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S.T.E.A.M. Showcase 2022

April 01, 2022
By Fremont Christian School

On Friday, March 18, elementary parents were invited to our annual S.T.E.A.M. Showcase, which was facilitated virtually this year, with teachers providing classroom tours and their S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) projects via the web. Each grade level learned about the engineering design process, which includes the following steps: ask, imagine, plan, create, test, and improve. Using the curriculum from Engineering is Elementary, a curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, students solved real-world problems connected to stories of students around the world.

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten STEAM project

Our transitional kindergartners designed a house for various environments, utilizing the names and characteristics of shapes they had learned together in class. They first planned their house using a variety of materials such as blocks, rubber bands, Unifix Cubes, and Legos, then created structures for the environment of their choice, such as the beach or mountains. The structures were tested for strength and whether they provided shelter from the environment of that region.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten STEAM project

The concept of habits was the focus for our kindergartners, whose engineering project included creating animals with UV-light-sensitive beads, then creating habitats for their critters. The test portion of the project saw the students bringing their habitats outside mid-day to see if the UV beads changed colors. If not, their animal was in a safe environment!

Grade 1

First Grade STEAM Project

First graders explored insects and plants and applied agricultural engineering to solve a pollination problem. The unit begins with the storybook Mariana Becomes a Butterfly, in which a girl living in the Dominican Republic explores the field of agricultural engineering to determine why her ohelo plant won’t make berries. Over the course of the unit, students learned about agricultural pest management, the life cycles of plants, and the interdependence of insect pollinators and plants. Like Mariana, students then followed the steps of the engineering design process to imagine, plan, create, and improve their own hand pollinators.

Grade 2

Second graders show off their STEAM project

Students in second grade learned how engineers use their knowledge of energy transfer to design solutions for using energy without harming the environment. The unit begins with the storybook Lerato Cooks Up a Plan, in which a girl in Botswana uses her knowledge of green engineering to build a solar oven to cook food for her family. Students explore the life cycles and environmental impact of products, then collect and analyze data to compare how different materials perform as thermal insulators and conductors. 

Grade 3

Third-grade STEAM project

In third grade, students explored magnetism and its applications in engineering. The unit begins with the storybook Hikaru’s Toy Troubles, in which a boy in Japan applies his knowledge of transportation engineering to design a special attraction for his family’s struggling toy store. Over the course of the unit, students analyze the design of transportation systems, investigate the properties of magnets, and build model toys that use magnets.

Grade 4

Fourth-grade STEAM project

Fourth graders explored electricity and its use in everyday technologies. The unit begins with the storybook A Reminder for Emily, in which a girl living on a ranch in Australia learns about electrical engineering to build a system that alerts her when she needs to fill the sheep’s water trough. Over the course of the unit, students explore energy and electricity, investigate closed and open circuits, and create diagrams of circuits.

Grade 5

Fifth-grade STEAM project

Students in fifth grade explored organisms and recognized how engineering can help provide for the needs of a small animal. The unit begins with the storybook Juan Daniel’s Fútbol Frog, in which a boy in El Salvador uses bioengineering to design a safe environment for his fútbol (soccer) team’s mascot, a small frog. Over the course of the unit, students explored the concepts of biomimicry, conservation, and biotechnology, and tested how quickly or slowly water passes through different materials.

5th Annual Warrior Family 5k

September 10, 2020
By Fremont Christian School

Fremont Christian School invites you to participate in our 5th Annual Warrior Family 5k, taking place virtually anywhere you choose. With the challenges we are all facing in 2020, we're going virtual to celebrate our fifth year running as a community.

You can run or walk 3.1 miles of fun and show off your Warrior spirit!  All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a customized participation medal.

You don’t have to be a member of the FCS community to participate. Everyone is welcome to help support our school!

Registration is $25 for participants 19 years old or younger and $40 for adults 20 years or older.

Register Now 

Guzman Hall 2019

May 10, 2019
By Fremont Christian School

This morning, the Ensemble class celebrated the renaming of the choral hall to Guzman Hall. We wanted this up for students to enjoy with Mr. Guzman as soon as it arrived. 

Please join us on May 18 for Finale!

Mr. Guzman's final FCS concert will be fantastic! A brief reception will be held immediately following. You will need a ticket to attend Finale! Purchase them in the Secondary Office or at the door. Call with any additional questions to 510.744.2280.

 

Finale! Farewell Concert

April 08, 2019
By Admissions Office
TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 29!

Director Darryl Guzman's Farewell Concert 

Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Location: Concert will be held in the Harbor Light Church Sanctuary

Retirement reception immediately following the concert at the Sherry Miller Employee Plaza. All are welcome to join us for refreshments in honor of Mr. Guzman's time with FCS. 

Featuring: FCS Concert Choir, FCS Living Water Vocal Ensemble, Centerian Sanctuary Choir, Centerian Vocal Ensemble from Centerville Presbyterian Church, Centerville Community Chorale, & Festival Orchestra. 

Tickets: Tickets are available at $10 each and can be purchased from Centerville Presbyterian Church Office, Fremont Christian School - Secondary Office (Call for availability at 510.744.2280), or at the door. 

Gift: A few people have asked about gift ideas for Mr. Guzman. If you feel so inclined to provide a parting gift, he has politely requested gift cards to Lowe's Home Improvement. The next project for him and his wife will be working on their house and Lowe's is the closest store to their new home.

We are so appreciative of Mr. Guzman's 36 years dedicated to FCS and we all wish him well into this next stage of life. Please come support his final concert and say farewell. 

Sherry Miller Employee Plaza

September 20, 2018
By Admissions Office

The Sherry Miller Employee Plaza is completed! Check out these photos to see the progress from before to now.

 

Coffee Kiosks • 2017

 

Breaking Ground & Additonal Progress • June 2018

 

Floor Grid, Light Posts Boxes, Fresh Paint, & Concrete Pour • Early August 2018

 

Bricks Start & Finish • Mid August 2018

 

Light Post, Banner, Plaques, & Mural Installation • September 2018


Thank you to everyone involved in revamping this space! It's a great area for families to gather and further build community. 

Grand Opening of Sherry Miller Plaza • September 9, 2018

FCS Celebrates 50 Years

September 10, 2018
By Admissions Office

FCS opened back in September 1968 and has continued to grow over since, partnering with families in the Bay and around the world. There was a celebration service hosted by Harbor Light Church on September 9, 2018 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony afterward to open the Sherry Miller Employee Plaza. The service highlighted alumni, current students, and staff. Three people significant to the history of the school were interviewed during the service: Dr. Daugherty, Rev. Rankin, and Sherry Miller.

If you missed the service yesterday or the live stream of the celebration, please watch the video below!

Keep an eye out for the finished plaza update! There are a few more installments coming to the Sherry Miller Employee Plaza in the next couple of weeks. 

On social media, we appreciate your use of our hashtags: #fremontchristianschool and #fcsfamilyat50

 

FCS Memorabilia & Photoshoot Tables

 

Living Waters Ensemble & Alumni • Interview with Rev. Rankin, Dr. Daugherty, & Sherry Miller

  

Warrior Family 5K 2018 - Full Details

August 10, 2018
By Admissions Office

Fremont Christian School invites you to participate in our third annual Warrior Family 5k, taking place at Quarry Lakes on Saturday, October 20th, 2018. 

Come run or walk 3.1 of fun and show off your Warrior spirit! 

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a customized finisher’s medal. Water stations, music, refreshments at the finish line, and encouragement will all be provided. Kids and walkers are welcome to register. 

You don’t have to be a member of the FCS community to come out on a beautiful Saturday morning to join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle. All proceeds support student programs at Fremont Christian School. 

Register online!

  • Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Gather in Place: 7:30 AM 
    • Start: 8:00 AM 
    • Must Finish: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536
Awards

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

The top three female and male finishers will receive an additional medal representing their place.

The overall first place male and overall first place female will each also receive a variety of gift cards worth $100.00 in addition to the above.

FCS 50th Anniversary Upcoming Celebration

July 25, 2018
By Admissions Office

We're turning 50!

From Fall 1968 to Fall 2018

If you would like to be part of the performance, please contact Mr. Guzman by email for music & additional details for this special musical performance.

 We're proud to open the new Sherry Miller Employee Plaza on September 9! Come enjoy this day with us. 

FCHS Dixie Dominus Traditional Jazz Band will be putting on music. You're welcome to join in for the ribbon cutting & a piece of cake to celebrate! 

 #fremontchristianschool & #fcsfamilyat50

Dixie Dominus Jazz Performance

May 22, 2018
By Admissions Office

From Band Director, Mr. Banuelos:

The Dixie Dominus Traditional Jazz Band will perform their final concert featuring an eclectic repertoire, ranging from traditional jazz standards and show tunes, such as “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton, to worship songs, like “All My Hope” by David Crowder.

There will also be some surprise special guest alumni performing - come see to find out who! The concert will be held Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 PM at Mission Coffee Roasting Company.

Concert admission is $15 and proceeds will go to help the band in their future projects.

Warrior Family 5K 2018

May 09, 2018
By Admissions Office

Fremont Christian School invites you to participate in our third annual Warrior Family 5k, taking place at Quarry Lakes on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.

Come run or walk 3.1 of fun and show off your Warrior spirit!

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a customized finisher’s medal. Water stations, music, refreshments at the finish line, and encouragement will all be provided. Kids and walkers are welcome to register.

You don’t have to be a member of the FCS community to come out on a beautiful Saturday morning to join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle. All proceeds support student programs at Fremont Christian School.

More details will be released as we get closer to the event date.

FCS Fine Arts: Memorial Day 2018

May 08, 2018
By Admissions Office
Salute to Memorial Day: Vocal Ensemble Performance

Our Vocal Ensemble will be performing on May 25! Purchase tickets for $15 for the one-time only performance at 7:30 PM. 

American Legion Delegates 2018

April 09, 2018
By Admissions Office

Congratulations to Evan D. and Carlo C. on being selected by the American Legion as delegates for the 2018  Boys’ State! 

The Boys’ State delegates are interviewed and chosen by the American Legion on the basis of essays, resumes, GPA, moral character, leadership ability, academic scholarship, interest in current events and politics and recommendations of school administrators. Boys’ State delegates represent the top 1% of California juniors. 

Evan and Carlo will represent Alameda County and travel this summer to join the other delegates to experience the practical operation of state and local government. 

Congratulations!

FCS Fine Arts: Choirs & Musicale 2018

March 19, 2018
By Admissions Office

Last week, the high school choirs traveled to Pasadena for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Senior High Musicale in Southern California. Joining with other high school choirs from California, the students participated in a two-day festival which finishes in a concert featuring all of the 600+ students singing together.

From the official ACSI website:

"ACSI Musicale is a two-day choir festival that culminates in a public Command Performance and Sacred Concert in which all choirs are combined. Each choir, regardless of size, must memorize the six (6) combined songs chosen by the guest conductor. Each choir will also be adjudicated by the guest conductor on two (2) of their own selections. Musicale also features adjudications for chamber choirs, large ensembles, small ensembles, sacred classical solos, and gospel solos. 

This is not a competition. Choirs, ensembles, and soloists are adjudicated by the guest conductor or guest adjudicators, and received oral and written evaluative comments."

This year, both our Concert Choir and Living Water Ensemble each earned a Command Performance. A couple of our students also earned solo Command Performance — congratulations to Keren G. and Madison G.! One student noted that judges were brought to tears due to an excellent performance from FCS.

A big congratulations to Mr. Guzman, Ms. Sondra, and every student. We've seen the hard work that each person puts in to make this run smoothly. 

Campus Garden, Part III: J-Term

December 11, 2017
By Admissions Office

Original writeup provided by Terry Gregory, edited and published by Emily Bean. This is the third part featuring the campus garden at Fremont Christian School.

January Term, or J-Term, is a specialized two-week session between the first and second semesters for our high school students. They take a morning and an afternoon class on subjects that offer an opportunity to explore beyond the typical college prep curriculum. 

From Mr. Gregory:

Part of the garden design concept involved my J-term class.

It is called "Bringing Back the Natives." A healthy garden needs a lot of natural pollinators (bees, butterflies and hummingbirds), so we removed sections of existing ornamental plants and shrubs that surrounded the Y-Building to allow for planting native California plants that naturally attract the needed pollinators.

My J-Term students helped to design the new areas and installed the drip irrigation system in January 2015. In both January 2016 and 2017, we continued to plant natives at the Y-Building and at the end of the second-grade portable classrooms. I am happy to report that the pollinators have faithfully returned to our school garden site, as we saw many of them this fall.

My next J-Term class (2018) will continue this project, but we also begin to focus on using the greenhouse for seed starting and raising our own native plants and vegetable starts with the hope that we will one day become self-sufficient and supply our own mini plant nursery on campus, rather than purchase our plants from garden centers.

J-Term will begin once we're back from Christmas break! 

Campus Garden, Part II: Course Integration

November 20, 2017
By Admissions Office

Original write up provided by Terry Gregory, edited and published by Emily Bean. This is the second part of a series featuring the campus garden at Fremont Christian School.

Once the garden beds were completed and the automatic irrigation was installed and running, it was time for the students to participate in April 2015. The grade 5 class was first involved with some basic pilot projects, such as planting and harvesting potatoes. Students were allowed to take home the food and share with their families. These students got exposure to nutrition-based activities in both the garden and their classrooms.

The campus garden got even more use in Summer 2017 with the FCS Summer Enrichment Program – Adventure in the Great Outdoors. Summer program students had opportunities to plant seeds, raise starter plants, and upkeep a variety of vegetables. These students also began a garden journal.

A grade 7 Garden Science class was added in to the junior high 2017-2018 elective wheel. Students have been engaged and very receptive to the hands-on learning opportunities in the vegetable garden. Garden Science students will continue into the fall and winter with projects on native plants. It’s been a blessing to see our children enjoy, learn, and care for a part of God’s natural order. We’re also excited to see where we can go with this garden as part of teaching methods.

Campus Garden, Part I: The Beginnings

November 07, 2017
By Admissions Office

Original write-up provided by Terry Gregory, edited and published by Emily Bean. This is the first part of a series featuring the campus garden at Fremont Christian School.

The idea for the campus garden originally came from one of our preschool parents in September 2014. They mentioned their idea to the Head of School, Dr. Tricia Meyer. From there, a small garden committee was built, and one of the leaders is Mr. Gregory. He was highly involved with the garden planning, taking workshops from UC Santa Cruz in preparation and campaigning for different projects in order for the campus garden to get started.

The garden committee determined that FCS would have to undertake a large project of reclaiming sections of campus to allow for a garden. There weren’t any plots of land readily available within the current space. The Facilities Department assisted with the plotting and pinpointed an area where land could be used. They devised a three-phase plan in reclaiming land around the Y-Building, and then Facilities staff later assisted with selecting materials for sectioning off the garden and the irrigation system.

Several people outside of the school were used in this planning phase of the garden. A landscape architect agreed that raised bed planters would be a good way to go, in both design and practical use. Another consultant was suggested to FCS, who has extensive experience with planter box construction. This consulted was part of the team for building the garden. As Mr. Gregory wrapped up with each consultant and departments, the complete garden budget was created and the garden construction began! They worked to build on weekends throughout fall and winter 2014.

Solar Eclipse Viewing 2017

August 17, 2017
By Dr. Handran
Solar Eclipse Viewing: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at FCS

Weather permitting, we will have a school-wide solar eclipse viewing on the softball field Monday morning, August 21. Elementary students (grades 2-5) will view the first part of the eclipse.

Registered parent volunteers should check with their child's teacher ahead of time if they want to participate. You must be a fingerprinted and registered volunteer with FCS for the 2017-18 school year.

Numerous FCS and Harbor Light administrative staff will be present on the field to help oversee the event. For safety reasons, we are exclusively using indirect observation methods. Students should not bring solar glasses to school because of the widespread number of fake glasses that have been reported in the news.

Elementary and junior high students will make pinhole projectors to observe the eclipse. Additional projectors will be provided for use by secondary students. There will also be a telescope viewing station by Dr. Handran. Keep in mind that there will be a waiting time for telescope viewing and students will need to move through the station quickly in order to let other students observe. The telescope station also uses an indirect viewing method.

IMPORTANT: NEVER VIEW THE SUN DIRECTLY AS THIS CAN RESULT IN PERMANENT EYE DAMAGE.

Younger students will need more frequent reminders than older students. We are looking forward to a safe, fun, and memorable eclipse experience for everyone!

Dr. Handran
Secondary Science and Math Teacher
Head of Science Department

Warrior Family 5K 2017

May 22, 2017
By Admissions Office

Fremont Christian School invites you to participate in our Annual Warrior Family 5k, taking place at Quarry Lakes on Saturday October 14th, 2017. Come run 3.1 of fun and show off your Warrior spirit! 

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a customized finisher’s medal. Water stations, music, refreshments at the finish line, and encouragement will all be provided. Kids and walkers are welcome to register. 

You don’t have to be a member of the FCS community to come out on a beautiful Saturday morning to join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle. All proceeds support student programs at Fremont Christian School. 

  • Date: Saturday 10/14/2017
  • Timings:
    • Gather in Place: 7:30 AM
    • Start: 8:00 AM
    • Must Finish: 9:30 AM
  • Where: Quarry Lakes Regional Park
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536

(Parking will be $5 at the gate. Please do NOT park on Isherwood Way.)

Register today before prices go up!

Warrior Family 5K 2016

August 16, 2016
By Admissions Office

Fremont Christian School invites you to participate in our Inaugural Warrior Family 5k, taking place at Quarry Lakes on Saturday, October 8, 2016. 

Come run --or walk-- 3.1 miles of fun and show off your Warrior spirit! All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a customized finisher’s medal. Water stations, music, refreshments at the finish line, and encouragement will all be provided. Kids and walkers are welcome to register. You don’t have to be a member of the FCS community to come out on a beautiful Saturday morning to join us in promoting a healthy lifestyle. All proceeds support student programs at Fremont Christian School.

The Warrior Family 5k will happen 10/8/2016, rain or shine!

Event Details & Schedule 
  • Date: Saturday October 8, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Gather in Place: 7:30 AM || Start: 8:00 AM || Must Finish: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
  • Address: 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536
  • Register: Active.com (Registration now closed)
  • Cost:
    • $40.00 per person (18 and over)
    • $20.00 per student (13-18)
    • $10.00 per student (12 and under)
IMPORTANT COST UPDATE - 9/13/2016

Thanks to some incredible community sponsors, BBVA Compass Bank, Fremont Bank, Dale Hardware, DRYCO, and Run, we have added two more registration cost categories for our students. 

Event information also found at: Active.com - Inaugural Warrior Family 5k information page

Awards

All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

The top three female and male finishers will receive an additional medal representing their place.

The overall first place male and overall first place female will each also receive a variety of gift cards worth $100.00 in addition to the above.

Race Day Information

Bib Pickup: Bib pickup will be held Thursday, 10/6 and Friday, 10/7 at 12 PM - 8:00 PM at Fremont Christian School in the R-Building (also known as the Atrium -- it is decorated with a shiny elevator column and brick facing). Each participant will receive their commemorative t-shirt and bib at pickup.

Address for pickup: Fremont Christian School - 4760 Thornton Avenue - Fremont, CA 94536

Please note: THERE IS NO RACE DAY BIB PICKUP.

Parking: On race day, parking will be $5 at the gate.

World Wide Warrior Week 2016 - Potluck

February 23, 2016
By Admissions Office

The FCS High School World Wide Warrior Week featured the Taste Around the World potluck — and it was delicious. Parents and staff helped provide food samples from different cultures for our students to experience. It is one of our memorable and delicious events! Be sure to get involved next year so you don't miss out. 

Huge thank you to our teachers, students, and families for helping get everything arranged! 

International Winter Camp 2016

January 29, 2016
By Admissions Office

FCS hosted our first-ever International Winter Camp this January, arranged by our own Mrs. Yeung. There were three groups of students from China who attended, ranging from high school, junior high, and elementary grades, visiting from January 23rd - 27th. 

We had two groups visit the campus over the weekend for special class sessions with Mr. Ko and Mr. Handran and fun activities coordinated by Mrs. Fraass and Ms. Bean. Quite a few of our own high school students came out to welcome our visitors! During the week, all three grade groups joined in on regular class schedules, getting the full Fremont Christian School experience. 

From Tom Bean, Director of Admissions: "Our first International Winter Camp was a wonderful event.  We had 75 students from China over the weekend and in classrooms this week and they were very positive about their time with us."

Operation Christmas Child 2015

November 23, 2015
By Admissions Office

This year's Operation Christmas Child (OCC) was a success, thanks to the support from FCS families! We had lots of boxes filled up and sent out from our school. Our OCC chapel service encouraged our students, where they heard the heartfelt stories of children in need who received these shoeboxes from Samaritan's Purse for Christmas.

It was a blessing to us to hear back from our own students and see how these stories touched them. Thank you for your continued support, parents! We look forward to working together next year's Operation Christmas Child with you and your children.

FCS Preschool & TreeRing Plant 177 Trees

October 22, 2014
By Admissions Office

Preschool parents:

Thank you for your support of the preschool yearbook! 

Our yearbook vendor, TreeRing, has partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every yearbook purchase.

A little more about TreeRing:

TreeRing’s environmental roots go deeper than our name. We kinda like this planet, so we’ve partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every yearbook purchased. In addition, we print on recycled paper and only produce the exact number of books parents buy, eliminating unnecessary waste and resources.

Not only can our school partners feel good about providing students and parents with a yearbook that captures their personal memories, they can also have confidence in the sustainable and environmentally conscious approach we take in producing them.

It’s the least we can all do for the next generation.

We purchased 177 yearbooks this year, so 177 trees will be planted. Thanks to you, we are planting seeds toward a better future for our children.

First Annual Luau 2014

September 29, 2014
By Admissions Office

Thank you, FCS families, friends, and staff! Without your support, the luau would not have happened. 

Our first annual luau was a great success! We hope that you enjoyed the food, music, dance, and the raffle as much as we did, especially for the lucky winner who won an iPad mini! What a great evening of sharing food and fun together.

Looking forward to seeing you at the luau again next year. 

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