From your Midtown Campus Principal, Rhonda Jones

Parents, we had a busy week at Midtown.  Students seem to be learning schedules and enjoying Electives. Our Drama department released the 2021-22 play season, which was a big event for students. We had our first late start day on Friday.  Future dates are below.  I will send out reminder texts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings before every late start day.  Have a wonderful 3-day weekend and enjoy the extra time with your families!

A Few Logistics

  1. Night to Unite – Friday Sept. 10th – Watch your emails for event information. Dismissal is at 3:10 on Sept. 10th for everyone, including students who are not attending the event. 
  2. Midtown Substitutes Needed – Parents, I need to build a team of substitutes. I invite you to join that team or refer trusted friends and family members. Teachers are great about providing sub plans that enable students to work independently.  We don’t expect substitutes to teach course work.  If you are interested, or know folks who might be, please contact Rhonda Jones at rjones@theacademyok.org  Substituting at Midtown typically involves breaks throughout the day, and it’s simply a great way to spend a day!

Midtown Late Start Information – Late start dates and details are below.  Students who ride the bus and students who need to arrive at the normal time can do so!  They will participate in a study hall time until 8:40am.

  • Late Start Days Begin at 8:45: IN THE SCHOO area instead of the dining hall.
  • Matins: Occurs in classrooms instead of the Chapel.
  • Drivers: Enter South doors as usual and come directly to the school area.
  • Riders: Drop off in the North lot as usual and ENTER DOORS under the white portico East of the playground entrance. 
  • Students Who Arrive between 7:45 – 8:40am: Go directly to the gym.
  • Text Alerts & Reminders: Text reminders will be sent on the Tuesday and Thursday before a Friday late start. 

First Semester Late Start Dates

  • Friday Sept. 3rd
  • Friday Oct. 1st
  • Friday Oct. 29th (constitutes as the November date)
  • Friday Dec. 3rd

Upcoming Calendar Events

Mondays  – Chapel, formal uniform

Tuesdays – Lyceum, we will often have a guest speaker and Spirit Days monthly

Thursdays – Off Campus Lunch Day; Teresa wears jeans & Academy Spirit tops all year!

Athletics – No athletic events will be depicted below.  Please refer to the BAND app or school website

Sept 6 – NO SCHOOL; Labor Day

Sept 10 – D&R Night to Unite, 4-8pm

Sept 13 – Midtown Individual Picture Day, formal uniform

Sept 14 – SPIRIT DAY & House Kickball Tournament begins!!!!!!

Sept 21- Kickball Tournament at lunch

Sept 28 – Kickball Tournament at lunch

Oct 13 – PSAT National Testing Day at Midtown

Oct 14-15 – Fall Break

Oct 18-19 – NO SCHOOL – Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 22 – ½ day of school, dismissal at 11:50am – Teacher ½ day In-Service

Oct 26 – Spirit Day, Dress up in Halloween costumes

Nov 16 – Spirit Day, Jeans (no rips, tears) & Griffin Spirit Wear or House shirts