Today: May 28 , 2020


Dashing men in smart uniform, beautiful ladies in formal gowns, picturesque location on the top of a hill, decorous ceremony, delicious food and a D.J. Last week it all added up to a Military Ball at the Prescott Resort for the Aerospace Science Leadership Academy (ASLA) of Prescott High School.
As the Jr. ROTC leaders discovered, none of the students had ever been on an air base. Very few even had grandparents who had been in the military, let alone parents. Col. Peeples and Sgt. Martinez are anxious for these students to have experiences outside the Prescott quad-city areas. So, they planned a trip to Tucson.
You've seen your student's report card. But, did you know that the State of Arizona issues report cards to the school? They were released this week, too.
"Will we be able to go?" That was the question on just about every visiting Northpoint student, parent and staff member's mind during the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) School Board meeting Tuesday evening.

On the Road to South Africa?

A standing-room-only crowd was on hand for the Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) Board meeting on Tuesday night. The topic generating the most interest? A proposal by Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy staff for a student trip to South Africa in May, 2008.

There are three things important for schools: quality of the teachers, you guys have high quality teachers; quality of the curriculum, I guarantee you that you have high quality curriculum; and the motivation of the students," Tom Horne, Arizona State Superintendent of Schools, said to the students seated in a circle around him. Horne made his remarks during a recent tour of Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy in Prescott.