Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ATHLETICS: Interview with Volleyball Captain Tara Falt

 
-Contributed by Erin P., Cameron O., and Yvana H.

Friday, October 23, 2015

NEWSLETTER: October 23, 2015 News & Announcements

Breakfast with a Counselor
Breakfast with a Counselor is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet over breakfast with the Prep's counselors to discuss topics in their student's academic life. Click here to view a list of this year's sessions and topics. We hope you will join us!

Community Service - Box of Love Drive
Pick up your “Box of Love” and instruction envelope from Mrs. Kunkle’s office, fill it, and return it by Friday, November 6th, 2015. Make sure all items are included in the box and don’t forget to fill out the community service slip. The mission of Canning Hunger is to motivate, recruit, train, equip, and deploy volunteers to help the disadvantaged. Help those less fortunate this holiday season by filling a “Box of Love” with traditional American holiday meal items. Paws for a Cause!
1 Box of Love = 2 hours
2 Boxes of Love = 4 hours
3 Boxes of Love = 6 hours

Girls Golf
The Academy League Girls Golf Championships concluded this past Tuesday at the Santa Ana Country Club. Mylan Hirata (9th) took 5th place overall, making First Team All League and Izzy Om (9th) took 8th overall, making Second Team All League. Mylan is also first alternate for the CIF competition should any of the top four participants be unable to compete. These Lady Huskies did a fantastic job of representing themselves and Fairmont Prep at this two-day event, concluding one of the best girls golf seasons in recent years. Boys golf begins in February - Please see
Mr. Wheeler in Room 5 for details.

Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is next week, October 26th - October 30th. Red Ribbon Week serves as a means for communities to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education. This includes making a personal commitment to live drug-free lives with the ultimate goal of having a drug-free America.

Perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

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 the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. In 1988 Red Ribbon Week was recognized nationally with former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan serving as the Honorary Chairs of the event.

Fairmont Prep is proud to participate in Red Ribbon Week and encourage our students follow this year’s theme, Respect Yourself Be Drug Free!

Travel Week 2015-2016 - Rescheduled for Spring Break (March 27th - April 3rd)
Travel Week has been moved to the week of Spring Break, March 28th - April 1st, 2016. We hope you enjoy the additional week off with family. Trip information is in the process of completion and a flyer will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact Mrs. Kunkle, Travel Week Coordinator.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: 2015 Spirit Week and Homecoming Re-Cap


October 5th to 10th was Fairmont Prep’s Homecoming Spirit Week, “Homecomic-con”. During the week, students engaged in various activities at lunch that were planned out by each grade level within ASB. Day one was Minion Day, hosted by the freshman class. Students got to dress up as their favorite character from Despicable Me or a minion. “The freshmen put on a great day, with a carnival theme just like the movie,” says Esther Park (Junior). Day two was Anime Day hosted by the sophomores where students were able to dress up as a Japanese cartoon character. Students enjoyed lunchtime activities including a bounce house, a photobooth, a balloon artist, and more. “I really liked how the sophomores were able to make such a culturally aware day for spirit week,” says Zac Tran (Senior). Day three was Sci-fi day hosted by the juniors. The juniors created a great day with Star Wars and Star Trek decorations as well as having futuristic games like bubble soccer. "I really enjoyed playing bubble soccer. It was a lot of fun,” says Kevin Karam (Junior). Day four was Marvel vs DC hosted by the seniors. Students got to dress up as their favorite superheros. There were enjoyable games such as a test your strength game, obstacle courses to race with your friends, and they even had superhero ice cream. "the bounce houses  were bouncy and when they were making balloons I was like woah." says Frank Salas (Junior) Overall spirit week was awesome!
 
The rally on Friday "Ready Player One". Students enjoyed competed in different events such as sumo wrestling, save your princess, and jousting. The seniors came in first place and Juniors came in second place.
 
Friday evening was the homecoming game against Riverside Prep. Huskies came out on top with a score of 43-14. Daniel Chatman (senior) scored 5 touchdowns, Michael Chatman (junior) scored 1 touchdown, and Kevin Karam (freshman) had 1 as well. During the halftime show there were superheros everywhere, freshman princess Chloe Lee alongside prince Scott Hong were announced. The sophomore court, Colleen Dalusong and Andrew Kim. The Junior court consisted of Kiki Mendoza and Esther Park. Lastly, senior class prince Jimmy Wang and the princess Rachel Williams. Our 2015 Homecoming King and Queen was announced and crowned, King Matthew Tuinstra and Queen Claire Son. The halftime show was filled with excitement which was a preset for Homecoming the next day.
 
On Saturday, October 10th, students gathered in Fairmont Prep’s parking lot, which was decorated for Homecomic-con. There was a huge stage with comic con banners hanging down the sides as well as great food and drinks. “I was super surprised to see such amazing decorations when I got to the dance, it looked like a rave,” says Leanne Agulto (Senior) The week finally came to an end at midnight with Prep students leaving very pleased and tired after a fantastic Spirit Week and Homecoming 2015.
 
-Contributed by Jyothii K, Shawnnelle N., and Matthew T.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEWSLETTER: October 16, 2015 News & Announcements

Breakfast with a Counselor
Breakfast with a Counselor is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet over breakfast with the Prep's counselors to discuss topics in their student's academic life. Click here to view a list of this year's sessions and topics. We hope you will join us!

Community Service - Box of Love Drive
Beginning on Monday, October 19th students will have the opportunity to bring a holiday meal to those less fortunate in Orange County. The mission of Canning Hunger is to motivate, recruit, train, equip, and deploy volunteers to help the disadvantaged. Help those less fortunate this holiday season by filling a “Box of Love” with traditional American holiday meal items.
1 Box of Love = 2 hours
2 Boxes of Love = 4 hours
3 Boxes of Love = 6 hours
Pick up your “Box of Love” and instruction envelope from Mrs. Anna Kunkle office, fill it, and return it by Friday, November 6th, 2015. Make sure all items are included in the box and don’t forget to fill out the community service slip. Paws for a Cause!

Disneyland Dreamers & Doers Application
In honor of the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland Resort is proud to launch the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program. Deeply rooted in Disney’s commitment to supporting youth and the community, Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and the youth who take action to improve their community, home, or school. Click here for information and to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Anna Kunkle by Friday, November 20th.

Girls’ Golf
The 2015 girls’ golf season has come to an end, and the Lady Huskies topped it off with a win against Saddleback Valley Christian Schools. The thirty stroke victory was highlighted by Ruby Anbari's best score in three seasons on the golf team. Mylan Hirata, Izzy Om, Michelle Lee, Claire Son, and Judy Anbari helped the team earn their fourth win of the season.
Mylan, Izzy, Michelle, and Ruby will compete Friday in San Clemente in the first round of post-season play, vying for spots in the CIF Southern Section Golf Championships later this month. When you see them, give them a high five and wish them well!
The boys’ golf season starts in February. Any boys wishing to play golf next year are encouraged to see Mr. Wheeler in Room 5.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd. This is a great time for parents to meet with teachers, discuss class expectations, assignments, assessments, and student grades and performance. Whether your student is struggling or excelling, these conferences provide a venue for asking questions and getting feedback about your student’s progress and learning how to help him or her stay motivated.

Appointments are available for most teachers each day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. To schedule an appointment with a teacher, visit his or her Blackboard page and click on the Teacher Contact Info link on the left side of the page. Here, you can find the link for the Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up for this respective teacher. On the sign-up page, find the date and time you wish to schedule and click the sign-up button, then fill in the information on the next page to sign-up. If you need to change your scheduled appointment, contact the teacher.

Red Cross Club Blood Drive
Next week on Wednesday, October 21st, the Red Cross Club is going to “Carve Out a New Tradition” with this year’s blood drive. Club members have been reaching out to students and teachers, encouraging them to donate blood and give the gift of life. The first blood drive will be held on October 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Show a little Halloween spirit and let the Red Cross staff suck your blood! Please email Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Red Cross Club Advisor, to book your appointment. Thank you for supporting the Red Cross and the Prep’s Red Cross Club!

Travel Week 2015-2016 - Rescheduled for March 27th - April 3rd
Travel Week has been moved to the week of Spring Break, March 28th - April 1st, 2016. We hope you enjoy the additional week off with family. Fairmont Prep will be offering two great trips through Worldstrides - Peru and Florida. Trip information is in the process of completion and a flyer will be available within the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Travel Week Coordinator.

Contributed by Fairmont Preparatory Academy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NEWSLETTER: October 9, 2015 News & Announcements

12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview
Fairmont Prep students and parents are cordially invited to attend Fairmont's 12th Annual College Fair on October 13th. Gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives from the nation's top colleges. Last year's College Fair saw record attendance and you won't want to miss this opportunity to speak with representatives from over 85 colleges and universities.
The College Fair is open to the local community and prospective families. Feel free to share this event information with family and friends. Prospective families are invited to attend our Fall Preview information session to learn more about Fairmont Prep's unique variety of programs and and how we prepare students for college with highly individualized academic and college counseling.

Breakfast with a Counselor
Breakfast with a Counselor is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet over breakfast with the Prep's counselors to discuss topics in their student's academic life. Click here to view a list of this year's sessions and topics. We hope you will join us!

College Visits
We have over 85 schools who have contacted us asking to visit with our students! This opportunity is open to all juniors and seniors. We highly encourage these visits due to the fact that most representatives will also be evaluating applications received from students. Click here for a list of college visit dates! In addition to these day visits, we also have over 90 colleges and universities attending the 12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview on October 13th.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club
Each year Prep students donate Halloween candy to several Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs. The drive will begin Monday, September 28th and will end on Friday, October 19th. This year candy donations will be delivered to the following Boys & Girls Clubs: Buena Park, Garden Grove, and Stanton. Students have received the candy drive flyer and should bring their donations to Mrs. Anna Kunkle's office, Room 101, and fill out the donation form for community service credit. Paws for a Cause!

Disneyland Dreamers & Doers Application
In honor of the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland Resort is proud to launch the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program. Deeply rooted in Disney's commitment to supporting youth and the community, Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and the youth who take action to improve their community, home, or school. Click here for information and to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Anna Kunkle by Friday, November 20th.

Girls Golf
On Monday, October 5th, Mylan Hirata earned a Medal against Crean Lutheran, and on Wednesday, October 7th, Izzy Om earned a Medal as the girls’ golf team beat St. Margaret’s!

Red Cross Club Blood Drive
The Red Cross Club is ready to "Carve Out a New Tradition" with this year's blood drive. Club members have been reaching out to students and teachers, encouraging them to donate blood and give the gift of life. The first blood drive will be held on October 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Show a little Halloween spirit and let the Red Cross staff suck your blood! Please email Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Red Cross Club Advisor, to book your appointment. Thank you for supporting the Red Cross and the Prep's Red Cross Club.

Travel Week 2015-2016 - Rescheduled for Spring Break (March, 27th - April, 3rd)

Travel Week has been moved to the week of Spring Break, March 28th - April 1st, 2016. We hope you enjoy the additional week off with family.  


Fairmont Prep will be offering two great trips through Worldstrides. The trip to Peru will provide opportunities for students to explore the Incan Empire while engaging in community service activities. Students will serve at a local school, as well as learn about the culture and enjoy local cuisine.

The trip to Florida will begin at the Kennedy Space Center where students will explore the center and have lunch with an astronaut. During the following days, Students will receive a behind the scenes tour of Walt Disney World and have the opportunity to swim with dolphins!   

Trip information is in the process of completion and a flyer will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Travel Week Coordinator.


Contributed by Fairmont Preparatory Academy 

Friday, October 2, 2015

NEWSLETTER: October 2, 2015 News & Announcements

12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview
Fairmont Prep students and parents are cordially invited to attend Fairmont's 12th Annual College Fair on October 13th. Gain a competitive edge in college admissions by meeting face-to-face with representatives from the nation's top colleges. Last year's College Fair saw record attendance and you won't want to miss this opportunity to speak with representatives from over 85 colleges and universities.
The College Fair is open to the local community and prospective families. Feel free to share this event information with family and friends. Prospective families are invited to attend our Fall Preview information session to learn more about Fairmont Prep's unique variety of programs and and how we prepare students for college with highly individualized academic and college counseling.

Alumni in the News
Congratulations to Arthur Garcia, Class of 2013, for his accomplishments at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). Going into his junior year as a Radio-TV-Film Major, Arthur demonstrates how participating in Husky Vision and the Prep's digital multimedia program have given him the knowledge to succeed at CSUF's digital media center, Titan Communications. Click here to read the OC Register's article featuring this successful Prep alumni!

Breakfast with a Counselor
Breakfast with a Counselor is an opportunity for parents and guardians to meet over breakfast with the Prep's counselors to discuss topics in their student's academic life. Click here to view a list of this year's sessions and topics. We hope you will join us!

College Visits
We have over 85 schools who have contacted us asking to visit with our students! This opportunity is open to all juniors and seniors. We highly encourage these visits due to the fact that most representatives will also be evaluating applications received from students. Click here for a list of college visit dates! In addition to these day visits, we also have over 90 colleges and universities attending the 12th Annual College Fair & Fall Preview on October 13th.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club
Each year Prep students donate Halloween candy to several Orange County Boys & Girls Clubs. The drive will begin Monday, September 28th and will end on Friday, October 19th. This year candy donations will be delivered to the following Boys & Girls Clubs: Buena Park, Garden Grove, and Stanton. Students have received the candy drive flyer and should bring their donations to Mrs. Anna Kunkle's office, Room 101, and fill out the donation form for community service credit. Paws for a Cause!

Disneyland Dreamers & Doers Application
In honor of the Diamond Celebration, Disneyland Resort is proud to launch the Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers program. Deeply rooted in Disney's commitment to supporting youth and the community, Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers celebrates the power of possibility and the youth who take action to improve their community, home, or school. Click here for information and to apply. Applications are due to Mrs. Anna Kunkle by Friday, November 20th.


Girls Golf
The Lady Huskies won their first match of the season, edging out Saddleback Valley Christian School by one shot, 293-294. The match was held at Shorecliffs Golf Club in San Clemente. Congratulations Annie Gulati, Leena Surapaneni, Mylan Hirata, Judy Anbari, Izzy Om, and Ruby Anbari!

Homecoming Football Game Tailgate Party
The Fairmont Prep Parent Association is honored to welcome you to Homecoming 2015 - a celebration of the Fairmont Family. Your Parent Association has organized a festive tailgate party for alumni, students, parents/guardians/hosts, and families! This will give you the exclusive opportunity to mingle, munch and take in the game. Please take advantage of this opportunity to munch, mingle, celebrate your Fairmont memories, and create new ones with your Fairmont Family. We thank you for your support and unwavering commitment to the Prep. It's because of you that Fairmont Prep continues to grow, thrive, and produce a premier private school experience. GO HUSKIES!

Red Cross Club Blood Drive
The Red Cross Club is ready to "Carve Out a New Tradition" with this year's blood drive. Club members have been reaching out to students and teachers, encouraging them to donate blood and give the gift of life. The first blood drive will be held on October 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Show a little Halloween spirit and let the Red Cross staff suck your blood! Please email Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Red Cross Club Advisor, to book your appointment. Thank you for supporting the Red Cross and the Prep's Red Cross Club.

Travel Week 2015-2016 - Rescheduled for Spring Break (March, 27th - April, 3rd)
Travel Week has been moved to the week of Spring Break, March 28th - April 1st, 2016. We hope you enjoy the additional week off with family. Fairmont Prep will be offering two great trips through Worldstrides. The trip to Peru will provide opportunities for students to explore the Incan Empire while engaging in community service activities. Students will serve at a local school, as well as learn about the culture and enjoy local cuisine. The trip to Florida will begin at the Kennedy Space Center where students will explore the center and have lunch with an astronaut. During the following days, Students will receive a behind the scenes tour of Walt Disney World and have the opportunity to swim with dolphins! Trip information is in the process of completion and a flyer will be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you would like more information please contact Mrs. Anna Kunkle, Travel Week Coordinator.

Contributed by Fairmont Preparatory Academy