Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,
Can you believe that the semester is nearly finished? Winter break is just around the corner, and as our wonderful students complete their semester exams this week, I want to express my deep gratitude for their dedication to their studies.
Though it can indeed be stressful, the experience of exam week should ultimately be a rewarding one. The content that we teach--whether that be integrals or solfege or mollusks--is inherently fascinating. Nothing that our students learn should feel like drudgery, and none of it is extraneous. The abundant splendor of knowledge shines through in each subject that we teach. In addition, our students face a challenge when they take semester exams, and they learn that they can ultimately overcome that challenge with vigor and perseverance. The storms of life can certainly test even the most experienced helmsmen, and so we want our students to gain experience with the comparatively minor challenge of exam week. In the end, then, we view exams as an act of love aimed at the long-term good of our students.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Thanks to everyone who joined us last Thursday evening for our Winter Concert! Our musical performers were truly inspiring, and I especially enjoyed singing "Auld Lang Syne" and "Deck the Halls" in unison at the conclusion. It's moments like these that remind us of both the spirit of the season and the spirit of our community. I am so grateful to our students for a job well done, and I am especially grateful for the leadership of Mr. Herrera, Ms. Foglesong, and Mr. Crowley in making the evening such a tremendous success.
As we begin the final push to conclude the Fall Semester, let's keep that same feeling of warmth and togetherness in our hearts, and let's truly love one another in each moment.