ZONA Arcadia

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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Monte Vista School performs the musical School House Rock

Monte Vista School students performed the musical School House Rock! The actors were incredible and the audience had a great time signing along to the songs. Monte Vista is an arts integration school. To enroll, check out their website and contact the front office today: montevista.creightonschools.org

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Girls Scout, Isabelle Jacobs, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I decided to build a butterfly garden at the Granite Reef Senior Center because of my love of butterflies and the desire to help prevent their extinction. I came home from pre-kindergarten and could not stop talking about bugs and wanting to be an entomologist so I could work with insects. This …

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Inventor, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker What Can’t this Kid Do?

At 16 years old, Jesse De La Cruz has a very impressive résumé. He’s an inventor, entrepreneur, public speaker, national finalist, Biltmore Preparatory Academy alumni, and current senior at Camelback High School. If you think that’s impressive, Jesse is on his way to a national AND an international competition as a finalist for DECA Young Entrepreneurs at the International Career …

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PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 11th Grader ETHAN ROSENFELD Places First Place at AzSEF

PCDS 11th grade student Ethan Rosenfeld earned first-place in the Senior Division of Physics & Astronomy at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for his research titled “Development of a thin and inexpensive open-air proton beam detector for characterizing the beam profile and position.” Ethan’s work is part of a collaboration between researchers at ASU and clinicians at the …

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Monte Vista School celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Ms. Bacha’s class and teachers wore matching t-shirts and created a school wide art project. Ms. Bacha’s class regularly takes walking field trips, participates in culinary classes, gardening, spends time with a therapy dog, and other great activities.

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PCDS Senior Connects Robotics and Biochemistry

Senior Kaleab Afework will attend Rice University this fall, majoring in Biochemistry. His experience with robotics was the deciding factor in choosing his major and university. Kaleab was introduced to robotics as a middle school student at PCDS and has held leadership positions in the program ever since. As Captain of the program in middle school, and Shop Manager (10th …

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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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