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Dr. Perrotta retires in 2018 after 49 years of service

Honoring 49 Years of Academic Leadership

A Tribute Journal Celebrating Dr. Robert A. Perrotta

In October of this academic year, we announced the retirement of Fairfield Prep Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta. After 49 years of service as a teacher and administrator, June 30 will mark his last day as our academic leader.

We invite you to join us in honoring our great principal by purchasing an advertisement in Bob’s tribute journal and scribing your personal congratulatory message.

Please know that 100% of the tribute journal proceeds will go to the newly established Dr. Robert A. Perrotta Scholarship Fund at Fairfield Prep. The Ad Sponsorship form can be filled out online by clicking the link below or you can download the form here.

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the Fairfield Prep Development office at 203-254-4237 or email sralbovsky@fairfieldprep.org. Please know that all letters and ads must be received no later than April 10, 2018.

Dr. Perrotta's presence will be greatly missed, but his leadership legacy will carry Fairfield Prep ever forward. Thank you for your support and generosity.

View and fill out the Ad Sponsorship form here.

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Register online for Dinner on June 1, 2018, in Prep Quad!

Fairfield Prep is very proud to announce the inductees to the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame!

Bob Skoronski '51 - FOOTBALL

Jim Lyddy '63 - BASKETBALL & BASEBALL

Tom Lyddy '67 (posthumous) - BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL & BASEBALL

Jack Ringel '54 - FOOTBALL & BASEBALL

Roger Ratchford '51 - GOLF COACH

Ed Rowe '59 - BASEBALL COACH

Bob Sylvester - BASKETBALL COACH

We hope you will join us for a special dinner on Friday, June 1, 2018, in Fairfield Prep's Quad beginning at 6 PM. All alumni, family and friends are invited!

Register Today!

Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations.

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Students learn about Chinese culture and enjoy food

Prep students engage in cultural exchange in honor of Chinese New Year

In honor of the Chinese New Year, members of Fairfield Prep's international study body held a cultural exchange event in Brissette Gym on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Students sampled food, tasted Chinese tea, answered trivia questions about the Chinese New Year, and learned how to write Chinese characters on rice paper. Chinese students entertained the guests by performing traditional music with authentic string and wind instruments. The enrichment event is part of Prep's effort to foster global education in the students, and was meant to mirror a typical Spring Festival in China.

The event was sponsored by International Student Advisor Lina Gallinelli with assistance by AIEP Host Families.

View a gallery of the day's events by clicking the image below.

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The cultural experience happens Feb. 13

Image designed by Yuxin "Lucas" Yang '20.

Fairfield Prep encourages all students to attend a cultural experience event in celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 13, 2018.

From 9:20-11:40 a.m., students are welcome to come to the Brissette Gym where there will be a number of special cultural activities put on by the Prep international students and International Student Advisor Lina Gallinelli. These activities include Chinese musical performances, lessons on how to use chopsticks and demonstrations on how say “Happy New Year” in Chinese.

There will also be light refreshment, such as egg rolls and dumplings.

Students: Wear a red tie or shirt and you’ll have a chance to win a gift!

Prep Pride Campus Store is offering a 10% discount on every red item during the Chinese New Year experience.

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Join alumni, parents and friends to support Prep!

Dear Friends of Prep,

On Friday, March 16, the Prep community will, once again, come together to celebrate our great school on the 4th annual Day of Giving. We are asking for your participation to make a gift to the Fairfield Prep Fund in support of:

  • Student Financial Aid
  • Faculty Development
  • Athletics
  • Christian Service & Campus Ministry
  • Music, Performing & Fine Arts
  • Area of Greatest Need 

Learn more about the Fairfield Prep Fund with this informative video. Please join the celebration on March 16 with a gift to support our great school and invest in our boys' futures! Thank you!

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Scholar Athlete Anthony Mastroni commits to Brown Football

Anthony Mastroni commits to Brown Football

With Anthony Mastroni, from left: Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta, Coach Tom Shea, Head Coach Keith Hellstern and Pres. Rev. Thomas Simisky, S.J.

Fairfield Prep senior Anthony Mastroni has committed to play football next year for the Brown University Bears. Mastroni, a native of Monroe and a captain for the Jesuits, completed a decorated senior season at Prep in which he was named All-SCC and CHSCA (Connecticut High School Coaches Association) All-State. Mastroni rushed for 260 yards and 5 touchdowns on offense this season while also notching 72 tackles, 2 sacks and a 99-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown on defense. Mastroni is also a member of the Fairfield Prep basketball team. In the classroom Anthony is a Cum Laude honor student and has participated in community service projects at the Lighthouse Program, Dribble Drive Basketball and the Masonicare Assisted Living Center in Newtown.

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Prep is closed today, Wednesday, February 7th. Offices are also closed. All athletic and non-athletic events are cancelled. Tomorrow will be Day C on the schedule.
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Ethics Bowl Team advances to national competition

Fairfield Prep Ethics Bowl team wins Manhattanville Regional competition!

The Fairfield Prep Philosophy Club won the third annual Manhattanville College Ethics Bowl Competition on February 3. Competing against a field of ten other teams, Prep went undefeated in the preliminary rounds en route to a difficult semi-final match against Poughkeepsie High School. After narrowly advancing in the semis, Prep came back strong in the finals and edged out Thornton-Donovan High School for the top prize in the competition.

The National Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supports more than 30 regional competitions nationwide in order to narrow the field for their national competition each April. Students research and refine their arguments on moral issues that impact our society such as driverless cars and gender roles in the workplace. Matches are judged based on both the validity and sound nature of a team’s argument, as well as their ability to respond to hypothetical questions about their position. Unique from a traditional debate, ethics competitions invite young men and women to think deeply about what is the right thing to do in each given situation as opposed to simply adopting a pro or con stance.

Fairfield Prep’s team was led by Ian Greenwalt '18 and Will Richards '19, with strong contributions by Michael Hoben '18, Owen Gannon '19, Finn Mangan '19, and Eric Ochsner '19. Team Scribe Lucas Hoin '19 kept detailed notes on each match in order to help the team refine their arguments in each round. His contribution is all the more important now as the team looks toward traveling to North Carolina to compete on the national stage April 20-22, 2018.

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Prep is delayed one hour today, Friday Feb.2nd. First period will begin at 9:40am. Offices will open at 9:00am.
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Students are encouraged to attend on Feb. 13

Prep to hold cultural experience event for Chinese New Year

Image designed by Yuxin "Lucas" Yang '20.

Fairfield Prep encourages all students to attend a cultural experience event in celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 13, 2018.

From 9:20-11:40 a.m., students are welcome to come to the Brissette Gym where there will be a number of special cultural activities put on by the Prep international students and International Student Advisor Lina Gallinelli, and sponsored by AIEP Host Families. These activities include Chinese musical performances, lessons on how to use chopsticks and demonstrations on how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese.

There will also be light refreshment, such as egg rolls and dumplings. For more information on the entire event, click the above image for a PDF detailing more about the Chinese New Year.

Students: Wear a red tie or shirt and you’ll have a chance to win a gift!

Prep Pride Campus Store is offering a 10% discount on every red item during the Chinese New Year experience.

                    

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$25,000 prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, plus college loans!

Prep's $25,000 Tuition Raffle is back!

The Special Tuition Raffle is up and running again! The $25,000 Tuition Raffle prize can be used for any K-12 schools, colleges or universities, located and accredited in the U.S. Additionally, it can be used to pay back college loans! Only 1,000 tickets are available for sale at $100 per ticket. (500 tickets must be sold, or buyers will receive a full refund.) Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the scholarship and student enrichment programs at Fairfield Prep. The drawing will be held at the Spring Auction on Saturday, May 5, promptly at 10:15 p.m. in our own Student Life Center. Winning ticket holder does not need to be present to win. To purchase tickets for the raffle stop by Fairfield Prep's Development Office Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m., call (203) 254-4237 or email development@fairfieldprep.org. More info available: www.fairfieldprep.org/raffle

Print out Raffle Information.  

Find out where we will be selling Raffle Tickets.

 

You could be a winner like the Keresey family pictured below! Buy your raffle ticket today!

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Education is a basic human right

Prep joins Red Chair campaign to spotlight Global Education Injustice

At Fairfield Prep's Thanksgiving Prayer Service in the fall, theology teacher Ms. Kathleen Jackson introduced the Global Red Chair Project (GRCP). The GRCP was launched last year to raise awareness about the right to education and the fact that millions of youth continue to be denied this inalienable right. This year, Jesuit schools have committed to going deeper (Magis) by exploring the root causes and consequences of this lack of access.

Our school is joining other Jesuit schools in the effort to draw attention to the fact that approximately 264 million children around the world do not have the opportunity to attend school primarily due to war, genocide, famine, poverty, climate change, and gender discrimination. Because of our participation, the Prep community will be eligible to receive the “Global Citizenship Red Chair Contributor Award.”

Fairfield Prep’s Red Chair was designed by the school's Art Club (moderated by Bob Fosse-Previs) to raise awareness of the root causes of the lack of educational access. Because The Red Chair serves as a figurative symbol of the millions of children who, literally, do not have a seat in a classroom, Prep is conducting an awareness campaign through May 1, 2018, The Red Chair will circulate into a different classroom, and will never be occupied.

Mrs. Kathleen Jackson spoke on behalf of the project, urging student support: 

"And so I say to you, my Fairfield Prep brothers and sisters, what will you think to do when you see that Red Chair? You are presented with an amazing opportunity to change the world with your ideas! The hope with this Red Chair Project is that it will create a stage for your young inspiring minds to make the important links putting fresh ideas to work in the real world. So, how do we overcome all the obstacles, the nay-sayers, the pessimism? You start with an attitude of gratitude, an appreciation so deep that it drives you to help those who can’t help themselves. So thankful an attitude that you feel it your duty & moral obligation to speak out for those with no voice, to stand up for those being oppressed, to innovate in order to make the world a better place!"

Watch Prep YouTube highlights of Ms. Jackson's presentation about the Red Chair initiative, including comments by Finlay Mangan '19 who represented the Art Club.

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Bravo to the performers!

Winter Music Concert showcases Prep musicians!

Check back for photo slideshow!

The Prep Music Department’s annual Winter Concert was presented on January 10, 2018, in the Kelley Theatre at the Quick Center for the Performing Arts. The concert included selections played by all of the performing music groups that represent the music department at Prep: Combined Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble ; Men's Chorus (with a piece joined by Lauralton Hall's Advanced Vocal Ensemble); Jazzuits; and Encords acappella group. The students performed a broad variety of genres.

Music Director Christine Evans expressed pride with her students' performances, and wrote: "Every year the music continues to get more and more challenging, and with those challenges, these young men continue to grow and grow in their journey as musicians. Every moment we spend as an ensemble cultivates a higher level of understanding of the world around them. It is my hope that their commitment to their music and to each other helps them connect to being more human; being more open to the beauty that surrounds them. It is my hope that this connection helps them develop more love, more compassion, and more gentleness. In other words, more good in a world where those things aren’t often emphasized. It is our hope that those qualities are shared with you to bring you peace and happiness during such a cold and dreary season."

Enjoy Prep You Tube's full concert video

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Impressive college opportunities!

Prep announces Early College Acceptances for the Class of 2018

Mr. John Hanrahan, Dean of Guidance & College Advising, is pleased to release a list of early college acceptances for the Class of 2018. Note: This is a snapshot in time as new information is released daily.

The Prep Community is proud of the impressive college opportunities for our students! 

List of College Acceptances

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Promoting tolerance, justice and peace

Prep celebrates diversity at Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly

Pictured are guest speaker Ed. Gormbley '95 and presenters and performers at the MLK Assembly 

The Prep SEED Program (Students for Educational Excellence through Diversity) sponsored a student assembly commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. on January 11 in Alumni Hall. The theme of the program was "Diversity within Us." Through presentations of song and speech, the students, faculty, administrators and guests delivered a message about respect for diversity of all kinds. Guest speaker Ed Gormbley '95 spoke about his Prep experience, the support he received from Prep as a student, and how it laid the groundwork for his personal success in life. Guest singer Christian Jordan performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Amazing Grace." Social studies chair Rudy Mauritz '94 shared the historical perspective about the expansion of equal rights in the United States. English chair Elaine Clark closed with a prayer.

Director of Diversity & Academic Support Services Alecia Thomas coordinated and emceed the event. She commented, "Embedded in one of the six characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality is the notion that we, “seek to find God in all things - in all peoples and cultures, in all areas of learning, in all human experience, and especially (for the Christian) in the person of Jesus” (St. Ignatius Loyola). The assembly strives to promote unity within our own community."

Watch Ed Gormbley '95 on Prep YouTube video highlights.

 

See video clip of Christian Jordan's "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

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