Middle School Blog, Week of September 15th


Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for September.
Sept 15         NJHS Induction Ceremony- 9:30am- Henry Chapel
Sept 20        Uniform Resale- 7:30am-9:30am- Student Center
Sept 21         Early Dismissal 12:15pm  Conferences Parent/Teacher 1pm-6pm (teacher requested only)
Sept 22         MS Chapel- 9:30am- Henry Chapel-Speaker Ruth Anne Davis
Sept 28         MS/US “See You At The Pole”- 7:15am- US Loop


Congrats to all of our amazing SGA Candidates,

It was an honor to watch each young leader present his/her vision for Middle School last week during our SGA speeches.  Each student inspired me.  The 2016-17 TFA Middle School SGA Officers-

President- Benny Englund

Vice-President- Joy Oldham

Secretary- Gray Zavada

Historian- Madison McMullen/Nyla Pierre

Chaplains- Brooke Ramsey/Caleb Andarge

Dr. Luci Higgins-


Homecoming – Oct 3-7

Monday: College Jersey Day
Tuesday: All-American/Patriotic Day (School Year Theme)
Wednesday: Florida Theme Day
Thursday: Wacky Wig & Hat Day
All School Pep Rally @ 6:30 pm
Friday: HoCo T-shirt & Spirit T
HoCo parade @ 11:15* am

Homecoming T-shirts- Orders due by 9/16/16

Severe Weather Inside Dismissal

-Students are dismissed from 7th period to ECHO classrooms
-Students without signed parent permission slips are dismissed when a parent visits the lobby to pick them up. MS Office    will contact ECHO classroom teacher.
Students with signed parent permission slips are dismissed
Student shows text from parent stating location of parent is on TFA campus
Parent emails ECHO teacher stating their arrival and location on TFA campus


Middle School Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Ms. Lyn Maxime, the new attendance clerk for both the Upper and Middle School divisions. All Middle School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Ms. Maxime when they arrive at school.  You may contact Ms. Maxime concerning your student being tardy or absent at (407)206-8630 or email her at


E.C.H.O. stands for Every Child Has an Opportunity! It’s your student’s opportunity to grow and provides a home base for communicating here in the Magnificent Middle School! E.C.H.O. is your key (Did you hear that E.C.H.O.?) to communicating with your Magnificent Middle School Scholar. Let me E.C.H.O. that! It is your key (E.C.H.O) to communicating with your Middle School Scholar!

Here are the ABC’s of how E.C.H.O. can serve you and your student:

  1. Ask your student WHO their E.C.H.O. teacher is. That is vital information; let me encourage you to let that name E.C.H.O. in your mind. It will serve you well all year!
  2. Make-up work or testing can easily be arranged and completed during your student’s E.C.H.O. class.
  3. Inclement weather dismissal is always done through E.C.H.O. class.

7th Grade E.C.H.O. teachers:

8th Grade E.C.H.O. teachers:

Start & Dismissal Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:50am-3:15pm
Wednesday: 7:50am-2:40pm

Gluten Free Options Available in the Cafeteria

Students with gluten sensitivities have a few options in our cafeteria. Please ask for Chef Jaime, Greg, or Emily for assistance. Options include gluten free pasta available daily as well as grab and go salads, grilled chicken and hamburger patties. There are also a few items on the menu that can be tailored to be gluten free.

Dress Code

  • Only Dennis or Sunshine uniform tops and bottoms are acceptable.
  • Female skirts, skorts, and shorts must rest below mid-thigh while seated.
  • Male shorts must be an appropriate length
  • Skirts, skorts, and shorts may not be hemmed to an inappropriate length.
  • Students must wear flat, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes (heels, platform shoes, boots, sandals, etc., are not permitted).

Our goal with the uniform policy is for students to maintain a professional look while at school. We appreciate your understanding and partnership.

Uniform Resale

Important Update Regarding our Uniform Exchange Policy:

The Parent Association sponsored uniform exchange ministry has been a tremendous blessing to our TFA family. Thank you for participating! With recent changes to the TFA uniform policy, we wanted you to be aware of an important change in the uniform exchange program. Because students must wear Dennis Uniform pieces exclusively in 2017-18, we are unable to accept Sunshine Uniform pieces for an exchange credit this year. We welcome donations of used Sunshine pieces, but unfortunately we cannot offer an exchange credit as these items will be phased out completely in 2017-18. We will, however, be offering normal exchange credits for Dennis Uniform pieces. This will help us increase our supply of Dennis Uniforms and enable us to continue our ministry. Thank you for supporting the uniform exchange during this time of transition.

New Uniform Item Available

Want to stand out from the crowd? Dress blazers are now available for all 6th-12th-grade students (male & female). Step up your wardrobe game and come to school dressed to impress! Blazers can be purchased in person at the Dennis Uniform Store (1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810) or online here: