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)

ALL WEEK Morning Fourth + Fifth Grade Golden Isles Youth Orchestra GIYO STRING-On Program
Terry Thomas Room

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Monday 3:30 PM Deadline to register for the October 11 Flu Vaccination Clinic (details below)

Tuesday ALL DAY Homeland Security National "If You See Something, Say Something" Awareness Day

Tuesday 7:30 AM Middle School Faculty Meeting in MS Academic Center

Tuesday 8:15 AM School-Wide "Bucket Shot" on Sea Island Green

Tuesday 8:30 AM
Yearbook Class Photos at Charlotte Floyd Amphitheater (Terry Thomas Playground)
Click HERE for schedule.

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School Class Meetings (Homecoming Plans)

Tuesday 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:45 AM
FCA " See You at the Pole" at Corn Hall Flag Pole

Wednesday 10:00 AM Upper School Advisory (Homecoming Queen + King Balloting)

Wednesday Afternoon
Upper School Drop/Add Deadline

Wednesday Evening
Thursday 3:30 PM
Upper School Model UN Planning Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Classroom

Friday 7:00 AM Faculty Yoga in Terry Thomas Studio (Arts Center)

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

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

Friday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Fourth Grade GIYO STRING-On Finale in the Terry Thomas Room

Friday 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Fifth Grade GIYO STRING-On Finale in the Terry Thomas Room

Friday 10:30 AM - Noon Pre-Kindergarten Fall Festival

Friday ALL DAY Registration Deadline for the October 27 ACT Exam (Click HERE to register)

 2018-2019 Frederica Academy FINAL Directory

Click  HERE to access and download the final 2018-2019 Frederica Academy  Directory. The  directory can be downloaded as a pdf to your iPhone or Smartphone.

Printed copies of the  directory will be mailed to those who ordered them. Click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson if you want to order a directory or if you have questions.

LS Fall After-School Programs Deadline:  TODAY

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 details about the Lower School After-School programs.

Click HERE to register.

All registrations must be completed online TODAY to avoid a $15 late registration fee.

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

Campus Flu Clinic Registration Deadline:  MONDAY

Frederica Academy Flu Vaccination Clinic
Thursday, October 11

Completed consent forms and a copy of insurance card must be
returned to Nurse Byers no later than Monday, September 24.

Vaccines will be given during lunch periods for Middle School and Upper School students. Lower School students will get their vaccines after Upper School student vaccinations are completed. 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.

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; and 4) return completed consent forms and insurance card copies to Nurse Byers no later than Monday, September 24, at 3:30 p.m.

Student Peer Tutoring Program Launch:  MONDAY

On Monday, Frederica Academy will begin a peer tutoring opportunity for Upper School and Middle School students. The Peer Tutoring Program aims to provide academic support for Middle School students while offering mentoring opportunities for Upper School students. The program will seek to: 
  • Help students explore a variety of methods for studying, test preparation, and homework completion.
  • Generate critical thinking skills with the use of higher level-ordered reasoning.
  • Increase time management skills by developing criteria for adjusting schedules to meet academic and non-academic needs.
  • Advance goal-setting skills and their application in school and other facets of life.
  • Cultivate self-confidence as students gain a working knowledge of student life and study skills.
  • Empower students to work with older and younger peers as they create healthy cross-divisional mentoring relationships.
  • Promote student involvement, new friendship, and fun.
We encourage parents to talk with their children about this exciting opportunity. For more information, please contact: Leigh Toomey, Middle School Principal; Evyn Lundy, Upper School Student Coordinator; Laura Nevins, Upper School Counselor; or Katie Knox, Upper School Academic Center Specialist. 

"If You See Something, Say Something Day":  TUESDAY

Click HERE for more information.

Middle School Parent Carpe Vitam Night:  TUESDAY

The Middle School will host a Carpe Vitam Parent Information Night on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The following class trip coordinators will provide program information (including permission forms) and will answer questions you may have regarding each experience.

Please see below for guidance as to where your grade meeting will be located. 

Grade Meeting Location Destination Trip Coordinators

Sixth Hamilton Hall
Rock Eagle 4-H Center
Eatonton, Georgia 

Seventh Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

Cleveland, South Carolina

Eighth MS Academic Center Washington, D.C.

FCA "See You at the Pole":  WEDNESDAY

FCA Presents

7:45 AM

Corn Hall Flag Pole

Upper School Model UN Meeting:  THURSDAY

Upper School
Model UN Team
Mrs. Bradford's Classroom
Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Exploring College Options:  THURSDAY

September 27
7:00 PM

Jacksonville Marriott
Jacksonville, Florida

Exploring College Options is a unique program
featuring  five of the country's leading universities:
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!

October 27 ACT Exam Registration Deadline:  FRIDAY

The regular registration
deadline for the
October 27 ACT Exam is
Friday, September 28.
Click HERE to register.

Fathers, Faith & Frederica:  FRIDAY

Fathers, Faith & Frederica (FF&F) 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.  
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 students are in school.  There is no need to rsvp, just drop in to join us.
We are in the middle of a 9-week study on leadership.  Here is our upcoming calendar:

September 28 Preparedness:  Getting ready for the expected, while being ready for the unexpected.

October 5 Get Right:  The pursuit of proper personal alignment.

October 12 Guest Speaker:  Jay Hanson, The Chapel UMC, Lead Pastor

October 19 No Meeting (Parent-Teacher Conference Day)

October 26 Live Right:  The dedication to purposefulness.


So come have a cup of coffee, talk about leadership, Braves baseball and campus fundraisers. Maybe not every week, but who knows.

Envision Leadership Forums

National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine is your chance to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care. An interactive curriculum will allow you to use your personal and academic strengths and skills in direct, hands-on medical and health care activities and true-to-life medical simulations created by top medical training professionals. The exciting 9 day programs are offered in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh, San Francisco, or Washington, DC.
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Business Innovation - 8 Days to Startup is specifically designed to provide high school students with a foundation in business, while developing the skills to lead the next innovative revolution. You'll discover your passion for entrepreneurship and innovation by competing in an exciting startup-style simulation that takes you from ideation to product launch, and challenges you to make the critical decisions of an entrepreneur! The NYLF Business Innovation program takes place at two top-ranked business schools: Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles. 
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Engineering and Technology - Throughout the program, students will complete an engaging, student-driven group project designed to explore select fields on a deeper level using a problem-based approach. Students will work in groups to solve one of the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century, as set forth by the National Academy of Engineering. The program is offered at three locations: Georgia Tech, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA), and the University of California, Berkeley.

Click HERE to learn more about other Envision programs.

Please click HERE to email Laura Nevins if you would like to receive information about the programs.

Lower School Extended Day Information

Please click HERE for a detailed  Extended Day Schedule.

Middle School Author Visit HUGE Success!

Click HERE to read an article about Jennifer Nielsen's visit to Frederica Academy last week.

Click HERE to see more photos taken during Ms. Nielsen's campus visit.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Upper School students participated in an assembly last week about National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Students heard  Brooke Baskin '07 talk about the resources available to teenagers regarding this sensitive, yet important topic.

Click HERE to read material designed to help parents talk with their teens about suicide.

Click HERE and HERE to read an article which appeared in The Brunswick News regarding the assembly.

The article inadvertently referenced a Middle School assembly. There was not an assembly with Middle School students on this topic last week.  Eight grade parents recently received a communication indicating that eighth grade students will explore myths and facts of suicide; learn what to do if they or their friends express distressing and pervasive feelings and thoughts; and receive a card with helpful resources during PE classes this Tuesday and Thursday.

For more information about the Upper School assembly, please click HERE to email Laura Nevins.

For more information about the Eighth Grade initiative, please click HERE to email Rachael Lee.

Rotary Student of the Month - MACKENZIE MORGAN

Mackenzie Morgan was honored as the September Student of the Month at the Brunswick Rotary luncheon on Thursday. She was joined by her parents, Kelly and Steven Morgan. Mackenzie invited Maria Gallagher, Upper School Spanish teacher, to accompany her to the luncheon.

Secretary of State's Ambassador Training Program

Charlotte Urquhart, Lauren Jobe, Virginia Anne Tennant, Gigi Gerhart, Isabel Parker, James Cruikshank, and Garrett Squire.

Seven Frederica Academy students recently attended the training portion of the Georgia Secretary of State's Ambassador Program on the campus of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Launched in 2016, the Ambassadors Program is a leadership training program for high school students in the 10th through 12th grades that encourages civic participation and voter registration.
Students who serve as Ambassadors promote civic engagement, voter registration, and volunteerism in their schools by speaking to classes and assemblies, hosting voter registration drives, and volunteering in their communities. The goal of these activities is to educate high school students about the government and show them how to become engaged through voter registration or volunteer opportunities.
The program prepares Ambassadors for this work by providing students with training materials and guidance for public speaking, working in a team environment, time management, problem solving, and professionalism. Students will have the opportunity to develop these skills as they participate in the program.

World Language + Culture Club: Cajun History + Gumbo

Josie Arant and James Cruikshank  teamed up to educate the World Language and Culture Club about Cajun history and gumbo.  Chef James prepared a delicious gumbo which was served over rice. It was so delicious that students lined up for seconds.  Dr. Oliver answered questions about his experience living in New Orleans.

2018-2019 Middle School Student Council Officers

The Middle School held its election for Student Council officers last week. The candidates' campaigns were respectful and their speeches were thoughtful, concise, positive, addressed leadership qualities, and pointed out the pros and cons of being a Middle School representative.  Well done to all who ran and congratulations to the following students who were elected as 2018-2019 Student Council officers:

J.J. Briggs
Ryann Hankey
Vice President
Lily Najawicz
Gillian Sullivan

Kendall Lee
8th Grade Representative
Whitmarsh Tennant
8th Grade Representative
Mary Wallace Champion
7th Grade Representative
Travis Cavalier
7th Grade Representative

Jordan Lee
6th Grade Representative
Trey Walbridge
6th Grade Representative

Middle School Cold War Economics Lesson

Mr. Lenon's math students modeled what it would be like to live in the economic systems of East and West Germany as part of the cross-curricular study of Jennifer Nielsen's book, A Night Divided. Students produced cars and sold them to consumers for Starburst currency. Competition created self-driving, flying, and Georgia-themed vehicles. Centrally-planned vehicles were so dull, a black market developed.

Click HERE for more photos.

Sixth Grade Geocaching Assignment

In conjunction with their Global Studies and Geography class, Sixth Grade students were geocaching around campus last week. They were hiding, and later searching for, small waterproof containers they have created and filled with small toys. 

Click HERE to see more photos.

Mrs. Albright's Class' Star Student:  HUDSON CARTER

Hudson Carter was the Star Student in Mrs. Albright's classroom last week. His mom, Dana Carter, was his guest reader.

Kindergarten STEM Challenge

Kindergartners were given popsicles sticks, one-inch wooden cubes, and small plastic cups on Friday. In pairs, they used these materials to make the tallest structure with only one cube as the base. They worked hard to communicate their ideas to their partners and explored ways to balance their structure.

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Friday's Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Readers were Florence Whitley's parents, Drs. Laura and Justin Whitley. They read an interactive, informational book, The Human Body, and brought orange frosted sugar cookies shaped like the state of Tennessee. The Whitley family moved to Saint Simons from Tennessee this summer.

GIBC Nutcracker Auditions:  SEPTEMBER 29

October + November Important Dates

October 1-5 Homecoming Week

October 3 School-Wide Faculty Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 4:00 PM

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 Flu Vaccine Clinic in Athletic Conference Room
  • MS + US Students (Lunch Periods)
  • LS Students (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
  • Adults (Noon - 2:30 PM)
October 11 Yearbook Student + Faculty Make-Up or Re-Take Photos in Knights Reading Room

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 First Grade Field Trip to Poppell Farms

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 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

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

October 31 Kindergarten Halloween Party

November 1 Brunswick PROBE College Fair at Brunswick High School

November 1
University of Tennessee Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (11:20 AM)

November 1
Young Harris College Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (12:15 PM)

November 1
Oglethorpe University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

November 2-4
RSM Classic Volunteer Training + Uniform Pick-Up at Frederica Academy

November 2 Varsity Football at Bulloch Academy in Statesboro

November 3 SAT Exam at Glynn Academy

November 6 Sophomore College Night in Hamilton Hall

November 7 School-Wide Faculty Meeting at 4:00 PM in Hamilton Hall

November 8 Second Grade Pirate Day on Sea Island Green + Booster Club Concession Area (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

November 9 Teacher + Staff Luncheon in Gym Lobby (Thank you, 5th + 8th Grade Parents!)

November 10
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall

November 12 Veterans Day Assembly at 9:50 AM; Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule

November 13 2nd Quarter Progress Period Ends

November 13
RSM Wiffle Ball Game at Frederica Academy

November 15-18
RSM Classic Golf Tournament

November 15 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in Hamilton Hall at 8:30 AM

November 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month Luncheon

November 15 Department Chair Meeting at 4:00 PM

November 16 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Posted

November 19 Admission Shadow Day for Glynn County students

November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday Break

November 21 FA Young Alumni Council Meeting (morning)

November 21 FA Alumni Get-Together

November 27 College Financial Aid Night in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

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2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

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School Year  Calendar.