This Week at Frederica Academy

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

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Monday 1:00 PM Santana Clark NCAA Jacksonville University Football Signing
Gym Lobby

Tuesday 8:00 AM Second Grade Dads' Breakfast in classrooms

Tuesday 10:00 AM

Middle School Assembly in the Terry Thomas Room

Tuesday 1:05 PM JV Math Team practice session in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

Tuesday 6:00 PM Naviance Family Connection Parent Workshop in Corn Hall (Room 705)

Wednesday ALL DAY Middle School Student Council Valentine's Day Dress-Down Day

Wednesday 8:30 AM Pre-K Valentine Fairy Tale Breakfast

Wednesday 12:10 PM Middle School Valentine's Bake Sale + Pie Day Celebration

Thursday Noon Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

Thursday Noon Third Grade "Is Trash Really Trash" Symposium in Shuman Conference Room

Thursday 1:05 PM JV Math Team practice session in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

Thursday 5:15 PM Pirate Pancake Dinner in Hamilton Hall

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

8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Saturday ALL DAY GrayKnight Chess Association Tournament at Frederica Academy

February 19 ALL DAY School Holiday in observance of President's Day

A Middle School Message from Mrs. Toomey

Dear Frederica Families,

I absolutely love this time of year.  Open House Week was an amazing opportunity for us to come together as a Frederica Family and showcase the many talents of your children, highlight the exceptional work of our faculty, and appreciate the dedication and commitment of you, our parent partners.

If you were not able to visit the Middle School during Open House, I invite you to come and see what I see as I walk the Middle School hallways not just during Open House week, but every day. During a visit, you will see:
  • Students busily writing math problems on whiteboards in preparation for the Math Team competition.
  • Students taping black tubing to the walls in the Science Lab in order to understand mechanical energy.
  • Students talking world politics and strategy with their Upper School Student Model United Nations Mentors.
  • Students breaking into teams to problem solve and create skits, costumes, and props for Odyssey of the Mind.
  • Spirited hallway debates about Shakespearean quotes.
  • Students leading lunchtime discussions about military history, sports, and aviation.
  • Students engaging in impromptu band ensembles, guitar medleys, and enthusiastic renditions of broadway show tunes.
  • Students beautifying the hallways and bulletin boards with original art and photographs.
  • Students giving it their all everytime they are on a court, course, or playing field ... no matter the competition.
  • Self-assured students standing tall and leading assemblies.
  • Compassionate students giving up their lunch period to brighten an elderly person's day or help stock the local food pantry's shelves.
  • A classroom divided (literally with red tape) into the Montagues and Capulets or arranged to resemble the floor of the Continental Congress.
  • Laughter, friendship, and hard work.

What you may not see are the other moments between your children and our faculty that I am blessed to see on a daily basis: a reassuring hand on your child's shoulder during a test; a student and teacher sitting on the floor deep in discussion during tutorial; a counselor listening so intently to your child's every word that she starts to squint; a teacher laughing loud and deep at that joke they have heard a million times; countless words of encouragement; and a dedicated faculty that meets every week to talk specifically about why they teach and how they can positively impact the lives of your children.

John Mitchell Brock, Frederica Academy Class of 2018, said it best during his awesome remarks at the Upper School Open House when he stated, "Middle School is a time for trying new things and learning about yourself."  Please come and see why we couldn't agree more.

Kind regards,

Middle School Director

Naviance Parent Workshop - Tuesday Night

This year's Naviance Parent Workshop is
scheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m.

The workshop will be held in Corn Hall, Room 705.  

Click HERE to register for the workshop.

Click HERE to email Laura Nevins for
more information.

K-12th Grade Chess Tournament at FA - February 17

Frederica Academy will host the next GrayKnight Chess Association Tournament on Saturday, February 17, in Hamilton Hall.

Click HERE for online pre-registration.  Onsite registration will start at 8:30 a.m. 

Click HERE for more information or click HERE to contact Donny Gray should you have questions.

FA Relay for Life Team - April 20

Frederica Academy has signed up for this year's Relay for Life event in Brunswick on April 20.

Click HERE to sign up to be a member of the Frederica Academy Green Team or click HERE to donate to our Relay for Life team.

Lower School will participate with grade level activities and fundraising projects.

For more information, please click HERE to email Catherine Squire.

Jake Myers - 2018 NCAA Davidson Soccer Signee

Click  HERE  to read  The Brunswick News '
coverage of Jake Myers' NCAA
Davidson Soccer Signing ceremony.

Click  HERE to watch the signing ceremony.

Click  HERE to see more photos.

Congratulations, Jake!

Upper School Ensemble Performance

The Upper School Ensemble performed at last week's Upper School Assembly.

Click HERE to watch their performance.

Middle School Band Ensemble Performance

The Middle School Band Ensemble played for the FA Open House on Thursday morning. The Ensemble members pictured are:  Helen Arline Kamau Dickerson Annika Clark Fina Dooley ,
Morgan Madison, and  Holly Lewis . We are so proud of their hard work!

Seventh Grade Literature Performances

Seventh Grade students in  Mr. Connolly's Literature class gave William Shakespeare's,  A Midsummer Night's Dream , a modern twist by recreating a scene in the present day. The students created videos or performed their scenes in front of the class. 

In this group's rendition of Act III scene ii, Hermia and Helena are basketball players being recruited by two rival college coaches, Demetrius and Lysander. Initially, Demetrius and Lysander had offered Hermia a scholarship, but they suddenly revoke the offer and give it to Helena instead. This group's scene depicts the ensuing dispute.  

Lower School Morning Meeting Videos + Photos

Click HERE to watch the Fifth Grade Play sneak preview performance; the Fourth Grade Strings performance; and to view and download photos taken during Friday's Lower School Morning Meeting.  The video links precede in the images in the Flickr photo album.

Lower School Celebrates 100 Days of School

Lower School marked the 100th Day of school being in session this year with several class celebrations.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Fourth Grade 100-Day Toothpick Tower Challenge

Fourth Grade students were given 100 toothpicks, 100 mini marshmallows, and 20 minutes to build a tower.  The goal was to build the highest tower. It was fascinating seeing the different strategies the groups tried, and the changes they made to their strategies. Research on tower building followed the contest. The winning team was David Beimler and Mary Ford Fitzjurls with a 27 cm tower!

Third Grade Realistic Fiction Book Reports

On Friday, Third Grade students presented their book reports on the Realistic Fiction books the chose to read. The presentations included posters, digital presentations, and even books that were all made by the students.

Click HERE to see more photos.

FA Second Graders Travel the World

The Earth may not be flat, but the Second Grade FA students who are travelling the globe learning about geography and new cultures sure are!  The Second Grade Flat Me project has been a hit with the students ... and a great, fun learning experience.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Second Grade Mardi Gras Celebration

Second Grade students enjoyed a fun introduction to Mardi Gras thanks to Eloise and her mom, Jennifer Wall, a Louisiana native.

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Kindergarten was especially blessed with a guest reader AND a half-birthday celebration last week. Dana Carter, CiCi's Mom, came and shared a delicious chocolate cake and a fun valentine story (with CiCi's help) with our class!  No matter the season, it is ALWAYS a special day in Kindergarten!

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

This week's Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader was Natalie Khurana's Papa, Mr. Lee Whiteside. Mr. Whiteside read The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

February-March Calendar

February 19
School Holiday in observance of President's Day

February 20
2018 STAR Student and Teacher Luncheon

February 21 MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

February 21-22
OLSAT Assessments (Grades 1,3, and 5)

February 21 Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Thank you 5th and 11th Grade Parents!)

February 22
Eight Grade Field Trip to the Ritz Theatre for the Shakespeare Variety Show (9:00 a.m. - Noon)

February 24 MS + US Math Tournament at Georgia Southern University

March 1
Deadline for Seniors to submit St. Simons Rotary Scholarship Applications

March 5-9
Upper School 2018-2019 Course Registration

March 7
Vince Vawter and Jim Wann Campus Visit ... stay tuned for details!

March 7
Louisiana State University Admission Recruiter at Nash Academic Center during US Lunch

March 7 Faculty + Staff Meeting in the Shuman Conference Room at 4:00 PM

March 10 SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

March 13 Second Grade Breakfast with Moms in classrooms at 8:00 AM

March 13
GISA AAA State Literary Meet

March 14 Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in Gym Lobby between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM
Thank you, Fourth Grade + Sixth Grade Parents!

March 15 Q3 Report Cards Posted

March 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

March 15 Eighth Grade Moving Up Night at 6:00 PM

March 16 School NOT in Session:  Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 17
Frederica Academy Spring Open House

March 20 + 22 National Spanish Exam 

March 24

March 29 Pre-K Easter Egg Hunt

March 29 Divisional Field Days 

March 30 School Holiday in observance of Good Friday 

April 2-6
Spring Break 

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2018 FA Summer Programs

Summer Programs Contact:
Upper School College Counseling Center Resources
2017-2018 College
Counseling Handbook
Summer 2018
Enrichment Catalog
Naviance Family

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