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


-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.