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Upper School Blog, Week of Sept. 29th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR SEPTEMBER

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

RECOGNITION

National Merit Commended Students – Caitlin Barker & Hamilton Murrah

Hamilton Murrah, Mr. Sullivan and Caitlin Barker in the Alumni Commons

Congratulations to Caitlin & Hamilton who were named Commended Students in the National Merit Competition. Click here to read more about their accomplishment.

NEW THIS WEEK

Royal Guard Joins Band

Royal Guard performs with the band. The Royal Guard and the band perform at halftime during the football game. The Royal Guard trio poses for a picture before performing.

The Royal Guard Trio joined the band Friday night in Star Wars ‘The Force Awakens’! Look for additional performances from the Royal Marching Band and Royal Guard at home games soon!

Library Announcement

Due to the Homecoming Parade and Early Dismissal, the TFA Library will be closing at 11 AM on Friday, October 7th.

REMINDERS

US Homecoming Dress Up Days

Monday, October 3 – Theme Day: Sunglasses, flower crown, tie-dye shirts, denim, conservative hipster wear, Toms/cowboy boots

Tuesday, October 4 – All American Day: all things patriotic, red, white, blue clothing

Wednesday, October 5 – Pair / Group Day: dynamic duos, movie/show casts, sports teams

Thursday, October 6 – Decades Day: Each house will be assigned a decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s) and dress-up according to that decade.

Friday, October 7 – House Spirit Wear: Wear House Shirt for Service day; homecoming shirts/TFA spirit wear for parade at 11:00am

During homecoming week, students are permitted to wear:

The following items are not acceptable:

Upper School 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.

Upcoming College Visits

University Representatives from all over the country will be traveling to TFA to visit our 11th and 12th-grade students starting this month! College visits will be posted on Naviance, and students must sign up in Family Connection in order to attend. Meetings will be held during Upper School lunch, and the representatives will give a presentation in a teacher’s classroom, then take the time to answer any questions from students. Juniors and Seniors, be sure to sign up! Please, note, students must bring their own lunch.
Upcoming Visits

Southern Methodist University – 9/29 – Room 110 during lunch

Southeastern University – 10/3 – Room 110 during lunch

Baylor University – 10/4 – Room 225 during lunch

High Point University – 10/4 – Room 137 during lunch

University of Miami – 10/4 – Room 225 during lunch

Lenoir-Rhyne University – 10/6 – Room 110 during lunch

University of Hawaii at Manoa – 10/11 – During lunch

Lipscomb University – 10/11 – Room 137 during lunch

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – 10/11 – Room 137 during lunch