On May 28, 2016 Coach Stan Slaby passed away. Days later, brothers and sisters of our Farragut Family, along with friends and family members of our beloved “Coach,” gathered together at the Cathedral of the Air in Lakehurst, New Jersey, to bid adieu to one of Farragut’s all-time greats during a touching ceremony. Through a coordinated effort by “Coach’s Boys,” Stan was given a burial befitting of a man who gave his heart and soul to Farragut during his 39 years of service with the school. Slaby, who graduated from Ware High School in June of 1943, enlisted in the U.S. Navy one month later to serve his country. During his service Slaby received the Navy & Marine Corps medal for saving a drowning marine in the sea at Normandy on June 9, 1944. He received four additional medals for his service and was honorably discharged in April 1946. Coach was laid to rest and honored with a special ceremony on November 4, 2016 at the Arlington National Cemetery. Read more
The November 4th Lower School Assembly highlighted the achievements of our awesome Lower School students in all sorts of areas, both academic and extracurricular.
Coding is becoming an important job skill on par with being bilingual. As many as 7 million job openings in 2016 were in positions that required coding skills. And here at Farragut, 4th graders, Isabella Reynolds and Allister Nasr, are the first students out of the 4th and 5th grade to complete Computer Science Fundamentals Coding Course 2 on code.org. Although students only started working on this course in August, Isabella and Alister have now moved on to Course 3.
Anyone can tell you that the quickest way to learn a language is to talk to a native. That’s just what Mr. Robalino’s Spanish 2 Honors class got to do during their Mystery Skype activity on Tuesday, November 8th.
Homecoming 2016 was a whirlwind of activities for our Farragut cadets! These pictures speak a thousand words about events that our students will never forget.
Lower School students welcome their classmates to a great school day during the morning news show created by students and mentored by Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Reynolds, and Student Center librarian, Ms. Morris. Read more
SALE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th! Poinsettia plants are perfect for everyone! Want to do something special for your favorite teacher, your grandparents, or your neighbor? These are a great way to show someone how much they mean to you! Also while benefitting your school.
On November 2nd Gage Sears, a senior and 7-day boarder from the Tampa Bay area, flew solo for the first time earning his solo endorsement. He flew at the Albert Whitted Airport in downtown St. Petersburg on runway 7 in a Cessna 172SP, tail number N22904. This is the first step towards earning his Private Pilot certificate as part of Admiral Farragut Academy’s Aviation Academy. Read more
The Admiral Farragut Academy 15th Parents’ Group Golf Tournament was held at the beautiful Pasadena Yacht and Country Club on Friday, October 21st.
On Tuesday, November 1st the Senior English class had a special visit by Walter “Wally B.” Jennings.