Sunday, March 27, 2016

Welcome Mrs. Swart!

We are pleased to introduce you to our new Assistant Office Manger, Mrs. Liezel Swart. Many of you likely already have come know her as she has helped NPX in immeasurable ways since day one. Serving as our first PSO President for two years. Her commitment to our community shines through in organizing events and readily assisting the staff without hesitation when we need extra hands.

If you have any questions or concerns pertinent to the front office please direct them to
Please make sure to continue report absences to

AzMerit/AIMS Mar 29-Apr 1

Tuesday March 29 - Thursday March 31: All students will be taking the AzMerit tests.
Please make sure the students bring their scientific calculators with them to school.

On Tuesday March 29 the students will test in the morning and then compete in Academic Field Day for the remainder of the day.
Friday, Apr 1: All 8th,9th &10th graders who have not taken AIMS Science Test before will be tested.

Leadership Change

By now, we hope you have all been informed of our leadership change beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Headmaster Topper will not be returning.  Great Hearts Interim CEO, Christine Jones made the announcement prior to Spring Break.  Mr. Topper sent out a followup letter last week. If you missed it you can read it here.

This news is bittersweet for our entire community. We are happy for the exciting new opportunities he and his family will be beginning. Students, parents and faculty are all in agreement is is an exceptional leader and we will all miss him dearly. Our founding families will recall the great leap of faith we all took to get NPX started, and we all hoped Mr. Topper would stay with us indefinitely.

As Mr. Topper mentioned in his letter, Mr. Paul Weinhold will be on campus observing classes and getting to know the community for the next few months. He will be work closely with the administrative team to learn all there is to know about our students, faculty, and traditions.

Mr. Weinhold will join us at our next headmaster coffee hour on April 14th, at 8:15AM in Building H. Please come if you are able and welcome him in his exciting new endeavor. Please note this is a date change from the regularly scheduled coffee hour to accommodate Mr. Weinhold's schedule.