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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ATHLETICS: Spring Sports

Baseball and Softball season is in full swing! Our Fairmont Prep Huskies are giving their all and having a great time! Boy’s baseball is 4-9 so far, with big pre-season wins against Southland’s Christian, La Sierra Academy, and Whitney High School. Thus far in league they are 1-4 and have beaten Liberty Christian. The girl’s softball team is currently 0-3, and played Orangewood Academy 3 times. In their third game against each other, the Lady Huskies lost in a very close game, 26-25. Sophomore Rachel Williams hit a grand slam to keep the game close. The boys have two more home games and look to finish their season with a couple more victories! The girls are looking to finish their season strong as well!




Picture: Girls softball players Nikki R. (left) and Kameron B. (right) on their way to their first game against Orangewood.







Contributed by - Samantha C., Athletics Commissioner

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Prom 2014

Last week at Fairmont Prep, the prom theme for 2014 was revealed! Prom will be held by the juniors and they did a great job revealing the theme to the school with a romantic video. Cirque Du Mystere is the theme and prom will be held at Balboa Landing, Newport Beach. The color scheme is red, purple, and gold, and the dance will be a masquerade. Masks will be provided upon arrival by the juniors, for a more “mysterious” look. It’s the last dance of the year to send the seniors off right! It is going to be a great time.



Contributed by - Samantha C., Athletics Commissioner

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ATHLETICS: Boy's Tennis


Boy's tennis season has come to an end. They started the season well, with a win in their first game. Although they were not able to remain consistent, the team stayed positive as they continued to practice and bond as a team. Team Ace Max Pham proved his place in the national rankings as he powered through and maintained his PERFECT winning record. The team ended with a 5-9 record and are determined to improve for next year. "We had a good season this year, although we did not make it to CIF playoffs, says Team Captain David Kwon. "Although our record was not as good as last year, this season was a building season for next year," says Max Pham, "our guys are working hard and I feel that next year when we are in a league that we can make it to CIFS."  Max will be representing Fairmont at CIF individuals for Division I.


Contributed by - Matthew T., Athletics Commissioner, Tarek S., Student Relations Commissioner

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Around the world Celebration




Around the World Week commenced just last week, March 11-14. On Day 1, activities included watching Irish Riverdancers, Sheepherding dogs,  a piƱata, and "Climb Mount Everest" obstacle course. On Day 2, activities included African drummers and dancers, henna tattoos, and palm and card readings. Mardi Gras was also celebrated on Wenesday with the Sping Fashion Show. Finally, the 5th Annual Fairmont's Got Talent took place on Friday. Winners were chosen for Best Individual, Best Group/Duo, and Most Entertaining. Congratulations to Kristen Chung, Yanni Zhang, Calvin Xu, Tanner Lemke, Matthew Shiroma, and Kenny Smith! The school enjoyed participating in these events and celebrating the various cultures we have on campus.


-Contributed by Shela M., Spirit Commissioner, Anjali N., President - Class of 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PREP PLUS: Prep Plus Tutor Program



Prep Plus has performed well in the 2013-2014 school year. With a new tutor program started by Ms. Lola Coleman, tutors meet monthly on Mondays after school to receive training and give feedback about their tutoring sessions. Tutors help other students one or several days a week, Monday through Thursday, after school. Subjects include English, Science, Social Science, Math, Chinese, and Spanish. Samantha M., a student in English tutoring said Prep Plus helped her bring grades up while enjoying friendly conversations with the tutor. In addition to tutoring, singing in Open-Mic and Dance Alliance actively meet once a week at Prep Plus to prepare for the upcoming Prep Plus Showcase, where talents nurtured by Prep Plus shine! This year has been wonderful for our Prep Plus Program! More student participation, a strengthened tutoring program, and the return of the Prep Plus Showcase all show how much Fairmont students can do! Go huskies!




-Contributed by Yusi W., Cultural Awareness Commissioner, Jenny L., Publicity & Design Commissioner, Spencer J., Commissioner-at-Large.