Greetings, First Baptist Community!
As we step into the month of February, we are filled with gratitude for the blessings of the new year and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for our students and families. We hope this newsletter finds you well and ready to embrace all that this month has to offer.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV) As we approach Valentine's Day, let us reflect on the true essence of love and how it manifests in our relationships with one another, echoing the teachings of Jesus Christ.
This February brings a plethora of exciting events and activities on both our campuses. From academic competitions to sports tournaments and artistic performances, our students continue to shine brightly in their endeavors. We encourage you to stay updated with our school calendar for specific dates and times of these events, and we look forward to your enthusiastic support.
At First Baptist School, our mission of Academic Excellence with a Christian Perspective remains at the forefront of everything we do. As we navigate through the academic year, we are committed to providing a nurturing environment where students not only excel academically but also grow spiritually and morally. Together, we strive to instill values of compassion, integrity, and servant leadership in our students, preparing them to make a positive impact in the world.
Throughout February, Fine Arts classes are taking a closer look at the contributions of African Americans in the arts, including exploring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the ironwork of Philip Simmons. Our high school dance class recently traveled to Atlanta to see a performance of Alvin Ailey's "Revelations," celebrating 60 years since its premiere.
Our athletics department is also staying busy. Basketball is entering its final weeks of the season as our JV Girls and Varsity Boys will both compete for region titles later this week against Porter Gaud. Our varsity boys on television this week as they face Porter Gaud Friday at 8:00pm in the High School Hoops MyTV Charleston Game of the Week. State playoff brackets will be out next week and we look forward to watching our varsity teams make a big run in the playoffs. This past Friday senior, Cooper Kowalski, scored his 1,000th career point in a big region win! We would also like to congratulate our 7th grade boys on a great season finishing 11-1 and making the Trident League play-offs! This past Friday we celebrated all of our B Teams and they have proven that the future of FBS basketball is very bright. Spring sports are also around the corner so stay tuned on our athletics social media pages.
As the vibrant daffodils begin to bloom on James Island, we are reminded of the beauty of renewal and hope. These flowers, part of the international Daffodil Project, serve as a symbol of resilience and strength, particularly in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. We encourage members of our community who have not yet had the opportunity to witness this breathtaking sight to take a moment to visit James Island and be inspired by the message of hope that these daffodils convey.
As we begin a new month, let us continue to uphold the values of love, compassion, and faith that define our school community. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.
We invite you to stay up-to-date with current events by following First Baptist School’s social media and our school webpage. #WeAreFB
Dr. Justin Mitchell
Head of School
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