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In Memoriam- Randy Tiano 

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Randy Tiano. 

Randy, our facilities technician, passed away recently. We all knew Randy as a kind and helpful soul who helped keep our school running smoothly. He was a vital part of our community and will be missed. Randy played a big role in our athletics as he helped tend to our gym and field and was always willing to help where and when needed. He will be missed, and may he rest in peace. 

Tax Credit Season is Underway! 

Arete Fall Athletics are back in full swing! We are thrilled to see our student athletes getting the opportunity to develop character, build community, and challenge themselves in competition once again.

Our athletics are made possible by your Arizona State Tax Credits. This is a dollar for dollar CREDIT on your AZ state taxes. 100% of your tax credit designation goes to our athletics and clubs, and provides our Chargers with these valuable opportunities. 

Thank you for your support!

Please reach out to our Academy Giving Manager Jessica Vaughan with questions. 

Order Charger Gear at our Sideline Store- Open 24/7/365!

Our BSN Sideline Store remains open, and offers a wide variety of gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, and much more! There are many options for customization as well. 

*Only black 1/4 zips are school/uniform approved*

Face Coverings are In! 

If you pre-ordered a Arete face covering, they can be picked up at the Prep front desk at your convenience. 
MS Boys XC Wins 2nd Meet in a Row!

The Charger MS Boys XC team placed first in their GHMSL meet on Saturday, held at Espee Park. Max Bruns, Owen Whitehead, Anthony Ponce, Rigby Rushton, and John Bruns were all top ten finishers and contributed to the first place team score. Rebecca Ponce continues to shine on the girls side, individually finishing in 2nd place in her race. 
Advanced Archery Update

Our 2020 Advanced Archery team has almost 50 archers working under Coach Portillo, and are gearing up for their first competition. The team's first few competitions will be virtual, and shot on the Arete campus before scores are combined and compared with other teams. The first shoot will be on 10/31. The team is once again hoping to achieve National, and potentially world qualification as a program for the third year in a row. 
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! 
CarLife Charger of the Week:

Thank you to our community partner and neighbor CarLife, and Jeff Breid, for sponsoring our programs and supporting our scholar athletes. This award is performance based, with a strong emphasis on leadership and service!

Prahlad Ratan- 8th - MS A Flag Football 

Prahlad and the Chargers finally got their flag football season underway and put on quite a show. "Petey'' had two touchdowns and 2 extra points on offense, and 2 interceptions on defense in a 26-6 win over Chandler Prep. He is consistently one of the hardest workers in practice, and mentors the younger players in the group in terms of how to practice and how to compete. Congratulations Prahlad! 


Tuesday, October 20th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Sequoia 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Sequoia 

Wednesday, October 21st
4:00pm- MS C2 Volleyball HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
5:30pm- MS A Volleyball HOME vs. Tempe Prep 

Thursday, October 22nd
4:00pm- MS C1 Volleyball @ SPA (Early release 2:30pm) 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ San Tan Charter
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ San Tan Charter 
6:30pm- MS B Flag Football HOME vs. Lincoln Prep 
7:45pm- MS A Flag Football HOME vs. Cicero 

Friday, October 23rd
TBD- HS XC @ Phoenix Classic @ Crossroads Park 
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero 
7:00pm- Varsity Football HOME vs. Globe 

Saturday, October 24th 
8:00am- MS C1 Volleyball @ Lincoln Prep 
9:00am- MS A Flag Football vs. Lincoln @ Lincoln 
10:00am- MS B Flag Football vs. SCA played @ Lincoln 
10:30am- MS B Volleyball @ Cicero 
11:00am- MS A Volleyball @ Lincoln Prep 
2:30pm- Varsity Swim @ GH Meet @ Apollo 

Last Weeks Results: 
October 13th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Gilbert Classical (W 2-1)
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Gilbert Classical (L 3-2)

October 14th
3:30pm- C1 Volleyball HOME vs. Lincoln (W 2-1)
4:30pm- C2 Volleyball HOME vs. Lincoln (L 1-2) 

October 15th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ Rancho Solano 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Rancho Solano (L 0-3)

October 16th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball vs. Lincoln Prep (W 2-0)
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball vs. Lincoln Prep (W 3-2)
7:00pm- Varsity Football @ Miami (L 28-16)

October 17th
8:00am- MS Flag Football A vs. Chandler Prep (W 26-6)
11:00am- MS Flag Football B vs. Lincoln Prep (W 13-0) 

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

With this week being half days- some coaches have adjusted practice times and these calendars may not reflect all of those changes at time of publication. Please keep in touch with your Coach and team app/communication source for this week's info. 

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. Always keep in touch with your coach for the latest 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. 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. 

***East Valley Sports is in the process of going out of business***
We are searching for a new Varsity Jacket partner, but feel free to contact them in the meantime. 

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As always, visit our athletics website:
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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.
Fall 2020 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:  Darryn Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball: Coach Hayley Ferguson,
MS C Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,

Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell