The Owl

Weekly News for Fighting Owl Families


A Note From Mr. Jordan

Hello Owls!

We've reached the last week of the school year, and I want to thank everyone that made this year successful. Thank you to our students, our front office staff, our aids and paraprofessionals,

the PTO, and our teachers. I hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable summer break, and we look forward to seeing our students when they return in the fall!

Please remember that Wednesday and Thursday are both early release days. School will be dismissed at 12:15.

Mrs. Clark, our academic counselor, recently went on a tour of five nearby colleges. The tour's final stop is at The University of Oklahoma. Please see below for the details.

From Coach Smith:

- Volleyball Clinic for grades 3-5 on June 3! Come learn how to play Owl Volleyball from our players and coaches!

- Registration link for Summer Strength and Conditioning with Coach Nathan Henry!

- Flag Football Summer Workouts! Open to all boys grades 6-8! Every Wednesday from May 10 - July 26 from 3:30-5:30! See flyer for details.

Important Dates:

Mon May 22 to Thu May 25 - Final Exams for 6th Grade to 11th Grade: Finals Schedule:

Wed May 24 - Early Release

Thu May 25 - Early Release and Last Day of School

Fri May 26 - Mandatory Graduation Practice at 1 PM

Sat May 27, 2023 - Graduation, 4 PM: FCA Flower Mound Gymnasium

Summer Information:

Here is some important information about summer opportunities and upcoming dates for the 2023-24 school year.

Summer Camps:

Summer Camps are now available for sign-up. See the Upper School link here.

Upper School Summer Camps - Please Contact Teachers Directly to register and for payment.

Grammar school link here.

Summer Reading:

Grammar school (K-2) summer reading here.

See the attachment for summer reading grades 6-11 here.

Summer School Options (Upper School):

If your student is in need of summer school, please see the list of options here.

Grammar School Supply Lists:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

6th Grade Supply List:

New 6th Graders: Please see a generic first-day-of-school supply list here.

Teachers will request specific supplies during the first week of school.

Senior Photos:

Seniors, Please make an appointment to take your senior photo on Friday, Aug 4.

Use the link here:

Meet the Teacher:

Meet the Teacher is Aug 7, 2023. More detailed information will be sent later in the summer.

Flynn O’Hara Uniform Fitting:

Flynn O’Hara will be here to help parents with uniform fittings on Jun 21, 2023 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Upper School Cafeteria

2023-24 calendar:

The parent calendar for 2023 - 2024 is located here. Please note that this calendar is subject to change.

Aug 9, 2023- First Day of School for the 2023-24 school year.

Thank you,

Jeremy Jordan

Upper School Assistant Headmaster

The Biggest Hoots

Class of 2023, Senior Walk Video Tribute:

Senior Walk photo album:

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 STOCO members!
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Upper School Summer Camps - Please Contact Teachers Directly to register and for payment.
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Grades 6-12 had their award ceremony this past Wednesday, and many students were recognized for their achievements this year. We also were able to honor several of our Seniors with scholarships.

Thank you, Sarah Park: Allstate Insurance, for your generous scholarships for our first graduating class!

Clement So The Sarah Park Allstate Agency Scholarship For Excellence in STEM $1000 Funded by Sarah Park Allstate Agency

Audrey Thimesch The Sarah Park Allstate Agency Scholarship for Excellence in Fine Arts $1000 Funded by Sarah Park Allstate Agency

Eloise Johnson The Sarah Park Allstate Agency Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities $1000 Funded by Sarah Park Allstate Agency

Christian Creason The Sarah Park Allstate Agency Scholarship for Excellence in Athletics $1000 Funded by Sarah Park Allstate Agency

Anna Lenski The Sarah Park Allstate Agency Scholarship for Excellence in Service $1000 Funded by Sarah Park Allstate Agency

Krish Nair Memorial Scholarship recipients:

Malia Hardy The Krish Nair Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts $500 funded by the family of Krish Nair

Sariah De Leon The Krish Nair Scholarship for Excellence in the History $500 funded by the family of Krish Nair

Christian McIntyre The Krish Nair Scholarship for Excellence in the MATH $500 funded by the family of Krish Nair

Emma Linton The Krish Nair Scholarship for Excellence in the Music $500 funded by the family of Krish Nair

Our class of 2023 had over $2,431,500.00 in Scholarship offers!

All photos from the Award Ceremony can be seen here:

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Booster

Please consider joining our Fine Arts Booster, membership includes a free grey Fine Arts Spirit Shirt.

The New Blue Owl Fine Arts Spirit shirts are also available for purchase!

Join the Booster here

Order Fine Arts Spirit shirts here

Online Course Offerings/Calendar for Fine Arts here


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Counseling Corner

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College Tour - University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma - Located in Norman, OK, OU is a major, public research university. From their website: “For over 131 years, the University of Oklahoma continues to stand apart as a beacon of diverse thinking and unbound exploration. By channeling the strengths of the many, here one is empowered to work in any way, become anything, and arrive anywhere.”

Our tour started off with seeing an OWL! There’s a green owl at the top of the old law building, and our tour guide made sure to point it out to us. The campus is large, of course, so we only saw a few major buildings including the library. We spent a majority of our time touring the different dorms/styles. OU offers apartment-style dorms with 4 bedrooms sharing a single living room and kitchen plus two bathrooms with 4! bathroom sinks (that’s 5 sinks in one dorm space if you’re keeping count). These dorms are so popular, they are converting more of the older suite-style into these. The suite-style dorms feel very small, but the campus offers free help moving in at a scheduled time which is good because hallways are narrow and dorm buildings are 7-8 stories high.

We received one of the more beneficial university presentations that we saw on the trip. I would love to have Mr. Travis Lightsey, Jr., MS, GCDF, ACC, Director of the Center for Major and Career Exploration ( come and speak with our students. He and his team work very hard to help students figure out which of the 140+! majors they should choose at OU as they look ahead to careers beyond. He provided a link to a tool they use to help admitted students figure things out. We have resources for Founders families on Naviance, under the Self-discovery tab, which I point out to students when I meet with them, I’m attaching a link to OU’s resource here because I hope you have a chance to explore it as a family:

Our time at OU concluded with dinner in the Couches Restaurants. WOW! First of all, everything in this area is all you can eat. We discovered the largest cereal bar in the world with 32 different cereals to choose from. There was a BBQ restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a smoothie/bowl restaurant, a desserts only restaurant, an ice cream shop, a home-cooking restaurant, a salad bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a Chick-Fil-A! Apparently, it’s the only all you can eat CFA in the world. The students we were chaperoning went back and forth getting more CFA fries and sandwiches than I thought was possible to consume, but they did. Unexpected offerings: fried pickles, red pepper hummus, Lebanese spinach pies, empanadas, tator tot casserole, and tiramisu.

Motto: Civi et Reipublicae, “For the benefit of the Citizen and the State”

Student to faculty ratio: 18:1

Undergraduate enrollment: ~21,200

Tuition snapshot: ~$29,000-$10,000=$18,000 26-27 ACT or 1230-1290 SAT and 3.5 GPA

My impressions: Our tour guide was happy to talk about goofy myths and traditions like how the owl was mischievously painted green one time, so it’s repainted as needed for fun. The dorms felt a bit too sardine-y to me. “Sardine-y” isn’t a word, but I like it better than “claustrophobic” or “confined” for its imagery. The library has some really, really old quiet sections which can be charming/life-giving or intimidating/oppressive depending on your personality. I would love to work with or for Mr. Lightsey. He has similar passions and more expertise than I have. We didn’t get a sense of finding your community on this tour, but I’m sure it’s possible. There were students out walking despite the rain - I forgot to mention that it rained during our tour.

As you tour universities, take note of what’s missing, what’s life-giving, and how you might navigate and overcome the parts that are intimidating. Ignore tuition sticker prices. Most schools are offering scholarships to a majority of students. Very few actually pay the sticker price. Pay attention to your grades; keep your GPA up because there are steep discounts offered to students in the 10% or with high GPAs or high test scores or some combination of all of the above.

Class of 2023 Acceptances

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FCA Families, If you click on the pins, you'll see where each member of the Class of 2023 has been accepted.

As seniors let me know where they will attend, I will update the map.

Also, here's a link to a lengthy slide show full of images, so it may take some time to load: FCA FM Colleges and Universities

Great job, Seniors! Your scholarship tracker keeps rising!
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Additional Links


Yearbooks are for sale! There are different yearbooks for Grammar and Upper this school this year. See the links and codes below to order.

Grammar K-5 Book


Upper School 6-12 Book


Substitute Teachers and Volunteers Needed!

Substitute teachers and volunteers needed. Please email if you are interested in being a sub. Fill out an application here.

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