Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Private School Last Blast Splash

Fulton Science Academy Private School Last Blast Splash


Fulton Science Academy Private School 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals

Fulton Science Academy Private School 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals


Friday, May 20, 2016


FSAPS Math Team continues winning awards at the GA State Level & National Level!
On Sunday, May 15 three of FSAPS Math Team students won State & National Level Awards at the 2016 Math Kangaroo Competition.
4th grader, Nick A. won 4th place in Georgia State & 6th place in the Nation!
7th grader, Holden Watson won 1st place in Georgia State and 1st place in the Nation!
8th grade Charlie Furniss won 3rd place in Georgia State and 14th place in the Nation!
Keep up the good work Math Mustangs! WAY TO GO!!


Our Elementary Science Olympiad team competed in their State Competition this past Saturday, May 14th at Kennesaw State University. The team earned 6th place overall out of 75 competing schools from all around the state of Georgia. Ms. Minor and Ms. P are incredibly proud of this achievement! A big thank you to all of our ESO parents & coaches for helping make our 2015-2016 year such a success.

A special congratulations to the following students for earning a place in the top 10 for their individual events. This is our first year placing in the top 10 in any event other than Water Rockets!

Congratulations to:

Elements, Compounds, & Mixtures - Benjamin Coers and Nick A. - 2nd Place

Weather or Not - Vishruth Arimanda and Lucie Bedore - 6th place

Grasp a Graph - Kai Robertson and Karthik Kuppuswamy - 8th place

Starry Starry Night - Siyona Patel and Sarayu Reddy - 10th place

Bridge Building - Jake Fernandez and Neel Bhatt - 4th place

Straw Egg Drop - Neel Bhatt and Benjamin Coers - 10th place

Rock Hound - Nick A. and Sreshta Gadiparthy - 5th place

No Bones About It - Karthik Kuppuswamy and Maximus Carver - 8th place

Way to go ESO team! Your head coaches, Ms. Minor and Ms. P, are SO VERY PROUD of you and your accomplishments.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Wonderful results! Please congratulate them as you see them!
Great Job Spanish Team!!
8th Grade:
Amaris F (2nd Place in GA)
Nicolas F
7th Grade:
Claire B (1st Place in GA)
Tyler H (1st Place in GA)
Arham (2nd Place in GA)
Chance (2nd Place in GA)
Sofyia J (2nd Place in GA)
Holden W
8th Grade
Destiny A, Charlie F, Nishad K, Ananya P, Prajwal V, Christina W, Nadine H, Shreya P, Sophie C
7th Grade
Shourya J, Neha M, Neda R, Jacob G, Mario M, Arul S
6th Grade
Anastasia K
8th Grade
Amisha D, Shruthi, Lucie V
7th Grade
Shriya G, Mariam N, Rishan P, Karen P, Ariel F
6th Grade
Amrita K


Mrs. Peacock, Addie and Nishad had the pleasure of attending the “Music at Emory Concert Series” at Emory University. Our own Sophie Chan was among the top performers in the Emory Junior Chamber Orchestra.
The Emory Junior Chamber Orchestra (EJCO) is a fifty –piece orchestra composed of the top sixth – through ninth-grade musicians in the Atlanta area. The orchestra has received recognition for its musical excellence and provides an exciting opportunity for young musicians. Students benefit from weekly rehearsals, which include sectionals with professional Atlanta-area musicians.
Congratulations Sophie on a fabulous performance last night! We are very proud!

Fulton Science Academy Robotics Field Trip to Clemson

On April 29th, Middle School FLL robotics team members visited Clemson Nanomaterials Center (CNC) and Clemson Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL) which includes the Electron Microscopy Laboratory and the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies.

Faculty members of CNC introduced all of their laboratory equipment and explained how to process them. They also gave a presentation about nano scale world for our students. Then, they answered all our students questions about nano scale world. After the CNC visit our students continued to explore nano world at AMRL. Students had a chance to see advanced electron microscopes and their use. They used a desktop electron microscope to observe pollen samples.

Georgia Mathcounts Team Wins "The Most Improved Team Award" in Washington D.C.

The State of Georgia Mathcounts Team WINS "THE MOST IMPROVED TEAM AWARD" in the last 10 years at the 2016 National Mathcounts Competition in Washington D.C.

Georgia Mathcounts TEAM’s placement went up from 28th place to 13th place among 56 teams!

Holden Watson (grade 7 of Roswell), Lawrence Zhou (grade 7 of Lilburn), Anup Bottu (grade 8 of Cumming), and Johnny Fang (grade 8 of Johns Creek) vied and represented GA State in the 2016 National Mathcounts Competition which empowers bright, hardworking middle school students to reach their full potential in mathematics on May 9th 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The final 224 competitors who competed in the Washington, D.C., finale represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and schools from the Departments of Defense and State. They overcame heart-pounding competitions involving some 100,000 students from more than 5,000 schools at local and state levels.

Holden Watson, one of our young 7th graders at Fulton Science Academy Private School placed 31st at the individual level among top 224 competitors of the nation at the 2016 National Math Competition on May 9th, 2016. GA Mathcounts TEAM & Coach Duzyol received “The Most Improved Team” award in the last 10 years at the 2016 National Mathcounts competition on May 9th! GA Mathcounts TEAM’s placement went up from 28th place to 13th place among 56 teams!

Congratulations to Georgia Team & Fulton Science Academy Private School Math Team! Way to go!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


What could be better than spending a few days chillin' in the sun with friends and teachers? Doing it at Disney!

44 5th thru 8th grade students headed down to Orlando early Friday morning for an action packed long weekend. They explored the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom.

Mr. Turan commented after, "There was a lot of walking"


FSA Alumni Eemil Harkonen is building benches for the elementary school playground as his Boy Scout eagle project. The Eagle Scout Service Project is the opportunity for a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Eemil needs donations in order to acquire the materials for the benches. These benches will give teachers a place to sit while monitoring the elementary school students while they play. Any donations are greatly appreciated. There is a donation box in the front office for anyone willing to help by donating. Yours in Scouting, Eemil

Wonderful Robotics Presentation

In January 2004, two robotic geologists named Spirit and Opportunity landed on opposite sides of the red planet. With far greater mobility than the 1997 Mars Pathfinder rover, these robotic explorers have trekked for miles across the Martian surface, conducting field geology and making atmospheric observations carrying identical, sophisticated sets of science instruments.

One of our parents Shiela DeLa Pena was in the team who designed Spirit and Opportunity arms and cameras. On April 26th, she visited our class and gave a presentation about Spirit's and Opportunity ’s journey to Mars and on Mars, at the end of it she answered all our questions.


On Thursday, April 28, FSA's fourth through eighth grade students had the honor of hosting Peace Corps. volunteer G. Morgan Timmis, who talked about her time working at an elementary school in Botswana. Ms. Timmis talked about how she decided to join the Peace Corps, flying to Botswana, and meeting her initial host family. She and the other volunteers spent several weeks of rigorous training, including three hours daily of studying the local language! Once training was completed, Ms. Timmis moved into her designated living area, a small village called Hatsalatladi, with a population of approximately 1,00-1,500 residents (plus many cows, goats, donkeys, and chickens)!

Ms. Timmis works as a school counselor at Hatsalatladi Primary School, where she helps students learn about and make appropriate and healthy life-choice decisions. Her personal goal is to build and stock a library for the school, and she has been reaching out to different organizations in an effort to make that happen. FSAPS will be partnering with Hatsalatladi Primary School, so that our wonderful students and families will be able to help their students, such as by donating much-needed school supplies and resources.

Thank you Ms. Timmis for your wonderful presentation, and for sharing your experience with us!


On Monday, April 25th our Weather or Not and Meteorology Science Olympiad students had the pleasure of hosting a meteorologist from The Weather Channel during their Science Olympiad coaching sessions. Briana Gordon, a local meteorologist, spoke to our students about her job and the weather/meteorology topics our students are studying! It was a great way for our students to see their knowledge and how it pertains to our everyday lives.


Our Elementary Math Olympiad Team competed at the 7th Annual Cheetah Cup Math Competition held at Creekview Elementary School last Saturday. There were 43 teams and 250 students overall.

FSA Teams attending:

4th grade Team
Nick A.,Ipsita B, Shreyan G.,Brayden L.,Arnav S.

6th grade Team
Navina D., George W., Amrita K., Sidharth T.,Nikita R.

6th grade Team
Abhiram C., Pratik P., Sneha D., AbdulKareem A., Sana R.

Our 4th Grade Team won 3rd place.

Nick A was awarded 2nd place in 4th grade.

Congratulations Math Mustangs!

WELCOME MS KELLY! - School Counselor

Ms. Kelly is our new school councelor, she joins FSA today to complete this school year and will continue forward with us.

A note from Ms. Kelly:

Dear students and parents of Fulton Science Academy Private School,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lindsay Kelly and I am honored to be your new school counselor. School counselors assist all students with their academic, social and personal performance to be successful in school; and to prepare them for life beyond their school years. That means that I am here for YOU; to help you be the best student that you can be, to help you develop into a trustworthy and caring friend, and to explore your interests and talents that will one day lead to a future career.
We will work together throughout the school year individually, in small groups, and in classroom guidance lessons. Classroom guidance lessons will encourage positive core values and traits including, but not limited to fairness, responsibility, citizenship, trustworthiness, caring, and respectfulness. I have extensive knowledge of the college planning and application process and will work one on one with each student assisting you throughout your journey.
Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, I will work with the school staff and parents to create a caring climate and atmosphere and provide education, prevention, early identification and intervention to help all students achieve academic success.

I am looking forward to offering support to the students, staff and families of the Fulton Science Academy Private School. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead. I believe that communication is the key to a great parent- counselor relationship so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Miss Lindsay Kelly, M.S.Ed.

Fulton Science Academy Private School

School Counselor

THANK YOU - Teacher Appreciation Week!

On behalf of our entire faculty, I would like to thank all our amazingly generous families for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

We were really spoiled with 3 scrumptious lunches, dress down days all week- with a pajama dress code on Tuesday- and a deserts and beverages cart to round off the week on Friday!

A big thank you for all the extra individual teacher gifts too. We truly feel appreciated!

And for the record we really APPRECIATE you too!

Thank you also to Mrs. Gordon, Ms. Timmis and Mrs. DeLa Pena for sharing their knowledge and insight with our students this week.

Just a reminder that MAP testing starts this Friday, May 6th.

Tellus Museum Trip

Fulton Science Academy Private School Elementary Grades Tellus Museum Field Trip