Academic Achievements

Tesseract Class Starts Newspaper

Tesseract’s third grade class has embraced a project-based learning initiative by forming their own Class Newspaper. The students are inviting guest speakers from the industry to learn more, they have auditioned for specific jobs and are learning various writing styles with the ultimate goal of publishing their very own “Tiger Times”. Their first assignment was an opinion piece on why they …

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Tatiana Asadourian, Region 5 Spelling Bee Winner

The Maricopa County Region 5 Spelling Bee was held Saturday, February 22nd, at the Youngker High School auditorium in Buckeye.  Tatiana Asadourian, a 4th grader, representing Nadaburg School District, was the winner. Here is what she had to say about her win: How did you feel when you won 1st place in the spelling bee? I felt very proud of …

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Student Council President Gets Accepted to Brophy with Honors

“I am so impressed with Jakob Chavez.  I feel like the kid wears 10 different hats here at school and is just such a great leader…I know he may not have giant championship trophies – but he’s a different kind of champ!”-Student Council Moderator Tell us about your year as Student Council President.  What do you think was your best …

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Straight A’s for Gabby Graham

Do you think it was hard for you to get straight A’s in all of your classes this year? Sort of, because some of the concepts were confusing, but I was able to understand them with help from my teachers. What is your favorite subject?  Math and Social Studies – I like doing math and I like learning about history. …

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The Accomplishments of Liberty Arts Academy’s Twins, Cedar and Cailyn

Cailyn: Tell our readers about your recent accomplishment for your poster art contest?  We were given a project in school to make a poster that symbolized peace for the MLK.  I drew a picture about making the world a better place by being the change you want to see in the world.  I won 2nd place out of 100 entries …

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Wyatt Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Just over two years ago, Wyatt was having a difficult time in school. He wasn’t turning in his work, he was disrupting class and he was getting D’s and F’s. His mother was concerned because she knew he was not going to succeed in the traditional school model, but she didn’t know where to turn. When he was younger, Wyatt …

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Will Receives the Help He Deserves with OTA

One of On-Track Academy’s very first students, Will Christiansen, has been one of its biggest success stories! Bright and motivated, he’s learned to overcome and compensate for a number of learning differences. After trying several educational settings without success—parochial schools, home school, public schools—Will started at OTA, where he’s demonstrated his many strengths while working on areas for improvement.  “I …

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Braille Challenge Winners Both From Madison No. 1 School

Madison School District

Two Madison Students place first and second in the Braille Challenge. Fifth grader, Elijah Massey, took first place in his group (Sophomore Group) and sixth Grader, Danna Rivera, took second place in the same group and first places overall for the regional competition. Their teacher, Marsha Bork, is the first to ever have two students take first and second place …

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STA Student, Connor Camunez, Qualifies for AZ State Geography Bee

Connor is a 6th grader at St. Thomas the Apostle and has recently qualified for the Arizona State Geography Bee. In addition to his early interest in geography, he absolutely loves basketball and has a twin sister and two dogs. How did you become so interested in geography? I became interested in Geography, because when I was little my mom …

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Brynne Wins Great Communicator Award

Tell us about your recent award for being a great communicator? I was very surprised when I got this, and was very humbled and honored to have received this award.  So to explain to those who may not know what this award is about: It’s basically given to student who acts as a open communicator in class, who asks the teacher helpful questions, that …

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