Pride High Times

👻 Community Newsletter- Vol 7- October 16, 2022

Community Newsletter

KIPP GCP Pride High School's electronic newsletter, "Pride High Times", is designed to allow for regular communication between the school, scholars, families and community to relay important school information and events.

Witching everyone a safe & fun Halloween season!

💀 Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Halloween party?
– Because he had no-body to go with!


⚰️ How can you tell if a vampire has a cold?
– Because of the coffin!

Homecoming Court 2022

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Congratulations to our Homecoming Court 2022


Miss Freshman- Me'Kiah Smith

Mr. Freshman- Jaylen Woodson


Miss Sophomore- Destiny Perry

Mr. Sophomore- Semari Boone


Miss Junior- Alexis Felton

Mr. Junior- Tee'Quan Richardson


Princess- A' Mya Hendricks

Prince- Kameryn Nicholson


Homecoming Queen- Jamyla Bryant

Homecoming King- Levern Bynum

Homecoming Spirit Week 2022

Shout Out our Scholars of the Week!

Pride 2026= Jorric Robinson

Pride 2025= Tristen Sharpe

Pride 2024= Tee'Quan Richardson & Kaitlyn Marie Cusimano

Pride 2023= Orlando Ramirez-Nunez


Congratulations, Scholars!


Continue to model excellence and lead the way for our community by being a positive impact on your pride and our school.

Scholars of the Week- Lunch with the Principal

Scholars of the week are invited to a lunch with the Principal at Ruby Tuesdays, October 21, 2022.


Scholars of the week who have quarter exams during 3rd period on October 21 need to make arrangements to take their quarter exam during advisory October 18-21.


Scholars of the week can pick up their permission slips from Mrs. Williams in the main office at dismissal.


Congratulations to the Scholars of the Week!

Keep leading the way for your community by modeling excellence everyday.

Dinner with the Principal

Introducing our monthly family and community meeting, Dinner with the Principal.

2nd Thursday of every month, 6-7pm.

Refreshments will be served.


The next meeting will be November 10, 2022 6-7pm.

Quarter Testing Schedule


Date/Subject Testing

Oct 18, 2022= History/Business

Oct 19, 2022=English/Spanish

Oct 20, 2022=Science/Health/PE

Oct 21, 2022=Math/Arts


* quarter testing is on regular school schedule

KPHS Scholar Dress Code 2022-23

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The mission of KIPP GCP: Pride High School is to prepare our scholars with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose- college, career and beyond- so they can live choice filled lives and build a more just world. Our dress code policy is designed to align to our core values of Leadership, Excellence, Community, Integrity and Humility. Through our dress code policy, we will promote unity, community, pride within our school and ensure that students are safe, age appropriately dressed and minimize distractions to prioritize learning. Our dress code policy is designed to be more aligned with KIPP high schools around the country.


Scholars are expected to be in full dress every day!

Senior Mentor Groups

Are you a senior who is interested in leadership and supporting your community by modeling excellence? If so, you should serve as a Senior Mentor!


We are looking for senior scholars to model leadership and excellence by mentors to our freshman pride. If you are senior who is interested in serving as a mentor, please speak with Ms. Spady and/or Mrs. Lofstedt. Scholars will have to meet a criteria of exellence to serve as a mentor.


Applications will be available October 24 and due October 31.

This is an excellence opportunity to build community and serve as a leader at Pride High while earning community service hours and build your college resume.

Primary School Truck or Treat

Calling all Seniors & Juniors!


If you are interested in participating in a Truck or Treat for our GCP primary school pride members, sign up with Ms. Spady and/or Mr. Griffin. Scholars will have to meet a criteria of exellence to participate.


Sign ups will begin Tuesday, October 18th, 2022. The first interest meeting will be Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 8:10am in the cafeteria.


This is an excellence opportunity to build community and serve as a leader at Pride High while earning community service hours and build your college resumes.

Senior College Trips

Chowan University- October 25, 2022

NC A&T State University- October 31, 2022


* Chowan college trip is open to all seniors as well as a limited number of freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in a career in music.

** Please see the college counselors for more details.

Tutoring Tuesday

School wide tutoring is every Tuesday 4-5pm.


Scholars who have a 70 or below are encouraged to attend.


Scholars, speak with your teachers for specific course arrangements for tutoring.

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KPHS Volleyball

Volleyball vs. North Edgecomb Tuesday, October 18 5-6:30pm (Senior Night)

Scholar Parking

Parking enforcement has began.


Scholars who drive to campus must have returned all parking permit/pass information to Ms. Spady.


Car without the appropriate parking permission will be ticketed. Scholars who drive to campus without the proper permissions will receive school consequences.


Scholars who need to go to their car, for any reason during the day, must first ask their teacher then report to the main office and exit after notifying Mrs. Williams.


Scholars who do not complete the required paperwork and/or abuse their parking privileges can have their privileges revoked.


Please refer to the Student & Family Handbook below for details.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 17-21: Quarter Testing
  • October 18: Volleyball Senior Night
  • October 21: End of Quarter 1
  • October 21: Scholar of the Week Principal Luncheon
  • October 27: No School- Teacher Workday
  • October 28: No School- Teacher Workday
  • October 28: Football Senior Night
  • November 1: Report cards mailed home
  • November 1: Senior Drapes picture retake, Jr. & Sr. Class Ring Orders
  • November 8: Pre ACT (grades 9-11)
  • November 8: Early Release Day
  • November 10: Fall Festival & Talent Show
  • November 10: Dinner with the Principal (family & community meeting)
  • November 18: Quarter 2 progress reports mailed home
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