Upper School Newsletter, Week of 2/5


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



Caroline Wendzel awarded Silver Key Award

View Caroline Wendzel’s Award article.


Upper School Sweetheart Dance

When: Saturday, February 28, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Where: Alumni Commons & Gym Lobby

What to Wear: girls – casual dresses (within TFA dress code); boys – khaki pants & button down shirts

Desserts and refreshments will be served.

Tickets: $10 per person; click here to purchase tickets (Outside guests need to be approved by Mr. Bohner)

Half of ticket sales will be donated to the charity Love Unveiled

Valentine’s Grams

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it’s that time of the year again when NHS sells Valentine’s Grams! You can pre-order a Valentine Gram to be sent to any student in the Upper School, as well as Upper School Teachers! This is a great way to show your friends or teachers how much you care about them. Valentine’s Grams are available for purchase February 2-11 during Recharge. Your Valentine Gram will be delivered to the person you chose on Friday, February 13th during first period. The money collected will be donated to Love Unveiled (the same charity as the Sweetheart Dance).

Raw Footage

Check out this week’s Raw Footage!

Upper School Students Featured in Orlando Sentinel

Seniors Garrett Williams and Kennedy Wilson-Talmadge were featured in the Orlando Sentinel; Garrett (football) and Kennedy (volleyball) will commit to play for Clemson next year.

Lost and Found

Stop by the Clinic in the Lower School if you have misplaced an item! Items that are not claimed will be donated.


Shrek Jr., The Musical

The First Academy Middle School proudly presents Shrek Jr., The Musical! All shows will be held in the Black Box Theatre, which is located on the second floor of the TFA Middle School. To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Show times and dates for Shrek Jr., The Musical are as followed:
February 5 at 7:00pm
February 6 at 7:00pm
February 7 at 3:00pm (Matinee)
February 7 at 7:00pm
February 12 at 7:00pm
February 13 at 7:00pm

There will also be a student only matinee on February 11 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for this performance will be $5 with student ID. Ticket sales will occur just prior to show time (no online or presales for this performance).

Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Upper School reception desk beginning 30 minutes prior to each show. All ticket sales are final. If you have any questions, please direct them to