October 22, 2018
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” ~ John Donne
In this issue:
  • Headmaster Letter
  • Spirit Week this Week
  • Spirit Shirts for sale
  • Order Gladiator Sweatshirts
  • Homework Club
  • Headmaster Coffee
  • Prudential Spirit Award
  • PSAT Testing
  • Middle School News
  • Headmaster Coffee
  • College Counseling Corner
  • Homecoming
  • Drop off & Dismissal
Important Dates

  • 10/22-10/26 Spirit Week
  • 10/24 PSAT - High School
  • 10/24 High School Picnic
  • 10/27 NPX Homecoming "A Fairytale Garden
  • 11/2 Half Day dismissal 12:40pm
  • 11/3- MS Social "Spooktacular"

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,


It's appropriate that  humility  is the last of the Six Loves, but it is ironically the most important. 
That's because humility rescues our other loves from the disease of arrogance or narcissism.  

At North Phoenix Prep, we are committed to serving others, because that is what Love actually is. Humility is a key virtue in opening our hearts to the possibility of selfless love.
Great Hearts conceives of its mission as one of radical service to others, to the community, to the American republic. Like Socrates, we view our mission as a kind of piety or obedience—he famously explained in his trial that he sought the truth and engaged others in conversation because he believed that’s what the god of the Delphic oracle had ordered him to do. And, like Socrates, our love of excellence and relentless pursuit of truth seems destined to look like arrogance to others not similarly inclined. We must, therefore, actively cultivate HUMILITY, self-deprecation, self-giving in our work and in our way of communicating with others about what we do and what we love—above all, our schools must cultivate the practice of humility and service in our students. 
We must continually emphasize that Great Hearts pursues excellence not because we think we are or ought to be better than everyone else, but rather because we think that there are things, thoughts, thinkers, and examples that are much better than ourselves.
With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold
North Phoenix Prep Spirit Week!

Note: Full dress day is full out- accessories, tops and bottoms; Half dress day is tops and accessories only with uniform bottoms

Monday- First Job Full dress day(dress as your first job or the job you want to have)
Tuesday- Studious Tuesday Half dress day (basically nerd day- bust out your button up shirts and big glasses)
Wednesday-Western Wednesday Full dress day (Cowboy & Cowgirl Attire)
Thursday - Color war day Half dress day (7th-Orange; 8th-white;9th-red;10th - blue; 11th - pink; 12th - black)
Friday- Gladiator Pride! Half dress day (wear gladiator shirts, athletic team shirts, rock school color accessories, face & hair paint)
NPX Spirit Wear!

Spirit wear for sale Tuesday & Thursday after school until 3:50pm
in the PSO closet. Cost of shirts is $10 payable by cash or check
NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts

LAST CHANCE!!
ORDER YOUR NPX SWEATSHIRTS ONLINE!
The online pay-portal for sweatshirts will close Tuesday October 23rd. 
Don't miss your chance to get your NPX sweatshirt. ORDER NOW.  


Click on the image to be directed to the payment portal to order.


Coming Soon!

Gladiator Shirts in dryfit athletic wear from Anton Uniforms
for Middle School students.

Purchasing information will be shared once available
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
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  are open to students in grades 5-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity within the past year. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. Top honorees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.
To apply, students should do the following by November 6, 2018:
  • Find the application at https://spirit.prudential.com or https://www.nassp.org/spirit
  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement 
  • Go to the "certification" tab on the application, then email instructions to your certifier 
  • Applications can be certified by a middle or high school principal, or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or affiliate of Points of Light's Hands On Network.
To learn more about The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, call 855-670-4787 or visit  https://spirit.prudential.com

Reminder- PSAT Testing Day is Wednesday, October 24

All high school student families received t his email on Friday, October 19th with information about the PSAT test, Wednesday, October 24th. For 11 th  grade students, this will also be their NMSQT or National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test. In order to be prepared for testing day, students were given a Testing Ticket Friday during 6 th period to fill out and return to their homeroom teachers on Monday. Not only does this ticket serves as an identification form for the student, it has all the necessary information that they will need to bubble in on their answer document. This will allow classes to quickly move through the pre-administration portion of the test and get to the actual testing sessions.  
All high school students- Following testing we will be having a high school picnic on the large field Wednesday during lunch followed by some athletic games. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, athletic shoes, and maybe even a picnic blanket. Your pre-ordered meals will also still be available.   
Attention Middle School Students

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

Saturday, November 3rd 6pm - 9pm  in the  Archway Multipurpose Room


NPX PSO Presents

A SPOOKTACULAR SOCIAL

Bring your dancing feet and enjoy some tasty treats


Cost: $15

Due by Friday, November 2nd to the black box in the front office

Otherwise $20 at the door

Cash  OR  you can pay by check made out to NPX PSO

Please note, this is NOT a costume party

BE THERE OR BE SCARED!

Coffee with the Headmaster
Please note the upcoming Headmaster Coffee's

Parents/guardians of currently enrolled North Phoenix Prep Students are invited to attend

  • 9th & 10th Grade Wednesday, October 24th 8:30 am
  • 7th & 8th Grade Wednesday, October 31st 8:30 am
College Counseling Corner 

Rep Visits
This week, NPX will be hosting multiple college representatives:
              Monday
·         Before school: Marquette University
·         Lyceum: DePauw University and Saint Louis University
·         Lunch/Rec: Oregon State University and Drake University
·         After School: Texas A&M (3:30), Catholic University (4:00)
Tuesday
·         Before school:  Biola University
·         Lyceum: Westminster College
·         Lunch/Rec: High Point University and Marymount California University
·         After School: Arcadia University
Thursday
·         Before school:  Hillsdale College
·         Lyceum: Vanderbilt University
·         Lunch/Rec: Willamette University
·         After School: Illinois Wesleyan University (3:30) and University of San Diego (4:00)
Friday
·         Lunch/Rec: St. Lawrence University
·         After School: University of San Diego
After School: Arcadia University

All Rep visits will be held in Room 501 unless otherwise noted.  Please refer to the college counseling calendar on the school web site for up-to-date information on Rep Visits, application workshops, SAT and ACT testing dates, and other events both on and off campus.  http://northphoenixprep.greatheartsacademies.org/college-counseling-calendar/  
Homecoming is October 27th

High School Students only
7pm - 10pm in Archway MPR
Tickets on Sale now ORDER HERE

DRESS CODE- Semi Formal

Ladies:
Bare midriffs, bare backs (below the bottom of the shoulder blades), and any other “holes” in the gown are not permitted. Sheer or “see-through” fabric over any part of the body required to be covered (midriff, lower back, etc.) is not permitted.
Dress shoes are required and must remain on the feet the entire evening.
The NPX Student Handbook rules regarding hair, makeup, nail polish, jewelry, and any other issues not covered in this description must still apply. See specifically the semi-formal dress code section

Gentlemen:
Shoes are required and must remain on the feet the entire evening.
The NPX Student Handbook rules regarding hair, jewelry, and any other issues not covered in this description must still apply. See specifically the semi-formal dress code section.

Drop-off and Dismissal
 
As a reminder, there is "No Parking" along Hearn Street and the adjoining neighborhood streets. Please honor the signs posted.
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