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Anthem Prep Newsletter, 05.28.20

June 1, 2020 -

School Dates to Note:

  • May 28 – Textbook Return, Device Return & Consumable Return 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • June 1st, 3rd & 5th – Junior Class of 2021 Free Online Essay Workshop
  • June 1 – Sports Registration
  • June 11 – Graduation Rehearsal
  • June 12 – Graduation (dependent on the ability for larger groups to gather at that time)
  • June 15 – Order EduKits last day to order before price increase
  • June 18-21 Barnes and Noble Book Fair
  • July 31 – Last Day for Sport Registration
  • August 7 – 10 Barnes and Noble Book Fair












Table of Contents:

  1. A Note from the Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson
  2. Thank You from the Archway Admin Team
  3. Textbook Return, Device Return & Consumable Return Details
  4. Office Staff Announcement
  5. Academy for Classical Teachers Online Seminars now open to Parents
  6. Archway Virtual Art Show
  7. Prep Virtual Art Show
  8. Prom Update
  9. Sports Registration
  10. Middle School & High School Summer Social
  11. Tentative Summer Office Hours 
  12. Barnes and Noble Book Fair Dates
  13. 2020-21 School Year EduKits are now on Sale
  14. 2020-21 School Year Consumables and Supplies Lists 
  15. 2020-21 School Year Volunteer Background Checks Through Raptor 
  16. Junior Class of 2021 FREE Online Essay Workshop
  17. Graduation Rehearsal
  18. Graduation
  19. We Would Love Your Feedback



A Note from the Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson

Thank You from the Archway Admin Team 

Dear Parents,

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the last 9 weeks.  The challenges posed by remote distance learning were felt by us all.  As we navigated through this uncharted territory, it became clearer than ever that the partnerships built between student, parents, and teachers are essential to productivity and positive progress.  We sincerely appreciate all you have done to make this possible.

We will continue to communicate important information as it arises and look forward to opening up the campus to our wonderful Archway Anthem|Anthem Prep school community in August.

Have a happy and healthy summer break!

Warm regards,

Archway Admin Team

Textbook Return, Device Return & Consumable Return Details

Please note that we will be available for you to return your middle school or high school student’s textbooks today,  Thursday, May 28, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Textbooks and combination locks (if your student’s lock was returned to you) may be returned to our staff in room 219.

We will also be handing out Archway and Prep yearbooks to those who have purchased them.  Did you forget to buy a yearbook?  Limited quantities are available for sale in-person on Thursday, May 28, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  We are accepting credit cards only.

Have you borrowed a device from the school?  If so, please return the device to room 221 (adjoining rooms 219/220) to return your device.

Please note that we will be following social distancing guidelines, so be sure to stay six-feet apart from the person in front of you.

Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience as we close our school year 2019/2020.  We appreciate our families!

Office Staff Announcement

It is with sadness that we announce the departure of Mrs. Shefali Kubavat from her role as Office Manager and Enrollment Coordinator.  Mrs. Kubavat started with Anthem Prep | Archway Anthem as a TA in 2011, and was promoted to a third grade teaching position in 2012, then a fifth grade teaching position in 2013.

At the start of the 2016 school year, Mrs. Kubavat became Anthem Prep | Archway Anthem’s beloved Office Manager and Enrollment Coordinator.  She has welcomed many new families to our school with her positive and upbeat demeanor and grace.

We are excited for Mrs. Kubavat’s future as she has accepted a new position at Great Hearts’ Corporate Offices in the finance department.

We are grateful for her many years of service to our school community, and look forward to the great work she will be doing at Great Hearts.

Academy for Classical Teachers Online Seminars now open to Parents 

Do you want to learn more about our classical liberal arts curriculum?  You can join our Great Hearts teachers for an enriching conversation on Euclid, Homer, Plato, Thucydides, and more!  This Summer, the Academy for Classical Teachers is hosting our seminars and courses online.

You are encouraged to view the catalog and register for a course.  Please also feel free to share this information with friends of Great Hearts who might be interested.

For questions about the Academy for Classical Teachers, please contact Paul Weinhold, Director of Continuing Education for Great Hearts:

Archway Virtual Art Show

Mrs. Hendrickson put together a virtual slideshow of art work completed by students for this semester.  Please click on the appropriate link below to view the show.  Thank you, Mrs. Hendrickson!



Prep Virtual Art Show

Anthem Prep is hosting an online Art Show! Please enjoy the art from our amazing artists.

7B Art Show

7C Art Show

11A Art Show

11B Art Show

11C Art Show

Prom Update

It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel our prom on Saturday, June 6.  The facility where we had hoped to host prom is not able to book the event due to restrictions that are still in place.  In addition to this, it appears we would have to observe social distancing guidelines during the event – and that would have made for very awkward dancing.

Rather than reschedule again, we felt it best to focus our attention on the upcoming graduation and the celebration of our seniors’ achievements.

However, we are happy to announce that Prom 2021 has been scheduled to coincide with the spring break of several local universities – universities at which many of our current seniors are enrolled.  So, seniors, please save the date of Saturday, March 20, 2021!  As we get closer to the event, we look forward to sharing with you the plans being made.

For those who have paid via our payment portal, please allow 7 to 10 business days for the refund to process.  For those who have paid via check, your checks have been voided and shredded.

Thank you for your grace and understanding.

Sports Registration

Sports Registration for all sports will open June 1st 2020 @  Deadline for fall sports is 7/31/20.   
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 athletic season, AP Sports would like to inform you of sport’s fees this upcoming year.  As you know, the fees support our coaches, coach’s wear, uniforms, travel expenses, rental of fields, tournament entry fees, and functions that support AP athletics.  The fees for the 2020-2021 season will be $410 HS Football, $110 HS Swimming, and all other HS Sports will be $310 per athlete per sport per season.  The fees for Middle School Sports will be $360 MS Football, $85 MS Swimming, and all other MS Sports will be $285 per athlete per sport per season.
High School Fall Sports includes (9th – 12th Grade; Boys and Girls)
  • Tackle Football
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball (Girls only)
  • Swim
  • Golf
Middle School Fall Sports includes (5th – 8th Grade; Boys and Girls)
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball (Girls Only)
  • Tackle Football
All MS and HS athletes must complete the following:
  • Physical
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Form.
  • Consent to Treat Form (The Brain Book Course and the Consent to Treat Form only need to be completed once while your athlete is a student at Anthem Prep)
High school athletes must also complete:
  • Brain Book Course
  • Consent to Treat Form.
  • The Brain Book Course and the Consent to Treat Form only need to be completed once while your athlete is a student at Anthem Prep.

The deadline for fall sign-ups is 7/31/20.   Any sport is subject to cancellation if we do not have enough sign-ups on time. Please register your athlete by clicking on the following link: .  Once you have registered your student,  please click on the following link to pay the sports fee using the payment portal: .  All fees must be paid before practice begins.

Please fill out all sections of the sign- up process including the electronic signatures for parent and athlete.  All practice and game schedules will be released as soon as school starts.  Our sports website is .  All of this information (registration process, forms, brain book, and physical packet) may be found under the “More” tab.  Please email Mr. Watmore at if you need specifics on games,  schedules,  and practice times,  or any other questions you may have.

AP works hard to provide students with the opportunity to enjoy the high school athletic experience while continuing to prioritize academics.  As you know, our budget does not afford us the luxury of employing full-time medical staff.  While we contract athletic trainers for required events, we are always looking for additional opportunities to both minimize injuries and manage injuries should they occur.

This year we are excited to partner with Remote Movement Solutions (RMS).  Troy Merckle is the owner of RMS and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified strength coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Troy brings over 22 years of experience working with athletes from the high school to professional level.  Troy is also a member of our school family as he has 2 daughters that have attended AP.  Please click on the video link introducing Troy Merckle:  TROY MERCKLE

RMS will be providing virtual injury screens for our athletes and will be hosting virtual educational webinars covering subjects such as managing injuries and injury prevention. We encourage our athletes, parents, and coaches to attend. RMS has also agreed to be available to our coaches to discuss items such as periodized strength and conditioning programs, dynamic warm-ups, and flexibility programs.   Please use these two forms to sign up for RMS services which are included in your sport’s fee:  RMS Medical History Form  and RMS Consent Form.  These forms and all other forms are available under the “more” tab at  For more information on our partnership with RMS, please see the attached PowerPoint slides by clicking on: RMS POWERPOINT.

Middle School & High School Summer Social

Calling all MS and HS students!  We are planning a summer social!  Please pay attention to future newsletters for further information about this event.  We hope to see you there!

Tentative Summer Office Hours

Tentative Summer Office Hours start on June 15th!

June 15 – June 19, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, closed Friday

June 22 – July 3 – School closed; no office hours

July 6 – July 24, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, closed Friday

July 27 – resume normal office hours (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Dates 

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Dates:

June 18 – June 21:  Please use school Code 12596060 or attached Book Fair Voucher Anthem Prep 6.18-6.21 when ordering your books.

August 7 – August 10:  Please use school Code 12596078 or attached Book Fair Voucher Anthem Prep 8.7-8.10  when ordering your books.


2020-21 School Year EduKits are now on Sale

Archway Classical Anthem and Anthem Preparatory Academy will once again offer the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2020/2021 year.  Skip the hassle of school shopping and order your Edukit now! Edukit makes school shopping easy by allowing parents to purchase all their classroom supplies in one click.    EduKits are custom made for our school and contain exactly what students need to start the year off right. Best of all, ordering can be done through the safety of your own home.  After ordering, your child’s supplies are sent to the school, unpacked, and are waiting for them on the first day of school. Archway kits this year include the option of also ordering Singapore Math books. Please see the flyer attached for more info on pricing, order deadlines, and included contents. A portion of the proceeds from Edukit goes back to PSO as well!
Order by June 15th for best pricing!   Extended ordering is available June 16 – July 8 for an additional fee.

Click here to view this year’s Anthem Preparatory flyer 2020 Anthem Prep Flyer

Click here to view this year’s Archway Anthem flyer  2020 Archway Anthem Flyer
Please contact Brenda Mancini, Archway Anthem and Anthem Preparatory EduKit Coordinator with any questions.

2020-21 School Year Consumables & Supplies Lists

2020/2021 school year consumables and supplies lists for Archway and Prep have been uploaded to our website.  Please use this link to find the lists for your student’s  grade:

2020-21 School Year Volunteer Background Checks Through Raptor

Great Hearts has changed our volunteer approval process for the 2020/2021 school year.  If you would like to be an approved volunteer for school year 2020/2021, or if you were a previously approved volunteer through a fingerprint background check, please click on the link below.  All volunteers, regardless of previously-approved status, are required to apply through the Raptor system.  It should only take 10 minutes to fill out the information.  You will receive an answer from our Raptor system within 48 hours.  The cost is $5.00.  All volunteers must be approved through this process; there are no exceptions.

Please note, when selecting the school it will not separate Archway and Prep (except Scottsdale).  For Anthem Prep | Archway Anthem, please choose “Great Hearts – Anthem.” The system will approve you for both schools.  You can choose multiple campuses if that applies to your family.

As you complete the online application, please note that you will be asked to choose what volunteer position in which you are interested.  Choosing a volunteer position does not restrict you from volunteering in another capacity.

If you have any questions or concerns you can reach out to John Lund, Great Hearts Safety Manager at

We look forward to seeing you on campus next year! 

6/1, 6/3 & 6/5 Juniors Class of 2021 FREE Online Essay Workshop

JUNIORS- CLASS of 2021- FREE Online Essay Workshop

Ethan Sawyer, known as “The College Essay Guy.” is offering a FREE online essay workshop.  The workshops will be held:  June 1st, June 3rd and June 5th (3 sessions total) Essay writing homework will be given after each session.

Students can register for one of the following time slots: 10am-11:30am OR 4pm-5:30pm

To register for the course, sign up here. Be sure to write out ” Anthem Preparatory Academy” as the name of your school.

We fully recommend that you take advantage of this amazing opportunity. It will also help you get a jump start on your college essays!

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Fitzgerald or Ms. Ware

6/11 Graduation Rehearsal

Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, June 11, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  Glendale Nazarene is located at 5902 W Cactus Rd, Glendale, AZ 85304.  Senior families received an email on May 19th with details regarding conduct around others, personal health observations, and social distancing requirements.
6/12 Graduation 

Graduation will be held on Friday, June 12, at Glendale Nazarene Church, 5902 W Cactus Road, Glendale, AZ  85304.  Students must arrive, in cap and gown, no later than 6:00 PM for individual photos.

Senior families received an email on May 22nd with details regarding conduct around others, personal health observations, and social distancing requirements.

Only four guests per graduate no exceptions. If a graduate brings more than four guests, the additional guests will be asked to leave.  A link for virtual tickets was sent to senior families on 5/28/2020.

A digital copy of the program will be emailed to you prior to the event.  Families are welcome to print their own copy, but please do not print copies to share with other families.  A printed copy of the graduation program will be sent to each graduate along with their diploma.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Sylvester at, or Jeanne Hansen at

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