Friday, October 21, 2016


Ms. Fuchs’ hands on science club is very interactive! Every week, the students observe different experiments through inquiry and using the 5 senses. Learning about science is much more exciting for students with stimulating activities like studying engineering by creating an aluminum foil boats in order to “save Ms. Fuchs”. The students have been investigating the world around them and why things happen through hands on science activities!

This month we have been focusing on “fall themed” science investigations! Last week we created building structures using only toothpicks and candy corn! Take a look at what we created!


Fulton Science Academy is so pleased to have many new additions to the Mustang Players this year; students ranging from 6th grade to 10th are hard at work rehearsing on Monday and Friday afternoons for their winter production, "Black Boot’s Lost Loot."

This one-act comedy chronicles the rivalry between two pirate crews, Black Boot and his men and Scurvy Sal’s crew of lady pirates. Be prepared for a whirlwind of treasure hunts, mistaken identities, and pirate romance. Shiver me timbers!

Through this work, students have the chance to memorize lines, learn about stage presence and voice control, and even lend a hand with set design and costuming. It is certainly hard work, but in the end, the cast members are left with memories that last a lifetime.

Please mark your calendars for Black Boot’s Lost Loot; the show opens on on December 8 and ticket information will be forthcoming.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Fulton Science Academy would like to thank the Novak Family Foundation for their recent donation of $12,000 to support FSAPS. Per their request, this very generous contribution will be allocated towards three separate projects:
1. An anti-bullying awareness campaign to benefit students.
2. The addition of a new wildlife/environmental preservation club to be introduced in the second semester for students.
3. Exterior beautification efforts to support the school's upcoming building expansion plan.
When asked why the family's foundation chose to support FSA, Mrs. Novak commented, "Well, it's been said that you should be the change that you want to see in the world... today, tomorrow and always. I think our family recognizes the importance of this statement and we realize the unique opportunity we have to put those words into motion."
When asked why the family foundation chose to make such a generous contribution to FSA, she responded, "Making an investment in Fulton Science Academy Private School made perfect sense...not only are we supporting our son's educational future, but we hope this donation will benefit other students AND help encourage other families (and the companies they work for and/or own) to donate funds to the school as well. We have witnessed such inspiring changes in our son, Aidan, since he began at FSA last year. To us, FSA feels like home. That, in and of itself, is such a gift to our family, and I suspect other families feel the same way...that FSA is like a second home."
We hope it goes without saying that the Novak Family Foundation's donation is greatly appreciated and is already being put to great use. Plans are in motion for several anti-bullying outreach initiatives, and dialogue has begun to discuss the addition of a new environmental club next semester. Discussions are also occurring to plan how a portion of their contribution can support landscape beautification efforts in conjunction with the proposed campus expansion.
Gifts such as these are not only greatly appreciated, but they help to ensure a strong future for our school. Thank you to the Novak Family Foundation for a gift that will truly keep on giving for years to come.
To learn more about how you can make a tax-deductible donation to support Fulton Science Academy and the many programs and services offered here, please email Advancement Director, Megan Bowman, at Thank you!

Fulton Science Academy FTC Robotics Team Prepares for first competition in November.

Fulton Science Academy FTC Robotics Team Prepares for first competition in November.

What's FTC?

Well, it’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format.

And Fulton Science Academy will join the fun this year, with a brand new rookie team that is excited to participate in its first regional competition on Saturday, November 5.

Students who comprise Team Syntax Error #11420 FTC have had two months to learn and explore concepts together. Some worked well, others required modifications, and some failed. But through each experience came learning.

After many hours of hard work, the team's robot includes four modules: chassis, collector brush, surgical tube lifter and flicker. These will be implemented during the competition as the robot responds to challenges and missions placed

As the rookie team, our team has done a great job to finished 4 modules in a short time. Good luck Syntax Error #11420 on regional completion on November 5th.

Portions of this article were taken from FRIST Tech Challenge Web Page. To learn more, please click here.

A Message from Principal Kenan Sener


Greetings to our FSA Friends and Families,

I would like to re-visit our school's core values of “Excellence, Innovation, and Character.” Specifically, I'd like to talk about "character."

Many of you may have heard me say that “It is not enough to be smart. Nobody wants only smart people around.” Our workplaces, our communities, and society, in general, needs successful people who also:

  • Care about others;
  • Offer a hand to the needy;
  • Celebrate individuals' differences;
  • Find ways to help and improve the world around them;
  • Respect everyone’s rights and help to protect them;
  • Value kindness and compassion (and the list goes on).

In this regard, I consider our school community to be a very fortunate place where we do not need to look far to find great role models. For example, just this weekend:

  • A group of parents took the time to decorate our school for the Fall season. Did they need to do it? No. But they chose to do it because they care.
  • Another group of parent volunteers took the time to paint some of our school walls with beautiful colors. This was done to continue to make our school feel comfortable and inviting to those who spend so much time here.
  • An FSA family made an incredibly generous donation to help our school (please read the article below.) Understanding that funding outside of tuition alone is an important part of a private school's success and longevity, this family's generosity will benefit many of our students.
  • Several students and parents volunteered at a local community festival where a number of community members had a great time with their families learning about other cultures, enjoying music, dancing, and delicious food.
  • A number of teachers and parents took the time to further their weekend studies, participate in school field trips, coordinate events with their students, attend competitions, etc. Additionally, several of our teachers even visited students in their homes as part of the FSA home visit program.

In my time at FSA, over and over, I have seen our students helping one other and helping our community. I was very touched when a group of students acted so thoughtfully and decorated a locker that belongs to a new student for her birthday, thinking that no one might do it since she was new at our school.

The successful fundraising campaign for pediatric cancer research last month was another prime example of our students’ compassionate character; a true gift that we have witnessed together. Just this evening, our own City Council showed tremendous kindness and character by inviting our school to receive a proclamation recognizing the school's fundraising efforts last month to support CURE. Coverage of the school's fundraising event continues throughout local media; you may read a recent news clip that appeared in the Roswell/Alpharetta Herald by clicking here

It is clear to me that our students know that it is not enough to be smart. They use their bountiful wings of character and excellence as two caring eyes...not only to fly around and observe the world around them but also to make it a better place for all of us.

What an inspiration our students provide, each and every day. Thank you to our incredible families and friends for all you do to support Fulton Science Academy and the incredible children we are so honored to teach here.

With eternal gratitude to be a part of such a caring community,

Kenan Sener

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fulton Science Academy were Presented Proclamation from City Mayor


This evening, members of the Alpharetta City Council, led by Mayor David Belle Isle, presented a proclamation to Fulton Science Academy. The proclamation, which can be viewed below, recognized FSA students, parents, and faculty who worked so hard to support last month's "Coins for a Cure" fundraising efforts.

We would like to thank everyone at the City Council for inviting us to this evening's meeting, as well as our parent volunteers who joined. We appreciate the support of our elected officials greatly and feel so lucky to be a part of the wonderful Alpharetta community.

Fulton Science Academy Math Mustangs Continue Winning Streak!

Congratulations to the FSA Math Teams who did a spectacular job at the Luella High School Math Tournament on Saturday, October 15. This was the first Varsity Level Math Tournament the school has participated in thus far this year.
Results follow:
FSA's Junior Varsity Team placed third as a team in the Junior Varsity Division (Our team competed against 10th graders at the high school level).
One of our 10th graders, Ethan G., from the FSA Junior Varsity division, placed 9th individually in Junior Varsity Division.
FSA's Varsity Team (including three eighth graders and one-ninth grader) placed 2nd as a team in the Varsity Division (The team competed against 12th graders at the high school level)! This is our best placement in Varsity division so far!
One of our 9th graders, Charlie F., placed 5th individually in the Varsity Division.
One of our 8th graders, Holden W., tied for 1st place and placed 2nd individually in the Varsity Division.
FSA Junior Varsity Math Team Members
Ethan G., Vishal B., Chaitanya N., George W.
FSA Varsity Math Team
Charlie F., Holden W., Tyler H., Vishaal R.
We would like to offer special thanks to Mr. Nifadkar and Mr. Ram for volunteering to help this weekend!
Congratulations to both FSAPS Math Teams, and particularly Ethan G., Charlie F., and Holden W. for their outstanding performance @ junior varsity or varsity level! Way to go Math Mustangs!!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Math Team Won 1st Place in 2016 North Fulton Math Tournament

We have just received the great news that our Fulton Science Academy Math Olympiad Team students won 1st place as a team in Junior Varsity Level of 2016 North Fulton Math Tournament and 8th grader, Holden Watson won 1st place individually. Amazing! Way to go!


This past Monday, second grade students entered the building in their plaid shirts and skirts to get ready for a day filled with apples and Johnny Appleseed! Students left the school completely dressed as Johnny Appleseed... including a pot hat and everything!
It was a fun day filled with apple-themed learning. Students rotated to the three second grade teachers for a lesson and activity centered around Johnny Appleseed. When students visited Ms. P's classroom, they learned about the life cycle of the apple and put this life cycle into their own words. They created a 3-D version of an apple, showcasing the 4 main stages of an apple's life cycle.
In Ms. Minor's classroom, students dove into apple math centers. They found the weight of apples, measured apples, they found out how many apples tall they were! They had a blast using standard and non-standard measurement.
Students visited Mrs. Adam's class and heard a story about Johnny Appleseed to learn more about his history. Students discussed fact vs. legend, and sorted different ideas into fact or legend categories. After their reading comprehension activities, they created a hat to turn themselves into Johnny Appleseed!
At the end of the day, students finished their "Apple Investigations," including graphing the taste of their apples (their favorite part of the day!) It was a very exciting day to be in second grade at FSA!


Fulton Science Academy's Elementary teachers have a new resource to enhance reading instruction. The school recently purchased 237 titles of leveled reader books.
Unlike the Media Center where books are sorted by author and subject, the leveled reader books are sorted by levels of difficulty from easy books for emergent readers to longer books for proficient readers.
Books cover all genres and subjects including fiction, non-fiction, and biographies. Each title has six copies, all contained in one easy, grab-and-go bag. This allows teachers to select materials to read with their students in small groups at a level that is challenging, yet still manageable for students.
“Having the books sorted by reading level makes it so easy to select appropriate books,” said second grade teacher, Ms. Przedpelski. "As the school grows, so will the leveled reader library as we add more and more books each year."
Many thanks to Mrs. Campbell, vice principal, who sorted the books by reading level and Alisha Moore, a dedicated parent volunteer, who labeled all of the books.