketball season came to an exciting conclusion Thursday night with both the girls’ and boys’ junior high teams coming away with district championships.The elementary boys also played for the district championship but fell a little short. The elementary girls too fought hard in their tournament game but couldn’t pull it out in the end. 
 
The second junior high boys’ team lost in the first round but played hard even though they were shorthanded and had to finish the game with only four players on the floor.
 
“It was a great season at all levels,” said Faith Academy Athletic Director Randy Denton. “I want to commend all the players for their hard work and dedication to the basketball program as well as representing Faith Academy in a positive light. I would also like to thank all the coaches and parents for their hard work and support. We understand the sacrifices that all involved have made to make sure that our kids have these positive experiences in their lives. I am already looking forward to next year and to continue to build on the successes of this year.”


Photo 1: Faith Academy JH Boys Basketball Team with their District Championship Trophy. Back Row L-R: Tyler Kwan, Elijah Todd, Gus Henry, Ben Wilson, Grayson Poage, Coach Zakk Revelle, Carter Slyker, Coach Richard Slyker. Front Row L-R: Case Coleman, Ryan Smith and Kooper Cain.

Photo 2: Faith Academy JH Girls Basketball Team with their District Championship Trophy. Back Row L-R: Coach Sioux Howard, Hannah Jordan, Karley Denton, Sydne Massoletti, Kylie Terrell, Loren Pelky, Libby Ross, Anna Gurganus, Susanna Quinn, Coach Bobby Huston. Front Row L-R: Manager Aurora Gilmour, Cali Richard, and Zoe Stedman.

7th Grade SOST Field Trip Notice: The 7th grade social studies class is set to take a field trip to the Texas State Capitol on Thursday, March 9th. For more information, please contact Lorri Beckner at 830-613-0226.

Solar S’mores a Big Hit for 5th Graders! When you think of making s’mores, you generally picture people gathered around a campfire at night roasting marshmallows. However, Pamela Dillard’s 5th grade science class decided to put a spin on the classic campfire s’more by building solar ovens and enjoying the treat in the middle of a sunny day. Though there were a variety of designs for the ovens, they all got the job done and a group of happy 5th graders got to enjoy some solar s’mores as they learned about the benefits of energy captured from the sun. Students pictured above enjoying their solar oven cooked s'mores!
Mousetrap Car Races and Science: Barbara Parmeter’s  8th grade science class presented their mousetrap car design projects by demonstrating how far each mousetrap car could go. The goal was to reach 30 feet, but a 100 grade was awarded to every student whose mousetrap car reached 50 feet! When a mousetrap is set, the spring in the center is compressed, becoming a source full of potential energy. This energy is being stored, not used, but as soon as the trap is released, it is converted to kinetic energy (the energy of motion) that propels the snapper arm forward. Great job, 8th grade science students!

High School News
Congratulations, Faith Academy Sophomore Natalie Roach! Faith Academy sophomore Natalie Roach received multiple individual awards and was crowned 2017 International Junior Miss Texas Teen at the Texas State Pageant which was held February 24th-26th in Richardson. Though her accomplishment of winning one of the top five pageants in the nation is impressive, it is rivaled by the odds she had to overcome to get there. After winning the pageant, Natalie said, “The moment my name was called for the IJM Texas Teen Crown was a moment of joy, laughter, and tears. I was so grateful, so humbled, and in a state of shock! More than anything, I had asked God to give me grace, allow me to perform to the best of my ability, to lead me down the path He had planned for me, and to allow me to glorify him no matter the results. I believe that HE will use my title to make a difference, and it will be my honor to serve others, be a cheerful giver, and give thanks in the best and worst of times. I was beyond proud to stand for God, for Faith Academy, and am thrilled to represent Texas at the IJM International Pageant!”

Junior/Senior Prom will be held on Saturday April 1st at 7:30PM to 11:30PM. Tickets will be available beginning March 8th and are $40 per student. Watch for flyers around campus with more details! Non-Faith Academy guests must be approved so pick up your form from the office now. As previously discussed, the dress code will be enforced. If you have any questions or need clarification on what is and is not acceptable, please contact Kim Hansard at spiritual@famf.org or 830.798.1333.
Faith Academy Track Set to Continue Tradition of Excellence: Members of Faith Academy’s Track and Field Team hope to continue their program’s championship tradition as they travel to St. Andrews for their first meet on March 4th. Coach Steve McCannon says that they will definitely miss their seniors from last year and the success that they brought to the team, but he has seen what a huge influence they have had on the younger team members and is proud of the legacy they have left behind.
 
“The guys team has several new faces and we will use the meets to find out where we are at and how to best prepare for the district meet,” said Coach McCannon. “We will try to qualify as much as we can and see if we can get into position to get to state and score some points. This is a young team and we will need to develop fast. I know they can do it.”
 
Members of the boys’ team include:
James Hoover          Seth Cozby           Eli Oliver          Isaac Oliver
Issac Seymour        Grant Sandman    Caleb Kwan      Caleb Brown
Preston Richardson
 
“On the girls’ side, we will look to get our relays the way we like them by April so we can be ready for track playoffs, which are only 5 ½ weeks away,” said Coach McCannon. “Sophie McCannon looks to lower her school records and become the first Faith Athlete to win 10 state Titles in a career. Kristina Lane, Addison Floyd and Paris Brinkley all return from the All-State Track team. Our Freshmen Juliette McCannon, Valerie Coffey, and Abi Poole all look to make significant contributions as well as the rest of the team. We will have a challenge to knock-off district rival and 2-time defending State Champion Boerne Geneva.”
 
Members of the girls’ team include:
Addison Floyd      Sophie McCannon   Kelsey Kwan    Danyelle Morris   
Kristina Lane       Paris Brinkley          Emily Eppler    Kailee Hair
Valerie Coffey      Isabelle Martin         Joy Plunk         Juliette McCannon
Abi Poole

“Track is a tough sport and requires athletes to train hard and be ready to compete when it really counts,” said Coach McCannon. “I am proud of the work the team has put in so far this season and we look forward to the UIL and private school competition we will face as we prepare for the District, Region and State Meets. We look forward to continuing the tradition of contending for the state championship both as a team and individually. This season will be extremely challenging but we look forward to representing Faith Academy. We work really hard so we can put it all on the line.  The willingness of our track athletes to get uncomfortable and dig deep has been the key reason for our success over the years.”

2017 TRACK MEET SCHEDULE:
March 4th    St Andrews
March 11th   Mason
March 25th  Allen Academy
March 30th  Centerpoint
April 8th      RR Christian @ Florence
April 19th    District Meet-San Antonio Central Catholic
April 28th    Regional Meet-San Antonio Heroes Stadium
May 5&6th  State Meet-Waco –Baylor

AP Test Dates:
English Literature and Composition - May 3rd at 8:00AM
Calculus AB - May 9th at 8:00AM
English Language and Composition - May 10th at 8:00AM

Varsity Tennis Team Brings Home the Medals! “The Wimberley Tournament was a huge success for us. We are getting match tough and that will carry over as we go into district and state. The kids are focused and playing well. I’m very proud of their effort on Thursday. March is going to be a busy month, and I know the kids are ready. Great tournament!” said Coach Michelle Stallard.
  • Christian Wilcox - 1st place girls singles
  • Allison Stallard & Karson Cain - 1st place girls doubles
  • Deanna Crawford & Christian Glosson - 2nd place girls doubles
  • Nikki Salinas & Travis Melton - 2nd place mixed doubles
Teams at the tournament included Faith Academy, St. Michael's, Austin Travis, Wimberley High School, San Marcos Academy, and Regents.


Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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