A Message from the Admission Office

Dear Frederica Families,
So much of what happens at Frederica Academy would not be possible without the teamwork and partnership that exists between our dedicated parents, students, faculty, and staff. And this was never more evident than at our Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day yesterday. What began three years ago as an event to tidy our campus before Open House week, has now become a day of inspiration, teamwork, camaraderie, and, most of all, appreciation and love for this school that we hold so dear. Thank you to each of you who polished, painted, hauled, raked, scrubbed, planted, and primped. Our campus shines much brighter today because of your help and your affection for Frederica Academy.
We now stand ready to open our doors to guests from near and far who wish to learn more about Frederica Academy's spectacular college-preparatory program at this week's Open House. I encourage you to attend, whether as a parent volunteer, a student ambassador, or perhaps even as a participant curious of what lies ahead for your child as he or she prepares to progress to a new division or grade above. Guests will witness and experience a diverse sampling of key differentiators that set Frederica Academy apart. Engaging programming will include informational sessions with faculty and administrators, student testimonies, ambassador tours, classroom observations, and more.
Guests of Open House will also have the opportunity to watch Frederica Academy's engaging new recruitment video. But first, we are debuting it with you! Please continuing reading this email to view this poignant story of Frederica Academy as told by our remarkable students, teachers, and administrators.
With this new marketing tool available, I hope you will take the opportunity to share it with family, friends, and neighbors who may be interested in learning more about Frederica Academy. The school wishes to encourage and reward our families who go above and beyond to promote the school; therefore, we have created a New Knight Referral Program which provides qualifying families with a tuition credit for referrals who are admitted and enroll in the 2018-2019 school year. Please continue reading below to learn more!
Thank you, again, for your ongoing support of our school. You and your family are a blessing to Frederica Academy.
Director of Admission

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 9:00 AM - Noon General Open House + Campus Tours

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)
Upper School Ensemble performance.

Monday 3:25 PM - 4:15 PM STEM Club Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Tuesday ALL DAY 100th Day of School!

Tuesday 9:00 AM Pre-Kindergarten + Kindergarten Open House Parent Coffee

Tuesday 9:00 AM General Open House + Campus Tours

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School GISA Literary Meet Informational Meeting
Athletic Conference Room

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

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Soup for the Soul in Hamilton Hall
Sponsored by Middle School Service Council (Benefits Manna House)

Tuesday 5:00 PM + 6:30 PM Varsity Basketball Senior Nights in Gym

Wednesday 9:00 AM Lower School Open House Parent Coffee + Campus Tour

Wednesday 9:00 AM - Noon General Open House + Campus Tours

Wednesday 12:10 PM Middle School FCA Meeting in Coach Derrick's Room during lunch
Guest Speaker:  Tim Harden, Glynn County FCA Director

Wednesday 1:05 PM Jake Myers NCAA Soccer Signing (Davidson College)
Gym Lobby

Wednesday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Senior Class Pictures on Sea Island Green

Thursday 9:00 AM Middle School + Upper School Parent Coffee + Campus Tour

Thursday 9:00 AM - Noon General Open House + Campus Tours

Thursday ALL DAY GISA Middle School Spelling Bee in Savannah
Good luck Adam Elsharkawi and William MacLeod!

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

Thursday Evening Q3 Progress Reports Posted

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

8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Friday 9:00 AM - Noon General Open House + Campus Tours

Friday 4:00 PM March 10 SAT Exam Registration Deadline
Click HERE to register.

Sunday 2:30 PM + 6:30 PM Lower School Good News Club Performance at Ritz Theatre

2018 Frederica Academy Open House

We invite you to share our Open House information with family, friends, and neighbors who might be interested in learning more about Frederica Academy. Please click HERE to access the Open House schedule.

Please click HERE to email Helen Rentz if you are interested in serving as an Open House or Admission Office Recruitment volunteer.

Frederica Academy Open House Video

Frederica Academy will launch the school's new recruitment video during Open House this week. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the anonymous donor who funded the production of the video.

Please click on the link below to watch it. We invite you to share this link with family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else you think would enjoy learning more about our school.

FA New Knight Referral Program

Frederica Academy is pleased to announce the creation of a new incentive and recognition program for current families who help recruit new students for our school.

Currently enrolled FA families will receive a one-time tuition credit of $500 for each new Kindergarten-11th grade student who enrolls at Frederica Academy for the 2018-2019 school year. Click HERE for more information and click HERE to access the New Knight Family Referral Form.

GISA Literary Informational Meeting - TUESDAY

Upper School students interested in learning more the GISA Literary competition should attend an informational meeting in the Athletic Conference Room on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. during break.

Competition categories include:  Spelling, Argumentative Essay, Personal Essay, Rhetorical Essay, Humorous Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Oral Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Piano, Girls Solo, Boys Solo, Girls' Trio, and Boys' Quartet.

Click HERE to email Mr. Chris Smith for more information.

Soup for the Soul - TUESDAY NIGHT

The Middle School Service Council is sponsoring Soup for the Soul on Tuesday, February 6, to support Manna House.

Soups will be available in Hamilton Hall between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can dine in or carry out.

Please click HERE to contact Alex Mathis if you are interested in volunteering or if you have questions about the event.

Manna House is an agency located in downtown Brunswick which serves those in need free meals. It is open seven days a week and serves nearly 60,000 hot meals a year. More than two million Manna House meals have been served since it opened 34 years ago.

2018 Frederica Academy STAR Student + Teacher

We are pleased to announce that
George Poulakis
is Frederica Academy's 2018 STAR Student!

George selected Mr. Steve Jobe as his STAR Teacher.

George and Mr. Jobe will be honored at the
2018  STAR  Recognition Luncheon on February 20.
The luncheon is sponsored by the Brunswick Woman's Club.

Coming Soon:  Vince Vawter + Jim Wann

Last year, author Vince Vawter visited Frederica Academy for a day to talk with students about his book Paperboy and the writing process. Paperboy was a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 2014.

Mr. Vawter will return to Frederica Academy on March 7 and will be accompanied by Jim Wann to talk about an exciting project in which they are collaborating.

Jim Wann, chief composer and leading man for Broadway's (Tony-nominated, Best Musical) Pump Boys and Dinettes, is a music and theatre artist whose work has been performed across America and around the world. Mr. Wann graduated with Honors in Writing from the University of North Carolina where he was a  Morehead Scholar.

Special thanks to Nikki Walbridge for coordinating this initiative.

FA Summer Programs 2018

Click HERE to access the 2018 FA Summer Programs catalog.

Click HERE to register for a program.

Click HERE to email Brooke Ackerman should you have questions.

College Counseling Center News

The College Counseling Center  has released its 

Summer Enrichment Opportunities
2018  Online Catalog

Click HERE to access it.

Saint Simons Island Rotary Scholarship

Seniors interested in applying for the Saint Simons Island Rotary Scholarship should click HERE for more information or to access the online form (Microsoft Word document). Applications must be typed.

United Community Bank Scholarship

The 2017-18 Junior Board of Directors of United Community Bank is sponsoring a scholarship open to seniors at Brunswick High, Frederica Academy and Glynn Academy. The scholarship is for those who graduate in May 2018 and will be attending college in the fall of 2018 or earlier. 
There will be two scholarship awards: 
1st Place of $750
 2nd Place of $500

Click HERE for application. Applications must be received by Monday, March 5, 2018.

  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply.
  • Please complete application and essay before March 5 deadline.
  • Include one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.
  • Mail application, essay and recommendation letter to the address below. 

March 10 SAT Exam + Khan Academy Prep Course

The regular registration deadline for the
March 10th SAT Exam
is Friday, February 9th!

Click HERE to register.
Frederica Academy will be open as a
testing center for this exam.
Studying will help better prepare students
for the test and increase scores!

Click HERE to access Khan Academy's
free test prep resources for the SAT.

Model UN Students Compete at GSU

The Frederica Academy Model United Nations (UN) Team returned to campus on Saturday afternoon after competing at the 47th Annual Georgia Southern University High School Model UN Conference. Twenty Frederica Academy students traveled to Statesboro early Thursday morning for two-and-a-half full days of debate and geopolitical problem solving.

More than 450 delegates from 21 schools throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida wrote resolutions, asked points of information, and gained speaking time on the floor of the General Assembly and in committees as they represented the nations of Ecuador, Guinea-Bissau, Latvia, Malawi, the Maldives, Nepal, the Republic of Congo, and the United Kingdom.  Despite an exhausting schedule, the Frederica crew remained focused on solving the world's problems while meeting, interacting, and forging diplomatic relationships with students from other participating schools.

Special recognitions were awarded to: Africa Union ( AU) Honorable Mention - Mackenzie Morgan (Republic of Congo); UN Security Council Honorable Mention - Alastair Campbell (United Kingdom); and the UN General Assembly Delegation Honorable Mention - Ryan McHugh and Lauren Jobe (Latvia).

Middle School Science Bowl

The Frederica Academy Middle School Science Bowl teams placed second and third in the Regional Science Bowl Competition at Armstrong Atlantic State University this past Saturday. Both teams performed valiantly! Tensions were high as both teams representing Frederica competed against one another in the first round of single elimination playoff. With seconds remaining on the clock, FA Team A composed of Andrew Kaminer, Roy Boyd, Riley Turner, Ryann Hankey and captained by Spencer Sullivan, pulled ahead of FA Team B comprised of Cole Lawrence, Charlie Runyan, Gillian Sullivan and captained by Adam Elsharkawi. Team A finished in second place with an overall record of 5-1-1 and Team B finished in third place with a record of 5-2. Frederica Academy Middle School Science bowl Team A qualified for the state competition! Please congratulate all members, they gave it their all.

FA DAR Essay Winners Honored

L-R: Spencer Sullivan, Eighth Grade Third Place; Adam Elsharkawi, Eighth Grade First Place; and Hamp Thompson, Sixth Grade Second Place.

Frederica Academy's Middle School DAR Essay winners were honored at a ceremony at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon.

As the Eighth Grade First Place Winner, Adam advances to the next level of competition. He shared his essay with the audience who attended the DAR ceremony on Friday.

Thank You, Hands on Frederica Day Volunteers!

We express our gratitude to the students, parents, trustees, teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff members who shared their time, muscles, expertise, and love for our school by volunteering for Hands on Frederica on Saturday. Together, the over one-hundred volunteers spread mulch, cleaned walls and windows, planted trees, painted signposts, reinvigorated the Middle School halls, and much more.  Many areas of campus now have a fresh, new look as we continue into the second semester.

Special thanks to the FA Booster Club members who arrived early and stayed late to provide refreshments for volunteers and to the Frederica Academy Parent Association for contributing funds to help support projects.  We also express appreciation to Southeast Nursery for its donation of plant materials, notably the four Live Oak trees that will grace our campus for years to come!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Guess Who Won the 2018 FA Souper Bowl?

Congratulations Philadelphia Eagles fans on  leading
your  team to the 2018 FA Souper Bowl Championship!

Frederica Academy sponsored its annual Souper Bowl Food Collection Drive  in celebration of Super Bowl 52. Boxes for the Eagles  and the  New England Patriots were stationed on campus last week. Students and teachers voted for their favorite team by donating canned food items.  All of the collected items will be donated to Sparrow's Nest, a local food bank.

Upper School Geometry Parallelograms

Students in Mrs. Graham's Geometry classes made parallelograms so they could discover their properties. Then they learned a cheer to help them quickly recall the information learned over this concept. It was a fun way to learn something new. If you're on campus and you see a Geometry student doing a math cheer, ask them to teach you what they learned about parallelograms.

Upper School Algebra II "Speed Dating"

Speed dating in Algebra II was a lot of fun last week! Students had about two minutes to find a partner, work each other's logarithmic equation, and then check their answers. Students were able to teach each other, work together, and get out of their seat while reviewing for their upcoming test.

Fourth Grade Weather Unit

Fourth Grade students completed their weather unit by creating their own weather reports with the help of Mrs. Barrow and a green screen.

Third Grade Art Class SpaceScapes

Third Graders created beautiful SpaceScapes in Art class this week using oil pastel.

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Kindergarten enjoyed having Henry Dorminy's mom, Mrs. Caroline Dorminy, as its Guest Reader last week. Henry chose the book for his mom to read to the class, "Branches of The Military." The students loved the book, and were so into learning about the military! Thank you, Mrs. Dorminy, for coming! 

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Sommer Whitlow was this week's Pre-K Mystery Reader. Mrs. Whitlow is the mother of Wylkes Whitlow (and Wylder in Kindergarten and Wyatt in 6th Grade).  She read the New York Times bestseller Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.

February-March Calendar

February 13 Second Grade Dads' Breakfast in classrooms

February 13 Naviance Parent Workshop at 6:00 PM

February 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month

February 17
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 24 MS + US Math Tournament at Georgia Southern University

February 27 GISA Middle School Spelling Bee Finals in Roswell, Georgia

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 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 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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