Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
October 24, 2019

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October 26
MS Harvest Festival

November 1
Homecoming Game

November 2
Homecoming Dance

November 8
Early Release

November 11
No School - Veterans Day

November 15
Picture Retakes

November 27
Early Release - R&R Weekend

November 28-29
No School - Thanksgiving Break

Headmaster Message
Click  here  for a message from Ms. Chaney.
Uniform Reminders
Parents, we have noticed a number of our students are growing! But, their attire is not growing with them. Over this weekend would you kindly check if you students shirts and skirts are too short? For easy reference we have copied the dress code requirements below:
"Skirt: a plaid Scottsdale Preparatory Academy uniform skirt, available at Dennis or Anton Uniforms in two styles. The skirt hem may be no higher than just above the knee, both in front and in back. Skirt hem should be within two inches of the ground when properly adjusted at the waist and kneeling on a level surface, and may be longer if desired. Skirts must be worn at the waist."

"Shirt: solid white or navy knit, collared, polo shirt (two- or three-button, with or without a breast pocket--no logos of any kind, except the SPA logo) or a white, crested oxford button-down dress shirt, short or long sleeved. Shirts must always be tucked in so that the waistband of the skirt, pants, or shorts is visible, and shirttails must be long enough to stay tucked in."

Dennis Uniform - Price Reduction!
Save 20% on popular uniform styles.  Shop online  and enter school code QAP.  Click here  for additional information!
Calling All High School Students!
Join  the junior HL classes, HS Greek classes, and the Junior Classical League in bringing to life Aeschylus' tragic tale, the Oresteia.
  • When: Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5 pm - midnight, at SPA.
  • Click here to register! A permission slip and payment is required to participate.
  • Come, enjoy the spectacle, join in on some spooktacular fun.
  • Please contact any of the Classics teachers with questions. 
Middle School Harvest Festival
THIS SATURDAY! October 26th, 6 pm - 9pm, 
SPA  Multipurpose Room
There will be hot dogs, popcorn and corn hole! A DJ will be inside for the dance at 7 pm. Costumes are encouraged! C lick here to  make donations and here  to purchase tickets.
College Counseling Corner
Click  here  to learn about SPA College Visits, PSAT contributions, AP Exams (Deadline November 14), and the Coolidge Scholarship! 
Spartan Homecoming 
Football Game &Tailgate Meal
Please join us for the homecoming football game against Valley Lutheran High School! 
The game begins at 7 pm.
Friday, November 1, 2019 at SCA Field. 
Click here  for map link. 
Tailgate Meal (Sponsored by Chick-Fil-A) runs from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  Pre-Order Your Food Today!  Meals include: 
  • Chicken sandwich OR 8 count nugget,
  • chips, water, and a cookie. 

Chick-Fil-A meals, soda, and water will also be available for purchase at the tailgate. Questions? Contact Barb Wiley at 602.329.5325.

Homecoming Through Time
Please see below for the homecoming week events! 
To purchase tickets and view the dress code for the dance, click here.
Alumni Spotlight
As we head toward Homecoming week, we are pleased to spotlight an outstanding Alumnus from the Class of 2014. Please click here to read about the incredible accomplishments he has achieved, and how his SPA education continues to benefit him.
Info Night is Coming!
Tell your friends to register for the  Scottsdale Preparatory Academy Enrollment Info Night on November 14th by  CLICKING HERE !
Yearbooks! Yearbooks!
Order your Senior Ad
O rder your senior yearbook ad by December 20th for $100!  You can create and pay for your ad at Use the order number: 16379 or search by school name. Orders for the senior ads will not be accepted after December 20th.

Order your Yearbooks

Order your Yearbooks! Save money and pre-order your yearbook for only $55. Click  here t o order! The Scottsdale Prep School Number is: 16379. Keep your order number handy when you log on. Prices go up on November 25.

Yearbook Photo Submissions

The yearbook staff needs your help! Please share your amazing photos of Scottsdale Prep students in action. Click here for the yearbook flyer. To share photos, please click here and enter school code: SPA. There is also an eShare iPhone and Android apps, which make it easy to contribute photos from mobile phones. 

Hudson Heroes Event
Scottsdale Prep's Danielle Hudson inspired the Spartan community throughout her courageous battle with brain cancer. We hope the entire community will come out to support Hudson Heroes in their upcoming Top Golf event. Please view this flyer for more information on registration.
  • URGENT HELP NEEDED from any families who want to help with the Autumn Harvest Teacher Lunch TOMORROW (Fri 10/25).  Lunch will begin at 11 am with set up at 10:15 am and clean up will be between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Items and volunteers are needed, please! Please sign up HERE. If you have any questions, contact Thank you to all, Jen Murphy and Laurie Langford, Teacher Appreciation Committee Leads.
  • A Blizzard of Gratitude is on Its Way ~ Join us as we shower our SPA teachers and staff with snow flurries of gratitude in their SPA kitchen throughout the 2019 SNOWSTORM season!  Sign-up HERE. Thank you! 
  • Help Needed for SPA High School 2019 Homecoming Dance: Through the Years - the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's on Saturday, November 2, 2019! Ms. Rosado, Ms. Smith, and the student committee are looking for some help with food, setup and cleanup so please sign up HERE. Your help is much appreciated! 
  • Thank you to those who have donated antibacterial wipes (like Lysol, Clorox type) and hand sanitizer (like Purel) to Nurse Sheneman!! Please keep the donations coming! We are at the beginning of the cold and flu season! Thank you!
  • Thank you to Julie Robertson for a wonderful Food Truck Festival! Students had fun mingling and eating! Look for another one later in the year!
  • Box Tops are getting a makeover! No more clipping, just scan your receipt! Click here to learn more. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Kimery, SPA Boxtops Coordinator at
  • Don't forget the senior class is selling donuts for $1.50 each every Thursday from 7 to 8 am in the kitchen. 
  • Reminder: Looking for information? Go to
PSO Lunch Program
October through December lunch menus are currently available. C lick   here   for instructions on how to order lunch for your student.
  • Half-Day Lunch Volunteers for the entire School Year: Sign-up here 
  • Full Day Lunch Volunteers for 2nd Quarter: Sign-up here
As always, THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program!!
From The Office Academy Giving...
Because of your gift to our Community Investment campaign, Scottsdale Prep provides students the best in literature studies. Mr. Hennessee instructs our students in Humane Letters III & IV. Currently, his 11th grade seminar discussions have centered on an age-old question:  Glory or friendship? For which does the psyche long more? Achilles, that great and passionate Greek warrior, discovers all too late. Achilles prays to Zeus for glory, and Zeus answers this prayer. Tragically, Achilles' response to its fulfillment unveils his deep regret that his desire for glory resulted in the death of his most intimate friend: 'But what is the pleasure for me in all this?' Homer reminds us at Scottsdale Prep that living a life without regret requires reflection on our fundamental human longings.
A strong literature curriculum is one of our many programs that supports our students in their journey to become great-hearted leaders. All of this is made possible by your annual gift to Community Investment. Thank you!
The investment Scottsdale Prep makes in our Human Letters instruction is a direct result of your generosity and support of our Community Investment campaign. We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have contributed to the Community Investment campaign. Please click here for a listing of our 2019-2020 Community Investment campaign donors as of October 18, 2019.
If you have yet to make your donation to Community Investment, please consider doing so today. Your support makes all the difference! Please contact Paola Gale with any questions at or 480-776-3571. DONATE TODAY!
Spartans families, mark your calendar and make sure to come out and support both SPA and ACS during the events the first weekend in November!

SPA Homecoming Game - Friday, November 1st at 7 pm

ACS Fall Carnival - Sunday, November 3rd, from 1 pm - 4 pm

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