This past Friday, September 26, ten representatives from our school traveled to Savannah, Georgia to participate in 2014 STEM Education Award Ceremony as a finalist. Our group included two school board members, two administrators, two teachers, one parent, and three students. The event was wonderful. We did not win 1st place but we still enjoyed our trip as we had a chance to see many wonderful STEM activities during the event. Please see some pictures below.
FSAPS Math Olympiad students participated in 2014 Luella High School Math Competition on Saturday Sept 27th. There were 704 students participated in the competition on Saturday Sept 27th. We won 4th place as a team with 170 points.
1st and 2nd place teams received 171 points
3rd and 4th place teams received 170 points
Congratulations to FSAPS Math Olympiad students for this accomplishment. Way to go!
On Saturday, FSAPS had 8 volunteers representing our school. Our group placed markers at nearly 50 storm drains and placed hundreds of informational hanging door tags on homes in the area where storm drains were marked. The markers are placed to remind people not to put trash and chemicals of any sort into storm drains because they feed into the Chattahoochee River. Other groups picked up trash along trails and parks and were in boats in the river that covered the entire span of the Chattahoochee in Roswell.
Keep Roswell Beautiful organization collected over 1000 pounds of trash during this event.
FSA Robotics Team attended a wonderful cabin camp at Lake Lanier this past weekend. They spent all day working on 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!
Robotics team built and worked on 2014 FLL challenge projects and the robot. They used the New Lego Mindstorms platform EV3. In the camp, students were introduced important and complex aspects of Lego Mindstorms NXT and EV3 platform such as how to calibrate servomotors and color sensors.
A group of students from Future City Team and Turkish Olympiad Team joined the camp as well. Students had wonderful time, while preparing for their academic competitions.
Congratulations to the fifth grade class for winning the Time for Kids fundraiser competition and earning a class party! All FSAPS students in kindergarten through sixth grade have now been subscribed to Time for Kids magazine. Students in grades K-2 will receive four copies of the magazine once per month for the duration of the school year, and students in grades 3-6 will receive weekly copies every week from now until May. Students in grades 2-6 will also receive bi-monthly copies of Time for Kids Around the World,each featuring detailed information, fun facts, and student bios from school-age kids in different countries.
Time for Kids is aligned with Common Core State Standards for language arts and social studies, and it is a wonderful supplement to our school programs. It is an excellent way for students to practice their learning standards while keeping up with world events, culture, and important news. Each edition of the magazine also includes interactive smart board activities and technology integration for increased student engagement and involvement in the classroom.
This past Saturday, the FSAPS Anime Club students traveled to the AWA convention in Atlanta. Students and chaperones participated in workshops, selected to attend various panel presentations of interest, and watched shows where artists used Anime as a springboard for dramatic, visual, and/or musical interpretation.
Some of the favorites were “Aerial Anime” where acrobats performed famous Anime scenes on silk, “Shakespeare as told by Anime” where actors dressed as Anime characters reenacted famous Shakespeare scenes, and the ever-popular panel “Pokemon Vs. Digimon.” The great debate continues! We are already pumped for next year’s AWA convention. Only 362 more days to go…
Imagine a seemingly endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface. Now, imagine that surface enclosed with angled trampolines that allow you to literally bounce off the walls! That is Sky Zone. Come join us on Wednesday, October 8 anytime from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and jump with your friends while earning money for our school.
For only $9.00 you can jump for an hour and FSA Private School gets a portion of the proceeds. Have dinner too! For $10 you get a large pizza and 4 drinks and part of the that money will also go back to our school. Be sure to bring your Skysocks from last time or get another pair for $2.
Everyone who jumps must have a waiver filled out, and signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver can be filled out online athttp://www.skyzone.com/roswell/Online-Waiver?WaiverType=Paper
1425 Market Blvd.
Roswell, GA | 30076
Phone: (678) 745-9900 | Fax: (678) 745-9902
(In back of King’s Market Center next to Publix)
Proceeds will be used toward the purchase of science kits for our school.