A Visit from Ellie the Elephant

Our students had a fun surprise visitor at school today- Ellie the Elephant stopped by to say hello!  Ellie is a life-size, charismatic, empathy-building animatronic (walking and talking!) elephant. Ellie came to our school today to chat with our elementary students about empathy and how they can help animals suffering in captivity at places like circuses and […]

Summer R.E.A.D. Program Fun!

   As Summer Kickstart 2017 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on all the fun we have had and progress that has been made this summer. Our students have enjoyed making new friends while brushing up on their reading and math skills.  One of the unique ways we encourage our students to […]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Complete

 Thank you to all our parents, families, board members, supporters, and friends for attending our official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 6th, 2016.  It was wonderful to have so many people come together to celebrate the expansion of our school.  The year-long building expansion project added five additional classrooms and a lower-level multi-purpose room for […]

Skutt Catholic Students Visit on Community Involvement Day

Today was Skutt Catholic High School’s annual “Community Involvement Day” and we were excited to have a group of students visit our school to volunteer! As always, our students had an absolute blast working with the Skutt students.   The volunteers worked alongside our students in the classroom helping with reading and math, read books […]

The Dog Days of Summer

Our 2016 Summer Kickstart program is in full swing here at Phoenix Academy! Our students are enjoying making new friends while brushing up on their reading and math skills.  One of the ways we encourage our students to read is through our R.E.A.D ( Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program.  We bring in therapy dogs and […]

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Phoenix to be featured on WOWT Channel 6 News at 6PM Tonight

We’re excited to inform everyone that Phoenix Academy’s playground build and student reveal will be featured on John Knicely‘s segment of WOWT Channel 6 News tonight at 6 pm! On May 7th more than 160 volunteers came together to build a new playground for our students. When the playground was revealed to the students they […]

The Phoenix Academy Playground is Finished

Thank you to the Pacific Life Foundation and Kaboom! for making our new Phoenix Academy playground a reality. Not only did all of our volunteers build a playground today but they mixed pallets upon pallets of concrete, moved 130 cubic yards of mulch, built 4 picnic tables, 4 benches, 2 storage cubes, 4 trash and […]

We’re half way there! Kaboom Project Update

What a transformation!  Can you believe what has been accomplished in just 3 hours?! We’ve made picnic tables, a connect 4 game, benches and look at how much of the playground system is already set up–not to mention the mulch! Wow! Where will we be in another 2 and half hours? Updates are awaiting!

Transforming the Phoenix Academy Playground in 6 hours?

Transforming Phoenix Academy playground in 6 hours.  Today is the big day!  The Phoenix Academy “Build it with KaBOOM”  We have 200 volunteers here from Pacific Life Foundation and Phoenix Academy working to transform our playground.  Can we do it in 6 hours?  Stay tuned!  #playmatters.

UNO Service Learning Project

Full rooms, skylines, football and basketball players, and phoenixes too; fairies and princesses, and video game pop art held together with glue. These were the type of awesome art projects Mrs. Ryan and Mr. Cunningham’s Spalding students developed with help from UNO Art 1110: Foundation Drawing Design class. To begin the partnership, each Phoenix student […]