This Week + Beyond 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 Middle School + Upper School Dress Down Days
Students are advised to make smart choices regarding attire.
Monday ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Exam Review Day

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym
2018-2019 US Honor Council Candidate Speeches + Election afterwards

Monday 12:10 PM Middle School Band Pizza Lunch in the Terry Thomas Room

Monday 2:15 PM Third Grade Pizza Box Portfolio in the Shuman Conference Room

Monday 3:00 PM Due Date for ALL Library Books in Media Center

Tuesday 8:30 AM Lower School "Move-Up" New Grade Introduction

Tuesday 9:00 AM Middle School and Upper School MATH Exams

Tuesday 10:30 AM Pre-K Splash Day at Pre-K Playground

Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Fourth Grade Field Trip to Cumberland Island
Departing on 9:00 AM ferry + Returning on 2:45 PM ferry

Wednesday 9:00 AM
Middle School and Upper School SCIENCE Exams

Wednesday 9:30 AM First Grade End-of-Year Field Trip to Jekyll Island

Wednesday 11:40 AM Second Grade Bowling Trip to Strike Zone

Wednesday 7:00 PM
Thursday ALL DAY Last day students are on campus unless taking a make-up exam on Friday.

Thursday 8:00 AM AP Biology MAKE-UP Exam

Thursday 8:30 AM Kindergarten Beach Trip

Thursday 8:30 AM Fifth Grade Lower School Closing Ceremony REHEARSAL at Epworth
Students will walk with Teachers (Assisted by FA Security)

Thursday 9:00 AM Middle School and Upper School HISTORY Exams

Thursday 11:00 AM Lower School Hot Dog Cook-Out

Thursday 11:15 AM Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony PRACTICE at Epworth (via buses)
Click HERE for Permission Slip

Thursday Noon
Lower School Talent Show in Hamilton Hall

Thursday Noon AP World History MAKE-UP Exam

Thursday 6:00 PM Upper School Ensemble Concert in the Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

Friday 8:00 AM AP Literature and Composition MAKE-UP Exam

Friday 9:00 AM
Lower School (Grades 1-5) Closing Ceremony at Epworth (Strickland Auditorium)

Friday Noon AP Spanish Literature MAKE-UP Exam

Friday  Noon AP Comparative Government MAKE-UP Exam

Friday 1:00 PM Middle School Closing Ceremony at Epworth (Strickland Auditorium)

Friday 7:30 PM
Mercer University in Macon (FA is the Visitor Team for Game #1)

Saturday 1:30 PM GISA AAA State Baseball Championship Game #2 vs. Trinity Christian Sharpsburg
Mercer University in Macon (FA is Home Team for Game #2)

Saturday 7:30 PM GISA AAA State Baseball Championship Game #3 (If needed)
Mercer University in Macon (FA is Visitor Team if game is played)

May 28 ALL DAY Memorial Day - FA Campus Closed

May 29-30 ALL DAY Teacher Post Planning

May 29 -
June 1

Orton-Gillingham Professional Development Training Workshop
Shuman Conference Room
May 29 9:30 AM 2018-2019 Master Calendar Planning Meeting in Athletic Conference Room

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

June 2
SAT Exam at Frederica Academy (Corn Hall)

June 5 Evening Second Semester + Q4 Report Cards Posted

July 7 TBD FA Booster Club Golf Tournament

July 17-19 ALL DAY GISA Coaches Clinic at Frederica Academy

August 4 Morning Football + Cheerleading Picture Day

August 6-7 ALL DAY New Teacher + Staff Orientation

August 8-14 ALL DAY Teacher Pre-Planning

August 13 6:00 PM New Parent Orientation

August 14 4:30 PM Lower School Sneak Preview

August 14 5:00 PM Back-to-School Barbeque

August 15 ALL DAY First Day of School for 2018-2019 School Year

Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Thank you St. Simons Community Church for hosting our  Class of 2018
Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Ceremony! 

Click HERE to view and download individual photos of each graduate in his or her cap and gown and the official group cap and gown photos.

Click HERE to view and download photos taken before, during, and after the graduation commencement ceremony.

Click HERE or below to watch a video of Saturday's graduation commencement ceremony.

Click HERE or below to watch Thursday night's Baccalaureate service.

Click HERE to see the full-page ad in Friday's Brunswick News honoring this year's graduating seniors.

Special appreciation to Kara and Mark McDonald (Mark Durant Photography) for taking this year's graduation photos. Click HERE to learn more about Mark Durant Photography or to order prints.

Middle + Upper School Exams - ALL WEEK

Tuesday, May 22 Wednesday, May 23 Thursday, May 24 Friday, May 25

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MS Math Exams

MS Science Exams
MS Science Exams
Make-Up Exams
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make-Up Exams Make-Up Exams Make-Up Exams

Students will be dismissed each day following their exam.

2018 FA Summer Programs - REGISTER TODAY!

Summer Programs Contact:
Savannah Coast to Coast College Tour - WEDNE SDAY

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.

Lower School Talent Show - THURSDAY

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.

Upper School Ensemble Concert - THURSDAY

James Cruikshank, Evyn Lundy, Dylan McHugh, Ryan McHugh, and Zhane Waye will perform on Thursday night at the Upper School Ensemble Concert.

The concert will take place in the Terry Thomas Room in the Arts Center.  It starts at 6:00 p.m.

Lower School Closing Ceremony - FRIDAY

Click HERE for information regarding the Lower School Closing Ceremony for students in Grades 1-5 at the Strickland Auditorium (Epworth By-the-Sea) on Friday, May 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Middle School Closing Ceremony - FRIDAY

Dear Middle School Students and Parents,

I can't believe that the end of the school year is already upon us!  This has been an amazing year and we are thrilled to conclude the school year with a Closing Ceremony to be held in the Strickland Auditorium located at Epworth by the Sea on Friday, May 25, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Click HERE for more details.

The Eighth Grade rehearsal for the Closing Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 11:15 a.m. (directly following the History exam). Students will either be transported by Frederica Academy buses or will walk to Epworth depending on bus availability.

Click HERE for the permission slip for traveling to and from Epworth by the Sea and have it signed, dated, and returned to Mrs. Toomey by Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

The Middle School Faculty and I sincerely look forward to seeing you and your families on this very special day. 
As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  
Middle School Director

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.

MS + US 1:1 Book Swap Deadline - MAY 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 30 Deadline
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.  

ACT Prep Course - AUGUST

Click HERE to access ACT Prep Course flyer.

Back-to-School Clothing Drive - SUMMER

This summer, while you are cleaning out the clothes your children have outgrown (again), please consider bagging them and putting them aside for Frederica Academy's Back-to-School Clothing Drive. Bookbags, shoes, and belts are always in high demand. This drive is held in August and provides clothing to several children's service organizations in our area.  We take items for all ages and sizes.  
Last year, we provided clothing to Safe Harbor, Communities in Schools, and Morningstar. The staff at Safe Harbor report that the clothes they get from this drive are of high quality, and their residents wear them with confidence. The drive is coordinated by Frederica's Community Service Club and helps to kick off a great year of giving back!  
Thanks for helping us have another super successful clothing drive.  More details will follow in future emails, but feel free to contact Catherine Squire at if any immediate questions arise.  

Middle + Upper School Band Information (2018-2019)

As we bring this exciting school year to a close, I am so thankful to everyone who was a vital part of our Fine Arts Music Program.
This information is for all of our 7th, 8th, and Upper School Band students. Please click HERE to explore renting your favorite band instrument. It is not expensive. City Music will repair any problems you have with your instrument as part of your maintenance agreement. 
Our new 6th Grade Band students will learn on our existing instruments.
Band Camp information will be  disseminated very shortly.
If you are interested in taking private lessons over the summer for your instrument, please click HERE to let me know via email. Miss Shelton will be helping with private lessons as well.
I am so proud of you and how far you have come musically in just a short year.
Mr. Smith
Christopher Smith
Fine and Performing Arts Director
Cell:    (912) 399-5453
Work:  (912) 638-9981  Ext. 765

GrayKnight Chess Association Tournament

Three Lower School students represented Frederica Academy at the recent local GrayKnight Chess Association tournament.
Primary (K-3rd Grade) Section:
Fourth Place  - Sophie McGlaughlin (2nd grade)
FA participant  - Ved Stephen (Kindergarten)
Elementary (4th-5th Grade) Section:
Third Place - Amelia McGlaughlin (4th grade)
Amelia and Sophie McGlaughlin also received Grand Prix trophies at the tournament for the h ighest accumulation of scores in their sections from the past four GrayKnight  Chess  Association tournaments!

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Master Class

Georgia Southern students Ben Cork (violinist) and William Page (cellist) gave a master class to Miss Shelton's Fourth Grade violin class on Thursday. Students were able to see and hear them play famous classical pieces by Mozart and Bach as well hear the violin played like a fiddle. Students also heard Frederica Upper School students Evyn Lundy and Zhane Waye play a beautiful duet accompanied by Mr. Smith on the piano. After these performances, the Fourth Grade students were able to play Auld Lang Syne, a song they have been working on with Ben and William, which was a special treat. Thank you to the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) for making this wonderful experience possible!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Sixth Grade Field Trip to Jekyll Island

Click HERE to see photos taken during the Sixth Grade Science Class Field Trip to Jekyll Island last week.

Fifth Grade Hall of Presidents Wax Museum

Click HERE to see more photos.

The Fifth Grade hosted the Hall of Presidents Wax Museum this week. Each student independently researched an assigned United States President and wrote a biographical speech about him. The speeches were memorized, the costumes gathered and Fifth G rade was ready to shine. With Hamilton Hall serving as the Presidential Portrait Gallery, family and friends gathered to share in the fun.

Second Grade Informational Writing Projects

Second Grade students have been busy working on an informational writing project. Students worked on writing well-crafted introduction and closing paragraphs while carefully organizing each paragraph. Way to go second grade writers!

Kindergarten Special Reader:  Mrs. Ackerman

Our last special reader for the year was someone the children know well and love dearly! Mollie Temples asked our very own Mrs. Ackerman to bless our class with a couple of books! Although the children LOVED learning about the sea and sailing adventures in Salty Dog, they were just as thrilled to spend this time with Mrs. Ackerman! It continues to ALWAYS be a great day in Kindergarten at FA!

Pre-Kindergarten End-of-Year Program

The Pre-Kindergarten performed its End-of-Year program in Hamilton Hall last week.

Click HERE to view and download more photos.

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2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

Click HERE to  access
and  download the
Frederica Academy
2018-2019  School Year

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

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.

2018-2019 FA Restaurant Discount Cards

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.