Spartan News Blast
A Weekly Publication from Scottsdale Preparatory Academy

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September 21
Headmaster Coffee
SPA Library
September 22
Concert Choir - National Anthem @ Diamondbacks Game

September 25
Yearbook Order due for cost savings!!

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 15-18
Used Uniform Sale
SPA Library

October 16-17-18
Code Ninjas

 October 19
Homecoming Game

 October 20
Homecoming Dance


 October 26
MS Harvest Festival

Headmaster Coffee Tomorrow
Click here for a message from Headmaster Chaney, including information on tomorrow's Headmaster Coffee.

New Spirit Wear has arrived!   
They will be sold for $20 per t-shirt at most home volleyball and football games, and during homecoming week. 
Complete details can be found here. Be sure to register for the Corn-hole Tournament, spaces are limited!
Senior Ads
Express love and congratulations for your graduate with personalized space in the yearbook!  Senior ads are on sale now for $75.  Prices go up after Nov. 5th, the last day to purchase and submit your ad is Dec. 14th.  Click here to begin designing the ad.  Use order number 16379.
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!
October 15th-19th
Pep Assembly (with shortened class periods): Friday, October 19th

We hope to provide a fun, spirited week in which all students and faculty participate.  The week will culminate with Varsity football and volleyball games.  The dress up days will generate a school wide sense of pride that will be evident in the classroom and the hallways, giving everyone the opportunity to support the academy!  
Monday 10/15: ARTFUL ACCESSORIES (students may accessorize the uniform with ties, bows, shoes, ribbons, beads, gloves, headbands of ANY color)  
Tuesday 10/16: SILLY SOCKTOBER  (students may wear any kind of crazy, colorful socks)  
Wednesday 10/17: WHITE OUT WEDNESDAY (students may wear white, logo free tshirts and socks)  
Thursday 10/18:  TIE-DYE THURSDAY (students may wear tie-dye, logo-free tshirts)  
Friday 10/19: SPARTAN SPIRIT DAY (students may wear any type of Spartan spirit wear shirt)
  • Save the Date for the Fall 2019 Used Uniform Sale during conference week.  The sale will be open in the afternoons Monday, October 15 through Thursday, October 18 from noon to 3 pm in the SPA library.  If you are considering donating outgrown uniforms, now is a great time so they can be included in this sale. Thank you to all who support SPA through the used uniform sale!  If you would like to help with the sale, please click here 
  • October 16th, 17th & 18th - Code Ninjas - This week is all half days so send them to Code Ninjas to learn how to code on scratch, javascript, robotic, and have some fun with STEM-based activities. Students will learn to code through engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, problem-solving, critical thinking and making new friends with the same interest! Each day is $20. Come one, two or three days! Seating is limited to 20 students. Contact Kathleen Anderson at  for payment and enrollment.
  • October 26 - Don't miss the middle school Harvest Festivals on October 26st 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All 6th thru 8th graders welcome. SPA students only. The cost is $15 per student in advance ($20 at the door).  Payment portal to come. We also need your help with chaperoning, decorating, candy, prizes, etc. Sign up here
  • Get your Dollar Donuts at SPA! Dollar Donuts are back every Thursday to support the senior class! 
  • 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
Scottsdale Prep Theatre Arts is proud to present
All School Musical, The Pajama Game
October 4th and 5th at 7pm, October 6th at 2pm  
Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."  

Lunch Menus - October through December
Our October through December lunch menu is ready for you to place orders.  Visit
THANK YOU for supporting our SPA PSO Lunch Program! 
Ada Betancourt,  Lunch Oversight Coordinator
Parent-Teacher Conferences in October
Week of October 15th - 19th
An email will be sent out to all families by the end of day on Friday, September 22nd  with specific information about parent-teacher conferences.  The following sections will be receiving conferences in October.  Any sections not listed, will receive an opportunity for a conference in January.  Scottsdale Prep brings together all of a student's teachers for a 15 minute conference.  Due to scheduling limitations, we will be unable to re-schedule due to a conflict or missed conference.

Grade Level
Specific Sections for Conferences
Sign-Up or Assigned Time
6th Sections A, D, E  &  All New Students to SPA
Online Sign-up Genius on designated days
7th Sections B, D. E & All New Students to SPA
Online Sign-up Genius on designated days. Student lead conference.
8th Sections C, D, E, G, H, L &
 All New Students to SPA
Conference time assigned. Student lead conference.
9th Students in Mr. Brazzel's & 
Mr. Chapman's HL 
All New Students to SPA
Conference time assigned. Student lead conference.
10th Students in Mr. Gilfillan's & Mr. Minor's HL (3/4)
All New Students to SPA
Conference time is assigned. Student lead conference. 
Students in Mr. Hudson's HL (1/2) & (5/6)
All New Students to SPA
Conference time is assigned. Student lead conference. 
12th All Students Conference time is assigned. Student lead conference. 
Save the Date:  JOIN US at CHICK-FIL-A
(Close to Raintree and the 101) for our next restaurant fundraiser for SPA!  FRIDAY, SEPT 28, grab LUNCH after school from 1-3 p.m. to help us raise funds!  All sales earned during that time go towards our % share so spread the word with friends and family!  
France to Spain Travel -- June 3- 12, 2019
A Few Spots Still Available  
Are you interested in a trip to Paris-Barcelona-Madrid for your high school student? Our June 2019 "France to Spain" trip offers you the opportunity. There are still some spots available. Experience both countries in all forms as students experience each area's distinct art, cuisine, historical significance and one-of-a-kind architecture!  
You will find detailed information about this EF Tour excursion and can enroll online on their website: You can also call the EF Travel Support Specialist team at 1- 800-665-5364 (open Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm).  Please contact for more information.
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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