Pride High Times

Vol. 16- April 10, 2023

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.

The Pride High Times can be access on the KIPP GCP Pride High's website.

Core Value of the Month

A sense of community is an essential element in providing students with a meaningful education. We strive to be a purposeful place of learning in which every student, staff member and family feels special connections. Shared rituals play a powerful role in creating the larger school community in which the smaller, personalized communities of learners can exist. We are also part of a broader community, and through our commitment to the school and the larger community, our talents and knowledge become long lasting and more meaningful when they are shared with others.

Spring Break 2023

April 7-14, 2023- Spring Break- No School for Staff & Scholars

April 17, 2023- Teacher Workday- No School for Scholars

April 18, 2023- School resumes

Advanced Placement Exams

May 1: US Government and Politics (8:00 a.m.)

May 2: Environmental Science (8:00 a.m.)

May 3: English Literature and Composition (8:00 a.m.)

May 4: Macroeconomics (8:00 a.m.)

May 5: United States History (8:00 a.m.)

Microeconomics (12:00 p.m.)

May 8: Calculus AB (8:00 a.m.)

May 9: English Language and Composition (8:00 a.m.)

May 11: Physics 1 (12:00 p.m.)

Pride of 2023

Prom 2023

What: Prom 2023- "A Red Carpet Affair"

When: May 19th 6pm-11pm

Where: Kirkwood Adams Community Center

1100 Hamilton Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC


VIP: Open to all current members of Pride 2023 & Pride 2024 in good behavioral standing.

Guest: All KPHS Pride members in good behavior standing. Outside guest must complete application. Guest applications due May 12, 2023. Guest must be accompanied by a member of the Pride 2023 or 2024.

Tickets: $30 singles, $50 couples.

Tickets can be purchased during both lunches beginning April 24, 2023. Ticket sales end May 12, 2023.

Scholar Positive Behavior Incentives

April 21, 2023


Food trucks, funnel cakes, icy trucks (for purchase)

Eligiblity to participate:

No ISS, OSS, 0 unexcused absence, no more than 2 unexcused tardies April 18-21

North Carolina Museum of Art Field Trip

For eligible art students

April 5th & 27th

Returned permission slips required. See Ms. Spady for questions.

New Communication Tool

We have heard your feedback and recognize that we can do better with streamlining communication. To help us streamline and increase our communication efforts, we are utilizing a new communication platform "Remind". Remind will be used in addition to One Call, the Pride High Times Newsletter, USPS mailings and personal school contacts.

To access Remind, please use your cellphone to send a text to 81010 and text this message @kippprid

Parents, we need your help!

I. We need your help with keeping your scholar safe every day. Talk to your scholar about drug use and avoiding engaging in any type of inappropriate behavior and drug use. Please see this article from Kids Health regarding how to talk to your scholar about drug use.

II. Attendance Matters! Every minute in school is essential to ensure your scholar is successful and provided the instruction necessary to master the standards required to commence high school. Please encourage your scholar to be at school, every day, on time. School begins at 8am. Scholars are late if they arrive after 8am. Attendance is necessary. Please see this article from Attendance Works.

III. Please speak with your scholars about appropriate cellphone usage at school. Cell phones are allowed before school, in between classes and during lunches. Cell phone use is prohibited during class time. Scholars should not be using cell phones to engage in disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. This is important so we can ensure your scholar is 100% free from distractions, able to receive and engage in the instructional process and is safe while at school.

IV. If your scholar is not attending after school tutoring, participating in a school sponsored club or athletic team, and they are required to leave school immediately at 4pm. All scholars who stay afterschool must be under the supervision of an adult. Please ensure your scholar is aware of their afterschool transportation home. It is important of us to ensure the safety of all scholars. Because of this, no scholar is allowed to remain after school without adult supervision and participation in an organized activity.

With your help, we can ensure Pride High is a safe learning environment for all

KPHS 2022-23 Dress Code

Big picture
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.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • April 6- Teacher Workday- No School
  • April 7-14- Spring Break
  • April 17- Teacher Workday- No School
  • April 18- Return to School, 8am
  • April 27- Art field trip to the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC
  • May 1-12- AP Exams
  • May 12- Senior Signing Day
  • May 19- Prom
  • May 29- Memorial Day- No School
  • May 30-June 9- End of Course Exams
  • May 30-June 9- Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm
  • June 9- Graduation Rehearsal 2pm-5pm @ HCC
  • June 9- Last Day of School
  • June 10- Commencement @ HCC 4-8pm

Social Work Spotlight

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month