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Lowe's Toolbox for Education Logo

Sequoia Charter School Receives Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

Posted On: 2017-03-13 10:18 AM
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grant to Sequoia Charter School in Mesa for: Revitalization of the current school garden by providing supplies for the improvement of overall planting
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Camp Verde and Beaver Creek news briefs

Posted On: 2016-12-19 08:25 AM
From CV Bugle.com...

New Verde Lakes pickup, delivery for AHA students. CAMP VERDE - Beginning Jan. 4, American Heritage Academy will add a bus pickup location to Verde Lakes to accommodate students who live in the town's east stretches.
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Early Release Scheduled for Dec. 13th and 14th

Posted On: 2016-12-08 03:58 PM
Tuesday, December 13 - Student Early Release Schedule 1st period - 8:30 - 10:33 a.m., 2nd period - 10:36 - 12:39 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 - Student Early Release schedule 3rd Period 8:30 - 10:33 a.m., 4th Period 10:36 - 12:39 p.m.
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By College Board [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By College Board [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Register for the Nov. 5th SAT by Tuesday Oct. 25th

Posted On: 2016-10-21 09:32 AM
The deadline for students to register for the November 5th SAT is next Tuesday, October 25th. We encourage our Seniors to register for the exam as soon as possible. Fee waivers can be given to anyone who qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch.
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Attend College Fair Week in Arizona - Oct 23 - Oct 27

Posted On: 2016-10-19 01:02 PM
October 23 to October 27 is College Fair Week in Arizona. We urge you to attend one of the college fairs listed below during that week. You will learn about different colleges and universities and be able to ask questions of college admissions officers.
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PSAT/NMSQT Exam Date Change

Posted On: 2016-10-17 12:25 PM
Sequoia Charter School will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT exam on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Note that this is a date change from October 19th. All students in grades 10 and 11 are expected to take the exam on November 2nd.
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Photo courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Arts Integration in Full Integration at ACAA Elementary

Posted On: 2016-10-13 02:32 PM
Robert Daniels aka Flip Side has been merging poetry and theatre since 2005. His mission is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and enhancing the oral tradition artistry of poetry and spoken word movements of the African diaspora.
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Mr. Afshin, Technology teacher and Chris Leedle, Hitachi Ocotillo Site Manager. Photo courtesy of Sandy Ramirez.
Mr. Afshin, Technology teacher and Chris Leedle, Hitachi Ocotillo Site Manager. Photo courtesy of Sandy Ramirez.

Hitachi brings an Electron Microscope to S.C. Precision School to Cultivate Curiosity in STEM

Posted On: 2016-10-11 08:48 AM
S.C. Precision School is excited to have an Electron Microscope on campus for one full week. Student's will learn about the history and use of the electron microscope. This is another example of how S.C. Precision School is cultivating curiosity in STEM!
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Michelle Bueler of Bueler Funeral Homes. (Photo by Bill Helm)
Michelle Bueler of Bueler Funeral Homes. (Photo by Bill Helm)

15 years later, 9/11 memories burn strong, Former New Yorker Tony Gioia honors fallen 9/11 heroes by giving back

Posted On: 2016-09-19 12:18 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

It was 15 years ago Sunday that four attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda killed close to 3,000 people, injured more than 6,000 others and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. Tony Gioia said it still feels like it just happened.
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Sequoia Village Fall Festival is this Saturday, Sept.17th!

Posted On: 2016-09-13 02:37 PM
Sequoia Village School's Fall Festival will be taking place this Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at the Sequoia Village campus in Show Low. Activities and Attractions include: Swords and Shields, Create a Crown, Bakery Walk, Book Exchange and more!
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

First Edkey Professional Development Day of 2016-2017 School Year

Posted On: 2016-09-06 12:13 PM
On August 26, Edkey staff came together for the first Professional Development Day of the school year. After an opening address by Edkey CEO, Mark Plitzuweit, teachers met with site-based teams and grade level PLC's to discuss data and student outcomes.
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Photo courtesy of Adam Berger
Photo courtesy of Adam Berger

ACAA's CARRIE Wins 3 NYA Awards

Posted On: 2016-08-29 01:27 PM
National Youth Arts presented their 11th Annual Theatre Awards, and Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics received three awards for last year's musical "Carrie."
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(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) After seven years with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Rimrock resident Maria Keller drives the school bus at American Heritage Academy in Camp Verde.
(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) After seven years with Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District, Rimrock resident Maria Keller drives the school bus at American Heritage Academy in Camp Verde.

Camp Verde American Heritage now offers bus service

Posted On: 2016-08-27 01:45 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

For the past few years, American Heritage Academy's Cottonwood campus has provided bus service for its students. That same service is now available for students who attend the school's Camp Verde campus.
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(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) As principal at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde campus, Lance Barnes says he can “see the benefits right away.
(Photo by Bill Helm, CVBugle.com) As principal at American Heritage Academy’s Camp Verde campus, Lance Barnes says he can “see the benefits right away."

Charter school's new principal, teachers happy with program's 'atmosphere'

Posted On: 2016-08-27 01:42 PM
From Camp Verde Bugle / CVBugle.com...

After two years as assistant principal, teacher on assignment and gifted specialist at ... [New AHA Camp Verde Principal Lance] Barnes says he's quite happy working at a small school where he can "see the benefits right away."
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Mike Bibby Shooting Clinic at AHA Cottonwood

Posted On: 2016-08-18 03:37 PM
Join use for the Mike Bibby Shooting Clinic at AHA Cottonwood on August 27 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Cost is $65 per player / $40 for AHA Students. For more information contact Chris Johnson at 480-678-5520.
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TribuneNewsNow.com / Silver Creek Herald
TribuneNewsNow.com / Silver Creek Herald

GWA breaks ground for new multipurpose building

Posted On: 2016-07-28 11:55 AM
From Silver Creek Herald...

Officials of George Washington Academy in Snowflake held a groundbreaking for a multipurpose building July 8. "We're following through on some of the commitments we made to the community," said Chief Executive Officer Mark Plitzuweit.
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Sequoia Village Parent Orientation Date Changed!

Posted On: 2016-07-14 12:35 PM
The Parent Orientation Meeting at Sequoia Village School scheduled for July 20th at 5:30 PM has been changed to July 27th at 5:30 PM. Please note the change if you were planning to attend. Thank you and we're sorry for any inconvenience.
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The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo
The new Sequoia Deaf School Logo

SSDHH has changed its name to Sequoia Deaf School

Posted On: 2016-07-12 04:13 PM
We are pleased to announce a change to our school name. Effective July 12, 2016, Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will now be known as Sequoia Deaf School. It is with great excitement that we share our new school name with our East Valley
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Photo courtesy of Lance Barnes
Photo courtesy of Lance Barnes

Construction Update Photos from AHA Camp Verde

Posted On: 2016-06-29 01:08 PM
New photos have been posted in the AHA Photo Gallery of the recent construction updates to the AHA Camp Verde campus. Click the link in the full article to view the pictures.
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Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker
Photo courtesy of Tamara Becker

Sequoia Village Raises Money for New Playground

Posted On: 2016-06-02 09:29 AM
The community in Show Low came out to support Sequoia Village School on Sunday, May 29 for a fundraising event to build a new playground. The event was hosted by Black Horse Brewery and all proceeds went to the school's playground fund.
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Summer School at Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark

Posted On: 2016-05-04 03:08 PM
Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark will be offering summer school for next year's 1st - 8th grades. June 27th - 30th for grades 1-4. July 11th - July 22nd for grades 5-8. Open enrollment for current students is 5/4 - 5/20, 5/23 - 6/8 for new students.
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Photo courtesy of Mindy Savoia, Paul Cryder and Flickr
Photo courtesy of Mindy Savoia, Paul Cryder and Flickr

Photos from Sequoia Village Spring Festival

Posted On: 2016-05-03 10:37 AM
Sequoia Village's Mindy Savoia and Paul Cryder have posted pictures from the Spring Festival held at Sequoia Village on April 30th. This year's Star Wars theme awarded a lot of costume opportunities for kids and staff.
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Sequoia Village Spring Festival April 30th
Sequoia Village Spring Festival April 30th

Sequoia Village Spring Festival Sat. April 30th from 10 am to 2 pm

Posted On: 2016-04-25 09:38 AM
The theme for the festival will be 'Star Wars: Battle for the UNIVERSE' and it will culminate with an epic marshmallow blaster battle at around 1pm. Lots of carnival games, a 'universal treasure hunt,' broadcast live on 96.5 the STORM from 9a-1p.
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Photo courtesy of Cindy Chleborad
Photo courtesy of Cindy Chleborad

Meet Two of the Sequoia Choice 2016 Outstanding Graduates

Posted On: 2016-04-22 01:01 PM
Both Lauren and Crystal chose to jump start their college education enrolling in Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning at Crossroads Academy in Tonopah, AZ for a summer course, but stayed to take advantage of our free college courses!
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Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell Visits ACAA

Posted On: 2016-04-18 08:51 AM
Calias Campbell defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals provided some really inspiring, motivational messages to the Fuel Up to Play 60 students at Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics Elementary (ACAA Elementary) on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
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Photo from CFA Facebook Page
Photo from CFA Facebook Page

Senator Andrew Sherwood meets with CFA Phoenix 8th Graders

Posted On: 2016-04-13 11:20 AM
Great day of civics for Mr. Birk's 8th graders from Children First Academy Phoenix. Thanks to Senator Andrew Sherwood for arranging the visit to the Senate. Thanks to Representative Coleman for the tour of the House. Special thanks to the Fallen Heroes wh
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AD Helps Students find Part-Time Positions

Posted On: 2016-04-13 09:35 AM
Kudos to our Athletic Director Maury Samilton, through his networking he has established relationships with several community businesses to hire our students. He has placed five students with part-time positions at several local businesses.
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Arizona.vote Logo

What you need to know about Prop 123

Posted On: 2016-03-29 09:41 AM
This article will hope to give you all of the information you need on Arizona Proposition 123 up for vote in a special election this May 17. Prop 123 adds education funding to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit between the legislature and public schools.
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Use Your Fry's Card to Support Our Schools

Posted On: 2016-03-23 09:49 AM
You can now support our school by linking us to your Fry's Grocery Store card. Follow the steps outlined below to link your Fry's Card to us and a small percentage of your purchases will be donated to our school.
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Photo of Alex Rivera courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo of Alex Rivera courtesy of Jerry Lewis

Haircuts Go a Long Way for Kids in Need

Posted On: 2016-03-16 12:49 PM
Barber Alex Rivera, childhood teammate of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitcher Hector Santiago, donating his time at Children First Academy of Tempe to give free haircuts to our students.
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ACAA Raises $2,134 for the American Heart Association

Posted On: 2016-03-15 08:35 AM
ACAA participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the 4th year in a row and we collected $2134.57 to support the American Heart Association. Thank you again Coach Lasswell for leading this great cause. All your hard work is very much appreciated
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Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis

CSI Cookies for Change teaches baking at CFAP

Posted On: 2016-03-10 01:08 PM
And thus begins the CSI "Cookies for Change" inaugural "baking to learn and earn" project. Thank you Marilyn Seymann for your love for the children and tireless efforts in their behalf. Thank you Mr. Birk for coming in during your Spring Break.
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Screen cap from Fox10 News Video
Screen cap from Fox10 News Video

At-risk kids view the world through a camera

Posted On: 2016-03-04 12:26 PM
From Fox 10 News / Phoenix...

The students CFA live at or below the poverty line, any many don't have a stable family unit. The Kids in Focus program pairs theses students with photographers, who help them learn how to shoot photos and ... learn to look at the world in a different way
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Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis
Photo courtesy of Jerry Lewis

Thank You to Karen Shell and Kids in Focus

Posted On: 2016-03-04 01:10 PM
Thank you to the incomparable Karen Shell and all of the mentor photographers and others with Kids in Focus who facilitated an incredible experience for our children. Thank you for putting the children first!
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Workshop: IT'S YOUR CREDIT, Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Posted On: 2016-02-29 09:29 AM
Have you checked your credit report lately? Join us in an engaging workshop to learn the basics of credit reporting and its role in your financial future. Thursday March 31, 5:00 pm at Sequoia Choice Precision School provided by Money Moments and MidFirst
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Photo courtesy of Sandy Ramirez
Photo courtesy of Sandy Ramirez

Precision Students Attend SMCC Cougar Day

Posted On: 2016-02-29 09:16 AM
Sequoia Choice Precision School students visit the South Mountain Community College Cougar Day to see the campus and review all of the programs that SMCC has to offer!
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Sequoia Elementary PTO Family Reading Night

Posted On: 2016-02-25 09:27 AM
"Read Across America" and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration! March 2nd, 2016 4pm - 6pm in the Horne Campus Gym. There will be a performance from Mr. Hoover's 3rd & 4th grade music students at 5pm. There will also be a special guest reader.
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Photo courtesy of CJ Freas
Photo courtesy of CJ Freas

Stallions Win Jr Varsity CAA Basketball Championship - UNDEFEATED

Posted On: 2016-02-25 03:20 PM
In the same month that the Sequoia Stallions took home the Junior High CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II, the Junior Varsity Stallions closed out their UNDEFEATED season by winning the JV CAA State Basketball Championship for Division II.
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Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat

Grab Your Hat, and Read with the Cat!!!

Posted On: 2016-02-24 10:47 AM
Sequoia Elementary is celebrating Read Across America Week, February 29th through March 4th with various activities and events inspired by reading and the legendary Dr. Suess.
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Mark Plitzuweit named New EdKey CEO

Posted On: 2016-02-24 04:43 PM
After a comprehensive search for a new CEO, EdKey's Board President, Mary Giffords, is proud to announce that our new CEO is Mark Plitzuweit. Read the full statement for more information on our new chief executive officer.
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Courtesy Photo / WMI
Courtesy Photo / WMI

Village Spelling Winners Advance

Posted On: 2016-02-22 09:04 AM
From White Mountain Independent...

These Sequoia Village School Spelling Bee winners move on to the Navajo County Spelling Bee. They are first place: Trinity Hughes, fifth grade; second place: Shane Williams, seventh grade; third place: Kyrie Luptak, third grade; ...
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Chili's Logo

Support Sequoia Schools by Visiting Chili's on February 22nd!

Posted On: 2016-02-11 08:45 AM
Please eat at Chili's on February 22nd between 11 am and 10 pm. Our school will be earning 15% of each sale that presents this flyer. This money will be used to reward our students at our Spirit Assemblies and Awards Assemblies! The Chili's at Stapley a
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Photo by Bill Helm, Camp Verde Bugle
Photo by Bill Helm, Camp Verde Bugle

Tax credits: education made more affordable

Posted On: 2016-02-05 09:04 AM
From Camp Verde Bugle...

Redirected tariffs can go to private or public schools. Tax credits help fund not only extracurricular programs in public schools, such as Camp Verde High School's baseball program, they also help fund scholarships at private schools, such as United Chris
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Photo courtesy of Donna Driggers
Photo courtesy of Donna Driggers

Students Raise Money to Support Sumatran Tigers with the Phoenix Zoo

Posted On: 2016-02-03 08:35 AM
Ms. Blair and her 5th grade students joined hands with the Phoenix Zoo to raise funds to support the Sumatran Tiger. For every dollar donated, students put their name in a raffle to win a stuffed tiger. They raised a total of $279.48 and were able to draw
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Public Notice

Posted On: 2016-01-13 10:05 AM
A majority of the Sequoia Pathway Academy Governing Board members may be attending TedX event, to be held at Province on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 8:30 am 12:30 pm. This is not a Governing Board meeting and as such, no Board action will be taken.
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Adult ELL Classes

Posted On: 2016-01-12 08:24 AM
Starting January 18th, we will being the Adult ELL Classes at our Sequoia Choice Precision School campus. The classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5- 7 P.M. Please contact Ms. Gaytan with any questions at 602-453-3661 x4151 or bga
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Management Staff Training on Budget Maintenance

Posted On: 2016-01-05 01:08 PM
PUBLIC NOTICE - A majority of the Sequoia Pathway Academy Governing Board members may be attending a management staff training on budget management, to be held at Sequoia Pathway Academy on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm. This is not a Governing Board meeti
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Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)
Children painted Arizona flora and fauna on the Christmas ornaments. (Photo: Release the Fear)

How boy born in Mexico helped a red bird from Arizona find its way to the White House for Christmas

Posted On: 2015-12-24 09:43 PM
From Arizona Republic / AZCentral.com...

Naykor Gutierrez thought about the Christmas ornaments taking flight and traveling to places he has imagined, places he's drawn in pictures, but has never seen with his own eyes. Naykor knows about traveling to far-away places.
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

CFA Thanks SuntecConcrete

Posted On: 2015-12-22 03:06 PM
Thank you Suntec Concrete for the timely gift of food and clothing during this holiday season.
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A Message from Edkey Inc

Posted On: 2015-12-17 03:47 PM
In mid-November, we held meetings meant to inform all stakeholders of current changes within Edkey's organizational structure as well as to provide an opportunity for Edkey administration to hear from the Pathway community. Please read the full article...
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

Thank you Maximus Foundation for your generous gift.

Posted On: 2015-12-17 02:58 PM
Thank you Maximus Foundation for your generous gift to ensure that the awesome CFAP CSI after school program continues to thrive and make a huge difference in many students' lives.
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Photo by Sandy Ramirez
Photo by Sandy Ramirez

Sequoia Choice Precision Students Visit Banner Health

Posted On: 2015-12-16 01:56 PM
Two of our Sequoia Choice Precision students participated in an in depth hospital tour provided by Banner Health. Both these students are interested in the Medical Field and this tour provided these students a real life view of how hospitals provide ...
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Make an ECA Donation

Make an ECA Donation

Posted On: 2015-12-14 09:25 AM
Don't miss your chance to support students and possibly lower your tax bill. Make an ECA tax credit donation to Sequoia Charter Schools and change a student's life. Every dollar goes toward extracurricular activities, and you may choose which school or pr
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Photo Courtesy of Nathan Lamma
Photo Courtesy of Nathan Lamma

Pathway's Demond Williams named CAA Coach of the Year

Posted On: 2015-12-10 09:35 AM
Head Varsity Football Coach Demond Williams was named Canyon Athletic Association Coach of the Year for the 2015 football season. Coach Williams led the Pathway Pumas to an undefeated regular season and served as the Senior All-star game head coach.
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Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley
Photo Courtesy of Christopher Lalley

Fuel Up to Play 60 Arizona Turkey Trot

Posted On: 2015-11-30 02:44 PM
Students trotted for their health for an hour, each time the participant finished a lap they would receive a healthy feather on their Turkey Trot hat. Many accumulated over 15 feathers. Following the trot there were healthy snacks with carrots, celery
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Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.
Photo originally posted to Facebook by Jerry Lewis.

CFA Thanks Neutron Industries

Posted On: 2015-11-25 03:08 PM
Thanks to the wonderful employees of Neutron Industries for going above and beyond for the children.
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Photo by Kathleen Danielson
Photo by Kathleen Danielson

George Washington Academy Community Service - Can Drive

Posted On: 2015-11-24 10:16 AM
George Washington Academy students organized and collected cans for our canned food drive. Our community service project is working with the Snowflake/Taylor Community Freehold to collect canned food for the local food bank, Shepherd's Kitchen. This is
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Christina Calloway / News-Herald Photo; Sequoia students practice a few pickleball techniques on the court Thursday afternoon. The students of the online program are going on their second year of playing pickleball.
Christina Calloway / News-Herald Photo; Sequoia students practice a few pickleball techniques on the court Thursday afternoon. The students of the online program are going on their second year of playing pickleball.

Sequoia Choice students forge unique partnership with Havasu's pickleball community

Posted On: 2015-11-10 11:14 AM
From HavasuNews.com...

After spending hours in front of a computer screen, Tristen Newcome said there's no better way to get the blood pumping again than to chase around a pickleball. The Sequoia Choice Charter School student enjoys releasing his pent-up energy on the courts an
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Photo by Kathleen Danielson
Photo by Kathleen Danielson

Crazy Hair Day at GWA

Posted On: 2015-10-30 08:16 AM
Talk about your snake in the grass! Two students enjoy Crazy Hair Day at GWA!
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New PAC Leadership at George Washington Academy

Posted On: 2015-10-20 01:43 PM
Big SHOUT OUT to our new PAC leadership: President - Sheri Rhoton; 1st Advisor - Dawniel Flake; 2nd Advisor - Amber Roberts; Secretary - Daniel Hiatt; Treasurer - Carin Stradling. We cannot thank our parents enough for their hard work and commitment to GW
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Photo by Kathleen Davidson
Photo by Kathleen Davidson

George Washington Academy Students Go Pumpkin Picking

Posted On: 2015-10-15 11:16 AM
GWA students visited Willis Farms in Snowflake. They host local schools every year and the students get to choose a pumpkin and go through the corn maze at a very reasonable price. One recent Friday, GWA students and whole families visited Willis Farms.
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Photo by Sandy Ramirez
Photo by Sandy Ramirez

Former Students of Sequoia Choice Precision School are Succeeding!

Posted On: 2015-10-15 09:28 AM
Surprise meeting at the 2015 Hispanic Women's Conference...Francis graduated from Precision in 2003. Marisol stopped by to visit and updated us on college life. She graduated in 2015 in the top 15% of her glass. She earned a Presidential scholarship at S
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Photo by Mark Duplissis
Photo by Mark Duplissis

Sequoia Choice at the Greater Phoenix College Fair September 27

Posted On: 2015-10-06 09:38 AM
What an amazing day! Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning hosted a booth at the Greater Phoenix College Fair on September 27. We shared our Early College Credit program with high school students from all over Arizona. Students and their families we
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Screencap from YouTube Video
Screencap from YouTube Video

New Videos Posted to the SequoiaCharter YouTube Channel

Posted On: 2015-10-06 03:46 PM
We have posted a couple new videos to our YouTube channel. These videos were produced for the 3rd Annual Children First Foundation Gala Event fundraiser held on October 3, 2015. The event raised money for the Children First Academy schools of Phoenix and
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Walk Bike to School Day is October 22!

Posted On: 2015-10-02 04:15 PM
International Walk/Bike to School Day and Safe Routes to School invites our students, staff, parents/guardians and community stakeholders to meet at the SE Corner of Southern and Horne in the parking lot next to Circle K. We will begin meeting at 7:00 AM
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Lamma and Silvia Returning to Sequoia Pathway Academy

Posted On: 2015-10-02 03:38 PM
"The EdKey board and management team are pleased to announce that Diane Silvia and Nate Lamma are going to serve on the leadership team at Sequoia Pathway Academy. We met with Mr. Lamma and Ms. Silvia this morning and we are working out final details duri
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Photo by reporter Naomi Hatch.  Used by permission.
Photo by reporter Naomi Hatch. Used by permission.

GWA 2nd Annual Boatload of Food Summer Food Drive Winner!

Posted On: 2015-09-28 09:17 AM
Principal Dr. Kathleen Danielson, George Washington Charter School, presented Jaxon McCullough (left) a T-shirt that he drew the picture that has been used on T-Shirts for the 2nd annual Boatload of Food, summer food drive. (Photo by Naomi Hatch)
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Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.
Sarah Ruf/Maricopa Monitor - Sequoia Pathway Academy students got a chance to participate in a two-day math and science camp sponsored by Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy.

Geek Squad comes to Maricopa for technology camp

Posted On: 2015-09-28 08:58 AM
From TriValleyCentral.com...

Geek Squad Academy descended on Sequoia Pathway Academy Sept. 16 and 17 for a technology camp aimed at getting students excited about the careers of the future. Best Buy's famed Geek Squad offers the two-day initiative at no cost to participating schools
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Oscar Perez/Dispatch - TriValleyCentral.com
Oscar Perez/Dispatch - TriValleyCentral.com

Mission Heights falls to Sequoia Pathway

Posted On: 2015-09-28 08:56 AM
From TriValleyCentral.com...

Brandon Mittchel, center, of Mission Hieghts Preparatory School eludes defenders during Friday night's game at Carr McNatt Park. Pictured: Mission Heights' Brandon Mitchell, center, runs for yardage during Friday night’s game against Sequoia Pathway at Ca
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Parents Right to Know Notification

Posted On: 2015-09-23 10:53 AM
We are pleased to notify you that in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teacher. Please read the letter for the complete information on
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Students work on 3D printing in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy at Sequoia Pathway. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson InMaricopa.com
Students work on 3D printing in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy at Sequoia Pathway. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson InMaricopa.com

Geek Squad spreads Technology at Sequoia Pathway

Posted On: 2015-09-21 09:53 AM
From InMaricopa.com...

They made music and films, programmed robots, assembled circuits and learned 3D printing. Approximately 150 students participated in Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy Wednesday and Thursday at Sequoia Pathway Academy. Geek Squad Academy provides access to tec
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Marines Week in the Valley - Sept. 10th - 13th

Posted On: 2015-09-09 12:10 PM
The United States Marine Corps looks forward to celebrating community, country and Corps with the greater Phoenix area as more than 600 Marines flood the "Valley of the Sun" from 10-13 September 2015. Your Leathernecks will perform band concerts, showcase
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Photo By Adam Berger
Photo By Adam Berger

ACAA's Sweeney Todd Wins Three NYA Awards

Posted On: 2015-09-04 11:24 AM
National Youth Arts presented their 10th Annual Theatre Awards, and Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics received three awards for last year's musical "Sweeney Todd." The winners are as follows: Outstanding Lead Actor: Conner Morley, Outstanding
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Sequoia Pathway Pumas Win Season Opener!

Posted On: 2015-08-25 08:07 PM
From TriValleyCentral.com...

Tyler Dreyer scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter for the Phantoms in Friday night's season opener. Sequoia Pathway led 32-0 at halftime after scoring 16 points in each of the first two quarters. Mission Heights lost four starters due to injury in
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Children First Foundation Gala Event Coming October 3rd!

Posted On: 2015-08-21 08:20 PM
You are cordially invited to attend The Third Annual Children First Gala on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmore in the Grand Ballroom. 6 pm Registration, Reception, Silent Auction, Magic Tree, Wine Table; 7 pm Dinner followed by Live Auction
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Sequoia Village Pirate Fall Festival

Posted On: 2015-08-19 04:53 PM
Ahoy Mateys! All ye scallywags best be showing up or ye'll be walkin' the plank! Sequoia Village School Annual Fall Festival & Yard Sale Saturday, September 19, 2015 (10 am - 2 pm) Yard Sale will be from 9 am - 1 pm Fun will include: Lots of carnival gam
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Rachael Lay, Children First Academy of Phoenix Principal
Rachael Lay, Children First Academy of Phoenix Principal

Chromebooks for CFA Phoenix Students donated by Insight

Posted On: 2015-08-17 05:18 PM
These Chromebooks were purchased with Insight's generous $20,000 grant. The Chromebooks will be used for student benchmark assessments, state testing and research throughout our schools. Part of the grant will also be spent to purchase document cameras fo
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Photo by Assistant Superintendent Mark Duplissis
Photo by Assistant Superintendent Mark Duplissis

New Electronic Sign at Sequoia Village School

Posted On: 2015-08-17 04:03 PM
After six years of fund-raising, Sequoia Village School PTO has purchased a brand new electronic sign for the school. Michele Carlyon, PTO President, recently presented the sign to Mindy Savoia, Principal in the presence of Mr. Douglas Pike, CEO.
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Sequoia Star Academy Meet & Greet - Aug 17th & 18th in Mesa!

Posted On: 2015-08-14 04:35 PM
Please come to our informative "Meet and Greets" at one or both of the locations listed below. Bring your questions and your friends! We look forward to meeting you! Meet & Greet at the northwest corner of Southern Ave and Gilbert Rd on Monday, August 17
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Welcome to George Washington Academy

Posted On: 2015-08-05 03:51 PM
School will begin August 12. Grades K-6 will attend from 8:00-3:00; grades 7 and 8 will attend from 8:00-3:20. We will get the bell schedule of recess time and lunch out to you as soon as it is finalized. I have been posting these type of items on our Geo
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VVN/Tom Tracey
VVN/Tom Tracey

Schools meet with tribal community

Posted On: 2015-08-04 01:00 PM
From Verde Independent...

"I feel that it's important for the parents to meet the administrators. I don't want them to be afraid to go to the school," said by Leona Wathogoma, Johnson O'Malley Manager with the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The program provides educational resources and t
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Sequoia Village Pink Panthers fight cancer

Posted On: 2015-06-10
From WMICentral.com...

Michele Carlyon, president of the Sequoia Village School PTO, and Jim Hillebrecht (both in the center) are on stage with all the students and staff who participated in the fourth annual Sue's Crew walk against cancer on May 16. The school had 20 students
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Many firsts for Pathway valedictorian

Posted On: 2015-05-19
From CopaMonitor.com...

As the valedictorian at Sequoia Pathway Academy, senior Emily McEvers seems calm. But the ambitious 18-year-old is anxious for the ceremony in which she will don a cap and gown and listen to her name as she walks across the stage.
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Sequoia Secondary's Science Scholars Trip to Hawaii

Posted On: 2015-05-01
Sequoia Science Scholars took an exciting adventure to the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Ten students explored the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki and Moana Beaches, Turtle Bay, walked inside the crater of Diamond Head Volcano, got lost in the world's largest maze at the
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Sequoia Elementary Pennies for Patients Winners Announced!

Posted On: 2015-04-17
Please join us in congratulating our amazing students! They have raised $1,500.00 during our Pennies for Patients Campaign to help battle blood cancers. Our young philanthropists have brilliantly demonstrated what it means to "Be the Change" we wish to se
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SSDHH & CFA Join ARIZONA GIVES DAY - APRIL 7, 2015

Posted On: 2015-03-23
Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24 hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for nonprofi...
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Eastmark Robotics Club wins at Vex IQ Robotics Challege

Posted On: 2015-02-02
Ms. Bean and Ms. Sermeno led the Sequoia Pathfinder at Eastmark’s robotics team to its first victory last Saturday, January 31. Students competed in a Vex IQ Robotics challenge and one team won in the category of robotic skills. With this win, the
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AHA Cottonwood announces New Principal Eric Evans

Posted On: 2014-12-10
Dear Parents and Guardians, Mr. Eric Evans joined our AHA team at the beginning of this school year as Vice Principal at our Cottonwood campus. He has been a great asset, an amazing leader, and a great example of the core values of American ...
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Star Academy Holiday Spectacular Coming Dec. 5th!

Posted On: 2014-11-25
We at Sequoia Star Academy for the Performing Arts are very proud of our students in the performing arts programs. Therefore we'd like to invite you all to join us next week for a special program. On December 5th our very own Stars On Stars perfor...
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Sequoia Star Academy Spooktacular

Posted On: 2014-10-20
Thanks to everyone that came to support our Spooktacular this past Friday evening. Mrs. Smith, and Ms. Miles did a tremendous job with the first show of the year and the dessert raffle an...
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Pumas Win First Home Game

Posted On: 2014-10-09
AZCAA.com - Canyon Athletic Association 10/07/2014, 1:15pm MST By Dominic Bailin Second Ranked Pumas Win 4th Consecutive ...
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Walk to School - October 23rd - Horne Campus

Posted On: 2014-10-02
Sequoia Charter School Horne Campus is participating in Walk to School Day on Thurday, October 23, 2014 Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. ...
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Robotics Club is Starting!!

Posted On: 2014-09-18
First Meeting is Tuesday, September 23rd, at 3:05 in the Makers Room. You must be at least 8 years old to join. Please bring the attached form signed by your parent. Meetings will last 90 minutes initially until all of our robot kits arrive. Qu...
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Sequoia Pathway Recognized by HAREP

Posted On: 2014-08-18
Sequoia Pathway was recognized by the HAREP Organization (Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals) for "HAREP Cares for Teachers" of Pinal County this past weekend. Pathway was awarded a framed certificate and a generous amount of school suppli
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ACAA Elementary Service Learning Project

Posted On: 2014-04-30
Miss Jenkins’ second grade classroom has participated in an ongoing service learning project this school year involving compassion, volunteerism, and giving to the less fortunate. The students were pen pal letters with the second grade classroom at
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ACAA Raises $915 for American Heart Association

Posted On: 2014-04-09
The Arizona Conservatory for Arts & Academics Elementary collected $915 to support the American Heart Association. Thank you Coach Lasswell for leading this great cause. All your hard work is very much appreciated. ...
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Community Fun Nights on May 9th

Posted On: 2014-04-08
On May 9th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Sequoia Charter School is hosting two free Family Fun Nights. The Sequoia Charter School Community Fun Night seeks to provide students and community the opportunity to have fun while learning about healthy eating, car
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Walk Bike to School Day is April 16th, 2014

Posted On: 2014-04-08
Wednesday, April 16th at 7am Sequoia students and families are invited to participate in the second National Walk/ Bike to School Day. The event is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation Safe Route to School program. Families will meet at the s
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ACAA Elementary Art & Fashion Show

Posted On: 2014-03-03
ACAA Elementary is proud to announce the 2nd annual art show.  As an added bonus the 4th through 6th grades will be holding a fashion show in the elementary MPR during the art show.   Date: Wednesday March 26th Time: 6:30...
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2014 New Enrollemnt Open House

Posted On: 2014-02-19
The dates have been set, and we would love to meet you. Once again Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics is opening the house (both houses actually) to meet and greet families who are interested in en...
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AHA Students Jump Rope to Save Lives

Posted On: 2014-02-04
COTTONWOOD, AZ: American Heritage Academy in partnership with the American Heart Association will celebrate the "35th Anniversary Jump Rope for the Heart" community service learning program and fundraiser. On Febr...
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AHA Math Students Compete in County-Wide Math Contest

Posted On: 2014-02-03
On January 28th, eight American Heritage Academy math students participated in the Yavapai County Math Contest at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. The students were hand-selected by Math Instructor, Julie Baum, as the best students to re
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Sequoia VOICE Student Newsletter - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue

Posted On: 2014-01-14
The latest issue of the Sequoia Schools Horne Campus Newsletter - the Sequoia Voice - is available for download. This November-December 2013 issue of the Voice covers everything that happened on the Horne campus plus a lasting tribute to our former Superi
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Larry Nicholls Named Navajo County Teacher of the Year

Posted On: 2013-11-21
It is our pleasure to announce that our own SVS 5-6 teacher, Larry Nicholls was nominated and voted Navajo County Teacher of the Year! Bobbie Warren (K) was also one of the nominees. White Mountain Radio 93.5 held this radio event and prese...
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Fall Bus Routes Revised

Posted On: 2013-10-04
The Transportation Department has made some minor adjustments to our bus routes. Please take a moment to look o...
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ACAA website has upgraded to version 2.2

Posted On: 2013-06-13
In response to a growing school and a growing interest in information about it, we are pleased to launch the latest and greatest incarnation of the ACAA website. The main feature of this transfor...
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Celebrate a Decade of ACAA

Posted On: 2013-03-13
Help the PTSA celebrate a huge milestone for our school. We have been enriching the lives of our students for 10 years! As pa...
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Academic Decathlon's First Competition Is a Success

Posted On: 2013-02-04
ACAA's Academic Decathlon team participated in it's first ever competition on February 1st and 2nd at Barry Goldwater High School. They finished 5th in the Super Quiz team event and 16th overall. These achievements earned them the Rookie of the Year award
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Arizona Charter-School Safety a Concern

Posted On: 2013-01-29
From AZCentral.com... By Kerry Fehr-Snyder The Republic | azcentral.com Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:28 PM School security has come under more scrutiny in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn...
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Enrollment rises at Mesa charter schools

Posted On: 2012-09-07
by Cathryn Creno The Republic | azcentral.com Two charter schools in Mesa that joined the Arizona Interscholastic Association over the summer saw their enrollments increase at the sta...
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ACAA Choir Performs at D-Backs Choir Night

Posted On: 2012-08-27
On August 25th, the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted their 4th annual Choir Night at Chase Field. School choirs from across the Valley were in attendance and joined together on the field to perform the National Anthem before the game. ...
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Sequoia Schools receives ADOT government grant

Posted On: 2012-08-05
Cedrick Woodard, our Health and Wellness coordinator for Sequoia Schools was contacted by the Arizona Republic regarding ADOT grants towards safe routes to school. The Arizona Department of Transportation has awarded $4.5 million in 27 grants t...
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Mr. Lalley on Arizona Midday

Posted On: 2012-01-11
ACAA Principal Christopher Lalley stopped by Arizona Midday to talk about ACAA's expansion, its student base, and its core values.  ...
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