" Sports can be a tool for mentoring, teaching virtue and fostering citizenship."

Cross Country Runs at Fountain Hills Invite, Whitehead PR's

The boys and girls HS Cross Country teams ran in the Fountain Hills Invite over the weekend, and represented very well! Senior Adam Whitehead PR'd with an impressive 15:40 finish, good enough for 4th place. Wes Lannuier (8th, 18:02) and Helaman Forsyth (26th, 19:07) earned medals in the JR/SR open race. Daniela Iniguez was the top female finisher, placing 22nd with a 24:20 in the girls open race.
Full race results can be found here:

Arete Hosts First GHMSL Cross Country Meet of 2019

Arete hosted a successful MS XC meet, the first of the season, at Freestone Park in Gilbert. Thanks to Coach Darryn Rozas and all of our volunteers for making it a great race for all.

The top male finisher for the Chargers was 7th grader Max Bruns, who came in 19th with an 11:58 time over the 1.8 mile course. The top female finisher was 7th grader Jennie Knotts, who placed 21st with a 13:51. As a team, the boys finished 7th out of 12, and girls were 7th out of 9 teams.
Full results can be found here:

Great job Chargers!
Purchase Your 2019-20 Chargers Family Season Pass!

You can now purchase your Chargers '19-20 season pass. This family pass gets you and all immediate family members into ticketed events on the Arete campus, including Football, Volleyball, and Basketball games. The family season ticket is $75.
Regular admission to these events is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Forget carrying cash, and save money in the end! Use the following link to purchase:

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 Mariah Morrison as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout '19-20. 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:

CarLife Charger of the Week (9/9-9/14):
Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball 

This week's Charger of the Week goes to Faith Youkhana. Not only did she show exceptional performance this week, but she showed her team why she is captain. She rallied her teammates together when they were down and stepped up for us when we needed a crucial point. She showed us all this week how much she cares about her team's success and showed she wants to see herself and her teammates continue to improve. Congratulations Faith! 

Previous Winners: 
9/3-9/8 Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 
Become a Charger Corporate Sponsor! 

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2019-20 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.

Thank you for your support and Go Chargers! 

Tuesday, September 17th
11:45pm- MS Charger Club Meeting (Room 101)
12:45pm- HS Charger Club Meeting (Room 101) 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Lincoln Prep 

Thursday, September 19th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim Multi @ Superstition Aq. Center Early Release 2:20pm

Friday, September 20th
4:00pm-  Frosh Volleyball HOME vs. Hayen
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Hayden
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Hayden 
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME vs. Hayden 

Saturday, September 21st
7:00am- MS XC Meet #2 @ Heroes Park 
7:15am- HS XC @ Doug Conley Invite 
10:00am- MS A and B Volleyball @ Glendale Prep 
12:00pm- MS B Flag Football vs. LPA @ Veritas 
1:00pm- MS A Flag Football vs. CPA @ Veritas

Last Weeks Results: 
Tuesday, September 10th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero (W 2-1) 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero (W 3-1)

Thursday, September 12th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim @ Multi. @ McClintock Pool 
4:30pm- Girls MS "B"Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas *TO BE RESCHEDULED*
5:00pm- Girls JV Volleyball @ Trivium (L 0-2)
6:00pm- Girls MS Ä"Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas (doubleheader) (L 0-2, 1-2)
6:00pm- Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Trivium Prep (L 0-3)

Friday, September 13th ***HOMECOMING GAMES
4:30pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Superior (W 2-1)
5:30pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Superior (L 1-3)
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME vs. Superior (L 54-64)

Saturday, September 14th
7:00am- Varsity XC @ Fountain Hills Invite
7:00am- MS XC Meet #1 @ Freestone Park (Arete hosts) 

9:00am- MS C1 and C2 Volleyball Jamboree #1 @ Lincoln Prep 
12:00pm- MS Ä Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln (L 35-0)
1:00pm- MS B Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln (L 0-7)

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. 

There are still updates coming as MS schedules are developed, so please stay tuned. 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. 

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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.
Fall 2019 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Football: Coach Cord Smith,
JV  Volleyball:  Coach Bre Ward,
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Catrina Warren,
Varsity Swimming:  Coach Andrea Cook,
Varsity X-Country:  Coach Jon Spano,
Advanced Archery:  Coach George Portillo,
MS Flag Football:  Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS Cross Country:  Darry Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball:  Coach Nicholas Kaprielian,
MS C1 Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,
MS C2 Volleyball:  Coach Clara Carnahan,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell