Academic Achievements

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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New To Arizona, Alex, Talks About His New Home Here

  Alex is an outgoing, ambitious 9-year-old at St. John Vianney. He loves to help others and is close to his faith. A hardworking, high- achieving student, Alex has managed to adapt well since his move from Iowa three years ago. He is close with his cousins, brothers and his dog, Mickey. He likes turtles, dogs, and playing his Nintendo …

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Primavera Student, Noah, Has a Talent for Writing

  Noah Brown is a Primavera Online High School student with a talent for writing. He has written a few short stories, one of which will be featured in this article. “The freedoms offered when attending Primavera that are absent from normal public schools was the primary reason I began completing my classes online instead of a physical classroom,” said …

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The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies’ Project Kindle Program

  The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies has been awarded a Project Kindle Program fellowship and will be representing the West Valley on an Earthwatch Institute expedition. The world-wide organization, Earthwatch, seeks out highly motivated teachers who engage their students in hands-on scientific field expeditions. Jessica Sabo, an instructor at the Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies, was …

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Ilaria Talks About Her Love for Marine Biology

Q. You are a self-proclaimed “science nerd.” Tell us about your current work at the ASU Biodesign Institute. A. Under the mentorship of Dr. Arvind Varsani, along with the others who work in Dr. Varsani’s lab I conduct lab work involving an array of plants, animals and insects. The lab as a whole utilizes various techniques to characterize, identify, and …

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Bethany Christian School Siblings Love Their School

  Q. What do they like most about being at Bethany? Allison: My favorite part about school is seeing my friends. I also like it when my mom helps in my art class. Mason: My favorite part about school is my teachers. They’re really nice. We both love the end of the school year field trip to the pool!  Q. …

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Reilly Wins STA’s National Geographic Bee

Reilly has enjoyed sports since a young age and has played organized sports as soon as he was old enough. This school year he played soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and will be playing baseball in the spring. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and video games are a favorite activity. He has loved his time …

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