Middle School Newsletter, Week of 9/10

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for September.
September 10: MS Chapel- Chris Ogden
September 10: MS Football at CFCA
September 16: MS Interim Progress Reports
September 17: National Junior Honor Society Induction 2015-2016
September 17: MS Fine Arts Parent Meeting
September 23: “See You at the Pole”
September 23: Early Dismissal/Parent & Teacher Conferences (faculty requested)
October 1: MS Chapel- Pastor Jeff Fitzgerald


A Note from Dr. Luci Higgins

Middle School is magnificent because of the wonderful families it serves. Thank you for joining me this morning for cream-filled coffee and exhilarating conversation.
Thinks & Thoughts,
Dr. Luci Higgins



Last week our Middle School Scholars had the privilege to hear TFA parent and pastor- Keith Tower. Mr. Tower brought a wonderful and engaging message on “Wisdom” to go along with our theme this year- “Growing in Wisdom”.

The book of Proverbs tells us, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” True wisdom is simply understanding who God is and showing Him the reverence He deserves. We do this by living according to His teaching.

Our school year theme is Grow in Wisdom. It’s a great concept to discuss at home with our families or ponder in our personal Bible study. I’m convinced the best way for our students and children to understand wisdom is for you and I to model it. Remember, the beginning of wisdom is understanding who God is (Proverbs 9:10).

From time to time this year, we will look at the various characteristics of wisdom and talk about how we live those out in front of our students and children. But for today, I want to focus on three characteristics of our Heavenly Father that I think every one of us needs to understand and emulate.

So, how do we grow in wisdom? We do so by simply understanding who God is (loving, gracious, patient) and showing Him the reverence He deserves by living our lives according to His teaching. As we model His love, grace, and patience in front of our children and students, their lives will be powerfully impacted in more ways than we could imagine. Let’s grow in wisdom this year and allow our lives to be a living testimony to those who are watching at home, at school, and at the office. – Dr. Steve Whitaker


MS Fine Arts Meeting
Calling all interested student actors and their parents………..join our Fine Arts team for audition informational meeting regarding our Middle School production Seussical Jr. The meeting will begin at 3:10pm on 9/17 in MS room 246.


MS Chapel
Join us as we welcome guest speaker and former TFA Faculty member Jeff Fitzgerald- High Point College Pastor as he speaks with our Middle School scholars on “Joy”. Chapel begins at 9:30am in First Orlando’s Henry Chapel.


MS Chapel
Join us for our weekly chapel as we welcome guest speaker Pastor Chris Ogden of First Baptist Orlando. Pastor Chris will be sharing the Gospel Presentation with our Students. Chapel starts at 9:30am in Henry Chapel.


Middle School Football
GO ROYALS!!!!! Come out and support your MS Royals Football team as they face Central Florida Christian Academy “away” this week on Thursday 9/10 at 4:30pm.

2015 TFA MS Football schedule
Week 1 TFA vs TP Aug. 27 away 4:30- “W”
Week 2 TFA vs FA Sept. 3 home 6:00-”W”
Week 3 TFA vs CFCA Sept. 10 away 4:30
Week 4 TFA vs FA Sept. 17 away 4:30
Week 5 TFA vs TP Sept. 24 home 6:00
Week 6 TFA vs CFCA Oct 1 home 6:00


7th Grade Immunizations
We are still missing immunization records for some of our 7th grade students. Please make sure to turn in these mandatory documents to the Middle School office.


National Junior Honor Society Induction 2015-16
Our NJHS inductees for 2015-2016 will honored on Thursday September 17th starting at 9:30am in First Orlando’s Henry Chapel. Join us as we celebrate the academic achievements of these scholars.


“See You At the Pole”
Join other Middle & Upper School students for our annual “See You at the Pole” September 23 7:15am-7:45am, at the Upper School flag pole, as we pray for our school and our nation.


Early Dismissal/Teacher & Parent Conference
Early dismissal on Wednesday September 23rd at 12:15pm. Teacher requested conferences will take place from 1pm-6pm.


Middle School/Upper School Carline
Right Lane is for drop off and pick up–Left Lane is for Leaving

All cars MUST pull up to the designated area (on the Student Center side ) of the drive thru lane (we will utilize the entire loop). This will enable us to stack many more cars and get them off of the tennis area and JYP/PSAC roadways.

We will only permit drop off and pick up from the right lane. The left lane is for leaving.

The only exception for not pulling through all the way to the designated point would be on bad weather days.