Head of School Message

Dear FA Parents,

Frederica Academy takes great pride in being a community that welcomes diverse viewpoints and ways of thinking. Often the best ideas are birthed out of robust civil discourse among people who do not share the exact same opinions or perspectives, but who respect both the people and the perspectives shared by those people. Sadly, that kind of respectful, civil discourse has been largely absent across the nation during this year’s election cycle and that lack of civility these last months portends a potentially disappointing post-election response from the various parties.

Frederica Academy is better than that, and I expect our student community’s post-election response on campus to be better than that. We vote in America on many major issues, and in simplified terms, often the majority opinion rules. All of us have been both in the majority and the minority on issues important to us, and we have learned to accept the “majority rules” concept. Certainly, there are other pathways to continue to advocate for our positions, but those pathways are guided by respect for others and an overwhelming sense of maintaining unity within our communities.

Parents can play a constructive role in helping to usher in a positive response to the election results this week; so can faculty and staff. I am imploring all adults… parents, faculty, and staff…to help teach and model for our children how to respond to whatever the outcome of this election season is with dignity, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness. Schools are first and foremost emotional safe havens for all students, and any behaviors or speech that threaten that safety are simply not welcome here next week. Please talk with your children about their potential behaviors in the coming days and how they can be a critical part of a healthy community.

We all like being part of this Frederica community because high expectations abound in all that we and our children do. This week will provide us all with an opportunity to showcase our community’s character and our ability to live up to those expectations.

Respectfully,

Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School

This Week at Frederica
Click HERE to access this week's Knights Table Menu

Sunday @ 8:00 PM
Coach Brandon Derrick Radio Show at Porch

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Advisory

Monday @ 3:20 PM
STEM Club Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Monday @ 4:00 PM
Middle School Faculty Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Middle School Assembly

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
FA Varsity Letter Jacket Representative
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Gym + Hamilton Hall Breezeway

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
Rider University Virtual Campus Visit

Tuesday @ 3:45 PM
Yoga Club in Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Virtual Assembly

Wednesday @ 2:30 PM
Lafayette College Virtual Campus Visit

Wednesday
No MS + US Tutorial After School

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting
FA Gym

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM
FA Knights Coach's Show with Coach Derrick
Gnat's Landing

Thursday
Deadline to Register for December 5 SAT

Thursday @ 9:10 AM
Digital Media Class Field Trip to Downtown Brunswick

Thursday (Noon - 2:30 PM)
Flu Shot Clinic in the Gym Lobby

Thursday @ 1:00 PM
US Student Council Meeting in Mr. Jobe's Room

Thursday (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Model UN Meeting

Thursday @ 7:00 PM
US Student Council Movie Knight
Terry Thomas Room
Movie: Grown Ups

Friday
Deadline to register for December 12 ACT

Friday
School-Wide Spirit Day

Friday (Morning)
PSAT 8/9 Exam - Eighth Grade

Friday (Morning)
Pre-ACT Exam (Grades 9-11)

Friday @ 8:30 AM
Third Grade Field Trip to MOSH
Jacksonville

Friday @ Noon
Upper School Early Dismissal

Friday @ 3:00 PM
NHS Induction Ceremony
Sea Island Green Tent

Friday @ 7:30 PM
Varsity Football at Home vs. St. Andrew's
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Saturday
SAT Exam
Frederica Academy

Saturday
RSM Classic Uniform Pick-Up
FA Gym

Saturday
Varsity GISA State Cross Country Meet
Girls @ 10:00 AM; Boys @ 10:30 AM
Middle Georgia State University
$12 - Adults; $10 - Students (Cash Only)

Sunday
RSM Classic Uniform Pick-Up
FA Gym
2020-2021 FA Directory
Click below to download a digital file of the FINAL 2020-2021 Directory.
The Knights Table Menu
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Click HERE for PK, K, and 1st Grade Lunch Order Form
FA Varsity Letter Jackets
Veterans Day Submissions
Frederica Academy is collecting photos and information on service members to put into a slide presentation for the school's November 11 observance of Veterans Day. Please submit photos of family members who have served this 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 Wednesday, November 4. Thank you for your time and help in making Veterans Day memorable for the students at Frederica Academy.
FA Flu Clinic
US Movie Knight
SAT Registration Deadline
ACT Registration Deadline
State Cross Country Meet
Our Girls and Boys Cross Country teams will participate in the GISA AAA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 7, at the Middle Georgia State University Macon Campus. The girls race starts at 10:00 a.m. and the boys race starts at 10:30 a.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students. Cash only.

Good luck Harrier Knights!
November Open Mic Night
Spring Dual Enrollment
College of Coastal Georgia
FA Dual Enrollment

Application Details:
  • Application deadline is Monday, December 1.
  • Applicant must be a junior or a senior.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in core curriculum classes (English, Science, Math, Social Science, World Language) at the time of the application deadline.
FA Wins Recycling Award
I'm happy to announce that Frederica Academy is one of the winners of the School Recycling Challenge sponsored by Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! We placed 2nd in the writing implements category after collecting 15 pounds of pens and markers. Thank you to all of you who participated. As a reward, we will receive a new clear plastic recycling bin. Excitingly, we get to start collecting today for next year! Please help us out by sending in useless writing implements, old cereal bags, and used oral care products - isn't it time to get a new toothbrush? Go Green!

Catherine Squire, FA Community Service Coordinator

MS Playwright Workshop
Last Wednesday, Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade students participated in a playwriting workshop sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and the Price/Blackburn Foundation. Heather Heath, a leader in Community Theater, led the workshop and gave students an overview of the basic principles of writing a play. The Young Playwrights Award that Middle School students can enter will be judged for originality, creativity and content, as well as form and structure.
 
Heather Heath joined the staff of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities in 1998 and became its Executive Director in 1999. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in the arts with a strong background in theatre. As Executive Director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Heather is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and programming all the many events they sponsor. Heather worked professionally as an actor in over 50 productions in the Atlanta area and the Southeast. Her work as an actor has been critically acclaimed.
 
Click HERE to email Tess Nielsen, FA Director of Fine Arts, for more information. 

Click HERE to see more photos.

Día De Los Muertos
Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, lasts from October 31st to November 2nd. During this traditional Mexican holiday, families create ofrendas or offerings to honor their family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the ones being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell the food, and hopefully join in the festivities! Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating life and death. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration!
 
In order to celebrate, the Sixth Grade and Seventh Grade Spanish classes created their own miniature museums in honor of famous Mexican poets, artists, musicians, scientists, athletes, and more. After sharing their research with each other, the students had a class party filled with food, music, and marigolds. The mini museums came together to make a giant class ofrenda, and the kids designed their own candy skulls on paper. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped make this day so special! 
US FCA Speaker
Gathering together outside on the football bleachers at lunch and hearing the Word of God spoken is what US FCA students experienced last week. Students were grateful to gather and always say so. They also enjoyed collecting Mac-n-Cheese and Peanut Butter donations for Sparrows Nest. At the meeting, FCA Leader Maddison Moore opened the huddle in prayer. Bryce Reilly introduced the guest speaker, Jack Key. Jack is our area director of Young Life. Jack spoke on "Overcoming Fears" since this is a spooky season as well as often perceived as uncertain times given current events. Jack's message used the bible story of Jesus walking on water, Peter coming out of the boat to greet Jesus then realizing he was walking on water. Peter became fearful and started to sink. Had Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he would not have let in fear. So to overcome our fears, whatever that may be, we should keep our eyes on Jesus stepping out toward Him and Trust (Matthew 14:22-36). Jack closed his remarks with a prayer for all of us.

Sheri Graham, FCA Advisor
US Costume Winners
This year's Upper School Halloween Costume Contest winners are Jaden Rose-Scally, Annika Clark, and Kyler Roy. They each received a Chick-fil-A gift card. The contest was sponsored by Upper School Student Council.
LS Storybook Parade
Crossing of the Delaware
Mr. Hutchinson was in the Been Library on Friday re-enacting the iconic scene of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25-26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War.
Second Grade Star Students
The Second Grade Star Students last week were Kendall Cochran and Cooper Panos. Kendall and Cooper shared their "All About Me" posters with the class. Both Star Students worked hard to decorate their posters and did a spectacular job! Our Stars also invited a guest reader. Kendall invited her Dad, Scott Cochran and he read the book, I Really Like Slop! Cooper invited his Mom, Laura Panos. She read the books 7 ate 9 and Don't Push The Button. Congratulations to Kendall and Cooper!
First Grade Pumpkin Project
First Grade students celebrated Halloween last week by using excavated pumpkin seeds to help develop their counting and math skills.
LS Tinker Time
Students enjoyed building and creating together after school in Tinker Time last week. What a great group of builders and creators!
LS Pumpkin Contest
The Lower School teachers participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. Congratulations to Mrs. Pruitt for receiving the most votes for Best Pumpkin!

FA Athletic Schedules
November Calendar
November 9-13
Apogee Appreciation Week

November 9
MS Soccer Season Opener
FA vs. Risley at HOME
Girls @ 3:30 PM; Boys @ 4:30 PM

November 10
Q2 Progress Period Ends

November 11
Virtual Veterans Day Program

November 13
World Kindness Day

November 16
Middle School "Under the Tent" Fall Concert

November 16
Q2 Progress Reports Posted

November 17
Varsity Basketball Season Opener
FA vs. Heritage at HOME

November 17 @ 5:00 PM
Open Mic Night (Grades 5-8)
Sea Island Green Tent

November 18 @ 8:15 AM
Parent Association Meeting

November 19
Rotary Student of the Month

November 20 @ 7:30 PM
Varsity Football Senior Night vs. Trinity Christian

November 22 @ 1:00 PM
US Thespians at SoGlo Theater in Brunswick

November 23 @ 6:00 PM
Thespians Movie Night

November 25-27
Thanksgiving Break

November 27
Varsity Football First-Round of GISA AAA Play-Offs
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