Kindness Week is Feb. 13-17

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The Great Kindness Challenge begins Feb. 13. One random act of kindness leads to a chain reaction which improves our connections with others and ourselves. Show your kindness all week and participate in the fun.

Color Guards Perform in ASU Homecoming Parade

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Congratulations to the ASU Prep Poly K–12 Color Guards who performed in the ASU Homecoming Parade and with the college team! Thank you to everyone who supported the day. VIEW a video clip of the parade.  

Menchie’s Mondays

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Stop by and treat yourself to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt [Gilbert Gateway, 5022 S. Power Rd.]. Every Monday from 3-5 p.m., Menchie’s will donate a portion of their proceeds to ASU Prep Academy. It’s a sweet way to start the week and support your school!

 

Fourth Grade Had a Fabulous Fall

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Fourth Grade has been very busy working on projects across all subjects. Students completed a Pumpkin Book Report, focusing on character traits and summary writing. They decorated a pumpkin as a character in their book and have also been studying various regions of Native American civilization. They’re looking forward to wrapping up this quarter with their Summative Night on December 8th.

Learn About College Through Study Hall

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Through a partnership between ASU and Crash Course, you can learn more about the path to college through Study Hall videos on YouTube! Study Hall shares all things college to help you feel more confident that college success is possible. Subscribe now at: youtube.com/studyhall.

Volunteers Always Welcome – Please Sign Up

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There are many volunteer opportunities available, especially around the holidays. Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is always looking for help. To ensure you are contacted for all volunteer opportunities, please complete the Volunteer Sign Up form if you have not already filled it out this year. Thank you for all your help to make ASU Prep an amazing school! 

Students ‘Fall’ in Love with STEM

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Our second graders have fallen in love with a harvest of STEM activities to explore! We had bushels of fun with apples including an apple pie writing assignment and building an apple tree out of paper towels’ holders, popsicle sticks, and puff balls. We created airplanes using different weights and folds to see if it changed the distance the planes flew. Creating Oobleck, a mysterious concoction of ingredients that have some of the properties of both solids and liquids, was fun too! And students enjoyed using straws and tape to create stands to hold small pumpkins off the table. Overall, we learned a great deal through the STEM process—especially how to work as a team!

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Welcome Ryan Garza

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Assistant Principal, ASU Prep Polytechnic 7-12

ASU Preparatory Academy is pleased to welcome Ryan Garza to the team. Garza is a passionate education advocate who has taught in the classroom as well as held associate principal roles. Having been in the education field for more than five years, he has strong skills in communication, technology, and organization.

His persevering work ethic and diligence earned him a distinguished nomination to the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Garza received his master’s degree from North Central University. He is currently working toward a Doctor of Education in curriculum and teaching.

Assistant Principal Ryan Garza can be reached at: ragarza4@asu.edu