Learning is a journey of exploration that only begins in the classroom. We like to offer our students opportunities to pursue their interests and grow as part of a dynamic school community. FOFCA offers a variety of activities to enrich the growth of our students. We believe that the Word of God integrated into all areas of disciplines – spiritual, academic, athletic, and social – is the Lord’s calling on our school.
Jr. High students are given opportunities to explore their interests through elective classes including art and journalism. In high school, student-organized clubs, including Student Council and Yearbook Committee, provide a chance for students to immerse themselves in an area they love with those that share the same passion.
Special events and trips provide unique experiences for our students to deepen their connections with each other and explore their faith. Whether it is beautifying our community through landscaping or sharing testimonies during Spiritual Emphasis week, FOFCA students are given opportunities to be challenged to grow as individuals and to give back to each other and their community.
While the clubs and activities may vary from year-to-year, here is a brief description of the various ministries, events, organizations and clubs your child has available to them as a student of Families of Faith.
Chapels and Spiritual Emphasis Events
Students attend a bi-weekly, interactive chapel service geared to the needs and interests of individualized elementary, middle and high school age groups. Chapels incorporate Biblical worldview teaching, special speakers, worship, and prayer time. The students have a praise and worship time and chapel speakers include pastors, missionaries, inspirational guests and teachers.
Students participate in outreach projects in an effort to instill service to others in the name of Christ including Operation Christmas Child. Parents and guests are always welcome to attend chapel services and participate in the outreach projects. See You at the Pole is a day when students all across the country gather around their school flagpoles to pray for their friends, families, schools, teachers, communities and nation. At FOFCA, parents and students meet at school early to pray around the flagpoles.
Throughout the year, classes take field trips to enrich their school experience. Students enjoy academic and social experiences shared during these outings. Field trips are designed to enhance and bring to life what the students are learning in the classroom.
Recently, our 2nd graders celebrated Earth Day by visiting one of our FOFCA family owned businesses, Upcycle products. They learned how rain barrels are made from recycled materials to conserve water for homes and business use. They also learned that we have 1,050 lbs of second graders!
Our choir performs many times throughout the year, everywhere from our school to the District ACSI Music Festival. Every now and then, we are treated to one of our EagleNotes doing a solo in a play, talent show or before a game, like in this video of 4th grader Caitlyn Seaborg singing our Natioanl Anthem. For more information on our EagleNotes Choir, click this LINK.
The purpose of the Student Government Association at FOFCA is to encourage spiritual maturity of the student body, promote the general welfare of the school, create opportunities for student involvement by coordinating school activities, promoting school spirit and providing a channel of communication between the students and school administration while setting an example for all FOFCA students on and off campus.
Student Government sponsors many events that are a part of our students’ life and are helpful in the execution of many others including: School and Class fundraisers, Spirit Week, Teacher Appreciation Week and more. Click this LINK for more on our Student Council.
As a way of celebrating National School Choice Week, FOFCA students come together to produce a school-wide talent show each year. We have an amazing group of talented kids at FOFCA. We encourage all sorts of talent to be showcased during our show. From singing, dancing, skits and even drawing, as done by one of our students below. Each student has a 3 minute limit and it’s quite amazing to see what they can do!
History Wax Museum
This is a school wide project where we ask our students to choose their favorite person from history. They write a report, do a board, write a speech and “become” that person as parents wander around the “museum”, stopping at each exhibit to hear the student tell about their historical figure in two minutes or less. We all have a lot of fun doing this and learn much in the process.
The ACSI Spelling Bee is held annually for students in 1st through eighth grades. ACSI provides a list of spelling words designed to help students integrate both writing and reading exercises with spelling. Students first compete in a school-wide spelling bee, the winners advance to the District competition.
From the District level, students in become eligible to advance to the Regional competition. The objective of this competition is to develop good spelling habits, good vocabulary, proper communication as well as to promote fellowship with students from other Christian schools.
We love the Christmas holidays and celebrating our Savior’s birth. We also enjoy our Annual Christmas Program. Students from Pre-School thru 5th grade participate in singing, skits and more.
We perform a matinée and evening performance and encourage parents and family to come.
Every year, we take an entire week to show off our school spirit during Spirit Week. We do all kinds of things from decorating the halls, having an impromptu disco in the lobby (complete with a disco ball), special lunches, contests with prizes and more. We all have a great time showing off our Eagle Pride.