Head of School Message

Dear FA Families, 

Sign-ups for the October 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences are upon us (click here to sign up and to see more details), and the conferences themselves are the subject of this Sunday’s email. School will not be in session on October 21 for students, but childcare will be available for Lower School children while their parents attend their conferences.


Any occurrence that interrupts our daily routine for most of us is an inconvenient nuisance. However, some inconveniences are worth making allowances for… and Parent-Teacher conferences certainly fall into that category. The gist of this email is to encourage all parents, regardless of the ages of your children, to make the effort and take the time to attend your child’s parent conference.


There are at least two compelling arguments as to why participating in the conferences is so important. First, anecdotal perspective and additional data that may not be available in the report card format provides important insight for a parent. If your child is young enough that you are still looking for ways to be a partner in helping them through school, hearing from the classroom teacher might provide just the optimal advocacy tips that you are seeking. If your child is at the age where they share very little about their respective school days, much less specific schoolwork, being able to engage in a conversation with someone “in the know” who will cheerfully provide more than one-word responses might be refreshing. Regardless of a child’s age, it can be a complicated combination of factors as to why a student succeeds at some things in school and is challenged by others. Insight from the teacher on those factors like classroom dynamics, the ability to collaborate with like-minded or different-thinking classmates, the perseverance to work through difficult problems, and the general friend groups and social interactions outside the classroom might be helpful.


The second reason to attend a parent conference is to have individual, direct interaction with the adults in your children’s lives with whom they spend most of their daylight hours for a majority of the year. When your children are young, their teachers are most likely the most influential people in their lives, excepting family members. Experiencing firsthand those influential adults seems like a good use of time once or twice a year. Even as your children grow through Middle and Upper School, the impact of teachers on students’ lives and student perspectives can be considerable. Getting to know these teachers a bit more can only be to your benefit. After all, each of these adults spends a portion of 170 days with your children each year.


Scott L. Hutchinson

Head of School

This Week at FA

Monday @ 10:00 AM

Upper School Assembly


Monday @ 1:05 PM

University of Miami

Virtual Visit

College Counseling Center

Monday @ 5:00 PM

Varsity Volleyball Senior Night

vs. Brantley County @ Home

Tuesday @ 7:30 AM

US Student Council Meeting

College Counseling Center

Tuesday @ 1:05 PM

College of William and Mary

Virtual Visit

College Counseling Center


GIAA AAA State Volleyball Tournament

First Round

Time + Location + Opponent TBA

Tuesday @ 4:00 PM

MS Tennis

@ Glynn Academy

Tuesday @ 5:00 PM

MS Volleyball

@ Needwood

Tuesday @ 5:30 PM

MS Football Game @ Home

vs. St. Andrew's

Click HERE to Volunteer

Wednesday @ 1:05 PM

US Service Council

Membership Meeting

Mrs. Walbridge's Classroom

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM

All-School Faculty Meeting

Shuman Conference Room

Thursday @ 1:05 PM

Humane Society Teen Board Meeting

Nash Academic Center (Second Floor)

Thursday @ 4:00 PM

Varsity Cross Country

Ware County Meet

Thursday @ 5:00 PM

MS Cross Country

@ College of Coastal Georgia

Thursday @ 6:00 PM

College Financial Aid Night

Shuman Conference Room

Students + Parents Welcome


FA Spirit Day (PINK OUT)


MS + US Homecoming

Pep Rally Class Schedule

Friday (All Day)

GIAA State Volleyball Tournament

Brookstone School

Columbus, GA

Friday @ 8:10 AM

LS Morning Meeting

Hamilton Hall

Friday @ 9:30 AM

PK Fall Festival

Sea Island Green

Friday @ 2:20 PM


Homecoming Pep Rally

Homecoming King Crowning


Friday @ 6:15 PM

FA Booster Club Tailgate Party

New FA Pavilion

Click HERE to Volunteer

Friday @ 7:30 PM

Varsity Homecoming Football Game


vs.Robert Toombs

Click HERE to Volunteer

Friday Night (Football Game Halftime)

Homecoming Court Ceremony

2022 Homecoming Queen Crowning

"Under the Oaks"

Saturday (All Day)

GIAA State Volleyball Tournament

Brookstone School

Columbus, GA

Saturday (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

US Debate Tournament

Bolles School (JAX)

Monday, October 10

FA Fall Break

School Holiday

The Knights Table

FA Weekly Menus
PK Lunch Order Form
Salad Online Order Form

Due to the popularity of our daily salad offerings, we would like to ask our faculty and students to please sign up in advance if you want to reserve a salad. The Knights Table will make sure to have one on hand for you if you sign up online. Please click on the link above and use your FA email to place your order. Orders received by 9:00 a.m. each day will be guaranteed. Thank you for your help!

Volleyball Senior Night

MONDAY @ 5:00 PM

Our Senior Volleyball Lady Knights will be honored on Monday at 5:00 p.m. at the beginning of the home volleyball game vs. Brantley County High School.

MS Football Volunteers Needed


Click to Volunteer

College Financial Aid Night


We are thrilled to welcome Angie Wilson, our regional Georgia Student Finance Commission Outreach Representative, on campus to host Frederica Academy’s annual College Financial Aid Night. The program will be held on Thursday, October 6th, at 6:00 p.m., in the Shuman Conference Room. Interested Upper School parents and students are invited to attend.

Below are some of the highlights of Angie Wilson’s presentation:


  • What is financial aid?
  • What documents are needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Details regarding the HOPE + Zell Miller Scholarship
  • Criteria for keeping the HOPE + Zell Miller Scholarship while enrolled in college

Poinsettia + Greenery Deadline


Order Online
Download Order Form

Poinsettia and Greenery orders are due by Friday, October 7th.

Orders can be submitted online here or you can print the form (use the button above to download the form) and send it to school with your child. To help encourage 100% participation, all faculty and students (by way of a family order) will be entered to win a prize! This is the PA's single largest fundraiser. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Frederica Academy families can support us in three ways:

  1. Order greenery and/or poinsettias for your own home and your extended family! Note: The 22” wreath can be shipped; so, it’s perfect for out-of-town family or for those that want a convenient delivery option!
  2. Share this link with your friends, neighbors and other community organizations, and encourage them to purchase their holiday greenery needs through our sale. 
  3. Order greenery and/or poinsettias for your work, local business, or favorite charity!

Pink-Out Spirit Day


Pink-Out T-Shirts for the home game versus Robert Toombs on Friday are now available. Use the order link below to secure your gear now!

Online Order Form

Pep Rally Class Schedule


Homecoming Pep Rally

FRIDAY @ 2:20 PM

FA Booster Club Tailgate Party

FRIDAY (6:15 - 7:15 PM)

Click to Volunteer

All FA families, supporters, and friends are invited to attend the FA Tailgate Party on Friday before the Homecoming Football Game. It will take place in the new Pavilion and starts at 6:15 p.m. The buffet line will start closing around 7:15 p.m. so that everyone can be in the stands for kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

This week's tailgate party is sponsored by Parkwood Podiatry and Dana + Denny Carter. Special thanks to Dr. Matt Eller and his talented and caring colleagues at Parkwood Podiatry and to the Carter Family for their generous support!

Go Knights!

FA Friday Knight Lights

FRIDAY @ 7:30 PM

Friday Knight Volunteers Needed! Click to Sign Up!

Children's Business Fair

SUNDAY (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Click for More Information

FA Fall Break (No School)


Flu Vaccine Clinic:  OCTOBER 13

Frederica Academy's annual flu vaccine clinic will take place on Thursday, October 13 between noon and 3:00 p.m. in the Gym. This clinic is open to all FA staff, students, and family members. The flu vaccine forms should be turned in to Nurse Pope by October 6th. Please call Nurse Pope with any questions.

Nikki Pope BS RNC BSN

Frederica Academy School Nurse

912 638 9981 x 492


Student Form
Adult Form

Open Mic Knight: OCTOBER 14

Sign up for the Middle and Upper School Open Mic Knight! The Stage is yours on Friday, October 14, at 5:00 p.m. at the new Windolf-Johnston Performance Plaza. Upper and Middle School students (Grades 5-12), faculty, and other community members are welcome to perform any kind of music or performance appropriate for our PK-12 school audience. Use the sign-up button below or see Drs. Nielsen and Taylor for details! 

Click to Sign Up

Parent-Teacher Conferences


Click Here to Sign Up

FA Trunk or Treat: OCTOBER 24

Parent Association is so excited to celebrate Halloween at its Second Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat! Save the date for Monday, October 24th. Start planning your costumes and don’t delay in signing up to be one of our trunks! Spots are limited. Click here to sign-up your trunk! Sign up deadline is October 10th. 

FA Veterans Day Deadline


Frederica Academy will host a Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, November 10. Friday, November 11, is a school holiday.


We are collecting photos and information on service members (deceased, retired, or active) to put into a slide presentation, which will be shared with students and families as part of our Veterans Day observance. Please submit photos of family members who have served our great nation. Include the name of the individual, branch of service, and the student(s) they are related to at Frederica Academy.


Submissions should be sent to Brad Hutcherson by Tuesday, November 1.


Thank you for your time and help in making Veterans Day memorable for the students at Frederica Academy.

FA Day @ Jaguars Game


Click to Email Adam Hagfors for More Information

Adam Hagfors, an FA parent, has kindly organized a group opportunity for FA families to attend a Jacksonville Jaguars home game on Sunday, November 6, at 1:00 p.m. 

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own tickets from a block that is reserved for FA families. Adam is coordinating a place to tailgate (starting at 11:00 a.m.) for game attendees who want to gather before the game.

Construction Day Hard Hat Winners

There was a three-way tie in the Lower School: Quade Sweeney, Kindergarten; Andrew Osteen, Third Grade; and Reid Hodor, Fourth Grade.

Middle School Winner

Ellie McRae

Fifth Grade

Upper School Winner

Maggie Kaselak

Eleventh Grade

Congrats, Emily Wyrick!

2022 FA Hula Hoop Champion

Spirit Week Photo Albums

Lower School Photo Album
Middle School Photo Album
Upper School Photo Album

FA 2022 CoastFest Winners

Congratulations to the following FA students who won awards in the 2022 CoastFest Student Art Contest. Their artwork is currently displayed at the Brunswick Public Library. All three students created innovative works incorporating this year’s contest theme, “Sharks.”

Mary Ellis Shiver

State Parks

Adventurer Award

Harper Fitch

First Place

Fourth Grade

Davene Dixon

Second Place

Seventh Grade

FA FCA See You At The Pole

FA FCA members participated in See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, last Wednesday. SYATP began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Decades later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

Kindergarten Spirit Week Photos

Photo Album

Special Events Calendar

October 10

No School

FA Fall Break

October 12

PSAT Exams (Grades 10-11)

Noon Dismissal

October 12

Freshman-Senior Leadership Retreat


Noon Dismissal

October 13

Senior Class Group Photo

October 13 @ 8:30 AM

Yearbook Retakes

Shuman Conference Room

October 13

FA Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you, FA Parent Association!

October 14

MS + US Open Mic Night

Windolf-Johnston Performance Plaza

October 19

World Unity Day

October 19 @ 8:15 AM

FA Parent Association Meeting

Shuman Conference Room

October 20 (Morning)

Fall FA Board of Visitors Meeting

October 21

Parent-Teacher Conference Day

October 22

ACT Exam

October 24-27

MS Carpe Vitam

October 24 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

FA Trunk or Treat

KiX Parking Lot

Sponsored by FA Parent Association

October 25 @ 9:50 AM

National Honor Society Induction


October 28

Middle School Holiday

October 29

MS + US Debate/Forensics Tournament

Valdosta State

October 31 @ 8:15 AM

LS Storybook Character Parade

FA Fall Athletic Schedules

MS + Varsity Athletic Schedules

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At-A-Glance Master Calendar.