Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CLUBS: Red Cross

Here’s a Husky Shoutout to Red Cross! Red Cross is one of the most active clubs on campus, as well as one of the most active organizations in the world. Established to achieve humanitarian goals by protecting and alleviating human suffering, Red Cross has over 97 million members. On campus, we are proud to participate in this service group’s ventures. Red Cross has raised awareness around campus and has planned an upcoming vampire-themed blood drive on October 29th. There will be a competition between faculty and students at The Prep. Save your blood for Red Cross, not for the vampires!

-Contributed by Yusi W., Gurveer S. and Leena S.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ACTIVITES: 2014 Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week is rapidly approaching. October 27th to October 31st will be a week full of commitment to drug prevention and education. Red Ribbon Week began after Special Agent Camarena’s kidnapping, torture, and brutal murder in 1985. An organized community response began to raise awareness regarding alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence. In order to raise awareness and pledge to help make the United States a drug free nation, we will have special dress days and activities.

Monday 10/27 no school

Tuesday 10/28 “Shake off Drugs”
Wear your workout clothes and join us by the flagpole during lunch as we participate in a Zumba exercise, Hula-hoop, play horse shows, and jump rope
 
Wednesday 10/29 “Dress Up Don’t Mess Up”
Wear a red shirt with red accessories (ex: socks, sunglasses, ties, jewelry, watches) with a school uniform bottom (ex: shorts, pants, skirt)

Activity:
Pledge to be drug free-  Stop by the Red Ribbon Week table and make your pledge to be drug free

Thursday 10/30 “Dress for Success”
Boys: Dress pants, button down shirt, tie, dress shoes
Girls: Dress, blouse, skirt and dress shoes, or pants, blouse, and dress shoes
 
Activities:
Wheel of Misfortune- Stop by the Red Ribbon Week table and take a spin to see what misfortune awaits you
I’m too smart to start- Stop by the Red Ribbon Week table and participate in this fun goggle experience

Friday 10/31 “Say BOO to Drugs”

In honor of Halloween, wear your costume to school to show you’re saying “BOO!” to drugs!  The following are NOT allowed as costumes: cross-dressing, masks, anything overly suggestive or sexual; NO JEANS (unless it’s part of your costume)

Activity: Red Ribbon Week Assembly featuring special guest speakers.

 
* IF YOU DO NOT DRESS UP, YOU MUST WEAR YOUR UNIFORM *

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CLUBS: Model United Nations CONDOMUN

 
 
BANG! The sound of the gavel signified a successful closing of the Model United Nations Conference at California High School, CONDORMUN, in Whittier on September 19th. As the first conference Fairmont Model United Nations Club had on its calendar, delegates prepared intensely for the opportunity to shine early in the school year.
 
Representing the United States of America and Australia, two brave delegates, Justin Lee (12), and Jesse Chen (12), actively participated in the conference. After four hours of heated committee sessions, Justin Lee received the honor of Best Delegate, an award equivalent to first place, that was only bestowed onto five of the hundred delegates present. After he proudly represented his committee for a summary speech at the closing ceremony, Justin received loud and enthusiastic applause. Jesse Chen also did not disappoint, as she proved herself a powerful delegate by earning fourth place in her committee session.
 
CONDORMUN turned out to be both the platform to demonstrate talents for some and the creation of a deep passion for MUN. Chrissy C. (9) and Tiffany C. (9) both stated they would love to participate in more conferences after observing this one. Congratulations FPAMUN, for a great start!
 
-Contributed by Yusi W., Class of 2015 Treaturtary

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ATHLETICS: Re-cap Football vs. Webb

video

-Contributed by Tristen R.  and Lionell W.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ACADEMICS: College Fair

Tuesday October 14, 2014, Fairmont will host their 11th annual College Fair/Community Open House night! Over 60 college admission officers from all over the country will attend this event. This is a unique opportunity for Fairmont students to speak to admissions officers and ask any questions they may have regarding the programs, student life, or academics at that institution. Last year, a majority of the institutions had email sign-up sheets and pamphlets for your use and reading.
We encourage everybody to attend this event, whether you are a freshman, or a senior, this event is a free resource for you that isn't available at every school! We hope to see you there!

When: October 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Fairmont Preparatory Academy (2200 West Sequoia Ave, Anaheim)
For more information, visit fairmontschools.com/collegefair or contact Mr. Jonathan Dunn at 714-999-5055 or jdunn@fairmontschools.com

Counselor Interview regarding College Fair with Mrs. Julie Weems

1. When is the College Fair?
The 11th annual College Fair is on Tuesday October 14th, 2014.

2. What is the College Fair?
The college fair is an opportunity for students and families to learn about a variety of colleges.
The representatives for each college are often the ones reading the applications, so the college
fair we have at Fairmont Prep facilitates good connections.

3. What is the importance of the College Fair?
The significance of the college fair is to learn about schools you may not have thought or known
about before. Although a student may have their mind set on a certain college, at the college
fair, a student is given the opportunity to see schools in a quick fashion. Exposure to a
variety of schools prior to application is of the utmost importance.

4. Is there anything unique/new about the college fair this year?
This year there are two events in one night, which equalizes infinite opportunities. Along with
the College Fair for current students at the Prep, there is the Community Open House for
prospective students for the Prep at the same time. These two events are open to all Fairmont
families, including junior high campuses. Attendees at either event will be able to
cross over to the other event if curiosity hits.

5. How many colleges are attending this year's College Fair?
This year, we are expecting over 100 schools; the largest college fair Fairmont
Prep has ever held, put together by the college counselors.

6. What should students ask at the College Fair?
Students should ask questions that are important to them, not questions that anyone could find
online. For example, rather than asking, "What is your average SAT score?" ask questions
regarding different ranges of interest, financial aid, scholarships, study abroad, etc.

7. What opportunities will the College Fair bring this year?
The main opportunities this year are the personal connections with the colleges. It is only an hour
and half long event, and the benefits are endless. It is one of the best events that you could attend
this year, as a learning opportunity for students and parents.

8. Do you have any advice or other notes for others attending this year's College Fair?
Visit schools that you know about, or visit a school you have never heard of before! It is okay to
stumble and not know what's coming at you, because that is the essence of risk taking and
opportunity. Also, students and parents can attend for free!

-Contributed by Evan M. & Colette N.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CLUBS: Club Rush Re-Cap



Club Rush is an event that gives students a platform to create or/and join different clubs. During the event, club officers will set up their materials for advertisement (posters, spreadsheets, and snacks) on the tables provided.

For this year's club rush, there were approximately 48 that participated, all with diligent officers and advisors working together toward the same goal: to enrich students' lives. Our most active clubs include: Red Cross, UNICEF, Kid Work, Model United Nations, and  CCIA. Not only did club founders able to experience the thrill of welcoming new members.  Students were provided with various aspects of information to help them make their choices--some clubs are based on community service purpose while others are made to initiate students' leadership in international relationships.

Thanks to all the effort put in by our club officers and advisors that made our Club Rush experience wonderful!

-Contributed by ASB officers Nora W., Alex K., and Eric Z.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Fall Requirements and Service Projects



We kicked this year off on the right foot for community service. On the very first week of school we were able to donate to both the Action Partnership Canned Food Drive and the Fullerton Park. On September 6 students attended the Council on Aging. In the weeks to come there are endless opportunities that include Coastal Cleanup (September 20), the Halloween Candy Drive (benefits the Boys and Girls Club), Canning Hunger Box of Love Drive, and the Down Syndrome Association OC Buddy Walk. If you are interested in any of these opportunities contact Ms. Kunkle as soon as possible in order to reserve your space. Apart from the community service we also have numerous denim days that benefit different non-profit organizations, so be sure to bring 5 dollars. Finally, remember by the time you graduate you must have 80 hours of community service; it is never too early to start!
 
-Contributed by ASB Officers Calen O., Henry Y. and Maud R.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ATHLETICS: Football and Volleyball Team Captains


As the school year ramps up, so do our Huskies’ football and volleyball seasons. This weekend’s football game against Maya Angelou brought an unprecedented win of 43-0. The Huskies came on strong for their first game of the season! Captain Lionell Wiggins, when asked what he’d like to say to his team, noted, “There might be times when we’re not on the same page, but at the end of the day we are a family. My goal for this team is for us to just get better and better, good enough to get to playoffs, and win league.” He capped off his heartfelt response with “Because being with this team, I have learned a lot.”

Although the volleyball team has not yet started their game season, Captain Skylar Hess has no shortage of things to say about her team. Asked the same question, Skylar gave an eager, “thank you so much to my teammates and wonderful coach for being supportive and always working 110%. We have definitely been working our hardest to prepare for the season and I know it’s going to be great.” The follow-up question, “What is your goal for the season?”, received a short and determined reply—“to win league.”

The drive and ambition of our captain is startlingly sincere, and as Huskies, we’ll be there to cheer them on every step of the way. The next football game is this Friday against Sage Hill, and the next volleyball game is Thursday, September 4th.  See you there!

-Contributed by ASB Officers Cristina Z., Michelle P., and Sprite L.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

HUSKY NEWSROOM: Interview with Ms. Moreno


Ms. Moreno, the new Spanish teacher, loves Fairmont. She loves how Fairmont welcomed and supports her, as a new teacher. She likes teaching Spanish because it gives her the ability to share her culture. However, she did not want to teach Spanish from the start. In fact, she wanted to be an archeologist because she was inspired by the movie The Mummy, but decided not to pursue that career because she realized archeologists had to deal with spiders, animals, and insects that come along with it. When she was younger she did not like her culture, she desired to be a regular American girl, but she later accepted her culture as she grew. One of the many reasons she loves Fairmont is how diverse our population is and how we accept anyone from any culture. Her major goal as a teacher this year is to help students become proficient in the language and to maintain interest in the language. Outside of the classroom Ms. Moreno coaches soccer to children with developmental disabilities. We are so happy to have Ms. Moreno in our Fairmont family.

-Contributed by ASB Officers Manu S., Sonali N., and Leanne A.
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HUSKY NEWSROOM: Field Day and Back to School Rally

 


Last Friday, we kicked off the school year with a Back-to-School Rally!  Students came decked out in their class colors and participated in a variety of activities. This rally was a great way for students to bond with their friends and meet new people. During the rally, the students cheered endlessly as the football team and volleyball team were introduced to the school. This year, the seniors conquered the rally with great enthusiasm. Better luck next time underclassmen! After an amazing rally, the students enjoyed the rest of the day eating lunch and hanging out with friends. They also participated in a variety of events hosted by S.E.A. (Student Engagement Association) such as a water balloon fight and tug-a-war.
 
-Contributed by ASB Officers Frankie T., Sarah H., and Esther P.