Welcome to the CFA Middle School Homepage!
Please visit approximately every 2 weeks for new information. Thank you!
**Have you viewed your child's Semester 1 final grades in MyBackPack yet? If not, please do!**
Jenna Chervenic (Science & Math)
Trisha Ellison (Spanish)
Paul Gilbert (Social Studies)
Mandy Hamby (English & Social Studies)
Brian Johnson (Math)
Bill Kanzinger (Technology Courses)
David Kenney (PE & Health)
Johnna Lattin (Social Studies)
Becky Mills (English)
Katie Ragan (Math)
Lu Renfrow (Mandarin)
Lisa Rojek (Art)
Becca Scott (Science)
Alexa Skelly (Chorus)
Maureen Vanscoy (English)
Rebecca Wells (Science & Social Studies)
January 12 Semester 1 Grades posted
January 28 @ 6:30 Dr. Michael Thompson Zooms with CFA Parents - Please attend! Dr. Thompson, is a best selling author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He has consulted to hundreds of independent schools, including dozens in the midst of crises of various kinds.
February 1-5 Homecoming Week - MS Door Decorating Contest and more!
Monday: 70's and Hat Day
Food for thought for MS Parents
Articles of interest to parents raising middle school age children will be shared here on an ongoing basis!
Why is MS so hard for so many people?
I Read My Kids' Texts Messages
Everyone was gone.
impact of field trips
6 Things Parents Can Do to Raise Confident Decision Makers
Are You Lawnmower Parenting?
JUULing: What Pediatricians and Families Need to Know
8 Things I Know for SURE about (Most )Middle Schoolers
10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Don't Need Social Media
How smart phones "hack your brain" - 60 Minutes
Tips to Fight Phone Addiction
What Parents Need to Tell MS Girls about Friendship
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation
Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids
How to Raise Successful Children without OverParenting
PROTECT YOUR CHILD IN A DIGITAL AGE
IF YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS.
Welcome back to the Counselor’s Corner at Cape Fear Academy! As you know, all CFA Middle Schoolers receive social/emotional lessons twice a month that focus on personal wellness and discovering each student’s individual potential. Here’s what’s happening in November and December!
6th grade: Healthy Relationships and Mindfulness Basics
7th grade: Healthy Relationships and Mindfulness Basics
Family homework: As we gear up for a busy holiday season take a minute with your 6th and or 7th grader to pay attention. Point out a small detail on your drive to school or spend a few seconds listening deeply before your next family meal. Share and discuss with each other.
8th grade: Mindfulness practice, Core Values & Goal Setting, Emotion Regulation
This month 8th graders spent time dreaming about the next phase of life...HIGH SCHOOL! They explored their curiosities, brainstormed career fields, and learned how to connect their interests with real life opportunities. Take a look at this core values exercise that we used to get them started. Each student determined their core values and then wrote a personal mission statement.
Family homework: Find time over winter break to discuss goal setting with your 8th grader. I have shared some helpful tips below (full article linked here). I will specifically point out tip 1, 4, and 7 as crucially important for this task. It’s a very exciting time in their life and we look forward to fostering their individual growth.