This Week at Frederica Academy

Monday ALL DAY School Closed in observance of Labor Day Holiday

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

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in Gym (Topic:  2018-2019 Clubs + Organizations)

Wednesday Student, Faculty, and Staff Yearbook Photos (Headshots) in Knights Reading Room
Click HERE for Picture Day schedule.

Wednesday 3:00 PM Lower School "Winning Chess Club" After-School Program Registration Deadline
Click HERE to access and download registration form.

Wednesday 4:00 PM All School Faculty + Staff Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Thursday 8:00 AM Parent Room Representative Meeting in Shuman Conference Room (Media Center)

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

Thursday 2:30 PM
Wofford College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

Thursday 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
Upper School Art Club Meeting in Mrs. Edenfield's Room

Thursday 6:30 PM Senior College Night in Hamilton Hall for Seniors + Senior Parents

Friday ALL DAY School-Wide FA Spirit Day

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

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall
NOTE:  September Birthdays Celebration!

Saturday 8:00 AM - Noon
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Yearbook Picture Day:  WEDNESDAY

Picture Day


Click HERE
for Schedule

LS After-School Chess Registration Deadline:  WEDNESDAY

The deadline for Lower School students to sign up for the Fall 2018 "Winning Chess Club" After-School Program is Wednesday, September 5. The first session starts on Friday, September 7. Sessions will also take place on September 14 and 21 in advance of the GrayKnights Chess Association Tournament at Frederica Academy on Saturday, September 22.  See below for details.

Click HERE to access and download the Winning Chess Club registration form.

Upper School Art Club Meeting:  THURSDAY

Artwork By: ANNIKA CLARK (Class of 2022)  

Senior College Night:  THURSDAY

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.

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

Fathers, Faith & Frederica is a group that share 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.  
Last week we began a 9-week study on leadership.  
Last week's topic - Disruption, disturbance to the state quo.
This week's topic - Language, the lexicon of effective leadership.
FF&F meets in the Athletic Center 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 fishing.

FF&F Founder

October SAT Exam Registration Deadline:  FRIDAY

October 6 SAT Exam

Testing Center:  Frederica Academy

Registration Deadline:
Friday, September 7

Click HERE to Register

Savannah and Low Country College Fair:  SEPTEMBER 13

Juniors and seniors interested in attending this year's Savannah and Low Country Private School College Fair in Savannah on September 13 should contact Mrs. Nevins or sign up on the sign-up sheet posted on the College Counseling Center door.

Savannah + Low Country
Private + Independent School
College Fair

Thursday, September 13
9:00 AM - Noon

Over 100 colleges and universities will be
represented at the college fair.

The following schools have confirmed their participation:

Savannah Country Day School, St. Andrew's School,
St. Vincent's Academy, Calvary Day School,
Benedictine Military Academy, Frederica Academy,
Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Habersham School, Bethesda Academy and Veritas Academy.

Campus Flu Clinic Registration Deadline:  SEPTEMBER 17

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:  SEPTEMBER 18

Click HERE to view and download the Booster Club's 2018 Homecoming Commemorative T-Shirt Order Form.

GrayKnight Chess Tournament:  SEPTEMBER 22


Saturday, September 22
Frederica Academy
Hamilton Hall

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to email Organizer

Congratulations, Upper School Service Council Leaders!


Sara Seckinger
Upper School
Service Council

Erica Daley
Upper School
Service Council
Vice President

Next Service Council Meeting:
Thursday, September 6
1:05 p.m.
Mrs. Henderson's Room

Middle School Spanish Mano Nerviosa Lesson

In Sra. Hill's Middle School Spanish classroom, Sixth and Seventh grade students played a fun and competitive number-counting game. Mano Nerviosa was a hit, and it helped students practice their numbers and recognize numbers out of sequence.

Seventh Grade Life Science Class

Coach Zimmermann's Seventh Grade Life Science class hit the ground running as soon as classes started this year. The class is currently focusing on the functions and differentiation of cells, in preparation for their studies of DNA, genetics, and heredity.  In order to assess their understanding of a newly introduced concept, Coach Zimmermann's class has been working in small groups to create individualized concept maps over their new topic covering biological macro-molecules. This is a great opportunity for the students to collaborate with each other, implement prior knowledge and research, all while checking for understanding and having fun while learning with their peers.

Fourth Grade Outdoor Readers Theater

Last week, Fourth Grade students took part in a Readers Theater as their Culminating Activity for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Students took a scene from Chapter 22 in the book and acted out the scene.  Some were narrators; some were characters, but everyone had fun! Fourth Grade will continue doing something interactive like this for every novel they read this year.

Fourth Grade Garden Journals

On Thursday, Fourth Grade began its Garden Journals by drawing and measuring the garden. The students worked on measuring the length and width of the raised beds in feet and inches and determining the area and perimeter of the garden. The final measurement was of the giant sunflower - 9 feet!

Second Grade Enjoys Storyteller Time with Mrs. Larson

Mrs. Albright's Second Grade students enjoyed their library time this week with Mrs. Larson. After listening to a story, they select a book to check out to read on their own.

Mrs. Lee Visits Lower School Classrooms

Our Lower School Counselor, Rachael Lee, spends time each week visiting Lower School classrooms. Last week, Second Grade students had a wonderful lesson as Mrs. Lee used creative props to describe her different counselor roles.

Kindergarten Fun Friday STEM Activity

Kindergarten's Fun Friday included a spider STEM activity in which the children were given a basket, pipe cleaners, and straws.  They were asked to work with their partner to create a web. The teachers were amazed at the communication that took place between the children as well as their ingenuity with their webs!

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

This week's Pre-K Mystery Readers were Will Dillon's grandparents, Pat and Jim Elsener, who were visiting from Chicago. Will is the son of our Middle School Social Studies teacher, Alyce Dillon, and her husband, Michael Dillon. Mr. and Mrs. Elsener read and performed The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems. It was very entertaining for the students and the teachers!

September-October Important Dates

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 17 Good News Club Parent Volunteer Training Session in Shuman Conference Room (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

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 (NOTE:  Assembly Schedule)

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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