Upper School Blog, Week of 5/12


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


College Application Scholarship Winners


Congratulations to Class of 2017’s Hamilton Murrah and Visen Li who each won a $200 scholarship for their college applications!  They attended the annual Central Florida College Fair back in February, and their names were drawn from among the juniors that attended.  Thanks to the Consortium of Central Florida Private High School Counselors for this scholarship opportunity!


College Admissions – 10th & 11th Grade Students

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the five of the country’s leading universities. Meet with Admission representatives from:

Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
University of Pennsylvania
Standford University

The event will be held on Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm at the Orlando Airport Renaissance: 5445 Forbes Pl, Orlando, FL 32812

Please register:

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the top universities!

Upper School Final Exam Schedule

Upper School families,

Next we begin our final exam process, with summer vacation on its heels! I know we are all excited, but we want to see your sons and daughters through next week with intentional focus. Included in this email is an exam schedule and a permission form that allows your student the opportunity to gain the college feel of independence during final exams.

Final exams are divided among the last four days of school, starting with this Friday. With your permission, students can come and go between exams. If a signed permission form is not turned in, students will not be permitted to leave; phone calls and emails will not be accepted. Students who remain on campus will be sent to study hall classrooms for accountability for the remainder of the school day. Lunch will be held in Faith Hall from 11:30-12:30 each day, and the cafeteria will close at 12:30. Lunch will not be served on Wednesday, May 25 since students are released at 12:15.

Friday – English & Science

Monday – Math

Tuesday – Foreign Language & Electives

Wednesday – Make Up Exams – Students are not required to report to school on Wednesday unless they need to make up an exam; teachers will communicate with individual students to coordinate make up exams.

Please note that Social Studies exams have already been administered in classes.

Permission forms should be turned in Mrs. Blackwell in the front lobby. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Download the permission form: Final Exam Checkout Permission Form May 2016

Final exam schedule: US Final Exam Schedule-May 2016


First Orlando – Class of 2016 Recognition

The Class of 2016 will be honored at First Orlando on Sunday, May 15 at 9:45am in Faith Hall Lakeside. All graduating seniors and their families are invited to breakfast (free for student, $5 for each additional guest). Seniors who wish to have their picture included in the handout must go to the Student Center to have their picture taken on Sunday, May 1 anytime between 9:30am-12:00pm. Click here for more details: FBCO Class of 2016 Recognition

For more information, contact Catherine de Armas:

Library Announcement

All library books are due back to the library by Friday, May 20th.  Thank you for your consideration.

Summer AR Testing

Accelerated Reader will be turned off on Monday, May 23rd to allow time to set up the 2016-2017 school year.  Summer AR testing will become available beginning Monday, June 6th.  The library will not be open for testing over the summer, but students may take tests on iDevices via the AR app Monday through Friday from 9 AM-3 PM.  If students don’t have their own iDevices, there will be iPads available for AR testing in the Lower School lobby.  Students must be on campus logged on to either the TFA Guest or TFA wifi to take AR tests.   All tests taken during the summer will apply toward the first quarter goal of the 2016-2017 school year.  For further information, please click here: 2016 Summer AR Directions

AP Exam Reminders – May 2016

With your AP Exams starting next week, please be sure to plan accordingly!

Save the Date – End of Year Events

Rising Senior Parent Meeting (at least one parent is required to attend) – Saturday, May 14, 9:00am – Student Center

Senior Step Up – Monday, May 16, 7:00am – Faith Hall Parking Lot

Graduation Ceremony – Friday, May 20, 6:45pm – First Baptist Orlando Worship Center