November 4, 2018
“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.” ~ William Shakespeare
In this issue:
  • Headmaster Letter
  • PSO News
  • Gladiator Sweatshirts
  • Yearbook ordering
  • Picture day re-takes
  • Drama Performances
  • Buy your Gladiator Shirts!
  • Gladiator Sports
  • Thank you
  • College Counseling
  • Drop off & Dismissal
  • Elk's Hoop Shoot
  • GH Info Night
Important Dates

  • 11/8- 11th Grade Drama production 7pm
  • 11/12- Veteran's Day No School
  • 11/5-11/30 Greatful Hearts
  • 11/7 Picture Re-takes
  • 11/8 11th Grade Drama performance 7pm @ Calvary North
  • 11/14 Early Release 2:10pm
  • 11/15 GH Info Night
  • 11/21 Half Day 12:40pm dismissal
  • 11/22-11/23 Thanksgiving Break No School
  • 11/29 12th grade Drama
  • 11/30 Cabinet of Curiosities Art Show

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

We are entering a truly delightful season in the life of our school! Soon we will have the pleasure of seeing our Juniors and Seniors perform Shakespeare plays--something to which I look forward each year. I am always amazed to witness our students' outstanding displays of thespianism, and I am already looking forward to the performance this Thursday!

I am reminded that during a time when budget cutbacks have led many schools to cancel their fine arts programs, our Academy continues to provide a rich immersion in art, music, drama, and poetry for all our students. Through the experience of performing a Shakespearean play, our students glean an appreciation for the subtle nuance and rich history of the English language; they learn a deeper empathy and a more sophisticated emotional landscape, and they acquire the skill of performative presentation. Our students learn these things because Beauty, as much as Truth and Goodness, is an essential aim of our curriculum. We would no sooner eliminate the fine arts than we would math or science.


As we look ahead to our annual drama performances, our Cabinet of Curiosities show, and our Winter Concert, I hope that each of you is as excited as I am about this most wonderful time of the year!


With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold
NPX PSO News
NPX PSO announces Greatful Hearts
 
It has been a long-standing Great Hearts' tradition to give a collective thank you gift to our teachers around the holiday season. In previous years, this campaign was called Snow Storm and ran November through December. We have chosen to improve upon our endeavors to give generously to our teachers and to pair it with the fall season. Fall is already a season rich in the tradition of giving thanks and expressing gratitude. The shift for collecting donations from December to November will allow families to focus on this campaign before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. This holiday gift-giving opportunity provides a chance for parents and students to shower our amazing faculty with appreciation and love collectively and at one special time. In lieu of holiday gifts for faculty and staff, we invite all North Phoenix families to participate in this annual holiday giving campaign. Show your heartfelt appreciation by contributing a one-time monetary gift to be distributed evenly among faculty and staff at our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in December. Last year, our community was able to gift over two hundred dollars to all full-time faculty members! 

The Greatful Hearts campaign will run from November 5 th – November 30 th

Stay tuned for additional communications regarding the Greatful Heart Campaign
Introducing “Helping Hands”, a new program helping the families of
North Phoenix Preparatory!
 
Have you ever felt like you needed someone to lean on but didn’t know where to go for help? Have you ever felt like a little bit of temporary help would make all the difference in the long run? Do you wish you could reach out to others in need but don’t really know how to or where to start? Then Helping Hands is where to go! Please follow this LINK to find out more.
NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts

Parents please note that if you ordered a sweatshirt on the NPX portal that the order was placed on Friday 10/26. When the shirts arrive we will notify the students and distribute the shirts to them according to their order.
Yearbook Early Bird pricing expires 11/21!

Order yearbooks now to receive early order discount! Price is $30 until November 21st. After that price will increase by $5.00 each quarter until ordering is closed.
Sign up now for Quarter 2 Homework Club

Q2 Homework Club starts Thursday, October 18th. Wednesday the 17th is an early release day. If your student is new to Homework Club you must first register HERE

Sign up for Q2 Homework Club HERE
Picture Re-takes November 7th

If you did not get a picture on picture day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student. 
Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here HHRGJB26. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.
Semester 1 Drama Performances November 8th & 29th
11th Grade Drama Production

Thursday, November 8th
7:00PM
Calvary Chapel North
Tickets $5.00 at the door!

Come support our 11th grade students in their fall production of
"Twelfth Night"
12th Grade Drama Production

Thursday, November 29th
7:00PM
Calvary Chapel North

Our senior students are excited to present
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
Middle School News
Purchase your Gladiator Shirts!

Our wonderful uniform provider, Anton Uniforms now have our new Gladiator team shirts available for purchase on their website.
 
·      Shirts are made from athletic dry-fit material. Perfect for those Gladiator games!
·      Purchase from the Anton website
·      Purchasing closes November 8th
·      All shirts will be delivered to the school for distribution
 
Purchase the shirt according to the Gladiator team your student is on- follow the link below

Gladiators XC Advance to State – Boys Win Sectionals

Our Gladiators continued to impress at Division 4 Sectionals this past week. The boys won North Phoenix Prep’s first cross country sectional title. Jordan Black dominated the race, winning his 2nd individual sectional title. He was followed up by Rocco Berbetti in 3rd, Richie Johnston 4th, Thomas Koska 5th, Sammy Johnston 12th, and Aidan Davis in 26th place. Our girls team place 3rd overall with Juliana Baltram coming in 3rd, Sabrina Kloft 13th, Alina Boorse 22nd, Alana Curtis 29th, Cora Moore 30th, and Dagny McCrory in 32nd place.
Both teams move on to the State Championship this Saturday, November 10th at Cave Creek Golf Course, 15202 N. 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023 (19th Ave and Greenway Rd.). Boys run at 8:30am and Girls at 9:30am. Both teams are looking to have their best finish in school history and the boys team have a legitimate shot at the State Title. 
Boys 1st Team All-Section Honors
Jordan Black, Rocco Berbetti, Richie Johnston, & Thomas Koska
Boys 2nd Team All-Section Honors
Sammy Johnston

Girls 1st Team All-Section Honors
Juliana Baltram
Girls 2nd Team All Section Honors
Sabrina Kloft

Thank you!

We would like to give a special Thank You gift to each of our families that have contributed to our 2018-19 Community Investment Campaign thus far. Please stop in and see Jackie and Lisa in the Academy Giving office to get your free gift.
The quality of education delivered at our school is only possible with your generous support of our Community Investment campaign.  We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to the Community Investment campaign.  Please   click here for a listing of our 2108-19 Community Investment campaign donors   as of November 1 st .
We are looking to increase our family participation! Every gift counts!
College Counseling Corner

Senior Scholarship Opportunities
Now is the time to start applying for college scholarships! Remember, small awards can add up fast and by spring many deadlines will have already passed!

Junior Test Prep Opportunities
Juniors may be interested in checking out the following ACT and SAT test prep opportunities:

In the News
Are you or your student concerned about college selectivity and university rankings?
Researchers at Challenge Success — a nonprofit organization based at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education — released a paper this fall that calls into question the value of university rankings.
“There is no question that the college admission process can be stressful. We hope that this paper prompts students and families to examine what college success means to them and to question common assumptions about college selectivity,” the authors note in the paper’s executive summary.
Read the full paper and read more about relieving achievement pressure in NACAC’s spring edition of The Journal of College Admission.


Drop-off and Dismissal
 
Drop-Off:   Please keep in mind that NO SUPERVISION is provided
prior to 7:30 for students with Archway siblings and 7:45 for Prep Students . An increasing number of students are gathering outside the Archway MPR doors prior to 7:30 and/or the Prep academic building prior to 7:45. Please keep your children with you until the correct drop off time.

Pick up : Prep families- please do not arrive on campus prior to 3:25. Arriving early impedes the flow of traffic for Archway dismissal. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 Another way to help with Drop-Off and Dismissal is to use the carpool option, sponsored by PSO. North Phoenix families can register online for private access to an interactive map that enables you to locate and contact others in the carpool family. 

Sunday, December 9
Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Shooting Contest
The Elks Hoop Shoot is a National free-throw contest for kids ages 8 to 13 (as of 4/1/2019). Beginning at a local Elks Lodge level (lodge 335 in our case, next to campus), winners advance through District, State, Regional and National competitions. There is no cost, and the Elks sponsor contestants and their families through every level of the competition.  
+2:00pm at the Great Hearts North Phoenix Gym
+All boys and girls ages 8-13 (as of April 1, 2019) are eligible to participate.
+This is a free event!
+Divisions: There are six separate divisions for boys and girls, in age levels of 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. The 8-9 year olds will shoot from 4 feet in front of the regulation foul line.
+This is open to the public, and no cost - please sign up  here  for both   participants and anyone that wants to volunteer!

Great Hearts Information Night


Tell your family and friends about Great Heart Information Night . A classical, liberal arts education establishes your child in virtue. Visit a tuition-free Great Hearts academy on November 15th (6:00pm-7:30pm) to speak with parents, teachers and administrators about the difference a Great Hearts education can make in your child's life.

Registration requested.
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