Greetings, First Baptist Community!
As the vibrant colors of autumn paint the world around us, we are reminded of the beauty that lies in gratitude. With November upon us, we find ourselves truly thankful for the blessings that fill our school and our lives. This month, we embrace the theme of "thanks," taking a moment to express our gratitude for our remarkable students, dedicated faculty and staff, and the incredible families that make up our beloved FBS community.
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
This Bible verse serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of gratitude in our lives. In all circumstances, both in moments of joy and in times of challenge, we are called to give thanks. It is in the act of giving thanks that we find strength, resilience, and a deep sense of purpose.
Our students are the heart and soul of First Baptist School. They inspire us with their curiosity, enthusiasm, and their unending quest for knowledge. We are thankful for the energy and vitality they bring to our classrooms, reminding us each day of the beauty of the learning journey.
Our dedicated teachers and staff members play a vital role in shaping the lives of our students. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and their passion for education are truly commendable. We are deeply thankful for the hard work and care they invest in the growth and development of our students.
The support and partnership of our FBS families are the cornerstone of our community. We appreciate your trust, your involvement, and your commitment to the educational journey of your children. We are grateful for the relationships we've built and the incredible sense of unity that makes our school feel like a second home.
The holiday season is near, which means the FBS Fine Arts will soon take center stage in some special traditions on and off-campus. Our high school art students have finished their Giant Greeting Card, which can be viewed at the James Island County Park's Holiday Festival of Lights from November 10th through December 31st. Our music students are preparing for Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 3rd, which traditionally includes a small collaboration with our dance program as well. Our Downtown Campus theatre and music programs are teaming up to present "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" leading up to our winter break. Keep an eye on our fine arts social media accounts for updates!
On the FBS Athletics front, congratulations to our Cross Country Varsity Boys Team finishing third in the state at the SCISA Cross Country State Championships this past weekend! James Tyler led the way finishing 8th in the state with a time of 16:53. We are so proud of all of our runners and coaches who put together one of the best seasons in school history! The future is extremely bright for this team and we can't wait to see what comes next! Varsity Football will compete in the first round of the state playoffs this Friday at Pinewood at 7:30 so please come out and support our Hurricanes in the playoffs. Congratulations to our volleyball team on a great season where they competed hard until the very end at the State Playoffs. We are incredibly thankful to seniors Maddy Hawes, Caroline Greenhill, Talyn Savage, Reagan Bozarth, Cidney Wilson, and Amelia Dausman for their leadership and dedication to FBS Volleyball over the past several years. Varsity cheer has had a successful regular season of competitions where they improved with each performance. The cheer team now focuses on the State competition on November 11th.
As we approach Thanksgiving, we look forward to celebrating this day of gratitude as a community. Details about our Thanksgiving celebrations and events will be shared soon, so stay tuned for more information.
In conclusion, we are immensely grateful for each member of our FBS community. Your contributions, whether big or small, play a significant role in the success and vibrancy of our school. As we move through November, let's remember to pause and give thanks for the blessings that surround us.
Wishing you all a warm and joyful November, filled with moments of gratitude and togetherness. May the spirit of thanks infuse our lives and light our path.
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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