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Middle School Newsletter, Week of 2/26

IMPORTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS & DATES FOR FEBRUARY
Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss.
February 27th: MS 8th Grade Promotion Photos
March 4th: MS 8th Grade Promotion Makeup Photos
March 5th & 6th: MS WrAP Testing
March 5th: No Chapel
March 11th: Rising 8th Grade DC Fall 2015 Interest Mtg
March 13th: End of 3rd Quarter- Early Dismissal 12:15pm

 

A NOTE FROM DR. LUCI HIGGINS
“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. “ – C.S.Lewis

 

RECOGNITION
We are so proud of our fearless leader Dr. Luci Higgins as she completes the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge 10K & ½ MARATHON.

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NEW THIS WEEK
8th Grade Promotion Makeup Photos– TFA Alumni and Photographer Michele Morman will be taking 8th grade photos for those that will not be in attendance on Feb 27th. Please make sure to wear your nice top/shirt and jeans/khaki slacks that day.

 

8th Grade Celebration Chapel
SAVE THE DATE

The First Academy Magnificent National Blue Ribbon
Middle School Celebrates 8th Grade!

When: Thursday, May 14th
9:35 – 10:20 am
Faith Hall Stage Side

Celebrations include:
8th Grade Video
8th Grade Keynote Presentation
Performances by our Middle School Ensemble, TFA Glee Club and Royal Steel
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Christian Leadership Awards: Timothy & Ruth
Student Government Recognition

 

REMINDERS
8th Grade Promotion Photos– The 8th grade celebration chapel (9:35 am-10:20 am May 14th in First Orlando’s Faith Hall) is just around the corner and in preparation for the big celebration, each magnificent 8th grade student will have his/her photograph taken on Friday February 27th. We are requesting that students dress in a nice top/shirt of their choosing along with jeans. The students will be taking a class photo as well that day.

You will have the opportunity to purchase photos from our photographer Michelle Moreman at a later date. All photos will be taken during 8th grade bible class. We have scheduled a makeup date of March 4th at 10am.

 

WrAP Testing- IMPORTANT WrAP INFORMATION
How Well Do We Write?
The Standardized Writing Assessment Program (WrAP)
(Spring 2015)

On Thursday March 5th and Friday, March 6th TFA students in grades 3-12 will participate in the Standardized Writing Assessment Program (WrAP). 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 7-8 will be provided with 50 minutes for the standardized assessment
– Day 1: Thinking Map & Rough Draft
– Day 2: Final Draft

There will be no chapel on March 5th due to WrAP testing.

 

March 11th- Calling all Rising 8th Grade Families (current 7th)!
Come and hear exciting information about next year’s Patriotism and American Leadership (PAL) trip to Washington DC! We are already planning a wonderful and transformative experience for your student. Important information about registering for the trip will be distributed. We will meet in the TFA Black Box on Wednesday March 11th from 3-3:30pm.

Attend Our Admissions Open House on January 28
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