GREAT NEWS: FSAPS ROBOTICS TEAM FLYING TO CALIFORNIA TO COMPETE IN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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Fulton Science Academy Private School First Lego League Team, “Circuit Breakers” competed in State FLL competition this past Saturday, February 7 and won not only 2nd Place Champion’s Award but also Best Robotics Performance Award among all teams in State. Thanks to this wonderful results, FSAPS robotics team advanced to compete in 2015 LEGOLAND® North American Championship – Carlsbad, California between May 15 to 17, 2015 representing Georgia.

Champion’s Award
This award recognizes a team that embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.

Best Robot Performance Award

This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5 minute matches and their highest score counts.

Team Circuit Breakers includes Nicole Shariati, Eemil Harkonen, Elena Juarez, Mira Mutnick, Gwyneth O’Sullivan, and Maryam Unal.

Congratulations to these wonderful students, their parents, and Fulton Science Academy Robotics teacher Mr. Kaya for this great accomplishment. We wish them success at the national level. Way to go!

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FSAPS 7TH GRADER, CHARLIE FURNISS IS A GA STATE MATHLETE!

The excitement is building for our state’s MATHLETES! Charlie Furniss is advanced to State Level in 2015 Capital Chapter – Mathcounts competition at GA TECH on Saturday February 7th. Congratulations to Charlie on his spectacular achievement & performance in 2015 Capital Mathcounts Competition. We wish all the BEST to Charlie at the 2015 Georgia MATHCOUNTS Competition at GA TECH on March 23rd!

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GREAT RESULTS IN 2015 GEORGIA PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND HOME SCHOOLS REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY FAIR

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Congratulations to all FSAPS students who won first place in Georgia Private Schools and Home Schools Regional Technology Fair and qualified to compete at the state level. We wish them success at the state level.

Gwen O’Sullivan – 1st Place in Animated Graphic Design (7,8)

Krishna Kumar – 1st Place in Animated Graphic Design (5,6)

Taha Tas – Burak Uduk – 1st Place in Web 2.0 Internet Applications (5,6)

Anthony Miramontes Yoboraj Patel – 1st Place in Mobile Apps Design (5,6)

Manasvi Gaddam – 1st Place in Digital Photography (5,6)

Taha Tas – Sedat Akgun – 1st Place in Game Design (5,6)

Neharika Marupudi – 1st Place in Digital Audio Production (5,6)

Sana Rehan – Niyomi Shah – 1st Place in Multimedia Applications (5,6)

Adil Casurluk – 1st Place in Digital Video Production (5,6)

Pranav Devalapalli – Pritam Madadi – 1st Place in Non-Multimedia Applications (3,4)

Graham Allen – 1st Place in Mobile Apps Design (3,4)

Prajwal Vedula – 1st Place in Hardware (7,8)

Ameiya Pednekar – 1st Place in Multimedia Applications (7,8)

Rishan and Shivan Patel – 1st Place in Project Programming (5,6)

Edgar Robaitalle – 1st Place in Case Modification (5,6)

Sarayu Reddy – 1st Place in 3D Modeling (3,4)

Sedat Akgun – 1st Place in Robotics (5,6)

Yousuf Mirza – 1st Place in Digital Photography (3,4)

Faraz Mirza – 1st Place in Web 2.0 Internet Applications (3,4)

Ansh Jain – Arnav Somaraju – 1st Place in Multimedia Applications (3,4)

Shreya Puvvula – Shivani Naraharishetty – 1st Place in Digital Video Production (7,8)

Sana Rehan – 1st Place in Technology Literacy Challenge

Sarayu Reddy – 1st Place in Technology Literacy Challenge

8TH GRADER, MIRA MUTNICK WON 1ST PLACE IN 2015 FULTON COUNTY REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR AND ADVANCED TO STATE LEVEL

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Fulton Science Academy Private School 8th grade student, Mira Mutnick, won 1st place in Fulton County Regional Science Fair today in the category of “Behavioral and Social Science” with her project titled “What is the effect of age on the fears a person has?”

Congratulations to Mira, her family, and her teachers for this achievement.

Science Fair Mission Statement
The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF) is dedicated to encouraging all Georgia’s teachers and school districts to incorporate active science and engineering research into their classrooms in order to help students
1) develop a love for science
2) learn to isolate important problems and to attack and solve these problems within the framework of organized, logical thought, careful research, and a detailed analysis of facts, and
3) showcase and celebrate their achievements.

STUDENTS AND PARENTS ENJOYED CYBER SAFETY PRESENTATION

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We were happy to have Detective Laurie Nicholson and officer Allen from the Alpharetta Police Department talk with our 4ththrough 8th graders about cyber safety. Your child’s safety, of course, is a major concern of ours. Please take the time to talk with your child about what they learned.

Some things that we should remember:

· Be careful who you are “friends” with online. Unless you personally know the person you are communicating with online, you don’t know for certain who they are.

· Be careful what you put on the internet, you can never get it back. Don’t share any personal information online or inappropriate pictures.

· Always show and tell your parents or an adult if inappropriate words or pictures are sent to you.

We are always looking for ways to improve the safety at FSA, including our technology and internet usage. Each of our middle school students has been issued a school iPad. We plan to begin random checks on the iPads. We will be looking for anything inappropriate on the iPad itself and in the history of internet usage.

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ENJOY SPANISH CLASSES

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¡Hola de la clase Español! Second semester Spanish is off to a great start! Students are learning how to use correct gender and plural formation when adding adjectives to nouns and their articles. It’s so exciting to see students master this concept and apply these rules with previous vocabulary. Students are now starting to put the pieces together and communicate using simple sentences. Parents, please encourage your child to teach you Spanish at home!

In our cultural studies, we are moving on from the Aztecs and slipping back in time to the highly advanced Mayans. We are learning about their very complex three-part calendar system which was more accurate than any calendar used in the Western world during the 1800’s when it was first discovered. The Mayans as well as the Aztec did not possess metal tools nor did they use metal within their artwork other than gold and silver sparingly in their jewelry and other adornments. Just like their temples and pyramids, most of their carvings were made primarily of stone. Wood and jade were also used to carve intricate figures depicting their various mythological Gods.

Obviously, carving into stone or jade is not an option for my classes, so students in all grades are making various embossing relief patterns in thick layers of tin to create beautiful renditions of both Aztec designs and Mayan calendar symbols. Students have really outdone themselves! Look for these stunning works or art to be on display next week! ¡Hasta pronto!

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD STUDENTS ENJOYS EXTENDED STUDIES

Mrs. Ayer’s Science Olympiad Team enjoys their extended coaching session on Mondays from 4.30pm till 6.00pm. Students have chance to spend more time on their events and work as a team and they enjoy pizza parties at the end. As a result of students’ hard work, our straw tower can hold more than 500grams and our straw bridge is 90cm long (it should be more than 72cm). A big thank you goes to Mrs. Kafalas and Mrs. Patel for bringing in Donuts and Pizza.

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