Upper School Blog, Week of 9/3


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


New Faculty Introduction: Mrs. Wasylik

By Milan Rutecki, 9th


One of the new members of our TFA family, Mrs. Wasylik, has wasted no time in displaying her educated and creative mind in her science classes. For 18 years, Mrs. Wasylik has been teaching science, including Marine Science, AP Environmental Science, and Biology. We sat down with Mrs. Wasylik to find out what course she liked teaching the most. She said her favorite subject to teach is AP Environmental Science. “During the year, your perspective in science changes. The students don’t see the world the same way, which encourages the students to get out in the community and make a difference,” said Mrs. Wasylik. In the few short weeks that students have known her, they have seen Christ shine through in everything she teaches. This is one of our many teachers who is making an impact daily in the lives of her students.

Varsity Football Victorious in 1st Home Game

By Carter Davis, 9th & Madison VandenBrekel, 10th

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TFA won their first home game of the season against Agape Christian with a score of 42-23. We interviewed Senior Captain, Destin Taht. Destin described his goals for the season and said, “I want to win every game this season and go very far in the playoffs.” We also asked Destin if he had any concerns for the season. He said, “Probably to play against Bishop Moore.” The team will be working hard to prepare for their biggest rivals. However, they plan to bring their all to every game. Support the Varsity Football Team this Friday and watch them play against Foundation Academy at home, 7:00 p.m.


School Pictures-Tuesday, Sept. 8

Upper School students will report to the gym at assigned times to have their individual school pictures taken. Students must wear school uniforms and adhere to the dress code and grooming standards in the Parent Student Handbook.

Picture Day: Tuesday, September 8
Picture Day ID: PM165099Y1

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Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage.

West Point Admissions Info

Seniors, are you interested in learning more about West Point’s Admissions process? RSVP to attend this event.

September 9th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Senior Congressional Academy Night
Army/Navy Reserve Center, 9500 Armed Forces Reserve Dr, Orlando, FL 32827


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 pulling all the way to the designated point would be bad weather days.

This new procedure will begin on Monday, August 31st.

US Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

8:15am – Boyd-Moline Library

All parents are invited to join Mr. Rose for coffee and a brief presentation about what’s going on in Upper School.

Attendance Reminders

Please welcome Mrs. Ellen Stewart as our Upper School Front Desk Receptionist. Mrs. Stewart also handles attendance for MS and US students. If you need to report an absence or sign your student out early, please email

Students are expected to be in class before the bell rings. Please make every effort to get your student to school on time so they are in class and ready to learn at 7:50am.

Save the Date – Christian College Fair

Monday, September 21, 2015


First Baptist Orlando – Faith Hall

Order New Student ID Cards

US students are required to carry their ID card (prox card) at all times. Prox cards are used to enter the building and purchase lunch. Can’t find your card? Click here to order a new prox card.

FAN Membership

Dear TFA Family,

Now is the best time to join the Fine Arts Network (FAN) parent organization designed to support the fine arts at TFA. Consider buying ad space in theatre playbills or concert programs this year; these are a great way to advertise your company or create “Break a Leg” messages for your student. Band parents, who attend home games during marching band season, will love our new package designed with them in mind.

Please take time to review the new FAN patron levels and choose the best one for your family. These are exciting days in the Fine Arts Department at The First Academy. We hope to see you at student performances and art exhibits this year. Let’s see our students perform, improve, grow, and excel this year.  Go to to learn more.

Thank you for your support!

The FAN Board


Our uniform provider is Dennis Uniforms. Items can purchased online or in store at 1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810. Students can purchase bottoms from other providers but they must be similar in style, color and length to Dennis Uniforms. PE uniforms can be purchased from the school store online or on campus, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30am-12:00pm.