ZONA Arcadia

Hannah and Elizabeth Excited to Win Art Contest

Every year Valley Metro holds an art contest for third graders in Maricopa County. The contest encourages students and families to use public transportation, and asks students to illustrate the light rail or a city bus. The theme this year was “This Is How We Roll,” and the winning contest entries are collected into a calendar for 2016. The calendar …

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Noah Loves Sports and Helping Others

Noah’s eagerness to take on and learn new tasks is refreshing. He never ceases to amaze the adults in his life with his sensitivity for those hurt or ill. Noah in Hebrew means “peaceful.” If you get a chance to meet him you will see just how spot on this name is for Noah. He is truly a peacemaker. Q. …

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Aiden Talk Soccer and Arizona Sports Complex

Aiden has shown great character and leadership in the youth soccer program at Arizona Sports Complex. Aiden sets a great example for all the other athletes by showing good sportsmanship, giving his best effort and encouraging his teammates. Q. How are you enjoying playing soccer at Arizona Sports Complex? A. I love it! All of my friends and family play …

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Siblings, Karen and Angel, Talk Mexican Folkloric Dancing

Karen and Angel are brother and sister and they dance folklorico for Tradiciones Dance Company. Both children share a natural determination to perform well. They are great at what they do and have a lot to be proud of. Q. How long have you been dancing and what type of dances do you perform? A. Angel: I have been dancing for four …

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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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