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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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Ask Artie

Q. As parent, what is the best way for me to be involved in my child’s academic success and pathway to college? A. As Artie the Artichoke, I’m often at campus events where I see a lot of parent/student interaction. Particularly with our students coming from high school to SCC, the support of parents can make all the difference. SCC …

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Tanner Whorl, Sophomore at On-Track Academy, Stays On-Track

Tanner Whorl has overcome a lot in the last year. With a virus that could have killed him, he never gave up. He stayed in school with the help of his teachers at On-track Academy. Here is what he had to say: What brought you to On-Track Academy (OTA), Tanner? In 7th grade, I was in the hospital and ended …

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Charlotte Moenich, 3rd Grader at Benchmark Elementary, Talks About Her Love for Horses

How long have you been riding? When did you first want to start riding horses? I’ve been riding regularly for two years. I met my first horse with my friend, Addie, when I was five; she let me ride her horse Rusty. My grandma gave me riding lessons at Desert Palms for a Christmas present; I loved it so much I keep …

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Carly Cairns, Spelling Bee Winner at Camelback Desert

Tell us about your recent spelling bee win? It was really exciting to finally win.  I finished in second place the last two years to my brother (Will Ryan-Johnson), and I was proud to follow in his footsteps. What is the word that you spelt out that gave you the win? It was genetic, which wasn’t too bad.  I smiled …

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Dancer Shaeleigh O’Brien, Third Grader at Freedom Academy North

Shaeleigh O’Brien is sure to fall into the same footsteps as her mom! She has been dancing her whole life and just got casted in The Nutcracker at Ballet Arizona….Congrats Shaeleigh, keep up the great work! Tell us your involvement in The Nutcracker with Ballet Arizona.  I auditioned and was selected to be in one of three casts for the …

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