April 22, 2019
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
In this issue:

  • Headmaster Letter
  • AHM Adieu
  • Thank You
  • 12th Grade Drama
  • 8th Grade Semi Formal
  • PSO Meeting
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Senior Dinner
  • College Counseling
  • Yearbook ordering

Upcoming Dates
  • April 29th PSO Meeting
  • May 2nd - 12th grade Drama & Cabinet of Curiosities Art Show
  • May 4th- 8th grade Semi-Formal
  • May 6th-10th Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 8th Early Release 2:10 pm
  • May 10th - Senior Dinner
  • May 16th Spring Concert
  • May 24th Last Day of School
  • May 25th Graduation
Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

I trust that everyone had a restful and relaxing three-day weekend! We are entering the final season of the school year, one with many events and deadlines converge in a flurry of activity prior to summer vacation. As we enter this busy time of year, let's remember to keep a sense of perspective and to remember why we're here. We engage daily in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty because we believe that these pursuits prepare young people for a life well-lived. What we are ultimately seeking is something deeper and more meaningful than mere success. We are after robust and authentic human happiness for each of our students--and for ourselves. Everything we do aims at that all-important purpose.

I also want to take a moment to express my gratitude to Ms. Coughlon for the energy, enthusiasm, and dynamism that she has brought to her role as assistant headmaster at our Academy. You will see in her letter below that she is moving to San Antonio, Texas to serve as the founding headmaster of a future Great Hearts Academy. Her work and influence at North Phoenix Prep will never be forgotten, and I am so grateful for her partnership over the past several years. She will finish out the school year with us, so we will have an opportunity to thank her and wish her well on her new adventure. 

With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold
Assistant Headmaster Adieu

Dear Students and Families of North Phoenix Prep,
 
With a heart full of love and affection for my NPX community, I share the news that I am moving to San Antonio,Texas, this summer to serve as the founding headmaster of a future Great Hearts academy. 
 
North Phoenix Prep has been the locus of some of my most satisfying and enriching experiences as an educator. You have taught me much about what it means to work within a vibrant and growing community, and I will humbly carry those lessons with me as I strive to build a new community of learners who are committed to an education grounded in the joyful pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness.
 
Over the next few weeks, I look forward to celebrating the successes of your children as they too work to finish the year well. And like our graduating seniors, I will be savoring these last few moments with this family that I hold so dear. I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events and I cherish the opportunity to thank you and bid you farewell.  
 
Yours,

Ms. Cindy Coughlon
We have until June 30 th to reach our goal for Community Investment!
We are currently at 68%! 
*Every family’s participation, at any level is vital to supporting our teachers and educational priorities of our academy. 100% of your gift stays at our school.
Learn more about our funding and Support your NPX Prep Student(s) at
Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at jcurtis@nothphoenixprep.org
or 602-404-7414
Thank you,
Jackie Curtis, Academy Giving Manager

12th Grade Drama

The second semester Senior drama students invite you to travel back to 1800s England for a story of elite women, politics, and an aged scandal.

In our performance of An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde we will depict an action packed day that ranges from feelings of love to claims of corruption. Some things never change!

Please join us for a comedic portrayal of relatable events that could use a laugh.

The performance is located in our very own MPR on May 2nd at 7pm and admittance is only $5. See you and your family there!
8th Grade Promotion Dance

8th grade students- this event is for you only. Celebrate this milestone with your classmates as the Prep courtyard is turned into a beautiful backdrop for merriment!


Saturday, May 4th 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

8th grade North Phoenix Prep students only

Tickets: $15 pre-sale
$20 at the door

Semi- Formal Attire





All Current and Incoming North Phoenix Families


The final official PSO meeting of the year will be on Monday, April 29th, at 7 pm in the MPR.

Come participate in the vote for next year's PSO officers.

Interested in taking on a PSO role? (Your help is needed!) Peruse opportunities for service by following this LINK!

Teacher Appreciation Week


May 6 - 10!
Look for emails from the PSO on how you can sign up to make this a very special week for our teachers. Additionally, we want to send notes of encouragement and appreciation to our teachers. Each day during Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like for students to write notes or cards (no gifts please) for one of their teachers each day, starting with 1st period on Monday and ending with 5th/6th period on Friday. Thank you for your support of our amazing teachers!
Class of 2019 Senior Dinner
12th grade students and families,

You are cordially invited to attend the Senior Dinner!

Tickets are $25 per person
a total of 4 tickets per student will be available

Please also consider sponsoring a faculty seat and/or contributing to the senior gift.

College Counseling Corner

Rep Visits:
This week we will be hosting a representative from Willamette University on Wednesday, April 24 during Lyceum. All interested high-school students are encouraged to attend!

Off-Campus Events
 
Service Academies Conference  Join representatives of the Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Military, and Naval Academies and learn the unique academic, career, and military opportunities each school offers. Congressional staff will also be present to explain the required Congressional application and nomination process. Please call or email to RSVP.
When: Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Horizon High School, 5601 East Greenway Road
RSVP:  lesko.academy@mail.house.gov (623) 776-7911
 
Join admission representatives from  Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis​ for a group presentation the evening of May 2. Learn more about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end. RSVP here.
Room: Dorrance Auditorium
Parking: Parking is available in the aquatic and tennis center parking lots, on the west side of 40th St., just south of Stanford Drive. For Maps/GPS directions, please use the following address: 5306 N. 40th St. Paradise Valley, AZ 85252.

RMACAC College Fair:  Arizona State University is hosting the spring RMACAC College Fair on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM!  More than 100 colleges and universities will be in attendance. The college fair is free to attend and free parking at ASU is available for the fair.     Students are encouraged to register in advance to receive their free Strive Scan barcode ( sign up now ). This will help you track all the colleges you visit with at the fair. 

Scholarship Opportunity 
 
Seeking Scholar Pianists for Fall 2020   Regis University (Denver, CO) is seeking Scholar Pianists! The Piano Scholarship is worth $15,000 annually and stackable up to full tuition.  Additional scholarships available at $8,000 and $4,000 annually, all stackable up to full tuition. More information here: https://www.regis.edu/RC/Academics/Departments-and-Faculty/Music-Program/Aid/Piano-Competition.aspx . Submit audition materials now, to be invited to compete November 1-3, 2019.
 
Testing Information:
 
Juniors!  Your School Day SAT scores are available through College Board. Log on to your College Board account to see a complete breakdown of your results. Please see Ms. Smith or Ms. Cole if you have any questions about your score or need help interpreting your results. We are hear to help!

SAT/ACT Test Prep Opportunities:  Applerouth’s National Practice Test Weekend
On National Practice Test Weekend (April 27-28), we’re hosting official SAT + ACT, proctored practice exams for free! Participating students will receive a detailed score breakdown , access to an exclusive Strategy Session led by a top tutor, and a private follow-up consultation with one of our Program Advisors. Program Advisors will help families map out a testing timeline and study plan based on each student’s unique goals.  Learn more here.
Summer Opportunities
  • Schola, an exciting new high school summer program at Belmont Abbey College, is taking place during in July 2019 (Session 1: July 7-13, 2019, Session 2: July 14-20, 2019). Schola offers a unique opportunity to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend an elevating and revitalizing week engaged in a rich schedule of academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on lively seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world. Learn more about Schola and Belmont Abbey here.


Yearbook Purchase Available!

Back by popular demand- we have a limited number of yearbooks available to purchase. Follow the link below to order
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