SCHOOL STORE IS OPEN!

Thanks to our wonderful student council, we now have a school store in our cafeteria.

Drinks, snacks and school supplies will be available to purchase from school store at good prices. Please do not send large amounts of cash to school with your child.

The store will be open before school, and during lunch and club time.

The school store is being managed by our middle school students and any profit will be used to benefit our athletic programs.

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MIDDLE GRADES STEAM WORKSHOPS AT THE HIGH MUSEUM

On the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of March, FSAPS middle school students had the opportunity to attend a special STEAM program at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Each grade travelled to the museum separately to take part in the program, in which they learned how the “A”, or “Art” in STEAM was an integral part of their curriculum and how other academic disciplines are used in the creation of art.

During the program, students were led on a tour of several exhibits from African art to contemporary art and all things in between. In doing so, they were given hands-on experience with the materials used to create artworks throughout history, from the dark and vivid hues of early Italian artists that used egg tempura paint through the modern oils and acrylics of today.

There were several special exhibitions on display during the visit. These included works by Vik Muniz, widely thought of as one of the most innovative artists of the 21st century, as well as the impossible-looking dresses of Iris van Herpen which take their inspiration from nature, technology, and even philosophy to create unique costumes.

Students also participated in a workshop where they were tasked with using all of their STEAM skills to design objects which are both practical and aesthetically pleasing in order to solve real issues facing the world. Examples of issues to look at included water filtration, traffic control, animal shelters, and keeping birds from office windows.

Following the exhibits and workshop, students enjoyed lunch on the lawn outside the museum before returning to school with a new appreciation for the role science, technology, engineering, and math play in the creation of art of all kinds and how art can influence those disciplines as well.

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March 17th Kindergarten Mischief

St. Patrick’s Day morning (March 17th) was filled with mischief and fun for the kindergarteners. Pat the Leprechaun had visited both classrooms overnight and left more than a few surprises! The classrooms definitely looked a little more disheveled than usual and the kids had a great time cleaning up from that pesky leprechaun, but the best part was the riddle-filled scavenger hunt! Students solved clever riddles as a group and traveled around the school to try and find Pat’s pot o’ gold. Alas, he evaded us once again. However, great fun was had by all and the plastic coins we found were almost as exciting as the real thing!

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Fulton Science Academy Crochet Club

The Crochet Club girls are having a great time stitching their way through new skills this quarter. The girls have learned to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and will soon be working on increasing and decreasing to create different shapes. We are so excited to start stitching new spring colors for the warm weather season, and look forward to showing off our new projects!

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