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PCDS Eighth Graders Create “Writers Over Rifles”

  Yash, Siena, and Alexander have created an organization called “Writers Over Rifles” to address the issues of violence in our society. In their words: We are an organization dedicated to making gun control a reality in the United States using words. We draft petitions, organize protests, host fundraisers, propose bills, and more, working toward ending gun violence in America. The …

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS LEAD A “WALK WITH” IN HONOR OF PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL

On March 14 while other schools nationwide participated in a “walkout”, St. Francis Xavier eighth-grade students choose to “walk with.” March 14 was the one month anniversary of the Parkland shootings. Students throughout the nation organized events to commemorate the day. St. Francis seventh and eight grade students, under the leadership of eighth grade students Tazmin Smith and Kate Brink, …

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Eighth Grader, Omar, Organizes School Wide Shoe Drive

  Omar is a very warm, outgoing young man, who always puts the needs of others before himself. He is very curious, listens and observes without judgement. He often thinks of ideas to improve and find solutions, no matter how big or small the situation may be. He has always been captivated by the desire to help others and has …

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Seven Decades of Xavier Graduates Attend All-Alumnae Celebration of School’s 75th Anniversary

Several hundred Xavier College Preparatory alumnae returned to the school’s campus on Thursday, April 12 for an all-alumnae celebration in honor of the 75th Anniversary / Diamond Jubilee of Xavier’s founding in 1943.  Members of the school’s first graduating Class of 1947 through its most recent graduating Class of 2017, as well as retired and current faculty members, parents, spouses, …

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Eight St. Francis Xavier Students are the Recipients of the Christian Service Award

As a Catholic Jesuit School, St. Francis Xavier challenges students to embark on a lifelong journey of discovery of their God-given gifts and to share these gifts in service to God. We have an extraordinary group of students who have been recognized by the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). CCF recognizes eighth grade students from throughout the Diocese who display a …

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Creighton Schools Takes First Place in Basketball Tournament

The Excelencia Elementary School girl’s basketball team took first place in the Phoenix City Girls Basketball Tournament. The Phoenix City Tournaments have been created by the participating school districts to help promote community through athletic tournaments while building character for all on and off the court.  Excelencia students competed against Isaac Elementary, Phoenix Elementary, and Alhambra Elementary School District in …

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Isaiah Volunteers For A Good Cause

  Isaiah is a true role model for other students, and his kindness is shown through all of his interactions. Having a strong faith, Isaiah is very service oriented and loves to help others whenever possible. On Christmas Eve, Isaiah enjoyed volunteering with his family at the Missionaries of Charity. He is an excellent student and has not let his …

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Sammy Talks Chances 4 Children and Her Time in Haiti

  Sammy is a standout senior at PCDS and is very active in the school’s theater. Additionally, she’s been involved on campus in student government, Speech & Debate, and so much more. Sammy has given much of her time to Chances 4 Children, providing aid to children in Haiti. She’s a fantastic student and will be attending NYU this fall. …

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Adam Loves to Help with St. Augustine’s Refugee Ministry

  Adam loves science and helps with St. Augustine’s refugee ministry. He enjoys swimming, reading and playing the piano. His favorite subjects are math and science. He is kind-hearted and loves to help out family and friends. Q. Can you tell us about helping out with St. Augustine’s refugee ministry? A. I helped create gift tags for each person, collected …

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Reilly Wins STA’s National Geographic Bee

Reilly has enjoyed sports since a young age and has played organized sports as soon as he was old enough. This school year he played soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and will be playing baseball in the spring. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and video games are a favorite activity. He has loved his time …

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