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Kierra talks Dance at Rancho Solano

Kierra Fox dances in the village scene of this season’s Snow Queen Ballet, the annual holiday feature at the Herberger Theatre. She’s a new sixth grader at Rancho Solano’s Middle and Upper School campus after attending primary school at the Lower School campus. Q. How long have you been dancing? A. I’ve been dancing for all of my life, but …

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Christian appointed JGS Assistant Basketball Coach!

Q. Tell us about your new position. A. Coach Kris asked me to act as assistant coach for our varsity and junior varsity middle school basketball teams. I decided right away that I wanted the position because my grandfather and my father are coaches for a recreation league team (at Paradise Valley Community Center), so I knew what it entailed. …

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Flexible Scheduling Allows Schuyler to Attend Robotics Competitions

Imagine your child wants to participate in a hockey game at noon on a Tuesday. Imagine she is auditioning for a tv show on a Monday at 10 AM. Imagine he has a music performance on a Friday at 3 PM. Imagine she has a dance competition 1 PM on a Wednesday. In today’s world, more and more kids participate …

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Tagret “TJ” Races Motorcross

Tagret “TJ” has been racing since he was three years old. His dad is a professional factory rider for BETA Off-Road USA. So as you can imagine, TJ is following in his footsteps. He has won more than a dozen first place trophies and never less than third through the finish line. He races Motocross, in Open 50cc class, competes …

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Jones Gordon School New Paradise Valley Campus

JGS students started the school year at their beautiful new Paradise Valley campus! The new campus is large enough to feel spacious, yet small enough to retain the close-knit, family-like community that Jones-Gordon is known for. The campus boasts a new, comfortable “student union” where students can gather, eat lunch, play games, visit some of the Jones-Gordon critters (Uromastyx lizards …

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Meet Annika, Founder of the Art Animal Rescue Team

Annika Sarma is a fifth grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. While still an elementary-aged student, Annika has truly embodied an important tenet we celebrate and practice through all grades at Rancho: the importance of giving back and supporting our local community. When Annika was a second grader, she founded the Art Animal Rescue Team and has since donated …

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From Homeschooling to Brightmont Academy

Saya was an eighth grader being homeschooled by her mom, when she realized she needed a more stable and structured learning environment. Saya is a bright, motivated student who wanted more from her education. While looking into private one-to-one schools, Saya and her mom found Brightmont Academy. For her freshman year of high school, Saya enrolled at Brightmont Academy – …

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RSPS Student Performs at Carnegie Hall

This Summer, Elizabeth Punches, an eighth grader that has attended Rancho Solano since Pre-K4, spent six days on tour in New York City with the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. Because they had been chosen to be a part of Choirs of America, they performed at a variety of locations including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. Q. So, Carnegie Hall! Tell …

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The Competitive Athletic Advantage – School at Brightmont Academy

When Luke was four years old, he started playing hockey, and a passion was born. Luke was a skilled athlete at an early age and was quickly scouted by numerous teams. Moving from city to city, playing hockey for different clubs, Luke started missing days of school each week to attend games. Luke became concerned he would have to repeat …

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Sixth Grader Talks About His Time at Tesseract

Interview and Photo by Max Springfield Q. How long have you been at Tesseract, and what do you like best about being a Tesseract student? A. I’ve been here for eight years; eight of the greatest years of my life! My friends and teachers have always pushed me to be the best I can be. My teachers are always there …

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