Fulton Science Academy

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF JANUARY 28, 2019

HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Our High Schoolers have been very busy so make sure you read all the way through and check out the updated information about our Annual International Night Coming up! Students can earn lots of Volunteer Hours!


I am very excited for the future of this Newsletter! make sure to keep checking for our Seniors College announcements, student written articles, and so much more! We are excited to see where our High School culture goes! #strongertogether


Lastly, in case you haven't heard, tomorrow January 29th is a Cyber School Day! New to FSA? Read more about our Cyber School Day below! Everyone have a great week and stay warm!

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The Governor has closed all state offices for Tuesday, January 29, based on a winter storm watch. Given the risk associated with ice, the timing of a potential event, and the impact it may have on traffic, we will have Cyber School Day Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29.


Our core subject teachers (Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages) will send you cyber school day work through e-mail by 6:00pm today. It will also be posted on FSAConnect.


Please use this form to communicate the number of minutes you have studied for each of your subjects during FSAPS Cyber School Day. Please note that students should study at least 30 minutes for each core subject based on the work assigned by teachers as part of the cyber school day.


Pre-K and Kindergarten students should follow the instructions given by their teachers. They don’t need to submit this form.


If you have any questions, please let me know.


I wish you a wonderful and safe day at home!

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope you all had a great weekend! i know some of you were busy with competitions and all of the work that you all do on a daily basis. I'm constantly reminded how hard our students work and it is a joy to be able to have the chance to meet with you all daily! I hope everyone stays warm tomorrow! Make sure to do you cyber school work!! But really, make sure to read further to see some of the awesome recent accomplishments of our high schoolers!


Contact: yparlak@fultonscienceacademy.org

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158


The Mission of the Fulton Science Academy Private School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for all students. This program is designed to empower all students in mind, body, and spirit by promoting and supporting personal, social, emotional, and academic growth, and development.

What's in this Issue?

  • Monthly Calendar
  • Professional Speaker Series; What is it? & A Re-Cap of Last Week
  • High School Presentation for Families
  • FSA High Schooler Named Among GHP Semifinalists
  • Student Led Book Drive
  • Home Visits for High Schoolers? Yep! We do that!
  • Novelis Mentorship
  • UPDATES for International Night
  • Thank you for coming out for our Seniors!
  • Sideline Store SALE


AND MORE

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Tuesday, January 29: Cyber School Day (No School)

Thursday, January 31: High School Presentation for Families

Thursday, February 7: First Annual GISA Robotics State Championship

Friday, February 8: Good Conduct Dress Down Day

Friday, February 15: Teacher Work Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, February 18: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Saturday, February 23: Spelling / Math / Art Competition at FSA

Wednesday, February 27: Professional Speaker Series Presents; Mohammed Zaidi, oncology surgeon


please note that dates are subject to change

IT'S TIME TO RE-ENROLL!

The new semester has begun and it is once again time to assess the number of students who plan to return to FSAPS next year. Re-enrollment contracts were issued in December. All families should have received the re-enrollment email with instructions on how to log in to the FSA Enrollment Management System to view and submit the contracts.

Please login at this link to view your child’s contract: https://fultonscienceacademy.myschoolapp.com/app/


Click on the Forgot login or First time logging in button if you have not yet used the new FSA Enrollment Management System. Once logged in, click on the yellow banner to view your child’s contract. All contracts and deposits will be submitted online.

Contracts can be viewed and then saved to be submitted at a later date. We encourage parents to view the contracts now to avoid any last minute problems or errors in February. If you have problems signing in or get any error messages while completing the contract, please contact Mrs. Walsh at pwalsh@fultonscienceacademy.org

Please be aware that priority re-enrollment for current FSA students will end on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. After this date, any remaining spots will be offered to new applicants and wait lists will be administered if necessary. Contact Mrs. Walsh if you have any questions or concerns.

Each year, our school continues to grow and thrive because of our incredible students. We hope your child will remain at FSAPS through his/her elementary and/or secondary school years. Thank you for being a part of the FSA family. You are an important part of our school’s journey.

Congrats to seniors who have started hearing back from colleges. We wish you luck!

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER SERIES; WHAT IS IT?

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Character | Inspire | Connect | Empathy | Bold

What is FSA’s Professional Speaker’s Series?

It is weekly program aimed at engaging high school students to open up their perspectives and gain information about the professions that surround them. Speaker’s speak on their career path, role (s), companies, and their work. This program which was officially launched for the first time in 2018-19 seeks to assist with the development of the well rounded student. With that said, there are three components to the program

1. Professional/skilled/industry expert

2. College education (admissions process)

3. Social Awareness (non profits, volunteerism)


These presentations occur during one of the designated CERP periods during the week. Roughly, about 35 mins, students are required to attend as this is built in within their daily schedule. Attendance at these events which usually occur weekly, is just as important as if a student was attending class. Understanding the professional environment no longer starts in college. As the landscape changes the timeline is moving up and high school is where it all begins

Check back next week to read about the reasoning behind why we offer this incredible program. Until then, read on our most recent presentation from Surya Ati, a Junior Finance Major at Georgia state who spoke to our High School students on the importance of early internships.
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On Thursday, January 24th, GSU Junior Finance Major Surya Ati came and spoke with our students on the importance of early internships. He spoke from the POV of student research, requirements, and the application process. At this time he also works in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business in their Dean's Office.
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HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTATION FOR FAMILIES

Make sure you join us for a presentation for current 8th graders, high schoolers, and your families on Thursday, January 31st! This will be a wonderful opportunity to see what is to come during your High School Years at FSA!

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FSA 10th GRADER HOLDEN W. NAMED AMONG GHP SEMIFINALISTS

Congratulations to FSA 10th Grader Holden W. who was named a 2019 Governor’s Honors Program Semifinalist! Over 3,200 students were nominated to the state level competition and nearly 1,700 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions! We wish Holden the best of luck as he moves forward in this process!

FSA 10th GRADER ANAM F. BEGINS STUDENT LED BOOKDRIVE

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

FSA STUDENTS BEGIN MENTORSHIP AT NOVELIS

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On Friday, January 25th several FSA High School Students got to begin their journey in the Novelis Mentorship at Novelis in Kennesaw. Students were paired with engineers that can help them become more involved with the engineering pathway and provide these students with contacts for the future! Students will attend lunches with their Mentors once a month.

HOME VISITS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?!

You've probably heard of Home Visits for Elementary and Middle School Students, but Home Visits for High Schoolers?!


Home visits are a casual way for your student to spend time with his/her teacher in the comfort of their home. Teachers enjoy having a chance to see their students in this comfortable environment, doing whatever makes them most happy and spend time with these students and their parents outside of a regular school day.


To schedule a home visit, simply email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org with some suggested dates/times, as well as your students' name(s) and homeroom. Ms. Unal will be in touch to confirm final details.

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT FOR OUR VARSITY BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT

We wish our seniors the best of luck as they move to the end of their high school career and into college!

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STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES; FSA'S ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!

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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. Please read carefully because we need your help to make it possible!


The event this year will be the same as last year and we are recruiting families to contribute in various ways. Whether you would like to represent your country of origin or share what you’ve learned about other places while traveling abroad, we would be honored if you would share your experiences and insight with the FSA family. The opportunities to contribute include the following:


  • Manage a booth - This includes selecting a country to educate our families on the country and culture. You will be provided with tables and a tri-fold poster board to create a display showcasing your country’s heritage including relevant art, photos, traditional dress/costume, music, dance, food, souvenirs, games, etc. If more than one family volunteers to represent the same country, those families will collaborate to manage the booth. Any family managing a booth has an opportunity to be in the Parade of Nations. Details will follow once signed up.
  • Bring food and/or drink items indicative of a specific country - If you aren’t up for managing a booth,but are a good cook and want to share your culinary talents please let us know what items you would like to contribute for our food sampling.
  • Perform a talent representative of a country - Performances can be by our students, parents and/or others in the community. Examples include Irish or Indian dance, West African drumming, Capoeira, Salsa dance, singing, etc. Please note performances should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • General Assistance & Volunteering - If none of the above appeal to you, but you would like to help at the event, please sign up to serve as a general event volunteer. We also need help with set up and clean up, manning the passport and immigration booths, coordinating talent, and more.


Please click the link below 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.


International Night Google Form Sign-up

Please contact Kavitha Joseph at fsaintlnight@gmail.com with any questions or concerns


Below is an example of a family representing Ireland. They included a board of information, food and drink samples, and even dressed like the Irish!

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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

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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

FSA HIGH SCHOO STUDENTS TO VISIT EMORY UNIVERSITY

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On Thursday, February 21, 2019 FSA High School Students will have the opportunity to visit Emory University!

Be on the look out for more information coming soon!

THE MUSTANG SOCCER ASSOCIATION IS SELLING CHICK-FIL-A BREAKFAST AGAIN ON FRIDAY MORNINGS FOR 2nd SEMESTER

Don't miss out on a delicious breakfast on Friday mornings, while also helping out our Mustang Soccer Association!

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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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VOLUNTEER HOURS POLICY & LOG DOWNLOAD

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Volunteer hours are a mandatory part of the FSA High School curriculum. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours to fulfill the volunteer hour requirement to qualify for graduation.

Volunteer Hours Tracking Process

  • High school students are required to submit their volunteer hours using volunteer hours log sheet.

  • The volunteer hours log sheet can be found on school website under counselor services menu.

  • Students can submit their log sheet throughout the semester to the school counselor as long as it contains a minimum of 10 hours.

**Exceptions can be made during finals week

  • Volunteer logs for each semester must be submitted no later than first Friday of December and first Friday of May to the counselor.

  • Counselors may or may not approve volunteer hours. Please refer to the acceptable volunteer hour guidelines for details.

  • Students will be informed of the volunteer hour log sheet approval decision by the counselor before the end of each semester.

  • School counselor will upload approved volunteer hour sheet to Naviance before the end of each semester.

  • Students are required to upload their approved volunteer hours to presidential service awards website within a week after receiving approval.

  • Students are required to have uploaded a minimum of 100 volunteer hours to presidential service website to fulfill the volunteer hour requirement.


Volunteer Hour Guidelines

Submitted volunteer hours will be approved by the counselor based on below criteria,


Acceptable Volunteer Hours

  • Volunteering with any agency, non-profit group, hospital, any religious place, student organization, civic group, community organization, etc.

  • Time that you spend planning or organizing a service event, drive, or fundraising for charities

  • Meeting that you attend in order to plan or organize a service event, learn about service opportunities, or learn community leadership skills that are outside the normal monthly meetings of the club or organization.

  • Service projects of school clubs, organizations, and teams

  • Time that you spend helping a member of the community excluding relatives

  • Any volunteer activity that is ten or more hours must be submitted along with a separate signed document as an evidence from the organization in addition to volunteer hours log sheet.

  • All service projects are subject to a maximum credit of 16 hours/day for any one event.


Unacceptable Volunteer Hours

  • Service for which you receive course credit, such as internships or class assignments.

  • Participating in “drives” where you drop off items for a collection

  • Participation in a school event or activity, such as rehearsing for performances, etc.

  • Time at conventions, mission or work trips when you are sleeping, attending social functions, eating, commuting, etc.

  • Court mandated community service or service mandated for a school disciplinary referral

  • Paid work of any kind or work for which you receive any kind of compensation

  • Hosting a foreign exchange student



Transfer Students

Transfer Students are required to meet the following criteria based on their entrance grade level to Fulton Science Academy.

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You can find a copy of the Volunteer Hours Log Sheet in your Naviance Account, as well as on your FSA connect account. If you would like to get a physical copy from the school, you can pick one up at the Front Desk.

CHECK OUT OUR SIDELINE STORE

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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

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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