Phoenix Country Day School

Andrew Ekmark and the PCDS Basketball Team Shoot for Success

With the motto, “Defend, Rebound, and Run,” the Phoenix Country Day School Varsity Boys’ Basketball team, ranked second in Division Four, has reached new heights this season. They describe themselves as a fast­paced team with a strong offense, and all agree that they have improved. The secret to the team’s success, they believe, lies within a newfound tenacity and perseverance: they have reduced the …

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Dylan Hong Takes on the Impossible

Dylan has taken part in some amazing independent projects at PCDS, particularly around coding and engineering. This determined kid doesn’t stop when he’s told that something is impossible, check out some of his amazing work and see what he has planned for the future. Q. How did you get into coding & engineering? What got you interested? A. I was …

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Four Students Place Top Ten at Debate Invitational

The fear of public speaking is one that affects millions of people around the world. But for twenty middle school students here at Phoenix Country Day School, it is something drilled and practiced many times a week in order to be the best they can be. The new Speech and Debate Program at PCDS has created a unique opportunity for …

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Xander Black Runs His Way to Success

By: Tara Dugel, PCDS Looking for an alternative to traditional club sports?  Distance running and racing has been gaining popularity and momentum across the country, and Xander Black, a 6th grader at Phoenix Country Day School, has definitely been bitten by this running bug! Xander Black is a member of Go The Distance (GTD), a running club for youth that …

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GWEN AND GRETA BINDLEY Discuss Volunteering in Kenya

Greta: Q. What kind of art do you like to make? (Draw, paint, make things out of clay, etc) A. I will make anything! Just being able to make things and use my creativity is what I love. Art is one of the only places you can really be unique and put your thoughts in your work. Of course that …

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Junior Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Pittman

Tell us about your medal wins at the Junior Olympic Games? This was my 6th Junior Olympics Games, and my 6th medals.  It was also fulfilling to set world records for the 6th year in a row.  It was great returning to Des Moines as an Arizonan!  I won 11 gold and 3 silver medals at this year’s games — …

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15 year old Arcadia twins recognized for Volunteer Hours

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Charity League awarded Libby Williamson the Merci Award for service….she worked the most philanthropic hours in the Chapter during the 2013-2014 school year, 151.75.  Libby is a freshman at Phoenix Country Day School and is a member of the cheer squad, dive team, Pre-Med Club, Latin Club and Anytown.  Libby has had a life …

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Gallagher & Kennedy Professional Women’s Group Donates More than 300 Books to Phoenix Day School

On Wednesday, May 28, Gallagher & Kennedy law firm will donate 333 books to more than 80 children at Phoenix Day, an early education and youth development center serving children from a range of socio economic backgrounds in South Phoenix. For the past several weeks, the Gallagher & Kennedy Professional Women’s Group has been collecting new and gently used children’s …

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Ashlynn Placed in National Top 10 Dancers of The Country

Written By: Tara Dugel, ’16 It’s the end of a long and busy school day.  Many students unwind, lingering around their lockers as they chat with friends. However, for Ashlynn Miller, her day has just begun. Ashlynn is a senior at Phoenix Country Day School and she has a passion for the art of dance.  Dancing since the age of …

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PCDS Unitown Brings Students Together

By: Tara Dugel ’16 On a typical Friday afternoon, a group of enthusiastic high-school students gathered. They had their arms and legs entangled, forming a “human knot,” using teamwork to free themselves. Despite this playfulness, the students understood the higher purpose of this gathering:  Unitown 2014. Unitown is a national youth leadership and diversity training program that allows high-school students …

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