Fulton Science Academy High School
ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL
WEEK OF September 2, 2019
high school newsletter
Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!
I want to begin this week's newsletter by telling you that Fulton Science Academy is very excited to host the STEAM Innovation Awards on October 25, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta to celebrate the many successes of the school and to honor organizations that support STEAM education in the Atlanta area.
Join us for an evening of excellence in STEAM education.
To stay informed about the event and to be added to the invitation list, please click here.
To become a sponsor, please click here.
More information about sponsorship opportunities are located below. Please direct all specific questions about sponsorship opportunities and general questions about the event to email@example.com
Good luck to our Volleyball Team as they take on Notre Dame today and Cherokee (MS) and Atlanta Girls School (VG) tomorrow evening! The Varsity game tomorrow will be at home so be sure to come out and support the team! Our Cross Country team has their second meet of the season this week as well! On Saturday September 7th our Middle School Team will compete at Whitefield Academy! Come cheer our Mustangs on!
Also, don't forget that THIS SUNDAY we will be hosting a Grandparents Day Luncheon to celebrate our wonderful grandparents! Make sure you RSVP using the form below! We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a great week!
With Warmest Regards,
Mr. Parlak's ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER
I hope everyone had a restful Labor Day weekend!
Thank you to all of the families that came out to our High School Curriculum Night last Thursday! We hope that everyone got helpful and useful information not only from the student perspective, but for our parents as well. We are always here to answer any questions you may have.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Ms. Agha's COUNSELOR'S CORNER
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!
Make sure you check out the brief info below about our Parent Financial Planning Seminar coming up on September 12th! We hope to see you here! Let me know if you have any questions.
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?
- High School at FSA
- Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???
- How Will I Pay for College and Other Parent Worries
- Solar Car Club
- 29th Annual Rivers Alive! Clean-Up Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Parent Financial Planning Seminar
- INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS; HIRING ELECTRICIANS, APPRENTICES, & HELPERS
- Did you Know FSA has a Fine Arts Newsletter?
- YOUTH UNITED IS RECRUITING STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS!
- University of Georgia’s Vet School for a Day (VSFD) 2019
- Buzz on Biotechnology Save the Date
- Come out for a Night of Fun at the First Mothers' Night Out of the School Year!
- Steam Innovation Awards (SIA)
- and more!
Click here to see last week's High School Newsletter and catch up!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
August / September Calendar
EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGESeptember Calendar
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 (Informational Flier Below)
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 4: Fall Break NO SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL AT FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY
How does my child receive classes?
Every year, we revisit the Credit Evaluation form which outlines the classes needed to take in order to graduate from FSA. In addition to the state of Georgia requirements, we keep our students on a path of rigor which will fulfill the HOPE and university requirements. Every year, the parent(s) and student(s) are invited to meet with the counselor to discuss classes, future classes, extracurriculars, service, and any other items that affect the students’ school success.
When we place students into classes, we take the following into consideration: previous courses and grades, MAP scores in math and reading/writing, PSAT Scores, AP exam scores, attitude and behaviors in class, and teacher observations. We aim to create schedules for students that will challenge them, but also allow them to thrive.
At FSA, we have high expectations for our students. While other schools may prepare their students for AP level work, we put an emphasis on the AP exam preparation as well. With the skills they develop here, the goal is to help them be successful in their future SAT, ACT, college acceptances, and professional endeavors.
When do we do it?
Built into the schedule, we have College Prep time. During that time, high school students will receive AP supplemental support, SAT prep, or college guidance time that may include college representatives and professional speakers from the community. Afterschool clubs are also built into the schedule to allow maximum involvement and tutoring time. For additional resources, visit
If you have any concerns, please reach out to our high school team-
Mr. Yasin Parlak, High School Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Hibbah Agha, High School Counselor email@example.com
Want to Spend Spring Break in Switzerland & France???
MAKE SURE TO GRAB AN APPLICATION FORM FROM THE FRONT DESK
How Will I Pay for College and Other Parent Worries
Earlier this year, we surveyed thousands of parents across the country to better understand what worries them most about the college planning process. Here are their top concerns:
1.The price tag
4.Student loan debt
5.The SAT® and ACT®
8.Their child's newfound independence
9.The college application process
We pulled together key resources and information to help you navigate this journey to college. Visit the Parent Worry Index to learn more about how to address some of your concerns.
Includes Helpful information on: The Price Tag, College Match, Finding Scholarships, Student Loan Debt, The SAT & ACT, Campus Safety, Admissions Options, Newfound Independence, Application Process, and Financial Aid
Solar Car Club
FSA's Solar Car Club has been hard at work on their impressive solar car! The club hopes to join in the Solar Car challenge and attend the 2020 Closed Track Event at the Texas Motor Speedway with Qualifier. We will be sure to keep you updated on this new club at FSA! Good luck!
"The Solar Car Challenge is the top project-based STEM Initiative helping motivate students in Science, Engineering, and Alternative Energy. In 1993, the Solar Car Team launched an education program to teach high school students how to build and safely race roadworthy solar cars. The Solar Education Program met this objective, and worked to provide curriculum materials, on-site visits, and workshop opportunities for high schools across the country. This program was designed to motivate students in the sciences, engineering, and technology. The end product of each two-year education cycle is the Solar Car Challenge: a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, or a cross country race designed to give students an opportunity to display and drive their solar cars.
National sponsors for the Solar Car Challenge: Hunt Oil Company, Dell Computers, Green Mountain Energy, The Acclivus Corporation, Austin Energy, Earth Day Texas, Lockheed-Martin, and Texas Instruments. The Solar Car Challenge is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation." (http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/about.shtml)
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)
Parent Financial Planning Seminar
Parents, join us September 12th for an uncommon approach to financial decision making at our Parent Financial Planning Seminar.
INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS; HIRING ELECTRICIANS, APPRENTICES, & HELPERS
Did you Know FSA has a Fine Arts Newsletter?
If you are not receiving the Fine Arts Newsletter and would like to, please contact Mrs. Otim at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH UNITED IS RECRUITING STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS!
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 email@example.com with any questions or student referrals!
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
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
University of Georgia’s Vet School for a Day (VSFD) 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buzz on Biotechnology Save the Date
Buzz on Biotechnology High School Open House
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
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!
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
FSA Sideline Store; 20% off Back-to-School Essentials!
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
2019 Volleyball Schedule
2019 Cross Country Schedule
Order Your Yearbook by September 30th to get 15% Off!
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
Home Visits; A Great Activity for Your Student, No Matter Their Grade Level!
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?
To schedule a middle or high school school home visit: Simply email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FSAConnect mobile App
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.
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:
4- FSA LINKEDIN
So many of you have LinkedIn accounts. To get news about our school on LinkedIn, simply follow our schools’s LinkedIn page.