Spirit Week is here!

After scaling back extra school activities and field trips throughout the year, the students were ready to jump into something different, and spirit week provided just the right level of excitement and involvement that people needed.  Everyone, from the smallest preschool student, to the oldest teacher (who shall remain nameless) got into the act, accessorizing outfits with anything from leopard … Read More

Jingle bells and all is well
Music concerts at FBTA

– by Cayli, sophomore – From the chilly nights and festive decorations, to the yummy hot cocoa and warm Christmas cookies, music seems to be something that brings most of the joy and holiday cheer to many students and staff at FBTA.  This year, the Christmas concerts were virtual, with the elementary concert prerecorded and livestreamed on Dec. 8, and … Read More

Choirs and a mobile orchestra
How has COVID-19 affected music at FBTA?

– by Zachary, freshman – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people could not attend music lessons because they were stuck in their homes. At the start of the school year, the reopening of music classes was delayed as the staff figured out how to disinfect the class area and to social distance.  “We’ve realized that spreading out more helps provide … Read More

Catching up on old news
Summer activities, senior trip, graduation

The virus pandemic this past spring threw the entire academic schedule completely out of phase for the final three months of the prior school year.   On the afternoon of March 13, rumors began flying that Fairfax schools would be closing for two weeks in order to plan how to handle the novel coronavirus. Two weeks dragged into a month, … Read More

Facility facelifts

The staff has been hard at work over the summer upgrading the facilities by painting hallways, upgrading flooring in the cafeteria and preschool bathrooms, building plexiglass shields for classrooms, and installing speakers and a new sound system throughout the building that will help with the emergency alarm system.  The building never sleeps. We are so thankful for the men and … Read More

First things first
Teen Revival kick off

Our church teen group kicked off the year with a 4-day revival beginning Saturday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 12.  The keynote speaker was Evangelist Ron DeGarde, who is a regular speaker at the Wilds Christian Camp and Southland Christian Camp. Evangelist DeGarde has been in the ministry for over 20 years.  After such an odd summer of separation, the … Read More