The Classical School Blog, Week of March 2nd


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

A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs

Our TCS/TFH Parent Association and Preschool Sunshine Committee need YOU! Combined, our three Extended Educational Programs have over 300 students and continue to be blessed with growth. Imagine the powerful potential we have with all of these precious families doing one small or large act to contribute to our parent organizations this year. There is still time! Whether it’s attending our next meeting or responding to a sign up sent via email, we are so grateful for your loving contribution. Please join us in blessing our students and teachers with a strong finish to an incredible year!

Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

There are great things happening with our 2016-2017 Senior Class!  We are proud of their diligent work and tremendous accomplishments.  Continue to pray for them as God guides them on the path to the next steps in their educational careers.

TCS Seniors facts/info.



Cassidie Allhoff

Cassidie started at The First Academy in 9th grade and then transferred over to TCS later that year. Her parents chose TCS because of the two day schedule and the ability to work at home.  Her extracurricular activities include volunteering at church, but she has also been a tremendous help to her father, after losing her mom two years ago. Cassidie is still waiting to hear on applications sent to the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and University of Notre Dame. At this time, she has received acceptances from University of Illinois – Chicago and University of Indiana-Bloomington, along with  scholarship offers from Illinois-Chicago. Cassidie would like to either major in psychology or pre-med, but she is still considering her options. One of Cassidie’s favorite TCS teachers is Mrs. Crawford, because of the joy she brings to her English classes. Cassidie says that TCS has been such a great fit for her because of the flexibility it has provided, and she feels that she is well prepared for life after graduation. Despite having many trials over the last few years, she has been able to succeed in the TCS program. In one sentence, Cassidie sums up her time at TCS with this: “Being a student at TCS has given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing people in a school that works for me”.


Photo of TCS Senior Cassidie.




1st Grade

Here are two special days in 1st grade recently: Mrs. Wixtrom’s class celebrated President’s Day on February 18th, but the week before, they created these amazing president pictures in Mrs. Talley’s Art class. The students also took a visit over to the TFA library recently. This is always a fun trip for them!

TCS 1st grade students created pictures of President Washington in Art class.      1st grade students took a trip over to the TFA library.


Algebra 1

Mrs. Mayberry’s Algebra 1 class did a scavenger hunt for solving systems of inequalities a few weeks ago. They also took a short break from math on Valentine’s Day to do a “Minute to Win It” Valentine style game.

TCS students in Algebra participate in an Algebra scavenger hunt. TCS students in Algebra participate in an Algebra scavenger hunt.


Mrs. Mayberry's class plays a Valentine's version of Minute to Win It. Mrs. Mayberry's class plays a Valentine's version of Minute to Win It. Mrs. Mayberry's class plays a Valentine's version of Minute to Win It.




Library Closure

The library will be closed for WrAP testing from 7:30 AM – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd. Thank you for your understanding.

TCS and TFH Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Parents: Please click here to see how you can volunteer around TCS and TFH. We are so thankful for our parent volunteers and appreciate any help you can provide!

High School Volunteer Hours

High School students need 75 or 100 hours to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, depending on which type of scholarship the student qualifies for. Students should go here to print the form. Please do not submit the online form, as this will go to TFA Upper School. Please print the PDF version and then turn in to Mrs. Mayberry.



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