Fuqua School’s Institutional Advancement team wanted to make this year’s 2021 Homecoming Spirit Shirt a little different than in year’s past. A challenge was set out for all students in grades PK-12 to use the theme, “Fly as One”, to design a spirit shirt. With over 150 entries across all divisions, the choice was difficult. Congratulations to 3rd grader, Fatima Ovais, on being this year’s design winner. Fatima will receive free pizza on Fridays through the month of September and will receive a free t-shirt showcasing her amazing design.
Founded in 1993, Fuqua School is an independent, co-educational, PK3-12 day school – centrally located to serve Southside Virginia – that provides children with a well-rounded, values-based educational experience uniquely tailored to create a solid foundation for their individual success.
The best way to experience Fuqua School is to come for a visit! The warmth and friendliness of our community is evident from the moment you set foot on campus.
Our Mission & Core Values
The mission of Fuqua School is to create a safe and supportive learning environment which fosters the development of boundless individual potential.
At Fuqua School, we believe a values-based educational experience truly matters. It is a difference maker. Honesty, responsibility, kindness, compassion, fairness, respect, commitment, perseverance, and cooperation are woven into the classroom and campus activities. Each month activities focus on one of these core values. These fundamental core values guide our decisions and actions.
The lower and middle school’s Honor Code ceremony took place at the end of August, rounding out our core value of the month- HONESTY. Upper School SCA officers, George Magnotti and James Minix, spoke to our students about the importance of our school’s honor code, what it stands for and what it means to sign it and live it each day. They also took this opportunity to provide examples of what plagiarism looks like or what it means to “not tolerate others” who choose to break Fuqua’s honor code. It was the perfect way to remember the importance of honor and integrity in all that we do, in and out of school.
On Saturday, August 28, members of the Fuqua Falcons varsity cheerleading team attended cheer camp with Preston Gist at Cheer Extreme All-Stars in Richmond, Virginia. The girls had an exciting day learning new techniques and bonding together as a team. All-Star Cheerleading combines tumbling, elite stunting, dance, strength, and conditioning to teach goal setting and teamwork. The girls put in a lot of hard work at camp, and are ready for their upcoming season. Go Red! Go Black! Go Falcons!
Coming Soon! We are excited to announce that the school store is opening a satellite location at the upper school! Parents, faculty, staff, and students will soon be able to view and purchase Fuqua School spirit items on both the upper and lower/middle school campuses. Each store is located in their division's administration office. We will be adding new merchandise very soon, including stadium seats, sweatshirts, house flags, coffee mugs, and tech accessories. Please visit the school store to purchase all your Fuqua Falcon spirit items!
The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) is something that students across Virginia, and beyond, look forward to every year. This event, typically held at Longwood University, brings real authors and illustrators to our students and allows them to interact, learn from and understand the pathway to writing and illustrating picture books and novels from start to finish. Like last year, due to COVID19, the VCBF has decided to go virtual. And while we will miss the opportunity to meet with authors and illustrators in person, many Fuqua lower and middle school students have been able to participate in the 2021 VCBF from “behind the scenes”. Students in grades PK-8 have been asked to take part in sessions that will later be aired nationwide for school children to enjoy. If you are able to join one or more sessions from the VCBF this October, be on the lookout for some very familiar faces.
Visit https://vachildrensbookfestival.org/ for more information about this year's festival.
On Friday, September 10, the Fuqua Falcons hosted their first home game of the season versus Roanoke Catholic. Prior to the start of the game, members of The 285 Club gathered to honor Coach "Skeeter" Fore for the dedication and unveiling of the new “Skeeter Foreboard” in honor of Coach Fore’s constant dedication to Fuqua School. Members of The 285 Club gathered in the end zone to celebrate Coach Fore, and then enjoyed refreshments while sharing stories of Coach Fore’s coaching successes. We would like to thank Coach Fore for his devotion to our school, as well as the members of The 285 Club for their generous donations. The varsity football team went on to beat Roanoke Catholic, coming out with a winning score of 48-14! Congratulations Fuqua Falcons!