Summer vacation may be underway, but life at Grand & Warren goes on year-round. In addition to HAP, various sports camps, summer school, and other student-oriented programming, Prep's administrative offices remain open, on a modified schedule. From Monday, June 27 through Labor Day, Prep offices – including the principal's office, finance, advancement, admissions, and others – will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some offices will not be open on Fridays in July.
We've only just said goodbye to one school year, but the new one will be here before you know it...and one of the true rites of fall at Prep, the annual PPA Fashion Show, won't be far behind. Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, November 13, and get ready to join your fellow Prep parents for a day full of fun and fashion...not to mention fabulous raffles and prizes!
It was a picture-perfect start to the summer of 2016, as bright sunshine and temperatures around 90 degrees greeted the golfers at Upper Montclair Country Club for the 39th Annual Saint Peter's Prep – Frenkel & Company Golf Tournament. 2014 tournament winner Cyrus Whitney handled the heat and the course with aplomb, becoming the first golfer to have his name appear twice on the Wagner Cup.
As Prep's underclassmen returned to Grand & Warren one last time in the 2015-16 school year last week, a major highlight was the presentation of the annual Magis Awards, in recognition of freshmen who have emerged as leaders among their class, striving to do more in their lives as part of the Prep community. Eighteen members of the Class of 2019 were honored.
"Thirteen hundred and seventy five days. From our first day of freshman orientation to today, that’s how long we have been Prep students," explained student speaker Michael Dillane, '16, during Prep's 138th commencement on Saturday. In the intervening days, the members of the Class of 2016 have broadened the horizons of their worldview, deepened their knowledge as well as their faith, and forged friendships that will last a lifetime. By all accounts, for this newest class of Prep alumni, those days have been time well spent.