Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pants or Shorts?

A note from the Dean

In the past we have usually dictated when students should start wearing pants.  I have decided this year to give the responsibility of choosing clothing appropriate to the weather to the students and families. This means pants OR shorts will be allowed all year. Please email Dean Schripsema with any questions or concerns.


Sarah Schripsema | Dean of Students   E: sschripsema@northphoenixprep.org | W: www.northphoenixprep.org


North Phoenix Prep Athlete feature






(Jordan placed 10th in the Division 4 boys race at last year's State Championships.-photo by John Hays)














           Our very own Jordan Black, who just happens to be one of the state's top runners, is featured in               Arizona Milesplit.

Great interview with North Phoenix Prep Sophomore Jordan Black.  

Congratulations to Jordan on this recognition! Way to go Jordan and Go Gladiators!





                                             Please share your students’ accomplishments  to be featured in The Gladiator Press.                                                                                                We love to recognize the hard work of our   amazing students!                                                             Email submissions to mdesilva@northphoenixprep.org


Sunday, October 22, 2017

NPX OCTOBER 2017 PROJECT WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT



We are excited to announce the details of our first-ever OCTOBER PROJECT WEEK. Just like the January Project Week last year, students in all grades will be engaging in hands-on collaborative projects during the half days from TUESDAY 10/24 to FRIDAY 10/27. Students will complete these projects almost entirely on school premises and during school hours, requiring very little at-home preparation. Moreover, on Friday there will be an NPX PROJECT FAIR!

Here is a summary of projects for this week- for more detailed information, suggested items to bring from home and prizes to be awarded at the NPX project fair, please follow this LINK.

7th Grade Project à              ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS FOR (ARCHWAY) KIDS

8th Grade Project à             POP-UP CASTLES AND CATHEDRALS

9th Grade Project: SPANISHà          A VERY VERBY SPANISH BOARD GAME

9th Grade Project: FRENCHà                        A VERY FURRY FRENCH CHILDREN’S BOOK

9th Grade Project: LATINà               A VERY GHOSTLY LATIN GRAPHIC NOVEL

10th Grade Project à            ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS FOR (ARCHWAY) KIDS

11th Grade Project à            COLLEGE 101

12th Grade Projects à           COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & SENIOR THESES

Additional information about project week is available here

Testing Reminder for 9th - 11th grade students and families


PSAT/NMSQT testing on Wednesday, October 25th. Testing will begin promptly at the start of school and last until dismissal.

Please keep in mind the following best practices for test day:

1.      Get a good night’s rest & eat a healthy breakfast. (Your brain needs both sleep and nutrition to function at its best!)
2.      Arrive to school early and plan to stay until dismissal. (Students are not allowed to begin testing late, nor are they allowed to resume testing if they leave.)
3.      Bring your test-approved calculator, water bottle, and a sweater or jacket. (I’ll provide the number 2 pencils!)


Questions/ Concerns? Please review additional information HERE.                                         

Middle School Winter Sports Information from Coach Page



Hello Parents of NPX 7th-8th Graders. I hope you are all doing well.
 
It is time to kick winter sports into full gear.
 
Here are the details to date:


MS Boys Soccer
Try-outs will be on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and on Thursday, Nov. 9. from 3:45-5:15
Weekly practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:15 pm
For Nov. only all practices will take place at Roadrunner Park (Cactus & 36th St. - just 1.5 miles from Campus).
In December the winter grass on our school field should be good to go enabling us to start using it for practices.
Games will generally be on weekdays after school but occasionally might be on Saturday 


MS Girls Soccer
Try-outs will be on Monday, Nov. 6 and on Wednesday, Nov. 8. from 3:45-5:15
Weekly practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 pm
For Nov. only all practices will take place at Roadrunner Park (Cactus & 36th St. - just 1.5 miles from Campus)
In December the winter grass on our school field should be good to go enabling us to start using it for practices.
Games will generally be on weekdays after school but occasionally might be on Saturday 


MS Baseball
Try-outs and practice days are still to be determined
Weekly practice times will be from 3:45-5:15 pm
All practices will take place at Roadrunner Park (Cactus & 36th St. - just 1.5 miles from Campus)
Games will generally be on weekdays after school but occasionally might be on Saturday 


MS Softball
Try-outs are tentatively set for Tuesday, Nov. 7 and on Thursday, Nov. 9. from 3:45-5:45
Weekly practices are tentatively set for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:45 pm
All practices will take place at Roadrunner Park (Cactus & 36th St. - just 1.5 miles from Campus)
Games will generally be on weekdays after school but occasionally might be on Saturday 


General Info:
Our plan is to place all students who try-out on a team as long as both of the following conditions do not exist: 
too many for just an "A" team but enough for both an “A” and a “B” team.

All participants must register and pay online as well as turn in their physical paperwork in order to participate.

Registration link: North Phoenix Prep Configio
Physical Form Link: PHYSICAL



If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Joe Page | Athletic Director
P: (602) 996-4355 ext. 661 | C: (602) 885-6924 | E: jpage@northphoenixprep.org

Poker Night!



Archway North PhoenixandNorth Phoenix Prep Dads Club Presents…..The 13th AnnualDads club poker night


Details

Who: all dads and other male guardians of anp/npx students
Where: Arizona American Italian Club – 7509 n. 12th st.
When: Saturday, November 4th at 6:30 pm
Cost: $25, includes buy-in and food.
Beverages available separatelyat the venue
Deadline: sign up by Friday, October 27th to secure your spot
Signup HERE
email anpdadsclub@gmail.com if you have questions
Why come? Because Poker is fun, and even if you don’t like Poker We’ll have the best live sports available on tv (bocce ball, cricket, jai alai, etc.)
This will be a casual poker night
Proceeds will be partially paid to the winner, and otherwise donated to the school


Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

I am so excited to continue the practice of student-led conferences this week!  Our decision to adopt the student-led conferences model last year came as a result of careful reflection and deliberation on our leadership team. When we asked ourselves what we really wanted for our students, we saw that having the students lead their own conferences would encourage them to become active, not passive, participants in the process of their own learning. We also saw that by having the students lead their own conferences, we could alleviate the burden on parents to serve as intermediaries between the teacher and the student. Most importantly, we saw an opportunity to reinforce a central message of the education that our students receive here, that our students are the captains of their own ships. 

In preparation for these conferences, we ask students to develop a Student Growth Plan (SGP). The SGP is a one-page document that captures the themes of the 1st quarter evaluations, puts them into context, and documents the key area the student chooses as an area for growth in the coming year. As an aid to completing their SGP, we also provide an Action Menu with two lists. The first contains 14 Learning Techniques that Research Shows to be Most Effective. The second list is categorized to provide a long list of ideas a student might choose to employ in their SGP. 

After completing the SGP, we ask that students attend their conferences to share and discuss the plan with their teachers and parents. The conference will aim to understand the thinking behind the student’s choice of an area of focus for growth, as well as understand how the student can be supported, and to provide guidance as needed. Some students may choose to modify their plans after the conference consultation. 

We have seen the student-led conference paradigm work well last year, where even our youngest students took the process seriously and led very productive conferences.
We received very positive feedback from parents and students because we created conditions wherein our students took ownership of their education, with the support, guidance, and mentorship of teachers and parents. 

It is our sincerest hope that we will continue to cultivate a joyful, compassionate community of lifelong learners through this process at North Phoenix Prep this year. 

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold






Picture Re-take Day is November 1st







Your retake day is quickly approaching. If we did not see you on picture day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student.
Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at Dorian
 using your school's access key provided here VT3JKNLN. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.