Fuqua’s Varsity Cheer squad has been hard at work planning activities to promote school spirit. Eight of the cheer team members joined Coach Chelsey Green to help instruct 13 young girls in the “Let’s Go Falcons” kids camp held July 20-23. Campers learned cheers along with a dance routine and made spirit tags and bows. Creative play incorporated pool noodles and other props to reinforce social distancing practices while still ensuring the kids had a great time. Coach Green remarked that the Varsity Cheer members set a great example for our young campers, adding, “I couldn’t have done it without them!” The coach also shared her squad’s plans for spreading school spirit and positivity during the upcoming academic year, regardless of altered sports schedules. They’ll be gathering soon to begin their efforts. Thank you, Falcon Cheer!
Over the spring and summer our facilities staff did a wonderful job refurbishing our Upper School science quad and laboratory. The space, available to students in multiple science courses from Biology and Chemistry to Honors Physics and Zoology, received quite the overhaul. After an extensive cleaning and organizing effort, the lab and the adjacent classroom had new flooring installed. Then overhead LED lighting was added to the lab, and both rooms painted. Thanks to our hard-working staff members, now the Upper School science department is ready to welcome back our students to show off the new look!
Our teachers are busy at work setting up their classrooms this week to welcome out students back on August 12. Check out these new clear barriers that not only allow our students to see each other and the teacher, but also provide a little extra support and protection from COVID19. #FuquaSchool
Fuqua School is the place to be this summer! Due to COVID-19, and in an effort to keep all of our campers and staff safe, we will have a limited number of camps this summer with limited spots available. So, please be sure to sign up soon to reserve your child's spot. To check out the camp selection and to register, see our Campus Services page.
Fuqua School may not have had kids on campus in a while, but we did have a visit from these kids and their mamas. Check out our visitors at https://youtu.be/fOiDOraHXMw.
Each year, Fuqua School’s senior class gives a gift to the school. This year, the Class of 2020 decided to honor a special member of the Fuqua family, Skeeter Fore, by gifting him a new golf cart. So if you see Skeeter riding on campus or on the field in his new fancy ride, be sure to say hello.
Congratulations to all of our lower school students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart this past February. They worked so hard this year to exceed all of our previous goals. They raised over $9500.00 in honor of Asher Pleasants, brother of lower school students Mary Reagan and Piper. Our top fundraiser for this year's event was Everrett Farrar. A huge thank you to all the students for supporting JR4H in honor of Asher!
May 1 was National College Decision Day. Seniors across the nation declared their commitment to a college or university. Our own Fuqua School seniors dressed in their school of choice attire as they signed letters of commitment for Fall 2020 in front of family at home.
Our 31 graduates were collectively offered over $3.2 million in scholarships to various colleges and universities; they will use $1.5 million in academic scholarships or an
average of $48,387 in financial assistance for each senior.
We wish them the very best on this next step in their education. We’re so very proud of you.