Arts & Science

Summer Camp at Phoenix Herpetological Society Offers Hands ­on Learning

Do you or your children like reptiles or learning about the natural world? If so, the Phoenix Herpetological Society is a place you need to see and be! We have over 1700 animals, including reptiles from around the world, endangered species, the largest venomous snake collection in the southwest, and the second largest crocodilian collection in the country! We primarily work with rescued, …

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Ana Earns Honorable Mention in County Art Contest

For the past 10 years, Valley Metro has invited third grade students in Maricopa County to enter Valley Metro’s Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This year’s contest theme was Valley Metro…It’s How We Roll. Ana Payan received Honorable Mention for her entry in the 10th Annual Cool Transit STUFF Third Grade Art Contest. This contest calls on Valley …

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James Madison Senior, Chris, Was Made for the Stage

Chris is an amazing young man! He enjoys music and theater among many other things. He has been able to balance all of his commitments with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes since the age of nine. Read more about Chris and what else he enjoys. How long have you been interested in music and theater? Chris has been interested in theater …

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Theater Arts Perfect fit for Ian

Over the last year Ian has developed a love for theater arts. Recently he had the wonderful opportunity to travel with his theater group to London so that they could perform Romeo & Juliet at a Shakespearean Festival. Read about his experience. What draws you to theater arts? I was drawn to theater so that I could get out of my …

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Primavera Online High School Adds Innovative Programs to Chandler-based Blended Learning Center

Primavera Online High School, the Arizona leader in online education, added a new tuition-free, in-person option to help students improve in math and reading this fall through its Chandler-based Blended Learning Center. The Primavera Blended Learning Center, which opened in the fall of 2013 with S.T.E.M. programs for its 6-8th graders, is a state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot facility that provides tuition-free resources …

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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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Students Create Spy Gadgets at SMoCA

PHOENIX, AZ – What does a dragonfly, umbrella, and mannequin all have in common? They are all futuristic spy gadgets imagined and created by high school students that are now on display at The Young@Art Gallery Spy Studio Exhibition. In a distinctive collaboration between The Design School at ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and South Mountain High …

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Lights, Cameras and Engineering for Horizon Community Learning Center’s Senior

When not studying hard for school, how do you spend your free time? I normally spend my free time taking photos or building something new out of electronics.  I love having a new idea of something to make and designing/fabricating it into a circuit board and having it work.  It’s the best feeling.  Other that that I love spending time …

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Carson Continues a Family Tradition with Beekeeping

Tell us about what you do to help your mom at work with beekeeping? I help her get her equipment ready and I sometimes help with honey bee swarm relocations and harvesting the yummy honey. Were you scared at first to do this? A little, but I have my own suit and gloves so I knew I would be okay. …

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Jessica Loves to Sing at School Events

You are a singer, tell us about that? How long have you been singing? I have been singing since I was 2 years old.  I would make up my own songs and sing and dance to them. What types of events have you been asked to sing for at your school, Saint Francis Xavier? I sing at some of the school …

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