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FHCA NEWS

Important News and Updates for FHCA On and Off-Campus Families!

2019-2020 Grade Reporting

Due Dates
1st Qtr.: October 31
2nd Qtr.: Jan. 15
3rd Qtr.: April 1
4th Qtr.: June 15

Method of Sending:

Email (Best): (Word Document is best) offcampus@faithheritage.com

FAX: (901) 872-0803
Regular Mail: FHCA, P.O. Box 280758, Memphis TN 38168.

Please do not send mail to the On Campus PO Box or to Duncan Rd. address unless it is UPS or Fed Ex package. 
FHCA is celebrating 20 years

FHCA T-SHIRTS

We are celebrating our 20th year anniversary with these royal blue logo design on sports gray T-shirts!

Shirts are available in Youth S, M, L and Adult S, M, L, XL for $10 each. Available in 2XL and 3XL for $15 each. If you would like to order one/some, send details on what you want and payment made out to FHCA to FHCA, P.O. Box 280758, Memphis TN 38168.

SCHOOL PICTURES - OCT 22

SCHOOL PICTURES will be taken for Faith Heritage students on Tuesday, October 22, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.,at Briarwood Community Church, 1900 N. Germantown Pkwy. Shelby Images professional photographer will be present to take the pictures. Affordable picture packages are available to order – plan to bring payment. Packages will be ready and sent to you before Christmas! Student pictures will also be automatically submitted at no additional cost to our FHCA Off-Campus 2020 Yearbook.

National Honor Society

FAITH HERITAGE CHAPTERS – NATIONAL BETA CLUB AND NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR GRADES 9-12 – We had a very successful time this past school year in recruiting high school members for our newly chartered chapter of the National Honor Society! We ended the school year with 68 members, 37 of whom graduated. It was thrilling to see our graduates in their white satin National Honor Society collars during graduation!! We also have continued gaining new members for our school’s chapter of the National Beta Club. We ended the school year with 70 Beta members, with 20 of them receiving a special Beta seal on their diplomas.

Now it’s time to sign up new members and to get our clubs organized with officers for the new school year. The cost for joining the Beta Club is a one-time $15 fee, which gains membership throughout the student’s school years. The student will receive a very nice certificate, membership card, and membership pin. The only requirements for students in grades 9-12 to join the FHCA Beta Club are a minimum 3.0 high school GPA (B average) and your confirmation of the student’s good character.

The FHCA National Honor Society has annual dues of $20 per student, which also gains a nice certificate of membership. Seniors will have an additional fee (approx. $25) to purchase the special NHS collar for graduation. Here are the requirements to join the FHCA National Honor Society:
High School (grades 9-12) student enrolled in good standing with FHCA
Minimum GPA of 3.5 for all high school courses or for the past school year
One recommendation letter from adult outside the student’s family
One essay, minimum one page, on a topic of the student’s choice
Completion and submission of the FHCA National Honor Society application
Payment of annual fee of $20 (make checks to FHCA – one check is acceptable for both Honor Society and Beta Club, total of $35)

In order to save time and energy, these two clubs will be run together, with joint meetings and service projects. SERVICE is the key mission of these clubs – not just to place something impressive on the student’s résumé (although that is nice and helpful also)! Each club will need officers with responsibilities in leadership. You may be sure that your students’ future college and scholarship applications will ask about their contributions of volunteer service and especially about their involvement in roles of LEADERSHIP. As a matter of fact, the four foundational keys of these two clubs are Scholarship (Academics), Character, Service, and Leadership!

We received great feedback at our meeting this past April, as well as input on which day and time to meet. We need more feedback before we determine the definite day of the week, and additionally, your input on service projects and helpful meeting topics. We are leaning toward Monday afternoons, avoiding the days of the HOSA meetings. Please share your feedback, but ONLY if your student actually plans to participate in the meetings. The Briarwood Community Church on North Germantown Pkwy. in Cordova has graciously agreed to allow us to meet in their facility. Our next Induction Ceremony for new members will take place this fall, hopefully in early November, allowing plenty of time to process new memberships. Applications, supporting documents, and payment of fees are due by MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2019. If interested, request a membership application from us by email.

One last word on this topic, we have a definite need for parents to help with these clubs so please let us know if you would like to volunteer. We are also open to the possibility of having Junior Clubs for middle school students if there are parents who are willing to serve as Sponsors.

ACT / PSAT / SAT INFO

ACT and SAT COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS – sign up as a Faith Heritage Christian Academy student, not a home-school student. Our school code no. is 431551. If your student needs to apply for testing accommodations to take these tests and has documentation of learning difficulties, please contact us for instructions on this process. Allow extra weeks for this process and approval.

PSAT-NMSQT TEST FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 10 & 11 will be given at our campus on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Cost is $22, which includes our mailing the practice booklet and the results to you. This test is an excellent, very challenging, and fairly inexpensive practice test; and it is the ONLY test for juniors to become eligible for the National Merit Scholars program. Send your reservation and check made out to FHCA to arrive no later than Monday, Sept. 16, to this address: FHCA, P.O. Box 280758, Memphis TN 38168

YEARBOOK / La LUMIERE - Your Invitation!

YEARBOOK STAFF with LA LUMIERE ART & LITERARY MAGAZINE and QUILL & SCROLL JOURNALISM HONOR SOCIETY – Students in Grades 8-12 are ENCOURAGED to participate in the production of the 2019-2020 Off-Campus Yearbook, which includes art and literary entries from our students. Participation makes the student eligible for Induction into the official FHCA Chapter of the National Quill & Scroll Journalism Honor Society. Working meetings are held at the Collierville Arts Academy (1990 W. Poplar Ave #104, Collierville, TN 38017) - dates and times to be determined. For more information, contact Sponsors, Julie & Tom Knowles at julie.knowles@att.net or rampant1@bellsouth.net or offcampus@faithheritage.com.

Other Announcements

2020 AMERICAN LEGION High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – Any student wishing to compete by representing Faith Heritage must be selected by December 1, 2019. Let us know by email if you would like more information.