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FPD Continues to Offer Enhanced Reading Boost Program. Hires Mrs. Cindy Patterson

FPD launched Reading Boost in 2018 with the goal of supporting  students who need extra help to develop strong reading skills. Since then, the program has been a blessing to numerous families in all grades. It is particularly helpful in FPD’s lower grades when reading skills are just developing.

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Alumni Spotlight: Sadonna Fleming ’19

Sadonna Fleming is a recent FPD graduate, finishing up her high school career in 2019. At the completion of high school, she earned the honor of Most Community Service Hours; she has continued that spirit of giving back while in college.

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Alumni Spotlight: Katie Scott ’11

Mission work has been a big part of Katie Scott’s life since she was fifteen years old. In particular, she connected with Casa Hogar. We wanted to touch base with Katie to learn more about her work at Casa Hogar and her love for sharing God’s Word.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Nancy Massey, 6th Grade

We continue our Tuesday Teacher Spotlights by heading over to Middle School! Mrs. Nancy Massey teaches in our sixth grade and is a favorite among our new middle school students.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Casey Handberry

We continue our Tuesday Teacher Spotlights by heading over to our preschool building to talk with Mrs. Casey Handberry, one of FPD’s three wonderful kindergarten teachers.

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Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Kristy Alvarez

We continue our Tuesday Teacher Spotlights with Dr. Kristy Alvarez who teaches 11th Grade AP Language and Composition and 11th Grade College Prep American Literature.

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Alumni Spotlight: Morgan Johnson Faulk ’09

Former FPD standout Morgan Johnson Faulk ’09 will soon be inducted into the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame after an amazing career as a Blazer at Valdosta State University.

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Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Christian Baumgarth

Each Tuesday, we are going to spotlight an FPD teacher. Today we start with Mr. Christian Baumgarth who teaches Math 7, Algebra 1, and Statistics. He also coaches cross country, swim, and track. He has a lot of student fans at FPD, so we thought we would check in with him about his love for teaching and for FPD.

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Facing Change: College Transition Edition

One of the biggest fears that we have is the fear of what’s next, and often it is because we have the fear of change. Previously, I used a book by Max Lucado called Fearless while teaching my Sunday school class. While reading some of the chapters, I thought of our seniors and the nervous excitement they feel (and parents feel) as they head off to college.  Here are some thoughts I had and some thoughts from Max as well.

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Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Stroud ’14

Caroline Stroud graduated from FPD in 2014. She went on to earn a BBA in Marketing with a Studio Art Minor from the University of Georgia in 2018. She assumed her art would always be a side job. However, just a few months after graduation, she painted a mural for the Atlanta Braves and received a commission from Dansby Swanson, shortstop for the Atlanta Braves. Now, she has her own studio in Atlanta and her passion is her full-time career.

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