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Sunday, January 31, 2016

2ND GRADE ANIMAL RESEARCH GROUP PROJECTS

Students had a great time these past two weeks researching an animal with their group members and creating an informational poster to display all of their information.Our students REALLY took off when allowed to be creative, choosing their own animal, using the media center computers to gather information, and work together on their poster display. It was very impressive watching the students use the facts and information they chose to share, as well as how each student became an expert about their particular animal and the life cycle of that animal!


First Grade Hands on Science Club

Below you will see a picture of the kids using magnifying glasses to observe meal worms. The students identified how many legs they have, how the bigger ones compare to the smaller ones, how many body segments they have, where their heads are, and they used words or phrases to describe the meal worms!

Fulton Science Academy High School Program Update

We had a great high school presentation last week. We are very pleased with the number of people interested in our high school program both among our current 8th graders and also students from other middle schools. At this time, we are happy to announce that based on the current enrollments and the interest, we will definitely have 9th grade next year.
We would also take this opportunity to update you about a few changes in our high school program,.
Please be informed that the SAT class will be moved to 10th grade and Computer Science Honors / AP Computer Science class will be moved to 9th grade. We made this change because offering SAT classes in 10th grade will help us to get the maximum benefit from this important course.
The other important change is an addition to the daily curriculum. Please be informed that beginning next year all students in 6th grade and up including high school students will have 30 minutes of daily College Mentorship Program between 8:00am and 8:30am. The daily 30 minutes CMP time will include the following content each day:
Monday - Creative Writing
Tuesday - SAT Math
Wednesday - Character Education (Middle School) / Life Skills (High School)
Thursday - SAT Verbal
Friday - College Mentorship Time
Lastly, please be informed that students who are placed in AP Biology are required to take an online Chemistry course this summer. The registration for the online course will begin on March 24.
For detailed information about out high school program, please visit: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/high-school-program/
Any questions about our high school program, please contact me directly at ksener@fultonscienceacademy.org

Saturday, January 23, 2016

"GIFTEDNESS: BEYOND IQ" PARENT SEMINAR

"GIFTEDNESS: BEYOND IQ" PARENT SEMINAR BY DR. SPOMENKA NEWMAN - THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 @ 6:30PM - FSA CAFETORIUM


The focus will be on unique developmental patterns in gifted 

children, particularly the effects of developmental asynchrony and emotional sensitivity on adjustment and performance. 

Current FSA Parents,

To RSVP for this wonderful parent seminar, please CLICK HERE. It is free of charge for FSA parents.


Not an FSA Parent,

If you are not a current FSA parent but wish to attend, please do the following:


2- Make a $20 payment here.


Please enter full name.

We have a limited space for not an FSA parents, first 75 will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please let me know at ksener@fultonscienceacademy.org


ABOUT DR. SPOMENKA NEWMAN 


Dr. Newman is a licensed psychologist providing high quality comprehensive services to children and adolescents ages four to college years. Dr. Newman specializes in gifted and creative children and adolescents.

She provides a wide range of services from psychological assessment and therapy, to work on specific school related issues. Dr. Newman’s background in educational and developmental psychology makes her uniquely qualified to counsel families on a wide variety of issues.

Dr. Newman two doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia, one in School Psychology and one in Gifted Education. Her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's degree in School Psychology were earned from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. 

She studied under the guidance of giants in gifted education such as Bonnie Cramond, Paul Torrance, Robert Sternberg, Mary Frazier, and Joe Renzulli. 

In her thirty year long career in child psychology she has been a school psychologist, clinician, Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at Yale University, educational consultant, researcher, and university professor. Dr. Newman has lectured and published on gifted education, underachievement of gifted females, heightened sensitivities and overexcitabilities in gifted children, and early temperament and development of mental disorders in childhood. 

Dr. Newman is among a small number of psychologists around the world who specializes in gifted children. She is listed on Hoagies web site (www.hoagiesgifted.org ) and has successfully collaborated with Davidson Young Scholar Program (www.davidsongifted.orgIn her work with exceptional children Dr. Newman continues to innovate and explore new educational models that are specifically tailored to serve the needs of exceptional and twice-exceptional children.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 8TH GRADER, SOPHIE CHAN

CONGRATULATIONS TO 8TH GRADER, SOPHIE CHAN FOR HER SELECTION TO ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA 

We are very happy to announce that Sophie Chan made it to the 2016 All State Orchestra after last Saturday's final round audition! Congratulations to Sophie and her parents for this wonderful achievement. Way to go!




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Three Fulton Science Academy Robotics Teams Advanced to State Finals!

For the first time in our school's history, three of our robotics teams advanced to State competition during the same year.

On January 16 team Syntax Error #5262, Glitchware.exe #7295 and Techno Tigers #7298 competed at Kell Robotics Super Regional.

Team # 5262 Syntax Error won 2nd place Champions Award.

At the Super-regional competition our three teams, Optimus Primates #7300, Syntax Error #5262 and Glitchware.exe #7295, advanced to the FLL State Championship.

Optimus primates includes the following students: Faris Unal, Sadat Akgun, Taha Tas, Jacob Grigsby, Sameer Cheema, Cecil Teber, Abhi Gutta, and Suat Kilic.

Syntax Error includes the following students:Nicole Sharati, Prajwal Vedula, Callum O’Sullivan, Nadine Haddad, Addie Hobbs, Sophie Chan and Bryndi MacDonald.

Glitch ware.exe includes the following students: Andrew Schneider, Edgar Robitaille, Aaron Weinberg Claire Bowman, Daniel Romero, Rithvik Konda, and Manasvi Gaddam.

Congratulations to these wonderful group of students, their parents, and the coaches Mr. Kaya and Mr. Yavuz. Good luck at the State finals in Georgia Tech this weekend!


Fulton Science Academy Private School Morning Announcement January 21 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Private School Open House



Dear Parents,

We would like to inform you that we will have an open house for prospective families on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.

We are excited to share many wonderful aspects that make FSA Private School an exceptional choice. Families will meet our dynamic administrative team and our nurturing and engaging faculty to learn about the school’s mission and philosophy, as well as, our academic and extra-curricular programs. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about our new campus.

1:00PM School Tour by FSA Students
1:30PM School Presentation by the Administration
1:30PM to 3:00PM Students will attend fun activities coordinated by FSA Teachers
2:20PM Parent Panel and Q&A

If you wish to reserve your spot for the open house, please CLICK HERE

Hope to see you on February 7.

For details, please CLICK HERE.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Fulton Science Academy Science Fair 3rd Place Winner

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHOOL-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS!


 Congratulations to following students for winning this year's school-wide science fair.

Elementary School Level Winners

1st Place - Benjamin Coers - "Which Lightning Rod Works Best"

2nd Place - Trent Utterback - "Levitation Train"

3rd Place - Shreyan Ghelani - "Electrocity"




Middle School Level Winners

1st Place - Arul Selvakumar - "What is the Effect of Probiotics in the Gut Microbiome in Improving Neurological Disorders"

2nd Place - Kian Najaf - "Photovoltaic Panel Energy Simulation"

3rd Place - Edgar Robitaille - "The Impact of Various Materials on Anti-Dandruff Agents"





We wish good luck to Arul and Kian at the regional competition. Way to go!

Monday, January 11, 2016

FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY ROBOTICS TEAM ADVANCED TO STATE FINALS

Congratulations to FSA Robotics Team, Optimus Primates for winning both the Best Robot Performance Award and the Strategy and Innovation Award in 2016 First Lego League Super-Regionals this past Saturday in Chattanooga. Good luck at the State Finals! Way to go!


GREAT RESULTS IN 2016 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD INVITATIONAL

The Fulton Science Academy Private School Science Olympiad Team traveled to its first out of state tournament of the season, competing in the Friendship Christian Invitational in Lebanon, Tennessee. The team left school on Friday morning and headed to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville where they participated in the “Energy Transformation” program exploring heat, light, and sound energy and a STEM Lab called CSI: Nashville in which they solved a crime using blood typing, fingerprinting, and fiber and hair analyses. Afterwards, students explored the museum including the Adventure Tower, Body Quest, and Space Chase exhibits.

The competition began early Saturday morning with 22 teams from Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia competing. Although there was tough competition, Fulton Science Academy students were called up for honors in 20 of the 23 events and the school was awarded the 2nd place team trophy behind Bearden Middle School from Tennessee. Even though the FSA B team placed 4th overall, tournament rules only allow one team trophy per school.

Head Coaches Pam Walsh and Gloria Stathos were pleased with the team’s performance. “Out of state tournaments are always a challenge,” said Mrs. Walsh. “This tournament was particularly stressful, coming less than a week after Winter break,” said Mrs. Stathos. She commended the students and coaches who used the time off to study their events and refine their devices.

Individual awards were earned by the following students:

Air Trajectory – coached by Ms. Tang

4th Place – Christina Wang and Akash Bhatt



Anatomy – coached by Dr. Owens, Ms. Hobbs, & Mrs. Uppaluri

4th Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson



Bio Process Lab – coached by Ms. Doraiswami and Mr. Pratap

3rd Place – Sparsh Kudrimoti and Will Mutsch

4th Place – Avinash Pratap and Jay Epstein



Bottle Rockets – coached by Mr. Parlak

5th Place – Christopher Abbey and Logan Kersey



Bridges – coached by Mr. Parlak

4th Place – Saad Maan and Sparsh Kudrimoti



Crave the Wave – coached by Mr. Kersey

2nd Place – Vihan Karnala and Ananya Pottabhathini

5th Place – Chance Crigler and Holden Watson



Crime Busters – coached by Ms. Lang

4th Place – Arham Alam and Navina Doss

6th Place – Akash Bhatt and Neha Marupudi



Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Bhatt and Ms. Chirumamilla

4th Place – Sid Thatipamula and Njeri Lewis

5th Place – Bella Sims and Navina Doss



Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh

1st Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson

2nd Place – Saad Maan and Arul Selvakumar



Elastic Launch Glider – coached by Mrs. Walsh

3rd Place – Vihan Karnala and Neha Marupudi

4th Place – Saad Maan and Arul Selvakumar

5th Place – Isabelle Smith and Sid Thaipamula



Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos

1st Place – Mira Mutnick, Sophie Richardson, and Sruthi Chatrathi

4th Place – Karen Pederson, Ameya Rekapalli, and Fatima Safdar



Food Science – coached by Ms. Lang

3rd Place – Akash Bhatt and Neha Marupudi

4th Place – Navina Doss and Ananya Dhiljith



Fossils – coached by Ms. Beres

5th Place – Bella Sims and Will Mutsch



Green Generation – coached by Ms. Larson

3rd Place – Christina Wang and Ananya Pottabhathini

4th Place – Sparsh Kudrimoti and Nicholas Fabella



Invasive Species – coached by Mrs. Butler

3rd Place – Avinash Pratap and Christina Wang

4th Place – Bella Sims and Will Mutsch



Picture This – coached by Ms. Fichter

4th Place – Christina Wang and Avinash Pratap



Reach for the Stars – coached by Mrs. Walsh

4th Place – Avinash Pratap and Jay Epstein



Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos

2nd Place – Mira Mutnick and Sruthi Chatrathi

5th Place – Shreya Puvvula and Nicholas Fabella



Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos

1st Place – Mira Mutnick and Sophie Richardson

5th Place – Shreya Puvvula and Shivani Naraharishetty












Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fulton Science Academy STEAM Video Contest Choice Award

Dear FSA Students, Faculty, and Parents,

We are very proud of our students as they prepared some wonderful videos for our 1st Annual STEAM Video Contest.



Please vote your TOP 5 selections for 2016 FSA STEAM Video Contest Choice Award here.

We will give $50 Amazon card to TOP 5 video makers during the award ceremony on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm.

Please note that this is an additional award to the awards previously announced. 

https://poll.fbapp.io/fsa-steam-video-contest