Middle School Blog, Week of 5/5/16


Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for May.
May 5-6        Alternative Lunch
May  5           Rising 7th Grade Parent Meeting 3:25pm MS Room 162
May 6           PAL DC 8th Grade Trip- last day to guarantee spot
May 6-7        Lower School Production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
May 9            MS Elective Selections Due
May 10-16    MS Art Show – TFA Library
May 12          MS Chapel- 9:30 am Student Center
May 19          8th Grade Celebration Chapel 9:30 am Faith Hall
May 20         Graduation  First Orlando Worship Center 6:45pm
May 20         AR Deadline
May 24          MS End of Year Celebration 1:30pm Student Center
May 25          Last Day of School Early Dismissal 12:15pm

Thinks & Thoughts

Life is like a camera–just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out– take another shot.

Middle School Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Mrs. Erin Blackwell  our attendance clerk for both the Upper and Middle School divisions. You may contact Mrs. Blackwell concerning your student being tardy or absent at (407)206-8630 or email her at


This week in 8th grade science is ELECTRIC. Literally students have been creating their own electrical circuits which create music turn lights on and off and much more all while learning the basics of electricity.

I have been very excited to see them even build their own AM Radio receivers as well as using water to conduct their electric circuits through.

New Items

AR Deadline

May 20th is our AR deadline for the year.  Keep reading scholars and finish the AR year strong!!!!!

Last Day of School

May 25th is our last day of school for the 2015-16 school year!  Our scholars are finishing strong!!!! We are so proud of them.  School dismisses on May 25th at 12:15pm.   We will have make-up assessments that day as well as locker clean out.  Have a great summer scholars!!

Summer AR

Accelerated Reader will be turned off on Monday, May 23rd to allow time to set up the 2016-2017 school year.  Summer AR testing will become available beginning Monday, June 6th.  The library will not be open for testing over the summer, but students may take tests on iDevices via the AR app Monday through Friday from 9 AM-3 PM.  If students don’t have their own iDevices, there will be iPads available for AR testing in the Lower School lobby.  Students must be on campus logged on to either the TFA Guest or TFA wifi to take AR tests.   All tests taken during the summer will apply toward the first quarter goal of the 2016-2017 school year.


Art Show

You are invited to view our TFA middle school  Second Semester Art Show
May 10-16 at the Boyd-Moline Library
It’s an impressive collection of 2/D and 3/D work personally selected by our aspiring artist and represents their best work of the semester.  Our “silent performers”  have really excelled and are excited to have you support their efforts!

8th Grade Celebration Chapel

8th Grade Celebration Chapel
May 19th
9:30am-10:30am Faith Hall

Celebration includes:
8th Grade Video
8th Grade Keynote Presentation
Performances by our Middle School Ensemble and Advanced Royal Steel
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Christian Leadership Awards: Timothy & Ruth
Student Government Recognition

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: