ASU Prep Academy Phoenix Creates Let it Snow Community Event

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While the average winter low in Phoenix teeters around 46o, ASU Prep Academy Phoenix, created a winter wonderland for the community on December 9.

The school hosted a free winter-themed celebration, “Let it Snow.” The community was invited to participate in seasonal holiday fun with the promise it would snow in downtown Phoenix—and snow it did!

Decked in comfy winter wear, guests were treated to hot chocolate, snow cones, and wintry arts and crafts. Holiday light displays, bounce houses, face painting, music and more also brought families joy. Many took part in touring the ASU Prep Phoenix campus as well. Overall, this neighborhood event proved to be a delightful flurry of festive fun.

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Dress Down Fridays

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Support student activities and events and enjoy “Dress Down Fridays” when you make a donation to STUGO. For K-6 students, it’s the last Friday of every month. Students in 7-12 grades may participate every Friday.  

Family Night Skate Party

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Join us for Family Night Skate Party at Great Skate on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 5-8:30 p.m. Admission is $12 and includes skate rentals (non-skating parents $5). A portion of skate admission supports ASU Prep. Come roll with us! 10054 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale. 

Wanted: Your Old Uniforms

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Have you outgrown your clothes and need more room in your closet? Consider donating your old uniform polos, pants, and skirts to our loaner uniform closet. Please contact a member of the health office team at 602-495-3105 to learn more. 

Fifth Grade Uses Scientific Method for Egg Drop

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Fifth grade students worked in collaborative groups to develop a hypothesis about which material could protect an egg to withstand a 5-feet fall. They identified independent, dependent, and control variables for their experiment, and recorded observations of the three trials. Through the Scientific Method, they analyzed data to draw conclusions. Then determined testable vs. non-testable questions to form the experiment and formulate the hypothesis.  

Arizona Tax Credit Contributions

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Arizona state law enables you to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $400 (if married filing jointly) when you donate to ASU Preparatory Academy schools by April 15. Your support directly impacts ASU Preparatory Academy’s K-12 Sun Devils! Donate today to make a difference in the lives of our students. Click Here to Make a Donation

Dreamscape Learn Work Experience – Level up with next-generation learning

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Students, want to gain experience working with people and technology? You can, through Dreamscape Learn (DSL) Work Experience. This collaborative venture between Dreamscape Immersive and ASU merges advanced experiential teaching with the entertainment industry’s best cinematic storytelling. Students can work four consecutive hours in person at the ASU Tempe Campus. Schedules are limited. Learn more 

K–6 Principal at ASU Prep Phoenix – Junius Yates

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ASU Preparatory Academy is pleased to welcome Junius Yates to the team. In the education field since 1999, Yates has held a variety of leadership positions: teacher, principal, administrator, and dean of students. His passion and talent for educating and working with children began at a young age, from tutoring younger students in elementary school and teaching at Sunday school. Yates credits his mentor for the “lasting effect” on his pursuit of becoming an educator.

Yates is a “reflective practitioner,” that is, one who examines his/her technique and finds a way against all odds to reach the youth of today in an effective manner.

“I grew into this career and continued to focus on the urban need for black male role models,” he said. “My goal is to take education to the next level, making a difference in the challenging circumstances of today.”

Yates received his bachelor’s degree in education from Alabama State University, and has a master’s in educational leadership and administration from National Louis University.

Principal Junius Yates can be reached at: