|Malvern C.A.R.E.S. Walkraises nearly $20,000
On Sunday morning, the boys of Malvern Preparatory School and their families met at the school for Mass and then Malvern Prep’s 12th annual Malvern C.A.R.E.S. (Cancer and AIDS Reach Everyone Somehow). Donations exceeded $19,000 by Monday morning, with a goal of $25,000 still within reach as late donations continued to come in, according to event organzier Larry Legner. View a video from Main Line Media News
and watch news footage from Action News
Video: Science students launch some Angry Tennis Balls
Mr. Quinn's science classes were asked to design tennis ball launchers. The results took flight Monday afternoon on the football field. Read junior Mattias Jones' account
of the project and watch a video detailing some of the the students' creations.
Malvern Prep Middle School Students Receive High Honors from The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
On Sunday, October 2, 2011, Malvern Prep middle school students Zac Chan '16 and Turner Emery '17, were recognized by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (JHU CTY) for their achievement on above-grade-level tests. READ MORE
Fran Dunphy to address students on Leadership - Oct. 7
The Alumni Leadership Speaker Series begins on Friday at 8:25 a.m. Malvern students will hear from Fran Dunphy '66, current Men's Basketball Coach at Temple University. Fran, who also teaches a course at Temple on Leadership and Organizational Development, will be missing his signature mustache on this visit to campus. READ MORE
about how leadership and motivation comes in many forms. Chic Kelly Fall Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 7
Friends and Family of Chic Kelly will be hosting an Autumn 2011 Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 7, from 7-11 pm at the residence of Dan Flynn, 154 Grubb Rd, Malvern. Your $75 donation, payable in advance, at the door or at http://www.chickelly.com/
, includes dinner, cocktails and music. All proceeds raised will be used to offset the cost of Chic's annual nursing care not covered by his NCAA insurance policy. Please contact 484-992-1551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to donate an item for the silent auction or assist in some other manner.
Support the Fall Play - Program Ads due Oct. 7
Point Person: Kate Plows - 484-595-5203
Support the Malvern Theatre Society with an ad in the Miracle on 34th Street
program! Ad submissions for the program for the fall show are due by Friday, October 7. The ad order form is available on the website here
. The program will be the same quality as last year's Joseph
publication- glossy with full-color covers. It's a great place to show your support for the cast and crew, to advertise for an upcoming event, or to promote a local business or organization. We're anticipating great crowds for a show that is so much in the holiday spirit! Please contact Ms. Plows at email@example.com
if you have any questions or would like to place an ad in the program.
Oct. 8: New start time for Malvern vs. Bonner
Malvern Prep vs. Monsignor Bonner, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, has been changed to a 1:00 p.m. start time. The game will still be held at Upper Darby High School.
Middle School: Militia Lacrosse Club Tryouts Oct. 9
Point Person: David Metzbower, Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Malvern would like to invite you to explore the newest middle school aged lacrosse club in the area. Tryouts for the upcoming 2012 Militia Lacrosse Club
will be held Sunday, October 9 and Sunday, October 16 at Malvern Prep. You have to tryout to be considered for a summer 2012 Militia team.
Try-outs dates and times by high school graduation year will be: October 9 and 16
1:00 - 2:30 pm for the Class of 2019 & 2020
2:30 - 4:00 pm for the Class of 2016, 2017 & 2018
All boys interested in trying out for the 2012 Militia Club teams must complete the Tryout registration form
and bring the $20 fee to the tryouts. Checks should be made payable to Malvern Prep.
Malvern Upper School Lacrosse - Registration Required
Point Person: David Metzbower,
Varsity Lacrosse Coach
All Upper School students interested in playing lacrosse are required to register both themselves and their parents as soon as possible. This registration will ensure that the proper communication about merchandise, equipment and the spring try out process reaches everyone interested in Malvern Upper School Lacrosse. To sign up please visit www.malvernpreplax.org
and fill out the online form on the bottom left hand corner of the website. Registration should occur only ONCE per student. Please do not sign up multiple times. Please ensure that you check the e-mail address being submitted through the sign up process to ensure it is correct as all incorrect or misspelled e-mails will not be delivered. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. Go Friars!
Lace ‘Em Up Hoops at Malvern on Columbus Day
Point Person: Jim Rullo, Varsity Basketball Coach
Kids off from school on Monday, October 10? Bring them out to the 5th annual Columbus Day basketball clinic at Malvern Prep. In an effort to teach the game of basketball at the grass-roots level, we are offering a full day basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 2-8 who have an interest in improving their individual basketball skills. The program, which takes place in the O’Neill Center from 9 a.m. to 2 pm, will: teach the game of basketball the right way; have players learn the critical fundamentals both on an individual and team basis; challenge players with detailed work-outs that are taught at the NCAA Division I level; and realize a player’s individual potential. Registration fee is $70. Register at www.laceemuphoops.comChallenge Our Kids in the Stock Market Game begins Monday, Oct. 10
Point Person: John Ostick, Economics Teacher – 484-595-1100 x3526
Want to try your hand in the stock market, confident that you have a better investment strategy than your son or other Malvern Prep students?
Compete with Malvern students, fellow parents and alumni in the Stock Market Game.
The Fall 2011 program will be a 10-week game and run from Monday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Dec. 16. The cost is $25 per team.
Contact John Ostick
to reserve a place for your team or if you have any questions. Checks can be made payable to John M. Ostick.
Basics of the Game: Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, teams strive to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation, and cooperation as they compete for the top spot. The setup is engaging, and the learning is a natural part of the experience. Learn more at www.stockmarketgame.com/overview.html
Freshman Co-ed Christian Service Opportunity on Oct. 11
Point Person: Jim Fry, Director of Student Activities - 484-595-1166
Freshmen of Malvern Prep and Villa Maria Academy will team up for a Sandwich Patrol on Tuesday, oct. 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Villa Maria cafeteria. The goal is to make 400 brown-bagged lunches for the homeless, to be distributed via St. Francis in Philadelphia. Each homeroom will be asked to bring in a certain food item that will be used for the lunches. There is room for 40 freshman to take part in this opportunity. Those who are making the lunches will receive 2 hours towards Christian Service. A bus will transport the students to and from Malvern. Parents may pick up their sons at Malvern around 4:45 at the O’Neill Center. Here's what we need:
Homeroom 101: Large jar of peanut butter
Homeroom 102: Large jar of jelly
Homeroom 103: Loaf of white bread
Homeroom 104: Large bag of individual snack size bag of chips
Homerooms 105 and 106: 10-pack of juice (Capri-sun, Hi-C, etc.)
The freshman homerooms at Villa will be collecting similar items as well. We appreciate all of your support with this endeavor.
Malvern Preview Morning is Wednesday, October 12Malvern Prep Goes to London and France - Informational Meeting on Oct. 12
Point Person: Andrea Barrar, Admissions Assistant – 484-595-1149
Do you know a young man who would benefit from a Malvern education? Please encourage him to come out for a campus visit! Malvern Preview Morning will be held from 8:30 to 10:45 am on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Morning at Malvern provides a two-hour inside look at Malvern during the course of a regular school day for parents and their sons. The Admissions Office urges sons of alumni and brothers of current students to come to this early-in-the-year program. In addition to detailed information concerning priority consideration for qualified sons of alumni and brothers, Malvern Preview Morning includes classroom visits, tours of campus, and a question and answer session with faculty and students.
Point Person: Bill Petaccio, Theology Teacher - 484-595-1100, EXT 3522
All high school students are invited to take a 9-day custom educational tour sponsored by Malvern Prep and Discovera Tours to London, Loire Valley & Paris. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday October 12, at 6:30 pm in the library. The owner of Discovera Tours will be at the meeting to answer any questions you may have. The trip will run from April 4—12, 2012 (see itinerary
). The final day to sign-up for the trip will be Wednesday, October 19. If you are interested in sending your son, email Bill Petaccio (email@example.com
) and he will send you an information packet before the meeting. The chaperones for this trip will be Bill Petaccio (Theology Department), Fr. Chris Drennen (Director of Mission Effectiveness and Theology Department), and Michael Cheatle (Classical Language Department)
PSAT at Malvern – October 12
Point Person: Fran Kenny, College Counselor – 484-595-1133
On Wednesday, October 12, Malvern will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). All sophomores and juniors are already registered for this test; there is NO COST to parents. This is not an optional test; all Sophomores and Juniors are expected to attend this sitting.
The Malvern Prep Alumni Association cordially invites you and your family to our annual Homecoming and Pig Roast. Join us for an afternoon of first class athletic competitions and family activities. Cheer on the Friars from the stands and check ou the new Pellegrini Athletic Complex.
DEDICATION OF THE NEW PELLEGRINI ATHLETIC COMPLEX WILL BE AT 12:00 NOON!
Check out the Schedule of Events for all the fun activites of the day!
Showcase Your Group or Event at Homecoming – Table Reservations Due October 13
Point Person: Robin Klinges, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-955-5297
Join in the Homecoming Day fun by reserving a table to showcase your club, event or activity in the Homecoming Marketplace. The Marketplace is a great way to inform the Malvern community about your group’s mission, an initiative or an upcoming event. Tables, signage and linens are provided. Groups must staff their tables and provide any additional supplies they need. The Marketplace will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Groups in the past have included sports booster clubs (all seasons welcome), Art Honor Society, Alumni Association, Mothers’ Club, fundraisers/charities, etc. Contact Robin Klinges to reserve a table at email@example.com.
Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 22
Point Person: Jim Fry, Director of Student Activities - 484-595-1166
Parents: Please read the attached letter
for important information about the Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming Date Dance is a semi-formal dance held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7:30–10:30 pm in the O’Neill Center. The price is $25 per couple in advance or $30 per couple at the door. Tickets go on sale Oct. 12, and are available in the Activities Office during 9th period.
Leadership Art Show and Open Mic Night on Saturday, Oct. 15
Point Person: Kate Plows - 484-595-5203 and Nicole Cirone, - 484-595-5766
The Malvern Prep Diversity Club will host an Open Mic Night on Saturday, October 15, at 7 pm in the Duffy Center. Parents, students, alumni and friends are all welcome to attend and participate. If interested in participating (through music, poetry, dance, comedy, spoken word, etc) please contact Diversity Club President, Mike Sassano at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Prior to Open Mic Night, Malvern's chapter of the National Art Honor Society will open an art show themed on Leadership. The opening will be at 6:00 pm in the Duffy Center.
Fall Baseball Clinic/Prospect Camp on Oct. 16
Point Person: Freddy Hilliard, Baseball Coach – 484-595-5767
Malvern Prep Head Baseball Coach Freddy Hilliard is proud to announce the date for this year’s fall baseball clinic/prospect camp. The clinic will be held at Malvern Preparatory School on the Varsity baseball field on Sunday, October 16, from noon to 4:00pm. (Any late registrants should arrive by 11:30am). The cost of the camp is $80. Participants will receive instruction from the Friars’ coaching staff along with current Malvern Varsity players and be given the opportunity to showcase their talents. Full details and a registration form are available here
Students of Color Conference on Oct. 22
Point Persons: Paul Simpson, Director of Counseling -484-595-1138) or Nicole Wilkinson, Diversity Director - 484-595-5766
Please consider attending the Students of Color College Conference
at Westtown School on Saturday, Oct. 22. There is a great program planned for the day. Workshops and information sessions are available to help you determine the type of school that would be best for you, understand the college application process and learn about scholarship opportunities that are available to students of color. Please contact Mr. Simpson or Mrs. Wilkinson for information about registering (a $10 fee will be paid by the school).
New Varsity Letter Frame now available from Campus Store
Point Person: Nancy Gustitis, Director of Purchasing - 484-595-1126
Check out the exciting new product available for special order at the Campus Store! It is a Varsity Letter Frame that you can personalize with up to four lines of text for that special gift for your son. Give him a gift for Christmas or his birthday that will commemorate a special year in which he received a Varsity Letter. Please fill out this order form
and return it with your payment to the Campus Store by no later than Wednesday, Oct. 26. These items are available only for custom order and will not be on sale in the Campus Store, but a sample is available if you want to stop by to check it out.
Messages from the Health Office
Point Person: Catherine McGettigan, School Nurse - 484-595-1160
All medication, including over the counter medication, is NOT permitted to be carried by the student during the school day. Medication is to be kept in the Health Office and administered by the School Nurse. Please refer to the Medication Policy on page 31 of the Blue Book for any questions or call Kit McGettigan, School Nurse, at 484 595-1160.
At NO TIME during the school day is a student allowed to call his parent to pick him up. If a student is not feeling well he is to go the School Nurse for an assessment of his health needs.
Help Malvern get ready for Empty Bowls 2012
Point Person: Kate Plows - 484-595-5203
The Ceramics Studio will be open on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 pm on the following dates: October 1, October 8, October 15, October 29, November 19, November 26, December 3, and December 17. Members of the Malvern community are invited to stop by the studio to participate in the making or glazing of ceramic bowls for the Martin Luther King Day event. No experience is necessary. Families, faculty, alumni, and current students are welcome! Please email Ms. Plows at email@example.com
to RSVP so we can make sure enough supplies are ready each week. Read about our progress or follow us at www.mpemptybowls.org
.Grade School Swim Meet Sunday, Oct. 30
Point Person: Paul Hornsleth, 484-595-1145
The Grade School Swim Meet is open to all boys in grades 4 through 8, and is a great opportunity for males swimmers to represent their school in the sport of swimming. Parents, help organize a team of students from your son’s grade school. Details of the event are posted here.
For further information about the meet, please contact Paul Hornsleth 484-595-1145 or phornsleth@MalvernPrep.org
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Malvern not intimidated by Haverford School's national ranking
Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct. 5, 2011
Before the Haverford School's game against Malvern Prep on Friday, the Fords had outscored opponents, 43-0. The lopsidedness, which included a 3-0 triumph over Gilman (Md.), then 15th-ranked in the nation, propelled Haverford to the forefront of soccer discussions in the area, especially within the Inter-Ac, which it is the odds-on favorite to win. READ MORE
Pa. Boys: Soccer
Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct. 5, 2011
Melvin Snoh connected on a free kick with 15 minutes left in a tied game, giving Malvern Prep a 2-1 Inter-Ac League victory at Chestnut Hill. Daniel Hull's early goal put CHA ahead until Jason McLarney tied it on a 25-yard shot into the upper left corner with 10 seconds left in the first half. READ MORE
Pa. Boys: Haverford School, Malvern battle to scoreless draw
Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct. 2, 2011
For the 10th consecutive game, the Haverford School held its opponent scoreless. But the Fords were matched Friday by visiting Malvern Prep as the teams played to a scoreless tie through double overtime in an Inter-Ac soccer matchup. READ MORE
My best memory: Falcons QB Matt Ryan
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Oct. 6, 2011
Long before he began throwing touchdown passes for the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Matt Ryan played high school ball at Penn Charter in Pennsylvania. He recalls one of his finest memories:
“We played Malvern Prep my senior year. I think we won 21-14. It was like pouring down rain and it was for the league championship and we beat them. I don’t think we had beaten them at all in my previous three seasons. That was the game to remember.”
Pigskin Prophet: Malvern Prep at Bonner
Delco News Network - Oct. 6, 2011
This is an easy selection. I am calling for the Friars to win. Okay, I am cheating since both teams sport the same nickname. Guess I have to earn my keep and make a legitimate prediction. READ MORE
Week 6 Picks
Daily Local News - Oct. 5, 2011
Malvern Prep at Monsignor Bonner, 7 p.m.: The Friars are one of the best teams in Souteastern Pennsylvania and I expect them to show it against Bonner. Pick: Malvern Prep 30, Bonner 14.
Men’s lacrosse: Penn State names Mackrides (Malvern Prep), McGarvey (Penn Charter) 2012 captains
Phillylacrosse.com - Oct. 3, 2011
During the Penn State men’s lacrosse team’s alumni weekend, head coach Jeff Tambroni announced the squad’s 2012 captains while honoring the team’s award winners from the 2011 campaign. Senior Matthew Mackrides (Malvern Prep) will serve as a team captain for the second straight year and will be joined by classmates Ryan McGarvey (Penn Charter) and Ryan Link for the 2012 season. READ MORE
Area makes good showing
Daily Local News - Oct. 2, 2011
Area teams made their presence felt Saturday afternoon at the 38th Annual Salesianum Invitational cross country meet at Brandywine State Park. In the Boys Small School race, Malvern Prep (109) placed fourth behind Georgetown Day School (38), Wilmington Friends School (75) and St. Andrew's School (103). READ MORE
Malvern Prep gridders roll against Penn Wood
Main Line Media News - Sept. 26, 2011
With a bye week ahead and three tough games behind them, Malvern Prep had to make sure it remained focused against an undermanned Penn Wood team.Saturday afternoon, at the Pellegrini Athletic Complex, the Friars made sure they didn’t go into their off week with any bitterness in their mouths after trouncing the Patriots 55-7 in a nonleague contest. READ MORE
Columbus Day - No Classes
Student Council Induction Ceremony
Open Mic Night
Science National Honor Society Induction
Moms in Touch
Upper School Blue/Gray Games
Middle School Faculty vs. 8th Grade Basketball
Fall Alumni Awards Dinner
Formal Dress Code Begins
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