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Please encourage anyone you think would be a good match for our school to get a hands-on experience of the CFA you know and support. Invite them to our November 12th open house, where we will give visitors the chance to engage in classroom lessons and activities.
Personal invitations are always best, but you also can just cut and paste the the invitation below to send to friends, coworkers, neighbors.  Thank you!

The rapidly changing world of vaping and e-cigarettes:

Information session with CFA administration and Coastal Horizons. 

Wednesday, November 14 from 8:15 am-9:15 am in the US Commons.

(reschedule from Hurricane Florence)

This parent coffee and information session with Eric Miles, Carla Whitwell, Tobi Ragon, and Meredith Ross (Coastal Horizons) will be a time for CFA administration to share our latest insights and observations about this growing trend.  We will update parents on our drug/alcohol policies, share what we are learning from students, and will answer any questions on the topic. Our Coastal Horizons expert will also share the latest community research to empower us in the battle against drugs and alcohol.

MS Advisory:  October's focus is kindness and compassion.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and in MS advisory we will spend time fostering a culture of respect and inclusion.  Advisors will role play with students on bystander intervention, how to recognize when teasing has gone too far, and when to ask adults for help.  Our goal is for students to understand their role in bullying prevention, as all community members have a part in keeping our campus safe and welcoming. We will also look for ways to spread kindness and compassion through random acts of kindness and activities that promote inclusion and acceptance.

In addition, students will spend time reflecting on the no-cell phone day on October 9 and the Dr. Steiner-Adair presentation on October 11.  We encourage the entire family to participate in these activities to support a healthy family culture.  

Please continue to support our advisory program by discussing these topics at home with your children. 
September's focus: Integrity and Responsibility 

Builder Leadership Club with Mrs. Johnson building bird houses for area retirement communities  

First Grade Buddy Leadership Club with Mrs. Hamby

Mrs. Scott's Green Team Leadership Club!

Classroom Sites

Erika Batalla (Band)

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)

The Family Partnership is a volunteer organization created to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities of the students at Cape Fear Academy by creating and maintaining an organization in which parents, grandparents, alumni and friends may offer their time and talent to support the school’s academic, social, fine arts, and athletic objectives.

More CFA Family Partnership information can be found HERE
Crystal Peebles, President, 910.262.2115, cpeebles3@gmail.com

Middle School Liaison - Meredith Wells
910-431-1289 or meredithwells@ec.rr.com
6th - Grade Parent, Liz Forkin
808-226-5446 or forkin8@me.com
7th - Grade Parent, Elilzabeth Beacham
919-669-8545 or elizabethbeacham@mac.com
8th - Grade Parent, Mandy Moore
919-270-7683 or mmoore1712@gmail.com

Exam Schedule


1st semester December 18 & 19

7th grade

Exam 1  World Language

Exam 2   Science

8th grade

Exam 1 World Language

Exam 2 Social Studies

2nd semester May 23 & 24

7th grade

Exam 1  Social Studies

Exam 2 Math

Exam 3 English

8th grade

Exam 1 English

Exam 2 Science

Exam 3  Math

*6th graders do not take exams. Instead they have special academic activities on exam days.

Need help with Math?

To sign up for a Math Lab appointment, click HERE!

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

To sign up for an appointment with the 

Center for Reasoning and Writing, click HERE!

Thank you to CFA parent, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, Keith Forkin for speaking with CFA Middle School about Veterans Day!

Leadership Advisory Clubs

    Important Dates       


November 14, 8am                MS & US Parent Coffee re vapping & e-cigarettes

US Commons

November 16, 10:05              Chorus performs at Assembly

November 19-23                    No School/Thanksgiving Vacation

November 28                         Catherine Steiner Adair speaks

November 30 MS Fun Day with student football & food trucks

December 3, 6:30pm            Band Concert

December 6, 6:30pm             Chorus Concert

Tuesday, 12/18,  9am – 11am for all middle school students

                                                Grade 6 special activities & Grade 7 and 8 Exams

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

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

                                                Grade 6 special activities & Grade 7 and 8 Exams

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

December 20 - January 2          Winter Holiday Vacation

Food for thought for MS Parents

Sixth Grade Homework Calendar

Seventh Grade Homework

Eighth Grade Homework