The Rising 7th Grade Visit to the Upper School campus was on November 29, 2018. This is a special event that happens for the current 6th grade class every year. Students get a glimpse of what their next year will look like on a new campus! The 6th grade students arrived to the Upper Campus just in time for Chapel. Students were greeted by our Upper School Ambassadors and Principal, Mrs. Bacon. Bracelets were passed out to the students with the phrase “#FA2025” on them. 2025 is the year this class will be seniors at FA and graduate!
Ambassadors led the students to their special seating at the front of the auditorium. The anticipation for their first Upper School Chapel was evident! Students loved that they could gather at the front of the stage for worship. After worship, Pastor Ken brought up volunteers from 6th grade and 12th grade, and challenged them to compete in a dance-off! You can see the dance-off below, filmed by one of our parents who were in attendance:
Pastor Ken then spoke on fervency. What a strange word! He told the students about how easy it is for God to become “background noise.” He used the example of the Israelites seeing God’s presence in a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day during their time in the wilderness. It made no difference in their consistent complaining in the wilderness and fear about entering the Promised Land! He challenged the students with the question “How do we keep from taking God for granted?”
After Chapel, the Rising 7th Grade Visit continued with tours for the students. They were able to see several classrooms, meet several of their future teachers, and ask questions about the many electives offered at our Upper School! After finishing their tours, the students were treated to yet another surprise: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice! Students enjoyed their icy treat with one another as they were already planning their schedules for the next year! We are so excited the 6th graders enjoyed their visit. Our faculty and students alike loved hosting them for the morning, and look forward to them joining Upper School next year. Enjoy the gallery below of pictures from their visit.