FREDERICKSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL NAMED A 2013 TOP SCHOOL BY VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – With the new school year underway, Fredericksburg Christian School (FCS) is pleased to announce it has been named as one of the top schools in the Commonwealth by Virginia Living magazine.
Recognized for its innovative student-run radio station, Fredericksburg Christian School Eagle Radio 88.1, WWER-FM, FCS was included in the annual Virginia Living State of Education supplement which recognizes the top public and private high schools and four-year colleges across the state. Schools were selected based on programs and/or capital improvements that promote learning in and out of the classroom. The top schools were recognized for excellence in
five categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Co-Ops & Partnerships, Athletics, and Capital Improvements. The State of Education supplement brings to light programs that are leading the way in excellence and innovation in secondary and higher education and may be found in the October 2013 issue of Virginia Living magazine.
"We are pleased that Virginia Living has recognized FCS and our award-winning student-run radio station," said FCS Superintendent Rick Yost. "We strive every day to provide our students with an education that will aid them in becoming successful adults and leaders for tomorrow."
Launched on January 29, 2010, Fredericksburg Christian School Eagle Radio 88.1, WWER-FM, provides students at the school's Upper School, grades 6 through 12, with hands-on radio broadcasting and production experience. Students serve as on-air talent and produce broadcast pieces that qualify for submission to the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) Awards. These broadcast pieces include station promos, morning shows, documentaries, news and community interest features and sports broadcasts of FCS athletic teams. In 2012, senior Seth Andrews was named runner up at the VAB Awards for his FCS sports broadcasting work.
Led by teacher Mrs. Allie Oakley, students also learn the day-to-day aspects of running a radio station. After learning basic formatics and FCC requirements, students host their own daily or weekly radio shows. WWER is licensed in Colonial Beach, Va., and may also be heard through online streaming at:
About Fredericksburg Christian Schools
With two campuses in Fredericksburg and one in Stafford, Fredericksburg Christian Schools (FCS) provides nearly 800 children, preschool through high school, with a Christian-focused education each day and has done so since its founding in 1979. Founders Gary and Andra Foss created an atmosphere for learning that promotes academic excellence in conjunction with strong Christian ideals and a commitment to service. FCS is also represented by 25 athletic teams for students, middle school through high school, and upper classmen also complete service projects each year, some overseas. FCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Virginia Council for Private Education. For more information, visit www.FredericksburgChristian.com.