Head of School Message
Dear FA Families,

Today's message is dedicated to the Class of 2022 and the final week of their respective careers at FA. Although they still have a handful of AP and Senior Exams to take these upcoming few days, their year culminates with the Baccalaureate Service on Thursday evening at St. Simons Community Church before their graduation ceremony on the Sea Island Green on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

This senior class is a composite of 46 very unique, diverse, and talented individuals. They are smart, creative, funny, hardworking, empathetic, fully engaged in life, and world-ready. Three have been here their entire 14-year school career; one came to FA last August. Members of the class have served in significant leadership positions throughout our school’s academic, arts, athletic, and service programs for years now and model for underclassmen this year in particular the attributes that we admire and strive for at the school. They have a wide and deep array of talents and interests. Each has grand hopes and dreams and the proven work ethic and necessary horsepower to execute the plans to achieve those aspirations.

Members of the Class of 2022 were accepted to 196 colleges and universities. Among the 46 seniors there were 22 Honors Program acceptances, two students who were awarded National Merit Finalist status, and two who were awarded National Merit Commended Scholars status. Collectively, they have amassed more than $4 million in scholarships, which is the largest in the school's history and doesn't even include HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. They are worthy of great trust, and the school has benefited in innumerable ways from their presence. As you might deduce, I, like many teachers, coaches, and administrators here at the school, am very proud of these individuals.

When one is part of an organization, a group, a team, or a class in a school who are dependent to some degree on each other and working towards a common goal, the hope is always that the whole of the organization will exceed the sum of the parts. That’s a result of the chemistry and synergy created by the combination of interactions and personalities within the group. If you have ever been fortunate enough to be in such an enterprise at any time in your life, you know the pride and value-added of being on that team and experiencing firsthand that magic. The Class of 2022 is just such a group.

If the everyman’s mantra of “leaving a situation in life better off than you found it” proves the criteria for a terminal report card for this senior class, they receive a final, appreciative ”A” as they exit the doors of Corn Hall bound for college and beyond.


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School

This Week at FA

Sunday (TODAY) @ 8:00 PM
Derby Day
Online Silent Auction Ends

Senior Exams

Monday AP Exams
AP Calculus AB/BC Exam @ 8:00 AM
AP Computer Science Principles @ Noon

Monday @ 9:00 AM
Senior MATH Exam
Mr. Riggs's Classroom

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Assembly

Tuesday @ 8:00 AM
AP English Language Exam

Tuesday @ 9:00 AM
Senior ENGLISH Exam
Mrs. Boatright's Classroom

Tuesday @ 3:00 PM
Middle School Golf Championship
Savannah Golf Club
Depart @ 1:05 PM

Tuesday @ 6:00 PM
Parent Football Meeting
Hamilton Hall

Wednesday AP Exams
AP Spanish Language Exam @ 8:00 AM
AP Biology Exam @ Noon

Wednesday @ 9:00 AM
Senior HISTORY Exams
Mr. Jobe's Classroom

Wednesday @ 4:00 PM
US Faculty Meeting

Thursday AP Exams
AP World History Exam @ 8:00 AM
AP Physics Exam @ Noon

Thursday @ 8:30 AM
Pre-K EOY Program
Hamilton Hall

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

Friday @ 8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting

Friday Afternoon
Third Grade Bottle Rockets

Friday @ 10:00 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Practice

Saturday @ 8:30 AM
Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony
Sea Island Green
TODAY @ 8:00 PM
Derby Day
Online Auction Ends
There are still amazing items available in the silent auction with additions having been made as recently as Saturday. Please view and bid prior to 8:00 p.m. this evening.
Brad Hutcherson
Congrats, Mrs. Gallagher!
Frederica Academy's 2021-2022 Yearbook is dedicated to Upper School Spanish teacher Maria Gallagher. Mrs. Gallagher was joyfully surprised by the announcement at last Tuesday's school-wide yearbook dedication assembly and delighted to see that her sons (Michael and William) were in attendance for the celebration.

Parker Jules and Greta Johnson represented the yearbook staff in making the surprise announcement and presentation.

The yearbook staff (pictured below) produced an outstanding video that made its premier at the assembly, which chronicles the school year in wonderful photos and pays special tribute to members of the Class of 2022.
Congrats, Josie + Andrew!
Congratulations to Josie Brock and Andrew Kaminer for receiving this year's GISA Morris C. Johnson Academic/Athlete Award, which is given to the top ten student-athletes in each GISA classification each year.

The purpose of the award is to recognize GISA senior athletes who have excelled in athletics as well as in the classroom.

The criteria for nominations are:
  • The student-athlete must be in the Top 10% of his or her Senior class or in the Top Ten of his or her class.

  • The nominee must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 out of a possible 4.0. (The GPA should include the third quarter or fourth six weeks grades of the senior year.)

  • The nominee must letter twice in the sport in which he or she is nominated. The sport must be sanctioned by the GISA.

  • Additional weight will be given for the following: participation in Literary; the winning of academic awards and scholarships; All-Region honors; All-State honors; and SAT/ACT scores.
State STAR Student Banquet
Our STAR student, Andrew Kaminer, progressed to First Place in Glynn County and First Place in Region 11, along with the STAR students from Brunswick High School and Glynn Academy. 

Andrew was one of twenty students in the state to be honored as a Region STAR Student at the State Banquet, which was held in Duluth on April 25. He attended with his parents, Barry and Jim Kaminer.

Andrew chose Julie Boatright as his STAR Teacher.
Knights Table Menu
Football Parent Meeting

2022-2023 FA Football
Parent Meeting

6:00 PM

Hamilton Hall
Class of 2022 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 will take place on the Sea Island Green on Saturday, May 14, at 8:30 a.m., and is open to the public. It will also be livestreamed and recorded for those you are not able to attend.
Library Books Due Date
Mrs. Larson has been extremely excited this year about how many books have been read inside the Been Library as well as checked out for reading elsewhere.

However, Mrs. Larson is a bit anxious about how many books are currently checked out and wants to remind everyone that all books must be returned the week of May 16. A $15 fee will be posted on each student's family account for books not returned by Friday, May 20.
MAY 25 @ 11:00 AM
Eighth Grade Graduation
Dear Eighth Grade Students and Parents,

It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is already upon us! This has been an amazing year and we are thrilled to conclude the school year with a Graduation Ceremony for our Eighth Grade!

The ceremony will be held at St. Simons Presbyterian Church (205 Kings Way, St Simons Island) on Wednesday, May 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please do not arrive before 10:45 a.m. as the Lower School Closing Ceremony will precede our ceremony. Additionally, please limit the number of guests to your immediate family.

The required student attire for girls should be an outfit suitable for church - no strapless or spaghetti straps with dress shoes (no flip flops). Boys should be dressed in long dress pants, white button-down shirt, tie, dark sport coat (preferably navy blue) and dress shoes (no sneakers).

Rehearsal for the Graduation Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. (directly following the History exam). Students will be transported by Frederica Academy Busses. Parents, please sign the permission form for your child to travel to and from St. Simons Presbyterian Church and have it returned no later than Monday, May 23. We should be back to campus by 12:45 p.m., so please plan to pick your child up at that time.

We look forward to seeing you and your families on this very special day. 

As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Toomey & Mrs. Lee
2022-2023 Upper School
Honor Council Officers
Lower School Announcements
LOWER SCHOOL AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS - All Lower School clubs ended last week with the exception of the Pre-K Block Club, which will have a make-up session for its final day on Friday, May 13th.
FA Haiti Sister School Donations
Dottie Barrow coordinates FA's partnership with our sister school (Jubilee School - Academie la Saline) in Jubilee Blanc, Haiti.

Mrs. Barrow has been involved with helping fund and build a small-sided soccer field at the school. She will be in Haiti next week working at the school and doing a site visit of the soccer project, which still requires donations in order to complete the soccer surface.

Soccer is a big part of the students' lives, and the field will be used by both the school children and the surrounding community after school.

Please click here to email Mrs. Barrow for more information or if you are interested in making a donation.
FA Red Cross Awards
Chandler Sitz
Cammie Pope
Thomas Veal
Several FA Health and Wellness Club seniors have received honors from the American Red Cross for their time and donations in our blood drives held on campus.

Seniors Chandler Sitz, Cammie Pope, Thomas Veal, Zoe Linert, Josie Brock, and Holly Lewis earned enough points to be awarded the Cord of Courage. Chandler, Cammie, and Thomas earned their points through personal blood donations and recruitment, Zoe and Josie through recruitment, and Holly through personal blood donations. Cammie and Josie have served on the FA Red Cross Blood Drive Team since their sophomore year. Zoe and Chandler joined the team during their junior year. Thomas joined the team this year.

Cammie and Chandler were the top two point earners and have both earned $250 "Leaders Save Lives" scholarships to be used at their respective colleges. Both students have shown strong leadership and dedication to the blood drives held on campus and have even helped with other blood drives in the area.

Zoe Linert
Josie Brock
Holly Lewis
Varsity Girls Soccer Tribute
Congratulations to Coach Gabriel and the varsity girls soccer team on another outstanding season! Although the team came up a bit short in yesterday's 3-1 loss to Augusta Prep in the State Semi-Final game at Mercer University, the players should be commended for the terrific season they put together over the past few months.

Special congratulations to the following seniors for their distinguished FA soccer careers: Josie Brock, Ellie Runyan, and Katelyn Sitz.
Fifth Grade Play - Mary Poppins Jr.
It was a 'Jolly Holiday' for the Fifth Grade cast of Mary Poppins, Jr., as they stepped out into the spotlight last Thursday night. They were all outstanding!

Many thanks to the Middle and Upper School students for their contributions as backstage and technical crew, and kudos to the teaching team who collaboratively taught and presented the musical. Bravo and Brava!

Finally, special thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped create the fabulous Cast Party experience for everyone following the performance!
Morning Meeting Guest Speaker
The FA Health and Wellness Club wrapped up its year with a sun safety program for the Lower School on Friday in recognition of May being National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Ashley Cavalier, a highly-respected dermatologist (Atlantic Shore Dermatology) and mother to club member Travis Cavalier, presented the "Sun Hero" program. She talked with the students about the good things that the sun provides, but also the dangers of too much sun exposure. We greatly appreciate Dr. Cavalier sharing her time and knowledge on this important topic. Sun overexposure is a very serious topic for children and adults, especially those who live in a beach community. Early education is key. Each student left Morning Meeting with a complimentary sun safety kit. which included sunglasses, a sun safety bracelet and sunscreen courtesy of Dr. Cavalier.

Please contact me for more information on the Sun Hero program.

Nikki Pope BS RNC BSN
Frederica Academy School Nurse
912 638 9981 x 492
Fourth Grade Art Projects
In anticipation of summer, Fourth Grade students started working on papier-mâché ice cream cones in art class last week. It was messy, but lots of fun! Next comes painting the two scoops to resemble their favorite flavors.
Third Grade + Newton
Last week, Third Grade students explored Newton's Three Laws of Motions. They broadened their understanding of each law through three different experiments. Their marble curl experiment showed the students that an object in motion stays in motion (unless acted on). The use of cars and ramps showed the students how the mass of an object affects its acceleration rate. Their favorite experiment was balloon rockets where they learned about how there are equal and opposite reactions. It was so much fun!
Third Grade Module
To end their Module: A New Home, Third Grade students took an opportunity to reflect on their lessons and broaden their peers' perspectives by creating a narrative from an immigrant's point of view. Students dressed up, brought in props, and created displays to provide visual aids to their storytelling. 
Pre-K Mother's Day Tea
Pre-K students hosted their mother's for an adorable program and delicious tea on Thursday morning in advance of Mother's Day.
Pre-K Mystery Reader
Last week’s Mystery Readers were Sebastian Casey’s parents, Jill and Scott Casey. In the spirit of May 4th, they dressed up in Star Wars costumes, read A Jedi You Will Be, by Preeti Chhibber, and brought homemade Yoda cookies for everyone to enjoy!
Thank You, FAPA + Volunteers!
Teacher Appreciation Week was a huge hit with all of Frederica's teachers, coaches, and staff members last week. The FA employee team expresses its gratitude to the FA Parent Association officers as well as all of the FAPA volunteers who helped make last week so special.
May Events
May 18 @ 8:30 AM
Kindergarten EOY Program
Hamilton Hall

May 19
Fourth Grade Field Trip
Sapelo Island

May 20
Early Dismissal

May 20 @ 11:45 AM
First Grade
EOY Field Trip + Party
Neptune Park

May 23
MS + US MATH Exams
Early Dismissal

May 23
Third Grade Field Trip

May 24
Early Dismissal

May 24
Lower School
Last Day of Classes
May 24 @ 8:30 AM
Fourth Grade Closing Ceremony

May 24 @ 9:15 AM
Pre-Kindergarten EOY Party
Front Practice Field

May 24 @ 11:00 AM
Lower School Hotdog Cookout

May 24 @ 11:45 AM
Eighth Grade Graduation Rehearsal
St. Simons Presbyterian Church

May 25 @ 9:00 AM
LS Closing Ceremony (Grades 1-4)
St. Simons Presbyterian Church

May 25 @ 11:00 AM
Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony
St. Simons Presbyterian Church

May 25
MS + US Make-Up Exams

May 25-27
Teacher Post Planning
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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