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Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School
By May 27, 2017 Read More →

Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School

Three years ago, Caurus Academy struggled to fill classrooms. Now as enrollment grows, with students from Anthem and the North Phoenix area, the charter school plans to lease additional space for an expanded middle-school program this fall and a high school the following year. Five new middle school teachers have been hired, said Principal Dameon […]

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Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

By Karen Goveia — Castle Preschool and Kindergarten plans to add classroom space this fall along with a recreational room featuring a virtual reality floor. A new building will house two additional classrooms and a 2,000-square-foot indoor gym with a rock-climbing wall, ball pit and the virtual reality playground, which makes the floor behave something like […]

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Gavilan Peak Boys Basketball Goes Undefeated
By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Gavilan Peak Boys Basketball Goes Undefeated

By Brendan Mau — The Gavilan Peak School boys basketball team finished their season undefeated after defeating Sierra Verde in the Deer Valley 7th- and 8th-grade Conference Championship at Talking Stick Resort Arena. They went 8-0 in the regular season and 11-0 overall. With their “style of very aggressive team-based defense and the players playing together, […]

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BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video
By February 10, 2017 Read More →

BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video

By Nadine Shaalan and Karen Goveia — After almost three weeks of investigation, the Deer Valley Unified School District announced today the suspension of two Boulder Creek High School administrators for 10 days without pay for violating the Governing Board’s ethics and conduct policies for staff members, as well as the policy for computer and […]

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DVUSD Superintendent to Retire
By February 4, 2017 Read More →

DVUSD Superintendent to Retire

In&Out Staff Writers — After five years serving as superintendent of the Deer Valley Unified School District, Dr. James Veitenheimer has plans to retire at the end of the 2017 school year. Veitenheimer made the announcement at the Jan. 24 DVUSD School Board meeting. The decision, he said in a letter, was a difficult one […]

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NVCA Campus Takes Shape
By February 1, 2017 Read More →

NVCA Campus Takes Shape

By Karen Goveia — When North Valley Christian Academy opens its new campus this fall, it will also welcome the addition of high school students. Construction is well underway along 27th Drive, just south of Carefree Highway. Foundation work was completed in December and crews are working on classrooms, the multi-purpose building, cafeteria and gymnasium, Executive Director […]

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Make Math Fun? Mathnasium Returning to Anthem
By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Make Math Fun? Mathnasium Returning to Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — A Mathnasium franchise branch is slated to open in March 2017 in the Anthem Crossroads Shopping Center (Fry’s plaza). The learning center will offer math tutoring for K-12 students. The owner of the branch, Sachin Diddee, chose Anthem because of the number schools (and students) in the area. He expects […]

BCHS Girl Named D1 Swimmer of Year
By December 21, 2016 Read More →

BCHS Girl Named D1 Swimmer of Year

By Brendan Mau — Boulder Creek swimmer Claire Grover, a junior, was named Division One Female Swimmer of the Year by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). After swimming in the Olympic trials this summer, Claire put together an impressive season. At the Division One State Championships, she set a new state record in the 50-meter freestyle and […]

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BCHS Swim Coach Named Coach of Year
By December 21, 2016 Read More →

BCHS Swim Coach Named Coach of Year

By Brendan Mau — Boulder Creek Swim Coach Scott Newell was named Coach of the Year by the AIA after the boys’ swim team finished third in state and the girls finished eighth. He also added his third Region Coach of the Year, as he had done the first two years at the school, to his trophy […]

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Boulder Creek Athletes Awarded Scholarships
By December 20, 2016 Read More →

Boulder Creek Athletes Awarded Scholarships

By Brendan Mau — Boulder Creek held its annual recognition breakfast recently for six student athletes who’ve signed with colleges on sports scholarships. Among those players (from left to right) were Daniel Carrisoza, Coby Boulware, Mason Millet, Zachary Baptist , Hunter Raum, and Patrick Ross. Daniel Carrisoza | Baseball (Infield) | Cal State Bakersfield Carrisoza has been […]

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Student Body Shift: More Kids at Charter Schools
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

Student Body Shift: More Kids at Charter Schools

By Karen Goveia — Enrollment in five of the six North Valley charter schools increased for the 2016-2017 school year, while the student body count fell at 10 of 15 DVUSD schools in the area. Overall, enrollment at these district schools declined by 200 students, while charters added 175. The addition of eighth grade at Sonoran Foothills […]

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AzMerit Scores Up Slightly: Area Schools Compared
By November 16, 2016 Read More →

AzMerit Scores Up Slightly: Area Schools Compared

By Karen Goveia — Scores on AzMERIT rose for most area schools in 2016 compared to 2015, the first year of the test. The statewide average also inched up, yet less than 40 percent of the state’s students passed language arts and math. All but two area schools performed above the state average in 2016. Notably, performance […]

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