ZONA Arcadia

Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges

Father Scott Santarosa, SJ, Jesuits West Provincial, invited the Jesuit Ministries in Arizona to create an advocacy plan of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the DACA/DREAMers program. In the collaboration effort , Brophy, St. Francis Xavier School, St Francis Xavier Parish, and Kino Border Initiative created a plan for action and prayer. A call in to our Senators …

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PCDS Eighth Grader Mirabel Excels in Both Performing and Creative Arts

Mirabel is a kind and accomplished PCDS student. She is a self-confident girl who is comfortable living outside the box and defining her own direction. She is very artistic, with a passion for both the performing and creative arts. At PCDS, Mirabel is active in the Jazz Band, playing flute and saxophone. She has had roles in multiple school musicals …

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Brielle Talks Taekwondo and Her Love For Fostering Kittens

Brielle is a first grader at Christ Church School, a participant in Tae Kwon do, cheerleading, and expert Lego builder. She loves cats and helped her mother foster seven kittens, who would have otherwise been strays. She has a love for escape rooms and mathematics. Above all, Brielle shows a passion for her family and God. She was a great …

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Ava Shines on Stage and Off Stage She Gives Back to Her Community

Ava Chaffee is an eighth- grade honor student at Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic school. She loves to write and in her spare time she is working on writing her own play and book. Ava serves as a Student Ambassador at Saint Thomas the Apostle School and is also a member of The National Charity League. She frequently volunteers at …

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Trevor Excels in Academics at Starshine Academy

  Trevor is a new student to Starshine Academy and moved to Arizona from Guam with his family this past summer. Trevor has continued to excel in his academics receiving ‘A’ Honor Roll for first quarter and maintaining those grades this quarter as well. Aside from Physical Education, Trevor’s favorite subject is Social Studies. Trevor loves spending time with family …

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St. Thomas the Apostle Eighth Grader, Annabel, Excels in the Classroom, Playing Sports and On Stage

Annabel is a star in the classroom and on the sports field but most important, she is kind and takes care of others. She was elected as the Co-Lead Ambassador of the STA Student Ambassador Program and has received Notices of Commendation from STA Faculty this year for leadership, kindness and willingness to help. Not only is Annabel an Honor …

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Two St. Francis Xavier Students win the AZ Rosary Poster Contest

  The Arizona Rosary Celebration is in it 42nd year in the Phoenix Diocese. In an effort to continue the education of children about the Rosary Celebration, the Diocese of Phoenix has asked students in Kindergarten – eighth grade to participate in the annual contest. This year the theme was My Family Praying before Our Lady of Fatima. St. Francis …

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Lennik Wins Phoenix City Kindergarten Chess Championship

  Lennik has been attending PCDS since pre-K. He plays chess in the PCDS after-school chess club and recently became champion in the kindergarten section of the Best of Phoenix City Championship, giving him the opportunity to soon compete for PCDS in the Chess National Championship in Florida. Lennik loves playing with Legos at home and also attended the PCDS …

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Creighton School District – Girls on the Run!

  Gateway School “Girls on the Run” after school program has been training to complete a 5k. In November, the girls along with two coaches, six teachers, and four family members completed the run! 21,738 total views, no views today

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Creighton Eighth Grader Doesn’t Shy Away From a Challenge

  Dariet is an eighth grader at Loma Linda Elementary School. But he’s not your average eighth grade student; Dariet is student class president, in the gifted and talented program, and an aspiring public speaker and leader within his community. On October 25, Dariet co-hosted a Community Town Hall with our Superintendent Dr. Donna W. Lewis in front of 150 …

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