Student ActivitiesSpirit Week, Extreme Games, organized lunch games, book clubs, checkers and chess clubs, and a variety of special dress or event celebrations keep students involved both in and out of the classroom.
Beginning in fourth grade and continuing through Middle School, students participate in student government either by seeking elective representative positions or voting for peers who do. Middle School students elected to the Associated Student Body (ASB) also attend a Leadership Conference sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
According to Megan Ilertsen, ACSI Coordinator for Student Activities and Friends Christian School alum,
"The ACSI Middle School Leadership Conference is designed to give participants information on how to become a Christian leader in their school. There are speakers, reaction groups, and informal activities planned to give a good balance of instruction and fellowship."
FCS offers a wide range of co-curricular activities, many of which are sponsored by ACSI. Spelling Bees, Math Olympics, Band, Choral, and Piano Festivals, Science Fair, and Speech Meets all give students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and talents.
Lions News Online
For the first time ever, Friends Christian School has an online newspaper. The students are the reporters. The students write breaking news. The students write the opinion blog. The students are the camera and video people. You will discover incredible articles about our school campus life and chapel, as well as video highlights from our sports teams on the FCS LionsNews online website. Need a laugh? Look at the Laughing Lion page that features an always-entertaining game of the week! Check it out: www.fcslionsnews.com.
FIRST LEGO League Robotics
Friends Christian School is proud to offer the opportunity for students to participate in the FIRST LEGO League robotics program.
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a program that supports children and youngsters in order to introduce them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere.The objective is
- to make children and youngsters enthusiastic about science and technology;
- to equip the participants with the idea of team spirit; and
- to encourage children and youngsters to solve complex tasks in a creative way
The basis of FLL is a robotics tournament in a cheerful atmosphere, where kids and youngsters need to solve a tricky mission with the help of a robot. The kids research a given topic within a team; they plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve the mission. The FLL Teams take the opportunity to experience all steps of a real product development process—solving a problem under time pressure with insufficient resources and unknown competitors. FLL is a small microcosmos of real business life in all its respects.