Upper School Blog, Week of September 22nd


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


National Merit Semifinalist – Jessica Meena

We are so proud of Jessica Meena, who was named a Semifinalist in the National Merit competition. Read more here:


Christian College Fair Recap

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Thank you to all our students and parents who took advantage of the Christian College Fair this past Monday in Faith Hall. Students were able to get more information and speak to college reps from Christian colleges around the country.


Live Mannequin Exhibit

Escape into the art culture dimension, and stroll through live sculpture for a few moments of your busy day! The AP Studio Art 3D class has been creating fabulous 3D art sculptures this year, including Wearable Art!

Live Mannequin Exhibit
at Upper School Royal Recharge
Friday, September 23rd
10:00am – 10:20am
in the courtyard between the Gym and the US Building

The Visual Art Department thanks you for your support!

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 If your student is arriving late, will be dismissed early or absent from school, please email Lyn at

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

University of Alabama – 9/23 – Room 110 during lunch

Boston University – 9/26 – Orlando Science Charter, 6:30pm

Saint Mary’s College – 9/27 – Room 137 during lunch

The New School – 9/27 – Room 137 during lunch

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

Cafe on the Rock Student Ordering Schedule

US students can order from Cafe on the Rock according to the following schedule:

Monday: Seniors

Tuesday: Seniors

Wednesday: Juniors

Thursday: Sophomores

Friday: Freshmen

Students may not eat in the Cafe on the Rock area unless accompanied by an adult. Orders must be placed by 10am using this link: