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STA Eighth Grader Shines On and Off The Field

Bridget is a top student at St. Thomas the Apostle, as well as a nationally recruited softball player. At school she plays softball, volleyball and basketball, in addition to playing club softball. Bridget has been invited to six unofficial visits to colleges this fall and has received offers to play Division 1 college softball. She serves as secretary in the …

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How Swim Lessons Benefit a Child’s Personality Development

When it comes to positive activities for children, swim lessons may not immediately come to mind, but there are a lot of awesome benefits swimming affords! The positive impact pool time can have on a child’s mental and physical well-being is pretty incredible. It’s why we’re big believers in helping more kids become swimmers, and why we offer classes designed …

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PCDS Seventh Grader, NIAMH, is a Dedicated Student and Athlete

Niamh started school in London, England, before moving to Chicago and then Phoenix. Niamh has played tennis since she was 3 years old, and her favorite athlete is Roger Federer. At PCDS, she has been on the golf, soccer, basketball, and flag football teams. She has also been a class representative on the student council and a mentor for new …

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Five Ways Earning a High School Diploma Online Gets Students College and Career Ready

Earning a high school diploma online can have the same value as a regular diploma; students who earn their diploma online can attend college. This depends on the school and its accreditation. As long as the school is accredited, your online diploma will hold the same value as one from a traditional school. As colleges add more online aspects to …

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The Importance of Parent Involvement

By Aliza Goldenberg As an educator, I believe that parent involvement with your child’s education is essential for your child to do well in their studies. It is important for students to realize that both their caregiver and parents are of the same understanding when it comes to their education. Often parents do not realize how their children and teachers …

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Celebrate Christmas with your Furry Friend! 12k’s of Christmas and Santa’s Pet Village

Do you love pets? and Christmas? Then you won’t want to miss this annual festival, to be held at Freestone Park in Gilbert on Saturday December 9. Host to one of the largest pet adoption events of the season, this unique family festival celebrates health, fitness and the joy of Christmas, while supporting local animal rescue groups. Over 25 pet …

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5 Ways to Get Better at Math

Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk, staring at your computer. You have a pile of math homework to start. But you just can’t; you’re dreading it. You launch your courses and see a word problem. Your least favorite. You want to quit. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact, 4 out of 10 Americans hate math. If you’re among …

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4 Benefits of Swim Lessons on Early Childhood Development

By Bob Hubbard Hubbard Family Swim School Water safety and ultimately the prevention of drowning are often the main reasons parents seek out swim lessons for their infants and children. These are critical reasons and are absolutely worth lessons on their own. But beyond this, there are numerous further benefits that swimming provides in early childhood development that parents may …

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Saint Francis Xavier Eighth Grader Accumulates Over 200 Hours of Community Service

Katelyn Cowan is an eighth grade student at St. Francis Xavier. She devotes much of her time to volunteering and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research and awareness, a disease her grandfather passed away from. Since beginning her volunteer journey just two years ago, Katelyn has logged over 200 hours of service. Starting a mother/ daughter team, Katelyn and her mother Kim …

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Bethany Christian School Celebrates 23 Years

Bethany Christian School in Tempe just kicked off its 23rd school year in early August. The school prides itself on the community it’s built over the last two decades and the family environment that everyone notices as soon as they step onto the campus. Chrystal Gellner, a current parent at Bethany Christian School, knows that feeling all too well. Before …

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