September, 2014

Seniors reflect on their Boys’ State experiences

By Yegor Zenkov Last summer, Hanley Carter and I were nominated to go to Boys State. After dropping our bags off at the NAU dorms, we were each assigned to a city and a political party. [...]

Tempe Prep Students receive Congressional Awards

By Yegor Zenkov TPA students Rachel Matsumoto, Sophia Toomb, and Jacob Massie each were presented a Congressional Award medal by U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema at a ceremony on the Tempe Prep campus. Rachel, a senior, was [...]

TPA rotates administration leaders

By Sarah Buchert This year we have had some changes in the TPA administration. Mr. Veenstra, who was the interim headmaster last year, is now provost to the headmaster; he will now be overseeing the teaching [...]

TPA students accepted to prestigious summer programs

By Rachel Neglia Let’s face it – there are some experiences that the school day simply does not have time to provide. Top-notch computer programming classes, three-hour philosophy discussions, travelling to a foreign country to achieve [...]

TPA students and teachers share their summer experiences

By Nina Lin From summer programs to trips abroad, community service to hanging with friends, the students and teachers at TPA had very exciting summers! James Atkinson, 6A My family and I traveled to a lot [...]

TPA welcomes new teachers

Mrs. Swingle, the new language arts teacher for sixth grade, loves literature and has taught  sixth grade before. She came to TPA from teaching at ASU. “I missed being with and teaching  sixth graders,” says Mrs. [...]

New TPA A Cappella group aims for national tournament

By Erin Guiney A cappella has Pitch Perfect to thank for its integration into the mainstream. The 2012 musical comedy follows an all-female a cappella group’s journey to the ICCAs, or International Championship of Collegiate A [...]

Cantamus set for another promising season

By Daniela Ladesma “Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So….” If you’ve been hearing these notes sung with piano accompaniment from the Zelman Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, it’s most likely because Cantamus has begun another year! [...]

TPA Junior Academy ‘B’ grade spawns new math plan for students

By Claire Newfeld Every public school and school district in Arizona is evaluated for the A-F Letter Grade Accountability System and receives a score of A-F based on the abilities of the students in reading, language [...]

Freshman Justin Pfeilsticker configures motorized bike

By Sammy Nagy As the 2014 school year enters its second month, many of the students have begun to readapt to the everyday TPA atmosphere. This means re-adjusting to a rigorous day schedule with up to three [...]