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touch-a-truck event Written by: Sophie Hill, Phoenix Country Day School Hey, I’m Sophie Hill! I am a junior at Phoenix Country Day and my passion is writing. I also love traveling, especially for the cultural experience and the shopping. This year, one of my goals is to learn the art of making an amazing cappuccino.
lossy finishes, delicious food, and fun for the whole family; what could be better than that? Sponsored by the wonderful Junior League, the Touch-A-Truck event promises to bring fun to all demographics, especially the little ones. Coming up on October 12 from 10am to 2pm, at the Paradise Valley Mall by the North parking lot. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the vehicles that support and assist our community on a dayto-day basis. While gathering an abundant amount of knowledge about these trucks and cars, there is also the rare chance to chat with the individuals who work with them everyday. If the work trucks are not necessarily your style, no worries, there will be numerous enriching activities set up for your enjoyment. Adventurous obstacle courses, bouncy houses, and scrumptiously savvy food trucks are all
sure to please. All proceeds from this event go directly back to the Junior League, who will continue to help and inspire the community with charity events like this one. Two of the JL’s main programs are Kids in the Kitchen, which focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle for kids; and ROCKETS a science-based program for kids. You will get an incredible chance to explore what these programs are all about and how to get involved with them outside of Touch-A-Truck. Also, if Junior League sounds like something you would like to join, this event is a great way to get a feel for the organization. For more information on the Junior League or Touch-A-Truck please visit this website, www.jlp.org. Touch-A-Truck is going to be such great time, so grab your friends and family and come to the event!
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by: Jacqueline Smith, Director of Career Services, Grand Canyon University
Finding your purpose: Choosing the right major for a fulfilling career
sk any first- or second-graders what they want to be when they grow up and the responses will likely be old standbys, including firefighter, police officer or teacher. However, asking a high schooler the same question may elicit a response painted with hesitation and uncertainty. Choosing a major is a difficult decision for most students to make, especially teens who are still trying to define who they are. Not only does a major cement a career direction, but also potential income and upward mobility within a chosen profession. About 80 percent of students end up changing their major at least once, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. On average, college students change their major at least three times over the course of their college career. And depending on how drastically the major changes, students may find that they have taken unnecessary courses and incurred extra costs for credit hours they don’t need. Selecting the right career path starts with students understanding their true passion. For instance, at Grand Canyon University, students are encouraged to answer five questions to help guide them toward, not necessarily a profession, but an area of study: 1. Where are your strengths? 2. What are your passions? 3. How long are you willing to stay in school?
4. What kind of work do you see yourself doing? 5. What kind of life do you want to lead? Once students have a better understanding of themselves, it becomes easier to find a career direction. GCU also has a self-assessment tool that measures interests, preferences and skills, and suggests possible career paths based on individual results. Based on a student’s answers, the Career Compass then scans more than 1,200 different career paths and professions to determine which ones best fit the student’s profile, including employment prospects, salary ranges and mobility. After finding a handful of careers in which they are interested, students can learn more about the professions by interviewing people in the field or finding a mentor, job-shadowing and even seeking out part-time work or an internship so they can get a taste for the dayto-day responsibilities. Choosing a major can seem a daunting decision, and one with long-term ramifications. But through thoughtful introspection and careful consideration, students can be confident in their choice. Jacqueline Smith is director of Career Services at Grand Canyon University. For more information about choosing a career and to access the Career Compass, visit gcu. edu/Career-Services.php
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The Junior League of Phoenix presents its annual Touch-A-Truck event offering kids a hands-on experience with big trucks! Mascots, food trucks, family-friendly activities, and local vendors will be on site!
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Funds raised will help support the mission of The Junior League of Phoenix, including our community programs.
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Decorating With Pumpkins Pumpkins are easy decorations perfect for any time from September through November, and with so many different ways to add them to your autumn décor, you can use pumpkins everywhere, inside and out! Enhancing Your Pumpkins Before you set out pumpkins as decorations, you may want to add some accents for even more beautiful and unique décor. Popular and easy options include: Carving: Carved pumpkins are always a seasonal favorite, but cutting a pumpkin will cause it to go soft and spoil more quickly. This isn’t a problem if you only plan to use the pumpkins for shortterm decorations, but take care to minimize carving if they will be used for several weeks. Pinned Accents: Pinning a ribbon or rick-rack around a pumpkin gives it instant color and a crafty touch. Beads can also be easily pinned onto pumpkins in creative swirls or other decorative shapes. Pins will not cause spoilage as quickly as carving, but should still be used minimally if the pumpkin will be a decoration for weeks. Painting: Painting a pumpkin is a fast way to turn it into a unique decoration, and paint will not accelerate any rotting or softening of the fruit. Autumn colors and warm tones are a great choice, or metallic shades give a pumpkin an elegant touch.
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Autumn Arrangements: Add small or medium-sized pumpkins to an autumn centerpiece with fall grasses, colored leaves, miniature hay bales, fall candles, and bare twigs. This can look stunning on a dining table, mantle, or other large surface. Wonderful Windows: Small pumpkins can be lined up along a windowsill for fast autumn décor, or slightly larger pumpkins can easily be added to an outdoor planter or window box to add more autumn color just when flowers may be fading. Topiary Stack: Create a stunning stack of pumpkins by using a piece of rebar or a thin metal pole pushed through fruits of graduated sizes with the largest on the bottom. The pole will keep the pumpkins in an orderly stack to create a colorful topiary for a porch or deck. Easy Vase: Turn a small pumpkin into an instant vase for fall flowers by cutting out the stem and creating a small hollow in the center. Insert moist floral foam to help hold the flowers, and opt for mums, gerbera daisies, or other autumn blooms. Pumpkins are a versatile, inexpensive accent that can be added to any autumn décor. Whether you grow your own pumpkins or purchase them every fall, there will always be a way you can put them to beautiful use. Original article found on agway.com
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Interview with Cornerstone Wellness Questions by: Rana Roudi My name is Rana Roudi, and I am a junior at Phoenix Country Day School. I love playing tennis, skiing, and photography.
Can you give me a brief summary about your wellness center and the goal of it? The wellness center is a multi-disciplinary integrated holistic patient centered clinic designed to get patients out of pain and on the road to wellness. What are all of the different services you offer? Which one is the best or most popular for teens? We offer a wide variety of services including: Laser therapy, therapeutic massage, B12 injections, trigger point injections, physical rehabilitation, chiropractic and on sight digital x-ray. The goal of the clinic is to get patients out of pain and to severely increase their quality of life without drugs. Clinics like this better our community by giving people alternative approaches to pain management that not only work but also inspire people to get healthy. What is the most common issue people come to the center for? The most common issue that we treat is patients with disc problems. About 50% of the population has spinal disc problems
The Mega 104.3 1st Annual Mega Safe Street Spooktacular! Phoenix’s Premiere Safe Trick-Or-Treating Event A free event where families can bring their kids for safe Trick-or-Treating! Music provided by Mega 104.3! Prizes! Come in your best costume and celebrate Halloween with Mega 104.3 and our community! When: Thurs. Oct 31st Where: Metro Center Mall Hours: 7:30p.m Cost: FREE!
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ranging from disc bulges and herniation’s to the even more common arthritis. We have high tech equipment called a decompression table that enables us to systematically and successfully treat patients with disc issues. What is the main issue you see with teens and what is your advice to them? The most common issue that we treat teens with is headaches. Headaches are not normal! Many headaches can be prevented with good posture. Bad posture leads to structural problems in the spine, which stresses out muscles and leads to headaches. Most of the headaches we treat in our clinic get relief with as few as 3 or 4 treatments. The best advice that I can give teens is to text with your head looking straight. Bring your phone up to about eye level and tuck your elbows into your chest to rest your arms for you marathon texters!
Mother Nature’s Farm Load up the family and bring your friends and neighbors! Come visit The Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm, rated Arizona’s Best in the New Times. Our Pumpkin Patch is stocked with fresh pumpkins daily, ranging from 1 ounce to 500 pounds! When: Oct. 1st – Oct. 31st Where: 1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert Hours: 7 Days a Week, 9am–9pm. (Close at 3pm on Halloween Day) Cost: $3 per adult; $10 per child (1 year and older) this includes a pumpkin, an individual bag of stickers, decorating your pumpkin, the air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals and Alexander’s Adventure Maze!
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The Mega 104.3 1st Annual Mega Safe Street Spooktacular! Phoenix’s Premiere Safe Trick-or-Treating Event Thurs, Oct. 31st, 2013 | Metrocenter Mall Free to the public 5:00pm – 7:30pm A free event where families can bring their kids for safe Trick-or-Treating! Music provided by Mega 104.3! Prizes! Come in your best costume and celebrate Halloween with Mega 104.3 and our community!
BABY’S NIGHT OUT A Chance For New Moms & Dads to Bring the Baby to the Movies THEY Want to See! Crying, Feeding & Diaper Changing Expected! EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7PM Scottsdale Pavilions & Ak-Chin Cinemas For this week’s feature information visit: www.UltraStarMovies.com
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Imagine School’s Leaders of the Month
ach month we honor a Leader of the Month in our classrooms. This is the student who shows leadership and knowledge of the character we are focusing on that month. Students are submitted by the teacher and are honored at the assembly. They are called up in front of the whole school and presented with a certificate and car magnet as well as a character bracelet. We then hang their pictures on the wall to be honored all year long!
Pre-K Leaders of the Month
How does it feel to be the first Leader of the Month? Joanie W. - It feels good to be the first leader of the month. Matthew B. - It feels good to do your best and succeed. Paige P. - I am happy. What does it take to be Leader of the Month? Arlonso G. - It feels good to show character and to prove if you work hard at what you do you can get rewarded. Natalie M. - You need to work hard and get your work done. Riley B. - You need to show respect and work hard in class. What is a leader? Natalie F. - Someone who is nice to other people and does their work when they are supposed to. Jacob B. Being a respectful person. Lara P. Being nice to people.
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5th Annual Swim & Gym Festival
Saturday, November 2nd • 2:30pm–6:00pm Free Gymnastics Classes, Free Dance Classes, Free Family Swim & Water Fun, Live Music, Local Vendors, Food & Snack Vendors and Much More! EVENT PARKING Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics 3110 E. Thunderbird Rd. St. Marks Lutheran Church 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd. Paradise Valley Baptist Church 14034 N. 32nd St.
For a $5 donation, climb the rock wall, slide down the mega slide and enjoy the outdoor attractions donated by: Help us Change a Child’s Life by Donating to Our Change Drive. DONATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $10,000! Please make all checks payable to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Vendors interested in participating contact Kenzie@arizonasunrays.com OR Murphy@hubbardswim.com
Does SCC offer an associates degree in Applied Sciences, with a focus on strength, nutrition, and conditioning? If so, what kind of classes are in the curriculum and how is it unique?
Yes, we do offer an AAS in Strength, Nutrition and Personal Training, soon to be changed officially to Strength and Personal Training (2 year). We also offer a Certificate as a Personal Training Specialist (1 year). At SCC, we have a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility that is utilized in the lab setting, along with the lecture classes. We have highly qualified instructors with degrees in related fields such as Movement Sciences, Exercise Science,
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Exercise and Wellness, Kinesiology, and Health and Physical Education. We have a Metabolic Cart and Nutritionist for lab training and assessments. The Metabolic Cart provides a test for a person’s Resting Metabolic Rate (how many calories they burn at rest). Also, we have the ability to test someone’s Vo2 -- the amount of oxygen they consume at rest or at maximum exercise. We allow advanced students taking four core classes in the program to utilize the fitness center to work on class assignments, such as creating programs and becoming familiar with working in a fitness center setting. Nutrition is a part of the degree and students now can acquire a separate Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness to strengthen their resume. Primary classes include: Intro to Kinesiology, Healthful Living, Practical Applications to Fitness, Intro to Human
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Student Succeeds CEE’s Spirit Squad Chandler with One-to-One Instruction Values that I’d like to instill with the girls on the squad are: Respect for one another & those around you, Teamwork with all the girls within the squad, and to go out and just have fun with it when they perform - dance, cheer, tumble - do their best! ~ Sharon Garcia, Spirit Squad Leader What made you want to be apart of CEE’s sprit squad? “I wanted to be with my friends and I love to dance!” ~ Angelica, grade 3, almost 9 yrs old What are some things that you have learned? “I have learned new dance routines and have made lots of new friends.” ~ Kloey, grade 2, age 7 What has been the hardest thing about being in the spirit squad so far this year? “Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the dance moves & cheers because some girls go faster than me.” ~ Camille, grade 2, age 7 Tell us about your leader, Ms. Garcia: “Ms. Garcia makes spirit squad fun and makes the dance routines easy to learn!” ~ Danielle, grade 4, almost 9 yrs old What do you aspire to be when you grow up? “I want to own a gym or studio that has classes for girls to learn dance, cheer, and tumbling!” ~ Leighanna, grade 3, age 8
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arker, who entered the eighth grade this year, was looking for a different option. He was struggling with ADHD, and he would often return home from school frustrated by his peers and his inability to focus on learning within a larger classroom setting. His family knew it was time for a change, and they were looking for something different from the traditional model when they discovered the Brightmont Academy campus in Chandler. The private school specializes in one-to-one instruction which minimizes distractions, so Parker and his family decided to make the change to Brightmont Academy in late April of this year. He began taking four classes each day: science, social studies, English and math. Now his parents feel like he’s learning and achieving at the appropriate level and his successes have had a tremendous impact on his overall self-confidence and wellbeing. Parker’s grades jumped from D’s and F’s to A’s and B’s at Brightmont, and he looks forward to going to school every day. By taking more rigorous courses on a flexible schedule, he has more time to pursue his hobbies and athletic activities like gymnastics. He says he doesn’t ever want to leave Brightmont Academy, and he’d like to earn his high school diploma there. He is also able to get all of his homework done at school, which has made things easier for the whole family at home. “The Campus Director Marlene Kensrud really listened to what we needed, developed Parker’s schedule and assigned just the right teachers for him to succeed at Brightmont Academy,” said Connie, Parker’s mother.
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Liberty Arts Academy’s Hats on Day®
ach year, every classroom at Liberty Arts Academy focuses on one community service project. This year, our kindergartners will host Hats on Day®. Hats on Day® is a national fundraiser and cancer awareness program that supports the families of pediatric cancer patients. Mrs. Haasch’s and Ms. Montgomery’s kindergartners will have 1-3 “Hats On Days” in which students can bring $1 to school. In exchange, they will be permitted to wear a HAT of their choice INSIDE all day! ALL proceeds will go back to the Foundation for Children with Cancer (FCC) to help pay for medical bills, household bills and necessities for the families of a child suffering from cancer. Way to go LAA kindergartners!
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Get A HEALTHY Head Start On your Holiday Dinner. Turkey Day Phoenix 5K and 10K brings family and friends together to start Thanksgiving Day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fit fun. Turkey Day will once again return to the incredible Wesley Bolin Plaza, where you will find race day registration, packet pickup, the food bank donation drop-off location, and our post-race awards tent filled with food and refreshments. The Kids Zone lets kids have their own exciting Thanksgiving activities such as face painting, balloon artists, turkey hats and pictures with ‘Turkey Tom’ – our official mascot. Registration is available at TurkeyDay-5K.com or on race day from 6am – 7:30am at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Please bring photo ID and cash or credit.
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