Head of School Message
Dear FA Families,

It seems like academic, athletic, and arts achievements often capture the headlines in schools these days; and in part, that is true at FA as well. When we advertise that we develop the whole child, though, we accept the responsibility for creating programs and relationships that help develop character and service to others.
This morning, I am proudly sharing with you that our ninety-two Upper School Health and Wellness Club members, led by seniors Cammie Pope and Thomas Veal and faculty sponsors Nikki Pope and Jimmy Riggs, have been actively participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life movement the past several months.
Relay for Life celebrates survivorship and honors those who have lost their lives to cancer. The monies raised via the various fundraising activities support research financed by the American Cancer Society. Gabby Vacheron, a tenth grader, approached the Club about having a relay team, and after some discussion within the Club, members realized that almost all of them had family members or close friends who had been or are presently battling cancer. The Club was all in. In January, they formed a team and have been competing in fundraising activities with nineteen other Glynn County teams ever since.
They initially set a goal of raising $1,000 but have reset and surpassed three new goals since then. They finally settled on a $5,000 target and exceeded that number last week. Click here to access the FA Relay Team Page, where you can see the latest total (or make a donation, if inclined).
The Club’s fundraising efforts alone merits attention in this letter, but I am also writing to herald the upcoming culminating Glynn County Relay for Life event this Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Golden Isles Church of God. Our team will be there, and we are honored and proud to be participating in this community event. We invite you to stop by and cheer on our relay walkers. Our Club has purchased a rose bush for Maria Gallagher, one of our much beloved Upper School teachers, in memory of her mother, and luminaries for others in our community who have been or are currently fighting cancer. Our team will have members circling the track during that six-hour period.
Strong character is not built in an afternoon nor is service to others incorporated into one’s life necessarily with participation in one event or incident. That attribute and that mindset are nurtured and strengthened over time through years of immersion in a culture that prizes them. Expect FA to provide that culture and reinforce those characteristics.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA

Monday @ 10:00 AM
US Assembly

Monday @ 3:30 PM
Varsity Football Cheerleading
Informational Meeting
Coach Zimmermann's Classroom

Tuesday + Wednesday
Varsity Tennis
Individuals (Macon)

Tuesday @ 7:15 AM
MS Faculty Meeting

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

Varsity Soccer
@ St. Andrew's (Savannah)
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM

Tuesday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. Memorial Day

Wednesday (7:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
Recycled Uniform Sale
Gym Lobby

Wednesday (Morning)
MS Visiting Author

Wednesday @ 1:00 PM
Fourth Grade Field Trip
World War II Home Front Museum

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
Prom Deadline

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
US Faculty Meeting

Wednesday @ 6:00 PM
Varsity Baseball @ Home
vs. Citizens Christian

Thursday - Saturday
Varsity Track
Strong Rock Christian School

Thursday @ 8:15 AM
Second Grade
Mom's Breakfast

Thursday @ 10:00 AM
Senior Class Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

Thursday @ 1:00 PM
Ambassador Luncheon
Gym Lobby

Thursday @ 6:00 PM
MS + US Spring Concert
Senior Showcase
Sea Island Green

Thursday Evening
Progress Reports Posted
Quarter 4

Friday (All Day)
Derby Day T-Shirt Day

Friday @ 8:10 AM
LS Morning Meeting

Varsity Soccer @ Home
vs. Brookwood
Girls @ 5:00 PM
Boys @ 7:00 PM
  • Golf Seniors (4:45 PM)
  • Tennis Seniors (4:45 PM)
  • Soccer Seniors (6:45 PM)

Friday (5:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Relay for Life Event
Health + Wellness Club
Golden Isles Church of God

Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Junior-Senior Prom
Senior Walk-Out @ 10:30 PM

Varsity Golf
State Tournament Practice Round
Harbor Club (Lake Oconee)
Knights Table Menu
After-School Clubs Deadline
Monday, April 18, is the deadline to register for the Lower School After-School Clubs that start this week.
Recycled Uniform Sale
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Derby Day T-Shirt Day
PPE Night (Grades 4-11)
All students in Grade 5-12 need to have a Pre-participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) each 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 will conduct an on-campus PPE night for current students in Grades 4 through 11 on Wednesday, April 27, for the 2022-2023 school year. Once complete, each student will be covered to participate in school and sports for the entire school year.

We are very fortunate to have community volunteers provide this service for a $10 donation to the FA Booster Club.
Lower School Grandparents Day
Please note that KiX will not be offered on Friday, April 29.
Haiti Donation Deadline
Dottie Barrow will visit our sister school in Haiti next Month and is looking for following donation items to take with her to share with the students and teachers at the Jubilee School (Academie la Saline) in Jubilee Blanc, Haiti.

  • Old Cell Phones
  • Old Fidget Spinners (they use the ball bearings)
  • Individually Wrapped Candy (which won't melt in extreme heat)

Please submit your donations before Wednesday, May 5. Thank you!
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
Congrats, Josie Brock!
Josie Brock was the March Rotary Student of the Month. She invited Nikki Walbridge to attend the Rotary Lunch as her teacher honoree. Josie's parents, Detra and Mitch Brock '86, also attended.
Well Done, Eliana McMahon!
While most of us were traveling last week for enjoyment and relaxation, one FA Health and Wellness Club member spent her spring break on a medical mission.

Freshman Eliana McMahon traveled to the country of Ghana, along with several local physicians. Ghana is a country in the western part of Africa. While there, Eliana helped in the clinic with malaria screenings, organizing medications, and wrapping wounds. She also visited a local school where she saw the children in their school setting. We are very proud of Eliana and her service!

Nikki Pope BS RNC BSN
Frederica Academy School Nurse
200 Murray Way
Saint Simons Island GA 31522
912 638 9981 x 492
MS REACH Award Recipients
Wyatt Johnson - Fifth Grade
Sophie McGlaughlin - Sixth Grade
Congratulations to the March REACH Award Recipients who were honored at last week's Middle School Assembly.
Ella Barker - Seventh Grade
Laila Gilbert - Eighth Grade
Sixth Grade Musical Mentor
Last Monday, Christine Lamprea, cello soloist for the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, visited the Sixth Grade class and String ensemble. Ms. Lamprea's visit was made possible by the Coastal Symphony of Georgia's 'Musical Mentors' program. In the workshop, Ms. Lamprea demonstrated various cello techniques, took requests of songs to play, and spoke about learning to love music at an early age. She told the story of how she started playing cello in fourth grade, made her way to Julliard and the New England Conservatory, and continued to be inspired by the great cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Overall, it was an inspiring visit by a very talented performing artist.
Third Grade Wit + Wisdom
As an introduction to the discussion of immigration through Ellis Island, Third Grade students examined various artifacts that immigrants may have brought on their voyage. Third Grade will continue to examine the many reasons for immigration and challenges that immigrants face as they make a home in a new country.
First Grade Easter Lunch
First Grade Easter Art
First Grade students learned about symmetry last week as they painted Easter eggs and made collages.
Kindergarten Easter Celebration
Pre-K Easter Egg Hunt
Pre-K Mystery Reader
Last week's Pre-K Mystery Reader was Thomas Bowie's mother, Lucy Bowie. Mrs. Bowie read a story about the Queen of England, which is special to her since she is originally from the United Kingdom.
April + May Events
April 25
Varsity Golf

April 25-26
Varsity Soccer
@ Higher Seeds

April 25-26
Varsity Baseball
(Round 1)

April 26
Class of 2022
College T-Shirt Day

April 26-27
Varsity Tennis
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
Lower School Grandparents Day
May Day
Upper School Honors Day

April 30
Red Cross Blood Drive
Health + Wellness Club

May 2
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2
AP US Government Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Chemistry Exam (Noon)

May 3
Seniors Last Day
Senior Cap + Gown Photo (8:00 AM)
Yearbook Dedication Assembly (10:00 AM)

May 4
AP Literature Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Comparative Government (Noon)
AP Computer Science A Exam (Noon)

May 4
All-School Faculty Meeting
May 5
AP Statistics Exam (Noon)

May 5
Fifth Grade Play @ 7:00 PM

May 6
AP US History Exam (8:00 AM)

May 6
Fathers, Faith, and Frederica

May 6
FAPA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 7
Derby Day
Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse

May 7
SAT Exam

May 9-11
Senior Exams

May 9
AP Calculus AB/BC Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Computer Science Principles (Noon)

May 10
AP English Language Exam (8:00 AM)

May 11
AP Spanish Language Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Biology Exam (Noon)

May 12
AP World History Exam (8:00 AM)
AP Physics Exam (Noon)

May 12 @ 6:00 PM
Class of 2022 Baccalaureate
Community Church (SSI Campus)

May 13 @ 10:00 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Practice

May 14 @ 8:30 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony
Sea Island Green

May 20, 23, 24
MS + US Exams
Early Dismissal

May 24
Last Day of Lower School Classes

May 25 (Morning)
LS Closing Ceremony (Grades 1-4)

May 25 (Afternoon)
MS Closing Ceremony (Grades 5-8)

May 25
MS + US Make-Up Exams

May 25-27
Teacher Post Planning
FA Athletics
2022 FA Summer Programs
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
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