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

Tuesday 7:30 AM Middle School Faculty Meeting in MS Academic Center

Tuesday 8:00 AM Second Grade Moms' Breakfast in Classrooms

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School Course Registration Deadline

Tuesday 1:05 PM Resume Building Workshop in the College Counseling Center during lunch



Wednesday ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-Minute Classes)

Wednesday 9:50 AM Upper School Gathering Place Assembly in the Gym
Speaker:  Judge Alex Atwood (Glynn County Magistrate Court)

Wednesday 9:50 AM Middle School Assembly in the Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday 10:15 AM Upper School Tribute to honor the victims and survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy in commemoration of its one-month anniversary.

Wednesday 10:15 AM Fourth Grade Field Trip to Fort Frederica

Wednesday 11:00 AM Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the Gym Lobby
Thank you Fourth + Sixth Grade Parents!

Wednesday 4:00 PM Upper School Faculty Meeting

Thursday ALL DAY National Latin Exam

Thursday Noon Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month

Thursday 6:00 PM Q3 Report Cards Posted

Friday ALL DAY School Not in Session for Students (PK-12)

Friday ALL DAY Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades 1-12)

Friday ALL DAY Parent Association Uniform Sale

Saturday 10:00 AM - Noon Frederica Academy Spring Open House  

Parent Association is Seeking Parent Volunteers

We have a few upcoming opportunities available for parents interested in getting involved as a volunteer. Please contact us at if you are able to help.
SMOOTHIES:  Nurse Byers has been providing smoothies for the Lower School this year and Parent Association will now join her in providing them for the Middle and Upper Schools.  Upcoming Smoothie dates include: March 15 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.); A pril 26 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.); and  May 10 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.).
UNIFORMS: We need volunteers anytime to wash and sort donated uniforms. We also need volunteers to sell uniforms throughout the year.  Upcoming times are  March 16 (anytime during conferences).
Thank you for your uniform and hanger donations!  We have a great selection of uniforms so please think about your child's needs for the rest of the year and come to conferences ready to buy!  We are happy to accept donations on March 16 as well.  We need uniforms and pants hangers (we have enough shirt hangers).

Thank you!

Upper School Course Registration Deadline - TUESDAY

Click on the following links to access and download the Upper School course registration sign-up sheets for next year.  Completed forms should be submitted on Tuesday.

Rising Sophomores
Rising Juniors
Rising Seniors

Parent-Teacher Conferences - FRIDAY

Click HERE to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference on Friday, March 16.  As a reminder, school will not be in session on March 16 in order for teachers to host parents for conferences.

LS After-School Program Sign-Up Deadline - MARCH 15

Click HERE to access the master schedule for the next series of Lower School After-School programs.

Click on the following links for more information regarding each session. Click HERE to email Kaitlyn Cenicola for more information.

Frederica Academy Spring Open House - MARCH 17

Frederica Academy is hosting a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 17, between 10:00 a.m. and Noon.

Please encourage neighbors, relatives, or friends who may be visiting the Golden Isles on their spring break to stop by campus to learn more about our amazing school!

For more information, please click HERE to email Helen Rentz.  Mrs. Rentz can also be reached at (912) 638-9981 Ext. 106.

Class of 2022 Moving Up Night - MARCH 19

corn hall
Class of 2022
Moving Up Night

Monday, March 19, 2018

Pizza Dinner:  6:00 PM (Hamilton Hall)
Program:  6:30 PM (Arts Center)

Learn about the Upper School's
curriculum, grading, expectations,
and the extracurricular activities
available to students.

Eighth Grade Parents + Students
please RSVP via evite!

NOTE:  Please note that the original date was March 15. The date was changed to Monday, March 19, in order to accommodate newly-scheduled GISA events.

Haiti Jubilee School Care Package - MARCH 23

Dottie Barrow,  Laura Edenfield Catherine Squire , and  Curran Squire   will travel to Haiti over spring break to work with the teachers and students at Jubilee School.

They are collecting needed school supplies to take with them.

If you would like to contribute, please drop your donation off in the Media Center by March 23rd. Thank you for your continued support of our sister school.

Items needed:  dry erase markers,  pens, three -ring binders,  prizes for prize box,  glue sticks,  liquid bottle glue, hand-held  pencil sharpeners,  gorilla glue,  staplers,  AA batteries,  CD players, and  used karate outfits (20 for ages 6-14).

For more information, please click HERE to email Dottie Barrow.

Up With People Performances - MARCH 27 + 28

A small troupe from the internationally renowned group Up with People will perform for Frederica Academy Lower School students on campus on the morning of Tuesday, March 27.

The entire cast will perform for the Golden Isles community on Wednesday, March 28, at Brunswick High School.

Click HERE and HERE to read recent articles in The Brunswick News about Up with People's upcoming visit to the Golden Isles.

College of Coastal Georgia Summer Dual Enrollment

Click HERE for the
College of Coastal Georgia's
Summer 2018
Dual Enrollment Application

Click HERE for the Course List

Jack O'Hara Signs Villanova Golf Scholarship Papers

Jack O'Hara signed to play golf at Villanova University next year at a ceremony last week.

Click HERE and HERE to read an article in The Brunswick News about Jack's signing.

Click HERE to watch the ceremony.  Click HERE to see more photos taken during the event.

Vince Vawter + Jim Wann Wow FA Students!

Vince Vawter, author, and Jim Wann, composer and musician, presented a workshop for a musical based on the award-winning novel Paperboy at a Middle School assembly and in front of a combined group of Middle and Upper School students who participated in a focus group session for our special visitors. S tudents had the opportunity to listen to readings and original songs, then afterwards they discussed and offered feedback on what they heard.

Jim Wann created and performed in the original Broadway cast of Pump Boys and Dinettes, which was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Musical. Mr. Wann  continues to compose, record, and perform his original compositions in venues all over but can often be found at his home on Tybee Island.
Vince Vawter, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, is the author of Paperboy, winner of a Newbery Honor in 2014.  His second novel, Copyboy, will be published in fall 2018 by Capstone.

Click HERE to read a blog Mr. Vawter wrote about his visit to Frederica Academy.

Mr. Vawter and Mr. Wann were extremely complimentary of our campus, faculty, and, especially, our students. Frederica Academy is very flattered that they wanted their first audience for this collaborative venture to be in front of our students. It is a testament to our amazing students and their passion for literature and the arts. We salute Nikki Walbridge for facilitating the invitation to Mr. Vawter and Mr. Wann and for coordinating all of the arrangements associated with their visit.

Click HERE to see more photos of the author/composer visit and HERE to read the article which appeared in The Brunswick News on Friday about it.

US Students Compete at GISA Region Literary Meet

James Cruikshank (Spelling), Evyn Lundy (Girls Solo), and Britton Sullivan (Boys Solo) represented Frederica Academy at the GISA Region 2AAA Literary Meet at Brewton-Parker College on Friday. Results from the competition will be announced on Monday.

Wade Curruth '06 Captivates FA Students

Wade Carruth '06 was a huge hit with students of all ages when he visited Frederica Academy this past Thursday and Friday.

Click HERE to see the photo album of his visit.

On Thursday, Mr. Carruth spent time with Coach Zimmermann's Seventh Grade Life Science classes showing students a variety of predatory birds, as well as snakes, tarantulas, bearded dragons, and tortoises.  It was a great experience for the students, and it allowed them to put their classroom knowledge to good use, as all of the important information Mr. Carruth shared is currently being taught in the classroom.  This was a great way to educate the students without having to put pen to paper. The students truly enjoyed seeing these amazing creatures in person.

Mr. Carruth returned to campus on Friday and was the featured speaker at the Lower School Morning Meeting.

Following his Morning Meeting appearance, Mr. Carruth made a visit to Corn Hall where he spoke to Mr. Willis' Biology and AP Bio students about his raptors and reptiles and talked about his work with Zoo Atlanta.

Middle School Read-A-Thon Winners

Frederica Academy Middle Schoolers LOVE to read!  The three Middle School Read-a-Thon winners read almost 10,000 minutes combined.  First Place winner Fina Dooley logged 5,005 minutes, Second Place winner Carter Jules logged 2,331, and Third Place winner J.J. Briggs logged 2,163.

The Eighth Grade class took the prize for the highest average number of minutes read and was rewarded with an ice cream party. Congratulations and well done!

Fifth Grade Biome Projects

Last week, Fifth Grade students presented their individual Biome Projects. Each student was responsible for creating a slideshow for their assigned biome, along with creating a diorama, poster, or other visual aid. 
Click HERE to see more photos.

First Grade Instrument Projects

Over the past two weeks, First Grade students have learned about sound. They learned that sound is made through vibration and explored pitch and volume. The teachers were astounded by the creativity shown last week as their students concluded their unit by creating their own instruments. First Grade now has a band complete with guitars, a harp, a drum, maracas, a flute, and rain sticks. The students took recycled boxes, paper towel tubes, rubber bands and other common objects and turned them into something amazing.

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Last week's Kindergarten Special Reader was Colbie Jane Lee's special friend, Ms. Chris Leotis Ms. Leotis read three books to the Kindergarten class. Sally and the Purple Socks, one of Colbie Jane's personal favorites; The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, a  powerful tale that celebrates the spirit of freedom;  and Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, a story that  encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love by "filling buckets."  Thank you, Ms. Leotis, for joining the Kindergarten class and for reading such inspiring books!

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Pre-K students were surprised to see a familiar face when they learned that their Mystery Reader was Catherine Holt on Friday. They loved hosting Mrs. Holt in their classroom for their reading lesson. Mrs. Holt read Where I Live by Frances Wolfe and When We Were Young, a collection of poems written by A.A. Milne (author of Winnie-the-Pooh).  

March + April 2018 Calendar

March 19
Class of 2022 Moving Up Night in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM) + Arts Center (6:30 PM)

March 20
GISA AAA State Literary Meet at Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia

March 20
Fourth Grade Field Trip to SSI Lighthouse

March 20 + 22 National Spanish Exam 

March 24

March 27
BoxTops Collection Deadline

March 27
Fifth Grade Move-Up Day

March 27
Up with People Lower School Performance in Hamilton Hall

March 27
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Epworth Tabby House (Archaeology Dig)

March 28
May Court Fittings at 10:00 AM  (Contact:  Brooke Ackerman)

March 28
Good News Club Year-End Finale Meeting

March 28
Up With People Performance at Brunswick High School at 7:00 PM

March 29 Pre-K Easter Egg Hunt + Picnic

March 29 Divisional Field Days
LS (K-5): 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; MS: 9:00 AM - 11:00 a.m.; US: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

March 30 School Holiday in observance of Good Friday 

April 2-6
Spring Break 

April 9
Varsity Tennis Region Tournament

April 11
Fifth Grade Play Dress Rehearsal in Hamilton Hall at 8:45 AM

April 12
Parent Association April Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:15 AM

April 12 Fifth Grade PlayWillie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Hamilton Hall at 7:00 PM

April 13
Lower School Morning Meeting - April Birthday Celebrations

April 13 FA Board of Visitors Meeting (9:00 AM - Noon)

April 13 Upper School Talent Show in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

April 13
Krazy Kindergarten Kamp Out in Kindergarten Classroom (Relay for Life)

April 14 ACT Exam at FA

April 16-17
GISA AAA State Individual Tennis Tournament in Macon

April 18 MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes); Upper School Gathering Place Assembly

April 18-20 Fifth Grade Ebenezer Trip

April 19
Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in Gym Lobby
Thank you, Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Third Grade Parents!

April 19 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month at the Brunswick Country Club

April 20 Glynn County Relay for Life at Golden Isles Church of God

April 21 FA Junior-Senior Prom

April 23
GISA AAA State Golf Tournament at Sapelo Hammock

April 24
GISA AAA State Team Tennis Tournament in Macon

April 25 PPE Screenings in Gym Lobby (Rising 6th - 12th Grade students) between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

April 26-28
GISA AAA State Track Meet in Albany

April 27 Upper School Honors Day

April 27
Grandparents Day + May Day Celebration

April 27 School-Wide Noon Dismissal

April 27 AP Mock Exams (1:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
World History - 10th Grade; US History - 11th Grade; and Literature - 12th Grade

April 30 AP Exam Pre-Administration Session

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