Being a Trailblazer is not a spectator sport!
Volume 3.3 | November 29, 2017
Last week - Today!
Last week was a short week here at CPREP since it was Thanksgiving. Hopefully you spent the extra days off eating great food with family and friends !

Before the two days off, we had a busy week!
  • We had our 1st EVER Family Potluck for Thanksgiving and it was a huge success. It was so nice to see so many families there! We had a blast breaking bread with you all! Look for more upcoming dinners and potlucks.
  • The Sixth Grade Academy had their 1st CPREP SAIL Awards of the year as they shouted out 17 outstanding 6th Graders. Check here for more details!
  • Our Football and Cheer teams had their Senior Night on Wednesday. We WON! It was a great night, led by senior, Kyle Zajack as the class of 2018 secured their final home game win in a 27-18 victory over Prince Tech!
  • Basketball season officially kicked off with the Middle School basketball tryouts. The boys and girls spent two hard days showing their skills in anticipation of making the team. The rosters will be posted later this week! Good luck to all!
  • The STEM Enrichments began a new unit and are in need of toilet paper & paper towel rolls for their engineering extravaganzas! They are trying to collect CLEAN aluminum cans to repurpose them into tools and gifts!
  • Girls on the Run started collecting donations for the Newman's Own Holiday Challenge. Donate or share if you can!
CPREP Spotlight
Trailblazers of the Week
Lower School - Jahkobe Spencer
Jahkobe is a 3rd grader at CPREP and has been chosen as Trailblazer by nomination from Ms. Gambino. Jahkobe has shown strong leadership and empathy skills in the classroom by having a positive attitude and willingness to try new things! He is a brag tag winner. Most exciting, he has 100% homework completion!! Keep it up Jahkobe!!!
Middle School - Shambriel Battles
Shambriel has been nominated by the entire Sixth Grade Academy. Over the past month she has improved tremendously, both academically and socially. She is completing her Groundwork on time now! She has stepped up as a leader in the classroom and been an example for her classmates on what it looks like to be an intellectual at their finest! Way to go Shambriel!
Upper School - Ahlaijah Roberts
Ahlaijah is a sophomore member of the CPREP Cheerleading Squad. Coach Logan has nominated Ahlaijah this week because of her perseverance and leadership. Over the past two years Ahlaijah has fought hard to learn and master cheerleading skill after skill. At last week's game she called her first cheer at a game. It was a breakthrough moment for her and the first step to becoming Captain in the future! Rock on Ahlaijah!
Staff - Ms. Joaner Weidman
She has been a part of the CPREP family for over six years and a project and program support facilitator. Ms. Weidman showed her brightest Trailblazer Orange by paying tribute to our Veterans during November. She created a beautiful display in the front lobby to commemorate our Veterans and the service they have done. Her work culminated in a wonderful Veteran’s Day program at All-School. She was also very instrumental in the success of our 1st Family Potluck for Thanksgiving. Thank you, Ms. Weidman, for all that you do!
Social Justice in Action
Ending Teen Dating Violence
Twalesha Montague, senior here at Capital Prep, has taken on the topic of Teen Dating Violence for her Social Justice Project. Her project aims to educate youth on the signs and symptoms of dating violence, how to seek help, and how to safely end a harmful relationship. She has worked with a group of students at CPREP that have helped to make a video pledging to choose healthy relationships over harmful ones as part of the I-Choose campaign. Captured here is Monet and her I-Choose pledge.

Check out her video !
The JustUs League!
The JustUs League is a NEW middle school club whose mission is to spread peace, justice, and kindness in the middle school. These heroes will also help others in need! The club empowers students to gain independence in self-regulatory behaviors and gain leadership experience! When you see a bird in the sky, its probably just one of our Social JustUs heroes!
College Prep 101
Be a pain! (in a good way)
Find an adult who can help you with the steps to college. Let everyone know that you want to go to college. Don't stop until you find the adult who can help. Whether it be a family member, a coach, a teacher, or pastor, always seek advice. The more you can learn about the processes, the more prepared you will be. Gain experience by tracking places outside of school where you can get real-world experience and learn how it's done. Make connections with anyone you know who has been to college and ask them how it is done!
Principal's Message
Mickey too?
Who knew that Mickey was a Trailblazer! Trailblazers are all around us. They don’t look back when there is a block in the road; they don’t stop because someone told them the road hasn’t been traveled. Trailblazers continue to innovate using everyday tools in unimaginable ways. Stop signs are signals that spark curiosity. Curiosity fuels the spirit of a Trailblazer.
 
We are Capital Prep. Home of the Trailblazer and being a Trailblazer is not a spectator sport. Have an amazing day sharing curiosity with our students. 
 
Graciously,
Dr. Ferguson
Upcoming Events
Look at whats happening the next few weeks!

  • Holiday Greeting Cards for sale now - Order them here!
  • 6th Grade Project Oceanology field trip - Thursday 11/30
  • Girls on the Run 5K Race! - Sunday 12/3 @ 10:30AM-2:00PM
  • Family Math Night - Tuesday 12/5 @ 5:30-7:00PM
  • Coding Workshop - Tuesday 12/5 @ 6:00-7:30PM
  • 6th Grade Real Art Ways field trip - Thursday 12/7
  • RapOetry Showcase - Thursday 12/7 @ 12:30-2:50PM
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Playhouse on Park field trip - Friday 12/8
  • Winter Wonderland Dance - Friday 12/8 @ 6-8PM
  • 6th Grade Project Oceanology field trip - Tuesday 12/12
  • Open House - Thursday 12/14 @ 8-9AM

For information on these events and more
visit the events page on our website!
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