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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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Four-Time Spelling Bee Winner, Jhelz Garcia

Jhelz is a unique name, what does it mean? How did you get that name? Actually my full name is Jhelz Anthonytte Andria. “Jhelz” is from my Mom’s name (Helzen Joy) – which is also a combination from my two maternal grandparents names – (Heles & Zeny), Anthonytte comes from my dad’s name (Anthony), and Andria is a combination from my …

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Spanish Kiddos, Student of The Month

Spanish Kiddos is a full immersion program that uses music, games, art and stories to teach kids new languages. This program is more than colors and numbers in Spanish. It is about learning real language situations and develops oral communications skills. All of the students are surrounded by the target language  and they learn just the same way you learn …

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Animal Lover Genoah Dressendorfer

What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? There are a lot of nice kids and the teachers and staff are nice. There are a lot of fun things you can do and a lot of fun things that the teachers do for math and science. You love animals. Why do you love animals so much? Animals are so fun to …

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Winners of The Character Essay Contest

The purpose for the Imagine School West Gilberts essay contest was for students across 3rd through 8th grades were given a maxim and had to write about it and incorporate character and life situations. Here are what some of the winners had to say: Jared G. – As a winner of the grade level character contest how did you feel …

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Bryan Olas, First Runner Up in State Science Competition: ‘You Be the Chemist Foundation’

How did you feel when you competing in the “You be the Chemist Competition?” I felt extremely nervous before the competition itself. When answering the questions, I only had time to think of the best answer to fit the questions.  After keying my answer in, the moments before the correct answer was shown was complete torcher. When I got a correct answer, it felt like the weight …

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Tom Kuyper Basketball Camp

For over 30 years now, Tom Kuyper has been running basketball camps and all sports camps in Arizona. His camps have been so successful because of his unique style of teaching the skills of the game but combining “fun” as the main ingredient. He knows that teaching the kids all the fundamental skills of the sport is important, but the …

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Ciera Earns “Booming Bulldog” Award

“Ciera is an outstanding example of one of our primary grade-level students.  She has obtained over 30 “purples”, as part of the school-wide behavior management program, “Booming Bulldogs”.  She is always smiling and very respectful.  She encourages her classmates when she feels they need extra support. She contributes to the overall positive campus culture” Julia Angel, School Leader What is “Booming …

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