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…
The seventh and eighth-grade flag football teams of St. Theresa Middle School recently played outstanding seasons and capped them off with championship wins.
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,…
What started as an annual Veterans Day breakfast has transformed into a family-friendly parade, an idea brought to life by the students at Christ Lutheran School.
Xavier Prep’s varsity basketball program continues to go from strength to strength, with two of its own recently recognized for outstanding performances.
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…
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.
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.
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.”
Three Xavier Prep students have accrued prestigious honors that rewarded their artistic creativity, leadership abilities and writing skills.
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.
The College Baseball World Series tournament is held every year from May through June. It hosts 64 United States baseball teams, concluding in the eight-team College World Series held in Omaha, Nebraska.
Four years of high school have flown by for Scottsdale-native Chase An, and now it’s time for him to embark on his next adventure: The United States Naval Academy.
Every year, local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution around the country award high school seniors with the Good Citizen Award for qualities rooted in dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree.
St. Theresa Catholic School held all the usual pomp and circumstance as their eighth-graders finished the school year: awards assemblies, a school-wide prayer and a graduation ceremony. However, one of their celebrations was a little unorthodox, but a lot of fun: the annual Teachers vs. Stud…
Another school year will be here before we know it, and neighborhood nonprofits are helping students get ready with back-to-school supply drives:
Behind every successful school is a hardworking and dedicated Parent Teacher Organization. Read on to see what our area schools have planned for the 2022-23 school year.
Brophy Prep hosted their Senior Farewell Dinner in April, as well as a school-wide graduation party after the ceremony on May 21. Food, entertainment abound - the Xavier seniors and were invited, too!
Area schools celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2 through May 6 with great fanfare this year. Thank you, teachers, for all that you do for our students and community!
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish they would have taught us this in high school?” Usually, the words come to mind when writing out a budget, attempting to do taxes without a professional, learning how to invest or exploring a career change.
Two Xavier Prep students – junior Sonya Colattur and senior Claira Chong – recently received the 2022 Junior Achievement of Arizona 18 Under 18 Awards for their dedicated contributions to the community through the organizations they created.
While winning matches and making it to the state championships was a common goal among the tennis squads at area schools, there was another prevalent theme: community. Here’s a round-up of our neighborhood tennis squads’ seasons.
The Arcadia News scholarship started in 2005 and has since awarded over $15,000 to graduating seniors – some of whom who have been part of the Arcadia News team, as well as those who have gone on to successful college careers.
Late author Harper Lee would undoubtedly be proud of Veritas Prep’s three mock trial teams – Atticus, Scout and Jem – who participated in the state tournament and are named in honor of characters from her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
The grassy setting of Veritas Prep’s campus – with its tall trees and view of Camelback Mountain – provided the ideal venue for the school’s annual Music Festival in April.
A group of St. Thomas the Apostle’s whiz kids quickly rose to the challenge at the Academic Junior High Decathlon this past spring – and there’s a reason they’re called whiz kids. The teams came in first in logic, second in the super quiz, second in fine arts and third in English/grammar at …
Three students from Arcadia High School have received well-deserved recognition as finalists for the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship. The award was created in 1955 and highlights academically talented students and their accomplishments.
It’s been a big spring for sports teams at Xavier Prep, with the Gators making a statement in soccer, archery and Spiritline at their competitions. Here’s a roundup of the school’s success at recent championships on the state and national levels.
St. Theresa’s softball team is still relatively new to the sport. There was only one team back in 2019 – and before then, only three teams had played in the last nine years. But that only proved to make this year’s teams stronger and more determined – which paid off, as St. Theresa brought h…
More than 230 Brophy seniors walked the runway at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in front of a crowd of 1,200 at the 38th annual Brophy Fashion Show in April. A highlight of the year for many seniors and their families, the show raises money for the Brophy Financial Aid Fund, which has a budg…
Student creativity was on full display at Arcadia High School’s annual Agora Arts Festival, which was held in April for the first time in two years.