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Rogaine

Erie, PA

#1 Nov 19, 2012
It has begun. The battle for Prep is on! The assistants have assembled their forces for an off-season overthrow of the HC. The battle of male pattern baldness is on! The assistants are tired of getting no credit and doing it all as the HC sits back and basks in the glory of his return! Who will emerge victorious? Offense? Defense? Or the current regime?
Yes

Girard, PA

#2 Nov 20, 2012
It is true. They hate the head coach and want his job. Could get real ugly soon.
danny greene

Erie, PA

#3 Nov 20, 2012
Don't worry - Father Gutless Jabo and Bill Sissy Flanigan will step in..
Haters

Ardsley, NY

#4 Nov 20, 2012
Scoreboard!
Dad of Grad

Erie, PA

#5 Nov 20, 2012
My son graduated from Prep in 2011. I will give them credit for providing a strong education given the high school choices in our area. Spare me the touting of the Collegiate Academy. Their practice of allowing kids to re-take tests if they don't like their original score does not bode well for what they will face in college. My son was well prepared academically and he learned organizational and prioritizing skills that most of his college classmates lack.
There are my highlights concerning Cathedral Prep. Here is what continues to piss me off about that school: They display enormous audacity by always taking full credit for the development of my son and the sons of so many others.
While I get that they need to solicit for additional money from their alumni and parents, their worn out ad line, "Give us your boy and we'll return to you a man. " smacks of ignorance as well as arrogance. What Prep continually fails to realize is that there are a lot of us out here who know that Prep would not be able to accomplish what they take credit for if parents didn't send them a well raised kid in the first place !
Prep has these kids for 7 hours a day, 180 days a year for four years. That's a mere fraction of time compared to the work parents put in toward molding their sons to be the good kids Prep relys on. The arrogance is outlandish for that school to act as if they and they alone are responsible for the end result.
News flash, our sons would be great kids and impressive young men regardless of where they attend high school. It's the parents stupid, who play the most important and ever lasting role in developing character and direction of our sons. Cathedral Prep merely enhances the already good product we provide them to work with. They don't create it.

One final observation: Despite all that parents have provided Prep so that the school can brag about it's graduates, I nor any other parent from my son's class can ever recall a simple "thank you" for all that we have provided Prep. That sort of thing gets noticed by the way. That level of blind and foolish arrogance keeps me and others from filling out that letter asking for our donations.
Grad

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Nov 20, 2012
I believe you are taking their advertising line too literal.

I do agree that the time your son was at Prep is only a fraction of time, but there is no fraction of time that influences a teen more than the time spent in high school and unless you can provide the time & effort needed to "mold" your son, there is no better environment than Prep offers.
Dad of Grad

Erie, PA

#7 Nov 20, 2012
Grad wrote:
I believe you are taking their advertising line too literal.
I do agree that the time your son was at Prep is only a fraction of time, but there is no fraction of time that influences a teen more than the time spent in high school and unless you can provide the time & effort needed to "mold" your son, there is no better environment than Prep offers.
Quite the contrary. Prep takes itself way to literal, ignoring the fact that they would not be who they are without the likes of good attentive parenting sending them solid material to work with in the first place.
At the very least Prep should be big enough, gracious enough to acknowledge the parents and thank them once in a while. Prep certainly wants everyone to acknowledge and thank them don't they ? It should be a two way street, a symbiotic relationship. Perhaps they'd improve on their arrogant image which continues to defiantly expand among the community. Instead Prep selfishly hoards all the credit. Do they teach that practice there ?
Wren

Erie, PA

#8 Nov 20, 2012
Take a pair of twins. Send one to Prep and the other to Central or Vincent.

You will see the difference. Cmon.
Dad of Grad

Erie, PA

#10 Nov 20, 2012
Wren wrote:
Take a pair of twins. Send one to Prep and the other to Central or Vincent.
You will see the difference. Cmon.
You'll get no argument from me that given two identical twins with identical character would come out differently if one went to Prep and one went to Central or Vincent. Too bad you're totally missing the point.
Never did I say that Prep doesn't add to the betterment of it's students. Of course it does, and along with it's higher education these are two reasons many choose that school.
That being said, our family and many others I know have discussed this issue often. Our circle of friends have boys who went to various high schools,( admittedly not the deplorable city schools ) and it was overwhelmingly the case that the determining factor of successful academic achievement, scholarships, character, and college performance are directly linked to what occurred within the four walls of those kid's homes much more than within the walls of their school.
Yes indeed, Prep does a pretty good job but they would never be as successful as they like to boast without an already well adjusted kid coming to them in the first place.
Let's take your example and reverse it. Let's have the main body of kids from non attentive parents and poor home structure make up the majority of Prep's student body. While you may argue that they'd result better than having attended a school such as East for example, Prep would never be able to achieve the level they are accustomed to as when a majority of their students come in already prepared. And you know this. Prep can't perform miracles. As the old saying goes " you can't make chicken soup out of chicken poop. " Citing a one in 500 example of some kid wildly beating the odds won't cut it either. That's not a good enough average to brag about.
The point is this: I am willing to give Prep their fair share of credit. As I've stated, my son was well educated and learned good organizational skills. Very valuable indeed. Shouldn't Prep be wise and gracious enough to give credit now and then to all the hard working and dilegent moms and dads who provid Prep with what they so desparately need ? That is good, solid, well adjusted kids who do for Prep as much as Prep unabshedly claims it does for them.
Grad

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Dad of Grad wrote:
<quoted text>
Quite the contrary. Prep takes itself way to literal, ignoring the fact that they would not be who they are without the likes of good attentive parenting sending them solid material to work with in the first place.
At the very least Prep should be big enough, gracious enough to acknowledge the parents and thank them once in a while. Prep certainly wants everyone to acknowledge and thank them don't they ? It should be a two way street, a symbiotic relationship. Perhaps they'd improve on their arrogant image which continues to defiantly expand among the community. Instead Prep selfishly hoards all the credit. Do they teach that practice there ?
It is too bad you feel that you deserve some kind of specific special recognition other than the education your son received.
Oh Be Joyful

Erie, PA

#12 Nov 20, 2012
Wren wrote:
Take a pair of twins. Send one to Prep and the other to Central or Vincent.
You will see the difference. Cmon.
Are you implying that because Prep is a good school they are entirely so because of themselves? I agree with the dad,how hard woould it be for Prep to say thanks once in a while?Or are they above showing gratitude?
here is your thanks

Erie, PA

#13 Nov 20, 2012
Quick someone get Dad of Grad a "World's best dad" coffee mug.
Colin Cowherd

Erie, PA

#14 Nov 20, 2012
Yes the original Colin Cowherd formaly of Penn Live....Prep sucks!
Send your boy to an all male school and you deserve what you get!
Dad of Grad

Erie, PA

#15 Nov 20, 2012
Grad wrote:
<quoted text>It is too bad you feel that you deserve some kind of specific special recognition other than the education your son received.
Not me anymore, my son is gone. My "selfishness" is for the current parents who are continually told what a great gift Prep is giving their sons while completely ignoring the fact that there are important factors besides just Prep that make it all work so well.
I guess defenders are taking the arrogant stance ( what a surprise !) that being gracious once in a while is beneath the dignity of Prep.
Think about your stance for a moment. You're defending the practice of an esteemed and long standing Catholic institution, an institution that itself preaches humility and character, from expressing gratitude on occasion to it's student body and parents for the vital role they play in their partnership of success. If your stance is "take it or leave it ! " what does that really say about the values this institution projects to the community ?
A simple show of gratitude once in awhile would be a great piece of P.R. that surely wouldn't harm anyone. Or would it in your opinion ? If so, please explain.
Grad

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Nov 20, 2012
Dad of Grad wrote:
<quoted text>
A simple show of gratitude once in awhile would be a great piece of P.R. that surely wouldn't harm anyone. Or would it in your opinion ? If so, please explain.
The gratitude you seek should be your son becoming a successful man, which is priceless.

If you could have done that all by yourself, why spend the money for Prep?

It sounds to me you want something more than an education for your son.
Man of PREP

Erie, PA

#19 Nov 20, 2012
The education your son received is thanks enough! The fact you expect a personal thankyou makes me think ur son needed PREP a hell of alot more than you! Great example to ur son! I'm happy my parents didn't raise me always looking for a thankyou or some type of recognition for something that I SHOULD do! Your son definitely needed PREP to teach true values & morals because clearly yours are corrupt in more ways than one? Oh & thankyou for your ignorant post, surprised you had enough brains to send your son to PREP to begin with!
STOP

Erie, PA

#20 Nov 20, 2012
STOP. This is not about the education of Prep. It is about the two bald assistants fighting to over throw the head coach of the football team. Each is ready to see him go and they are doing their best to oust him!
No one cares

Powell, OH

#21 Nov 20, 2012
STOP wrote:
STOP. This is not about the education of Prep. It is about the two bald assistants fighting to over throw the head coach of the football team. Each is ready to see him go and they are doing their best to oust him!
Apparently no one cares.. Next !! Nothing to see here.
MBL

Erie, PA

#22 Nov 20, 2012
Grad wrote:
I believe you are taking their advertising line too literal.
I do agree that the time your son was at Prep is only a fraction of time, but there is no fraction of time that influences a teen more than the time spent in high school and unless you can provide the time & effort needed to "mold" your son, there is no better environment than Prep offers.
You drank a BIG glass of that Kool Aid, didn't you?
7 billion people on earth

Stow, OH

#23 Nov 20, 2012
Dad of Grad wrote:
My son graduated from Prep in 2011. I will give them credit for providing a strong education given the high school choices in our area. Spare me the touting of the Collegiate Academy. Their practice of allowing kids to re-take tests if they don't like their original score does not bode well for what they will face in college. My son was well prepared academically and he learned organizational and prioritizing skills that most of his college classmates lack.
There are my highlights concerning Cathedral Prep. Here is what continues to piss me off about that school: They display enormous audacity by always taking full credit for the development of my son and the sons of so many others.
While I get that they need to solicit for additional money from their alumni and parents, their worn out ad line, "Give us your boy and we'll return to you a man. " smacks of ignorance as well as arrogance. What Prep continually fails to realize is that there are a lot of us out here who know that Prep would not be able to accomplish what they take credit for if parents didn't send them a well raised kid in the first place !
Prep has these kids for 7 hours a day, 180 days a year for four years. That's a mere fraction of time compared to the work parents put in toward molding their sons to be the good kids Prep relys on. The arrogance is outlandish for that school to act as if they and they alone are responsible for the end result.
News flash, our sons would be great kids and impressive young men regardless of where they attend high school. It's the parents stupid, who play the most important and ever lasting role in developing character and direction of our sons. Cathedral Prep merely enhances the already good product we provide them to work with. They don't create it.
One final observation: Despite all that parents have provided Prep so that the school can brag about it's graduates, I nor any other parent from my son's class can ever recall a simple "thank you" for all that we have provided Prep. That sort of thing gets noticed by the way. That level of blind and foolish arrogance keeps me and others from filling out that letter asking for our donations.
Still begging for a thank-you nasty? You are the absolute authority on foolish arrogance. Here is a news flash. Nobody wants a donation from someone that can't give freely. If you want your ego stroked every time you cut a check keep your frigging money. You are the definition of selfishness. Nobody gives a shit if you raised your kid to be a half way decent human being. Isn't that your obligation? Man,your halo must weigh a ton.

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