Welcome to the CFA Middle School Homepage!

Please visit approximately every 2 weeks for new information. Thank you!

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*Please note that all Zoom link for Parent/Student/Teacher conferences can be found on the Hub below.*

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Discover the possibilities awaiting you in Upper School!


SPECIAL EVENT for CURRENT 8th GRADE FAMILIES

Monday Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.


Discover the possibilities awaiting you in Upper School!


Road to the Final Four: Info session featuring Upper School administrators, students, & parents

Join here via Zoom

Meeting ID: 826 8736 0716

Passcode: 931572


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Middle School Exam Schedule

2021-2022

1st semester Exams

December 16 & 17


7th grade

Exam 1 World Language

Exam 2 Science

8th grade

Exam 1 World Language

Exam 2 Social Studies


2nd semester Exams

May 25 & 26


7th grade

Exam 1 Social Studies

Exam 2 Math

Exam 3 English


8th grade:

Exam 1 English

Exam 2 Science

Exam 3 Math

The HUB where students and parents can view weekly classroom plans and daily homework

Fall/Winter "Style Board" by 8th Grade Student Leaders

IS HERE to help with revised guidelines, what to purchase, from where, to be in fashion and in Middle School Dress Code!

CFA's award winning literary and arts magazine High Tide is accepting submissions of writing, photography, and art by middle and upper schoolers for our 2021 FALL CONTEST. We would love to feature MS student creativity in our next issue!


We are trying something new by having an OPEN theme this fall - meaning your piece may be about any subject.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 10 at 11:59 pm Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each division!


To submit your work to the contest, follow these steps

1. Join High Tide's Google Classroom site with this code: kaoalvb

2. Complete the High Tide Fall Contest Submission Form you will find there. YOU MUST COMPLETE ONE FORM PER ENTRY--be sure to attach your document/ file to the end of the form.


If you have any questions about our fall contest or are interested in becoming involved with our High Tide staff, please don't hesitate to contact:

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Middle School students will be hosting Halloween games & trick or treating for our Lower School students outside on Thursday, October 28. We welcome any candy donations which you child can give to their advisor for this fun event.

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In appreciation of Veterans Day on 11/11/21, we want to recognize and honor service members and veterans that are family of our middle school students. If you are interested in participating, please email your child's social studies teacher the following: 1-The name of the service member, 2- branch of service, 3- relationship to the student, and 4-a picture (past or current). If you don't have a picture, that's ok. We will still be able to display the rest of the information. If you would like to participate, please email the information by Friday, 11/5 to your child's social studies teacher. We will post photos of the this Veterans Day display on this webpage.

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What is MathCounts?

MathCounts is a competitive club that practices fun and challenging math problems. Meetings will take place once a week during lunch until the regional competition takes place in January/February. Should our team place in the top 3 or 4 at the regional level, we will then move on to the state level!

First Meeting!! Thursday (October 28th) during lunch in Mr. Johnson’s room (113). Students should bring their lunch to my room.

Any middle school student may participate, this club is for students who truly enjoy being challenged in math. Our first meeting will be more of an informational meeting, but following that students will be expected to work 10-20 problems each week to prepare for competition.

Students can attend 1 or 2 meetings to get an idea if this is something they want to fully commit to. Once they have committed to being a part of MathCounts, attendance at meetings is very important.

If your child will attend the first meeting, they should fill out the google form that is linked in an email sent to each student from Mr. Johnson titled Math Counts Information.

If you have questions before your child attends the first meeting, please contact Brian Johnson at brian.johnson@capefearacademy.org

Details HERE!

Sign up to receive text reminders of CFA Middle School happenings!

6th grade- text @2776k7 to the number 81010


7th grade- text @cfa7t to the number 81010


8th grade- text @h3gh2f to the number 81010


MSNO for tonight is FULL! Next MSNO announced soon.

Middle School Night Out returns! We are so excited to offer our first Middle School Night Out (MSNO) of the year. What is Middle School Night Out? It is an optional opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to enjoy an afternoon/evening of food, friends and fun and also allow parents to enjoy an evening out. Save the Date for Friday, October 22 when we plan to hold our first MSNO of the year.

When: Friday, October 22, 4 pm - 10 pm - No school for Middle School students this day. Students should be dropped off in front of the Main Gym between 4 and 4:30pm.

What and Where: Students will play supervised games, enjoy a pizza dinner, and then board the bus and head to Galloway Farms. Please have students arrive no later than 4:30 pm to ensure we remain on schedule. We plan to return to campus by 10 pm for parents to pick up in front of the Main Gym.

Cost: $50 and includes dinner, entry into the Corn Maze, supervision, transportation and snacks

Other important Information: Students must be dropped off on time, between 4pm (no earlier) and 4:30 (no later) to ensure we are on time with our schedule. Pizza dinner & drink included. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions. Students must wear a mask at all times while indoors and riding the bus.

Welcome to “The Counselor’s Corner”

Here’s what’s happening in October in EIGHTH GRADE:

In October wellness lessons, we will be covering the ever- present topic of PROCRASTINATION. In the article, The Science Behind Procrastination, we hear how psychologists believe this is more a sign of poor emotion regulation than poor time management or lack of self control.


Eighth grade students will be prompted to become mindful about their own work habits as we discuss the role of anxiety in procrastination. When we become chronic procrastinators, we are telling our bodies and minds that anxiety is necessary for productivity. Yikes! Part of becoming a healthy adult is learning how to balance our emotional mind and our logical mind to create a wise mind. This is a tool of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and we teach students how to use it to avoid procrastination.


The second topic covered with 8th grade will be technology safety. Respect, social media trends, relationships, and balance are the hot topics for this session.


Students will be asked to provide their insight and feedback through the eyes of an adolescent which allows me to reciprocate through the eyes of an adult educator. In general, I find that when I ask the students to be the expert and to educate me, not only do I get a glimpse into their world, but it provides ample opportunities for discussion and growth.


Here’s a few questions you can follow up with at home:

  1. If you had to advise younger students with new phones, what advice would you give them?

  2. How many “pickups” do you average a day?

  3. What’s one thing you wish I knew about your screentime/phone?


Sixth and Seventh Grade Social/Emotional Happenings (October)

This month Sixth and Seventh graders learn goal setting techniques! We learn the best goals are SMART goals - Specific Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. We viewed a short, fun video to help learn the concepts and then we partnered up to identify one area students commit to change and developed SMART goals around that area.

To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).

  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).

  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).

  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).

  • Time bound (time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).

Great conversation starters to ask at home are:*Tell me about your goals.*Why is this goal important to you*How will you know when you have met your goal?*What can I do today to reach this goal?


CALENDAR


October 21 School Photo Retake Day - MS retakes 10:55-11:55


October 22 MS Conference Day via Zoom 1 of 2/No School for MS Students only

4pm optional MS Night Out! Details above.


October 25 MS Grades post for viewing


October 28 Evening MS Conferences via Zoom


October 29 MS Conference Day via Zoom 2 of 2/No School for LS or MS Students


November 10 Half Day for all of CFA/12:30 dimissal for MS & US (11:30 for LS)


November 12 Fall Festival


November 22-26 Thanksgiving holiday break/No School


April 20-22 CFA Middle School goes to camp!

Grades 6 & 7 to Camp Don Lee

Grade 8 to Camp Seafarer


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Center for Reasoning and Writing, click HERE!