Fulton science academy private school destination imagination teams advanced to naationals


Golden Armour placed 1st in the Feary Tales challenge and our two Thespian Society teams, Narwalic Fantasy and Tremendous Turtles placed 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the Improv Games challenge.

Our first place winners are all invited to compete at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN in May; please wish them luck!

We would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Flowers, Mrs. Carmona, and Mrs. Pederson for supporting our teams and volunteering to be DI Appraisers; thank you for all that you do!

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Golden Armour – Feary Tales Challenge
Shriya Gupta
Esha Bhat
Neda Rehan
Maahi Jain
Shourya Jasti
Savannah Flowers
Shivani Naraharishetty


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Narwalic Fantasy – Improv Games Challenge
Keely Douglass
Landon Wade
Joe Pederson
Addie Hobbs

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Tremendous Turtles – Improv Games Challenge
Nishad Kute
Carmen Tello
Maggie Sutton

The fact that our team achieved this in our first year attending Destination Imagination is simply amazing! We are so proud of our students, teachers and parents. A small school with a BIG HEART for sure! Way to go!
Please see the wonderful recognition letter we received from State today here:

“Congratulations Rebecca Millar and the Fulton Science Academy DI Teams! Thank-you for your role Destination Imagination education this year. The skills these students have learned in DI will be evidenced in their future academic and career successes. Yes, they learned STEM + Arts + Service Learning (STEAMS). Yes, they learned 21st century skills. Yes, the DI Curriculum was connected to educational standards including Common Core. But, I am sure you discovered that DI is so much MORE! Our goal is to engage the Curiosity, Courage and Creativity of every participant so that they remain interested in the world around them, enjoy working together to Creatively solve challenges, and most importantly have the Courage to follow their passions and present their solutions to others. In a single year, your students have mastered skills that companies such as NASA, Disney, 3M, IBM and others have found lacking in their current talent pool. HR directors from many prestigious organizations attend Global Finals and they say DI kids are their future!

The Fulton Science Academy Teams ALL brought home trophies! This is amazing for any school, but especially considering this is Fulton Science Academy’s first year of participation in Destination Imagination! You are invited to Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville! ”

A big THANK YOU goes to our wonderful Destination Imagination Coach, Mrs. Rebecca Millar.

The success of our Destination Imagine Team was not the only great news we heard this past weekend.


Fulton science academy private school model united nations 2015


Members of the FSAPS Model United Nations team returned from their trip to New York City on Saturday. Representing the Uzbekistan, These students participated in the 10th Annual Global Classrooms UNA-USA International Middle School Model UN Conference, where they competed with over 1700 students from 13 countries.

Arriving in the city early, students braved the rain, wind, and even snow as they took in the many sites and shopping opportunities. This included the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, riding the subway.

The conference was opened with a ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters before moving to several floors of the Grand Hyatt hotel next to Grand Central Station. During the trip, students had many opportunities to ride the subway to visit far-flung places in the city, such as Central Park, Times Square (awe-inspiring at night), and the Statue of Liberty, among others. For many, buying sacks of candy at the venerable FAO Schwarz, gaming at the World of Nintendo, and eating at the many different restaurants was as exciting the competition itself.

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The students had a great time participating in the conference, where they were split into various councils to discuss important issues facing the world today. During this time, students made friends with their peers from schools the US and around the world to present positions and resolutions to these issues.

This conference produced a terrific showing by FSAPS students in which several awards and honors were bestowed on our delegation.

In the World Health Organization, looking at ways to combat infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, Shreya Rekapalli and Aditi Tekkam were named Outstanding Delegation and also took the award for Best Position Paper. This is a terrific achievement, having one delegation win two awards at the same conference.

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In addition, two of our delegations received Honorable Mention for their work in their respective councils. Chloe Richardson and Sophie Chan, representatives of the UN Women organization dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women, specifically girls’ education and Sanjeev Uppaluri and Jaeden Amiri-Owens discussing Chemical and Waste Management in the UN Environmental Programme.
The team also had impressive results from Christina Wang and Kian Najaf, exploring ways to combat racism as part of the Third Committee of the General Assembly – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural as well as Sophie Richardson and Sparsh Kudrimoti who debated sustainable energy in the UN Development Program.
We are extremely proud of the hard work our students put into preparing for the conference and for their performance. These students were gracious, dignified, and represented FSAPS in the best possible light. Most of all each had a great experience and created memories that will last a lifetime.


Fulton science academy private school robotics won 1st place in 2015 first robotics invitational



Last Friday, March 27, 2015, the FSA Robotics Team, Circuit Breakers competed at the FRC Invitational: FLL Scrimmage located at The Georgia World Congress Center. During the opening ceremony Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal & FLL Founder, Dean Kamen addressed the crowd. Oour team, Circuit Breakers, won 1st among the best robotics teams in State.

Our team includes Nicole Shariati, Eemil Harkonen, Elena Juarez, Mira Mutnick, Gwyn O’Sullivan, and Maryam Unal.

Congratulations to our wonderful students and coach Mr. Kaya for this wonderful achievement.

During the event, our students also had an opportunity to drive Army Robot Talon. TALON remotely operated vehicle is a small, tracked military robot designed for missions ranging from reconnaissance to combat.



2014-2015 GA Math League results are announced today afternoon!! J Congratulations to students and FSAPS Math Teachers!! J We are proud of our students!!

Team Placements in GA
8th grade Math League Team received 1st place in GA among 8th graders teams out of 38 schools participated!
Katherine Li
Charlie Furniss
Ananya Terala
Karuna Kumar

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7th grade Math League Team received 10th place in GA among 7th graders teams among 7th graders out of 39 schools participated!

Prajwal Vedula

Christina Wang

Andrew Schneider

Sophie Chan

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6th grade Math League Team received 8th place as a team in GA among 6th graders teams out of 36 schools participated!
Vishal Ram
Tyler Hecht
Mario Machado
Krishna Kumar

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Individual Placements in GA:
6th grade contest:
Vishal Ram received 4th place in GA among 6th graders! His score is 31/35.
8th grade contest:
Katherine Li received 1st place in GA among 8th graders! Her score is 35/35!! J
Charlie Furniss received 7th place in GA among 8th graders as a 7th grade student! His score is 33/35!
Ananya Terala & Karuna Kumar both received 8th place in GA among 8th graders! Both scored 32/35!

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Fulton science academy private school 2015 webchallenge

We are very happy to announce that our web challenge team, NYAN, has been announced 2nd place winner in 2015 Web Challenge Competition at Atlanta Science Festival this weekend. Each student in the team also awarded with 400$ scholarship for secondary education. We congratulate our team members, Shreya REKAPALLI, Elaine WEN, Elena Juarez and their families for this great success!

Our students received lots of attention with their research, ideas and solutions.. One of the comments made at HowStuffWorks website about our student’s work is as follows:

“Have you ever considered that the future of our food supply might be farming bugs? These middle schoolers did! Here’s their research and ideas on their website entry into the TAG-Ed WEBChallenge for the Atlanta Science Fair. Again, team NYAN (Not Your Average Ninjas) are middle school students!”

We, as FSAPS family, are very proud of NYAN team. Way to go!

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Fulton science academy private school charlie furniss ga mathlete

We have great news from GA State Mathcounts Competition that took place on March 23rd @ GATECH!!

One of our amazing students, Charlie Furniss, ranked as 15th GA Mathlete in GA State Mathcounts Competition out of 172 students participated from state of GA.

Only top 4 students are to represent GA in 2015 National Mathcounts Competiton. One of our amazing mathletes, Charlie Furniss, already set his goal to go to 2016 National Mathcounts Competition when he will be an 8th grade student.

FSA Private Math teachers and faculty are proud of Charlie Furniss!! J Way to go Charlie!!


Fulton science academy private school spring book drive book character dress up

Thank you for making the Student Council/ PVO book drive a huge success! We have received over 2300 books! After spring break we begin the task of sorting books to place them in their new home of either the media center, reading room, classroom libraries or we will be offering them to our book drive partner Read-It-Again for credit towards more books for our libraries.

The competition was fierce with girls in the lead for the first week, then it toggled back in forth each day with the number of books donated mounting. It was an exciting competition and at the end of the day the girls won. The girls will be receiving ice cream sandwiches or fruit pops on Friday 4/3 at lunch time. The boys will have the option to buy a frozen treat for $2.00.

If you didn’t get the opportunity to send in your gently used books don’t worry we will do this again next year!

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Fulton science academy private school prekey hands on science club

Pre-K and kindergarten Hands-On Science loves animals! We have had such a blast this semester talking about everything from skunks to lions, from peregrine falcons to chameleons! This past week, in honor of Character Dress Up Day, we talked about one of Mrs. Whitlock’s favorite characters, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and then looked at the life cycle of caterpillars as they grow into a butterfly.


Fulton science academy private school robotics parent night out

Dear Parents of Elementary Students,

FSAPS Robotics Team Circuit Breakers will host a “Parents Night Out” for families of students in Pre-K through 5th grade on Friday, April 17 from 5-10 pm. Students will be split into appropriate age groups for a variety of activities run by FSAPS faculty members who have volunteered for this event!

Each attending student will enjoy…
• A dinner of Papa John’s pizza, carrots, juice, applesauce, and a cookie.
• Explore FLL world with Legos appropriate for their age!
• Games and free playtime in the gym or on the playground.
• Enjoy the movie Big Hero 6
• Supervised center free play (grades Pre-K through 2nd grade) OR Board games/computer time (3nd-5th grade)

If you are interested, please sign-up on the link below NO LATER THAN 4 pm on Wednesday, April 15th. The cost is $25 for the first child from your family and $10 for each additional siblings. Payments can be made cash or check when you pick up your children at the end of the evening.

This money will go towards sponsoring our robotics team for the LEGOLAND® North American Championship trip.


Feel free to allow your child to bring a comfy sleeping bag or blanket for movie time. Kids can also bring snuggly PJ’s or comfortable clothes to change into. Don’t forget – they must bring appropriate clothes for the kids to be able to go outside and play!

Even if we do not have many children signed up, we will not cancel this event. Rest assured, “Parent’s Night Out” will go on!