Paradise Valley resident spends week at Space Academy at U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Danielle Verlardi of Paradise Valley recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center — home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions […]

After-school music program opens application process for students

Students in grades 4-12 can apply for Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s College Prep Program, a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award winner. As a partner of Berklee College of Music’s Berklee City Music Network, PCM is one of 47 community music schools in the nation to use Berklee’s PULSE curriculum as a base […]

School of Ballet Arizona announces audition dates

Ballet Arizona auditions for students interested in training with the School of Ballet Arizona are scheduled for Saturdays, July 21 and Aug. 11. Prospective students age 4 and older are invited to participate in the open auditions. Classes begin Aug. 13. “SBAZ offers students a level of training and performance opportunities that are not widely […]

Valley business leads back-to-school effort

Canyon Building & Design is leading a statewide campaign to aid local schools in equipping students and educators with adequate supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to collecting a variety of donated supplies, Canyon is encouraging public participation by accepting votes to determine which school will win the grand prize. Donations are being […]

Sister Lynn Winsor: 44 years at Xavier and going strong

Sister Lynn Winsor has been a member of the Xavier College Preparatory community for nearly 45 years, working with student-athletes in myriad capacities and leaving an impact along the way. Those efforts did not escape the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s eye. The AIA recently awarded Winsor its first Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual Champions Awards […]

Carter Clemmensen of Brophy named All-USA Player of the Year

Former Brophy College Preparatory soccer player Carter Clemmensen, a Town of Paradise Valley resident, was named the All-USA Player of the Year for his accomplishments during the 2018 season. TopDrawerSoccer.com made the selection of the All-USA team based on “performance, level of competition and strength of schedule,” according to a USA Today article. This award […]

Xavier College Preparatory celebrates 75 years of education

Seventy-five years ago, the first and only all women’s Catholic high school in Phoenix opened its doors to its inaugural class of 11 students. Founded in 1943 by the Jesuit fathers of St. Francis Xavier Parish and staffed by three Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the new Xavier High School was originally […]

PVUSD seeks candidates for open positions, hosts job fair July 11

The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a job fair to fill open education support professional positions. Prospective candidates are encouraged to dress appropriately to interview on the day of the job fair scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 at the District Administrative Center, 15002 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, according […]

Phoenix Country Day School wins third-straight national championship

In June the Phoenix Country Day School Middle and Upper School Speech and Debate teams competed at the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both teams received top recognition competing against the top 7,000 speech and debate students from over 1,300 schools throughout the country, according to a press release. […]

Xavier Prep soccer star wins Gatorade honors

Xavier College Preparatory junior Kyla Ferry has been named the Gatorade Arizona Girls Soccer Player of the Year. In addition to honoring her athletic excellence, the award also recognizes the student’s academic achievement as well as her overall character. She has maintained a weighted GPA of 4.14, and she also tutors, helps to coach youth […]