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Middle School Blog, Week of October 12

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR OCTOBER

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

NEW THIS WEEK

8th grade students celebrate college day

8th Grade College Day

Our college advisors met with the 8th grade students to discuss high school and start preparing them for their journey to college. We enjoyed seeing the 8th graders representing their favorite colleges!

MS/US Chapel Recap 10/5

By Abby B., Class of 2018

On Thursday, Brent Crowe, the vice president of Student Leadership University, came and spoke to us during chapel. He preached on Philippians chapter 1 about Paul being imprisoned. He mentioned how at the time Paul’s ministry was not thriving, but regardless the gospel was still advancing. His sermon was focused around two questions. First, “Do you have a divine perspective on unfortunate circumstances?” Second, “Is your life inspiring someone else to fulfill their purposes?”

I was so inspired by his charge to us to continue to spread God’s name even when our circumstances aren’t always ideal. He shared a beautiful story about his grandmother and the hardships that she faced. But, rather than letting her circumstances bring her down, she chose to follow God with reckless abandon just like Paul did. Overall, I felt that many of my peers were impacted by his message to look past our circumstances and to recognize the goodness of God.

REMINDERS

Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Mrs. Erika Faustino, Middle School Receptionist. All Middle School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Mrs. Faustino in the Middle School office when they arrive at school. You may contact Mrs. Faustino concerning your student being tardy or absent at 407-206-8620 or email her at msattendance@thefirstacademy.org.

WT Cafe – New Lunch Program

We are so excited to be partnering with WT Care for our school lunch program. Many of you were able to sample some of the offerings during New Family Orientation. The process for Lower School Instructions for registering your account and adding funds:

Parent Volunteer Background Check

If you are a new parent and would like to volunteer in your child(ren)’s classroom(s) or chaperone on field trips please complete our free background check. Please note that the background check site only works on Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. Safari and Chrome are not supported by the site. Approvals take a few weeks so plan ahead! All parents must have a completed background check before volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning on a field trip.