Weekly Blast 2.12.2021
February 11, 2021 -
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|A Note From Headmaster
This last week we welcomed new parents to Glendale Prep, both onsite and via Zoom. I always marvel at how well Mrs. Hayakawa and the team organize the event, welcome our parents, and share information for a smooth transition from Archway or from a different school. Mr. Withers and I enjoyed our brief time with parents as we took them on a school tour and spoke about our school, its philosophy, and distinctives. It can be good to look back over the years and remember why we chose this school for our children. Mrs. Hayakawa shared with parents how Glendale Prep’s emphasis on structure and moral character was the draw for her and her family. For some of you, it might have been the rigorous academic course of study or smaller class size. I wanted to share a few of the philosophical principles of our school, hoping these will remind us of the great work we share together in offering our children this formative education.
We believe that the world is ordered and knowable and that the human intellect, while imperfect, can attain knowledge of reality through reason, hard work, and a coherent program of study.
We believe that truth exists, and we must seek it relentlessly by disciplined study and good-willed conversation.
We do not dispute the usefulness of a liberal arts education, and we gladly prepare our students for college studies, but our main purpose is the formation of the heart and mind.
The greatest number of our students benefit when the intellectual and moral bar is set high in the classroom. Lowering expectations is an act of misguided sympathy, not of love and mercy.
[We] do not deploy a “character curriculum.” Students are formed by the culture of the school, implied and explicit, and each student’s choices to lead within it.
Enjoy the extended weekend,
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Quarter 3 Deficiency Notices
Great Hearts Telethon
· GREAT HEARTS COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM: Available to current 10th and 11th graders; this event is taking place virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. This is a terrific opportunity to interact with over 60 confirmed colleges and universities attending the virtual college fair. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. You must pre-register to attend. See the FLYER for details on how to RSVP and pre-register.
· JUNIORS: The next College 101 session will take place on February 19th. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about each of our three in-state public universities. Students are required to attend at least one session. Remember to complete the RSVP survey posted on Google Classroom by the end of business Wednesday, February 17th. You can locate the Zoom links for each presentation in the College Counseling Google Classroom on the day of the event.
· COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: This webpage can be accessed through the Glendale Prep main website and is a good resource for up-to-date information on testing schedules, summer pre-college programs, and college counseling events.
Spring Town Hall: Please keep an eye out for the upcoming Spring Sports Virtual Town Hall. This event will educate families on the upcoming seasons, as well as, the spring policies and procedures. Stay tuned!
BECOME A SPONSOR: Do you have a family-owned business? Do you want to support the vision of GP Athletics? Become a sponsor today! Click this link to learn more: Annual Athletic Sponsorship.
Tax Credits: GP Athletics is thankful for the many friends and families who contribute their Arizona Tax Credits to Glendale Prep. If you haven’t done so yet, click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/1655544328008727/posts/2892750240954790/
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Thank you to our GOLD Level Athletic Sponsors
To join our Athletic Parent Board email gp_APO@glendaleprep.org with your full name and the sport that your child participates in.
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Glendale Prep Website
Glendale Prep PSO Website
GP Athletics Website
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2020-21 School Calendar
GP Family Handbook
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