Fulton Science Academy High School
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL
WEEK OF February 25, 2019
high school newsletter
I'd like to congratulate our High School Science Olympiad Team who, over the weekend won 2nd Place at the Georgia Tech Invitational among many other individual awards! Make sure to read the article below about this win as our High School Team made school history and has earned a spot at the State tournament in March!
Make sure to check out the great volunteer opportunities below being offered at the Atlanta History Center. These sound like wonderful opportunities for our High School students. Make sure to talk to Ms. Agha about these options if they seem right for you, or if you have any other volunteer questions!
Make sure to read through all the way because this Newsletter is packed with great information!
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER
Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed our trip to Emory University last week! It was so much fun for me to see you all so interested and excited about college!
I'd like to congratulate our Science Olympiad Team on their historic victory over the weekend! Our HS students have worked so hard and it really shows! I'm so proud of you all for the long hours that you put in before and after school to make the team better!
Everyone enjoy your week!
Ms. Hibbah Agha
Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade
(678) 366-2555 ext:158
1. Stop holding back. You owe it to yourself and your creator to step into your greatness. It's what you were born to do. Anything less will leave you living a life of regret.
2. Just Start. You don't need to have it all figured out, you just need to get started. One small action today, combined with another tomorrow gets you closer. No action = no movement.
3. Stop Listening to the Lies. Talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself [ watch this ].
4. It's Bigger Than You. Most of the time whatever you're called to do isn't really about you. It's about those who you will serve. Remember, a message can't get shared unless there is a messenger willing to share it. They need you.
5. You Can. Your circumstances don't define you. Your willingness does. Stop hiding behind the excuses and start stepping into your calling. I believe in you. Now, you need to believe in yourself.
I don't know what may be holding you back but I do know that no matter what it is, you can overcome it if you decide to do so. It might not be easy but I can promise you that it will be worth it.
I'm cheering for you!
- Jon Gordon, published author
FSA's Mission & Vision
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.
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.
What's in this Issue?
- Lost & Found Donations; What You Should Know
- HS Science Olympiad Places 2nd at Regionals
- Spring Formal Tickets Now on Sale
- Who is Your Student Council
- 8th Grade AP Panel Led by FSA High School Students!
- 4th Annual STEAM Video Contest
- Mustang Daily News
- Emory Visit Picture Gallery
- Soccer Training Camps Begin in March
- Say Something Week
- The Ride of the 79th
- Volunteer Opportunities at the Atlanta History Center
- Pi Day is March 14th
- SAT Summer Camp
- AND MORE
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
LOST AND FOUND DONATIONS HAPPENING SOON; WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Please note that items with student names on them have been separated and will not be donated, but if you believe that your child is missing an item, please have them thoroughly check our Lost & Found. Again, in 2 weeks, all unclaimed items without names WILL be donated.
High School Science Olympiad Team Places 2nd at Regionals and Qualifies for State Tournament
The FSA High School Science Olympiad Team made school history as it won the 2nd place team trophy at the Georgia Tech Regional on Saturday and earned a spot at the State Tournament at Emory University on March 23, 2019.
FSA earned medals in 11 events and scored in the top ten in 21 of 23 events. Forsyth South High School won the tournament, but FSA bested some of the biggest public and private high schools in the state, including Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, South Cobb, and Woodward Academy. “Today demonstrated the importance of entering every event even if you think you are not prepared and that consistency across all events wins tournaments even if you don't win any individual medals,” head coach Pam Walsh told the team following the tournament.
“Our building events placed surprisingly well,” said events coach Yasin Parlak. “Typically, it is the building events that bring down a team’s score, but we medaled in nearly all of them.” Twin brothers Enes and Mehmet played a big role in the team’s success taking first place in Boomilever and Mousetrap Vehicle and second in Mission Possible. Charlie F., Brad, Nick and Aubrey anchored the team’s academic events. Team Captain Nick had an event in each of the five time slots and placed in the top 7 for each.
Medals were earned in the following events:
- 1st Place – Enes and Mehmet
- 1st Place – Charlie F., Brad, Enes
- 1st Place – Mehmet and Enes
- 2nd Place – Aubrey and Adam
- 2nd Place – Mehmet and Enes
- 2nd Place – Aubrey and Adam
- 3rd Place – Charlie F. and Brad
- 3rd Place – Charlie F. and Taemin
- 4th Place – Vaani and Pragya
- 4th Place – Charlie and Brad
Write It Do It
- 4th Place – Aubrey and Charles
FSA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT EMORY UNIVERSITY
!!!Spring Formal Tickets Now On Sale!!! (Juniors & Seniors)
Join us on Saturday, March 16th from 7:00pm - 11:00pm at the White Columns Country Club for our Great Gatsby Spring Formal!
All FSA Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend!
Tickets are only $40 UNTIL TOMORROW when the price WILL GO UP!
FSA'S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT LEADERSHIP; WHO IS YOUR STUDENT COUNCIL?
8th Grade AP Panel Led by FSA High School Students!
4TH ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST
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.
video contest guidelines
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your time preparing your videos.
SAMPLE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS FSA S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTESTS
Mustang Daily News; A Re-Cap of Last Week and a Look at Today!
We would like to inform you that our amazing high school students prepare news videos to be shared with our school community every school day. These videos are wonderful to keep up with daily happenings at Fulton Science Academy.
A BIG THANK YOU goes to our news team advisor, Mr. Maharaj and Mustang News Team students for these wonderful daily videos.
We encourage you to subscribe to our school's Youtube channel to get notifications about new videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FultonScienceAcademy
See some of our latest videos below from February 13th to today!. Enjoy watching them daily!
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 13, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 14, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 20, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 21, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 22, 2019
Fulton Science Academy Mustang News; February 25, 2019
Express your support for FSAPS with Express Burger
Bring your family in on February 28th for tasty treats and 20% goes
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7291 North Point Pkwy #1700, Alpharetta, GA 30022
SOCCER TRAINING CAMPS BEGIN IN MARCH
FSA IS PROUD TO OFFER PRIVATE SOCCER TRAINING ON CAMPUS!
FSA IS PARTNERING WITH OUESLATISPORTSCHULE TO BRING COCCER CLINICS, PRIVATE LESSONS ANF MORE...
REGISTER NOW AND SUPPORT FSA's SOCCER PROGRAMS!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT
AND CLICK ON THE FSA TAB OR CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL AT
- Begins in March
- Friday Clinics: 4:30pm - 5:30pm OR 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Saturday Clinics: 9:00am - 10:00am
- FSA Gym
- Open to ALL FSA STUDENTS in PreK - 12th Grade
- To develop your soccer skills to the next level
Say Something Week
KNOW THE SIGNS
People who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. When you don’t know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs, or dismiss them as unimportant, sometimes with tragic consequences.
It’s important to know that one warning sign on its own does not mean a person is planning an act of violence. But when many connected or cumulative signs are observed over a period of time, it could mean that the person is heading down a pathway towards violence or self-harm. By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person. Your actions can save lives.
the ride of the 79th
Nadia Carmona; FSA Spanish Teacher & World Language Department Chair
Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Atlanta History Center - Now Accepting Applications
"Atlanta History Center has many areas available for volunteers to work with the public or behind-the-scenes, from special events to maintaining beautiful gardens to leading tours through our historic houses and exhibitions."
Some of these Volunteer Opportunities Include:
(Application Deadline: March 1st)
(Application Deadline: March 1st)
Summer Camp Junior Counselors
(Application Deadline: May 10th)
PI DAY IS MARCH 14TH! GET READY TO HAVE SOME PIZZA!
Please celebrate Pi Day with us on March 14th. We will have pizza slices from Flippin' Pizza available for students to purchase for $2.00 per large cut slice. Your choice of gluten free pizza option is available.
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
New FSA SAT Summer Camp Announced!
SAT Summer Camp 2018 2019
- June 10 - 14: SAT Math
- June 17 - 21: SAT Verbal
A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of this registration form and STEAM Camp payment of $375. Please send your payment to Fulton Science Academy Private School at 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta, GA 30009 to complete your registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Nevruz Turan at email@example.com
FSA Honor Chorus Auditions!!
Auditions are open for our first annual FSA Honor Chorus! This group of talented singers will be performing at our first-ever high school graduation, the 8th grade graduation, and at the STEAM Awards Ceremony.
Please use the following Google form to submit your audition recording/video.
· Open to students in 3rd-12th grade.
· Priority will go to students who can attend all 3 events.
· Students currently in Mrs. Otim’s Chorus Club are automatically qualified, as long as they submit their Audition Google Form.
- We will rehearse 2-3 times during school hours between March-May.
- Deadline to audition is March 15th.
· Questions? Contact Mrs. Otim at firstname.lastname@example.org
College Fair 2019; Thursday February 28th
WHEN: THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 28; 10AM - 3PM
WHERE: FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
- 141 PRYOR STREET, SW - ATLANTA, GA 30303
WHAT: See dozens of College representatives! Learn about schools and get all your questions answered!
CONTACT: To get more information, contact: email@example.com or 404.612.5861
music competitions for high school students
Alma Mater Lyric Contest
Our first graduating class will be graduating in May, and it would be wonderful for them to have a song to remember their time at FSA.
- Contest is open to students in 6th-12th grade.
- Lyrics should be set to the tune, “Alma Mater”
- Lyrics should represent FSA and what it means to be a Mustang.
- Follow this link to hear an example.
- Students should write at least 1 verse, but no more than 2 verses
- Winner will receive $100 and also be known as the composer of the FSA Alma Mater for many years to come!
- Submissions and questions may be sent to Mrs. Otim at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submissions are due by March 29th.
2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition
2019 NAfME Student Composers Competition
Deadline: March 29th
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.
For K-12 applicants, Mrs. Otim can be your faculty sponsor for this contest. email@example.com
Follow this link for more details about how to enter.
Sports Picture Day is Coming Up! Mark Your Calendars!
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 1st Annual Sports Picture day on March 8th in our gym. The pictures will take place during school hours. This will be for all sports teams that participated in 2018-2019. If you are wanting to purchase online, the link is below.
FSA 10th GRADER ANAM F. BEGINS STUDENT LED BOOKDRIVE
YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DONATE! THE DONATION BOX HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FRONT LOBBY!!!
Spread the joy of reading!
Only 10% of young children in India have access to higher education. This is likely due to the lack of resources that they have. Fortunately, with your help we can change this. If you have any gently used/new books with reading levels ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, please donate it to the boxes set up around Fulton Science Academy Private School. The books will be sent to underdeveloped cities in India. Thank you for your donations!
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; FSA'S ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!
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. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!
The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:
- Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
- Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
- Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
- General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.
Please click the link below 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 email@example.com with any questions or concerns
Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!
UNG National Leadership Conference
UNG NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:
National Leadership Challenge weekend will occur from April 5 – April 7th. If students are interested in attending they can register at the following URL here: https://ung.edu/military-college-admissions/visit/nlc.php
If any of our students would like to attend, please either stop by my office and speak with me, or send me an email!
This is a great opportunity for students that are wanting to try out the Corps of Cadets or just want to have a weekend full of outdoor activities and leadership training!
AP CAPSTONE; WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
We are excited to say that Fulton Science Academy Private School has the opportunity to implement the AP Capstone Program in the 2019-2020 school year!
"AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research."
Participating in AP Capstone can help students:
- Stand out to colleges in the application process.
- Develop key academic skills they’ll use in college and beyond.
- Become self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers.
- Earn college credit: Many colleges offer credit for qualifying scores.
AP Capstone Diploma™: Granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing.
AP Seminar and Research Certificate™: Granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research.
The application process will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!
HOME VISITS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?!
Home visits are a casual way for your student to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see their students in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with these students and their parents outside of a regular school day.
To schedule a home visit, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.
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HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT YOUR SUMMER PLANS?
CAMP? CLASSES? INTERNSHIP? JOB SHADOWING? TRAVEL?
IF YOU NEED HELP FIGURING OUT YOUR PLANS, COME SEE OUR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MS. AGHA DURING YOUR FREE PERIOD!
VOLUNTEER HOURS POLICY & LOG DOWNLOAD
Volunteer Hours Tracking Process
High school students are required to submit their volunteer hours using volunteer hours log sheet.
The volunteer hours log sheet can be found on school website under counselor services menu.
Students can submit their log sheet throughout the semester to the school counselor as long as it contains a minimum of 10 hours.
**Exceptions can be made during finals week
Volunteer logs for each semester must be submitted no later than first Friday of December and first Friday of May to the counselor.
Counselors may or may not approve volunteer hours. Please refer to the acceptable volunteer hour guidelines for details.
Students will be informed of the volunteer hour log sheet approval decision by the counselor before the end of each semester.
School counselor will upload approved volunteer hour sheet to Naviance before the end of each semester.
Students are required to upload their approved volunteer hours to presidential service awards website within a week after receiving approval.
Students are required to have uploaded a minimum of 100 volunteer hours to presidential service website to fulfill the volunteer hour requirement.
Volunteer Hour Guidelines
Submitted volunteer hours will be approved by the counselor based on below criteria,
Acceptable Volunteer Hours
Volunteering with any agency, non-profit group, hospital, any religious place, student organization, civic group, community organization, etc.
Time that you spend planning or organizing a service event, drive, or fundraising for charities
Meeting that you attend in order to plan or organize a service event, learn about service opportunities, or learn community leadership skills that are outside the normal monthly meetings of the club or organization.
Service projects of school clubs, organizations, and teams
Time that you spend helping a member of the community excluding relatives
Any volunteer activity that is ten or more hours must be submitted along with a separate signed document as an evidence from the organization in addition to volunteer hours log sheet.
All service projects are subject to a maximum credit of 16 hours/day for any one event.
Unacceptable Volunteer Hours
Service for which you receive course credit, such as internships or class assignments.
Participating in “drives” where you drop off items for a collection
Participation in a school event or activity, such as rehearsing for performances, etc.
Time at conventions, mission or work trips when you are sleeping, attending social functions, eating, commuting, etc.
Court mandated community service or service mandated for a school disciplinary referral
Paid work of any kind or work for which you receive any kind of compensation
Hosting a foreign exchange student
Transfer Students are required to meet the following criteria based on their entrance grade level to Fulton Science Academy.
You can find a copy of the Volunteer Hours Log Sheet in your Naviance Account, as well as on your FSA connect account. If you would like to get a physical copy from the school, you can pick one up at the Front Desk.