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Monday, November 28, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Schoolwide Soccer Tournament

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Advanced Band Club

Students have been hard at work in Advanced Band so far this year! This ensemble continues to grow with some fabulous musicians in grades 5th - 8th. We have enjoyed making music in a variety of musical styles, including marches, holiday music, rock, jazz and the classics. We're looking forward to showing off our hard work very soon! Stay Tuned!!


ADVANCED ORCHESTRA CLUB

The Advanced Orchestra Club is the pinnacle of orchestral performance here at FSA. Students of all ages come together on Tuesdays and Fridays to rehearse in large an ensemble. Why two sessions? – because we love making music and can’t get enough of it!

Our young musicians have been working hard on music from Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith, Holst’s Jupiter, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and Pachabel’s Canon in D. We have sight-read works of varying styles, played duets & trios, and given impromptu performances for passersby throughout the semester.

The Advanced Orchestra Club is full of dedicated, enthusiastic, and talented string students. You will be seeing more of us in the future!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Players to Perform Black Boots Lost Loot

MUSTANG PLAYERS TO PERFORM BLACK BOOTS 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.

December 8 and 9 on the FSA Stage

Ticket information is coming soon.


HIGH SCHOOL MODEL UN AT GA STATE UNIVERSITY

This week, the FSAPS High School Model UN team attended their first ever competition. On November 13 and 14 the team attended the 2016 edition of GSUMUN on the campus at Georgia State University. Though the team was small, with only 4 students attending the event that included hundreds of students from 41 area high schools, they made a memorable showing.

Representing Kenya, FSAPS students were involved in 3 different councils: the General Assembly (GA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The goal of this year’s conference was to work towards meeting the UN Initiative for Sustainable Development Goals.

Chloe Richardson, an FSAPS sophomore, was named outstanding delegate in her committee, the FAO! In this council, they tackled 3 main topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals: Achieving Zero Hunger through Sustainable Agricultural Production; Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Addressing Global Food Security; and Encouraging Climate-Smart Agriculture for Sustainable Development.

We are very proud of the entire Model UN team for the hard work they have put in to prepare for this event and look forward to travelling to Georgia Southern University and other competitions next semester.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2ND ANNUAL FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY S.T.E.A.M. VIDEO CONTEST

Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents,

We are pleased to announce FSA’s 2nd Annual S.T.E.A.M. Video Contest.

EXCITING TIMES! Once again, we will have a Red Carpet Awards Show on Friday, January 27, 2017 with fun activities and surprises to celebrate our students' skills in different areas of movie making.



THEME
This year we will once again invite video entries with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) theme. This broad concept allows students to create their video on a topic that they like. Participants can do anything from exploring a science or math theory/concept to something more charitable in nature that discusses a community need and how it can be addressed. You name it! There is a wide spectrum of opportunities under the umbrella of S.T.E.A.M.

FORMAT
Feel free to use any video editing software and upload your finished video to YouTube. Suggested duration of the video is 3 to 5 minutes. Please only use materials recorded by you.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
This will be a great project for all students in grades four and higher to work on during their Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Therefore, the submission deadline is Sunday, January 8, 2017.

LAST YEAR"S WINNERS
Please see last year's winners here to get submission ideas: http://fultonscienceacademy.org/2016/01/congratulations-to-the-winner-of-the-1st-s-t-e-a-m-video-contest-awards/

JUDGING COMMITTEE
We have four wonderful parents that are professional in different categories of the film industry. These parents formed a judging committee together. If any other parent has some expertise and wish to be part of the judging committee, please send an e-mail to Principal Sener at ksener@fultonscienceacademy.org

CONTEST LEVELS
Students will be competing in two different levels.
1st Level: 4th Grade through 6th Grade
2nd Level: 7th Grade through 10th Grade

AWARD CATEGORIES & AWARDS FOR EACH LEVEL
4th Grade through 6th Grade Level
Best Film Category
Best Acting Category
Best Writing Category
Choice Award Category – This category will be voted on through Facebook.

7th Grade through 10th Grade
Best Film Category
Best Acting Category
Best Editing Category
Best Special Effects Category
Best Writing Category
Choice Award Category – This category will be voted on through Facebook.

AWARDS FOR EACH CATEGORY
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25

RED CARPET AWARD CEREMONY DATE & TIME
Friday, January 27 at 1 p.m.

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO
Please CLICK HERE to submit your Youtube video link.

Any questions, you might have, please send an e-mail to ksener@fultonscienceacademy.org

Enjoy your time preparing your videos.

FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY HOSTS INAUGURAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

On Saturday, November 12, FSA hosted 24 teams from twelve schools in our Inaugural Science Olympiad Invitational.
“For a first tournament and this early in the season, it was very competitive. We had many of the top teams in the southeast, including Auburn Middle School from Alabama and Bearden Middle School and Friendship Christian Academy from Tennessee, not to mention our perennial rival Dodgen Middle School from Marietta,” said tournament director and FSA head coach, Pam Walsh.
“This was not a team competition,” explained Walsh. “It was an opportunity for students and coaches to measure their progress against each other. Normally Science Olympiad has very strict rules about team make-up, but we did not apply those rules in this tournament in order to give teams more flexibility.”
FSA students did remarkably well, placing in fourteen of the twenty events. Ribbons were awarded to the following FSA students:
Bottle Rockets – coached by Mr. Parlak-4th place – Karitheya and Ved, 5th place –Jay and Nicholas
Crime Busters – coached by Mr. Kuppuswamy-5th place – Navina and Jay
Disease Detectives – Coached by Mrs. Bhatt and Mrs. Lewis- 4th place – Navina and Sneha
Dynamic Planet – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 1st place – Arul and Sanjeev, 3rd place – Sophie and Sid
Ecology – coached by Mrs. Butler- 5th place – Arham and Nicholas
Experimental Design – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 2nd place – Sophie, Navina, and Sid
Fast Facts – coached by Mrs. Sanders- 1st place – Arul and Sanjeev, 3rd place – Jay and Sophie
Invasive Species – coached by Mrs. Butler- 1st Place – Bella and Shourya
Meteorology – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 5th place – Isabelle and Lucie
Microbe Mission – coached by Mr. Shealy- 4th Place – Jay and Sanjeev
Optics – Coached by Mr. Sanders- 1st place – Holden and Chance, 5th place – Vihan and Tushar
Reach for the Stars – coached by Mrs. Walsh- 1st Place – Chance and Holden
Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 2nd Place – Sophie and Vihan, 5th Place – Sid and Neel
Write It, Do It – coached by Mrs. Stathos- 1st Place – Logan and Ezra, 2nd Place – Sophie and Vihan, 3rd Place – Neel and Fatima








FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY GREAT RESULTS IN 2016 WAR EAGLE MATH TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the FSA Math Teams who did a spectacular job at the War Eagle Middle School Math Tournament on Saturday, November 12. There were over 200 participants at the War Eagle Math Tournament last Saturday at South Forsyth High School. Half of FSA's Math Team consisted of first-time participants! We are proud of our students’ spectacular performance! Results are listed below.

Accelerated Division Results
· FSA Team A in Accelerated Division placed 1st as a team
· Faris Unal placed 11th individually in Accelerated division
· Peyton Leonard placed 13th individually in Accelerated division
· George Wen placed 15th individually in Accelerated division

Middle School Division Results
· FSA Team A in Middle School Division placed 2nd as a team
· FSA Team B in Middle School division placed 3rd as a team
· Kevin Yuan placed 6th individually in Middle School division
· Nick A placed 13th individually in Middle School Division
· Pranav Devalapalli placed 14th individually in Middle School Division

Accelerated Division FSA Team A
George W., Faris U., Peyton L., Raoul L.
GSE (6-8) Division FSA Team A
Kevin Y., Nick A., Arnav A., Pranav D.
GSE (6-8) Division FSA Team B
Varun G., Pranavkrishan S., Nina T., Abhiram C.
GSE (6-8) Division FSA Team C
Zeynep O., Sai Darsh K., Gaurish V., Catherine A.

Congratulations to FSA Math Teams for their outstanding performance last Saturday at War Eagle Math Tournament! Way to go Math Mustangs!!





Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Homevisits

HOMEVISITS CAPTURED SELFIE-STYLE
Our home visits continue to provide wonderful opportunities for students and families to connect with teachers in their home environment. To coordinate a home visit for your child, please email junal@fultonscienceacademy.org. Thank you!


Fulton Science Academy Elementary Service Learning

ELEMENTARY SERVICE LEARNING REACHES OUT! 

Students in the Elementary Service Learning Club have been busy planning and promoting the "Blessings In A Backpack" Fundraiser.

In the recent weeks, students have learned about and discussed how food insecurity can play a big role in the ability to concentrate and perform in school. To support other students who may not have enough food to eat, service learning wrote letters to include in the "Blessings in a Backpack" food bags.

These letters included words of encouragement and support, and letting the student know that they always had a friend at FSA.

Saba F and Akshu T are two students who added some additional touches to her letter! Keep donating to our "Blessings in a Backpack" fundraiser so we can help feed as many kids as possible. Thank you for your support!

Fulton Science Academy High School Bodies Exhibition

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT "BODIES -THE EXHIBITION" IN ATLANTA
Our high school students headed to Atlantic Station on Friday morning with a group of excited science teachers to visit the much talked about Bodies exhibit. If a photo is worth a thousand words than this image says a lot! :)


Fulton Science Academy Pumpkin Project Winners Announced

PUMPKIN BOOK CHARACTER WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to this year's winners of the Pumpkin Book Character Decorating Contest...

Creativity was evident and we'd like to congratulate all of our students on their innovative designs. The project was as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Choose a good book.

2. Write a book report.

3. Choose a pumpkin and decorate it to represent a character in the book!


Fulton Science Academy High School Science Olympiad

YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM MAKE IMPACT AT UGA

Congratulations to our first-ever Division C (High School) Science Olympiad team who competed at the University of Georgia on Saturday.

Charlie F. and Jay E. were awarded third place medals in Astronomy. Chloe R. and Maahi J. placed 5th in "Write It, Do It." Arham A. and Jay E. placed 6th in "Forensics," and Bella S. and Nick F. placed 6th in "Rocks and Minerals."

Coach Parlak was impressed by the team’s performance. “We were a team of 8th, 9th, and 10th graders competing against high school teams filled with juniors and seniors. We have tremendous potential for the future.”


Fulton Science Academy Robotics Team Won 4th Place in FTC

ROBOTICS FIRST TECH CHALLENGE TEAM PLACES 4TH
Our first rookie FTC team, Syntax Error #11420, participated in their first FTC regional qualifier competition.
The team completed their robot in less than eight weeks and competed with all veteran teams. They did a great job!
After the qualifier matches, the team advanced to the final four and played in the semi-final matches.
It was a great experience for the team and team members have already started to prepare for the second qualifier tournament in late January.
The team would like to thank supporters, Verizon and Solid Works. FSA would like to wish Syntax Error good luck during the second round FTC qualifier tournament later this winter.


Fulton Science Academy Math Geniuses Club

DR. ERKAN'S AND MRS. KURT'S MATH GENIUSES CLUB

Our little math geniuses in first grade were learning how to help cute little monsters in math riddles. They solved the math riddles that they were given by counting, adding and subtracting, grouping, eliminating, and of course critical thinking. Such activities greatly help our students develop analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Creating a solution to a problem by working collaboratively with their peers is a wonderful way to practice math.

Another challenge we took in our club was the "Marshmallow Tower" challenge. Our math geniuses used their creativity and geometry knowledge to build the tallest marshmallow tower with toothpicks. They worked really hard and put together great towers. If you need help building one yourself, ask one of our wonderful 1st graders:)

Our geniuses are wishing everyone a Happy Halloween! Boo


FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

FSA students had a lot of fun on Sunday October 30th, at the Atlanta Historic Center during the celebration of “Día de los Muertos.” They learned about and experienced a Day of the Dead festival, enjoyed traditional dances, crafts, and authentic Mexican food.

Let’s remember this celebration was proclaimed in 2003 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and brings a beautiful meaning to honoring our beloved departed ones.


Fulton Science Academy Fall Celebration

On Friday, October 28th all the Kindergarten students enjoyed a Fall Centers Party between our two Kindergarten rooms and the grassy area in the front of the school. Students decorated cookies (one to eat and one to keep!) and enjoyed a cup of “Spooky Brew” at the “Cookie Decorating Station.” Our little artists painted beautiful wooden frames at the “Frame Station”. After adding a little glitter glue, acrylic paint, a few 3-D stickers, and the commemorative picture of all their friends from our field trip to the Art Barn- this Fall keepsake brought smiles to everyone’s face when they got to take the frames home!

Students were finally able to put the last two weeks of daily morning estimation practice to good use during the “Estimation Station” activity. Parent Volunteers helped students look at several containers filled with treats and prizes and had each member of the group come up with and write an estimate for the amount of items inside one jar they chose as a group. After counting every item in each jar, the child that guessed the closest to the actual number received two items from the jar to put in their goody bag. The other children in the group each received one. Students had tons of fun estimating like crazy and earning prizes until it was time to switch stations!

In the “Storytelling Cave” students helped select and then listened to some of their favorite Fall stories inside a cozy tent complete with fluffy pillows and a cozy pumpkin blanket. During the “Ugly Pumpkin” writing and craft center, parent volunteers teamed up to help students complete a graphic organizer with kind adjectives to describe the poor ugly pumpkin and then make an ugly pumpkin craft. Check out the masterpieces resulting from this activity by the Kindergarten classrooms!

In front of the school, students added points earned during “Pumpkin Buckets” and used pumpkin sponges to transport water as fast as they could from a giant cauldron to plastic pumpkin buckets in the “Jack-O-Lantern Relay.”

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a big success. The students couldn’t stop talking about all the fun they had on Friday all day today. They said it was the “best day all year.” Oh, if only they knew how many fun events they have to look forward to yet in Kindergarten…





Fulton Science Academy 4th Grade Owl Pellets

OWL PELLETS – 4TH GRADE SCIENCE

This week, fourth graders had a chance to discover what’s inside the pellet that barn owls leave behind and why they do it! After a brief presentation, students opened their owl pellets and got started. They spent the next 30 minutes dissecting the pellet and sorting the bones as they went along. Students were excited to discover what their owl had eaten. The content of each pellet is unpredictable. Students had rodent or mole skulls in almost all the pellets. When the dissection was over, students took their bones home in a plastic bag.

What, exactly, are owl pellets? The digestive fluids of owls are actually very weak and they cannot digest body parts like bones, teeth, feathers or fur. Owls, therefore, must regurgitate pellets or castings of the indigestible bits before eating their next large meal. Regurgitation of pellets is similar to how cats cough up hair balls.

Interesting to see science at work.


Fulton Science Academy Zoo Atlanta Field Trip

The fourth and fifth grade classes had a wildly good time during their Atlanta Zoo field trip on Friday, October 28. Students participated in Classification Quiz Game Show seminar, during which they learned all about different types of animals and how they are classified. The students split up and competed against one another in groups, with the final result being a tie! During this time, they also met two special guests up close and personal: a skink that carries eggs during development and then gives birth to live young and a tortoise that the students all got to touch.

After the quiz show, students had a picnic-style lunch and took a train ride around the zoo's CandyLand setup. Finally, students separated into small groups and toured the zoo to visit all of the different animals. Thank you to all of the chaperones who helped make it a fun, educational, and successful field trip!


FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY HILLCREST ORCHARDS FIELD TRIP

Students in grades 1-3 enjoyed a beautiful day at the apple orchards in Ellijay, Georgia, on Wednesday, October 26. Students took a long (but very exciting) bus ride to North Georgia to visit Hillcrest Orchards! Participants were very lucky to have some wonderful fall weather to enjoy the outdoors for the day. 
On the trip, students were able to see what farm life is all about. Classes rotated through the different stations and experienced a variety of activities. Each student enjoyed a yummy cup of fresh apple cider, learned about how to feed cows, practiced taking kernels off ears of corn for the cows to eat, practiced and ACTUALLY milked a real cow named "Buttercup," learned about cows and bulls, visited an apple museum, and learned about how apples should be picked the correct way.
Soon after, students enjoyed a wagon ride through a nature trail, came face to face with farm animals in a petting zoo, ate a picnic lunch, zoomed down an extra fun slide, and last (but certainly not least) enjoyed some fun and FAST pig races to end our adventure!






COME PLUNDER THE PIRATE VILLAGE, OR SELL YOUR CREATIONS!

Along with this year's book fair theme of Bookaneers and Pirates, we will host a Pirate Village where families and teachers can sell their individual creations. The Bazaar will be held at the school on Nov 17th along with the book fair and Thanksgiving dinner. The bazaar and book fair open at 5pm.



Booth space will be rented for 25.00. All proceeds will be used to benefit FSAPS media center.

If you are interested in signing up as a vendor for the Pirate Village, please visit our volunteer spot signup page.

Space is limited. To sign up, please use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A628ABFA7-sell

Fulton Science Academy Book Fair Begins This Monday!

We’re excited about our upcoming Book Fair (Nov. 14 – 18, 2016). Parent Volunteers will transform the Media Center into our very own book store. Students will visit the Book Fair during their Foreign Language and Language Arts classes. 


There will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters, school supplies, and fun for everyone! Don’t miss the chance to light up a young reader’s face with a good book.

We need your help. We will begin transforming the Media Center during the week of November 7th.

Sign up to help cashier, restock or assist students finding a book. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A628ABFA7-book

Sign up to help decorate and setup at. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49A4A628ABFA7-november

NOVEMBER'S CHARACTER EDUCATION THEME IS "RESPECT"

NOVEMBER'S CHARACTER EDUCATION THEME IS "RESPECT"

Respect is:

1. Showing consideration for other people and their property.
2. Caring for ourselves, family, community, and school.
3. Appreciating and accepting individual differences.
4. Treating others the way that you would want to be treated.



How can we incorporate this theme throughout our school and our families this month?

We can encourage students to use kind words to one another, have good manners, and to be sensitive to other's feelings.

We can invite children to listen to what others have to say and to value someone's opinion, even if it's different than your own.

We can learn to appreciate differences among people and value someone's likes and dislikes.

We can help to care for other peoples' property, enjoy helping others and avoid negative behaviors such as mocking, teasing, or talking about someone behind their backs.

FALL FOOD DRIVE COMMENCES TO SUPPORT “BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK”

Fulton Science Academy Service Learning Clubs announced a wonderful partnership with Blessings in a Backpack, a local nonprofit that aims to curb childhood hunger by providing food to at-risk children in our community.



Between now and the end of this semester, FSA students will be asked to donate individual, serving-sized, non-perishable items in their homerooms to help fight childhood hunger in our local community. Collections will continue from November 1 through December 6.

Partnering with “Blessings in a Backpack,” a local non-profit organization, FSAPS Service Learning Club members will collect items that will be sent home in personalized bags with school children in the north Atlanta metro area. Our representative will pick up donations weekly and deliver them to the schools served by the program. Our goal is to help supply nutritious food to children in need and help them to feel strong and ready to learn.

The statistics about childhood hunger are alarming! One in seven people in the metro-Atlanta area turns to food banks to help feed themselves and their families. Many families do not have the means to provide for their basic food needs. In fact, more than 164,000 children in the metro Atlanta area are afflicted by this reality.

FSAPS wants to help because #fsacares! We hope you will please help us make this campaign successful!

Grade level homerooms have been assigned specific products from the organization’s wish list of foods to help the children. Items include:

Pre K – K : Fruit Cups/Canned Chicken Soup (individual servings)

Grade 1: Canned Vegetables/Clementines/WOW Butter (Horizon product) (individual servings)

Grade 2: Mac and Cheese Cups/Canned Pastas – like Ravioli, Spaghetti and others (individual servings)

Grade 3: Pudding Cups/ Apple Sauce Cups/Grits and Mashed Potatoes (individual servings)

Grade 4: Granola Bars/Mixed Fruit Bars/Apples (individually packaged)

Grade 5: Canned Tuna/Canned Vienna Sausages/ Fruit Gummies(individually packaged)

Grade 6: Pretzels/Cheezits Snack Foods/Pop Tarts (individually packaged)

Grade 7: Popcorn/Rice Krispie Treats/ Individual Rice Packets (individually packaged)

Grades 8: Cookies/Raisins/Individually wrapped baked goods – like Muffins (individually packaged)

Grade 9-10: Single serving shelf stable milk (made by Horizon)/Single serve Breakfast Cereals/ Oatmeal Packets (individually packaged)

Please send in your donated items, as often as you wish, between now and December 6. Donation drop zones have been set up in the front lobby for lower grades and the cafeteria for upper grades. Service learning club members will be responsible for collecting and recording donations.

To engender a friendly spirit of competition between the grade levels, the winning grade will receive a reward at the conclusion of the campaign.

We thank each and every one of you in advance for your generous spirit. Thank you for helping us be a part of the solution to childhood hunger.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Wins 2016 Model UN Distinguished Delegation Award

This past Friday, the Fulton Science Academy Middle School Model UN team traveled to Statesboro, GA to compete in the 35th Annual Georgia Southern Middle School Model United Nations competition. The team this year has a total of 35 students, many of which had never competed or been involved in Model U.N. before.



Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Campbell are so excited to announce that our team won 13 awards at this competition, including Distinguished Delegation as a team.

Below are the different councils that students served on as well as the country they represented and the recognition each received:

General Assembly
Distinguished Delegation Award - Sahil Aneja and Ashika Srivastava - Turkey
Honorable Mention - Regina Cox and Pratik Patel - Cuba
Honorable Mention - Shriya Gupta - Pakistan

Security Council
Distinguished Delegate Award - Arham Alam - United Kingdom
Honorable Mention - Luke Westerfield - New Zealand

African Union
Algeria Radeen Dixon Distinguished Delegate
Democratic Republic of the Congo Nikita Roy Honorable Mention

Human Rights Council
Distinguished Delegate Award - Sidharth Thatipamula - Germany
Honorable Mention - Krishna Patel - Portugal

Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Outstanding Delegate Award - Jaeden Amiri-Owens - Syrian Arab Republic
Distinguished Delegate Award - Mario Machado - Pakistan
Honorable Mention - Ved Rao - Palestine

The middle school team now has to quickly turn around and prepare for their next competition on November 19th at Centennial High School while the newly-formed high school team will be attending their first competition at Georgia State University next week.

Congratulations to these students, and to the entire team for such an outstanding performance! Ms. Pruett, Mr. Stiffler, and Mrs. Campbell are so proud of them, and hope you will share in our excitement as you congratulate these students!

WHAT IS MODEL UNITED NATIONS?
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.

MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fulton Science Academy 2nd Grade Varun Gadi at World Cadets Chess Tournament

VARUN GADI REPRESENTED the U.S.A. in the U8 OPEN WORLD CADET CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP!
For those of you may not know Varun, he is a world recognized chess player. Varun represented United States of America at the U8 Open World Cadets Chess Championship in October in Batumi, Georgia (Country). Varun played 11 games at the World Cadets Chess Championship and stands in 20th position in the world.
Congratulations to ALL of our chess team students and parents. These results are incredible. We are very proud of you!
We would also like to thank Coach Carlos who was there throughout the tournament this weekend and was a big encouragement to the kids.



Fulton Science Academy - Amazing & Unprecedented Results in Georgia Chess Tournament

Fulton Science Academy Chess Team students attended the Georgia State Grade Level Chess Tournament yesterday. The results are simply amazing and unprecedented. Our students won first place in FIVE different grade levels in the state. Way to go!

1ST PLACE WINNERS IN STATE
Christopher Gao - 1st Place in 1st Grade Level
Varun Gadi - 1st Place in 2nd Grade Level
Alexander Rutten - 1st Place in 4th Grade Level
Arnav Somaraju - 1st Place in 6th Grade Level
Vishal Balyan - 1st Place in 10th grade Level

Additionally, the following students won trophies in their grades:
Kovidh Parashar - 2nd Place in 1st Grade Level
Archer Watson - 2nd Place in 2nd Grade Level
Dheemant Parashar - 4th Place in 3rd Grade Level
Omer Ozturk - 7th Place in 1st Grade Level
Eric Yu - 7th Place in 4th Grade Level
Varun Sayana - Plus Score Trophy in 3rd Grade Level

Congratulations to ALL of our chess team students and parents. These results are incredible. We are very proud of you!

We would also like to thank Coach Carlos who was there throughout the tournament this weekend and was a big encouragement to the kids.



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fulton Science Academy Won 2016 Georgia STEM Education Award

FSA WINS 2016 GEORGIA STEM AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE 




Great news! About a month ago, we informed our families that our school was one of the finalists for this year's Georgia STEM Education Awards. The award ceremony was held at Loudermilk Conference Center last night and our school has been announced as the winner of 2016 Best STEM Middle School Award. YAY!


Many thanks to the Technology Association of Georgia and the STEM Education Alliance for choosing Fulton Science Academy Private School as winner of 2016 Best STEM Middle School award. More than 140 nominations were submitted and we are incredibly humbled to receive this prestigious award celebrating excellence in STEM education!






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