ZONA Arcadia

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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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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