This past Friday night the Drama Club was practicing for their upcoming performance, The Giver while FSAPS Moms and Female Teachers immersed themselves in Asian Culture by attending East Asian Mother’s Night in the Cafeteria. Students were playing soccer games with friends in the gym and almost all of the Academic Teams were out in full force- Destination Imagination, Science Olympiad, and the Robotics Team. Check out below for a few photos from all the fun this past Friday Night (February 5th)- and plan to stop by one Friday evening to join in the fun!
Two of our teams are working on the structural challenge, Musical Mashup. This involves designing and building a structure that supports weight and is a musical instrument. They must play a musical solo and tell a story with at least one musical character. All ideas and work must be done by team members only.
Four of our teams are working on the technical challenge, Pace of Change. These teams must design and build a vehicle able to carry at least one team member across the presentation area, multiple times. They must also change the vehicle propulsion system and the vehicle movement method during the presentation, as well as present a story about change. All ideas and work must be done by team members only.
Thank you to all of the parents, of our team members, who have stepped forward to help the teams prepare. Without our wonderful parents, the teams would never be able to accomplish their challenges!
Of those projects that made it to the school fair, a small number have been selected to represent FSAPS at the West Metro Regional Social Studies Fair this March:
Isabella Sims (7th grade)
How Does Being Bullied As an Adolescent Affect People As Adults?
James Stevens (7th grade)
How Do Land Mass and Other Factors Affect GDP, and Vice Versa?
Giles Sukkert (7th grade)
Which Countries Are the Leaders In Food Sustainability?
Luke Westerfield (7th grade)
What is the Impact of the Film and Television Industry on Georgia’s Economy?
Sophie Richardson (8th grade)
How Has the Syrian Refugee Crisis Impacted Europe’s Economy?
Ananya Pottabhathini and Prajwal Vedula (8th grade)
On behalf of Ms. Pruett, and Mr. Stiffler, thank you to all of our students that worked hard all semester to participate in the Social Studies Fair. Congratulations to all of our students and best of luck to those that will participate in the regional fair!
Arul cruised through the preliminary and championship rounds faced off against 6th grader Nishanth Arumugam in the final round. In the finals, Arul kept up his momentum by answering each of his questions correct missing none throughout the entire competition from the class bee through to his eventual championship-winning answer.
Arul will complete a qualifying test for the chance to represent FSAPS in the state Geography Bee this April and potentially to the national championship in Washington DC in May.
Thanks again to all of our competitors and good luck to Arul!
1st Place: 7th grader Arul Selvakumar
2nd Place: 6th grader Nishanth Arumugam
3rd Place: 8th grader Nishad Kute
“‘The Georgia House of Senate and Representatives’ Page Program’ is an exclusive opportunity offered to Georgia’s students to visit the State Capitol and serve the members of the House of Representatives and Senators. This program has become an essential part of the services provided to both the legislators and the public.”
The 100th day is not just about math. This easily becomes a cross-curricular celebration. Students worked in small groups to write 100 words for a class display. After we collected 100 words, students worked in teams to alphabetize them. We wrote and illustrated about what we will look like when we are 100 using our individually aged photos from an aging application as inspiration, and wrote a sentence about what our “100” turned into! Some of our most popular events included a “zero” eating contest, creating “Derdnuh” (10 each of 10 different snacks), creating necklaces of 100 beads, and working in teams to build a tower of 100 solo cups!