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Weekly Blast 3.26.2021

School Dates to Note:

  • Mar 27 – 6th Grade Study Skills Workshop
  • Apr 2 – No School
  • Apr 5-9 – AzMerit 6th-8th & 10th Grade
  • Apr 13-15 AzSci 8th & 11th Grade
  • Apr 19-20 All School Off-Site Learning
  • Apr 23 – Early Release 12:05 p.m.
  • Apr 23 – Final Senior Retreat (Onsite)
  • Apr 30 Matriculation Day
  • May 1 Senior Prom
  • May 7 Early Release 12:05 p.m.
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note From Headmaster [1]
  2. Quarter 3 Evaluations [2]
  3. Senior Thesis [3]
  4. Schedules for AzMerit [4]
  5. Prepared for the Day [5]
  6. Be Part of Something Great [6]
  7. College Counseling [7]
  8. GP Athletics [8]
  9. GP Block Schedule: Regular & Half Days [9]
A Note From Headmaster

Hello Parents,

Our Senior class was away this week on a local Senior trip to Williams, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. Ms. Roiger, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Kinum, Dr. Ustach, and Mrs. LeTrent had a wonderful time with the students, just being together. They saw at least six inches of snow! What a blessing it is to be together; so much of education involves ideas, discussions, facts, and skills; however, what makes it worthwhile is learning and sharing the short time we have with others. I am so thankful for the many parents and volunteers who served as the meal work crew and the teachers on campus, who found ways to substitute in classes, so our Seniors could cherish their remaining time at Glendale Prep. Here are a few pictures from their time together.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Navarrette

Quarter 3 Evaluations
Parents, the PowerSchool Portal for grades and evaluations is open. An email with the link was sent to parents on Wednesday. If you are unable to locate the email you can simply click here [10] and login using the User ID and Password you created. Once logged in, we find clicking “Report Card” on the left side on a laptop/desktop is the best place to view and print teachers’ comments along with their grades. If you have difficulty logging in, please reach out to Mrs. Hayakawa at shayakawa@glendaleprep.org [11].

Please print and/or digitally save your child’s evaluation for your own future reference. You will have access to view grades and narratives until Wednesday, March 31st. 

Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis Defense Panels are quickly approaching! All panels will consist of two main parts: 1) The Thesis Presentation: a brief presentation (of about 10 minutes) in which the student will highlight the essential ideas of the paper; and 2) The Thesis Panel Discussion: a panel of three faculty readers will be convened to conduct a discussion with the student about his or her Thesis. Parents are invited to attend. Please enter through the front office.

Next week the following students will have their panels:

Senior Student Date & Time
Seth Storino Monday, March 29th at 3:30 PM
Madeline Wiest Monday, March 29th at 3:45 PM
Molly Baird Tuesday, March 30th at 3:30 PM
Jacob Johnson Tuesday, March 30th at 3:45 PM
Madison Winkleblech Wednesday, March 31st at 3:30 PM
Zach Beachy Wednesday, March 31st at 3:45 PM
Arbella Kasim Thursday, April 1st at 3:30 PM
Ryan Cullum Thursday, April 1st at 3:45 PM

Schedules for AzMerit Testing
Please note that due to AzMerit testing for grades 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th the daily class schedules will be adjusted schoolwide. Considering the standardized nature of the test, it will not be possible to reschedule the test if your student is absent. Therefore, it is important that your student is present on the day of testing. Distance Learners can partake in the testing by arriving at the front office at 7:50 a.m. on testing days. Ms. Like will send out a more detailed communication closer to the testing dates.

Please click the links below and print the schedule for April 5th-9th for your reference when planning any appointments.

Prepared for the Day
To limit the exposure of Covid-19 throughout the campus we ask that students are prepared for school each day. Please ensure your child has lunch, books, homework, mask, water bottle, and transportation plans the night before. It should only be a very rare occasion that a forgotten item is left in the front office to be picked up or a calls home is needed. Lunches should not be dropped off or calls made home on a regular basis. Thank you for helping to keep our campus healthy and running. Please email any questions to Mrs. Hayakawa at shayakawa@glendaleprep.org [11].


Glendale Prep is seeking an individual/couple to represent our academy on the 2021 Great Hearts Telethon Committee. The Great Hearts Telethon raises funds to benefit the Teacher Excellence Fund, which is distributed to our faculty as bonus compensation on an annual basis. Last year, Glendale Prep teachers received over $20,000 from this incredible event! This year’s Telethon will take place on Saturday, September 25th. We invite you to be a part of something great and join the Glendale Prep Telethon Committee. A full description of the position can be found here [14]. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Haley Kucharo at hkucharo@greatheartsaz.org [15].

College Counseling

·   MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY: Summer Health Careers Institute for high school students takes place July 12-July 16. View detailed information and application HERE [16]. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021

·      TRI-UNIVERSITY WEEK: Our three in-state public universities are hosting a virtual event from March 21st through April 3rd, to provide students and families with more information about the college application process. Webinars are held on several different dates and times. A couple of recommended sessions include: Admissions 101 and Paying for College, Understanding Financial Aid, and Scholarships. Conference schedule details and registration can be found HERE [17].

·      CACHET (consortium of engineering colleges) VIRTUAL EVENT: Taking place on March 29-April 1, 2021, this includes a ‘6×6’ college fair, collaborative workshops featuring several colleges and universities, and information sessions focused on specific colleges and universities. The times listed are all Central Time. Students, families, and counselors can register for these events on the CACHET STEM Days landing page [18].

·      COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBSITE: This webpage [19] can be accessed through the Glendale Prep main website [20] and is a good resource for up-to-date information on testing schedules, summer pre-college programs, and college counseling events.

GP Athletics
Winter Sports End of Season Event:

Purpose: To celebrate the success and achievements of our winter sports teams.
Date: March 31st, 2021
Location: Glendale Prep Gym
Dress: Formal Dress. No jeans, shorts, tennis shoes.
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Who: High School and Middle School Winter Sports Teams (STUDENTS & COACHES ONLY)  + Key Administration and approved support staff.

Parents: Parents will not be admitted into the building. Due to our continued caution with Covid-19, we must keep our audience limited to athletes and coaches only. Parents will be instructed to drop students off and pick them up at the end of the night. Coaches will provide these details.

Refreshments: There will be no refreshments to eliminate students taking off their masks to eat or drink.

Streaming: Griffin Sports Net + Zoom Crowd (There will be a ZOOM link sent out next week)
GP Athletics is excited to announce an upcoming community event! On Saturday, April 24th, GP Athletics will host our first annual “Golden Grif Wiffle Ball Tournament”! We are inviting Archway & Prep families to participate (5th grade – Up). Students and parents alike can participate, and each team is guaranteed two games. Teams must have four players each and capping participation at 16 teams. The participation fee is $40.00 and registration must be complete by April 21st. Keep an eye out for the payment portal link soon! WE ARE GP!

BECOME A SPONSOR: Are you a small business owner? Do you want to support the vision of GP Athletics? Become a sponsor today! Click this link to learn more: Annual Athletic Sponsorship [21].

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/ [22]

Follow Us: @gpathleticdept – Instagram & @Glendale Prep Athletics – Facebook

Thank you to our GOLD Level Athletic Sponsors
Clean Air Solutions, Penny Chiropractic, Pete King Construction, and Shipley Orthodontics 
Contact them today and tell them Glendale Prep sent you!

To join our Athletic Parent Board email gp_APO@glendaleprep.org [23] with your full name and the sport that your child participates in.