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Varsity Track and Field Wins Phoenix Christian Invite

At the Phoenix Christian Invitational Arete Prep went up against DII, DIII, and DIV schools. 
 
The boys team came up with some big performances throughout the day and came away as team champions by scoring 135 points! This is only the 2nd time the boys team has won a Invitational in the Mesa Prep/Arete Prep track and field history. Helaman Forsyth came away with 1st place finishes in both the 800m and 3200m, along with a 2nd place finish in the 1600m. He also finished off the meet with an incredible photo finish win, in the 4x400m relay, by out leaning the runner from Thatcher at the finish line. Other great performances were Chris Akpede 2nd in the 100m and 400m, Jason Rozas 2nd in the 800m and 3200m, and Aiden Wander 2nd in the 110m hurdles.
 
Arete features a very young team on the girls side, but they really stepped up their game and came away with a well earned 3rd place finish overall. The Chargers had tremendous performances from Alissa Kassebaum 1st in both the 800m and 1600m, Emily Lynch was1st in the 400m, Lillie Whitehead 2nd in the discus, Sara Tollen and Rachel Garver worked together to earn points in both the 1600m and 3200m, a 2nd place finish by our 4x400m relay team, and a 3rd place from our mostly Freshman group of runners in the 4x100m relay. The girls team definitely showed how tough they are and what is to come in the future.

Congratulations on a great team win and for bringing home a trophy!

Arete also ran at the Buckeye Invite over this past weekend. Full results from that meet can be viewed here:

Volunteer With Mikey's League- Unified Flag Football

THANK YOU to a few of our high school students who came out and helped at our first session this past Saturday!

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to announce a partnership with Mikey’s League, a local unified sports community organization. A little bit about Mikey’s League…

 Mission: Mikey’s League was founded with a powerful objective: to challenge the limits placed on children with disabilities and allow them to inspire and teach us. We believe in the power of sport, and its moments of triumph, to unify, heal, and provide the confidence needed to be successful in life, regardless of challenges.

Vision: To allow all kids to play, regardless of ability. Through adapted, unified sport create an opportunity to experience triumph and success in a way that they will remember forever.
Use the following links and videos to learn more about Mikey’s League!


Spring Football:
We are excited to announce Mikey’s League will be running an 8-week season of flag football, Saturday mornings, starting April 3rd from 9am-noon. We will be playing at Arete Preparatory Academy in Gilbert (Greenfield and Baseline). Come enjoy the outdoors with us and our friends before it gets too hot for the summer. We will be focusing on developing fundamental football skills and what it means to be a part of a team.
We will be running two divisions, one for kids around ages 10-14, and one for ages 15+.

How can the Arete Community get involved:
We are seeking volunteers to help play with, coach, and support Mikey’s League athletes. Use the following link to sign up to volunteer on one or more of our league dates. Help build community, relationships, and earn volunteer hours with us. No football experience is necessary, and we will accept volunteers of all ages. You can sign up for one week, two, all eight, or whatever works for you!


Spring Sports are Underway

Arete will continue to follow all AIA and GHMSL Covid sport modifications as well as CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for our athletes, coaches, and spectators. AIA Spring modifications can be found here:


Sport specific calendars are being developed and can be found on our athletics website (areteprepchargers.com) under the "MORE" tab. Sport specific questions can be directed to our coaching staff, using the following directory:


General athletics and registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (tconklin@areteprepacademy.org)

Payment for athletics will be due before the first date of competition for each sport.


Tax Credit Tuesdays- April 15th Deadline Approaching
By the April 15th deadline, contribute your Arizona State Tax Credit to directly impact Arete athletics and clubs. We are in the home stretch and have reached just over 80% of our goal. Please help us get to 100%, to fund our '20-21 athletics program! Your tax credit, and each "+1" from family and friends gives your student a chance at a weekly drawing for Chargers swag, snacks, gift cards, and more.

Our previous week's winners:
Lillie Winter and
Jocelyn Mason

This week's winner is:
Esther Oh

Athletic Training Update- Spring 2021
ATI physical therapy continues to help protect Arete Prep athletes and our community. ATI has many valley locations, including a few just miles from our campus. Our head Athletic Trainer Greg Keuter (MS, ATC, PES) will be on campus for diagnosis, evaluation, and clinical hours Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. 

*Our athletic training room does not have most modalities needed for proper treatment and rehab of injuries. Many athletes will be referred to an ATI clinic when applicable. On campus hours are generally for initial evaluation, guidance, and basic treatments. On campus hours are covered by Arete, but appointments at clinics are not. 

Check out the article below, about how physical therapy can help high school athletes and prevent sports injuries!

CarLife Charger of the Week:
Helaman Forsyth- Senior- Varsity Track and Field

Helaman Forsyth demonstrated leadership and a team first mentality in helping the boys track team win their second Invite trophy in program history. He came away with 1st place finishes in both the 800m and 3200m, along with a 2nd place finish in the 1600m. He also finished off the meet with an incredible photo finish win, in the 4x400m relay, by out leaning the runner from Thatcher at the finish line. Congratulations Helaman!
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 6th
4:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Cicero @ Silverado (2:15 early release)

Wednesday, April 7th
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ Chandler Rotary
3:30pm- MS Boys C Basketball vs. Lincoln
4:30pm- MS Boys B Basketball vs. Sequoia
5:30pm- MS Boys A Basketball vs. Lincoln
5:30pm- MS Girls A Basketball @ Lincoln

Thursday, April 8th
3:30pm- Varsity Golf HOME Match @ Superstition Springs (early release 2:15pm)
4:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Miami @ Tempe Diablo #2 (early release 2:15pm)
5:00pm- MS Girls B Basketball @ Maryvale
6:00pm- MS Track @ GHMSL Meet #3 @ Ben Franklin

Friday, April 9th
4:00pm- MS Boys B Basketball @ Lincoln (early release 2:45pm)
5:00pm- MS Boys C Basketball @ SPA
6:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Lincoln Prep @ Tempe Diablo
6:30pm- MS Girls A Basketball @ Cicero

Saturday, April 10th
11:00- MS A Boys Basketball @ Cicero
9:00-Noon- Mikey's League Unified Flag Football @ Arete Field
Sign up to volunteer!
Last Week's Results
Tuesday, March 30th
4:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Cicero @ Silverado
5:00pm- Varsity Baseball @ Chandler Prep @ Snedigar Park (L 3-1)
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ PHX Christian Invite

Wednesday, March 31st
5:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Chandler Prep @ Snedigar Park (L 27-1)
3:30pm- MS C Boys Basketball vs. SPA (L 50-12)
4:00pm- MS B Girls Basketball @ SPA (L 45-2)
4:30pm- MS B Boys Basketball vs. SPA (L 34-23)
5:00pm- MS A Girls Basketball @ SPA (25-8)
5:30pm- MS A Boys Basketball vs. SPA (L 36-18)

Saturday, April 3rd:
Varsity track @ Buckeye Invite:
Team Calendars

 Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication as well.



As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page.(areteprepchargers.com) under the "MORE" tab. 
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Advertise With Arete Prep Athletics! 
The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2020-21 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.


We are also revamping our field scoreboard banner and have a few spaces available for local business advertising. Please reach out to Coach Conklin or our Academy Giving Manager Jessica Vaughan for more information. 

Thank you for your support and Go Chargers! 
Charger Varsity Jackets
Our former vendor, East Valley Sports has gone out of business. We are working with BSN on the design of a Varsity Jacket. If interested in learning more, please contact Coach Conklin.
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REGISTRATION FOR A SPORT

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.
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