ZONA Arcadia

Jason Attends FARE Teen Summit as Arizona Representative

Jason went to Washington, D.C. to represent Arizona at the FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) Teen Summit Q. Tell us what you like best about your school. A. I like that almost every kid in my school is nice and I like my science and technology classes. I’d like to be an astrophysicist when I grow up, so those …

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Sky Enjoys Basketball and Volunteering

Since Sky was young she has shown much interest and has volunteered with various charitable organizations throughout the valley, two include the St. Mary’s food bank and, recently, the Phoenix Rescue Mission. She is protective of those she loves, and those found in unfortunate circumstance. Sky goes above and beyond for causes she believes in. She loves working with children. …

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New Way Academy Performs The Aristocats

New Way Academy’s Lower School students performed their second musical, The Aristocats. It was the first production for just elementary age students. The performers, stage hands and set design were just incredible. New Way Academy’s Imagination Theatre and cafeteria were transformed into a Parisian Neighborhood. Special thanks to the team behind the scenes, Miss Kjonaas, Ms. Bonnell and Music Director …

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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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