Middle School Newsletter, Week of 9/17

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for September/October.
September 17: MS Fine Arts Parent Meeting
September 23: “See You at the Pole”
September 23: Early Dismissal/Parent & Teacher Conferences (faculty requested)
September 24: MS Chapel- Pastor Jeff Fitzgerald
October 1: MS Chapel- Brandon Farris
October 8: MS Chapel- 8th Grade Led
October 8: Duke TiP Reception


A Note from Dr. Luci Higgins
“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.”
Dr. Luci Higgins


Specialty Area Instructors

Steve Schultz – PE -MS Football Coach
Patti Duresky – Art Instructor
James McKey – Steel Drums Instructor

(Not Pictured)
Kyona Levine – Theater
Cheryl Bynum – Choir/Musical Theater
Ben Lieser – Band



Middle School Rise Update
The excitement is building in our Middle School ECHO classes. Our ECHO reps are inspiring their fellow students to “RISE’ to the challenge of helping TFA finish strong with the RISE campaign. Here are just a few pictures of our ECHO reps in action!

Faith Woods – Mrs. Bacon’s ECHO class Rep is showing their classes standings!


In Mr. Rossmeissl’s ECHO class- Bruna Endler shows their progress with the RISE campaign.



MS Chapel
First Orlando Student Middle School Pastor Brandon Farris will be leading our weekly chapel. He will be speaking to our magnificent scholars on LOVE. Join us in Henry Chapel on 10/1 starting at 9:30am.


MS Chapel
Join us for our weekly Middle School Chapel in Henry Chapel starting at 9:30am on 10/8. This week’s chapel will be led by some of our 8th Grade scholars.


Duke TiP Reception
7th Grade students who qualified for the Duke TiP program will be recognized in a celebration on Thursday October 8th starting at 1:45pm in the First Orlando Student Center. Parents are welcome.


Middle School Football
GO ROYALS!!!!! Come out and support your MS Royals Football team as they face Foundation Academy “away” this week on Thursday 9/17 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-”W”
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


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.


“See You At the Pole”
oin 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.


MS Chapel
Join us as we welcome guest speaker and former TFA Faculty member Jeff Fitzgerald- High Point Associate Pastor as he speaks with our Middle School scholars on “Joy”. Chapel begins at 9:30am in First Orlando’s Henry Chapel on 9/24.


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.