This Week at Frederica Academy

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

Monday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Lower School Knights for Christ Parent Volunteer Orientation in Shuman (Media Center)

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Monday 3:30 PM Deadline to sign up for Flu Vaccine Clinic (details below)

Wednesday ALL DAY
Wednesday 8:15 AM
"Bucket Shot" on Sea Island Green

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Yearbook Make-Up Photo Availability in Knights Reading Room

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

Wednesday 9:50 AM
Upper School Assembly (Suicide Prevention Awareness Month) in the Gym

Wednesday 3:15 PM Lower School Faculty Meeting

Wednesday 4:00 PM Department Chair Meetings

Wednesday 5:00 PM'ish 1st Quarter Progress Reports Posted (Grades 6-12)

Thursday Noon
Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

Thursday 1:05 PM Upper School FCA meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

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 ALL DAY
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall ( Click HERE to register.)

 2018-2019 Frederica Academy DRAFT Directory

Please click HERE to review a DRAFT of the 2018-2019 Frederica Academy Directory.

Please click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson if you have desired changes to your contact information. All changes should be submitted no later than Wednesday, September 19.

Please click HERE to email Mr. Hutcherson if you want to receive a hard copy of the directory once it is published. We will, of course, also share the final electronic directory once it is fully vetted.

Upper School Service Council Representatives

Congratulations to the following students on being elected to this year's Upper School Service Council!

Armani Johnson
Mackenzie Morgan
Kelly Quinn
Jada Scott
William Brock

Waverly Brown
James Cruikshank
Cate Seymour
Merrill Been
Thomas Veal

This election followed the election of Sara Seckinger as President and Erica Daley as Vice President as announced earlier this month.

Campus Flu Clinic Registration Deadline:  MONDAY

Frederica Academy will host a Flu Vaccination Clinic in early October (final date pending).

Vaccines will be given during lunch periods for Middle School and Upper School students.  Lower School students will get their vaccines in early afternoon hours. Faculty, staff, and parents can come anytime between Noon and 2:30 p.m.

There is no cost. The Health Department will file with insurance companies. Insurance must be provided on consent form and copy of card must be included. Students and adults without insurance can be vaccinated.

Completed consent forms and insurance card must be returned to Nurse Byers no later than Monday, September 17.

Please follow these simple steps to register:
  1. Read Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and Parent/Guardian Letter from Dr. Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District.
  2. Complete appropriate consent form: STUDENT Form; ADULT Form. Please answer every question as incomplete forms will not be accepted. Please include all insurance numbers as requested on form.
  3. Make a copy of your insurance card and include with form. If no insurance, indicate on form.
  4. Return completed consent forms and insurance card copies to Nurse Byers no later than Monday, September 17.

Homecoming T-Shirt Order Deadline:  TUESDAY

FA Booster Club
2018  T-Shirts

Click HERE to view and download Order Form.

Order Forms are due on September 18.

Bucket Shot + Make-Up Photos:  WEDNESDAY

2018-2019 Bucket Shot
Wednesday at 8:15 AM
Sea Island Green

Make-Up Yearbook Photos
Wednesday (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
Knights Reading Room

Jennifer A. Nielsen Author Visit:  WEDNESDAY

Middle School students are excited to meet author Jennifer A. Nielsen on Wednesday, September 19th.  After reading her novel, A Night Divided, this summer, students have spent time in most classes and advisory talking about walls and the boundaries that separate us from one another. From discussions about the Cold War and government with Mrs. Dillon and metaphorical walls that separate us with Mrs. Walbridge, to socialism vs. capitalism with Mr. Lenon and connections to The Outsiders with Mr. Connolly, to the density of the wall with Mr. Titter and immigration in our country with Ms. Hill, Middle School students have been busy!  Students are eager to hear from Ms. Nielsen when she visits this week.
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Nielsen to our campus. We invite you to sit in on the discussion in the Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center) during one of the following sessions on Wednesday:

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Middle School Assembly (Grades 6-8)

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM Q&A (Grades 6 + 8)

11:35 AM - 12:15 PM Q&A (Grade 7)

Please click  HERE  to email Mrs. Walbridge with any questions.

A Night Divided Book Trailer
A Night Divided Book Trailer
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Trailer
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen Book Trailer

Jubilee Kids Fundraiser:  THURSDAY

Contact Dottie Barrow or Catherine Holt for more information regarding a fundraiser for Frederica Academy's sister school in Haiti: the Jubilee School.

Fathers, Faith & Frederica:  FRIDAY

Fathers, Faith & Frederica (FF&F) is a group that shares the following three characteristics: we are fathers of current or past Frederica students; men of faith; and men who have a deep attachment to Frederica Academy.

We are in the middle of a nine-week study on leadership.  Last week's topic:  Group - a Voluntary combination of two or more People.
This week's topic:  LDP - The process employed by a group to develop new leaders.
FF&F meets in the athletic conference room opposite Hamilton Hall from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (8:15 program start time) every Friday that the kids are in school. There is no need to rsvp, just drop in.
Also, we have coffee, talk about college football and campus parking.

- Greg Walbridge, FF&F Founder

GrayKnight Chess Tournament:  SATURDAY


Saturday, September 22
Frederica Academy
Hamilton Hall

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to email Organizer

LS Fall After-School Programs Deadline:  SEPTEMBER 23

PK/K + Grades 1-5
Sarah Helder
Grades 1-3
Carol Albright
PK/K + Grades 1-5
Ron Simprini
Grades 1-5
Jessica Bush
Grades 1-5
Parent Volunteers

Click HERE to access information about the Lower School After-School programs being offered this fall.

Click HERE to register. All registrations must be completed online. Spots are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and closes on September 23. Please note that all late registrations will be charged a late fee of $15 per child.

For more information, please email Brooke Ackerman at

Grades 1-5
Gabe Gabriel
Grades 2-3
Claudia Schneider
Grades 3-5
Kevin Roberts
PK/K + Grades 1-5
Gary Cumby
PK/K + Grades 1-5
Sara Best

Jacksonville Exploring College Options:  SEPTEMBER 27

September 27, 2018
7:00 PM

Jacksonville Marriott
Jacksonville, Florida

Exploring College Options is a unique program featuring five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard College, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania.  Representatives from the five schools will offer brief slide presentations about their institutions and answer questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. Participants will learn about what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what students can do to enhance their college applications.
Click  HERE to register for the event!

Upper School Service Council Hurricane Relief Project

The Upper School Service Council extends its appreciation to everyone who donated items to the Mtn2Sea Ministries Hurricane Florence Relief Effort last week.  Click HERE to see more photos.

Savannah Independent School College Fair

Mrs. Nevins and Coach Roberts accompanied seventeen juniors and seniors to the Savannah Independent School College Fair last week.

Upper School Head of School Awards

Click HERE to see a list of students who were honored at the Upper School Assembly last week for being named to the 2017-2018 Second Semester Head of School Academic List.

Middle School Head of School Awards

Click HERE to see a list of students who were honored at the Middle School Assembly last week for being named to the 2017-2018 Second Semester Head of School Academic List.

Middle School September REACH Honorees

Congratulations to the Middle School September REACH student honorees!

(L-R):  Ella Moore, Eighth Grade; Jackson Lewis, Seventh Grade; and Audrey Shingler, Sixth Grade.

Upper School Hurricane Cross Artwork

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Nurse Byers and I took a group of FA students to help clean up New Orleans during our spring break the following year.

While there, I bought a clay hurricane cross. The note with the cross read:

"The coast is a place where some visitors aren't welcome. They all have names and are totally unpredictable with winds that blow in a counter clockwise direction. The dreaded hurricane is one guest we all hope won't find us. Should you be confronted with nature's disaster...look to your cross for comfort until the new day is upon us."

On Friday, FA art students made small hurricane crosses or the Star of David in recognition of our gratitude for being able to be at school on a day when thousands of students were out of school as their families were displaced from their homes and communities.

Eighth Grade Civics Infomercials

Eighth Grade Civics students performed infomercials about early colonial settlements in North America last Monday. Representing 17th century colonists from Jamestown, Quebec, St. Augustine, and New Amsterdam, students researched, wrote, and performed short commercials lauding the benefits of moving to the new colonies. They had an opportunity to interpret differences between the English, Spanish, French, and Dutch motives for claiming land in the New World while practicing collaborative group work and public speaking skills.

Click HERE to watch a sample infomercial.

Third Grade World Map Study

Third Grade students began their year-long geography social studies unit with the focus on the continents and oceans of the world. They used student-made maps and pointed with "funny fingers" to help learn about our world. Students changed partners many times and had a great experience learning about world geography. 

Third Grade Rosh Hashanah Celebration

Third Graders also learned about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and celebrated by eating traditional apples and honey to represent a fruitful and sweet new year.

Second Grade Star Students:  Chloe Barker + Eli Brock

Chloe Barker and Eli Brock were Star Students in Second Grade last week. They did a fabulous job interviewing each other so that their classmates could learn more about them. Chloe and Eli also invited a guest reader to their classroom during the week!

Second Grade Elements of Art Lesson

Our Second Grade artists are learning about Elements of Art. Their element last week was SHAPE. Each student collected leaves and created animals in their habitats as they learned about various shapes found in nature.

Second Grade Continent Research Project

Second Grade is studying the continents in social studies. Last week, they learned the beginning steps to researching and note-taking using one of the school's online subscription databases. The students worked in pairs to research an assigned continent. They used a graphic organizer to record facts onto paper. They also learned the importance of using trustworthy sources, how to take notes using their own words, and citing their sources.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Second Grade Science Chest Vests

Second Grade scientists had a great time making "chest vests" in science class last week.

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Friday's Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader was a family affair. George Dunn's mother, Valerie Dunn; his grandmother, Ellen Dunn; and his cousin, Patrick Dunn (Class of 2026), collaborated to read Amazing World of Sharks. The Pre-K students especially enjoyed  learning about the collection of shark teeth the Dunn family brought with them.

September-October Important Dates

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 26 Upper School FCA "See You At The Pole" (SYATP) in front of Corn Hall at 7:45 AM

September 26 Upper School Class Drop/Add Deadline

September 28 Pre-K Fall Festival

October 1-5 Homecoming Week

October 5 Lower School Morning Meeting (October Birthday Celebrations!)

October 5 Pre-K Field Trip to Saint Simons Island Fire Station

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 9 Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

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 16
Samford University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

October 17 PSAT 8/9 Exam (Grade 8)

October 17 Faculty Vertical Teams Meeting at 4:00 PM in Hamilton Hall

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 26-28 Georgia-Florida Weekend

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

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2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

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and  download the
Frederica Academy  2018-2019
School Year  Calendar.