Upper School Newsletter, Week of 12/11-12/18


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


Upper School Fall Visual Art Exhibit Awards

Head of School’s Award – Chosen by Dr. Whitaker

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2D Art: Leah Li (12th) – Asian Man – graphite pencil drawing

3D Art: Brittany Smith (12th) – Copper Composite Dish

Fine Arts Network Award – Chosen by FAN

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2D Art: Rebeca Herdy (10th) – Shark Fin Soup – social commentary; note: this is Bekka’s commentary about the killing of sharks to take their fins for exotic gourmet food and leaving them helpless to die. The girl caught in the net with the shark represents Bekka.

3D Art: Fifi Rodriguez (10th) – Vase



People’s Choice Award – Chosen by the Art Students

Grace- Portrait


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2D Art – TIE: Grace Prinsell (12th) – Self-portrait

2D Art – TIE: Samantha Ayres (10th) – Seascape

3D Art: Katie Sunberg (12th) – Rapunzel’s Tower Coil Pot





Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage!

Spirit Wear

Due to the expected cold weather, students are allowed to wearSpirit Wear” for the remainder of the week (12/10-12/12).

PTF Cookie Blessing

Please join PTF in donating cookies for the annual Teacher Cookie Blessing. This year, we will be providing a variety of holiday treats for the teachers to box up their own assortments to take home and enjoy. Please drop off your cookies at the appropriate location. To sign up, please click HERE.


Shoeboxes for Haiti

The Haiti Shoebox Drive is sponsored by the National Honor Society. All students are invited to participate, and NHS members are required to submit 2 shoeboxes. Shoeboxes must be turned in to Miss Damron (US room 105) by Friday, December 12. Click here for directions on packing your shoeboxes.


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.

Teacher Blessing Christmas Gifts

As we all prepare our hearts and homes for the upcoming Christmas season, the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) prepares to honor our teachers with our Teacher Blessing. This parent-initiated gift collection has been a true blessing to our teachers as they strive to meet the needs of their own families or something special for themselves at this joyful time of year.

Our goal is to collect at least $25.00 from each student, but we ask that you contribute only what you can after prayerful consideration. If you are able to give more that would be wonderful! This cash gift is collected and divided equally amongst all of our teachers.

To make a gift, please click HERE.