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Upper School Blog, Week of December 14

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR DECEMBER & JANUARY

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

RECOGNITION

Fall Visual Art Exhibit Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Upper School Fall Visual Art Exhibit!

Principal’s Awards – selected by Mr. Sullivan

2D – Tiffany R. “Chips and Salsa”

3D – Taylor S. “Turtle”

Photography – Danielle G. “Vita Nova”

Fine Art Director’s Awards – selected by Mr. Snyder

2D – Agnes H. “A Dancer”

3D – Yin G C. “Box”

Photography – McKenzi N. “Darkness”

Student Choice Awards

2D – Catie H. and Jessica M.

3D – Mark L.

NEW THIS WEEK

US Christmas Dress Up Days

Get into the Christmas spirit by dressing up during our last week before Christmas break!

Monday, December 18 – Christmas Socks

Tuesday, December 19 – Christmas Shirts

Wednesday, December 20 – Christmas Hats

Thursday, December 21 – Ugly Christmas Sweaters

MS/US Chapel Recap 12/7

By Lydia B. – Class of 2019

This week we had the privilege of having pastor Jeff Wallace the executive director of The Lift Tour, and Student Leadership University, who taught us out of the passages of Matthew 5, 6, and 7. He started with the Beatitudes, expressing how these truths are what our character is built on to be a leader. Pastor Wallace talked about being salt and light, by being godly leaders to those around us. Just as it says in Matthew 5:14-16, You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

A wonderful demonstration that pastor Wallace had each one of us participate in, was pointing upwards towards the sky, inwards towards our hearts, than outwards towards those around us. While doing this, he told us that first we need to grow in our maturity in understanding who God is, and through that our relationships will grow with the Lord in our hearts, and than lastly pore out to those all around us by the way he love for others. Pastor Wallace’s message impacted the student body in a great way, as we all learned about the characteristics of a godly leader.

Raw Footage

Check out this week’s edition of Raw Footage.

REMINDERS

Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Ms. Lyn Maxime, Upper School Receptionist. All Upper School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Ms. Maxime in the Upper School office when they arrive at school. You may contact Ms. Maxime concerning your student being tardy or absent at 407-206-8630 or email her at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org.

Parent Volunteer Background Check

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