School Notes - March 15, 2017

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Michael Zhang named to dean’s list

Michael Zhang of Avondale was named to Wartburg College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

W.V. students named to president’s list

Timothy Bland of Goodyear and Manny Martinez of Tolleson were named to Trine University’s president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

 

Applicants sought for ASU college prep program

High school students are invited to apply to Fleischer Scholars, a weeklong summer college prep program for high school juniors who will graduate in 2018. Fifty students will be given full scholarships for housing at Arizona State University, meals and materials. Sessions will be held June 12-16 and July 10-14.

The program’s application deadline is April 30. For information, visit wpcarey.asu.edu/Fleischer, call 480-965-5187 or email wpcsummerprograms@asu.edu.

 

Isaac Coronel named to dean’s list

Isaac Coronel of Avondale was named to Westminster College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

 

Volunteers sought to host international students

Aspect Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational exchange organization, is seeking volunteers to become host families to international high school students from more than 30 countries. For information, call 480-487-7124 or visit aspectfoundation.org.

 

Nicole Vitola makes dean’s list

Nicole Vitola of Litchfield Park was named to Simpson College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

 

W.V. students named to dean’s list

Annalecia Caires of Goodyear and Jamilah Relf of Litchfield Park were named to Azusa Pacific University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

Desert Edge student earns scholarship

Desert Edge High School senior Valerie Figueroa has been named as one of the recipients of the Arizona Athletic Trainer’s Association Lenny Williams Scholarship for $500.

She was presented the award at the AzATA Winter Symposium on Jan. 29 and plans to attend Grand Canyon University to become a family physician.

 

Kyle Webber makes dean’s list

Kyle Webber of Goodyear was named to Bethel University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

 

Scholarships available for students pursing healthcare career

Partners for Health, a nonprofit group working with Abrazo West Campus, is offering scholarships for post-secondary students interested in pursuing healthcare careers.

Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Students who demonstrate financial need will be given preference.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time students in credit-awarding colleges or universities and working toward careers in health-related professions.

An application with two letters of recommendation should be mailed by March 15 to: Partners for Health Scholarship Committee, c/o Dawn Gielau, Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, AZ 85395.

For information, contact Gielau at dgielau@abrazohealth.com or call 623-882-1568.

 

Saddle Mountain named
‘Champions of Breakfast’

The Saddle Mountain Unified School District is the recipient of a 2017 Champions of Breakfast Award for the Western Region from the USDA’s special nutrition programs.

The award in the category for implementation of an innovative school breakfast model is for a program at Tartesso Elementary School in Buckeye that nearly doubled school breakfast participation.

 

Winners announced in annual reading contest

The results of the fourth annual Goodyear Reading Challenge are in and a total of 2,404 students in 92 classrooms from 11 schools read a total of 497,287 pages. One class in each grade level was chosen as the winner for reading the most pages in peer groups.

Winning classrooms were treated to ice cream, pizza, vouchers for Phoenix Suns basketball games and plaques to recognize the achievement.

The 2016 Reading Challenge Winners are:

Ms. Spallina’s kindergarten class at The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, which read 18,539 pages.

Ms. Gooszen’s first-grade class at Palm Valley Elementary School, which read 3,536 pages.

Ms. Villegas’ second-grade class at Desert Thunder School, which read 9,648 pages.

Ms. Weddell’s third-grade class at Desert Thunder School, which read 14,617 pages.

Ms. Salerno’s fourth-grade class at Palm Valley Elementary School, which read 29,020 pages.

Mr. Munoz’s fifth-grade class at Mabel Padgett Elementary School, which read 33,348 pages.

Mrs. Alek’s sixth-grade class at Western Sky Middle School, which read 40,036 pages.

Mr. Beneschan’s seventh-grade class at Centerra Mirage STEM Academy, which read 2,712 pages.

Ms. Shanahan’s eighth-grade class at Desert Star School, which read 4,807 pages.

 

Victoria Silva graduates from Kent State University

Victoria Silva of Avondale has graduated with a master of library and information science from the College of Communication and Information at Kent State University in Ohio.

 

Rachel Renaud makes dean’s list

Rachel Renaud of Avondale was named to Cornell College’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

 

Tartesso Elementary academic teams advance

Tartesso Elementary School’s Vex Robotics team placed first at the state tournament in Prescott and is advancing to the world competition in April in Kentucky. The team is led by coaches Joel Wisser and Mike Bailey.

The school’s Odyssey of the Mind teams also placed first and second at the regional competition March 4, and will advance to the state tournament April 1 in Tucson. The teams are led by coaches Tammy Doerksen, Jana Weston and Nikki Hill.

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