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

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

11:59 PM Lands' End Uniform Sale Ends

All Day Upper School Dress Down Day for $1 (Advisory)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Brunswick PROBE College Fair at Brunswick High

10:00 AM Senior Class Meeting in Nash Academic Center (Second Floor)
Topic:  Senior Privileges

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
Thomas Hogan NCAA Golf Signing Ceremony  in the Gym Lobby.

1:15 PM Auburn Admission Representative in the Nash Academic Center

Thursday Morning Second Grade Pirate Day ... Arrrgh!

8:30 AM Augusta University Admission Representative in Nash Center

1:00 PM
Oglethorpe University Admission Representative in the Nash Center

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Upper School Model UN Meeting in Room F-8 (Mrs. Dillon's Room)
All students interested in participating in the February MUN Conference in Statesboro must attend.

6:00 PM Sophomore College Night in Hamilton Hall (Parents + Students)

Evening Glynn County Teacher of the Year Banquet
Congratulations, Coach Willis!

All Day School-Wide Spirit Day

All Day Q2 Progress Period Ends

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

8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

9:50 AM Veteran's Day Assembly in the Gym (Grades 1-12)
Keynote Speaker:  M.H. "Woody" Woodside

1:45 PM University of Alabama Admission Representative in Nash Center

6:30 PM 7th Annual Diamond Club Oyster Roast + Raffle Party
The Club at Bennie's Red Barn

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

Friday 7:30 PM GISA AAA State Semi-Final Football Playoff Game (Hosted by FA)
Valwood at Frederica Academy
Click HERE to sign up to volunteer at the game.
Click HERE for playoff brackets.
GISA requires everyone to pay at gate:  $8 - students; $10 - adults.

A Message from Laura Nevins

Envision National Youth Leadership Forums (NYLF) are designed to prepare students to turn their career and life aspirations into reality. The programs are developed by educators and subject-matter professionals, and each one creates a hands-on educational experience which fosters critical thinking skills. Several FA students have participated in Envision programs with great success in recent years. Below are a few examples of the programs which will be offered by Envision next summer.

NYLF MEDICINE gives students a chance to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care. Spend ten amazing days on the campus of the renowned Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where you will explore a variety of specialized medical fields through the program's exciting, hands-on interactive curriculum, small group activities, and true-to-life medical workshops such as testing your skills at performing a simulated fracture reduction. Join other high school students from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience by assuming the role of a physician, and be empowered to fully realize the power of your potential.
NYLF BUSINESS INNOVATION  is specifically designed to provide high school students with a foundation in business, while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution.  You'll discover your passion for entrepreneurship and innovation by competing in an exciting startup-style simulation that takes you from ideation to product launch, and challenges you to make the critical decisions of an entrepreneur! The NYLF Business Innovation program lasts six days and takes place at Yale University. 
NYLF ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY offers students the opportunity to complete an engaging, student-driven group project designed to explore select fields on a deeper level using a problem-based approach. Students will work in groups to solve one of the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century, as set forth by the National Academy of Engineering. The program is offered at three locations: Georgia Tech, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA), and the University of California, Berkeley.

Please click HERE to email me if you would like to receive information about Envision or to have your name added to either the Medical or Business nomination list. Click HERE to access a complete list of NYLF programs. The catalog also includes opportunities for Lower School and Middle School students.
Thank you.

Director of College Placement and  Upper School 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..

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

A Message from the FA Parent Association

Thank you to everyone who bought poinsettias and greenery this year! The Parent Association uses those funds to host the Back-to-School BBQ and Teacher Appreciation events as well as to support the Readathon,  Lower School Garden, Oyster Roast, etc.

Thank you also to all who came to the Parent Association meeting and Uniform Sale this past Thursday.  Rachael Lee and Nurse Byers gave a great overview of social issues affecting our students, Greer Brown provided an informative update on the Head of School search, and John Pope spoke to the importance of contributing to the Annual Fund.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting on December 7th!

Friday - Veterans Day Assembly

Frederica Academy
Veterans Day Assembly

Friday, November 10
9:50 AM

Featured Speaker:
M. H. "Woody" Woodside

Yearbook Ad Sponsorships

Yearbook Page Sponsorships :  FA families and local businesses interested in sponsoring a page in this year's yearbook, should click HERE for the sponsorship form. The sponsorship entails that on the page of the sponsor's choice (based on availability at the time of submitting the form), the yearbook page will read "Page provided by _____ ." For example, if your child is in the first grade, you can sponsor his or her class page, and your family's name or your business name will be printed at the bottom of the First Grade page. You can sponsor sports and events pages as well.
Senior Ads : Senior parents please click HERE for information about ordering senior portraits and senior ads for the yearbook.

FA Community Service News

KGIB Extends Recycling Challenge Collection  for oral care products, cereal bags and writing utensils. Collection bins are located in each division building.

Sparrow's Nest Thanksgiving Food Collection  - Lower School students are collecting toiletries and canned/boxed food foods for Sparrow's Nest between now and Thanksgiving.

NHS Students Support Communities in Schools

National Honor Society (NHS) students had a great experience serving Communities in Schools at the Burroughs-Mollette Elementary School Fall Festival on Friday. Frederica NHS students painted faces, painted nails, ran all of the game booths and had a lot of fun with the students. Our NHS students had as much fun as the students at BME. It was our pleasure to serve alongside Communities in Schools and the BME PTA and staff.

Click HERE to see photos on the Communities in Schools Facebook site and HERE to see more photos on the FA flickr album.

FA Competitive Cheer Team Community Service

It was a spectacular time at Addington Place of Brunswick on Halloween night. Members of the FA Competition Cheer team spent their Halloween night helping with Addington Place's Halloween Carnival. It was a fun night filled with candy, games and laughter. The Knights cheerleaders helped with the cakewalk, various activities for the community children, and even showed their artistic side with a little face painting. Special thanks to Brittany Rowland, the community relations coordinator, and her team for allowing the cheerleaders the opportunity to help with this event. The Addington Place is an assisted living facility, and the cheerleaders were blessed with the opportunity to spend time with their residents and with the ghouls and gals of Brunswick who came trick-or-treating. The cheerleaders hope to continue their new relationship with Addington Place and plan to revisit and help with future events.

Middle School Second Grade Leadership Program

One of our Middle School goals is to provide opportunities for students to grow in responsibility and leadership skills. During the Middle School Community Service class last week, Mrs. Lee prepared the students to lead the Second Grade classroom guidance time. The students facilitated a team building game that involved listening, sportsmanship, and problem solving skills. The Second Graders loved being with our older students and had a great time while growing in these lifelong skills! Our Middle School students led with great enthusiasm and enjoyment.

Upper School Halloween Costume Contest Photos

Click HERE to see photos of Upper School students dressed for Halloween.

Lower School Storybook Character Parade

Click HERE to see and download photos taken during the Lower School Storybook Character Parade on Halloween.

Fifth Grade Grammar Football League

In honor of the Frederica football team advancing to the next round of the State playoffs and the UGA Dawgs being ranked #1 in the College Football Playoff poll, FA fifth graders competed in the GFL (Grammar Football League) on Friday. After a brief hype video, the draft cards were distributed and the players proudly took the field. Grammar skills were put to the test as the students earned points for their respective teams. As the clock ran down, all players could be proud that they left it all on the field. Go FA Grammar Knights!

Fourth Grade Jekyll Island Turtle Center Visit

Last week, Fourth Grade went to the Jekyll Island Turtle Center for a class on animal adaptations. The children had a great time learning all about the different kinds of turtles, seeing the turtles in the hospital and working their way through the interactive education center. Afterwards, they went for a picnic at Great Dunes and enjoyed rousing games of tag and Duck, Duck, Goose!

Click HERE to see more photos of their visit.

A Healthy Fourth Grade Halloween

... well, there were certainly healthy options.  The students enjoyed an awesome Halloween celebration.

Third Graders Energized by Circuits Project

Third grade learned about different kinds of circuits last week in science. First, they built parallel circuits using copper wire and light bulbs. They then continued to learn more about electricity using snap circuits. The students were able to follow an instruction manual to help them create different kinds of circuits and also use their creativity to build their own circuits. They had a great time!

Third Grade + PK Book Buddies

Kindergarten Visits the Brunswick Fair

FA Kindergarten students had a blast at the Brunswick Fair last Wednesday. They gathered with other Kindergartners from around Glynn County. Special thanks to the wonderful parents who accompanied the Kindergarten students,FA Ambassadors, and the Exchange Club of Brunswick for all of their help! 

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Kindergarten was thrilled to have our second special guest reader, Sommer Whitlow, Wylder's Mom! She read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Book, which is one of the Kindergarteners' favorite series! Thanks you, Mrs. Whitlow!

Lands' End School Uniform Sale

Click HERE to access Lands' End Website.

November Special Event Calendar

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 Gathering Place Assembly in the Gym at 9:50 AM

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
Parker Speaker Series Inaugural Upper School Assembly in the Gym
Speaker:  Jamil Zainaldin, Georgia Humanities Council President
Topic:  Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Click HERE to  access
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.