A year in review
2020 yearbook news

Final page submissions for the 2020 yearbook were due on March 16. The entire school closed down on March 13. “We were so fortunate to have had that last yearbook marathon the week before to take any final missing pictures,” said Mrs. Dyck, advisor. “If we had closed one week earlier, we would have missed capturing so many events. I … Read More

Let them eat cake!
Senior Spring Banquet rescheduled for July

– by Alexandra, freshman – The senior teen banquet was canceled in the midst of the Covid-19 statewide shutdown and stay-at-home orders which began in March. However, this Friday, May 29, northern Virginia will have a Phase 1 Reopening, and Phase 2 is just around the corner. By July northern Virginia should be in a Phase 3 re-opening, making it … Read More

Improvise, adapt, overcome
Senior trip postponed, but seniors get week off

– by Caleb, junior – The senior class usually goes on a once-in-a-lifetime senior trip for one week to NY and the Wilds, but due to Covid-19, the trip got postponed. However, this change wasn’t going to make the week a complete bust. Through the power of a Zoom meeting, Mr. Bradford told the senior class that they could take … Read More

A coronacation?
Tips on understanding the virus and staying safe

– by Amy, senior – Quarantining has caught students and workers by surprise. On March 23, Virginia State Governor Ralph Northman announced all schools in the state would be shut down for the rest of the school year, provoking chaos among adults and some celebrations among the students; however, the celebrations were short-lived as many realized the serious spreading of … Read More

FBTA Open House – Jan 21

Interested in enrolling your child at FBTA? We are hosting an Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please plan to join us to take a tour of the facilities, meet the administrator and teachers, and learn more information about the opportunities offered at FBTA. Call our academy office at 703-323-8100 for more information.

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 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

Patriot Press goes digital:
New website hosts Patriot Press blog

The Patriot Press staff has made several upgrades this year, including online posting to our new website blog. Thanks to Mrs. Holley Van Den Berg, parent and FBT staff member, the new FBT academy website is up and running. She included a blog page for posting pictures and articles as they happen, so if we can get our act together, the … Read More