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Arete Archery Headed Back to NASP Nationals

For the third consecutive year, under the leadership of Coach George Portillo, the Arete Advanced Archery team is headed to NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) National Competition! The team shot a virtual state shoot on 3/24 at the Arete field and range. The Chargers will shoot Nationals at Chauncey Ranch, on 4/24. With a successful performance on 4/24, Archers can individually and collectively qualify for NASP World competition this summer. Last time World’s was held, the Arete Middle School team finished 37th in the world. The following includes both team and individual state results, and national qualifiers;

Archery State Results 2021
Team Bullseye
Elementary – 1st
Middle School 1st

Team 3D
Elementary- 1st
Middle School- 1st
High School- 2nd

Individual Bullseye
Liam McGurran- 1st
Jack Glascock- 2nd
Rose Shaw-1st
Maya Hillquist- 3rd

Middle School
Aksel Seco- 3rd

High School
Sean Widner- 2nd
Emma Annest- 3rd

Individual 3D
Liam McGurran- 1st
Rose Shaw- 1st

Middle School
Aksel Seco- 1st
Allison Orozco- 2nd
Aubrey Portillo- 3rd

High School
Sean Widner- 1st

Great job Archers and good luck at Nationals!
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 Pictures are 4/14 and 4/21
Spring Sports picture day is 4/14 for the following teams, beginning at 2:30pm in the stage area:

Varsity Golf
Varsity Baseball
Varsity Track
Middle School Track

For all MS Basketball teams, picture day will be Thursday, 4/22 beginning at 3:30pm in the stage area. 

Athletes will receive a QR code and ordering information from Mako Photography just prior to or on these dates.

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 winner:
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:
Christopher Akpede- Senior- Track and Field
Chris won the 100m, and ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that won in a photo finish, at the 81st annual Chandler Rotary Invitational last week. Chris is ranked in the top 5 for Div IV in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and has helped our 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to be ranked in the top 5 as well. His hard work and dedication to the team has been a great example for all of his teammates to witness at every practice and track meet.
Upcoming Events
Monday, April 12th
3:30pm-Varsity Golf @ Fountain Hills @ Eagle Mountain (1:30pm early release)

Wednesday, April 14th
3:30pm- MS B Girls Basketball vs. Cicero
4:00pm- MS C Boys Basketball @ Chandler Prep
4:30pm- MS A Girls Basketball vs. Chandler Prep
5:30pm- MS B Boys Basketball vs. Cicero
5:30pm- MS A Boys Basketball @ Chandler Prep

Thursday, April 15th
6:00pm- MS Track @ GHMSL Meet #4 @ Valley Christian

Friday, April 16th
5:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Trivium @ Snedigar

Saturday, April 17th
9:00am- MS B Girls Basketball @ SPA
9:00am- MS C Boys Basketball vs. Veritas
10:00am- MS B Boys Basketball vs. Veritas
11:00am- MS A Boys Basketball vs. Veritas
6:00pm- MS A Girls Basketball @ Veritas
9:00-Noon- Mikey's League Unified Flag Football @ Arete Field
Sign up to volunteer!
Last Week's Results
Tuesday, April 6th
4:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Cicero @ Silverado (1st of 3)

Wednesday, April 7th
3:30pm- Varsity Track @ Chandler Rotary
3:30pm- MS Boys C Basketball vs. Lincoln (L 23-20)
4:30pm- MS Boys B Basketball vs. Sequoia (W 42-41)
5:30pm- MS Boys A Basketball vs. Lincoln (L 54-22)
5:30pm- MS Girls A Basketball @ Lincoln (L 23-21)

Thursday, April 8th
3:30pm- Varsity Golf HOME Match @ Superstition Springs (3rd of 4)
4:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Miami @ Snedigar (L 17-7)
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 (W)
5:00pm- MS Boys C Basketball @ SPA (L 44-8)
6:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Lincoln Prep @ Snedigar (L 13-9)
6:30pm- MS Girls A Basketball @ Cicero

Saturday, April 10th
11:00- MS A Boys Basketball @ Cicero (W 33-30)
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.( 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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Arete Prep Academy

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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