Middle School Newsletter, Week of 2/12

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss.
February 11-13th MS Fine Arts Production of Shrek Jr
February 9-13th Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 12th MS Chapel- Pastor Jimmy Knott speaker
February 12th Royals Varsity Basketball- 7pm Gym Regionals
February 16th Student/Teacher Holiday
February 19th MS Chapel 8th Grade Student Led
February 26th MS Chapel guest speaker- Dave Pickens


Shrek, Jr. is a Magnificent Middle School Musical: A Must See!

Shrek 1 Shrek 2 Shrek 3

This theatrical event showcases the disciplined talent and teamwork of the actors and their directors.

The story and the songs performed throughout the show illustrate the fun, awkward, and sometimes disappointing life events encountered by familiar storybook characters. The importance of accepting the uniqueness of oneself and others is a central theme of the show and the middle school years as well.

We’ve got magic, we’ve got power
Who are they to say we’re wrong?
All the things that make us special
Are the things that make us strong
What makes us special
What makes us special
What makes us special
Makes us strong”

-Lyrics from Freak Flag: Shrek, Jr.

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” -Thomas Edison

Thinks and Thoughts,
Dr. Higgins


Random Acts of Kindness Week– This week is National Random Acts of Kindness week in the Middle School. We perform RAK when we go beyond what is expected of us and reach out to help another person- without expecting anything back in return. Our students will be challenged with practicing RAK all week in the middle school and at home while also participating in a canned-food drive until Friday.


Middle School Chapel– Join us for our weekly Middle School Chapel Thursday 2/19 at 9:35am in Henry Chapel. Our 8th grade students will be leading our chapel.


Middle School Chapel– Guest speaker Dave Pickens will be sharing about the “Marketplace” with our 5th-8th grade students. Please join us in Henry Chapel at 9:35am-10:20am.


February 12th MS Chapel– Join us for our weekly chapel as we hear from Pastor Jimmy Knott as he speaks to our 5th-8th students on Leadership. This will be part 1 of a 2 part series.


February 11-13th SHREK JR.- The First Academy Middle School proudly presents Shrek Jr! All shows will be held in the Black Box theater located on the second floor of the middle school wing. Show times are as follows: February 12&13 @ 7:00 p.m. Ticket sales are final. Wheelchair accessible seats are available only in the front row and are marked on the ticket site. Will call tickets can be picked up at the Upper School reception desk beginning 30 minutes prior to each show. If you have any questions, please direct them to:


February 16th– Student/Teacher Holiday- no school.