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DEVON

PREPARATORY SCHOOL

The Piarist Fathers

TIDINGS

Volume 3, Issue 3

Fall 2012

DEVON WELCOMES NEW FACULTY AND STUDENTS When Devon Prep students arrived on campus for the first day of the new school year they reconnected with old classmates, welcomed new ones, received their class schedules, and attended Mass together in the gym. They also greeted several new faculty members. Headmaster Rev. James J. Shea, Sch.P., served as the principal celebrant of the opening day Mass. He welcomed everyone back to school and introduced the theme for the year, “Blessed are the Peacemakers, For they will be called Children of God.” Fr. Shea also thanked Athletic Director Mr. Mark Aquilante for his efforts in securing a beautiful new gym floor. Finally a new admissions director and several teachers were introduced to the students. Mr. Patrick Kane is Devon Prep’s new Admissions Director. Mr. Kane earned his BA in History from Villanova University where he also played varsity baseball. After graduating from Villanova he was signed by the Houston Astros as a free agent after the 1999 amateur draft and played second base for the Appalachian League Champion Martinsville Astros. More recently he served as a sales representative and subsequently general manager for PROSIT Print Solutions.

Devon Prep’s newest faculty and staff include: Mr. Dave Evans (back. left) and Mr. Patrick Kane; (front, left) Ms. Melissa Brown and Ms. Michelle Tedeschi.

Mr. David Evans teaches middle school religion, history and gym. He also serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and coach of the indoor track and field team and the spring track and field team. Mr. Evans graduated from Devon Prep in 2008 and went on to study at St. Joseph’s University where he earned a BS in Elementary and Special Education and participated on the varsity track team. His teaching experience includes time at several elementary schools in Philadelphia including the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School. (continued on page 2)

“UP FOR A CAUSE” RAISES OVER $25,000 More than 120 Devon Prep upper school students stayed “Up for a Cause” to raise money for the internationally recognized St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) sponsored the event, a 12-hour night of fun and games which raised more than $25, 000 for the Hospital. The students spent the night in the school’s gymnasium participating in a variety of activities including basketball, dodgeball and soccer games and tournaments, board games, and ping pong. (continued on page 5)


DEVON DEDICATES PEACE POLE Devon Prep’s theme for the 2012-13 school year is “Blessed are the Peacemakers for They will be called Children of God.” In keeping with that theme Faculty Member Mr. R. Roger Mecouch requested that a Peace Pole be planted on Devon’s campus. Written on the Pole is the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in 8 languages, including: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Latin and Hungarian. Each of the languages is or has been represented at Devon Prep. The entire student body as well as faculty and staff participated in a dedication ceremony in which the phrase was read aloud in each language, and the Pole was blessed by Headmaster Father James Shea. First erected in Japan in 1955 in response to the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Peace Poles are the official project of The World Peace Prayer Society. Nearly 200,000 handcrafted monuments have been placed in more than 180 countries on all continents in an effort to spread the simple and significant message. During the dedication ceremony, Mr. Mecouch explained that, “the placement of Devon Prep’s Peace Pole is such that every day when you come into Devon’s campus it reiterates that it is our job is to be peacemakers.” LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Yc-96E1Uw&list=PL522EF4CDAACD1FB6&index=7&feature=plpp_video

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Devon Prep welcomes the following new students:

Ms. Melissa Brown teaches religion and middle school Latin. She holds a BA in Classics from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. She also studied Classics at Mansfield College at the University of Oxford in England. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and is a Charles A. Dana Scholar for Leadership and Academic Excellence.

Class of 2015

Ms. Michelle Tedeschi teaches music in Devon Prep’s middle school. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a focus on flute from West Chester University. Ms. Tedeschi serves as a music teacher with Northeastern Music Program in Glennmore, PA. Prior to Northeastern she taught at Pequea Valley High School and Whitehall Elementary School. For Opening Day photos: http:// www.devonprep.com /2012/09/openingday-2012/

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Ryan K. Stager

Class of 2016 Holden E. Barnes Matthew J. Bevilacqua Andrew D. Bonini David J. Bowdler Daniel W. Brace Dean A. Brekus Christopher B. Carpenter Harpreet Cheema Joseph T. Conroy Tanner J. Daggett Brian E. Damerau Connor J. DeFaberSchumacher Zachary M. Delphais Nicholas A. DeMarco Vincent J. Finley Patrick T. Gallagher Anthony W. Gallo H. Thomas Gies

Joseph F. Heater Justin F. Hennessy Matthew T. Kelly Michael A. Love Michael J. McBride Edward A. McGinley Francis C. McGuigan Grant C. McKnight John F. McSurdy Franklin Miranda Michael J. Nicolas Tyler T. Ollis Keith B. Stamer Maxwell S. Verna Anthony F. Walker Andrew J. Welsh Keane H. White

Class of 2017 Zachary M. Eidman Matthew T. Fasullo Hayden W. Ludt Paul M. Malikkal

Samuel E. McLaughlin Joshua M. Trevethan Mitchell J. Young

Class of 2018 W. Conor Filip Matthew J. Kozak Stephen M. Scafidi

Class of 2019 Thomas J. Barker Jr. Nicholas D. Bello William A. Good Evan R. Michel Graham K. Misko Christopher G. Muth Joseph V. Rajasekaran Dylan M. Rasinski Andrew N. Silva Seamus N. Slattery James R. Thomas Andre J. Tiglao


MR. PATRICK KANE, DEVON PREP ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR Embracing The Devon Difference Earlier in the year Fr. Shea announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Kane as Devon Prep’s new Admissions Director. Mr. Kane is a graduate of Springfield High School where he was a standout baseball player. He also played baseball at Villanova University, where he earned his BS in history. After graduating from Villanova he was signed by the Houston Astros as a free agent after the 1999 amateur draft and played second base for the Appalachian League Champion Martinsville Astros. Recently he served as a sales representative and subsequently general manager for PROSIT Print Solutions. He currently lives in Springfield with his wife and family. Mr. Kane believes his past experiences give him an advantage in the recruitment field. He explained that the roots of sales are in scheduling your time wisely, being as organized as possible, maintaining a positive image, being persistent and being consistent. “Every day you have to do something to be better than you were the day before,” he said. “I try to challenge myself to find new ways to overcome obstacles, be personable, stay positive and keep it fun. To be successful in Admissions, all of those traits come into play.” One of those obstacles might be getting to know everyone in the Devon community as well as possible. As far as he’s concerned, the sooner the better. “If I don’t have a good relationship with the students, parents and faculty I cannot accomplish my primary goal which is to maintain and grow our enrollment,” said the Delaware County native. “I plan to attend as many area events as I can. Any time I’m in a social setting there is an opportunity for me to meet someone that could potentially be interested in Devon.”

Although he has only been at Devon Prep a few months, Mr. Kane has come to appreciate what many of us call The Devon Difference. He sees the family atmosphere and being a close knit community as our biggest strength. “Everyone cares so much about our school. There is a spirit of pride and integrity from top to bottom,” Mr. Kane said. “The strength here is our family (students, faculty, parents, Piarist Fathers). Each individual component does its part to make the whole better.” Believing that parents and students have an important role in the future success of our school Mr. Kane plans to solicit their help and ideas often. “Nobody knows our school better than the students that walk through the doors and attend classes,” he said. “The entire place is about their development and they see firsthand every day, what is so special about it. By the same token if we have parents that value their son’s time here then they can spread the word to their friends that are looking to make sound education decisions for their family.” Now that Mr. Kane has had the opportunity to get to know Devon Prep as well as present the school to potential parents and students, what does he think? “There is individualized teaching happening here,” he answered. “The Middle School is a safe and nurturing environment that is preparing the boys for High School. The High School is rigorous but students have many opportunities to stand out. Every young man is pushed to be the best he can be every day whether it’s in the classroom, on the ball field or in the community. Well-rounded men are walking out of these doors every year, more prepared than they ever thought they could be, for the challenges of college and life.”

NEW GYM FLOOR INSTALLED For most of the summer Devon’s gym was out of commission as it underwent a transformation that included cleaning, painting and most of all a brand new beautiful floor. See more photos at : http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/0 8/gym-floor/

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SENIORS RECOGNIZED BY FRESHMEN EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE IN EDUCATION NATIONAL MERIT PROGRAM

Each year Devon Prep’s Ninth Graders participate in “Adventure in Education Day,” an interactive learning experience, sponsored by the Guidance Department, that takes place on an outdoor course in Newtown Square. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the developing life-long bond among the members of the Class of 2016 as they begin their high school journey. Adventure in Education Day involves traditional outdoor activities such as group games and a low ropes course. Most situations call for team problem solving, good communication, trust in one another, respect of individual differences within a group, and working together to fulfill the task created. The goal is not competition but cooperation. They learn to solve problems in a group creatively and effectively, and to take responsibility for the outcomes of their decisions. Many of the participants said the day was fun and challenging. In addition to getting to know the members of their class they learned to trust one another and work together. For more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/09/ninthgrade-adventure-in-education-day/

Congratulations to seniors, from left, Michael A. Tolvaisa, Rafael Suero, Thomas F. Seykora and Paul R. Johnson who were named COMMENDED STUDENTS by the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. More than 1.5 million students in over 22,000 U.S. high schools enter the Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Commended students are among 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® who were recognized for their outstanding academic promise.

TWO SENIORS ACHIEVE EAGLE SCOUT RANK Congratulations to Seniors Kevin Fulmer (left) and Thomas Seykora who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boys Scouting Program. To achieve the Eagle Scout rank, a Scout must be active in his unit for at least six months as a Life Scout, earn a total of 21 merit badges, including 12 that are required, serve in a position of responsibility in his unit for a period of six months, and complete a service project that demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty. Additional requirements include demonstrating Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Law in everyday life, taking part in a unit leader conference, and successfully completing a board of review. For his Eagle Scout project Kevin designed, constructed and installed outdoor Stations of the Cross on Devon Prep’s campus, near Calasanctius Hall. For his project Thomas organized the first Blind Track Invitational track meet at the Overbrook School for the Blind which included both sighted and visuallyimpaired runners.

The Stations of the Cross can be seen on Devon’s campus, near Calasanctius Hall.

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(UP FOR A CAUSE, continued from page 1) They were not permitted to use electronic devices such as mp3 players or hand held video games, nor were they permitted to sleep. They were, however, encouraged to eat, since donated food was plentiful. Each Devon Prep student needed to raise at least $175 in order to participate. CAP began “Up for a Cause” 11 years ago to raise money for charity. Devon Prep was the first high school in the country to attempt this event. In the years Devon Prep students have been “staying up,” they raised over $250,000 for hospitals that care for ill children. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (http://www.stjude.org/) was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas to find cures, through research and treatment, for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. On average, 5,700 active patients visit the hospital each year, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. See more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/11/cap-raises-over24000-for-st-jude-childrens-research-hospital/

SOLAR CAR TEAM TAKES SECOND IN NATIONAL RACE Devon Prep’s Solar Car Team took Second Place in the national 2012 Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway this summer. Their solar powered car, named “Sol TIDE,” operates with four 38 pound batteries powered by five solar panels. Decorated with the school’s logo and colors of blue and gold, Sol TIDE measures 4.96 meters long, 1.65 meters wide and 1.25 meters high. Competing against 11 teams from around the country in the Classic Division, Sol TIDE completed 270 laps and 405 miles. Their best racing speed was 44.6 mph and they averaged 22.1 mph throughout the four day event. Captain and driver Jacob Riedel, and his teammates Chris Clayton, Soham Bharne, Rich Gargano and Ben Conser, as well as their advisor Mr. Eric Riedel and chaperone Mr. Scott Conser, did a great job earning a trophy for the second year in a row. Chris Clayton also received the “Order of the Solar Cell Award” presented to those extremely special people who believe in high school solar car racing, and the great students who make it happen. Throughout the year the team was assisted by eight additional Devon Prep students who also worked on the car: Jake Kampman, Pat Kinsella, Brian Koskinen, Antonio Muscarella, Will Culbertson, Mike Horbowy, Russell Emery and Nick Ippoliti. Last year Devon Prep was the first and only Pennsylvania high school team to compete in the Solar Car Challenge which draws teams from across the US and Puerto Rico who design, engineer, build, and race roadworthy solar cars. They earned fourth place in the 2011 Challenge “There is nothing like working on something for a year and finally seeing what you have accomplished,” said team captain Jacob Riedel. “The team members learned so much by competing with other teams. I have learned more than I could have imaged from aerodynamics to circuitry.” See more photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/07/solar-car-team-takes-second-place-in-2012-solar-car-challenge/ 5


STUDENTS SPEND SUMMER VACATION SERVING THE POOR IN KENTUCKY When asked “what did you do over your summer vacation” at least 24 Devon Prep students and five students from Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Strafford, can say they did some good. These 29 students along with six adult chaperones travelled 13 hours to the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky to do service in one of the poorest areas of the country. In this area the poverty rate is 3X that of the nation. The purpose of the trip was to assist individuals and families with various projects including: landscaping for St. Martha's Church and for members of the church; cleaning and prep work to help the Piarist school get ready for the new school year; and moving and clean-up of materials belonging to neighboring St. Luke's Church that had been destroyed by a tornado. They also spent time painting the interior and exterior of a resident’s home and demolishing a deck and stairs and building a new deck and ramp. In addition the group donated over $1300 to the Piarist Outreach program, the Piarist School, and St. Martha's Church. According to Mr. Joe Lewis, Devon Prep faculty member and the trip coordinator, “Our students conducted themselves in such a way that brought about many a compliment from the people we met. They were touched by our students’ hard work, good cheer, and willingness to help.”

SENIOR PARTICIPATES IN BOYS NATION, MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA This past summer Senior Kevin Fulmer represented the state of Pennsylvania in Washington DC as part of the American Legion’s BOYS NATION program. For eight days young leaders from around the country were educated on the structure and function of federal government. The young law-makers caucused at the beginning of the session, then organized into committees and conducted hearings on bills submitted by program delegates. The week of government training also included lectures, forums and visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites. On Capitol Hill, Boys Nation senators met with elected officials from their home states as well as President Barack Obama. In addition to the all expense paid trip to Washington, Kevin was also awarded a $1000 college scholarship. “I am incredibly grateful to the American Legion for giving me this opportunity,” he said. “And to my parents and brothers for supporting me, and Devon Prep for preparing me for this experience.”

CAP COLLECTS SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The owner of the house that was painted summed it up nicely when he told one of the chaperones, "If all churches did what you done, there would be no problems." See more photos: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/08/summer-mission-trip-to-kentucky/ Throughout the summer Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) conducted a School Supplies Drive for St. Elizabeth’s Community Center in North Philadelphia. They collected over 4500 items including: notebooks, pencils, crayons, pens, folders, backpacks, copybooks, erasers, index cards and just about anything else needed to start school.

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The donations were sorted, counted, boxed and delivered to St. Elizabeth’s by several members of CAP including those pictured above, Junior James O’Shea (left), Senior Kevin Fulmer (center), and Junior Mike McKenna. The supplies were then distributed to school age children during St. Elizabeth’s annual Community Block Party. More than 200 families attend the block party each year.


PEANUT BUTTER MEETS JELLY In mid-September more than 40 freshmen from Devon Prep and Notre Dame Academy spent an afternoon together getting to know each other and helping those less fortunate. They participated in “Peanut Butter Meets Jelly,” a service project sponsored by Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP). Gathering in Devon Prep’s dining hall the ninth graders used donated bread, grape jelly and peanut butter to make more than 200 sandwiches. Although the process was sometimes messy the end result was well worth it as new friendships were made along with all those sandwiches. The food was donated to the Patrician Society’s Emergency Food Cupboard in Norristown, a non-sectarian food pantry which serves more nearly 1,300 area families. See more photos at: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/09/ peanut-butter-meets-jelly/

FALL OPEN HOUSE

Devon Prep’s Fall Open House on Sunday, October 14 turned out to be a great success. The weather was sunny and mild, the campus looked great and our parents, faculty and students showed the visiting families the wonderful things Devon has to offer. More photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/10/fall-open-house-2012/

JESUIT EXCELLENCE TOUR VISITS DEVON PREP The Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) visited Devon Pep bringing admissions representatives from numerous Jesuit colleges and universities to our gym. Through this tour juniors and seniors were able to collect information and speak with reps from Jesuit institutions from around the country. See more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/09/jesuit-excellence-tour-visits-devon/

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MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS CAMPING TRIP The Middle School had great weather this year for their annual camping trip at French Creek State Park. All sorts of activities were planned for them ranging from races and hikes to a science scavenger hunt. Many of the boys said their favorite part of the trip was hanging out with their classmates and getting to know each other better. See more photos: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/09/middle-schoolcamping-trip/

HALLOWEEN PARTY Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Middle School celebrated Halloween a few days later than most years, but that didn’t dampen their spirits. They held the annual Halloween Party and Costume Competition on All Souls day instead. And there were plenty of creative, funny and creepy costumes to go around. As always, Mrs. I dressed up and this year Mr. Evans joined the fun as well. After much deliberation three winners were chosen, two sixth graders and a seventh grader. For more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/11/middleschool-halloween-party/

FALL SPIRIT DAY The weather was perfect for this year’s Middle School Fall Spirit Day on October 11, making it even more fun for Devon’s 6th, 7th, and 8th, graders. After attending morning Mass and a brief meeting in the gym the boys descended on the field, the gym and the senior lot for a day filled with activities. They competed in 16 games including: Indoor Soccer, Arm Wrestling, Home Run Derby, Bombardment, Track and Field, 3 vs 3 Basketball, and of course the ever popular Donut Eating contest and Tug of War. In the end 8A emerged the winners, but not without a tough fight from the other homerooms. See more photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/10/ middle-school-fall-spirit-day-2012/ 8


ATHLETICS SOCCER TEAM WINS DIVISION Congratulations to Devon Prep’s Varsity Soccer Team, the 2012 Bicentennial Athletic League Presidents Division Champions. The team finished the season with an 8-1-1 league record.

CROSS COUNTRY Devon Prep's Cross Country Team finished 4th at the District 1A Championships held at Lehigh University. The team was led by senior Tom Seykora's Second Place finish. It is the highest finish for a Devon runner at Districts since 2006. Junior James O'Shea, Sophomores Lucas Watson, James Enderle and Andrew Stauffer, and Freshmen Jack Roth and Mike Nicolas, also contributed for the TIDE. Tom qualified to compete in the PIAA "A" State Cross Country Championships where he finished 33rd out of more than 200.

LEAGUE HONORS COACH, ATHLETES Congratulations also to Coach Jeff Jewitt named the BAL SOCCER COACH OF THE YEAR and six players named to All Conference Teams . They are: FIRST TEAM: Seniors Dan Fletcher, Ryan Shannon, Justin Wright , Luka Zacharczuk SECOND TEAM: Sophomore Andrew Shannon HONORABLE MENTION: Junior Mike McKenna .

In addition the Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL )named Tom Seykora to the ALL BAL INDEPENDENCE DIVISION FIRST TEAM and Sophomore Lucas Watson to the ALL BAL INDEPENDENCE DIVISION SECOND TEAM.

Lucas Watson From left: Dan Fletcher, Ryan Shannon, Luka Zacharczuk, Justin Wright, Coach Jeff Jewitt, Mike McKenna , and Andrew Shannon .

Tom Seykora

VARSITY SOCCER SENIOR DAY Senior Varsity Soccer players and their parents were recognized on October 17 before their final league game against Plumstead Christian High School. In addition to celebrating the seniors and their families that day the TIDE also added another win as they defeated Plumstead 2-0. See more photos at http://www.devonprep.com/2012/10/s0ccer-senior-day12/

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DEVON PREP FALL DRAMA - “OUR TOWN” Devon Prep’s Theater Program presented Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the Weekend of November 2-4. This classic drama takes you back to Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, a fenceless small town that transcends societal boundaries and invites people everywhere to consider the path they are on and what is most important in life. Set in the early part of the 20th century, Our Town follows young lovers George Gibbs, Emily Webb and their families in this snapshot of American life. Devon Prep’s production of this Pulitzer Prize winning play was directed by Mr. Paul Recupero.

See more performance photos at: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/11/our-town/ See rehearsal photos at: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/11/our-townrehearsal/

2013 Spring Musical:

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, MARCH 14-16 The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling tale of heroism and romance in the French Revolution based on the novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. AUDITIONS: November 23 and 24 AUDITION SIGN-UPS: begin November 7, 2012 Auditions are open to students in Grades 6 – 12. Audition packets will be available in Devon Prep’s Main Office beginning November 7, 2012. You may pick up a packet between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM. Please prepare both the audition and call back pieces for desired role(s).

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PARENTS ASSOCIATION DEVON FAMILY PICNIC Devon Prep’s annual Devon Family Picnic took place on the terrace behind Calasanctius Hall in late August. Over 200 parents, students, siblings, and faculty attended this year’s event which is sponsored by the Parents Association. Guests enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, various salads and desserts as well as the opportunity to get to know each other. To see more photos go to: http:// www.devonprep.com/2012/08/2012-devon-family-picnic/

MOTHERS’ COVERED DISH DINNER The annual Mother’s Covered Dish Dinner, sponsored by the Devon Prep Parents Association, was held in the gym on a Friday night in mid-September. This fun and relaxing evening gives Devon moms the opportunity to meet and chat with each other, have some great food, and even do a little shopping. And of course the senior moms always have a special table as they gather for the first of many “lasts” during the school year. Special thanks to Mrs. Mary Anne Kane for doing such a great job putting the evening together. See more photos at: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/09/motherscovered-dish-dinner/

HEADMASTER’S RECEPTION Devon Prep parents attended the annual Headmaster’s Reception on Sunday, September 23, giving them the opportunity to meet teachers and run through their son’s schedule. First they heard from Parents Association President Mrs. Kathy Kampman, Headmaster Fr. James Shea, Assistant Headmaster Mr. Larry Iezzi and Faculty Member Mrs. Jennifer Gregory , who discussed the Student Assistance Program (SAP). After the general session they ran through a condensed school day with seven minute classes. At the end of the day they were treated to a lovely reception in Calasanctius Hall. See more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/09/headmasters-reception/

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PARENTS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD Presidential Couple Kathy and Kyle Kampman parents@devonprep.com Vice-President Meg Clementi clementipm@aol.com Secretary Deborah McGrath mcgrath1043@me.com Treasurer Stephanie White qcmk@verizon.net Middle School Liason Elizabeth Lubker lizlubker@comcast.net

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OKTOBERFEST More than 50 Devon Prep dad, grads and friends attended the 2012 Oktoberfest celebration sponsored by the Parents Association. The men gathered in Calasanctius Hall to enjoy German food and drink, good conversation and the opportunity to get to know each other better. See more photos: http://www.devonprep.com/2012/11/oktoberfest-2012/


DEVON

PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Family Communion Breakfast Please join the Devon Prep family in celebrating our annual Family Communion Breakfast

Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:30 AM Devon Prep’s Athletic Facility Mass begins at 10:30 AM followed by breakfast

Tickets are $10.00 per person Families with 5 or more members will pay $50 per family. All family members are invited. RSVP: No later than Friday, November 16, 2012 to Bob Watters at 215-448-5171 or bob.watters@ey.com. Checks can be mailed in advance to Bob Watters, 1712 Chantilly Lane , Chester Springs, PA 19425 or brought to the Family Communion Breakfast on the day of the breakfast. For more information contact Bob Watters at 215-488-5171 or bob.watters@ey.com

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SUPPORT HARVEST TIDE FOOD DRIVE Devon Prep's Christian Action Program (CAP) is sponsoring the annual Harvest TIDE Food Drive through Tuesday, November 20. The Drive benefits St. Elizabeth's Community Center in North Philadelphia. This year's goal is to collect 5000 food items and at least 40 turkeys. All types of non-perishables are needed in addition to frozen turkeys. Turkeys can only be accepted on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20 as there is not enough freezer space to accept turkeys earlier that 11/19. Each homeroom will have DROP OFF BINS for the non perishables. In addition, the Main Office and the College Guidance Center will take food donations. CAP is happy to accept monetary donations as well. Checks should be made out to "Devon Prep" and sent to Harvest TIDE Food Drive, Attn: Mrs. Elizabeth Eshleman, Devon Preparatory School, 363 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333. For more information contact Mrs. Eshleman at eeshleman@devonprep.com or call 610-688-7337. Before CAP delivers the food to St. Elizabeth's Center it will be blessed during Devon Prep's annual Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, November 20 at 8:30 AM. All are welcome to attend.

DEVON PREP IN THE NEWS 2012-13 Some online links to area newspaper stories about Devon Prep.

SUMMER KENTUCKY MISSION TRIP * http://te.patch.com/announcements/area-devon-prep-students-spendsummer-vacation-serving-the-poor * http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/article.epc? id=74883

SOLAR CAR * http://te.patch.com/announcements/devon-prep-students-place-second-in -the-national-2012-solar-car-challenge *http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/08/10/ main_line_suburban_life/life/doc50251a00b15cf295124054.txt *http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/article/20120810/LIFE01/120819998/ devon-prep-students-place-second-in-solar-car-challenge&pager=full_story *http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/08/11/ marple_newtown_county_press/news/doc502171854c0b9964764628.txt? viewmode=fullstory *http://topic.worlds-luxury-guide.com/article/08lwc3Ifkp3HM? q=Philadelphia%2C+PA *http://catholicphilly.com/2012/08/news/community-newsbriefs/devonprep-students-shine-in-national-solar-car-event/

SPANISH EXCHANGE *http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/article.epc? id=72401 *http://te.patch.com/announcements/devon-prep-spanish-exchangestudents-enjoy-american-culture *http://www.piarist.info/portal/?p=910

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION (CAP) *http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/09/07/ marple_newtown_county_press/news/doc50461962b6e8e086771736.txt *http://te.patch.com/announcements/devon-prep-students-collect-schoolsupplies-for-needy-families *http://soundcloud.com/devonprep/brandywinderadio-com-school-supplies *http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/article.epc? id=73873 14

*http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/09/20/ main_line_suburban_life/news/doc505b415827f95403881383.txt *http://www.onenewspage.com/n/US/74rfhnu9p/Devon-PrepStudents-Help-City-Students.htm

FIRST DAY, NEW TEACHERS *http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/09/12/ main_line_suburban_life/life/doc5050dbb1887af061418542.txt *http://delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/09/14/ springfield_press/news/doc5053758994ca7252042526.txt *http://pubmemo.com/i/other-tidbits/more-tidings/2012/devonprep-welcomes-new-admissions-director-and-facultymembers_401383.html *http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/ article.epc?id=74217

PEANUT BUTTER MEETS JELLY * http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/ article.epc?id=75254

STUDENT COUNCIL http://www.engleonline.com/AdDesk/Htmlfiles/Readers/ article.epc?id=75218

PEACE POLE DEDICATION * http://news.silobreaker.com/main-line-private-school-dedicates -peace-pole-5_2266058657357627422 * http://te.patch.com/announcements/devon-prep-dedicatespeace-pole

ATHLETICS BAL RECOGNIZES SOCCER COACH & PLAYERS * http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2012/11/08/ sports/doc509c14912458a142024319.txt


DEVON Cordially Invites You to

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Devon Prep’s Athletic Facility Continental Breakfast Served at 9:45 AM Music Society Concert at 10:00 AM Gift articles may also be purchased from the Devon Prep Shop.

Please respond by Friday, November 16, 2012 to: Mrs. Kim Judge at (610) 688-7337 ext.128 or email kjudge@devonprep.com

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SUPPORT THE DEVON PREP PREP ANNUAL FUND Because tuition alone does not cover the cost of providing a Devon Prep education, your tax-deductible Annual Fund gifts are an essential source of revenue. You can contribute to the Annual Fund by mail or online by visiting http://www.devonprep.com/ support/. For your convenience we now offer a monthly giving option using PayPal, a trusted leader in online gift processing. Monthly giving offers a simple and convenient way to spread out your fiscal year giving in monthly installments. As your gifts come in monthly, they support the immediate needs of the school throughout the year. For more information on this and other ways that you can support Devon Prep contact Jeanmarie Emhof, Director of Development at 610.688.7337, development@devonprep.com, or http:// www.devonprep.com/support/ Please reinforce your commitment to making a difference and send in your gift to the 2012-2013 Devon Prep Annual Fund today.

Mark Your Calendars Thursday, November 15 Quill & Scroll Induction 7PM Sunday, November 18 Family Communion Brunch 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 20 Thanksgiving Mass Harvest TIDE Food Delivery Wednesday, November 21 Grandparents & Special Other’s Day 9:45 AM Dismissal 11:30 AM Thursday, November 22 — Monday, November 26 No Classes - Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, December 3 8th Grade Trip to NYC Wednesday, December 5 Parents Association Meeting 7:30PM Thursday, December 6 Junior Ring Mass 7:30 PM Friday, December 7 7th Grade Pizza Party 7-9 PM Saturday, December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception CAP St. Edmond’s Christmas Party

Saturday, November 25 Devon Prep 5K Run

Wednesday, December 12 Parent -Teacher Conferences (appointments necessary) Dismissal 11:30 AM

Tuesday, November 27 Classes Resume

Thursday, December 13 Christmas Concert 7PM

Wednesday, November 28 NJHS Induction 7 PM

Friday, December 14 Upper School Semi-formal 7:30-10:30 PM

Thursday, November 29 Dress Down Day Friday, November 30 Middle School Dance 7-10 PM Saturday, December 1 Parents Christmas Gala 7PM Sunday, December 2 Scholarship/Entrance Exam 8:30 AM

Tuesday, December 18 Dress Down Day Wednesday, December 19 Wednesday, January 2 No Classes - Merry Christmas! Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve Mass 9 PM Thursday, January 3 Classes Resume

CHECK IMPORTANT DATES: Check important Devon Prep dates by logging onto Edline.net for the calendar or up-to-date information: https://www.edline.net/Index.page.

Happy Thanksgiving!

ImPACT TEST Devon Prep uses the ImPACT Test program to evaluate head injuries. This non-invasive, computerized exam is utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions. The test is being administered to all Devon Prep students through the Guidance and Health Department. If you have not done so yet, please complete and return the Consent Form as soon as possible so your son can be tested. Please address any questions to Mrs. Denise Gavin at dgavin@devonprep.com or 610-688-7337, ext. 112.

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DEVON PREP TIDINGS, FALL 2012