Wednesday, January 16, 2019

High School Semi - Formal Winter Masquerade

North Phoenix Preparatory
Winter Semi-Formal
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Middle School Social January 25th!

Middle School Social at The Family Life Center Skate Rink!


Come join your fellow classmates for a New Year Social at The Family Life Center Skate Rink @ North Phoenix Baptist Church.  Connect again with your school friends or make some new ones and kick off the New Year together! 

The cost is $10 per student if paid in advance. The payment can be paid in the black box located in the office by Thursday, January 24th  Payment at the door will also be accepted of $15.  Please pay by cash (placed in an envelope with your child's name) or check made payable to NPX PSO.

PARENTS:  Please help us make this event as fun as possible for our kiddos by donating snacks and/or chaperoning.  Please drop off ALL donated food at The Family Life Center at 6pm when you arrive. (Note- event does not start until 6:30pm- when dropping off snacks please help with set up)

Note: Students are encouraged to bring their own skates to use at the skate rink. These may not be sneaker skates! While the skate rink has many skates, sometimes it is difficult to accomodate large parties as many students have the same size feet.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: All students must have both a completed PSO MS Social Participation Agreement on file to attend and also a waiver from Family Life Center in order to participate.  Please click the appropriate links below. In addition, please review the Family Life Center Skating Rink Rules with your student.

Date: 01/25/2019 (Fri.)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm MST

Location: The Family Life Center 5757 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Welcome back!  We launched into a new semester last week with Student-Led Conferences, a Pin and Blazer Ceremony for our Juniors and Seniors, and an Alumni Panel for all of our high school students.  What a week!

During the Pin and Blazer Ceremony, I referred to a distinction that author David Brooks makes in his bestselling book, The Road to Character.  Brooks distinguishes between "resume virtues" and "eulogy virtues."  The resume virtues are what one cultivates when one aims at utilitarian success.  Building one's professional skills is important, to be sure, but one's resume is not the same as one's character.  At our Academy, we aim to cultivate eulogy virtues.  These are virtues such as friendship, self-sacrifice, moral courage, and integrity of character. 

It takes time to develop these virtues.  In fact, it takes the whole of one's life.  Even then, these virtues are not fully complete.  Yet we strive to their perfection nonetheless, because we believe that human happiness lies in eulogy virtue much more than in resume virtue.  As we begin this second semester together at North Phoenix Prep, let us be ever vigilant in the cultivation of eulogy virtue.  Let us direct the hearts and minds of our students toward the interior moral drama of self-knowledge and self-improvement, and let us direct them away from the shallow waters of self-satisfaction.

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold