It was great to see so many Charger Alumni on campus over break! #ChangetheCulture
  Spring Registration Coming Soon!

Registration for spring 2020 athletics at Arete Prep will begin Tuesday 1/14. Keep an eye on our athletics website, 
social media, and next week's Stampede for more info! 
Sports offered for spring of '20 include:

High School: 
Beach Volleyball
Track and Field
Beginning Archery (starts 3/17)

Middle School:
Basketball (Boys and Girls) ( Not open to 5th grade at this time)
Track and Field (Open to 5th graders!)
Swimming (Open to 5th graders!)
Beginning Archery (starts 3/17)

HS practices begin 2/10, and middle school on 2/17. Please be proactive and register early! Fees for spring athletics are $300 for high school and $260 for middle school. 
CarLife Charger of the Week:
Alissa Kassebaum- Sophomore- Varsity Basketball
Alissa provided great energy all week long as the Chargers won 2 out of 3 games heading into region play. She led the team in rebounding in each game, and scored 17 points in only 2 quarters of action in a big win vs. Rancho Solano. Alissa always leads by example and plays with heart and intensity!

9/3-9/8 Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 
9/9-9/14 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
9/15-9/21 Jamie Farrington- Varsity Swimming
9/23-9/28- Wes Lanniuer- Varsity XC
9/30-10/12- Adam Whitehead- Varsity XC
10/13-10/20 Jack Spano- Varsity Football 
10/21-10/27 Max Bruns- MS XC
10/28-11/3 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
11/4-11/9 Amanda Zajdzinksi- Varsity Swimming 
11/11-11/17 Matthew Evans- Advanced Archery 
11/25-12/1 Caleb Richards- Varsity Soccer
12/3-12/7 Deven Lipp- Advanced Archery 
12/8-12/14 Brandon Fish-Varsity Basketball
Winter Break: Davis Weir- Varsity Soccer


Monday, January 13th
4:00pm- MS Boys B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep
5:15pm- MS Boys A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
7:00pm- Varsity Womens Soccer HOME vs. Ben Franklin 

Tuesday, January 14th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Hayden
4:15pm- Girls MS B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
5:15pm Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Hayden
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Hayden 

Wednesday, January 15th
3:00pm- MS Baseball vs. Veritas Prep @ Cactus Yards (Early Release 1:45pm)
5:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Horizon Honors 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ NFL YET
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Horizon Honors 
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ NFL YET

Thursday, January 16th
3:45pm- MS Baseball @ SPA @ Cholla Park (Early Release 2:00pm)
3:45pm- MS Boys B Soccer @ Horizon Honors @ Pecos Park 
(Early Release 2:20pm)

Friday, January 17th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Duncan (Early Release 11:45am) 
4:30pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ ALA-Gilbert 
5:30pm-Womens Varsity Basketball @ Duncan (Early Release 11:45am)
5:30pm- MS Girls B Soccer HOME vs. LPA 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Duncan (Early Release 11:45am)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ ALA-Gilbert 

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, January 6th
6:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (W 8-0)

Tuesday, January 7th
3:00pm- Girls JV Basketball @ Lincoln Prep (W 10-5)
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Lincoln Prep (W 39-21)
4:00pm- MS Baseball @ Tempe Prep (L 16-1)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Lincoln Prep (L 37-24)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Lincoln Prep (W 63-35)

Wednesday, January 8th
3:00pm- Girls JV Basketball HOME vs. LPA (W)
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep (W 40-20)
6:00pm- MS Baseball @ Chandler Prep 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Chandler Prep (L 46-44)

Friday, January 10th
4:00pm- MS Baseball @ Cicero Prep @ Scottsdale Ranch Park 
5:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Rancho Solano (W 47-5)
6:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Saint Gregory (W 3-2)

Saturday, January 11th
8:30am- MS B Girls Soccer @ Glendale Prep (L 0-0) 
10:00am-  MS B Boys Soccer @ Glendale Prep (L 3-2)
11:30pm- MS A Girls Soccer @ Glendale Prep 
1:00pm- MS A Boys Soccer @ Glendale Prep (L 11-0)

Arete Prep: Protected by ATI

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to partner with ATI Physical Therapy. ATI will be providing athletic training services for Arete Prep athletes, staff, and families through 2020 and beyond.

We welcome Sandra Hernandez as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout 2020. She can be contacted at: 

ATI has many clinics across the valley, with a few very close to our campus

To find locations,learn more about ATI, or book an appointment, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
Modern Law

Modern Law is a proud sponsor of the Arete Prep Chargers and conveniently located in Dana Park. They were voted the best family law firm in the valley in 2019, and are happy to serve all of your family law needs.  

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
MTS Painting and Property Service INC. 

Thank you to MTS Painting and Property Service Inc, as they become our first 2019-20 Proud Charger Sponsor! Please consider MTS for your future projects and services. They are based in Mesa and provide free estimates.
You can visit their website at:

Thanks to the Fornoff family and everyone at MTS for their support of Charger Athletics!

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars are being developed and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated schedules. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page ( under the "MORE" tab. 
Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $260. All high school sports are $300. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Winter 2019-20 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Boys Basketball:  Coach Michael Caviness,
JV Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,
Varsity Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,
Boys Varsity Soccer: Coach Adam Narish,
Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Doug Whitehead,
MS Boys Soccer "A" : Coach Kim Bellomy, 
MS Boys Soccer "B": Coach Max Greve,
MS Girls Soccer "A": Coach Clara Carnahan,
MS Girls Soccer "B": Coach Jeremy Gethings,, Coach George Macias,
MS Baseball: Coach Colton Corum, 
Advanced Archery: Coach George Portillo,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell