This Week at Frederica Academy

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Monday 8:15 AM
Presbyterian College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

Monday  10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in HAMILTON HALL (Gym is closed due to resurfacing)

Monday 2:30 PM
Samford University Admission Office Skype Visit

Monday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM FA Faculty + Staff Flu Vaccine Clinic in Nurse Byers' Office

Tuesday 8:15 AM
PreACT Exam (Grades 9-11)

Tuesday 8:15 AM Senior College Counseling Seminar in Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

Tuesday 10:30 AM Senior Community Service at Safe HarborAmerica's Second Harvest

Tuesday Noon'ish Upper School Student Dismissal for Seniors and Grade 9-11 Standard Test Takers

Tuesday 1:30 PM FA Operation Christmas Child Project at St. Simons Community Church
Open to Upper School students, FA parents, and other FA stakeholders

Wednesday 8:15 AM
Agnes Scott College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

Wednesday 10:00 AM NHS Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's room for newly inducted Juniors

Wednesday 3:15 PM
Lower School Faculty Meeting

Wednesday 6:00 PM (approx.) Sixth Grade Returns from Rock Eagle Carpe Vitam Trip

Thursday 10:00 AM Sophomore Class Meeting with Mrs. Nevins

Thursday 10:00 AM NHS Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room for Senior NHS members

Thursday 1:05 PM Upper School FCA Leaders Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room

Thursday 4:00 PM (approx.) Seventh Grade Returns from Camp Greenville Carpe Vitam Trip

Thursday 6:00 PM Senior Class Group Photo at Epworth

Thursday 11:00 PM (approx.) Eighth Grade Returns from Washington, D.C., Carpe Vitam Trip

Friday ALL DAY Middle School Post Carpe Vitam Student Holiday

Friday ALL DAY FA Spirit Day (Lower School + Upper School)

Friday 8:00 AM
Faith, Fathers, and Frederica (FF&F) in Athletic Conference Room

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting

Friday Afternoon
Friday Noon Deadline to Register for October 30 Student + Parent Flu Vaccination Clinic
Click HERE to email Nurse Byers to register or for more information.

Friday Halftime Football Cheerleader + Player Senior Knight
Halftime during HOME varsity football game vs. John Milledge

A Message from the Head of School Search Committee

As reported in last Sunday's e-newsletter, the Search Committee had a Head of School finalist on campus last week.

We had a very engaging three days with Dr. David Portnoy. Click HERE to read his biography. We thank the faculty, staff, and students for their warm hospitality and their willingness to meet with him and share their feedback. We also extend our appreciation to the parents, alumni, trustees, Board of Visitors, and former Board chairs who met him and shared their observations about him as a candidate.

The next step is for the Search Committee to evaluate all of the feedback received and also continue to evaluate our other candidates.  We will update the community as soon as possible.

Mrs. Toomey + Mrs. Lee Speak at SAIS Conference

Mrs. Toomey and Mrs. Lee were invited to speak at the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) conference in Charleston last week. They shared an overview of Frederica Academy's Middle School Advisory Program.

Click HERE to learn more about the SAIS conference.

PreACT Exam (Grades 9-11):  TUESDAY

The  PreACT will be administered to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on Tuesday morning. PreACT provides students with a structured testing environment similar to what they will experience when taking the ACT, ACT test-quality questions, and predictive scores on the familiar 1-36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the test and understand how they are doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary.
Test results for the PreACT will be available by mid-December and will be mailed to students and parents. An explanation of score results will be given to freshmen and sophomores in their English classes and individually to juniors.
Students should bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils and a charged calculator to the exam. Testers should report to their assigned testing room at 8:15 AM.
Click  HERE and  HERE for more information.
Standard Testers taking the PreACT will be dismissed at noon.  

Operation Christmas Child Service Project:  TUESDAY

Frederica Academy is participating in the Operation Christmas Child community service project at St. Simons Community Church on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Upper School students are encouraged to attend since school will not be in session for them following their PreACT exams (Grades 9-11) and senior seminar.

FA families are also invited to participate in the project, which involves assembling over 1,000 Christmas shoes boxes in preparation for the launch of Operation Christmas Child.

Contact Catherine Squire or Mark Fritchman for more information.

October 30 Flu Clinic Registration Deadline:  FRIDAY

The October 11 Health Department Flu Vaccination Clinic postponed due to Hurricane Michael will take place on Tuesday, October 30.

Please click HERE to email Nurse Byers to sign up for the clinic or if you have questions.

Vaccines will be given during lunch periods for Middle School and Upper School students. Lower School students will get their vaccines after Upper School student vaccinations are completed. Parents can come anytime between noon and 2:30 p.m.

There is no cost. The Health Department will file with insurance companies. Insurance must be provided on consent form and copy of card must be included. Students and adults without insurance can be vaccinated.

Joe Berg Seminars Nomination Deadline:  FRIDAY

Each fall, public and private high schools nominate  sophomores who have demonstrated an interest in enrichment as well as a strong GPA. Typically, nearly 300 students sit for either the Science or Humanities entrance exams. Once the top 50 in each track are selected, their membership extends from the middle of the sophomore year to the middle of the senior year.

Joe Berg Scholars are required to participate in at least eighteen of the twenty-four sessions from sophomore to senior year in order to be eligible for the Joe Berg Seminar certificate. Additionally, all participants must fulfill two service requirements with the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, which hosts the seminars.

An important feature of the program is that the students volunteer to attend for intellectual purposes only. They receive no high school credit for their involvement in the program. Joe Berg Graduates have truly demonstrated a love of learning as well as considerable self-discipline to attend evening seminars through their busy senior high years. From this they have received elegant introductions to a variety of disciplines far beyond the scope of their high school curriculum.

The Sophomore Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, November 17th.

Students interested in being nominated should email  Mrs. Nevins by Friday, October 26th.

Click  HERE to read more about this unique opportunity.

Poinsettia + Greenery Order Deadline:  OCTOBER 30

Please consider purchasing Poinsettias and Greenery for your home and business through our Parent Association Sale. These items truly are the most beautiful in the area. Click HERE to download an order form. We invite you to share the order form with family, friends, and neighbors.

Click HERE to order and pay online.

We recognize that not everyone is home during the holidays or has a need for these items; therefore, we are offering supporters the option to make a donation to the Poinsettia Sale or to purchase items that will be donated to the local nursing homes and Hospice of the Golden Isles. Donated items will include a Christmas card drawn by our students and will be delivered by Upper School Service Council members and Student Ambassadors. 

Please contact Kristen Moore should you have any questions at 912-996-0930 or via email at Thank you for your support!

Brunswick PROBE College Fair:  NOVEMBER 1

The Brunswick PROBE College Fair will take place on Thursday, November 1, at Brunswick High School. Upper School students interested in attending should sign up on the College Counseling Center door.

Click HERE for more information.

CCGA Spring Dual Enrollment Deadline:  NOVEMBER 30

The Frederica Academy Spring 2019 College of Coastal Georgia Dual Enrollment application form and course list are now available.

Click HERE to access the application. Juniors are permitted to enroll in one course and seniors are permitted to take two courses a semester.

Click HERE to access the course list.

Click HERE to email Mrs. Nevins for more information.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Twenty-Five Frederica Academy Upper School students were inducted into the National Honor Society last week.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Benefield Hall 20th Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday afternoon, the Middle School hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Benefield Hall. The building was dedicated on October 22, 1998, and was made possible with a gift from Tiggie and Dewey Benefield, the Founders of Frederica Academy. Special thanks to the Middle School students for warmly welcoming and sharing their affection and gratitude to Mr. Benefield and his family. Frederica administrators are also grateful to the Middle School Student Council and Kristi Harrison for helping organize the event. 

Click HERE to see more photos.

Click HERE to read Travis Cavalier's remarks about the history of Benefield Hall.

Click HERE and HERE to read about the Benefield Hall dedication ceremony on October 22, 1998.

Click below to watch the 20th Anniversary Ceremony:

Benefield Hall 20th Anniversary (10.18.18)

Coastal College Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Denver Anthony, Hana Byrnes, Mary Joy Gul, Genny Hicks, Ashley Jackson, Grace Lawrence, Evyn Lundy, Tatum Miller, Evan Moitoso, Isabel Parker, Alle Riden, Jada Scott, Jadyn Scott, Alexandra Sheffield, Coby Topp, Gracie Veal, and  Zhan√© Waye attended the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at the College of Coastal Georgia on Thursday.

Click HERE and HERE to read an article and HERE to read an editorial which appeared in The Brunswick News about the event.

Rotary Student of the Month - Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is the October Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month. He was recognized at the Brunswick Rotary luncheon last week and was accompanied by his mother, Nicole Campbell '84. Tom Willis was the teacher Alastair selected to join him at the ceremony.

Second Grade Amelia Bedelia Reading Project

Second Grade students completed an Amelia Bedelia reading project this week in class. Each student chose a scene from the story and then designed and wrote about the scene. Students ended the week reading a variety of Amelia Bedelia books. Parents and campus visitors are encouraged to visit the Amelia Bedelia scenery triangles displayed outside the Second Grade classrooms on Happy Hall!

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader (10.12.18)

Alison and Lephiew Dennington, Waters' parents, were the Pre-K Mystery Readers on October 12. They read The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone.

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader (10.19.18)

Wylkes Whitlow's grandparents, Juanita and Stan Whitlow, were last week's surprise Pre-K Mystery Readers. They read Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer. Mr. and Mrs. Whitlow are visiting from Kansas.

Faculty + Staff Parent Association Luncheon

Thank you, First Grade + Eleventh Grade Parents!

Holiday Ballet Classes:  DECEMBER 18-22

Val Salnikov, a professional ballet instructor, will visit Frederica Academy to teach classes every day from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. the week of December 18. Classes will be offered in the Terry Thomas Room in the Arts Center.

Mr. Salnikov will teach basic elements of partnering and show aspiring ballet dancers how steps become choreography.

This program is free to Frederica Academy students.  
To register, please email For more information, call (228) 596-0990.

Important October + November Dates

October 29 -
November 1
Middle School ERB Testing (Grades 6-7)
October 30 Kindergarten Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

October 30 Junior Class meeting with Mrs. Nevins (10:00 AM)

October 30 Health Department Flu Vaccination Clinic

October 30 Faculty Vertical Team Meetings (4:00 PM)

October 31 Lower School Storybook Character Day

October 31 Kindergarten Field Trip to Brunswick Fair (8:30 AM) + Halloween Party (Noon)

October 31 First Grade Halloween Party (2:00 PM)

October 31 Faculty Vertical Team Meetings (4:00 PM)

November 1 Brunswick PROBE College Fair at Brunswick High School

November 1
University of Tennessee Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (11:20 AM)

November 1
Young Harris College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (12:15 PM)

November 1
Oglethorpe University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

November 2
Lees-McRae College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:00 PM)

November 2-4
RSM Classic Volunteer Training + Uniform Pick-Up at Frederica Academy
NOTE:  Student volunteers are needed in the gym at 3:20 PM to help unload volunteer uniforms.

November 2 Lower School Morning Meeting (November Birthday celebrations!)

November 2 Varsity Football at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro

November 3 SAT Exam at Glynn Academy

November 3-4 RSM Volunteer Uniform Pick-Up (FA Gym) + Volunteer Training (Hamilton Hall)

November 5 FA Admission Office Realtor Open House

November 5-9
Apogee Appreciation Week

November 6 Sophomore College Night in Hamilton Hall

November 7 School-Wide Faculty Meeting at 4:00 PM in Hamilton Hall

November 8 Second Grade Pirate Day on Sea Island Green + Booster Club Concession Area (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

November 9 Teacher + Staff Luncheon in Gym Lobby (Thank you, 5th + 8th Grade Parents!)

November 10
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall

November 12 Veterans Day Assembly at 9:50 AM; Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule

November 13 2nd Quarter Progress Period Ends

November 13
RSM Wiffle Ball Game at Frederica Academy

November 14
Georgia College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (10:30 AM)

November 14 NCAA Basketball Signing Ceremony at 1:00 PM (Jada Scott + Jadyn Scott)

November 15-18
RSM Classic Golf Tournament

November 15 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in Hamilton Hall at 8:30 AM

November 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

November 15 Department Chair Meeting (4:00 PM)

November 15 Glynn County Teacher of the Year Banquet

November 16 Fourth Grade Play ("Road Trippin'") at Lower School Morning Meeting

November 16 First Grade Thanksgiving Feast at Epworth

November 16 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Posted

November 19 Admission Shadow Day for Glynn County students

November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday Break

November 21 FA Young Alumni Council Meeting (morning)

November 21 FA Alumni Get-Together (evening)

November 26
Valdosta State University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

November 27 College Financial Aid Night in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

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