Fulton Science Academy High School

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF March 11, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!


It's been another busy week for our High School students! Four of our High School Students competed and placed highly in the AA Regional Literary Meet and have all moved on to the State Competition that will be held tomorrow! Be sure to read more about this below! Our junior high math team of three 8th graders (Richard Y., Ethan G., Kevin Y.) and one freshman(Taemin K.) placed 3rd as a team at the Varsity Level GSMST High School Math Tournament and we have more outstanding Track results from one of our Seniors, Ethan G.! I look forward to seeing the results from the State Literary Meet tomorrow! Good luck to those students competing!


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!


This year we will have our first graduating class! These are very exciting times for our school and we have loved getting news from our seniors about where they are applying and where they have been accepted! Currently we have seniors who have been accepted to University College London, The University of Edinburgh, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, and Penn College! As we receive more information, we will tell you all about it! We are so proud of our seniors and can't wait to see where they go from here


Also, be sure to check out FSA's Diversity and Inclusion Blog by clicking the button below! Soon, this blog will be run by one of our High School students, Aubrey L.! Aubrey is currently in 10th grade and excited to take over this important project. I look forward to seeing what all she brings to the blog!

One aspect of our school that I love very much is the school culture we have built together. In my eyes, we are one united and caring community where our differences respected, accepted, and cherished.
We have created this diversity and inclusion blog for our school for two purposes:

  • Share helpful articles, quotes, and videos about the topics of diversity and inclusion
  • Celebrate our diversity at Fulton Science Academy

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

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


Earlier in the year, we spoke to our students about the Congressional Awards. Briefly, "The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning The Congressional Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program." (http://congressionalaward.org/about/)

I am hoping to be able to bring our students more information about this incredible program. If you have any questions or would like to be considered, please don't hesitate to come and meet with me. My door is always open!


Lastly, don't forget to RSVP to the FSA Alumni BBQ MARCH 31ST AT 2PM! 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 take a minute to thank Ms. Kelsey Tainsh for coming and speaking with many of our students last week. From talking to her, I felt inspired and softened. Too often, we let our job become a job. That day, it helped bring me back to the fact that we’re here for the students through their journey. Sometimes, life has to knock us down to see what we’re made of. When we fall, we have two options. We can stay down or... we can find the strength to get up- giving us strength and teaching us courage. Too often we fear failure, but Kelsey reminded me that an initial failure can still result in a future success. It just takes a “Yes I can” attitude. Please make sure to read the section about her presentation below.


I also want to thank our Middle School speaker today, Ms. Shinjini Das for coming and speaking to our students about how they can become go getters! Shinjini is an Alumni of FSA and it felt great to have someone who is an alumni speaking to our current students. You can read more about her presentation in the Main FSA Newsletter.


Lastly, I want to remind everyone of the Volunteer Hours tracking switch that we have made to x2Vol. Make sure to read further below about this switch.

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 AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia
  • HS Spirit Week is in Full Swing
  • March is Women's History Month!
  • A Creative Writing Piece by one of FSA's 9th Graders
  • x2Vol; A New way for students to track their volunteer hours
  • Senior Beta Club Art Night to Support and Thank Our Troops
  • FSA Math Team @ GSMST High School Math Tournament
  • High School Chess Team Competes at Emory University
  • Senior Ethan G. Continues to Breeze Past the Competition
  • Professional Speaker Series; Re-Cap of Last Week (Kelsey Tainsh)
  • FSA MSA Is Selling Biscuits this Friday! Help them reach their goal!
  • Novelis Mentorship Reflection; Brad H. (11th Grade)
  • Pi Digit Memorization Contest and Pizza Orders
  • AND MORE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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March / April Calendars

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 11 - Friday March 15: High School Spirit Week

Friday, March 15: March of Ides Event (2:40pm - 4:00pm)

Saturday, March 16: High School Spring Formal

Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day

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

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

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 Spring Formal has Been Canceled

Due to lack of participation, we will unfortunately have to cancel the Great Gatsby Spring Formal. We will still continue with Spirit Week for our High School Students. Sadly, not enough tickets sold for the event. Students, please remember that in order to have these types of events, there needs to be plenty of participation. Without enough people, we can not have an event of this type. We look forward to the rest of our High School Spirit Week and can't wait to see everyone tomorrow in your Decades Day wear! Check out the dress day calendar below and don't forget to dress up!

High School Spirit Week is in full swing!

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March 11-15th is the week leading up to formal! Let's get in the FSA Spirit for Spirit Week!


  • Monday, March 11: Pajamas/Onesie Day **No shorts, no showing of stomach, no see-through attire, keep school rules in mind and keep it classy
  • Tuesday, March 12: Decades Day – dress according to a decade of your choice!
  • Wednesday, March 13: Superhero Day – no masks
  • Thursday, March 14: Jersey/Spirit wear Day – represent a team of your choice, even FSA!
  • Friday, March 15: Wear Green for St. Patrick's Day!


Please be reminded that school rules for dress code will be enforced throughout the week.


We can't wait to see everyone's creativity

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

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FSA High School Students competed in the AA Regional Literary Meet at the University of West Georgia last week 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. All of our students will be going to State! Students will compete in the AA State Literary Meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 March 2019! Good luck to our amazing students and thank you to Mr. Craig for coordinating FSAPS’s very first high school literary group!

FSA Math Team @ GSMST High School Math Tournament

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Our junior high math team of three 8th graders (Richard Y., Ethan G., Kevin Y.) and one freshman(Taemin K.) placed 3rd as a team at the Varsity Level GSMST High School Math Tournament! We are very proud of our team's performance!! GO TEAM!


Ethan G.(8th grader) placed 10th individually and Richard Y.(8th grader) placed 6th individually among all high school students who participated including juniors and seniors. Way to go Math Mustangs!!

High School Chess Team Competes at Emory University

The High School Chess Team competed in the High School Chess Tournament at Emory University on March 9. Our team placed 8th overall among 32 teams and 24 schools. Our Team is made up by Vishal B., Charlie F., Tyler H., Eric E., and Nihal S.. I'm honored to say that I received a first place individual award among 160 players for winning 5/5 of my games in the event. The last round was a tough game changer as a win would put us in 3rd and a draw in 6th and a loss in 8th, but unfortunately we lost the last round, however, we will keep moving forward and keep practicing to do even better at the next tournament!

By: Vishal B. (12th Grade)

Senior Ethan G. continues to breeze past the competition



Congratulations to Senior, Ethan G. who currently has the #1 record for 100m & 200m for Georgia High School Boys Leaders in 1A Region 6 League!

On March 9th, Ethan competed in the Lambert HS Longhorn Stampede Track Meet & won 1st Place in 100m & 200m races!

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Ides of March Event

FSA Senior Chloe R. has organized an Ides of March event for FSA students in 6th - 12th Grade!


When:

Friday, March 15, 2019

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Where:

FSA Cafeteria


This event will take a look at some aspects of ancient Rome, Caesar, Shakespeare, and Ancient Roman Politics and History.


FSA's student led Shakespeare Club will also perform scenes and speeches from Julius Caesar.

Professional Speaker Series; Re-Cap of Last Week (Kelsey Tainsh)

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By: Hibbah Agha; 7th - 12th Grade Counselor


When we first asked Kelsey to come speak to our students I had heard good things but I wasn’t completely sure of what to expect. One of my biggest concerns was if she could really speak to our students in a way that captured their hearts. We have plenty of professionals come speak about college and career, but how would FSA receive someone talking about her personal journey? She started her day by doing 3 small sessions with 5th grade and oh my goodness... they LOVED HER! As I was receiving her from the class, the students talked about how much they enjoyed her time and thanked her so warmly. It wasn’t until that moment that I felt with confidence that she was the perfect choice.

Middle and high school can be a tough crowd, especially in an assembly. She came out on stage having the secondary student body rocking and singing. At the end of her presentation, I saw so many students line up to speak to her- to thank her, to relate to something she said, and even ask for advice! Everyone I have asked has raved about how wonderful that experience was for them. She captivated the audience with her story, won their heart with her warmth, and provided perspective on how attitude can be such a powerful force. From talking to her, I felt inspired and softened. Too often, we let our job become a job. That day, it helped bring me back to the fact that we’re here for the students through their journey. Sometimes, life has to knock us down to see what we’re made of. When we fall, we have two options. We can stay down or... we can find the strength to get up- giving us strength and teaching us courage. Too often we fear failure, but Kelsey reminded me that an initial failure can still result in a future success. It just takes a “Yes I can” attitude.
https://youtu.be/stdW-q7c7xo
Testimonials from FSA Students:
  • "I really liked her and I would like to see her again she was the most motivational speaker that I have heard she taught me a lot of lessons that I can use in life.I would like to see her again."
  • "She has a big personality. She doesn't let her disability define who she is, and is actually proud of it. Everyone should have the perspective that she has: we are so lucky just to have a roof over our heads, food on our plates, and a great school with great people."
  • "She was really inspiring and showed me my life in a different perspective. She also told me not to feel sorry for myself. There's always something good in your life that we don't realize and we have to make the most of it. I really enjoyed the things she talked about and how she shared so much about her life. Her story really hit me hard."
  • "Kelsey was so positive, energetic, and inspiring. She stayed true to herself during tough times. Her presentation was a reality check for a lot of kids at our school but especially for me, I complain about the smallest things when in reality I have it really good. I think that this presentation will stay with me for a very long time. This was a great presentation that was a serious topic but yet so much fun, it was SO INSPIRING. I am really glad we had the opportunity to hear from Kelsey and learn so much."

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.

march is women's history month!

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When it comes to the invention of cars you would be surprised to know a woman made one of the greatest updates to its design and function. In 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper. In an NPR article it is said that after being stuck in traffic in a streetcar in New York while it was snowing… she noticed the driver had to frequently stop, get out of the car and clear the windshield of snow. Anderson observed this process and then thought, “what if there was a blade to clear the windshield without the driver getting out?” After filing for patent it become standard equipment on cars by 1916. Anderson lived in Birmingham and was also a rancher and real estate developer.


In keeping with our observance of national women's history month, Mustang News will be sharing some interesting facts every day! Did you know that ...more American women work in the education, health services, and social assistance industries than any other. It seems that while women are moving into the workforce in large numbers, they’re still filling traditional female jobs... teaching, nursing and social service professions. Together, these three industries employ nearly one-third of all female workers. In keeping with the theme of contributions by women... Marie Curie is the only woman to ever win two Nobel Prizes! Her first award was for physics due to her work on spontaneous radiation with her husband, and her second, being in Chemistry, for her studies on radioactivity.

Novelis Mentorship Reflection; Brad H. (11th Grade)

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By: Brad H. (11th Grade)


It was the first time of doing an internship program in my whole life. Our mentors were very nice to us and focused on what we were saying. We received a lot of great information about what they are doing at Novelis and it really caught my attention. Even though I am wanting to head down an electrical engineering path, it motivated me to think of other majors as a part of my dream. The internship was a great experience for me and I want to participate in as many as possible.
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Happy PI WEEK to everyone! Pi day – 3/14 is approaching fast! Let's have some fun with a Pi digit memorization contest

All middle & high school level math classes will have pi-digit memorization contest on Thursday, March 14th.


Pi-day will be celebrated in all math classes with varied activities!


Grade level winners with the greatest number of digits memorized will be awarded with a 5$ gift card!


Start practicing that memorization!

PI DAY IS THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH! GET READY TO HAVE SOME PIZZA! ORDER FORM DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

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Hello FSA Families,

We are excited about Pi day on Thursday 3.14! Thanks to everyone who has purchased pizza for Pi Day. If you have not already purchased slice(s) for your student, the last day to purchase slices ($2.00 per large slice) is Tuesday 3/12.

Please use the link below to pay via PayPal on the Mustang Support Organization's website. You will receive a receipt via email for the slices purchased. Please indicate your child's name, grade, homeroom teacher's name, number of slices and gluten free choice on the link below.

To purchase via Paypal please click here: https://fsamso.org/product/pi-day-pizza

Thanks,
FSA MSO

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 1)

A Weekly Series

Previously it was shared how students were selected to be a part of the Mustang News Team - a leadership group here at FSA. Now we would like to share with you, how they make the magic happen. It is not easy being pioneers or even reviving a project with guaranteed success. However that’s exactly what a group of FSA high school students are doing. After a lull in the visual morning announcements, these students have come together to pour some energy and breathe fire back into the program. They are even taking it a step further but attempting a daily mini news broadcast, not just sharing announcements.

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With the support of various faculty members, the Mustang News Team (MNT) have set up a “working” studio to record their broadcast. As a group they researched and identified their equipment needs and slowly but surely they a putting things in place. The green screen and lighting they set up themselves and well as marked the studio floor for equipment location.

In a way, they are shaping a future broadcast program here at FSA in the non traditional sense. Students are using new and more technology to record and edit. They have an ipad that doubles as a teleprompter, a server (host google drive for their footage, graphics, email etc) and when it’s need a camera.

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Atlanta Science Festival; COMMUNICATING THE SCIENCE OF THE GEORGIA COAST

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Alligators, dolphins, ghost crabs, pelicans, live oaks, and wasps: oh my! In this highly energetic science communication workshop, adult and teen participants will engage in improvisational storytelling and movement-oriented activities to cultivate advocating for conservation of the Georgia coast. By accessing information from “micro-lectures” about animals, plants, and ecosystems delivered by scientist and author Dr. Anthony J. Martin, everyone is invited to delve into their creativity to find new and powerful ways to communicate factually, but also passionately, about taking care of our shorelines.


Presented by InterPlay Atlanta, Emory University

https://atlantasciencefestival.org/events-2019/communicating-the-science-of-the-georgia-coast/


WHERE:

Little Five Points Community Center Cafe

1083 Austin Ave NE

Atlanta, 30307


WHEN:

Friday, March 15th, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


ADMISSION:

Price: $5

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Dreams...

High School Creative Writing Piece

By: Monet S. (9th Grade)

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I love to sleep. I'm sure we all do especially after an extremely long and tiring day of school. Of course, I have to walk my dog first, and then I have to take a shower, and then I have to do the homework that I don't understand. Oh, and I have to start that huge project worth half of my grade...that's due tomorrow. Then, I finally eat dinner and watch that movie that just came out on Netflix. But, after ALL of that, I'm finally able to put on my pajamas leggings and sweatshirt and I go to sleep...After watching the new Boruto episode on TV, but anyway, let me finally take you to my dream world.

Imagine a world homework never existed, NEVER. "Pressure" and "stress" are words that have been completely eliminated from everyone's vocabulary. A world where no one has any imperfections because everyone would be exactly who they want to be, me included. I would probably turn myself into an anime character and add a few inches to my height.

In my dream world, you can go to anyplace in the world in two milliseconds. No countries would fight in this world and everyone would have their own dream house. Unless you decide to live on Mars, then you have to fend for yourself.


In my world, everyone is friendly, oh, and no one would feel self-conscious because you already know you're perfect. There are no criminals and no government. My dream world has everything you can ever imagine. Everything! But, as Mercutio said in Romeo and Juliet, dreams are just "the children of an idle brain." To be honest, none of us really want to live in our dream worlds forever right?

I love going to school and seeing my friends five days a week, and there's nothing like the satisfaction of finishing my homework during study hall instead of doing it out home. Every day I learn something new in Literature that helps me with my writing, or something in AP Human Geography that makes me see the world differently.

I love coming home to my parents and telling them about how my team was the first to get through a Math escape room, or attempting to speak Spanish with the vocab we learned that week. I can't help but feel proud by making a short film with the skills I learned in Media or completing a Bio project worthy of an A. Everything that I go through helps me become a better person and work towards my goals. So, I'm glad that my dream world stays in my dreams because reality is more wonderful than you'd think.

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

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

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.

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.

FSA Honor Chorus Auditions!!

Auditions are open for our first annual FSA Honor Chorus! This group of talented singers will be performing at our first-ever high school graduation, the 8th grade graduation, and at the STEAM Awards Ceremony.


Please use the following Google form to submit your audition recording/video.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SvE1DHTqkIlSnQQzS8K-NqAb_wLsZAVTvh0gkEwlfLo/viewform?edit_requested=true


· Open to students in 3rd-12th grade.

· Priority will go to students who can attend all 3 events.

· Students currently in Mrs. Otim’s Chorus Club are automatically qualified, as long as they submit their Audition Google Form.


  • We will rehearse 2-3 times during school hours between March-May.
  • Deadline to audition is March 15th.



· Questions? Contact Mrs. Otim at kotim@fultonscienceacademy.org

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.

Sports Picture Day is Coming Up! Mark Your Calendars!

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 1st Annual Sports Picture day on March 15th in our gym. The pictures will take place during school hours. This will be for all sports teams that participated in 2018-2019. If you are wanting to purchase online, the link is below.

FSA 10th GRADER ANAM F. BEGINS STUDENT LED BOOKDRIVE

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DONATE! THE DONATION BOX HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FRONT LOBBY!!!


Spread the joy of reading!

Only 10% of young children in India have access to higher education. This is likely due to the lack of resources that they have. Fortunately, with your help we can change this. If you have any gently used/new books with reading levels ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade, please donate it to the boxes set up around Fulton Science Academy Private School. The books will be sent to underdeveloped cities in India. Thank you for your donations!


For questions, please contact afatima@fultonscienceacademy.org

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.


The application process will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!


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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