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George Balances School and Sports

What makes George a great kid is that he’s got a big heart and truly cares. He is an ASU Sun Devil fan at heart and was recently selected from the crowd at a game to go on the field with the players and announce, “Play Ball!” over the microphone! What are your favorite subjects in school? St. Thomas sets the bar …

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Xavier Students Travel to Germany

Ten Xavier College Preparatory students traveled to Aachen, Germany last month as part of the school’s International Studies Program. While abroad, the students attended classes, immersed themselves in the culture, embraced unique experiences such as the renowned Aachen Carnival parade and the Roman Museum in Cologne, and enjoyed Germany with the families of the Aachen students who traveled to Xavier …

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Students Show Off at New Way Talent Show

On Friday, March 13th, New Way Students participated in our annual Talent Show. Each year, students are given the opportunity to shine in front of students, staff and their families. Performers showcased their talents from singing, dancing, playing various instruments and other talents such as stand up comedy and DJ mixing. One of the show’s highlights was student Zachary Brown, who has …

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Jennifer and Graham Give Back Through Arrupe Project

Each year, the seventh and eighth grade students at St. Francis Xavier School participate in the Arrupe Project. Faculty members of St. Francis Xavier School developed the project five years ago. The goal of the Arrupe project is to empower students to become men and women for others through faith, service, and justice as they demonstrate their school’s Student Learning Expectations of Being Committed …

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Skye and Kade Have Fun Learning at Camelback Desert

There are so many great students at Camelback Desert School that we couldn’t choose just one! Q. What do you like the most about Camelback Desert School? A. Skye: The teachers and children are all kind. Kade: What I like most about Camelback Desert School is my teacher Mrs. Bergner, math and science. I also love coach JJ and going to …

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Sisters Bridget and Katie Bond With Sports

Bridget and Katie are excellent students and softball players. Combined, these sisters have all of the school sports covered. Read more about their future. Q. You are really into sports, what do you play? A. Bridget: I play club softball for the Firecrackers 12u team. For St. Thomas, I play volleyball, softball and basketball. Katie: I also play club softball for the …

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The Sky Is the Limit for Skye

Skye is a driven and tenacious girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to work hard to accomplish it. “The sky is the limit,” is her favorite saying. Q. You were recently chosen to show a day in the life of a student in the International Baccalaureate Programme, tell us more about that. A. It was challenging, but fun. …

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Lauren Shares Excitement for First Stage Production

Lauren is in her first production at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale. Lauren plays a villager and spoon in Beauty and the Beast! Q. Tell us about your first theater production. A. My first theater production is Beauty and the Beast at Desert Stages Theater in Scottsdale. I am playing the part of a villager and a spoon. I was very excited …

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Distinguished Authors Visit All Saints’ Episcopal Day School

Students at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, one of Arizona’s top private schools, are furthering their history and language art studies with two distinguished authors visiting the central Phoenix campus on Feb. 20. Caroline Arnold, a non-fiction author of more than 150 children’s books, will be speaking to prekindergarten through grade six students about the writing process as an author …

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Xavier Host “Girls Have IT Day” March 27

“Girls Have IT Day!” promotes young women’s involvement in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The event will be part of this year’s Arizona SciTech Festival and is made possible through the generous support of the Freeport­-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. More than 1,000 middle school girls from around the …

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