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Trisha Ellison (Spanish)

Chrissy Ettefagh (Science)

Nathan Gergel (Social Studies)

Paul Gilbert (Social Studies)

Mandy Hamby (English & Social Studies)

Ginny Johnson (Math)

Bill Kanzinger (Technology Courses)

Jay Kranchalk (PE & Health)

Becky Mills (English)

Brian Nobles (Spanish)

Lynn O'Connell (Chorus)

Katie Ragan (Math)

Lisa Rojek (Art)

Becca Scott (Science & Math)

Amy Tarallo (Spanish 1)

Maureen Vanscoy (English)

Rebecca Wells (Science & Social Studies)

Lu Xue (Mandarin)


CFA 8th graders, an army of strong, warm-hearted children, are poised and ready to work with Special Olympics athletes!




Assembly Cup Challenge!

Left: 8th graders gave it a good try!



Below: 6th graders came in second!                                           









Below: 7th  grade WINS!





CFA MIDDLE SCHOOL
2017-2018!  :)

Open House January 7 @ 1:00
Please invite families you hope will join our CFA family!


SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR December 18 & 19


Monday, 12/18      9am – 3:20pm for all middle school students

with an 8am start time for those 7th & 8th graders who qualify for extended time on exams

Exam 1- World Language for both 7th & 8th grades


Tuesday, 12/19 9am – 11am for all middle school students

with an 8am start time for those 7th & 8th graders who qualify for extended time on exams

Exam 2- Science (Grade 7) and Social Studies (Grade 8)



Muse Club: CFA’s Middle School Creative Writing Group

A drop of ink make a million think. ~ Lord Byron


Muse Club meets at lunch-time every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in Mrs. Mills’s room. Students can drop in on any of these days.  Our club is flexible and inclusive. It is open to any student who has stories to tell or a poems to express. We eat, write, and talk about our favorite books.  We all agree that reading is like breathing in, and  writing is like breathing out. Our best pieces will be submitted to literary magazines, contests, and to CFA’s own High Tide.  


October’s Student Spotlight: Emily Elizabeth Penton (grade 8).   Emily Elizabeth is writing a historical fiction about WW I for DAR’s essay contest for that war’s 100th anniversary.  The piece starts:  

On November 11, 1918, it all ended. The war, the fear, the agony, the regret, the pain. It all ended, except for one thing: the memories. It happened, and that was the hardest thing to accept after the war. We couldn’t pretend it was fine; we couldn’t pretend that it never happened. It did, and it changed my life forever…  

Emily is a busy girl who is working towards an early November deadline with diligence and grace.  


Muse students are dedicated thinkers and creators.


MS Science

On January 17, 2018 all 6th graders will be competing in a school-wide science fair with a chance to compete in the Southeast Regional Science & Engineering Fair at  UNCW in Feburary.  The same opportunity is available for ANY 7th or 8th graders who would like to participate.  You can learn more about the science fair by visiting Ms. Ettefagh’s webpage or by emailing her at chrissy.ettefagh@capefearacademy.org


MathCounts!!

MathCounts will begin meeting on Thursday October 12th during lunch in Mrs. Ragan’s classroom.  Interested students should please bring his/her lunch.

MathCounts  prepares students for the regional competition in late February.  Although any middle school student may participate, this club is for students who truly enjoy and revel in being challenged in math.  Students will be expected to work 10-20 problems each week to prepare for the competition. 

What is MathCounts?

MathCounts is a competitive club that practices fun and challenging math problems.  Meetings will take place every Thursday during lunch until the regional competition takes place in late February.  Should our team place in the top 2 or 3 at the regional level, we will then move on to the state level. 

Ten students will be picked from our club members to participate in the regional competition, a participation limit by the organization.  All ten of those students will compete in 2 individual paper/pencil rounds called the Sprint Round and Target Round.  Four of the students will participate in an additional round together called the Team Round.  These four will be our top competitors.  Below is a detailed description of the rounds.

Sprint Round (All 10 students) – No Calculator, 30 questions, “faster” problems, 40 minutes total

Target Round (All 10 students) – Calculator, 10 questions distributed in pairs, 6 minutes each pair, “longer” problems

Team Round (Top 4 students) – Calculator, 10 questions, answered as a team, 20 minutes total

This is a fun academic club that will help prepare students who want to be involved with the Upper School math teams.  Please come check it out!

If you have any questions contact Katie Ragan at kragan@capefearacademy.org






CFA Leadership Advisory Clubs


CFA MS Leadership Advisory Clubs



To receive text reminders via the Remind app text the code below to the number 81010 (for all grades) OR use link provided to sign up for t
he grade group reminders!

6th grade code: @2776k7 

7th grade code:  @cfa7t

8th grade code:  @2egf4d


Food for thought for MS Parents

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                          Important Dates       



Dec 18 & 19     Special schedule for all MS

                                          due to exams for Grades 7 & 8


Monday, 12/18      9am – 3:20pm for all middle school students

with an 8am start time for those 7th & 8th graders who qualify for extended time on exams

Exam 1- World Language for both 7th & 8th grades


Tuesday, 12/19 9am – 11am for all middle school students

with an 8am start time for those 7th & 8th graders who qualify for extended time on exams

Exam 2- Science (Grade 7) and Social Studies (Grade 8)


Dec 20-Jan 2                    Holiday Vacation/No School       


Jan 9 & 10                        8th graders complete the ERB Wrap Writing test


Jan 10                5pm Grades posted for 1st semester

                                         6:30pm Road to Final 4 Night for Grade 8 parents

                                            in the Upper School iCenter


Jan 11                              Bring a Friend to MS Day

Bring a friend who might consider applying to CFA Middle School!


Jan 15                               MLK Day/No School


Jan 17                                MS Science Day - Details coming soon!


Jan 19                                Middle School Night Out

                                           Wild Wings & CFA Homecoming Basketball Games

                                                      

                                



Sixth Grade Homework Calendar


Seventh Grade Homework


Eighth Grade Homework



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Carla Whitwell,
Sep 27, 2017, 1:04 PM