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Aubrey Loves to Learn at St. Thomas The Apostle

Aubrey is one of the kindest students on campus! She greets everyone with a smile and a kind comment. She is a wonderful student. Q. What do you like best about your school? A. Everyone listens when you make suggestions about making STA an even better place. Q. What are some of your favorite subjects? A. Language arts, social studies and …

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Mwafaq Excels in Structured English Immersion

Every year, at the OELAS conference, the Arizona Department of Education recognizes a group of students whose success stories in English language acquisition are noteworthy. Mwafaq began his kindergarten year speaking very little English. His parents did not speak English and the majority of his class spoke Spanish. Mwafaq is the youngest in his family. When his family moved to Arizona they spoke …

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Benjamin Enjoys New Experience at Phoenix Country Day School

Benjamin is a regular kid who loves music, bike riding, and soccer. He works hard at school and plays hard too. Q. You are quite the athlete, what sports do you play? A. I really enjoy staying active through playing a variety of sports including: soccer, basketball, golf, flag football, swimming. Q. You recently received most valuable player on the golf team, …

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Xavier Places First at Diving Competition

Xavier College Preparatory’s diving team placed first at the Phoenix Country Day School Eagle Invitational last month, capturing the girls’ diving championship trophy. Swimmers and divers  from 42 high school teams competed in this year’s invitational, which is one of the largest in the state. Xavier’s swim team placed second. Xavier’s diving team. Pictured, left to right, are Talle Donley, Isabella Plumb, Libby …

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New Way Academy Students Visit Los Angeles

The Junior High spent a fun and exciting overnight adventure in Los Angeles. Students spent the first afternoon at Universal Studios and watched a live taping of “Extra” starring Mario Lopez, as well as toured the front and back lots of Universal Studios. On day two, students and teachers received a guided tour of downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood, as well as an …

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St. Francis Xavier School Fifth Grade Students Participate In Junior Achievements BizTown

St. Francis Xavier School fifth grade students participated in Junior Achievements BizTown, which is a learning experience that teaches students economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a student-­sized town built just for them. Mrs. Katy Regester, fifth grade SFX teacher, incorporates BizTown into her social studies curriculum. During the in class lessons, the students explore career options, interview for jobs, …

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Kylee Loves to Help and Learn at Camelback Desert School

Kylee is a very happy and engaged young lady. She loves school and has a zest for learning. She loves to read books and she loves being the teacher’s helper in the classroom. Q. What do you like best about Camelback Desert School? A. What I like best about Camelback Desert School is my friends and teachers. I love that my teacher …

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Competitive Skateboarder, Jeffrey, Wins Series Award

Jeffrey had some big thing happen this summer in the world of skateboarding. He is a in the Academy at Kids That Rip (KTR) skateboard school. This summer he started competitive skateboarding and entered the Kids of Summer contest. There are five skill divisions from beginner to sponsored amateur. He participated in the First Timers division and finished first place(June), second place (July) and …

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Julius Awarded Merit Scholorship for Ballet

Julius Gorton is in his third year of ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. This year, at 13, he was able to audition for the David Hallberg Scholarship. It is a scholarship for boys that can be awarded based on need or merit, Julius was awarded a merit scholarship for the 2015­-2016 school year. Q. How long have you been in ballet? …

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PCDS Senior, Jacob, Balances School, Sports and Non­-Profit

Jacob’s ability to balance his stellar GPA, sports obligations and social responsibility all while maintaining a healthy social life with friends and family make him uniquely well­-balanced. In addition to all this Jacob and a few of his classmates started a non­-profit, Ink4Kidz, when they were in eighth grade, which has helped many under privileged schools and students. Q. Tell us about INK …

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