Chaparral’s Alec Bryan commits to University of Chicago

Paradise Valley resident and Chaparral High School senior Alec Bryan has committed to play basketball at the University of Chicago. Bryan, a 6-foot-6 wing player, is part of a Firebirds’ team that is 18-6 with a 7-1 region record as of Wednesday, Jan. 30. Through 23 games, he is averaging 13.1 points per game, five […]

Xavier students Yeung, Yarwood receive First Team All American Honors

Xavier senior volleyball players Ashley Yeung and Jennelle Yarwood earned First Team All American honors from the Arizona Coaches Association and the Dairy Council of Arizona. According to a press release, Ashley and Jennelle were instrumental in Xavier’s successful defense of its State Championship title this season. Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 North Fifth Street, which […]

Shadow Mountain to host pair of Marvel plays

The North Valley Arts Academies Theatre program at Shadow Mountain High School will present two new plays exploring characters from the Marvel Universe, Squirrel Girl and Cassie Lang (Ant Man). “Squirrel Girl Goes to College” explores what happens when the quirky super hero heads off to college, according to a press release. “Sub-Atomic” explores the […]

Xavier Mothers’ Guild to host Scholarship Fashion Show

The Xavier College Preparatory Mothers’ Guild will present its 2019 Scholarship Fashion Show Friday, March 8 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E. Marriott Drive in Phoenix. This year’s theme is “Legacy,” acknowledging 75 years of educating high school girls while moving toward our centenary celebration in 2043. The legacy lives on in […]

Shannon Shields is named Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year

The Gatorade Company names Shannon Shields of Xavier College Prep its 2018-19 Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year. Miss. Shields is the fourth Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Xavier College Prep, according to a press release. In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, […]

Gateway Academy debuts new virtual reality lab

How can virtual reality serve education? Gateway Academy will address this question and celebrate school choice at the grand opening of its Virtual Reality Lab at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Legislators, educators, parents, and students will attend the event, which will feature a keynote address by Arizona Director of Implementation for the American […]

Free civics summer Camp O’Connor offered for middle-school students

Camp O’Connor 2019 applications will open Jan. 7. Camp O’Connor is a free, week-long summer program providing civics education and leadership development for middle-school students that is offered by the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. The 2019 camp, now in its third year, will be held June 10-14 in downtown Phoenix at the Beus Center for […]

Annual Brophy Fashion Show raises over $1 million, impacts community

With a monochrome “Neiman Marcus” logo illuminated in the background, I nonchalantly sauntered down the runway to raucous applause, “strutting my stuff” from Carter’s Fine Men’s Clothing. No, I am not a husky fashion model. I’m a senior at Brophy College Preparatory, and on Friday, November 9th, along with 250 of my peers (a record […]

Xavier golf, cross-country teams earn all-region honors

Xavier College Preparatory’s 2018 state champion golf and cross-country teams earned top honors for their coaches and athletes in the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Premier Region. “As Xavier’s athletic director, I could not be more proud of our cross-country and golf teams,” Sister Lynn Winsor said in a prepared statement. “Having Coach Tui (Selveratnum) selected as […]

Arizona Science Center to host training program for local teachers

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix, launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program earlier this year. This STEM teacher training program, which Helios Education Foundation supported, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers […]