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July 12, 2017
By David Freberg

Sports Character Direction - 

Education is not just learning to read, learning the Pythagorean Theorem or how a cell is replicated.  Education is much more than just knowledge.  We at FCS strive to create a well-rounded student and member of the community.  This involves Biblical integration in all of our classes, weekly chapels, community service projects, monthly character traits, and Bible classes.  This also happens in our athletic program

In the past, this was left to our coaches to implement a character/leadership/Biblical atmosphere.  This year, our Athletic Director Mark Todd has created and will implement a program that will cover all the athletic teams.  Over the coming months we will roll out our Creed, and we will be using John Wooden's Pyramid of Success to instill in our student-athletes and non-athletes as well, the character traits that are vital to success in life.  Many of these traits will also be used with middle and high school students in the classroom.  Some of these traits are initiative, self-control, confidence, and many others. If you are interested in learning more about John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, go to http://www.coachwooden.com/.

Please be watching for emails from us throughout the summer concerning practices, and you will be receiving one on how to provide your student's sports paperwork in PlanetHS. This has been mandated by SCISA, but we would have been going this direction anyway. We encourage ALL students to get a sports physical by August 1 even if they aren't playing sports right now. As we move forward we are going to see more students want to be involved and exercising those God given talents.

Have a safe summer!

In Christ,

David

 

Mr. Freberg's Blog

June 01, 2017
By David Freberg

Summer Vacation

 

The last few days of school have just finished. The last tests have been taken. The last projects turned in. The last field trip is taken. The final class party was enjoyed. In short, students, parents, and teachers are excited about summer vacation starting.

 

Summer is full of opportunities for students. This could range from just relaxing to being on a sports team and everything in between. There are summer camps for church and for special interests. Family vacations are a great time to spend time with your family and build great memories.

 

There are plenty of opportunities to keep the body active. Bike rides or walks as a family are a couple of ways to spend some family time being active. There are several county and state parks in the area that are nice places for nature walks or hikes. Swimming at the pool, lake, or ocean is another activity that is very fun to do as a family. Don’t forget summer leagues for those interested in certain sports. FCS also has summer conditioning for junior varsity and varsity athletes.

 

While the body needs to exercise, so does the mind. Reading is a great way to exercise the brain. Most libraries have summer reading programs with prizes and activities to reward active readers. Many of our students also have summer reading assignments for the coming year that could keep them active. Many local museums have fun days or special interest days throughout the summer. You could set up some dates and activities that would be catered to your child’s interests and age, or take turns doing this with some friends in your neighborhood. When it is time for the brain to relax, there are some family friendly movies during the day that some theaters offer free of charge for the movie, but they make up for it on the concessions.

 

The next blog will focus on a new focus coming to the athletic department next year. Enjoy your summer!

 

In Christ,

David

Mr. Freberg's Blog

February 10, 2017
By David Freberg

Christian Education-Priceless

 

Several years ago, there was an ad campaign that gave the totals of individual items, and at the end of the commercial said something to the effect of, “The experience. Priceless.”  There are some things in life that you just cannot put a price tag on.  Seeing your baby take his first steps, being there for her first day of school, cheering her hitting the first home run, silently spelling the word with him that wins the spelling bee, meeting her first date at the door, a good talk with your son after a tough day.  Some things in life are more important than things you can purchase with cash or a debit card.  

All of the events above have a cost associated with them.  It could be time, It could be hard work.  It could be love.  It could be any of these, but you would be willing to pay that price for these experiences.  Jesus was willing to pay it all for us.  How much is that worth?  He paid that price, so we could spend time with Him, so He could rejoice with us in all of our victories, so He could be with us in our times of joy and sorrow.  He wants to be in a relationship with us. He wants us to know Him better than anyone else.

Faith’s job is to equip our students to engage the world.  Part of that equipping is to help our students get to know Jesus better each day.  If we know Jesus better, we are much more equipped to bring Him into our daily lives.  When we have Jesus in our lives and are exhibiting the fruit of the spirit, other will wonder what is different about us.  Faith students are taught to engage the world with the good news of Jesus.  Knowing that our students have been prepared to defend their faith is priceless.  

In Christ,

David

 

Mr. Freberg's Blog

February 10, 2017
By David Freberg

     Christian Education-Priceless

Several years ago, there was an ad campaign that gave the totals of individual items, and at the end of the commercial said something to the effect of, “The experience. Priceless.”  There are some things in life that you just cannot put a price tag on.  Seeing your baby take his first steps, being there for her first day of school, cheering her hitting the first home run, silently spelling the word with him that wins the spelling bee, meeting her first date at the door, a good talk with your son after a tough day.  Some things in life are more important than things you can purchase with cash or a debit card.  

All of the events above have a cost associated with them.  It could be time, It could be hard work.  It could be love.  It could be any of these, but you would be willing to pay that price for these experiences.  Jesus was willing to pay it all for us.  How much is that worth?  He paid that price, so we could spend time with Him, so He could rejoice with us in all of our victories, so He could be with us in our times of joy and sorrow.  He wants to be in a relationship with us. He wants us to know Him better than anyone else.

Faith’s job is to equip our students to engage the world.  Part of that equipping is to help our students get to know Jesus better each day.  If we know Jesus better, we are much more equipped to bring Him into our daily lives.  When we have Jesus in our lives and are exhibiting the fruit of the spirit, other will wonder what is different about us.  Faith students are taught to engage the world with the good news of Jesus.  Knowing that our students have been prepared to defend their faith is priceless.  

In Christ,

David

 

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