Fall Celebration & Fundraiser!

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Kick up your spurs and come celebrate with us and the BEATNICKS live! It will be a night to remember!

 

The Phoenix Rising Graduates Fly Into Their Future!

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On June 18th, the parents and children of The Phoenix Rising School gathered together, to honor and celebrate the 6th grade graduates. “This is a very special class for us” said Miss Sophie.

Many of these children have been in school together for 9 years. They created long lasting friendships, and have seen this school through many changes. In addition to their academics, they have built yurts, made nature trails, and participated in many performances. In short, these children have done it all, and reaped the benefits from their experiences. Most of all they have learned to accept and embrace change, and make greatness from every new situation.

On this graduation day they were glowing with pride and the bittersweet taste of moving on. There were many tears as the graduates got up to give their last speeches and bid Phoenix goodbye. Each child described their memories, what they had learned and who impacted them the most. They spoke about their new adventures and articulated their intentions for a bright future.

The day ended with the class taking hands and singing “We are the World.” Parents clapped and cried. They praised their children and you could see the hopes they had for their children’s future.

We stood together, in the afternoon sun, grateful to be a part of our community of learning, friendship, and love. View photos here.

The Art of Life!

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On Friday, May 29th, students, families, vendors and musicians gathered at The Phoenix Rising School to celebrate their first annual “Art Fest.” This festival showcased creative and unique art work from the students of The Phoenix Rising School taught by their art teacher Miss Jeannie Isaacs. Jeannie first brainstormed this festival back in April and was delighted by the huge response and excitement this event brought to our community.

Beaming with happiness Jeannie exclaimed, “I thought it was really wonderful, beyond my expectations. Everyone on our staff pitched in to help, several parents and volunteers rolled up their sleeves to make things happen. More than two hundred people came, relaxed, enjoyed the wonderful live music, the good food and activities –  and our beautiful campus! I heard several people say it was like an old-fashioned family fair, it felt very safe and friendly.”

Others were equally excited. One mom said, “My daughter didn’t want to leave at the end of the evening. I just looked around and every single person was having a great time relaxing, doing art activities and listening to good music. It was fantastic!”
Perhaps most important was that the festival brought our community together in music, food and fun. One teacher said, “It was so nice to see people from the community come together, share their goods, their talents, and have a good time on a sweet spring evening.”
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And that is what it was. A sweet glorious and warm spring evening. The children ran around in short sleeves waving flags and pinwheels they made themselves at the activity tables. They played with balloon animals and swords, ate hot dogs, quesadillas and other delicious fare. One little girl squealed, “I almost took the whole balloon stand and I LOVED the chocolate milk. I had two bottles!”
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With visitors from Lacey and Olympia, Yelm and Tenino, it was a sweet time. The kids were playing, the adults were relaxing. The music was upbeat and fun, filling the evening air with songs of friendship and love. One child summed it all up perfectly, “I loved the art fest. It was just  awesomely epic! Just amazinger than amazing and awesomer than epic, and epicer than awesome.”

A big and special THANK YOU to all the parents, friends, donors, community members, neighbors and everyone who helped make this event possible! We couldn’t do it without you!
And many thanks to Paulina Amador of Holo-graphics for the many beautiful pictures she helped take at the event. View photos here.

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Spring Art Fest

Art flyerJoin us for our first Spring Art Fest on the Phoenix Rising School campus. Our students will have exhibits with their extraordinary and original artwork. There will also be food, drinks, music, fun activities, a raffle, and more. This will be a fun event for all families and friends in the community near and far! See you there!

Call or email us for more information and directions:
Phone: (360) 446 – 1500
Email: info@thephoenixrisingschool.org

When school budgets are cut, arts programs are often the first item on the chopping block. At Phoenix Rising, art is integrated throughout the curriculum in addition to being a stand-alone weekly workshop. Students get to experience a wide variety of mediums, including woodwork, leatherwork, wood-burning, drawing, portraiture, clay models, batik, chalk and papier mache. Each lesson is related to the theme currently being studied as part of the core curriculum. We love art!