Perfect pumpkin picking
Preschoolers visit Ticonderoga Farms

– by Ava J, sophomore – Last month, the preschoolers went to their annual pumpkin picking. This year they went to The Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga. Excitement filled the air while the parents and students boarded the bus and traveled to their destination. When the children saw the farm, a scream of thrill ran through the whole bus. After … Read More

Answering God’s call
Testimonies from Mr. Niggl, Pastor Baldwin

– by Shakti C, freshman – Students at FBTA generally love and adore the teachers; however, there is much that we don’t know about them. Mr. Niggl, science teacher, and Pastor Baldwin, choir director, recently shared a very important part of their lives with The Patriot Press: their testimonies. Mr. Niggl came to know the Lord at the young age … 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

Ring the bells!
Student outlook on the new handbell choir

– by Emma V, senior – This school year has hit it off musically in just a few short weeks! Handbell choir rehearsals have started, and the choral group from last year sang in D.C. for the 2018 National Private School Leadership Conference.  Mr. Probus, alumni and academy parent, has volunteered to direct this year’s handbell choir. Because of the … Read More

All about apples:
K4 classes experiment with making applesauce

Mrs. Bradford teaches her K4 students how to smell cinnamon … not too closely! Mrs. Acosta helps her K4 students measure and pour sugar into the crock pot filled with apples. Later, they enjoy the “fruits” of their labor by sampling the delicious applesauce for their afternoon snack.

A picture perfect event:
The seniors take their final pictures

– by Nathan H, senior – “All seniors, please report to the auditorium for pictures!”  The seniors excitedly left their respective classes for the last class pictures of their high school career.  The girls went off to prepare, curling their hair and doing last minute touch-ups on makeup. The boys put on one of the fake half-tuxedo shirts and got in … 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