Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. We are engaged in an epic battle between two spiritual kingdoms for the hearts and minds of our youth. But we are not meant to fight this battle alone! God, the ruler of the good kingdom, has given his kingdom keepers spiritual armor to wear. With this VBS, your kids … Read More
Join us to congratulate our seniors on Friday, June 2, at 7 pm.
Patriot Pace – Oct. 7
Parents are invited to cheer on your child at our annual Patriot Pace fundraiser, beginning at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Donors sponsor a student to walk, jog, or run laps to raise money for updating the school resources. Lunch is provided after the event.
Catch up on all the News!
As we gear up for the next school year, we will be updating our news page with information on prior and upcoming years. You can read previous newspaper articles here.
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
Good news! Yearbook signing IS NOT cancelled!
We are excited to announce that the FBTA yearbook signing tradition is alive, and it’s fully digital to suit our socially-distanced students. Jostens has just launched a new platform, Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, that gives every student the chance to create virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave messages, and print out the final pages to keep with the … Read More
New beginnings FBTA seniors make big decisions as they move on to the next chapters in their lives
– by Haston H, senior – As the world around us comes to a halt because of COVID-19, seniors are racing to the finish line of graduation. National College Decision Day is quickly approaching on May 1, when most colleges require a signed letter of intent to enroll, along with a deposit to hold their place in the freshman class. … Read More
College testing cancelled Information for students about SAT/ACT
– by Caleb P, junior – Everything is cancelled, life has stopped, or that’s what is seems. Due to COVID-19, College Board cancelled the March 14, May 2, and June 6 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. ACT has also responded to COVID-19 by rescheduling their tests from April 4 to June 13. Students are required to change their schedule, … Read More
College students have returned
– by Peter V, junior – During this COVID-19 pandemic, colleges have switched to online learning and most have sent their students home. Some students who had campus jobs or were in the graduate programs stayed at college due to the outbreak where they lived or the fact that they didn’t have a job back home to help pay for … Read More
Home sweet homeschool How does online learning compare to homeschooling?
– by Alexandra, freshman – Online Distance Learning began March 23, due to a statewide shutdown of all public and private schools by Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam. What looked like a short-term period of “homeschooling” has now turned into an entire quarter, taking students and teachers to the end of the academic year. For some students, who have previously been … Read More