Middle School Newsletter, Week of 3/12

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss.
March 13th: Grandparents Day
March 13th: End of 3rd Quarter- Early Dismissal 12:15pm
March 16th: 4th Quarter Begins
March 19th: MS Chapel – Guest Speaker Jimmy Knott
March 25th: 8th Grade Maturity Conference
March 25th: 7th Grade Step-up to Leadership Luncheon
March 28th: Spring Break Begins


“Progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit”
Dorothy Height

“She said YES!!!”
Our own Miss Headley is engaged to Mr. Joao Taurisano!!!!!


























Despite rain, heat, and even injuries the middle school track season was able to overcome all obstacles and dominate in the Greater Orlando Athletic Conference’s Track and Field Championship at Lake Highland Preparatory School Monday. Throughout the duration of their season the middle school students were not only able to work on their strength and conditioning, but were also able to come together to support and encourage each other as they grew as a team. While all of the students excelled in their individual races, group races, and their events throughout the season; two specific performances stand out at the GOAC Championship Meet. Joseph Deluzio was able to clear 5’6” in the boys high jump, a half a foot year than the runner up. At the same time the boys 4×400 meter relay team was also able to maintain their status as the best 4×400 meter relay team in the conference as they also received 1st place for their event at the meet. Congrats to our Middle School Track Team- GO ROYALS!!!!!!!

MS Track

Middle School Chapel
Join us on March 19th as we welcome back Pastor Jimmy Knott as he completes Part II in his Leadership Series. MS Chapel begins at 9:35 am in First Orlando’s Henry Chapel.

7th Grade Step-up to Leadership Luncheon
March 25th our fabulous 7th grade scholars will be have lunch and hear from guest speaker John Evans. They will be challenged and inspired as they look forward “stepping-up” into their roles as 8th grade leaders.


8th Grade Maturity Conference
On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, our marvelous 8th grade scholars have the tremendous opportunity to participate in our annual 8th Grade Maturity Conference that will challenge and inspire them to live a life of purity. Students will be provided with information and encouragement on making positive life choices that correlate with a Christian worldview by First Baptist Orlando’s Student Ministry Staff and Dr. Tamberly McCarus.


8th Grade Celebration Chapel
The First Academy Magnificent National Blue Ribbon
Middle School Celebrates 8th Grade!

When: Thursday, May 14th
9:35 – 10:20 am
Faith Hall Stage Side

Celebrations include:
8th Grade Video
8th Grade Keynote Presentation
Performances by our Middle School Ensemble, TFA Glee Club and Royal Steel
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Christian Leadership Awards: Timothy & Ruth
Student Government Recognition


Camp Orlando – June 5th-9th Southeastern University
Camp Orlando is the First Orlando Student Ministry’s annual summer camp. This year, Middle School and Upper School will be together for Camp Orlando, though most activities will take place separately. Camp Orlando 2015 will feature Stuart Hall (camp speaker), Unhindered (camp worship band) and A.C. Sanford (camp emcee). The theme for Camp Orlando 2015 is UNITED: though each of us is uniquely different, we are UNITED in grace and mission. This will be a week that students will not want to miss!
For more information or to register online, visit


Health Clinic Reminders –
*some reminders from the Parent-Student Handbook
·Please keep your children home if they are sick. They may return once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, or fever (p. 66)
·Students are NOT to transport medications to or from school. Parents must deliver the medications to the Clinic Aide and fill out the appropriate form(s) (p. 67)
·The clinics do not administer medication unless it has been provided by the parents (p. 67)
·Services provided by the clinics include first aid, managing medical emergencies, and monitoring ill students until a parent arrives to pick them up. If your child needs a medical evaluation, please take them to their pediatrician (p. 66)