Winter Garden, FL – April 27, 2017 – Foundation Academy opened their doors almost 60 years ago in historic downtown Winter Garden and hasn’t stopped growing since. In 2007 they purchased 75 acres on Tilden Road for a second campus, and this Friday, May 5th, they break ground on their new $1.5 million Athletic Complex. The new complex will include a field, track, lights, press box and seating, scoreboard, goal posts and field house. The complex will service football, soccer and track programs.
Please come and be a part of this historic groundbreaking ceremony at 10:00am on the south campus located at 15304 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787. Leading the ceremony is President, Dave Buckles with School Board President, Vince Higgs and Lead Pastor of First Baptist Winter Garden, Tim Grosshans. All three have played critical roles in planning and executing this long-held goal of Foundation Academy.
The school was founded in 1958 to serve the families in the greater Orlando area by offering a Christ-centered college preparatory program for students from preschool through high school. While the school’s core mission remains unchanged, additions like the Athletic Complex are just part of how the school continues ‘Building a Foundation For Life.’
For more information, please contact Luanne Lumpkins at 407-877-2744. We hope to see you there!
On Saturday night, April 22nd, FA celebrated our annual Father/Daughter dance! The “enchanted evening” began with fathers and daughters enjoying a special dance together and continued with more dancing, conga lines, and even a limbo contest! Our thanks to all who helped make this such a memorable event!
Noah (1st) kicked off our chapel time with prayer before our Elementary Drama after-school group led us in our chapel theme song “Good Work.” They then shared two songs from their upcoming musical “Not Your Average Joe.”
With Pastor Will away chaperoning at Sea Camp, Mrs. Winningham interviewed our guest speaker, Stephen Van Bever, in the famous “Hot Seat.” The students always enjoy learning trivia about chapel guests, and today was no exception!
After his interview, Pastor Stephen used a peanut butter and jelly sandwich illustration to begin his teaching time on our theme for the month — humility (Philippians 2:3). Pastor Stephen took us on a journey through verses that highlighted how we should imitate Jesus’ humility. He pointed out that being humble doesn’t mean you are weak. In fact, imitating Jesus’ humility takes amazing strength!
Check out Philippians 2:1-11 to get the full picture of how Jesus, having unimaginable power, humbled himself and took on a human form to provide salvation for us. Amazing! Thank you for the great teaching, Pastor Stephen!
Our American Sign Language (ASL) 2 classes have recently been studying Deaf artists in class. Each student prepared and presented a report on a distinguished Deaf artist. Then, Mrs. David encouraged students to show their artistic side by assigning them a unique project. The students had to create a work of art that would serve as the background for their hand, which would tell the sign. “The students did an awesome job, and I think they enjoyed doing the project as well,” Mrs. David said. “I’m so proud of both classes for their creativity and hard work this year!”