Meet Your Neighbor: Christopher Neck named to top 6 for Cherry Award

Editor’s Note: Baylor University awards The Robert Foster Cherry Award every two years to a collegiate teacher for their teaching abilities. Paradise Valley resident Christopher Neck finished in the top 6 for the award. Name: Christopher Neck Occupation: Professor WP Carey Business School at ASU What does it mean to you to be nominated and […]

Gateway Academy to host student spring fashion show

Gateway Academy, which serves students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism, will host a student spring fashion show at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26 at Gateway’s Phoenix campus, 3939 E. Shea Blvd., to celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month. The fashion show will be in the Atrium at Gateway Academy. The school will offer a […]

Two Xavier student-athletes nominated for AIA awards

Xavier College Preparatory recognized two seniors who have been selected as finalists for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Scholar Athlete and the AIA Scholar Activities Award. Spirit line member Renee Pierson is a finalist for the AIA Scholar Activity Award and volleyball and beach volleyball player Shannon Shields is a finalist for the AIA Scholar Athlete […]

Xavier choir wins three awards at WorldStrides Festival

Xavier College Preparatory’s Honor Choir took top honors at WorldStrides Heritage Festival March 29, winning all three awards for which it was eligible. The choir, under the direction of Brittanie Hockins with Naoko Garrison accompanying, earned 1st Place Gold in the women’s choir division; earned the Adjudicator’s Award for a total score above 95 out […]

Xavier College Prep recognized for female representation in computer science

Xavier College Preparatory has earned the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary […]

Chaparral’s Alec Bryan racks up postseason accolades

Chaparral High School senior Alec Bryan, who recently finished his final season on the Firebirds’ basketball team, earned several postseason accolades. Bryan was co-captain of a Chaparral boys basketball team that made it to the 6A state championship, falling 83-64 to Pinnacle High School at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. PrepHoops.com named Bryan the No. […]

Great Hearts Arizona wants to hire 200+ teachers at career fair

Great Hearts Arizona wants to hire more than 200 teachers at its career fair open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Great Hearts seeks to hire the teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, according to a press release. Representatives from each of the 23 Phoenix campuses will be present. The hiring […]

Cindy McCain speaks at Phoenix Country Day School

Phoenix Country Day School, 3901 E. Stanford Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley, host Cindy McCain as part of the school’s inaugural Maverick Speaker Series event. “Maverick: The John McCain Memorial Speaker Series is not just your run-of-the mill carousel of trendy talking heads,” Head of School Andrew Rodin said in his opening remarks. […]

PVEA collects for annual Prom Dresses and Ties even

The Paradise Valley Education Association is collecting prom attire for its annual Prom Dresses and Ties for PV Girls and Guys event. According to a press release, items may be dropped from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays, through April 2, at the PVSchools’ District Administrative Center. The Dresses and Ties for PV Girls and […]

Gateway Academy to hold Comedy Club Fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 10

On Sunday, Feb. 10, Gateway Academy, a school for twice exceptional students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning Autism, will host a Comedy Club Fundraiser at Stand Up Live starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to enhance the school’s Virtual Reality Lab, which opened on Jan. 23, by providing additional […]