From the Principal's Desk
April 10, 2023
U.S. Finalist in National Art Competition - Madelyn Bellamy
The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth and imagine the future of mobility.
Each year, nine winners are selected with judging based on artistry, uniqueness, and execution of concept. A multi-round competitive selection process allows for careful review of the 3,403 eligible entries.
This year, 102 youth from 16 states won awards: 9 U.S. winners; 15 Honorable Mention recipients; and 78 U.S. finalists.
Time to Register Returning Students
Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year.
Thank you for completing your Intent to Return forms. It is now time to register returning FWAFA students.
You will need to have a copy of your most recent utility bill with your name and current address (1st page only) to upload so that we can verify your residency. We also require that you have two contacts listed for your student for emergency purposes. Please e-mail Kimberly.Jennings@fwafa.org or Pamela.Davis@fwafa.org to update your contact information.
Please go to the FWAFA Parent Portal at the following website to register your student.
If you have decided to attend another school for next school year, please e-mail the following information to Kimberly Jennings to release your spot at FWAFA:
State that you are giving up your spot at FWAFA
School that your student will be attending
Small Businesses Coming Next Week!
Your students are about to be asking for cash to spend after school. Why?
Seniors in Economics classes are very excited to maintain a FWAFA custom bringing small businesses to life April 17-21. It is an annual event for students involving fun commercials during assembly, playing games or achieving prizes, and getting snacks after school from their favorite store. Seniors are proud to continue the tradition!
Donations for snacks are $5 or less per item. Items will be offered at “stores” outside after school every day, April 17-21, at all student exits (south for elementary, east for middle school, and west for high school).
Students should listen to announcements, watch for posters and social media posts, and bring cash for the donations to get snacks from the stores. (Cash only please—no cash apps available!)
Three Economics classes are competing against each other for the privilege of selecting a legacy gift for FWAFA with their donations. Check out their social media!
Thanks for supporting these stores:
Sounds of Spring
Children's Choir of Texas & FWAFA Elementary Choirs Spring Concert
April 18 | 6PM & 7:30PM
Sounds of Spring is a spring concert for the whole family. Come hear FWAFA's elementary choirs perform in Sounds of Spring--a program that will feature pieces depicting nature's beauty and power.
6PM -1st, 2nd, and 3rd period Choirs & Children's Choir of Texas
7:30PM - 5th and 7th period Choirs & Children's Choir of Texas
Juried Art Show
FWAFA Juried Art Show is just around the corner.
This show is an annual tradition for our FWAFA artists of all ages. Students can submit up to two artworks of their choice. (must be made this year). These pieces will be displayed in the FWAFA Gallery, and a team of area artists and educators will rate the work.
We will have three divisions: elementary, middle school and high school. Students who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best in Show or Honorable mention, could win cash and prizes.
Entry fee is $15 for middle and high school and $10 for elementary.
Submissions are due by April 18th and can be turned into Mrs. Endres or Mrs. Petta.
Please fill out the google form to sign up for this exciting opportunity!
ADC is the High School Dance Company at FWAFA
Audition date - Thursday, April 13, 4-6:30PM
Students will learn and perform a ballet and contemporary sequence at the audition. Students should also prepare a 60-90 second self-choreographed solo to perform at the audition.
ADC audition sign up: https://forms.gle/ywXDqAWpxRmgQqKM8
ADCT is the Middle School Dance Company at FWAFA
Audition date - Wednesday, April 12, 4-6PM
Open to all rising 7th and 8th graders
Students will learn and perform a ballet and contemporary sequence at the audition.
ADCT audition sign up: https://forms.gle/AXsLGYhjeYVoiX4z9
April 23 | 5PM
Broadway Baptist Church
Singing Girls of Texas presents, "Gemstones of Women" a concert highlighting female composers, poets, and artists.
Join SGT as we journey through Medieval, Baroque, 19th-century, and 20th-century works of departed female composers represented by Sapphire, the gemstone of wisdom. Fly on the wings of birds and butterflies through pieces represented by Malachite, the gemstone of nature. Open your ears to the poets of old and new represented by Sardonyx, the gemstone of words, and through the music of Dolly Parton and Rosephayne Powell, represented by Citrine, the gemstone of joy!
RISE - FWAFA Dance Company Concert
April 28 & 29 | 7PM
Tickets --> https://bit.ly/fwafaRISE
RISE is a mixed repertory performance featuring FWAFA’s auditioned student dance companies: Academy Dance Company, Academy Dance Company Trainees, Academy Dance Company II, and Academy Junior Dance Company. This concert features a variety of styles of dance with captivating works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Come join us and see our dancers RISE off the FWAFA stage! This concert includes performance by advanced dancers in elementary, middle, and high school, grades 4-12.
FWAFA Elementary Musical | TWO Nights, TWO Casts!
EGGS-Wednesday May 3 at 6:00 pm
HAM- Thursday May 4, 2023 at 6:00pm
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Tickets --> https://bit.ly/FWAFAseussicalKIDS
Summer fun stARTS at TCA+A!
It's time to start making your Summer plans! Texas Center for Arts + Academics offers week-long camps for ages 3-18. Your child can dabble in Dance, Music, Theatre, and the Visual Arts all Summer long with us. Last year, all of our Creative Arts Camps sold out. Secure your child's spot while you can! Browse camp options at ArtsAcademics.org/SUMMER.
Elementary Red/Blue Day Calendar
Attendance Notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your student is tardy or absent, please send notes to email@example.com. Also, a student needs to bring in a doctor or parent note within 3 days after the absence for an unexcused absence.
Mark Your Calendar!
Friday, April 14 - End of the 5th Six Weeks
Saturday, April 15 - FWAFA Talent Show from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 17 - 6th Six Weeks Begins, Senior Economics Project
Tuesday, April 18 - STAAR EOC English 1 & 2, Senior Economics Project, Elementary Spring Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 19 - STAAR Reading for 7th & 8th Grade, Senior Economics Project
Thursday, April 20 - STAAR Reading for 3rd-6th Grade, Senior Economics Project
Friday, April 21 - Senior Economics Project
Sunday, April 23 - SGT Spring Concert at Broadway Baptist Church
Tuesday, April 25 - STAAR Science for 5th & 8th Grade
Wednesday, April 26 - FWAFA Class Officer and StuCo Representative Elections, STAAR EOC U.S. History, Biology, and STAAR Social Studies for 8th Grade
Thursday, April 27 - FWAFA Class Officer and StuCo Representative Elections
Friday, April 28 - Spring Dance Company Concert
Saturday, April 29 - Spring Dance Company Concert