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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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BCHS Winter Sports Preview
By November 6, 2016 Read More →

BCHS Winter Sports Preview

How Boulder Creek High School teams look going into the new season. By Brendan Mau Basketball (Boys) Last season: 13-13 (varsity) Following the loss of talented key players, this team needs to regroup with experienced senior guards and forwards and some new faces from freshman and JV teams that impressed last season. Though the names […]

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Jag Sports Highlights
By October 12, 2016 Read More →

Jag Sports Highlights

Editor’s Note: Most sports are between seasons and/or there are if any home games. We’ll resume updating this page when the news seasons are underway.  The most recent post: This week’s home games, played at Boulder Creek High School (40404 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway) except as noted. Find more BCHS Sports info at www.bcjaguarsathletics.com. Varsity Football vs. Mountain Ridge […]

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Where to Get Your Sports Physical
By August 16, 2016 Read More →

Where to Get Your Sports Physical

Editor’s Note: This information was accurate as of Aug. 16, 2016. Check with providers for their current hours and costs. Family Practice HonorHealth Gavilan Peak 3648 W. Anthem Way, Building A-100 Anthem, AZ, 85086 (623) 434-6444 www.honorhealth.com Family Care:  8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday Immediate Care:  8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–2 p.m., […]

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Anthem Prep Homework Club

Anthem Prep Homework Club

New this year, Anthem Prep students can stay after school to complete their daily assignments in a faculty-supervised, structured environment with designated break and snack times. Club Details 3:15–5 p.m., Monday–Friday Cost $90/month per student; $70/each additional sibling Info www.anthemprep.org Recent Articles Giant BCHS Mural Getting Facelift MCSO Swat Team to Train Deputies on School-Violence […]

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New Principal at Desert Mountain School

New Principal at Desert Mountain School

Dr. JoAnn Schwarting, a former seventh grade English Language Arts teacher at Desert Mountain School, is returning in her new role as principal. Schwarting has served DVUSD as a teacher, an instructional coach and, most recently, an assistant principal at Desert Sky Middle School.   Having spent more than a decade in education, Schwarting said, […]

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