Middle School Newsletter, Week of 12/10

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for December.
December 15: AR Deadline
December 17: MS Awards (1st Semester)Chapel
December 17: MS Christmas Dance
December 18: MS Christmas Brunch
December 18: School Christmas Program
Dec 21-Jan 4: Christmas/New Year Break
Jan 5: Classes Resume


Thinks & Thoughts – Dr. Luci Higgins
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Col 3:23)

Little baby… Pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too… Pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring… Pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give our king… Pa rum pum pum pum,
Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for you…Pa rum pum pum pum
Pa rum pum pum Pum pum pum pum Pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time…Pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for him…Pa rum pum pum pum

I played my best for him.



Troupe 88146 had a successful maiden voyage at the District 8 Jr. Thespian Festival! On Saturday, December 8, 15 TFA middle school students met at Timber Creek High School, along with hundreds of other middle school students from our district. At the Jr. Thespian Festival, these young actors and singers performed their individual events in front of qualified judges who provided each student with thoughtful written critiques and overall performance ratings on their performances. Our students had a wonderful time supporting each other and meeting other young actors from local middle schools.
With the highest possible rating of “superior” our students soared collecting 7 superior ratings, 6 excellent ratings and 1 fair rating.
We are so proud of our outstanding Jr. Thespians!


SUPERIOR performance ratings for DUET SCENES:
Jessica Kovie & Audrey Duncan
Melissa Bell & MacKenzie Wadsworth


SUPERIOR performance ratings for SOLO MUSICALS:
Benny Englund
Kendall Parmer
Kate Pickens
Audrey Duncan
Kinsey Campbell


EXCELLENT performance ratings for DUET SCENE:
Taylor Arbital & Bruna Endler


EXCELLENT performance ratings for MONOLOGUES:
Faith Woods
Jessica Kovie
Ana Kostowski
Melissa Bell
Brooke Ramsey


FAIR performance ratings for DUET MUSICAL:
Karis de la Fuente and Gray Zavada


Middle schools students have a heart for missions!

During Bible classes, students prayerfully turned in “goal numbers” for bringing in Shoeboxes for Haiti. Both 7th and 8th grade met their grade goals by bringing in a combined total of 721 boxes! Understanding that each box represented a child in need, students took the initiative in packing hundreds of boxes that will used to help Haitian children discover the love of Jesus Christ. Middle School students rock when it comes to showing“service before self and participation as a way of life”!


AR Deadline
The AR deadline for the 2nd quarter is on Tuesday, December 15th. The library will be open until 4:00 PM on the 15th to provide additional time for AR testing. Due to the All School Christmas program and noon dismissal, the library will be closing at 9:30 AM on Friday, December 18th.


MS Celebration of Student Achievement
oin us as we celebrate the 1st Semester Achievements of our MS Students on December 17th in Henry Chapel at 9:30am.


MS Tacky Christmas Sweater Dance
Our MS Students will enjoy our 2nd Annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Dance on Dec 17th during the last hour of the school day (2:10-3:10pm) in the First Orlando Student Center. Parents are encouraged to pick up their students from the Student Center.


MS Brunch and Clean-up
December 18th our MS Students will enjoy a Christmas Brunch and have a chance to “freshen-up “ their lockers before the Christmas Break.


Christmas Program
oin all of TFA for our annual Christmas Program on December 18th at 10am in the First Orlando Worship Center.


TFA School Store Holiday Hours
The TFA School Store will have extended hours from Dec. 1-17. We will open every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30a to 3:30p. We have lots of jackets including several new styles in stock. Our newest items include several new tumblers, coffee mugs, water bottles, foam footballs, pom poms and many new long sleeve t-shirt styles for both youth and adult. We have lots of great ideas for stockings. Don’t forget to wrap up some TFA spirit for all of your favorite people. Orders placed online will be delivered to your student within 48 business hours. Contact us at 407-206-8829 for assistance with your shopping needs.