Athletic Field Day:
Thank You!

Every year, we could not do it without our generous volunteers, especially those who step up to organize and coordinate. Special thank you to VPA parent Dorothy Haro, who stepped up to organize our snack and volunteer efforts that day - along with all our parents who pitched in! 
Upcoming Events
Food Drive: Ends this Friday, 11/9!

Veritas is holding a food drive for St. Mary's Food Bank this week only (November 5-9). Please bring in donations and help your House collect the most food! Boxes are located outside of the library.  
Middle-School Spelling Bee Practice Begins

All middle school students who would like to participate in the school Spelling Bee should join Mrs. Blincoe in room 101 during Lyceum on Mondays and Thursday over the next 2 weeks. More information regarding the Spelling Bee will be provided at that time. 
Iliadathon: November 10 - Register Today!

High School Parents!
In order for students to attend the Iliadathon this weekend, students MUST register by Thursday at midnight! The event sign-up an be found here:  
The event will run from 4pm Saturday to 11am Sunday, with no student arrivals after 8pm, and no students leaving until 8am (for safety reasons). Students should bring a pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag if they plan on sleeping. Bringing water bottles is also encouraged, as well as additional snacks if desired (although dinner and breakfast will be provided). If students or families already own a copy of The Iliad, they may bring it.
With roasted meats, Mediterranean fare, gladiator battles, and one of the oldest stories in the Western canon, it promises to be an "epic" event!
Junior Parent Night - Tuesday, November 13 - 6:30 - 7:30 in Lunch Room

All Junior Parents are encouraged to attend our Junior Parent night.  At this event we will discuss 
  • Finding the Best Fit
  • College Trends
  • What do colleges look for?
  • Roles of Parent, Counselor and Student
  • Applying to colleges
  • Junior year experience
  • Next steps
Join us to learn about current trends, your role in the college application process and ask questions you may have!
No School on Monday, November 12
November 14:  
Seniors Perform Lorca's Blood Wedding 

Tax Credits 

At Veritas Prep we offer a robust athletics program with over 25 sports teams that compete all over the valley as well as state wide. We also offer over 40 before and after school clubs for our students. These student activities are made possible through the Arizona Public School Tax Credit program. Without Tax Credits, we would not be able to offer these programs. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO OUR STUDENTS AND VERITAS PREP!
If you have yet to take your Tax Credit for 2018, you can do so online here.
Click here to go to the Veritas Athletic page.
Click here to see our club offerings.

Order Your Copy of Midsummer Night's Dream!
Each year, while semester conferences are taking place, all students read and annotate a shared literary work. (The seniors also use time during Symposium Week to work on their senior theses.) On the first day following that week, January 14, students and faculty will come together for a series of discussions and activities called Symposium Day.

For the 2018-2019 school year, students and faculty will be reading William Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers have helped select this text and are excited to share this additional work of beauty with their students, outside of class, for the sheer enjoyment of it.

During the week from January 7 - 11, students are asked to read carefully, annotate, and prepare their thoughts on this play. Further guidance will be shared as the date approaches. We understand this involves the purchase of a text, but we hope this will be a minimal burden, and easier on the budget than some projects assigned in the past. The edition we plan to use is the Mass Market Paperback Folger text, ISBN 9780743477543 (on Amazon here).

Stay tuned for updates here, or check our website here.
Just 11 days until the Veritas Victory 5K!
Register here TODAY!
After the run, head over to Archway Veritas for the Fall Festivitas.
November 17, 2018
56th Street and Indian School

Adventure in Andalusia 
All high school students are invited to participate in an amazing educational excursion to Spain this summer from May 29 to June 10. We will visit several cities, with a special emphasis on Toledo and Andalusia, areas rich with a blend of cultures-Christian, Muslim, and Jewish-and abundant physical traces from the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Castilians. We will visit palaces, a bullring, castles, mosques, synagogues, and two of Europe's best art museums where we will see incredible and memorable works by some of Europe's best painters: El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, and Picasso. We will walk under the two-thousand-year-old arches of the Roman aqueduct in Segovia, and we will have time to wander around and explore great cities like Granada, Seville, and Toledo, where we will spend three full days and four nights.

Over the course of two weeks, students will have an unforgettably enriching experience, immersing themselves in the history, art, and culture of a special region-all with Veritas Prep's goals in mind: to foster a sense of wonder and a great depth of understanding in every student in every place we visit. Spanish-language students will get great opportunities to practice their speaking and listening skills, but no language preparation is required: the trip is open to everyone! You can find more information and register at the following link: A $150 discount with voucher code WorldTraveler2019 has been extended until November 15. Contact Mr. Nydegger for more details.

Key Links for SY 2018-19 
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