Thursday, September 28, 2017

NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts for Sale!

NPX Gladiator Sweatshirts are for sale!  

These sweatshirts may be purchased for and by anyone in the North Phoenix community, and Prep students may wear them during class! Sweatshirts must follow the North Phoenix Prep Family Handbook on fit and quality. Please refer to pages 49-52 for more information. 
Adult S-Adult XXXL sizes available! 

All orders must be placed by October 24, and will be available mid-November. 

Maroon sweatshirts:

Black sweatshirts:

College Preparation

North Phoenix Prep is committed to ensuring college readiness for all of our students. Please check out our college counseling page on the North Phoenix website here.

 Also, for a list of upcoming events related to college preparation please consult the calendar which can be accessed from the college page and for quick access please click here.

In addition, there are many college scholarship opportunities for our graduating class. Find out more by accessing the scholarship link here

Lunch volunteers needed

  Our lunch program is one of the many things that our students look forward to each day. In addition it generates revenue for the PSO to be able to give back to the school. Though, it is volunteer-driven and its success depends greatly on having volunteers available each day to make it happen.

We encourage you to sign up as a lunch volunteer using the following link, whether you are able to volunteer every week or just once in a while your service will be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

High School Semi-Formal, Royal Ball Friday, October 6

NPX High School Semi-Formal
Royal Ball

When: Friday, October 6 from 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Archway MPR 
Attire: Semi-formal attire (please see page 52 in the Family Handbook)

Ticket purchase information: 
- You may purchase tickets two ways: either online on the NPX website or during lunch the week of October 2, sold by the Senate. 

Tickets are $20 through Thursday, October 5. 

- Online, you may pay with a debit or credit card, during lunch you must pay cash or check.  

- Tickets purchased AFTER October 5 will be $25 at the door of the dance on Friday, October 6 7:30pm.

- If you pay online, you must bring a printed copy of your receipt to Ms. Harris and receive your ticket, starting Monday, October 2.  Purchase your tickets here: 

- IF you pay with cash at lunch next week, you will receive your ticket at lunch upon purchase.

- Only signed and stamped tickets will be accepted the evening of the event.  

- ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR TICKETS TO ENTER THE DANCE.  This is a change from last year. If you lose your ticket, you will have to purchase a new one.  

Semi-Formal Attire
The semi-formal dress code for boys is: dress slacks (no jeans or patched pocket pants), a collared dress shirt, dark socks, dress shoes (no sneakers or sandals). For commencement, graduating 8th graders must wear a tie. No dyed hair or hats. Hair should be trimmed appropriately. 

The semi-formal dress code for girls is as follows: modest-length skirts or dresses with hems that approach the knee, or appropriately fitting dress slacks; bare midriffs are not acceptable. Modestly-cut sleeveless tops/dresses are allowed; ladies may not wear strapless, spaghetti-strap, or tank tops. Girls should wear dress shoes. No flip-flops. No dyed hair. 

Spooktacular 7th and 8th Grade Social– Saturday, October 7


“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

Saturday October 7th from 7-9 pm in the Archway Multipurpose Room

NPX PSO Presents


Bring your dancing feet and enjoy some tasty treats

Cost: $15

Due by Friday October 6th to the black box in the front office

Otherwise $20 at the door

Cash OR you can pay by check made out to NPX PSO

Casual dress HOWEVER color scheme is BLACK, WHITE, and RED

Please note, this is NOT a costume party


**Volunteer and food/item donation opportunities to be sent out with Sign Up Genius**

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

College Admissions

Demystifying Highly Selective College Admissions:  An Insider’s View of Admissions

 Please join us on Tuesday October 3, 2017 7:00pm 

 Veritas Prep Academy (Lund Center): 3102 N. 56th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Learn about the highly selective admissions to college.  This is an opportunity for all 9th through 12th grade parents and students to hear presenters from schools like Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania as they help us demystify the process of highly selective college admissions.  

Get an insider’s peek into what admission offices are looking for in applicants at some of the most selective schools in the nation. 

Safe campus procedures- A message from the Dean

Parents and guardians,

 Please enter our campus through the front office, not the academic building or gates. 

This is important even if you want to quickly drop something off for your child- you must still come in through the front office. 

It is so important for students to be trained not to allow an adult they don’t know into the academic building. The best way to train them on this is to not give them the opportunity, and talk to them about the dangers. 

If you look nice, they may let you in, and this is disconcerting when we’re trying to keep a closed, safe campus.

 Students have been addressed about this issue as well, so feel free to speak openly with them on this topic.

 Sara Schripsema- Dean of Students

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Spirit Week! October 2-October 6!

Fall Spirit Week is Coming!  Please see the guidelines at the bottom.

Monday, October 2nd - COLOR WARS DAY.  Each class has a specified color for t-shirts and accessories.  Students must wear uniform bottoms, socks, and shoes for this day.
Seniors - BLACK
Juniors - BLUE
Sophomores - PINK
Freshmen - ORANGE
8th Grade - RED
7th Grade - GREEN

Tuesday, October 3rd - Tacky Tourist Tuesday!  This is a FULL OUT Spirit Day! Hawaiian shirts and fanny packs encouraged. 

Wednesday, October 4th - Way Back Wednesday - 1950's!  Another full out spirit day!  Sport your poodle skirts and leather jackets. 

Thursday, October 5th - College Day!  Have big dreams?  Wear a t-shirt from the college or university you hope to attend.  Students must wear uniform bottoms, socks, and shoes for this day.

Friday, October 6th - Gladiator Spirit Day!  Sport your Gladiator Family, club, or sport shirt with uniform bottoms, socks, and shoes.  

Spirit Week Guidelines
Spirit week is an opportunity for students and staff to enjoy shared experiences centered on generating excitement for our school. As exciting as we would like it to be, there are also clear expectations that are to be strictly adhered to. Anyone not in compliance will be removed from the activity. 

All Spirit Days are still considered regular academic school days. In general, students should refrain from wearing items that would call undo attention and create distraction. Attire cannot interfere with your or another student's learning - no distractions or obstructions, and must be completely functional for the school day. 

All spirit wear must comply with length, fit, and function of the uniform. For Tacky Tourist Tuesday and Way Back Wednesday: 1950's, bottoms must meet uniform requirements on length and fit (see Family Handbook), tops must have sleeves with appropriate necklines. All clothing must be clean, neat, reasonably pressed, and in properly fitting condition, and free of messaging (small logos, e.g., Nike, are okay). If it is questionable, do not wear it. 

Please do not try to bend, twist, stretch or otherwise modify these guidelines or otherwise take advantage of the Spirit Week opportunity. Any imitation of a faculty or administration must receive consent in advance. 

If students choose not to participate in the theme of the day, they follow the regular dress code as listed in the Family Handbook.

Hats, gloves, and wigs are allowed outside of the classroom and must be removed in class. Tasteful, relevant costume makeup is allowed, though the entire face may NOT be covered. No masks. No color in hair. Nail polish guidelines are the same as in the Family Handbook. No fake weaponry. 

Faculty and administration will make the final determination regarding appropriateness. Students will be asked to change or parents will be called to bring in appropriate clothing if applicable. 

All Spirit Wear attire must be free of pop culture, postmodern media, and/or contemporary politics, and culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Please help us keep the positive spirit in Spirit Week! Go Gladiators!

Recommendations for Spirit Week 
- students should leave a uniform in their locker in case they need to change at any time during the week
- For Tacky Tourist Tuesday and Way Back Wednesday: 1950's, students may either wear Spirit Wear-themed attire entirely, uniform attire entirely, or a combination of the two. 
- if female students wear tights or leggings, their uniform skirts or shorts MUST be worn over tights/leggings. 

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Harris at