Fulton Science Academy Private School held its 3rd Annual School-Wide Chess Tournament this past Friday, September 19th, 2014. We had over 30 participants from elementary and middle school level. It was the most competitive Chess Tournament that FSA ever had. Final four in each division took about two hours. Please see the results here:
MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS
1st Place – Charlie Furniss
2nd Place – Vishaal Ram
3rd Place – Arul Selvakumar & Tyler Hecht
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS
1st Place – Pranav Devalapalli
2nd Place – Niyomi Shah
3rd Place – Bhavin Shah
The winners in elementary and middle grade levels were awarded with the following:
This week in Kindergarten, the students were able to create a plan, a design, and test their design during one of our Science activities. They have been learning about why scientists create plans in order to solve a problem that may arise. The students in Ms. P’s class were so excited to become scientists for the afternoon in order to test their designs and determine if their ideas would work! All of our classmates worked very hard on creating something very interesting for their classmates to observe, and enjoyed having the opportunity to test their own ideas. Kindergarten at FSAPS loves Science Class!!
This week Mrs. Whitlock’s first grade class is wrapping up studying the design process. We’ve been learning how inventors and engineers use the design process to solve problems through designing multiple prototypes until they find a solution. We have designed spinning tops and aluminum foil boats to practice designing and redesigning our prototypes. Our class has loved practicing strategies real scientists use!
This past week the students in Mr. Seker’s math class were asked to make a table of solutions for various linear equations, that correlate with different airlines and then graph each on a coordinate plane. Students then graphedseparate points and analyzed the results for which linear equation came the closest to the point. The students thensummarized their results and wrote a letter to a travel agent explaining the reasons they wish to choose one airline instead of another to get to their destination.
Students in Accelerated 8th grade math used mathematical equations to plan the most efficient way to travel tovisit a new amusement park in a different state. There are many airlines which travel to the area; however, none of them goes directly to the town. Each airline uses a different algebraic equation to set up its flight plan. They need to choose two airlines and use the corresponding equation to determine which airline would come the closest to the amusement park. After they land, they will need to rent a car to drive the remainder of the distance. Since they do not want to drive too far, they needed to find which airline they should use.
Students begin to learn about the importance of endurance and how to pace themselves while they run. Running club begins with a short interval run. An example run would start off with a 2 minute jog, followed by a 1 minute walk, continuing with another 2 minute jog, finishing with a 1 minute walk. After the run in completed students participate in fun running games. This year we have played a number of exciting games such as sharks and minnows, freeze tag, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee.
For those of you who may not know me, my name is Ms. Przedpelski. This year, Ms. Minor and I are working together as the head coaches for Elementary Science Olympiad. We are looking forward to a great year with the students who have been chosen to be a part of our Academic Team. However, we are still in need of coaches for some of our events this year. Please take a moment to read through the events that need a coach, and let us know if you would be interested in volunteering your time one afternoon a week to coach for Elementary Science Olympiad.
Monday Afternoon Events still needing a coach:
Deep Blue Sea – This event tests students’ knowledge about oceanography.
Rock Hound – Students will prepare charts, identify various rocks and minerals, and describe their characteristics.
Straw Tower – This is a competition in which each team (2 people) is attempting to build the strongest straw tower. Each team will construct a tower using only 50 drinking straws and 20 straight pins.
Thursday Afternoon Events still needing a coach:
Save our Earth- Students are to identify the major causes of harm to our earth and explain ways to prevent this.
Don’t Bug Me – The contestants are to distinguish insects from non-insects, identify various body parts, characteristics, habitats, ecological significance, life cycles, and major classes and orders of arthropods.
Grasp A Graph – The objective is to develop the skills of collecting and organizing information using pictographs, bar, line, and pie graphs to solve problems.
Which Way’s North? – Teams of up to two students will attempt to navigate themselves around a state road map.
On Saturday, September 27th, the FSAPS Anime Club will traveling to Anime Weekend Atlanta. AWA is a three-day Japanese Animation and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. While most of the Anime Club members plan to attend this full-day field trip, there may be other Middle School students who are interested in attending as well. All interested 6th – 8th grade students are welcome to accompany the Anime Club on this field trip. Parent carpooling and chaperones will be coordinated by Ms. Ashley Fichter. We will meet at FSAPS at 8:30 am and return by 10:00 pm. If you are interested in more information about this trip, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Anime Club students can look forward to information and permission forms coming home in hard copy and through e-mail tomorrow. Additional permission forms for this trip are available in the front office and are due NO LATER than Wednesday, September 24th at 5:00 pm. Please go to www.awa-con.com to learn more about this convention.
Everyone will be receiving an email from TreeRing.com today or tomorrow (please check your spam folders if you don’t see an email from TreeRing!). For those who are not familiar with it, this is the website we will be using to create and purchase our yearbooks.
Packets of information about TreeRing will be going home with students this week – please keep an eye out for these as they give information about deadlines as well as giving step-by-step instructions on signing in, etc.
Everyone may create 2 free *customized* yearbook pages – Upload your own pictures and create your own personalized pages of memories!
TreeRing.com also allows everyone to create an online school community. Please feel free to upload any photos you take at school events to the public/shared folders. Please make sure to *label* your pictures & please make sure they go into the right folder! If it is a personal photo, please make sure to upload it into ‘personal memories’ not ‘shared’ folders!
Please do not hesitate to email Mrs. Millar (email@example.com) if you have any questions, issues, and/or if you did not receive an email from TreeRing!
To celebrate his upcoming birthday (September 25th), we read A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein. Shel was an amazing poet, author, song-writer and illustrator. In this story, a giraffe grows a half and experiences some funny mishaps along the way. The children learned about rhyming words. We played a fun matching memory game to combine rhyming pairs. We all enjoyed this story and hands-on extension activities. If you have any of Shel Silverstein’s books at home…this is the perfect time to read them! One of my favorites….The Giving Tree. ENJOY!
FSAPS students are having such fantastic experiences in cooking class. They try a different recipe every week. This past week, students cooked spaghetti with tomato sauce. It was very delicious. Students take all the yummy leftovers to home as well 🙂 Please see pictures from cooking club here: