A Message from the Head of School
Dear FA Families,

I wanted to write a note of thanks and appreciation to all those who participated in the FA Trunk or Treat event on campus last Tuesday afternoon. The driving engine for this event was our FA Parent Association leaders; and without their vision and volunteer corps, the event would have been but a fraction of what it turned out to be.

That event reminds us all again that it takes much more than well-intentioned people with an idea to make an event like this succeed. It takes a common purpose and a roster of roll-up-your-sleeves and invest-time-and-energy leaders, and there was no shortage of those profiles working on Tuesday night.

Also, to every family and every organization, including but not limited to the Upper School club members and leaders who sponsored a decorated and candy or gadget-stocked ”trunk,” thank you as well. Pretty simple equation here. No trunks equals no event. Spectacularly decorated and generously stocked trunks plus a costume-bedecked, appreciative and polite child audience equals a wildly successfully and genuinely enjoyed by all event.

If you have younger children, please put this event on your calendar for next year. It epitomizes much of what we continue to build into our FA brand… age-appropriate, child–centered joyful engagement for our students and their families.

If you participated as a volunteer or as an attendee, please make sure to share your feedback with the Parent Association leadership by clicking here and completing a brief survey created by the Trunk and Treat organizers.

The Trunk and Treat event is but one of countless examples of how the Parent Association's Board members and volunteers work diligently every day to make FA a better school. Their efforts are indeed valuable and much appreciated.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA


This Week

FA Book Fair Set-Up

Gather on Sea Island Green @ 8:00 AM
Parade starts @ 8:15 AM

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Assembly

Monday @ 1:05 PM
Kennesaw State University
College Counseling Center

Monday (3:20 PM - 5:00 PM)
Upper School Musical Auditions
Terry Thomas Room

Monday @ 3:25 PM
STEM Club Meeting
Mrs. Bradford's Classroom

Tuesday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Shuman (Been Library)

Tuesday (7:45 AM - 9:15 AM)
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

Tuesday @ 8:15 AM
FA 2021-2022 Bucket Shot
Sea Island Green

Tuesday (8:40 AM - 10:00 AM)
PK-11 Grade Photos
Click HERE for Schedule

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
Savannah College of Art + Design
College Counseling Center

Tuesday (3:20 PM - 5:00 PM)
Upper School Musical Auditions
Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Shuman (Been Library)

Homecoming Dance Deadline

Wednesday @ 8:00 AM
FA Parent Association Board Meeting
Corn Hall Conference Room

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Advisory

Wednesday @ 12:15 PM
MS Boys Basketball Meeting
Interested MS Players (Grades 6-8)
Athletic Conference Room

Wednesday @ 1:10 PM
Faulkner University
College Counseling Center

Wednesday (3:20 PM - 5:00 PM)
Upper School Musical Auditions
Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty/Staff Meeting

December 4 SAT Registration Deadline
Click HERE to Register

Friday @ 8:15 AM
Eighth Grade PSAT 8-9 Exam
Noon Dismissal Post Exam

Friday @ 8:15 AM
Noon Dismissal Post Exam

Friday @ 8:15 AM
Noon Dismissal

Friday @ 3:15 PM
RSM Uniform Unloading

December 11 ACT Registration Deadline
Click HERE to Register

Friday @ 7:30 PM
Varsity Football @ Trinity Christian

Friday @ 8:00 AM
Fathers, Faith, and Frederica
Athletic Tent

Middle Georgia State University

Saturday Morning
SAT Exam

Saturday + Sunday
RSM Uniform Distribution
FA Gymnasium

Saturday (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
RSM Volunteer Training Session
Hamilton Hall

Saturday (8:30 PM - 11:00 PM)
FA Homecoming Dance
Sea Palms
FA Parent Association Message
Thank you so much to everyone who hosted a trunk, volunteered, or attended our first FA Trunk or Treat! We had a great time and were so happy to see all of the cute trunk or treaters there last week. If you liked the event, have feedback you would like to share, or want to get involved next year, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please click here to fill out a brief survey so we can continue to improve.

Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, November 2
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

We will be accepting checks, cash, or you can charge your family account. We will have a collection bin on site for any uniform items you would like to donate before shopping. Please remember you can donate your child's outgrown uniform pieces any time at the collection bin located outside of the Lower School Happy Hall entrance. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning! 

Wednesday, November 10
8:15 AM
Parent Association Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

Talking Heads featuring
  • Mike Temple, Upper School Director
  • Leigh Toomey, Middle School Director
  • Becky Pruitt, Lower School Director

Is there something you want to hear about? Please click here to RSVP and submit questions in advance.
Final 2021-2022 Directory
Click below to download a digital file of the FINAL 2021-2022 Directory. Hard copies will be mailed to everyone who orders a copy via email to Anita Shelbrack.
2021 FA Homecoming Royalty
Congratulations to Josephine Brock for being named Frederica Academy's 2021 Homecoming Queen at the Homecoming football game on Friday night. Josie was escorted by her father, Dr. Mitch Brock, a member of Frederica Academy's Class of 1986, and was crowned by Bekah Brooks, FA's 2020 Homecoming Queen.
Members of the 2021 FA Homecoming Queen Court are photographed below (L-R): Anna Claire Tronolone, Sophomore; Holly Lewis, Senior; Parker Schoenauer, Senior; Josephine Brock, 2021 Homecoming Queen; Cammie Pope, Senior; Mary Lillian LePree, Senior; Parker Jules, Junior; and Aubre Smith, Freshman.
Bryce Reilly was crowned FA's 2021 Homecoming King at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday afternoon.
Other seniors on the Homecoming King Court were Cole Lawrence, Spencer Sullivan, and Thomas Veal.
Fathers, Faith, and Frederica
On Friday, November 5, after 602 days, Fathers, Faith and Frederica (FF&F) is coming back on Frederica's campus. We will be meeting in the big tent next to the football field. A coffee hour starts at 8:00 a.m. and our meeting kicks off at 8:15 a.m. We will be wrapped up by 9:00 a.m.

So, what is FF&F? We are fathers. We are men of faith. And we are connected to Frederica in some way (kids, work, coach, grandkids). We are men who recognize that iron sharpens iron. By gathering, sharing our faith, our triumphs, and our struggles, we will all emerge from our meeting stronger than when we arrived.

We have our coffee time, our lesson and then our "open discussion" time. Topics tackled here have included sports, local politics, burner phones, cyber security, leveraged options strategies, and the proper oil to use in your outboard. If this seems like your kind of group, well then come to the tent on Friday, November 5, at 8:00 a.m. All FA men are welcome.
Knights Table Menu
Registration Deadlines
Deadline: THURSDAY
Exam Date: December 4
Deadline: FRIDAY
Exam Date: December 11
Storybook Character Day
Veterans Day Deadline
Frederica Academy will host a virtual Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, November 11, which will be livestreamed on the school's YouTube and Facebook pages.

We are collecting photos and information on service members to put into a slide presentation, which will also be shared with students and families as part of our Veterans Day observance. Please submit photos of family members who have served our great nation. Include the name of the individual, branch of service, and the student(s) they are related to at Frederica Academy.

Submissions should be sent to Brad Hutcherson by Monday, November 1.

Thank you for your time and help in making Veterans Day memorable for the students at Frederica Academy.
Spring Musical Auditions
AUDITIONS open to Grades 7 through 12 for Spring Musical "Mamma Mia" are November 1, 2, and 3 after school, 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Terry Thomas Room of the Ralston Fine Arts Center.
Recycled Uniform Sale
FA Bucket Shot + Grade Photos
The "Bucket Shot" is an annual FA tradition where the entire school body gathers for a commemorative group photo. Historically, the photograph was taken by a photographer in a bucket truck. Today, the photograph is captured from the second story of Corn Hall with everyone gathered on the Sea Island Green. It will take place on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.

Grade level photos (PK-11) will be taken on the Terry Thomas Playground following the Bucket Shot. Please refer to the schedule for details.
FA Book Fair
FA Varsity Letter Jackets
Standardized Exams (Grades 8-11)
PSAT 8-9 (Grade 8)

Eighth Grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 exam on Friday morning. While there is no direct preparation for these types of tests, Frederica Academy recommends the following to Eighth Grade parents:

  • Have your child present at school on the day of testing;
  • Encourage a relaxed evening prior to testing, along with a good night's rest and a normal, balanced breakfast; and, finally,
  • Arrive at school on time and unhurried - which is a great start to any day!

PreACT (Grades 9-11)

The PreACT will be administered to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors on Friday morning. Students should bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils and a charged calculator to the exam. Testers should report to their assigned testing room at 8:15 a.m. The PreACT provides students with a structured testing environment similar to what they will experience when taking the ACT, ACT test-quality questions, and predictive scores on the familiar 1-36 scale. This helps students get comfortable with the test and understand how they're doing in core subjects. It also helps parents and educators identify areas where additional support might be necessary.
Senior Class Health Seminar
GISA State Cross Country Meet
COVID-19 Booster Shots
MS Parent Social
Homecoming Week
Spirit Day Photo Albums
Homecoming Pep Rally Photos
GISA AAA Regional One-Act Event
On Thursday, the Upper School thespians performed at the GISA AAA One Act regional Play festival at Southeastern Technical College. The musical, simply called [Title of Show], told the story of two New York playwrights and their friends.

Cast (in order of appearance): Case Harrison as “Jeff,” Wyatt Whitlow as “Hunter,” Sage Kirkbride as “Susan,” Lea Maye Smith as ”Heidi,” Margaret Spiers as "Kris," and Laila Gilbert as "Sutton" with Stage Manager Sydney Carroll, Sound and Lighting Design by Paul Kaselak, and the following Stage Crew: Gabby Vacheron and Emily Wyrick.
Sage Kirkbride and Lea Maye Smith were recognized as All Star Performers by the panel of adjudicators.

The show was directed by Dr. Tess Nielsen, Fine Arts Director and Thespian Honor Society Advisor.
Congratulations, Kate Walbridge!
Kate Walbridge was honored as the Student of the Month by the Rotary Club of Brunswick at the Brunswick Country Club last week.

Kate selected Mrs. Gallagher as her teacher honoree. Kate was joined by Mrs. Gallagher and her parents, Nikki and Greg Walbridge, at the luncheon.
Eighth Grade Math
Eighth Grade Math students conducted a Barbie bungee jump during Middle School Gold Day last week. Their goal was to pick the right number of rubber bands to get close to the ground without touching. Students collected data from shorter jumps, modeled the data using a linear equation, and tested their prediction.  
LS Pumpkin Contest
Lower School teachers got together last week for their annual pumpkin party. Each Lower School grade level and administrator team created a fun pumpkin for students to vote on as their favorite.

The winning Pumpkin, Baby Yoda, was created by Third Grade and is pictured above.

The teachers had so much fun and were excited to announce the winning pumpkin at Friday’s morning meeting.
First Grade
Second Grade
Fourth Grade
Pruitt + Nelson
Second Grade Stars
Last week's Second Grade Star Students were Andrew Osteen and Livi ScottThey did a wonderful job presenting their decorated All About Me Star posters and interviewing each other. 

Andrew invited his brother Marshall Osteen, who is a Sixth Grade student at Frederica Academy, to be his guest reader.
Livi invited her grandmother, Marsha Elsberry, and her aunt, Adrienne Elsberry, to be her reader. 

Andrew and Livi shined brightly this week as our Second Grade stars!
First Grade Wit + Wisdom
As a part of their Wit and Wisdom module “A World of Books,” First Grade students have focused on how books change lives around the world. This week, the students read two book about Louis Braille. They were very inspired by the courage and persistence that he showed at such a young age. Our First Graders loved making the Braille alphabet using Legos and glue dots. They also learned how to make their name in Braille. 
PK Mystery Readers
Last week’s Pre-K Mystery Readers were Charles Anderson’s First Grade brother, Robby, and his dad, Rob Anderson. Robby and Mr. Anderson read Iggy Peck Architect, by Andrea Beaty, to the Pre-K class. Ms. Miller and Ms. Leslie loved having their old friend, Robby, back for a visit and Charles loved sharing his big brother with his friends!
FA Fall Athletic Schedules
November Events
November 9 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
COVID-19 Booster Shots
FA Gymnasium

November 9
Varsity Basketball
Season Opener
@ Home vs. Faith Baptist
Girls @ 5:30 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

November 10 @ 8:15 AM
FA Parent Association Meeting
Shuman Conference Room
Click here to RSVP

November 11 @ 10:00 AM
Veterans Day Assembly

November 11 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

November 12
GISA Football Playoffs
First Round

November 15
FA World Kindness Day

November 16
Spanish Honor Society Induction

November 16 @ 5:00 PM
RSM Wiffle Ball Event
FA Baseball Field

November 16 @ 6:00 PM
Sophomore College Night

November 17
School Club Photos

November 17 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
MS + US Open Mic Night

November 18-21
RSM Classic @ The Lodge

November 19
Third Grade Field Trip
Mighty Eighth (Savannah)

November 24-26
Thanksgiving Break
FA Social Media