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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome Back From ASB President, Skylar!


 
 
Welcome Back Fairmont Prep Huskies! My name is Skylar Hess, and I am the ASB President for 2014-15 school year. The school year kicked off for all students on Tuesday, August 19th  Excitement definitely can be felt around the campus!
 
If I have not yet had the opportunity to meet you, I am looking forward to getting to know the new faces on campus. I wish everyone the best of luck this school year and hope that it has been a wonderful start to the school year. Go Huskies, let's make it a great year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ARTS: Spring Concert

First of all, I want to give big thanks to all the performers at the Spring Concert. Students enjoyed the performances and loved the music. Our orchestra performed “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “Chorale No. 99” by J.S. Bach, “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi, theme from the movie The Godfather by Nino Rota, and “Melody” in D major by Oscar Weiss. Their sound was beautiful, and the music was familiar enough to the crowd that students could easily enjoy them. The concert choir also performed at the spring concert, and got huge applauds from the students. Songs including “Let it Go” from Frozen were very popular with the students. Solos were amazing as well. Since there were many seniors in Concert choir, I hope they enjoyed their last performance, finishing strong!

Contributed by – Krystal L., Rally Commissioner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ACADEMICS: AP/IB Testing


Prep Students have been working very hard for the entire year in order to take the AP, or Advanced Placement Exams and IB, or International Baccalaureate Exams in the month of May. Prep teachers eagerly wished their students the best of luck as the AP and IB students entered their respective testing rooms.

The Gym, Library, MPR, and computer labs were full of determined AP and IB scholars, who have studied hard for the entire year just for this month. Though the process was gruesome, students smile after the completion of 3 hour exams. The Prep offers AP English Language, English Literature, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, Chinese, Economics, U.S History, Geography, U.S Government, Music Theory, Psychology, and Art. The Prep also offers IB courses in English, Science, Spanish, Chinese, History, and Philosophy. Congratulations to all who have taken the exams and good luck in August, when scores are posted online!

Contributed by – Yusi W., Cultural Awareness Commissioner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ARTS: Choir

Let's give a huge shout-out to our school's Choir. After having struggled through many difficult obstacles, the Choir made a strong comeback with their new substitute teacher, Mrs. Ngo. Led by a variety of students, the Choir awed the entire crowd at the beginning of this year and continued to amaze us during their spring concert in April. Seniors, Mark Abad, Steven Caceres, Danielle Kim, Katie Anderson, and Christy Park, made their final marks on Husky history as they leave a strong legacy behind. The new and improved Choir is excited for years to come as they will hopefully and slowly make new appearances at concerts and competitions. Congratulations to the Choir again and let's cheer them on!

Contributed by - Austin K., Class of 2017 Officer, Danielle K., Communications Commissioner

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ARTS: FPA Yearbook Committee

This year, our FPA Yearbook Committee has worked endless hours to produce an inimitable work of art—the Prep Yearbook for the academic year of 2013-2014. From late-night deadlines to endless stacks of proofs, our yearbookers have dedicated time each week to compile students’ precious memories into one comprehensive story that the student body is sure to remember. This year’s theme is special, and it encompasses the entirety of the school year in a unique way. (Unfortunately, the theme has not been revealed to students, who have yet to receive their yearbooks.) It is important that we all recognize the committed, creative minds behind this amazing publication.

Being a part of the yearbook committee is something special in itself. Yearbookers acquire several important life skills in the process of taking upon such a large project. Such skills include improved teamwork, as well as perseverance and creativity. Junior Yusi Wang, a member of the copy staff of the committee, says, “think being in yearbook really helped me to delve into the school more. I need to attend events to write articles for yearbook, and that has brought me to attend many of the school's activities. Yearbook definitely causes us to be more involved in Fairmont!”  Essentially, members of the yearbook committee get more up-close and personal with school-wide events and the general student body in the process of conducting constant interviews, running around campus for photos and mug-shots, and searching through files of student photos for the perfect one to place in a spread.

Let us all commemorate our dedicated yearbookers for their hard work in weaving together the story of Fairmont Prep Academy, 2013-2014!




Contributed by – Lubna K., Publicity and Design Commissioner, Esther P., Class of 2017 President, Yining X., Cultural Awareness Commissioner