A Message from the Head of School

Dear Frederica Academy Family,

It is difficult to imagine that it has only been one week since we returned from Spring Break. It was an absolutely amazing week. It was filled with much learning, discovery, adventure, competition, storytelling, performing, sharing, socializing, connecting, and mostly memory making.

We started the week with a college baseball signing ceremony for Eric McCall. It was wonderful to watch this earnest young man radiate with pride as he stood before his family, coaches, teammates, teachers, and friends as we honored him for his athletic and scholastic achievements at Frederica Academy.

Parent Association hosted its first divisional parent get together for Middle School parents last Tuesday. I enjoyed visiting with all of the parents who attended and especially appreciated the opportunity to become better acquainted with the new parents who joined us at the King and Prince. I look forward to seeing our Upper School parents this Wednesday and our Lower School parents the following Monday. We extend our appreciation to Parent Association for coordinating these get togethers as its leaders continually seek ways to make our parent community better informed and more connected with one another and with school administrators.

On Wednesday morning I was brought to tears watching our Fifth Grade students rehearse their performance of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. They were mostly tears of laughter. A few tears were shed as I watched students transform into unrecognizable characters as they overcame fears and discovered the joys of musical theater. These students will forever be able to retain the memories of this shared experience. I suspect that this will not be the last time some of these students perform on stage. I've heard so many compliments about the Thursday night performance and the impressive post-performance cast party from parents, grandparents, and others who were able to attend. I know I was blessed to be a part of it and recognize this would not have been possible without months of learning lines, making costumes, designing sets, and everything else that goes into producing a show of this caliber. We salute the students, their parents, their teachers, and all of the volunteers who went above and beyond to make the play a huge success.

Our FA Knights did very well last week. We secured several regional victories in individual and team competitions. Please make sure to read all of the coverage in Monday's Knightly News athletic email. This is such a busy time of year for our spring sports programs as our scholar athletes balance the demands of practice and travel schedules as they start to prepare for AP exams and year-end academic assignments.

We hosted our annual Board of Visitors meeting on Friday. John Rogers, who chairs our Board of Visitors, brought together a distinguished group of community and thought leaders for the purpose of learning more about Frederica Academy. The group was fascinated by our youngest learners demonstrating their Osmo proficiencies and interacting with a panel of graduating seniors talking about their Frederica experiences and future college and career plans. The Board of Visitors who attended were especially pleased to hear about the progress Chris Smith and Phoebe Shelton are making with our music program and were delighted to watch our Fourth Grade students showcase their violin training as part of our partnership with the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra. An ensemble of Middle School band members also wowed them with a musical performance.

A prior commitment kept me from making it to the PowderPuff football game late Friday afternoon. I understand that much fun was had by all as the junior girls squared off against the senior girls in a friendly game of touch football. I've not heard who won the game, and I'm not sure it matters. I just like the fact that this is a student-led tradition that brings these girls, their high school peer coaches, their friends, and their families together for great fun on such a beautiful springtime day.

We will not slow down for a few more weeks with so many amazing events, competitions, activities, and other traditions on the horizon. I am so thankful that I will be able to join you for all of it as we make many more special memories.


Ellen E. Fleming
Head of School

This Week at Frederica Academy

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

ALL WEEK 1:05 PM Daily PPE Pre-Screening in Gym Lobby for US students (Grades 9-11) during lunch

Monday +
ALL DAY Varsity GISA AAA State Tennis Individual Tournament in Macon
Click HERE for more information.

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Monday Noon Varsity Golf Region Tournament at Sapelo Hammock
Player dismissal at 10:00 a.m.

Monday 3:00 PM Prom T-Shirt Order Deadline

Tuesday 7:30 AM Middle School Faculty Meeting

Tuesday 1:05 PM Upper School Resume Building Workshop in College Counseling Center

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

Wednesday ALL DAY Varsity Track Region Tournament at Georgia Southern University

Wednesday Morning Fifth Grade Departs to Ebenezer

Wednesday 9:50 AM Upper School Gathering Place Assembly in the Gym

Wednesday 4:00 PM Upper School Faculty Meeting

Wednesday 5:30 PM
Upper School Parent Get Together at The Club (Bennie's Red Barn)

Wednesday 3:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the Gym Lobby
Thank you Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Third Grade Parents!

Thursday Noon Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

Thursday 7:00 PM Derby Day Patron Party at the Home of Elizabeth and Trey Brunson

Friday ALL DAY Derby Day T-Shirt Day

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

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

Friday Afternoon Fifth Grade Returns from Ebenezer

Friday 6:00 PM
Glynn County Relay for Life at Golden Isles Church of God

Saturday Evening  FA Junior-Senior Prom

Prom Non-Student Guest Approval Form - WEDNESDAY

Frederica Juniors and Seniors who would like to bring a non FA student to the Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, April 21, must submit a signed form no later than Wednesday.  Click HERE to access the form.

US Parent Spring Parent Together - WEDNESDAY

In lieu of its April monthly meeting in Hamilton Hall, Parent Association is hosting late afternoon parent get togethers for each division.  A great time was had by Middle School parents and administrators who attended last week's Parent Get Together at Echo.  Upper School parents, please make plans to attend this week's get together on Wednesday.  Lower School parents should plan to attend their get together on Monday, April 23.

Upper School

Wednesday, April 18
5:30 PM

The Club
Bennie's Red Barn

Click HERE to RSVP

Lower School

Monday, April 23
5:30 PM

The King and Prince Resort

Click HERE to RSVP

Derby Day Patron Party - THURSDAY

Frederica Academy will honor this year's Derby Day sponsors at the 2018 Derby Day Patron Party on Thursday night.

It is not too late to be a sponsor.  Click HERE for sponsorship information.  Click HERE to sign up online to be sponsor.

Click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson for more information regarding Derby Day or Derby Day sponsorships.

Athletic PPE 
Screenings - APRIL 25

All 6th through 12th grade students need to have a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) for each new school year. This is required due to the rigorous activity expected by our physical education, athletic, and field trip programs.
As a school service, t he FA Athletic Department and Southeast Georgia Health System conduct on-campus PPE's for current students in grades 5 through 11 during the month of April each year.  Once complete, each student will be covered to participate in school and sports for the entire upcoming school year. We are very fortunate to have community volunteers provide this service for a $10 donation to the Booster Club.
The PPE's for the 2018-2019 school year will be held in the gym on April 25, 2018, from 5-7 p.m.

If you would like your student to have the exam done at school, please click HERE to print the packet of forms.  Parents should complete  pages 1-5 and return the entire seven-page packet to school. We are providing pre-screening during PE and lunch periods for students who have submitted their forms.  Please turn in completed paperwork to Coach Zimmermann or to Nurse Byers. The $10 fee will be added to the student's account as the paperwork is submitted. Turning in forms early allows us to do pre-screening (Height and weight, vision screenings, etc.) before the PPE event.

If you prefer to have the exam done by your family physician, please click HERE for a form packet. Parents should complete pages 1-5. Take the entire seven-page packet to your doctor and return to school when the exam is complete. 

Lower School Extended Day - APRIL 27

The Lower School Extended Day program will be open on Friday, April 27, following the events of Grandparents Day. Click HERE for more information regarding lunch arrangements since Hamilton Hall will not be operating food service that day.

Upper School Fundraisers - APRIL 28

Student Council Car Wash
Saturday, April 28
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Island Car Wash
2801 Demere Road

$10 per car

Junior Class Boston Butt Sale
Saturday, April 28
10:30 AM - Noon

Administration Building
Click HERE to Pre-Order

$35 Southern Soul Boston Butts

Derby Day Jeep Raffle - MAY 5

The Derby Day Jeep made an appearance at the Sea Island Southern Brown Farmer's Market on Saturday.

Click HERE to purchase Derby Day Jeep Raffle tickets online.

Rising Seventh Grade Immunizations - AUGUST 15

Georgia state law stipulates that seventh graders are issued a new immunization certificate (GA form 3231) before the first day of school. This review ensures that each seventh grader has all the required school immunizations, including tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and meningococcal vaccines.
Please call your pediatrician or the Health Department soon.  They will determine what vaccines are required, make an appointment if needed, and issue a new form 3231.  This should be done before August 15, 2018.  Please click HERE to email Nurse Byers should you have questions.

FA Students Win Essay Contest; Washington, D.C., Trip

Sara Seckinger and Ryan McHugh, Frederica Academy juniors, were recently awarded with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar in June. They won the Colonial Dames Essay Contest based on the topic, "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?" Sara and Ryan follow in the footsteps of Constance Sullivan, a winner in last year ' s competition.

Now in its 39th year, the national essay contest sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America generously provides scholarships for students from across the United States to attend the Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Sara and Ryan will have the opportunity to meet U.S. Senators and Congressmen, attend committee hearings, listen to guests speakers on the branches of government, work in model committees with other delegates, and enjoy Washington ' s top historical and educational exhibits. The National Society of Colonial Dames, corporate societies, endowments, and individual Dame members contribute funds, approximately $1,600 per winner for the project and trip.

Congratulations, Sara and Ryan! 

College of Coastal Georgia Math + Sciences Expo

Two Upper School teams competed in the College of Coastal Georgia Math & Sciences Expo Bowl on Saturday.

The Ninth and Tenth Grade team finished in second place and the Eleventh and Twelfth Grade team in third place.

2018 Frederica Academy RELAY FOR LIFE

Frederica Academy is proud to support this year's Relay for Life.

The Frederica Academy Green Team and Lower School is coming out in a big way to drum up support for this national Cancer Society fundraiser.  Kindergarten had a Krazy Kindergarten Kampout on Friday; First Grade hosted Breakfast and Board Games, Second Grade held a very successful Read-a-Thon; Third Grade is raffling off chances to become a Knight for a Night (chance to hang out with the soccer teams at the upcoming home games); and Fourth Grade hosted Pizza and Movie Night where they showed an engineering movie called Dream Big.

The Upper School supported our Relay for Life team with a $200 donation.

Many thanks to all of the families who helped to support these fun and memory building events.  Having several staff members who have had their lives impacted by cancer, we are excited to be able to do something to help fight back against this menace.  

National Honor Society Special Olympics Day

Fourteen Frederica Academy National Honor Society members volunteered at the Special Olympics Day last week. They helped run soccer kicking, basketball, running, hula hooping, tennis/softball throw events. It was a great day! They were accompanied by Mrs. Bradford and Mrs. Graham.

Fifth Grade Play - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Click HERE to see photos taken during the Fifth Grade play and at the post-performance Cast Party.

COMING SOON:  A video link of the performance.

Fourth Grade RELAY FOR LIFE:  Movie + Pizza Knight

Third Grade Math + Measurements Lessons

Click HERE to see more photos.

In Third Grade, students collected household containers from home and became capacity Inspectors. They learned to recognize and understand the two different types of measurement of capacity: metric and customary.  First, students reviewed the different measurements of metric and customary units, as well as their abbreviations. During this review, they focused on the smallest unit of measurement in both categories. Students were very familiar with our customary units of measurement from helping with cooking at home. They knew about teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups. But, what was extra fun was learning about the metric units of capacity. Do you know that approximately 20 drops of water is a milliliter? Each child took a bottle cap and filled it with about 20 drops of water to truly understand the measurement of one milliliter.  After this discovery, students talked about all the different capacity units of measurement in both customary units, such as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons as well as metric units of milliliters and liters. Then, they jumped into the fun of inspecting each container carefully for both types of measurements while recording our discoveries. 


Third Graders have also been focusing on the variety of ways to read and write division. They now understand division is not only a number sentence that can be read left to right like a sentence or read in and around "the division house,", but they are learning how fractions are another way to represent division. No matter how the equation is displayed, students can also name the parts of a division problem: dividend, divisor. We are so proud of the growth in how multiplication and division are related as well as the many ways to represent the equations. Way to go Third Grade math super stars!

First Grade Downtown Brunswick Field Trip

First Grade students took an adventure downtown last week to visit PrimeSouth Bank (formerly the Atlantic National Bank downtown location), the Post Office, and the Federal Courthouse. During their excursion, they refueled at Fox's Pizza.

Click HERE to see more photos.

First Grade RELAY FOR LIFE:  Breakfast + Board Games

Kindergarten RELAY FOR LIFE: Kindergarten Kamp Out

Krazy Kindergarten Kamp Out was a HUGE success! Many of the Kindergarten students were able to gather together for a couple of hours of fun late Friday afternoon. We collaborated to build Solo cup structures before heading outside for relays, pogo stick races, and parachute games before enjoying a picnic dinner and our awesome Terry Thomas Playground. All of this was aimed to make memories together outside of a typical classroom day while raising money for Relay for Life.

Kindergarten Guest Reader

Kindergarten had the pleasure of hearing two stories ready by Mrs. Rosemary Best, Nolan's grandmother, who is also a retired Kindergarten teacher. The books she read to the children emphasized the importance of celebrating who we are and how powerful our creative ideas can be!

Pre-K Mystery Reader

Natalie Khurana's mimi, Sherry Whiteside, was the Pre-K Mystery Reader last week. Mrs. Whiteside read Shel Silverstein's A Giraffe and a Half.

2018 Special Calendar Items

April 23
GISA AAA State Golf Tournament at Sapelo Hammock

April 23
Hosted by The Frederica Parent Association

April 24
GISA AAA State Team Tennis Tournament in Macon (Click HERE for bracket.)

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

April 25
Q4 Progress Reports Posted

April 26-28
GISA AAA State Track Meet in Albany

April 27 Upper School Honors Day

April 27
Grandparents Day + May Day Celebration
Click HERE for Lower School May Day Information.

April 27 School-Wide Early Dismissal (11:30 AM)

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

April 28
Junior Class Southern Soul Boston Butt Fundraiser (10:30 AM - Noon Pick-Up)

April 28
US Student Council Car Wash at Island Car Wash (2801 Demere) between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

April 28
Admission Prospect Event hosted by Laura and Greer Brown

April 30
Soccer Senior Night

May 1 AP Exam Pre-Administration Session

May 2 Faculty Meeting at 4:00 PM in Hamilton Hall

May 4 Derby Day T-Shirt Day

May 4
Lower School Morning Meeting at 8:10 AM
May Birthday Celebration + Second Grade Oh, the Places You'll Go! Performance

May 5 17th Annual Derby Day at Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse

May 5 SAT Exam at Glynn Academy

May 7 AP Chemistry Exam (morning)
AP Psychology Exam (afternoon)

May 7 Middle School Band Spring Concert in Hamilton Hall

May 8 Teacher Appreciation Day

May 8 AP Spanish Exam (morning)
AP Physics Exam (afternoon)

May 9 AP English Literature and Composition Exam (morning)

May 9
Upper School Faculty Meeting at 4:00 PM

May 10
Kindergarten End-of-Year Program at 8:30 AM

May 10 AP US Government and Politics Exam (morning)

May 10 Pre-K Mothers Day Tea at 8:30 AM

May 11 AP US History Exam (morning)

May 11 Lower School Morning Meeting (June Birthday celebration)

May 11 Yearbook Dedication and Closing Ceremony Assembly at 2:30 PM

May 12
GrayKnight Chess Association Tournament and Chess Lecture + Exhibition
May 14 Senior Exam Review

May 14 AP Biology Exam (morning)

May 15 AP Calculus AB/BC Exam (morning)

May 15 Senior Exams (Math + English)

May 16 Senior Exams (Science + History)

May 16 AP English Language and Composition Exam (morning)

May 16
Pre-Kindergarten End-of-Year Program DRESS REHEARSAL at 8:30 AM

May 17
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Cumberland Island

May 17 AP Comparative Government Exam (morning)
AP World History Exam (morning)
AP Statistics Exam (afternoon)

May 17 Senior Make-Up Exams

May 17 Pre-Kindergarten End-of-Year Program in Hamilton Hall at 8:30 AM

May 17 Baccalaureate Practice at 4:00 PM

May 18 Lower School Morning Meeting (July Birthday celebration)

May 18 FA Graduation Practice at Corn Hall at 2:00 PM

May 18
Class of 2018 Alumni Office Refreshments on Sea Island Green at 2:30 PM

May 18 Baccalaureate at Epworth at 6:00 PM

May 18
GISA AAA State Soccer Semi-Finals at Mercer University

May 19 Class of 2018 Graduation

May 19
GISA AAA State Soccer Finals at Mercer University

May 21
Third Grade Pizza Box Portfolio in Shuman Conference Room at 2:00 PM

May 22
Fifth Grade Wax Museum

May 22/23 Pre-Kindergarten Splash Day

May 22 Middle School + Upper School MATH Exams

May 23 Middle School + Upper School SCIENCE Exams

May 24 Kindergarten Beach Trip

May 24 Lower School Hot Dog Lunch + Talent Show

May 24
Middle School + Upper School History Exams

May 25 Lower School Closing Ceremony at Epworth (morning)

May 25 Middle School Closing Ceremony at Epworth (afternoon)

May 25 AP Make-Up Exams (AP Spanish + Literature + Comparative Government)

May 26 GISA AAA State Baseball Finals

May 29-30 Teacher Post-Planning

May 29 - June 1
Faculty Orton-Gillingham Training Workshop

May 30
Faculty + Staff End-of-Year Luncheon hosted by Parent Association

June 2
SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

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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

Frederica Academy
School Profile
Laura Nevins'
Email Address

Fall 2018 CCGA Dual Enrollment Information

Click HERE to access the FA Fall 2018 CCGA Dual Enrollment Course List.

Click HERE to access FA Dual Enrollment Application which includes details regarding eligibility requirements.  The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, May 18.

Click HERE to email Mrs. Nevins should you have questions.

17th Annual Derby Day Information

Derby Day Raffle

1 Ticket: $100
3 Tickets: $300
8 Tickets: $500
20 Tickets: $1,000 (Best Value)
Winning bidder responsible for tax, tag, and title

Click   HERE to purchase tickets online.

Tickets purchased online will immediately be placed into the drawing with  name and contact number included on stub.

17th Annual
Derby Day Sponsorships

Click HERE for Sponsor Form

Click HERE to sponsor online