Elementary Bell Schedule (3rd-5th Grades)

Elementary Bell Schedules (3rd-5th Grades)

8:15-9:10 1st Period

9:15-10:10 2nd Period

10:15-10:25 Recess

10:30-11:00 3rd Period:  Bible

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 3rd Period: Bible

12:05-1:00 4th Period

1:05-2:00 5th Period

2:05-3:00 6th Period:  Electives

3:05-4:00 7th Period:  Electives

Friday

8:15-9:10 1st Period

9:15-10:10 2nd Period

10:10-10:30 Recess (no Bible)

10:35-11:30 4th Period

11:35-12:30 5th Period

Alternate/Chapel

8:15-9:10 1st Period

9:15-10:10 2nd Period

10:10-10:30 (Chapel/Celebration

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:00 3rd Period: Bible

12:05-1:00 4th Period

1:05-2:00 5th Period

2:05-3:00 6th Period: Electives

3:05-4:00 7th Period:  Electives

 

Elementary Bell Schedules

Uniform Policy 2020-2021

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Faith Academy’s uniform policy is intended to reflect the school’s stated aims to honor God and disciple students. It is designed to encourage modesty, decency, and propriety and to de-emphasize the use of clothing as a significant means of establishing self-identity or gaining attention or social status (Matt. 6:28-34; 1 Cor. 9:19-23; 1 Peter 3:2-4; 1 Tim. 2:9-10; James 2:1-5). The Faith Academy staff may determine the appropriateness of a student’s clothing or hairstyle. The Head of School may grant exceptions to the dress code, if desired, for special dress days. Students attending any Faith Academy approved function must observe school guidelines for dress such as moderate clothing and covered tattoos.

For school days, all elements of the dress code will be enforced. All uniform clothing must be approved items. Students should wear school uniforms (including shirts tucked in, belts, proper shoes, etc.) while on campus or in the classroom during their school day, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.   Students should seek to dress in a modest Christian manner that represents the school well, and considers others above themselves (Phil 2:3).

When on campus for a school event or on a day when the student is not attending school (e.g., students on campus on Monday or Thursday, for an athletic event, social function, etc.), students should be dressed in appropriate attire (excluding crop tops, short skirts or shorts, muscle shirts, tight-fitting clothes).  Students attending any Faith Academy approved function (off campus) must observe school guidelines for dress such as moderate clothing and covered tattoos.

Students attending tutoring and makeup testing on Monday/Thursdays are not required to wear a uniform. To encourage modesty, shoulders and mid drift must be covered, short shorts are not permitted and shorts or skirt must be worn over leggings.

Uniform Specifications

  • Uniform pieces (shirts and bottoms) must be purchased from the Faith Academy Uniform Store. Prior purchases from Parker Uniforms are also approved.
  • Tops worn inside the classroom must have the logo embroidered/screen-printed.
  • Kinder-Prep students will not be required to wear the same uniform as K-12. Kinder-Prep students will wear a Faith Academy t-shirt (purchased through the Faith Academy Spirit Wear Store) and shorts, skirts or pants.
  • Black leggings are required to be worn under the shorter style uniform skirt that was previously purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store.
  • Skirts need to be 2” above the knee or longer.
  • Items purchased in the Spirit Store are not considered uniform items for K-12th (these may only be worn on school days during a designated spirit dress down day).

Elementary Girls (K-5th grades)

Tops

Dresses/Jumper

Bottoms

·         Uniform shirts purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered

·         Colors available include red, black and white

·         Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt

·         Solid red polo dress, short sleeve

·        Khaki jumper

(must be worn with approved uniform shirt underneath)

·         Skirts- (must be 2” above the knee or longer with shorts worn underneath)

·         Black leggings are required to be worn under the shorter style uniform skirt previously purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Shorts, Skorts and Pants must be purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·        Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them

·         Colors include khaki and black

 

Secondary Girls (6-12th grades)

Tops

Bottoms

·         Uniform shirts must be purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered

·         Colors available include red, black and white

·         Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt

·         Skirts- (must be 2” above the knee or longer with shorts worn underneath)

·         Black leggings are required to be worn under the shorter style uniform skirt previously purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Shorts, Skirts and Pants must be purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·        Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them

·         Colors include khaki and black

 

Elementary & Secondary Boys (K-12th grades)

Tops

Bottoms

·         Uniform shirts must be purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Must have Faith Academy logo embroidered

·         Colors available include red, black and white

·         Uniform shirt must always be worn under a Faith Academy hoodie, fleece, jacket or sweatshirt

·         Shorts and pants must be purchased through the           Faith Academy Uniform Store

·         Bottoms must have FA logo embroidered on them

Approved Outerwear & Winter Coats (all grades)

  • Spirit Store items such as hoodies, sweatshirts and fleeces with FA logo
  • Faith Academy letter jacket, any other letter jacket must have prior approval from Head of School

 

  • Winter coats & rain jackets: may be purchased from other stores following these guidelines:
    • Non-FA Logos must be smaller than two fingers
    • Colors: red, white, black, or gray; any combination of these colors OR solid brown
    • Uniform shirt MUST always be worn under outerwear and winter coats
    • May not be worn in the classroom unless embroidered with the Faith Academy logo

 Shoes (all grades)

  • Must be closed toe & heel
  • Heel heights no higher than 1”
  • Laces must be tied
  • Unless boots, shoes must not be any higher than the top of the ankle

Boys

Girls

Styles: (leather or canvas)

·         Loafers, dress shoes, Toms, Sperrys, Oxfords, athletic tennis shoes

·         Western boots allowed under pants only

·         Rain boots allowed on rainy days

Colors:

·         All colors allowed for shoes excluding boots

·         Black or brown for boots

·         Rain boots any color/pattern

Styles: (leather or canvas)

·         Flats, loafers, Mary Janes, Oxfords, Keds, Sperrys, Toms, athletic tennis shoes

·         Riding boots (leather/faux leather) with skirts only

·         Western boots under pants only

·         Rain boots allowed on rainy days only

Colors:

·         All colors allowed for shoes excluding boots

·         Black or brown for boots

·         Rain boots any color/pattern

 

Accessories (all grades)

Belts

  • Black, brown, or khaki
  • Worn with bottoms that have belt loops if uniform shirt is tucked in, no belt required if shirt is not tucked in
  • Leather, woven, web styles
  • Not required for grades K-2nd

Socks

  • Not required
  • Colors allowed: red, black, white, or gray or a combination of these colors
  • Tights allowed for girls in solid red, black, white, or gray  (no patterns or embellishments/cut outs)
  • Leggings worn under skirts must be black and no patterns or embellishments/cut outs

Scarves:

  • Solid or patterned in specific colors: red, black, white or gray
  • Must be taken off in the classroom

Jewelry:

  • Girls may have up to 2 ear piercings per ear
  • Simple modest jewelry can be worn
  • Boys are not allowed to show any piercings

Makeup:

  • Girls may wear modest, natural looking makeup
  • No face painting

Eyewear

  • Natural colored contacts allowed
  • Glasses should only be worn for vision purposes

Hair (all grades)

Boys

Girls

  • Groomed, clean
  • Natural colors only
  • No bizarre styles (including shaving, mohawks, spiking, dreadlocks, etc.)
  • No ponytails, buns, etc.

Length:

·         Cannot touch shirt collar or below eyebrows

·         Sideburns no longer than ear lobe

Facial hair:

·         Clean shaven, no facial hair allowed

  • Groomed, clean
  • Natural colors only
  • No bizarre styles (including shaving, mohawks, spiking, dreadlocks, etc.)

Spirit Day Dress Guidelines

  • Bottoms: jeans or jean capris (no shorts), uniform pants, uniform skirts, uniform shorts (no athletic shorts)
  • Nothing tight or form fitting or excessively baggy, nothing with holes
  • Tops: Faith Academy t-shirt purchased through the Spirit Store or uniform shirt purchased through the Faith Academy Uniform Store

UNIFORM POLICY Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Early Elementary (KP-2nd) Bell Schedule

Early Elementary (Kinder Prep-2nd Grades)

Tuesday/Wednesday

8:15-11:00 Academics

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-11:45  Recess

11:50-2:00  Academics

2:05-3:00 Electives(K-2 only) or Discovery Zone for Kinder Prep

3:05-4:00 Electives (K-2 only)

 

Friday

8:15-10:00 Academics

10:00-10:20 Recess

10:20-12:30 Academics

 

Alternate/Chapel

8:15-10:30 Academics

10:30-11:00 Chapel/Celebration

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-11:45 Recess

11:50-2:00 Academics

2:05-3:00 Electives (K-2 only)

3:05-4:00 Electives (K-2 only)

2019-2020 Secondary Bell Schedule

Junior High (6th-8th Grades)

Tuesday/Wednesday

8:15-9:10 First Period

9:15-10:10 Second Period

10:15-11:10 Third Period

11:15-11:35 Homeroom/Break

11:35-12:00 Lunch

12:05-1:00 Fourth Period

1:05-2:00 Fifth Period

2:05-3:00 Sixth Period

3:05-4:00 JH Athletics*Fitness Training

Friday (Alternative/Chapel)

8:15-9:05 First Period

9:10-10:00 Chapel

10:05-10:55 Second Period

11:00-11:50 Third Period

11:50-12:20 Lunch

12:25-1:15 Fourth Period

1:20-2:10 Fifth Period

2:15-3:05 Sixth Period

3:10-4:00 JH Athletics*/Fitness Training

 

High School (9th-12th Grades)

Tuesday/Wednesday

8:15-9:10 First Period

9:15-10:10 Second Period

10:15-11:10 Third Period

11:15-12:10 Fourth Period

12:10-1:00 Lunch

1:05-2:00 Fifth Period

2:05-3:00 Sixth Period

3:05-4:00 Seventh Period

4:05 HS Athletics

 

Friday (Alternate/Chapel)

8:15-9:05 First Period

9:10-10:00 Chapel

10:05-10:55 Second Period

11:00-11:50 Third Period

11:55-12:45 Fourth Period

12:45-1:15 Lunch

1:20-2:10 Fifth Period

2:15-3:05 Sixth Period

3:10-4:00 Seventh Period

4:05 HS Athletics

 

*Athletic practice times vary.  Please refer to practice schedule for each sport sent out by the coach for specific times.

 

Secondary Bell Schedule

Faith Academy Welcomes Steve McCannon as Athletic Director

Faith Academy is pleased to announce that local financial advisor and veteran coach Steve McCannon has been named its athletic director. McCannon began coaching cross country and track at Faith Academy 17 years ago and has led athletes and teams to several district, regional, area, and state championships. He has worked alongside previous athletic directors and assumed many responsibilities over the years in support of all Faith Academy athletic teams.

“I am excited with this leadership role, and I am motivated with a passion for helping student athletes grow spiritually, academically, and athletically. I look forward to partnering with parents to make the environment and experience their family has at Faith Academy special,” said Coach Steve McCannon. “Faith Academy has a talented group of teaching, administrative, and coaching staff that has a heart for the students and a passion for the sports they coach and the classes they teach. I am as fired up as ever entering my 17th year at Faith Academy, and I look forward to being a part of the lives that will change and the memories that will be made.”

Earlier this summer, Faith Academy accepted the resignation of athletic director Jeremy Wentrcek who assumed a position at a San Antonio school. Faith Academy leaders took that opportunity to evaluate their existing staff and volunteer talent pool to take over the responsibilities of an athletic director. As a result of this process, McCannon was named athletic director. In addition, athletic administrative assistant Lori Thornley will serve as the coordinator for all girls sports, and varsity basketball coach Zakk Revelle will serve as the coordinator for all boys sports. Bobby Tipps, Faith’s facilities supervisor, will continue to oversee transportation and facilities requirements. Numerous parent, teacher, and student volunteers will continue to host and serve guest teams, as well as support the Booster Club.

“We are excited about the restructuring of leadership in the Faith Academy athletics department. Our school’s university-model is based on partnering with parents in every area of their students participation in academics and athletics. Coach McCannon’s experience in coaching as well as being a Faith Academy parent to alumni Sophie and senior Juliette gives him unique and thoughtful insight for leading our athletic department,” said Donna Wilcox, Faith Academy director of operations. “McCannon is Faith Academy’s number one fan, now going on 17 years. His “all things are possible” attitude and leadership-style are what Faith is all about. We could not be more thrilled about his commitment to the program and to our students.”

Faith Academy high school football, cross-country, and volleyball teams begin official practices this week. Game and meet schedules can be found here: https://www.famf.org/athletics/#game-schedules.

Kinder Prep, A Fresh Approach to Pre-K

Beginning the academic journey is a big step, one that many four year olds can’t wait to take. And who knew learning could be so fun?

For our Kinder Prep students, this is a time to explore and discover God’s many wonders. Our hands-on, child centered curriculum is designed to provide an enriched Pre-Kinder experience. It is our goal that each child finds joy in learning.

Building a Strong Foundation for Elementary

Kinder Prep at Faith Academy is designed to incorporate Biblically based education to support our elementary school program. The program strives to provide a language rich environment that helps young children develop vocabulary, extended language skills, and knowledge of the world around them. Instruction incorporates opportunities for fine and gross motor development daily. Group activities are provided to include themes that involve literature; alphabet, numeric, and phonemic awareness; language; science explorations; math concepts; seasons and holidays; and other developmentally appropriate topics.

Through our Kinder Prep program, we are dedicated to the best academic education for our students and the strongest spiritual foundation. Partnering with parents, we guide children through their early and most formative years — committed to strengthening both mind and heart.

For more information, please contact:
Rebekah Silvers
Elementary Principal
Faith Academy of Marble Falls
Email: res1@famf.org
Office: 830-798-1333

6th Grade Academy

Think like an 11-year-old. Your first day of 6th grade.  You are surrounded by students who seem to be twice your size.  The bell just rang and you know what class you’re supposed to go to next, but you can’t find the schedule that tells you what room it’s in.  Before the day is out you’ll meet six new teachers, and each one has given you too much information about what to study, what your schedule of homework looks like, and how often you’ll have a big test. You figure you’ll be lucky if one of them remembers your name tomorrow.

Think like a teacher.  The bell just rang and in streams a group of 6th grade students, wide-eyed and timid about where to sit, rattled by the deluge of information they’ve been given in the prior class.  At least two are late, mumbling something about not being sure which room they were looking for. You wish you could spend more time with them; you know how anxious they are.  But you’ve got a lot to cover before the next bell rings.  You’re trying hard to remember each child’s name before the end of the week.

Think like a parent.  It doesn’t seem possible but your baby is now a 6th grader, no longer in the security of an elementary classroom with one, maybe two, teachers.  The responsibility for learning – for listening carefully and taking notes in multiple classrooms – has shifted significantly to your child.  You imagine your 11-year-old frantically trying to remember which classroom to go to next, dodging the 8th graders striding through the halls, oblivious to these little guys.  What will my child be learning?  How will she hang onto her self-confidence?

All across the board, 6th grade is tough.

To address those concerns and to create an exceptional 6th grade learning experience, Faith Academy now offers a 6th Grade Academy.

The 6th Grade Academy serves as a transition.  The students will still move from class-to-class for subject areas, but the teachers have been working together as a team to ensure that every child is known before school even begins.  Once school starts, the team will meet regularly to consider how each student is doing across all subject areas, to identify learning progress as well as social and emotional needs. Knowing students well is one advantage of the small class size (10-16 students) at Faith Academy.

Faith’s 6th Grade Academy will use interdisciplinary, project-based learning approaches.  In project-based learning, students tackle a real-world problem.  They learn the content knowledge they would get in a traditional classroom but within the context of a problem they need to solve or a product they need to create.  Along the way, they are gaining important critical thinking and communication skills.

As an example, students might be challenged to develop a virtual museum using photos and an app that allows them to embed text, audio, even movies into a photo, available as a pop-up by clicking an icon.  In Faith’s history class on ancient civilizations, the class might examine what life in Israel was like at the time of King David, who they’re learning about in Bible.

Their virtual museum could include photos and drawings of the Temple and typical houses in Jerusalem, with icons that provide timelines as well as charts and graphs about population growth developed in their math class.  In English, they are writing the text for the icons,for example an explanation of what to examine in a photo of an archaeological dig.  In life science, they’re considering the animals and plants that would have provided the Israelites’ food, as well as their early approaches to medicine based on understanding bacteria.  Putting the museum together happens in Tech class, where they are learning about not only the app but also about other Google and Office applications.

“What weaves the courses together is an overarching study of stewardship, responding to the essential question of just what it means to be a good steward of God’s creation,” reports Celia Merrill, Chair of Humanities and 6th Grade Academy Coordinator.  “How do I care for the earth?  What responsibility do I have for caring for others?  Or how do I grow myself as a learner and as a Christian?  I’m excited to see what the teachers are developing within this theme to link all content areas, and I’m excited when I think about the students grappling with these questions.”

The emphasis on stewardship is consistent with the community service requirement at Faith Academy.  The 6th Grade Academy stewardship emphasis provides a strong start for the requirement that all secondary students complete 20 hours per year in service to the school, to their church, or to the community.  Seniors complete a capstone project on service to the community, researching needs, designing, completing and presenting a project based on 40 or more service hours.

The 6th Grade Academy is an integral part of Faith Academy’s vision and goals for the 2019-20 year, summed up in the slogan “Faith Excels.”  The interdisciplinary project-based approach addresses school-wide goals for increasing academic rigor and developing critical thinking skills.

“Clearly the 6th Grade Academy is designed to instill excellence in academics and in discipleship,” explains Amy Cozby, Head of School.  “But it also addresses the concerns parents have regarding their students’ social and emotional needs as they enter the adolescent years.  We just want to surround these students with caring educators who are developing their hearts as well as their minds.  The 6th Grade Academy is integral to our overarching goal of equipping our students to go out into the world as good stewards, as skillful, thoughtful leaders.  What great additions this 6th Grade Academy and our new Kinder Prep program represent to Faith Academy as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.”

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Celia Merrill
Humanities Chair
6th Grade Academy Supervisor
Email: cdm1@famf.org
Office: 830-798-1333