Academic Achievements

Jones-Gordon Student, Pierce, Finds Success In and Out of the Classroom

One of the first things people usually notice about Pierce is his smile—it’s hard to miss, since he is always smiling! Pierce (and his grin!) have been a welcome addition to The Jones-Gordon School. When asked about him, Pierce’s teachers enthusiastically mention Pierce’s positive, upbeat attitude; friendliness; strong work ethic; eagerness to learn and to help others to do the …

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Charlotte is on Her Way to be Trilingual before Kindergarten

Charlotte is bilingual. She speaks English and Hungarian, and she is going to Spanish Pre-K at International School of Arizona. She loves all art and craft activities, everything that she can glue glitter on! She loves to copy pictures from books than cut them out and make a collage. Q. How many languages do you speak? A. Speak English and …

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Drew Talks About Scouts and His Love for Traveling

Drew is also a Boy Scout and is currently working on becoming an Eagle Scout. Drew also loves the adventure that comes with travel. Last year he traveled with People to People to Italy, France and Spain. This summer he will be traveling to Costa Rica. Q. Tell us your involvement with the Scottsdale Conservatory for the Performing Arts? A. …

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Victoria Talks Vision Gallery Kidz and Primavera

Victoria has been active participant in the Vision Gallery Kidz program, sponsored by the City of Chandler for eight years. One of her pieces of artwork in on display in one of the Phoenix Metro Bus Stops in Chandler. Q. Tell us about your involvement in Vision Gallery Kidz? What is this program? How are you involved? Etc. A. The …

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Michaela Talks Volleyball and Basketball

Michaela is a fierce competitor on the school’s volleyball and basketball team. No matter what Michaela, always gives 100 percent. Michaela is also a delightful young woman who has grown tremendously during her time at Madison Prep. She is a hard worker and always does the right thing. She is the definition of integrity. Q. Your main sports you have …

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Imagine Kids of West Gilbert Talk Reading Buddies and STEM

Imagine Schools Pre-K students team up frequently with their reading third grade reading buddies. This is a great way for students to teach to their younger peers all the while they are learning as well! Q. What do you do with your reading buddy? A. She comes to visit me and read. We talk and she is fun. Q. What …

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Nicole Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Sixteen year-old Nicole was not always the confident young woman she is today. Before she attended Brightmont Academy, she was frustrated in school and struggling in the traditional classroom model. She had fallen behind in her studies and she was even failing some of her classes. But last fall her father, Jamey, enrolled Nicole in Brightmont Academy where he thought …

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New Way Academy Student Starts His Own Talk Show

Griffin, a 10th grade student at New Way Academy, is the creator and host of the new Griffin Vondy Show, a variety-style talk show written and produced by high school students participating in the Digital Media class. Griffin’s outgoing personality and quick wit have helped the show to become an overnight sensation on campus. Griffin shares a little bit more …

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Mia Qualifies for Olympic Development Program for Soccer

Mia just qualified for the Olympic training camp for soccer. She is an excellent student and an all-around wonderful young lady! Q. You just qualified for Olympic Development Program for soccer, tell us about that? A. This was the first year I was old enough to try out for the Olympic Development Program. I was really excited. There were hundreds …

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Jack Talks Legos and Hockey

Jack is in fourth grade at Christ Church School and has a kind, enthusiastic spirit and many interests including Legos and hockey. Q. You love Legos building tell us about that? What is the your favorite type of Legos to build? What is the biggest Lego you have ever built? A. I love building Legos because I like to get …

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