This weekend, we had five teams compete in the VEX Robotics State Competition. After two days of intense competition, the FRA RoboPanthers are sending a record-breaking four teams to the World Competition in April.
FRA News and Events
Our robotics teams came back to school today with seven awards from the White House tournament this weekend. They competed alongside 40 teams total.
Tournament Champions: Team X (Caleb Huddleston, William Roberts, Stephen Hohnholt, Reilly Robinson) & Team U (Campbell Jeffrey, Garrison Harold, Olivia Maki)
Franklin Road Academy has named Jay Salato as its new head of upper school. Salato will transition from his current role of upper school dean of student life beginning July 1, 2020. He will replace Prentice Stabler, who will remain at FRA, serving as associate head of school.
I experienced my first trip to the principal’s office in the fall of my kindergarten year. The trip was a result of a dispute between me, my arch-nemesis Forrest, and my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Snowden. Surrounded by a gaggle of five-year-olds, I was proud to announce the news that Mrs. Snowden had shared with me earlier that day: I was the best reader in the kindergarten class. “No,” Forrest interjected, “She told me that I was the best reader.” I was appalled and disgusted at this discrepancy. Someone was lying. I was certain that the angelic Mrs. Snowden could not be at fault, and I knew that I wasn’t lying, so the incontestable truth was that Forrest was usurping my position and undermining my crowning and well-deserved accolade. My path forward was clear: gather support, publicly shame Forrest, and throw a calculator at his face. What I had envisioned as a proud and glorious defeat of evil by good and falsehood by truth turned out to be the first black mark on my record.
The FRA RoboPanthers team 97934X won the Tournament Champions meet Saturday, Nov. 16 in Mountain City and now move on to state championships and the U.S. Open
The annual FRA Fourth Grade Visual and Performing Arts Show highlighted the performing and artistic talents of each fourth grade student recently incorporating aspects of their visual and arts curriculum on the stage and on canvas.
FRA students, faculty, and staff gathered Monday to honor veterans who have served our country, including nine alumni currently on active duty.
Three students from Guatemala are studying at FRA for the next seven weeks thanks to a partnership with Faces & Our Cultures.
Each year Guatemalan students travel to Nashville to live with an FRA host family and study here during their summer vacation. While they are at FRA, the students -- Raúl, Cristy, and Nico -- will learn about American customs and practice their English.