Spring Break Camp at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center


When the kids are off from school during Spring Break, the Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center will offer its “Supercamp” for ages 3 to 13. Children will have the opportunity to learn gymnastics and dance, and participate in a “Ninja Zone,” yoga, trampoline, playing games and much more. Supercamp is offered half-day (8:30am–12:30pm) and […]

AASK Recruiting Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors


Hiking and kayaking in the cool high country near Payson are a great way to spend a week in June. And doing it while bringing smiles to the faces of children in foster care is even better. The Sixth Annual AASK Sibling Summer Camp is recruiting volunteer counselors for a week of adventure at  near […]

PVSchools Governing Board Selects Next Superintendent


The PVSchools Governing Board has selected Jesse Welsh, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of Clark County School District, to serve as superintendent of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) beginning July 1, 2019 and will vote to approve Dr. Welsh’s contract at its March 7 meeting. “The Governing Board is excited and honored to welcome Dr. […]

Scottsdale Schools Board Hires Dr. John Kriekard as Superintendent


Last week, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board approved a contract naming longtime Valley educator Dr. John Kriekard as SUSD’s Superintendent through June 30, 2020. Kriekard has been serving as the district’s Acting Superintendent since May 2018. “I am pleased the Governing Board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Kriekard as Superintendent for the […]

PVEA Collecting Prom Attire for PVSchools Girls & Guys


Spring is just around the corner and it’s a great time to clean out those closets. The Paradise Valley Education Association (PVEA) is collecting prom attire for its annual Prom Dresses & Ties for PV Girls & Guys event. PVSchools students are invited to visit the boutique prior to prom to select an outfit of […]

Deadline Extended for Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman of the Year Program


The City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2019 Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year awards. The OYMYW of the Year program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of young people, enhances the perception of youth and raises community awareness of the positive contributions of youth. This […]

Cactus Shadows High School Students Sweep ASU’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Contest


Cactus Shadows High School announced that Sarah Weiss, Angela Khammo and Mikaela Morris were the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of Arizona State University’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration contest. This year, students were encouraged to participate in the “Find Your Voice” campaign and asked to submit essays based on their own […]

Shadow Mountain’s Ashley Hall Achieves Rare Perfect Score on the SAT


Ashley Hall, a junior at Shadow Mountain High School, achieved a rare perfect score of 1600 on the SAT® exam. According to the CollegeBoard, less than 1 percent of test takers scored in the range of 1500–1600. Earning a perfect score on college admission tests is rare and very hard to accomplish. At Shadow Mountain […]

PVSchools Governing Board To Host Bagels with the Board Feb. 6


As part of an ongoing effort to foster collegiality and promote transparency, the PVSchools Governing Board announced its Bagels with the Board events. These events occur quarterly and are held at various schools throughout the district. The next Bagels with the Board for the 2018-19 school year will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10-11am […]

Student-Directed Production Brings MARVEL ONE ACTS to the Stage


The North Valley Arts Academies Theatre program at Shadow Mountain High School presents two brand 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. Sub-Atomic explores the trials and tribulations of Ant […]