Middle School Newsletter, Week of 3/26

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss.
March 30th: Spring Break Begins
April 7th: School Resumes
April 9th: MS Chapel Guest Speaker Jerry Chambers
April 16th: MS Chapel 7th Grade Student Led
April 28th: Rising 8th Grade Meeting
April 30th: Rising 7th Grade Meeting


As you begin your “Fun in the Sun” Spring Break,
please remember your sunscreen and
most importantly your SONscreen.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal live. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” -John 3:16-17


March 20th was our second annual Science Discovery Day at TFA. The 3rd graders had a blast discovering and engaging in specifically designed experiments that correlate with their science curriculum.
Students were fully immersed in a makeshift science museum with hands on experiments from dry ice bubbles, to how does frequency affect animal reactions, to just plain can you measure how far you can spit a sunflower seed.
The eighth graders were so excited to be able to not only share their love for science, but also have an opportunity to show leadership and inspire the next generation of leaders.


As the 8th grade students near the end of their research paper project we took our paper over to Kacey Kowar’s AP Language class to have the junior AP students read and evaluate the 8th graders papers. During this time not only were the 8th graders able to see and meet high school teachers and a high school teacher, they were also able to start to gain an understanding of what will be expected of them as they prepare to enter high school. The AP students at the same time were able to not only assist the 8thgraders, but also see where they have come from as writers. In their time together the middle school students and the high school students were paired together and went over the 8th graders paper word by word making any edits that they saw appropriate while explaining the reasoning behind it. Though the 8thgraders walked into the high school class fearful of what was about to happen, all of them left excited about the opportunity to sit one on one with an AP high school student.



MS Chapel
Join us for our weekly Middle School Chapel as we welcome TFA’s CFO Jerry Chambers on Thursday April 9th at 9:35am in the First Orlando Henry Chapel. Mr. Chambers will be speaking on “The Biblical Perspective of Money”.

Join us on April 16th for our Middle School Chapel. Our magnificent 7th graders will be leading us in Henry Chapel beginning at 9:35am.


Rising Meetings
Rising 8th Grade- April 28th in our TFA Black Box 3:30-4:15pm
Rising 7th Grade- April 30th in our TFA Black Box 3:30-4:15pm


Spring Break 2015
All of TFA will enjoy spring break during March 30th-April 6th. The Middles School offices will be closed during Spring Break. The First Academy students and staff will return on Tuesday April 7th.


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)