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Saint Francis Xavier Seventh Grader, Ellie Pompay, talks Theater and Acting

Ellie is a seventh-grade student at St. Francis Xavier School. She is a very good student and a hard worker. Ellie’s passion is acting and performs in our school plays, but also performs in local theatre in Phoenix. Q. Can you tell us about your theater involvement? A. Theater is such a unique community. Everyone has been nothing but kind …

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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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Saint Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader, Anna Bowles, Starts Kindness Day

Anna started a “Kindness Day” at Saint Thomas. One of the many ways to show kindness included giving each student a flower at the end of the day to be given to someone who had been kind to them. It was a wonderful day and students still talk about it! It will be an annual event at STA. She’s the …

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PCDS eighth Grade Student Takes 1st Place in National High School Tournament

Eighth grade student Miles Sabeeh, a current eighth grader at Phoenix Country Day School, recently brought home the first place trophy from a national Speech and Debate tournament in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In the Varsity Humorous Interpretation category, Miles proved to be a fierce competitor as he rivaled against high school students. We caught up with Miles to ask …

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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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PCDS MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM PLACES 6th in NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

From January 24 – 28, 2019 the PCDS National Champion Middle School Speech & Debate Team participated in a prestigious national high school tournament at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Over 60 top high schools from across the country were in attendance (PCDS being the only middle school invited to attend) with nearly 1000 students competing. PCDS …

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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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