This Week at Frederica Academy

ALL WEEK Lunch Click HERE for October 1-5 Weekly Menu
Click HERE for PK + K Menu Order Form

Homecoming 2018 Spirit Week Dress-Up Days (see below for details)
Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

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

Monday 3:00 PM Deadline to Order Upper School Homecoming Dance Commemorative T-Shirt

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

Wednesday 4:00 PM
School-Wide Faculty + Staff Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

Friday ALL DAY Deadline to register for the November 3 SAT Exam (click HERE to register)

Friday ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Pep Rally Schedule (40-Minute Classes)

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall
October Birthday Celebrations!

Friday Morning Pre-K Field Trip to SSI Fire Station

Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Third Grade Field Trip to the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick
Performance: Rapunzel

Friday 1:05 PM
University of Alabama Admission Officer in the Nash Academic Center

Friday 1:30 PM Varsity Cheerleader Dismissal

Friday 2:00 PM Dismissal for Upper School Parade Participants


2:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday 2:30 PM Homecoming Parade Begins

Friday 3:00 PM Middle School + Upper School Pep Rally in Gym
2018 Homecoming King Crowning

Friday 3:00 PM Lower School students return to classrooms

Friday 3:10 PM Lower School Dismissal + Pick-Up

Friday 3:30 PM Middle School + Upper School Dismissal

Friday 6:00 PM Homecoming Tailgate Party

Friday 7:30 PM Homecoming Football Game vs. Westfield

Friday Halftime
Presentation of Homecoming Court + Crowning of 2018 Homecoming Queen

Saturday Morning SAT Exam at Frederica Academy

Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
24th Annual CoastFest at Mary Ross Waterfront Park

October 8 ALL DAY School Holiday in observance of Columbus Day

Homecoming Dress-Up Days:  ALL WEEK

Crazy Sock Day
Pajama Day Dynamic Duos
Hat Day
Camo Day Favorite Sports Team
Favorite Sport Jersey
GOLD Day Colors Day*
Cowboys + Cowgirls
Advisory Wars** Decades Day*
Green + White Spirit Day
Green Out + White Out Once Upon A Time


Sophomores Juniors Seniors
Colors Day
Blue Red Black
Decades Day
60's 70's '80s



Revenge of
the Nerds

November 3rd SAT Registration Deadline:  FRIDAY

November 3  SAT Exam

Testing Center:
Frederica Academy

Registration Deadline:
Friday, October 5

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:

October 5 No Meeting (Columbus Day Fall Break Weekend)

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

October 19 No Meeting (Parent-Teacher Conference Day)

October 26 Get Right:  The pursuit of proper personal alignment

November 2 Live Right:  The dedication to purposefulness


FA Homecoming Parade:  FRIDAY

The 2018 Homecoming Parade will start promptly
at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Parents
and special friends are invited to attend.

Campus visitors should arrive on campus
before  2:15 p.m. or park at Georgia Power.

The campus will be closed to ALL non-parade
vehicular traffic between 2:20 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Lower School pick-up will be delayed until 3:10 p.m.

Middle School and Upper School students will participate in the Homecoming Pep Rally which
will take place in the Gym between 3:00 p.m.
and 4:00 p.m.  Middle School and Upper School students will be dismissed following the pep rally.

Pep Rally + Homecoming King Court:  FRIDAY

The 2018 Homecoming King Court will be presented and the 2018 Homecoming King will be crowned during the Homecoming Pep Rally in the Gym on Friday at 3:00 p.m.  The following seniors are on this year's Homecoming Court:

Alastair Campbell Camron Gardner Will Grimm Isaiah Jackson

The 2018 Homecoming Queen Court will be featured in the Homecoming Parade and during halftime of the Varsity Football game on Friday night when the Homecoming Queen will be crowned.

24th Annual CoastFest:  SATURDAY

The largest celebration of Georgia's coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage!  The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 6, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational, and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia's coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.

The event will feature student art contest entries from elementary schools in the Glynn County area. Mrs. Schuyler has submitted individual artwork from all of Frederica Academy's Fifth Grade students and 14 other students in grades 1-4, which were selected by a professional artist. One entry is a mobile featuring elements created by all of the Second Grade students.

Click HERE to see photos of FA CoastFest artwork.

CoastFest 2018 will also offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation.  And don't miss the 'Family Fun Follies' when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

At CoastFest 2018, visitors can put their hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety ...learn to kayak ...take part in living history demonstrations cannon firings ... see the CoastFest student art contest entries ...hold live snakes or an alligator ...learn about oyster habitat restoration ...try your hand at archery ...tour the US Coast Guard boats ...walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf....and much, much more!

Coastfest will be located at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick and is made possible by the Georgia Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more CoastFest information call DNR/CRD at (912) 264-7218 or click HERE to check out the CoastFest Facebook page.

HSSCG Teen Board Pet Food Drive:  OCTOBER 1-16

Columbus Day Holiday:  OCTOBER 8

Manna House Community Service Project:  OCTOBER 12

Frederica Academy will stage a school-wide community service project in support of Manna House on Friday, October 12.

Manna House provides meals for the homeless in Brunswick and the surrounding area, and the school will provide sandwiches to serve all of Manna House's patrons.

Click HERE to read an article which appeared in Saturday's Brunswick News commemorating Manna House's 35th Anniversary and demonstrating how important donations are to its continued success.

The Upper School Service Council is raising money to help underwrite the cost of the sandwich bread. Upper School students will assist with delivering the sandwiches to Manna House.

Lower School students will make the sandwiches after Morning Meeting that day.

Families interested in supporting this project are asked to donate:

Donors can certainly select their favorite brand of peanut butter, jelly, and sandwich bags.  Items can be dropped off with Mrs. Holt or with Mrs. Lavallee.

Accommodations will be made for students with nut allergies.

Jacksonville NACAC College Fair:  OCTOBER 13

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Jacksonville National College Fair will take place at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 13, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Click HERE for a list of participating colleges and universities.

Click HERE for directions.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:  OCTOBER 18 + 19

Lower School Parent-Teacher Conference Day is Friday, October 19.

Middle School and Upper School parents can sign up for conferences on the evening of Thursday, October 18, or during the day on Friday, October 19.

Students will not attend school on Friday, October 19.

Click HERE for more information or to sign up for a conference.

A Message from the FA Parent Association

Thank you for your continued support of our school and your Parent Association. It is through your generous support that we are able to provide and subsidize events and programs at Frederica Academy that have a direct impact on your children. Our goal is to increase our fundraising proceeds to allow us to do more for the school community each year. Through these efforts we are able to provide the Back-to-School Barbeque, support the Lower School garden, maintain our uniform collection and resale closet, purchase or repair equipment as requested, contribute to the MakerSpace, Academic Centers and so much more.

One of the most important and impactful programs that we support as a Parent Association is the continued education and professional development of our teachers. We want our faculty to have the most current and cutting-edge teaching techniques and programs. This is a priority for the school; therefore, it is a priority for our fundraising efforts.

Please consider purchasing Poinsettias and Greenery for your home and business through our Parent Association Sale. These items truly are the most beautiful in the area. Click HERE to download an order form. We invite you to share the order form with family, friends, and neighbors.

We recognize that not everyone is home during the holidays or has a need for these items; therefore, we are offering supporters the option to make a donation to the Poinsettia Sale or to purchase items that will be donated to the local nursing homes and Hospice of the Golden Isles. Donated items will include a Christmas card drawn by our students and will be delivered by Upper School Service Council members and Student Ambassadors. 

Please contact Kristen Moore should you have any questions at 912-996-0930 or via email at

Thank you, again, for your support!

FA 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Glynn Students

Last week, eight members of the Class of 2020 attended the first meeting of the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Glynn program. The program is sponsored by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce. Click HERE to learn more about Youth Leadership Glynn.

The following FA students are in the 2018-2019 Youth Leadership Glynn class:

William Brock
Erica Daley
Gigi Gerhart
Courtney Hogan

Alex Kellogg
Josie Leavy
Britton Sullivan
Sean Toomey

Middle School Hope 1312 Collective Assembly

Ally Christianson, founder of Hope 1312 Collective, was the speaker at the Middle School Assembly last Tuesday. She shared that Georgia reached an all-time high of 15,000 kids in foster care this past May. Hope 1312 Collective is a local nonprofit offering HOPE in this crisis and seeking to re-write the story of child welfare in our community. Find out more by visiting   We our excited to join in their efforts by providing tangible support and encouragement to local foster children, foster families, and DFCS workers through our advisory program.

GrayKnight Chess Tournament Participants

John Jeffrey

Six Lower School students participated in the recent GrayKnight Chess Tournament. All of the FA players did a terrific job!

Congratulations to  Amelia McGlaughlin and Sophie McGlaughlin for winning First Place in their respective sections.

4th Grade + 5th Grade "GIYO STRING-On!" Program

The Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) returned to campus to conduct its annual STRING-On! program with our Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade students.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Ms. Shelton will teach String classes for the STRING-On! participants during the rest of the year. Fourth Grade students will play violins and Fifth Grade will launch the school's new Lower School Chamber Orchestra, which will be comprised of violins, violas, and cellos. Fifth Grade students will have a chance to explore each orchestra instrument. All of these students will perform at concerts in January and April/May.

It is going to be a great year for our Lower School Strings program! Special thanks to the GIYO for helping make this possible.

Second Grade Star Students

Second Grade Star Students Sam Dillon and Braden Drew interviewed each other in front of their peers last week.

Sam's Mom and Dad, Alyce and Michael Dillon, visited Second Grade on Wednesday and read a book to the class together.

Guest readers have also been a highlight for Mrs. Schneider's STAR Students.  Gracie Veal (11th Grade) joined the Second Grade class to read for Margaret Certain and was joined by Margaret's sister, Libby (4th Grade), and cousin, Turner Rentz (3rd Grade).

Second Grade Continent Posters

As a culminating activity for their Social Studies unit, Second Grade students worked together to research each of the world's continents using the PebbleGo research database. After gathering information, partners created a poster to share what they learned.

Pre-Kindergarten Fall Festival Celebration

Pre-Kindergarten concluded an integrated unit about the four seasons with a Fall Festival celebration welcoming the arrival of Fall! 

Students enjoyed fun games, relays, and donut chomp on the Sea Island Green; painted mini pumpkins; and made candy apples in the classroom! Many thanks are extended to our hard working parent volunteers and room mom, Sommer Whitlow, and FA's Upper School Ambassadors for their help with this special Pre-K event!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Important October + November Dates

October 8 Columbus Day School Holiday

October 9 Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)
2019 Under Armour All-America Game Jersey Presentation:  Ja'Shawn Sheffield

October 9 Senior Class Photo at Epworth (12:30 PM)

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 5-9 Apogee Awareness Week

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 14 NCAA Basketball Signing Ceremony at 1:00 PM (Jada + Jadyn Scott)

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 15 Glynn County Teacher of the Year Banquet

November 16 Fourth Grade Play at Lower School Morning Meeting

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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