The Classical School Blog, Week of March 9th


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

What are your plans for Summer 2017? You may be thinking “Summer?! I’m just trying to get to Spring Break!” 🙂 While it is a few months away, summer plans and programs fill up quickly. TFA’s SummerQuest program and TFA’s Preschool are providing wonderful summer offerings. These programs are also open to students who do not attend TFA, so please feel free to share with family and friends who could benefit from these opportunities. For SummerQuest information and registration, please visit here, and be sure to select the appropriate grade level for your child to view all available courses. For TFA Preschool’s Summer Camp information and registration, please visit here.

Hope to see you there!

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

Some of my earliest memories are spending a few weeks every summer with my grandfather and grandmother.  Not only did I have the privilege of visiting with them, but also my great-grandmother, Granny, as well.  Granny was an amazing woman!  She was the first person I had ever met born in the 1800’s.  Granny was a first generation American; her parents emigrated from Poland just prior to her birth.  Whether it was teaching me how to make Polish delicacies or how to say, “how are you” in Polish, no greater legacy did Granny want to leave was that of her Faith.
Proverbs 17:6 states, Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.  Granny, like most grandparents that I know, love to pour all that they have – emotionally and spiritually – laced with wisdom from Him.  This week we celebrate Grandparents at TCS.  We are grateful for the time we can spend with our Grandparents, letting them know just how much we value them.



Nick Mackedon

This week’s spotlight is on Nick Mackedon, TCS Senior. Nick started at TCS in the 10th grade, because his parents wanted a Christian education along with smaller class sizes and more one-on-one time. Nick also plays baseball for TFA and hopes to continue this at the collegiate level. He currently has been accepted at Tallahassee Community College and Keiser University and has received both academic and athletic scholarship offers from Keiser. Along with playing baseball in college, Nick would like to study sports management. One of his favorite teachers is Mrs. Tower, who has taught Nick in both Algebra 2 and Geometry. Nick has loved his time at TCS and has made some great friends. Nick says that being a student here at TCS has helped him to learn and get a better education in a smaller class, along with having more time with the teachers, and he has made some really good friends in the process. The TCS teachers and staff are excited to cheer Nick on in the current TFA baseball season, and we look forward to see what God has in store for him in the future!


Senior Nick M plays basketball.



Rising 8th Grade Meeting – DC Trip

There will be a meeting on Thursday, March 16th at 3:30 PM in the Black Box (located in the Middle School building) to discuss next year’s Patriots and American Leadership trip to to Washington DC November 2017. This is for rising 8th grade students (current 7th graders). Important information about registering for the trip will be distributed at the interest meeting.

Annual FPEA Day at the Capitol

The Florida-Parent Educator’s Association will hold their annual day at the capital (Tallahassee) on March 20, 2017. Please click here for more information.



Poetry Out Loud Finalists

This year’s Poetry Out Loud Finalists performed in chapel last week. Mrs. Crawford was so proud of all of these students!


TCS students who are Poetry Out Loud Finalists.


Shark Dissection

Students in Ms. Joynes very popular Marine Biology class had the pleasure of dissecting sharks in class. What a cool learning experience!

Shark dissection in Marine Biology class.  Shark dissection in Marine Biology class.


Wax Museum

The 3rd grade students in Mrs. Parrish’s class held the first ever Wax Museum. This project required students to identify significant contributions of a famous historical person from Florida. We had quite a few famous characters visit TCS on this day!


TCS students participated in a wax museum.  TCS students participated in a wax museum.  TCS students participated in a wax museum. TCS students participated in a wax museum.    TCS students participated in a wax museum.TCS students participated in a wax museum.  TCS students participated in a wax museum.



Library Closure

Due to early dismissal, the TFA library will be closing at 12:15 PM on Friday, March 10th.

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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