Winter Formal Pictures!
Thanks to the tireless efforts and talent of dance organizer Mrs. Laura Ellison, the support of Mrs. Peacock and the PSO, and events coordinator Mrs. Bruns, our Viking-themed Night in Valhalla Winter Formal was a sight to behold - and a sublime experience for our high-school students. Hard to believe it was our own gym! We have recently received photos of this event - see our Facebook page for more . We will add more as they arrive: If you have pictures of this or other events you would like to share, send us a note!
Parents: Your Input Needed!

Last week, we put out a call for parents to share what they would like to

Our teachers are eager to find ways to learn along with parents and deepen our community. We hope for a variety of parent-teacher sessions to be a regular part of our school's life. Click below to share your interests and availability!

If you are able to join Mr. Winebrenner to read and enjoy some poems by Robert Frost at 5:30 PM on February 13, please click here to register!
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
Academic Field Day: Friday, February 9, 12:30 Release
  • Click here for info, including dress code. Note, attendance is required as on any other school day.
AzMERIT Sample Testing Starts February 12
  • Starting the week of February 12, all 6th-11th-grade lit/comp and Humane Letters classes, and all 6th-10th-grade math classes will complete AzMERIT sample tests and practice testing procedures, in preparation for this spring's standardized testing. This will take place during the regular class periods for these courses.
  • Families are encouraged to use the resources provided on the ADE's website linked here, and to bring any questions to their teachers as they work through this practice session.
  • Our school's schedule for sample testing is posted around campus and linked here.
8th-Grade Field Trip: MIM, February 20

Music teacher Mr. Coste is organizing a trip for all 8th-graders to the Musical Instrument Museum on February 20. Parent/guardian permission and registration due February 13. Contact Mr. Coste with questions. Click the link below for full information and registration.

Click here for the full calendar of academic and social events.
Book List for 2018-2019 Available: Click Here to View

Art & Gardening Club Fundraiser 
  • Art & Gardening Club Valentine's Day Fundraiser is happening now thru Feb. 14th. Order colossal roses, handmade cards & delicious Valentine's Day cookies in the cafeteria during lyceum & lunch. Also after school in the courtyard. Contact Ms. Bassi in Room 106 for questions.
School Wish List
  • We have updated our Wish List! Please check it out to see if there is a special item you would like to give to the school. We also have a Wish List for athletics. You can find the Veritas Prep Wish List HERE, and the Athletics Wish List HERE. All donations are tax deductible. Questions? Please contact Sarah Marbach at 
2nd Annual Veritas Music Fest, March 24! 

What: 5 Hours of live music, student vendors, food, friends, and fun!
Date: March 24th, 2018
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Veritas Campus - grassy basin

LOOKING FOR TALENT! We are looking for MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL musically inclined students to participate. Are you in a band? Are you a solo student singer-songwriter?

Auditions will be February 9th from 1:00-4:00 pm and February 23rd 3:30 - 5:30 pm in Room 112. Click here to sign up to audition.

MUSIC FEST LOGO CONTEST: HIGH SCHOOL students we want you to help design this year's festival logo to be used on a T-shirt and Marketing materials! Talk to Mr. Dick about the details or grab a Flier from the front office. Winner will get a Starbucks Gift Card.

Logo Entry DEADLINE - February 14th - turn into Mr. Dick
WINNER ANNOUNCED - February 16th

Questions about Auditions/Logo Contest or if you would like to Volunteer contact Kim Seeley at or 602-614-0526.
**SALE** Veritas basketball shorts/Veritas crew socks available for $22.00/pair. 
The shorts were originally $20..00 + socks $15.00. Save $13.00.
Anyone interested - email Tonya Zook,

Angulus Discipulorum:  
Students' Corner
VPA Volunteers Read Aloud with Archway Students, 2/2
Summer Opportunities
Science Program 

TGen's Bioscience Leadership Academy is a two-week bioscience program serving 20 Arizona high school students every summer. The intensive education and leadership program focuses on elevating students' understanding of the biosciences and precision medicine.

Starguard Lifeguard Training Courses

Did you know youth only need to be 15 years old to be a LIFEGUARD? 
Starguard Lifeguard Training class certifies teens in lifeguard rescues, basic first aid and CPR. Certification classes are scheduled in January, February, March; and the last one is in April. Once certified, teens can apply for a lifeguard position with Scottsdale or other places that hire lifeguards. Lifeguards receive extensive training in lifeguarding, customer service, responsibility and other job skills to prepare them for a future career. If you have a teen or know a teen who would be interested, please ask them to visit and search "Become a Lifeguard" for all the details.    

We love to recognize the good work our students do in the classroom and beyond. In future issues we will be featuring
  • Student poems
  • Student artwork
  • Short essays
  • Honors and recognitions
Teachers will be referring student poetry and artwork. If you would like to offer a submission, please send us a note here.  
College Counseling

Jesuit Excellence College Fair
February 8th 2:40pm
Veritas Lunch Room
All High School students and parents invited to attend!

Jesuit Universities have long been known for their dedication to education, both intellectually and practically. In addition, many are very generous with merit scholarships. Attend this specialty college fair at Veritas to meet with College Representatives from the following universities.
  • Creighton University
  • Fairfield University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • Marquette University
  • Regis University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Seattle University
  • University of San Francisco
Barrett Summer Scholars
Tuesday, 2/13/17 - 2:45pm - Library
All 7/8/9 grade students and parents are invited, no registration required.
The Barrett Summer Scholars (BSS) program provides strong academic students with the opportunity to experience college firsthand and prepare for enrollment and success at Arizona State University and Barrett, the Honors College. Designed for academically-talented and motivated 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, this residential program invites students to live on campus, engage in college-level coursework, and participate in a community of peers from across the state. 
Applications for the Barrett Summer Scholars program are open and the deadline is March 5, 2018. Please note you will need a teacher recommendation and transcript to apply.

Click HERE for the application for the Barrett Summer Scholars program.
Night at the Auction
March 2, 2018
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Tickets are on sale NOW! Get your table of 10 guests together and purchase early before the ticket price increases!
Please donate wine for our auction by attending our "Wine Drop" party, hosted by Colleen Limpic and Meeghan Seoane!! G rab a friend and come by our "Auction Wine Drop" Thursday, February 8th beginning at 6pm at the home of Veritas Prep parent Colleen Limpic. Bring a bottle, or two, or three of a value of $20+ that rate over 90 points as the wine will be packaged and sold at the Night of the Auction. Please RSVP HERE!
We are collecting donation items, please turn your donations into the school. Donation forms can be found HERE.
Please donate gift cards to the auction. We are accepting gift cards for restaurants, dining, entertainment, airlines, and anything else you can think of. Please drop off your gift card at the front desk anytime January 22nd and February 9th.
Tax Credits 
If you file taxes in the state of Arizona-Take The Credit! There is still time to make your 2017 Tax Credit contribution to Veritas Prep. These funds are vital to our extra-curricular programs! We greatly appreciate your support. Please schedule your contribution online today.

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