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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
Athletics - Varsity Softball Diocesan Champions Posted May. 19, 2015
The St. Edmund Prep Varsity Softball Team defeated St. Saviour High School 10-0 on Monday May 18th to win the Catholic High School Athletic Association Brooklyn-Queens Division II Championship. Pitcher Kayla Maiolo '16 struck out 13 in the win. The Eagles advance to the New York City CHSAA championship game, which will be played on Thursday May 21st at Preller Field in Queens. That game will be played against the Archdiocesan Champion St. Catherine's Academy and is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

The Junior Varsity will play St. Agnes on Wednesday May 20th at Bergen Beach beginning at 3:45 PM for the JV Diocesan Championship.
  Questions - Contact James Grillo
Info - Scholars and Class of 1970 Beautify SEP Posted May. 18, 2015
The World Scholars Honors Program recently undertook a beautification project in recognition of Earth Day. Thru the generosity of the Class of 1970, funds raised at its reunion were put towards the purchase of plants, flowers and potting soil for the front door flower boxes. The students then planted the mini-garden under the tutelage of their moderator, Mrs. Moquin. These scholars will continue to maintain and water the plants so that our entrance is welcoming and inviting. Thank you Class of 1970 and World Scholars for brightening the day of all who enter our building!
  Questions - Contact Joanne Blum
Athletics - Elementary School Volleyball Clinics Posted Apr. 23, 2015
St. Edmund Prep is happy announce they will be offering a series of volleyball clinics for boys and girls currently in 3rd-8th grade! The clinic will be held on the following Sundays: May 3rd, 10th, 24th, and 31st. Boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, and5th grade will go from 10am-11:30 and those in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will go from 11:30-1pm. The cost is $20 per session. Your child will learn passing, setting, hitting, and serving techniques, as well as make some new friends along the way! For registration and any questions, please email the St. Edmund Prep girls volleyball coach, Meghan Wheeler, at megwheelervb@gmail.com.
  Questions - Contact James Grillo
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
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 - 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
Students - 2015 Summer Programs for Sophs/Jrs Posted Apr. 15, 2015
Sophomores & Juniors...Are you looking for some enrichment programs this summer? Check out some great programs taking place throughout the New York City Area. Click the "More Information" link below for details. Please note: These programs are not run by St. Edmund Prep
More Information Questions - Contact Jeanne Malazzo
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 - Blood Drive Exceeds Goal Posted May. 5, 2015
Thank you to all our students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumni who donated, tried to donate or helped at our Spring Blood Drive. The American Red Cross collected 162 units bringing our total for the year to 303 units. Thanks to your efforts, over 900 patients will be helped. What an amazing accomplishment! You are true heroes! On behalf of them and your grateful and proud Nurse, THANK YOU!
  Questions - Contact Kathy DeMello, RN
Info - Help Us Move That Bus Posted Feb. 11, 2015
Calling all friends of St. Edmund Prep! SEP has been presented with a unique opportunity to purchase a new school bus with seating capacity for over 40 students. Currently we own a small bus which only allows us to seat 20 students. Click the More Information link below to see how you can help!
More Information Questions - Contact Joanne Blum
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
Info - 2014-2015 Calendar Available Posted Jul. 3, 2014
The 2014-2015 school calendar is now available. To access the calendar click the "More Information" link below.
More Information Questions - Contact General Information