IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR MARCH & APRIL
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- March 30-April 6: No School – Easter Break
- April 9-10, 16-18: US Spring Play, Promedy – Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm; Student-only show: April 15, 3:00pm (click here to buy tickets)
- April 11: Prom – Rosen Shingle Creek, 6:30-10:30pm (click here to buy tickets)
- April 13: Special US Chapel – Speaker: Bob Goff – Student Center, 8:45am
- April 16: Senior Thesis Presentation – Student Center, 9:35am
- April 20: Senior Lunch – Student Center, 12:35pm
- April 20: Upper School & Senior Awards Ceremony Practice (senior students only) – Faith Hall Stageside, 1:30pm
- April 22: Upper School & Senior Awards Ceremony (for grades 9-12) – Faith Hall Stageside, 9:00am
- April 22-May 1: AP Visual Art Portfolio Exhibit – Library
- April 23: Humanities Scholar Bowl – Student Center, 9:35am
- April 23-25: US Senior Showcase – The Odd Couple – Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm; matinee, April 25, 2:00pm
- April 29: Senior Brick Laying Ceremony – US Parking Lot/Flagpole, 8:15am
Teahna Daniels Wins National Track Title
The First Academy track senior Teahna Daniels continued to set new records this week, winning a national title at the New Balance Indoor Nationals and setting a 2015 best of 7.33 in the 60m dash!
Daniels currently holds the top times nationally in the 55m dash, 60m dash and 100m dash, solidifying her spot as one of the top high school sprinters in the world!
NEW THIS WEEK
Upper School Theatre presents Promedy and The Odd Couple
Check out our Upper School students actors presenting a story they’re very familiar with, revolving around the excitement and drama of Promedy. All shows are scheduled for 7:00pm in our very own Black Box Theatre. Click here to buy tickets for Promedy.
Save the date for The Odd Couple, April 23-25. Tickets will go on sale soon.
Save the Date! Bob Goff to Speak in Upper School Chapel
The Upper School is excited to welcome Bob Goff to speak in a special chapel on Monday, April 13 at 8:45am in the Student Center. Parents are encouraged to attend, but space is limited. Please sign up here.
Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia. Bob is a sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, Bob connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down to earth manner.
Bob has pioneered the vision of Restore International to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India and Somalia. Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Restore International, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States.
Bob has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School where he teaches Nonprofit Law, and Point Loma Nazarene University, where he teaches Business Law.
West Point United States Military Academy Admissions Information Meeting
- Is West Point for me?
- Why a Service Academy?
- Who do I contact?
- How do I apply?
- Where do I start?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – 7:00pm
US Army Reserve Center – 9500 Armed Forces Reserve Drive, Orlando, FL 32827
Please RSVP to 407.287.9898 and leave your name, email address, phone number and how many will be attending on the answering machine.
Check out this week’s Raw Footage!
Prom 2015 – Through the Looking Glass: An Evening in Wonderland
Juniors and Seniors,
The prom theme for 2015 is “Through the Looking Glass: An Evening in Wonderland.”
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6:30pm – 10:30pm at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819. We will be in the Sebastian J. ballroom.
Menu options are:
- Fit For a King – Char Grilled Top Sirloin with Shoestring Onion Straws, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Asparagus
- Queens Choice – Grilled Chicken with Marsala Reduction, Potatoes Au Gratin, Sautéed Green Beans
- Jack of Hearts – Vegetarian Bowtie Pasta Alfredo with Peas, Carrots, Sautéed Zucchini, Yellow Squash
All meals will include salad and Enchanted Black Forest Cake dessert. Drinks are water, tea and sparkling punch.
Tickets are $75 per person. There will be complimentary self-parking adjacent to the ballroom entrance.
Please visit https://thefirstacademy.org/academics/upper/student-life/dances/ to purchase your ticket today.
When you submit your order, you should receive a confirmation page. You may need to scroll back to the top if your screen goes blank. You should also receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway confirming receipt of payment.
Please remember that if you plan to bring a guest from outside of TFA, the guest must currently be in high school or be a TFA alumnus (pg. 77 Handbook) and you must fill out the Prom Outside Guest form. There is a link to the form on the prom website.
Health Clinic Reminders
Some gentle reminders from the Parent-Student Handbook:
- Please keep your children home if they are sick. They may return once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, or fever (p. 66)
- Students are NOT to transport medications to or from school. Parents must deliver the medications to the Clinic Aide and fill out the appropriate form(s) (p. 67)
- The clinics do not administer medication unless it has been provided by the parents (p. 67)
- Services provided by the clinics include first aid, managing medical emergencies, and monitoring ill students until a parent arrives to pick them up. If your child needs a medical evaluation, please take them to their pediatrician (p. 66)