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8 Xavier Students Receive National Merit Scholarship Recognition

Eight Xavier College Preparatory seniors have been recognized for excellence in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, three Xavier seniors — Claire Fleming, Katherine Hann, and Brooke Howard — were named Semi-Finalists. Meanwhile, five ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on September 29, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Salvation Army Collecting School Supplies for Local Students in Need

While the start of the school year is still weeks away, The Salvation Army is partnering with several local businesses now to collect supplies for its Backpack Support Our Students (SOS) program. According to the Phoenix ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on July 12, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Phoenix Country Day Middle School Debate Coach Wins National Award

The debate coach at Paradise Valley-based Phoenix Country Day Middle School has earned some national recognition. According to The Town of Paradise Valley Independent, C. Ryan Joyce, the school’s director of advancement, and speech and debate ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on June 22, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Local Student Signs Letter of Intent to Dive at Ivy League University

Local student Evan Pittman is heading to the Ivy League, agreeing to dive for Brown University in Rhode Island. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, Pittman, a Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) diver, recently signed a ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on May 24, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Xavier College Preparatory Students and Staff Honored

Xavier College Preparatory students and staff are earning plenty of state and national recognition as the school year comes to a close. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, junior Hannah Novack is one of four winners ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on May 17, 2017 by Community Expert Team

World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Visits Paradise Valley School

World chess champion and political activist, Garry Kasparov, recently visited a Paradise Valley school to discuss his life story with students. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, Phoenix Country Day School hosted Kasparov, who had an ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on April 20, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Paradise Valley Student Wins Phoenix National Charity League Grant Proposal

A 17-year-old Xavier College Preparatory student has won the Phoenix National Charity League grant proposal contest. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, Paradise Valley resident Abbie Arnold won the grant writing contest, and as a result, ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on April 14, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Christ Church School Students Pack Thousands of Meals for Charity

Elementary students at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley volunteered their time packing meals for charity earlier this month. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, students and chaperones packed 26,352 meals for children in Cambodia during ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Schools on March 23, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Xavier Sophomore One of 30 Up for National Volleyball Honor

An Xavier College Preparatory School sophomore is in the running for a national award. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, Shannon Shields is one of 30 national finalists for the 2016 PrepVolleyball.com National High School Sophomore ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on February 3, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Two Phoenix Country Day School Students Compete in Free Throw Shooting Contest

Two Phoenix Country Day School students fared well at the regional Elks Club National Free-Throw Shooting Contest Jan. 7, both placing high and advancing to the state championships. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, Phoenix Country ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on January 19, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Xavier College Preparatory Students Win National Computing Recognition

Two Xavier College Preparatory students have earned national recognition by the National Center for Women and Information Technology. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, juniors Gillian Vaughn and Skylar Smith, who attend Xavier, a college prepatory ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on January 6, 2017 by Community Expert Team

Phoenix Country Day School Named a Top School Nationally

Phoenix Country Day School just earned some prestigious recognition. According to The Town of Paradise Valley Independent, the school has been ranked the top private school in Arizona by Niche.com. In addition, the school has been ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on December 1, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Paradise Valley Community College Women’s Soccer Team Wins National Title

Paradise Valley Community College’s women’s soccer team has won its third national championship in seven years. According to the Town of Paradise Valley Independent, the Pumas capped off their undefeated season (25–0–1) with a 3–1 win ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Schools on November 24, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Xavier College Preparatory Student Ashley Menne Earns National Recognition

An Xavier College Preparatory student recently earned some pretty impressive national recognition for her golf skills. According to the Town of Paradise Valley Independent, freshman Ashley Menne has been named to the 2016 Rolex Junior All-America ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on November 2, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Xavier College Preparatory to Host Events for Prospective Students

Xavier College Preparatory is hosting two events for prospective students and parents. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, the school will host its annual Eighth Grade Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 28, ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on October 16, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Phoenix Country Day School Opens Innovation Space

The Phoenix Country Day School (PCDS) recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new state-of-the-art, collaborative academic space. According to the Town of Paradise Valley Independent, the PCDS opened the Shin Center for Art, Science ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on October 6, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Paradise Valley-Based School Wins Team, Individual Titles at Speech and Debate National Championships

Phoenix Country Day School’s (PCDS) middle and upper school speech and debate teams recently earned some national titles. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, the PCDS teams competed last month in the national championships of the ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on July 7, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Paradise Valley Schools Earn Financial Reporting Award

The Paradise Valley Unified School District has received an award for its comprehensive annual financial report. According to the Town of Paradise Valley Independent, the school district received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial ... Read More

In Blog, Community News, Schools on June 30, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Xavier Makes Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools List

Xavier College Preparatory School is one of the most challenging high schools in the nation, according to Washington Post’s 2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. The school ranked No. 8 in the state of Arizona and 473rd in the ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on May 12, 2016 by Community Expert Team

Xavier Mothers’ Guild Hosts Fashion Show Fundraiser for Scholarships

The Xavier College Preparatory Mothers’ Guide recently partnered with Dillard’s Scottsdale Fashion Square to host the annual Xavier Scholarship Fashion Show to raise money for student scholarships. According to the Paradise Valley Independent, more than 1,300 ... Read More

In Blog, Schools on March 31, 2016 by Community Expert Team
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