New places to explore
Testing out the new playground high on To Do list

Students waited in anticipation as Mrs. Darby and Mrs. Pigott cut the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the opening of the new playground last spring. They were able to enjoy the place for two whole days before the world was shut down with the coronavirus pandemic.  Now students will finally be able to explore the different areas and find their new favorite … 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

A year in review
2020 yearbook news

Final page submissions for the 2020 yearbook were due on March 16. The entire school closed down on March 13. “We were so fortunate to have had that last yearbook marathon the week before to take any final missing pictures,” said Mrs. Dyck, advisor. “If we had closed one week earlier, we would have missed capturing so many events. I … Read More

Let them eat cake!
Senior Spring Banquet rescheduled for July

– by Alexandra, freshman – The senior teen banquet was canceled in the midst of the Covid-19 statewide shutdown and stay-at-home orders which began in March. However, this Friday, May 29, northern Virginia will have a Phase 1 Reopening, and Phase 2 is just around the corner. By July northern Virginia should be in a Phase 3 re-opening, making it … 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

Finals week
Students finish final exams from home

– by Kiersten, junior – Students at FBTA endured their final week of online learning on May 18 through May 21, with a week full of final exams, papers, and projects for many students. There were certain exams scheduled for each day, but several teachers opted to have their students write a final paper or do a project as their … Read More

School is out for summer!
The days leading up to summer break

– by Ava, senior – May 21 was the last day of online classes for FBTA. Building up to summer break, the last week of school was filled with final projects, exams, and assignments. Students finally completed their first-ever distance learning experience! Most teachers gave out tests that were based on the student’s abilities to comprehend the material taught. For … Read More