Come one, come all!
The FBTA Open House was a success!

– by Hart Z, senior – No snow? Power in all the classrooms? Yes, the Jan. 22 FBTA Open House was a success this year.  For the last few years, there has been snow and Fairfax County power outages on Open House day, so it came as a delight this year to find out that the roads, although cold, were … Read More

A race against time
Yearbook team holds 3-hour marathon to meet deadlines

– by Liza F, junior –  If you think running a marathon is challenging, then you should attend an FBTA yearbook marathon. A few times a year, the yearbook staff holds after-school marathon sessions where they work for three hours at a time to provide you with the best yearbook you can possibly have.  Students work from 3:30 after school … Read More

Just a snow day? or God’s divine sovereignty
Snow days of 2019

– by Jayden L, sophomore – Winter break ended on Jan. 3, and it was time to for the students of FBTA to get back to the grind.  Mid-term exams were scheduled to begin on Jan. 15, which meant that students had a week or so to prepare and cram all the information they had learned since August into just … Read More

It’s SNAC time
Sunday night after church teen time

– by Haston H, junior – SNAC stands for Sunday Night After Church activity.  On Sunday, Jan. 6, the teens of FBT enjoyed a new snack night after church. This is just one of the many positive things that Pastor Kyle, FBT youth group leader, has added to the former FBTeens, now known as the Catalyst. He chose this name, … Read More

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

Art, books, music, oh my!
Sophomores take a history field trip to D.C.

– by Emma V, senior – The sophomore history class visited the Renaissance section of the National Gallery of Art and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 19,  “Our intent was to see how the growth of education and humanist thought changed the lives of Europeans from the 1300’s-1600’s,” said Mr. Armstrong, one of the chaperones … Read More