Academic Achievements

Four Students Place Top Ten at Debate Invitational

The fear of public speaking is one that affects millions of people around the world. But for twenty middle school students here at Phoenix Country Day School, it is something drilled and practiced many times a week in order to be the best they can be. The new Speech and Debate Program at PCDS has created a unique opportunity for …

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Primavera Students Share Recent Successes at a Community Science Fair

Last fall marked the start of the second year of operation of the state of the art blended learning center at Primavera Online High School and Middle School. The BLC has evolved this year to become a resource for both High School and Middle School students. Middle School students are able to gather at the BLC to receive direct instruction …

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Hard Work Pays Off for Brandon Compton

Brandon is a great kid because he always has a positive attitude and a smile on his face. He is very enthusiastic and energetic and is always open to trying new things. Brandon also works very hard at everything he does and always tries to do his best. Q. How long have you been playing baseball? A. I have been …

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Eduardo Discusses School and Big Trucks

What makes Eduardo a great kid is how he gets along with all his classmates, he is a very outgoing child. He never gives up even if he is struggling with his school work. His favorite subject is science and he loves working on projects around the house. He is a big fan of Super Duty Ford Trucks and can …

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First Grader Vino Sees the Good in Everyone

What makes this first grader a great kid? That would have to be his big heart and not being afraid to acknowledge when he’s done something wrong. Vino is that boy who will tell you everyday how much he loves, appreciates, or likes you or what you do for him. He always makes sure to acknowledge the good in everybody. …

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Zach Talks Theater, Sports and More at James Madison Prep

Zach Talks Theater, Sports and More at James Madison Prep “In our theater program, Zach has been involved onstage and off, as an actor in leading and supporting roles, e.g. Courfeyrac in the JMPS production of Les Miserables, Father in Ragtime. He has also been extremely skillful in assisting with the technical needs of our productions, including sound, lights, and …

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Alondra Talks Student Council at Saint John Vianney

Q. Tell us about your involvement with student council? A. In Student Council my responsibility is to plan activities for the school, set up equipment for morning announcements, and to plan the technological portions student council events.  Q. How long have you been involved with student council? A. I was elected during elections last year, and started serving on the …

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The Something mAAgic Foundation and American Airlines Send Children on mAAgic flight To Orlando

Annie, an 11-year-old from Phoenix, embarked on a dream vacation to Orlando, Florida last month, along with 35 other courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions for an unforgettable week filled with fun and delight. The trip was made possible thanks to the Something mAAgic Foundation’s annual event, mAAgic flight, which has sponsored more than 435 children from around the world …

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Cole Talks NJHS and Orchestra

Q. Tell us about your involvement with NJHS? A. I was inducted into NJHS the end of 6th grade. I was the Vice President of NJHS at St. Thomas Aquinas last year. Q. What have you learned this year being in NJHS? What do you enjoy most about being a part of this club? A. I have learned how to …

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Riverbend Preparatory’s Christina Lee Shines Academically and Socially

Christina Lee is an energetic third grader with a welcoming smile and joy about her despite her illness. Christina was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell Disease, a blood disorder that affects the red blood cells making it difficult to pass through small blood vessels. Her enthusiasm and dedication continue to shine at Riverbend Preparatory Academy. She has earned a …

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