Showing posts with label School News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label School News. Show all posts

Friday, May 29


Highlights of the Week

Studying since February for their competition on May 2nd, the Anaheim Hills 6th Grade Pentathlon Team was thrilled to learn that they had placed 1st overall in the 2015 6th Grade Orange County Pentathlon! The team also earned 2nd place in the Super Quiz Relay and amassed 30 individual medals in all subjects including science, history, math, and literature!

Congratulations to the North Tustin MVP athletes Sofia R. (Soccer), Karishma R. (Volleyball), Nadia A. (Basketball), James K. (Golf), Ryan H. (Basketball), and Andrew L. (Football & Soccer)!

Historic Anaheim students close the 2014-2015 performing arts season with concerts featuring songs such as "Shake it Off," "Ode to Joy," "Shoo Fly," and the Pink Panther theme.

Weekly Newsletters

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools

Thursday, March 5

CHALK TALK the benefits of students exploring robotics

It’s a sunny day as a team of Fairmont Prep students known as the “Huskyteers” prepare a wireless operated robot, nicknamed “Balto,” to compete at the Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. Using laptops and power tools, they work together to make sure Balto performs its required task.  Balto must lift, move, and stack items that represent litter in a pre-determined arrangement.

The process of building a robot offers students a rewarding experience regardless of their academic backgrounds and experience.  They form a diverse team exchanging knowledge, skills, and ideas with the goal of creating an reward-winning robot.

Teachers see robotics as a perfect example of cutting-edge learning that is completely student-driven. When students focus their energy on building a robot, they demonstrate problem-solving abilities, apply academic knowledge, integrate skills, and collaborate within a group. It’s a microcosm of a real world entrepreneurial start-up.  

The experiences in designing, building, and testing a robot bring to life mathematics, computer science, engineering, and other tech savvy topics. The finished robot provides students a gratifying source of accomplishment. Most of all, they become confident in using these academic subjects to overcome many obstacles, not only for technically-based challenges, but life as a whole.

Contributed by Doug Fleischli, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, April 2

SCHOOL NEWS cheer team celebrates awesome season

Fairmont Private Schools’ North Tustin Cheer Team has wrapped up a very successful competition season, including several top regional wins and a top-10 finish nationally.  At the final competition of the season, Best of the West in Long Beach, CA, the team took 2nd place in their division.

The North Tustin competition team consists of 13 members ranging from grades 4-8.  The team practices several times a week and is coached by Joanna Yujuico and Fawn Weaver.   The school began competing in 2009, and has since participated in numerous state and regional competitions as well as UCA’s Nationals in Orlando, Florida in 2010 and 2013.

“I’m very proud of how hard our team has worked to advance in their technique, showmanship, and level of difficulty.  The girls learned so much this year and had a wonderful time in the process.  I can’t wait for next year!” said Coach Joanna Yujuico.

Way to go, girls!  We're looking forward to another great season next year.

2013-2014 North Tustin Campus Cheer team results:
  • Tustin Tiller Days- 2nd place
  • UCA Southern California Regionals- 1st place
  • USA regionals- 3rd place
  • CA State Championships-1st place
  • USA Nationals- 8th place team,  1st place Junior High Novice Stunt group division
  • UCA West Coast Championships-1st place
  • Best of the West- 2nd place
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, December 4

SCHOOL NEWS coach kahlweiss wins coach of the year

Congratulations are in order for Coach Katie Kahlweiss who was recently named 2013 Coach of the Year for the San Joaquin League. Coach Kahlweiss lead the young Lady Huskies volleyball team to a second place finish in the league.  She says, "When I coach I love to teach the girls about technique, teamwork, and discipline, but mostly I enjoying teaching the strategy of the game!  I also encourage my girls to live healthy and active lifestyles which are lessons they can take with them after they leave Fairmont." 

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, August 28

SCHOOL NEWS prep student completes prestigious biomedical research internship

Medical magnet student and incoming Fairmont Preparatory Academy senior, Megan Reddy, has pretty impressive fodder for her "What I did this summer" back-to-school essay.  She recently completed a 10-week internship through City of Hope’s Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, an inquiry-based biomedical research program for exceptionally gifted undergraduate and high school students.  

The Academy gives curious and hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by actually doing it. Unlike traditional high school or college classes where the course of study is entirely determined by the instructor, City of Hope’s summer program students select their own research project according to their individual areas of interest. Selected participants then spend 10 weeks working full-time as a member of a biomedical research team, receiving a stipend of $4,000 for their work.

Megan's research project was entitled: The Activity of SGN-35 in Conjunction with SAHA on CD30+ Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Parental and Resistant Cell Lines.  Congratulations, Megan, for pursuing your passion for medicine and research this summer. We are looking forward to following your career as you complete our senior year and undoubtedly head off to an amazing university!

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, June 24

SCHOOL NEWS oc register recognizes world-changing prep student

Congratulations to Fairmont Prep Academy's Nathaly Basto Camargo who was named one of Ten Graduates Who Will Change the World by the Orange County Register.  The article shared Nathaly's passion for education and for giving back to her community.  She founded an organization with a mission of educating high achieving minority students on ways to receive acceptance and scholarships to top colleges like Harvard, Stanford and Yale, where Nathaly will be matriculating this fall.  She took what she learned from her own experience and started speaking at area public schools--motivating soon-to-be graduates on how they too could go to a top college on scholarship.

Great work Nathaly!  We think you're already changing the world for the better and wish you all the best at Yale!

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Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, June 3

SCHOOL NEWS congratulations class of 2013

On Thursday, May 30, 2013, Fairmont Preparatory Academy celebrated the commencement of the Class of 2013 at Pearson Park amphitheater in downtown Anaheim.  It was the culmination of the hopes and dreams of seniors and their families and the jumping off place for 165 graduates who are headed to schools including Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and USC in the fall.  The statistics are pretty impressive, but they don't begin to tell the full story of the young men and women who leave us at Fairmont feeling very proud and a little bit sad to see them go.  Congratulations Class of 2013!  We wish you all the success in the world!

Class of 2013 At-A-Glance
  • Number of graduating seniors= 165
  • College Acceptance=100% of graduates accepted to college (over 200 different colleges and universities in 28 states and 5 countries)
  • Scholarships=$1.4 million
  • Community Service=17,260 hours
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, May 6

SCHOOL NEWS junior high students win math awards

On April 13, 2013, eight junior high students from Fairmont’s Historic Anaheim campus participated in the third annual Sage Hill Mathematics Invitational held at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, CA. Fairmont students took Second Place Overall in both the seventh and eighth grade levels and won a number of team and individual awards.

The Math Invitational is a one-day team-based competition for local middle schools with the goal of promoting and celebrating mathematics by providing a fun environment for middle school students to collaborate and share their interests. The Historic Anaheim Campus’ seventh grade team, coached by Michelle Paraiso, included Michael C., Adnan I., Michael K. and Jocelyn L. The 8th grade team included Ejay C., Han C., Tara F. and Ronik K.

“We have a wonderful group of students who work very hard throughout the year on building their skill and mastery in math. I’m very proud of their success,” said Fairmont Historic Anaheim Campus teacher and team coach Michelle Paraiso.

Congratulations to the Historic Anaheim Campus, Ms. Paraiso, and all of the students who participated in the Sage Hill Mathematics Invitational.

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, April 29

SCHOOL NEWS eighth grader named shining student

Congratulations to Fairmont Anaheim Hills campus 8th grader Jack Renton who made OC Register Family magazine's coveted Shining Students of 2013 list.  Jack is an Honor Roll regular, an awesome athlete, and a stand-out student leader.  A two-time golden gavel winner in the Orange County Middle School Debate League and an award-winning Model UN participant, Jack is destined for greatness.  His teachers and friends claim he's Most Likely to Become President!  Check out his write-up in the April issue of OC Family.

Way to represent, Jack!

Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Wednesday, March 13

SCHOOL NEWS happily ever after summer

I know what you're's not officially spring yet, so it's much too soon to start thinking about summer!  I guess that depends upon who you are.  Most of our students here at Fairmont think it's NEVER too soon to start thinking about summer.  And Fairmont Summer Programs' staff have summer on the brain all year long, dreaming up ways to make summer break fun, exciting, and educational for the children who attend Fairmont's camp, school and enrichment workshops.

This year, we put our heads together to create a whimsical "Happily Ever After" theme complete with dragons, princesses, castles, and knights-in-shining-armor.  We were inspired by the Albert Einstein quote, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." (Follow our Pinterest Board for fairy tale-inspired crafts, activities and more)

Studies show that today's kids need more practice using their imagination, developing their creativity, and strengthening their relationships with others.  These skills are must-haves for the big, wide 21st century world where our children are headed one day. In addition to building academic skills and confidence, Fairmont's summer programs help kids think beyond the textbook and learn how to connect with others.

If you're just warming up to the idea of planning your kids' summer schedule, visit for all the details about Fairmont Summer Programs.  Fairmont offers flexible scheduling to suit the needs of busy families with programs at all four of Fairmont's Orange County campus locations. Enroll before April 30th, and you can take advantage of 10%-off summer camp and summer school!

Image artwork created by Sarah Anderson
Contributed by Danyelle, Fairmont Private Schools

Monday, March 11

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont announces mommy & me program

In response to demand by our Fairmont families and friends, we are pleased to introduce a new “Mommy and Me” program designed for our youngest learners and their parents!

Taught by Fairmont a preschool teacher, Fairmont’s Mommy and Me classes will blend academic fundamentals and child development with the fun and engagement that our littlest learners need. This program will give your child a head start and will prepare him/her for Fairmont’s preschool program. The Mommy and Me program is open to moms and dads with children ages 18 months to 2.5 years.

Mommy and Me program sessions will be offered on a monthly basis with two program options and two available class times:

Mommy and Me - $150/month
Includes 4 Classes
Tuesdays at 9:00am or 10:00am
Sessions include mommy & baby activities: informative parent-focused content paired with an engaging activity for your children.

Mommy and Me + Enrichment - $275/month
Includes 8 Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9am or 10am
Tuesday classes include mommy & baby activities.
Thursday enrichment classes feature special workshops on P.E., art, and music.

Space is limited. Call to reserve a place in our next session today!
Melissa Ferguson

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools 

Monday, March 4

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont basketball has a slam dunk season

Fairmont is known for its basketball program at both the elementary/junior high and high school levels. This year was no exception, with our campus teams dominating in games throughout the season. 

At the elementary level, our teams compete in the Developmental Sports League (DSL) against local private schools. All six of our campus teams played extremely well and two campuses made it to the playoffs. In the end, our Historic Anaheim Lady Panthers took the win and finished the season as Undefeated League Champions! 

At the junior high level, Fairmont's teams compete in the Tri-Way Sports League against other private schools. This was an exceptional year for our Tri-Way teams, with all of our teams making it to the playoffs! The Historic Anaheim Campus Boys' Team made it all the way to the Finals and finished the season as Undefeated League Champions for the second year in a row! 

In high school, Fairmont takes basketball to a whole new level. This year we welcomed a new Boys' Basketball coach, Mr. Ray Lokar. Mr. Lokar has many years of experience coaching basketball at both the high school and college level. He led our boys to victory in many games throughout the season, and our varsity team made it to the 2nd round of the league playoffs. The girls' teams continue to be coached by Mr. Dave Esparza. The girls had a winning season, securing the League Champion title and making it to the semi-finals of the CIF Playoffs! 

We would like to thank all of our coaches and students for a phenomenal season! Let's go Fairmont! 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools 

Monday, June 4

SCHOOL NEWS fairmont prep congratulates class of 2012

Fairmont Prep's 158 seniors graduated on Thursday, May 31 in a beautiful ceremony in Historic Anaheim's Pearson Park. 100% of grads will be heading to college this fall, following a knock-out college acceptance season where seniors gained admission to over 200 different colleges and universities in 32 states (and the District of Columbia) and 5 countries. 

The nation's top colleges and universities acknowledged their merit by awarding the Class of 2012 with over $2.8 million in renewable funding and scholarships-an average of $17,722 per student per year. Particularly noteworthy in this year's graduating class are Fairmont's fine and performing arts grads who boast admissions to some of the finest conservatories in the country including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School for Design. Read more about the Class of 2012 here.

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools 

Monday, May 14

SCHOOL NEWS student artists shine in competition

First Grader, Courtnie B. from the Fairmont Mable Campus took 1st Place in the Water is Life Poster Contest for this adorable piece. She will receive her award at the Angel's Game on May 16. 
At Fairmont, we believe in the importance of a well-rounded curriculum that includes fine and performing art. We give every student the opportunity for artistic expression in weekly art classes with a designated art teacher. In addition to projects for class, students are encouraged to create artwork to submit to local art festivals and competitions. This spring many of our students have been recognized for their submissions. Here are some of our spring art highlights: 

Water is Life Poster Contest 
On May 16 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim we will celebrate the winners of the Water is Life poster contest. Each year Anaheim Public Utilities hosts the annual water conservation poster contest as part of the celebration of May as Water Awareness Month in California. First through sixth graders are invited to participate in this contest. Three winners are selected from each grade. Winning posters are displayed in the lobby of Anaheim West Tower and trophies are presented at a ceremony prior to an Anaheim Angels baseball game. First place winners also receive a $100 savings bond. Students and their families will be treated to an Angel's game where they will receive a special trophy, hat and the chance to be on the field before the game starts. 

Fairmont Mable Campus Winners: 
  • Courtnie B. - 1st Grade, 1st place winner. She will also receive a $100.00 savings bond.
  • Alexisse Y. - 4th Grade, 2nd place winner
  • Tiffany K. - 5th grade , 2nd place
  • Daryuish K. - 5th grade, 3rd place winner
Color It Orange Exhibit 
Color It Orange is an annual art invitational for OC public and private schools. Six students from each school are invited to submit artwork for the exhibit. 

The following Fairmont Anaheim Hills students have artwork on display: 
Ryan C.     " Panda"   brush painting    Grade 2
Sunny Y.    "Sunface"   oil pastel drawing     Grade 5
Isabella L.   "Sunface"  oil pastel drawing     Grade 5
Karina P.   "Galleon"   watercolor painting     Grade 4
Ava M.    "Presidential Portrait"      oil pastel drawing     Grade 5
Sarah M.    "Golfer"   plaster sculpture     Grade 8

Laguna Festival of Art Junior Exhibit 
The following students have work in the Laguna Festival of Art Junior Exhibition which will be held in July and August in Laguna Beach. Their work will also be recognized in the Imagination Celebration 1,000 Pieces of Art Exhibition which will be on display in the South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel Wing from May 16th to May 30th and then at the Laguna Festival in July and August. The student’s work was selected by a panel of judges from hundreds of pieces submitted by both public and private schools in Orange County. 

Fairmont Anaheim Hills Campus Winners:
Myra F. - Kindergarten           
Ava M. - Grade 5
Raina R. - Grade 6

Fairmont Edgewood Campus Winners: 
Maximo R. - JK
Brandon M. - JK
Kiera A. S. - JK
Vienna P. - JK
Alyssa J. - K
Nika S. - 1st
Andrew S. - 1st
Dhruv P. - 4th
Rayan H. - 5th

Council on Aging Poster Contest
Congratulations go out to Fairmont Mable Campus students Yiyi O. and Tiffany K. for winning first place in the Council on Aging Orange County's (COAOC) yearly art contest. Yiyi won in the 1st through 3rd grade category and Tiffany won in the 4th through 6th grade category. The theme of this year's contest was "Celebrate Successful Aging." Yiyi's and Tiffany's artwork will hang in the COAOC offices in Tustin for the next year, and the students will be recognized at the 7th Annual Council on Aging Orange County Luncheon held at the Irvine Marriott on May 4. 

Contributed by Alyssa, Fairmont Private Schools