Fulton Science Academy

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Week of March 11, 2019


PRINCIPAL'S CORNER


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I was another busy week of wonderful achievements for our outstanding students! We have a student who received the William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship by Duke Tip. We have a middle school student who has moved on to Nationals and Internationals in the U.S. Geography Olympiad, and International History Olympiad in both the the Middle School and High School Division! Four of our High School Students competed and placed highly in the AA Regional Literary Meet and have all moved on to the State Competition that will be held tomorrow! A few of our Middle School students competed in the GASTC Technology Competition over the weekend at Middle Georgia State University with fantastic results, and our Tennis continues their winning streak after their latest match, while our Middle School Girls Soccer Team achieved the first soccer win in FSA school history! It goes without saying that this has been a great weekend for our students and coaches! Make sure to read more about all of this and more below!


We had an amazing speaker last week. Ms. Kelsey Tainsh came to speak with our students about perspective and how one's perspective can shape their lives. She was truly an inspiration to all of us and I highly encourage everyone to read the Speaker section below. She has an incredible story that should be shared.


We were also visited by alumni Shinjini Das today, who spoke to our middle school students about how they can become "go-getters!" Make sure to read more about her talk today further below! It's always a joy to have former students come and share what they have learned with our current students.


Don't forget to submit your video for the 4th Annual STEAM Video Contest! The deadline is fast approaching! You can submit your video using the link provided and read some more about the themes you can choose from!


Also, be sure to check out FSA's Diversity and Inclusion Blog by clicking the button below! Soon, this blog will be run by one of our High School students, Aubrey L.! Aubrey is currently in 10th grade and excited to take over this important project. I look forward to seeing what all she brings to the blog!

One aspect of our school that I love very much is the school culture we have built together. In my eyes, we are one united and caring community where our differences respected, accepted, and cherished.
We have created this diversity and inclusion blog for our school for two purposes:

  • Share helpful articles, quotes, and videos about the topics of diversity and inclusion
  • Celebrate our diversity at Fulton Science Academy

Mission

To establish an educational framework designed to achieve the highest academic results and instill enduring strength of character by leveraging innovation and STEAM curriculums for college preparedness and lifelong student success.


Vision

Fulton Science Academy Private School envisions to be a nationally ranked and recognized school for pre-K through 12th grade, serving advanced and gifted student populations committed to academic success, civic responsibility, global citizenship, and high ethical values within a safe environment that celebrates diversity and is nurtured by the collaborative efforts of its stakeholders and the broader community.

With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

What's Happening in this Issue:
  • The Ride of the 79th
  • Tri-M® Music Honor Society
  • 4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST
  • WT Cafe BOGO Coupon (expires March 15th)
  • William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship by DUKE TIP
  • Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st
  • Weston B Advances to Nationals and Internationals for the US Geography Olympiad, International History Olympiad, in Both the Middle School and High School Divisions
  • Pi Day is THIS THURSDAY
  • FSA High School Students Compete in AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia
  • FSA Math Team @ GSMST High School Math Tournament
  • FSA Middle School Girls Soccer Achieves First Win in School History!
  • FSA Competes in First Middle School Track Meet in School History
  • AND MUCH MORE

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Character Ed Trait of the Month: March (Honesty)

Honesty is being truthful in what you say and do and is more than just accurately reporting facts. It includes what you say, and it also includes what you don't say!


"Honesty is the best policy."

- Benjamin Franklin


Last week FSA Elementary students got to celebrate their good behavior with an ice cream party!

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March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 11 - Friday March 15: High School Spirit Week (Full Schedule on HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER)

Monday, March 11: Middle School Assembly with Guest Shinjini Das, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, March 15: March of Ides Event (2:40pm - 4:00pm)

Saturday, March 16: High School Spring Formal (Detailed Information on HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER)

Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 19: Accreditation Visit

Thursday, March 28: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Thursday, March 28: Mustang Soccer Association (MSA) Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

APRIL 2019

Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, April 10: LIU Presentation, (2:40pm - 3:15pm)

Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14: San Francisco Trip (8th - 12th Graders)

Friday, April 12: 3rd Grade Market Day Event (7:55am - 9:30am)

Friday, April 12: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Saturday, April 13: Invitational Turkish Language Competition

Saturday, April 13: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Lit Mock AP Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat Mock AP Exam

Sunday, April 14: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam

Monday, April 15: Tax Day

Tuesday, April 16: Middle School Field Trip - Shakespeare Tavern - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, April 17: High School Professionalism Seminar, (2:30pm - 4:00pm) (Detailed Information on HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER)

Thursday, April 18: Elementary to Middle Transition Parent Meeting (Begins at 4:30pm)

Thursday, April 18: Dunwoody Nature Preserve - Plant Parts Program Field Trip (1st Grade)

Friday, April 19: Piedmont Park: Pond Ecosystems Program Field Trip (3rd Grade)

Saturday, April 20: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Calc AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Stat AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday

Monday, April 22: Earth Day

Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 23: Reading MAP Testing (K-8)

Wednesday, April 24: Math MAP Testing (1-5)

Thursday, April 25: Math MAP Testing (1-8)

Thursday, April 25: Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip (Kindergarten)

Friday, April 26: Math MAP Testing (6-8)

Friday, April 26: Earth Day Balloon (PreK - 5)

Friday, April 26: Etowah Indian Mounds Field Trip (2nd Grade)

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28: Washington DC Trip (5 - 7)

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28: NSF Contest

Saturday, April 27: AP Mock Exams

  • 8:00am AP Chem AP Mock Exam
  • 8:00am AP Lang AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Bio AP Mock Exam
  • 12:00pm AP Physics AP Mock Exam

Sunday, April 28: International Night (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Science MAP Testing (3-8)

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30: Math MAP Testing (Kindergarten)

SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Parents, you may use this link as a quick reference to your student's bell schedule.


2018 - 2019 FSA BELL SCHEDULE


Parents, please remember that 1st Period for Elementary Students begins at 7:40am and 1st Period for Middle and High School Students begins at 8:00am. Students should be IN CLASS by these times.

did you miss ordering class pictures? Extra's Available While supplies last

Parents of students in PreK - 5th Grade.

If you missed the opportunity to order class pictures, you still have a chance! Class pictures for PreK - 5th Grade are available to purchase at the front desk for $14.

Please make checks payable to Lifetouch.

Again, this is only while supplies last.

William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship by DUKE TIP

One of our 8th graders, Richard Y., received William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholarship based on his outstanding performance at SAT Exam (1560/1600) from TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search Program last year in May 2018.

The scholarship is awarded to the two 7th Grade Talent Search students who have the highest combined SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math score as well as to the two students who have the highest ACT Composite score. Recipients are recognized at Duke TIP recognition ceremonies and receive a full scholarship to attend TIP’s Summer Studies Program.

As a Bevan Scholar, Richard received special recognition at Duke TIP’s Grand Recognition Ceremony on May 21st 2018 at Duke University. In Summer 2019, Richard will be attending TIP’s Summer Studies Program in Rice University with the full scholarship he was awarded and will take the Applications, Algorithms, Computers: Modern Programming course.

Congratulations to Richard on this spectacular achievement!! We are very proud of you!

Weston B Advances to Nationals and Internationals for the US Geography Olympiad, International History Olympiad, in Both the Middle School and High School Divisions

Weston B (7th grade) won first place in the International Geography Bee State Championship Tournament (Middle School Division) held atNewnan High School over the weekend (March 9th). The tournament consists of three rounds of buzzer-based play with 30 questions per round and a final round for the top students held later in the day. This win qualifies Weston to compete in the middle school division at the US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee Nationals in Chicago this summer in conjunction with the Middle School National History Bee, National Science Bee, and the US Academic Bee National Championships.

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Weston also took a written exam during the High School Regional History Bee and Bowl Competition on February 16, 2019 at Calhoun High School. Weston received the highest score among all high school students, including the Varsity students. This high score qualifies him to compete at two International Competitions--the International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong, China July 30-August 5, 2019 and Istanbul, Turkey in 2020, where Weston will be able to practice his Turkish. Weston has been taking Turkish at FSA for the last two years from Mr. Duman. Weston will also compete next month at the US Geography Olympiad and International Geography Bee Nationals in Washington D.C. where he will also be competing in the National History Bowl with his FSA high school teammates. Also, Weston will be invited to compete in the International Geography Bee World Championships which are held in conjunction with the International History Olympiad on a biennial basis in even-numbered years. Last year the week-long competition was held in Berlin, Germany. International Academic Competitions will announce the location for the 2020 World Championships this summer.


Weston would like to thank his Science Olympiad Crime Busters team, including coach Gloria Stathos, for meeting two hours early for the last Saturday study session before the State Science Olympiad Competition this Saturday at Kennesaw State, allowing Weston to make it to this tournament on time.

FSA High School Students Compete in AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia

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FSA High School Students competed in the AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia last week on March 6th. Students competed in the following categories:


  • Spelling: Ashi J. (9th)
  • Rhetorical Essay: Austin S. (12th)
  • Narrative Essay: Nick F. (11th)
  • Argumentative Essay: Chloe R. (12th)

Chloe and Austin both placed first! Ashi and Nick placed 2nd. All of our students will be going to State! Students will compete in the AA State Literary Meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 March 2019! Good luck to our amazing students and thank you to Mr. Craig for coordinating FSAPS’s very first high school literary group!

FSA Tech Fair Students Compete in Georgia State Technology Competition

Over the weekend FSA Middle School Students competed in the Georgia State Technology Competition, this year over 800 projects competed From this competition we have 3 2nd placements in different categories. Fatima A. for Project Programming and Rohan M. and Pranav D. in Device Modification. Congratulations to our our team and coaches for this great achievement!


  • 07~08 Mobile Apps - Pranav Devalapalli. - 2nd place
  • 07~08 Project Programming - Rohan Movva. - 2nd palce
  • 09~10 Project Programming - Fatima Ashraf. - 2nd place


Pictured below: Pranav D., Fatima A,

Rohan M. (not pictured)

FSA Math Team @ GSMST High School Math Tournament

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Our junior high math team of three 8th graders (Richard Y., Ethan G., Kevin Y.) and one freshman(Taemin K.) placed 3rd as a team at the Varsity Level GSMST High School Math Tournament! We are very proud of our team's performance!! GO TEAM!


Ethan G.(8th grader) placed 10th individually and Richard Y.(8th grader) placed 6th individually among all high school students who participated including juniors and seniors. Way to go Math Mustangs!!

FSA Tennis Continues it's Winning Streak!

Last week our Girls and Boys Tennis Teams triumphed over Kings Academy. Our Girls won 4-1 while the boys won 3-2 to stay undefeated so far this season. Over 50 athletes competed between FSA and Kings Academy! Congratulations to all of these students on their accomplishment! Good luck as you move forward in the season!

FSA Competes in First Middle School Track Meet in School History

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Congratulations to our Middle School Girls and Boys Track Teams who competed in the first ever track meet in school history over the weekend in Marietta! All FSA runners finished within the top 20 in their respective races! We can't wait to see how far this team will go! Keep up all of the hard work!

FSA Middle School Girls Soccer achieves first win in school history!

On Tuesday March 5th, our Middle School Girls Soccer Team took the win against Bridgeway, 6-1 for the first ever girls soccer win in FSA school history! Congratulations girls! Good luck as you move through the rest of the season!

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Happy PI WEEK to everyone! Pi day – 3/14 is approaching fast! Let's have some fun with a Pi digit memorization contest

All middle & high school level math classes will have pi-digit memorization contest on Thursday, March 14th.


Pi-day will be celebrated in all math classes with varied activities!


Grade level winners with the greatest number of digits memorized will be awarded with a 5$ gift card!


Start practicing that memorization!

PI DAY IS THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH! GET READY TO HAVE SOME PIZZA! ORDER FORM DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

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Hello FSA Families,

We are excited about Pi day on Thursday 3.14! Thanks to everyone who has purchased pizza for Pi Day. If you have not already purchased slice(s) for your student, the last day to purchase slices ($2.00 per large slice) is Tuesday 3/12.

Please use the link below to pay via PayPal on the Mustang Support Organization's website. You will receive a receipt via email for the slices purchased. Please indicate your child's name, grade, homeroom teacher's name, number of slices and gluten free choice on the link below.

To purchase via Paypal please click here: https://fsamso.org/product/pi-day-pizza

Thanks,
FSA MSO

ides of march event for 6th - 12th grade

FSA Senior Chloe R. has organized an Ides of March event for FSA students in 6th - 12th Grade!


When:

Friday, March 15, 2019

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Where:

FSA Cafeteria


This event will take a look at some aspects of ancient Rome, Caesar, Shakespeare, and Ancient Roman Politics and History.


FSA's student led Shakespeare Club will also perform scenes and speeches from Julius Caesar.

Professional Speaker Series; Kelsey Tainsh

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By: Hibbah Agha; 7th - 12th Grade Counselor


When we first asked Kelsey to come speak to our students I had heard good things but I wasn’t completely sure of what to expect. One of my biggest concerns was if she could really speak to our students in a way that captured their hearts. We have plenty of professionals come speak about college and career, but how would FSA receive someone talking about her personal journey? She started her day by doing 3 small sessions with 5th grade and oh my goodness... they LOVED HER! As I was receiving her from the class, the students talked about how much they enjoyed her time and thanked her so warmly. It wasn’t until that moment that I felt with confidence that she was the perfect choice.


Middle and high school can be a tough crowd, especially in an assembly. She came out on stage having the secondary student body rocking and singing. At the end of her presentation, I saw so many students line up to speak to her- to thank her, to relate to something she said, and even ask for advice! Everyone I have asked has raved about how wonderful that experience was for them. She captivated the audience with her story, won their heart with her warmth, and provided perspective on how attitude can be such a powerful force. From talking to her, I felt inspired and softened. Too often, we let our job become a job. That day, it helped bring me back to the fact that we’re here for the students through their journey. Sometimes, life has to knock us down to see what we’re made of. When we fall, we have two options. We can stay down or... we can find the strength to get up- giving us strength and teaching us courage. Too often we fear failure, but Kelsey reminded me that an initial failure can still result in a future success. It just takes a “Yes I can” attitude.

https://youtu.be/stdW-q7c7xo
Testimonials from FSA Students:


  • "I really liked her and I would like to see her again she was the most motivational speaker that I have heard she taught me a lot of lessons that I can use in life.I would like to see her again."
  • "She has a big personality. She doesn't let her disability define who she is, and is actually proud of it. Everyone should have the perspective that she has: we are so lucky just to have a roof over our heads, food on our plates, and a great school with great people."
  • "She was really inspiring and showed me my life in a different perspective. She also told me not to feel sorry for myself. There's always something good in your life that we don't realize and we have to make the most of it. I really enjoyed the things she talked about and how she shared so much about her life. Her story really hit me hard."
  • "Kelsey was so positive, energetic, and inspiring. She stayed true to herself during tough times. Her presentation was a reality check for a lot of kids at our school but especially for me, I complain about the smallest things when in reality I have it really good. I think that this presentation will stay with me for a very long time. This was a great presentation that was a serious topic but yet so much fun, it was SO INSPIRING. I am really glad we had the opportunity to hear from Kelsey and learn so much."

Middle School Assembly Speaker; Shijini Das on Being a Go-Getter

On Monday, FSA Alumni Shinjini Das visited FSA to share her story of her time at FSA. She spoke with our middle school students about what it means to be a "go-getter."


She emphasized how FSA helped her to become a go-getter in the classroom and outside with programs like National Junior Honor Society leadership, extracurriculars, and Science Olympiad


She shared her 5 secrets to becoming a go-getter including practices such as goal setting, keeping the right company around you to be the best person you can be, and the importance of having confidence in your goals and dreams


Das then concluded her presentation with a Q&A session where students could have the opportunity to speak with her in a one on one basis and have any questions answered.


To learn more about Shinjini Das, visit her website at: http://www.shinjinidas.com/

March is Women's History Month

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When it comes to the invention of cars you would be surprised to know a woman made one of the greatest updates to its design and function. In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper. In an NPR article it is said that after being stuck in traffic in a streetcar in New York while it was snowing… she noticed the driver had to frequently stop, get out of the car and clear the windshield of snow. Anderson observed this process and then thought, “what if there was a blade to clear the windshield without the driver getting out?” After filing for patent it become standard equipment on cars by 1916. Anderson lived in Birmingham and was also a rancher and real estate developer.


In keeping with our observance of national women's history month, Mustang News will be sharing some interesting facts every day! Did you know that ...more American women work in the education, health services, and social assistance industries than any other. It seems that while women are moving into the workforce in large numbers, they’re still filling traditional female jobs... teaching, nursing and social service professions. Together, these three industries employ nearly one-third of all female workers. In keeping with the theme of contributions by women... Marie Curie is the only woman to ever win two Nobel Prizes! Her first award was for physics due to her work on spontaneous radiation with her husband, and her second, being in Chemistry, for her studies on radioactivity.

Senior Beta Club Art Night to support and thank our troops

FSA's Senior Beta Club has planned a project to make care packages for the military. As part of the project, they will be hosting an Art Night at FSA on March 22nd from 3:30 to 5 which will take place in the cafeteria. On Art Night, we invite grades PreK - 2nd to draw and color thank you cards for the soldiers.
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International Night Updates You Should Know!

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FSA’s annual International Night will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 4-7pm! We take pride in the cultural diversity represented in our school, and our International Night is a great way to share and celebrate our various cultural traditions. As of now, we have Turkey, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Morocco, Jamaica, Finland and Haiti. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL!


There are several ways that you can help and engage this year.

  1. Manage a booth for a specific country or region of a country showcasing the heritage
  2. Bring food and/or items for a specific country
  3. Perform a talent representative of a country whether it is a dance, song, poem, or playing an instrument
  4. General event volunteer-set up, clean up, manning passport and immigration booths


Please visit http://www.bit.ly/fsaintlnight2019 - International Night Google Form Sign-up to let us know how you would like to participate by April 1, 2019.


Once we receive your google form response, we will reach out to you with additional details. Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions.

FSA MSA Is Selling Biscuits this friday! Help them reach their goal!



The Mustang Soccer Association will be selling biscuits this Friday! In addition to selling biscuits the MSA has also been working on documenting their service project and the hours that they are spending on this project. They are also working on a prize giveaway to the student or staff member that helps them achieve their goal at 100 percent.

FSA was honored to host the Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad Invitational in January

Take a look back at the Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad Invitational! We were excited to have the opportunity to host 35 teams from across the southeast at our "Science Wars" themed invitational!

https://youtu.be/U-bxqDc-jVA

the ride of the 79th

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I am very excited about sharing this link *https://ride79.com* with all of you! This is more of a personal project my husband, mother in law and, I have been working on for a while. As some of you know, my husband is part of the USA military as well as his grandfather and father were. His grandfather was part of the D-Day and as a way to honor his and many other soldiers' sacrifices, we have decided to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day by riding the route of his grandfather’s unit, the 79th Infantry Division (315th Regiment), from start to finish. They landed at Utah beach in Normandy France on June 14, 1944 and made their way through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and finally the Czech Republic. This project will be a physical challenge for us but also a very rewarding opportunity to revisit, honor our past, give remembrance to individual soldiers’ stories, learn about history and culture, make friends, gain experiences, and raise funds for the Green Beret Foundation. I ask everybody to please help me in sharing this link with your friends, social media, spreading the word to people that may be interested in joining us, donating or simple re-sharing this beautiful idea.


Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair

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Reminder: Math Kangaroo is on Thursday, March 21st

Earlier via school newsletters in October and November, we had informed our parents regarding Math Kangaroo Competition that would take place on March 21st, 2019 at various locations and times. Registration opened in October & deadline to register was in December. Each student interested in was asked to register independently and participate independently (including math team students). When registering, you must have chosen a location and time.

Please check your email inbox for a confirmation email if you registered.


If you registered:

· You must have received a confirmation email from Math Kangaroo about the location and time you chose to register.

· Teachers don’t have registration information of Math Kangaroo competition time and site for your child if your child is registered.

· Please consider traffic & plan to arrive half an hour early to the competition site & don’t forget to take pencil & eraser with you. Good luck!! J

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html

How to prep:

1) Please read rules and features in the link below to make sure you know what to expect on the day of the competition.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/rules.html

2) Practice Questions

Sample practice questions may be found at the link below.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/practice.html

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/sample_questions.html

3) More Math Kangaroo Resources

More resources are available in the link below.

https://mathkangaroo.oasis-lms.com/Public/Catalog/Home.aspx

4) Scantron – Answer Document

Please review how to fill in a scantron - answer document with your child especially if your child is in elementary and middle grades.

http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/answer_card_info.html

Tri-M® Music Honor Society

It's no ordinary society.

It's the only honor society for student musicians in the county.


About Tri-M

The Tri-M Music Honor Society welcomes student musicians in grades 6-12. Currently, there are over 2,100 chapters in all 50 states, involving more than 85,000 students. Besides shining a bright light on their school’s music program, these future leaders contribute more than 750,000 service hours in their local communities each year.


Why Tri-M?

Perform, lead, and serve.

A Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter opens a world of opportunities for students who have already shown themselves to be academically driven and musically gifted. Through performance and community service they’ll develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.


Have additional questions?

Email us: Tri-M@nafme.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

WT Cafe BOGO Coupon!!!

Did you know about the school lunch program offered at Fulton Science Academy??


WT Cafe delivers healthy and fresh meals daily for those who order, with an easy online ordering system, 7-10 menu choices DAILY, and allergy-friendly menus.


WT Cafe sends a special "thank you" to our amazing families & staff with a BOGO coupon!

Enjoy this Buy One Meal, Get One Meal Free deal to order lunch for your child (or for yourself if you're faculty!)


COUPON EXPIRES MARCH 15th


See their March Menu below!


Make an Order: https://order.wtcafe.com/

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4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


We are pleased to announce FSA's 4th Annual S.T.E..A.M. Video Contest.


EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpets Award Show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:45pm with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our student's skills in different areas of movie making.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQT8b1kaiIY

VIDEO CONTEST GUIDELINES

THEME

This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.


FORMAT

Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE

This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, April 7, 2019.


CONTEST LEVELS

Students will be competing in two different levels as follows:

Middle School Level

High School Level


AWARD CATEGORIES & AWARDS FOR EACH LEVEL

1st Place - $150

2nd Place - $100

3rd Place - $50


SPECIAL AWARDS - $100

Student’s Choice


RED CARPET AWARD CEREMONY DATE & TIME

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:45 PM.


SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO

Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.


Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to rmaharaj@fultonscienceacademy.org


Enjoy your time preparing your videos.


EXAMPLE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:

Want to Learn More about our FSA STEAM Summer Camp and NEW SAT Math & SAT Verbal Summer Camps?

S.T.E.A.M. SUMMER CAMP

Fulton Science Academy S.T.E.A.M Camp provides fun hands on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to develop new skills, expand creative thinking, and foster team building and new friendship.
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OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1ST GRADE THROUGH 8TH GRADE


FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by award winning staff, occurs in an easy one week day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!


Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science, Multi-Media Art Projects, Robotics, Computer Programming and 3D Animation.


Campers are divided into grade levels to better tailor activities, instruction, supervision, and content for a more engaging and fun experience!

Dates:

  • June 10 - June 14 or
  • June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link for Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Camp fee: $375


Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.


Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100


If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

SAT MATH / SAT VERBAL SUMMER CAMP

SAT Verbal

Fulton Science Academy SAT Summer Camp is designed to help students prepare for the rigors of taking the SAT College Board test. We will identify and implement test taking strategies using prerequisite knowledge to increase student performance in the area of English Language Arts. This includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.


SAT Math

SAT Math camp is designed to prepare students for the math section of the SAT. Students will be trained on SAT Math concepts from pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry on top of exploring a systematic fashion of mastering techniques used on the SAT Math Exam. SAT Math Camp is envisioned to equip students with a variety of questioning styles seen on the SAT in addition to cultivate & strengthen their problem solving skills besides their math skills.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

· Pencil and eraser

· Small binder

· Calculator (Scientific or preferably TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

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OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 6th GRADE THROUGH 12th GRADE

Dates:

June 10 - June 14 (SAT Math)

June 17 - June 21 (SAT Verbal)


Location:

Fulton Science Academy

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.


Click the Below Link for Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevEf12zniesuhGxOx-UGjUVnJzwX6sUC208gjk_Xtc2oxr5g/viewform?usp=sf_link


Camp fee: $750


Checks: Payable to Fulton Science Academy.

You can mail your checks to FSA at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.


Cash/Credit: You can stop by the front office for your payment.

3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA, 30009.

Tel: 678 366 2555 ext:100


If you have any questions, please contact to Mr. Turan at nturan@fultonscienceacademy.org

HELP FSAPS TO HIRE GREAT PROFESSIONALS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Dear Fulton Science Academy Community,


We are pleased to inform you that this has been another record breaking year in terms of both student and teacher retention for our school. We are happy to inform you that almost all of our teachers are returning next year.


At this time, we are mainly searching for faculty members to serve our growing student population in middle and high school section of our school.


We are currently hiring for one of each positions listed below:

  • Director of Fine Arts Program
  • Certified Art Teacher
  • Certified Middle School Counselor
  • Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Science Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher
  • Certified Middle and High School Spanish Teacher


If you know of any great teacher(s), please pass this message to them and encourage them to apply online using THIS LINK.


These positions will be filled quickly as we have already received many great applications.


Thank you!

Upcoming Middle School Field Trip to Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Dear 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and parents,


FSA is organizing a field trip to Shakespeare tavern to the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 during school hours. We will leave from FSA at 8:15am and return around 2:00pm by school bus. Students will eat their lunches at the play house. Please make sure to pack a lunch for your child.


Trip Fee: No Fee Needed for this Trip

Uniform: Red Uniform Shirt


If your child is not participating in the field trip, she / he will be working on her / his assigned work at school.


Permission forms were given to students last week to bring home. Please note that there IS a section that must be signed if your child is NOT attending the field trip, as well as a section for permission to attend.


If you or your student has misplaced the permission form, a new form can be obtained at the front desk.


FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th 2019

don't forget to order your year book! last day to order is april 1st!

TO PURCHASE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR YEARBOOK:

Go to www.treering.com/validate

Enter your school's passcode: 1013541294622699


Regular Price: $29.50

Deadline: April 1

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summer camps are coming to FSA for summer 2019!!!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS! WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER SOME AMAZING CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2019

FSA STEAM Summer Camp

OPEN TO ALL GEORGIA ADVANCED AND GIFTED STUDENTS IN 1st GRADE - 8th Grade


FSA S.T.E.A.M. Camp is taught by an award winning staff, occurs in an easy two-weeks day camp format, and is designed to be both fun and full of learning!


Activities include Math Games, Hands-On Science Activities, Multi-Media Art Projects, Robotics, Computer Programming, and 3D Animation. Campers are divided into grade levels to better tailor activities, instruction, supervision, and content for a more engaging and fun experience!


Dates:

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21


Click the Below Link to see Pricing Information and Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxC8kCOyGBhS84GftVY8i468DPU5jUyTcd3zyA-STI2QBRzA/viewform

Kids4Coding

Kids 4 Coding propels kids to Tech Readiness through innovative, hands-on projects and challenges. Students gain an edge in STEM by learning to create and code games, mobile apps, electronics, websites, robots, drones, and more using top programming languages like Python and JavaScript.



Please use the links below to see different class offerings, pricing information, and registration:

1/2 Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-half-day


Full Day Offerings at FSA

https://www.kids4coding.com/alpharetta-fsa-full-day


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 8 - July 12

Shaping Minds


If you are searching for an awesome Summer Camp for kids in the Metro Atlanta, GA area, then you have come to the right place! Our summer camp is perfect for active kids who love to have fun participating in exciting sports activities!


Dates:

May 27 - May 31

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14

June 17 - June 21

June 24 - June 28

July 1 - July 5

July 8 - July 12


Register using the Link Below:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=4707958323/2696/47892///1549383574

E2YoungEngineers

Packages:

  • Full Day (8:30AM – 4:30PM); $399/week; (2 snacks provided; Student gets own lunch)
  • Half Day (8:30AM – 12:30PM); $195/week; (1 snack provided; Dismissal before lunch)


Each day, children participate in a variety of enriching activities classified in 4 themes. Children will enjoy STEM educational experience, build motorized Lego® models, conduct science experiments, programming robots, gaming, and do creative art work.


Dates:

Superheros: June 4 - June 8

Candy: Jun 11 - Jun 15

Science: June 18 - June 22

Adventure: June 25 - June 29


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

http://northatlanta.e2youngengineers.com/summercamp/

BioIgnite

The BioIgnite Design Summer Camp teaches about exciting BioSTEM topics such asBiomedical Imaging, NeuroEngineering, Biomechanics, and Regenerative Medicine. An afternoon design studio teaches students all about the engineering design process and takes them through designing their own prosthetic prototype. Parents are invited to an open house on Friday where students show-off their prototypes and favorite activities from the week.


Dates:

June 24 - June 28


For Pricing and Registration, Please click this link:

https://www.bioignite.org/upcoming-events/bioignite-summer-camp-at-fulton-science-academy-alpharetta/

Wealthy Habits

Are you looking for a program that is both fun and educational?

Our 5-day summer camps focus on what students are most interested in while providing a strong foundation of MONEY BASICS.

Wealthy Habits camps aren’t focused on whether a student can memorize the information and pass a test, but on changing their attitude towards managing their current and future finances while providing them with the ambition to learn more even after they have left camp.


Dates:

June 3 - June 7

June 10 - June 14


For pricing and registration, please click this link;

https://wealthyhabits.org/programs/camps/

2019 - 2020 school year calendar

Please note that we have published our 2019 - 2020 Calendar on our School Website as well if you would like to print it.

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FSA Sideline Store

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The site allows the user to select the item, color, logo, and team whether it be academic or athletic; even different sayings! The possibilities are endless! There is everything from cotton shirts to Dri-Fit Nike or UA workout shirts and so much more!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SIDELINE STORE

SMART TUITION

SMART TUITION ACCOUNT

FSAPS Tuition Information: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/tuition-information/

Smart Tuition is the tuition management system used by FSA. In addition to tuition, all incidental billing such as aftercare fees, sports and academic team fees, trips, etc., is also done through Smart Tuition. There is a $50 yearly fee for Smart Tuition.


If you have not set up your account or are having trouble setting up your account, please contact our Business Administrator Abdurrahim Kurt by phone or email.

Phone: (678) 366 - 2555 ext. 105

Email: akurt@fultonscienceacademy.org

Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!

Home visits are a casual way for your child to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see children in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with children and their parents outside of a regular school day.

Here is some feedback from our parents:

  • “Early in the school year, a group of teachers took the time to come to our home to meet us and discuss the school program with us. That event brought us back to the time in which schooling was a true partnership between parent and teacher and reaffirmed in our minds that FSA truly cares about the development of our children”
  • “We even had two teachers visit us at our home. They were a pleasure to meet and we could clearly see how much they enjoy teaching students.”
  • “Thank you very much for your visit and the chocolates yesterday. We enjoyed having you over very much. I also want to thank you for turning math from the most complicated and somewhat scary subject into one of our most favorites.”
  • “We all enjoyed your visit last night to our home. It was such a pleasure to informally get to know both of you. My son thought it was really cool that two teachers came to his house. He talked about it the whole way to school this morning in carpool. Personally, I admire the dedication you both have for your jobs. It makes a big difference in a student’s attitude toward school. Your visit left no doubt in my mind that FSA was the right decision for my son.”
  • “I just wanted to write on behalf of my husband and I and thank you for visiting our child. He loved having you both come and visit. We appreciate the level of caring and attention that you have consistently shown our family. It is rare to see such a dedication from teachers for their jobs. We can tell that you love teaching and you care for our children. Thank you for visiting our child when he was not feeling well.”


How can I schedule a home visit?

Very simple.

To schedule an elementary school home visit: Simply email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.


To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email sduman@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom assignments. Mr. Duman will be in touch to confirm final details.


Depending on our teacher’s availability, at least two teachers will be together to visit our students and parents at their homes. The best times to schedule a home visit are weekdays after 5:00 pm, and anytime during the weekends, except Sunday mornings. For any questions you have about this program, send an e-mail to homevisit@fultonscienceacademy.org

Attendance Matters!


Please remember that

Middle and High School Students have College Guidance and Enrichment

from 2:40pm - 3:15pm.

It is very important that students do not miss this time of their school day.


Parents and High School Students, please remember that first dismissal for High School Students is not until 3:15. High School students should not walk out of the building for dismissal until 3:15pm.


If your child will be absent please send an email to attendance@fultonscienceacademy.org

on the morning of the absence.


For full attendance policies please see the student handbook.

School Medicine Policy 2018 - 2019 (Includes FAQ)

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, and other patient over-the-counter drugs are not available through FSAPS. Should you wish for your child to have access to these medications, you must sign an
‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ and leave a supply with the front office.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

The medication to be administered by designated school personnel must be sent directly from the pharmacy or physician’s office or brought to school by the student’s parent/guardian. The school must receive an ‘Authorization to Administer Medication Form’ signed by the student’s physician and/or parent/guardian.

The following information must be printed clearly on the medication container:

  • Student’s Name

  • Name of the medication

  • Dosage

  • Time the medication must be taken.

    Bring in only the amount of medication that is needed for a school day. In the case of prolonged need, send in the amount for a clearly specified period. Written authorization to dispense medications shall be limited to two weeks unless otherwise prescribed by a physician. Medication shall only be dispensed out of its original container, which must be labeled with the child’s name. Extra medication will not be sent home with a student. All medication will be kept in a secure location in the clinic and/or front office.


Parents, please remind your students that if they are feeling unwell that they need to first visit the clinic and be assessed by our school nurse, who will then call you in the event that the student should go home. Students should not use their phones during the school day to contact parents.


FAQ:

  • Does the school provide medications?

No. The school does not provide medication. The student's parent or guardian must bring the student's medicine to the front office or school clinic, along with an "Authorization to Give Medication" Form.

  • May the parent/guardian bring and give medications to their student?

Yes, a parent/guardian may come to school and give their child medication. Parents should still follow the visitor sign in procedures.

  • Where can I find Authorization Forms?

Authorization forms can be found at the front desk or school clinic.

  • Why do I need a doctor's health care provider's note for adult strength over-the-counter medication when my health care provider has told me it is appropriate for my student's weight (or condition)?

The school nurse wants to protect your child and must follow guidelines for dosage recommended by the manufacturer.

  • How do students get their medications during after school hours?

The principal, along with administration and the school nurse will determine by whom and how medication will be secured and administered during after school hours.

  • Why do medications have to be in the original container?

The original container provides information from the manufacturer about over-the-counter medications, including the name of the medication, the proper dose, how the medication should be given, how often the medication should be given, possible side effects, and when the medication is no longer effective (an expiration date.)

The original prescription container includes the name of the medication, the patient's name, the prescribing licensed health care provider, the proper dose, how and when it should be given, when the medication expires, and the pharmacy where the medication was purchased. All of this information is necessary for the school nurse to administer medication in a safe manner.

  • What if my child's medication or dosage changes?

Parents/Guardians must inform the school nurse of any medication changes. New medication or different doses will not be given unless the parent completes a new medication form. The information on the prescription bottle label must match the new consent form.

  • Can my child take herbal medication at school?

No. Over-the-counter diet pills, vitamins, dietary supplements, including minerals or herbs will not be given.

  • May my child carry cough drops at school?

No. Cough-drops must be left in the clinic along with a completed "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • May my child carry over the counter medication at school?

No. It must be left in the clinic along with and "Authorization to Give Medication at School" Form.

  • Can my child carry his/her Epipen, Insulin, or Asthma Inhaler at school?

Yes, students may carry inhalers and Epipens or insulin with a completed "Authorization to Carry Prescription Medication" Form. You can get this form from the school nurse.

  • Why is there a place for the health care provider to sign the authorization form for my child to carry their inhaler/epipen at school?

The health care provider's signature indicates that your child has been instructed on the proper use of their inhaler/Epipen and that your child is responsible for administering it to himself/herself without supervision.

  • Why do I have to have a prescription label on the inhaler/Epipen?

The prescription on the inhaler/epipen includes the child's name, how often it is to be used, and what dose is appropriate for your child. It is difficult to keep the label directly on the inhaler/epipen.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for a fever, can I still send them to school?

If the fever is more than 100.9 degrees F before you give them Tylenol, then your child cannot come to school. Your child may return to school when his/her temperature is below 101 degrees F without Tylenol or any other fever reducing medication for 24 hours, if s/he feels well and is not showing signs of illness.

  • If I give my child Tylenol for aches and pains can I still send them to school?

You child is welcome at school while taking Tylenol or any other over-the-counter medication for an injury, dental work, etc. However, if the medication is for a sore throat, earache or flu like symptoms, please keep them at home.

  • Why can't I put medicine in my child's lunch box if he/she has to take medicine at lunch?

Medication in a lunch box could be lost or taken by another child. If a staff member found the medication it could be considered an illegal drug with consequences according to the Code of Conduct. Medications must be brought to the front office or school clinic by parents/guardians in the original and properly labeled container.

  • If I treat my child for lice can I send them back to school the same day?
Yes. Please bring your child free of live lice back to the school nurse to be rechecked.
  • Why do I have to bring in a box top to verify lice treatment?
A box top from the product provides the School Nurse with the treatment type that was used and confirms that treatment was provided for the child since a prescription is not necessary.
  • How much time do I have to get to the school if the nurse calls me to pick up my child because he/she is sick?
You, or a person you designate, should arrive within one hour of being called. Most school clinics have an area where your child can rest for a short period of time. If your child has a fever of 104 degrees F or higher, you, or a person you designate must arrive as soon as possible.
  • How long will my child's over-the-counter medication be given at school?
Over-the-counter medication may be given with the parent/guardian permission as needed throughout the school year. A health care provider's note is required for over-the-counter medication that is given for more than 10 consecutive school days.
  • What happens to my child's medication at the end of the school year?
All medications not picked up by parents/guardians by the last day of school will be destroyed.
  • May my child share over-the-counter medication with another student?
No. Students may not share any medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Doing so could be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and could also result in the student losing his/her privilege of carrying medication on his/her person.
  • Why should my child take the first dose of new medication at home?
We want your student back to school as soon as possible after an illness, diagnosis, or medication change. It is for the safety of your student that you observe him/her for any unsuspected reactions to a new medication and report it to the prescribing licensed health care provider.

aftercare hours reminder


Parents, please be reminded that After - School Care is provided every day from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for a fee of $15.00 per day or $200.00 for the month. We ask that parents pick up any remaining students by 6:00 pm, and no later, as the school closes at 6:00pm. Sometimes our Academic Teams will stay later, but these students are not considered to be in After-Care. There are also sometimes outside organizations that use our facility for sports events, so it may look like there are still plenty of people here, but these more often than not, do not include aftercare students. Thank you for your understanding.

FSAConnect mobile App

Dear Parents,


We are happy to inform you that now you can check fsaconnect by mobile app.

Here is how you can access the app:


ITunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/radix-mobile/id1159005166?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.radix.radixmobile


The links can also be found at the bottom of your connect page by the other social media links.

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A pop-up banner will appear on top of the screen when users access the school connect on their mobile devices.


Site link: https://fsaconnect.fultonscienceacademy.org

Username: fsaconnect username

Password: fsaconnect password

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND, OUR SCHOOL NOTIFICATION APPlication

JOIN FSAPS REMIND HERE: https://www.remind.com/join/fsaps


We have created a remind account to keep our community informed and up-to-date with what is happening at our school.


By joining "FSAPS remind," you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or e-mail. We recommend SMS option for our families and students.


We will use this tool as an addition to other communication portals we use at our school to keep our families apprised of what's happening at Fulton Science Academy. Thank you.

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FSA SOCIAL MEDIA

Please connect with us online and grow our social media following!


FSA is proud to be building a strong social media presence and we encourage you to follow us using one or more of the following links:

1- FSA YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy

If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will receive notifications whenever we upload a new video.

2- FSA FACEBOOK PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/FultonScienceAcademyPrivateSchool/


Many of you already follow our Facebook page. If you are not yet connected, please “Like" our Facebook page.

3- FSA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/fultonscienceacademy/

We post lots of pictures on our Instagram account. You will enjoy seeing new pictures every day.

4- FSA LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/company/fulton-science-academy-private-school

So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.

5 –FSA TWITTER

https://twitter.com/fsaprivate

Twitter is a great way to get updated about school. Simply follow our school on Twitter to get recent tweets from our school.

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Fulton Science Academy Private School

INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER

Serving Advanced and Gifted Students

Pre-K through High School

Atlanta Science Festival; COMMUNICATING THE SCIENCE OF THE GEORGIA COAST

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Alligators, dolphins, ghost crabs, pelicans, live oaks, and wasps: oh my! In this highly energetic science communication workshop, adult and teen participants will engage in improvisational storytelling and movement-oriented activities to cultivate advocating for conservation of the Georgia coast. By accessing information from “micro-lectures” about animals, plants, and ecosystems delivered by scientist and author Dr. Anthony J. Martin, everyone is invited to delve into their creativity to find new and powerful ways to communicate factually, but also passionately, about taking care of our shorelines.


Presented by InterPlay Atlanta, Emory University

https://atlantasciencefestival.org/events-2019/communicating-the-science-of-the-georgia-coast/


WHERE:

Little Five Points Community Center Cafe

1083 Austin Ave NE

Atlanta, 30307


WHEN:

Friday, March 15th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


ADMISSION:

Price: $5

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS