Christmas doors to remember
Jr/Sr high compete with homeroom door decorating

– by Shakti C, freshman – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas break is almost here, but along with the merry hearts, hot chocolate, and Christmas carols, comes ruthless competition. Every year, the students compete by decorating the halls and lockers, but things were a little different this time around. The student council decided that the students … 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

Skull, clavicle, patella
Anatomy class assembles human skeleton “puzzle”

– by Hart Z, senior – Throughout the past week, the anatomy class has put together a skeleton to practice learning the bones in the body. “It’s very important to know how the bones work in the body,” said Mr. Niggl, anatomy teacher. “Instead of just studying a diagram, the hands-on aspect of the skeletal system helps students understand better.” … 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

I believe that we will win
Basketball season begins!

– by Jayden L, sophomore – Yes! It is finally time for basketball season to begin. It is time for a new team and a new spirit.  After suspenseful tryouts, the final teams were decided. Everyone who tried out gave it their best. “Trying out for the girls basketball team was an exhausting experience, [but] I had a lot of … Read More

Time for travel
U.S. History class goes hands on

– by Caleb D, senior – On Nov. 30, the U.S. History class traveled to Fort McHenry and Hampton for a field trip. The trip was organized by Mr. Armstrong, the class teacher and “tour guide,” with Mr. Van Den Berg as the bus driver. Instead of stopping by a museum, the students got to visit two historic sites located … Read More

Thanksgiving break
Students enjoy time off for a long weekend

– by Haston H, junior – Whether you are a teacher or student, parent or child, everyone is thankful for Thanksgiving break. The students of FBTA would agree 100% they all needed a much-deserved break.  Many students traveled over the holiday. Madison V, junior, especially enjoyed her trip to Connecticut to spend Thanksgiving day with her extended family.  “I loved … 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

Meet our Student Council

Student council meets during lunch on Tuesdays to discuss issues of interest to the students and administration. They are learning leadership skills to help them as they transition into the upper grades and some of them into college next year.