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

Monday ALL DAY Senior Exam Review Day

Monday 8:00 AM AP Biology Exam in Shuman (Media Center)

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in Gym

Tuesday 8:00 AM AP Calculus AB/BC Exams In Shuman (Media Center)

Tuesday 9:00 AM Senior Math Exams

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School 2018-2019 Student Council Candidate Speeches in Gym
(Voting to occur during the day following speeches.)

Wednesday 8:00 AM AP English Language and Composition Exam in Shuman (Media Center)

Wednesday 8:30 AM
Pre-K End-of-Year Program REHEARSAL in Hamilton Hall

Wednesday 9:00 AM Senior Science Exams

Wednesday 2:00 PM Fifth Grade Hall of Presidents Wax Museum in Hamilton Hall

Thursday 7:30 AM Fourth Grade Field Trip to Cumberland Island

Thursday 8:00 AM AP World History Exam in Shuman (Media Center)

Thursday 8:00 AM AP Comparative Government Exam

Thursday 8:30 AM Pre-K End-of-Year Program in Hamilton Hall

Thursday 9:00 AM Senior Make-Up Exams (as needed)

Thursday Noon AP Statistics Exam in Shuman (Media Center)

Baccalaureate Practice at Epworth (Strickland Auditorium)

6:00 PM
TENTATIVE:  Baccalaureate Ceremony and Baccalaureate Dinner
NOTE:  Plans will be finalized and communicated on Monday.

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

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall
July Birthday Celebrations + Lower School Spanish Program (ALL Grades!)

Friday 10:00 AM Junior Class Meeting in Nash Academic Center

Friday  1:00 PM Graduation Set-Up

Graduation Practice at Sea Island Green

Friday 2:00 PM Varsity Girls Soccer Semi-Final State Playoff Game vs. Deerfield Windsor
Mercer University 5-Star Stadium (Click HERE for GISA AAA Playoff Bracket)

6:00 PM
NOTE:  Baccalaureate Events will likely be moved to Thursday night.
Class of 2018 Baccalaureate Ceremony at Epworth (Strickland Auditorium)
Followed by Baccalaureate Dinner (invitation only)

Friday 4:30 PM Varsity Boys Soccer Semi-Final State Playoff Game vs. Fugees
Mercer University 5-Star Stadium

Friday 5:30 PM Varsity Baseball Semi-Final State Playoff Game at HOME vs. Tiftarea
(Click HERE for GISA AAA State Playoff Bracket)

Saturday 8:00 AM ALL Faculty arrive to campus + park at Baseball Field

Saturday 9:00 AM Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony at Sea Island Green

Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM HSSCG Teen Board Car Wash
Click HERE to email Gigi Gerhart for more information.

(Post Graduation)
Varsity Baseball Semi-Final State Playoff Game(s) at HOME vs. Tiftarea
(NOTE:  Game #3 will only be played if needed.)

Saturday  4:00 PM If the Girls Soccer team wins on Friday, it will play in the State Championship Game at Mercer University on Saturday at 4:00 PM.

Saturday 6:30 PM If the Boys Soccer team wins on Friday, it will play in the State Championship Game at Mercer University on Saturday at 6:30 PM.

Important Message for the Class of 2018

The Baseball, Girls Soccer, and Boys Soccer teams won their playoff games this weekend and have advanced to the GISA AAA State Semi-Finals. GISA requires all Semi-Final Games to be played on Friday, May 18. The soccer games will be played at Mercer University and the baseball series will be played at home with one game on Friday and one or two games on Saturday.

These developments have created a scheduling challenge with respect to our Baccalaureate and Graduation events since more than half of our graduating seniors play on one of these teams.

We are exploring the possibility of moving the Baccalaureate ceremony and dinner to Thursday night so that all of our seniors can attend. We will finalize arrangements on Monday and will communicate plans as early as possible.

We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding regarding our desire to include all of our seniors in their graduation events and traditions.

AP Exam Information - ALL WEEK

Students taking an AP Exam received their room assignments at the AP Pre-Administration Session.  As a reminder, students who are scheduled for an 8:00 AM exam should report to their testing room at 7:40 AM. Students scheduled for a 12:00 PM exam should report to their testing room at 11:40 AM. Once the exam is over, students will be dismissed from school for the day. Students must bring pencils, pens, and a calculator, if their exam permits the use of one.  Cell phones are not permitted in the testing room!  Please contact Laura Nevins with any questions or concerns.
Upper School Student Council Speeches - TUESDAY

Students running for an Upper School Student Council officer position will give candidate speeches at an Upper School assembly on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  Voting will commence following the speeches.

Lower School Spanish Program - FRIDAY

Senora Bush has organized a year-end Spanish Program which will feature all of our Lower School students. It will take place during Morning Meeting on Friday at 8:10 a.m. Students will perform skits and plays while others will sing songs in Spanish.

Lower School Talent Show Form Deadline - FRIDAY

Students in Grades 1-5 are invited to participate in the Lower School Talent Show on Thursday, May 24, following the year-end Lower School Hot Dog Party.

A mandatory Dress Rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Click HERE for more information and to access the registration form which must be completed and submitted to Miss Shelton no later than Friday, May 18.

Dances must be choreographed. No lip synching.

FA Restaurant Loyalty Cards - THIS WEEK

The football players and cheerleaders will start selling Frederica Academy Restaurant Discount Cards this week.  The cards are $20 and can be purchased in the Front Office or from Coach Derrick or Coach Zimmermann. They are valid until May 2019. See below for details regarding participating restaurants and corresponding discounts.

Lands' End Uniform Sale (MAY 10-16)

Click HERE to access Lands' End website.

MS + US 1:1 Book Swap (MAY 15-30)

Textbooks must be scheduled for usage in the
2018-2019 school year to earn "credit" for a book.
The "Book Swap" is a one for one and first come first serve.

Middle + Upper School
1-for-1 Book Swap
May 15 - May 30, 2018
Turn in your textbooks to the Academic Center to
receive credit(s) for the 2018-2019 Book Swap.
Pick up for next year's textbooks will
occur in late July.  

Upper School Ensemble Concert - MAY 24

The Upper School Ensemble Concert will take place in the Terry Thomas Room on Thursday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m.

The concert was originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 17, but was moved to the following week in order to accommodate events related to graduation.

Lower School Closing Ceremony - MAY 25

Click HERE for information regarding the Lower School Closing Ceremony on Friday, May 25.

Rising Seventh Grade Immunizations (Action Required)

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.

PPE Screenings Grades 5-11 (Action Required)

All new and returning students in Grade 5-11 must have an annual pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) screening.  The PPE screening can be performed  by your family physician or at an immediate or urgent care center.  There is no need to wait for a physician appointment, as most immediate care centers will provide the exam.  The FA form packet must be used to document the completed exam. Please click HERE for forms.  The parent completes and signs pages 1 through 5, including page 5 and the medical professional completes and signs pages 6 and 7.  Upon completion, please return to school to the attention of the school nurse, no later than May 30.  Please understand that your student will not be allowed to attend Carpe Vitam, any athletic practice, camp, scrimmage, game, or other physical activity, etc. without a 2018-2019 PPE on file with the school nurse. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

2017-2018 Yearbook Dedication Ceremony

This year's yearbook is dedicated to Ashley Lavallee '01. She was recognized and honored at the Yearbook Dedication Assembly on Friday.  Mrs. Lavallee is beloved by the students, faculty, staff, and parents with whom she interacts with great joy and distinction each day.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Mrs. Ackerman was also recognized at the assembly and honored in the yearbook for her outstanding service to Frederica Academy as she prepares to retire in June. She received the " Forever A Knight" yearbook recognition.

Class of 2018 Valedictorian + Salutatorian

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

Constance  Sullivan
George Poulakis

Upper School Spanish Awards

Congratulations to several FA Spanish students who earned national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Frederica Academy earned a total of seven Gold, twelve Silver and eleven Bronze Medals along with 21 Honorable Mentions. "Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious," said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, "because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018." Students from Frederica Academy have a long history of high achievement on these exams.

Middle School Band + Fourth Grade Violin Concert

The Middle School Band and Fourth Grade violinists performed in front of a "packed house" last week and impressed everyone who attended.

Click HERE to see more photos of their performance.

Class of 2018 + Class of 2029 Join Forces ... Again

At the opening convocation in August, members of the Senior Class escorted this year's First Graders into the assembly.

On Friday, these veteran First Graders escorted this year's graduating seniors out of their final assembly as Frederica Academy students.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Pat Burke FA Visit

Former NBA player Pat Burke visited Frederica Academy last week.  He spoke at a Middle School assembly before visiting the Lower School hall to sign autographs. He was a huge hit with all of the students who had a chance to meet him.

FA Ambassador Appreciation Luncheon

Constance Sullivan approached school administrators with an idea her freshman year. She suggested creating an Ambassador program comprised of students who would work with the Admission Office to help host guests when they visited our campus. The idea grew into a more expanded program which now involves student ambassadors who help with a variety of hospitality and internal service leadership initiatives.

On Friday, Constance hosted a luncheon, catered by Barberitos, to thank this year's Ambassadors and to honor Mrs. Julie Ackerman for serving as the group's advisor since its inception.

Next year, Britton Sullivan will be the new Ambassador student leader and Helen Rentz will be the new advisor.

Lower School Student Spotlight:  Mary Ford Fitzjurls

Interview with Mary Ford Fitzjurls
Friday, May 11, 2018
Helen Rentz recently had the opportunity to sit and speak with Frederica Academy student Mary Ford Fitzjurls about her new venture on Instagram reviewing books for Middle grade readers. Just a fourth grader herself, Mary Ford has been reading books for as long as she remembers. With a hunger for reading and a love of sharing her passion with friends, Mary Ford began her blog earlier this year with the help of her mom, Misty Leigh Williams. While Mary Ford assumes the book worm role, her mom assists with the technical aspects of managing a social media account. When deciding on books to review, Mary Ford likes to tie it in to what's going on in her world, like recommending A Wrinkle in Time before the movie came out, or an ocean book for Earth Day, she even read and reviewed Paperboy when author Vince Vawter visited FA.
Read along to learn more about Mary Ford's new project and favorite pastime!  Click HERE to check out her blog.

Mrs. Rentz: Good morning, Mary Ford.  Tell our readers about your Instagram account.

Mary Ford: It's called @seemaryread. For each post, I include a picture of me reading the book, a review, a really good quote for the book, and then a picture of me as a baby reading a baby book.

Mrs. Rentz: Where did you get the idea to start a book review blog on Instagram?

Mary Ford: Well, my friend's parents are always asking about good books that I've read. So, my mom said why don't you start a blog about all of the books that you've read. It's an easy way to share with everyone great books to read. 

Mrs. Rentz: What is your favorite book you have reviewed?

Mary Ford:
I have a couple. The first one is Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty, and the second one is The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. These are both mysteries. I really like mysteries.

Click HERE to read the full interview with Mary Ford.

Third Grade Poetry Presentations

Third Graders learned all about poetry in reading class. They worked hard to write different kinds of poems, and then they compiled them into a poetry book. To celebrate their wonderful writing, they had a poetry reading in the library. They enjoyed lemonade and cheese and crackers while each child shared his or her poem with the class. It was a special morning!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Second Grade Literature Circles

Second Graders are doing a fantastic job participating in Literature Circles during their reading time. Literature Circles are small groups of students who meet to discuss a piece of literature. Each member of the circle is assigned a role which helps guide the discussion. Literature Circles allow students to become critical thinkers as they read, share thoughts, ask questions, and respond to reading selections. The key to successful Literature Circles is collaboration, and our Second Grader students are doing a fabulous job in that regard.

Second Grade Beach Habitat Field Trip

Second graders spent the day at the beach with Miss Brooke and Miss Aimee from Coastal Outdoor Adventures. The children created beach habitats in the sand and then filled them with creatures they gathered by sifting, casting and seining. It was a great way to learn about the area that we call home!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Second Grade Mother's Day Cards

The Joy of Kindergarten Program

Click HERE to access and download photos taken at the Kindergarten End-of-Year Program:  The Joy of Kindergarten.

Click  HERE or BELOW to watch a video of the performance.

Pre-Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea

Click HERE to see more photos of the Pre-K Mother's Day Tea.

May 2018 Calendar Items

May 21
2018-2019 Upper School Honor Council Candidate Speeches + Election (Assembly at 10:00 AM)

May 21
Middle School Locker Clean-Out during morning Break (10:00 AM)

May 21
Third Grade Pizza Box Portfolio in Shuman Conference Room at 2:15 PM

May 21
Due Date for ALL Library Books

May 22
Lower School "Move-Up" New Grade Orientation (8:30 AM)

May 22 Pre-Kindergarten Splash Day (tentatively 10:00 AM)

May 22 Middle School + Upper School MATH Exams

May 23 Middle School + Upper School SCIENCE Exams

May 23
Second Grade Strike Zone Excursion (morning)

May 23
First Grade End-of-Year Field Trip to Jekyll Island (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

May 23
Coast to Coast College Tour in Savannah at 7:00 PM

May 24 Kindergarten Beach Trip

May 24 Lower School Hot Dog Lunch (11:00 AM) + Talent Show 

May 24
Middle School + Upper School History Exams

May 24
Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony REHEARSAL at Epworth (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

May 24
Last Day Students are on FA Campus

May 24
Last Day for Lower School Extended Day ... Thank you Mrs. Brown for a GREAT year!

May 24
Upper School Ensemble Concert in the Terry Thomas Room (6:00 PM)

May 25 Lower School Closing Ceremony at Epworth (9:00 AM)

May 25 Middle School Closing Ceremony at Epworth (1:00 PM)

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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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

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and  download the
Frederica Academy
2017-2018  School Year


2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

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Frederica Academy
2018-2019  School Year

2018 FA Summer Programs

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

Frederica Academy
School Profile
Laura Nevins'
Email Address

Coast to Coast College Tour is a unique program featuring the  University of California, Berkeley;  Dartmouth College; Northwestern University; Princeton University; and Vanderbilt University.

Admissions representatives from the five schools will offer a brief slide presentation and answer questions about their holistic admissions process.

DATE: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION:: Savannah Marriott Riverfront
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia  31401

Click HERE to register.

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

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.