The Classical School Blog, Week of October 12


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


A Message from Joe Fana, Principal of The Classical School

TCS’s Mission and Vision encompasses three core areas that will shape our students – Spiritual, Leadership, and Scholastic Formation.  These three areas form our Portrait of a Graduate.  This Portrait breaks down key elements that further define the ‘end product’ of our students at TCS.  Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you more details about these elements.

Under Spiritual Formation, graduates of TCS will:





The Kindergarten class had fun with apples last week and created this cute artwork!

Kindergarten fun with apples.


2nd Grade

Mrs. Stephens class class loves Scoot games! Last week they learned the difference between facts and opinions and put it into practice through a Scoot game. Each student received a paper with twenty numbered squares and had to go around the room, find the coordinating number, and decide if what was on the card was a fact or opinion.

TCS 2nd grade playing a game while learning. TCS 2nd grade playing a game while learning TCS 2nd grade playing a game while learning TCS 2nd grade playing a game while learning


Middle and High School Chapel

Last Thursday, Chelsea Beene spoke to TCS Middle and High School students. Chelsea is currently an ER nurse at a hospital in Lakeland, but she grew up in Guatemala where her parent have been missionaries for 35 years. Chelsea’s parents founded a ministry called Faith in Action. Chelsea has a heart for missions and has been on the local and global mission field. She plans on doing medical missions in the future. Chelsea brought a great word to the TCS students and challenged them to be missionaries in their every day lives.

Chelsea Beene spoke to TCS Middle and High School students at chapel.


TCS Field Trip

On Monday, October 9th, TCS middle and high school students worked together to escape from one of four rooms at MindQuest Live for their teambuilding field trip.  What a thrill as they worked hard to beat the clock to solve clues given and save the world or themselves.  The next field trip is open to all grades and will be on Friday, October 27th, to the Orange County Regional History Center.

TCS students participated in an Escape game at MindQuest.




Homecoming Events

Please take note of the following dress-up days for Homecoming:


  •  Thursday:
    -Grades K-4: Crazy hair, socks, and glasses day
    -Grades 5-8: “Rooooaaarrrr!” Rowdy and Rowdette both begin with the letter “R.” We will celebrate this day by dressing up as anything that begins with the letter R. (Examples: Robot, Recycling Bin, Red Bull Can, etc.)
    -Grades 9-12: “Lions, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY!” Dress up as your favorite animal.

On Friday, October 20, join us to grab a donut and watch the parade with all of your classmates. The parade will begin at 9:30 am. The Homecoming Pep Rally for all grades will immediately follow the parade on Friday, October 20.

On Saturday at 7:30pm, the Homecoming Dance for 9-12 grade students will be held in the Student Center (see page 17  of the Homecoming Packet for more information).


Dual Enrollment

The online application for Dual Enrollment through Valencia College closes on October 20th. Test scores have to be submitted by November 3rd. Please see Mrs. Mayberry for more information or click here.


Quarter 1 Extended

Due to missed school days from the hurricane, the first quarter date will be extended by a few days. The new date for the end of the quarter will be this Monday, October 19th.

Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!

Field Trips

Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.


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