First Baptist Christian School has experienced tremendous growth over the years, but one school tradition has remained since the beginning - celebrating 50's Day! This is a day that is anticipated by students and teachers. The students take a step back into history. Some learned of the trends of the time, how rock 'n roll came to be, the politics and economic status of the world, and the coming of age of America.
50's day was held on Friday, February 23. Students in grades 1 - 12 are encouraged to dress in '50s era styled clothing. Everyone enjoys a coke float, scooter races, practicing their hula hoop skills, listening to popular music of that time period. Photo shoots, make-up and hair greased back with a comb, and the favorite - cotton candy - are also available. It is always a fun day, and one that will sure to be around for a long time!
1664: Mrs. Brooks, Assistant Administrator, with 4th graders Ryen Pullen, Skylar Vetter, Mackenzie Johnson and Sydney Vetter.
1716: Callie Havard and Eden Dunbar dancing to the music of the 50's!
1731: Best buddies, Luke Labarre and Kirk Malone
1746: Mrs. Stadler, 1st grade teacher, and Mrs. Brooks, Asst. Administrator, show off their poodle skirts!
1791: Ronin Luther takes a turn at pushing Jenna Lumetta in a scooter race!
1806: Isabelle Comeaux dressed as "Rosie the Riveter"
1811: Nate Stang and Shayne Smith taking time out from the scooters.
1833: 1st graders Jing Maat and Kyleigh Lasley are having a blast at their first 50's day!
1841: Drew Johnson loves the cotton candy!
1886: 5th graders Shelbi Varnado, Marcelle Holley, Maya Okoro and Mia Vicidomina show off their 50's style outfits.
1904: 6th graders Logan Marble, Jace Aucoin, Jordan Walker and Ashtin Mitrik are the cool guys!
1961: Kole Picard, 7th grade, has some skills!
1982: 8th graders, Maddie Scharfenstein and Faith Hackney, pause for a pose.
1996: Highschoolers Brady Marcade, Shane Cook, Miles Monnier and Mason Pilcher ready to start their race!
2016: Enjoying their extended lunch time, Reagan McVay, Sydni Stewart and Peyton Vetter are hanging out while listening to the music.
First Baptist Christian School is an accredited member of ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). Within that accreditation, our students are given many opportunities to participate in bees, festivals and meets. The ACSI History Bee is for students in 5th - 8th grades. We had nineteen 5th - 8th grade students qualify and participate in the Regional ACSI History Bee on Friday, March 9, in New Orleans. Of those 19 participants, seven have qualified for the National ACSI History Bee to be held in Atlanta in June. Congratulations! Hard work does pay off!
#1: 5th - 8th graders participate in ACSI Regional History Bee: L to R: Marcelle Holley, Mrs. Lisa Brooks, Asst. Administrator, Avery Burgoyne, Jackson Marble, Kayleigh Lasley, Sydni Stewart, Mason Robertson, Garrett LaFollette, Dylan Holley, Kendall Speer, Burgan Luther, Jayden Davis, Sam Yuratich
#2: National History Bee Qualifiers: L to R: Garrett LaFollette, Dylan Holley, Jayden Davis, Sam Yuratich, Mason Robertson, Kendall Speer, Jackson Marble
The First Baptist Christian School 12th grade Digital Media class competed in ACSI's annual A-TECH and Desktop Publishing competition. Jessica Caillouet submitted a fictional restaurant menu for Desktop Publishing and the entire media class submitted a fictional movie trailer (which they entitled Frankenstein Reborn) for a sequel to Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein. The movie trailer placed 3rd in the South-Central Region, which includes schools from the St. Louis area, New Orleans area, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
The FBCS Media class entered the annual TeenDrive365 Video Challenge (sponsored by Toyota and Discovery Education). They entered a commercial-type video that presents the consequences of distracted driving. High school students all over the nation submit videos for the competition, and all are available for viewing on YouTube. Cash prize winners will be announced in April.
Image: The FBCS media class: L to R: Madelyn Jennings, Grace Scharfenstein, Jasmine White, Hailey Glasgow, Jessica Caillouet, Katelyn Lafollette