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Rancho Solano Fifth Grader One Step Closer to Achieving Dream of Joining USA Olympic Equestrian Team

Kierra Fox, a fifth grader at Rancho Solano Preparatory School, has just received her first US Equestrian Junior High School Athlete Letter and Certificate for 2016-2017. Q. What sparked your interest in riding? A. My first horseback ride was on my Mom’s Arabian Quarter horse when I was three and I’ve been riding ever since! I own and show my …

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Tori Shines Through Music and Healing

Tori Zollars is a seventh grade student at The Jones-Gordon School. A vibrant, creative part of the JGS community, Tori has many interests and talents. As captain of the JGS cheerleaders, Tori helps lead the JGS Jaguar to victory at basketball and football games. At The School of Rock, a performance-based music school she attends year round, Tori is learning to …

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FREEDOM ACADEMY’S LEADERSHIP TEAM PARTNERS WITH DIGNITY HEALTH

The Freedom Academy Leadership Team recently partnered with Dignity Health in their “Kindness Challenge.” The Kindness Challenge is sponsored by Dignity Health to promote acts of kindness within organizations like schools. The Freedom Academy Leadership Team created “CIA” (Caught in the Act) cards that teachers give to students who are “caught” being kind. Students who receive a card are eligible …

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Exchange Student Yeseo Lee Talks About Her Time in The USA

I am 17 years old and I am from South Korea. On December 26, 2014 it was second semester of my sophomore year that I moved to the States. I am attending Chaparral High School and I am Junior now. I will graduate in May this year, which is early graduation for me. I am here in the United States …

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Four Year Old, Kaiya, Talks about Some of Her Favorites

Kaiya is a great artist! She has an incredible imagination and is wonderful at drawing/painting a variety of pictures and coloring! Q. Do you have any brothers or sisters? A. I have a sister named Emi. She’s 2. When Emi was a baby she was so little and so cute. Momma wishes we were so small again. Q. Do you …

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Dhruv Does It All With The Help of Rancho Solano

 

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Eighth Grader, Dominic, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Dominic Bea is an eighth grader in his first year at Jones-Gordon School (JGS). He has been to many schools in the past few years, including a brief period where he was home schooled. He has traveled extensively, and has come to find a home here at JGS. Q. What is your favorite thing about JGS? What do you think …

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Brightmont Academy Lets You Be You

“When I first came to Brightmont, I judged it by its cover. I thought I would have to change to fit it, but I did not. I could be me,” said current ninth grade Brightmont student, Brad. “It was easy to fit in,” Brad continued. Despite his initial worries, Brad found a warm, welcoming environment at Brightmont that allowed him …

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Eight Grader, Bennett, Succeeds at Jones-Gordon School

Bennett is intelligent and a creative thinker who loves to learn in an environment where he feels supported by teachers and staff members. Q. What makes The Jones-Gordon School feel like the right school for you? A. I like it here because all of the teachers are nice and I’m able to get work done. Having one-on-one time with the …

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Kendall Talks Ballet and her Success at Tesseract School

Interview by Abby Wilkes, Tesseract student Q. How long have you been at Tesseract and what is your favorite memory? A. I have been at Tesseract since fifth grade, and this is my last year, since I am an 8th grader. My favorite memory is going on the school trips, because it is a way to connect with your friends …

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