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Phone: 480-484-5600
Fax: 480-484-5601
Absent Line: 480-484-5650
Office Hours: Mon.-Thus. 7am - 12pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:15pm
Cheyenne Traditional School
13636 N. 100th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 |
Grace Stombres, Principal
Robert Akhbari, Assistant Principal
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Centralized Enrollment Summer Hours

Centralized Enrollment Office summer hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri; and  9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday.

CEO is closed to the public June 30 – July 4.

IMPORTANT! 2014-2015 Elementary Updates

Elementary Specials
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
  • 15 out of 19 elementary school principals prefer the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 a.m.- 3:10 p.m.) every day.
  • With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
  • Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.

This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE) in elementary schools due to the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year, the early release time will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Read Full Update

Home of the Roadrunners!
Letter From Principal Grace Stombres

Dear Cheyenne Parents/Guardians,

It is with privilege that I am writing to you as Cheyenne Traditional School’s newly appointed Principal. I am excited to be joining the Cheyenne community to lead in upholding the mission and traditional values that have made Cheyenne an excelling school of best choice in the Scottsdale Unified School District. I honor Cheyenne’s traditional cornerstones and along with Cheyenne’s dedicated teachers, staff and families will provide the best possible educational opportunities for our students.

I would like to share a brief introduction of the academic background and professional experiences I bring to the Cheyenne community. I hold degrees in a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. I earned my Administration Certification in Education through Texas Woman’s University.

I am completing my fourth year as Assistant Principal at Chaparral High School with responsibilities in Student Services and Education Services. My work in Texas included five years in the Keller Independent School District in Curriculum and Instruction Administration and in Secondary Administration. As a teacher in Texas and Arizona I taught general and advanced mathematics at Carroll Middle School in Southlake-Carroll ISD and at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek. I completed my K-8 education at Kiva Elementary and graduated from Saguaro High School. As a vested community member, I am dedicated to the success of our SUSD students.

I am excited and ready to meet with you and become acquainted with our Cheyenne families before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. I am extending an invitation for you to join me for an informal meet and greet at Cheyenne Traditional School on Tuesday, June 17th from 3-5 p.m. in the Cheyenne library. If you cannot drop by on Tuesday, I will be available to meet you after July 4th and thereafter throughout the month of July at Cheyenne. You are welcome to email me at

The excellence of Cheyenne Traditional School is a direct result of Cheyenne’s commitment to traditional, time proven instruction and learning practices that provide rich academic experiences for our students. I am confident that continuing this tradition in a close and collaborative partnership with our families, teachers and community will continue our standard of excellence at Cheyenne.

I wish you a joyful summer with family and friends. Remember, the first day of school is August 6th.


Grace Stombres, Principal
Cheyenne Traditional School

Summer 2014 Reading list

5th Grade going into 6th Grade
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Dragonwing by Laurence Yep
Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

6th Grade going into 7th Grade
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Baseball in April and other stories by Gary Soto
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Students read 2 out of 4
Honors students read 3 out of 4

7th Grade going into 8th Grade
The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck
In My Hands; Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
The Once and Future King by T. H. White (Honors)
Silent to the Bone by E.L. Koninsburg 

8th Grade honors students read The Once and Future King by White and one other book
8th Grade students read 3 out of the 4 books

Any questions please email either or

Firebird Boot Camp
All Freshmen are welcome to attend Firebird boot camp on August 1 from 8:00-11:30. Students will meet and get into groups that will go tour the campus, meet some outstanding CHS teachers and learn what Chaparral has to offer. Teachers will be able to provide students with information that will be helpful in their first year of high school such as time management techniques, study skills, communication tools and more. Light snacks will be served. Cost is $10 and may be paid during registration the day prior (July 31).

SUSD Celebrates its Newest National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession. Recently, 13 Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) teachers earned this credential by completing the rigorous National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) process, and one teacher renewed the credential. SUSD now has 71 board-certified teachers.
The newly certified teachers are Rachelle Anderson, Chaparral; Kitty Beder, Chaparral; Andrea Dersch, Cheyenne; Tammy Dias, Saguaro; Reno Edgington, Desert Mountain; Elizabeth Griffin, Saguaro; Susan J. Leonard, Ingleside; Rachel Lindsay, Laguna; Kimberly Mayorga, Arcadia; Tristin Miller, Cocopah; Stacey Shcolnik, Chaparral; Ashley Sorice, Yavapai; and Patricia Vassaux, Anasazi. Susan Spickler, Mohave, renewed her credential.  These teachers will be recognized at the February 11, 2014 Governing Board meeting. See NBCT

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