ZONA Arcadia

Kylee Loves to Help and Learn at Camelback Desert School

Kylee is a very happy and engaged young lady. She loves school and has a zest for learning. She loves to read books and she loves being the teacher’s helper in the classroom. Q. What do you like best about Camelback Desert School? A. What I like best about Camelback Desert School is my friends and teachers. I love that my teacher …

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Competitive Skateboarder, Jeffrey, Wins Series Award

Jeffrey had some big thing happen this summer in the world of skateboarding. He is a in the Academy at Kids That Rip (KTR) skateboard school. This summer he started competitive skateboarding and entered the Kids of Summer contest. There are five skill divisions from beginner to sponsored amateur. He participated in the First Timers division and finished first place(June), second place (July) and …

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Julius Awarded Merit Scholorship for Ballet

Julius Gorton is in his third year of ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. This year, at 13, he was able to audition for the David Hallberg Scholarship. It is a scholarship for boys that can be awarded based on need or merit, Julius was awarded a merit scholarship for the 2015­-2016 school year. Q. How long have you been in ballet? …

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PCDS Senior, Jacob, Balances School, Sports and Non­-Profit

Jacob’s ability to balance his stellar GPA, sports obligations and social responsibility all while maintaining a healthy social life with friends and family make him uniquely well­-balanced. In addition to all this Jacob and a few of his classmates started a non­-profit, Ink4Kidz, when they were in eighth grade, which has helped many under privileged schools and students. Q. Tell us about INK …

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Tate Talks Kindergarten at Christ Church School

Q. How are you liking CCS? A. I LOVE CCS. I love my teacher Mrs. Batstone. She is teaching me how to read. Q. What is your favorite thing about school? A. I love Friday Fun Day, when we get to do different activities and play games. I also love woodworking and jump bunch. Q. What do you like to do …

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60+ Xavier Students, Faculty “Go Global” This Summer With School’s International Program

More than sixty Xavier College Preparatory students and faculty members embarked on the school’s International Studies Program offerings in Ecuador, France, and Nicaragua this summer. Four years ago, Xavier introduced these three global opportunities as well as an exchange program that welcomes German students to Arizona each fall and sends Xavier students to Aachen, Germany each winter. An annual Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, …

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New Way Academy to Publish First School Newspaper

New Way Academy, a non-­profit private school for students with learning differences, is about to embark on a remarkable adventure. This year, New Way’s newspaper staff, which is comprised of talented high school students, will release the school’s first newspaper. The individuals on the staff have been hard at work practicing various types of journalism and creating a promotional video to highlight New Way …

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Kaitlin and Macy Talk Competitive Dancing

Kaitlin and Macy have been dancing, competitively as a team, for a few years. They have performed so well together, as a team, they have been moved up a level. They competed this summer in Las Vegas. Kaitlin Kailtin is an everyday example of how hard work can and does pay off. She practices daily an ability to balance her school work, …

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Nadia Enjoys Math and Art at Camelback Desert School

Nadia likes math and art in school and has enjoyed reading the book Wonder with her class. Q. We heard you love school, what are your favorite subjects? A. My favorite subjects are math and art. Q. Your class is reading the book Wonder, what lesson has stuck out the most to you? A. Choosing kind and right which means …

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Kellan, Henry and Ella Love Pre-­K at STA

Our Pre-­K program provides an environment of warmth and trust where play leads to building self-esteem, problem solving, independence, creativity, and peer socialization. We introduce the wonderful world of literature, language, and imagination to students through listening and the sharing of their own stories. Children develop the skills of concentration and focusing attention on others, important stepping-­stones towards kindergarten readiness. Hands-­on math and …

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