Fulton Science Academy High School

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF October 21, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,


I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend!


Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team for making it all the way to the state tournament! Our girls played at the GISA State Championship for the first time in our history!! FSA's Athletic Department continues to grow and improve! Good job to our girls on making it so far!


I am very excited about the STEAM Innovation Awards this Friday! The Fulton Science Academy STEAM Innovation Awards is our school’s inaugural community partnership fund-raising event that will be held at the Metropolitan club in Alpharetta! For more information on this and info on how to RSVP or donate, please read further below. I hope to see you all there!


Have a great week!


With Warmest Regards,


Kenan Sener,

Principal

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Hey everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.


I know it may seem far away, but we are already almost done with the first semester! Having that in mind, we all know that 1st semester finals will soon be here. For right now, I want to remind all of our GAVS students that you will take your finals AT SCHOOL and they will be proctored. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. We will post the finals schedules soon.

Ms. Agha's COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 9th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158


Nov. 7th: SAT vs ACT Seminar
For parents and students, Time & Place TBD
During the seminar, families learn

  • the intricacies of each test
  • how they compare to one another
  • and how they are used by colleges

    ​Seminar will be presented by Infinity Learning Educational Services, LLC

www.learningisinfinite.com

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High School Counseling Website

https://fultonscienceacademycounseling.weebly.com/ - sharing as much as I can in one place!

Want to Meet with Me?

For appointments, please email Hibbah Agha with your availability. You will receive an email confirmation for your appointment date and time.

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?

  • Join us at the first Annual STEAM Innovation Awards this Friday!
  • FSA's Student Ambassadors Host Civic Dinner
  • The UNICEF Fundraising Committee is Back!
  • DUKE University Summer Session
  • FSA Holds Career Panel showcasing a variety of fields
  • Health professionals Week; November 16 - 21
  • Calling All High Schoolers! The Mustang News Team is Recruiting!
  • First Aid Kit; Fundraising Competition with the Red Cross Club
  • Homecoming Dance Save the Date
  • FSA Varsity Volleyball Goes to State!
  • FSA HIGH SCHOOL TRIP TO BOSTON
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; HOW TO APPLY
  • and more!
Did you Miss Last Week's High School Newsletter?

Click here to see last week's High School Newsletter and catch up!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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October / November Calendar



October Calendar


Wednesday, October 23: Unity Day (WEAR ORANGE)

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Friday, October 25:

  • STEAM Innovation Awards Evening (Fundraising Event)

Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1: Red Ribbon Week

November


Sunday, November 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends

Tuesday, November 5: Professional Development Day for Teachers / Election Day (NO SCHOOL)

Wednesday, November 6: First Basketball Games of the Season; MSG 4:30, MSB 5:30, Navy 6:30

Thursday, November 7: SAT vs. ACT Seminar; 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday, November 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Monday, November 11 - Friday, November 15: FSA Book Fair

Thursday, November 14: FSA Families Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday, November 15: Pep Rally 2:00pm

Friday, November 15: Homecoming Basketball Game vs. Tapestry; MSB 5:15pm, VB 6:15pm

Saturday, November 16: High School Homecoming Dance, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday, November 19: HOME Basketball Game vs. Midtown International; MSG 4:30pm, MSB 5:30pm, VB 6:30pm


MORE TO COME

Join us at the STEAM Innovation Awards this Friday!

FSA’s growth depends on its ability to raise capital. We are proud of the fact that we have built and maintained such a stellar educational institutional while keeping tuition lower than almost every other high performing private school in our area. In order to continue to thrive, keep tuition costs down, and provide educational excellence to our students, we have to be able to raise funds from sources outside of our parent base.


But we need your help to do so.


Like any other organization, investors, businesses, and even banks are more likely to invest in those who are willing to invest in themselves. You can show your commitment to invest in the school by attending the STEAM Innovation Awards. Those attending the event are not only organizations that have already made financial commitments to our school, but also those who we hope will make financial contributions in the future. By having a strong showing of parents at the event, you are assuring our partners that they are making an investment in an organization that believes in itself.

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What are the STEAM Innovation Awards?

The Fulton Science Academy STEAM Innovation Awards is our school’s inaugural community partnership fund-raising event to be held on Friday, October 25 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta.


Why should I attend this event?

We would like our families to help us celebrate the enriching partnerships we are fostering within the community.

We are proud of the fact that our students' education, while fostered by our wonderful teachers and staff, is also enriched by the unique learning experiences offered by some of the most respected members of the business community. We would love for you to join us in appreciating them for shaping our students to become the next great future leaders in STEAM.


How does my attendance at this event help our school?

All proceeds from this event will go toward FSA’s expansion.

Due to our stellar academic achievements and remarkable reputation in the community, Fulton Science Academy has grown six-fold over the past six years. An expansion of the FSA campus is necessary in order to maintain our growth and the caliber of quality education FSA has become known for. We would love for you to support FSA in maintaining the highest quality educational experience that we offer our precious students.


What is going to happen during the event?

The evening will begin with an hors d’oeuvre and cocktail hour while guests enjoy a silent auction featuring a variety of exciting items such as autographed sports memorabilia, gorgeous jewelry, and multiple international trips including a South African Safari. Guests will then move to the main dining room and enjoy a three course meal during student presentations and the community partners awards ceremony. We will wrap up the evening with desserts and a coffee bar while you mingle and collect your auction winnings.


What is the dress code?

Business attire is preferred.


We do hope you will join us for what we would like to see become an annual FSA event.


To purchase tickets, please CLICK HERE.

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Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

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Mark your calendars! We have an exciting week of events coming up! Our annual book fair will be from November 11th through the 15th.


Our Thanksgiving Dinner is will be on Thursday, November 14th! Make sure to RSVP and purchase your tickets.


Evite/Tickets


We look forward to seeing all of you there!


Thanks

MSO board

FSA Varsity Volleyball Goes to State!

Our Varsity girl volleyball season came to end on Friday October 18th to Valwood. It was a great season ladies! We finished the season 9-9, 6+ wins from previous season. Our team was the youngest team in the tournament. The fun is just beginning with this group. Go Mustangs!
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Homecoming Dance Save the Date; November 16 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm

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Calling all FSA High School Students! It's time to buy tickets for the Homecoming dance! Early bird tickets are on sale for $20 or you can purchase tickets at the door for $30. All you have to do to purchase tickets is scan the QR code on this flier! Homecoming will be on November 16 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm in the FSA gym! We look forward to seeing you all there!

FSA's Student Ambassadors Host Civic Dinner

On Friday October 18th, FSA's High School Student Ambassadors hosted a Civic Dinner with the goal of speaking about belonging. For those that have not heard of a Civic Dinner, these events are a "platform that brings people together to have conversations that matter." Civic Dinner's website reads, "...With the help of technology, we help people transform dinner tables into forums for positive social change. By providing a simple framework for conversations that matter, anyone, anywhere, can use Civic Dinners as a tool for organizing and action."


FSA's High School Counselor Ms. Agha said of the dinner, "The kids blew me away with their words. Great community, great conversation." We are so proud of our students for helping to organize such a meaningful event for both our school and the broader community. Our students look forward to more events like this in the future.


For more information about Civic Dinners, you can visit:

https://www.civicdinners.com/

https://www.thelovablecity.com/

First Aid Kit; Fundraising Competition with the Red Cross Club

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FSA Holds Career Panel showcasing a variety of fields

Following the PSAT on October 16th, high school students heard from a very esteemed Career Panel. There were representatives who worked from running a hospital, collecting media data to find out what tv shows people are watching, to running a campaign for a political campaign to building neighborhoods. The panelists shared their career path as well as a bit about their high school self and offered advice to students on how to cope with what’s ahead.


Panelists included:

  • Christian Dixon; Account Manager, Local TV, The Nielsen Company
  • Matthew Yarborough; Chief of Staff for Georgia State House Rep. Beth Moore in House District 95
  • John-Paul Croon; President of WellStar North Fulton Hospital
  • Jay Kollos; Senior Vice President of Architecture Ashton Woods
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Red Ribbon Week Begins Next Week!

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Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

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Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

See you at Duke this summer!

Sincerely,
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
summercollege@duke.edu

Health professionals Week; November 16 - 21

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Calling All High Schoolers! The Mustang News Team is Recruiting!

MNT is recruiting ....Interested ?

Complete the attached form by 10/25

just click the link

https://forms.gle/cZwrruziWDyR6sqX6


What does Mustang News Team offer?

A way to network with a group of your peers with a common goal.


So what’s the goal?

To get information out about what’s taking place in and around campus. Sounds easy so far, and you might be thinking, there’s no real challenge or excitement with that group. Not to burst your bubble too much, but it actually takes quite a bit of work to pull off a production daily. It also requires a variation of skill sets to come together to get a show “on air”.


Being a MNT member, will allow you to discover and practice your communication with not just your peers, but also those who may be outside your comfort zone. It allows you to recognise, represent through audio and video the different relationships that surrounds you.

But most of all, it helps you practice telling a story. It’s not all about reading words off a screen.


Here are some of the skills you can cultivate by being a part of MNT

  • Develop the ability to problem solve for personnel, and project related situations
  • Project management and planning ahead for an outcome.
  • Practice communicating with individuals and groups in different a reason various topics
  • Improve your verbal, written and visual presentation skills
  • Building self image and contributing to Brand (FSA) engagement
  • Practice the immersion and mastering of a role for success
  • Expose yourself to some new equipment and technical skills
  • Coach and mentor fellow team members
  • Experience the hiring process
  • But perhaps increasing your self confidence and marketability on your resume are the most immediate results you will see.



FSA is a member and MNT of the NSPA ( National Student Press Association )

The UNICEF Fundraising Committee is Back!

The UNICEF Fundraising Committee is back! We are looking for new members who are passionate about children's rights and community service. This club is open to 7-12th graders and meetings will take place bi-monthly on Thursdays from 3:20-4:10 pm in Rm. 12. If you would like to be a member please email fsapsufc@gmail.com with your name and grade.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations organization that was established after the devastation of World War II in order to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers across the globe. For decades, it has been putting children first, protecting their rights and providing the assistance and services they need to survive and thrive.


Our UNICEF Fundraising Committee will empower our students to become global citizens. Through fundraising, awareness, and community service, we will be able to help the millions of children who need our help. We will serve as a space to discuss global issues and current events. This club will cover a wide range of UNICEF’s Program Areas such as child protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene allowing for a more insightful, understanding life outside of the classroom. Additionally, students will gain leadership qualities and marketing skills.


Help us work toward the day when no children die from preventable causes, and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.


UNICEF USA Saving Lives, Building Futures

FSA HIGH SCHOOL TRIP TO BOSTON

This year, we’re proud to announce our first HIGH SCHOOL ONLY trip! In order to make this successful, we will need maximum participation.

This year, we plan to go to Boston, MA for 4 days & 3 nights. There will be 4 individuals per room.

The price will depend on how many individuals sign up:

  • 35+ individuals $1169 per person
  • 30-34 $1199
  • 25-29 $1249

*If less than 25 individuals sign up, we may need to change the initial plan or cancel all together

This price includes

-hotel security, 3 nights in a superior hotel, luxury motor coach with bathrooms, 5 meals on location (breakfast and dinner), all attraction and tour admission, licensed tour guide, accidental medical insurance, and round-trip airfare

A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be due by Oct 30.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION


SON TOURS NEW WEBSITE ALLOWS PARENTS TO MAKE FULL OR PARTIAL PAYMENTS ACCORDING TO THE ENROLLMENT FORM. HOWEVER CREDIT CARD USE REQUIRES A 4% SERVICE FEE.

On their website parents can register and immediately secure a spot for the trip, paying with any major credit card. They can also see the Parent letter and the itinerary of their child's trip.


To register they must go to www.son-tours.com and click on Login/Register in the upper righthand corner of our page.

In the Yellow "Registration" box then enter the trip ID = FSA20 , their email address, choose a personal password, enter their first and last named and click register. Once they have done this they will complete their registration with the required information requested on the subsequent pages and make their payment.


PARENTS MUST UNDERSTAND, ONCE BEGINNING ONLINE REGISTRATION THEY MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE PROCESS, PAYMENT [PARTIAL OR FULL] INCLUDED OR THEIR INFORMATION WILL BE LOST AND THEY WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE TOUR ROSTER.


An email reminder from Son Tours will be sent approximately 3 weeks prior to their next payment due date, however it is their responsibility to make all payments on time even if they do not receive a reminder. It is also the parents responsibility to check their junk/spam mail for this reminder and add us to their email list, as many emails will initially arrive as spam or junk. All payments later than 7 days after the due date may incur a $40.00 late fee.


NOTE;
1. Parents wishing to pay by check or money order must mail in the deposit amount along with the completed enrollment form to the Son Tours address given on the enrollment form,

2. Even though email invoices will be sent, parents are still responsible for keeping track of due dates and mailing subsequent payments on time, even if the email invoice is not received.

3. Mailed payments will be considered by the post mark date. All late payments will incur a $40.00 late fee on the next invoice.

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SCIENCE FAIR FOR HIGH SCHOOL IS APPROACHING

The date of the school wide science fair is going to be November 21st after school from 4:30 to about 5:30 pm (depending on number of participating students).

Paperwork WAS due 9/27, and if you want to participate in the science fair, you need to turn the appropriate paperwork in to your science teacher ASAP.


While the science fair will not be mandatory this year, please let your science teacher know if you would like to participate by September 27th so that the appropriate forms can be completed.


It is the responsibility of the student and the Adult Sponsor to evaluate the study to determine if the research will require forms and/or approval prior to experimentation, especially projects using human participants, vertebrate animals, or potentially hazardous biological agents. Students are encouraged to consult with the local SRC/IRB to ensure they have followed all rules and completed all required forms. Failure to adhere to ISEF Rules & Guidelines may result in disqualification at any stage of the GSEF competition, including revocation of awards and honors.


Here is a helpful link showing you which forms need to be completed: https://ruleswizard.societyforscience.org/"

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; HOW TO APPLY

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Make Sure You Don't Miss Out On Chick Fil A THIS FRIDAY

MSA is in a new location. You can find them just outside the media center selling chick fil a breakfast items. The sales team wanted to increase their visibility to their customers and decided to move outside the cafeteria. Keep following the MSA fundraising drive for athletics as they will soon be making some big promotional announcements. But in the meantime $6 gets you a meal of a biscuit , drink and tate tots.

Every Friday you can make a biscuit purchase from the MSA for a chance to take home some cool stuff from Chick - Fil - A


Make sure to try out the new $6 Meal Deal!

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Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???

MAKE SURE TO GRAB AN APPLICATION FORM FROM THE FRONT DESK

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Performing and Visual Arts Fairs; search, connect, find

Search performing & Visual Arts Programs.

Connect with Colleges in Person.

Find You College Fit.

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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 | 7pm - 9pm

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre


Free and open to the public, NACAC fairs link you to the top performing and visual arts institutions across the country.


Register for free at

www.gotomypvafair.com

FSA Sideline Store; 20% off Back-to-School Essentials!

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The FSA Sideline Online Store 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! Get the perfect item to rep FSA whether outside of school or for Spirit Days!

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 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

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.


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.