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

Elementary field day

For the ODACS Elementary Field Day on May 7, our 4th through 6th graders enjoyed a beautiful day of competition.  Students from four ODACS schools  competed for the Field Day championship, with Heritage coming in 1st, Fairfax 2nd, and Keystone 3rd. Caleb, 6th grade, finished 1st in all three of his categories: 200 meter race, softball throw, and standing broad … Read More

Musicals and missionaries
4th-6th graders put on a missions play

– by Kiersten G, sophomore – The elementary students put on a spring play which was themed around mission’s week on Friday, May 3. Ms. Koechig, Ms. Bowers, and Mrs. Probus all worked diligently to help the children prepare to put on the best show they could.  “The play was a lot of fun! I was really nervous and I … 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

Stuffed with fun!
Thankful for Elementary Thanksgiving feast

– by Julie U, senior – Toward the end of November, the lower elementary classes at Fairfax performed in the Thanksgiving program by singing different songs, quoting verses and different poems, and also eating great food after their performances. The Thanksgiving feast is one of the elementary students’ highlights of the school year. The students get the opportunity to dress … Read More

Mud, fun, and run!
Students from K3-12th gear up for the Patriot Pace

– by Alyssa R, junior – On Oct. 16, FBTA held the annual Patriot Pace! It ended up being a sunny day, but a muddy field with all the rain from the night prior. Every year the students collect pledges for new equipment, music instruments, useful tools, etc. for the school. The entire student body goes up to the soccer … Read More

Sounds of spring

– by Hart Z, junior – The elementary and junior/senior high spring concerts were held separately this year with the elementary concert on May 4 and the junior/senior high concert on May 15.  “The spring concert was artistically stimulating and moved the audience to a greater appreciation and respect for the fine arts,” said Mrs. Koechig, 5th grade teacher. Many … Read More

A missions conference to remember

– by Peter V, freshman – The FBT missions conference this year hosted seven missionary families who came and gave their presentations throughout the week. They came from all over the world, including Bulgaria, Germany, Honduras, Sweden, Egypt, Madagascar, and New Zealand. Dr. Don Sisk from BIMI was the guest speaker that week. In preparation for the conference, church members … Read More