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Scottsdale Qualifier results -HS Robotics

 |  Clubs, General School

Grades 5-12, Congratulations to HS Robotics team Sprockets on earning the Motivate Award at the Scottsdale tournament on Saturday, qualifying for the AZ Championship. Team Voltage earned the Connect Award. Now both teams are going to the state competition at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ from February 21-22. For more information about HS Robotics Club, contact Dr. Smith (

ASA Dance Program’s Family and Faculty Observation Week

 |  Arts, General School

The ASA Dance Department will hold its annual “Family & Faculty Dance Observation Week February 24-28, 2020. Family and Faculty are cordially invited to observe all campus and SBAZ “Core” level dance classes during the week of February 24-28. Please be sure to stop by the main office at ASA to pick up your “Visitor’s” badge before attending dance classes.

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Arts Faculty Showcase

 |  Arts

Good morning students! Need concert attendance credit? Then come on out this Sunday to this year’s Arts Faculty Recital held at First United Methodist Church from 6:00-7:00pm. The recital is free and everyone is welcome to come!

Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

Teacher Feature – Ron Tanner  Written by Imogen Dietz, 9th Grade “I don’t teach math, I teach students.” This is a phrase Mr. Tanner, algebra two and geometry teacher, repeats to all of his classes on the first day of school. The mantra has guided him through thirty-five years of teaching, and he strongly believes it. Mr. Tanner grew up

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2019-2020 3QP Scheduling to open 1/21 7pm in ParentVue

 |  Uncategorized

3QP scheduling will open on Tuesday, January 21st 7pm in ParentVue 3rd Quarter Presentations:  “3QP assessment is given once per year during Presentation Week (March 9-12), at which time the regular classroom schedule is suspended so that students may make individual academic presentations in front of a panel consisting of their parents, teachers, and administrators. Parents sign up for their presentation time in January,

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Principal’s Corner – January 16, 2020

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It is hard to believe we are beginning not only a new year, but a new decade!  Looking at the opportunities that exist in this decade, I feel grateful to be a part of a community that focuses on supporting others and challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we know we can be.   We

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ASA Dance Field trip to BAZ’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

 |  Arts, General School

Dance students in grades 7 through 12, you have an upcoming field trip to see Ballet Arizona’s Student Matinee of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Thursday, February 13 at Symphony Hall. You will be released from classes at 9:40 am that morning. Please drop off your belongings in the campus dance studios before you board the buses. Please wear Concert

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Spirit Attack -hosted by StuGo

 |  Clubs, General School

Grades 5-12, The day has finally come! Celebrate ASA’s annual Disney turn around trip by wearing your most magical Disney gear on Friday, January 17th. StuGo will be providing candy to those who are representing the happiest place on earth 🙂 See you then!

Graduation 2020

 |  General School

Mark your calendars! Graduation 2020 will be held at Camelback High School Friday, May 29th at 3:00pm. All graduate family and friends are invited. No limit on number of guests per student. No tickets needed. Participation by entire ASA community encouraged. Seating is first come, first served.

7th Grade Book Bistro

 |  Academics, General School

The second 7th Grade Book Bistro will be held on February 21st, 2020. Parents, please sign up to volunteer using the following link: