IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR MARCH
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- March 30: Humanities Scholar Bowl – Student Center, 9:33am
- March 30-April 1: US Spring Play, You Can’t Take It With You – Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm
- April 3: Marine Science Field Trip – Sea World
- April 6: Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness
- April 6: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:33am
- April 6: Middle/Upper School Open House, 8:30am
- April 8: Junior/Senior Prom – Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
- April 12: Senior Recharge – Alumni Commons, 9:30am
- April 13: Senior Thesis Presentation – Student Center, 9:33am
- April 14: No School – Good Friday
- April 17: No School – Easter Monday
- April 18: Parent University-Digital Citizenship-Field House, 8:15am
- April 18: Senior Lunch – Student Center, 12:50pm
- April 18: US Awards Ceremony Rehearsal (Seniors Only) – 1:45pm
- April 19: US & Seniors Awards Ceremony – Faith Hall, 10:00am
- April 21: AP Pre-Administration Session (all AP students) – Faith Hall, 9:35am
- April 21: Visual Art Lunch & Awards Ceremony – Student Center, 12:50pm
- April 21: MS/US Choral Concert – Faith Hall, 7:00pm
State Thespian Festival
Our students from Thespian Troupe 5165 represented us at the Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa March 15-18. These students competed at the district level, and the top 6 scorers earning Superior ratings continued on to the State level. Congratulations to these students!
Mackenzie W. – Superior, Monologue
Hannah Rose C. – Superior, Solo Musical
Bekka H. – Excellent, Costume Design
Brady P. – Excellent, Publicity Design
Abby B. & Emelyn M. – Excellent, Duet Musical
Enzo B. – Excellent, Monologue
Band State Solo & Ensemble
While we were on Spring Break, many of our Fine Arts students were competing at various events. Our band students competed at State Solo & Ensemble last week. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and achievement!
Superior with Distinction
Jack E. & Elliot M. – Mallet duet
Guilherme S. – Snare drum solo
Elliot M. – Marimba solo
Jacob M. – Trumpet solo
Olivia T. – Flute solo
Jacob Z. – French horn solo
Natalie W. – Clarinet solo
Mark L. – Piano solo
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Congratulations to Jiuwel S. (11th), who received a second place Award of Distinction 2D for her colored pencil ‘Tibetan Smile’, and Sylvia L. (9th), who received a second place Award of Distinction 3D for her composite dish ‘Dead Leaf’ at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival 2017!
AP Computer Science Students Compete at Programming Competition
Jessica M, Grace M, Caitlin B, UCF’s Knightro, Brennen F, Scotty M, and Rafael O.
Mr. Harrison’s AP Computer Science students competed in a high school programming tournament on March 16th at UCF. The students showed great improvement from last year, and the juniors look forward to returning next year to compete again. More info here.
NEW THIS WEEK
Upper School Students Spread Encouragement to Millennia Elementary Students
TFA Upper School students and faculty donated items for the 3rd graders of Millennia Elementary School to encourage them as they take their first Florida Standards Assessments! Millennia Elementary School is a Title I school that our students have partnered within the last year to provide food donations to help those in need.
Thank you to our Juniors, Jessica L, Annie M, and Maclay R. for taking charge of this great opportunity to serve those in our community!
West Point Admissions Information Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:00pm
Country Club of Orlando – 1601 Country Club Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
Please RSVP to email@example.com with your name, email address, phone number and how many will be attending.
Help answer questions such as:
Is West Point and the Army for me?
Why a Service Academy and the Army?
Who do I contact?
How do I apply?
Where do I start?
Light It Up Blue
The First Hope of The First Academy is committed to bringing awareness of individuals with Autism to our school community. Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story was recently shared with TFA families and reminds us of the important work done at The First Academy everyday.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Please support your fellow Royals by wearing BLUE on Thursday, April 6th. All TFA divisions, including The Extended Educational Programs, are invited to participate in this special awareness.
To view Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story please visit https://vimeo.com/207645865.
For additional resources please visit http://autismspeaks.org/.
Prom – Fire & Ice
Juniors and Seniors are invited to Prom 2017, Fire & Ice!
Saturday, April 8, 2017
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress at 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836
Tickets can be purchased here: https://thefirstacademy.org/academics/upper/student-life/dances/
Please remember that if you plan to bring a guest who is not a current TFA student, they must currently be in high school or a TFA alum. You must fill out the Outside Guest form that you can download from the above link.
All dresses (including TFA students and outside guests) must be submitted for approval using this link: https://docs.google.com/a/thefirstacademy.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGovfVnPfvQqzuSj2J5-fpSvbNVDhExtBcVPofigQGEJWq7w/viewform?c=0&w=1