Academic Achievements

The Story of Hannah Goldstick, Online High School Student & Accomplished Violinist

Hannah is a freshman at Primavera Online High School, and has been playing since she was little. She has become an incredibly accomplished musician who spends hours each day practicing. As she grew and went into high school, the schoolwork and practice load started to become a demand, so she switched to online high school, as Hannah said. “When I …

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New Way Alumni Returns as Dance Teacher

New Way Academy is excited to welcome Jared Johnson, Class of 2016, back as a dance instructor for the 2016-2017 school year. Jared, an accomplished hip-hop dance performer and first ever Mr. New Way, shares a few of his memories as a New Way student and hopes for the year to come. Q. Tell us about your teaching role at …

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Jones-Gordon School Seventh Grader Talks Basketball and School

One thing you notice immediately about Ryan is his infectious smile. As his FLEX teacher Kathy says, “his smile is the ‘barometer’ for my teaching pedagogy and his learning success. When he’s taught a difficult concept, he perseveres until he ‘gets it’ and then that smile of hard-earned satisfaction (or relief!) sneaks onto his face. He recently told me, ‘I …

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Aaliyah Talks About Her School and Being a Leader

Aaliyah started at Discover U as a kindergarten student. She quickly became a leader within the classroom environment. Aaliyah enjoys learning, playing with her friends and her wonderful family. Q. You are considered a leader in the classroom. Why do you think your teacher thinks you are a leader? A. I think my teacher trusted me that is why she …

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CTA Student To Meet FLOTUS, Winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

  Scarlet Summers,10, of Chandler is heading to Washington, D.C. for a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House.   Summers is Arizona’s winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which promotes healthy eating and cooking for children ages 8-12.   The fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. …

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Henri Talks About his Move to Arizona

Henri moved to Arizona in December from northern Michigan. In Michigan Henri played soccer and golf. Henri also enjoys Legos, everything to do with the sea, and dinosaurs- making dinosaur stop-motion videos. Henri is thoughtful and kind, has a good sense of humor and a budding Christian faith. Christ Church School has made the mid-year transition smooth and he has met …

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Judith Reflects on her Time at The Boys and Girls Club

Judith recently graduated from her journey as a Club Kid to an Activity Leader staff member, and will soon begin a new expedition at Paradise Valley Community College. A self-proclaimed nurturer, her experience in the Club helped to cultivate her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse—but she will always be a Club Kid at heart. Q. How long have you …

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Sarah Knipmeyer Talks About Her Upcoming Year as VP for Student Council

Q. You just won Vice President for Student Council for this upcoming school year – congratulations! A. I think it’s going to be nice to be a leader. I hope to make everyone feel welcomed, such as new students. I want them to know this is a safe place. Q. What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A. …

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West-MEC’s Senior, Nathan, Talks Shop

  Q. What do you enjoy most about West-MEC’s Auto program? A. I enjoy the hands-on learning experience of my West-MEC Auto Technology Program. I have learned things that I never knew I had the physical capability to do. For example, I have learned how to work on air conditioning systems, engine rebuilding and electrical systems. Q. What is in …

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Saint John Vianney’s Preschooler, Aiden, Earns Eagle of the Month

  Aiden has a very infectious smile and makes everyone one want to be around him. He is a wonderful caring little boy with a wonderful outlook on life. He always asks if he can give money to homeless people and says when he grows up he wants to go around the world and help poor people. Q. You have …

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