Elementary field day

For the ODACS Elementary Field Day on May 7, our 4th through 6th graders enjoyed a beautiful day of competition.  Students from four ODACS schools  competed for the Field Day championship, with Heritage coming in 1st, Fairfax 2nd, and Keystone 3rd. Caleb, 6th grade, finished 1st in all three of his categories: 200 meter race, softball throw, and standing broad … Read More

Musicals and missionaries
4th-6th graders put on a missions play

– by Kiersten G, sophomore – The elementary students put on a spring play which was themed around mission’s week on Friday, May 3. Ms. Koechig, Ms. Bowers, and Mrs. Probus all worked diligently to help the children prepare to put on the best show they could.  “The play was a lot of fun! I was really nervous and I … Read More

Our goal is stopping yours
Girls’ 2019 soccer

– by Amy F, freshman – This soccer season, the girls’ team had eleven games scheduled, more than any amount that was scheduled before. With directors arranging constant ODACS practices during the beginning of soccer, the team knew this season would not be easy and had to be earned through hard work and dedication. After a rocky start, practices and … Read More

Making a joyful noise
The BJU brass group performs in chapel

– by Nathan H, senior – Chapel in the auditorium always means there’s going to be some sort of special event, and this time was no different.  Students eagerly made their way to the auditorium wondering what was going to happen. The brass instrumental band from Bob Jones University performed a variety of pieces, from “Mary had a Little Lamb” … Read More

A day full of surprises
Easter egg hunt

– by Ava J, junior – Easter is one of the most important stories in the Bible. The preschoolers were able to learn more about this day while doing fun activities. The teachers were able to incorporate the story of Jesus’ resurrection into simple activities.  Mrs. Bradford had her K4 class start with an edible activity that captured the scene … Read More

Fairfax choral group showcased at national competition in front of 3,000 people

– by Caleb D, senior – The resolution and climax of the competition season here at Fairfax is the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) National Fine Arts Competition in Greenville, SC, for Christian high school students across the nation.  Each year during the closing awards ceremony, the AACS officials choose a handful of performers to showcase their performance in … Read More

Saving the bells
1st year handbell choir places 2nd at nationals

– by Connor D, senior –  At the beginning of this 2018-19 school year, Mr. Probus, FBTA alumni, was asked to help revive the academy handbell choir. After a semester of practicing only twice a week, the handbell choir outdid themselves, placing 1st at both the regional and state competitions and advancing further on to the national competition at Bob … Read More