Fulton Science Academy Students Write BIG THANK YOU Letters

6th grader, Addie Hobbs came to Fulton Science Academy Assistant Principal, Mrs. Campbell asking if we could write letters to the military soldiers that are deployed and won’t be home for Thanksgiving. Mrs. Campbell told Addie that not only could we do it, but she would ask all the students in the school to participate. The Bert Show (radio show) sponsors this effort and is asking everyone to write a heartfelt letter to a military soldier, in hopes that each soldier will receive one on Thanksgiving Day. In class we discussed how important their job is and without them we may not be where we are today. 

7th Grade Life Science Students Extracted DNA

Life Science students extracted DNA from strawberries in lab today.  Ripe strawberries are an excellent source for extracting DNA because they are easy to pulverize and contain enzymes called pectinases and cellulases that help to break down cell walls. And most important, strawberries are octoploid.  This means that they have eight copies of each type of chromosome so there is a lot of DNA to isolate.  (We are diploid with two copies of each chromosome)

Students observed first hand that DNA is in the food that they eat and learned a simple method to extract DNA and why each step of that method is necessary due to the complex organization of DNA in cells. 

Fulton Science Academy Math Team Won 1st Place at Rockdale Math Competition

On Saturday, October 26, 2013,Fulton Science Academy Private School Math Olympiad Team students competed at  Rockdale Math Competition in Conyers, Georgia and won 1st place not only in their division but also overall among all middle schools. 


Please see the ranking of overall middle school results below:

Rank   School    Total Score
1  Fulton Science Academy Private School    160
2  Sculley Academy    149
3  Wesleyan  128
4  Webb Bridge  121
5  Crews  117
6  Blackmon Road  115
7  Chamblee  112
8  Stratford  111
9  Immaculate Heart of Mary 104
10  Five Forks  85
11  Eastside Christian  85
12  Providence Christian  69
13  Mt. Pisgah Christian  69
14  Tattnall Square  62
15  Champion  59
16  Davidson Fine Arts  53
17  Darlington  47
18  Soli Deo Gloria  34

FSA Math Olympiad students who attended this competition includes Hasan Unal, Araneesh Pratap, Brian Shoffeitt, Jean Moorman, Julian Hamelberg, Aditya Choudhari, Vikram Ruppa-Kasani, Mira Mutnick, Elaine Wen, Katherine Li, Charlie Furniss and Karuna Kumar.  

Congratulations to these students, their parents and FSA Math Olympiad Team coaches Mr. Tuzen and Mr. Seker for this wonderful achievement. Way to go!


Fulton Science Academy Student Council Sport Equipment Fundraiser

Dear Students, Faculty and Parents,

FSA Student Council has recently started a fundraising campaign to purchase sport equipment for use during P.E. and recess time.

Student Council invites everyone to join our fundraiser.

Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.


Please make your payments payable to FSA and send to the FSA front office at 1675 Hembree Road Alpharetta GA 30009.

On behalf of all the FSA Student Council members, we thank you for supporting our first project of this school year.


Faith Lucas, Student Council President
Omar Kayyali, Student Council Vice President


FSA Robotics Team attended a wonderful cabin camp at Lake Lanier this past weekend. They spent all day working on completing their robots, presentations, and programming. When they weren’t sleeping, eating, or working, they went outside and explored the acres of land. They went down to the lake and walked around on the dock. At night they sat around a campfire and roasted marshmallows, while they bonded as a team. Keep up the great work robotics team! This is what we call team spirit! Way to go!

FSA College Mentorship Program Speaker Series Hosted Leader Stacey Abrams


FSA College Mentorship Program Speaker Series hosted Leader Stacey Abrams this past week. Please click here to see the bio of Leader Abrams. It is simply amazing. We are so happy to host such wonderful speakers at our school. Students truly enjoyed the speech given by Leader Abrams and they asked many questions. There was lots of energy in the room and the message was very clear. Work Hard, Work Smart, and Work Together. At the end of the event FSA Student Council President, Faith Lucas and Vice President, Omar Kayyali thanked Leader Abrams on behalf of all students.  It was a great day for everyone. Please see some pictures here:

Stay tuned! FSA College Mentorship Program speaker series will continue with some other leaders and experts of our community on Wednesdays during College Mentorship Program hours.

We think that the future leaders of our world, our students, will benefit dearly from the speeches of this successful leaders in our community.

Fulton Science Academy CMP Speaker Series Hosted Sheriff Thomas Brown

FSA College Mentorship Program Speaker Series started with a wonderful speech from Dekalb Sheriff Thomas Brown last week. Sherif Brown talked about the importance of math & science education and time management. Students truly enjoyed the speech and asked many questions to Sheriff Brown. 

FSA CMP speaker series will continue with some other leaders and experts of our community on Wednesdays during College Mentorship Program hours.

We think that the future leaders of our world, our students, will benefit dearly from the speeches of this successful leaders in our community.

FSA Science Olympiad Head Coaches Attended Coaching Academy in Ohio

Last weekend, to help prepare for our upcoming competition season, Mrs. Stathos, Mrs. Walsh and Mr. Seker took a 3 day road trip to Ohio for the Science Olympiad Midwest Coaching Academy. It was a whirlwind tour, with each of us attending 10 to 12 events sessions. Between the three coaches we were able to attend all the Middle School Events. We came away with many coaching ideas for academic events and building tips and ideas for our technology events. We are already making plans for next year and hope to have some of our event coaches join us!

The Science Olympiad team is gearing up for our first competition at Chattahoochee High School on November 16.

2nd Annual Math Geniuses Competition

Fulton Science Academy Private School is pleased to announce 2nd Annual MATHGENIUSES,
 a challenging Math Competition for all elementary and middle school students in Georgia.

First 250 students will be accepted!!!
 The competition is open to all Georgia students in 1st grade through 8th grade.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
 from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Fulton Science Academy Private School
 1675 Hembree Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30009
There is a $15 entrance fee per student. This fee includes lunch and MathGeniuses t-shirt.
The entrance fee will be paid during the day of the event.
The format of the competition is written multiple choice test.
Students will be given one hour to solve advanced level math problems.
 1st Level – 1st & 2nd Grades
 2nd Level – 3rd & 4th Grades
3rd Level – 5th & 6th Grades
4th Level – 7th & 8th Grades
10:30 – 10:50 Registration
11:00 – 11:50 Mathgeniuses Test
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch & Review of the Qestions
 In addition to recognition and bragging rights, winners will receive the following AWARDS:
       Winning Students in Each Level              Teacher of Winning Student in Each Level
1st Place – 1st Place Medal & $50 Award           1st Place – 1st Place Certificate & $50 Award
2nd Place – 2nd Place Medal & $40 Award         2nd Place – 2nd Place Certificate & $40 Award
3rd Place – 3rd Place Medal & $30 Award          3rd Place – 3rd Place Certificate & $30 Award
Winners will be announced online the same day at www.mathgeniuses.org. 
 An e-mail with detailed results will also be sent to all participants the same day.
The award ceremony for winners will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 6:00PM at FSA.
It is required to attend award ceremony to receive cash awards.
 Additionally, winners in each grade will be awarded with ribbons and all participants will be given MathGeniuses certificates and t-shirts.