Arts & Science

Kierra talks Dance at Rancho Solano

Kierra Fox dances in the village scene of this season’s Snow Queen Ballet, the annual holiday feature at the Herberger Theatre. She’s a new sixth grader at Rancho Solano’s Middle and Upper School campus after attending primary school at the Lower School campus. Q. How long have you been dancing? A. I’ve been dancing for all of my life, but …

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HCLC Junior, Stephanie, is a Natural Performer

Q. You have had a busy summer and start of fall performing in a few local theater productions. Tell us about it! A. Over the summer, I had the experience of working with Mesa Community College for their summer production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” as the dance captain and part of the ensemble. Following that …

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Loma Linda Elementary

In Mrs. Megan Astraus’ class at Loma Linda Elementary School, middle school students are raising baby chickens. The students created an environment for incubation and now that the chickens have hatched, they are teaching third grade students about the process of mitosis! 10,500 total views, 22 views today

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Meet Annika, Founder of the Art Animal Rescue Team

Annika Sarma is a fifth grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. While still an elementary-aged student, Annika has truly embodied an important tenet we celebrate and practice through all grades at Rancho: the importance of giving back and supporting our local community. When Annika was a second grader, she founded the Art Animal Rescue Team and has since donated …

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Christ Church School First Grader Stella Talks Theater

Stella Helm is a first grade student at Christ Church School. Her favorite subject is math and she loves to read. She is involved in community theater, and recently performed in The Little Mermaid at Desert Stages. She is a member of Arizona Country Club, where she enjoys swimming and tennis. Stella enjoys giving to all, whether it is making …

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JMPS Junior Receives Patriot of The Summer Award and Talks Music and Art

Ana is a second year student who has made great leaps in joining JMPS school community. She was nominated as our Patriot of the Summer. Lots of people helped get the JMPS campus ready for the school year, but Ana was on campus more than anyone else, almost everyday! JMPS appreciates Ana’s gift of work and time to James Madison. …

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Sundt Construction is Partnering with The Odyssey

Preparatory Family of Schools Robotics Team: The Automatons. Sundt Construction will be presenting The Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools Automatons a donation of $1,000 and t-shirts for the robotics team. Sundt Construction and their trade partners are offering an executive level of support, committing to pledge $5,500 towards the group’s goal. Sundt Construction will be presenting the scholars with their …

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Rancho Solano Student Bobby Talks Choir, NJHS, and Running

Bobby Mohan is a seventh grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. He is an active member of the 100 Club and Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue). He has participated in over 50 events in the last two years. Q. How do you know Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton? A. My father was involved with a proposition to help firefighters …

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Ethan Talks Willis’ Robotics Club

Q. The Robotics team qualified for the world finals. Tell us more about that. What did your team do to qualify? A. Our team, consisting of Aryan, McKay, Sam and me qualified for the world finals by earning the Excellence award at the Arizona State Championship. This means that, even though we didn’t win the tournament, we were the best …

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Kelly Talks Theater and Community

Q. How long have you been participating in theater? A. I have been doing theater since seventh grade, starting with Hairspray and West Side Story. And have been doing shows at James Madison since I arrived in ninth grade including, Ragtime, How to Succeed, Kiss Me Kate, and finally The Producers. I have also helped run props for the last …

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