Middle School Newsletter, Week of 9/24

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for September/October.
September 24: MS Chapel- Pastor Jeff Fitzgerald
October 1: MS Chapel- Brandon Farris
October 6: AR 1st Quarter Deadline
October 6: Parent Association Meeting
October 8: MS Chapel- 8th Grade Led
October 8: Duke TiP Reception
October 9: End of 1st Quarter – Early Dismissal 12:15
October 12: Student Holiday


A Note from Dr. Luci Higgins
September 19th was Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Since August 12th the Magnificent Middle Schoolers have been successfully Learning Like Pirates.

Learn Like A Pirate
Peer Collaboration
Improvement Focus vs Grade Focus
Active Learning- Engaged
Twenty-First Century Skills
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin


Middle School Rise Update


The excitement is continuing in our Middle School ECHO classes this week . Our ECHO reps are updating their thermometers and challenging their fellow students to “RISE’ to the occasion.


In Mr. Rossmeissl’s ECHO class, Bruna Endler shows the progress of their class


AR Deadline
First quarter AR deadline is Tuesday October 6th.


PA Meeting
Join other TFA parents for our monthly Parent Association Meeting on 10/6 at 8:15am in the Student Center. We will meet as a school wide group then break out into our divisions. Hope to see you there!


End of 1st Quarter
Friday October 9th is the last day of the first quarter! Early Dismissal will be at 12:15pm.


Student Holiday
Enjoy a student holiday on Monday October 12th – 2nd Quarter will begin October 13th.


Middle School Football
GO ROYALS!!!!! Come out and support your MS Royals Football team as they face Trinity Prep home this week on Thursday 9/24 at 6:00pm. Come out and support your ROYALS!!!!!

2015 TFA MS Football schedule
Week 1 TFA vs TP Aug. 27 away 4:30- “W”
Week 2 TFA vs FA Sept. 3 home 6:00-”W”
Week 3 TFA vs CFCA Sept. 10 away 4:30-”W”
Week 4 TFA vs FA Sept. 17 away 4:30-”W”
Week 5 TFA vs TP Sept. 24 home 6:00
Week 6 TFA vs CFCA Oct 1 home 6:00


MS Chapel
Join us as we welcome guest speaker and former TFA Faculty member Jeff Fitzgerald- High Point Associate Pastor as he speaks with our Middle School scholars on “Joy”. Chapel begins at 9:30am in First Orlando’s Henry Chapel on 9/24.

First Orlando Student Middle School Pastor Brandon Farris will be leading our weekly chapel. He will be speaking to our magnificent scholars on LOVE. Join us in Henry Chapel on 10/1 starting at 9:30am.

Join us for our weekly Middle School Chapel in Henry Chapel starting at 9:30am on 10/8. This week’s chapel will be led by some of our 8th Grade scholars.


Duke TiP Reception
7th Grade students who qualified for the Duke TiP program will be recognized in a celebration on Thursday, October 8th beginning at 1:45pm in the First Orlando Student Center. Parents are welcome.


Middle School/Upper School Carline
Right Lane is for drop off and pick up–Left Lane is for Leaving

All cars are expected to pull up to the designated area (on the Student Center side ) of the drive thru lane (we will utilize the entire loop). This will enable us to stack many more cars and get them off of the tennis area and JYP/PSAC roadways.

To facilitate student safety, we will only permit drop off and pick up from the right lane. The left lane is for leaving.

*The only exception for not pulling through all the way to the designated point would be on bad weather days.