Fulton Science Academy High School


WEEK OF August 26, 2019

high school newsletter


Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

I'd like to begin this newsletter by reminding everyone that we will be hosting a Grandparents Day Luncheon and school tour for our FSA grandparents, families, and students! The event will be on Sunday, September 8. Please make sure you RSVP so we can make sure that we have plenty of food for everyone! It will take less that 5 minutes to fill out the RSVP below!

At Fulton Science Academy, we know the important role grandparents play in our student's lives. As such, we like inviting our grandparents to come and enjoy a special day here at FSA, along with their grandchildren.



1 p.m. - Brief School Tour

1:20 p.m. - Luncheon

The purpose of this special program is three-fold:

To honor grandparents;

To give grandparents an opportunity to get more information about their grandchildren’s school; and

To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

We encourage students, parents, and grandparents to come together to celebrate!

If you wish to attend our special Grandparents Gathering, please complete this form by Thursday, September 5, 2019, and let us know how many will attend from your family so that we can plan accordingly.

We hope to see you!

With Warmest Regards,

Kenan Sener,


Now that we are a month into the school year, things have really kicked off! We have a lot going on so make sure you read through carefully!


Don't forget that High School Curriculum Night is THIS THURSDAY! I look forward to seeing everyone and having the opportunity to share about our High School Curriculum.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


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Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 9th – 12th grade


(678) 366-2555 ext:158

PSAT 9th - 11th Grade

Save the Date: October 16th
Morning- 9th-11th grade will take the PSAT
Afternoon- Career Panel based on the professions you indicated!

High School Counseling Website

https://fultonscienceacademycounseling.weebly.com/ - sharing as much as I can in one place! (UPDATES COMING SOON)

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


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?

  • Student Spotlight!
  • Former FSA Student to Run Sprints for Brown University
  • Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???
  • Picture Day is THIS WEDNESDAY
  • The Mustang News Team is Getting Ready for You!
  • 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Chick-Fil-A with the MSA is back!
  • University of Georgia’s Vet School for a Day (VSFD) 2019
  • Buzz on Biotechnology Save the Date
  • Don't Forget to get a Healthy lunch from Atlanta Lunch Co.!
  • Come out for a Night of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!
  • Steam Innovation Awards (SIA)
  • and more!
Did you Miss Last Week's High School Newsletter?

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


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August / September Calendar

Dates / Events Subject to Change

Tuesday, August 27: Volleyball Game HOME against Kings; MS 5:00
Tuesday, August 27: Volleyball Game HOME against South Atlanta HS; VG 5:30

Wednesday, August 28: Picture Day by LifeTouch (more info to come)

Thursday, August 29: High School Curriculum Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thursday, August 29: Volleyball Game HOME against Lyndon; MS 4:30, VG 5:30

Friday, August 30: Costa Rica Informational Meeting (3:20pm in Room P6)



The Date for the New Parent Breakfast Has Changed

The New Date is September 6th


- watch your email for the Evite.

We are collecting old uniforms in good condition for resale. Please drop off at the front desk.

September Calendar

Monday, September 2: Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 3: Away Volleyball vs. ND; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 4: Away Volleyball Vs. Cherokee; MS 4:00pm, VG 5:00pm

Friday, September 6: New Parent Breakfast, 8:30am

Saturday, September 7: MS Cross Country Meet #2 @ Whitefield

Sunday, September 8: Grandparents Day, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday, September 9: Home Volleyball Game vs. Holy Spirit; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 10: Home Volleyball Game vs. Cornerstone; MS 4:30pm, VG 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 12:

  • Cross Country Meet #3 at Mill Springs
  • Away Volleyball vs Cristo Rey, VG 5:00pm
  • Parent Financial Planning Seminar (More info to come)

Thursday, September 13: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Tuesday, September 17:

  • Home Volleyball vs. JFCA; MS 5:00pm
  • Away Volleyball vs ATL Girls 5:30pm
  • PreK - 2nd Grade Family Math Night (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

Thursday, September 19:

  • Home Volleyball Game vs Cherokee ; MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Dominion ; VG 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 24:

  • Away Volleyball Game vs Fideles: MS 4:30pm
  • Away Volleyball Game vs Johnson Ferry; MS 5:30pm
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Brandon Hall; VG 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 25: MS 4:30pm., VG 5:30pm

Thursday, September 26:

  • Cross Country Meet #4 at Mill Springs
  • Home Volleyball Game vs Notre Dame MS 4:30, VG 5:30pm

Saturday, September 28: Rivers Alive Clean up

September 30 - October 1: Fall Break NO SCHOOL

Picture Day is August 28th!

Picture Day is Coming!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Picture Day ID.

Paper Order Forms have been sent home with students already.

FSA Picture Day ID: AG209005Q0

High School Students (9th - 12th): Please come in WHITE BUTTON UP for Picture Day


The FSA Cross Country Team ran in their first meet of the season on August 20th. After begining the year with many practices whether in the hot afternoon sun or coming to the school for ealry morning practices, the team proved that hard work pays off! Good job to the team! #GoMustangs! We can't wait to see how the team does in their next meet on September 7th!


Shelton W. - 1st Place MS Boys

Advit A. - 2nd Place MS Boys

Sophie L. - 2nd Place MS Girls

Isabelle L. - 3rd Place MS Girls

Austin G. - 2nd Place HS Boys


Middle school Girls - 1st overall

Middle school boys - 1st overall.

Varsity boys - 2nd overall.

Cross Country

Student Spotlight!

We are excited to share that Krishna S. won 1st place in the State Level and 3rd place in National level for last year's 6th to 8th grade level in the AATSP Spanish Poster Contest 2019. Krishna is now a Freshman at FSA! Congratulations Krishna! We can't wait to see more of your art!


"The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education."


Former FSA Student to Run Sprints for Brown University

Former FSA student, Ethan G. has been selected to run sprints for Brown University for this track season! Ethan was a part of Fulton Science Academy's first ever high school graduating class last year and ran for FSA's track team as well. Ethan's younger brother, FSA 9th grader Austin G. currently runs for FSA's cross country team. Congratulations Ethan!
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Want to learn Spanish in Costa Rica and have a once in a lifetime experience? To learn more about this trip and how you can attend, make sure you attend the informational meeting THIS FRIDAY beginning at 3:20pm in Mrs. Carmona's room (P6)!!!

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


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Updates from our Mustang News Team!

Coming Soon to your FSA You Tube channel... MNT Fall 2019. The team is working to getting the production ready as they update some of the equipment, tweak the studio set up and train new team members. They are once again showing their commitment to getting you campus news on a daily basis. The Mustang News Team, is made of of students who are interested in having a production that goes beyond just morning announcements. After its debut last semester they have made the production more diversified with the anchors and also weather people, by expanding this segment to elementary students. There will also be some new segments suggested by teachers to highlight. So stay tuned for Mustang News !


29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019

We have officially signed up for the Rivers Alive Cleanup in Roswell on September 28th! There is a waiver posted at the bottom of this entry. Each volunteer has to complete the form and either bring it to Mrs. Beck, or bring it to the event! Students, this would be a fantastic opportunity to earn volunteer hours!

"Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches, and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.

Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources. Help us clean our rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands by joining in support of Rivers Alive." (https://riversalive.georgia.gov/about-rivers-alive)

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Do you know of any juniors or seniors looking for leadership development & service opportunities? Spread the word – Youth United (YU) is the place for them!

Youth United offers a unique opportunity for 16 selected students to participate in a cost-free program throughout the school year. These students will receive specialized sessions on topics ranging from public speaking to executive level guest speakers, and receive exclusive experiences like a behind-the-scenes tour at the State Capitol. The students will do a deep dive into what’s going on in their communities, as they are charged with planning and hosting innovative and high-impact service opportunities for students around Atlanta. It’s also a great way to knock out those volunteer hours! Through the program, students grow as leaders and as civil servants. This program is highly competitive and requires an essay and interview to apply.

The application can be found on our website, and it will be open until August 31st. Contact youthunited@unitedwayatlanta.org with any questions or student referrals!

Application: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/join-youth-united-board/


Student Volunteer Project - YU ANNUAL KICKOFF
Come pack 500 meals for kids in Atlanta! We’ll have a DJ, lunch, prizes, and surprises!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Location: Volga, 3855 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340

Sign up here: http://volunteer.unitedwayatlanta.org/need/detail/?need_id=451226


Get ready for all things college! We’ll have 1x1 strategy sessions, FAFSA workshops, a panel, and more!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Location: CARE Innovation Hub, 151 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta, GA 31303

Sign up here: http://volunteer.unitedwayatlanta.org/need/detail/?need_id=452038

University of Georgia’s Vet School for a Day (VSFD) 2019

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University of Georgia’s Vet School for a Day (VSFD) 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This program is open to high school juniors and seniors from Georgia and South Carolina to educate students about some of the many career opportunities within the field of veterinary medicine. They will hear from veterinarians from UGA’s vet school, a guest speaker, and receive a tour of our teaching hospital.
The application for VSFD 2019 will be available on our website (https://vet.uga.edu/academic-affairs/vet-school-for-a-day) from Monday, August 5 until Monday, September 2. All application materials must be received by the September 2 deadline.

There is no cost to apply to or attend the program. For more information about Vet School for a Day, please inform your students to contact vetcamp@uga.edu.

Buzz on Biotechnology Save the Date

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Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Georgia Tech

An open house for high school students to come learn about the exciting and innovative world of bioengineering and bioscience through hands-on scientific demonstrations, seminars and tours of state-of-the-art laboratories...all hosted by Georgia Tech's biotech graduate students.
LEARN MORE**Complimentary registration required, opening August 2019!

Chick-Fil-A with the MSA is back!

Chick- Fil -A Friday is back! Two weeks in and the newly rebranded MSA is at it again, trying to help FSA Athletics with some student focused fundraising. The team formerly know as the Mustang Soccer Association has invented itself to the Mustang Sports Association. This way all the funds raised will go to the sports program as a whole. Last year the group raised $1000 from their fundraising efforts from the sale of Chick - Fil - A breakfast biscuits on Fridays. This academic year while not only will chicken biscuits be on sale, but they will also have a veggie option of tater tots, a healthy option of Greek yogurt Parfaits, and the combo meal that includes a drink. For the Parfaits and tater tots those are limited items so please be sure to let MS. Agha know if you would like one by Wednesday and she will let the team know when placing their order. MSA is also looking for new recruits as they would like to offer a delivery system to teachers who are in class already and can't make it to the cafeteria to make a purchase. High Schoolers check your inboxes for an application form. They are excited about raiding funds for FSA Sports and would like you to get on board as well! Be on the lookout for random prize drawing with CFA products as well.
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Steam Innovation Awards (SIA); Save the Date!

Fulton Science Academy is excited to host the The STEAM Innovation Awards on October 25, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club. The Steam Innovation Awards will recognize a handful of exceptional people in the community who have helped to advance FSA’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) culture. FSA parents are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails, awards, dinner and innovation excellence! Please note that this is an adult only event.

Attached is a save the date with additional details. Please stay tuned as more information will be provided in the near future. We hope that we will see you there.
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A Message from Atlanta Lunch CO.

We are still experiencing technical issues with our App. We hope to have a resolution very soon; please continue to use our website for your ordering needs.

We are available to answer your questions! Email our help line -hello@atlantalunch.com, call us at 678.390.2666, or send a direct message on our social media pages.

Have a great weekend!

The Atlanta Lunch Team

FSA Families can place orders using code:


New Menu Item Alert:

Hot Ham + Cheese Sliders

on the menu Wednesday 8/28


Want to see more food pictures?

Check out our new online photo gallery here.

New pictures + specials will be added regularly....this is a great link to bookmark!

Georgia Apple Season

Can you believe it's already apple season in Georgia?

We will be sending out many varieties of apples,

apple slices and applesauce over the next week. Keep your eyes out!

Some local options for apple-picking (with most starting U-pick THIS weekend):

Hillcrest Orchards

B.J. Reece Orchards

Mercier Orchards

Red Apple Barn

As a fun alternative, check out

Concrete Jungle to join them for an in-town apple-picking experience where 100% of the fruit picked goes to local food banks + shelters in Atlanta.

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Come out for a NIght of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!

On Friday, September 20th, we will host a MOTHERS' NIGHT OUT in the FSA Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All our moms are invited to this unforgettable event.

The night will be packed with food, fun, music, dance and laughter! You may dress up in authentic Indian clothes. Take a break from your kids and husbands, enjoy Zumba, dance & laughter!

Bollywood Zumba starts at 6:30 p.m. led by a professional dancer – don’t miss out! Also, we will have a henna artist doing henna for your hands.

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/6pakM3A52y link here.

You may sign up for the potluck using the link below:


Sema Duzyol & Vaheeda Irshadullah

2019 - 2020 Sports Teams Tryout Schedule

Students can also pick up one of these schedules from Coach Ayres in the Athletic Office.
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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!


2019 Volleyball Schedule

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2019 Cross Country Schedule

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Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off!

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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


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:



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



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



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



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



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