Fulton Science Academy High School

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF March 18, 2019

high school newsletter

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!


We have began another busy week here at FSA. Last week we told you about our first ever literary meet and literary team! I'm happy to say that after competing in the state competition, they received fantastic results! Thank you to Mr. Craig for coordinating FSAPS’s very first high school literary group!


We had another great Professional Speaker Series Session again today. We welcomed Mr. Donny Edwards who shared stories of his childhood and of being homeless and later in life after retiring from the armed forces, wanted to find a way to give back. Please be sure to read more about him and his non-profit "Hunger has no Religion" below.


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!


There's a lot of great information in this issue, so be sure to read further below! Everyone enjoy your week!

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!


Last week I told you all a little about the Congressional Awards! I have spoken with several students who are looking to participate! If you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to contact me! I'm here to help you. This is such an amazing opportunity for our students and I am willing to help guide you in the best way that I can.


Lastly, don't forget to RSVP to the FSA Alumni BBQ MARCH 31ST AT 2PM! It is quickly approaching and all Alumni of FSA are invited! Use the button link below to RSVP! It was great to have an alumni back today to speak to our students! I hope to see all of our alumni at the BBQ!


Contact: yparlak@fultonscienceacademy.org

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158


I want to just take a minute to remind everyone of the Volunteer Hours tracking switch that we have made to x2Vol. There is more detailed information below, but briefly, I have imported all of our middle and high school students in the platform. To go ahead and get logged on, please visit the following video-

https://myintellivol.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2805684-how-do-i-register-or-join-x2vol-as-a-student- **This video gives great information on how this will work!


For my high school students using Naviance-

When you log on and are on your dashboard, you can scroll down and will see a button that says x2VOL. You can click that to access the portal as it is linked to your Naviance account!

Once everything is set up, you can login by simply visiting the x2VOL homepage.


Teachers and other organizations will begin posting volunteer opportunities on here as well. Make sure you use this portal to log your hours for the spring semester! If you have any questions, please come talk to me.

FSA's Mission & Vision

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.

What's in this Issue?

  • FSA High School Students Compete in State Literary Competition
  • 10th Grader Aubrey L. Shares her Experience with Dual Enrollment While at FSA ( A Personal Essay Series)
  • FSA High School Students Speak at UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference
  • FSA High Schoolers are lending a helping hand to our 5th grade classes
  • Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone!
  • Professional Speaker Series; Donny Edwards (Hunger Has No Religion)
  • FSA High School Students Represent at The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Are You a Middle or High Schooler Who Loves to Read? Join FSA's First Ever Reading Bowl Team
  • FSA Senior Chloe R. Hosts Ides of March Event
  • MNT News; Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
  • AND MORE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

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

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

Thursday, March 28: Spirit Night @ Skyzone (Details Below)

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: 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

Wednesday, April 17: High School Professionalism Seminar, (2:30pm - 4:00pm)

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

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

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)

FSA High School Students Compete in State Literary Competition

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


Students then went on to compete in the AA State Literary Meet on Tuesday March 12, 2019! After a long day our students found out their results!

AA STATE LITERARY MEET PLACEMENTS:

  • Spelling: Ashi (3rd Place)
  • Personal Essay: Nick (3rd Place)
  • Argumentative Essay: Chloe (4th Place)


Congratulations to our Literary Team students on these wonderful results and thank you to Mr. Craig for coordinating FSAPS’s very first high school literary group!

FSA Mathletes Qualified to AIME!

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Seven members of FSA Math Team qualified to the 2019 AIME – the American Invitational Mathematics Examination – based on their performance on the AMC 10/12 exams in February 2019. Congratulations to our wonderful students on this prestigious success!

  • Holden W. – 10th grade
  • Charlie F. – 11th grade
  • Brad H. - 11th grade
  • Ethan G. – 8th grade
  • Richard Y. – 8th grade
  • Kevin Y. – 8th grade
  • Nick A. – 7th grade


· Five members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2018

· Two members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2017

· Three members of the FSA Math Team qualified to AIME in March 2016


Coach Duzyol said “Consistent growth in our high school math team’s performance makes me very happy! So proud of each and every member of our math team!! Congratulations Math Mustangs!!


AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is the step before USAJMO & USAMO. Briefly, the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) and USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) are exams used after the American Invitational Mathematics Examination to determine the top math students in America in high school grades.

Students have the opportunity to qualify for the Red level of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program. After two additional contests following USAJMO/USAMO contest, the top six students are selected to form the USA Math Team to represent the USA in the International Math Olympiad.


Spectacular performance, Math Mustangs! We are proud of you!! Good Luck at AIME!

10th Grader Aubrey L. Shares her Experience with Dual Enrollment While at FSA ( A Personal Essay Series)

Dual enrollment. I didn’t really understand it when I was a freshman. I just thought it was going to be another class. I was very wrong.

At college, I don’t feel like I’m fifteen. I don’t feel like a high schooler. In high school, the school is required to know where you are and what you are doing. You are under the school’s care, they are responsible for you. At college, none of that happens. You are on your own. You are an adult, regardless of age. Everyone treats you as they would any other adult attending the college. At Gwinnett Tech, my current college, I walk in and say “Hi” to the security officer and go find a seat in one of the ten sitting areas around the building. No one takes my attendance and I don’t have a specific place I have to be. You are expected to be an adult and make your own decisions.

During my first World History test, a classmate went up to my professor and asked her if he could go buy a scantron from the school store since he forgot his. She said he was a “big boy” and could make his own decisions. There are no tardies or late slips in college. You either come to class or you don’t. Some colleges require attendance be taken, but the college I’m at currently doesn’t. The only time you have to show up is the first day. If you don’t show up, you are immediately dropped from the class. I don’t know if it’s that way at other colleges, but that’s how it is at Gwinnett Tech. Some professors use the extra points they have to take their own attendance, so sometimes attendance does matter. However, it’s all up to you. If you want to leave in the middle of class, then bye. Some professors may get annoyed, but it’s your own choice. You are only hurting yourself if you miss the lecture for that day. My World and U.S. History professor uses the information straight from her lectures for tests, so if you miss a class, you miss 25% of the information and she will not give you the information later. A guy came into my U.S. History class late one day and then asked about information discussed before he got there. Even though my professor like this student, she snapped at him, saying how it was along the lines of “disrespectful to take time away from other students to answer something you would have known if you had been on time.”


(Check Back Next Week for the Next Portion of Aubrey's Essay on Dual Enrollment)

FSA High School Student at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Conference

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Last Wednesday - Friday, (March 13 - 15) an FSA 9th Grader traveled to New York as members of the Organization Team of two panels at the UN CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Conference. Zeynep O. assisted, along with other female students from various schools, in the organization and presentation of the two panels listed below!


The two panels were "Women as Survivors of Conflict," and "The Role of Education in Challenging Cultural Barriers for Women's Empowerment." To see what was discussed in each panel, please click on the pictures below.


Fantastic job, Zeynep!

FSA High Schoolers are lending a helping hand to our 5th grade classes

High schoolers Jeehye, Spiros, and Abhiram have volunteered their time and technology skills to assist 5th graders in producing podcasts. Ms. Black's 5th grade Reading/Language Arts classes wrote narratives on a variety of topics, focusing on how to engage a listener only through audio. A podcast from each class was selected to move on to NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Each of the high schoolers worked with the selected groups to record the narrative and insert various sounds and interviews to make one cohesive product.

Join us for Spirit Night at Skyzone!

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To ensure a successful and fun jump please remember the following:

  • · Everyone who jumps must have a waiver completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver can be filled out online at www.skyzoneroswell.com
  • · Every jumper must wear our Sky Socks. Our socks are currently $3 a pair.
  • · No outside food or drink is allowed inside our facility; however, a variety of food & drinks are available for purchase at our concessions. Meals Deals are available for $10.00 for one large pizza and a pitcher of fountain drink.
  • · 60 minute tickets are available for $10.00 per person.
  • · We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Debit, and Credit Cards. Sorry we DO NOT accept personal checks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TksVxrCjFjQ

Professional Speaker Series; Donny Edwards (Hunger Has No Religion)

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Our Professional Speaker this week fell under the umbrella of social awareness, in particular - the plight of the homeless. Mr. Donny Edwards shared that as a child he was homeless and once he retired from the armed forces he wanted to truly give back. So he went back to a time when he remembered there was need. His organization focuses on hygiene products, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and toilet paper that are packaged in a kit. His organization serves a minimum of 50 people every Saturday and they work alongside another organization that serves a meal. Volunteers usually start a 6:30 am. For more information please visit the organization’s website by using the link below.

"Donny Edwards, a U.S. Army Veteran, is the founder of Hunger Has No Religion (HHNR). Retired in 2016, Donny decided to move from service to his country to serving his fellow man. A man who is no stranger to hardship and homelessness, Donny has always kept the memory of his own personal struggles and hard work close to his heart and used it as fuel to someday give back to this community. Retiring as a Sergeant First Class, he had built a foundation of community service and support that would prepare him to take on this great task of helping, serving and improving the lives of the many homeless veterans and less fortunate of the Metro Atlanta area." (http://hungerhasnoreligion.org/about/)

https://youtu.be/cLEvZIslN9I

FSA High School Students Represent at The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

High School Spanish language students Somya, Anastasia, Spiros and Akshay had a unique opportunity to represent FSA at the AATSP (The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Spanish Immersion Camp this past weekend in Covington, Georgia. The students were required to only speak Spanish as they interacted with other students from other school districts in Georgia. From Friday to Sunday the students used the language to communicate, experience the culture and interact by speaking, cooking, dancing, art, and social simulations. The students left the camp with new friends, and an increased appreciation for the Hispanic culture.
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Are You a Middle or High Schooler Who Loves to Read? Join FSA's First Ever Reading Bowl Team

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READING BOWL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

If you’re a competitive middle/high schooler who LOVES to read, join our first ever Reading Bowl Team!

WHEN?​March 21 and 22 (come to either meeting) @ 3:20

WHERE?​M10 (Ms. Rogers)

FSA Senior Chloe R. Hosts Ides of March Event

On Friday, March 15th, FSA Senior Chloe R. led a very fun Ides of March event for FSA students in 6th - 12th Grade! The event looked at some of the aspects of Ancient Rome, Caesar, Shakespeare, and Acient Roman Politics and History! The student led Shakespeare club performed scenes from Julius Caesar and many of our students and families were excited to attend! The afternoon ended with a fun game of Trivia! Enjoy the photo gallery of the event below! Thanks to Chloe for hosting such a fun event!

march is women's history month!

Believe it or not, but no women or girls were allowed at the first Olympics, however the Game of Hera, featuring footraces for women, were held every four years

In fact, women were not even allowed to watch the Olympic games or encouraged to participate in athletics (with the exception of the Spartans) so that the games existed at all is surprising. At the inception of the games women were only included that one event, which was footraces. Masters degree.net also revealed that At the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, the only event open to women was figure skating. Only 15 women participated in these games, something that would change drastically over the decades.

x2vol; a new way for students to track their volunteer hours

Our school is now using x2VOL to track your service hours! x2VOL is an online platform that provides an easy way to log your service hours and find volunteer opportunities. Please follow the below instructions to register for the first time to begin logging your service hours.

Through this portal, we will be sharing volunteer opportunities and it allows for you to track your volunteer hours. No more paper logs needed!


I have imported all of our middle and high school students in the platform. To go ahead and get logged on, please visit the following video-

https://myintellivol.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2805684-how-do-i-register-or-join-x2vol-as-a-student- **This video gives great information on how this will work!


For my high school students using Naviance-

When you log on and are on your dashboard, you can scroll down and will see a button that says x2VOL. You can click that to access the portal as it is linked to your Naviance account!

Once everything is set up, you can login by simply visiting the x2VOL homepage.


Teachers and other organizations will begin posting volunteer opportunities on here as well. Make sure you use this portal to log your hours for the spring semester! If you have any questions, please come talk to me.


Ms. Agha; 7th - 12th Grade Counselor

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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MNT News; Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

A Weekly Series

While they have one ipad assigned to them, they also use their macbooks to edit video. At times they will edit in Final Cut Pro but there are other times when imovie comes in to “save the day”. They have also used their smartphones (with administrative permission) to record interviews and even the on air segments. From time to time they would use the school camera to shoot their “on camera” segments. However, the demonstration of their commitment to this project, their research and the ability to show steady improvement has been rewarded.


Mr. Sener, in recognition of their diligent work has gotten them a camera that will be dedicated for use by MNT. They will also get training on the camera by a professional videographer. In addition to that training, the team will also be getting some tips, on shooting footage, interviews, editing b-roll, checking audio from another video production professional. In the meantime the team is experimenting with producing weekly segments : Monday they recap “FSA’s mission and vision”, Tuesday it’s “this day in history”, Wednesday is “Wednesday at work”, while Thursday focuses on “@ a glance” (around FSA) and Friday is our “student spotlight” starting with our seniors.


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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.

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.

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!

Want to Learn more about our NEW SAT Math & SAT Verbal Summer Camp?

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS 6TH - 12TH GRADE


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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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

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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Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Atlanta History Center - Now Accepting Applications

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The Atlanta History Center has a number of volunteer programs for youth – You can check out the programs and get some general information here: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/support/volunteer
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"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."


Summer Camp Junior Counselors

(Application Deadline: May 10th)

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.

music competitions for high school students

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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 kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org
  • Submissions are due by March 29th.
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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. kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org



Follow this link for more details about how to enter.

AP CAPSTONE; WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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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.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AP CAPSTONE CLICK HERE

WANT TO GET SOME COOL CUSTOMIZABLE FSA APPAREL AND MORE?

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CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT PROMOTION!

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

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!

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DON'T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

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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2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

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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