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Volunteer Spotlight – Tamera Shanker

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

By Rob Chambers, ASA Theatre Team Leader Tamera Shanker and I sat on the patio of Forno 301 earlier this month, with her dog Javier accompanying, to talk about what it’s like now that Ethan, her youngest, is graduating from ASA.  As an attorney, Tamera Shanker’s practice focuses on Children’s Advocacy, Adoption Law, Juvenile Law, and Civil and Administrative Appeals. 

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Teacher Feature – Kristin Mailhiot

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

The Best Non-Mom Teacher You Could Have By Timotea Garcia-Mendez Kristin Mailhiot, the once oh-so-scary Vice Principal of Arizona School for the Arts, now resides as the still honest but strongly supportive pillar of the Senior teachers. Ms. Mailhiot also serves as a guiding light and knowledgeable resource to the high school seniors through Environmental Science and their Capstone projects.

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Yearbook Distribution

 |  General School

Yearbooks are in and ready for you to pick up! If you pre-ordered your yearbook you can pick it up in Mr. Livoni’s classroom (North 110) at lunch. If you did not preorder we still have some available for purchase on SchoolPay through the goasa.org website.

Free Parent Workshop at Doorways

 |  General School

Please see attached for the flyer for the upcoming free parent workshop at Doorways. The workshop is titled, “IS THIS NORMAL…OR WHAT?” and will cover adolescent brain development and common mental health issues in teens.The workshop will take place on Monday, June 3rd from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Teacher Feature – Monica Anthony

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

Creating on the Spot By 12th Grader Robin McDonald “Ha, on the radio, I don’t actually listen to classical music, believe it or not,” Ms. Anthony says as she laughs with her vivid, brown eyes. Instead, “It’s mostly the very 90s rock and roll music I had growing up.” Monica Anthony, the charming and accomplished flute teacher at Arizona School

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Teacher Feature – Dana Bender

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking Written By 12th Grader Alyssa Gerkin I. Beginnings Dana Bender has sung in choirs for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t discover her passion for teaching until she was an undergraduate at Wichita State University. As she watched Donald Neuen coach a choir in a clinic, she “caught the

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Teacher Feature – Johnathan Robinson

 |  Family Engagement Newsletter

A Christmas Gift By 12th Grader Elaina Van Duyne Music is often said to be a universal language that connects the entire world, and Johnathan Robinson believes no different. Robinson began his musical journey when he was in sixth grade, after receiving his sister’s old trumpet, and played the instrument until he reached his freshman year of high school. He

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Upcoming Contemporary Core Re-evaluation Class Information

 |  Arts

High School students in the ASA Dance Program who want to be re-evaluated for placement in the Contemporary Core level will have an opportunity to do so on Thursday, August 8, 2019 . The evaluation class will be held on campus in the B207 dance studio from 3-4pm.

Upcoming Classical Core Re-evaluation Class Information

 |  Arts

Students currently in Intermediate Dance who want to be re-evaluated for the Classical Core level will have an opportunity to do so on Thursday, August 8 2019. The re-evaluation class will be held on campus in the B207 dance studio from 4-5:30 pm.