Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

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September 14
Senior Blazer Ceremony - 8:45am

September 14
Family Trivia Night

September 19
No School

September 26
Senior Picture Day

September 28
Half Day

September 29

Great Hearts Gala 6:00pm- 11:00pm

September 30
Cornhole Tournament

October 8-12
Fall Break 

October 15-19
Early Release- Parent Conferences

 October 19
Homecoming Game

 October 20
Homecoming Dance


Headmaster Message
Please click  here  for a message from Headmaster Chaney. 
Doors open at 6 pm; trivia begins promptly at 6:30 pm!  
Adults and kids welcome!
T o reserve a table and order a pizza,  p lease click here  
Senior Blazer Ceremony
Scottsdale Prep will hold a special Senior Presentation Ceremony as a part of our first Spartan Tribe activity on Friday, September 14, 2018.   Our seniors will be introduced to the student body and presented with their Senior Blazers, beginning at approximately 8:45am in the gym.  Please feel free to join us for the assembly, and arrive as early as 8:30am to get a good seat in the bleachers.  
All seniors should wear a white, button-down oxford (no crest required) to school on that day.  All senior men should wear dress slacks (no shorts allowed) for this occasion, and women should wear skirts or slacks as noted under uniforms in the family handbook.
Thank you to Archway's Cub Scouts for replacing the flags for SPA!
  • Get your Dollar Donuts at SPA! Dollar Donuts are back every Thursday to support the senior class! 
  • Thank you t o the teacher appreciation committee, 7th grade families, 7th grade families, and everyone else who contributed to last week's teacher appreciation luncheon.  One grateful teacher sent a thank you note saying the "lunch was outstanding!"  Thank you to all who contributed! 
  • Thank you to the Mary Beth and Carl Orson for hosting the September Parent Wine Club meeting. Fun was had by all!  
  • Thank you to all who attended the SPA PSO general meeting this week. We play an important part in our child(ren)'s education!  
  • Don't forget to continue using the Amazon link to make purchases and use to order from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. Both earn money for SPA at no extra cost to you. 
  • Reminder :  Looking for information? Go to
Free Money for our School!
Did you know that you can double or even triple your Community Investment and Tax Credit donations to Scottsdale Prep? Many companies will match your donations to our school through their Corporate Gift Matching Programs.  
Simply click on this link, type the name of your employer in the "Matching Gifts" tab, and hit submit to find out if your company offers a Corporate Matching Gifts Program. If your company does have a Matching Gifts program, please submit the appropriate paperwork to your Human Resources department to have your gifts to our school matched. Please contact Paola Gale at or 480-776-3571 with any questions.  
Having your gift matched is an easy way to increase the impact of your donations toScottsdale Prep without any additional cost to you. And your support will provide our faculty and students with the resources they need to learn and thrive. Thank you!
Fall Conferences are Coming 
Parent Conferences will be held October 15th-19th.  All 7th-12th grade students will lead their own conferences.  Students in 6th grade are welcome to attend their conference but not required to do so. Please watch for more information to come in future blasts. 
***Bubbles and Bling Diamond Raffle***

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*Details to follow soon!
Exquisite diamond generously donated by Coffin and Trout Fine Jewelers.
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Individual tickets on sale now!! Sponsorships still available!
$250 per person
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
SPA Family Fun Spirit Day is on Sunday, September 30th, 11am-4pm, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Play alongside your favorite teachers in the Corn-hole Tournament, WIN Cash Prizes!, Or just relax and enjoy food, games, pie-in-the-face and so much more! Enjoy a memorable day in the park with your teachers, coaches, friends, and family!  Complete details can be found  here . Be sure to register for the Corn-hole Tournament, spaces are limited!
Each year, Scottsdale Prep students have the opportunity to participate in one of two distinct leadership councils.  Diakonos affords our high school students an opportunity to engage in leadership training and to serve as a liaison to school administration.  New this year is our middle school leadership council, called the Archons.  This council will engage in service and leadership activities throughout the year, overseen by MS Dean Wade Chapman and Assistant Headmaster Rich Gale.  
Students must submit an application for consideration, and informational meetings are ongoing on campus for students to learn more.  Please use the below links to access the applications.  
Diakonos                                             Archons
Order SPA's 18-19 yearbook online now!
Don't wait, prices start going up on Sept. 25th.
Click  here for information to order your yearbook today!
Clubs and Activities  
We encourage our families to visit the updated list of clubs and activities for the new school year here.  Please email the advisor for more information on the club.
Join Girl Scouts today
Troops are available at Scottsdale Prep. Please contact Kelle Hohl ( for more information. Just a few benefits of being a Girl Scout:
  • Leadership Experience 
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Achievement Awards (Bronze/Silver/Gold)
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Travel
  • Fun and Friendship
Homework Club
Please click  here for information regarding Scottsdale Prep's Homework Club.  Configio has been updated to reflect the various payment options that parents may select for Homework Club.  There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee due upon enrolling.  Click  here to select your payment plan on Configio. 
Lunch Menus & Volunteers
August/September lunch menu is available. Please click here for information on registering for SPA's lunch program. Password: spartans1 for new accounts.
Parent volunteers distribute  pre-ordered lunches to students daily during all lunch periods. We have signups for both full- and half-school days.  
Full-Day 1st quarter volunteer calendar, please click here.
Half-Day 1st semester volunteer calendar, please click  here.
Drop-Off/Pick-Up Reminders
A gentle reminder that all students who do not drive are to be dropped off at the back of the building. Once the front door is locked prior to the start of the school day students will be asked to walk around on the paved walkway on the side of SPA. Pick-up of students at the end of day is also to be at the back of the building for the safety of SPA students.  Thank you!
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Scottsdale Preparatory Academy | 16537 N. 92nd Street | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
Alison Chaney | Headmaster
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