Monday, January 16, 2017

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

A thousand thanks for a fantastic first week back!  Our teachers and students were truly joyful as they participated in their projects, and our student-led conferences were a fruitful time of reflection and goal-setting.  Thanks to all the families who have reached out to me with words of gratitude and support.  I am so incredibly proud of our whole community for the positive and joyful way that we've begun 2017!

Student-led conferences are particularly well-suited to a classical liberal arts academy such as ours.  Central to our approach is a way of life modeled by the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, who famously said that the unexamined life is not worth living.  We teach our students to live Socratically through student-led conferences by encouraging them to examine their past behaviors & habits, to submit those to the standard of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, and to set goals that bring them closer to those ideals.  In short, we ask them to live the examined life. Engaging in this kind of dialogue is not always easy, but it is incredibly rewarding and worthwhile.

I am so proud to be a Gladiator, and to engage in the life-transforming activity of educating young people together with our faculty.  They, too, deserve our praise for their compassionate, humane approach to our students.  They are truly mentors and coaches to the tender souls in their charge.

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold

P.S. Many of you have already indicated your interest in a discussion of Mindset.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Quarter 3/Semester 2 Clubs

Third Quarter & Second Semester Clubs will start this week! Questions about clubs can be directed to kharris@northphoenixprep.org or the club sponsor.


BEFORE SCHOOL CLUBS Semester 2

Club
Meeting Times
Sponsor(s)
Fee

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS Semester 2

Club
Meeting times
Sponsor(s)
Fee

LYCEUM CLUBS Semester 2

*all clubs run during Lunch & Lyceum unless otherwise noted

Club
Meeting Times
Sponsor(s) 
Fee
NHS
Monday
Ms. Cole
Chess
M/W 1st Lyceum only
Ms. Singh
Spanish Club
Tuesday
Mrs. Pagnone
Gladiator/Lanistae
Wednesday
Harris/Sheahan
/Olsen
Senate
Wednesday
Harris/Bustos
French Club
Some Wednesdays
Mrs. Durham
Spoken Latin
Thursday
Ms. La Peter
/Mr. Ward
Psychology Club
Thursday
Mr. Olsen
Creative Writing
(TBD)
Mr. Burke

High School Preview Night

High School Preview Night for currently enrolled and prospective 8th graders and their families.

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm RSVP HERE

We invite the Class of 2021 to get a vision of their future at North Phoenix Prep from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 24th. We will hear brief presentations regarding academics, arts, athletics, and the college counseling program which make up the NPX high school experience. We will also have a panel of current NPX high school students to address common questions or concerns about high school. This is a great opportunity to meet the high school teachers, older high school students, and the rest of the class of 2021! Set your sights on success with a clear view of the road ahead! We hope to see you there!

High School Preview Day:

Please also note that 8th graders currently enrolled at North Phoenix Prep will participate in a special schedule during the school day on the 24th. This schedule will give them sampling of the high school curriculum and student life.

This event is only open to 8th graders – if you have any questions please contact Ms. Coughlon CCoughlon@northphoenixprep.org (602) 445-2902