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!

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Student Led Workshops

Student-led WorkshopsLate winter saw the introduction of our first Student Led Workshops. It was an opportunity for several students to step forward and show what they know! The students did a magnificent job of pre-planning. meeting with their teacher sponsors, and taking the reins on Friday. Activities included, Trailblazing, led by Zanzi, Acrobatic Tumbling, led by Azura and Chatalain, Spring Crafts led by Alexa, Pillow Making with Jake, and an Animal Workshop with Sydney​.

“I was very impressed by their preparation,” said Ms. Audrey of Azura and Chatalain, the students she sponsored.

“Alexa had everything down, from set up, to a final checklist to make sure that everyone had all their treasures to take home that day,” Ms. Megan expressed of her student sponsoree.

Ms. Genevieve, who sponsored Zanzi, shared, “Zanzi had a great place all picked out. It’s so unique, with covered bowers…. his full class will return to continue the excavation.”

Nathan joined Ms. Sonya to learn how to be a photojournalist.

“I had a ball working with Nathan and having him be my cameraman. He kept saying, Thank you! Thank you so much!” said Sonya. “The entire experience was led by students and documented by a student. It was a very special day.”

We hope to have a second round of ​student led workshops near the end of our school year. You will thoroughly enjoy viewing the short video of the workshops, filmed and co-edited by
Nathan Here. View photos here.

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Meet the Gods!

DSC_0022Last week the 5th/6th graders ended their Unit on Greek Mythology with a delightful Greek Festival. For hours you could smell the aroma of leg of Lamb cooking on a spit up in the loft. By 3:00 the parents were rolling in with Greek salads and hummus and Greek feta and black olives. It was a feast!  There was ancient Greek Music, Greek food, Greek stories and a short Greek Play introducing some of the Greek Gods and their Myths. The students had a fun time dressing as the Gods from Mount Olympus and learning the stories about their births, loves and tragedies. Vinnie played the part of Zeus and he said, “ the play was amazing but sadly we didn’t have Tahsis.” Chatalain played the part of Hera, and said, “My favorite part of the Greek play was dressing up and getting ready. I liked how everybody got the jokes and were laughing.” Azura was dressed as the wise and lovely Athena and her favorite part was, “ I liked acting and learning our lines and getting ready. I also like hearing the parents laugh.” Akasha was delighted and charmed our audience as the beautiful Aphrodite. “My favorite part was having two boys fighting over me.” And Sydney played a youthful Hebe. She said, “I really liked that everybody enjoyed it.”

Avignon and Nathan were filing in for Ares and Apollo and both of them were excellent actors. They asked when the play was done, “Can we be in the next play?”

The day ended with lots of laughter and lots of fun…a day to remember! View photos and videos here.