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CFA's Middle School MathCounts team competed in the 2020 PENC Southeastern Chapter Competition. The event hosted 17 schools from 4 counties totalling over 100 competitors. Students competed both individually and as a team. 
8th graders Grant Sutherland and Charlee Vliet both cracked the top 25 by finishing 23rd and 18th respectively. Congratulations to these 2 students and Mr. Brian Johnson!
 Thank you to the whole team for your hard work and dedication throughout the whole season! 

Cape Fear Academy 6th graders made their 3rd appearance in the Southeast Regional Science Fair on Saturday, February 15th at UNCW under the leadership of science teacher Chrissy Ettefagh.  Ten projects from the CFA fair in January were selected to participate in the Junior competition (grades 6-8.) CFA projects represented Biological Sciences A & B, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Physics/Mathematics and Engineering.  Of those six divisions, our students placed in FOUR  divisions and are eligible to compete at the NC Science & Engineering Fair in Raleigh this March!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ettefagh and our student-winners!

Biological Sciences A
Claire Mearns & Harper van Vliet (2nd place)-Fido's Findings

Biological Sciences B
Annie McNamara (2nd place)-The Many Ways Dogs Can Help Your Heart

Zealand Woditschka  (3rd place)-Breaking Bridges

Alex Ferretti & Katies Hayes O'Donovan  (1st place)-Upright: The Right Way

Congratulations to the CFA Middle School "A" Boys Basketball team(12-1) with a 41-26 win over St. Mark on Mon Night in the SMSL Div I Boys Tournament. This is CFA's 3rd straight title & 6th title in the last 7 years. Congrats to the boys & the 8th title for Coach Carr Fullagar!

Congratulations the MS 7th grade girls for a SMSL Conference Division II Runner-up finish as they lost 16-10 to Southeastern Academy on Monday afternoon. Great season ladies with a 8-3 overall record.

Students Studying Mandarin Celebrate 
the Chinese New Year!

CFA MS MLK Day Celebration

YouTube Video

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Classroom Sites

Sutton Boney (Spanish)

William Camp (Band)

Trisha Ellison (Spanish)

Chrissy Ettefagh (Science)

Paul Gilbert (Social Studies)

Mandy Hamby (English & Social Studies)

Brian Johnson (Math)

Bill Kanzinger (Technology Courses)

Becky Mills (English)

Keith Minisman (English/PE)

Lynn O'Connell (Chorus)

Katie Ragan (Math)

Lisa Rojek (Art)

Becca Scott (Science & Math)

Maureen Vanscoy (English)

Rebecca Wells (Science & Social Studies)

Lu Xue (Mandarin)

Need help with Math?

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Need help with studying, a project, or a writing assignment?

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Center for Reasoning and Writing, click HERE!

Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, May 1,
we will move to remote learning for all grades.

Congratulations to this year's District Band members and teacher Mr. Camp!
Charlee Vliet, 2nd chair Concert Band
Laura Austria, 2nd chair Symphonic Band
Faye Riebe, 4th chair Concert Band
Ray McDonald, 1st chair Concert Band

Symphonic Band is the higher level band, and Concert Band is the second level band.

6 CFA student works have placed in the very selective 2020 Eastern/Central North Carolina Scholastic Art Competition, 3 of which were by CFA Middle Schoolers! 

  1. Lindsay West, Harlequin, Silver Key

  2. Lindsay West, Pool Noodles, Silver Key

  3. Grace Haslam, Jump, Honorable Mention

  4. May Boney, Where's My Money?, Silver Key - below

  5. Elizabeth Weinberg, The Green Dino, Silver Key - belos

  6. Eric Herring, Running Sheep, Honorable Mention - below

    Important Dates  

March 17                            Grades post in MBP for Quarter 3

Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, May 1, we will move to remote learning for all grades.

March 19                            Parent/Student/Teacher conferences after school

March 20                            No Middle School

                                           Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences all day

                                           Middle School Night Out to Myrtle Beach

March 24                            Early Dismissal (1pm for MS & US - 12:50 LS)

April 3                                  8th grade volunteers at Special Olympics

April 10-13                           Spring Break/No School

April 20 Week                      MS ERB testing daily

April 22                                8th Grade field trip to Airlie Gardens (after ERB testing)

April 23                               8th grade volunteers at Special Olympics

April 24 @ 6:30pm              8th grade (only)

Dance Dress Code - Girls: a school-length cocktail dress, a dressy skirt (school-length) and top, or slacks with a dressy blouse.  Boys: dress pants with a button down, collared shirt and tie (jacket not required)


Food for thought for MS Parents
Articles of interest to parents raising middle school age children 
will be shared here on an ongoing basis!

Sixth Grade Homework Calendar

Seventh Grade Homework

Eighth Grade Homework