Put your running shoes on
Patriot pace is October 15!

– by Ava J, junior – On Oct. 15, FBTA is holding a school-wide fundraiser called the Patriot Pace, which is a walking, jogging, and running event. Students from K4-12th grades collect sponsors, and run around the soccer field to raise money for the school. A sponsor can contribute money for every lap a student runs or give a flat … Read More

A year in review
FBTA receives 2019 yearbooks

Receiving the FBTA yearbooks and attending the dedication ceremony signals that the end of the year is near.  On May 23, a 15-minute video was presented to the entire student body and faculty to recount the year-in-review. The yearbook staff searched through thousands of photos from the year to highlight our favorite memories.  After the slideshow presentation, Hart, yearbook editor, … Read More

The sound of spring
Academy spring concert

– by Liza F, junior – ODACS being over doesn’t mean that FBTA has stopped participating in great music programs. As the school year comes to an end, FBTA held its final concert of the year. The concert consisted of many of everyone’s favorite ODACS songs along with a few new songs.  The program began with the handbell choir presenting … Read More

Making a joyful noise
The BJU brass group performs in chapel

– by Nathan H, senior – Chapel in the auditorium always means there’s going to be some sort of special event, and this time was no different.  Students eagerly made their way to the auditorium wondering what was going to happen. The brass instrumental band from Bob Jones University performed a variety of pieces, from “Mary had a Little Lamb” … Read More

The most wonderful party of the year
Students plan Christmas class parties

– by Nathan H, senior – It’s that time of year again. The time when both students and teachers alike begin eagerly awaiting Christmas break. With this anticipation brings thoughts of the last day before break, and the Christmas parties and festivities that will take place on that day.  Each class in junior high and high school chose a theme … Read More

Christmas filled with music
FBTA students perform three separate concerts

– by Caleb P, sophomore – Splitting our annual Christmas concert into three separate events would seem at first to not be a good idea during an already  stressful month. But this was not the case. More time to prepare for the concert and less time for each concert were both beneficial and the advantages were seen during each concert. … Read More

Practice makes perfect!
Students and teachers are working hard for this year’s ODACS

– by Kiersten G, sophomore – Students and teachers have been hard at work preparing for the ODACS competition in March. ODACS (Old Dominion Association of Church Schools) is the fine arts competition comprised of all categories, such as art, speech, orchestra, and various choral groups. This year, our school made an effort to start preparation for the competition early … Read More

Meet our Student Council

Student council meets during lunch on Tuesdays to discuss issues of interest to the students and administration. They are learning leadership skills to help them as they transition into the upper grades and some of them into college next year. 

A product of God’s leading
Bro. Kyle Spatz fills role as new youth pastor

– by Connor D, senior – With Bro. Boyd answering the call to pastor a church in Collinsville, Oklahoma, a new youth pastor, Bro. Kyle Spatz, has joined the ranks of the ministerial staff to fill the hole that was left. Bro. Spatz accepted the call to ministry when he was sixteen years old, assisting in the teen department of … Read More