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Creighton Eighth Grader Doesn’t Shy Away From a Challenge

  Dariet is an eighth grader at Loma Linda Elementary School. But he’s not your average eighth grade student; Dariet is student class president, in the gifted and talented program, and an aspiring public speaker and leader within his community. On October 25, Dariet co-hosted a Community Town Hall with our Superintendent Dr. Donna W. Lewis in front of 150 …

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Stage Dreams Youth Theater Presents Mulan Jr.

  Recently, Stage Dreams Youth Theater’s vocal director, Emily Freed sat down to chat with six wonderful young ladies from the program. They are all set to play Mushu, the dragon in SDYT’s upcoming production of Mulan Jr. coming this January and have a lot of interesting things to say about the show! Q. What is Mulan Jr. about? Katherine: …

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Three Valuable Lessons Your Child Will Learn in Swimming Classes

All swim schools aim to teach children the basics of swimming, while helping them progress from one level to the next. At Hubbard Family Swim School, we take great pride in the warmth, encouragement and intentionality that we have built our methodology upon. And through the system we’ve designed, our students emerge as safer, more confident and highly-skilled swimmers. Here …

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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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