Code academy:
New computer coding class for students

– by Caleb D, senior – The return to school after a long summer vacation is different every year. There are new, exciting classes to take and wonderful, new things to learn, but none are quite as novel as the brand new coding class this year.  In past years, FBTA offered computer applications and robotics via LEGO mindstorms; but the … Read More

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

Patriot Press goes digital:
New website hosts Patriot Press blog

The Patriot Press staff has made several upgrades this year, including online posting to our new website blog. Thanks to Mrs. Holley Van Den Berg, parent and FBT staff member, the new FBT academy website is up and running. She included a blog page for posting pictures and articles as they happen, so if we can get our act together, the … Read More

New year, new teachers:
FBTA welcomes new faces to our faculty

– by Hart Z, senior – A few new faces have joined the faculty at FBTA this year. Alumnus Corynne Damm is our new K3 teacher. Miss Damm graduated as Valedictorian from FBTA in 2014. She then attended Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in a Elementary Education. “I am very excited to be back at FBTA,” … Read More

Workplace management:
New office staff learn to navigate the process

– by Julie U, senior – Students now see two new faces when going to the office. Mrs. Mitchell joined the staff at school, and Mrs. Beach assists her in the school office. Along with these two new faces comes their new voices heard over the school intercom.  Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Beach take on several roles in the office. … Read More

Turning the tassel:
Graduates give graduation guidance

– by Enoch P, senior – The FBTA class of 2018 is graduating June 1 at 7 p.m. There will be a formal reception with food served by the juniors and personalized tables for each senior. The next few days will consist of graduation parties and a feeling of accomplishment. With graduation comes much long-awaited joy, extensive experience, and new … Read More

Go for goal’d
Girls’ soccer season starts and ends with spirit

– by Emma V, junior – The girls’ soccer season was undefeated this year, with 6 wins and no losses on the horizon. The team had a new coach this year, Mrs. Fernandez, and a new assistant coach, Miss  Wendal. The captain of the team was Amelia S, senior, and co-captain was Julie U, junior.  “I think this season was … 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