Upper School Newsletter, Week of 3/5


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


Andrew Langford competes in Shakespeare Competition

On March 23, Andrew Langford (12th) competed in the regional level of the English-Speaking Union’s annual Shakespeare Competition, in which he had to recite from memory a Shakespearean monologue and sonnet. He did a fantastic job and represented TFA very well. He received a certificate and gift card for his participation. Congrats, Andrew!


Wrap Testing

Next Thursday & Friday (March 5-6), TFA students in grades 3-11 will participate in the Standardized Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) on March 5-6. Students ARE permitted to utilize dictionaries & thesauruses during the 2-day writing assessment.

Materials needed for the WrAP:
a) 2 sharpened #2 pencils & 2 ink pens (blue/black)
b) Thesaurus (can be electronic)
c) Dictionary (can be electronic)
d) 4-5 pages of loose leaf notebook paper
*electronic spellers (ie: Franklin) are not permitted

Students in Grades 9-11 will be provided with 50 minutes on each day for the standardized assessment
– Day 1: Thinking Map & Rough Draft
– Day 2: Final Draft

Students will be testing in assigned rooms with their chapel groups. Room numbers can be located outside Ms. Gooseman’s office downstairs.

Students will report directly to their testing site on both March 5th and 6th.

There will be no chapel on March 5th due to WrAP testing.  All classes will still meet both days.

Seniors will be working on their Senior Thesis in specified rooms.

Central Florida College Fair

We had a great turn out at the Central Florida College Fair hosted by the Consortium of Central Florida Private School Counselors.  TFA was one of the 13 private high schools (over 900 students in attendance!) in the Central Florida area that had the privilege of meeting over 120 colleges from across the nation. Thank you to Class of 2016’s Jordan Williams & Class of 2015’s Jennifer Prendergast who represented TFA as student volunteers! Next week, we’ll announce the junior who will receive the $250 College application scholarship for attending this college fair!


Health Clinic Reminders

Some gentle reminders from the Parent-Student Handbook: