First Baptist Academy A ministry of First Baptist Church Naples 3000 Orange Blossom Drive • Naples, Florida 34109 • Phone: (239) 597-2233 • Fax (239) 449-4483 www.fbalions.org
School Administrator Thomas Rider High School Principal Leigh Anne Bates Middle School Principal John McGillicuddy Elementary Principal Linda Shaw Fine Arts Director Lani Mastrangelo Athletic Director Billy Sparacio
First Baptist Academy The Cornerstone of First Baptist Academy is its commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is truly our desire that “in everything He might come to have the supremacy.” (Col. 1:18) Our Mission is to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning and leadership. Our Goal is that each student would be equipped to pursue God’s plan for his/her life while being salt and light in a decaying and lost world. Our Prayer for our students is “...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give (them) the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that (they) may know Him better...and that the eyes of (their) hearts may be enlightened...” (Eph. 1:17-18a). Our Foundation is the Word of God and its teachings.
The staff at First Baptist Academy are thankful to serve the Naples area as a discipleship school. We are dedicated to equipping the next generation with a biblical worldview, enabling them to serve as leaders in the kingdom of God. As a discipleship school, our admissions policy requires that one parent provide a testimony of having accepted Christ as their personal Savior and state how they strive daily to live a life dedicated to honoring and glorifying Him. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibility of assisting you in the education of your child. As a ministry of First Baptist Church Naples, we are strongly committed to partnering with parents throughout the Naples area to provide quality Christian education in a positive, Christhonoring atmosphere.
The school verse sets forth the main goal of the school: to provide students with the opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The faculty and staff are united in their goal to fulfill this vision imparted at the beginning of the school ministry.
School Verse “Renewing our minds… Surrendering our hearts to Christ.” Romans 12:1 12:1--2
GO LIONS FIGHT DOWN THE FIELD TO WIN THE PRIZE! GO LIONS! WE WILL HIS GLORY REVEAL, AND SHINE HIS LIGHT! GO LIONS! MARCH FORWARD TO VICTORY, PRESS TO THE GOAL. WE WILL FIGHT, WE WILL WIN, FOR HIS GLORY, WE’RE ALL IN! THE LIONS OF F.B.A.! HEY!
Dr. Hayes Wicker Senior Pastor FBCN
I want to thank you for your interest in and support for First Baptist Academy and its athletic department. We are excited that we witness greater involvement each year by our students and more passionate involvement by our fans, families, and friends. We praise the Lord for beautiful facilities, which are among the finest in the nation. Naturally, I continue to be impressed with the character of our committed coaches and their support staff. As you read this letter, you may likely be attending one of our games. I often think of Yogi Berra, the great Yankees catcher and his entertaining comment: “If the people don’t want to come out to the park, nobody is going to stop them.” Thank you for “coming out” in what is often challenging weather and heavy traffic. Also, thank you for desiring thoroughly Christian education for our students. Thank you for praying for the safety of our athletes and for the Lord’s protection of our coaches as they sacrifice much time not only to build winners but disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray that our greatest goal will always be the glory of God and not the score on the board. Jim Taylor, another former great athlete, explained the greatness of the Green Bay Packers and their quarterback of another era, Bart Starr: “We hitched our wagon to a Starr.” We have “hitched our wagon” to the Son of God, the Bright and Morning Star, the Lord Jesus Christ. For His Glory, Dr. Hayes Wicker Senior Pastor
Our athletic programs are a critical component of our mission. They provide a unique opportunity to teach life lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom. Our theme for this school year is Hearts and Minds for the Kingdom. Here at FBA we take seriously our responsibility to prepare the whole student for service to the King of Kings. Please know that your valued support of our athletic program is making a difference. We are thankful for your interest and support and look forward to yet another year of productive service for the Kingdom. Thomas W. Rider School Administrator
In His service, Thomas W. Rider
I give thanks to the Lord for what He is doing in this place. To see God’s hand of blessing being poured out on this campus has been awesome. May we, His people, give Him all the glory for what He has done and will do as we follow His lead.
Billy Sparacio Athletic Director
I am personally thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Athletic Director here at FBA. May we never cease to strive to give nothing but our best for His glory. We must always use athletics as a platform where student athletes will develop strong Christian character and a biblical worldview; striving to reach individual and team excellence in the athletic arena, while reaching our community for Jesus Christ. For His Glory! Billy Sparacio
Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year! Here at First Baptist Academy, we strive for excellence in all we do. In the high school athletic program, you will find dedicated Christian coaches who are developing life skills in our high school students. An athletic program is an integral part of the development of our studentsâ€™ all-around character. It is a privilege to partner with you to raise the next generation so that they can positively have an impact on their world for the Kingdom. I am looking forward to watching and cheering on our teams and players. Leigh Anne Bates FBAHS Principal
Go Lions! 4HG! Serving, Leigh Anne Bates
John McGillicuddy FBAMS Principal
As the Principal of First Baptist Academy Middle School, I want to welcome you to another exciting year of athletics for the glory of God. We at First Baptist Academy place great value upon the significant impact athletics play in the life of our total school program and the individual life of the student. Not only does sports training and competitions build character, it also helps our students develop from the stage of individual competent skills to interdependent reliance that makes a team strong and resilient. Athletics is not an add-on at First Baptist Academy. It is heart and soul along with our academic and fine arts programs that develop young champions for Christ. Again, welcome to another exciting year where The Lion rules. In His Service, Mr. McGillicuddy As we embark on another new school year, we are excited to see how God continues to grow the Athletic program at FBA. We recognize that participation in athletics provides unique opportunities for students to gain individual and team building skills, as they develop good sportsmanship under the direction and supervision of dedicated Christian coaches. These skills will equip them for life, learning and leadership.
Linda Shaw FBAES Principal
In upper elementary grades, students participate in a variety of competitive sports enabling them to develop skill, strength, and agility, for the Middle School sports program. Our desire is to train Col. 3:23 athletes...those who give their best effort as unto the Lord, and reflect Christ in all they do as representatives of His kingdom. For His Glory! Linda H. Shaw Elementary Principal
The curriculum at FBAHS supports a standard of excellence for leading each student to maximize their academic, spiritual, and social potential. Creating an environment that allows students to develop leadership skills, practice wise decision-making and responsible behavior, as well as meet the challenges for academic success are the focus of staff and administration. Every faculty member is required to develop, annually, a professional development plan that is designed to move them forward to the next level of academic excellence.
College Scholarship Awards
Auburn University Cedarville University Clearwater Christian College Edison State College Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida International University Florida State University Hillsong International College LeTourneau University Liberty University Miami Dade College Moody Bible College Oral Roberts University Palm Beach Atlantic University Pensacola Christian College Tallahassee Community College Union University University of Alabama University of South Florida
Florida Bright Futures Other
FRAG $31,496 Florida Bright Futures Scholarships are awarded to Florida students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding to attend postsecondary education in state. The “Other” bar represents scholarships comprised of federal grants, merit based scholarships, and association scholarships. FRAG (Florida Resident Access Grant) provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private college or university.
What you need to know about First Baptist Academy High School
An emphasis is placed on academic excellence throughout our college preparatory curriculum. FBAHS is accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our mission is to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning, and leadership. FBAHS offers extra-curricular programs such as mission trips, community service opportunities, related arts, leadership development, music, and FHSAA athletics. Students have the opportunity to develop their God given gifts in the fine arts department. The FBAHS Fine Arts Department offers, Art, AP Studio Art, Sculpture, Orchestra, Band, Worship Team, Photography, Strings, Drama and Performing Ensemble Group. Our campus offers wireless technology integrated classrooms providing students state of the art access to education. FBAHS offers technology courses including Computer Literacy-IC3 Training, Advanced Computers, Digital Design, and Game Development.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all our heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up”. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NASB)
First Baptist Academy High School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).
Our vision is twofold; first we strive for success, which is best defined by the legendary UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” Second, we desire servanthood, to live a life on a daily basis, where one is willing to put another’s well being before his own. FBA fields teams in the following FHSAA interscholastic sports: FALL
Football Volleyball Cross Country Cheerleading
Basketball Soccer Cheerleading
SPRING Baseball Tennis Track & Field Golf
At the foundation of our Athletic Performance Pyramid we believe that through athletic competition the character and heart of our student athletes will be molded to reflect the character of Jesus Christ.
AP Studio Art
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” - Psalm 19:14 (NASB)
The Related Arts Department at First Baptist Academy High School provides students the venue to explore different avenues of the performing arts of choir, orchestra, Worship Team, and drama as well as the visual arts. Beginning and experienced artist have the opportunity to be creative through Art I, Art II, and AP Studio Art. Technology is an integral part of the learning process at FBAHS. The Academy utilizes the latest technologies to enhance the learning experience for all students. First Baptist Academy has two state of the art technology labs in which students may attend a class on Game Development, Computer Literacy, and Digital Design. The First Baptist Academy Yearbook is created and published entirely by high school Yearbook students. The newly formed drama department is committed to providing opportunities for students to develop their God given talents. Each year a play is produced and performed for the public and local and national venues are explored.
â€œGive thanks to the Lord with the lyre; sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.â€? Psalm 33:2-3 (NASB)
National Honor Society
Big Life Club
Political Action Club
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men”. Colossians 3:23
First Baptist Academy High School is located on the 100 acre campus of First Baptist Church Naples. Our state of the art building offers a computer lab, art studio, chapel, student cafĂŠ, science lab, an NCAA sized gymnasium along with athletic fields for baseball and soccer, and a new artificial turf football field.
Boys Varsity Baseball
BOYS VARSITY SCHEDULE DATE Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 21 Feb. 24 Mar. 1 Mar. 6 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 13 Mar. 16 Mar. 17
OPPONENT Canterbury School Oasis High School Canterbury School of Florida Gateway Charter High School Golden Gate High School Community School of Naples Oasis High School Southwest Florida Christian Academy Community Christian School (Port Charlotte) Dunbar High School Immokalee High School The Canterbury School Heartland Christian School Heartland Christian School
* Bold - Denotes Home Games
LOCATION Golden Gate Community Park Veterans’ Park Rutenberg Park Veterans’ Park Golden Gate CSN Baseball Field Cape Coral Sports Complex SFCA CCS DHS Immokalee Community Field FBA Baseball Field TBD TBD
TIME 7:00pm 7:00pm 3:30pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 4:30pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 11:00am
Boys Varsity Baseball
BOYS VARSITY SCHEDULE DATE Mar. 20 Mar. 22 Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 2 Apr. 2 Apr. 10 Apr. 12 Apr. 13 Apr. 17 Apr. 19 Apr. 20 Apr. 24 Apr. 26
OPPONENT Oasis High School Community Christian School (Port Charlotte) Gateway Charter High School Lely High School Sonrise Christian School Victory Christian Academy Immokalee High School Southwest Florida Christian Academy Golden Gate High School Seacrest Country Day School Dunbar High School East Lee County High School District Tournament窶認BA HOSTING District Tournament窶認BA HOSTING
* Bold - Denotes Home Games
LOCATION FBA Baseball Field FBA Baseball Field Lehigh Community Park North LHS Baseball Field TBD Saddle Creek Field FBA Baseball Field FBA Baseball Field TBD TBD FBA Baseball Field FBA Baseball Field FBA Baseball Field FBA Baseball Field
TIME 4:30pm 4:30pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 4:00pm 6:30pm 4:30pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 4:30pm 4:30pm
Boys Varsity Baseball
Evan Lee #2 Junior
Benjamin Ritter #4 Sophomore
Nathaniel Martinez #8 Sophomore
Thomas Ayres #13 Sophomore
Harrison Maritato #11 Sophomore
Adam Smith #13 Senior
Quentin Bliss #14 Junio
Blake Smith #15 Sophomore
Nicholas Mallory #17 Senior
Logan Langham #22 8th Grade
Robert Emerson #29 Sophomore
William Watkins #30 Sophomore
Taylor Doria Manager 7th Grade
Boys JV Baseball BACK ROW: Anthony Tompkins Jack Bueltel Luke Reed Thomas Rodriguez Matt Rose W James Front Row: Brian Diaz Jake Hein Julio Doria Michael Ritter Luke Devin Bruno Rosa
Baseball Coaches Head Coach - Varsity
Personal Hometown: Naples, FL Family: Kimberly (wife), Taylor (daughter), Dylan (son), Hilary (daughter), Jackson (son) Education: B.A.-Secondary Education, Spanish/English Charleston Southern University Coaching Experience FBA (2010-Present) - Baseball Head Coach Lely HS and Palmetto Ridge HS - High School Athletic Director Lely HS and Immokalee HS - Softball Head Coach Immokalee HS and Lely HS - Assistant Football Coach Playing Experience Baseball: Lely High School Football: Lely High School and Charleston Southern University
ASSISTANT COACHES -
Tony Long Luis Soto Teddy Figueroa Tim Rose Jon Ayres
Girls Varsity Tennis
GIRLS VARSITY SCHEDULE DATE Feb. 27 Mar. 05 Mar. 08 Mar. 22
OPPONENT Canterbury School of Florida Oasis High School The Canterbury School Evangelical Christian School
*BOLD - DENOTES HOME MATCH
LOCATION TBD TBD Veteransâ€™ Park Page Field-Brooks Park
TIME 4:00pm 4:00pm 4:00pm 4:00pm
Girls Varsity Tennis
Devon Renfroe Senior
Shari Sanders Senior
Jessica Shaffer Senior
Kayla Solem Junior
Rebekah Sperry Sophomore
Erin St. John Junior
Allyson Hobden Head Coach
Varsity Track & Field
VARSITY SCHEDULE DATE February 16 February 24
LOCATION St. John Neumann Evangelical Christian School
TIME 3:30pm 3:30pm
March 2 March 13 March 16 March 19 March 23
First Baptist Academy Bishop Verot High School Palmetto Ridge High School Community School of Naples Charlotte High School
2:30pm 5:00pm 3:00pm 3:30pm 3:00pm
St. John Neumann
District Meet at St. John Neumann
Middle School Track & Field
Bradford Hale, Hannah Sparacio, Kaleigh Walker, Chad Hassey, Chris Hanlon Middle Row:
Blaine Briggs, Grace Scott, Sarah Blankenship, Domenic Ferrari, Nicholas Panipinto, Matthew Powers, Tyler Dean Front Row:
Suzan Hintz, Anna Dougherty, Cassandra Soto, Jacqueline Hintz, Rebekkah George
Elementary Track & Field
Back Row: Coach
Kristin Pruitt and Head Coach Travis Wilson 3rd Row: Sarah Morris, Annamarie Simoldoni, Mallory Eisel, Hannah Nemni, Jenna Wilson, Sidney Beam, Amanda Lines, Phillip Rodriguez, Clint Wood, Ben Morris 2nd Row: Emily Simoldoni, Gala Gibson, Ian Burdette, Karlie Pruitt, Christianna Ferrari, Austin Wood, Alex Underhill, Braden Trefz Front Row: Ocean Hayden, Taylor Scott, Rhylan Rader, Flower Cintron, Alexis Baker, Anna Baker, Zack Young, Braxton Eisel, Trent Wilson Not Pictured: Malaya Melacon
Track & Field
Clay Amico Junior
Christian Bates Sophomore
Jonah Bueltel Junior
Kenny Colin Senior
G.A. de los Reyes Junior
Alex Diaz Junior
Chris Dorrill Junior
Caleb Gonzalez Freshman
Chris Hassey Freshman
Robbie Hurt Freshman
Josh Mastrangelo Junior
Howard Murrell Sophomore
Vine Panipinto Sohpomore
Josh Mastrangelo Junior
James Rasmussen Senior
Grant Scullin Junior
Jake Walker Freshmen
Head Coach - Boys
Josh Mastrangelo Junior
Track & Field
Allison Emerson Junior
Allyson Hurt Junior
Ana Lee Senior
Emily Lines Freshman
Deena Mulligan Freshman
Hannah Sparacio Eighth Grade
Track & Field Assistant Coach Varsity Jason Dean Garrett Hull Matt Jansen Middle School Jay Scott (Head Coach) Michaela Zerbo Freshman
Rob Kantner Head Coachâ€”Girls
Elementary School Travis Wilson (Head Coach) Kristin Pruitt
First Baptist Church Naples REAL FACTS OF LIFE Would you like to hear some good news? Suppose you were standing in front of God and He asked you about your personal relationship with Him with this question: "Why should I let you in my heaven?" What would you say? Fact 1: God has a purpose for you He loves you very much. He made you and wants to have a wonderful relationship with you. He wants to give you a meaningful life here and eternal life in Heaven. "The gift of God is eternal life." according to the Bible (Romans 6:23). God has offered this free gift, but it is usually unclaimed. Fact 2: Your Problem Some give no thought to God or eternity. Others try to get to God through religion by doing religious things to gain God's favor. Tragically, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." (Proverbs 14:12) But how much is enough? Actually, all fall short of God's perfect standard. "For all have sinned" (Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin is separation from God forever in a place of unbelievable horror called Hell. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Fact 3: Jesus Christ's Rescue Jesus is God who became a man, living the perfect life you could never live. He did what you could not 'd-o', therefore Christianity is spelled 'd-o-n-e.' "But God demonstrated his own
love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) Does this make sense to you? Are you willing to turn from your sin and receive Jesus right now? This prayer can express your heart's desire: Dear Lord Jesus ... I realize that I can't rescue myself... I believe that you died for me to pay the penalty for my sins...I want to turn from my sins... I accept Your forgiveness, Your new life, and Your home in Heaven. Thank You, Lord. Help me to live for You... In Your name I pray. Amen
Turning to Jesus involves receiving. His gift of forgiveness for sins, Eternal Life and a new life by believing He died for you.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16) Faith is not just believing facts, but also acting on them.
First Baptist Academy’s Sports Media Guide The previous Sports Media Guides have been a huge success, exceeding our expectations! The family memory ads were especially popular. Your support allowed the athletic program to grow, benefiting our entire student body! It is now time to develop the 2011-2012 books, thank you for your continued support.
What is the FBA Media Guide? This book details the credentials of FBA’s coaching staff, our athlete’s, schedules, and multiple advertisements from local businesses and FBA families. How will this Media Guide be distributed? This guide will be sold at FBA home sporting events; raising monies to aid our athletic programs. What are the benefits to you for placing an ad? Your ad will be seen by a broad base of people within the business community, newcomers to the area, the congregation at First Baptist Academy, as well as parents in our school. What better way to showcase your business!
Purchase your ad today! □
Message for Family Memory Ad:
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Contact Suzanne Todd for additional information.
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Student’s Name:__________________________ Sport:__________________________
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