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Ask Artie

Q. As parent, what is the best way for me to be involved in my child’s academic success and pathway to college? A. As Artie the Artichoke, I’m often at campus events where I see a lot of parent/student interaction. Particularly with our students coming from high school to SCC, the support of parents can make all the difference. SCC …

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St. Francis Xavier 8th Graders win Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award

St. Francis Xavier School is pleased to announce the 2014 Christian Service Award Recipients Phoenix, AZ –  St. Francis Xavier School congratulates eighth grade students Alex Fessler, Allison Scardello, Maddie Reinhart, Patrick Schramm and Tatiana Rosales for being awarded the Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award.  The CCF Christian Service Awards recognize practicing Catholic 8th Grade Students who demonstrate Christ-centered behavior …

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Quinn Smith Talks Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Olympics!

Quinn Smith, sixth grader at Villa Montessori is already on her way to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo…Way to go Quinn! How long have you been practicing at Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics?  Four years. What event is your favorite? Bars What would you say to someone that is wanting to go into gymnastics? If you really want to do it, you should …

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Savannah Wix-Junior at Xavier, Gets Crowned

What did it feel like to be crowned Miss Arizona Teen USA? It was unreal. Even for days after, it still didn’t seem real, but I knew my life had changed in an instant. Winning the crown has been my dream since I learned about it two years ago. It was so astonishing to be selected from such an amazing …

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Saint Theresa Little Flower Catholic Preschool

There is an air of excitement in the classrooms as Saint Theresa Little Flower Catholic Preschool as children press their faces to the green fence to see new construction taking place right on their school grounds!  Teachers, Mrs. Pineda, Mrs. Zduniak and Mrs. Chlarson listened to what the children said: What is it going to be? How long will it take to …

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SMoCA Exhibit Inspired by Art Bike Movement

A bike. Something that seems so obviously simple; so simple, in fact, that we might take advantage of this unique inventions beauty. There are some who have tried to spread the enchantment of the bike, perhaps they’ve leaned it against a faded brick wall or posted it on a hipsters Pinterest page. But is this really living up to the …

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Volunteerism Pays Off for Jonathan Rooney

Have you ever wanted to spend an afternoon nuzzling an umbrella cockatoo? Perhaps desired to watch a hedgehog burrow its way under your leg? Or even just spend a generous amount of time playing with kittens? Since 2008, I have lived this dream. I work at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, and I can honestly say there is …

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Katie Shyman, 8th Grader at Saint Thomas the Apostle,Talks Student Council and Volleyball

How long have you been involved with Volleyball at STA? I have been involved with volleyball at STA for four years, since the 5thgrade. What position is your favorite to play? My favorite position to play is outside hitter. Would you rather spike the ball or volley the ball back and forth? Well it depends on the score, but ultimately I’d rather spike it! …

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Running Club at STA

Four brothers all participate in the Running Club at STA. Preparing for the PF Changs Kids Rock Marathon that happened January 19th. Here is what they had to say about their preparation: David (1st Grade): Do you think that it will be hard to run a mile-marathon? I think it will be a little tough, but I can do it. What do …

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Staley Lane and Amelia Meyer, Juniors at PCDS, Get Showcased at Shemer Art Center

Phoenix Country Day School Junior, Amelia Meyer and Staley Lane , talk to Zona about their art being displayed at Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. Here is what is what they had to say: Zona: How did you get chosen to represent PCDS at the Shemer Art Center? Amelia: Our art teacher selected 2 artists to represent the school for the …

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