Fire erupted in a storage room at Navajo Elementary School on 4525 N. Granite Reef Road, during the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 22, on what should have been the 12th day of school.
Grace Wanebo is a proud supporter of exploring foreign countries and cultures. After all, she left her life at Arcadia High School behind to spend her sophomore year in Ostia, Italy as part of an American Field Service (AFS) foreign exchange program.
Averi Miller is one determined teenager. As she sets her sights on securing a state championship for her beloved varsity volleyball team at Veritas Prep Academy, she is also looking ahead to her future at the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
September 30, 2016. Almost 24 months ago. Barack Obama was still the President. The Chicago Cubs hadn’t won a World Series in over a century and Eleven was still surving on Eggos in that cabin in the woods.
Get ready to bust out the face paint, pom-poms and wacky themed outfits, because Arcadia High’s homecoming festivities are headed this way! Not only will there be a spirit week, pep rally and of course, the football game, but 2018 marks the seventh year since the homecoming parade became par…
School spirit is in full swing at Arcadia High School, as the Titans celebrate a brand-new Arcadia Varsity Spiritline with both a cheer and pom team.
The process for applying to colleges is intimidating for anyone. The requirements of standardized tests, essays, recommendation letters and more can be a daunting task for a teenager — but college counselors are here to help.
Arcadia High School has a lot to be excited about this year. The school raised the eyebrows of Valley football fans last February with the hire of 29-year-old local football star Kerry Taylor as head coach. Taylor, who was a standout wide receiver at Hamilton High School and Arizona State Un…
The spike of a volleyball. The moment it leaves the players palm its booming sound echoes across the court against the rumble of the crowd. Emotions rush through each volleyball player during a game — and the Xavier Prep Varsity Volleyball Team is no exception.
Nearly everyone has that special teacher who made a difference, but not everyone has a chance to convey their gratitude. We wanted to come up with a way to help people express their appreciation and give that special teacher the recognition they deserve. The Arcadia News Teachers We Love pro…
Construction to completely rebuild the Hopi Elementary School campus is moving right along schedule and shouldn’t interfere with classes beginning on August 7, according to school officials.
As the school year approaches, parents are doing everything they can to help our children prepare for another year of learning. A great way to not only keep informed of upcoming activities, but to get involved, is to check out the local parent-teacher organizations.
Back to school season is an expensive one for a family. Equipping a child with the clothes, pencils, books, and bags they need for another school year can be a crippling financial burden for some.
Summer’s almost over, and the kids are heading back to school soon. For some, that’s a cause to rejoice. For others, not so much. Whether you’re dreading or celebrating a return to the routine, creating a special tradition for the first day of school will help kick off the school year in a p…
Public speaking is one of life’s greatest fears for many people. And yet, it’s one of the most important skills for success in life. At Phoenix Country Day School, administrators have made public speaking a top priority, which becomes clear when one looks at the results of the school’s multi…
Kyla Ferry will be kicking off her senior year of high school with a bang as the latest winner of Gatorade’s Arizona Soccer Player of the Year.
Kids who dream of becoming the next Joe Montana, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady can get their start playing for the Arcadia Titans Youth Football Club.
They say home is where the heart is, and this certainly holds true for 16-year-old Helene Lyngbye, who will miss her Arcadia family and friends when she returns to her native Denmark.
Keegan Twyerould, a student at Arcadia High School, finished the school year with quite an accomplishment. The junior recently won a gold medal for his pin design at the SkillsUSA Arizona State Championships.
The Arcadia Titans softball team’s historic season came to an end on May 10, against Ironwood Ridge, but this season can’t be called anything other than a success.
Hundreds of music lovers recently gathered for a spring music festival featuring live performances on a stage under the stars, food trucks and a vendor fair. Sounds like something you’d find at a popular Valley concert venue. But in this case, the setting was the grassy basin and eucalyptus …
Each spring, high school athletes across the country take part in Signing Day. On this day, all the hard work for these seniors pays off as they sign their letter of intent to play their sport for a college or university.
The 2017-2018 basketball season was one of the most successful seasons that St. Theresa Catholic School has ever seen, with the eighth grade boys team taking home the Arizona State Middle School Championship.
To say last year was tough for the Arcadia High School football team would be a drastic understatement. A season that had started with the promise of a new era quickly turned into a worst-case scenario for the Titans, who lost all ten games they played in 2017.
Arcadia baseball coach Troy Gerlach describes senior Clay Wasson as quiet, laid back, funny and sarcastic. Although the senior outfielder’s game isn’t all about laughs. In the same breath, his coach also describes him as a leader both on and off the field.
The Arcadia High School softball team is ready for its season to get underway. The Titans are looking to build upon their success from last year while strengthening their defense and maintaining a strong, game-winning mentality all season.
The Arcadia Titans baseball team returns to the field with a new look and a new attitude after a season that saw the squad finish 22-11 and come within one win of advancing to the State Championship game.
As the Arcadia Boys Basketball Team finishes out its regular season, the team focuses its hopes on a deep run in the state tournament and the friendships players have developed along the way.
The beginning of 2018 has proven successful for the Arcadia High School Girls Basketball Team. As of press time, the Titans were 20-2 after winning the Lady Titan Winter Hoops Classic, a tournament featuring 24 teams.
To say 2017 has been a banner year for the Arcadia High School Marching Band would be a major understatement. Its success this year has been nothing short of historic.
While the sheer number of scholarships available to prospective college students is a good thing, it also means a lot of competition, which can be overwhelming.