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 ALL DAY Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-Minute Classes)

Monday 9:50 AM Upper School Head of School Academic Recognition Assembly in Gym
Upper School Ensemble Performance

10:00 AM
Middle School Head of School Academic Recognition Assembly in Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday 9:10 AM
Auburn Admission Office Representative in Nash Academic Center

Wednesday 1:05 PM
Sewanee Admission Office Representative in Nash Academic Center

Wednesday 2:30 PM
Southern Methodist University (SMU) Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center

Wednesday 3:20 PM World Language and Culture Club Meeting in C-116
Featuring:  Cajun History + Gumbo!

Wednesday 4:00 PM
Upper School Faculty Meeting

Thursday ALL DAY
Q1 Progress Reporting Period Ends; Last Day for Upper School Drop/Add

Thursday Morning
Savannah Independent School College Fair at Savannah State University
Click HERE for list of participating colleges and universities.

Thursday 4:00 PM Department Chairs Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

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

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

A Message from the Head of School Search Committee

On behalf of the Head of School (HOS) Search Committee, welcome back to another exciting year at Frederica Academy! We hope your summer proved as productive and fulfilling as ours and that the first few weeks of school have exceeded your expectations.
Since announcing the continuation of our search for the next Head of School last February, the committee has reviewed more than 80 applications obtained through referrals from friends, constituents, and Southern Teachers Agency. Members of the committee, with the help of our consultant David Daniel, have interviewed potential candidates by phone and Skype session, asked members of the school's administrative leadership team to participate in select sessions, and hosted several on-campus screening interviews. The overwhelming response has served as an affirmation of Frederica Academy's reputation for delivering an exceptional experience to its students, families, faculty, and leadership.
During this process, the committee is continually reminded by the criteria established by our parents, faculty, staff, and board of trustees. Our mandate to is seek candidates who have a proven track record in the classroom, as an academic administrator, and as a head of school (or equivalent). Further, it is important that candidates demonstrate an understanding of finances, advancement, and marketing, as well as being eager to lead on campus and in the community.
As you might imagine, with so much at stake and with so much interest in the position and our school, the search has not been without its deliberations. Many candidates have exhibited impressive qualities and levels of experience, some even have close personal ties to members of our committee and our Frederica families. But, with your continued support and the help of Southern Teachers and David Daniel, the committee remains steadfast in its commitment to find the finalists most closely aligned to the expectations set forth last fall.
We look forward to relaying more frequent updates as the search process proceeds. Please continue to reach out directly with questions and suggestions in the interim. The committee continues to value your individual feedback and thoughtful insights.
HOS Search Committee Chair

2018 Homecoming Court Announcement

The following students have been selected by their student grade peers to represent the Upper School on this year's Homecoming Court. They will be featured in the Homecoming parade on the afternoon of Friday, October 5, and, again, that evening during the varsity football game's halftime ceremony. Upper School students will select a Homecoming Queen from the five senior representatives. The 2018 Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the halftime ceremony.

Riley Derrick
Armani Johnson
Jada Scott
Jadyn Scott

Zhane Waye
Hana Byrnes
Marlena Carmena
Merrill Been

Yearbook Picture Order Deadline:  TUESDAY

All yearbook photo
order forms are due


Click HERE to access and
download  the order form.

Savannah and Low Country College Fair:  THURSDAY

Savannah + Low Country 
Private  + Independent School  College Fair

Thursday, 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.

Click  HERE for a list of the 130 colleges and
universities participating in the college fair.

MS Young Playwrights Workshops:  SEPTEMBER 13 + 15

Student Volunteers Needed:  SEPTEMBER 16

Jekyll Island
Shrimp  & Grits

Sunday, September 16

Students interested in volunteering at this year's Shrimp and Grits Festival on
Jekyll Island on Sunday, September 16th, should click HERE to email
Mrs. Schuyler, FA's Lower School Art Teacher. Help is needed with
watercolors, making jewelry with shells, and making a simple clay project.

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

FA Booster Club
2018  T-Shirts

Click HERE to view and download Order Form.

Order Forms are due on September 18.

GrayKnight Chess Tournament:  SEPTEMBER 22


Saturday, September 22
Frederica Academy
Hamilton Hall

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to email Organizer

Frederica Academy in The Brunswick News

Click  HERE  to read an article about a group of FA students Mr. Jobe took to see a recent naturalization ceremony presided over by Frederica parent and U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey.

Upper School Students + First Grade Reading Buddies

Several Upper School students visited Lower School on Friday to read books with the First Grade class. The students seemed especially excited to host members of the varsity football team who were dressed up in recognition of their game on Friday night.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Seventh Grade Pre-Algebra Math Games

The Seventh Grade Pre-Algebra students have been working with great enthusiasm for the past two weeks on their first mini project. They  were asked to create a math game that can be played in small groups. Students were required to build their game around concepts they have learned this year, including order of operations, integers , and equations with variables. They presented their projects to the class by explaining their game objectives and instructions, then rotated through each game station. It was great to see such creative game designs that can continue to be used for revision and practice throughout the entire school year!

Click HERE to see more photos.

Fifth Grade Upper School Lab Lesson

Fifth Grade students had the opportunity to experience the Upper School Science Lab with Tom Willis and Jody Bradford. Mr. Willis demonstrated the proper use of a microscope and gave students the opportunity to view slides under the microscope.  Mrs. Bradford showed students some of the chemistry equipment and demonstrated how to measure, use bunsen burners, view and wear safety equipment, and weigh and measure a variety of items. Mrs. Bradford also completed a couple of demonstrations.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Second Grade Mercy Watson to the Rescue Projects

In Reading this week, Second Grade students enjoyed completing a book project on their summer reading book: Mercy Watson to the Rescue. Stop by and see their projects which are hanging up in the Happy Hall!

Mrs. Pruitt's Second Grade Reading Adventure

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Last week's surprise Pre-K Mystery Reader was Eliana Tsai's mother, Melissa Tsai. Mrs. Tsai read Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Thong. She aslo brought homemade oatmeal cookies for Eliana to share with her classmates. Eliana is the little sister to Ethan Tsai, who is in First Grade.

Photo of the Week - Lower School Morning Meeting

September-October Important Dates

September 17 Lower School Spirit Club Parent Volunteer Training Session in Shuman Conference Room
(8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

September 19 Q1 Progress Reports Posted

September 19 Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

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 19 Upper School Assembly at 9:50 AM (Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)

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 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 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 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

Click HERE to  access
and  download the
Frederica Academy  2018-2019
School Year  Calendar.