The Classical School Blog, Week of October 13th


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

Pastors give more of their hearts, souls, and time than arguably any other profession (teachers are way up there too :). In 1992 a missional movement began to uplift pastors, missionaries, and religious workers; so began Pastor Appreciation Day in October.  We now recognize October as Pastor Appreciation Month. I encourage you to take time this month to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to your pastor and their family. Whether it is a simple word of thanks or a small gift, it will surely mean so much to those who have dedicated their lives to ensuring the path is strong and bright in our walks with the Lord. TFA will be celebrating our amazing FBO pastors and staff with a shared luncheon on Monday, October 10th. We are so grateful for their unwavering support and partnership!


This year TCS has four middle school boys participating in football: Ben, Liam, Trey and Daniel. The team has an away playoff game Thursday evening. Go Royals!

TCS has 4 Middle School football players this year.




1st Grade

A few weeks ago, the 1st-grade class had a chance to read to the Kindergarten class. What fun for both classes!

TCS 1st grade students paired up as reading buddies with the Kindergarten class.                TCS 1st Grade students read to Kindergarten students.


Visitor to American History Classes

A very special guest, Jonathan Edwards, visited Mrs. Shipley’s American History class this week. He answered questions and discussed the legacy that he left for our country with the students.

Mr. Fana dressed as John Edwards and visited the American History classes to answer questions.     Mr. Fana dressed as Jonathan Edwards.



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!

Box Tops for Education

We are now collecting Box Tops to raise money for TCS and The First Hope. We have a goal to raise 5,000 box tops, which is $500. The TCS class that brings in the most box tops will receive a pizza and ice cream party, courtesy of the Graham Family. The first collection contest will run from September 6th – October 24th. Start cutting those box tops and sending in with your student.

PSAT Testing – Wednesday, October 19

Students should arrive at school no later than 7:50 AM. Testing will begin promptly at 8 AM.

All of our 8th and 9th graders will be taking the PSAT8/9. For more information regarding this test, please visit the following link:

All of our 10th and 11th graders will be taking the standard PSAT/NMSQT. For more information regarding this test, please visit the following link:

Here are some important reminders and tips to get ready for test day on Wednesday, October 19th:

  • Graphing and Scientific calculators are recommended for the test. A list of prohibited electronics for test day can be found at this link:

  • Bring two sharpened #2 pencils for the test, an approved calculator, and your best effort!

  • Students will be given all important information such as ID numbers on test day.

  • Here is a list of what NOT to bring on test day-

    • Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content

    • Protractors, compasses, rulers

    • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils

    • Pamphlets or papers of any kind

    • Dictionaries or other books. There are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language.

  • Food and drinks, including bottled water, unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities.

The PSAT is a practice test for the official SAT. Please be aware that the PSAT does carry other special significance. The following things are important for each parent and student to know about the PSAT:

  • For Juniors, PSAT scores are used to determine all National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists.

  • For ALL students, the PSAT score is used in conjunction with teacher recommendations for placement in Honors and AP level courses for the following school year.



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