Phoenix Country Day School

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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Phoenix Country Day School Student a State Champion

Olivia LeBlanc, a PCDS 4th-grader, is part of a state championship gymnastics team and is preparing again to compete at the state level in a few weeks. Last fall, Olivia’s Level 4 team of only six girls from Rebound Gymnastics West won the state championship against approximately 35 other teams, some of which had more than 30 team members. (The second place team …

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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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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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