Head of School Message
Dear FA Families,

Registration for Frederica Academy's Summer Programs 2022 begins today.

Please find included in this email a link for this year's Camper Handbook, which includes a catalog of the activities being offered this upcoming summer. There is also a link that can be used for online registration.
Our Summer Programs, under the direction and vision of one of our Third Grade teachers, Heather Day, has grown and developed in recent years and is now a signature program at the school of which we are very proud. New activities and classes are added to the menu of activities and existing offerings are revisited and strengthened each year.
Summer Programs is of significant import to the school and was an identified and prioritized initiative in the Strategic Plan we introduced in 2020 for at least these six reasons:
  • It allows FA students to spend time on the campus with adults and young adults other than their classroom teachers doing activities that are engaging and fun yet are not normally part of the traditional liberal arts school-year offerings.

  • It allows non-FA students to work and play on the campus and have use of our facilities and interact with some of our personnel. In this respect, Summer Programs is a chance to introduce the FA brand to the larger community, share our resources, and possibly meet and recruit students who would benefit from and contribute to our school.
  • It allows us to pilot programs and meet new adult leaders and determine whether there is a place or interest for any of these activities or adult leaders in our traditional school-year programs.

  • It serves as an introduction for new families and children planning on beginning FA for the first time during the upcoming school year.
  • It provides jobs in the summer for some of our teachers, coaches, administrators, and interested high school students.
  • It generates a stream of revenue that augments our operational budget.

I am excited about what Heather Day and her staff have planned for this year and am eager to host campers on the campus throughout the summer. I would invite anyone with Summer program age-children to peruse the offerings in the catalog. I would also encourage you to email Mrs. Day with any specific questions regarding Summer Programs by using the link below.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA


FA School Holiday
Observance of MLK, Jr. Day

Tuesday @ 7:15 AM
MS Faculty Meeting

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Advisory Announcements

Tuesday @ 1:05 PM
Health + Wellness Club Meeting
Athletic Complex Tent

MS Basketball vs. St. Simons Christian
@ Home
Girls @ 4:00 PM
Boys @ 5:00 PM

Tuesday @ 6:30 PM
Varsity Girls Basketball
@ Home vs. St. Andrew's

Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Varsity Boys Basketball
@ Hope Christian Academy (Jacksonville)

Wednesday (7:45 AM - 9:15 AM)
FA Parent Association
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
US Worry-Free Wednesday
Sponsored by FA Health + Wellness Club
"Let's Get Trivial"
Winning team wins a lunch from Chick-fil-A!

Wednesday @ 1:05 PM
HOPE Scholarship Application Workshop
College Counseling Center

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Department Chair Meeting
Mr. Jobe's Classroom

Wednesday @ 4:45 PM
Class of 2022 Group Photo
Avenue of the Oaks
(Entrance to The Lodge)

Thursday @ 10:00 AM
Junior Class Meeting
Mrs. Bradford's Classroom

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Gym Lobby
Thank you, Parents!

Middle School Basketball
vs. St. Simons Christian @ Home
Girls @ 4:00 PM
Boys @ 5:00 PM

Friday @ 9:15 AM
Third Grade Field Trip
Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Friday @ 1:05 PM
St. Simons Island Rotary Speech Contest
FA US Student Competition
College Counseling Center

Varsity Basketball vs. Pinewood
@ Home
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Varsity Swimming Senior Night in Gym
Seniors Honored between Girls + Boys Basketball Games
Parent Association Updates
Parents, please check your email for our Parent Association newsletter to read about the No Gift Too Small Challenge! We would love 100% FA family participation. Donate here, then RSVP, and join us for the Annual Fund Oyster Roast as a thank you to all parent, faculty, and trustee donors. 

We have several volunteer opportunities. Please sign up below!

Open House Poster Distribution - Help the Admission Office by distributing promotional event posters around the island and Brunswick in advance of our Open House week and admissions season. Please sign up to hang a few posters and share the Open House invite with our greater community. Poster pick-up is January 20 in the Admission Office. Sign up here.

Open House Volunteers - Open House week requires many hands working together to ensure that sessions are prepared, guests are greeted, and that Frederica rolls out the green carpet. Parents interested in supporting the Admission Office during Open House Week (February 7-11) should sign up here.

Parent Association Board and Committees - We still have committees with spring events that need parent volunteers. We are also beginning to look for leadership and committee members for the coming year. Please see our volunteer form for areas where you can get involved, and let us know how you want to make an impact on the FA community! Sign up here.

Derby Day - The Derby Day chairs are looking for fresh and familiar faces to build their Silent Auction Committee! This is FA's signature fundraising event and is a fun way to meet other parents, engage with the community, and support the school. For more information and to volunteer, please email co-chair, Katie Widener.
Knights Table Menu
Chromebook Charging
With the long holiday weekend upon us, please remember Chromebooks need to be plugged in at least once or twice a week. A full charge literally takes less than an hour. Inevitably upon returning from a long weekend or holiday, we are inundated with dead Chromebooks in the classroom. This is a huge disruption in the classroom and it usually depletes the school's Chromebook loaner cart. Loaners are available for students to use when their Chromebooks are being repaired. Thank you in advance for helping reinforce this at home.
School Holiday
Middle School Golf Sign-Up
Students who are interested in playing on the Middle School Golf Team this year and didn't play on the team last year should contact Coach Tom Willis. The season will start in mid-February.
FA Recycled Uniform Sale
Parents, we know uniforms and fleeces are in high demand. However, our parent volunteers work hard to collect, wash, and organize donated uniforms and then sell them at a low cost as a fundraiser to support Parent Association initiatives. Uniforms are available for purchase only and cannot be temporary loaned to students.

If you are in need of something outside of a uniform sale, please just ask! We can meet you at school or you can stop by the front office and pick up a purchase form.
SSI Rotary Speech Contest
Upper School students interested in participating in this year's Rotary Speech Contest should click HERE to sign up.
A school competition will be held on campus during Upper School Lunch on Friday, January 21, to determine who will represent FA at the Glynn County contest.

Click HERE to learn more about the speech contest and awards.
Junior Science Conference
59th Annual Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering, & Humanities Symposium (JSEHS)

January 31 - February 1, 2022

The Florida Region JSEHS is a two-day science conference. JSEHS brings talented students and their teachers together to engage with University of Florida faculty and graduate students, to present student-conducted research in science and humanities fields, and to explore creativity in the sciences at a top research institution. JSEHS is listed as an approved activity through the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 
Conference Highlights include:
  • STEM Speaker and Poster Research Competitions
  • Virtual Lab Tours
  • College Organization Fair
  • Non-Competitive General Poster Session

JSEHS is open to all high school students, select middle school students, teachers, and parents. There is no cost to participate in the 2022 Florida Region JSEHS.
Sea Island Summer Job Fair
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sea Island Beach Club, Ocean Room

This event allows local high school and college students to visit Sea Island, meet with leaders, and learn about summer job opportunities.

Students should stop at the security gate and let the guard know they are coming for the seasonal job fair.

Sea Island is looking for students interested in working. A few requirements are: 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older (some positions must be 18)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Available to work May – August (depending on school schedule)
  • Must be available to work the week of July 4th
FA Spring Musicals
The Fine Arts Department Announces
Spring Music Theater Season
"Mamma Mia," presented by Int'l Thespians Troupe #8989
Premiering March 24, 25, 26 on the Hamilton Hall Stage
"Mary Poppins, Jr." Presented by the Fifth Grade Class
Premiering May 5 on the Hamilton Hall Stage 
Please mark your calendars and join us for two popular and much-loved musical theater stories.


The Fine Arts Theater program seeks volunteers and community members with stage carpentry skills and theatrical lighting abilities for building sets. Please contact Dr. Tess Nielsen, Fine Arts Director, if you can offer your skills in carpentry and set design.
Scholarship Deadline
The Golden Isles Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (GIMOAA) is offering a scholarship to current high school seniors!

  1. Preferred applicants should have a family member connection with one of the armed services
  2. Complete application in full
  3. Official High School transcript
  4. SAT/ACT score report
  5. Typed autobiography of 500 words or less
  6. Photograph

After the committee reviews all applications, interviews will be scheduled on Frederica Academy's campus.

One student will be selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The application is due to Dr. Nevins by Thursday, March 31!
Summer Dual Enrollment Deadline
Rising juniors (Class of 2024) and seniors (Class of 2023) who meet the College of Coastal Georgia's admission requirements are eligible to apply for summer dual enrollment. Interested students must submit a Frederica Academy Dual Enrollment Application to Dr. Nevins by Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
PPE Night (Grades 4-11)
All rising 5th through 12th grade students need to have a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) for each new school year. This is required due to the rigorous activity expected by our physical education, athletic, and field trip programs.

As a school service, the FA Athletic Department and Southeast Georgia Health System conduct on-campus PPE's for current students in grades 4 through 11 during the month of April each year. Once completed, each student will be covered to participate in physical education classes and all athletics for the entire upcoming school year. We are very fortunate to have community volunteers provide this service for a $10 donation to the FA Booster Club, which will be charged to your school account.

This year's PPE Night will be on Wednesday, April 27.

Completed forms should be submitted to Adam Norman.
FA Campus Blood Drive
Thank you to all who participated in our most recent blood drive. We set a record of 46 units of blood donated!
The next blood drive will be on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The location of the blood drive will be in the Shuman Conference Room. 
Please let us know if you are interested, and thank you again for all your support!

Nurse Pope
Mr. Riggs
Health and Wellness Club
Eighth Grade Valley Forge Simulation
Since returning from Christmas break, Eighth Grade students have focused on the Revolutionary War in Mrs. Smith's class. Students have learned about the Battle of Long Island, the Battle of Trenton, the Culper Spy Ring, as well as economic warfare inflicted by the British regarding Continental currency. Students also learned about the first plot to attack George Washington. Last Thursday, students participated in a Valley Forge simulation learning about the important role of Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben, Washington's vaccination program against smallpox, the building of the cabins, and the type of food they ate.
Third Grade Skittles Graphing
This week, Third Grade students began their graphing unit. To enhance their understanding of bar graphs, students worked together in groups to collect data and create a bar graph on the different Skittle colors. They took their project a step deeper when they analyzed and interpreted the data from their graphs.
Pre-K Mystery Reader
This week's Pre-K Mystery Reader was Elliana Lembo’s grandmother, Michelynn Carellas. She read, A Wave of Stars
January + February Events
January 27-29
US Model UN Event
Georgia Southern University

February 2 @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting

February 5 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
FA Annual Fund Oyster Roast
Dunn Family River Cottage

February 7-11
FA Open House Week

February 9
Progress Reports Posted

February 12
ACT Exam @ FA

February 16
MS + US Open Mic Night

February 18-21
FA Winter Break

February 22-25
FA Visiting Artist Week

February 22 @ 8:15 AM
Fourth Grade to Fifth Grade
Parent Move-Up Session

February 23 @ 8:15 AM
Eighth Grade to Ninth Grade
Parent Move-Up Session

February 23 @ 6:00 PM
FA Visiting Artist Meet + Greet
Trelani Duncan
Terry Thomas Room

February 24
Fourth Grade to Fifth Grade
Student Move-Up Day

February 24 @ 5:30 PM
Lower School Parent Social
Off Campus
Sponsor: FA Parent Association
FA Winter Athletic Schedules
FA Social Media