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HCLC Raises Bullying Awareness

By Horizon Honors High School Senior, Anja Asato


ullying is a common problem in schools, but Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) is combating this on a K-12 scale. HCLC has developed a sound sense of community based on the school values of learn, believe, dream, and dare. These programs have been successful in promoting a unique environment where students are able express their feelings, learn problem-solving skills, and discuss real-world situations. By addressing these issues early, students are able to keep these lessons with them as they advance through middle and high school.

Kindergarteners start with value talks and learn ways to vocalize their feelings instead of resorting to mean comments or crying. In elementary, students read age-appropriate books that incorporate themes like racism and gender roles. The issue of bullying is addressed more specifically when students reach third grade, with a focus on the technological aspect. Students are given the skills to advocate for themselves and their peers first, then resort to teacher involvement. Just one example of the success HCLC has had in forming a sense of community is the “Mix It Up” lunches for students grades first through sixth. During these lunches, students are assigned to sit with new people to encourage new friendships. Although students were hesitant at first, many have formed

new connections. HCLC was named a “2013-2014 Mix It Up Model School” for school-wide enthusiasm for these lunches. The sense of community is further expanded in middle and high school where students address problems of bullying. Beyond the Walls is a club which focuses on preventing bullying and educating the student body on ways to banish negativity and harassment. The club prepared a presentation called “Under the Radar,” which focused on subtle forms of bullying that often go unaddressed. Students also signed a Resolution of Respect, pledging to combat prejudice within themselves and others. Beyond the Walls plans on making HCLC an official “No Place For Hate” school by creating programs to educate peers on bullying prevention. The school has gone further to address safety online and cyber bullying at the middle school and high school levels. Students participated in presentations throughout the year during scholastic lab classes to learn about safety when sharing information online and using social media. Together, these programs have worked to promote a community of care, respect, acceptance, and awareness from elementary through high school. Z

Junior reporter Anja Asato is a senior at Horizon Honors and has been attending the school for the past seven years. She is editor in chief of “The Horizon Sun,” the school’s newspaper, and enjoys volunteering through Key Club and National Honor Society.

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For the flower pot: 1. Cut a pink ribbon to length. 2. Attach it to the rim of the pot using glue dots. I love glue dots, so functional! 3. Tie it off in a bow. I also attached the bow in place with a glue dot. 4. I then added green colored rice we made during Easter to fill the pot, giving it a fun finished look. For the flowers: 1. Wrap a long green pipe cleaner around the 6 bundled pipe cleaners. 2. Bend and twist it to make the stem. 3. Spread out your now 12 strands, and curl them up into each other to make the flower. 4. For a sturdier stem, fold the green pipe cleaner in half again. Group them all together and tie it with another pipe cleaner. Or you can leave them separate in the pot for a fun arrangement.

Either way, Mom will love them!

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EGO®. Everyone knows it. This classic toy has been a part of countless childhoods, and it has stormed homes everywhere with creativity. Although LEGO® is technically a toy, it truly is a spectacular artistic medium. The Heard Museum has cultivated its latest exhibit around the idea of LEGO®, constructing intricate pieces that display pop culture and native Arizona landscapes. The main theme of the exhibit is to represent our great state in a way that has not really been done before, whilst creating a fun and interactive atmosphere. Another exciting feature of the exhibit is the emphasis on Native American culture. The combinations of all these factors are sure to pack a powerful punch. The exhibit will run from May 24th to September 28th. Members of the museum are encouraged to come at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 24; the event opens to the general public at 1:00 pm on the same day. All ages are welcome to come to this exhibit; it will truly be fun for the whole family. The Heard also plans to have corresponding events called “block parties” (pun intended), with food and entertainment, to go along with the colorful exhibit. These events will have interactive sections designed for the kids, even two year olds, to have fun and play. Admission follows as: Adults $23, students with ID $12.50, seniors $18.50, children 6-12 $12.50, and children 1-5 $5. Go escape the unbearable summer heat and explore this dynamic exhibit. A happy coincidence was the recent release of the LEGO® Movie, which helped develop the idea for this exhibit, although not entirely. This exhibit is truly going to be a wonderful experience that is redefining the art scene in Arizona, with the help of a few rectangular bricks, of course. Z

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Less stress and more time for everyone to enjoy the special day – This is the day you want to celebrate your child’s achievements. If your goal is to survive the frenzy of friends, family and well-wishers, give yourself a graduation gift and leave the details to the caterer. You will look so much better in the photographs, relaxed and smiling, with a cold iced tea in your hand – rather than stressed out, wearing an apron and clutching a spatula.


Caterers have experience creating memorable food ideas – Caterers are experts at coming up with creative party ideas. A live, 360-degree action Starbucks Station? Check. Servers centered inside a 5 ft. table, shaking iced lattes or juice drinks for your guests? Done. Or, how about a made-to-order Waffle Bar or Street Taco station? No problem. The right caterer can amp up the fun and create delicious food and memorable moments.


Caterers Know Cool! – Want ideas to keep your guests entertained and engaged? Planners are always trend-spotting the newest party theme or toy. Some of the most popular graduation themes out right now include “It Takes a Village” (think Disco, Village People costumes, Techno party). Another favorite is “The Orange Party” as in… Orange you glad we’re graduated?! Here, not surprisingly, everyone is invited to dress, breathe and eat all things orange. Caterers also have access to great décor/entertainment items for parties. How about a live Twitter Feed Wall, where friends can share and connect? Include a flavored oxygen bar in the hangout and your child’s friends may never leave!


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Share the experience – Happiness loves company. Using a catering company is the perfect way to invite other families to share in your event. Why not share the love (and the costs)? Combining parties allows for increased budgets, great pictures and a safer grad hang out. So give yourself the advice you have been saying to your students for years: “Don’t procrastinate!” Hire a caterer today, and don’t miss a single moment of creating unforgettable memories for your graduate. Call Amici Catering at (602) 866-1604. Z Right now, Lori Harlig is probably knee deep in cookbooks and nibbling chocolate chili popcorn with her family and Newfoundland Wonder, but you can contact her at for more ideas on how to create an amazing graduation party that can be enjoyed by the whole family.


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he durable power of attorney is a fundamental tool to protect your assets. It allows you to name an agent to handle your assets, if you become ill or incapacitated, are traveling or unavailable for some reason. Even assets held in joint tenancy or community property require the signature by both owners. If either owner is incapacitated, then the other owner would be unable to make a necessary sale without a durable power of attorney. A spouse cannot help a sick spouse with access to a 401K or IRA without a durable power of attorney. A power of attorney is “durable” if it remains effective even if the maker or principal becomes incapacitated. For a power of attorney to be durable, A.R.S. §14-5501 requires that it specifically say the power of attorney is not affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal or lapse of time.” The principal can still revoke and change the power of attorney at any time, as long as the principal has capacity and understands the consequences of his actions and his finances.

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Bug Zoo May 2 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am Chandler Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler Explore a real, live collection of bugs with a certified entomologist! Learn about beneficial bugs, such as butterflies, ladybugs and bees. Discover interesting insects and other creepy-crawlies. Each child will receive a free activity book...


Weight Training Class for Boys Ages 12 – 15 at delaFIT Integrated Fitness Center May 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm delaFIT Integrated Fitness Center , 7342 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 107, Scottsdale May 3 & 17 – Boys-Only Weight Training Classes Being offered at delaFIT in Scottsdale Young men, ages 12 to 15, who would like to learn more about weight lifting techniques and the safest, most effective ways to train...


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Prescott May 3 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Downtown Prescott, Gurley St. & Montezuma St., Prescott This family-friendly cultural celebration features an array of authentic Mexican entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors in a festive atmosphere. Highlights include street taco and “Best Margarita” contests, as well as an evening performance by the band Road One South...


Hubbard Sports Camp Will Host FREE Open House May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 4 camp locations - visit www. hubbardsports.comHubbard Sports Camp will host informative open houses at their four summer day camp locations from 1 to 3 p.m. These open houses will give parents and children an opportunity to meet the camp staff, tour the facilities, ask questions, and learn all about the summer sports day camp program...


Wacky Water Fun at KidsPark KidsPark , 4848 E. Cactus Rd., #220, Scottsdale May 5 – 8 – Wacky Water Fun at KidsPark Dress the kids in their favorite bathing suits, pack a towel, and bring them over to KidsPark for wacky water play and special under-the-sea arts and crafts projects. The will get soaked and love it! Please remember to bring a change of play clothes. KidsPark is designed for ages 2 to 12. There are also dozens of toys, games, books, and puzzles for kids to play with. Cost is $8/hour…


Design a Beautiful Mother’s Day Card May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale Boys and girls are invited to create beautiful Mother’s Day Cards for the special women in their lives. Cost is included in admission...


Elements Massage Will Host Special Celebration for Moms & Moms-to-Be May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Elements Massage, 10625 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite D138, Phoenix May 9, 10 & 11 – Elements Massage Will Host Special Celebration for Moms & Moms-to-Be In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, two Elements Massage franchise locations warmly invite all mothers and mothers-to-be to stop by and enjoy complimentary, gourmet chocolates, iced tea, lemonade, receive a small gift, and delight in wonderful discounts...


Heritage Saturday May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Heritage Square, 115 N. 6th St., Phoenix Celebrate history at Heritage Square with your kids. Learn about early homes in Phoenix and how people lived in Arizona without electricity or air conditioning...


The Night Run May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Scottsdale Civic Center, 75th St. and Main St., Scottsdale Old Town’s mystique coupled with the Plaza’s beautiful flower gardens and public art make this event special. Take to the streets to support a great cause. Celebrate fitness and the vibrant community. There will be a 5k or 10k option, and a Tot Trot for kids 5 and under...


Mother’s Day Finger Painting Fun at Pinot’s Palette May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Pinot’s Palette Painting Studio, 10625 N. Tatum Blvd, Suite D142, Phoenix Mother’s Day Finger Painting Fun at Pinot’s Palette Here’s a very special way for little ones to create a beautiful gift for Mommy or Grandma on Mother’s Day – finger paint a gorgeous, customized, floral painting at Pinot’s Palette...


Mother’s Day Special Event at Me The Artist May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Me The Artist, 5355 E High St., Phoenix Join Me the Artist for the “Mother’s Day” Me’vent. The “Mother’s Day” painting session caters specifically to Moms and also includes appetizers, desserts and a flower for Mom...


Create a Special Gift for Daddy May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale Father’s Day may be a month away, but this is the day to bring the kids to Toy and Playtime Oasis where they’ll get to create an adorable, custom-made, decorative plate just for Dad to give him on Father’s Day in June. Cost is built into admittance...


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Aladdin Jr. May 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale When poor street urchin Aladdin attempts to woo his dream girl Princess Jasmine, fate seems against him until he rubs the magical lamp then its wacky Genie comes to the rescue. Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is filled with enchantment, frivolity and musical fun...

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Meet Curious George May 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 116, Scottsdale Curious George will be paying a special visit to Toys and Play-

time Oasis. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a great photo opp. Children will also get to taste Curious George’s favorite dessert and then do a creative arts and crafts project... Early Childhood STEM Playshops May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix Join us for FREE, 2-hour workshops that engage early childhood educators in engineering experiences for young children! Participants will receive a special Take-Out Science kit with activities and a certificate for 2 hours of professional development. These experiences offer opportunities to: – Play with unique materials and activities that can be offered in the classroom…


Kids’ Night Out & Sleepover at The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics, 3110 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix Kids’ Night Out & Sleepover at The Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics Center Children ages 3 to 13 will enjoy a great evening of gymnastics, organized games, sports, dancing, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines, and then wind down the evening by watching a movie... Z



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Our organization takes a proactive and preventative approach to working with preteens and teens by addressing potential issues before they become escalated problems. As one of our taglines states; our workshops “prepare, prevent and mentor” youth as they deal with the inevitable challenges of adolescence.

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The Importance of Academic Engagement

during summer break Why Is Academic Engagement in the Summer Important?

by Laura Petersen, M.A.E.D.


ids look forward to summer as a welcomed break from the ole’ routine and a chance to spend time with friends.

Synaptic Connections:

Our brains need regular stimulation and engagement to continue to build and maintain strong synaptic connections between neurons. While there are some savant counter-examples, the majority of us need to keep doing something in order to improve and not slip backward.

However, summer break is also a time that kids NEED to stay academically engaged. Let’s look at the issue more closely and see how parents can keep kids plugged into the academic world over the summer.

Becoming an “Expert”:

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell describes how research and examination of case studies (like Bill Gates, elite violinists, and The Beatles) reveal we need approximately 10,000 hours of practice to achieve true expertise.

Kids are no exception. If Johnny struggles with math, he is likely behind his age group in relative mastery hours. With a two-month break, he falls even further behind. Summer offers time to accumulate experiential hours toward mastery. There is even time to fill deficits not possible during the hectic school year.

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Tours are available every Monday at 4:00 p.m. and every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Due to the need to schedule student tour guides, walk-in tours are NOT available. But, members of the community and potential students are always welcome on campus to walk around the grounds and get a feel for the beautiful surroundings and student life. One of our points of pride on campus is Two Waters Circle, which represents SCC’s partnership with the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and serves as a living outdoor biology lab. The space often is used as an attractive venue for student and college events, and is an

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Where Good Kids ISWG Hosts Third Annual Relay Recess to Raise Money For Cancer Third to fifth grade students at Imagine School West Gilbert Elementary hosted their 3rd Annual Relay Recess, which is a modified version of the Relay for Life. They raised almost $800 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Q. What did you think about the service project? Eloy S. (5th grade): I thought it was good and very helpful to other kids that have cancer because there are many people fighting the battle.   Q. How did you help with the Annual Relay Recess? Shadow H. (5th grade): I helped by selling the otter pops and cutting them for the children

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Q. What about math do you like most? A. I learn things best that are black and white with no gray areas. That is exactly how math is. There is always a right and wrong answer. Q. What do you love most about Bethany Christian School? A. I love the community; I love how I know everyone here. I also like the Christian education and all of my friends.

Q. What advice would you give to a peer that is having trouble in Math? A. I would try and help them, and tell them to keep going. It will eventually click and the whole things will make sense. Just keep going. Q. What do you want to be when you grow up? A. I don’t know for sure, but something in the medical field. Probably an anesthesiologist.

Jeremy Sass is an 8th Grader at Bethany Christian School

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who were purchasing them. The money from the sales went to cancer research and to help prevent cancer.   Q. Why did your family contribute to the American Cancer Society at your school? Abby B. (4th grade): We wanted to help stop cancer because my uncle died from cancer.   Q. Your school raised $800 during the relay recess how do you feel about that? Myla B. (1st grade): Good because my mom had cancer and she is getting better and we want to help other people get better.

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BMX Racer, Addison Henny, Talks About School Q. What do you think makes you a great kid? A. I get straight A’s and I listen to my parents and my teacher. Q. What is your favorite subject in school? A. My favorite subject is Social Studies. I really like learning about the Vikings. Q. What is the best thing about Hillcrest Academy? A. My class is small so my teacher gets to spend more time with each of us. Q. What are you doing with your spare time outside of school?    A. I ride BMX bikes at Chandler BMX. I recently raced in my first race and I got a 3rd place trophy! I love it! Q. What do you think makes a student a GREAT student in class? A. A student that stays out of trouble does their homework and wants to learn. Q. What do you want to be when you grow up? A. When I grow up, I want to be a veterinarian.


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Q. Do you have anything special planned for your summer vacation? A. We are going to Lake Powell on a houseboat in June! I hope to see my Mom and sisters in Oregon too!

Can Be Famous Too! Caelan Adele stanton, May Student of the Month Spanish Kiddos May student of the month title goes to Caelan Adele Stanton, in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics and dance. When asked about Caelen her mom said, “She loves dancing to Clarity by Zedd and is currently really into the entire Frozen soundtrack.” Here is what Caelen had to say: Q. What do you like best about Gymnastics? A. I like to flip on the bars and do cartwheels.


Q. Where do you attend Gymnastics? A. The Little Gym of Gilbert. Q. What is your favorite dance? And favorite song to dance to? A. I like to do tap and ballet at Artistic Dance Motion, but I love to dance any time!

Q. What is the best thing about Spanish Kiddos? A. I like going to class with my friends and my teachers. Q. What is your favorite Spanish word? A. Amarillo!


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Cyler Wins Gold Medal in Special Olympics Skills Challenge Q. How did you feel when you won the gold medal for basketball? A. I felt happy and excited! I did a really good job. Q. Is this the first time you have won a medal? A. No, I recently won a medal in another basketball competition.   Q. How did you become to know so much about basketball? A. I watch a lot of games and know all the rules.   Q. What position do you play? A. I don’t play one position. I play all of them.   Q. What is your best skill on the court? A. Shooting the ball, especially from the side.   Q. When you are not playing basketball what else do you like to do? A. I hang out with my friends, play video games, watch movies and sports. I like to read also.


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Seeing Double at Liberty Arts Academy Cailyn:

Q. Tell our readers about your recent accomplishment for your poster art contest? A. We were given a project in school to make a poster that symbolized peace for MLK. I drew a picture about making the world a better place by being the change you want to see in the world. I won 2nd place out of 100 entries and was awarded $75 and honored at a MLK breakfast at ASU. All of the winning posters were made into bookmarks and given out to everyone. Q. What is the most interesting thing about being an identical twin? A. Knowing there is someone in this world who looks or has looked the exact same as me.


Q. How long have you been a dancer? A. I have only been taking dance classes since I was 11, but I have thought of myself as a dancer since I was 5. Q. Which styles are your favorites?  A. I have three favorites; contemporary, ballet, and jazz. Q. What is one of the best and about being an identical twin?  A. One of the best things is always having someone there for me when I need it.

Cailyn and Cedar are 8th Graders at Liberty Arts Academy


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Spotlight is starting off with a bang! We strive to have fun while making books come a ALIVE! Our performing arts/literacy theater based organization believes that all students can learn at any level.  Children ages 5 -17 will develop a love of literacy while performing, singing, dancing and creating. Our schedule starts June 23rd -July 25th.  Bring a bag lunch and/or breakfast or bring $20 for each week - snacks will be provided. We will be in the Power Ranch Community Carriage House 4546 E. Haven Crest Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Register today at or call (480) 550-0770.  Summer stage costs: $495 for the ENTIRE camp (5 weeks: 10am-3pm), with early care available 7:00am -10:00am $625. Early bird special $400 without childcare & $525 with child care if registered by May 30th.

East Valley Engineering for Kids • east valley

So much fun your kids will forget they are learning! Features of our programs include: • Meets National Standards in STEM Education and Aligns to Arizona Common Core! • Programs led by State Certified Teachers! • Fun and engaging themed camps that incorporate a variety of engineering fields such as Robotics, Video Game Design, Aerospace, Electrical and many more! Junior (4-6), Apprentice (7-11) and Master (1214), camps available! Full-Day and Half-Day Options Available! Camps run from 9am-4pm with before and after care available from 7am-6pm! Low Student/Teacher Ratios! Please visit us at for more information!

Copperstar Camps Chandler

Copperstar presents their 6th Annual Spring and Summer Camps at their beautiful Copperstar Studios in Chandler. Copperstar Camps have certified teachers and professional staff who are experienced professional performers, low teacher/student ratios and fun shows! Rising Stars – for ages 8-15 with morning classes and show rehearsals in the afternoon. Camps culminate in a fun performance. Imagination Station camps are fun, exciting and encourage creative play through improvisation and pantomime. Students build confidence and think quickly on their feet in this nonstop camp for kids ages 4-7. Sing – Dance – Act - Have a BLAST!

Spanish and Technology Combo Camp • Gilbert

Created by Spanish Kiddos and Puterbugs, our Combo Camp is an interactive, hands-on language learning experiences involving adventures in art, music, craft, computer activities, puzzles, technology, legos and tons of other educational activities. Our morning camp is taught entirely in Spanish and on Day I, we teach our students how to respond, ask questions and utilize common phrases such as “I’m hungry”. Your child does not need a background in Spanish! Our afternoon camp is all about technology and lego skills learning experience. The technology learning is provided by Discovery Kids Puterbugs in alignment with Common Core State Standard with the focus on S.T.E.M learning. Be ready for a different mission every day! Contact:, www.,, 602-628-9941 or 480331-3068. 202 S. Gilbert Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296; Price: $250.00, Full Day Camp, June 2-27.

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Kyrene Kids Club Summer Camp Phoenix & Chandler

Kids Club Camps are all day fun for students over the summer. This program features weekly field trips, on-site events and daily enrichment clubs.  This summer, camp includes new program offerings such as theme rooms and new field trip destinations; even returning students will be sure to have a fun-filled summer. Families can register for partial weeks, by the week, for a month or full the whole summer!  Locations: Kyrene de la Colina: 13612 S. 36th Street Phoenix, AZ 85044; Kyrene de la Paloma: 5000 W. Whitten Drive Chandler, AZ 85226; Kyrene de la Esperanza: 14841 S. 41st Place Phoenix, AZ 85044; Kyrene de las Brisas: 777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. East #1 Chandler, AZ 85226 Grades: K-5 PLUS 3 & 4 year old programs available at Colina and Paloma Dates: May 27- July 25. Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m Information: or 480-541-1500

Imagination Theatre Camp (June 2-13); ages 5-8, 9 am - noon. Intro to singing, dance & acting. Cost: $205; includes daily snack. EVCT Camp Broadway at the MAC (June 2-13 & June 16-27): musical theatre camp; ages 8-15, 8:30 am - 4 pm. Actors are motivated to think creatively and build self-confidence through music, dance and acting. Includes a final performance. Two week sessions. Full or half day programs. Cost: $310 (FD), $205 (HD). Theatre Workshop Camp (July 7-18); ages 8-15, 8:30 am - 4pm. Each day a different workshop! Come for two weeks, one week or pick the days and workshops. Cost: $310/ 2 weeks, $205/week, or $50/day. Teens on Broadway (July 7-11): musical theatre camp for ages 13-18, 9 am - 4 pm; a week long intensive program in acting, singing and dance culminating in a performance. Cost: $205., 480-756-3828. continued on page 16

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Camelback Desert School Summer Camp Scottsdale

The best summer day camp around! Since 1950, we have been providing a wide variety of engaging and fun summer activities. Children choose their summer camp activities at Camelback Desert School. Swimming, gymnastics, yoga, chess, sewing, sign language, Spanish, digital photography, crafts, cooking, science, compass navigation, magic, animal care, and field trips are favorites. Contact: Call 480.451.3130 or visit for more information. June 2nd – August 1st. 2 years – 8th grade. Don’t wait! Register now - our summer camp fills quickly!

flip dunk sports • phoenix

Not only are we the BEST trampoline park in town, but we also offer a one- of- a- kind camp experience for ages 3 –up. Whether you choose our “Wiggles and Giggles” camp for 3-5 year olds or our “Going Bananas” camp for 5-up your kids will enjoy a wide selection of activities. They will include arts and crafts, open jumping, relay races, gymnastics, scooter races, snacks, and a chance to meet the Phoenix Sun’s Gorilla. Half day or full day options available. More information offered at Type: Day Ages: 3-13 Dates: Monday-Friday, June-August Contact: 602-277-0067

Sun Devil Aqua Sport Camp • Tempe

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Jump - Play - Learn - Our amazing counselors are great role models as they teach your kids soccer, volleyball, basketball, archery, field sports, baseball and swimming. Make memories, meet new friends and stay off the sofa this summer. Come have fun with us and learn skills that will keep you active for a lifetime. Two new locations this year! TYPE: Day AGE: 4.5 - 13 Session Dates:  one week sessions, May 27 - August 8. Full Day (8:30-3:30) or Half Day (8:30-12noon) Extended stay available from 7:30am to 6pm. Visit our website or call 602.971.4044 for more information on our 4 Valley locations.

Our Camp mission is to introduce campers to various water sport disciplines - swimming, diving and water polo and doing so in a safe and comfortable environment, open to any and all ages 7 to 13 (“8th grade or younger). The Aqua Sport camp is a camp that combines a unique blend of fun, while learning skills in these disciplines. Participation and effort as well as learning good techniques are components of this camp. Session 1: 5/27 – 5/30; Session 2: 6/02 – 6/06; Session 3: 6/09 – 6/13; Session 4: 6/16 – 6/20; Session 5: 6/23 – 6/27. Location: Mona Plummer Aquatic Center-Tempe, AZ Ages 7-13. For more information contact Camp Coordinator: Sonya Porter at 480.965.5661 or email

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Girl Scouts Arizona CactusPine Council Camp Maripai, Shadow Rim Ranch and Willow Springs

119 E Coronado, Phoenix 602-452-7000, Our camps offer affordable, girl-centered programs. Three overnight camps are located in the Prescott and Payson areas where girls create memories, make lifelong friends and learn new skills. Activities include horseback riding, archery, ceramics, rock climbing, dance, drama, day trips and more! Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend camp!

Fit-N-Fun day Camp • Scottsdale

FIT-N-FUN camps promote health and fitness while having a blast. Children 3-12 years of age will enjoy gymnastics, trampoline, group challenge activities, obstacle courses, team sports, relay races, inflatables and much more! Flexible schedules and sibling discounts available. Full Day (9am-3pm) Half Day (9am-12:30pm) available. A new action packed theme every week! Session Dates: May 27-30: Circus; June 2-6: Team Sports; June 9-13: Heroes; June 16-20: Adventure; June 23-27: Gold Medal; July 7-11: Splash Week; July 14-18: Rainbow Wars; July 21-25: Healthy Choices; July 28-August 1: Best of the Best. For more information on these camps go to:, (480) 596-3543

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St. Joseph’s Youth Camp • Northern Arizona (23 Miles SE of Flagstaff at Mormon Lake)

This overnight camp offers lots of activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Arts & Crafts, Mountain Biking, Archery, Hiking and includes Lodging, Food, R/T Transportation from Tempe, Camp T-Shirt, DVD of their activities and more! $548 for ages 8-15 to enjoy 6 days and 6 nights of camping fun! Sessions begin: June 22nd for ages 13-15, and June 29th for ages 8-12. More sessions available on website: Also, Teens ages: 15-17 can train to be a Camp Counselor June 15-21. Training Fee is $198. Training includes CPR, AED, Call to protect, Team Building/Leadership activities, all training materials and more! Space is limited in all sessions. Register Today at: or contact us at: or call 480-449-0848.

Imagine that! summer camp paradise valley

35 years of having fun! 2013 AZCentral highlighted “Imagine That!” as catering to kid’s interest in Metro Phoenix. Over 30 specialty camps: Elementary 7-11 yr olds: Hogwarts, Sciences, Fine Arts, International Dance, Campus News Reporter,Challenges, Mission Impossible, Minute to Win It, Shark Tank, American Girls, Indoor Sports, Digital, Celebrations, etc. 5 to 6 year old camps: Magic School Bus Habitats and Dino’s, Art, Mixtures, Showtime, Kitchen Tales, Young Investigators, Space, Construction, Creepy Crawlies, Preschool theme based camps for 3 & 4yr olds available. TYPE: Day AGE: 3-11, Start Date: June 2, MondayThursday: 3 week sessions, 9am-12pm-$270.00 or 9am3pm-$488.00, Early care available. Contact: 480-570-5234, bev@imagine thatsummer, imaginethat summer


Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy has the best summer day camp around! We are an awesome cheer and dance program teaching cheer, tumbling & dance from basic to advanced levels. The cheer classes will include stunting, motions, jumps, dance and tumbling. The dance classes will include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics and hip-hop. At the end of the week participants will give a performance for friends and family. Age appropriate fundamental cheerleading, tumbling and dance skills will be presented in a safe environment. TYPE: Day AGES: 3-18 SESSION DATES: One week sessions, May 28 – August 12, Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm ($295). Visit our web page or call (480) 495-5464 for more information. Location: Greenway Rd & 75th Street.


Southwest Camps, Inc. offers several Summer Softball Camps in June, 2014 for female softball players grades 4th – 12th. Expert instruction in Hitting, Pitching, Infield & Outfield play, Catching, Sliding, Bunting, Base Running and Throwing throughout Camps. Develop and refine softball skills working with U of A Coaching Staff, U of A Players & some of best clinicians in the country. There is an Elite Camp for high school players, & Summer Camp that offers both Day Camp and Overnight in U of A Dorms for grades 4th-12th. Contact: Go to candrea. com or 520-299-1613 for more information and registration. Limited space available– Sign up today!

Arizona Animal Welfare League’s Camps • Phoenix

Do you have an animal loving child or a teen who is interested in career as a veterinarian? Then we have the perfect camp for you. Our camps feature handson interactions with a variety of animals while teaching basic in animal care, conservation and career options. Offered spring and summer, Camp Vet and Camp Vet Advanced are for ages 12 – 17 , Camp Ruffin’ It for ages 6-12, Junior Animal Keepers Camp for ages 12-14. We now offer camp locations in Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Mesa. Space is limited Enroll NOW! 15 N. 40th Pl., Phoenix, 602-273-6852, Ext. 122,

Reptile Encounters Summer Camp Scottsdale

Phoenix Herpetological Society’s weeklong camp is designed for students with a strong interest in reptiles and conservation. Each day campers explore a different reptile species in classroom and field sessions with handson interaction and observations with some of more than 1,500 animals at this working zoo and sanctuary. Discover the impact reptiles have in our environment. Why do we need them? What would happen without them? The answers are very surprising and unforgettable. Type: Day Age: 9-11, Series #1 / 12-14, Series #2. Session Dates: One week sessions, Mon-Fri (9:00am–3:00pm) May - August (see website for dates), 480-513-HERP, continued on page 18

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Heritage Square Summer Day Camp A Day in the Life • phoenix

Sessions & Ages: June 16 - 20, 9am to 4pm, Ages 6-8; June 23 - 27, 9am to 4pm, Ages 9-12, Cost $175 per child. Journey back in time to Phoenix in 1900 and experience A Day in the Life of a Victorian girl, an adventurous boy, a territorial doctor, a wealthy housewife, and a young maid. Try your hand at tons of activities like building a stethoscope, making jam and playing croquet. Information at Register by contacting Lindsey 602-261-8948 or email Heritage Square 113 N. 6th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance SUPERCAMP Phoenix

Ages 3 to 12 years olds Gym: 3110 E. Thunderbird Road Dance Center: 13832 N. 32nd St. Ste. 162 Boys and Girls. World-Class Gymnastics, Instruction, Dance, Karate*, Bounce House, Sports, Special Guests, Fun Weekly Themes, Swimming* (optional) and More! *Swimming during summer. Karate on selected days. Half Day (8:30am – 12:30pm) Full Day (8:30am – 3:00pm) Extended Care available from 7:30am to 8:30am and 3:00pm to 5:30 pm 1 Week sessions, Daily drop in rates available. Visit our website for more details! Register online at Please direct your questions to the SUPERCAMP Director Kim at or call 602.992.5790

Clown Around with Math Day Camp Scottsdale/ Phoenix

Improve conceptual and computational math ability in conjunction with jokes and comedy bits! Students will deepen their understanding and improve computational skills using Singapore strategies. The morning will emphasize math games and activities. The afternoon will focus on clown camp where children will work to create their own clown character and work in teams to build a routine. Children will show off their new found clowning skills for parents on the last day of the session. Ages: children in grades 2-5. Session: Monday - Thursday, July 28 – August 7; half day ($220) or full day 8:30 – 3:30 ($395); extended day available for an additional fee. Contact: 602.570.1942 ext. 4,

International School of arizona • scottsdale

Are you looking for a well rounded summer program? Would you like your child to be exposed to the world? If yes, the International School of Arizona Summer Camp is the place for you. Our camp is for children ages 2-10, with focus on exposure to the French and/or Spanish language along with international culture. Camp offers activities including: foreign language instruction, creative movement, technology, art and brain games. Children can sign up for half days (8:00am-12:00pm M-F) or full days (8:00am-3:00pm M-F), with an option for after camp care (until 5:30pm). Campers will be divided based on age., 480-874-2326

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friendly pines CAMP Prescott

Nestled in the cool pines, Friendly Pines offers 30+ activities. Low camper/ staff ratios. Carefully screened and selected staff. ACA accredited. An Arizona Tradition since 1941. TYPE: Overnight AGEs: 6-13 COED TWO WEEK SESSIONS – for boys and girls 6-13 Session One: Sunday, June 15 – Saturday, June 28 Session Two: Sunday, June 29 – Saturday, July 12 Session Three: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 26 ONE WEEK SESSIONS – for boys and girls 6-10 Pioneer A: Sunday, June 15 – Saturday, June 21 Pioneer B: Sunday, June 22 – Saturday, June 28 Explorer A: Sunday, June 29 – Saturday, July 5 Explorer B: Sunday, July 6 – Saturday, July 12 Trailseeker A: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19 Trailseeker B: Sunday, July 20- Saturday, July 26 Contact: 928-445-2128 or 1-888-281-CAMP,,

Art & Sol Performing Arts Program: “Broadway Bound!” Summer Camp • Phoenix

Week 1: June 2nd-6th Week 2: June 9th-13th 4900 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, 480-540-9208 Join us, because we are… “Broadway Bound!” Our exciting summer sessions offer every child the opportunity to shine on stage! Children (K-8 grades) have an amazing experience writing an original script around popular Broadway songs (from “Matilda,” “Annie,” “Wicked,” “Hairspray,” and more!) They will have fun creating and performing their very own original play! Children will build self-confidence and stage presence with our fun improvisational acting games all week as well!  This summer program is great for children new to performing, and excellent for children with experience.

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Summer Camps for Kids & Teens! Tom Kuyper Basketball Camp • Phoenix

Sun Devil Soccer Camps! • Tempe

There are several soccer camps to choose from, Half-Day and FullDay options, as well as Keeper/ Striker Camp, and Team Camps. So if you are looking for a fun, yet challenging environment to improve your game, Sun Devil Soccer Camps are the place for you! There is a spot for everyone no matter your skill level. Type: Day AGE: 6-16 Half Day (8am-11am)/Full Day Camp (8am-2pm): June 2-6 • June 9-13 June 16-20 • June 23-27 NEW! Water activity time for Full Day Slip ‘N Slide, Sprinklers, and More! Keeper/Striker Camp (6pm-9pm): June 23-26 Contact: for more information.

Come and see why thousands of kids have continued coming to Tom Kuyper’s Sports camps, now in its 30th year! Learn and apply all aspects of the game, improve your skill level, and have a blast! Tom Kuyper (ASU basketball player (1979-1983). ASU TV broadcaster, Suns TV broadcaster, and National syndicated columnist.) Dates: All summer long (11 weeks) starting May 27-August 8 Locations: See website for locations Cost: $170 per week Ages: Kindergarten thru 12th grade camp Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm; Extra gym time: 7:00am-5:00pm Lunch: Bring your own or buy camp lunch Register:, (602) 995-8877

BUILDING with Toy Bricks Summer Workshops • phoenix

Bonanza Education has partnered with the Heard Museum to provide four weeklong one-of-a-kind summer programs with four components of fun based on the exhibit BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard, on display this summer. Perfect for ages 7-13! Each week, kids will do: • General Building Activities • Stop-Motion Animation • Museum Tour • Art Expression with LEGO® bricks as Media Monday-Friday, June 2-27, 8:30 a.m. to noon, $95 Heard Museum members, $110 nonmembers, Deadline: May 30. Register at or call 602.251.0212. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this exhibit or workshops.


Children that develop strong handwriting skills have a distinct advantage over other children throughout their academic career. Since 2003 Scribble 2 Script has helped over 1250 children develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of academic success. Skilled instruction with 1:1 attention helps your child learn correct letter formation, improve their pencil grip and develop fine and visual motor skills all with fun, memorable teaching methods that significantly improve handwriting legibility and build confidence. Don’t let your child continue to struggle with their handwriting.  CALL: 480-614-1232 and schedule your evaluation today. AGES: 4 & up. MORE INFO:

Art and Architecture Camp at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West • Scottsdale

Sign up now for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Summer Art and Architecture Camps. We offer a wide range of classes for students in Grades 2-12 that encourage kids to tap into their creative energy and imagination. All full and half day camps are held at Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary home and architectural laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ. Campers can choose from a variety of classes that allow them to work with pottery, get captivated by model building, explore figurative sculpture, improve their drawing skills, or capture stunning photography at Taliesin West. All our hands-on architecture-based activities challenge campers, encourage originality and innovation. Keep math, art and science skills sharp and most of all, “Have Fun!” REGISTER ONLINE: Contact Shawn for more information. TYPE: Day, AGE: 7-18, START DATE: May 26, 480.627.5355


Summer horseback riding camp at Bridleway Stables is fun, educational, and exciting and students leave with memories for a lifetime. And always safety first! sessions: May 27-30; June 3-6; June 10-13; June 17-20; June 24-27; July 8-13; July 2326. Ages: 5-18 yrs. Camp sessions run from 8am-11am with 1 hour of riding instruction, 1 hour of hands on activities with the horses and 1 hour of educational games and crafts. You can also join us for Lunch Bunch 11-12:30. Campers are grouped by age and ability. We have well trained lesson horses, qualified instructors and a comfortable facility with an air conditioned lounge. Bridleway Stables is near 96th St. and Cactus. 480-659-8389 or 847-612-0298

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whisked away kid’s cooking camp • phoenix

Do you want to be Whisked Away? Come join us for Kid’s Cooking Camp this summer! Whisked Away offers 4 sessions during the first two weeks of June for ages 3 and up. Budding chefs will be cooking of course, but they will also be working on kitchen confidence, kitchen safety, table manners and table setting. Ages 3-6 sessions are 6/3-6/6 OR 6/10-6/13 from 3pm-4:30pm. Ages 7-11 session is 6/2-6/6 from 9am-12pm and ages 12 and up is 6/9-6/13 from 9am-12pm. Visit our website for more info at

new way academy • phoenix

New Way Academy offers a five-week intensive academic program for K-12 students. Our K-8 programs provide individualized academic instruction in reading comprehension, writing, speech therapy and math. High School programs focus on financial literacy and executive functioning skills. Fun and engaging afternoon programs are also offered in robotics, graphic design, Minecraft, sewing, emotional intelligence and more. Course descriptions and enrollment available online at Enrollment ends May 16th.

Hi-Five Sports Camp • scottsdale & phoenix

Hi-Five groups campers in their own “Division” by age grouping. We then form teams from these divisions and assign each a college name and a team coach. Then campers spend the day doing what they love most... playing team sports. Almost everything within an air-conditioned environment. For parents, it is about keeping their children active, healthy, and happy, but for the kids summer means no school, non-stop sports, and a lot of fun. Location(s): Scottsdale (ICE DEN) and Phoenix (PARADISE VALLEY CHRISTIAN PREP) Ice Den: Weeks of June 2; June 9; June 16; June 30; July 7; July 14; PVCP: Weeks of May 27; June 2; June 9; June 16; June 23; July 7, July 14, July 21. Ages: 4 through those entering 6th grade Cost: Ice Den $265 /PVCP $240 (early bird). Weekly team play in basketball, baseball, volleyball, football, team handball, floor hockey, soccer, lacrosse.  For more info:

Tesseract summer camp • paradise valley

Innovative. Inspirational. Tesseract Summer Camp! Ignite your child’s imagination and creativity. One Week Sessions, Ages 3-17, June 2nd – August 8th Tesseract Summer Camp offers a variety of unique themes each week to appeal to each child’s individual interests. Every camp is staffed by a qualified educator and offers the perfect balance between recreation and education. Campers get to explore a multitude of interests, such as 3-D cultural art, Minecraft, American Girl Doll, Olympic Sports, Video Game Design, Spanish Immersion and many more… Open to children valleywide. Tesseract Summer Camp is for campers age 3 to 17 and is offered from June 2nd to August 8th. For more information or to register, visit www.tesseractschool. org/tesseract-summer-camp or contact Sylvia Hutchinson at 480.991.1770 or

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greasepaint • scottsdale

All Greasepaint camps are appropriate for ages 6-14! All are taught by professional artists and teachers! Camps run 9-3 everyday with aftercare available until 5pm. June 2nd-6th: You’re Funny!  Focus on improv and sketch comedy! June 9 -13th: Showstoppers  Dance numbers from favorite Broadway shows! June 16- 20th: Glee I  Pop music and dance made popular on the hit show! June 23-27th: Wild Things!!!  Stories and songs featuring our favorite “beasts and monsters” from the stage! July 7th-25th: DR. DOLITTLE JR! 3 week camp ends with fully produced public performances on July 25th and 26th! Set, costumes, props!!  $525 or $575 after April 15th. All one week camps are $160 or $180 after April 15th. Online registration at or call 480-949-7529

DISCOVER Summer Youth Camps at GateWay Phoenix

GateWay Community College offers a variety of fun, educational summer experiences for your children, ages 5 to 19. Your children can explore a new skill, interest or career, and in some cases earn college credit. This summer GateWay has camps in automotive, business, healthcare, industrial safety and science. Some offerings start as soon as May. Visit us online for an application and more information at or call (602) 286-8672 to learn more about: Camp Geckos, Ages 5–12 Build a Business Camp, Ages 13–15 Science Camp, Ages 13–15 Automotive Academy, Ages 16–18 Healthcare Academy, Ages 16–18 Industrial Safety Academy, Ages 16–19

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pool safety tips

for Children As Well As Adults


s temperatures continue to rise and pool season is in full swing, SRP Safety Connection™ wants to remind you to stay safe around the pool. Dozens of children and adults needlessly drown each year in the Valley. Some survive; however, many suffer lifelong disabilities due to brain damage from lack of oxygen. Keep these tips in mind during the summer and throughout the year: • Always watch children around any body of water. Designate a water watcher. • Install and maintain a fence around your pool with a self-closing, self-locking gate. • Take swimming lessons and learn CPR.

SRP has partnered with the Phoenix Fire Department and Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona (DPCA) to educate the public how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants in the event of a near drowning or cardiac arrest. In the video, Phoenix firefighters give step-by-step instructions for administering CPR in English and Spanish. To view or order the CPR video, go to or call (602) 236-5646. Z For more information about the SRP Safety Connection program, go to



City of Phoenix Aquatics Lifeguard Trey Wilson holds 18-month-old Emme Castro during a swimming lesson.


COLLEGE & CAREER PREPARATION MHP’s rigorous curriculum includes STEM courses, Honors courses and Advanced Placement courses to prepare students for college and universities.





MHP provides students with instructional and performance opportunities in band, chorus, visual arts, and drama and production. Language courses offered in Spanish, Mandarin, Latin, and French.

MHP’s Robotics Programs include VEX, Seaperch, and Zero Robotics sponsored by NASA & MIT.

MHP’s Athletic Program includes football, volleyball, boy’s and girl’s basketball, boy’s and girl’s soccer, baseball, softball and cheer.

In partnership with Project Lead The Way, MHP offers a world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curriculum. Students will create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science.

ENROLLING NOW - 9TH & 10TH GRADE FOR AUGUST 2014 Madison Highland Prep 1431 East Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Office: 602-745-3800 Fax: 602-745-3899

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• Before & After School Care Available • Tuition Free Full Day K-8 Program • FREE Transportation • Low Cost Kindergarten Readiness (3&4 year olds) • Music & Physical Education • School Uniforms • Early Release Fridays- 12:30pm • Student Laptops and Classroom SMARTboards • DES Approved Pre-K Program


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Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers! Register Now for Our Summer Camps See Our Listing on Page 15! So much fun your kids will forget they are learning!

Join us at the Primavera Blended Learning Center Open House on Saturday, May 17th, 11am-3pm

We also offer After-School Programs, Evening Classes, Workshops and Parties! 2451 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler • 480-779-8184 22 \ May 2014



The Power of the spoken word


ach spring, one of the most anticipated events is graduation. While the throwing of caps is a seminal moment enjoyed by many; there is a different, more anticipated moment experienced by few: delivering a graduation speech. A breeze for some, a University of Texas study highlights a conundrum – public speaking is the most common fear among Americans, despite being ranked as one of the five

most important skills employers look for in future employees. This dual reality may seem daunting, but it is possible to instill into your student that public speaking is not only a necessary skill for future employment, but a vital tool for empowerment. A freshman competitor on the speech and debate team entered this year disillusioned with competitive public speaking because of the anxiety and pressure he felt when public speaking. Enter, “P.M.R.V” – preparation, mental recalibration, and visualization; factors independently valuable to becoming an effective public speaker, but producing the best results when done in unison.

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Preparation: Practice, over and over, and over again. Mental Recalibration: Restructure your mindset to focus on how the practice sessions or

the strategic development of arguments make you prepared to succeed.


Visualization: Visualize movements, vocal inflection, volume level, and hand gestures before the speech begins. Under this model, the student went from finishing in last place at two tournaments in December and January, to being part of the Grand Canyon University team that won a national championship this spring. These strategies can be taught to and internalized by any student at almost any grade level with a little work, and the results of putting these strategies into practice will not only make students more prepared for future careers, but it will make that graduation speech a little less stressful. Z

Barry Regan is a communications professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the Speech and Debate Team Director, at Grand Canyon University.


A great place to begin your college experience.



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Prepare your child to be bilingual by 4th grade. Space is limited for the 2014 – 2015 school year.

TOUR MADISON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY TODAY! 602.664.7800 or | 480.423.6000 9000 East Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

The college of you. An EEO/AA institution.

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“Learning Spanish through songs and stories”

Providing Education & Care to Arizona Families Since 1981

SunriSe OfferS the fOLLOwing PrOgramS: • Care for Children 6 weeks to 12 years • Infants, Toddlers, Intermediate and Preschool • Before & After School Care • Special Education • Many Long Term Teachers & Directors • We Use Only Certified School Buses • Flexible Schedule • DES Certified Broadway & McClintock: 480-820-1861 • Baseline & Rural: 480-214-0042 Alma School & 8th Ave: 480-833-0353 • Lindsay & Main: 480-830-5500 Gilbert & Hampton: 480-218-5577 • Gilbert & Baseline: 480-497-5260 Gilbert & Guadalupe: 480-633-2506 • Higley & Ray: 480-279-0400 Cooper & Warner: 480-813-8009

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Spanish Preschool Full Immersion Program and Spanish After School Our program is 100% in Spanish.

This program is more than colors and numbers in Spanish. It is about learning real language situations and develop oral communications skills.

202 S. Gilbert Rd. (Warner and Gilbert Rd.) Gilbert, AZ 85296 • 602-628-9941

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