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ADHD — Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of ADHD. What is ADHD? People …

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New Way Academy Fifth Grader, Payton Woker, Talks Acting and Student Government

Q. Can you tell us about the Lower School Musical? A. We performed Madagascar Jr, which was a great play because almost all the characters were animals! I was Mason, the Chimpanzee, Lars the Lemur and a piece of protein, a STEAK. The best part of the play was the opening number that involved the entire cast, It’s Showtime, everyone …

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A Leader in Every Desk — Teaching Kids to be Leaders

Cory Dobbs, Ed.D., Paradise Valley Unified School District Imagine a sign over the door of every classroom. The colorful sign says, Urgently Needed: Young Leaders. Would your child be prepared to answer this call? Unfortunately, too many of us have fallen into the trap that leaders are the select and chosen few and that followers are the vast majority. Yet, …

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St. Thomas Apostle Eighth Grader, Christopher, Talks Leadership

Christopher is a leader in his eighth grade class, models kindness to others and is a wonderful role model for fellow students. He’s an all-star football player and a stellar student, demonstrating a passion for learning (specifically in the field of engineering!) Beyond his eagerness to learn and seek academic challenges, his strong faith shines through in all aspects of …

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Milo Shines at New Way Academy

Milo has been an exceptional help to staff and shows leadership in everything that he does. When asked for help to complete a task, he does not hesitate to step in, and often gets other students on board to complete a task needing group effort. From school mascot, to dunk tank champion, to football team player, and high school student government …

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Papago School Robotics Team Goes to Regionals

Papago school’s lego robotics team placed 12th out of 26 teams in the First Lego League Regional Qualifier at BioScience High School! The Papago Programmers gave it their best and received high scores on their research project and presentation. The students researched the psychological effects of loneliness and isolation experienced on long duration space flights. They came up with the …

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STA’s National Junior Honor Society President, Sophia

Sophia is the National Junior Honor Society President for her school. She has done a fantastic job organizing a variety of fundraisers this year for various organizations. She is a wonderful young person who understands the meaning of giving back to her community. She enjoys singing and performing with The School of Rock, as well as tennis, baking, traveling and …

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Creighton Schools RJ Mancha Named Student of the Month

RJ Mancha was named student of the month for his class at Monte Vista School. He received a certificate from his principal, assistant principal, and teacher!

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Phoenix Country Day School Eighth Grader, Sebastian, Talks Golf and Boys Charity

Sebastian is an outstanding student who loves to learn. This year he enjoys history and is learning about the Civil War. Outside of the classroom, Sebastian is involved in a variety of activities. He is an avid golfer and has participated on the PCDS middle school golf team the past three years. He was selected as the the golf team …

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St. Francis Xavier Fourth Grader, Neeya, Raises Money in Youth Showcase

Neeya is a fourth grader and recently performed in Talent Slam, a youth showcase for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. The event raised money to help children living with kidney disease and to reinstate Camp Kidney a camp devoted to children 8-18 with kidney disease. She received the Performing Arts award. The event raised enough money to send 40 …

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