MSA Parent Update
March 23, 2018
Report Cards Mailed Home
Staying up with your child's grades
Varsity HEAT at NDA Nationals Championships
State Testing Begins After Spring Break
If you have any questions related to this test administration, please contact our Testing Coordinator, Dr. Michael Higley, at email@example.com or (941) 721-6800, extension 1087. If you or your child would like to learn more about the FSA assessments, and specifically the ELA Writing Component Field Test, writing rubrics and other general information are available on the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.
Cost to attend $15
We will work on technique that will be needed during HEAT Auditions for the 2018-2019 Teams.
Varsity HEAT Auditions 2018-2019
Students can begin picking up tryout paperwork on April 2nd.
Signed paperwork is due Friday, April 27th
April 30th, May 1st, May 2nd 8:00 AM-9:20 AM in room 402- learn tryout material
May 2nd after school until ??? Final Auditions
If a student is selected for team, a mandatory parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9th (time to be announced).
Dance Showcase Week - April 3-7, 2018
Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the MSA Front Desk during the week of April 1st.
Separate tickets are needed for each separate show, and if you want to see the show, you need a ticket.
These shows always SELL OUT, so it is highly encouraged that you get your tickets in advance, and arrive at the show(s) early, so that your party may sit together. Hope to see you there!
Orchestra at Solo-Ensemble Competition
Congratulations to the following Orchestra students who completed in the Florida Solo and Ensemble Festival in early February.
Superior - Cello solo - Nadia Brooks
Superior - violin solo - Danae Tran
Excellent - viola solo - Tyler Runck
Excellent - violin solo - Caroline Beattie
Superior - viola/cello duet - Dimiter Zafirov and Maxwell King
Exellent - violin trio - Joshua Cundiff, Zachary Vanschoor, Kayleigh Reese
Superior - Josh Cundiff - Guitar Solo
Attention 6th Grade Students - Shot Updates Required BEFORE starting 7th Grade
The State of Florida requires proof of immunization for all students entering 7th grade each year. This proof must be on the official State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680... the Blue Card) which is obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department. The following immunizations must be documented on this form:
* Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) - This is the update shot that you need for 7th Grade.
* Hepatitis B vaccine series
* Varicella vaccine or the year of disease
* Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
Please see your doctor or the Health Department for more information and to assure that your child has met these requirements. This documentation must be submitted to the school before the first day of school next year (August 10). Students will not be allowed to come to school until these shot requirements are met. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
High School Thespians at Florida State Conference
Superior - Anything Goes - Large Group Musical
Superior - Ensemble Acting
Superior - The Apostle John - Duet Acting
Superior - Almost Maine - Duet Acting
Excellent - Snuff that Girl - Large Group Musical
Excellent -Who’s Got the Pain from the musical: Damn Yankees - Duet Musical
Otis Spunkmeyer Fundraiser
Rainy Day Dismissal in SEVERE Weather
Please note the following rainy day procedures and expect that dismissal on those days will take longer than normal. Together, we will keep our students safe and get them home as dry as possible. In the event of severe weather, we will change our release procedure to ensure the safety of our students.
We will release all bus riders first. All parent pick-up cars must pull into the parent pick-up loop. MSA staff will instruct you what to do at that point. After all buses are gone, we will move the vehicles from the car rider loop to the front of the school. The staff member in the car rider loop will direct you when to move. Do not come into the front parking lot until you are released from the car rider loop. Cars in the front parking lot will hinder the movement of the buses and will slow the entire release process. We will have all students who are car riders waiting in the front of the school. We will call the students out once you have moved to the front of the school. Please talk to your child about being quiet and patient while waiting.
We will only use this Rainy Day procedure for lightning and other severe weather conditions. Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for rain. Our school store has ponchos on sale for $1.00. It is always a good idea for a student to have a poncho available in their backpack for rainy days. We realize that this procedure will lengthen the time it will take to get the students home and we appreciate your patience as we go through the infrequent rainy dismissals.
Thank you for your understanding. Additionally, we will use a texting feature on our parent notification system to notify you if there are any changes in dismissal procedures.
Parents of high school students: Did you know that the MSA High School Guidance Team posts scholarship opportunities on the school's website? Please click on the link https://www.msfta.org/Page/1554 to view the scholarships. The "Current Available Scholarship" link is updated on a regular basis, so please check back often.
Applications for 2018-2019
Thanks for all you do to make MSA a GREAT place. It is only with your support and helping us spread the good word about our school and programs that we can be more successful in the future.
The HEAT is On - April 19, 2018
The HEAT Is On- A Night Of Dueling Duets
Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 PM in MSA Large Theater
Come out, cheer on and vote for your favorite duos of the night to crown the 4th "The Heat Is On" Champions. Freestyle hip hop battle taking place as well. Audience members and dancers permitted to participate.
Ireland - Spring 2019
Checking School Announcements
Please be sure to keep up with what is going on here at MSA!
26-30 - Spring Break
4-7 - Dance Showcase Week
10 - Chorus Concert - 6:00 & 7:30
12 - Band Concert - 7:00
14 - MSA Rocks @ Sutton Park, Palmetto - 2:00
16 - Orchestra Concert - 7:00
17 - Open House for Prospective Students - 6:00
18 - Piano Concert - 6:00
19 - The HEAT is ON - 7:00
21 - Jr/Sr Prom
27 - Dance Excellence Concert - 7:00
28 - Dance Excellence Concert - 7:00
1-2 - The Giving Challenge
3 - Music Excellence Concert - 7:00
5 - 6th Grade Etiquette Dance
8 - Senior Awards - 7:00
10 - Senior Showcase - 7:00
14 - Graduation - Bradenton Convention Center
29 - Last Day of School