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Camelback Desert School Teaches First Graders About Leadership

Camelback Desert School has been platforming leadership and responsibility this quarter. Here is what two first graders had to say:  Lily: What does being a leader mean to you? Being brave, fair and caring. What are you learning at school about leadership and responsibility? We are learning how to fix problems and sort out any disagreements. What types of responsibilities …

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Zona Crossfit Student of The Month, Cooper Parson

CrossFit Full Strength is the premier CrossFit in Central Phoenix.  By being one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in Phoenix, we have created a one of a kind facility that offers CrossFit, USA Weightlifting and Barbell Club, Yoga, and a lot more.  We are a one stop shop for any level looking to get involved in the CrossFit Community. Here is what …

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Can a Sixth Grader Fly? Saint Theresa Catholic School Science Fair Winners Found Out the Answer!

Saint Theresa held their second annual Science Fair on Thursday, March 14, 2014.  Fifth and Sixth graders competed in the fair.  They were asked to use the scientific method to find an answer to a question they were curious about!  First place winners for sixth grade, Chloe Reeg and Ali Tichavsky, wondered if an average sixth grader could fly.  They …

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Human Calculator Stuns and Inspires Students at New Way Academy

Scott Flansburg, best known as The Human Calculator®, wowed students and staff during an education demonstration of his mental calculation skills. New Way Academy students of all ages were inspired and excited about math after attending his presentation. New Way Academy 7th grader, Shai Maron, asked Scott to visit New Way and meet with the students. “I wanted Scott to …

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STA Student, Connor Camunez, Qualifies for AZ State Geography Bee

Connor is a 6th grader at St. Thomas the Apostle and has recently qualified for the Arizona State Geography Bee. In addition to his early interest in geography, he absolutely loves basketball and has a twin sister and two dogs. How did you become so interested in geography? I became interested in Geography, because when I was little my mom …

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Back to 1600

Attention college bound students and parents: the SAT is changing! (again) The College Board recently announced significant changes to the 88 year-old exam. The last big revision occurred in 2005 when they did away with analogies and added a writing section making the test out of 2400. The good news about the revamp taking affect in 2016 is that the …

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Madison Board Names New Superintendent

Last night the Madison Governing Board named Dr. Quinn Kellis as the new Superintendent of Madison School District. Dr. Kellis has more than twenty-four years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, middle school Principal, and district administrator in the Dysart and Deer Valley school districts. An Arizona native, Dr. Kellis earned degrees from Arizona State University, Chapman University, …

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Tom Kuyper Basketball Camp

For over 30 years now, Tom Kuyper has been running basketball camps and all sports camps in Arizona. His camps have been so successful because of his unique style of teaching the skills of the game but combining “fun” as the main ingredient. He knows that teaching the kids all the fundamental skills of the sport is important, but the …

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Very First Chapter of Eye to Eye in Arizona

Eye to Eye is the only national after-school mentoring program that pairs kids with learning disabilities and ADHD with college and high school students who have been similarly labeled. Using an arts-based curriculum, Eye to Eye helps kids value their own uniqueness by building their self esteem and giving them the skills to become self advocates. New Way Academy high …

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St. Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team Wins 1st Place

The St. Francis Xavier Elementary School Varsity Softball team captured 1st place in the large school Catholic Youth Athletic Association (CYAA) Tournament the end of January.  The girls were coached by Walter Funes and Troy Kochis, and the Girls Athletic Director, Erin Chapman. The championship game was SFX vs. OLPH Scottsdale, and they were tied at the top of the …

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