February 5, 2018
"Habits change into character" ~Ovid
In this issue:
  • Headmaster Letter
  • Sports updates
  • College planning event
  • Important dates
  • Senior Fundraiser
  • Field trips
  • Art Club now starting
  • Order your YEARBOOK today!
  • Donation requests
  • Lunch volunteers needed
  • It's not too late!
Headmaster Letter
Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Thanks to the many families who joined us this past Thursday for High School Preview Night! This evening event was a great opportunity to learn more about our curriculum and culture, as well as the many support services that we offer to our students. The highlight of the evening was hearing from a panel of North Phoenix Juniors, who testified that our curriculum is challenging yet rewarding, that our teachers care deeply about them, and that the friendships they have developed in High School are incredibly meaningful. 

Perhaps that's why 80% of North Phoenix 8th graders choose to continue their education with us in High School. 

In speaking to their experience at our Academy, our student panelists demonstrated the wisdom of another Great Hearts  Philosophical Pillar , i.e. that we do not employ a "character curriculum." Students are formed by the culture of the school, implied and explicit, and each student's choices to lead within it. We take our cues from the ancient philosophers when it comes to character development. Character, we believe, is the result of habit, and forming habits takes consistent practice over a significant period of time. Becoming wise and virtuous does not happen all at once--far from it! It is a lifelong pursuit that our students are only beginning. Even so, we have seen that an intentional, schoolwide culture can truly transform young people during their years with us at the Academy. That is why every aspect of our school aims at cultivating intellectual, moral, and aesthetic life. I am so proud of our High School students, and I am incredibly grateful for the partnership of our wonderful families and faculty who mentor and support these bright young scholars!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold
Gladiator Sports
Middle School Baseball and Soccer Teams march into the semi-finals.

Two of our middle school teams are continuing their deep run into the playoffs.
Both boys soccer and baseball have reached the semi-finals of their respective tournaments.

Over the weekend, baseball did so with a resounding 8 - 1 victory over previously unbeaten Scottsdale Prep. while boys soccer advanced with a 7-0 demolition of Tempe Prep.

Both teams will be in action on Wednesday. Here are the details:
Wed., Feb. 7 Middle School Boys soccer vs. Trivium Prep here on campus at 4 pm.
Wed., Feb. 7 Middle School Baseball vs. Arete Prep at 6:30 pm at Pioneer Park in Peoria.

Let's all get out and cheer them on to the championships - GO GLADIATORS!!! 
Soccer Championship Saturday  

North Phoenix Prep. will be hosting the Great Hearts Middle School League Soccer Championships on Saturday, February 10 with games starting at 9:00 am.

Come out and join us for an exciting Saturday of soccer - and - stay tuned as your North Phoenix Prep Gladiators boys A division team could end up playing in the last game of the day.

Here is the day's scheduled games:

9:00 - Girls B Division Championship

10:45 - Boys B Division Championship

12:30 - Girls A Division Championship

2:15 - Boys A Division Championship

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
All students and parents invited!
"The College Planning Roadmap"
February 13th 6:00 PM
Important Dates and Events
  • Friday, February 9th, Half Day 12:35 dismissal
  • Saturday, February 10th Senior Fundraiser at Savers
  • Tuesday, February 13th 8:15 AM PSO Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 13th 6:00 PM College Planning - all grades invited!
  • Friday, February 16th 3:30 PM Neighborhood Clean Up sponsored by Gladiator Familiae Provocatores and Retiarri.
  • Monday, February 19th, NO SCHOOL- President's Day
  • Tuesday, February 20th, NAU Field Trip- 10th & 11th Grades
Support our Seniors- Fundraiser for Senior trip to Washington, DC.

Clean out your closets and garage and bring your items to Savers at 3517 W. Bell Rd. this Saturday, February 10th. To pledge and find out more please follow this LINK
Art Club starting

Students wishing to find out more about the Art Club should meet with Mr. Black this Wednesday during lunch.
The club will begin meeting regularly on Mondays beginning next week. REGISTER HERE

To register and learn more other clubs please go HERE
Follow the link above to purchase 2017-2018 yearbook Click on “Shop your School” Choose “Arizona” – “Phoenix” – “North Phoenix Preparatory Academy” Add a school yearbook to your cart and head to checkout!
From the PSO

Dear Parents,  
We REALLY need your help to run our lunch program! We have a ton of open spots. We just need one volunteer a day and only need to be there from 12:30pm to 1:05pm. Please call if you have any questions about it. It's super easy!
Thanks! DeAnna (480) 213-6058

Requests from the Nurse

Please consider donating the following:

  • Tissues
  • Snacks (for students who forget lunch)
  • Feminine hygiene products

Thank you!
I t's Not Too Late!

Thank you to those families and friends who have already participated in out 2017 Arizona Public School Tax Credit drive!

If you've yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to North Phoenix Prep, there's still time. You have until April 15, 2018 to make this important contribution to our school and still receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Curtis at 602-996-4355 or jcurtis@northphoenixprep.org. 

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