Head of School Message
Dear FA Families,

At this time of the year, I imagine I am not alone in being able to hear the resounding truth in Cohen’s sentiment. It can resonate for any of us in the context of a given day, month, or year; and it certainly springs to mind now as we are about to round the corner and head for the finish line (Derby Day on my mind) of a very productive school year with this week's, well-earned break.

Regardless of one’s definition of rest - whether it is closing your eyes briefly during an afternoon nap or sleeping in a bit later on a lazy morning; traveling somewhere new or familiar with family and friends; or just changing the speed, direction, and routine of how you spend your days - we all need rest to replenish our energy and regain our focus.

I am proud of the work done by our school community this year... students, faculty, and parents... and I am very much looking forward to capping off this year’s many accomplishments by all with a strong finish in April and May. Everything has its season, though, and we will close the year on a high note for sure; but for this week, let’s heed Cohen’s counsel and not overlook the value of rest.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
SAT Registration Deadline: FRIDAY

The regular registration deadline for the
May 7th
SAT Exam is
Friday, April 8th!

Click HERE to register.
Congratulations, Hannah Huber!
Hannah Huber, a member of the FA Class of 2024, has been named a Governor's Honors Program (GHP) Finalist!

She will attend the GHP from June 19-July 16 at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Hannah was nominated to apply for the program by Laura Edenfield as a result of her talent and outstanding success in the visual arts. After submitting an application, Hannah completed a portfolio (see one of her portfolio pieces below), and attended on-campus interviews. Well done, Hannah!
Over 3,200 students were nominated to the GHP state-level competition and nearly 1,400 of them participated in this year’s state interview/audition process.

The Georgia GHP is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. It is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

GHP is held each summer as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program. 
US Science Fair Winners
Grant Offner was honored at last Monday's Upper School Assembly for winning First Place in this year's Science Fair.
Jordan Triplett - Second Place
JJ Briggs - Third Place
US White Oak Field Trip
Last Wednesday, twenty Upper School Photography and Journalism students spent the morning at White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Florida. The purpose of the trip was to engage in photojournalism. The students will use the photographs to tell the story of the Center's ongoing ecological conservation and restoration projects. Caleb Shorthouse, Yearbook advisor, and Tess Nielsen, Upper School photography teacher, collaborated on designing the unit for their combined classes, and plan to make a series of videos and an online magazine displaying the photographs.
MS Science Fair Results
Amelia McGlaughlin won First Place in the Eighth Grade Science Fair.

Brianna Kohlhoff placed Second and Johnathan Aiken placed Third.
Jayden Roberts won First Place in the Seventh Grade Science Fair.

Grant Hodor placed Second and Luke Smith placed Third.
Eighth Grade FLETC Speakers
Eighth Grade History focuses on American history and the development of our nation. Three guest speakers (Agent Smith, Agent Hart, and Amanda Barak) spoke with Eighth Grade students in the Shuman Conference Room last Thursday about Constitutional Law while specifically focusing on the Bill of Rights. All three speakers work at FLETC and specifically work with students working in all aspects of our federal government.
Pre-K Mystery Reader
Last week's Pre-K Mystery Reader was Elliana Lembo's mother, Mallory Carellas. She read, The Fox and the Hound.
April Events
April 4-8
Spring Break

April 11
Varsity Tennis Region Tournament
College of Coastal Georgia

April 11
Christine Lamprea, Cellist
Coastal Symphony of Georgia
Middle School Music Mentor Visit

April 12
Varsity Golf Region Tournament
Forrest Heights Country Club

April 13
Varsity Region Track Meet
Georgia Southern University

April 13
Summer CCGA Dual Enrollment

April 14 @ 3:00 PM
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 @ 1:00 PM
FA Ambassadors Luncheon
Gym Lobby

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
Senior Jefecitas Luncheon

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
Lower School Grandparents Day
May Day Ceremony (8:30 AM)
Upper School Honors Day (10:00 AM)
Early Dismissal

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
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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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