*My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is proud to present part of its 2017 Black History & Culture Series:
THE RHYTHM OF A PEOPLE
Wednesday, February 1st 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. The event is free and open to the public.
View the event’s flier by clicking HERE
*My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) – The St. Charles Mentoring Program
St. Charles is expanding its impact on the local community and engaging its students in service through mentorship, tutoring and sustained personal support of economically disadvantaged students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Through a combination of cross-age peer mentoring and adult mentor support, the MBK Mentoring Program will work with 30 students from Columbus Collegiate Academy – Main St (CCA). CCA is an exemplary charter school who excels at closing the education gap for poor and working class families. Below you will find how this program has evolved and the structure and partnerships that will make this program a success. St. Charles students will be matched with a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student from Columbus Collegiate Academy. The MBK Mentoring Model starts with “cross-age peer mentoring” which is a proven approach to the mentoring of at-risk middle school students. Cross-age peer mentoring refers to programs in which an older youth (SC 9th-12th grade mentor) is matched with a younger student (CCA 6th-8th grade mentee). The “cross-age” gap allows for effective role modeling and positions the mentor as a wiser and older individual. In addition to this peer mentoring, St. Charles is receiving great support from corporate partners: American Electric Power, Battelle Memorial Institute, Corna-Kokosing, Fifth Third Bank, and Huntington. Each of these partners has committed to provide Adult Mentors who will engage the St. Charles and Columbus Collegiate students in deeper reflections on virtues and character traits required in a professional context.
The St. Charles Alumni Association, with the expert assistance of Berwick Party House, is hosting the school’s annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, February 5th, from 1:00 -6:30 p.m. in the school’s Robert C. Walter Student Commons. (St. Charles is located on 2010 E. Broad St., just east of the Franklin Park Conservatory.)
Guests will enjoy a bountiful meal of spaghetti with meatball, salad, rolls, ice cream and a beverage. The dinner is bargain priced at $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens; $5 for children 12 and under; Free for those 3 years-old and younger; and a special $40 family rate that only applies for dine-in and immediate family members). Carry out orders will be available.
If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help during the day(1st shift is 12:45-4:15 p.m.; 2nd shift is 3:45-7:15 p.m.) please contact SC Alumni Director Louis J. Fabro’83 at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you can join us for this great community event!
The first annual Thomas James Knox Memorial Scholarship Event, An Evening Anchored in Education, is Saturday, January 28, 2017.
This event is being held In Memoriam for Thomas Knox was a St. Charles Preparatory High School freshman who passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2015, at the age of fourteen. He was known for his smile, quick wit, and passion for ice hockey. Proceeds will be directed to the Scholarship fund in Thomas’ name at St. Charles Preparatory High School.
Event admission is $100/person and is being catered by Berwick Party House. Everyone who attends will have a free chance to win a gift. Event admission includes hors d’oeuvres at your leisure, drink tickets, and live entertainment by Bluewater Kings Band. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Check in begins at 7:00 p.m.; speakers are scheduled from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m.; and the live auction will begin at 9:00 p.m.
Electronic registration is available by clicking HERE.
Click HERE to see some of the great LIVE auction items which include vacation, golf, and local sports packages, and more.
To register by mail, complete the enclosed registration form along with your check made payable to St. Charles Preparatory School. Please include Thomas Knox tickets in the memo line of the check and mail to the following address. We’ll send you an email confirmation.
Knox Family, Thomas Knox Evening Anchored in Education
6587 Meadow Glen Drive South
Westerville, OH 43082
If you aren’t able to attend but wish to make a donation to the Endowment, you can mail a check to St. Charles and include Thomas Knox in the memo line of your check. Or, you can visit the St. Charles website and under Gift Options, make a donation in memory of Thomas Knox at https://www.stcharlesprep.org/make-a-gift/make-a-gift-online/
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Lisa Knoxby e-mail/phone at LisaKKnox@gmail.com or 595-6585 as well as Jim at email@example.com or (614) 595-4719. Please feel free to pass along this information to others who might want to attend.
We hope you can make it!
Jim and Lisa Knox
Please join us on January 28 to celebrate Thomas
and help his memory live on through the scholarship fund.
8th Grade Scholarship Test
We invite all 8th grade boys to take our annual Scholarship Test which is being offered at two different times (9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.) in the school’s Robert C. Walter Student Commons on Saturday, January 28th. Test results are used to help determine who will receive academically-based scholarships and grants offered for 2017-2018. The test is open to all 8th grade boys living in Franklin or another surrounding county comprising Central Ohio. Anyone interested in sitting for the scholarship test must register by calling the school office (614-252-6714) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
8th Grade boys are also invited to spend a half day at St. Charles
8th grade boys from all over Central Ohio are being given the opportunity to spend a half day at St. Charles during the second, third, and fourth weeks of January. They will be sitting in on regular classes and meeting with school administrators, teachers and students. The young men are also treated to a delicious lunch prepared and served by the kitchen staff and mom volunteers.
School gives nearly $2 Million in Tuition Assistance and Academic Awards
St. Charles Preparatory School is interested in attracting young men from every socio-economic and geographic background. For this school year, thanks to the ongoing generosity of our alumni and giving community, we are providing $400,000 in academic grants and more than $1.5 million in tuition assistance to qualified student families.
Were you unable to attend St. Charles’ annual Open House on November 6, 2016 and want to learn more about the school?
We are currently planning to hold two “Informational Sessions” for 8th grade boys and their parents who could not attend the program on the 6th. These sessions (dates not set at this moment) will be held here on the school’s campus and will only run an hour or so. Each will feature opportunities to learn more about the school’s curriculum, numerous co-curricular activities, financial aid and academic scholarship offerings. So keep your eyes on this post in the coming weeks when we hope to be able to share more details.
Once again, we invite you to call our school office at 614-252-6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for more information or to have your name added to our “prospective student” mailing/e-mail lists.
In the meantime, if you would like to have your name placed on our “prospective student” list for future mailing/e-mails, you are invited to call the school’s Main Office at 614-252-6714 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
St. Charles Preparatory School was proud to host one of college basketball’s top analyst, ambassadors and supporter of cancer research, Mr. Dick Vitale, to a day-long visit to the campus September 8th as part of the second installment of the “An Evening With…” community event.
(Photo – Above) Event initiator Bob Walter ’63, (left) with Dick and Lorraine Vitale.
“An Evening With…” was initiated last year through the vision of 1963 alumnus Bob Walter. “Dick has been a national figure because of his love of basketball and his support of college athletics, but he has also been very supportive of the V Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. When presented with the invitation to speak to the St. Charles community, Dick readily accepted; he is excited for the chance to share his passion for Catholic education and for making it available to those who are willing, but are in need of a helping hand. He truly understands the mission of St. Charles Preparatory School,” Bob said.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Vitale met with the school’s 647 young men in the school gymnasium energizing them, as he did with the evening’s crowd of grown-ups, with his passion and enthusiasm. Mr. Vitale shared with the boys the same theme he touched on later that night: to always chase and never give up on your dreams, persevere when times get tough and to make good decisions. He said he can still hear his mother everyday saying to him: “Richie, don’t ever believe you ‘can’t’… don’t let ‘can’t’ be part of your life! You can be who you want to be. This is America!”
In the evening Dick appeared in the school’s Robert C. Walter Student Commons before more than 700 guests at a special dinner event that raised more than $625,000 for student financial aid. Several folks addressed the crowd, including Principal Jim Lower, St. Charles student Salvador Mercado and The Ohio State University’s Athletic Director, Gene Smith, who had the pleasure of introducing Mr. Vitale.
Tim Kelley, a member of the Class of 1976 and Chairman of the St. Charles Endowment Board, told the crowd that “there are two primary goals we hoped to achieve tonight: To welcome new friends and guests to our St. Charles community and to provide an experience that is a positive influence on the young men who walk these halls. The lessons and values our graduates learn — that I learned here in my high school days–are ones that we carry through the rest of our lives. Our graduates and our benefactors who provide financial support to sustain St. Charles, expect that the future leaders of our communities will come from this school. Your support tonight will provide significant help to boys from all neighborhoods and backgrounds to become difference-makers for generations to come. Again, I thank you.”
(Photo-Above) Development Officer Dan Tarpy (far left), Principal Jim Lower, and St. Charles Advisory Board member Dan Sullivan greet Dick Vitale on his arrival to St. Charles.
St. Charles is devoted to attracting boys from all economic and geographic backgrounds from Central Ohio. Ongoing support from St. Charles alumni and local community has made it possible for the school to extend $1.3 million in financial aid and an additional $3250,000 in academic scholarships to its students for this 2016-2017 school year.
The school has enjoyed some great the media coverage following Mr. Vitale’s visit to our campus:
–View Mr. Vitale’s website blog and see his post from his visit with the students: http://www.dickvitaleonline.com/?option=com_wordpress&Itemid=1
–View the coverage provided by WSYX/WTTX’s (ABC and Fox affiliates) Sports Director, Clay Hall, who attended Mr. Vitale’s afternoon presentation and taped an interview afterwards which aired later on both stations: http://abc6onyourside.com/sports/beyond-the-game/beyond-the-game-dicky-v-appearance-bolters-st-charles-prep-scholarship-fund
–Listen to his on air interview on 97.1 The Fan (ESPN Radio affiliate) with Anthony Rothman (host of the Carpenter and Rothman Show) and Bobby Carpenter (former OSU Buckeye Linebacker and former NFL linebacker): https://soundcloud.com/97-1-the-fan/dick-vitale-on-carpenter-and-rothman-9-8-16
–Read the Columbus Dispatch story by Adam Jardy that appeared in Friday’s edition: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2016/09/09/vitale-st-charles.html
St. Charles extends its sincere appreciation and thanks to those who helped support the event:
Hosts Peggy and Bob Walter;
Presenting sponsors: Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc., Donald W. Kelley & Associates, Inc., The Mackessy Family and Nickolas Savko & Sons;
Benefactor sponsors: The Corna Kokosing Construction Company; The DeAscentis Family, The Finn Family, Mairead Fyda, Paul & Renee Heller, Jim & Lisa Knox In Memory of their son, Thomas Knox, The Riat Family, Jack & Tim Ryan / Merrill Lynch, Trish & Tom ’92 Schindler, Benjamin & Jennifer Schlater, The Strickler & Montero Families and and Mary & Chuck Zebula.
Our special thanks also goes out to St. Charles Advisory Board member Dan Sullivan ’83 of HNS Sports Group, Development Secretary and Special Events Coordinator Cherri Taynor and Principal Jim Lower for their tireless efforts to bring this event together and make it such a great success! Thanks also to these folks: Apex, Berwick Catering, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, Event Source, HNS Sports Group, JoeLius Porter ’17, Live! Technologies, Marcy Design Group, Relevent Group, The Rick Brunetto Trio and West-Camp Press.
You can see this post and more photos on St. Charles’ Facebook page at to share with friends at: https://www.facebook.com/stcharlespreparatoryschool
On Wednesday, May 11th, St. Charles Preparatory School was honored to welcome Ohio State University football legend Archie Griffin to its Robert C. Walter Student Commons to speak to the community about “Character and Leadership.” You are highly encouraged to watch his presentation which was meaningful and inspiring to all those who heard it.
Click HERE to view the YouTube video. The program begins at the video’s 2:01 mark.
Mr. Griffin’s visit was sponsored by the St. Charles student group, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), as part of its “Speaker Series” on Character & Leadership. The organization promotes diversity and inclusion at St. Charles Preparatory through recruitment, retention, enrichment and service to the community. Last year the school was honored to have national sports commentator and former Ohio State All-American and Indiana Pacer basketball player Clark Kellogg make the series’ inaugural presentation.
Special guests on hand will include 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from United Schools Network’s Columbus Collegiate Academy. Many of these young men are currently matched up with St. Charles students in the hugely-successful MBK Mentoring Program. Through regular mentoring opportunities and training, these pairings focus on enhancing life skills, such as: goal setting, conflict resolution, decision making and leadership for those involved.
In addition to this peer mentoring, St. Charles is receiving great support from corporate partners: American Electric Power, Corna-Kokosing, Fifth Third Bank, and Huntington. Each of these partners has provided Adult Mentors who over the last year have engaged these St. Charles and USN students in deeper reflections on virtues and character traits required in a professional context. This serves as deeply valuable relationship building for our students in exposing them to corporate cultures of integrity as well as establishing lasting relationship with a caring and committed adult from the business community.
St. Charles is operating its program in partnership with The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio and The Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics and thanks to a Community Connectors Grant from the Governor’s Office.
We hope you will join us next Wednesday afternoon and encourage you to invite others whom you feel would benefit from hearing Mr. Griffin’s presentation. Questions regarding the event or the MBK Mentoring Program can be directed to Mike Warner (Faculty Member, MBK moderator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming School Events and Activities: Contact the school’s Main Office at 614-252-6714
January 3: Tuesday
January 10: Tuesday
Eighth grade students’ visits begin.
Parent/Teacher Night, 7:00 p.m.
January 12: Thursday
Early Dismissal. 2:13 p.m.; Faculty Meeting.
January 13: Friday
Staff Development. No Class.
January 16: Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No class.
January 27: Friday
Early Dismissal. 2:13 p.m.; Departmental meetings.
January 28: Saturday
Scholarship test for eighth grade boys,
9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Walter Student Commons; 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Click HERE to review the complete calendar of events for the entire 2016-2017 school year.
St. Charles Mission Statement
The school is “devoted to providing young men of Central Ohio with a fundamentally sound preparation for adult Catholic life, specifically for their college or university years. The school’s administration and faculty are committed to modeling and making clear the importance of a personal relationship with God,accurate learning, and an ethic of disciplined work. ” Read more