Academic Achievements

St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grade Graduate, Michael Mansour

Michael Mansour is a recent graduate eighth grader from St. Thomas the Apostle School. He will be attending Brophy College Preparatory in the fall.  Michael is an exemplary student and wonderful example to younger students. He enjoys playing soccer and football. He currently plays with Madison Futbol Club Soccer and will be going out for freshmen football for Brophy. Michael …

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Devin Moleterno Takes Adversity Head on and Graduates a Year Early With Primavera Online High School

  There will be moments in all our lives in which we face adversity. During those moments, your decision boils down to two options: You can accept your circumstances or you can make a change. For Devin Moleterno, a recent graduate of Primavera Online High School, responding positively and changing his situation was the only choice in his mind. Devin …

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Naomi Smitthipong, James Madison Prep Sixth Grader

Naomi is an honor roll student at JMPS. She is a positive sixth grader, who works hard on all of her assignments. This year, she joined our junior high track team. Outside of athletics, she is involved in our local community. In her free time, Naomi takes coding lessons through the city library, she participates in horseback riding lessons, and …

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Jennifer Rivas, Second Grader at Discover U

Jennifer is a student that always gives 100 percent. When she faces adversity in the classroom she has a positive attitude and a willingness to succeed. She is always on task and engaged in the activities and lessons in the classroom. Every day she is prepared to bring her personal best. She stands up for others who face bullying and …

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Boys & Girls Club Member, Eric Ontiveros

Q. How long have you been going to the Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch? A. Eric has been a member for four years. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club or what are your favorite activities? A. Eric enjoys basketball, soccer, flag football and baseball. Eric credits the Club with allowing him the opportunity to participate …

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Scarlett Talks Science at Bethany Christian School

Q. What is your favorite thing about first grade? A. We get to do science! I learned that pumpkins and peeps can float. Pumpkins can float because they have air inside of them and peeps float because they are so light. I like that we get to do a lot of experiments in our science class. Mrs. Ellis lets us have …

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Madison Talks about Her Volleyball Experiences with Rancho Solano Preparatory School

Madison Koath is a member of the class of 2018 at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. Though she’s in the midst of preparing for final exams, graduation, and, ultimately, college, we sat down with Madison to reflect on the Upper School experience. Q. You probably have a lot on your mind right now: final exams, your IB assessments, graduation, and college! …

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Seven Decades of Xavier Graduates Attend All-Alumnae Celebration of School’s 75th Anniversary

Several hundred Xavier College Preparatory alumnae returned to the school’s campus on Thursday, April 12 for an all-alumnae celebration in honor of the 75th Anniversary / Diamond Jubilee of Xavier’s founding in 1943.  Members of the school’s first graduating Class of 1947 through its most recent graduating Class of 2017, as well as retired and current faculty members, parents, spouses, …

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4 Steps for Transferring Summer School Credits to Your School

Summertime is almost upon us (although the Arizona weather says it’s here now). You’re probably thinking of summer plans, upcoming vacations. What you might need to also consider is summer school. Whether your child needs to take classes to catch up or wants to enroll to get ahead, it’s important to know there are options. You can always enroll in …

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Eight St. Francis Xavier Students are the Recipients of the Christian Service Award

As a Catholic Jesuit School, St. Francis Xavier challenges students to embark on a lifelong journey of discovery of their God-given gifts and to share these gifts in service to God. We have an extraordinary group of students who have been recognized by the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). CCF recognizes eighth grade students from throughout the Diocese who display a …

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