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Tesseract Students to Break World Record for Longest Marker Chain

Tesseract Middle School’s Student Government is planning to break the world record for creating the longest marker chain on March 21, 2014.  The Student Government is comprised of students in fifth through eighth grade who have reached out to the entire Tesseract Community asking for donations of Crayola wide markers. These markers will then be donated to Golden Gate Community …

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10th grader, Tim, Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Tim is a 10th grader who felt like he was not challenged enough with the traditional school instruction model.  He often zoned out, and his grades were suffering. Tim and his parents wanted to find an option that challenged him, but also allowed him to play hockey without interfering with his academics.  His younger sister was attending Brightmont Academy, so …

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Aaron Lott is Overcoming Dyslexia at On-Track Academy

Aaron Lott is like any typical kid. He loves to be with his friends, play with his dog, eat pizza and listen to all kinds of music, including rap, country, and Bob Marley. His story is probably pretty typical, too. What’s it like at On Track Academy (OTA)? Much better than where I was—I can make friends and I actually …

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Three-Year Old Lily is on Her Way to be Tri-Lingual

Global Minds School teachers primarily focus on speaking Chinese, Spanish or French since it is the natural first component of any language. Through demonstration, repetition, group, individual and interactive play, Global Minds makes becoming bilingual an easy, fun, and playful experience! Here is what, three-year-0ld Lily had to say about Global Minds School: Who are your teachers at Global Minds? …

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Joevanni Haddad Football Fanatic

How long have you been attending Freedom Academy? I have been at Freedom Academy since kindergarten. Freedom Academy is not only a school, but also a second family to me. Tell us about your teacher. What makes him/her so great? All of the teachers at Freedom Academy are amazing, but coach Steve is my favorite.  He inspires us to be …

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Students Raise Money For Victims of the Typhoon in the Philippines

Tell our readers how you helped to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines? We sold note cards. We had help from parents to make the note cards using paintings we painted over the past year. We chose five different paintings to use. Stella has three designs Maxwell has one design and Andrew has one design. …

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Amadeus Coleman gets accepted to join ‘People to People’

People to People Ambassador Programs is a travel organization program that was president Eisenhower envisioned.  It established in 1956 with a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations”.  It gives the opportunity for kids to visit other countries and experience unique adventures. How did …

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Xtreme Gymnastics Preschool, Move-n-Learn

Move-n-Learn Preschool, part of Xtreme Gymnastics, offers a preschool experience unlike anything else available in the valley.  Based on groundbreaking educational research showing a direct and significant relationship between early childhood motor development and scholastic success, the Move-n-Learn curriculum takes full advantage of their unique ability to seamlessly combine instruction in both areas.  Class takes place both within a traditional …

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Hannah Munson Wins Miss Arizona Junior Teen Title

 A junior at Rancho Solano Preparatory School, holding the title of Miss Arizona Junior Teen is one of many positions listed in Hannah’s burgeoning resume. She is the Historian for Student Government; Treasurer for both iSanctuary and Key Club; Yearbook Editor; Spirit Line Captain; honor roll student and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme candidate. Of winning the title Hannah states, …

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Tesseract Student, Mathew Kaplan, Inspired to Create The Be O.N.E Project

Written By: Maddie Anseth, Pitch Perfect Marketing Club Member Many would say that middle school bullying is “age-appropriate conduct” and thus goes largely unaddressed by school officials. Tesseract School junior Matthew Kaplan disagrees. Kaplan has taken it upon himself to put an end to high school bullying before it even begins. Kaplan says, “Middle school is the essential time to …

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