ZONA East Valley

Harrison Donates His Locks to Help Others

   What made you want to grow out your hair and then donate it?     At first I just wanted a new hairstyle.  But after it got a little longer I decided to keep      going and donate it to someone who needed it, not realizing it was a two-year or more  commitment.     To what organization did …

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Connor’s Summer Fun with Engineering For Kids

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. With their new Summer location at the Blended Learning Center in Primavera Online High School. Here is what a camp member, Connor Friend, had to say:  Why did you want to attend …

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ISWG Hosts Third Annual Relay Recess to Raise Money For Cancer

Third to fifth grade students at Imagine West Gilbert Elementary hosted their 3rd Annual Relay Recess, which is a modified version of the Relay for Life.  They raised almost $800 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Guest speaker, Mr. Zaben, spoke at our morning assembly and shared with the students and staff his long, hard fought battle against cancer. He helped …

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BMX Racer, Addison Henny, Talks About School

What do you think makes you a great kid? I get straight A’s and I listen to my parents and my teacher. What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is Social Studies.  I really like learning about the Vikings. What is the best thing about Hillcrest Academy? My class is small so my teacher gets to spend …

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A Comprehensive Approach: HCLC Raises Bullying Awareness

 By Horizon Honors High School Senior Anja Asato  Bullying is a common problem in schools, but Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) is combating this on a K-12 scale.  HCLC has developed a sound sense of community based on the school values of learn, believe, dream, and dare. These  programs have been successful in promoting a unique environment where students are …

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The Accomplishments of Liberty Arts Academy’s Twins, Cedar and Cailyn

Cailyn: Tell our readers about your recent accomplishment for your poster art contest?  We were given a project in school to make a poster that symbolized peace for the MLK.  I drew a picture about making the world a better place by being the change you want to see in the world.  I won 2nd place out of 100 entries …

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Cyler Wins Gold Medal in Special Olympics Skills Challenge

How did you feel when you won the gold medal for basketball? I felt happy and excited! I did a really good job. Is this the first time you have won a medal? No I recently won a medal in another basketball competition. How did you become to know so much about basketball? I watch a lot of games and …

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Back to 1600

Attention college bound students and parents: the SAT is changing! (again) The College Board recently announced significant changes to the 88 year-old exam. The last big revision occurred in 2005 when they did away with analogies and added a writing section making the test out of 2400. The good news about the revamp taking affect in 2016 is that the …

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Jeremy Sass, 8th Grader at Bethany Christian School

What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? I love the community; I love how I know everyone here. I also like the Christian education and all of my friends. You enjoy math. What about math do you like most? I learn things best that are black and white with no gray areas. That is exactly how math is. …

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Spanish Kiddos May Student of The Month

May student of the month title goes to Caelan Adele Stanton, in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics and dance. When asked about Caelan her mom said, “She loves dancing to Clarity by Zedd and is currently really into the entire Frozen soundtrack.” Here is what Caelan had to say: What do you like best about Gymnastics? I like to flip on …

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