This Week at Frederica Academy

ALL WEEK Lunch Click HERE for Lower School Menu
Click HERE for Middle School + Upper School Menu
Click HERE for PK + K Menu Order Form

Monday ALL DAY School not in session in observance of Columbus Day
Tuesday ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-Minute Class Schedule)

Tuesday 9:50 AM
Under Armour All-America Game American Family Insurance Selection Tour Assembly
Frederica Academy Gym
Honoring Ja'Shawn Sheffield

Tuesday 1:05 PM Senior NHS Induction Planning Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room during lunch period

Tuesday 7:00 PM Middle School and Varsity Baseball Parent Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Wednesday 8:15 AM - Noon Special Upper School Programs:
  • Freshmen - Servant Leadership Project (Communities in Schools at Christ Church)
  • Sophomores - PSAT Exam in Corn Hall
  • Juniors - PSAT Exam in Corn Hall
  • Seniors - Senior Seminar in Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)
Wednesday 10:00 AM 8th Grade Algebra Field Trip to Waffle House

Wednesday Noon
Upper School Dismissal - No Upper School Lunch
(excluding 10th Grade and 11th Grade extended time test takers)

Wednesday 12:30 PM Senior Class Group Photo at Epworth

Wednesday 3:15 PM Lower School Faculty Meeting

Wednesday 4:00 PM Upper School Faculty Meeting in Coach Willis' Room

Thursday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Yearbook Retake Photos in Knights Reading Room (Media Center)

Thursday Noon - 2:30 PM
FA Flu Vaccine Clinic in the Athletic Conference Room
  • MS Students (12:10 PM - 12:35 PM) + US Students (1:05 PM - 1:30 PM)
  • LS Students (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Adults (Noon - 2:30 PM)
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Teacher + Staff Luncheon in Gym Lobby (Thank you, First + Eleventh Grade Parents!)

Thursday 4:00 PM Department Chairs Meeting in Mrs. Gallagher's Room

Friday ALL DAY First Quarter Ends

Friday ALL DAY FA School-Wide Spirit Day (PINK-OUT Day for Breast Cancer Awareness)

Friday 8:00 AM Faith, Fathers, and Frederica meeting in the Athletic Conference Room

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Friday 8:45 AM Lower School Manna House Service Project in Gym Lobby

Friday 10:00 AM Upper School Service Council Manna House Sandwich Operation in Gym Lobby

Friday 11:30 AM FA Security Council Meeting

Friday 6:00 PM Booster Club Tailgate Party

Friday 7:30 PM
Trinity Christian (Dublin) vs. Frederica Academy HOME Football Game ( PINK-OUT)

Saturday ALL DAY
Saturday ALL DAY
Click HERE for more information about the one-day conference.

Saturday 9:00 AM - NOON Upper School Student Council Car Wash at Island Car Wash on Demere Road

Phoebe Shelton Named FA Teacher of the Year

Miss Fleming announced Ms. Phoebe Shelton as this year's Frederica Academy Teacher of the Year at the October Faculty/Staff Meeting last Wednesday afternoon.

Ms. Shelton is the Lower School Music Teacher and the sponsor of the Middle School Odyssey of the Mind program.

Ms. Shelton received her Bachelors in Music Education and graduated Cum Laude from Nazareth College of Rochester in Central New York, where she was raised. She is currently pursuing her Masters In Music Education from Boston University. As a member of the Orff-Shulwerk Association, she has also received her Orff certification and is a member of the National Association for Music Education. Prior to joining Frederica Academy, she was teaching private instrumental lessons. Ms. Shelton is excited to be in the warm south and her hobbies include spending time with her dog and two cats, volunteering at the Humane Society, and traveling. She is engaged and will marry next year.

Ms. Shelton will be honored in front of her students at an upcoming Lower School Morning Meeting and will be recognized at the Glynn County Teacher of the Year Banquet on November 15.

Under Armour All-America Game Selection Tour:  TUESDAY

Special Assembly
Tuesday at 9:50 AM
Frederica Academy Gym

The countdown to the Under Armour All-America Game officially begins with the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance. The Selection Tour provides players with the chance to receive their jersey in front of family, friends, coaches and the community at events at their school. Frederica Academy will host the tour at a special assembly on Tuesday at 9:50 a.m.

Only the nation's elite are selected to compete each year. The top 100 players in the nation will compete in Orlando with the best coaches, players, and gear in the game
Live on ESPN2 on January 3, 2019
Players have the ability to add their name to the list of future NFL stars who have played in the Under Armour  All-America Game; Julio Jones, A.J. Green, Amari Cooper, Jameis Winston, Leonard Fournette, and more.

US Homecoming Dance Tickets:  TUESDAY

Upper School Homecoming Dance tickets go on sale on Tuesday. They are $15 each if purchased this week. The price increases to $20 on October 15. The dance will take place at Sea Palms on Saturday, October 20.

The deadline to order 2018 Homecoming Dance commemorative t-shirts is Monday, October 15. Click HERE to download and print the order form.

Senior NHS Planning Lunch Meeting:  TUESDAY

Senior National Honor Society members should attend a planning meeting in Mrs. Bradford's room during lunch on Tuesday. Please bring your lunch and be prompt.

Baseball Parent Meeting:  TUESDAY

Senior Class Photo:  WEDNESDAY

Senior Class
Group Photo

12:30 PM

By the Sea

Yearbook Retake Photos:  THURSDAY

Yearbook  Photo Retake  Day


8:30 AM - 
9:30 AM

Reading Room

Flu Vaccine Clinic:  THURSDAY

FA Flu Vaccine Clinic
Thursday, October 11
Athletic Conference Room

12:10 PM - 12:35 PM Middle School Students

1:05 PM - 1:30 PM Upper School Students

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lower School Students

Noon - 2:30 PM Adults

Students, parents, faculty, and staff who pre-registered should plan to visit the Flu Vaccine Clinic in the Athletic Conference Room during their designated time. It only takes a few minutes and participants will receive a well-deserved prize upon completion of their vaccination. Middle School and Upper School students should attend the clinic during their lunch periods. Parent volunteers will collect Lower School students from their classrooms and will make every effort to accommodate class schedules.

Please click HERE to email Nurse Byers should you have questions.

Spirit Day

Manna House Community Service Project:  FRIDAY

Frederica Academy will stage a school-wide community service project in support of Manna House on Friday, October 12.

Manna House provides meals for the homeless in Brunswick and the surrounding area, and the school will provide sandwiches to serve all of Manna House's patrons.

Click HERE to read an article which recently appeared in The Brunswick News commemorating Manna House's 35th Anniversary and demonstrating how important donations are to its continued success.

The Upper School Service Council is raising money to help underwrite the cost of the sandwich bread. Upper School students will assist with delivering the sandwiches to Manna House. Lower School students will make the sandwiches after Morning Meeting that day.

Families interested in supporting this project are asked to donate peanut butter, jelly, and sanwich bags. Items can be dropped off with Mrs. Holt or with Mrs. Lavallee.

Accommodations will be made for students with nut allergies.

Fathers, Faith & Frederica:  FRIDAY

Fathers, Faith & Frederica (FF&F) meets in the Athletic Conference Room opposite Hamilton Hall from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (8:15 program start time) every Friday that students are in school. There is no need to rsvp, just drop in to join us.
We are in the middle of a 9-week study on leadership.  Here is our upcoming calendar:

October 12 Guest Speaker:  Jay Hanson, The Chapel UMC, Lead Pastor

October 19 No Meeting (Parent-Teacher Conference Day)

October 26 Get Right:  The pursuit of proper personal alignment

November 2 Live Right:  The dedication to purposefulness


RenWeb Becomes FACTS:  FRIDAY


For the past several years, Frederica Academy has used RenWeb as its School Information Management System (SIMS) provider. 

On Friday, RenWeb will have a new name. A company named FACTS acquired RenWeb four years ago in order to provide schools with the tools they need to manage every aspect of the educational experience in a combined, secure, and easy-to-use system. Since the acquisition, FACTS has been combining its services in a meaningful, methodical way. Now its taking another step in the process and becoming a single brand-FACTS in order to provide schools like Frederica Academy with the best products and services possible.

We do not anticipate any noticeable changes with the new name. We share this update in the spirit of avoiding confusion as the RenWeb name gets replaced with FACTS.

Upper School Student Council Car Wash:  SATURDAY

Jacksonville NACAC College Fair:  SATURDAY

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Jacksonville National College Fair will take place at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 13, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Click HERE for a list of participating colleges and universities.

Click HERE for directions.

Model Arab League Conference:  SATURDAY

Georgia Southern University
October 13, 2018

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes:  OCTOBER 18

Upper School students interested in participating in the  Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at the College of Coastal Georgia on Thursday, October 18, should sign up on the College Counseling Center door.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® will stroll onto the College of Coastal Georgia's campus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event, hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia Student Health Center, is part of The International Men's March to stop, rape, sex assault, and gender violence. Male participants will walk around campus in high heels or shoes, starting at the College's Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Health and Science building, through the academic commons areas, to the Campus Center and back. The Walk is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious problem of sexual assault and domestic violence against women. A supply of heels and shoes will be available for participants.

See Evyn Lundy or a member of the Cultural Awareness Club for more information.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:  OCTOBER 18 + 19

Lower School Parent-Teacher Conference Day is Friday, October 19.

Middle School and Upper School parents can sign up for conferences on the evening of Thursday, October 18, or during the day on Friday, October 19.

Students will not attend school on Friday, October 19.

Click HERE for more information or to sign up for a conference.

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!

Homecoming Week Gratitude

Frederica Academy expresses it appreciation to the Booster Club and the Upper School Student Council for organizing and sponsoring this year's Homecoming festivities. We are grateful to all of the parent volunteer leaders, parent volunteers, contributors, host families, student leaders, student volunteers, dress-up day participants, banner artists, skit participants, float decorators, parade participants, parade spectators, tailgate party hosts and contributors, Homecoming Court donors, football game volunteers, and anyone else who made Homecoming Week a spectacular success!

2018 Homecoming Week Photo Albums

2018 Homecoming Week Upper School Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for winning
the  overall Homecoming Week competition!

Dress-Up Days
5 10 15
Banners 15 10 5
Parade Floats 25
25 40
Skits 5 10
TOTALS 70 75 65

Riley Derrick Crowned Homecoming Queen

L-R: Coach Brandon Derrick, Riley Derrick, and Becky Derrick

Click HERE to see more Homecoming Court photos.

Click HERE to see a Facebook video of Riley being crowned.

2018 Homecoming Court

L-R: Marlena Carmena, Jada Scott, Zhané Waye, Riley Derrick, Jadyn Scott, Armani Johnson, Hana Byrnes, and Merrill Been.

Click HERE to see more Homecoming Court photos.

Will Grimm Crowned Homecoming King

2018 Homecoming Parade Photo Album

Click HERE to see more parade photos.

2018 Homecoming Parade Video

2018 Frederica Academy Homecoming Parade
2018 Frederica Academy Homecoming Parade

2018 Homecoming Banners

Middle School "Gold Ribbon Week" Homecoming

L-R: Eli Fritchman, Josh Meadows, Katie Eckert, Mark Landis, Ryann Hankey, Reese Hankey, and Michael Richardson

Connor Landis
Last Wednesday, the Middle School was honored to have a guest speaker, Mark Landis, speak at its assembly about his daughter, Connor, and the effects that childhood cancer not only had on their child but their entire family and community.  Frederica Academy created the Connor Landis Frederica Scholars Award, a prestigious, merit-based award offered each year to a new, rising sixth grade student. The award was established to honor the memory of Connor Landis, a Frederica student who passed away in June 2009 after a valiant nineteen-month battle with brain cancer.  Past Connor Landis Award recipients were recognized as well.
We are proud to announce that the Middle School used the school's Homecoming celebration to participate in "Gold Ribbon Week" to support Childhood Cancer Awareness efforts and were able to raise over $300!  All proceeds will go to the medical funds of the children of Glynn County who are currently battling cancer.  GO KNIGHTS!

Lower School Tinker Time After-School Program Photos

Third Grade Field Trip to Rapunzel Performance

Third Grade students and parent chaperones traveled to the Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick on Friday to watch a performance of Rapunzel.

Second Grade Star Students

Second Grade Star Students Eliza Frazier and Lily Heller interviewed each other in front of their peers last week.

Lily Heller, Mrs. Schneider's STAR of the week, was excited to have her mom, Jennifer Heller, as her guest reader.

Eliza's Mom and Dad, French and Anne Frazier, visited Second Grade on Wednesday and read a book to the class together.  Mrs. Frazier brought the students a sweet treat.

Braden Drew also had a guest reader in Mrs. Albright's class. His Nonna, Pat Drew, read to the class.

Kindergarten STEM Activity

Our Kindergarten students had an especially challenging STEM activity on Friday! Their materials were simple: tape, straws, scissors, and a pumpkin. They were then given the task of building a stand for their pumpkin. After much collaborating, structures were built. Although not all succeeded in supporting the pumpkins above the ground, the children were able to identify ways to improve upon their building projects in the future. We are very proud of all of these young, creative thinkers!

Pre-Kindergarten SSI Fire Station Field Trip

Pre-K celebrated the end of Fire Safety Week by going on a field trip to Saint Simons Island Fire Station #2. Students explored the inside and outside of a fire truck among other safety, life-saving vehicles. Many thanks to the parent volunteers who joined the students and teachers on this hands-on learning experience!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Important October + November Dates

October 15-18 Lower School ERB Testing

October 15 Deadline to order Upper School Homecoming Dance Commemorative T-Shirts
Click HERE for Order Form

October 16 First Grade Field Trip to Poppell Farms

October 16
National Honor Society Induction in Gym (9:50 AM)

October 16
Samford University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

October 17 Upper School Dress-Down Day ($2 to Advisory for Student Council)

October 17 Freshmen Class Meeting with Mrs. Nevins (10:00 AM)

October 17 PSAT 8/9 Exam (Grade 8)

October 17 Faculty Vertical Teams Meeting (4:00 PM)

October 18-25 Gym Floors Resurfaced (Gym Closed)

October 18
October 18 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

October 18 Q1 Report Cards Posted

October 18 Middle School Benefield Hall 20th Anniversary Celebration (3:00 PM)

October 18 Middle School + Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences - Evening Option (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

October 19
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades 1-12) -  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

October 20 Homecoming Dance at Sea Palms (8:30 PM)

October 22-25 Middle School Carpe Vitam

October 23
Pre-ACT Exam (Grades 9-11); Servant Leadership Project (Grade 12)

October 24
Agnes Scott College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (8:15 AM)

October 25 Sophomore Class Meeting with Mrs. Nevins (10:00 AM)

October 26 Junior Class Meeting with Mrs. Nevins (10:00 AM)

October 26 Middle School Student Holiday (Post Carpe Vitam)

October 26 Lower School + Upper School FA Spirit Day

October 26 Varsity Football + Cheerleader Senior Night

October 26-28 Georgia-Florida Weekend

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

October 31 Lower School Storybook Character Day

October 31 Kindergarten Field Trip to Brunswick Fair + Halloween Party

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 2-4
RSM Classic Volunteer Training + Uniform Pick-Up at Frederica Academy

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 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 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 at 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 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

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

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