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Help Support Arete Prep Athletics By Donating Your AZ State Tax Credit! 


On behalf of our student athletes, coaches, and teams, I would like to say THANK YOU to all who have participated in our current tax credit drive. This program is essential for the existence and improvement of our athletics programs at Arete Prep. We are heading towards our goal, but are not quite there yet! We are at 69% of our goal for this year, and need 78 more tax credits to hit it. If you have not taken advantage of this dollar for dollar credit on your state taxes, it's not too late!  Please keep your tax dollars here in our community where they directly impact our students and programs.

Interested in winning a waived sports fee for '19-20? Make your Tax Credit contribution today! After that, have your Arizona friends and family make their tax credit contribution for additional entries into the drawing! All credits donated before 3/19/19 will be entered into the drawing!

Contribute Here!

Advanced Archery- State Competition Recap


On Saturday, the Arete Prep advanced archers shot in the state meet at the Ben Avery Range. Sophomore Cooper Beuaregard placed third for HS Boys and will advance to the national compeition in Salt Lake City! The team is also waiting to hear on a few other final results, to see if any other archers have qualified for nationals. Congratulations to all of our archers on a great season!

A Special congratulations goes out to Coach George Portillo, who has been named the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) COACH OF THE YEAR! We are so appreciative of all of the time and effort Coach Portillo puts into our program. From teaching the archers at a high level, to coordinating transportation and meet requirements, Coach always goes above and beyond to make Archery a great experience for our student athletes. Congratulations Coach Portillo- well deserved! 


A reminder- Beginning Archery for interested students in grades 5-12 will start after spring break! 

Become a Charger Athletics Corporate Sponsor!  

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2019 Athletic Advertising Opportunities to you! This unique opportunity includes high visibility to your company through both our junior high and high school athletics and fine arts events, creating outstanding exposure for our sponsors. In addition to our regularly scheduled events, schools and clubs from all over the valley and state visit our location for athletic and nonathletic events. Click the following link to learn more about our sponsorship program and to view the application.
Save The Date! 3rd Annual Arete Prep Golf Tournament 4/13

Arete Prep Athletics will host their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, our largest athletics fundraiser of the year, supporting all of our athletics programs. Details:
When: S aturday April 13th, 2019
Where: Kokopelli Golf Club
Format: 4 person scramble, 8am start
We hope to see many members of our community and beyond out for a great day of golf, prizes, and community! 
Become a Golf Tournament Sponsor! Click the link below to view our 2019 sponsorship packet! We are looking for sponsors, raffle, and auction items. 
CarLife Charger of the Week 
Stay tuned for our next COTW!

 Previous Winners:
2/18-2/23 Cooper Beauregard- Advanced Archery
2/4-2/10 Jakob Membrila - APA/CV Hockey
1/27-2/3 Toni Atolagbe- Basketball 
1/21-1/27 Brandon Small- Soccer
1/14-1/20- Alissa Kassebaum- Basketball 
1/7-1/12 Erik Baker- Basketball 
12/10-12/16 Helen Letizia- Soccer
12/3-12/8  Shawn Baker- Basketball 
11/26-12/1 Tania Davidson- Soccer 
11/19-11/25 Joey Patrick- Basketball 
11/5-11/10  Adam Whitehead- Cross Country 
10/29-11/3  Amanda Zajdzinski- Swimming
10/15-10/22 Amanda Zajdzinski, Luke Nicholas- Swimming 
10/1-10/14 Titan Palmer, Pierce Garver, Jack Spano- Football 
9/24-9/29   Brennan Weir - Senior- Football 
9/17-9/22   Adam Whitehead- Junior- Cross Country
9/10-9/15   Risa Fish- Senior- Volleyball
9/3-9/8       Remington Wallace- Freshman- Swimming
8/27-9/1     Ben White- Senior- Football  

Tuesday, March 5
3:30pm- Varsity Golf HOME vs. GC/Veritas @ Superstition Springs Early Release 2:15pm
4:00pm- Girls MS B "White" Basketball @ Maryvale Prep Early Release 2:00pm
4:00pm- Beach Volleyball @ Leading Edge @ Discovery Park  Early Release 2:40pm

Wednesday, March 6
4:00pm- Beach Volleyball HOME vs. VC @ McQueen Park Early Release 2:40pm
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball HOME vs. Cicero 
4:00pm- Boys Varsity Baseball HOME vs. Mayer @ Red Mountain Early Release 1:45pm
4:00pm- Girls B "White" Basketball @ Maryvale Early Release 2:40pm
5:00pm- Boys MS A Basketball HOME vs. Cicero 
6:00pm- Boys MS B Basketball HOME vs. Cicero 

Thursday, March 7
4:00pm- Boys MS C Basketball HOME vs. Veritas
4:00pm- Girls B "White" Basketball @ Horizon Honors Early Release 2:40pm
5:00pm- Boys MS A Basketball HOME vs. Veritas 
5:00pm- Girls B "Green" Basketball @ Horizon Honors 
6:00pm- Boys MS B Basketball HOME vs. Veritas 
6:00pm- MS Track and Field Meet #2 @ Ben Franklin (18864 E. Germann)

Friday, March 8
4:00pm- Girls MS B "Green" Basketball @ Veritas Early Release 2:40pm
4:30pm- Beach Volleyball vs. Rancho Solano- Rescheduled to 3/19
5:00pm- Girls MS "A" Basketball @ Veritas 

Saturday, March 9
TBD- HS Track and Field at Small School Invite @ Mesa CC

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars can 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. 

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 $250. All high school sports are $290. 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.
Spring 2019 Coaches:

Varsity Boys Baseball: Coach Cord Smith,

Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,

Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving

Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,

MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,

MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,

MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,

MS "B" Boys Basketball: Nathan McAnally,

MS Swimming: Rachel Laveen,

MS Track and Field: Joe Lerner ,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
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