School Calendar 2023-24
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 5:30pm-7:00pm Where: Faith Christian School – 7571 S Ridge Rd., Dixon, IL
Dinner will be drive thru only. All proceeds benefit the FCS Trap Team and Booster Club.
Pork Chop dinners include BBQ pork chop, 2 sides and a roll.
Tickets are $12 and must be purchased prior to April 6th, 2023.
Delicious bake sale items available at pick-up!
|#2 REAL WOOD PENCILS ONLY||12 OR MORE||12 OR MORE|
|CRAYONS (NOT WASHABLE)||1 box of 24||1 box of 24|
|INK PEN – RED||6||6|
|INK PEN – BLUE OR BLACK||6-Jan||6-Jan|
|SHARPIE PERMANENT FINE & ULTRA FINE PT. MARKERS (BLACK)||2||2|
|MARKERS (WIDE & NARROW)||both||both|
|ELMER’S SCHOOL GLUE||X||X|
|READABLE RULER W/METRIC & ENGLISH||X||X|
|WATERCOLORS (Prang or Kodak)||X||X|
|PENCIL BOX||SHOE BOX SIZE||SHOE BOX SIZE|
|LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOK PAPER||3-WIDE RULE||3-WIDE RULE|
|SPIRAL BOUND NOTEBOOK (5th & 6th grades need 1 of small spiral notebooks to be dark blue)||2 SMALL, 2 LARGE WIDE RULE MULTI-SUBJECT||2 SMALL, 2 LARGE WIDE RULE MULTI-SUBJECT|
|3 SUBJECT NOTEBOOK (6TH GRADE ONLY – TO BE USED FOR MATH)||X|
|INDEX CARDS 3X5||2||2|
|DRY ERASE MARKERS 4PK (RED, BLUE, GREEN, BLACK ONLY)||X||X|
|BIBLE (NIV version)||NIV||NIV|
|BOOK COVER (1 large, 1 extra large)||X||X|
|PLASTIC FOLDER W/CLASPS & POCKETS||5||5|
|3-RING BINDER OR TRAPPER NOTEBOOK||2″ AT LEAST||2″ AT LEAST|
|DICTIONARY & THESAURUS|
|CLEAR, WASHABLE DRINKING CUP WITH LID-MANDATORY||1||1|
|GYM SHOES & SOCKS||X||X|
|P. E. CLOTHES (UNIFORM MANDATORY)||X||X|
|KLEENEX (AT LEAST 200 COUNT)||2||2|
|ANTI-BACTERIAL WIPES (1-CLEANING *ie: Clorox wipes and 1-SAFE FOR HANDS/FACE)||1 EACH||1 EACH|
|PLASTIC FORKS & SPOONS 100 CT.||1 OF EACH||1 OF EACH|
|HEAVY DUTY PAPER PLATES 80-100 CT (large/NO styrofoam please)||2||2|
|1. Please LABEL all items with the student’s name.|
|2. An X indicates items needed, blank boxes on the chart indicate items are not needed for that grade.|
|3. This supply list is intended as an initial supply. Additional items may be requested by the teachers throughout the year.|
|*5th-6th Grade folders: YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, BLUE & PURPLE.|
A detailed supply list is very difficult to send. This year we are asking that each student bring the following supplies on the first day of school:
-2 reams of white copy paper
-loose leaf paper
-pencils (#2 and colored)
-red, blue and black ink pens
-Scientific calculator *Geometry students will also need: a compass, protractor and ruler
-3 boxes of Kleenex
-2 packages of paper plates
-1 large package of napkins
-2 containers of anti-bacterial wipes
A more detailed list may be required dependent on each teacher’s wishes and will be given the first week of school.
We are excited that the new 2021-2022 school year is about to begin! Check back here often to find the latest news and information for the Middle School & High School. We hope to use this platform for announcements and in depth information to help expand our communication to our FCS families.
Have a great rest of your summer and we will see you in the classroom soon!
Faith Christian School invites the community to take part in a parade to honor Mrs. Linda Foster who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Mrs. Foster has been on staff at FCS since the fall of 1991 and has served as principal since 2006. The drive-thru event will take place on Wednesday, May 19, from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., at Faith Assembly Church of Grand Detour, 3886 Wisconsin Street, Dixon. Parade participants are welcome to decorate their vehicles to show their love and appreciation to Mrs. Foster for her years of faithful service to the school and its students. There will be signs marking the route to the church.
For more information on the event, please contact the school office at 815.652.4806
or visit their website at www.fcsfalcons.com.
“We know that we are better when we can be together!”
Please know that the IDPH guidelines are ever-changing, and FCS administration is monitoring new developments as they become available. Any changes to the current plan for school in the fall will be communicated in a timely manner to parents and students.
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GRAND DETOUR – The voices of children will once again fill the hallways of the old Grand Detour Elementary School, as it soon becomes the new home for Faith Christian School’s elementary grades.
Board members of Faith Assembly Church of Grand Detour signed closing papers Friday, Sept. 22 and acquired the building on behalf of Faith Christian School.
School Superintendent Pastor Jon Marx isaid he s excited about the future.
“We are thrilled to have made the purchase of this building,” he said. “The school has experienced steady growth over the years, and we’ve weighed many options for accommodating additional students and programs. Purchasing this former school made the most practical and financial sense for us.”
The acquisition of the Grand Detour School will provide much needed space for Faith’s elementary grades, which are currently housed in the annex of Faith Assembly Church. Not only has enrollment nearly doubled over the past 20 years, the school has also grown in the breadth of curriculum and programs offered to students and their families.
“This new building gives our teachers and students significantly more room, both inside and outdoors”, said Linda Foster, the school’s principal for the past 12 years. “We plan to use this space to create an increasingly innovative learning environment for our students. I’m excited to be a part of this vision.”
In addition to its Fine Arts and sports programs, Faith School partners with online educator Sevenstar to offer advanced courses at the high school level. And in 2015 the school partnered with CLC of Grand Rapids, Mich., to implement AIMSweb Benchmark Testing and Intervention Block, which helps staff to accurately measure a child’s academic progress and then to apply differentiated instruction to meet each student’s individual needs.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4t the school held a ceremony in celebration of the purchase of their new facility. Family and friends of Faith Christian School, along with media and the community were in attendance. The school expects holding classes by the Spring of 2018, following completion of improvements and renovations.
Randy Ortgiesen attended the Grand Detour School growing up as a child. He is currently on the board of Faith Assembly Church, and his children all graduated fom Faith Christian School.
“So many things change and even disappear over time,” he said. “It’s wonderful to know that this beautiful building will be used once again to nurture and teach children to be responsible citizens. It’s when our children learn that there is something more important than themselves – to love God and their neighbor – that they grow to be happy and content adults. This is what we desire for the students of Faith Christian School.”
Faith Christian School first opened its doors in 1980, and is a ministry of Faith Assembly Church of Grand Detour. In 1985, it built a 20,800 square foot facility which has become the main campus and houses its junior and senior high grades. Through the years Faith Christian School has pursued excellence in education, as well as fostered an environment for spiritual growth in its students. For more information on how to become a part of this growing school community, contact Linda Foster, principal, Faith Christian School, 7571 S. Ridge Rd., Dixon, IL, 815-652-4806.
Click here to view the original Ogle County Life article.
On September 22nd, Board members of Faith Assembly Church of God singed closing papers to acquire the old Grand Detour Elementary School. It will soon be the home of Faith Christian School’s elementary grades.
On Wednesday, October 4th, the school held a ceremony in celebration of the purchase of the new facility. Family and Friends of Faith Christian School as well as others were in attendance.
The school expects classes to be held by spring of 2018. Principal Linda Foster says the new building gives teachers and students significantly more room, both inside and outdoors.
Click here to view the original WIXN News article.
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