ZONA East Valley

5 Ways to Get Better at Math

Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk, staring at your computer. You have a pile of math homework to start. But you just can’t; you’re dreading it. You launch your courses and see a word problem. Your least favorite. You want to quit. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In fact, 4 out of 10 Americans hate math. If you’re among …

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The Story of Jessica Tylka, Primavera Graduate

Meet Jessica Tylka, a 20-year-old Arizona State University and Primavera Online High School graduate. You read that right. Jessica is 20 years old with a bachelor’s degree and a full-time job as an analyst. Since she was little, Jessica’s mother, Florenca Tylka, knew she was different. “When Jessica was in second grade, I was told by her teacher that Reader’s …

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McKenna Stays Busy at Horizon Honors High School

Q. You are one busy lady! Tell us all the activities you are involved in. Which one is your favorite (and why?) A. I am involved in my school’s Spiritline and Softball teams and hold captain positions in both. I also participate in a large amount of clubs within school, some of which I hold a leadership position. These clubs …

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Kenzie Talks Willis Junior High School

Kenzie Gustafson is an eighth grader at Willis Jr. High. She is a student athlete and strongly dedicated to her academics. She plays saxophone, volleyball, basketball and is also a competitive swimmer. She enjoys chess, art, animals, Pokemon and 80’s music. Kenzie is a member of the STEAM Academy, Art Crew, Fellowship of the Readers and National Junior Honors Society. …

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Sophia is Enjoying First Year at BCS

Q. I understand this is your first year at Bethany, how do you like it so far being part of the Middle School? A. I love it at Bethany; the students are all my friends! This is more of a family than my last school. To me, this is like I’m at home. Q. I know you’re on the Lady …

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The Story of Melissa Verdugo, Primavera Graduate

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, stress and anxiety are a reality for most of us. For many teenagers though, anxiety becomes overwhelming and can lead to other issues such as depression or ADD/ADHD.   Melissa Verdugo describes herself as a friendly, yet shy person. She began high school at a traditional brick and mortar school. Like many freshmen, she …

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JMPS Junior Receives Patriot of The Summer Award and Talks Music and Art

Ana is a second year student who has made great leaps in joining JMPS school community. She was nominated as our Patriot of the Summer. Lots of people helped get the JMPS campus ready for the school year, but Ana was on campus more than anyone else, almost everyday! JMPS appreciates Ana’s gift of work and time to James Madison. …

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Meet Vapid Radio, Rock Band Member from James Madison Preparatory

Finally! A music program that puts kids into their own rock band playing the music THEY want to play and performing live on stage several times a month. Rock n Roll High School does that and more! Rock n Roll High School’s Basic Program places young musicians, ages 10-19, into bands based on genre taste, experience & age. The Advanced …

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HCLC Celebrates Past and Present Student Athletes

On August 19, Horizon Honors High School in Ahwatukee held a long overdue celebration for past and present student athletes, coaches, and their families. The occasion was simple: honor anyone involved that participated in a Horizon Honors High School team that had won a state or region championship, as well as state runner ups. Even though the school is 21 …

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Bethany Christian School Celebrates 23 Years

Bethany Christian School in Tempe just kicked off its 23rd school year in early August. The school prides itself on the community it’s built over the last two decades and the family environment that everyone notices as soon as they step onto the campus. Chrystal Gellner, a current parent at Bethany Christian School, knows that feeling all too well. Before …

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