The Hopi Variety Show season is underway and will be led by these 14 fifth grade emcees. This year, they are taking the Hopi community on the ride of a lifetime as they present a Disney themed show, called Hopi: The Happiest Place on Earth. Four-hundred students will perform this year on Mar…

Arcadia sophomore Vessa Turley and her tennis partner, Notre Dame Prep sophomore Georgia Cranford, have had a busy season stacking up their accolades. Most recently, the duo became the first Arcadia junior players to win two national and international titles back to back under the United Sta…

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a nonprofit dedicated to “Feeding Kids, Feeding Spirits and Empowering Communities.” The organization opened in 1987 and relies heavily on the generous help of volunteers, like the third-eighth-grade students at St. Theresa Catholic School. 

Jennifer Kiernan, founder and executive director of Saving Amy – a nonprofit focused on aiding the homeless – was honored by Brophy College Prep with a prestigious service award in February.

The spring sports season is upon us, and high school tennis teams are eager to hit the court in search of individual bests and team success. Here’s a preview of the local tennis talent we’ll see this spring.

In early February, 206 parents, fifth-graders and their siblings flocked to Hopi Elementary for its inaugural Hopi STEM Night. The event, put on by fifth-grade educator Laura Mitchell and her team, was focused on teaching kids how to embrace science, technology, engineering and math.

St. Theresa’s seventh-grade basketball team recently made waves as they went undefeated through the regular season and took home the Catholic Youth Athletic Association (CYAA) Championship.

St. Theresa Catholic School’s Broncos softball team was jubilant after winning the Catholic Youth Athletic Association (CYAA) championship game in January. Being a back-to-back win to last year’s championship – the first in school history – made the moment even more gratifying. 

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Scottsdale Unified School District has held the All-District Athletics Banquet for the past 15 years, where student-athletes from SUSD’s five high schools are acknowledged and presented with well-earned awards for their sports seasons.

With two second-place individual championship finishes in 2018 and 2022, Brophy’s wrestling team hopes to add a state championship – and first place win – to their trophy case in 2023.

The AIA Premier Region-6A Conference Division has announced Coach of the Year winners for the 2022 high school season, with three of our area coaches bringing home the accolade. Meet the latest recipients from Brophy and Xavier Prep.  

Echo Canyon School has much to celebrate in the new year – a new mural showcasing their school to drivers on Camelback Road, a return to classes, and a championship win for their competitive robotics team, the RoarBots. 

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The Spirit of Arcadia Marching Band is trumpeting a stunning victory after capturing first place in the November AZMBA (Arizona Marching Band Association) Championship. The win came on the heels of their second-place designation at the ABODA (Arizona Band Orchestra Directors Association) Sta…

Thanks to the generosity of Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities’ Wishes for Teachers program, three Arcadia educators scored big for their classrooms in November. They now have $2,500 each to spend on school supplies, teaching tools and programs that will make a difference for their students – …

Sometimes it feels like robots might become the new frontier, and if so, Brophy Prep’s Robotic Club members, also known as the BroncoBots, are uniquely poised to be at the frontline.

Arcadia High’s Head Baseball Coach, Matt Sugarman, wants his players to learn more than just how to excel at hitting, pitching and catching – he also wants them to grow to become caring and involved members of their community. 

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was a special day for the fifth-graders of Tavan Elementary. It’s a special day every year, as the school holds its annual Turkey Bowl, a day of football and fun before the actual Turkey Day commences.  

In 1972, Judy Pemberton chose to bring her ideas for enhanced education to the children of Arcadia. She believed that children benefited from independent learning that was specifically tailored to them, but felt that opportunities in the area were limited. 

Awards show season: celebrities get dressed to the nines, head to the red carpet, take a million photos, and then sit down to an hours-long show to celebrate winning actors, directors, producers and such. This process is much the same for the Young Artist Academy (an offshoot of the Young Ar…

This November, from the gym and field at Arcadia High School, neighbors could hear cheers from near and far as the AHS community hosted its annual Future Titan Night. This event gives kids from Arcadia’s feeder schools the opportunity to come out, visit and participate in a spiritline routin…

It’s become a rite of passage for students at Veritas Prep: The Blazer Ceremony, an important moment where the 11th-grade class receives a blazer with the Veritas logo and pin during a school-wide assembly held in their honor.

Experiencing history through the perspective of a seasoned veteran can be eye-opening and even life-changing. Brophy junior Iain Lanphier, president of the Veteran Heritage Project (VHP), had that opportunity when he recently interviewed 79-year-old Naval war hero Captain Larry L. Ernst, a V…

You may be asking yourself: what’s a ticktocker? No, it’s not someone involved with the app. It’s not a fun nickname for a clock. It’s an advisory council formed by the National Charity League (NCL) and overseen by Xavier Prep senior Maryn Day.

From Afternoon Tea to World Drumming, school clubs have come a long way from the days of Glee Club and Speech & Debate. New clubs of all kinds are formed each year, offering students opportunities to open their world outside of the classroom. We asked some of our area schools to chime in…

Remember walking into gym class and seeing see a line of red rubber balls in the middle of the floor? This, of course, meant one thing: dodgeball. Can you still feel the rubbery surface and hear the familiar sounds as you attempt to catch the ball and stay in the game? Veritas Prep sure can,…

After the final bell rings, signaling the end of the school day,  46 swimmers and 22 divers from Arcadia High School don’t go home. No, these dedicated and motivated individuals head to the pool for training four days a week, two hours a day – and this doesn’t include their personal training…

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The grass is green, the flags are set, and Arcadia, Brophy and Xavier’s golf squads are ready to play their best. Arcadia News caught up with our area high school teams to see what they’re most excited about this season. 

Each year, The Bronfman Fellowship – a nonprofit founded in New York in 1987 – selects 26 North American students from the Jewish community to embark on a five-week summer trip to Israel. 

Senior year is a time to decide on after-graduation plans, get those grades up, and, most importantly, make as many memories with friends and teammates as possible. For these four seniors, winning a volleyball state championship is also on the list. 

On a Saturday night at home, Arcadia High senior Trex Jones came across a documentary called Boys State. Intrigued, Jones watched the film and decided to dig a little deeper; this is how he found out the program is a real thing – a thing he was most interested in. 

Thanks to St. Thomas’s fourth-grade teacher Amanda Goossen and her family, hundreds of children returned to school this year wearing new shoes.

Phoenix Country Day School student Anaiya Patel keeps a busy schedule. Not only has she started her junior year of high school, but she also created a nonprofit called HealthForHER with a fellow student in 2021.

Carefree summer days have slipped away, and now it’s time for school. Here are a few tips to help your family ease into the busy academic schedule ahead.

When Archway Veritas’ second-grade teacher Taylor Brown was driving home from Flagstaff one day, she was listening to a podcast in which the guest talked about the impact that his fourth-grade teacher had on him, which led to a discussion on the importance of teachers.

Arcadia High School and Hopi Elementary welcomed new principals for the 2022-23 school year, so we reached out to get the scoop on the latest faces in the neighborhood!

Math lovers at Hopi Elementary got to flex their skills in the big leagues with their first-ever Math Olympiad competition – and it proved to be a stimulating and rewarding experience for all. 

Phoenix Country Day School juniors Sanya Somani and Anaiya Patel are making a healthy difference in women’s lives through their youth-led nonprofit. According to the pair of founders, HealthForHER “works to provide necessary health and educational resources for underprivileged women.”

The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference brings high school seniors together to focus on and learn about different industry aspects like investigative and international journalism. The prestigious event was founded by Al Neuharth, most well-known for establishing USA Today. 

The last time Tavan Elementary School got a refresh to its campus was 20 years ago. Now, the staff and students have much to look forward to as the new school year begins because Tavan’s look will be brand-new for the students and staff attending in 2022-23.