Middle School Newsletter, Week of 8/13

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss for August/September.

August 14th: 7th Grade Immunizations Due
August 17th: Fall Sports Mandatory Meeting
August 20th: MS Chapel
August 20th: MS Curriculum Night
August 26th: Parent Association(PA) Breakfast
August 27th: MS Chapel/SGA Speeches
September 1: Parent Association Meeting (PA)


The Magnificent Middle School Scholars have officially embarked on their extraordinary educational journey. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to guide the learners in their quest for knowledge, wisdom and resilience.

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins…not through strength but by perseverance.”


Your magnificent Middle School Administration Team

Dr. Luci Higgins – Principal
Chris Mayberry – Assistant Principal
Lisa Bacon – Curriculum Specialist/Math Chair


MS Chapel
Join us August 27th in Henry Chapel at 9:30am for our annual SGA Election speeches. We will hear from each student interested in running for a Middle School Student Government officer position.


Parent Association Meetings
The mission of the Parent Association at The First Academy is to recruit, train and motivate volunteers who are dedicated to assisting The First Academy in the fulfillment of its mission and vision. The Parent Association will be hosting a kick-off Volunteer Informational Breakfast on Wednesday, August 26 at 8:15 am in the Student Center. Join other parents for breakfast, fellowship and to learn about the volunteer opportunities available this year at TFA. Additionally, the first official meeting of the Parent Association will take place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8:15 am in the Student Center. For this meeting, all divisions of the Parent Association will meet together before breaking out for separate divisional meetings. The morning will conclude with light refreshments and a time for fellowship.


7th Grade Immunizations
Immunizations deadline is August 14th. Please make sure to turn in these mandatory documents to the Middle School office.


Fall Sports Mandatory Parent Meeting
Monday, August 17th, from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium. Our staff and coaches feel blessed to serve your family, and we are excited to begin another year of Royals Athletics. Please keep in mind that at least one parent must be present on Monday in order for your student to participate in the fall. Thank you so much for planning to join us. I look forward to our time together.


MS Parent Association Coffee
Join us for coffee on August 18th from 8am-8:30am to hear about the different opportunities to serve in our TFA Parent Association (PA).


MS Chapel
Join us in the First Orlando Henry Chapel for our first chapel of the year. Chapel will be held from 9:30am- 10:30 am. Our Assistant Principal Chris Mayberry will be speaking on this year’s school theme- “Growing in Wisdom”.


Middle School Curriculum Night
Join us for Middle School Curriculum Night Thursday, August 20th from 6pm-8pm. Spend an evening walking through your scholar’s Middle School day. Meet the interesting instructors and learn about the exciting educational opportunities that are available to your child this year! We look forward to seeing you at 6:00pm in your child’s FIRST Period Classroom.