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5th Grade CAS students Present “Oldies…but Goodies” Concert

Students perform the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"

Students singing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

The students of Ms. Garza’s fifth grade class at the Center for Academic Success presented an “Oldies” concert under the direction of Rose Marie Dokken on Thursday, March 10th.  The first half of the concert was a choral performance.  Songs included Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Jailhouse Rock, Johnny B. Goode, Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Flashdance, At the Hop, and Twist and Shout.  Class guitarists were featured on Jailhouse Rock (Kristian D., Arianna S.) and At the Hop (Kodi A., Alessandra C.) as well as a class driver for The Little Old Lady of Pasadena (ShaKorlynn W.).

Students perform Scottish line dance "The Butterfly"

Students performing Scottish line dance “The Butterfly”

The second half of the concert featured dancing.  Dances included a schottische  with  two people, and one with four people, The Butterfly, a Scottish line dance, an old time waltz, and the limbo.  The dance portion was also a contest with prizes from the Cinema theater in the Mall, Chili’s restaurant, Big 5, and Wicked Limitz presented to the winners of each dance.  Judges were Vada Phelps,  Executive Director of the Cochise Private Industry Council, and Mr. Harris, the high school Youth Career Connect Counselor and guitar teacher.  Dance winners were:  Jovani V., Robin T., Arianna S., Kodi A., Kristian D., Keahi R., Alessandra C., and Sunshine L.

Door prize winners were Jeremiah B. (Schlotzsky’s) and Adam B. (Native Grill.)  Refreshments donated by Philadelphia Baking Company of AZ and the VFW were served following the concert.  Members of the class are Aaliyah A., Kodi A., Lillie B., David C., Alessandra C., Kristian D., Tony G., Sunshine L., ShaKorlynn M., Rabecka R., Nevaeh R., Keahi R., Arianna S., Robin T., Jovani V., and Lillian W.  A good time was had by all.  The next concert is the first and second grade program on Tuesday, April 12th.

CAS CyberPatriots Compete in State Round

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CAS School Choice Week

By Nayali Haro, 8th Grade

Center for Academic Success sounds like the name of a high and mighty, stuck-up, prestigious school right?  Well we are just like any other school—we have classes, teachers and students.  Center for Academic Success is also known as CAS.  Here at CAS we value the saying, “higher standards; higher expectations,” and all of the students and staff push hard to achieve that work ethic.  This week CAS is participating in school choice week.  School choice week is something showing why we chose CAS and why we like it here.  Here are a few reasons why we like CAS.

Flickr_NatSchoolChoiceWeek_Balloons_800pxCAS is a great school.  Some things the students value are smaller classes, a strong curriculum, caring teachers, and a strict no bullying policy.  Smaller classes make it easier to focus and it’s easier for the teachers to give one-on-one attention to students who may be struggling or have questions about assignments and other work.  The teachers are caring and always want the best for the students so they try and connect with all students.  When you need anything you can always talk to the loving teachers at CAS.  Although they may seem a little rough on the edges CAS has some pretty amazing teaching staff.

CAS is full of school spirit, it practically flows throughout the halls of our school.  Our school is so full of life and school spirit.  We have a strong student council and students who once they’re heard they become as powerful as their words could ever be.  We have students who have so much potential and they always show it through extra-curricular activities and pep-rallies.

All together we love CAS and wouldn’t ask for a better school.  We have amazing teachers, amazing friends and have so much fun.  CAS offers so much for students and that is why we love it here.  I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

CAS Holds First Music Concert October 8th

Students singing

Students singing “Dr. Seuss, We Love You”

The first (Meyers) and second (Horka) grade classes presented a concert under the direction of Rose Marie Dokken on Thursday, October 8th entitled A Book is a Magic Carpet.  Students came dressed in their favorite storybook characters.  The children performed 13 songs for a full cafeteria at  the 2:00 p.m. matinee  for the school staff and students  and 4:00 p.m. for their family and friends.

Members of the classes are:  Mrs. Meyer’s – Leann A., Jasiel A., Asia B., Julien B., Josiah C., Annahi G., Matison H., Karianna L., Kayden L., Gabriel M., Maya M., Dallas P., Angel P., Olivia P., Nathan R., Mariah S., Leanna S., Jabre S., Ethan S., Kayleigh S., Danica S., Emery T., and Dynim W.  Mrs. Horka’s – Camren A., Sebastian A., Nicolaus B., Lisette C., Salvador C., Jacob C., Isreal D., Madison E., Vicente F., Ayla G., Shelby H., Jaslene H., Alijah H., Nayimah J., Jeremiah K., Alyssa M., AleXavier M., James O., Serenity O., Jesus R., Cariline R., Mathew S., Sabine V., Jeremy V., and Caedyn W.

Students singing

Students singing “Baby Beluga”

A special “Thank You” to the parents for the darling costumes, Mrs. Meyers and Ms. Horka  for the extra practices and running the music and Miss Voshel and Ms. Marshall for their help with art.  Light refreshments were served following the concert, thanks to generous donations by Target and Subway.  Door prize winners were Isaias Rojas (Chili’s) and Samuel Auger (Peter Piper Pizza).

The next concert is 5th grade’s Patriotism program on November 5th.