Fulton Science Academy High School

ACCREDITED AND STEM CERTIFIED COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL

WEEK OF May 20, 2019

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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and that everyone had a great Monday.


It's hard to believe that we are finally in the last week of school! It has been an extraordinary year! As we wind down another fantastic year, I'd like to say how thankful I am for the family that we all become each year. It is wonderful to get to know everyone and see all of the students grow throughout the year. It is a dream that this year we will have our inaugural graduating class. I have known some of these students for some time now, and I must say, I will be sad to see them leave, but I can't wait to see where their lives take them.


With the last week upon us, we aren't slowing down. Make sure to read through because there is a lot of information about this last week. Also, make sure you join us for our High School Awards Ceremony this Thursday beginning at 12:00pm.


Make sure you check out the list below for some important items for summer.


Please be reminded that there is no STEAM enrichment or clubs this week.

1st (2:30) and 2nd (3:15) carpool times remain the same. Pick up through the front desk is emergency only, as always. At 3:45 ALL grades will be dismissed to the cafeteria. From 3:45 and on, parents must come through the front desk. Please make sure you have your carpool card ready to show. As always, there will be paid after care beginning at 4:30.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

A Few Reminders Before Summer Vacation


SUMMER WORK FOR RISING K-12th GRADE

Summer class work for rising K-12th students has been posted. Make sure to keep an eye on the school website as there are a few more subjects that will be posted. Currently, the list contains the following subjects:

  • All Elementary Summer Work
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Spanish

To access the work, click the title link, or use the link further in this newsletter issue.

MEDICATION PICK UP

  • It is that time of year, to be working into your day, picking up unused medication from the Clinic. This includes, Over-The-Counter, Prescription, Inhalers, and Epi Pens.These medications will NOT be able to be held over the summer. Please be sure to stop in before the last day of school, May 23rd, before 3:30 pm. ALL medication not picked up from the clinic, before the last day of school, will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be destroyed in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines, by the nurse and an administrator. We do not store medication over the summer to use for the next year.
  • FOR MORE INFO ON THIS PROCESS, PLEASE READ THE MEDICATION PICK UP SECTION BELOW
NO NOTARY ON CAMPUS AFTER MAY 24

Please be aware that after Thursday, May 24, a Notary is not be present until the beginning of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Any student planning on getting a driving permit, will not be able to have their form notarized ON SITE. It will have to be taken to a separate location by a School Official to be notarized. Once the form has been notarized, the student will have 30 days to use the form.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Ms. Hibbah Agha

Professional School Counselor | 7th – 12th grade

hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org

(678) 366-2555 ext:158


As the year winds down, it’s the perfect time for some reflection. We’re not supposed to just float through life, but we should aim to live intentionally. In order to be more intentional, it’s a good idea to reflect about this year: what went wrong? what went right? what will I change?

Sometimes, people will avoid looking at the things that didn’t go so well because it brings up negative emotions within them. The thing is… the negative emotions are important for growth. Didn’t do so good in a class? Want to just ignore that it happened because it makes you feel low about yourself? Deal with it! Reflect on your poor grade. Why was my grade low? What was I doing in that class? Was I doing work for that class at home? How was I learning the material? What do I need to change?

I don’t like for us to dwell in negative emotions because there’s no point beating yourself up over some things. Here’s the thing though… you’re not expected to live perfectly and know everything. Don’t brush your ‘failures’ under the rug. Those are ‘opportunities for growth’! If you’re already good at something, you won’t become exponentially better. If you’re not good at something, your potential for growth is much higher.

As you enjoy your summer, do think about how your year went. Set some goals for yourself. Look at your successes, but also at your ‘opportunities for growth’. What do you want your intention for the summer to be? How about your intention just for today? How will you choose to live life tomorrow? Or even next year?

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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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.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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May Calendar

Monday, May 20: Tacky Day

Tuesday, May 21: Jersey Day

Wednesday, May 22: Hawaiian Luau Day

Wednesday, May 22: High School Laptop and Textbook Return Day

Thursday, May 23: Last Day of School

Thursday, May 23: High School Award Ceremony 12:00pm

Thursday, May 23: High School Graduation 6:00pm

Final Exam Schedule

Please note that Middle Schoolers taking these courses will have their finals on the days mentioned.

If you took an AP Mock Exam, please speak with your AP Teacher to see if your mock exam is able to replace your final.


High School Students are allowed to leave once they complete their exams.

Middle School students will follow their regular schedule after the completion of their final.

May 21st

Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP Physics C: Mechanics (BRAY)
  • AP Physics I (BRAY)
  • AP Biology (KARP)
  • Biology Honors (KARP)
  • AP Chemistry (OLIVER)
  • Chemistry Honors (OLIVER)
  • Physical Science Honors (OLIVER)
Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30
  • Spanish II Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish III Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish IV Honors (CARMONA)
  • Spanish II Honors (COLON)
  • Turkish I Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish II Honors (DUMAN)
  • Turkish III Honors (DUMAN)
  • Spanish I Honors (SURETT)
  • Spanish I Honors (RIOS)
  • Spanish II Honors (SHIELDS)



May 22nd

Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00

  • AP US History (RODGERS)
  • AP World History (RODGERS)
  • US History Honors (RODGERS)
  • World History Honors (STIFFLER)
  • AP Human Geography (RODGERS)

Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30

  • AP Computer Science Principles (ERDEM)
  • AP Statistics (DUZYOL)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology Honors (BRAY)
  • AP Psychology (PROCTOR)

WIT JOB SHADOW PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL STAY OPEN UNTIL MAY 18!

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High School Study Break!

FSA High School students were treated to a well deserved "study break" on Friday, May 17. With finals and all other stresses that come with the end of a school year, our students took time to relax with friends and have some fun at school! Students were treated to a catered lunch from Chipotle, ice cream from "the Popcorn Lady", manicures from Hammond Nails, and Game Truck! Students also got to play fun lawn games like giant jenga! Some teachers even joined in on the fun! Hey, the end of the year is a lot for everyone! We hope that this helped ease at least some of the stress as we round out another year!

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FSA's Annual Sports Banquet was a Huge Success! Thank you to Everyone Who Came!

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual Sports Banquet! We had an amazing turnout of over 180 people! It was a black tie affair as we honored our student athletes and coaches. FSA's Athletic Program has grown immensely this school year and we would like to thank Athletic Director Alex Ayres for all of the hard work that he has put in over the last year to raise our athletes up and to encourage them to train their hardest and achieve school history. During this semester alone the athletics department has achieved school history. Thank you to all of our athletes, parents, sponsors, and everyone that has made this year a truly memorable one for our student athletes. We can't wait to see where the program goes from here! Make sure to check out the Spring Issue of the Athletics Newsletter by clicking here and take a look back at everything that has been accomplished this year! #strongertogether
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Hygiene Drive for Hunger has No Religion (Final Update)

The Hunger Has No Religion drive has been a huge success and we have surpassed our goal with a whopping number. The original goal was of 200 items and we have collected 500+ items. This huge success is made possible only with your help. We want to thank all our wonderful students, staff and parents who have donated generously for this good cause. It wouldn’t have been possible without any of you.

We would like to recognize our pre-K to 2nd graders who have donated the most number of items in the whole school - around 300! Once again thanks to all the students, teachers and parents for making the hunger has no religion hygiene drive a successful accomplishment.


Thanks,

Ashi

Drivesmart at FSA

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DriveSmart has offered us a special rate and will be having the class here at FSA! Even if your student hasn't started driving, they can knock out the education piece of it that is required for your license. To qualify, you must be at least 14 1/2 years old. Please see the attached documents.


-DriveSmart can also test your student for their test instead of going to the DMV.

-They can help with the driving practice. If you live within 10 miles of the school, they could even drop your student home after driving practice. (Road time is required to qualify for your license)


Contact Ms. Agha at hagha@fultonscienceacademy.org with any questions that you may have regarding the date and time of the classes, etc.

Summer class work

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Summer class work for rising K-12th students has been posted. Make sure to keep an eye on the school website as there are a few more subjects that will be posted. Currently, the list contains the following subjects:

  • All Elementary Summer Work
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Spanish

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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2019 - 2020 School Supplies Lists

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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

"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)

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.


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

2019 - 2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

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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