Weekly Blast 4.1.2021
April 1, 2021 -
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|A Note From Headmaster
There is power in questions. We have had a number of teaching candidates visiting Glendale Prep over the last month or so. I am always humbled and blessed to hear them share their impression of our students; one common theme is that our students have an attitude of respect and are engaged. Although they cannot articulate, these candidates see the heart of what we are doing as a school and community. One recent candidate led a discussion in a 6th grade History class connected to the Great Depression, and this particular article detailed the suffering of people. The question posed to the students was this- What do the three families have in common; how do they differ? We hope for and train our students to be able to consider a question, use a text to find evidence for their claim, and engage in a conversation with one another. The seminar began after the students took a minute or so to look at pictures taken during the Great Depression; this candidate asked the students to look at the faces of these people and consider, What do you notice? This was all that was needed to take a seminar and make it connect existentially for the students. They were not unpacking a text to answer the question technically but had to humanely encounter the reality of suffering. They noticed the plight of each family and how each family sought to endure and overcome with hope. It was real; there was life in the conversation; our students were able to exercise their sympathetic imagination or empathy from their own experience to care. The power of questions compels us to not merely answer a question but consider our common humanity in that discussion. What we certainly share in common is suffering, more or less, and all strive to hope for good in the midst of it.
Have a great three-day weekend,
Next week the following students will have their panels:
Schedules for AzMerit Testing
Please click the links below and print the altered School Block Schedule for April 5th-9th for your reference when planning any appointments.
GP Tote Bags
Not sure if you’ve preordered? Check your GP Payment Portal account by logging in and clicking the “Account” tab then “Order History.”
We are less than two weeks from TAX DAY! **Be aware, although the Federal deadline for filing taxes has been moved to May 17th, the deadline for filing Arizona State taxes remains April 15th.** Please take advantage of the Arizona Public School Tax Credit. You can deduct up to $400 from your tax bill when you give your tax credit to Glendale Prep. Simply click here to give! For questions call Cathy Sparks 623.889.0822.
· MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY: Summer Health Careers Institute for high school students takes place July 12-July 16. View detailed information and application HERE. 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.
· 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.
· 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.
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