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Jessica Hochschuler, Class of 2014, Reflects on her time at Tesseract

My first paper for English was due a couple weeks ago and we were first supposed to bring a rough draft to class for peer editing.  So I did what I was told and brought a copy.  We first read aloud our papers (based on a few articles regarding gender discrimination in the college process) and then had one student …

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Owen Succeeds with Peak Academics

By: Tina Kanelos, Director of Peak Academics Owen Grossman, an 8th grader at Tesseract, has worked with several Peak Academics tutors for three years. He has demonstrated incredible personal and academic growth during this time. When we first began working with Owen in 5th grade, he was struggling with the transition into middle school and the challenges of ADHD. Clearly …

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Tesseract in Demand!

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Tesseract Class Starts Newspaper

Tesseract’s third grade class has embraced a project-based learning initiative by forming their own Class Newspaper. The students are inviting guest speakers from the industry to learn more, they have auditioned for specific jobs and are learning various writing styles with the ultimate goal of publishing their very own “Tiger Times”. Their first assignment was an opinion piece on why they …

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Tesseract Students Care Tesseract Builds Relationship with Green School Alliance

Tesseract School has always integrated global awareness and environmental consciousness in its curriculum. Students have been composting, recycling and learning about being environmentally conscious and studying various topics such as: conservation, sustainability and global awareness. They are all learning about saving the planet on a daily basis. This year, the fourth grade students took on an additional challenge by entering …

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Tesseract School Attracts Local Leader, Mark Bistricky as New Head of School

The Tesseract School Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Mark Bistricky as the new Head of School beginning July 1, 2014. Tesseract is an independent school with campuses in Paradise Valley and Phoenix, Arizona. Tesseract inspires students from pre-school through twelfth grade to realize their individual potential by preparing them for the 21st century. Bistricky is currently Head …

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Tesseract’s Inspirational Seventh Grade Student is Principal Violist of the Phoenix Youth Symphony’s String Orchestra

Tesseract Seventh Grade student, Isabella Biggs, was awarded the honor of Principal (First Chair) Violist of the Phoenix Youth Symphony’s String Orchestra in January 2014. Isabella started playing the violin when she was four years old and switched to the viola when she was ten. She has been playing with the Phoenix Youth Symphony since 2012. Having been born with …

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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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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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Tesseract Wins Program of the Year for the Herpetological and Crocodilian Program out of all Private Independent Schools in Arizona

The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a non-profit organization that takes in abandoned or endangered reptiles and keeps them in a safe environment. The PHS works closely with Tesseract School on a few different programs. One of these programs is when the Society visits the Tesseract fourth grade for an eight week learning experience. Each week, an instructor from the PHS brings a variety …

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