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Weekly Blast 5.28.2021

May 28, 2021 -

School Dates to Note:

  • May 28 – Senior Graduation Rehearsal
  • May 29 – Class of 2021 Graduation
  • June 1-24 – Summer School
  • June 4-5 – Uniform Try-On Event
  • Aug 4 – New Student Orientation
  • Aug 5 – First Day of School
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note From Headmaster
  2. Summer School
  3. S2/Q4 Evaluations
  4. 2021-2022 Change of Plans?
  5. Summer Office Hours
  6. College Counseling
  7. GP Athletics
A Note From Headmaster

Greetings Parents,

For my last note of this school year, I would like to quote from two seniors. Ryan Andersen spoke at our End of Year Awards Ceremony and began with these words- “Wow, we made it.” Gavin Aikins spoke at our 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, exhorting the rising Freshmen to “never be satisfied…keep progressing.”

Wow, what a year, and we did make it. This is a testament to the fortitude in our students, teachers, and you, our parents. We made it, and our hearts should be filled with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment. However, let us never be satisfied but keep progressing. Beginning next week, the leadership team will debrief the events from finals week and outline all we have in store for the coming school year; the goal must be to bring back traditions and events that are vital to our culture and making sure students are known and loved. These events include: student mentorship, student leadership, epic cycles, dances, field days, high school retreat, senior mini-retreat, at least one hundred home athletic events, high school symposium, drama performances, winter and spring concert, extra-curricular choirs, extra-curricular drama, robotics, coffee with the headmaster, faculty seminar, tours, homecoming, Night of the Griffin, and the list goes on. We keep progressing, are never satisfied, but will consider forming new traditions and new events that knit us together in love and build community.

Thank you for your love, care, encouragement, support, and gratitude this school year. Our community is only as great as our students, who learn what it is to desire truth, behold beauty, and live out goodness from your example.

Have a great summer,

Mr. Navarrette

Summer School
Glendale Prep will be offering Summer School from June 1st through June 24th.  All classes will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Click HERE to view the brochure.

The following classes will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.:

  • Math Foundations (incoming 6th graders) – Mr. Thompson
    • This class is recommended for any incoming 6th grader who would like to get a jump start on their Middle School math journey
  • Algebra I/II (rising 7th and 8th graders) – Mr. Selle
    • This is the perfect class for students who could benefit from additional instruction to better develop their Algebra skills
  • High School Algebra (refresher for high school students) – Mrs. Christensen
    • This class is designed to help students brush up on Algebra skills necessary for success in Calculus and on standardized tests (SAT/ACT)

The following classes will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.:

  • Literature and Composition Foundations (incoming 6th and rising 7th graders)- Mr. Wiebe
    • Mr. Wiebe will work with students on grammar and writing skills, preparing them for higher levels of Middle School Lit Comp
  • Latin I/II (rising 7th and 8th graders who struggled in Latin) – Mr. Tierney
    • This class is designed to reinforce basic Latin skills for students who had a difficult time in Latin I and II and a desire to build stronger foundational skills

The following class will be offered Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 1st through June 10th ONLY:

  • Study Skills (incoming 6th and rising 7th graders) – Mr. Wiebe
    • This class will focus on organizational skills, notetaking, and time management

Additionally, we are pleased to share that we will offer both High School Art and Drama this summer. The High School Art Workshops will be led by Mrs. Mure. She is offering three one-week workshops between June 1st and June 17th (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Students can sign up for one, two, or all three workshops. The High School Drama Workshop will be led by Mrs. LeTrent and students will perform the musical “Into the Woods.” Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 14th through July 8th (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) with performances on July 9th and 10th.

You can obtain more details and enroll here: If your student is registered for a class you will be receiving an email with guidelines soon.

Semester 2/Quater 4 Evaluations
Parents can expect an email with a link to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to view, save, and print Semester 2/Quarter 4 Evaluation by Friday, June 11th. The grades are only viewable for a few weeks, so please remember to save a digital copy or/and print a hard copy for your records. If you do not receive an email, please contact Mrs. Hayakawa at

2021-2022 Change of Plans?
If your plans have changed and your child will not be attending Glendale Prep next school year, please reach out to Mrs. Hayakawa so she can send you the 2021-2022 withdrawal form and place you on the list to receive a textbook deposit refund. Awareness of any non-returning students helps GP with their 2021-2022 budget, and it allows us to offer a seat to a student on the waitlist eagerly awaiting to enter Glendale Prep.

Summer Office Hours
Summer Office Hours are between June 1st – July 30th, during which the office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The office will be closed for Summer Break June 25th-July 11th. We will return to full-time office hours beginning August 2nd at 7:30 a.m.

During the summer the front office staff works throughout the campus closing out the school year and preparing for the following school year (reordering and restocking supplies, submitting and requesting records, repairing textbooks, taking inventory, attending trainings, etc.) For prompt service, please email before your visit.

College Counseling

·   ASU Civic Leadership Institute Summer Program: For those high school students interested in taking a deeper dive into the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, this summer program is June 21 through June 25 is offering both a virtual and in-person option. Click this LINK for more detailed information.

·      ASU/Barrett Honors College:  Now offering limited in-person information sessions and tours. Please use this LINK to schedule.

GP Athletics

GP Athletics is offering car sunshades for $20.00 each. To purchase, visit the GP payment portal and protect your car from the heat TODAY. Click here to purchase!


Summer Training Links & Information:
Volleyball Summer Camps (MS/HS): 2021 Volleyball Camps & Contact Coach Roberge, for information on the summer training schedule.

Football Summer Camp (HS): GP Football Summer Camp & Contact Coach Addicott, for information on the summer training schedule.

Girls Basketball (MS/HS): Inaugural NEXT LEVEL Basketball Camp Contact Coach MJ, for questions or concerns about summer.

Boys Basketball (HS): Contact Coach Brown for questions or concerns about summer.-

Boys Basketball Camp (MS) – GriffinU Contact Coach Roundy for more information at

Golf (HS/MS): Contact Coach McNee for questions or concerns about

Softball (HS): Contact Coach Barnes for questions or concerns about summer. –

Girls Soccer (HS/MS): Contact Coach Ramsey for questions or concerns about summer.

Boys Soccer (HS) – Training Schedule coming soon. Contact Coach Lankford at

Baseball (MS/HS) – Contact Coach Sanchez at for information on summer training, games, and skill development.

Tennis (HS) – Coach Cecil will offer training at Paseo Racquet Center for HS Tennis. Please contact him at

Annual Physical Day: GP will not offer the annual physical day on campus this school year. We hope to be able to offer this in the future.

New Look at GP! Thank you to Liberty Buick GMC for their support in our branding efforts on campus.

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.

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

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

To join our Athletic Parent Board email with your full name and the sport that your child participates in. 


Contact Information
Lynn Kimpel, Office Manager

Attendance Line:
623-889-0822 Option 4

Websites and Links
Glendale Prep Website
Glendale Prep PSO Website
GP Athletics Website
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2020-21 School Calendar
Event Calendar
Tutoring Schedule
Booster Items
GP Family Handbook
Payment Portal
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