From the Principal's Desk

January 11, 2021

Greetings FWAFA Family,


I am so excited to announce that Open Enrollment begins this Wednesday, January 13 and ends on Monday, February 15.


An arts education can increase a student's self-confidence, enhance communication skills, promote 21st century work skills such as collaboration and creative, innovative thinking as well as improve cognition. We are a small, student-centered school with a family feel. Our students are exposed to both high caliber arts and academics taught by teachers with deep content knowledge and a love for nurturing the "whole child."


We recognize that our parents are our best advocates! In just a few easy steps, you can help us share the news and invite families to apply.


1.) Click Here

2.) See the post of Mr. Hill's students sight-reading? Hit the "Share"button.

3.) Select "Share to News Feed" and write about why YOU and your child love Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.

4.) Click "Post"


Visit our website for more information and details about the audition process and requirements for each grade level. For questions, please email auditions@fwafa.org.


COVID-19 Update:


If you have any reason to believe your child was exposed to someone with COVID-19 over the break, please stay home. Students can switch to At-Home Learning to quarantine or wait on test results at any time, and then switch back after the quarantine period is complete. Please email Nurse Kay Armstrong at kay.armstrong@fwafa.org, when this happens so we can keep you connected to everything you need.


Also, you can visit our COVID-19 Information Center updated daily on our website for information on the current number of cases, the cumulative number of cases, and recovered cases that have been reported on our campus as well as information on our definition of Close Contact and contact tracing procedures.


Creatively yours,


Dr. Jackson

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FWAFA Thespians Awarded Honor by Texas Thespians!

FWAFA Thespians, International Thespian Society Troupe 6391, has been awarded Honor Thespian Troupe by Texas Thespians for outstanding work of the individual troupe.


FWAFA Thespians participated in Texas Thespians’ Leadership Academy, which develops leadership skills, improves troupe dynamics and teaches Troupe Officers how to advocate for Theatre in their schools and communities. FWAFA Thespians are thrilled to be among 5 other 6A schools who were also named Honor Troupes. Along with a plaque and a banner, FWAFA Thespians will be featured on www.texasthespians.org.


Congratulations, FWAFA Thespians!

January 11-15: Homecoming Week Hosted by Class of 2021

The week of January 11th-15th is Homecoming Week! All of the seniors encourage you to dress up and have fun!


  • Mickey Monday - Disney day! Dress up as your favorite Disney character or icon.
  • TMZ Tuesday - Dress up as your favorite celebrity or give us your best Hollywood fashion.
  • Which is Which Wednesday - Twin day! Find a friend (or a few) and wear a matching outfit.
  • Throwback Thursday - Give us your best look from any decade. Whether you love Y2K, Renaissance chic, or anything in between - show us your best.
  • Friday Night Lights - Show us your school spirit! Wear your FWAFA 2021 spirit shirt and your best pep rally accessories, OR dress up like a cheerleader, football player, etc.


Please remember that anything you wear during Homecoming Week should comply with the FWAFA Dress Code. At-Home Learners - Join us on Zoom and post to FWAFA social media.


We look forward to seeing all of you dress up!

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Tuesday, January 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - NHS Blood Drive

Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter FWAFA to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, January 20 - Thursday, January 21: PTSO Auction for Kids Take Over the School

Help turn the tables, join the revolt, and put the kids in charge!


Families are encouraged to participate in the annual PTSO Online Auction and bid for their students to become a teacher or staff member for a day.


Each year, more teachers are adding incentives and perks to push those bids even higher so don't miss out!


Funds raised will go toward upgrading the wireless access points around the school to increase the capacity and quality of wireless usage.


Auction winners will be able to “take over the school” on Friday, February 19.


The auction opens at noon on the 20th and concludes 8 p.m. on the 21th.

Reimagine! Streaming now until January 15

Don't miss your chance to see (or see again) the dance performance Reimagine. It is streaming now through January 15 at www.artsacademics.org/live.
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January 29: Elementary Winter Carnvial hosted by the Junior Class

On Friday, January 29, from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Junior class is hosting a Winter Carnival for FWAFA elementary students.


Join us for fun carnival-themed games and a movie. Tickets are $15 and includes games, 2 slices of pizza, and a water bottle. A permission form will be sent home with students next week.


All safety guidelines will be followed.


Parents, take a break and sign your elementary students up for the Winter Carnival!

Attention Dancers!

If you are interested in auditioning for FWAFA Dance's Middle School and High School Company II or Elementary Junior Company this information is for you!


We will be holding auditions on January 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Junior Company and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Company II.


Members of both companies will be featured in a performance opportunity in late April/early May alongside Academy Dance Company and Academy Dance Company Trainees.


Below you will find the link to two separate audition forms: One is for Junior Company and the other for Company II. Please select the one that applies to you.


Once you have completed this form, click submit.


You should hear back from either Ms.Jaramillo (Junior Company Director) or Ms.Rodriguez (Company II Director) soon after with more information.


Junior Company Audition Form


Company II Audition Form

MS/HS Dance Classwork - https://youtu.be/6QncMVhjEGQ

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Mark Your Calendar!

Now until January 15 - Reimagine! Dance Performance streaming online


Wednesday, January 13 - At-Home Learner report cards will be mailed


Wednesday, January 13 - Open Enrollment begins


Tuesday, January 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - NHS Blood Drive


Wednesday, January 20 to Thursday, January 21 - PTSO Kids Take Over the School Auction


Friday, January 29 - Elementary Winter Carnival hosted by the Junior Class

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