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The Classical School Blog, Week of February 2nd

IMPORTANT DATES

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs

What do Kobe Bryant, famous Laker’s NBA player, and Koby, The First Hope student, have in common? They share a namesake, they both tower over many with their incredible height, they both wear jersey #24, and they both know what it’s like for a basketball dream to come true. At last Thursday’s TFA Varsity basketball game, Koby scored his first game points, including one three-point shot. He shoots, he scores, and the crowd went WILD! This is not only a celebration for Koby, but for The First Hope. He represents our students’ ‘limitless’ abilities and opportunities for all dreams to come true!
TFH student Koby celebrates his basketball success with Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Myers.

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

Have you ever seen an amazing TFA spirit shirt or accessory worn by students across our campus and wondered where you can place an order?  Look no further than the TFA School Store!  The TFA School Store offers the finest Royal Nation apparel, accessories, and gifts.  The great part is that you can place your order through their new website.

For a limited time, you can purchase our brand new TCS shirt by clicking here.

Please be sure to order your TCS Spirit Shirt by Thursday, February 9.

 

The new TCS shirt can be purchased through the school store.

 

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Nick Sechrest

Our first Senior Spotlight is on Senior Nick Sechrest. Nick started at TFA in 1st grade and then transferred over to TCS for 4th grade. He spent a few years away at other schools and homeschooling and then returned to TCS for his Junior year. His parents chose TCS for a variety of reasons: having Christian teachers and being influenced by other believers, having a flexible schedule, sports, and social opportunities. Nick played football for TFA in the 11th grade, and he spends a lot of time enjoying outdoor sports. Being apart of TCS has given him the flexibility and time to pursue some of these outdoor passions, such as golfing, fishing, sporting clay and target shooting  Nick’s favorite teacher at TCS has been Mrs. Tower, who he says has been very supportive and a godly influence on his life. He also has had some valuable friendships come from being at TCS. For college, Nick has applied to Lake Sumter State College, Southeastern University, and Valencia College, and he hopes to go into some type of business in the future, possibly following the footsteps of his family and having a real estate business. He is also interested in owning/running an off-road truck accessory and modification shop. We look forward to seeing what great things God has for Nick’s future!

 Senior Nick S is preparing for graduation this spring.

 

RECOGNITION

3rd Grade Class

Do you to see two new students in Mrs. Morrill’s class? Lottie and Lillie are Mrs. Morrill’s new family chickens. The new chickens visited the class on Tuesday, and the students will study their growth of the next few weeks.

 

3rd grade students will study the growth of chickens in Mrs. Morrill's class.

 

Kindergarten Lab

Who says our youngest students can’t perform lab experiments?! While in Mrs. Gentry’s science enrichment class, the Kindergarten students learned about melting ice and how it affects the polar bear’s habitat.

 

Kindergarten students learned about melting ice and how it affects a polar bear's habitat.        Kindergarten students learned about melting ice and how it affects a polar bear's habitat.     Kindergarten students learned about melting ice and how it affects a polar bear's habitat.

 

Science Fair

The TCS Middle School students did an amazing job on their science projects, and the teachers and students enjoyed getting to walk through and hear the presentations. Here are a few photos from the event:

 

Middle school students presented science fair projects last week. Middle school students presented science fair projects last week. Middle school students presented science fair projects last week. Middle school students presented science fair projects last week.   Middle school students presented science fair projects last week.

 

REMINDERS

Cold Weather School Attire

As a reminder, in cases of extremely cold weather, TCS will send out an email letting students and parents know that students may wear jeans. Please don’t assume that we will have alternative wear unless you receive an email from us.

TCS Wax Museum

On March 2nd, TCS will host the first ever Wax Museum. This will be held on the 2nd floor of E-2, from 9 am – 11 am. More details will be coming soon on this!

TCS and TFH Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Parents: Please click here to see how you can volunteer around TCS and TFH. We are so thankful for our parent volunteers and appreciate any help you can provide!

High School Volunteer Hours

High School students need 75 or 100 hours to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, depending on which type of scholarship the student qualifies for. Students should go here to print the form. Please do not submit the online form, as this will go to TFA Upper School. Please print the PDF version and then turn in to Mrs. Mayberry.

College Acceptance

Seniors: Please remember to keep Mrs. Mayberry updated with your college acceptances via email. We want to celebrate with you!