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May 2017

Alumni Spotlight

First Presbyterian Day School recently honored more than 80 high school seniors at a graduation luncheon. These alumni, all members of the Sixth Grade Class of 2011, looked back at their classes, spoke to former teachers, visited the hall of composites, and even played a pick-up game of platoon. They blessed faculty by reciting the FPDS Declaration by memory. Congratulations, FPDS Alumni Class of 2017! To view photos from the event, visit (FPDS Class of 2011; Graduation Luncheon)

FPDS Class of 2017

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.'"Colossians 2:6-7  "Thank you, First Pres., for building a strong Christian foundation that we will take with us the rest of our lives!" - Lindsey Warwick, FPDS Class of 2011

"Raise up a child in the way he should go; when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6  "We live in a sinful world that increasingly lures our children into so many dangers disguised as fun. That particular Proverb gives me hope and peace as we make this difficult, yet rewarding, journey of raising children in the social climate of this age. As parents, we are so thankful for the wisdom, the instruction, the guidance AND the love our children received from all members of the Day School family. Thank you for helping us lay the foundation of rock upon with these “young people” can begin to construct their lives. We love the Day School!"  - Michelle Wilson, mother of Michael Wilson, FPDS Class of 2011

Children's Catechism Awards

First Presbyterian Day School second grade students were recognized recently at Awards Day for reciting the entire Children's Catechism to their teachers all in one sitting. Shown are, from left, Parker Thomas, Stewart Russ, Cullen Hardy, and Robert Penny.

"These young men and their parents are to be commended for committing to learn these important truths by heart at such a young age." - Gary Herring, Head of School


Field Day was truly a great success! Thank you to Caroline Hogan, Field Day chairman, and all of our wonderful parent volunteers. A huge thank you to First Baptist Jackson and Bruce Warf, FPDS parent and FBJ kids and recreation minister, for hosting us.

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This school year marked the first year of the FPDS Soccer Academy, led by Spanish Instructor Antonio Mazuecos. The goal of the academy was to teach boys and girls the basic skills and rules of soccer while encouraging them to grow in their knowledge of the Lord using the story of Eric Liddell, Olympic medalist and missionary to China.

“It has been a wonderful experience to compete in the Olympic Games and to bring home a gold medal. But since I have been a young lad, I have had my eyes on a different prize. You see, each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals.” Eric Liddlel. (400 m gold medal in Paris 1924).

FPDS Soccer Academy

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