A Great Season Indeed!
Congratulations to our 2020 FA Varsity Football team, cheerleaders, coaches, athletic trainer, support staff members, all of their families, and the FA Booster Club on an outstanding football season, which culminated in a return trip to the GISA AAA State Championship Game in Macon on Friday night.

The featured headline on the front page of The Brunswick News on Saturday aptly describes a successful and special year for FA Football despite the loss on Friday night. Coach Derrick offers an insightful perspective about the season in the front-page article as he is quoted talking about his players, especially his seniors who, as stated in the article, will be fondly remembered for their perseverance during their FA careers.
This Week at Frederica

Sunday @ 4:00 PM
GIYO Winter Concert
Casino Bandstand
Neptune Park in Pier Village

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MS + US Math Exams
Early Dismissal

Lower School Lunch Menu
Chili Mac + Mixed Veggies

Monday @ Noon
Kindergarten Photos with Santa
Sea Island Green

Monday @ 1:00 PM
Jingle Bell + Giving Tree Celebration
Grades 2+3
Sea Island Green

Monday @ 1:45 PM
Photos with Santa
Grades 2+3
Sea Island Green

Monday @ 7:00 PM
MS Boys Soccer Tournament
vs. Camden Middle School

Tuesday @ 8:30 AM
Board of Visitors
Session #3
Shuman Conference Room

Knights Table Closed
No Lunch Service

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MS + US World Languages Exams
Early Dismissal

Tuesday @ 11:00 AM
Pre-K Photos with Santa
Sea Island Green

Tuesday @ 11:45 AM
Early Dismissal (PK, K, 1, 2, 3)
KiX will not be offered on this day.

Tuesday @ Noon
Jingle Bell + Giving Tree Celebration
Grades 4+5
Sea Island Green

Tuesday @ 12:45 PM
Photos with Santa
Grades 4+5
Sea Island Green

Tuesday Afternoon
Early Dismissal for Grades 4+5
Conclusion of Christmas Programs
KiX will not be offered this day.

Wednesday @ 8:30 AM
Board of Visitors
Session #4
Shuman Conference Room

MS + US Make-Up Exams
Student Christmas Break Begins
Faculty + Staff Workday

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Front Office Hours

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Front Office Hours

Friday @ 4:15 PM
Varsity Boys Basketball Game
vs. Hope Christian
@ Faith Baptist Tournament

Saturday @ 10:30 AM
Varsity Boys Basketball Game
vs. Brunswick Christian
@ Faith Baptist Tournament
2021-2022 School Calendar
At its December Board meeting last week, the Board approved the 2021-2022 School Calendar.
Christmas Break Schedule
December 16 - January 6
Student Christmas Break

December 17 - January 4
FA Employee Christmas Break

December 21
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Front Office Hours

December 22-29
FA Campus Closed

December 29 (Evening)
First Semester Grades Posted

December 30-31
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Front Office Hours

January 4-5, 2021
Faculty + Staff Workdays

January 5, 2021
Varsity Girls Basketball Game (6:00 PM)
Varsity Boys Basketball Game (7:30 PM)
@ Home vs. Pinewood Christian

January 6, 2021
First Day of Second Semester

Cason Cavalier NCAA Signing
Congratulations to Cason Cavalier who was joined by his family, teammates, golf coach, teachers, and friends for a signing ceremony in front of Corn Hall on Thursday. Cason will attend Rhodes College next fall as a member of the Rhodes Lynx Golf Team. During the signing ceremony, Cason was honored for his outstanding golf career and his academic achievements, which, according to Coach Willis, both played a role in his opportunity at Rhodes.
MS Exam Schedule
US Exam Schedule
Apogee Deadline
GIYO Winter Concert
Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, wear masks, and practice social distancing in this spectacular outdoor setting. This concert is free and open to the public. In case of bad weather, the concert will be live-streamed with no audience. GIYO will send notice via our Facebook page if the concert will be online. If we livestream, patrons can view the concert on Facebook or via the livestream link.
LS Lunch Menu
Chili Mac + Mixed Vegetables

LS Christmas Events
Lower School students will participate in a variety of holiday programs and events before school adjourns for the Christmas break on Tuesday. Click below for details.
Rotary Speech Contest
The St. Simons Island Rotary Club is holding its annual speech contest on Tuesday, January 12th.

Students interested in being considered to compete for the $1,000 award should submit a video recording of their speech to Mrs. Nevins on or before Wednesday, December 23.
UNC Teen Institute
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Young Founders Institute, an entrepreneurship lab for middle school and high school students, partners with select North Carolina independent schools.

Institute officials have contacted Mrs. Nevins to invite Frederica Academy Middle School and Upper School students to participate in a remote Internship Workshop for teens interested in finding internships this upcoming summer.

During the event, workshop instructors will coach teens on how to find role models in their field of interest, connect with key stakeholders in industries to develop their network, and apply to top tier internship programs at Bank of America, Comcast, and others. Students will be encouraged to explore interests in large organizations as well as early-stage startups.

This is a two-hour program on Saturday, January 16th, and is a free event sponsored by NC IDEA and Launch Chapel Hill.

Interested students should contact Mrs. Nevins.
Toys for FA KiX
Cleaning out your garage, playrooms, and backyards to make room for all of the new toys Santa will deliver to your house this Christmas? If so, please consider donating toys and play structures that would be appropriate for our KiX Extended Day program. The KiX team is looking for doll houses, dolls, tool benches, slides, or other items that would engage and inspire active boys and girls who enjoy after-school playtime adventures.

Please contact Heather Day for more information at (423) 782-7716 or via email.
US Debate Tournament
On Saturday, sophomores Sydney Carroll and Paul Kaselak, members of the FA Debate Club, competed in the Cavalier Invitational, a multi-state online speech and debate tournament sponsored by the Georgia Forensics Club Association League. Sydney recited Children's Literature from "Fablehaven," and Paul participated in the Oral Interpretation event with an excerpt from "The Art of Racing in the Rain." Debate Club advisor Dr. Nielsen served as a coach and judge throughout the meet. The club plans to attend future meets in December and January, as well as the GISA Literary tournament on March 5, 2021.
Cap Fendig Visits FA
Last week, Glynn County Commissioner-elect Cap Fendig spoke to Mr. Jobe's Advanced Placement Government class about the workings of the Board of Commissioners. Fendig was elected to represent Glynn County District 2 last month, which includes Saint Simons Island. He served as an at-large Glynn County Commissioner from 2000 to 2008 and has remained active in civic affairs since that time when not operating his Lighthouse Trolleys Land & Sea Tours company.
November REACH Winners
December REACH Winners
Eighth Grade English
For their end of the semester project in English class, Eighth Grade students collaborated with the Fine Arts Department to write, record, and edit a 15-episode podcast series on Charles Dickens' classic novella, A Christmas Carol. Whether they worked in specific character study, popular adaptation, or historical and biographical background, each student researched closely, revised carefully, and learned new technologies for expressing what they think. Look for 8th grade's podcast, Dead as a Doornail, on Spotify soon!
Third Grade Journeys
Last week, Third Grade students traveled to Germany as part of their Holidays Around the World Trip. Gingerbread houses were created in Germany. So, to celebrate, students created their own gingerbread houses.
Second Grade Star Students
The Second Grade Star Student last week was Isabella Simmons. Isabella shared her "All About Me" poster with the class. She worked hard to decorate her poster and did a wonderful job! Isabella invited her brother John Jeffrey, who is a sixth grader at Frederica Academy, to be her guest reader. He read a story about Christmas from the book Christmas Story, which is a collection of several stories. Congratulations to Isabella and thank you to our special guest reader!
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