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Weekly Blast 9.09.22

September 9, 2022 -

School Dates to Note

  • Sep 15 College Night- Freshmen
  • Sep 23 Picture Day
  • Sep 24 Great Hearts Gala
  • Oct 3-7 Fall Break (No School)
  • Oct 10-14 Conferences and Project Week (No School)
Table of Contents

  • A Note from the Headmaster
  • Forces of Nature Enrichment Course
  • Athletic Eligibility
  • Enrichment Courses
  • Senior Trip Payment
  • Diamondbacks Great Hearts Day 2022
  • Dress Code Reminders
  • College Counseling
  • Athletics
A Note from the Headmaster


Just this week I learned that we are fifteen percent finished with this school year. It is surprising how fast it has felt. My wife often asks me how is the day or how are things going, and I shared with her yesterday morning that I think this is our best start of a school year. This is for a number of reasons, but I will share two:

  1. We have emphasized teachers welcoming students into the class, and students entering to start bell work. This practice sets the tone for student engagement, order, and ensuring a strong start to each class.
  2. My team and I have had numerous phone calls and meetings with parents regarding how best to support and love their child. Genuine partnership and my call for unity are being lived out, and it is so wonderful to see.

I leave you with an invitation to share some time with me, visiting classes, and conversing with other parents and administrators. Please consider signing up for Time with the Headmaster HERE and bring any questions you have. Be careful when signing up to choose the Time with the Headmaster event and not a School Tour, which is designed for families on our waitlist. This event is for adults only.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Navarrette

Forces of Nature Enrichment Course

Do you love our beautiful nature? Do you want to understand it better and help protect it? Would you like to be part of the Water Festival that will take place in March? We need energetic and engaged students to help make this fun activity a success!

To know more about the Forces of Nature Enrichment Course, please come to the information meeting on Friday Sept. 16th during first Lyceum in room 201. Middle and high school students are welcome!

For more information, please contact Madame Cognet-Pereira at

Athletic Eligibility

GP Athletics is continuously striving for excellence in all we do. As a student-athlete, it is important that you feel both supported and encouraged as a student first. Success in the classroom is not easily achieved: it requires effort and discipline on all levels. This year, GP Athletics will continue our grade and eligibility process. Please click HERE and save a copy to easily access this information for the remainder of the season. Mr. Hawkins and the coaching staff will inform families of all eligibility decisions and disciplines.

Enrichment Courses

Enrichment Courses are now available on the payment portal! Please click HERE to see the myriad of options. From art and music to robotics and film, there is something for everyone!

Senior Trip Payment

Payment options for the Senior Trip is up and running on the payment portal! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Valentine at

Diamondbacks Great Hearts Day 2022

Great Hearts is partnering again this year with the Arizona Diamondbacks to offer a Great Hearts Day at Chase Field on September 17th. Please see the attached flyer for details and ticket ordering instructions.

Dress Code Reminders

“We can’t see your eyes!” – Some of our young men have hair that doesn’t fit our dress code standards.  Please know that hair must NOT touch the following: eyes, ears, or collar.

If your son’s hair does reach any of these regions, please schedule a haircut or discover a way to style his hair so that he is complying with our standards.  Three infractions will result in a detention. Thanks so much for your help in this matter.

College Counseling

FRESHMAN NIGHT: Thursday September 15, 2022 from 6pm-7:30pm in the Archway MPR.

MIDWEST COLLEGE SHOWCASE: This virtual college fair series is taking place on two different evenings: Wednesday, September 14 at 3:00pm or Thursday, September 15 at 4:00pm. Use this LINK to register for this event and view member colleges.

TRI-UNIVERSITY EVENT: Learn more about admissions, financial aid, and the college search process at Arizona’s three public universities. Interact with representatives from ASU, NAU, and UofA on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00pm on the ASU West Campus located at 4710 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ. Register to attend this event HERE

COLLEGE REP VISITS TO CAMPUS: Come hear about various colleges and universities without leaving campus! Admissions Reps host student meetings from 12:15pm-1:00pm in the Library. You may bring your lunch. Indicate your attendance on the sign-up sheets on the College Counseling bulletin board.

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Thursday, September 15, 2022


Middle School Fall Sports Game Schedules have been finalized! Schedules can be found HERE.

Fall Sports Payment and Fees are due! if you have not already done so, please pay using the links below:

  • Middle School Sports found HERE.
  • High School Sports found HERE.

Parents interested in volunteering with Athletics please sign up HERE. Contact Tim Terpstra at with any questions!

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

Thank you to our GOLD & Platinum Level Athletic Sponsors for today’s Athletic Blast:
Liberty Buick & GMC, Penny Chiropractic, West Valley Pain Solutions, Nally Paint Co., Blue Chip Auto Glass, Total Presence Management, Shipley Orthodontics, and Wow Wow Lemonade (Lake Pleasant & Happy Valley Location)!

Contact them today and tell them Glendale Prep sent you!



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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2022-2023 School Calendar
Event Calendar
Booster Items
GP Family Handbook
Payment Portal
Lunch Ordering – Password “griffins4”
Tutoring Schedule