The Pillars of a Veritas Education: Part Four
The purpose of Veritas is to cultivate the hearts and minds of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness and Beauty. What this means is described in the Philosophical Pillars of Great Hearts. In this issue, we focus on the fourth pillar:

 
Students and parents: we invite you to think about these claims and explore what they mean in each subject. Ask your teachers what this means for their classes!  
 
Announcements
Mock Trial Club Victory

A hearty congratulations to the Veritas Mock Trial teams, which placed First & Fourth out of 16 teams in the Maricopa County Regional Tournament on Saturday. Isabela Barrett, Emily Gates & Abby Kaup were named to the All-Region Team. This was an all-day marathon of critical thinking and speaking and we are very proud of all the 14 students on our Mock Trial teams. Please give them some support as they head into the upcoming State Tournament!

Athletics Victories 
 
Our sports teams have been doing great work, with recent varsity softball and baseball victories. Click here to subscribe to the athletics newsletter for regular updates! You can also follow VPA athletics on Facebook.
Turn in Re-Enrollment Packets: March 19-23

Veritas Prep will be accepting re-enrollment packets during March: please aim to bring yours in between March 19th and March 23rd, if possible. Let our front office know if we can help in any way! 
 
2018-2019 Book and Supply Lists Available: Click Here 
Events
Click here for the full calendar of academic and social events.
Coffee with the Headmaster: Athletics

Join Mr. Dean and special guest Athletic Director Troy Head on Friday, March 23, at 7:40 AM. They will be talking about the VPA athletics program, this spring and looking ahead.

VPA Great Hearts-Great Hands club invites YOU to participate in the 4th Annual...
 
ARCADIA CARES: FOOD FOR KIDZ
PACK-A-THON

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Everyone is invited to join Great Hearts-Great Hands at the Arcadia Pack-a-thon, Saturday, March 24th, from 8:20 to 1:30 at the Prince of Peace Church. Bring family and friends, ages 3 and up, to participate in this assembly-line packing of meals benefiting hungry children and their families, locally and internationally. Hope to see you there!

The entire community, ages three and up, is invited to participate in assembly-line packing of meals for hungry children and their families, locally and internationally. Click here to sign up for one or more volunteer shifts!
 
Last year, the Veritas community was the largest group participating in this event, at which 91,662 meals were packed for families in need. We can make a difference!
 
Can't join us that day? Looking for more ways to help? Each meal costs only 15 cents to pack! (See this link for info on donations and sponsorships.)
The Pack-a-Thon is hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church which is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible.
Winner of Music Fest Logo Contest! 

Regina Rodriguez was the winner of the Music Fest logo contest! She also won a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.
 
The logo she designed will be on Music Fest T-shirt, Stage background, and all marketing materials. 
2nd Annual Veritas Music Fest, March 24! 
 
EVENT DETAILS

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

Questions about Auditions/Logo Contest or if you would like to Volunteer contact Kim Seeley at seeleyclan@yahoo.com or 602-614-0526.
Angulus Discipulorum:  
Students' Corner
Students Volunteer for Service Project:
Building Shade at St. Vincent de Paul Urban Garden  

Veritas students Payson McCallister, Sebastian Bautista, Will Jakubczyk, and Anthony Jakubczyk volunteered to help a fellow Veritas student complete a service project at Saint Vincent de Paul, giving up a full Saturday in order to work very hard. The project will provide substantially needed shade at the SSVdP Urban Garden.
Congratulations to our ASU Next Generation Service Corp Scholarship recipients!   

Congratulations to Alma Atassi, Raegan Mills, James Newell, and Wilson Taylor for being selected as an NGSC Scholar! 
 
The NGSC is a four-year leadership development program where students study their chosen major, engage in practical elements of leadership, learn cross-sector collaboration and take internships each summer working on real issues in the public, private and nonprofit sectors all while pursuing their own chosen social mission. NGSC students also receive a scholarship package that covers full tuition scholarship to ASU plus a stipend!
 
Please congratulate these students when you see them!
Camp O'Connor
Middle-School Summer Opportunity   

Camp O'Connor is a free, merit-based summer program for middle school students with a mission to educate, encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders through a greater understanding of and participation in our democracy.

The five-day summer program provides incoming 7th and 8th graders with a unique, educational civics experience blended with leadership development. Camp O'Connor helps to prepare future leaders for greater participation in our democracy and strengthens their potential for lifelong success.

Click here for more information.
 
New Issue of the 56th Street Journal
Volume 1, Issue 4  

Find the latest and past issues of our student newspaper on the Veritas website linked here! Features of the latest issue include: 
  • Teacher of the month
  • Basketball profiles
  • Event coverage
  • Student Poetry
  • And more!
College Counseling
Career Chats Night
Tuesday, March 27th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
 
During the Career Chats evening, students/parents will have the opportunity to sit in all four Career Panels lasting approximately 30 minutes each. These discussions are aimed at giving a snapshot of these career fields from people currently employed within them.
 
The following career areas will be presented:   
  • STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)
  • Medical 
  • Business 
  • Public Service (Government/Education/Law)
Registration will be open during the week of March 5th - with a link in the College Counseling Newsletter on March 8th.

Seniors Financial Aid and Scholarship letters - Workshop March 20th at lunch - Rm 206
 
At this time seniors are  receiving admissions, financial aid and scholarship letters from their colleges. What many do not understand is that each college sends notifications in different ways and at different times.
 
Some colleges today send their decision via email while others send letters. Even more confusing is that some colleges send your acceptance, financial aid and scholarship information in one letter, while others send these all seperately. Many students receive an initial acceptance with a scholarship offer - HOWEVER many colleges do not send financial aid award letters until sometime in March.  
 
So, while you are assessing your options, be sure to see if you have all of the information you need from each college.  If you sent your FAFSA to a college you should be receiving a financial aid package.
 
On Tuesday, March 20th during lunch in room 206 seniors can bring in their financial aid/scholarship offer letters to learn how to compare their offers.  We will have a worksheet for you to simplify this sometimes confusing process. If you have questions in the meantime feel free to meet with your college counselor.
Development
Tax Credits 
 
There is still time to contribute a Tax Credit for 2017 to Veritas Prep. This is a win-win way to support a great cause...your child's school. Please click HERE to schedule your Tax Credit today!  


Free Money for our School!
 
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Tax Credit or Community Investment donations to Veritas Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs.
 
Simply reach out to your Human Resources department or click on this link, type the name of your employer in the "Matching Gifts" tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department. Please contact Sarah Marbach at smarbach@veritasprepacademy.org or 602-396-0276 with any questions.
 
Having your gift matched is an easy way to increase the impact of your donations to Veritas Prep without any additional cost to you. And your support will help us provide our students with the education they deserve. Thank you!
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