Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
February 28, 2019

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March 4
SPA Re-Enrollment Begins - Portal Opens at Midnight

March 7-12

Senior Trip

March 8-9
All-state Music Auditions

March 11-15
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Spring Break

March 15-16
Speech & Debate

March 19
Senior Video Upload Deadline

April 3
Senior Preview Night
Blazer Fitting

April 3
Financial Aid Night

 Headmaster Message
Please click  here for a message from Ms. Chaney
 Upcoming Testing Dates
8th and 9th Grade: March 27-28    
6th Grade: April 1, 3, 9
7th Grade:  April 2, 4, 8
8th Grade: April 2, 4 8
  11th Grade:  April 9
 Re-Enrollment 2019-2020 
Enrollment Portal Opens Midnight March 4th!
The 2019-2020 Re-Enrollment portal for currently enrolled Scottsdale Prep students will open at midnight on March 4th thru March 29th. We would like to make this process easier on our families this year and will dedicate parking spaces marked in the front of SPA for parents turning in their student's Re-Enrollment packets from 7:45am-8:15am and 2:30pm-4:00pm.  Parents dropping off their packets in the afternoon are welcome to pick up their students in the front foyer. Please click here to sign up for your time slot.  

NEW THIS YEAR.....Morning Curbside Service!!  Admin parking spaces will be reserved for parents that have signed up for before school appointments.  Weather permitting a table will be set up outside for parents to have their student's Re-Enrollment Packets reviewed by staff.  If unable to find a parking space please keep in mind that the right side of the building is available for parking. Thank you!

In order to ensure that all documents in the packet are completed, we ask that parents carefully review the checklist, submit a copy of their residency documentation, and verify all required signature pages have been signed prior to their appointment.

The process will involve the following steps:
  • Log into the enrollment portal and complete the questions.
  • Download and print out single-sided 
  • Sign appropriate pages
  • Include a copy of  AZ residency supporting documentation
  • Parents may drop off completed re-enrollment packets prior to the start of school and after school each day.  
We have set aside Wednesday, March 6th to remain on campus until 6:00pm to take in packets after the end of the school day for parents who would like to drop them off after their work day.  If you have any questions please contact Patti Lopuszanski at
Save the Date:  Mark your calendars for Thursday, 2/28 for our next restaurant fundraiser at Chick-fil-A!  See this flyer for more information. 
The President of the University of Arizona, Dr. Robert Robbins, has scheduled March 6th as a day to tour key Phoenix area high schools and he has selected Scottsdale Preparatory on his list of schools to visit.  Dr. Robbins joined UA in 2017 and his complete biography can be found here. Dr. Robbins is particularly enthusiastic about meeting students and staff from Scottsdale Prep and we are honored to host him on March 6th at 10:30 in the SPA theater.   Dr. Robbins will share his vision for the future of the University and take questions from students.  
  • Be in the Know: The next PSO General Meeting is this Wednesday, March 6 at 8 am in the SPA library. Topics to be covered include committee reports, volunteer opportunities, ideas for special presentations, and anything else you would like to discuss!  Special guest, Genevieve Peterson, will give an update on the Better Together Campaign.   
  • A Starry Night - SPA Prom 2019 Decoration Committee:  Please help us create A Starry Night for Prom 2019 on April 13!  We are looking for parent helpers to decorate and setup as well as take down decorations.  Sign Up HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Langford at
  • Thank you to the Teacher Appreciation Committee, 10th Grade Families and everyone who supported last week's teacher appreciation luncheon. Special thanks goes out to Laurie Langford, Kathy Andrews, and Tressy Bossone for making this an extra special luncheon with the fabulous decorations and delicious food celebrating Chinese New Year!
  • Announcing the 1st Annual SGST - 7th Graders Serving Together.  Calling ALL 7th Graders to register HERE to complete this inaugural service project for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  7th Graders will make a positive impact on their community year after year.....and they'll do it together.  Please support and encourage the 7th grader in your life by making a donation on his or her behalf.  All grades are welcome to participate!  Thank you! 

  • Save the Date:  Mark your calendars for February 28th for our next restaurant fundraiser at Chick-fil-A! See this  flyer  for more information. 
  • Use to order from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Both earn money for SPA at no extra cost to you. 
  • Middle School Social Calendar 2018-2019  
  • Reminder:  Looking for information? Go to
TC+1 benefits our students!    
Our students are talented, bright and joyful. Your Tax Credit dollars make a big impact here at Scottsdale Prep. Please enjoy this brief video, and watch our students share with you how Tax Credit dollars make a difference in their lives.  
Once you have enjoyed the video, please consider forwarding this video to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Any AZ state taxpayer can contribute to Scottsdale Prep and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state taxes. Click here for more information on the Tax Credit or click here to make your contribution today.  
The AZ Public School Tax Credit impacts the lives of our Scottsdale Prep students! Help spread the word! Questions? Email
Health Office News
Nurse Sheneman and SPA HS students taking CPR training this week were live on Channel 3.  Please click here to watch students learn how to save a life using this new state required training of all high school students.
Configio Prom payment portal will open March 6, 2019
FRIDAY APRIL 12th 5-8 PM  
Musical Performances  
LASER TAG, Human Bowling, Toxic 360, Meltdown, Toxic Vertical Rush, Mind Winder  
Museia Logo by Parker Dameron, 11th Grade
Middle School Etiquette Classes
6th-8th Grades 4 Day Etiquette Classes Taught by Certified Etiquette Instructor, SueAnn Brown  
There are 2 separate sets of classes so pick to attend on Mondays, or on Tuesdays (NOT BOTH).

Monday Class Dates:   March 18, 25, April 1, 8   OR
Tuesday Class Dates:  March 19, 26, April 2, 9
Time:     3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Scottsdale Prep - Room 114
Fee:       $150.00 per student/ Maximum 15 students for each class
Please contact Kathleen Anderson for payment info. Click here to see topics covered for each session. 
Spirit Wear
Supplies are LIMITED!!  Don't miss out!!  Get your 2018 Spirit Shirts now for the sale price of only $10 before they are GONE! To order your spirit wear t-shirts please click  HERE!

These are not just for students!  Parents and Grandparents love to wear them to games to support our teams!  Support the Class of 2019!

The Cinderella Affair
Do you have any dresses filling up your closet
space? If so donate it to the Cinderella Affair!
The Cinderella Affair gives donated dresses to teen girls who can not afford to buy a prom dress. So bring some joy to someone in need and donate your dresses! The donation box is located in the front office! Contact Kaylee at with any questions

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March thru May Lunch Menu
 March thru May lunch menus are ready for you to place orders.  Visit
THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program! 
Ada Betancourt,  Lunch Oversight Coordinator
College Acceptances Class of 2019
 Click here for a current list of 2019 college acceptances
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