This Week at Frederica Academy

Monday ALL WEEK Click HERE for Grades 1-12 Menu
Click HERE for PK + K Menu (Click HERE for PK + K Menu Order Form)

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in Gym

Monday 3:00 PM Freshman Honor Council Representative Application Deadline (Contact:  Mrs. Boatright)

Monday 3:00 PM Deadline for Freshmen to contact Mr. Jobe regarding Student Council position

Monday 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM Middle School and Upper School STEM Club Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Tuesday 7:30 AM Middle School Faculty Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

Tuesday 10:00 AM Middle School Assembly in Terry Thomas Room

Tuesday 1:05 PM Upper School Service Council Lunch Meeting in Mrs. Henderson's Room

Tuesday 6:00 PM Middle School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall

Tuesday 6:00 PM
Peach State College Tour at Glynn Academy

Wednesday 3:15 PM Lower School Faculty Meeting

Thursday 2:00 PM U.S. District Court for the Sourthern District of Georgia 2018 Naturalization Ceremony
Participants:  Upper School Student Council Officers + AP Comparative Government Class
Click HERE to access and download permission form
Click HERE to email Mr. Jobe for more information

Thursday 6:00 PM Upper School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall

Friday 8:00 AM Faith, Fathers, & Frederica (FF&F) in Athletic Conference Room

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

Saturday Morning SAT Exam at Frederica Academy


Middle + Upper School STEM Club Meeting:  MONDAY


Middle School +  Upper School
STEM Club Meeting

Monday, August 27

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mrs. Bradford's Room




Middle School Parent Night:  TUESDAY

All Middle School parents are urged to attend the Middle School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.


Peach State College Tour:  TUESDAY



Frederica Academy students are invited to a Peach State Tour Information Session to learn more about Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited!

The tour will be at Glynn Academy on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.  Click HERE to register to attend.  Click HERE to see the student presentation.







Upper School Parent Night:  THURSDAY

All Upper School parents are urged to attend the Upper School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.


Fathers, Faith, & Frederica (FF&F):  FRIDAY

Fathers, Faith, & Frederica, or FF&F, meets every Friday morning when students are in school (no kids, no meeting).  We are a simple group. We are Fathers of current or past Frederica students. We are men of faith. We have a deep attachment to Frederica Academy.  As one would expect, we talk about these three topics: being fathers; being men of faith; and Frederica Academy, extensively.
 
This semester, we are doing a nine-week study on leadership: What it is, why it is important, and how can we all become better leaders. This study begins on Friday, August 31.
 
FF&F meets in the Athletic Conference Room near the gym doors opposite Hamilton Hall. We meet from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., again, every Friday when students are in school. For more information, please contact me at gswalbridge@gmail.com. There is no need to RSVP, just simply drop in to join us.
 
Oh, we also talk about college football and fishing (among other things).

FF&F Founder


UGA Vet School for a Day Deadline:  SEPTEMBER 3



UGA's Annual Vet School for a Day will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes a tour of the Teaching Hospital, a meeting with faculty from different areas of interest in our profession, and an informal discussion with current veterinary students. Applicants must submit a completed application form, an official high school transcript, and a recommendation form from a counselor or teacher in order to be considered. Deadline: Monday, September 3. Applicants will be notified on Friday, September 7.

Click HERE  for more information and to access 2018 Application Form and 2018 Recommendation Form.

This program is offered free of charge to all participants. Vet School for a Day is sponsored by the David Forehand Foundation, based in Atlanta.


Senior College Night:  SEPTEMBER 6



Senior College Night, an evening for seniors AND their parents, is scheduled for Thursday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., in Hamilton Hall.
 
We will start the evening discussing the necessary components of a completed college application before turning over the program to a college admissions panel. Panelists will include Admission Representatives from the following schools
These school representatives will participate in an admissions panel, giving important information on applying to their individual colleges, as well as general advice on completing college applications.

For more information, please click HERE to email Mrs. Nevins.


Freshman-Senior Ropes Course Retreat Photo Album

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Sophomore Community Service Retreat Photo Album

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Junior Kayaking Retreat Photo Album

Click HERE to access and download Junior Kayaking photos.

Click HERE to watch a Thomas Grimm and Asa Fritchman kayak testimonial video.









Middle School New Robotics Program off to Fast Start!

The Middle School Robotics program is off to a fast start.  Students have completed driving robots and are beginning to program them to drive, make turns, and sense objects.





Lower School Honors Mrs. Ackerman with Buddy Bench



In Friday's Lower School Morning Meeting, Mrs. Squire presented Mrs. Ackerman with a "Buddy Bench" that will be placed on the Terry Thomas Playground in her honor. Written on the bench is "You've got a friend in me," which represents how Mrs. Ackerman feels about all of the students at Frederica Academy. Mrs. Ackerman retired this summer having served as the Lower School Principal and Admission Director.




Fourth Grade Music Class Cup Game Song

Fourth grade students began the new school year in Ms. Shelton's music class with a cup game to the song, Turn the Beat Around by Gloria Estefan.

Click HERE to watch a video of the Fourth Grade performance.

Students played and counted rhythms, reviewed rests in music, and studied music history as they learned about 1994, the year the song was released. They also expanded their musical vocabulary as Mrs. Shelton talked about tempo, form, and explored what classifies something as a percussion instrument. The students and Ms. Shelton had a blast playing an unusual instrument with rhythm sticks and a plastic cup!


Second Grade Math Facts + Reading Routines




Second grade students are working on becoming Masters of Addition Facts! They are learning fun ways to practice facts with friends, like the Mastering Math Facts program and addition games.




Second graders also did an amazing job this week learning about routines during Reading Class. They did a wonderful job working with a reading partner to find story elements in the books they read together.











Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader



This week's Pre-K Mystery Reader was Caroline Temple's dad, Mike Temple. Mr. Temple is the Upper School Principal and the father of three Lower School students. He read Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer.





September-October Important Dates

September 3 School Holiday (Labor Day)

September 4 Upper School Clubs Assembly in Gym (10:00 AM)

September 5 Yearbook Picture Day for all students and faculty in Knights Reading Room (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

September 5 School-Wide Faculty Meeting (4:00 PM)

September 6 Senior College Night in Hamilton Hall for Students + Parents (6:30 PM)

September 7 School-Wide Spirit Day

September 8
September 10 2017-2018 Second Semester Upper School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 11 2017-2018 Second Semester Middle School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 12
Auburn University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (9:10 AM)

September 12
Sewanee: The University of the South Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

September 12
Southern Methodist University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (2:30 PM)

September 13 Q1 Progress Period Ends; First Semester Drop/Add Deadline (Upper School)

September 13
Savannah Independent School College Fair at Savannah State University (9:00 AM - Noon)

September 19 Q1 Progress Reports Posted

September 19 Bucket Shot Photo at Sea Island Green (8:20 AM)

September 19 Make-Up Yearbook Photos in Knights Reading Room (8:30 AM)

September 19
Jennifer A. Nielsen (Author of  A Night Divided) Campus Visit

September 22
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall (Click HERE to register; HERE for more information)

September 24-28 Lower School Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) STRING-On Program (Grades 4-5)

September 25 Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Night (6:30 PM)

September 28 Pre-K Fall Festival

October 1-5 Homecoming Week

October 5
University of Alabama Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

October 5 Homecoming Parade + Pep Rally + Football Game (Homecoming Court at Halftime)

October 6 SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

October 6
24th Annual CoastFest at Mary Ross Waterfront Park

October 8 Columbus Day School Holiday

October 10 Upper School Special Schedule:
  • Grade 9 - Servant Leadership Project
  • Grade 10 - PSAT Exam
  • Grade 11 - PSAT Exam
  • Grade 12 - Senior Seminar
October 11 Teacher + Staff Luncheon in Gym Lobby (Thank you, First + Eleventh Grade Parents!)

October 12 First Quarter Ends

October 12 School-Wide Spirit Day

October 13
October 15-18 Lower School ERB Testing

October 16
National Honor Society Induction in Gym at 9:50 AM

October 17 PSAT 8/9 Exam (Grade 8)

October 18-25 Gym Floors Resurfaced (Gym Closed)

October 18 Q1 Report Cards Posted

October 18 Middle School + Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences - Evening Option (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

October 19 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades 1-12) - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

October 20 Homecoming Dance

October 22-25 Middle School Carpe Vitam

October 23
Pre-ACT Exam (Grades 9-11); Servant Leadership Project (Grade 12)

October 26 Middle School Student Holiday (Post Carpe Vitam)

October 26 Lower School + Upper School FA Spirit Day

October 27 Georgia-Florida Football Game

October 29 -
November 1
Middle School ERB Testing (Grades 6-7)
October 31 Lower School Storybook Character Day


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