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School News

  Will YOU be a Superhero!

Frederick Douglass Academy VIII is now a Hero school!  Take a tour here.  You can also track your scholar's progress by downloading the app (hero students).  If you did not receive your scholar's account activation information, please call the main office.


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"Reasons We Love Our School" - photo credit: Ms. Yearwood

Celebrate 10 Years of Excellence!


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Did you know that this year marks the 10th anniversary of Frederick Douglass Academy VIII Middle School?

Please visit the FDA VIII Alumni Facebook page to share or view pictures and memories of the past ten years. 

Come out and celebrate 10 Years of Excellence on Sunday, June 25, 2017; 6:00 pm at Woodhaven Manor.  Tickets are $ 40.00 per person and can be purchased in the main office at the school (please call to schedule your visit) or through PayPal.   All online payments are subject to a $2.00 processing fee!

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Your PTA Corner!

Please read our Spring Newsletter  -  Spring 2017 Newsletter.pdf 

Image result for box tops for educationHow is your Box Top submission coming along?  We are not getting the response we'd like which is full participation from every  family.  With limited resources and fund raising, this is an easy way to contribute to your scholars school.  Cut and paste, please!    Secure your Box Tops to the attached sheet  Box Top 50 Sheet.pdf and send the completed forms with your scholar's name and class to Ms. Balfour.

Our heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Nikki Lucas, Democratic District Leader, for coming to our January PTA meeting and sharing some best practices with us, while extending a helping hand to FDA VIII to resolve some of our pending concerns.  Learn more about her here!

Take advantage of the MTA NYC Transit,  MaBSTOA, Staten Island Railway, MTA Bus Co. and MTA Bridges & Tunnels 2017 Examination Schedule!