Sports, Dance & Cheer

PCDS seventh Grader, Michaela, Lands Dream Role

Michaela Paltzik, a seventh grade student at Phoenix Country Day School, recently received the news that she has been cast as Clara in Ballet Arizona’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Q. What was it like receiving this exciting news and what does it mean to you? A. Incredible! It is a dream come true and all that I have wanted …

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St. John Vianney Student, Gabriela Ventura, Shines on the Court

Gaby is in love with volleyball and is looking forward to the start of the season! She’s very confident about her abilities on the court and gives it all in any sport she participates in. Gaby’s an excellent student, loves to read and is known on campus for making friends wherever she goes. Her outgoing personality leaves an impression on …

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St. John Vianney sixth grader Jesus Talks Basketball

BASKETBALL IS LIFE to sixth grader, Jesus Escareno. He wants to be an NBA player as an adult, but his back-up plan is to be a shoe designer! He loves his community, family and school. Jesus enjoys helping his teachers, watching YouTube and hanging out with his family. Q. Who is your role model? A. Russell Wilson because he his …

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Olivia Scores Big

Last fall the Knights of Columbus 9287 held the annual soccer challenge with three competitors advancing to and winning gold medals at the final state level competition! Ten year old St. Thomas the Apostle competitor, Olivia Yu, ended up with the high score in her tier, earning the honor of being the International Champion! Q. Can you tell us about …

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Gateway Middle School takes Second Place

Biltmore Preparatory Academy and Gateway School girls basketball teams represented Creighton District in the iDAC City of Phoenix tournament! Both teams played great and Gateway received second place!

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Hubbard Family Swim Schools Offer Fun, Flexible Summer Program Called ‘Shark Frenzy’

When the school year ends in May, the summer swim season at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools (HFSS) kicks into high-gear. This year, from May 28 through July 29, HFSS will offer a great summer program called “Shark Frenzy” that will be exclusively available for current and past “Hammerhead” swimmers. The purpose of this new Shark Frenzy program will be …

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Enroll today at Gravity & Grace Dance Studio!

NEW LOCATION: Gravity & Grace Dance Studio is the NEWEST studio in the North Central Phoenix area offering many new classes for all ages! Our studio opened our new location, 1313 E. Northern Avenue, on January 1, 2019! We are so excited to see so many new dancers joining our family and hope to welcome many more! Our vision is …

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STA Seventh Grader, Luke Rehl, Talks Sports and Volunteering

Luke is a wonderful young man! He is academically and athletically strong, but more important he is a young man of virtue and character. Luke is well known for being a sports fanatic! He is proud to be a member of the St. Thomas basketball team and was honored to be named MVP of the seventh grade St. Thomas flag …

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Haley Elementary Sixth Grader, Lillie, Shines on The Field and in The Classroom

Lillie was gifted with the ability to pick things up easily, whether it is sports or academics. She plays club soccer and excels on the field at various different positions. Although she is usually playing soccer from June through April, she does enjoy other sports as well. She enjoys volleyball and wake boarding when she has a chance. Lillie also …

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What are the Criteria for Competitive Swimming for Kids?

A lot of parents make the decision to enroll their little ones in swimming lessons when they’re young and then may stop classes once they’ve become proficient swimmers. But there are a lot of kids who fall in love with swimming and want to continue taking lessons long after they’ve mastered basic skills. As a parent, you want your child …

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