Category: Falcon Flyer

Phil-Mont’s Falcon Flyer is the news behind the news. The interesting highlights of school life at Phil-Mont Christian Academy.

Students to Attend Calvin Symposium on Worship

Did you know that a chapel leadership team of twelve students plans the weekly 6-12 chapels? Students are involved in leading music, coordinating sound and lights, and planning different ways for the Phil-Mont community to worship together.

Four members of the chapel team (from left, Tegan Baldini, Rachel Hatem, Rayna Barnard and Sarah Hamilton), with their sponsors Mrs. Krpata and Mrs. Rockey, will be attending the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship from January 25-28 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. The conference brings together a wide audience of artists, musicians, pastors, scholars, students, and worship leaders. The 1600 participants represent more than 30 countries and 40 states/provinces, and more than 40 denominations and traditions. This is a rich and diverse gathering of people who come from around the world for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning together, seeking to develop their gifts, encourage each other and renew their commitment to the full ministry of the church. We are thankful for a grant from the Calvin Institute of Worship that helped underwrite this amazing opportunity. Please pray for these students and their leaders; ask the Lord for traveling mercies, team unity, and a learning experience that will inspire future Phil-Mont chapels.

Homecoming in Review

The Falcondome was packed with both current and former students on Tuesday night, December 20th for Phil-Mont’s annual homecoming. This year the alumni event coincided with the last day of school before the Christmas break and a triple-header of basketball games. The class of 1986 also had their 30 year reunion prior to the festivities (see photo) which included a visit from a few of their former teachers.  The guys’ JV and Varsity teams started the night off with victories over Morrisville. The JV did it in a thrilling way as they bested their opponents in overtime. The Varsity girls finished the homecoming sweep with a victory of their own over visiting Bristol. This was no small feat for our varsity teams. The guys began the season with no returning starters, and the girls with only two returning starters. The teams are young, but were hungry for victories at homecoming, and the near maximum capacity crowd helped to spur them on. For the alumni, there was a small but active reception in the gym balcony. Phil-Mont knit beanies were given away free to all graduates; a warm gift for the start of the cold winter season. There was an alumni picture taken at halftime of the boys’ varsity game which captured some, but certainly not all, of the returning Phil-Mont alumni as an estimated 100 graduates returned for at least some of the day’s events. Following the girls’ game, the alumni had a game of their own, pitting older alumni against younger alumni (see photo).  A running clock didn’t stop the teams from high scores over 4 quarters and the older guys prevailed in the end over their youthful counterparts. Homecoming is a special time every year, and our alumni are always welcome to return home for a visit. Thank you for attending this special occasion, and we hope to have an even bigger event for 2017!

Middle School’s Clean Science

Mrs. Robinson brought her 8th grade classes to the chemistry lab to make soap. Here are some of the pictures from those classes.

A video of the activities may also be on the way.
Great work, young scientists!

District Band

Joclyn McDonald, Grade 10

Both Morgan Sitasz and Joclyn McDonald gave commendable performances in the District 11 District Band auditions on Saturday at Upper Dublin High School. These auditions are open to 10-12 graders only and students begin preparing as soon as school starts in the fall if not before. PMEA District 11 is also one of the most competitive districts in the state and always sends several students on to perform in the All-State Band and Orchestra.

Congratulations to Joclyn McDonald who will be representing Phil-Mont in the District 11 Band!!  Joclyn earned the 12th seat out of only 14 that were accepted from the over 50 flutes that went through the audition process. This is a huge accomplishment, especially for a 10th grader. Joclyn now also has the ability to move on the Region and All-State ensembles as she continues her PMEA festival journey. 

Christmas Door Decoration Contest