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Upper School Blog, Week of February 9th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR FEBRUARY

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

RECOGNITION

AP Environmental Science Students Compete at Envirothon

AP students compete in the Envirothon AP students compete at the Envirothon

AP Environmental Science students participated in the 2017 Regional Envirothon with 36 teams from public & private schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties at Leu Gardens. Although our teams didn’t place in the top 2, they enjoyed a beautiful day in the park and honed their environmental knowledge in preparation for the AP exam in May. Read more about the competition here.

NEW THIS WEEK

Mark Your Calendars – Central Florida College Fair

This fair is open to private school students in the Central Florida area. Click here to see the list of colleges in attendance.

Saturday, February 2 5 , 201 7

Fair Time: 11:00 – 1:30 PM

University of Central Florida

Student Union – Pegasus Ballroom

12715 Pegasus Dr, Orlando, FL 32816 (click here for map)

Summer College Tour

Dear 10th and 11th grade Families!

We have an amazing opportunity this summer to tour a range of colleges and universities (schools such as Harvard, Yale, New York University, etc)from Boston to New York! Boston/NYC Itinerary

Trip dates are from June 4, 2017- June 9, 2017 and we will be visiting 8 college campuses to learn about their local culture, admissions process, and discover what’s important for your student’s college plans

Parents, if you are interested in learning more about this summer college tour trip, please RSVP for one of the Information Sessions on or Thursday, February 16th or Tuesday, February 21st.

*We will be meeting with students only on Tuesday and Thursday of this week during Royal Recharge (snacks provided) to provide more information on the trip.*

Thank you!

Joyce Kwak

Director of College Guidance

US Chapel Recap 2/2

by Nicole C.

We, students, had the pleasure of hearing Pastor Chris Bacon speak in chapel about resting in our loving Father’s hands. He spoke on Galations 1:3-10. He explained to us how God’s desire is for us to feel stable in Him. On the stage, he had an illustration of a ladder and a chair and how God doesn’t want us to climb the ladder to glorify ourselves of how high we can go while still feeling unstable, but He wants us to take leaps of faith while resting in the assurance that God is with us. Our faith needs to be as though we are resting in a chair knowing we are loved and cared for rather than on a ladder where we are worried and tired. So is your faith resting in Christ or trying to glorify yourself rather than the one who created you? Be encouraged by the fact that we serve a God who is with us at all times, even through those leaps of faith in life.

REMINDERS

Attendance

All emails regarding attendance can be sent to our receptionist, Lyn Maxime, at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org. If your student is arriving late, will be dismissed early or absent from school, please email Lyn at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org.