GREAT NEWS: 1st Place as a Team in 2016 State MathCounts

We are very happy to announce that for the first time in our school’s history, our Math Olympiad Team won 1st place as a team in State MathCounts competition. After so many 1st place awards as a team, this is the latest achievement from our wonderful Math Olympiad Team. 

Two of our students placed in the Top 10, Holden Watson came 2nd and Charlie Furniss came 5th individually.

The rules for this competition beyond state level are that the Top 4 individuals form Georgia will head on to Nationals with the First placed Team Coach. Therefore, our wonderful Math Olympiad Head Coach Mrs. Sema Duzyol and 7th grader, Holden Watson are heading to Nationals! The national competition will be held in Washington DC on May 7 – 10 2016. All of their expenses are paid by the MathCounts Organization.

We wish Team Georgia and Holden the best at the National level. Way to go!

Below are the other achievements of our incredibly successful Math Olympiad Team this school year:

1st Place as a Team in 2016 Woodstock High School Math Tournament at the JV level.
2015 Best Novice Team at the Varsity Level of the 2015 Lassiter High School Math Tournament.

1st Place as a Team in the 2015 Luella High School Math Tournament,

1st Place as a Team in Both the Accelerated Division and the Middle School Division at the 2015 War Eagle Math Competition.

1st Place as a Team at the Junior Varsity Level of the 2015 Rockdale Math Competition

1st Place as a Team at the 6th grade level of the 2015 Eagle Cup Math Competition

2nd Place at the Junior Varsity Level of the 2015 North Fulton High School Math Competitio

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FIRST GRADE ADVENTURES IN READING

Last week in Mrs. Whitlock’s Adventures in Reading club, students practiced Reader’s Theater plays together and then made placard signs for their “costumes.” Students enjoy rehearsing, practicing intonation, and then sharing their play with the rest of the group. We also enjoy transforming our ActivBoard into a setting that corresponds with our play. These first graders are becoming stronger readers with great presence as they practice Reader’s Theater!

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Spanish Class Field Trip Was Lots of Fun!

Students had a lot of fun during both shows (Latin America Festival & Soul of Spain) today. They enjoyed an introspective journey to the Hispanic nations of the Caribbean, Central and South America as well as Spain. Students not only watched these wonderful dances, but they also participated actively by coming up the stage and follow the steps of the wonderful dancers.

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Road to College-College Awareness and Preparation

We had a wonderful speaker this week to provide our students with information on how to prepare for college, how to study for the SAT/ACT, how to get ready for college financially, and what classes to take in high school to better prepare for college classes. Ms. Padmini Pangaraju did a very informative presentation and answered our students’ questions during CMP class.
Mr. Stiffler’s, Mrs. Duzyol’s, Dr. Erkan’s, Mr. Sanal’s, and Mrs. Peacock’s CMP classes participated in this event.
Ms.Padmini Sangaraju, a former student of FSA, has her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and is interested in the medical field. She hopes to pursue a career in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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Dr. Seuss Celebrations

DR. SEUSS CELEBRATIONS! WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY MARCH 2
Students Pre-k through 3rd grade circulated through the following reading/craft/ snack and activity themed rooms named from one of our favorite authors books: Bartholemew and the Oobleck, Oh the Places You’ll Go, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, In a People House, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Fox in Sox, and Green Eggs and Ham.
Students and staff were excited to dress for the occasion!
A huge THANK YOU to all our wonderful teachers and parents for making this memorable day happen.

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Elementary Science Olympiad Team Won 1st Place as a Team

Elementary Science Olympiad Won 1st Place in Regionals and Advanced to State Competition!
Our Elementary Science Olympiad students competed in their first competition of the year this past Saturday. Our students took home many individual awards and the team placed 1st overall! We will be advancing to the State ESO Competition in May. Congratulations to our students and their coaches on a job well done! Ms. P and Ms. Minor are SO proud!
Don’t Bug Me 
1st Place – Neal Kotval (Not Pictured), Maximus Carver
coached by Mrs. Carver
Rock Hound
2nd Place – Nick Ackaramongkolrotn, Sreshta Gadiparthy
coached by Mrs. Nifadkar
Barge Building
1st Place – Chase Jackson, Siyona Patel
coached by Ms. Minor and Ms. P
Straw Tower
1st Place – Jake Fernandez, Siddharth Yamujala
coached by Mrs. Yamujala and Mrs. Fernandez
Water Rocket
3rd Place – Nick Ackaramongkolrotn, Neel Bhatt, Benjamin Coers
coached by Ms. Minor, Ms. P, and Mr. Ackaramongkolrotn
Bridge Building
1st Place – Jake Fernandez, Neel Bhatt
coached by Mrs. Fernandez
Wildlife Safari
1st Place – Kai Robertson, Chase Jackson
coached by Mrs. Doraiswami
Grasp A Graph
2nd Place – Kai Robertson, Lakshya Jasti
coached by Ms. Minor and Ms. P
Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
2nd Place – Benjamin Coers, Vishnu Rao
coached by Mrs. Nifadkar
Weather or Not
3rd Place – Vishruth Arimanda, Lucie Bedore
coached by Mr. Arimanda
No Bones About It
1st Place – Karthik Kuppuswamy, Maximus Carver
coached by Mrs. Carver, Mrs. Kuppuswamy, Mrs. Subbarao

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