Academic Achievements

Girl Scout, Jasmine Goode, Talks about Her Gold Award Project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My grandmother was the initial inspiration for my project. She was a sewer and loved crafting. As my project idea matured, my inspiration grew further into knitting after a knitting class I took with my mother. It was a class of maybe five women all of them 60+ in age. I enjoyed …

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Horizon Honors High School Junior, Alexis Blasko, HAs Passion For Medicine

Q. You are very involved in school! What activities do you participate in? A. I am fortunate to participate and hold several leadership roles in a lot of activities within our school’s community. I am a Spirit Ambassador on the Executive Board for our Student Council. This lets me help plan all of our pep rallies, dances, and other social …

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Pre-enrollment for Cerēb Rüm Tutoring & Homework Club

Introducing Cerēb Rüm, a semi-quiet learning environment held immediately after school (3:00 pm until 5:45 pm) where your child will have access to expert in-person help for homework or projects. Individual tutoring will also be available by appointment and a separate fee. The list of experts on staff, who share your same value of education, is attached. Cerēb Rüm is …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Fifth Grader Heads to Region Five Spelling Bee

Fifth grader, Chema, traveled to the Arizona State Spelling Bee this year! He began his journey by winning the school spelling bee. Chema then went on to win both the Diocesan Spelling Bee and Region 5 Spelling Bee. Such awesome accomplishments for a fifth grader competing against older students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade! Q. What inspired your passion …

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker What Can’t this Kid Do?

At 16 years old, Jesse De La Cruz has a very impressive résumé. He’s an inventor, entrepreneur, public speaker, national finalist, Biltmore Preparatory Academy alumni, and current senior at Camelback High School. If you think that’s impressive, Jesse is on his way to a national AND an international competition as a finalist for DECA Young Entrepreneurs at the International Career …

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PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 11th Grader ETHAN ROSENFELD Places First Place at AzSEF

PCDS 11th grade student Ethan Rosenfeld earned first-place in the Senior Division of Physics & Astronomy at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for his research titled “Development of a thin and inexpensive open-air proton beam detector for characterizing the beam profile and position.” Ethan’s work is part of a collaboration between researchers at ASU and clinicians at the …

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Denari Talks Boys & Girls Club

Denari has been a Swift Club member for the past year. He’s already involved in the Keystone Club and he plays basketball and football. Q. What advice would you give to younger kids about succeeding in life? A. I would like kids to know that the Boys & Girls Club is a place that will make you a better person …

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Monte Vista School celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Ms. Bacha’s class and teachers wore matching t-shirts and created a school wide art project. Ms. Bacha’s class regularly takes walking field trips, participates in culinary classes, gardening, spends time with a therapy dog, and other great activities.

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Girls Scout, McKinley Paltzik, Speaks to House of Representatives

McKinley Paltzik presented on behalf of the Girls Scouts on state bill 1184 regarding financial education and money management as part of the curriculum for students in Arizona. Her passionate speech was commented on by Aaron Lieberman, State Representative, via Twitter! McKinley is an eighth grade student at Phoenix Country Day School and a member of the PCDS Middle School …

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Mayrani Talks Boys & Girls Club

Mayrani has been a member of the Robson Branch for two years and she’s a fifth grade student at Palomino Elementary School. She enjoys many of the Club’s programs including basketball, First Tee (golf), robotics, Art Club, Torch Club and Power Hour. Q. What’s your favorite thing about attending the Club? A. Going in the Art Room to make projects, …

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