A Special Invitation
Dear FA Families and Friends of the Arts, 
Blood, sweat, and tears are nothing short of what has been poured into the creation of the school’s upcoming production of Mamma Mia.
This Thursday, Thespian Troupe #8989 is honored to present our opening night of the wonderful musical, Mamma Mia. Led by seniors Annika Clark, Sophia Holloway, Greta Johnston, Holly Lewis, and me, Mamma Mia has been a work of art, ever since auditions started in October. I was fortunate to work with this talented group of performers on this production as well as so many other projects during our high school careers. For Mamma Mia, we were joined by a dedicated and creative group of underclassmen and crew … all of whom worked tirelessly over the past few months.
You cannot imagine how many times we have choreographed dancing numbers, stayed after rehearsal hours to work on individual scenes, and memorized character lines. Although we, as actors, spent countless months trying to transform ourselves into the persona of someone else, we all agree that we have grown individually. Mamma Mia has given us an opportunity to reflect on and appreciate many things. For the cast, this production gives us a chance to come closer and bond over our love for the arts. During a pandemic where theatre has been undermined and relegated, grinding out Mamma Mia has helped us find a collective meaning in something, something that would fortify our love for theatre. For the seniors, the time spent together choreographing and memorizing lines and songs has brought us closer together, even when we are beginning to enter our own separate pathways in life. 
It’s important to acknowledge the time put into this production by our creative directors and production team. Without Dr. Nielsen and Ms. Davis, none of this would be possible. Their dedication and the amount of time that they poured into Mamma Mia is unimaginable, and it is reflective of who they are as directors and educators. We are all incredibly grateful for them and what they are doing to keep this program moving in the right direction. 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week will be three performances you will not want to miss. Come and support the FA Cast, Crew, Teachers, and Tech. Please see below for details.
Thank you and best,
Evan Moitoso
Class of 2022
International Thespian Troupe #8989 proudly presents Mamma Mia, the Broadway Musical

  • Thursday, March 24, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2:00 PM

  • General Admission Seating
  • Tickets at the Door
  • Adults - $10
  • Students (including college age) - Free
  • FA Employees - Free
This Week at FA

Sunday @ 1:30
Varsity Golf @ BCC
Varsity vs. Alumni

Fifth Grade @ Ebenezer

Monday @ 10:00 AM
US Assembly @ Gym

Varsity Soccer @ Home
vs. Bulloch Academy
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Monday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. St. Andrew's

US Science Fair Project Displays
Corn Hall

Tuesday @ 6:00 PM
MS Baseball @ Home
vs. FPCA
Click HERE to Volunteer

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
US Advisory

Wednesday @ 11:30 AM
Fourth Grade Field Trip
Archeological Dig
Fort Frederica

Wednesday @ 1:05 PM
Valdosta State University
College Counseling Center

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
MS Golf @ Bacon Park

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
Varsity Golf
@ Retreat vs. Camden

Wednesday @ 4:30 PM
Middle School Track
@ Brunswick High School

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

Wednesday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ St. Andrew's

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM
Mamma Mia Dress Rehearsal
Hamilton Hall

Thursday @ 10:00 AM
US Science Fair Assembly

Thursday @ 11:30 AM
Fourth Grade Archaeology Lab
Shuman Conference Room

Thursday @ 11:30 AM
Rotary Student of the Month
Brunswick Country Club

Thursday @ 1:05 PM
University of Alabama
College Counseling Center

Thursday @ 4:00 PM
Varsity Tennis
@ Bulloch Academy

Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Mamma Mia Opening Night
Hamilton Hall

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

Friday @ 8:10 AM
LS Morning Meeting

Friday @ 4:00 PM
MS Golf @ Southbridge

Varsity Soccer @ Home
vs. Trinity Christian
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Friday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. St. Andrew's

Friday @ 7:00 PM
Mamma Mia Performance
Hamilton Hall

Saturday (Noon + 2:00 PM)
MS Baseball Doubleheader
@ St. Andrew's

Saturday @ 2:00 PM
Mamma Mia Performance
Mark your calendars! Upcoming Dates:

  • April 13th - FA PA Members Meeting in Shuman Conference Room

  • April 20th (7:45 AM - 9:15 AM) - Recycled Uniform Sale - clean out your closets and donate before the sale! Donation bin located outside Happy Hall.


  • We are looking to build out our board and committees for the 2022-23 school year. We are seeking volunteers in all areas! Options include but are not limited to PA Board positions, New Family Committee, Trunk or Treat Planning, Parent Socials, Recycled Uniform Sales, Grade Reps, Communications, Teacher Appreciation and even Last Minute Volunteers! Complete job descriptions are in the volunteer form. If you know that you would like to have a leadership position, you are not sure what you want to do or how best to get involved, please contact Meredith Flagstad. To sign up, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Interest form, and we will be in touch!

  • Thank you to our parents who supported and worked at our March Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch hosted by PK, 7, 9, and 10th grades. It was a festive St. Patrick's Day lunch by Certified Pantry & Provisions. We love to make our teachers feel special and can't do it without your help.
Knights Table Menu
The Knights Table has some new faces preparing and serving lunch. Chef Sunny has taken a food service job with the hospital system in Camden County, and we wish her well and thank her for her service over the last two and a half years.

Despite all of the challenges in the workplace of labor shortages, we are blessed to have been able to staff the Knights Table with a mixture of paid staff and cheerful volunteers. Many thanks to Lily Redanz who is our most seasoned employee at the cash register and to the many helping hands who are making morning break and lunchtime a great success.  

A special shout-out to Jill Casey who is the chef behind the scenes and to Laura Brown and Jenn Hagfors for serving our kids with a smile. Ask your children what their lunchroom experience has been like lately and please pass on any feedback, recommendations, or comments you may have by clicking here
2022-2023 School Uniforms
Given supply chain and embroidery delays, Frederica Academy encourages FA families to order uniforms now for the 2022-2023 school year. Uniforms will be required for all students in Grades PK-11 next year
Derby Day Merch Deadline
US Science Fair Week
APRIL 27 (5:00 - 7:00 PM)
PPE Night (Grades 4-11)
FA will host its annual PPE (Pre-Physical Evaluations) night on April 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for all rising 5th-12th Grade students. All Middle and Upper School students are required to have a current PPE on file with the school for field trips, PE, weights classes, and all athletics.

Local physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants volunteer their time to complete these screenings. The cost is ten dollars and is charged to each student's account. Please use the following link to access the PPE form, which needs to be completed and returned to Nurse Pope prior to April 27:
FA Red Cross Blood Drive
The FA Health and Wellness Club is proud to sponsor our second Red Cross Blood drive this year on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Shuman Conference Room. Earlier this year, the Red Cross declared its first-ever blood crisis due to the shortage of blood donations. The Red Cross reports a 10% decline in donations since the start of the Covid pandemic. To ensure that all patients receive medical care without delay, blood donations are vital. Please consider donating!

To donate, please contact Nurse Pope or Mr. Riggs. Remember, one donation can save up to three lives!

Chandler Sitz
Red Cross Blood Drive Team Leader
Scholarship Opportunities
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation manages and administers the following scholarship programs with award opportunities.

The Correll Scholars Program of the Coastal Georgia Foundation has an application deadline of February 1st. Applicants must be Glynn County high school graduates pursuing a two or four year degree at one of Georgia’s public universities, and who are also members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and/or The Gathering Place.
The Correll Scholars Program provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to students enrolled in four-year academic degree programs and an annual scholarship/stipend of up to $4,000 to students enrolled in a two-year academic/technical degree program.

A scholarship fund created in 2017 by the Christ Church Frederica Episcopal Church Women is open to applications. Annually, the scholarship will provide $2,500 to a female high school graduate pursuing a degree through an academic or technical college or university. The student must be of the Episcopal faith and hail from Glynn or McIntosh County.

Baseball Volunteers Needed!
FA Relay for Life Updates
The FA Health and Wellness Relay for Life Team is on a roll! Our team won two of the three monthly challenges at the most recent monthly Glynn County relay meeting, earning a two hundred dollar credit for our team account. We had the most team members present wearing green (18 - see photo above), and we brought in the most canned goods for the luminaria. The canned goods will be used to anchor down the luminaria on the night of the event and then donated to Second Harvest. We donated a record number of 280 canned goods this month! I believe the exact words used by the county leaders were, "Frederica Academy Relay Team is on fire!" We thank everyone who has supported us so far! Our team is currently in second place for the entire county! With one month to go before the event, we have reached 90% of our goal! Please make plans to come out to the Relay for Life event on April 22 at the Golden Isles Church of God and visit our booth! The event will run from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. that night.  

Megan Trowbridge
Health and Wellness Community Service Chair
Over the past month, the Middle School has waged an advisory battle for canned goods collections for our Relay for Life Team. Connor Pope and Wilson McCallum are our Middle School Relay for Life chairs and did an amazing job. Congratulations to Coach Derrick's Advisory! They collected 57 cans for the win, barely beating out Mrs. Sandra Smith's Advisory with 53 cans. Coach Derrick's Advisory has won a pizza party from the FA Health and Wellness Club!  Overall, the Middle School collected over 170 canned goods!  

Holly Lewis
FA Health and Wellness Special Projects Chair
GISA State Literary Meet
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the GISA AAA State Literary Competition at Gordon State University on Tuesday March 15:

  1. Grayson Caine, 1st Place, Personal Essay
  2. Lea Maye Smith, 2nd Place, Vocal Solo

An ovation for the other team members who qualified to compete at the state meet:

  • Gillian Sullivan, Rhetorical Essay
  • Case Harrison & Sydney Carroll, Duo Interpretation
  • Emily Wyrick, Impromptu Speaking

The Literary events cover spoken, written, and musical events among the state's GISA member schools. The FA Literary and Debate Team is coached by Dr. Tess Nielsen.
Grayson Caine
Lea Maye Smith
February Reach Winners
Jack Hoover - Fifth Grade
J.R. Childers - Sixth Grade
Stanton Beverly - Seventh Grade
Addy Hennessy - Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade Performers Shine!
Congratulations to Eighth Grade student Annabell Rhodes, for her outstanding performance at the Platinum National Dance Competition. Her dance solo was awarded a Platinum Plus, the highest level of achievement in her category. She also won champion of the teen intermediate lyrical category and placed 5th overall out of 42 entries. Annabell is passionate about dance and loves to perform.
Annabell Rhodes
Cabot Etheredge
Congratulations and kudos to Eighth Grade pianist Cabot Etheredge, who won the 2022 Mozart Society Scholarship Competition. Cabot will perform his piece, 'Ivan Sings' by Aram Khachaturian, at the winner’s concert at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. 
FA Field Day Photo Albums
Health + Wellness Pi(e) Day
The FA Health and Wellness Club sponsored the first-ever Pi day on Monday, 3/14, to raise funds for our Relay for Life team. It was such a fun event! Our faculty volunteers were Mr. Temple, Mrs. Lavallee, Dr. Nevins, and Mr. Jobe. Our senior student volunteers were Jacob O'Connor, Thomas Veal, and Emmy Mitchell. We sold over 100 pies, as other faculty, family members, Middle School students, and Upper School students "pied" their choices! We can't thank our good-natured volunteers enough! From Mr. Jobe's heckling to Mrs. Lavallee's screaming, it was amazing! A special thanks to Mrs. Detra Brock for helping Mr. Shorthouse take pictures for our club!  

Cammie Pope
FA Health and Wellness Club
Math Pi Day Lessons
Mrs. Triplett's 7th, 8th, and 11th Grade math students celebrated Pi Day by traveling to multiple stations using string to measure the circumference of various circular objects, calculating areas and unit prices for pizzas, measuring spheres to calculate the radius and explore volume, and using Pi Facts to create poems, songs, stories, or graphics. Of course, it wouldn't be a complete Pi Day celebration without some PIE!

Pi Poetry
By: Connor Pope

Pi is equal to 22/7
These math facts leave me in heaven
Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day
When he was born people shouted, Hooray!
Been studying pi for four thousand years
All these numbers be turning my gears
Pis the most famous constant on Earth
There are more digits than you have
Second Grade St. Patrick's Day Fun
Pre-K Mystery Reader
Last week’s Pre-K Mystery Reader was Josie Odom’s mom, Jessica Odom. She read How to Catch a Leprechaun and brought her captivated listeners shamrock cookies to get everyone excited about St. Patrick’s Day!
April Events
March 31
US Photojournalism Field Trip
White Oak (Yulee, FL)

April 2
ACT Exam

April 4-8
Spring Break

April 13
Summer CCGA Dual Enrollment

April 14 or 21
FA Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Ralston Fine Arts Center

April 15
School Holiday (Good Friday)

April 18
Varsity Tennis
GISA State Tournament
Individuals (Macon)

April 18
Varsity Golf
Region Tournament

April 20
MS Visiting Author

April 20
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

April 20
Fourth Grade Field Trip
World War II Home Front Museum

April 21
Progress Reports Posted
Quarter 4

April 21
Second Grade
Mom's Breakfast

April 21
MS + US Spring Concert
Senior Showcase

April 22
Relay for Life Event
Health + Wellness Club

April 23
Junior-Senior Prom

April 25
Varsity Golf
GISA State Tournament
Lake Oconee

April 26
Class of 2022
College T-Shirt Day

April 27
Varsity Tennis
GISA State Tournament
Teams (Macon)

April 27
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PPE Night (Gym)

April 28
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Board of Visitors Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

April 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FA Benefactors Reception
Elizabeth + Daniel Veal's Residence

April 29
Grandparents Day
May Day
Upper School Honors Day

April 30
Red Cross Blood Drive
Health + Wellness Club
20th Annual FA Derby Day
There are two ways to access the Derby Day website.
1. Text FADerby to 76278.
If you registered for Derby Day last year, you may be automatically logged-in once you access the site. Click on the "Home" tab, and you will be off to the races! If you forgot your log-in credentials, you can click "forgot password." We encourage all patrons to "allow" text messages when enrolling because this will allow us to keep you updated as May 7 draws nearer.
Please note that when you receive a link via text or email from GiveSmart, it is a link that is personalized for you. Do not share this link with friends because it will be tied to your personal account and your corresponding payment information.

Please feel free to call, text, or email me with any questions, and stay tuned for information regarding this year's raffle item!
Brad Hutcherson
Director of Development
Frederica Academy
2022 FA Summer Programs
FA Spring Athletic Schedules
FA Social Media