Upper School Newsletter, Week of 1/15-1/22


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


AP Environmental Science Classes Volunteer at Homeless Shelter

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Participation as a Way of Life

On Tuesday, January 13, 46 of Mrs. Leslie’s AP Environmental Science students visited the residence of a TFA family to learn about how their home is powered by solar panels. We learned about how affordable this form of alternative energy actually is, and how vital it is that future generations investigate further about solar power. In addition, the Coon residence also has a beehive! Mrs. Leslie and Coleman Combs donned protective beekeeping suits, and students were able to see this incredible process of nature.

Also packed into the morning was a visit to Matthew’s Hope Ministries in Winter Garden. Matthew’s Hope serves the homeless community of West Orange county by providing food, transitional housing, laundry services, hygiene products, and much more. We toured the facility and learned of an awesome opportunity to serve right here in our own community. Our students donated and served lunch to 100 of our community’s homeless. The interactions were priceless. All students returned to TFA claiming this was the best field trip they had ever been on. Our kids are great!!! #whyilovetfa


Upper School Celebrates Good Behavior



On January 8, US students attended an assembly to celebrate individual achievements, review rules and expectations, and be encouraged to work diligently throughout the second semester. During the assembly, Assistant Principal Mr. Bohner shared the good news that overall student behavior has been outstanding this school year. Upper School students were treated to a surprise donut party after the assembly.

TFA Student Performs in US Army All-American Marching Band

Scout Westerskov, TFA Senior, marched with the US Army All-American Marching Band in during the US Army All-American Bowl game on January 3. Click here to watch the marching band performance!

Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage!

Spirit Wear (January 12th-23rd)

Students may wear Spirit Wear in celebration of re-enrollment Monday, January 12th – Friday, January 23rd. Please have your child adhere to the Spirit Wear dress code guidelines.

Guidance Update

Course requests for the 2015-16 school-year will begin January 19.  Be on the lookout for an email with instructions from the Guidance office on that day!



Reminder from the Parent-Student Handbook: School uniform and school-approved outerwear must be worn on campus at all times. In the case of cold weather, winter coats may be worn outside the school buildings. During extreme cold weather, the school will notify students and parents of Spirit Wear dress. Girls may not wear sweat pants, warm ups, etc. under skirts.

TFA outerwear is available for purchase in the TFA School Store.