ZONA East Valley

James Madison Prep Junior, Karina Bell, is a True Patriot and Friend

Karina Bell is the epitome of positive. Karina encourages everyone on the campus, from students to staff, with words of affirmation or small gestures of kindness. She has been a mentor to many of the younger students. Karina has been a leader on the Sparx Danceline team since the day she joined, and played the role of a captain to …

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James Madison Prep Junior, Quinn, Doesn’t let Dyslexia Get Him Down

Quinn has turned into a true leader this year from academics to extra curricular activities. Quinn was the quarterback on the football team this year, and led the team to JMPS’s first ever football State Championship. Quinn is also involved in our school’s Robotics team, soccer, and track. Quinn excels academically particularly in math and science. Quinn has also become …

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Renata Galvan-Echavez and Chloe Tzompantzi Win Art Contest

Horizon Honors Elementary School students Renata Galvan-Echavez (Grade 6, Age 11 from Chandler) and Chloe Tzompantzi (Grade 5, Age 10 from Chandler) have won an art contest sponsored by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME). The 22nd Annual Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México” prompted children to explore “Éste es mi México: History, …

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James Madison Senior, Rylee, Talks Photography and Leadership

Rylee is an influential leader and student on campus, and is involved in more activities than most while still balancing senior year. Rylee is a member of volleyball, show choir, ukulele, tap, orchestra, fall play, musical, and the executive branch, to only name a few! Rylee is a natural leader, and often takes the time to mentor younger students despite …

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Senior, Christy, Talks Supreme Court at James Madison Preparatory School

Christy is a true senior leader and is involved in many aspects of the campus. Christy is a judge on the supreme court, a member of the danceline, show choir, the theater program, a manager for several sports, and serves as the dance captain for both the musical and tap club class. Christy brings organization, precision, energy, and perfection to …

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Horizon Honors High School Senior, Emily, Talks Phonak Teen Advisory Board

Q. You are a busy senior at Horizon Honors High School! What are you involved in this year, inside and outside of school?   A. I am a mentor for Advanced Bionics (the company that makes my Cochlear Implant), a Youth Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association, and a member of the Phonak Teen Advisory Board. I have also been involved …

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TIPS FOR BATH AND SHOWER TIME WITH YOUR BABY

Introducing water to your little one Take this step by step slowly. Move to the next step when the child doesn’t react to the amount of water you are drizzling over their head. 1. Wet your hand and run your hand from the back of the baby’s head and then over the baby’s face with your fingers gently touching them …

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Cool off with Arizona State Parks & Trails

Before the kids head back to school, make the most of your summer vacation by spending some time with Arizona State Parks & Trails. There are activities for all age groups and every interest! To cool off during the hot summer days, escape to one of our 10 lake or river parks, where you can spend the day floating, paddling, …

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Devin Moleterno Takes Adversity Head on and Graduates a Year Early With Primavera Online High School

  There will be moments in all our lives in which we face adversity. During those moments, your decision boils down to two options: You can accept your circumstances or you can make a change. For Devin Moleterno, a recent graduate of Primavera Online High School, responding positively and changing his situation was the only choice in his mind. Devin …

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Naomi Smitthipong, James Madison Prep Sixth Grader

Naomi is an honor roll student at JMPS. She is a positive sixth grader, who works hard on all of her assignments. This year, she joined our junior high track team. Outside of athletics, she is involved in our local community. In her free time, Naomi takes coding lessons through the city library, she participates in horseback riding lessons, and …

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