This Week at Frederica Academy

Lunch Menu Click HERE to view Cafeteria Lunch Menu (Grades 1-12).
Click HERE to view Cafeteria Lunch Menu (Grades PK + K)
Click HERE to download PK + K Lunch Order Form


10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

4:00 PM
Parent Association Box Tops for Education Collection Deadline
NOTE:  Please drop off Box Tops in the Collection Boxes located in each division.

Tuesday 10:00 AM Middle School Assembly in the Terry Thomas Room

10:15 AM Lower School Storybook Character Parade on the Sea Island Green

1:05 PM Upper School Student Council Costume Contest in Hamilton Hall

4:00 PM Deadline to Order Poinsettias and Christmas Greenery
Click HERE to access order form.

8:30 AM Kindergarten Field Trip to Brunswick Fair

10:00 AM Middle School Carpe Vitam Slide Show in Hamilton Hall

10:45 AM Fourth Grade Field Trip to Jekyll Island Turtle Center

12:10 PM Middle School FCA Lunch Meeting in Coach Derrick's Classroom

4:00 PM School-Wide Faculty Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

Thursday 8:00 AM
Parent Association November Meeting in Hamilton Hall
Open to all FA parents; coffee available starting at 7:45 AM
Guest Speakers: Greer Brown and Rachael Lee

9:45 AM
Campus Intruder Drill

10:00 AM Upper School JV Math Team Informational Meeting
Open to 9th and 10th Graders interested in competing on the team.
Mrs. Graham's Room

5:30 PM Middle School Parent Informational Boys Basketball Meeting
Athletic Conference Room (Gym)

ALL DAY School-Wide Spirit Day

8:00 AM Fathers, Faith + Frederica in Athletic Conference Room

8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Morning National Honors Society Community Service Project (Juniors)
Burroughs-Mallete Fall Festival
For more information, please contact: Mrs. Graham

3:00 PM RSM Classic Uniform Distribution + Training Set-Up in the Gym

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Middle School Dance in the Terry Thomas Room

6:00 PM Booster Club Tailgate Party sponsored by Marshside + H&H

Friday 7:30 PM Second Round GISA AAA Football Playoff Game (Hosted by FA)
FA vs. Heritage
Click HERE for playoff brackets.
GISA requires everyone to pay at gate:  $8 - students; $10 - adults.

Saturday Morning
SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Historical Society of Coastal Georgia Community Day

Saturday +
ALL DAY RSM Classic Uniform Distribution (Gym) + Training (Hamilton Hall)

A Message from Mr. Temple

Dear Frederica Families,

Contrary to what most of our Upper School students will tell you, their grades are not what we really care about. Those tiny little numbers on a transcript do mean so much, but they do not tell the real story about the person. A good independant school education is about rising to a level of expectation that fulfills the mission of the school for each and every member of the community.

Our National Honor Society Ceremony puts the emphasis on what is important about an education of true impact: Character, Service, Leadership and Scholarship. It has to be processed in that specific order. Scholarship is useless without a moral compass, the courage to use knowledge in the face of adversity and the humility to not expect anything in return. Yes, we are a school that cares deeply about our content and our students performance on a variety of tests. Most importantly, we seek to build the mind, body and spirit of our community. If we can build the character of our students so that they make good decisions; if we can create the heart of a servant who thinks of others before himself or herself; if we can model true leadership where our student's habit is to do the next right thing, then our scholarship will follow naturally.

It is not all about the numbers. An education is really about fulfilling the potential for excellence in mind, body and spirit for all of us. Our National Honor Society Induction is one of the most important ceremonies for the Upper School because it reinforces what is carved about Corn Hall: "Too whom much is given, much is expected."

Thank you for your trust,

Upper School Director

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 Frederica Academy National Honor Society Inductees.

Click HERE to see the NHS printed program.

Click HERE to see more photos of the NHS Induction Ceremony.

Click HERE to read the invocation delivered by Reese Brown.

Click on the following links to read this year's NHS speeches:

MONDAY - Box Tops for Education Deadline

Collection Deadline
Monday, October 30

Front Office
Corn Hall Reception Office
Benefield Hall (Mrs. Lee's Office) 

TUESDAY - LS Storybook Character Parade

Tuesday, October 31, is Lower School Storybook Character Day. All Lower School students (PK-5) will parade through campus on this special day dressed as their favorite storybook characters. Students will line up starting at 10:10 a.m. so that the parade can start promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Parents are welcome to join us on campus
for the parade!

TUESDAY - Middle School Guitar Club Meeting

Middle School Guitar Club
Informational Meeting

Middle School
Academic Center

Tuesday, October 31
3:30 PM

Click HERE for more information.

TUESDAY - Poinsettia + Greenery Order Deadline

Only Three More
Shopping Days!

Click HERE to access the order form.

THURSDAY - Parent Association Meeting

Parent Association Meeting
Thursday at 8:00 AM
Hamilton Hall
Coffee available at 7:45 AM

Guest Speakers:

Greer Brown
HOS Search Committee Chair

 Rachel Lee
LS + MS Counselor

FA College Counseling News

The College of Coastal Georgia has released its
2018 Spring Dual Enrollment Class Schedule. 
Please click HERE for a list of courses available and HERE to download the application which contains information regarding the Dual Enrollment program. Juniors and seniors can elect  to take these classes at the college if they qualify.
Requirements are outlined in the handout.
The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Brunswick PROBE College Fair
The College Counseling Center is excited to offer transportation to students interested in attending 
the Brunswick PROBE College Fair on
Wednesday, November 8th,
from 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M..
Over 50 college and universities from Georgia
and surrounding states will be represented.  
Students interested in attending must sign up on the College Counseling Center's door by
Friday, November 3rd.

Sophomore College Night
Thursday, November 9
6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall

OREMC will award ten scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. Applicants for the OREMC Scholarships must reside in one of the eight counties included in OREMC's service area (GA counties: Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Ware and Wayne; Florida counties: Baker and Nassau). Applicants for the OREMC Scholarship are not required to reside in a household served by OREMC. OREMC members and employees are also eligible. The OREMC Scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college, university, or technical school (not restricted to Georgia) in the U.S.

Please click HERE for application and more information.

A Carpe Vitam Message from Mrs. Toomey

Dear Middle School Parents,

As I anxiously await the return of your children and walk the empty hallways of the Middle School, I can't help but wonder.  I wonder if your children were amazed, did they miss home, did they try a new food, were they moved by a moment, did they laugh until they cried, did they make a new friend, did they learn a new song, did they watch a sunrise, did they fulfill a dream, did they make a memory they will never, ever forget? If the answer was yes to any of these questions then mission accomplished. The purpose of Carpe Vitam is to bring your child's' classroom to life but in reality it is an opportunity for your child to bring their life experiences to the classroom! So as I anxiously await the return of your children, I will flip through the photos and ready myself for the excitement, laughter, and stories that will fill our Middle School halls upon their return.

A very special thank you to our faculty chaperones: Nicole Walbridge, Alyce Dillon, Brad Hutcherson, Ashley Zimmermann, Rachael Lee, Greg Connolly, Shelley Forrester, Chris Dalton, and Curt Titter.  Without your love for these children and your willingness to leave your own families none of this would ever be possible.


Middle School Director 

Sixth Grade Carpe Vitam

Click HERE to access Sixth Grade Carpe Vitam Photo Album (it includes two videos).

Thank you Sixth Grade Class for going on an adventure with me. Your enthusiasm, zest for learning, and sense of wonder made everyone of our outings memorable (torrential rain and mud pits included!) A big thank you to your parents for sharing you with me. Please remember they missed you as much as you missed them. I will always remember: Liquid sunshine, Promenade, Go bananas, ORT, Tertiary consumer, Permeable membrane, Terrapin, Niche, Seining, Biotic & abiotic, Estuary, Operculum, Barrier island, Dolphins, The milk song, Big mamma, Suc-ces-sion, H2O bonding, Mud pits, "And a hush fell over the crowd."

- Mrs. Toomey

Seventh Grade Carpe Vitam

Click HERE to see and download photos and videos from the Seventh Grade Carpe Vitam Photo Album.

Perched atop a scenic South Carolina mountain, YMCA Camp Greenville hosted Frederica's annual Seventh Grade Carpe Vitam trip.  Students endured and overcame rigorous mountainside hikes, a daunting high-ropes course, and challenging team-building exercises. During this four day excursion, traits such as "mutual respect" and "mutual trust" were emphasized and enacted. The Seventh Grade forged stronger relationships with each other, and they departed Camp Greenville with a heightened sense of unity as a class.

Eighth Grade Carpe Vitam

Click HERE to access and download photos from the Eighth Grade Carpe Vitam Photo Album.

Inscribed on the wall at the Holocaust Museum in small and unobtrusive print are the words "You are my witness."  I love this museum.  It is quiet and reflective and such a reminder of both the horrors and the humanity in man.  As the verse says, we should bear witness to both.
This year's Carpe Vitam 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C. gave us an opportunity to bear witness to so much.  On Monday, I witnessed nervous parents delivering their children to me in the wee hours of the morning, and sleepy but excited kids climbing a bus to begin their adventure. I saw several kids anxiously sitting next to friends, wondering what the week held for them.  
They saw military burials and Honor Guard precision at Arlington National Cemetery where they were left as witnesses of the sacrifices so many have made to protect our freedom. They examined our national documents and witnessed the words by which our country continues  to live. They saw statues of our leaders--old and new-- and survived a day without cell phones.
On Tuesday, they witnessed our lawmakers hard at work and they saw the courts that make sure those laws follow our Constitution. They saw national memorabilia and artifacts and explored African American history and culture. They played at the Washington Monument and were somber at the Pentagon Memorial to the victims of the 911 attack.  
On Wednesday, they walked the grounds where Washington lived and saw the beauty of Mt. Vernon. They listened to a Holocaust survivor's story and learned about the atrocities that man can commit. They remembered Anne Frank and the millions of others who perished.  
They celebrated a birthday and thanked Coach Zimm for spending her day with us, and they walked the streets of Old Town Alexandria where they heard harrowing tales of ghosts and spirits that still prowl the streets and buildings.

On Thursday, they visited the Vietnam Memorial and contemplated the thousands of names inscribed on the Wall. They found relatives and notes and flowers for the fallen, and they wished for peace for the families who did not find their loved ones. They witnessed World War II veterans who had just received the Gold Medal and thanked them for their service at the World War II Memorial. They explored artifacts and gems, insects and dinosaurs, and fish and mummies at the Museum of Natural History, and they played and rode and touched all they could at the Air and Space Museum.
Our students were witnesses to so much, and I am thankful that I could be a part of their experiences!

- Nikki Walbridge

Lower School Coastfest Artwork Winners

Lower School students who won art awards at Coastfest this year were honored at Morning Meeting on Friday.

Click HERE to watch the Coastfest Artwork Video and   HERE to access the FA Coastfest Artwork Photo Album.

Click HERE to see photos taken during the award ceremony.  Artists recognized included:

First Grade Third Place:
Honorable Mention:
Sam Dillon
Eli Brock, Hudson Carter, Jack Hoover, Kameron Mathis,
Jack Posavetz, Cammie Sams

Second Grade Special Award:
Honorable Mention:
Kate Walker
Wells Dixon and Johnny McQuade

Third Grade Special Award:
Honorable Mention:
Jack Tronolone
Madison Brown, Caroline Byrd, Fortune Hicks, Carson MacLeod, Emerson Pickens, John Jeffrey Simmons, Clay Sproule, Ava Wyrick

Fourth Grade Special Award:
Honorable Mention:

David Beimler and Mary Ford Fitzjurls
Maggie Dorminy, Patrick Dunn, Keegan Mathis, Amelia McGlaughlin, Jimmy McQuade, Smith Veal, Matthew Kuchar

Fifth Grade First Place
Second Place
Special Award:
Honorable Mention

Jackson Byrd
Audrey Shingler
Will Henderson and Brooke Lewis
Zane Blackmon, McKenzie Brown, Hayes Carter, Jordan DeRatto, Philip Fairman, Will Johnson, Ellie Tronolone

2018 Coastfest T-Shirt Logo Finalists:  Maidee Brown and Wood Watson

FA Chess Tournament Winners

Sophie and Amelia McGlaughlin were recognized at Morning Meeting for their success at the GrayKnights Chess Tournament last Saturday.  Amelia received the Third-Place trophy in elementary section, as well as a "Biggest Upset" trophy for defeating a player ranked much higher than her.  Sophie received the Third-Place trophy in the primary section.  Congratulations, Sophie and Amelia!

Pre-Kindergarten Fall Festival

Click HERE to access the Pre-K Fall Festival Photo Album.

Pre-K Hosts Third Grade Book Buddies

Kindergarten Guest Reader - Amanda Byrd

Kindergarten was thrilled to have its first guest reader last week!  Amanda Byrd, Kate's Mom, came to share some favorite Halloween books with the class.  What a treat it was for all!

Second Grade FA Alumnus Guest Reader

UGA student Christian Sullivan '16 came home for the "big game" this weekend, but he also worked in a visit to FA. Christian was his brother Elliot's guest reader in Second Grade. The younger brother and his classmates were excited to welcome a great reader!

Fourth Grade Haiti Pen Pal Letters

Fifth Grade "'Cell'ebration" Science Project

Click HERE to see photos taken during last week's Fifth Grade ""Cell'ebration" science project.

Coastal Georgia Historical Society Community Day

On Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., the Coastal Georgia Historical Society will host its 3rd Annual Community Day event. The Society's museum will be open free of charge, and they will offer tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, historic lawn games, and presentations by interpreters from Fort King George and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.

For more details, click HERE or call (912) 634-7093.

November Special Event Calendar

November 8
PROBE College Fair at Brunswick High School  at 9:00 AM

November 8
Thomas Hogan NCAA Signing Ceremony in the Gym Lobby at 1:00 PM

November 8 Auburn University Admission Representative in Nash Academic Center at 1:15 PM

November 9 Second Grade Pirate Day

November 9
Oglethorpe University Admission Representative at Nash Academic Center at 1:00 PM

November 9 Glynn County Teacher of the Year Banquet at Sea Palms (Evening)
Congratulations, Mr. Willis!

November 9 Sophomore College Night in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

November 10 Q2 Progress Report Period Ends

November 10 Veteran's Day Assembly in the Gym at 9:50 AM

November 14 November Teacher Luncheon in Gym Lobby between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM

November 14 Flu Vaccine Clinic in Athletic Conference Room between Noon and 2:00 PM

November 14
RSM Whiffle Ball Classic at Frederica Academy Baseball Complex  at 5:00 PM

November 15
Upper School FCA November Leaders' Lunch Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room

November 15
The Good New Club will not meet today due to the RSM Tournament.

November 16 First Grade Traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Epworth at 11:00 AM

November 16 Diamond Club Oyster Roast at 6:00 PM

November 16-19
November 17
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:10 AM
Fourth Grade Performs Aloha! Aloha!

November 17 Q2 Progress Reports Posted (Evening)

November 18
GreyKnights Chess Tournament at Frederica Academy between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM

November 18
RSM Classic Concert at SSI Airport featuring Country Star  Jake Owen

November 21
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in Hamilton Hall at 8:30 AM

November 21 Middle School Lip Sync Contest during MS Lunch

November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 22 Alumni Oyster Roast at Gnat's Landing at 7:00 PM

November 29
Upper School FCA November General Lunch Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room

November 30
Upper School Powderpuff Football Game at 6:30 PM
Sponsored by:  Upper School Student Council

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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

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and  download the
Frederica Academy
2017-2018  School Year

2017-2018 Master Calendar Updates

To offset some of the school days lost to Hurricane Irma, we've made the following adjustments to the 2017-2018 Master Calendar. Click HERE to access and download the REVISED 2017-2018 Master Calendar.
  • Wednesday, December 20 - School will be in session on Wednesday, December 20. It will be a half day for all divisions. Lower School will adjourn following the traditional Giving Tree program. It will be the last day of exams for Middle School and Upper School students. Friday, December 15, will be the last exam review day and exams will take place on December 18, 19, and 20. Thursday, December 21, will be a Teacher Work Day.
  • Wednesday, January 3 - The Second Semester will start on Wednesday, January 3, instead of Thursday, January 4. All students and teachers will return on January 3.
  • Friday, February 16 - School will be in session on Friday, February 16. We will observe Presidents' Day as a school holiday on Monday, February 19.