Arts & Science

Julianna Talks Explorer Club at Her School and Crafts

Julianna enjoys helping out her teachers and her classmates.  She is also very helpful in Explorer Club where she provides assistance to the three and four year old students when doing art projects. Julianna has worked very hard while at Discover U. Q. Tell us about your participation in Discover U’s Explorer Club? What is this club all about? A. …

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Freedom Academy Second Grader Talks Drawing

Jackson is all about creating. The last few years it has been with Legos, but with all the positive feedback from his teachers this year, it’s now drawing. He will draw for hours. He learned to sew this year because he wanted to make plush characters. He likes to invent, build and make costumes. Q. You like to draw. What …

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Zoe Takes a Trip To Mount Saint Helens

Zoe became fascinated with volcanoes when she learned about Yellowstone’s super volcano this past school year. Since learning about volcanoes Zoe got to visit Mt. Saint Helens. She met a Geologist and addressed all her concerns and questions regarding volcanoes and explained the science behind predicting eruptions. This is what Zoe had to say about her trip. Q. Tell us about …

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Saint Francis Xavier Student, Michael, Gets His Poem Published

St. Francis Xavier seventh grader, Michael Fischer, has been selected by Creative Kids Magazine to have his poem published in an upcoming publication. As part of a writing assignment for his Language Arts Class he wrote the poem, “Shadows”. Michael’s language arts teacher, Mrs. Sanford, had her students read different poetry styles and instructed them to create one of their …

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Discover U First Grader Creates a Comic Book

Camden loves to read, which has inspired him to develop his own comic book series and invent a superhero he named “Captain Hope.” He wants to become a published author someday. Q. Tell us about the comic book series you created? A. I created a bunch of superheroes and villains. The main hero is Captain Hope, and then there is …

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CTA Student To Meet FLOTUS, Winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

  Scarlet Summers,10, of Chandler is heading to Washington, D.C. for a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House.   Summers is Arizona’s winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which promotes healthy eating and cooking for children ages 8-12.   The fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. …

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Ss. Simon and Jude’s Student, Will, Shines on Stage

    Will is currently in eighth grade at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School.  He recently played the lead character, Tevye, in the school production of Fiddler on the Roof!  His amazing performance gave the families, students, and staff of SSJ a glimpse into his future career in the arts!   Q. Have you always enjoyed acting? A. Yes. …

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Four Xavier Seniors Win Congressional District Art Awards

  Four Xavier College Preparatory seniors were honored for their artwork at the Fourth Annual Congressional District 9 High School Art Exhibit and Competition. Sarah Agnone captured first place in the “Mixed Media” category; Mackenzie Cantor won first place in the “Collage” category; Ciana Newberry placed second in the “Collage” category; and Thanh-Nhi Brittany Ha-Nguyen received Honorable Mention in the …

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Aerospace Team Wins 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School’s aerospace team, Team Genesis, won the 2016 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge! Team Genesis is made up of 7th graders Benny Aguilar, Ethan Ballecer, Bianca Feix, Rian Mercado, and Isa Soriano. Nearly 300 teams competed in this prestigious competition. Team Genesis designed a hypothetical lunar base to mine and process Helium-3 to be sent …

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Graphic Design Class Designs Horizon Honors New Logo

  When Horizon Community Learning Center began planning their 20th anniversary celebrations several months ago, they knew they needed a new logo for their schools. Instead of hiring an expensive advertising firm, they looked instead to their own students in Graphic Design class. Students spent hours of their free time creating drafts and testing designs before a final look was …

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