Xavier student earns Transamerica Scholarship Honor Roll status

Ashley Menne, class of 2020 at Xavier College Preparatory, has been named to the 2018 Transamerica Scholarship Honor Roll. “When I found out that I made the Transamerica Honor Roll, I felt excited to finally achieve this accomplishment. I also felt that all the efforts I have made this year finally paid off,” Ms. Menne […]

SRP grants program assists teachers

Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. Teachers are invited to apply for classroom grants to enhance learning in the classroom in the areas of math, science, engineering, technology as well as social studies, according to a release. The SRP Classroom Connections program consists […]

Gateway Academy to use new method to help its students with Asperger’s, Autism

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 15 percent increase of autism’s prevalence nationally, rising to 1 in 59 children, from 1 in 68 children over two years. Gateway Academy, a private school for children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism at 3939 E. Shea Blvd., will be […]

Digital music program at Gateway Academy in Phoenix

Gateway Academy, 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Phoenix, is attracting students not just from Arizona, but from across the country. Nearly one-third of the student body is the result of families relocating their children to attend Phoenix’s Gateway Academy, according to a release. That’s because Gateway Academy, which specializes in the education of students with […]

Xavier/Brophy Theatre wins National Youth Arts Awards

A national organization has awarded Xavier/Brophy Theatre with several honors for acting in the play “Into the Woods.” The National Youth Arts Awards for Outstanding Performance went to Lily Castle as the Baker’s Wife, Kyra Klononski as Cinderella, Tatum Dial as the Witch and Johnny Robaina as Cinderella’s Prince. The entire cast received the Outstanding […]

State school board group signs UNITY Pledge

The Arizona School Boards Association has signed the UNITY Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in employment, housing and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. The ASBA, a private, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, joins more than 2,800 businesses and organizations, including GoDaddy, Yelp, American Airlines, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Professional […]

Teacher’s carving completes chapel interior at Xavier Prep

A new carved corpus of Christ hangs from the cross in the Chapel of Our Lady on the Xavier College Preparatory campus, 4710 N. Fifth St., Phoenix. Joining the other carved pieces, the work completes the interior of the chapel, according to a release. It was completed in June and installed before students returned to […]

Xavier College Prep to host fundraiser breakfast

Xavier College Preparatory will host X Breakfast 2018 at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 on the school’s campus at 4710 N. Fifth St. in Phoenix. This year’s speakers are Jeannette Maré, founder of Ben’s Bells Project, and Xavier alumna and neuroscience Ph.D. candidate, Kathryn Post. All members and friends of the Xavier community are welcome […]

STEM mini-grant program applications open for Arizona teachers

Teachers have a daunting task of continually finding engaging ways to educate their students, and when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math subjects, that task can be even tougher. For more than a decade, educators from around the state have risen to the challenge to engage their students through highly interactive, hands-on STEM […]

Xavier student Borrego captures national photo contest as finalist

Xavier College Preparatory junior Mackenzie Ashton Borrego is amongst finalists in Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s 2018 photo contest. Taking pictures since childhood, she enrolled in a beginning photography class last year, according to a press release. She and her classmates were required to submit their work to a contest at the end of the semester. The […]