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Phoenix is a New Experience For Parker

This competitive eighth grader from St. Francis Xavier definitely knows how to manage his time wisely. From swimming to basketball to homework, his schedule is pretty full. We think he is doing an excellent job and see great things in store for Parker. Tell us where you moved from and what has it been like adjusting to life in Phoenix? My family …

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2014 Winter Concert at New Way Academy

Kindergarten through High school students participated in the first ever Winter Concert Program at New Way Academy. This performance celebrated some favorite holiday songs and included a full chorus production of “Let it Go.” Students were led by Music Director Patrick Watson. Art teacher Linda Bonnell and her students created a fabulous winter wonderland for the performers. 1,570 total views, no views today

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Local Dancers To Spread Cheer Through Holiday Performances

Backers of Ballet, a Phoenix-based, non-profit dance group under the artistic direction of Rena Backer, has announced three performances aimed at spreading holiday cheer this season. The first will benefit children facing serious illnesses and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m. The 30-minute show will feature excerpts from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, …

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Four Students Place Top Ten at Debate Invitational

The fear of public speaking is one that affects millions of people around the world. But for twenty middle school students here at Phoenix Country Day School, it is something drilled and practiced many times a week in order to be the best they can be. The new Speech and Debate Program at PCDS has created a unique opportunity for …

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Share The Hope With a Foster Child

Arizona’s foster children are being given opportunities to experience positive childhood memories, build self­ esteem, understand that college is within their reach and learn life skills through Hope & A Future. Hope & A Future is a nonprofit organization serving abused and neglected children in the Arizona foster care system by helping them reach their potential for a bright future. …

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Nativity Pageant at Valley Presbyterian Church

Written by: Tara Dugel, PCDS Student The annual Nativity Pageant, presented by Valley Presbyterian Church, is truly a sweet reminder of the “reason for the season.” Children from the ages of 3 to 11 all come together in costume and song to celebrate this Christmas story. This year, the Nativity Pageant will be held on December 14th during the 9 …

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From Volunteering to Hoop Dancing, Lovey Gallagher Stays Busy

Tell us about the ways you volunteer in the community and who you help. I volunteered to be a judge for a parade for Native American Connections.  NAC helps homeless people and people who have health issues. How long have you been volunteering? I’ve been helping my mom, who is chair of the NAC board, for two years. How long …

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CCS and CCA Partner for Outreach to Haiti!

Christ Church School (CCS) students and families spent the month of October donating clothing, accessories, and toys to help the children at the Zanmi Beni orphanage in Cange, Haiti.  This area of Haiti was devastated in the earthquake of January, 2010; and many children were left without families.    Zanmi Beni, meaning “blessed friend” in Creole,  is home to more …

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Blue Belt Grant Talks Tae Kwon Do

“Grant is an exceptional student with a strong passion for Math and PE.  His favorite subject is definitely Recess!  He has attended CCS for over six years.  He enjoys his time at school with his classmates and really likes learning about Science and Math.  Grant is also involved in many extracurricular activities like TaeKwonDo and soccer.  When he grows up …

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Jeffrey Discusses Skateboarding and X­-Game Aspirations

Tell our readers how long you have been a skateboarder? I started skating in February 2014. Where do you go to practice? I’m an Academy skater at KTR (Kids That Rip) Skateboard School. Have you been in any competitions? If so, tell us about your experience? I haven’t been in any competitions yet, but will soon. What is the hardest …

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