SC Newsletter

Several times a year the St. Charles alumni director produces and sends an e-mail feature called St. Charles Preparatory School News and Upcoming Events. Note: These links are not LIVE.

These contain many important announcements such as:  upcoming alumni events; upcoming school events; requests for biographical updates and photos from alumni for the Cardinal alumni magazine; updates on Campaign and Annual Fund initiatives to help provide financial aid to our neediest students.
If you would like to receive these special communications or be added to the mailing list, e-mail alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected]


Latest “E-dition”


St. Charles Preparatory School News & Upcoming Events: April and May 2017 Edition

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Help St. Charles recognize & honor those graduates who have, and continue to, “serve and protect” us


St. Charles will soon be hosting its annual “An Evening With…” gala, initiated by alumnus Bob Walter ’63 and his wife, Peggy. At this event, themed “A Night with Heroes,” we will recognize ALL those alumni who presently, or in the past, have served in any of the branches of the Armed Forces as well as those who have “served and protected” us in the role of police officer, firefighter or EMS personnel.  To do this we need YOUR help to compile all these names.


We are asking the Carolian Community to help notify us of any alumni family members or alumni classmates — either living and deceased — from the first graduating class in 1927 up through to present day –“who serve/have served and protected us” in these “first-responder” roles.


So…are you graduate who has served in one of these roles? Has/does your alumnus father, grandfather or son served in one of these professions or a military veteran? Do you know of a fellow classmate who has served in the Armed Forces or as a police officer, firefighter, and/or EMS personnel? If so, please send their names and what information you have on their service to alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at [email protected]. You may also leave him a message at 614-252-9288 ext. 21 with news of anyone we should include on our list.


Thank you for your help… and Thank You to our Heroes!


Register for the 2017 Father/Son Mass & Breakfast on April 29th

Registration is underway for the 2017 St. Charles Father/Son Mass & Breakfast on Saturday, April 29th. This annual fraternal gathering, sponsored by St. Charles Alumni Association, continues to grow in popularity and drew over 300 dads and sons last year. It is a wonderful way for alumni fathers, uncles, and grandfathers to celebrate their St. Charles experience and introduce young sons and grandsons to the school! We ALSO invite and encourage current students, incoming freshmen and any other interested 6th, 7th or 8th graders, to attend, along with their fathers, grandfathers and uncles. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with Mass celebrated in Mother of Mercy Chapel followed by a complimentary buffet breakfast (prepared by Bosc + Brie) in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons.

The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. To sign up or for more information on this or any other alumni activity, please contact St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 in the school’s Alumni and Development Office at [email protected].


Do you live in the Cleveland/Akron Area?  How about the Charlotte, NC area? Hey alumni, we’re coming for a visit!


On Saturday, May 6th, St. Charles will host an inaugural alumni gathering at the home of a 1958 Prep School graduate, Matt Howard, in the Charlotte area. This “executive picnic” will run from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and feature cold refreshments, grilled burgers and brats.


On Thursday, May 25th, St. Charles administrators, faculty and staff members are making the drive for an alumni and friends gathering at the Great Lakes Brewery in Downtown Cleveland where guests will enjoy great beer, appetizers and a behind-the scenes facilities tour. The event runs 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Principal Jim Lower encourages anyone in those areas — as well as in the Columbus area — to join us at these Carolian get-togethers. He  will be joined by a number of St. Charles faculty, staff and Advisory Board members and share with the group the goings-on as well as news of the outstanding students/athletes and facilities at St. Charles.


There is no charge to attend either event, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. Invitations are being sent to those in the Cleveland/Charlotte areas, so if you live nearby and did not receive one, please let us know! To sign up, or for more information please contact St. Charles Development Officer Michael Welsch at [email protected].


Note: Keep your eyes open for more information regarding other upcoming Road Trips, including visits to Chicago (Fri., June 9th) and Cincinnati (Sun., July 23rd).




’17 Combined Reunion: Committees formed and Organizational Meeting Held; Classes making weekend activity plans


The Combined Reunion Weekend has been scheduled for September 1 &2, 2017 for the Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 & 2012


Just a reminder of the reunion plans to date: On Friday night, September 1st, all reunion alumni are invited to the weekend’s main event: The All-Classes Stag “Beer-n-Brats” gathering from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. As part of the festivities, attendees will also be provided tickets to the Cardinal’s home football game that night (7:30 p.m. kick-off) just a few feet away at Walt Plank Field. Earlier in the evening class photos will be taken and Principal Jim Lower will give a “State of the School” update. Note:  The “STAG” is ALUMNI ONLY, NO GUESTS/WIVES/GIRLFRIENDS PLEASE.


On Saturday, September 2nd, there will be a morning bike ride along the Alum Creek Bike Trail at 9:00 a.m., a campus tour from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. and an All-Classes Mass in Mother of Mercy Chapel at 4:30 p.m. for alumni & spouses/guests. Afterward, classes will organize their own private dinner gatherings. There are no formal plans for any activities on Sunday, September 3rd. The Alumni Golf Outing will be held later in the month.



In March Alumni Director Louis J. Fabro ’83 met with representatives from the 12 classes celebrating “five-year” reunions to discuss the planning each of the private class functions on Saturday night following that day’s “Campus Program”; locating those classmates for whom the school has no contact information; and discussing a Class Gift.       He also shared the details about the services he will be providing for each of the participating classes, including: creating, printing, and mailing all class letters at no charge to the class; coordinating Friday’s STAG; planning Saturday tours and Mass; collecting and tracking all reservations/payments made for reunion events; and collecting biographical information from classmates to possibly combine into a commemorative program.


If you would like to represent your class, help organize a Saturday Night private class gathering, help the school locate “lost” alumni and reach out to classmates to encourage their attendance, please contact Louis by e-mail at [email protected]  or by phone at 614-252-9288 ext. 21.



—- Upcoming Alumni Items of Importance —-

SC Welcomes Aquinas Alumni Association to Campus for Catered Lunch, to meet Fr. Smith Scholars on May 1st


For the fifth year in a row, St. Charles will host Aquinas College High School graduates at their May (1st) Alumni meeting in the Robert D. Walter Student Commons. As usual, St. Charles has enlisted the talents of Aquinas grad Jimmy Corrova (AQ ’53), owner of T.A.T. Ristorante di Famiglia, to cater the 11:00 a.m. event. Thanks to Aquinas Alumni Association president, Lou Nobile (AQ ’57), for helping coordinate this visit. Also in attendance will be those students who earned four-year academic scholarships through the Fr. John R. Smith Aquinas Alumni Scholarship Fund residing in the St. Charles Endowment. Keep your eyes open for photos to be posted from the event on the school’s Facebook page.



Cardinal Society Members Reception: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.; Scioto Country Club.


2017 Platinum Reunion: Thursday, June 15th. Mass in Mother of Mercy Chapel at 10:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon in Campus Theater’s Cavello Center.


For more information on the events directly above, please contact alumni director Louis J. Fabro’83 at [email protected]



School Items of Interest


Calendar of Important School Activities and Dates:

April 14th through April 17th: Easter Break

April 20: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.; Walter Student Commons

April 24: Monday Cardinal Walk Scholarship Drive begins

April 27-30: Spring Musical; Campus Theater

April 27: Thursday Blood Drive; Multipurpose Room- This is open to all alumni and parents as well!!


May 5: Marian Devotion, 10:45 a.m.; Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto & Student Council Officer Elections

May 6: St. Charles Prom; Walter Student Commons.

May 12: Mother-Son Dinner, 8:00 p.m.; Walter Student Commons

May 15: Spring Band and Chorus Concert, 7:30 p.m.; Campus Theater

May 16: All-School 2016-2017 Academic Awards Assembly, 8:45 a.m.; Walter Student Commons

May 21: Spring Sports Awards, 3:00 p.m.; Walter Student Commons

May 26: Cardinal Walk and Circus Day; 1:00 p.m. Dismissal

May 29: Memorial Day; No class.

May 30 through June 1: Senior second semester exams
May 30: End of 4th Quarter


June 1-2: Second semester underclassmen exam review

June 2: Baccalaureate and Graduation, 6:30 p.m.; Walter Student Commons

June 5th through 7th: Underclassmen second semester exams



Summer School

June 12: Monday First Day of Summer School

July 7: Last day of Summer School



The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department to present spring musical: “Zombie Prom”


The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its spring musical production, Zombie Prom by Dana Rowe and John Dempsey. Zombie Prom will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 27, 28, & 29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St. Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 614.252.6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Mix together the best of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Grease” and you get Zombie Prom, the Off-Broadway musical that has audiences rolling in the aisles. Set in the nuclear 1950s, it’s just another day for the students at Enrico Fermi High until Jonny Warner, distraught after being rejected by his sweetheart Toffee, hurls himself into the local nuclear reactor. But when Jonny reappears as a nuclear zombie, the tyrannical principal Miss Strict threatens to cancel the prom rather than let him back into the school. A tragic tale of terror that will have you singing! Family friendly fun in this energetic celebration of song and dance!


St. Charles Mother-Son Dance


The St. Charles Mothers Club is excited to announce the Annual Mother-Son Dance, for current students and their mom or guardian, to be held on Friday, May 12th, in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. This is an alcohol-free event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Cost is $40.00/person, if received by April 28, 2017. Late registration cost is $55.00/person if received after April 28th.


There are two options for payment:

1) To pay electronically, please go to the St. Charles website link: /

2) Pay by check or cash by printing and returning the RSVP form in the event’s post on the SC website Homepage at


Attire is suit/jacket, collared shirt and tie or sweater, no jeans or shorts. Respectfully, we ask that only seniors and their moms sit at the “Senior Tables,” unless a mom has another son(s) who is an underclassman. Buffet Dinner to be catered by LA Catering (gluten free and vegetarian options are available). Music to be provided by DJ, Greg Rahm. Photography stations and packages for purchase will be available for the evening provided by Tom Welsh Photography, with special senior recognition photography by Bill Jelinek Photography. *If the cost is prohibitive for your family, please contact Mr. Lower.




ACADEMICS and ATHLETICS This SUMMER for BOTH Grade and High Schoolers




2017-2018 Upcoming Summer Academic Programs for 7th, 8th and 9th Graders


Attention all grade school boys and incoming Cardinal freshmen: Here are opportunities to join other motivated young men seeking to make new friends and improve their academic skills. Classes run June 13th through July 8th. Click on the following link to learn more about these opportunities:




Here is the current line-up of this year’s St. Charles Athletic Camps taking place from March to August. They are devoted to Speed & Agility, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Volleyball for boys of all grade levels

Visit to see/print out a listing of all the camps and their details.

  • Charles Fundamentals of Speed & Agility Clinics: Sessions from Noon – 2:00 p.m. on June 9, 12 & 14 for students in grades 5-9. Cost is $50. Please contact Coach Tom Lopresti at for more details and/or to register.











2017 St. Charles Preparatory Football Raffle Ticket Sale


The St. Charles Football program is beginning its fundraising efforts to support the operation and expense of participation in football. This fundraising is designed to offset the out of pocket expense incurred by players and parents that are necessary for proper safety, functionality and operation of the program in general. Our efforts to raise money are similar to that of all St. Charles athletic teams as we are all self-sustaining entities of the total St. Charles experience. Those of us who belong to the current football program at St. Charles want to thank you in advance for supporting our “2017 Raffle Ticket Sale.” A drawing will be held on June 8, 2017 (3rd Prize $500, 2nd Prize $1,500, 1st Prize $3,000). Tickets are on sale until June 8th at a cost of $10 each. Please see any player or e-mail Coach Jacoby at [email protected]  to participate in the raffle.




Apparel and Spirit Wear

The school does not stock its own supply of school-related items, but a wide variety of St. Charles-themed items can be ordered online from My Locker, (a national company) at



Supporting St. Charles is Easy and Safe using Online Giving

Online Gifts: Making a gift of support to St. Charles has never been easier or more convenient. Just visit the school’s webpage at  and select “Make A Gift” from the Homepage’s Main Menu. Then click on “Make A Gift Online.” (The school uses NetworkSolutions to provide a SafeSite™ to protect your personal credit card information!)


You have the ability to designate the specific way you would like your gift to be used: The Alumni or Parents Annual Funds (for scholarships and school operations), Cardinal Scholarship Walk, St. Charles Building Fund, to augment a current endowment, for faculty retention or for the school’s principal, Jim Lower, to put toward the school’s “Area of Greatest Need.”



Keeping the St. Charles database current

Please help us keep the school’s database as accurate as possible by contacting the Alumni and Development Office with any changes to your home address, e-mail address, and home/work phone numbers. You can E-mail changes to [email protected] or call Louis at 614-252-9288 x. 21.



Privacy Notice

Our privacy policy states that St. Charles Preparatory School does not sell, share, or distribute the names and/or contact information of alumni, parents, or benefactors. Information is only provided to classmates trying to contact other members of their graduating class for things like reunions, sharing news, or saying hello.




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