Fulton Science Academy PVO Pulling Together

We had a histrocial PVO meeting this past Friday 🙂 As this was our first PVO meeting with our parents, it is certainly a meeting to remember in many years to come as we grow and achieve many wonderful things at our school. 
We would like to thank FSA PVO Board Members for the wonderful job they have done in such a short time. We think everyone enjoyed meeting our new PVO Board Members. What a skill set alltogether! It is not difficult to see that our PVO is destined for success. I think everyone also enjoyed the movie presented during the meeting. We will pull this together. See the video here: 

Fulton Science Academy Model UN


The FSA Model UN Team is excited to be traveling to Statesboro, Georgia this week for our first state-wide Model UN competition of the year.  We will be spending two days at Georgia Southern University where students will be immersed in exciting educational opportunities.  In addition to the Model UN assembly itself, students will have the opportunity to learn information relevant to their countries from professors and experts in their fields.

The nations represented by FSA during this competition are Pakistan, Morocco, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya, and Japan.  Students will take part not only in the General Assembly, but also the Security Council, Human Rights Council, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and African Union.

The students have been putting in long hours to prepare to best represent our six different countries in several caucuses.  We are fortunate to have the help of former FSA Model UN team members that are now in high school coming to coach and give advice this week regarding the competition.

Our students have been working very hard in preparation for this, our first competition of the year and we are very excited about this opportunity to participate in the first Model UN.  Please wish the team the best of luck!

Fulton Science Academy Math Olympiad Cabin Camp

Math Olympiad students enjoyed a wonderful cabin camp and improved their math skills this weekend. We wish all the best to these students at their next math competition. Please see some pictures from the cabin camp here:

Fulton Science Academy Physical Education Class is Fun!


The community and Fulton Science Academy Private School are working together to create a better mouse trap, or in this case a better Physical Education experience.

There are five people scheduled to be guest instructors at the new private school, all the brain child of Mrs. Darinda Teeling, their current PE/Health teacher. “I wanted to make this a fun time for them and as an Art teacher I thought, what do I know about sports, not too much. Why don’t I get professionals in here to teach the students one day each week!” She said enthusiastically, “Who better to get them moving and excited about sport than someone who has that sport as their livelihood?”

So, she began a quest from her own sphere of influence to asking parents and the students themselves…who do they know who would volunteer to come teach students their sport. She was surprised at how quickly her scheduled dates filled up, “I was so pleased at how fast we got some of our community to give of their time and talent to this educational quest.” She has a pretty impressive line up with only one spot remaining to be filled.

On November 6th Dance FX is sending a Middle/High school specialist to instruct the students in hip hop dance moves. “I am so excited, they jumped at this opportunity within minutes of my inquirey via e-mail. Other studios never even responded. The cool thing for me was that this idea of a dance instructor came from one of my past students who is in High School now. Thanks Sarah!” she said with a huge smile.

“We then have the week before Thanksgiving open presently, but have a Fencing instructor in after the Holiday from Cherokee Fencing club. “I have a current student training with them and I know the instructor from my own fencing days, I think the kids will have a blast.” On December 5th representatives from Anytime Fitness are coming to talk about personal training and to help lead the kids through a work out. December 10th a certified soccer coach will put them through their paces and last on December 17th is s self defence class from Revved Up Kids, teaching them self defence and stratagies to stay safe.

Mrs. Teeling said she wanted to the nine weeks to be more of a diverse experience for the kids so she has also been doing Minute-to-win-it games of skill, dexterity, problem solving and creative thinking…”What do you expect, I am an Art Teacher at heart.” She says laughing, “Got to keep them thinking out of the box, even in the gym.”

Fulton Science Academy Spanish


The Students of Spanish classes learn about Hispanic culture celebration call “The Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos”. A festival celebrating the reunion of dead relatives with their families, November 1st and 2nd.

Every year, on November 1st (All Saints Day) and 2nd (All Souls Day), something unique takes place in many areas of Mexico: Day of the Dead festivities. It’s strange for most of us to accept the fact that “death” and “festivities” can go hand-in-hand, for most Mexicans, the two are intricately entwined. This all stems from the ancient indigenous peoples of Mexico who believed that the souls of the dead return each year to visit with their living relatives – to eat, drink and be merry. Just like they did when they were alive.
The students learn about this culture tradition, origins and purpose of the celebration and make their own mask to use in class.

Fulton Science Academy Hands-On Science Club

Hands on Science Club has been exploring reactions! Students combined baking soda and vinegar in water bottles and watched as the gas filled the balloons.  Students then wanted to see who could create the largest balloon using the gases.  Everyone had a great time experimenting with different amounts of baking soda and vinegar and observing the resulting reactions. 

Fulton Science Academy THANK YOU Letters to Our Troops


It is always great to see people come together as a community and remember to be thankful. In this season of Thanksgiving, our school took part in the local radio station’s cause- The Bert Show’s Big Thank You.

“Every single soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States deserves to receive a letter of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. We want to give our troops a “Big Thank You” with a little taste of home this Thanksgiving.”- The Bert Show. 
This program began in 2007 with 375,000 letters sent!! Last year 405,000 letters were sent! Hopefully this year, we top both of those numbers! 

Our students did a wonderful job writing these letters and we are very proud of them. Some wonderful and meaningful quotes from the letters are below: 

” I appreciate what you do and I know it would be hard for me to have to be away from my family. Thank you.”

” Thank you for protecting us and I will think of you during Thanksgiving.” 

Students did a wonderful job writing heartfelt letters and we hope to continue to do this year after year. 

Fulton Science Academy Hosted Terry Porter


On November 1, 2012 Science Olympiad Water Quality students discussed methods of determining water quality using small organisms called macroinvertebrates.   Aquatic insects and other organisms can tell you a lot about the water quality of a stream. Terry Porter, Environmental Educator, City of Alpharetta discussed why we monitor macroinvertebrates, how we monitor, what types of macroinvertebrates we look for and how to identify them. Thank you Mrs. Porter for educating us on these important aspects of water quality monitoring.