November 10, 2019
In this issue:

  • Teacher Feature
  • Grateful Hearts
  • Gladiator Athletics
  • Parent Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Info Night
  • Winter Concert
  • Yearbook
  • Save the Date
  • Lunch Menu
  • Community Investment
  • Uniform savings
  • Remind
  • Attendance

Upcoming events:
  • November 11th No school- Veteran's Day
  • November 14th PSO Meeting
  • November 14th - Info night
  • November 21st 12th grade Drama
  • November 21st Art Show
  • November 27th Half Day dismissal 12:40
  • November 28 & 29 - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5th MS Winter Concert
  • December 11th HS Winter Concert
Student Reporting- ACTA GLADIATOR
Teacher Feature - Alexis Fulton
By: Miranda Waters

Ms. Fulton has been teaching for 15 years and plans on teaching for 15 more. She has taught all levels of high school English and all areas of high school science for public schools in both Arizona and Texas. She currently teaches 9th grade Chemistry and 8th grade Literature and Composition for GreatHearts. Ms. Fulton got her undergraduate from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, her first masters was from Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio, Texas, and she will graduate with a second masters from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina this May. She grew up in small towns in south central Texas and calls the area around Hallettsville, Texas “home base” when asked where she’s from. When asked to describe herself in three words she said she is “organized, determined, and optimistic”. 

How do you manage your time between being a school teacher, teaching college classes, taking college courses, and raising a family? What are your tips for managing time and staying organized?
       Ms. Fulton has 6 children in total: 3 stepdaughters (twin 13 year-olds and 1 of age 16), 2 sons (ages 4 and 6), and 1 daughter (age 1). She uses a calendar(s), makes lists, and refers to lots of schedules. She says she has a reliable support system so if things start to unravel she can call for backup and she does her best to communicate early and often with her colleagues and those around her. 

What makes teaching at GreatHearts special and what makes it different from teaching at other schools?

       She responded, “teaching at GreatHearts allows me the opportunity to treat my career as what it really is, a calling. I get to work with amazing colleagues and an incredible student body in an organization that treats people as individuals rather than numbers. I get to pursue my love of my content alongside my love of teaching through conversation, exploration, and wonder. We can focus on finding the beauty in the order of the natural world and in understanding how it works, but still take the time to enjoy the goodness of academic leisure and the company of others equally passionate about finding truth.”

What do you think are the three most important qualities for an educator to have?

       She said that caring compassion, curiosity, and flexibility are the most important qualities for an educator have. 

What is the best advice that you can give to seniors leaving for college?

       She said, “ enjoy every minute. Don’t get so caught up in looking forward that you forget to be present now!“ 

For more student journalism and student news, read the  ACTA GLADIATOR , North Phoenix Prep’s student newspaper.
Grateful   hearts is the North Phoenix annual holiday gift giving campaign where we shower our amazing faculty with love and appreciation. 

Gladiator Athletics
Congratulations to our Lady Gladiators

We are so proud of you for taking our team to the state championships!

Congratulations to our MS Gladiators XC. They ran amazing in the Great Hearts Championship race with the Girls placing 3rd and Boys 4th.
Parent Education Night- Stress & Coping in Students

When: November 18th
Where: Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
Time: 6pm-7pm
Ages: All are welcome- will be applicable for k-12th

What is stress? What does it look like during different developmental stages?
This informational presentation will provide information on what is “typical” for students, and how stress can affect a students daily life. We will look at how environmental factors can play a part, as well explore constructive coping skills that parents can teach their students in order to build a resilient child. The goal is to increase knowledge about stress and coping, provide insight into symptoms, and build skills to support our scholars in managing their feelings.

Lauren Katz
Great Hearts Director of School Counseling
Fine Arts Feature
Bravo!!!  Congratulations  to the entire cast, crew and our amazing Drama Teacher, Ms. Foglesong on their performance of Hamlet, November 7th. 
It was a packed house with many new and old fans! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our cast!

Next up! November 21st

Shuddersome- Tales of Poe
12th grade drama

Cabinet of Curiosities Art Show
Invite your family and friends to join us for the Great Hearts Information Night on Thursday, November 14 th . This is a great opportunity for families interested in applying for fall enrollment to learn more about our campus. Register at:

Please note open enrollment for new applicants will take place November 13 th  – December 13 th .
Re-enrollment for returning students will kick-off on March 2 nd
Winter Concert Update

Due to the large numbers of students enrolled in Music and Choir this year, along with the desire to have receptions post-performance, The Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NPX administration, have decided to change the date of the High School and Honors Choir Winter Concert to Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Calvary North Church Call time for ALL students is 5:00pm at the church.  This concert will be for 9th and 10th grade Choir, as well as the Middle School & Honors Choirs. The team felt splitting the concerts was in the best interest of students, their families, and the teachers tasked to supervise.
The Middle School Winter Concert will still take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Calvary North Church. 

Concert Dress Code:

Gentlemen:  Black dress pants, black dress shoes (NO tennis shoes), black socks, black belt, white long-sleeved button-down dress. shirt with collar. They may use their long-sleeved white Oxford uniform shirts. Long, plain, Black tie. Please check ahead of time for proper fit of all items. Jewelry and accessories such as watches/ bracelets should be kept to a minimum. Hair should be neatly-combed and out of the face.

Ladies: Black skirt (A line/Circle skirt) or black pants with a white top (must be dressier than a T-shirt and not sheer). Skirts must follow regular school dress code rules regarding length. Students may also choose to wear a black dress (long or knee length). For knee length dresses/skirts, opaque black tights must be worn. All dresses/ tops must have some type of sleeve. No sleeveless, off the shoulder, or thin straps are allowed. No sheer materials. A black sweater could be worn if top has no sleeve. For shoes, please follow the school dress code. Black, closed-toe flats are best since there will be a lot of walking/standing/ walking up stairs. No excessive hair accessories or jewelry, please. Leggings are not permitted. Hair should be worn so it is out of the face. 
Yearbook orders

Please follow this link to order yearbooks through PICTAVO!

Junior and Senior Class Blazer and Pinning Ceremony

Date:  Friday, January 10th
Time:  2:15 PM
Location:  North Phoenix Prep Gym

Please save the date for a special Gladiator tradition Parents of 11th and 12th grade students only- RSVP
November Lunch Menu

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Important dates to remember:

No School November 11th - Veteran's Day
November 27th- Half day- lunch is not served
No School November 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Community Investment and Tax Credit donations to North Phoenix Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs. And it’s an easy way to increase the impact of your donations!
Simply click on this link , type the name of your employer in the “Matching Gifts” tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department to have your gifts to our school matched. Please contact Jackie Curtis at or 602-404-7414 with any questions.
Uniform Discounts!

Dennis Uniforms has announced they are rolling back their prices on pants, shorts, & plaids! They are giving Great Hearts families a standing 20% discount.
This will become effective on Monday October 28, 2019.  Please see this Flyer for additional information.
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