A Great Start to Science Olympiad

Great Science Olympiad Results!

On Saturday, the Science Olympiad Team traveled to Peachtree City to compete in the J. C. Booth Middle School Invitational Tournament. This year’s tournament was the most competitive in history with nearly 50 teams competing, including tournament winner Solon Middle School from Solon, Ohio who has been the reigning National Champion for the past five years. FSA placed fifth among the participating schools, besting schools many times its size including Elkins Point and River Trail. FSA students placed in 10 of the 23 events.
Disease Detectives – coached by Mrs. Lewis
4th Place – Siri Choragudi and Suraj Chatrithi
Food Science – coached by Mrs. Deeb
4th Place – Siri Choragudi and Calvin Owens
Forestry – coached by Mrs. Butler
2nd Place – Lilly Webster and Aditi Tekkam
5th Place – Aditya Choudhari and Anany Terala
Helicopters – coached by Mrs. Walsh
4th Place – Susanne Deeb and Faith Lucas
Heredity – coached by Ms. Doraiswami
3rd Place – Araneesh Pratap and Sree Sanku
5th Place – Siri Choragudi and Calvin Owens
Metric Mastery – coached by Ms. Fichter
4th Place – Araneesh Pratap and Nadir Lewis
Mousetrap Vehicle – coached by Mr. Vazquez
6th Place – Sule Anik and Neel Ambardekar
Reach for the Stars – coached by Mrs. Walsh
6th Place – Araneesh Pratap and Aditya Chouhardi
Road Scholar – coached by Mrs. Stathos
5th Place – J. J. Lu and Beyza Akgun
Rotor Egg Drop – coached by Mr. Seker
4th Place – Calvin Owens and Katherine Li
Head Coaches Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Stathos would like to thank all of the coaches and parents for their assistance in preparing and assisting the team. Congratulations! Our next competition will be the Regional Tournament to be held at Gainesville State College on February 9.

Mira Mutnick Won 2nd Place at Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Fulton Science Academy Sixth-grade student, Mira Mutnick won a second place award for her science fair project “Solar Ovens: You Can Make One” at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Westlake High School in Atlanta.

Mira’s project was one of the winners in the FSA School Science Fair and was chosen to represent FSA at the Fulton County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

8th Grader, Caroline Wittschen Selected to All-State Orchestra

Fulton Science Academy Private School eighth grade student, Caroline Wittschen, was selected from among several thousand violinists in Georgia to attend Georgia Music Educator Association’s 2013 All-State Orchestra program.  Caroline attended initial auditions in October, during which several thousand middle school violinists tried out in various locations around Georgia.  Cuts were then made to create a pool of the top 200 violinists.  Final auditions for these students were held last Saturday at the Westminster School in Atlanta and Caroline was selected as one of the top 44 middle school violinists in the state.  She will travel to Savannah, GA with several hundred middle- school and high school students Feb 28- March 2 to participate in the GMEA All-State program.
GMEA organizes and carries out the All-State performance program in order to give all selected students an opportunity to work with other students of equal caliber under the direction of highly qualified conductors.  Each student auditions on a statewide basis and is selected on merit when judged by professionals against all other applicants across the state.  Selection to All-State is recognition of excellence in musical knowledge, technique and interpretation.
Caroline began playing violin in the fourth grade in her elementary school orchestra class.  She has been studying violin for four years with Mimi Tam who performs with  the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet Orchestras.

FSA Robotics Team Qualified to Compete at State Level

Fulton Science Academy Private School is pleased to announce that FSA Robotics Team LGKnighterz competed at FIRST Lego League Super-Regionals on Saturday, January 12, 2013 and won “Best Robot Performance Award”.

With this result, FSA robotics team is qualified to compete at State Level Tournament on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.

Congratulations to these students, their parents and our coach Mr. Kaya for this wonderful achievement.

What is the Challenge?

In early fall, FLL releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic.

Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project (Why a Project in a Robotics Competition?), and theFLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values

Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM principles that naturally come from participating in a robotics program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

The Robot Game and Project are what teams do. The FLL Core Values are how they do it.

17 Students Won 1st Place at Regional Technology Fair

17 Students Won First Place at Regional Technology Fair
Fulton Science Academy Private School is pleased to announce that 17 students won 1st Place at Georgia Private & Home-schools Technology Fair on January 12, 2013. 
Fulton Science Academy Technology Fair

Abbey Christopher            1st Place Project Programming 3rd & 4th Grade
Adil Casurluk    1st Place Non-Multimedia Applications 3rd & 4th Grade
Elizabeth Li & Meredith Stafford 1st Place Case Modification 3rd & 4th Grade
Gillian Stafford & Huda Altaf 1st Place Non-Animated Graphic Design 3rd & 4th Grade
Abdulkadir Sanli               1st Place Technology Literacy Challenge 5th & 6th Grade
Abdulkadir Sanli & Muhammed Korucu 1st Place Case Modification 5th & 6th Grade
Hakan Aktas 1st Place Animated Graphic Design 5th & 6th Grade
Alex Atchison   1st Place Animated Graphic Design 7th & 8th Grade
Alex Atchison  1st Place Technology Literacy Challenge 7th & 8th Grade
Araneesh Pratap   1st Place 3D Modeling 7th & 8th Grade
Erin Machado 1st Place Case Modification 7th & 8th Grade
Hannah Logan & Simran Tyagi  1st Place Digital Photography 7th & 8th Grade
Srihari Muralidhar   1st Place Project Programming 7th & 8th Grade
Vikram Ruppa-Kasani  1st Place Web 2.0. Internet Applications 7th & 8th Grade
Yusuf Tas   1st Place Non-Multimedia Applications 7th & 8th Grade

Congratulations to these students their parents and our coaches, Mr. Kaya and Mrs. Ayer. We wish them good luck with the state competition at Macon State University on March 9, 2013.

1st Place at State Conservation Poster Contest

Congratulations to Erin Machado!

Fulton Science Academy Private School is pleased to announce that after winning 1st place at the district level, Fulton Science Academy 8th grader, Erin Machado won 1st place at the state level of the National Conservation Poster Contest as well.  The next step for Erin is the national level. Erin will be given her award at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on Friday, February 1st.

Congratulations to Erin,  her parents, and FSA Art Teacher, Mrs. Teeling, for this great achievement.

We wish Erin best of luck at the national level.

What is National Conservation Poster Contest?

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelth grade students an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and related natural resource issues through art. It also highlights the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries and agencies. The poster contest theme follows the annual Stewardship theme. The contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary.

Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. District winners advance to the state level. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.

Third Place at 2012 Georgia Chess Festival Scholastic K-3


I would like to congratulate FSA 1st grader, Raj Mehta for winning third place at 2012 Georgia Chess Festival Scholastic K-3. The fact that Raj is only in 1st grade and he won 3rd place in K through 3rd grade section of this tournament tells a lot about his chess skills. Congratulations to Raj and his parents for this wonderful achievement.

Fulton Science Academy Open House – Saturday January 19

Fulton Science Academy Private School Open House
Saturday, January 19, 2013
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Fulton Science Academy Private School is pleased to announce that our Open House will be held this Saturday, January 19, from 1 pm to 3 pm. 
We are excited to share the many wonderful things about FSA Private School during the open house. 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 tour our newly renovated campus. 
  • 1:00PM School Tours & Science Fair Visit Given by Student Ambassadors
  • 1:30PM School Presentation by the Administration
  • 2:00PM Parent Panel 
  • 1:30PM to 3:00PM Fun Activities for Students in Different Classes Coordinated by FSA Teachers

Explore Learning

Explore Learning

Fulton Science Academy Private School utilizes the world’s largest library of interactive online simulations, explore learning.com to supplement math and science education. We call these simulations Gizmos.


Gizmos are:

* fun, easy to use, and help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration.
research-based , flexible tools used by teachers across all 50 states in a wide variety of ways. Gizmos are ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard.
* designed to supplement your existing curriculum. Gizmos are correlated to state curriculum standards , the Common Core standards, and over 300 textbooks, making them easy to integrate into your instructional program.
* backed by first-rate training and professional development  services that help maximize the value of your investment.
The “Ah-Hah!” Moment
ExploreLearning Gizmos are all about the “Ah-Hah!” moment, that miraculous instant when something inside your brain clicks and suddenly whatever was puzzling you now makes perfect sense.
imgDetermining Density via Water Displacement
You may recall the story of Archimedes, who discovered the principles of water displacement and buoyancy in the bathtub. The “Ah-Hah!” moment sent Archimedes leaping from the tub to run down the street shouting “Eureka!” — which is Greek for “I found it!”
That’s the “Ah-Hah!” we’re talking about. But we’re also talking about a broad and growing course coverage, a great investment, and a powerful enhancement to the way teachers teach and students learn.
ExploreLearning currently has over 450 Gizmos with accompanying curricular materials, all with the aim of sharing the “Ah-Hah!” moment with teachers and students.