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Students - Summer School Registration Posted Jun. 26, 2015
Summer School registration will take place from Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the Gym. All students who received a final grade lower than 70 must make up the class in summer school. All questions should be directed to Summer School Director Brian Wagner using the contact link below.
  Questions - Contact Brian Wagner
Students - Summer Assignments and Required Reading Posted Jun. 26, 2015
The required summer assignments for all students, including incoming freshmen, are now available by clicking the "More Information" link below. There are assignments in all subjects, including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language and Art. Each student is responsible for completing all of their assignments prior to the first day of school in September.
More Information Questions - Contact General Information
Info - Bus Campaign Reaches the End of the Line Posted Jun. 22, 2015
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

St. Edmund Prep is pleased to announce that we are the proud new owner of a yellow school bus! Thank you to all our SEP families and friends who contributed to this transportation drive! The bus had its inaugural run on graduation day, driving our band members and equipment to Brooklyn College as we bade farewell to the class of 2015! We are excited to hit the road in September and keep our Eagles on track! Thank you for your generosity - when we all give a little we can certainly accomplish quite a lot! Happy summer and happy trails!
  Questions - Contact Joanne Blum
Athletics - Crew Team Featured on Currents Posted Jun. 17, 2015
The Crew program at St. Edmund Prep was featured on the June 15th edition of Currents on NET TV. SEP's rowing program is the only one of its kind in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Click the link below to see Currents sports correspondent Jim Mancari's visit to one of the group’s practices.
More Information Questions - Contact James Grillo
Athletics - Athletics Year in Review Posted Jun. 11, 2015
The 2014-2015 athletic year featured tremendous success for the teams and student-athletes of St. Edmund Prep. The Eagles advanced into postseason competition in more than a dozen sports, taking home one diocesan and two city championship crowns. In the classroom, over 175 individual student-athletes were on the honor roll at some point during the school year.

During the fall season, the SEP Girls Soccer, JV Volleyball, and Varsity Volleyball teams all advanced to the CHSAA Championship games for Brooklyn-Queens while the Boys Soccer team played in the CHSAA Intersectional quarterfinals. The Girls Tennis team reached the CHSAA semifinals and participated in the NYS CHSAA tournament. Senior midfielder Maura Bellone '15 represented the Eagles in the 2014 Mayor’s Cup All-Star soccer game. The Girls Soccer team also took home the first-ever Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence after boasting the highest overall grade point average among the Fall sports teams.

In a very busy winter, the SEP Cheerleaders took third place in the CHSAA Cheer Competition while the Boys Varsity Basketball Team advanced to quarterfinals of the CHSAA Intersectional playoffs. Sophomore guard Jordan Williams '17 was selected as a first-team CHSAA All-Star. The Girls Basketball program had a banner year, as the JV team advanced to the diocesan championship game. The Varsity girls won the Diocesan title, their first since 2002, and competed in the New York State CHSAA tournament. Senior forward Alexandra Jacques '15 scored her 1000th career point and represented the Eagles in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup All-Star girls basketball game. On the track, sprinter Cameren Pike '15 paced the SEP squad to numerous medals in meets throughout the season and earned himself a berth on the Mayor’s Cup Track and Field Team. Swimmer Danny O’Keefe '15 was the first Eagle to qualify for the CHSAA “A” Boys Championships since 2010. The SEP Girls Swim Team, who competed in the CHSAA “B” finals, earned the distinction of posting the highest overall GPA among Winter teams to win the Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence.

As the weather warmed up, the spring sports continued the Eagles pattern of success. The Boys Handball team captured a CHSAA “B” City Championship, their first since 2005. The Girls Varsity Softball Team earned their third consecutive CHSAA Brooklyn-Queens title with their second straight undefeated season. The Eagles softball team also won its second consecutive NYC CHSAA championship. Nicole Quintana '15 and Stephanie Samir '15 represented the school in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup All-Star Softball game. The SEP Crew team continued to grow, and spent more time on the water this season. Will Dantone '16 became the first SEP golfer to participate in the NYS CHSAA Championship Meet. The JV Baseball team reached the post season for the first time in several seasons, participating in the CHSAA Intersectional qualifiers. The Varsity Baseball Team posted the highest overall GPA among Spring teams to win the Athletic Directors’ Cup for Academic Excellence.

During the course of the year, several individual student-athletes were recognized for their commitment, dedication, and performance. The second annual Jose Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship was presented at our Fall Athletic Awards Dinner to Michael John '16, a member of the Soccer and Baseball teams. At our Winter Athletic Awards Dinner, the inaugural Joe Romano, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alicea Hernandez '16 , who competes on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. Softball player Nicole Quintana '15 was selected as the recipient of the Lou Esposito Award winner at our Spring Athletic Awards Dinner. Also at that dinner, AJ Adamita '15 was selected as the Male Athlete of the Year based on his performance as a member of the hockey and baseball teams. Kellie O’Neill '15 who excelled on the soccer, basketball, and softball teams was chosen as Female Athlete of the Year.

Beyond athletic prowess, the Athletic Department also recognized its scholar student-athletes. Chris DeCapua '15 (baseball and basketball) and Melissa Tiphaine '15 (Cheerleading) were selected as the US Army Reserve Scholar Athletes, while soccer player Dana Scherer '15 was recognized for having the highest overall GPA among graduating student-athletes with the Sister Denise Award. Outstanding examples in character, leadership, dedication, and spirit were recognized by awarding the Donny Duval Memorial Spirit Trophy to baseball player Peter Vitella '15 and the Peggy Boyle Memorial Spirit Trophy to Nina DiCioccio '15, who participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball.

The Athletic Department also inducted the second class into the St. Edmund Prep Athletic Hall of Fame. These pioneers of athletics at the Prep include Math teacher Chris Wright, who was honored for his contributions to the school as a softball coach and athletic director. Other inductees included Robert Wiatre ‘00 (Basketball), Maryanne Marshall Marsaggi ’89 (Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball), Jeanne Sullivan Toomey ’78 (Basketball player and coach), Sr. Denise McCarthy, OP (supporter of athletics), the 1977-78 Girls Basketball Team and the 1997 Boys Baseball Team.

In addition to their athletic and academic success, the Eagles also were very involved in the school’s effort to live the Gospel values by putting our faith in action. The girls volleyball program participated in a Fundraising tournament to support breast cancer research. The softball program joined with numerous other Catholic high schools to support Autism Speaks. Over 150 student-athletes participated in the school’s Street Corner Gourmet Program, as the SEP family made over 350 pounds of “Stuffing From Heaven” to share with those less fortunate. Ten student-athletes were part of the Emmaus Team, leading their peers on retreats throughout the year. Two of these individuals, AJ Adamita '15 and Mike Pasquarello '15 (hockey) were featured on NetTV’s Active Catholics. The SEP Pep Rally, EagleFest III, and Senior-Faculty Basketball Game all helped to increase school spirit and raise over $800 towards the Jose Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship.

The St. Edmund Prep Athletic Department is proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes and teams during the 2014-2015 school year and excited to see just how high the Eagles can soar next season.
  Questions - Contact James Grillo
Info - Tuition Raffle Winner Posted Jun. 1, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Michael Caruso '16, is the winner of our Half Tuition Raffle (a $4500 value). Thank you to all the Prep families who participated. We appreciate your support very much and wish you all a very peaceful and relaxing summer.
  Questions - Contact Joanne Blum
Students - Italian Classes Visit Little Italy Posted May. 26, 2015
Our Italian classes have been actively learning about the culture of Italy. In order to deepen their knowledge of Italian culture they took a trip to the Italian American Museum in Little Italy. There Dr. Scelsa explained to them the history of the Italian Americans in New York and showed them artifacts that the museum has on display. The students showed their interest by asking questions and examining many of the documents and letters that many Italians had donated to the museum. After the visit, the group of 50 students and their chaperones, Mr. Fabrizio, Mrs. Fusco and Mrs. Palumbo enjoyed a delicious Italian “pranzo” at La Nonna, a typical Italian restaurant on Mulberry Street. Their pranzo could not be complete without cappuccino and cannoli. “Delizioso” was the word that described their meal! To learn about the Italian American Museum, click the More Information link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Maria Fusco
Students - SEP Attends First Harvard Model Congress Posted Apr. 17, 2015

This year four students took the initiative to the attended SEP’s first ever Model Congress Simulation at Harvard University this past February. Shelby Lau, Amanda Mattioli, Rayan Ramirez and Gerald Rehill fielded our first team to take part in the three daylong conferences. Each team member was assigned a current Senator or Representative and spent weeks researching the views of that politician and their respective party. From there the students researched current hot topics that were also assigned ranging from nanotechnology to environmental issues. During the course of the three days our four students became these politicians and drafted mock legislation. They pushed to get their legislation passed all while learning about current political issues and political processes. The simulation was an overwhelming success. Our students held their own with 1500 of the best and brightest across the nation.

Since the simulation, the Model Congress team has grown! Our team now has 12 members who will being their training for three Model Congress simulations next year, including another visit to Harvard Model Congress. One of the aims of this growing group of motivated students is fundraising. They have been tasked with putting together a portfolio of information regarding cost so that they can begin to come up with ideas to offset the cost of the three trips to be taken next year. The members are working hard to contact local politician for sponsorships and putting together a proposal for fundraising events during the school year.

Keep your eye out for further news and fundraising information about SEP’s growing Model Congress. If you have questions, fundraising ideas or if you would like to sponsor a team member contact any of Model Congress moderators, Mrs. McGinnis, Mr. Raphael or Mr. Wagner.
  Questions - Contact Allison McGinnis
Info - Juniors Receive Class Rings Posted May. 13, 2015
The members of the Class of 2016 received their class rings and pins and were challenged to assume the leadership of our school during Junior Recognition Night on April 30, 2015. Fr. David Dettmer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees blessed the rings and pins and prayed over the members of the junior class that they be strengthened as they continue to take on more responsibility in our school community.

In addition, the Sr. Mary Peter Award was presented to William Dantone by Suzanne Filosa '66. The award honors Sr. Mary Peter, a beloved faculty member at St. Edmund from 1959 to 1974, who died shortly before the Class of 1966 celebrated their 40th Anniversary. The award is given to a student who epitomizes in spirit and in deed, the philosophies of St. Edmund Prep.

The Patricia McMahon Scholarships for Excellence in Science and Math were awarded to Sarah Aloe, Amanda Mattioli, and Wadley Fleurime by Mr. William McMahon. These $1000 scholarships honor the memory Patricia McMahon who was tragically killed in a car accident during her Sophomore year at St. Edmund.

Click the "More Information" link below to view pictures of the evening.
More Information Questions - Contact Lucy Mineo
Info - SEP Launches LEAP Posted Apr. 30, 2015
It is with great excitement that St. Edmund Prep has launched a new Leadership Enrichment and Activities Program, LEAP. This after-school program has been funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Education and is designed for 7th and 8th graders from a variety of schools in the area including St. Mark's, St. Edmund Elementary School, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy, Fillmore Academy, and the Scholars' Academy.

The program is designed to prepare future leaders for ethical and responsible citizenship, enhance communication and team-building skills, and to connect young people from different schools to perform a unique and diverse learning community.

This past Thursday, LEAP co-directors Mr. Scott O'Donnell '06 and Ms. Jillian Cianflone '09 took students to the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center where they received wilderness and survival training from the New York City Park Rangers.

For more information, please contact Mr. O'Donnell using the contact link below.
  Questions - Contact Scott O'Donnell
Info - Students Mark Earth Day Posted May. 5, 2015
To mark Earth Day 2015, Students in the SEP Education Program taught an Earth Day lesson to Mr. Fama's 9th grade Art class. The juniors and seniors, members of the Future Educators Association, creatively taught the history and significance of Earth Day. The 9th graders learned how to recycle properly and the impact that our daily actions has on the environment. Students also discussed the contributions of famous environmentalists, the condition of our water, the dangers to wildlife and some of the interesting facts about the Earth. Students then designed T-Shirts based on their Earth day knowledge. At the end of the hour- long class, students understood that we can all make a difference.

Our Honors Program students also marked the day by selling Earth Day ribbons and planting flowers and plants outside of our school building. Both projects brought favorable attention to our roles as stewards of our Earth and challenged each of us to embrace that responsibility.
More Information Questions - Contact Joan Kowkabany
Info - Thank You Alumni and Friends Posted Jan. 6, 2015
Thank you to all of our alumni, parents and friends who supported our Annual Fund during this season of giving. Our students will reap the rewards of your generosity for the months to come. If you did not participate, there is still time. The Annual Fund runs until June 30th, 2015. Donate using the "More Information" link below.
More Information Questions - Contact Joanne Blum