April 11th, 2020
In this issue:

  • Headmaster Letter
  • Lanista Applications
  • Academy Giving
  • Yearbook
  • Student Newspaper
  • This week with NPX!
  • Salute2Seniors
  • Re-enrollment
  • Love and Logic
  • Resources
  • School Messenger
  • Dates to note
  • Board of Directors


HEADMASTER LETTER

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

I hope that each of you is enjoying a restful and relaxing holiday weekend. You've certainly earned it after a week chock full of new challenges. This past week we all became more familiar with remote learning tools like Google Classroom and ZOOM. 99% of our students accessed Google Classroom by Tuesday of last week, where they found warm greetings and fresh assignments from each of their teachers. We also managed to empty all student lockers and returned materials to families--and 94% of you picked those materials up in a single day. Many thanks to all our volunteers, and special kudos to Ms. DeSilva for running point on that behemoth of a project. It's been quite a whirlwind lately, but as we look to next week I need to put a few additional things on your radar.

Understandably, the switch to Google Classroom leads our students to have questions about their grades. To provide consistency across all Prep schools, Great Hearts has moved to Pass/Fail grading for the 4th Quarter. At the same time, we are continuing to provide A-F letter grades for Semester 2 transcripts. That way, students who demonstrate improvement can still be rewarded for their efforts. 

ZOOM is our videoconferencing service for tutoring hours. It is very functional and fairly simple to use, and our faculty have also received training on safety features that will protect our students from hacking or shenanigans. Please also note that the user agreement for remote learning prevents parents from joining ZOOM tutoring sessions in order to protect student privacy.

Given the disruption to our normal school schedule, Great Hearts has determined that the last day for all schools will be May 21st. Please look for more information in the weeks ahead regarding the conclusion of our Academic year.

Please do take a moment to complete the survey about remote learning. I want to continue to track how our Academy is doing, and your feedback is vital in the process of fine-tuning our systems. To that same end, we will also be sending a survey directly to students, beginning with 11th and 12th grade next week.

Finally, let me invite each of you to another Virtual Headmaster Coffee on Tuesday the 14th at 9:00 am . You can join by simply clicking this link .  

With Devotion and Good Cheer,

Headmaster Weinhold
LANISTA APPLICATIONS

Gladiators, it’s time to apply for next year’s Lanista positions! If you have ideas for our teams next year, are interested in mentoring younger students, want to learn leadership skills, and are either in 8 th or 9 th grade, please apply! Please find the link here and fill it out by April 20. Ms. Schripsema will hold interviews over Zoom along with other faculty members. 
Email Ms. Schripsema with any questions.
ACADEMY GIVING

Gladiators we have 5 days left to support our extracurricular programs at NPX ! April 15 th is the last day to “Take the Credit” with NPX. Make your dollar for dollar State Tax Credit Contribution today!
A special thank you to everyone that participated in our Arizona Gives day, we raised $1,600 toward our goal!

*Athletes - We will be holding our FREE Sports Fee drawing on next week! For every athlete that has had a Tax Credit Contribution made on their behalf will be eligible to Win!
For more information about our Tax Credit Drive contact Jackie Curtis, Academy Giving Manager jcurtis@northphoenixprep.org


YEARBOOK ORDERS

Please follow the order here link to purchase yearbooks through PICTAVO!


Middle School Parents and Students

Yearbook needs pictures of MS social events.
Send your pictures to npxazyearbook@gmail.com
ACTA GLADIATOR- STUDENT NEWSPAPER

Student reporting and perspective at it's finest! Access the newest edition of the student newspaper by clicking on the image
Follow North Phoenix Prep on social media to stay connected to our wonderful
Gladiator Community!
North Phoenix Prep Social Media Highlights
POEM OF THE DAY

Log into our Facebook page to enjoy a daily poem reading courtesy of Headmaster Weinhold.

Here is one from last week.
WHATCHA READING WEDNESDAY!

Brought to you by our AMAZING faculty and teachers. Here are some of their favorite books that they are reading in quarantine. 

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

This week our Senior Spotlight is the one and only Rocco Berbetti!! Rocco is an awesome student here at NPX Click on his image for a video of answers to questions that we have sent him We miss you Rocco!

And here's to our final  #Salute2Seniors

Jordan Black is a 6-year member of NPX Track & Field. He will end his Gladiator career as the most decorated athlete in school history. Jordan holds 4 individual HS records, 2 individual MS records, is a part of 4 HS relay records, and 1 MS relay record. Last season, he was the top performing athlete overall at the Division 4 State Track Meet, coming away with his first individual track title in the 3200m along with 2nd in the 1600m and 4th in the 800m. He was also a 2-time individual State Champion in XC and helped our Boy's team to its first State Title this past year. With all of that, Jordan is still just a humble young man and a great teammate and role model. His love of running has helped create the sports culture at NPX. His unique personality and kazoo playing will be missed by all. ;) Jordan will now continue his running career as a Lumberjack at NAU. Thank you, Jordan, for leading the way and showing us all what is possible.  #npxgladiators   #npxtrackandfield   #classof2020 🎓

Go to our Facebook page to see all the #Salute2Seniors posts!
RE-ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR 2020-21

Complete re-enrollment by Wednesday, April 15th using a fully online format that now includes e-signing. Login to your Enrollment Parent Portal at:  https://greathearts.schoolaxis.com/

LOVE AND LOGIC

Love and Logic is offering free on-line parenting classes for the month of April!
RESOURCES and FAQ

Great Hearts resources for remote learning can be found HERE

Mr. Weinhold addressed many questions in last week's headmaster letter.
You can access this information HERE

Coronavirus information


SCHOOL MESSENGER/TEXT

Gladiator Families: To opt in for Text and to receive important updates regarding North Phoenix Prep and Great Hearts type "yes" to 67587.
DATES TO NOTE FOR 2020- 2021

  • August 6 First day of class
  • October 5-9 Fall break
  • December 21- January 4 Winter Break
  • March 15-19 Spring Break
  • May 27 Last day of classes

NPX 2020-2021 Family Calendar is available here
GREAT HEARTS BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS
May 14, 2020
Board meeting notices are posted at least 24 hours in advance on the
North Phoenix Prep website. The notice will include time, location and agenda.  
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