Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CLUBS: TedEd Club

 
Here's a special shout out to the TedEd Club! Last week they hosted a wonderful party, designed to evoke fun, creative ideas. This club is making strides in voicing the innovative and progressive thoughts of their members. Furthermore, they may be one of the most welcoming clubs on Fairmont's campus. Anyone is free to join at any time, as long as they're willing to participate with spirit! The TedEd Club is giving a voice to our students as well as encouraging new-age thinking among youth.  Please support the TedEd Club and be sure to join in on the fun if you are interested!

-Contributed by Leena S.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Holiday Break Opprotunities


Hey Huskies! What are you doing for the holidays? Well, it's a great time to do some community service. Remember seniors! You only have a few more months to complete your 80 hour community service requirement and now is the time to finish up. There are hundreds of opportunities that have to do with toy drives. You can reach out to your local Boys and Girls Club, CHOC, or even Kid Healthy. That is not the only option. You can visit nursing homes on December 23-25 for an organization called The Holiday Project! Take the opportunity to bring joy to your community this holiday! All the options and details are in the link at the bottom. Have an amazing Winter Break Huskies!

https://origin.library.constantcontact.com/doc209/1102827911598/doc/27yqtEwNQ5HIt7O1.pdf

-Contributed by Sheryne N.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PERFORMING ARTS: John Lennon & Me

This semester’s play, John Lennon & Me, is a heart-wrenching story about a girl with cystic fibrosis whose friendships change her life forever. Star (Joy Zhao) meets Courtney (Mina Brar) and their story begins. These two girls, with hardships of their own to overcome, start to understand each other as they eventually realize that life should be lived to its fullest. On Friday, December 5th, the cast and crew of John Lennon & Me will welcome a very special guest, Taylor Ross. Taylor was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 7 and she will be sharing her story with the audience. We strongly encourage you to come and show support for not only our cast but for Taylor as well on Friday, December 5th. John Lennon & Me will no doubt have you laughing and crying from this incredible story. Also, 50% of ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County.

Buy your ticket and watch the show - you will receive 1 hour of community service from Mrs. Kunkle.
 
John Lennon and Me:
Thursday December 4th  @ 7pm
Friday December 5th  @ 7pm
Saturday December 6th  @ 2pm & 7pm

See you in the audience!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ACTIVITIES: Spirit Week Recap



October 20-24, our Disney themed Spirit Week and Homecoming, October 26, was one to remember. It was so refreshing to see everyone participate in Spirit Week activities as well as have fun together on the dance floor. Let's do a recap:  The seniors kicked off the week with Tomorrowland. We enjoyed a meal of chicken, biscuits, and mac n' cheese from KFC. When we were done eating we had a friendly duel in the jousting ring and then soared through the sky on a trampoline. The hallway was blacked out and decorated with chalk, funny jokes, and cool streamers and stars that made it seem like we were in the future. It also helped that the student body dressed up in metallic colors, Star Wars related clothing, and anything else futuristic they could find.

The junior class presented us with Fantasyland where everyone was welcome to wear formal attire or do the complete opposite by showing up in pajamas. The campus was decorated with a balloon arch, princess cut outs, and royal towers while the hallway resembled a castle fit for the queen herself. The L&L BBQ and snow cones were big hits with everyone who bought them, and those who didn't cast envious looks upon the delicious food. The juniors also hosted bobbing for apples, limbo, and a pie eating contest. Congratulations to Lionell Wiggins and Christina Li for being the winners of the day.

Wednesday was Frontierland hosted by the sophomore class. Everyone dressed up in jeans, flannels, combat boots, and cowboy boots and hats. The hallway took us to another world filled with cacti, jails, saloons, and western Disney characters and the campus was covered in floating cows and cacti. At lunch, tacos, beans, rice, and of course boba were served to the student body and the response was more than enthusiastic. Afterwards intense races through the bounce house obstacle course were underway and then everyone headed over to the mechanical bull. Shout out to Mr. Mendoza for riding the bull and being a good sport.

The freshman class wrapped up the week with Main Street USA. Everyone enjoyed pizza, a candy "bar," and of course, churros. It was nice to see so many high school students get excited over getting to take a ride on a train as well as faces painted by "real" princesses. Other activities to enjoy included a bounce house and a silhouette station which matched perfectly with the American themed decorations and hallway. A big shout out to everyone brave enough to dance in the middle of the courtyard and congratulations to Mrs. Coleman for winning the competition.
Spirit Week came to a close with a rally where all fall sports teams were announced, bed sheets judged, and exciting games played. Congratulations to the junior class for coming out with the win!
Sunday October 26 was the Homecoming dance. Everyone looked amazing in formal wear and luckily the photo booth was there to capture many moments. A friendly coat check kept all belongings safe while we partied on the dance floor. Everyone enjoyed themselves based on stellar dance moves and especially the big group dance. Shout out to the ASB dance committee for hosting such a successful and memorable event.

Comment below about your favorite part of Spirit Week and Homecoming!

-Contributed by Tara F., ASB Sophomore Class Treasurtary

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.