PVSchools to Hold ‘Volunteer in Paradise’ Orientation


The Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) continues its search for community members to join the Volunteer in Paradise (VIP) program. The district is looking for dedicated, high-quality volunteers seeking meaningful opportunities to make a difference. Volunteer tutors are needed in all subject areas in kindergarten through grade 6, and the VIP program matches community […]

North Valley Arts Academy Presents MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT


The North Valley Arts Academy’s Theatre program at Shadow Mountain High School, part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District, presents Monty Python’s Spamalot – School Edition Oct. 25–27.  Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and […]

Escape The Summer Sun With Indoor Fun


Calling all preschoolers who love their teddy bears! Children ages 6 and under are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to jump and play with at AZ Air Time trampoline park July 13 for a Teddy Bear Tea Party from 10am–noon. Complimentary iced tea, lemonade and cookies will be served to the children. Coffee […]

PVSchools To Host Job Fair July 11


The Paradise Valley Unified School District will host a job fair to fill open Education Support Professional (ESP) positions Wednesday, July 11, from 8am–noon at the District Administrative Center, 15002 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. Prospective candidates should come dressed appropriately to interview the day of the Job Fair. PVSchools offers a competitive benefits package that includes: Free […]

North Valley Arts Academies To Host PHX Fine Arts Fest May 18


The North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) will host a PHX Fine Arts Fest Friday, May 18, from 4–8pm at Shadow Mountain High School. The festival is planned and led by student artists from the three NVAA schools — Desert Cove Elementary School, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School — and includes artwork and […]

Valley of the Sun YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons May 21–25


Start a new family tradition by learning how to keep kids safe in and around water during National Water Safety Month As part of National Water Safety Month, the Valley of the Sun YMCA will offer free swim lessons to the first 1,600 registrants at 13 Valley of the Sun YMCA branches the week of […]

Local High School String Quartet To Join Touring “Beatles vs. Stones” Show On Stage


When the touring show Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the Virginia G. Piper Theater May 10, Scottsdale’s Chaparral High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to add some orchestral texture to the evening. The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction against rival Brit boys Abbey Road […]

Music & Arts Opens New Location In Scottsdale — Grand Opening Event Planned


Music & Arts announced the unveiling of its newest musical instrument store and lessons facility, located in Scottsdale. The new store serves the residents of Scottsdale and surrounding cities by offering private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories. Located in Scottsdale Fiesta, 10290-A North 90th Street in […]

Cave Creek Unified Superintendent’s Student Cadre Holds Blanket Drive


The Cactus Shadows High School (CSHS) Superintendent’s Student Cadre meets monthly with Superintendent Debbi Burdick and is no stranger to service projects. For two years in a row, the students have conducted a sock drive for homeless senior citizens who frequent the Justa Center in Phoenix. A Cadre member makes the flyer and monitors collection […]

Desert Financial Announces Scholarship Program


Desert Financial Credit Union recently announced its 15th annual Community Service Scholarship Program to reward exceptional local high school seniors who have made notable charitable contributions to their communities over the past year while achieving excellent grades. In all, eight Desert Financial Community Service Scholarships will be granted totaling $30,000, including a grand prize $10,000 […]