On Monday December 9th from 5:45-7:00pm Uplift Education CEO Yasmin Bhatia will host a Town Hall meeting with Uplift North Hills parents. You should have received an emailed survey, with questions about how we can enhance your scholar’s experience at North Hills. Town Hall attendees will discuss and find solutions to the most pressing topics obtained from the survey. Your participation is an important component toward creating positive outcomes for your scholar and scholars across the network. We will see you there.
Who: All UNHP Parents Invited
What: Please join us for a K-12 Dessert with Deans and Directors, an informational mingle
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Where: East Commons
We look forward to seeing you there!!
Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 6:00pm
Location: Infinity Prep
1401 South MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, Texas 75060
Dear Uplift North Hills Prep families,
As many of you know, a dedicated group of Uplift and Uplift North Hills stakeholders (parents, founders, Central Office staff, campus leadership, local board) met regularly since January to share recommendations with the Uplift board regarding zip code preferences for the lottery and enhancements to parent/campus communication. We deeply appreciate the time, passion, and thoughtfulness this group of people brought to their work. They shared their recommendations with the Uplift Board in June, and the board voted to accept almost all of their recommendations at its annual retreat this past weekend. Specifically:
- We will not use zip code preferences as part of the lottery process for Uplift North Hills. As we have done previously, we will continue to give preferences to staff children and siblings of existing students.
- We will move the lottery date to February 1 in order to expand our marketing and community outreach efforts to raise awareness about Uplift NHP and to bring consistency in lottery timing for similar tenured schools in our network.
- We are currently redesigning all of our campus websites to make them both more user-friendly and also a reliable place to find updated campus information.
- We would like for VIP to nominate 3-5 parents as potential local Uplift Irving board members for the Uplift board governance committee to vet. Any parent or teacher can recommend an active parent volunteer to the VIP for consideration as a nominee. Uplift Infinity (also covered by the Uplift Irving board) will do the same. The VIP group from each campus with then narrow down the list to 3-5 active parents as potential local Uplift Irving board members for the Uplift board governance committee to vet and recommend for approval by the Uplift board. The goal is to have representation by parents from each school on the Uplift Irving board so that at least one-third of the total board members are parents.
- We are not going to bring back the “Communication Advocacy Team” (CAT) at this time as we believe some of the other actions around communication taking place might have more of an impact.
- We are going to use a newly created parent e-newsletter sent out by Uplift’s CEO to incorporate short online surveys to capture parent input on various topics and potential policies.
Over the next few weeks, you will find on your campus website and in a newsletter sent home the dates for all of the Uplift Irving board meetings. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The agendas are posted on the website in advance so you can see what topics will be covered.
Thank you again for your support. We value our parents as partners in our collective efforts to make sure every child in our network is prepared to reach their highest potential.
Chief Executive Officer
Direct (469) 621-8510
Cell (469) 644-5327
Fax (214) 276-0363
Physical 1770 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX 75235-2308
Mailing 606 E Royal Lane, Irving, TX 75039-3503
The mission of North Hills Preparatory is to provide an education that empowers students to reach their highest potential and inspires a love of learning.
We will achieve this Mission by:
Providing a preparatory curriculum of the highest standards that encourages children to raise the level of expectations that they place upon themselves and motivates them to become successful leaders.
Creating a diverse community that embraces the ideals of responsible citizenship in an environment of respect for our world and its peoples.
Creating traditions and symbols that continually illustrate and reinforce our goals among all members of our community.