A mother’s love: Shawn Graulich talks pride of her student-athlete

The Scottsdale Independent reached out to Shawn Graulich, who is the mother of one of our most recent student-athlete profiles. An excerpt from [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Mountain earns music scholarship award

Desert Mountain High School has been recognized by the National Association for Music Education with a scholarship award for its music students. [...] Continue Reading →

Inspiring athlete: Desert Mountain’s Jacob Graulich takes leap of faith in playing football

Ever since he was 4-years-old, Desert Mountain High School rising senior Jacob Graulich had played baseball and had aspirations to play [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Mountain graduating seniors receive community collaborative scholarships

Two graduating high school seniors were recently named recipients of $2,500 Scottsdale Community Collaborative Youth Scholarships for the 2018-19 [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale’s ‘Wolfpack’ robotics team takes home international award

Through participation and involvement at the recent Barret Jackson Auto Auction, Kadima Innovation Faires and school campuses, a group of Desert [...] Continue Reading →

Meet the Coach: Desert Mountain girl’s tennis coach Sheri North

It’s been a banner year for the Desert Mountain High School girl’s tennis team and while many tend to point to the coach in a situation such as [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Schools honors student-athletes at All-City Athletic Awards

Scottsdale Unified School District student-athletes took part in a night of frivolity and awards as part of the school year’s final All-City [...] Continue Reading →

Dosek: robotics can transform the classroom at Scottsdale Schools

I had never heard of robotics until last fall. It wouldn’t have been on our radar at all without Mrs. Michelle Okun starting the club at Desert [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale High School Roundup: Local state champions

Many spring high school sports are coming to an end and that means it’s time to crown state champions in those respective sports, including [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale’s robotics funding challenge, competition a success

Following a public challenge proposed by Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board Vice President Pam Kirby, the community raised over [...] Continue Reading →