Middle School Newsletter, Week of Feb. 4

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for January/February.

February 4: MS Chapel 9:30 FH
February 4-5: Seussical Jr. 7pm BB
February 11-12: Student Holiday Teacher Workday
February 15: TFA Closed
February 18: MS Chapel
February 21: TFA Open House


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. “(James 1: 2-3)

Excerpt from I had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew by Dr. Seuss

“I’m leaving, he said, “leaving Solla Sollew
On the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo,
Where we never have troubles, at least very few.
And I’m off to the city of Boola Boo Ball
On the banks of the beautiful River Woo-Wall,
Where they never have troubles!
No troubles at all!
Come on along with me,,” he said as he ran,
“and you’ll never have any more troubles young man!”

I’d have no more troubles…
That’s what the man said.

So I started to go.
But I didn’t.
I did some quick thinking
Inside of my head.

Then I started back home
To the Valley of Vung.
I know I’ll have troubles.
I’ll maybe get bit
By that Green-Headed Quail
On the place where I sit.

But I’ve bought a big bat.
I’m all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!

Dr. Luci Higgins



Discovery learning at its best!! 7th grade Life Science students dissect a squid to find, along with other anatomical structures, the ink sac and siphon, Structural adaptations that enable squids, octopuses and other cephalopods to successfully evade predators in their watery environments.



MS Chapel
Join us for our weekly MS Chapel on 2/18 at 9:30am in Faith Hall. We will be welcoming guest speaker Brandon Farris from First Baptist Orlando Student Ministry.


TFA Open House
We will be hosting our 3rd Open House of the year on February 21st from 2pm-4pm. Make sure to invite your friends and neighbors. This open house is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful things that The First Academy has to offer.

8th Grade Celebration Chapel
May 19th
9:30am-10:30am Faith Hall

Celebration includes:
8th Grade Video
8th Grade Keynote Presentation
Performances by our Middle School Ensemble and Royal Steel
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Christian Leadership Awards: Timothy & Ruth
Student Government Recognition


8th Grade Promotion Photos
The 8th grade celebration chapel (9:30 am-10:30 am May 19th in First Orlando’s Faith Hall) is just around the corner and in preparation for the big celebration, each magnificent 8th grade student will have his/her photograph taken on Wednesday February 24th. We are requesting that students dress in a nice top/shirt of their choosing along with jeans. The students will be taking a class photo as well that day.
You will have the opportunity to purchase photos from our photographer Michelle Moreman at a later date. All photos will be taken during 8th grade bible class.


Purchase Your Yearbook Today
Your 2015-2016 TFA Legacy Yearbook is almost complete! Hurry while supplies last and purchase your book today at As always, our book covers Lower, Middle, and Upper School students.


New Uniform Item Available
Want to stand out from the crowd? Dress blazers are now available for all 6th-12th grade students (male & female). Step up your wardrobe game and come to school dressed to impress! Blazers can be purchased in person at the Dennis Uniform Store (1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810) or online here: