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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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Community Impact of a Christ-centered Education

Dr. Barry Shealy, FPD Associate Headmaster It is well understood that a Christ-centered education incorporates strong academics with a faith-centered foundation to equip students for whatever opportunities and challenges lie in their future. What may not be as well known and anticipated is how a Christ-centered education goes beyond individual students in the classroom and […]

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Q & A with Dr. Patterson

Dr. John Patterson will join First Presbyterian Day School after the completion of the 2019-2020 academic year as FPD’s next Head of School. Below are his thoughts on joining the FPD family and his vision for FPD. What impresses you most about FPD? No question about it…the people!  As I initially engaged with Chairman Danny […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Cierra Stokes ’09

Just in time for Christmas shopping, we wanted to touch base with Cierra Stokes, FPD alumna and owner of one of Macon’s favorite boutiques, Karats and Keepsakes.

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Luke Dasher ’20

Luke Dasher is ranked the number one golfer in the state of Georgia for the class of 2020. That in itself is an amazing accomplishment, but Luke has much more to be proud of.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dontrez Johnson ’16

Dontrez Johnson graduated from FPD in 2016 with aspirations of pursuing a career in the medical field. Within a few short years of leaving the Day School, Dontrez was presenting cardiology research in front of thousands of people.

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50 Stories for 50 Years: Early Years – Blue Gym Suits, Swimming Pool, Laying Sod, and a Circus

As we continue our 50 stories for 50 years, we look back at some memories from some of the first years at FPD. Anyone remember the blue gym suits, the circus, and laying sod before the first day?

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Student Spotlight: Lilla Simmons ’23 Selected as Clara in the Nutcracker

Lilla Simmons ’23 was recently selected to play Clara, the lead role in the Nutcracker, for the holiday performances at Macon’s Grand Opera House. We wanted to touch base with her about this wonderful accomplishment and her love for dance.

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